If I Were A Senator

A senator in my country formulates and proposes laws to be implemented by the executive department of the government.

If I were a senator, I would turn to the Bible in formulating laws for the amelioration of my poor and depressed countrymen. The first law I would propose is for the provision of free access to all media for all candidates in an elective position in government.


Let me explain this in detail.

Corruption is the main cause of poverty in my country, which was formerly considered one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia. In fact, the Philippines is the first country in that part of the world to have its own airline.

Philippine Airlines is the national airline of the Philippines. It is the first commercial airline in Asia and the oldest of those currently in operation. With its corporate headquarters in Makati City, Philippine Airlines flies both domestic and international flights. As of December 2006, it claims to serve twenty-one domestic airports and thirty-two foreign cities. Its main hub is Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the city of Parañaque with all its passenger flights involving Manila in Centennial Terminal 2. It has been awarded a 3-star rating by Skytrax. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Philippines was the largest producer of rice, coconut, and copra in that region, and was the number one supplier of sugar in the US sometime in the past. From being a rich country, the Philippines is now internationally tagged as a country of domestic helpers. Seventy percent of our people are living below the poverty line. These are all because of corruption!

From being exporter to importer of grains:

Twenty years ago, the Philippines was a net exporter of rice grains. During the Marcos administration, the country was still able to export a portion of its total produce while leaving the country with sufficient supply. (Source: Bulatlat.com)

Negros Revised: The impact of sugar substitution by HFCS in perspective

Although in the early 1980s the Philippines belonged to the top four world exporters of raw sugar, the country currently is not mentioned among the top ten. Before the crisis, the Philippine sugar industry was responsible for 8 per cent of the Country's total foreign exchange earnings. This percentage decreased to 1.4 per cent in 1984. (Source: Biotech-Monitor.nl)

Corruption starts at election.

Before a scheduled election during the campaign period, a candidate or a politician seeks the help of people to pay for airtime on radio and television and spaces in print media. Persons, juridical or individual, with criminal minds, begin to influence the would-be official if elected. Some look at this as an investment for “monkey business.”

Even religious groups are participants in this malicious and vicious cycle of corruption. Once elected, the official is expected to pay back the favor given in the form of cash or material considerations, or operations that advance one’s power.

The last includes influencing the members of a religious group to vote for the candidate in what is infamously called “bloc voting.” This, in turn, influences the elected official in matters of appointments and contracts which will benefit the religious group or its leaders. Imagine doing business with government without even the benefit of public bidding and a written contract! This is very much like what surfaced in LTO (Land Transportation Office).

Driver’s license printer has no contract with LTO 
By Neal Cruz | Philippine Daily Inquirer | 09/23/2010

Transportation Secretary Jose “Ping” de Jesus did right in canceling the bidding, scheduled for today, for the production of new drivers’ licenses. The fact alone that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) seems in a hurry to bid out the project (to favored bidders, according to critics) is a giveaway.

There are many mysteries going on at the LTO and De Jesus should look closely into its affairs. For one, it appears that the LTO is the private preserve of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Most contracts are awarded by the LTO to members of the INC. In fact, the present LTO chief, Assistant Transportation Secretary Virgie Torres, is a well-known INC member. The owner of the present printer of drivers’ licenses, Amalgamated Motors Inc. (Ampi), is Filemon Cuevas, a senior member of the INC.

By virtue of this bloc-voting practice, an influential religious leader may call upon a sitting president (by phone) to influence the decision of a magistrate or a judge either to dismiss or to judge on a case in favor of them and to the detriment of an innocent litigant.

EXODUS 23:8 
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Many more forms and consequences of corruption follow. The result? According to a survey titled, “THE MOST CORRUPT GOVERNMENT AND PRESIDENT IN ASIA.”

GMA (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) found most corrupt president
Palace says media is to blame for survey results 
By Regina Bengco | Malaya | 12/12/2007

Almost one of two Filipinos believe that the President is the “most corrupt (president) in the history of the Philippines,” a survey conducted from Oct. 20 to 31 by Pulse Asia showed… (Source: EllenTordesillas.com)

Making a law to give free airtime and spaces for a politician to present his platform of government to the public may reduce, if not eradicate, this root of corruption.

Television and radio stations earn in every sort of commercials. It can be considered as truly a public service -- which is their “advertised advocacy” -- if they would give candidates ample time to discuss issues and debate on them freely, for the public to have a better choice of officials. In fact, it is the constitutional right of the populace “to know.” Minimize the expenses of a candidate and we are going to minimize also the ROI (return on investment) and the haste of greedy investors in an election!


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Salvation Outside the True Church (Part 2 of 2)

2/20/2016 142 Comments

Read the first part of the blog here.

We always welcome comments knowing that some will be favorable to us and others will be against us but still favorable to us! The truth will always have its enemy.

THE ACTS 13:10
And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

The cohorts of the devil will even use lies to attempt to destroy the indestructible truth of God!

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

But the truth, in whatever angle you look at it, will be the truth!

JOHN 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

The truth is fact! And here are the following facts. Let us look at things the biblically mathematical way, the biblically logical way, and the biblically sensible way that can be understood by the wise and the biblically prudent people!

I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

DANIEL 12:10
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

The facts are:

1. The Lord Jesus built a church.

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

2. It is not His own church that He built.

For every house is builded by some man; but He that built all things is God.

3. He is talking and acting according to the instruction of the real builder and owner of the church which is God.

JOHN 12:49
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

JOHN 5:19 (RSV)
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, that the Son does likewise.

JOHN 14:10
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

4. The church built by the Father through Christ is the Church of God.

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

5. The true church first existed in Jerusalem and the nearby areas of the Holy land.

ACTS 8:1
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

6. Jerusalem is the designated starting point of the preaching of the church and salvation, and not Rome.

LUKE 24:47
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

7. The Lord Jesus can see the hearts of all people even beyond the boundaries of the Holy land.

JOHN 2:24-25
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

8. The Lord Jesus knows that there are people considered as His sheep outside of the church, both within Jerusalem and beyond.

JOHN 10:16
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

ACTS 26:17-18
17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

9. Not all people, especially the Gentiles, will hear the teachings and the law of Christ before they die, but will be justified. These certainly are not members of the true church, but because they have done the good things of the law, they will be saved come judgment day!

THE ROMANS 2:13-14
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

MATTHEW 25:32-40
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

These are not brethren in the church, but considered as sheep (those at the right hand) and have done good to the brethren of Christ in the church. The sheep in the fold and those “other sheep” which are not of the fold will be brought by Christ and they all will have one shepherd.

JOHN 10:16, 3
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

The one shepherd mentioned is not anybody but Christ, the Lamb that will shepherd all those that will be saved.

For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Manalo has no pinch of capability to shepherd all the sheep of the Lord, even to call them by name; for no human can remember all the names of all those that will be saved, save the Lord Jesus who knows all men!

JOHN 2:24-25
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

REVELATION 7:9, 13-14, 17 (RSV)
9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?”
14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

10. The present population of the world can still be numbered.

The world hit its 7 billion population mark on October 31, 2011 according to the United Nations. (Read more here: As world passes 7 billion milestone, UN urges action to meet key challenges)

US and World Population on February 20, 2016 according to the US Government Census website.

World population has doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion)

It is currently growing at a rate of around 1.15 % per year. (2011 statistics)

Growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2%.

Growth rate is currently declining and is projected to continue to decline in the coming years. (2011 statistics)

Average annual population change is currently estimated at over 77 million. (2011 statistics)

World population will nearly stabilize at just above 10 billion persons after 2200.

A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history up to the year 1800 for world population to reach 1 billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), the fifth billion in 13 years (1987), the sixth billion in 12 years (1999) and the seventh billion in 12 years (2011). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion.

To know more, you may visit these following resources:

World Population Prospect: the 2010 Revision Database (United Nations Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs) – May 3, 2011, http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/index.htm”

International Programs Center at the U.S. Census, http://www.census.gov/population/international/”

http://www.worldometers.info/” http://www.worldometers.info/

Those sheep that will be saved cannot be counted by any human.

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

No established religion has reached this proportion of membership! Meanwhile, the members of the Catholic Church can easily be counted by an ordinary man with the aid of the computer! Even all the great religions of the world (great in number but not in any manner of truth and sanctity) can claim an innumerable membership, to wisely conclude, (except for insanity) that outside of their church there is no salvation!

See the logic?

Just me, but sincerely yours,

Bro. Eli


Salvation Outside the True Church (Part 1 of 2)

2/13/2016 272 Comments

Most of the religions established by man teach that outside their religion there is no salvation. Here are some of them with their documented claims:








Bull of Pope Boniface VIII promulgated

November 18, 1302

outside Catholic Church no one will be saved


Mormon scriptures claim that the LDS church is “the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth,” according to Joseph Smith. (Doctrine and Covenants, 1:30).

President Ezra Taft Benson said: “This is not just another Church. This is not just one of a family of Christian churches. This is the Church and kingdom of God, the only true Church upon the face of the earth…” (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.164-165).

Bruce McConkie stated: If it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no salvation. There is no salvation outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (Mormon Doctrine, p.670).


You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth (p.255): “…there will only be one organization—God’s visible organization—that will survive the fast-approaching “great tribulation.” It is simply not true that all religions lead to the same goal. You must be part of Jehovah’s organization, doing God’s will, in order to receive his blessing of everlasting life.


outside Iglesia Ni Cristo no one will be saved


Does the SDA church also teach that there is no salvation outside their church?

Seventh-day Adventist Church “Regardless of the pretext, or how righteous the cause may appear, separation from the visible remnant [the SDA church] is apostasy from the body of Christ.” (E.R. Bacchus, president of the Ontario Conference of SDA, Canada, in Messenger, October, 1994, p 2).

If one of these is right, then, all the others are going to hell! Or, are all of them going to hell because of their presumptuous judgment which they are giving without a bit of hesitation?

JAMES 4:12 (RSV)
There is one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you that you judge your neighbor?

It is not the belief of the only one true church in the Bible to judge those who are outside!

God judges those outside. “Drive out the wicked person from among you.”

The judgment that these religious groups are passing on to those outside of their religious caprices will be the judgment for themselves!

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.

If we have to base our belief on the belief of the true church in the Bible, should we conclude that there is no salvation outside it? Primarily considering reasons and logic, salvation starts outside of the true church!

THE ACTS 26:18
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

The first step to salvation happens outside the true church.

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Those that were redeemed or saved from the power of darkness or satan were translated into the kingdom (church) of His dear Son.

Baptism is considered to be the formal act of affiliation or being a member of the church. After baptism, a person is considered inside the church. In the first century of our common era, the Gentiles, before baptism, (still outside) received the Holy Spirit.

THE ACTS 10:45-48
45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

If the Holy Spirit is one with the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ in the work of salvation, then, it is Biblical to say that the work of salvation starts outside the true church! Which is this salvation? This is salvation from sins and the power of darkness or of satan.

EPHESIANS 2:1-2, 5
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by (grace ye are saved;)

This is called salvation by grace without works because we are buried in sins in the power of darkness! How can we work or boast of any good work if we are dead in sins?

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Notice that the verb that was used in Verse 8, “for by grace are ye saved”…. is in the past participle. People in the church are saved people: Saved from sins, from the power of darkness, from the power of satan! To say that there is no salvation outside the church is gross ignorance of the Bible!

After being saved from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom or to the church, what comes next? We are waiting for the coming of the Savior.

TITUS 2:13
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

As Savior, when He comes, He will be bringing salvation, other than that which was experienced by the members of the true church when they were saved from sins. This is yet another salvation, salvation from the wrath that is to come.

and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

But if we are to examine the context of the Scriptures, must we believe that only those inside the church be the only ones to be saved from the wrath to come? Let us examine this in a profound Biblical manner.

The Lord Jesus, when He was on earth, said:

JOHN 10:16
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

The fact is, there are sheep that are not of the fold or the church. They are not among the flock. The flock is the church.

THE ACTS 20:28
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

“….other sheep I have, which are not of this fold….”

The Lord Jesus Christ is saying that there are sheep outside of the flock or the church, and He will save them also!

The thief in the cross was not baptized in the church, nor was numbered among the first-century Christians!

Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

But nobody in his proper senses will deny that the Lord Jesus is going to save the thief come judgment day! Won’t this be sufficient to disprove the malicious claims and caprices of many insane religious leaders?

LUKE 23:39-43
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

But will the thief be just a simple exception to the rule? Are there other human beings that will be saved outside of the true church?

Wait for another Biblical revelation in the next blog to follow God willing!


Bro. Eli

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The Church Is Relevant to Salvation

2/06/2016 243 Comments

Common sense is logical and biblical

Common sense is defined in the dictionary as sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.


1. The Lord Jesus Christ established a church. (Matt.16:18)

2. He taught the apostles His teachings. (Matt.28:20)

3. His teachings came from the Father (John.7:16)

4. Rejecting His teachings is rejecting Christ himself and the Father. (John.12:48)

Hence, no man in his right senses can say that the Lord Jesus Christ is non-sensible and illogical! Part of His teachings tells us that a preacher must be sensible.

Then it behooves the overseer to be without reproach, husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, well-ordered, hospitable, apt at teaching,

The Lord Jesus Christ is without doubt the most sensible preacher of all times!

1. He established a church!

MATTHEW 16:18 
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Is it necessary for Jesus Christ to establish a church? Logically it is, and so He would! It follows that one is illogical if he does not accept the importance of the church. How did Christ regard the church? He loved it and gave His life for it.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

In human terms, Christ can be said to be the Church’s better half! It will grossly be against common sense and logic if one says that the church is not important to salvation. While Jesus Christ is the Savior, He is going to save the church.

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.

Which is the body?

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Are there illogical people who, in the absence of common sense, say that the church is not needed for salvation? Here are some of them:

A. Pat Robertson

B. Harold Camping

C. Apollo C. Quiboloy

2. The church is a part of His teachings!

The word “church” appears 76 times in the New Testament of the King James Version of the Bible, 73 times in the Revised Standard Version, 77 times in the Catholic Authorized Version or the Douay-Rheims Version, 74 times in The American Standard Version, 73 times in the Codex Sinaiticus in English Translation and 86 times in the newly translated Good News Bible of the Catholics and the Protestants.

The above statistics sustain the fact that the church is a vital teaching of Christ and the New Testament!

It is not true that the church age has ended like what Harold Camping and Apollo Quiboloy say. The church was intended by God to be the proclaimer of His wisdom until eternity.

EPHESIANS 3:10-11 
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

At the end of this age, the church will be presented to Himself blameless.

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Anybody therefore who says that the church age has ended is a liar!

3. The teachings of the Lord Jesus came from the Father.

JOHN 7:16 
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

4. Rejecting the teachings of Christ is rejecting the Father! That’s the logic of it and that has biblical basis!

JOHN 13:20 
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

LUKE 10:16 
He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

And most importantly: Rejecting the teachings of Christ (part of which is extensively about the church) is rejecting Christ himself.

JOHN 12:48 
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.


It is therefore a heap of stupidity, to say the least, that the church is not necessary for salvation!

Is there salvation outside the church established by the Lord Jesus Christ?

Watch out for this topic on the next blog, God willing!


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