The Special People that are the Jews

2/25/2017 , 68 Comments

Dear Mr. Soriano, 

I love reading books from fiction to historical ones. I often encounter authors who would say that the cause of social ills today globally was brought about by the Jews, from wars to economic crises, due to its vast network of influence that manipulates the string of world events. Nevertheless, these people are the most hated among races deemed inferior by the racist stocks. My question is does the Bible say anything about this present plight or status of the Jews? Thank you and more power! Respectfully,

Atty. Alberto Bernardo 
Office of the President 
Malacañang Palace

Dear Atty. Bernardo, 

I am glad to hear from people in Malacañang Palace asking questions to me. I have heard, sometime ago, that there was a ‘black propaganda’ against me in Malacañang. There are people in Malacañang belonging to the group of Manalo trying to malign my person, even in the Office of the President. I believe this is true because the Manalistas are doing it publicly on television. Anyway, I will be very glad to answer your question.

Your guess or presumption about what the Bible says concerning the Jews is correct. The Jews really are influential people because they are the ‘chosen people’ of God.

ROMANS 9:4-5 
4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

Of all the nations that exist during the time of Moses, the Jews or the Israelites were the only people on earth acknowledged by God as His people.

1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
6 For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Although the fewest and the poorest, the Israelites caused a great trouble and defeat of the most powerful empire in the ancient world — the Egyptian empire, which enslaved them for four hundred years.

EXODUS 12:40-41 
40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. 
41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

The defeat suffered by the Egyptians from the Israelites is suspiciously not recorded in existing manuscripts in the history of their empire. As it is a shame for an empire to be defeated by their slaves, we can safely presume that the authorities of Egypt intentionally did not cause it to be written, as it was well elaborated in the Bible; thank goodness a piece of papyrus called “Ipuwer Papyrus” discovered in the early 19th century revealed what happened in Egypt during the days of the Israelites.

PSALMS 83:3-4 
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

In the early 19th Century a papyrus, dating from the end of the Middle Kingdom, was found in Egypt. It was taken to the Leiden Museum in Holland and interpreted by A.H. Gardiner in 1909. The complete papyrus can be found in the book Admonitions of an Egyptian from a heiratic papyrus in Leiden. The papyrus describes violent upheavals in Egypt, starvation, drought, escape of slaves with the wealth of the Egyptians, and death throughout the land. The papyrus was written by an Egyptian named Ipuwer and appears to be an eyewitness account of the effects of the Exodus plagues from the perspective of an average Egyptian.

This papyrus further affirms the authenticity of the records of the history written in the Bible. God’s favor to the Israelites started from the time of their father — Abraham — to whom God pronounced His promises.

GENESIS 17:5-7 
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

They were exceedingly loved by God because of Abraham.

ROMANS 11:28 
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.

God dwells in them as a people.

2 KINGS 5:15 
And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

PSALMS 22:3 
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

But they were not ‘favored’ without conditions. God, in His sense of justice, demands their obedience to His laws and statutes.

Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

If they be willing and obedient, they will enjoy God’s blessings.

1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

But if they will break the covenant, they will be cursed.

But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

Because of their utter disobedience, God left these people sometime after the death of Moses.

Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Many times, they lost God’s favor, and were made captives by neighboring kingdoms like Babylon.

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

During the time of Christ, the Israelites were under the authority of the Roman Empire.

JOHN 11:48 
If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

The same fate happened to the Israelites time and time again because of their disobedience.

JEREMIAH 32:31-33 
31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face,
32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 
33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

What happened in the Holocaust to the Jews is just a repetition of what had happened to their forefathers many times in the past — and these are all because of their neglect of God and disobedience to the covenant.

During World War II, Nazi Germany and its collaborators murdered approximately six million Jews. The Holocaust is the name used to refer to this systematic, bureaucratic, and state-sponsored campaign of persecution and murder. Beginning with racially discriminatory laws in Germany, the Nazi campaign expanded to the mass murder of all European Jews

That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

The Jews are surely influential people. They have carved their mark in the history of humanity. They have caused blessings and curses to other people.

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Some Jews are totally separated from God because of their unbelief in Jesus Christ, the begotten Son of God: the Messiah. They did not accept Jesus and His preaching when He was sent by God the Father in the 1st century of our common era, instead, up to now they are waiting for a messiah.

JOHN 1:11 
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

They do not acknowledge the authenticity of the New Testament, neither, the books of the New Testament. They believe in the books of the prophets, but they do not accept what the prophet Jeremiah said.

JEREMIAH 31:31-32 
31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

Their ‘rejection’ of the books of the New Testament or the New Covenant is utterly a rejection of the prophecy of Jeremiah, which they claim to believe.

Really the Jews are influential people both physically and spiritually. Salvation comes from them.

JOHN 4:22 
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

They were the first to inherit the promises and salvation.

ROMANS 1:16 
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Biblically, their transgressions explain the causes of unrest that beset the people of Israel.

After all things have been said and done about them, the Jews, for me, are not inferior people, but a special people.

And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Sincerely in Christ,

Bro. Eli Soriano


The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It

2/18/2017 70 Comments

catholic church is not the true church

Words written or spoken express something physical or spiritual, but they are realities. Words of God create or cause the existence of things.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Words called nouns or names came to use to describe the nature or character of something that exists physically and spiritually.

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Sometimes words or names are mere inventions of undisciplined human minds to express some make-believe things or fables.

TITUS 1:14 (KJV)
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

After creating humans, God created an entity out of humans, which He called the Church.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

The word “we” refers to the Church to whom the Apostle Paul was writing his epistle. What constitute the Church created by God in Christ Jesus?

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

The composition of the true Church came from God, the persons, the offices, and their functions are all God ordained. The words or names that describe the person that comprise the Church came from God, like the words apostles, prophets, and teachers. This is the Church established or created by the Lord! This is the true Church, the recipient of the promise and guarantee of the Creator that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”!

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 this the Catholic Church? Let us study the evidential facts and figures from the scriptures!


The word “pope” according to Catholic authorities means, “father”.

Although Catholic authorities say that Peter was the first pope, no records in history, in archaeology or in the Bible will prove that Peter was once a pope! The apostles, including Peter were prohibited by the Lord Jesus Christ to use the title “father” or “teacher”.

MATTHEW 23:8-9 (KJV)
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Arguments to the contrary based on illogical reasoning and distorted personal opinions are passed off as truth by the Catholics but the final authority is the word of God, which never said that there has been such an office in the true Church.

The truth of the matter is that the Catholic Church invented the word “pope” only in the 11th century many hundreds of years after the death of the apostles. Allegedly, the pope is the recipient of the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven being handed down from one pope to another in an undisturbed or unbroken succession! Is that reality or just mere fantasy???


Ignorance of the Law Excuses Someone

2/11/2017 79 Comments

Ignorance of law excuses someone

God is the prime executor of justice on earth (Jeremiah 9:24).

“…But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”

In God’s justice, the worst crime done ignorantly, especially of unbelievers, is pardonable (1 Tim 1:13).

“Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.”

Unpardonable crimes are those willfully committed after having fully received the knowledge of truth (Hebrews 10:26).

“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins…”

Genuine repentance is the only thing needed for absolution (Proverbs 28:13).

“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”

Confession must be done, firstly, to God, then to the offended party (Psalms 32:5; James 5:16).

“I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.”

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

To merit God’s pardon, we have to learn how to forgive our offenders (Matthew 6:14-15).

“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

Therefore, ignorance is pardonable.

In the truest sense of God’s justice, no biblically inclined mind and thinking will conform to the internationally accepted fallacy of human principle on laws Ignorantia legis neminem excusat.

The principle states, “Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith”.

The primary logical question is: How can you comply with a law you do not know?

The lawyer Apostle Paul said, where there is no law, sin cannot be imputed (Romans 4:15).

“Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.” 

“Because the law brings punishment from God. Where no law exists, there can be no sin” 

God’s law is just and is the formidable bastion of justice (Romans 7:12).

“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.”

Is it justice being served if somebody is being prosecuted for an offense based on a law not known to him?

There is a provision in the fiber of the Philippine jurisprudence, and in most civilized countries of the world, known as the “Blackstone’s formulation”.

“In criminal law, Blackstone’s formulation (also known as Blackstone’s ratio or the Blackstone ratio) is the principle: “better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”, expressed by the English jurist William Blackstone in his Commentaries on the Laws of England, published in the 1760s.”

If, because of an innocent person, it is better to set free ten criminals, will it be prudent and just to prosecute a real innocent person because of his non-compliance with a law he is ignorant of?

In my opinion, it sounds stupid!

I am not a lawyer by profession. I am nothing; but my knowledge about God’s law and justice obliges me to say that these two principles in international law utterly contradict each other. I am reminded of a verse in the book of Job that says:

“The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?”

It is noticeably ridiculous that the symbol of justice in almost all courts or law is a blindfolded woman with a balance on her hand.

In the Holy Book, it is influence and money that covers the eyes of an unjust judge (Exodus 23:8).

“And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the officials, and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.”

“Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man…” (Luke 18:2)

I hope all judges will be just.

Pardon my ignorance of your laws!

Sincerely in Christ,

Bro. Eli Soriano


Beauty Beyond Senses According to the Bible

2/04/2017 83 Comments

Beauty according to the Scriptures

My attention was caught by a comment posted on my blogsite by someone who introduced himself as Angelo DF. There are some favorable remarks he wrote about my understanding of the Scriptures. Whether they came from the heart or they are praises undeserved, let me emphasize that I do not accept them! Glory, honor and praises belong to the Creator! As for insults and defamations imputed on me and posted on my blogsite, let them stay there!

Comments that come show me two opposites: beauty and ugliness. Beauty is in everything created by God. Harmony, orderliness, gentleness and wisdom abide in the totality of all things in the original state of creation! In GENESIS 1:31,

And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

We have to understand that the “very good” condition of everything that was made implies order in movements, harmony in relations, and symbiosis in existence. There is beauty in everything that exists! That beauty came from the Creator, the Divine originator of everything. PSALMS 29:2 states,

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Surely there is beauty in holiness! God in His holiness is the source of beauty in everything He created. Even in things or beings regarded as ugly by others beauty is present. A deep sea creature called fangtooth may look ugly to some but considering the role it takes in nature, it shows how beautiful this creature is! Vultures may look ugly and their ways also, but without these creatures the forest and the wild jungle will stink and will be infested with highly contagious pests hazardous to both humans and animals.

The fangtooth is a menacing looking creature that inhabits the deep waters of the ocean. It gets its name from the long, sharp, fang-like teeth that line its enormous, over-sized mouth. Its gruesome appearance has earned it the name, “ogrefish”. The fangtooth is an extreme deep water species that lives at depths of about 16,000 feet. The pressure at these depths is intense and the water temperature is near freezing. Food here is scarce, so the fangtooth will eat just about anything it can find. Most of its meals probably fall from the upper depths of the ocean.

The fangtooth is found throughout the world in temperate and tropical ocean regions. The fangtooth has a short deep body with a large head and mouth. The body is covered with small prickly scales. The distinct lateral line is an open groove partially covered by scales. There are mucous cavities on the head separated by serrated ridges. The Fangtooth grows to 17cm in length. As the common name suggests, this fish has very long pointed teeth. The lower jaw fangs slide into pockets in the roof of the mouth when the jaws close. This species is dark brown to black.


An online site that discusses vulture extinction in Africa shows a close association between the transmission of disease and scavengers.

Ecological implications of vulture extinction on scavengers and disease transmission

…Scavengers, especially vultures, provide one of the most important yet under-appreciated ecosystem services of any avian group. Because they feed by scavenging, vultures are highly specialized to rapidly dispose of large carcasses, thus playing a critical role in nutrient cycling, leading other scavengers to carcasses and reducing the risk of contamination by pathogens by quickly consuming decomposing carcasses. Despite the rate at which vultures are declining, little is known about the potential consequences of the widespread disappearance of these scavenging birds on other scavengers and rates of disease transmission at carcasses.


Beauty is in created organisms like plants, flowers, birds, insects, animals, man.

Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Man was made upright! He was made in the likeness and image or beauty of his Creator.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The beauty in man is very well appreciated by someone who loves him or her. Whether that beauty is physical or otherwise, it is observed, felt and believed. I call on all loving mothers as my witnesses! Now comes ugliness. Where did ugliness originate? After quite some time, beauty has vanished in so many things. What was the cause? Corruption! These are what are stated in THE ROMANS 8:22, 20-21 –

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Corruption from the Greek word “φθορά” or phthora, means decay, destruction of the original composition or state of being.


From G5351; decay, that is, ruin (spontaneous or inflicted, literally or figuratively): – corruption, destroy, perish.

* (Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries, Dictionaries of Hebrew and Greek Words taken from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance by James Strong, S.T.D., LL.D., 1890.)

How is this related to church? The church in the Bible is symbolized by a bride, a virgin, with Christ as the bridegroom.

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

This is a great mystery in the Bible!

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

The church in the Bible is a beautiful entity, which beauty is based on sanctity and holiness.

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.

The sanctifying agent that made the Church of God beautiful is the word of God!

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

The exactness and completeness of the word of God constitute its sanctifying truth.

PSALMS 119:160(RSV)
The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous ordinances endures forever.

Truth must not be adulterated by man’s words and ideas!

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Truth must not be diminished even by a word!

Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:

Adding or diminishing truth will mean perdition to transgressors!

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

But the whole truth has been corrupted by additions or teachings of men.

MARK 7:7
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.


The Catholic Church is laden with so many teachings and commandments of men! Its doctrines and teachings are not written in the Bible but are contrary to it as are being observed and believed in, in the Catholic Church!

Mary is believed to be brought to heaven body and soul.

Whereas, the Bible tells us that flesh and blood or the human body cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

For this reason our earthly body has to be changed to a heavenly body for us to be able to enter heaven or the abode of God.

51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

To enter heaven therefore, our terrestrial body has to be changed to a celestial body.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Such Catholic doctrine about Mary is contrary to the revealed truth in the Bible! It is an invented teaching of Pope Pius XII who sounds not so pious in his study of the Scriptures. Apparently Mary was dead at the time of the Apostle Paul. Paul greeted many known figures in the 1st century church and commanded the Christians in Rome to greet them even the mother of Rufus and his’ own mother.

Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

If Mary were alive at that time, why would not the Apostle Paul greet her being the mother of his Lord? And why would not he command the Romans to greet the mother of his Lord? And if Mary were taken to heaven after her death, body and soul, why did not the Apostle Paul mention it in his letters to the 1st century Christians?

The fact that, that teaching of the Catholic Church about the assumption of Mary body and soul was only taught in 1950 at the time of the not-so-pious Pope Pius XII proves that it is an invented teaching!

God Bless.