The Biblical Difference Between a Homosexual and a Sodomite

6/30/2018 8 Comments

How can homosexuals be upright

Dear Bro Eli, 

Some people reason out (especially the Seventh Day Adventist group here in the Philippines) that what is mentioned in the book of 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 are the people who were former gays, but after they have received baptism they have already changed their ways and were no longer gays but have become “straights”. 

What can you say about this Bro Eli? 


Dear Ken,

While there may be gays or homosexuals in the first century Christians at Corinth, but, there are those who are called by Paul as “abusers of themselves with mankind”.

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

The phrase “abusers of themselves with mankind” being referred to in the verse are Sodomites in the Greek scriptures. Sodomites are not homosexuals or gays: They are, by nature, users of women; but because of the overwhelming lust in them, after leaving the use of women, they have lusted with the same sex.

ROMANS 1:26-27 
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

We can be enlightened by what happened in Sodom, before the time of Paul.

GENESIS 19:4-11 (NIV) 
4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom-both young and old-surrounded the house.
5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing.
8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. And they said, “This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door.
11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.”

You will notice in the verse that Lot offered his two virgin daughters to these men of Sodom but, they opted to have sex with the angels, which were in male form who visited Lot.

The term ‘Sodomites’ does not refer to gays or homosexuals. They are men who, after indulging sexually with women, will want to do the same with men.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

The gays mentioned by Paul to the Corinthians are ‘malakos’ in Greek, which means:


Of uncertain affinity; soft, that is, fine (clothing); figuratively a catamite: – effeminate, soft.
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.


Thayer Definition:

1) soft, soft to the touch

2) metaphorically in a bad sense

2a) effeminate

2a1) of a catamite

2a2) of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man

2a3) of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness

2a4) of a male prostitute

Part of Speech: adjective

A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: of uncertain affinity

Considering all these definitions, ‘malakos’ of effeminate are not Sodomites. Homosexuals are not Sodomites; they are naturally born with a man’s body, but with preferences of a female. Gays or homosexuals can not be psychologically changed but can be spiritually guided for salvation.

 The condemnation of almost all religious groups towards gays (that they can not inherit the kingdom of God) is unjust. God wants all men to be saved.

1 TIMOTHY 2:4 
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

A gay, with the heart of a gay and characteristics of a gay, can be spiritually and morally upright by the teachings of the gospel of Christ. We must remember that Christ came for the healing of sinners.

MARK 2:17 
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

I hope that this enlightened you.

God Bless.


A Biblically Smart Answer to an Impertinently Stupid Question (Part 1)

6/23/2018 , , 6 Comments

Answering Impertinent Question About God

I received this question that has been posted on and asked me to browse and answer to questions posted on I would be very pleased to answer all the questions that the video’s author posted in this clip. The first question was: Why won’t God heal amputees? Well, this is my answer to that seemingly impertinent question.

To the author of,

You are asking an educated and an intelligent Christian. I presume that you are equally educated and intelligent, also. Based on your unfounded conclusion that God is imaginary, why did you presume or believe that the God of Christians is all-powerful; and because He is all-powerful, He must heal even the amputees. No educated and intelligent Christian amputee will ask the all-powerful God to restore his amputated legs or limbs or any part of his body! If you are educated, even in the most elementary knowledge of science, you must know the entire anatomy and the processes in the human body. The human body has the power to heal itself through its immune system. It is the body’s main defense mechanism against all outside intruders. Even the food you eat is treated by the body as a foreign object; so the system digests it.

Before fire and the advent of cooking, we ate everything raw. All animals in nature eat raw foods. We are the only animal on the planet which cooks its food. Animals in nature don’t seem to have the extensive list of diseases that humans do, including obesity. Note: The consumption of cooked food causes digestive leukocytosis (sometimes spelled leucocytosis,) which is the sudden increase of white blood cells in the bloodstream after consuming cooked food. The presence of digestive leukocytosis suggests that consuming cooked food is foreign to the human body.

Source (2007):

My immune system as a Christian, dictates that I must digest food; and this is how it goes.

The immune system is a delicately balanced, wonderful system that enables the body not only to avoid disease, but to heal itself if symptoms of illness arise. According to Arlene Taylor, Ph.D., director of Realizations, Inc., of Napa, California, “Eighty five percent of illnesses are believed to be within reach of the immune system. By our lifestyle choices, we can make its job easier or more difficult. Miracles can and do occur–but in general, if it heals, the body heals itself. Ideally, preventive strategies are our best bet.”

Source (2007):

The human body can heal and replace diseased tissues of any particular organ; and that is known to science.

Most medicines given to aid the healing process either simply reduce discomfort or protect against further attack. The body has all the mechanisms to replace damaged cells or repair damaged body parts. There really aren’t any medicines that will effectively speed up or improve the process.

Source (2007):

The human liver can regenerate itself.

The liver is among the few internal human organs capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25% of remaining liver can regenerate into a whole liver again. App. 67% of a liver can grow back in one week. This is predominantly due to the hepatocytes acting as unipotential stem cells (i.e. a single hepatocyte can divide into two hepatocyte daughter cells). There is also some evidence of bipotential stem cells, called oval cells, which can differentiate into either hepatocytes or cholangiocytes (cells that line the bile ducts). 

Sources (2007):

Even the kidneys which were thought, some time ago, as incapable to regenerate itself, is now found to be (with the use of live cells in alternative medicine) capable to regenerate itself.

The kidney has the potential to regenerate itself provided that the damage is not too severe and the kidney’s structure remains intact. 

Source (2007):

But one thing is scientifically sure, when a part of the body is amputated; there is no way that it can regenerate. This is known, even to the elementary students of medicine. Therefore, no educated and intelligent Christian will ask the Christian God who ordained everything in its proper place, for a miracle to restore the amputated part of his body. There are a lot of cases of legs to be amputated which were miraculously healed. These are documented in hospitals and laboratories throughout the world.

Four patients are presented, each of whom represents end stage occlusive peripheral arterial disease with gangrene of the involved extremity. These patients had exhausted all traditional forms of therapy and they had all been referred for surgical amputation. Instead of surgery, intravenous EDTA chelation therapy was instituted with complete success in each case. These gangrenous extremities all healed and were saved from amputation. Long-term follow-up, extending for more than a year, indicates that all four patients are continuing to do well, with their previously gangrenous extremities intact and pain free…

Source (2007):

Gangrene Cured by Strongly Oxidized Water 

Announcer: “When diabetes becomes serious, a person’s feet can become severely infected. This condition is called gangrene. Tonight we will report on a case in which a man whose doctor determined that his foot would be amputated because of gangrene caused by diabetes was cured by strongly oxidized water.” 

Reporter: “This patient was told that his foot had to be amputated due to a condition caused by diabetes. His toes were infected very badly and he was cured by soaking his foot in hyperoxidized water twice a day. At the same time, he drank more than five liters of alkaline water daily in about four months, his toes recovered, as you can see, and are normal just like those of a healthy person.” 

Source (2007):

I am not inventing an answer to defend my God. All you need is to search on medical journals, especially, regarding alternative medicine. It is your assignment, if you are intelligent enough, too.

A diseased liver, kidney, or heart has been miraculously healed throughout the history of medical science. God and nature ordained that the human person can live under God’s grace with amputated legs or arms until he comes to life everlasting. It was written in the Bible, 2000 years ago, in the very words of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.

Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”

I will repeat, God through nature ordains things in this life. The black person can not change his skin; neither a leopard can remove its spot (Jeremiah 13:23).

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

An enemy of God, like you, will not say anything good about the God of Christians. That is but natural for you. A lion, by nature, will not protect a sheep in its den. It will devour it. Perhaps you are a natural enemy of God!

2 PETER 2:12 
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption…

To my readers, imagine a person ascribing defamatory statements to the God who said:

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise.

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. Take care of your children and your family.

1 TIMOTHY 5:8 
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

MATTHEW 22:39 
…Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Pay your dues to whomever it is due.

ROMANS 13:7 
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

EXODUS 20:14 
Thou shall not commit adultery.

EXODUS 20:13 
Thou shall not kill.

The God of all good characters and morals, being defamed by a bald man who understands nothing even himself. Would you believe such a man? Then, go to hell with him! I would rather believe in a God who understands my rights; my wife’s rights; my children’s rights; my neighbor’s rights, and understands my infirmities and weaknesses, (my weaknesses and infirmities testify that He is greater than I am) to whom all praises and glory belong forever. Amen.

To be continued…


Learn Biblical Mathematics

6/16/2018 , 13 Comments

Math taught in the Bible

In the New York Stock Exchange and in the worldwide market, the statistics and global trends are the dominating least common denominator. These are all governed by mathematical figures. A little knowledge of arithmetic will help us understand the simplest and most intricate truth about businesses all over the world. They depend on mathematics.

Incidentally, the Bible is not a book of mathematics but it tells us that, to know how to count is wisdom.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

PSALMS 90:12 
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

The Bible does not even require us to do numerical multiplications but simply to count. The only multiplication required in the Bible was for the first couple, Adam and Eve, and the eight souls that were left alive after the global flood! And such multiplication is not tedious but carnally easy!

GENESIS 1:27-28 
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Do you agree that it’s not so hard to multiply? The fact is that Adam and Eve and the eight souls were just instruments to attain multiplication but the reality is God Himself is the multiplier of the multiplicands.

And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

When I said in my previous blog that I am the most maligned person in the history of Christianity, I said that, “I believe using mathematical and logical calculations that, I am the most slandered man in the history of Christianity. The defamations being thrown to my person go beyond borders.”

Using statistics and a little of arithmetic plus logic, will prove that I have said the truth!

A Catholic fanatic asserted that what I said is not true but that the Pope is the most slandered man. Knowing the meaning of the word slander, I know it will not apply to any Pope in the entire history of the Catholic Church. The Microsoft Encarta has this to say:

slan·der [slándər] 
noun (plural slan·ders)

1. Saying of something false and damaging: the act or offense of saying something false or malicious that damages somebody’s reputation

2. False and damaging statement: a false and malicious statement that damages somebody’s reputation 

[13th century. Via Old French esclandre < ecclesiastical Latin scandalum “cause of offense” (see scandal)]

Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

If there are things said, printed and broadcast against the person of any Pope of the Roman Catholic Church by detractors, historians and anybody or even me, and they are proven to be the truth, they do not constitute slander; more so if the Catholic Church itself is the one revealing them. Here’s a good example:

In a magazine printed by members of the Catholic Church, read this closely!

If in any of my preaching and writings I have said anything against any Pope of the Catholic Church, I am not slandering nor maligning his person. I always discuss matters of doctrines and faith, for it is Biblical to investigate such things rather than to simply accuse anybody of anything just like what Catholic fanatics are doing to me.

JOHN 7:17 
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

I said once in my Bible expositions that, “If you are going to believe the present Pope Benedict XVI, you have to disown all the previous popes before him who claimed infallibility in their teachings.” Why? They all taught that there is limbo where babies who died unbaptized will go because they cannot go to heaven.

I also said, “If you are going to believe the 263 Popes before Benedict XVI and believe in the infallibility of all of them, then, you have to disown Benedict XVI who says that there exists no limbo and unbaptized children will go to heaven.

Pope revises ‘limbo’ for babies 
By Nicole Winfield / Associated Press 
Last updated 11:52am (Mla time) 04/21/2007

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has revised traditional Roman Catholic teaching on so-called “limbo,” approving a church report released Friday that said there was reason to hope that babies who die without baptism can go to heaven. 

Benedict approved the findings of the International Theological Commission, which issued its long-awaited document on limbo on Origins, the documentary service of Catholic News Service, the news agency of the American Bishop’s Conference. 

“We can say we have many reasons to hope that there is salvation for these babies,” the Rev. Luis Ladaria, a Jesuit who is the commission’s secretary-general, told The Associated Press. 

Although Catholics have long believed that children who die without being baptized are with original sin and thus excluded from heaven, the church has no formal doctrine on the matter. 

Theologians have long taught, however, that such children enjoy an eternal state of perfect natural happiness, a state commonly called limbo, but without being in communion with God. 

Pope John Paul II and Benedict had urged further study on limbo, in part because of “the pressing pastoral needs” sparked by the increase in abortion and the growing number of children who die without being baptized, the report said. 

In the document, the commission said there were “serious theological and liturgical grounds for hope that unbaptized infants who die will be saved and brought into eternal happiness.” 

It stressed, however, that “these are reasons for prayerful hope, rather than grounds for sure knowledge.” 

Ladaria said no one could know for certain what becomes of unbaptized babies since Scripture is largely silent on the matter. 

Catholic parents should still baptize their children, as that sacrament is the way salvation is revealed, the document said. 

The International Theological Commission is a body of Vatican-appointed theologians who advise the pope and the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Benedict headed the Congregation for two decades before becoming pope in 2005.

Will these be slander or obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ who instructed His apostles to preach the truth without fear?

MATTHEW 10:26-28
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 

Anyway, I can prove to an unbiased jury that I am slandered and maligned without a scintilla of a doubt!

To my detractors in the web and in this particular blog, I acknowledge your contribution to the statistics that prove the veracity of my statements! “I am the most slandered person in the history of Christianity, statistically, mathematically, and logically speaking”!

And before I forget, I’m not exalting myself. To accept and to herald that I am the most slandered person is practically and logically an act of humiliating oneself!

Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

Did the Apostle Paul exalt himself when he said this of himself?

Ohhhhhh… come on!

God Bless you!


Learn Every Branch of Science from the Bible

6/09/2018 , 15 Comments

the first commandment for sinners

Here are some more of the many questions posted on Ask Bro. Eli. I would like to thank you all for taking time out to post your queries. Let’s start the ball rolling!

Question #1:

Bro. Eli,

Saan po ba mababasa na maraming diyos?” (What verse proves that there are many gods?)



Dear Jomar,

Here are the verses:

PSALMS 82:1, 6 
1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. 
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

JOHN 10:34-35 
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods. 
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken…

And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

1 JOHN 5:20 
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

JOHN 20:28 
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

Bro. Eli Soriano

Question #2:

Dear Bro. Eli,

What is the very first commandment of God a sinner should follow if he is going to follow God to attain salvation?



Dear Jeff,

The first thing to do is recorded in Luke 9:23.

LUKE 9:23
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Afterwards, you must repent and be baptized (Acts 2:38).

ACTS 2:38 
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Then, obey all the commandments of Christ (Matthew 28:19-20).

MATTHEW 28:19-20 
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Continue in it (John 8:31)…

JOHN 8:31 
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed…

…until the end (Matthew 10:22).

MATTHEW 10:22 
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Bro. Eli Soriano

Question #3:

Bro. Eli,

May epekto po ba kung makakain ng pagkaing may chemical sa isang taong magte-take ng urine therapy? (Is there a negative effect if someone, who is under urine therapy, has eaten a chemically treated food?

Willie Recososa


Dear Willie,

I don’t think it counts much; better still, refrain from processed and chemically treated food.

Source (2007):

Bro. Eli Soriano

Question #4:

Bakit po pinili ng Dios ang ating mundo upang paglagyan ng kanyang mga nilikha? (Why did God choose to put His creation on this earth?)

Carissa Suanco


Dear Carissa,

God did not choose the earth to put man and other creations in it, but He intended it to be man’s dwelling place in the universe (Acts 17:26).

ACTS 17:26 
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation…

For those who think that there may be other place in the known universe that can be a second home for man, they are utterly wrong! The prepared home for humanity is another earth that will be forthcoming after the passing away of the present heaven and earth (Revelation 21:1-2).

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Bro. Eli Soriano

Question #5:

What is your assessment for the bestselling book “The Purpose Driven Life”? Would you recommend it to your members?

Henry Cornejo


Dear Henry,

The Bible is the ONLY book I recommend to members and non-members alike (Isaiah 34:16; 2 Timothy 3:15-17).

ISAIAH 34:16 
Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

2 TIMOTHY 3:15-17 
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

The writing and reading of other books can be tiresome and most of the times in vain (Ecclesiastes 12:12).

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

The book you mentioned carries with it some wrong thoughts and ideas of the author; although ordinary people who are not knowledgeable about the whole truth in the Bible may appreciate it, but I would say, that there are errors in the idea of the author in some points of the book.

Bro. Eli Soriano

Question #6:

Dear Bro. Eli:

1) What is the Father God’s reason why He bore from His womb our Lord Jesus Christ and He created the 24 elders and the 4 creatures?

2) Are there different changes when you believe and follow the Gospel as a child of the world or a baptized Christian? What I mean are the good changes in the men of this world and baptized Christians. Are they different when they both follow the Lord’s Gospel?

3) Why is our Lord Jesus Christ called Wisdom of God?

Ally of ADD


Dear Ally of ADD,

He has begotten our Lord Jesus Christ from His being to be His delight; just like a physical father who wanted to have a child for His delight (Proverbs 8:30; Matthew 17:5).

Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him… 

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Aside from being the Father’s delight, His Son was intended by God to be the savior of the world…

JOHN 3:16 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

ACTS 4:12 
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

…by setting an example to sinners to obey God (1 Peter 2:21; Hebrews 5:7-9).

1 PETER 2:21 
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps…

HEBREWS 5:7-9 
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him…

All those that will obey and follow the gospel will all be one. You can not follow the gospel and at the same time remain a child of the world (John 15:19-20; Romans 12:1-2).

JOHN 15:19-20 
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

ROMANS 12:1-2 
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

If we are real Christians, we have to deny worldly lust.

TITUS 2:11-12 
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 
12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world…

He is called God’s wisdom in the Bible because He was the instrument by which God created all things that exist. (1 Corinthians 1:24; John 1:1-3; Psalms 104:24; Luke 11:49).

But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

JOHN 1:1-3 
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
2 The same was in the beginning with God. 
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

PSALMS 104:24 
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

LUKE 11:49
  Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute…

Bro. Eli Soriano


Biblical Answers to Questions About Lust, Money, Idol Worship, and More (Part 2)

6/02/2018 , 4 Comments

answering questions biblically

Read the first part of the blog here.


Question #6 and #7:

Name: Benny

1. Do you think it is wise for Christians to pass laws to enforce Christianity?
2. Daniel sees four beasts coming up out of the sea. In prophecy, what does beasts represent, the bear with three ribs in its mouth, the leopard beast of Daniel, the little horn of Daniel 7:8?


Dear Benny,

Biblical Christianity does not force law or coerce anybody. The law of Christ is called the law of liberty (James 1:25).

JAMES 1:25 
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

It is even reflected in the law regarding the finances of the true Christian church (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

The fulfillment of Christian laws emanates from the willingness of the heart (Ephesians 6:6).

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart…

Even a Christian minister does not force the followers of the Christian faith to obey him (1 Peter 5:2-3).

1 PETER 5:2-3 
2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 
3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

Your second question calls for a very lengthy explanation. To give you a hint, the three beasts were symbolic of the three kingdoms that ruled the earth in the past. The fourth is symbolic of the kingdom that rules the earth now at present. The first kingdom is the Babylonian empire. The second is the Medo-Persian Empire. The third is the Grecian Empire. The fourth is the Roman Empire (Daniel 7:17).

These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

Bro. Eli Soriano


Question #8:

Name: foogy

Bro Eli, is the body or the flesh which was used by Jesus Christ will also ascend to His second coming? Or was it with Him when He went to heaven the day He died?


Dear Foogy,

His body of flesh was changed when He was resurrected (2 Corinthians 5:15-16).

2 CORINTHIANS 5:15-16 
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

It is exactly what will also happen to believers (1 Corinthians 15:50-54).

1 CORINTHIANS 15:50-54 
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 
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.

What happened to Him will happen to faithful Christians also (Philippians 3:20-21).

20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: 
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

When He descends again, we will see that same glorious body (Acts 1:9-11).

ACTS 1:9-11 
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 
10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Bro. Eli Soriano


Question #9:

Name: Karen Dickens

In John 4:24, it says we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. How can a person do that? What is meant by spirit and truth?


Dear Karen,

The verse gives us an idea. God is a spirit. A spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).

LUKE 24:39 
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

The idea is that we must not have idols or graven images as the pagans have in their worship. To worship God in the spirit is to worship and praise the name of God (Psalms 138:2).

PSALMS 138:2 
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

It is prohibited by God to worship Him by using graven images (Deuteronomy 5:7-9).

7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me. 
8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: 
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me…

To worship Him in truth is to base our worship on God’s words or teachings. His word is truth (John 17:17).

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

There are those who worship God not according to His words or commandments, but according to the commandments of men. They worship Him in vain (Mark 7:7).

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

A true worshipper must worship God according to the way God expects him to worship Him. Nobody must do it in his own way, or he will worship in vain (Colossians 2:23).

Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh.

Bro. Eli Soriano


Question #10:

Name: David Sibayan

Bro. Eli, you have mentioned that Adam was already taught by God everything before Adam and Eve transgressed their covenant, what was that "good and evil" they are going to know after they ate the forbidden fruit, mentioned in Genesis 3:22?


Dear David,

The good are the commandments (Romans 7:12).

ROMANS 7:12 
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

The evil is the transgression of the good or the commandments. At the start, Adam does not know sin (1 John 3:4; Romans 7:7-8).

1 JOHN 3:4 
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

ROMANS 7:7-8 
7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 
8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

You must note that the knowledge of good and evil (or the comprehension between obedience and transgression was not known to Adam at the start), but was insinuated by satan (Genesis 3:4-5).

GENESIS 3:4-5 
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

God wants them to live in freedom, and does not want them to have cares for what is good and evil; what is right and what is wrong. He just wanted them to enjoy life and obey His simple commandment: to multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 1:27-28).

GENESIS 1:27-28 
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Bro. Eli Soriano