Hypocrisy of Fake Religious Leaders Unlocked by a Pandemic

6/27/2020 , 42 Comments

Fake Religious Leaders Flanking in Pandemic

Staying at home is, indeed, one effective measure against the spread of Covid-19. However, many citizens are compelled to go out despite the risks because they worry about the needs of their respective families, especially their need for daily sustenance.

The truth is that if we will just join hands in helping our underprivileged fellowmen, nobody would starve; nobody would die of hunger.

We, in the Church of God International, are aware of the tough ordeal many people are going through while the lockdowns and community quarantines are in effect. So in our own humble way, we try our best to provide our brothers and sisters in faith and even our fellowmen with their essential needs like food and medicines. We have also put up a 24/7 digital clinic that will address their health-related problems.

In this global health crisis, so much can be done by different religious organizations in easing the burden of the government and in alleviating the hardships of our fellowmen, or at least, even just their respective members and followers. This is the time wherein they can show their members that they really care for their welfare and that they are not only after collecting monetary contributions from them. They can always provide for their day-to-day subsistence and perhaps, even a small amount of money.

But aside from giving material things, this is also the best time for religious leaders who claim to be apostles and Christs, to go out of their fortresses and use their power — which they claim to possess — to stop this plague and heal the people battling for their lives in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Now is their chance to prove that they are real and not simply usurpers.

If they are real apostles and real Christs, healing the sick and eradicating the virus should be very easy for them to do. But how come they are not doing anything? Don’t they care for the people who suffer and die? Why are they playing deaf and blind to the woes of the Covid-19 patients? Their silence and inaction only mean that they are not real Christs and real apostles, but false Christs and fake apostles. It only means that they are really without any power — that they are as helpless like ordinary people, and they themselves are scared of this deadly virus. And in their fear to get infected, they no longer go out of their havens.

Now we can clearly see that these boastful preachers and religious leaders are a bunch of liars. They brag that they are capable of performing wondrous acts, that they can give commands to angels, that they can do this and that—but where are they now? There, in their mansions and palaces! What have they done? Nothing!

For instance, one religious leader, who claims to be an appointed — shall I say self-appointed — boasts of so many things such as stopping earthquakes. But where is he now and what has he done? If he can really stop an earthquake, then he can easily stop this virus from spreading all the more. But why can’t he and why doesn’t he? It is because he is a false Christ! And what he brags about are nothing but delusions.

How about those pastors and priests who claim that they can heal even terminal cases by simply laying hands on the sick? Where are they, too? Why don’t they go to hospitals where there are Covid-19 patients even in hallways and corridors? It is over half a year now since the onset of this health crisis and so many lives have been lost, and yet not one of them has come out and volunteered to lay hands on people. Why? It is because they are all fake healers and not faith healers!

Evidently, even the religious leaders today are shaken and terrified by this pandemic; hence, they cower in their strongholds like women.

As it is written in Jeremiah 51:30 (KJV),

The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned their dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.

Had this pandemic happened during the time of the Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles, they will surely go out of their way to reach all those who are infected and heal them because they truly have the power to heal the sick.

During the time when the real Christ was still on earth, He cured all kinds of illnesses; He even resurrected the dead. The same was true for the real apostles.

Matthew 10:1 (KJV) says,

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

The apostles were likewise given by God the power to heal all illnesses and diseases without exceptions — this means that their power to heal would have included Covid-19. Like the real Christ, they were also able to bring to life a person who had already died, unlike the false Christs and false apostles that proliferate in this dispensation.

But none of us in the Church of God International have made any claims that we are apostles or that we are Christ. We also never claimed that we have the power to heal any illness. Whenever one of us gets sick, we pray to God; we implore His mercy. And when we get well, we acknowledge that it was God who healed us because we believe that our lives are in His hands.

As it is written in Deuteronomy 32:39 (KJV),

See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

In these perilous times, our only hope is God’s mercy; there’s nobody else that we can turn to but God so let us always pray for His mercy. By His mercy, and if it is not against His will, we will be able to get through this global health crisis.

Right now, even those who do not believe in God can feel His might and power. When God sends a plague, its impact can be felt by the whole world.

With the things happening now, I really couldn’t help but be reminded of one of the revelations given to John.

In Revelation 6:8, it says,

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (KJV)

And I saw, and behold, a pale horse, and its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him; and they were given power over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. (RSV)

The horseman that sat on the pale horse was given the power to kill the fourth part of the earth through different means like sword or war, famine, pestilences or plagues, and the wild beasts of the earth.

The virus that attacks humanity now is said to have come from bats, snakes, and pangolins, which are among the unclean and the abominable wild animals. It is probable that the virus that was in bats merged with the virus that was in snakes, and this hybrid virus that is now in the snakes merged with the virus in pangolins. All of them are wild animals; they are not domesticated. And they are not supposed to be put in the same place. Unfortunately, they were all available in one market in Wuhan, China, where a new coronavirus with extraordinary strength, the Covid-19, developed. And this coronavirus mutates so fast, unlike an ordinary virus whose mutation normally takes years to happen.

I am keenly observing the things that happen in the world today, and afterward, refer to the circumstances mentioned in Revelation 6:8. Aside from this current plague, there are also wars and strife everywhere — they can be seen among nations and within nations. People hunger. There is unrest. If what we are experiencing now is already the plague brought by the horseman on the pale horse, it would mean a great loss in terms of human lives as he had been given power over the fourth part of the earth. Meaning, if the world’s population today is about eight billion, it would mean the death of about two billion people.

We can only hope and pray that this isn’t yet the doing of the horseman on the pale horse. But of course, if it is the will of God, we are not against it. In the first place, we know that all of us are decreed to die.

Our only desire now, while God is giving us the opportunity, is to continue preaching the gospel — to convince people to develop faith and fear in God, teach them to love their fellowmen, inspire them to spend their God-given lives purposefully, and eventually, lead them to serving God so that they will be worthy of salvation.

May God help us and have mercy upon us all! May He heal the sick. May He heal our land.

42 comments:

  1. Thanks be to God for another worth sharing eye opening blog in these trying times.

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  2. It reveals the ultimate truth that the Members Church of God is the true church. Join to what is good, people of the world! Mark the false prophets, mark the fake healers..and I quote :
    "Our only desire now, while God is giving us the opportunity, is to continue preaching the gospel — to convince people to develop faith and fear in God, teach them to love their fellowmen, inspire them to spend their God-given lives purposefully, and eventually, lead them to serving God so that they will be worthy of salvation." 🤗

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  3. Thanks be to God. For this interesting blog bro. Eli

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  4. Thanks be to God for this wonderful blog.

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  5. Amen,glory to GOD the creator of heavens and earth.

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  6. Glory Be to God🙏🙏💖💖😇😇

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  7. Thanks be to God. May God heal our land

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  8. Salamat po sa Dios 💖 at sa pakiramdam ko isa ako sa mga mapapalad na tinawag ng Dios na maging kaanib sa samahang ito,, na may tapat na mangangaral, bro. Eli at kuya Daniel... hindi na magugutom ang aking kaluluwa at Espiritu sa mga pagkaing Espiritual.To God Be The Glory 💖💖😇😇

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  9. Thanks be to God. Sana ay mas madami pa po ang maliwanagan.

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  10. Very well said,since most churches nowadays said they are family prove it by supporting your fellow members. Thanks be to God always. I'm sure this blog will inspire others to start reaching out to others in need.

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  11. Thanks be To GOD for this wo.derful blog. I hope everyone will read this. To GOD Be The Glory!!!

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  12. God works in so many ways, To God be the Glory.

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  13. Thanks Be To God.
    To God Be The Glory.

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  14. Thanks be to God.
    For this wonderful blog.

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  15. Thanks be to God.
    For this wonderful blog.

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  16. SSD - TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Ako isang alipin na walang kabuluhan.

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  17. Amen.. whatever happens to the world, it is the will of God.. Thanks be to God who protects us from evil and death..

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  18. Very informative, heavenly guided and spiritually written. Thanks be to God!

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  19. It's always worthwhile reading posts from the only sensible preacher I've known in my lifetime!!! Speaking the Truth and nothing else but the Truth because these are Words of God from the Bible!!! Thanks be to God!

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  20. Glory be to God
    No one can stop his works.

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  21. Hoping and always our trust to the One can heal the spiritual sickness how much more our physical need to be heal.Only almigthy Lord God.

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  22. Thanks be to God. For this wonderful message of Bro Eli Soriano. To God be the Glory!

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  23. Thanks be to God
    For this worth-reading blog of bro. Eli.

    May God heal.our land

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  24. ..we will pray always to heal our land! Thanks be to God

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  25. A blog that will give you hope in this helpless times. Thanks be to God! Let us all pray for humanity.

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  26. Amen. Very enlightening... To God Be The Glory.

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  27. Amen. Very enlightening. To God Be The Glory

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  28. Amen. Very enlightening. To God Be The Glory

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