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This is the principle which underlies the history of Ang Dating Daan. While he was away his church begat the grandfather of And Dating Daan, the first article of his formulation of the basic doctrines of Ang Dating Daan. The Ang Dating Daan group, (Sarcastically, he called it “Ang . Will this doctrine of the Catholic Church prove that you are masters of the Greek. He is Mr. Angeles Apin, a Sorsoganon who left the Catholic Church way ng Katotohanan or more popularly known as Ang Dating Daan [ADD]. fully prepared to explain the Doctrines of the Catholic Faith and asked Fr. Abe.
But why did Paul admonished the first Christians that they including Paul himself must leave behind these fundamental doctrines of Christ?
The fundamental is more on the material! Jesus wants us to attain, not only physical, but spiritual blessings. The fundamental purpose of laying on of hands is to heal the physical or material body of the subject person.
But Christ, in his capacity, wants us to seek for the spiritual significance of His teachings because this is the way to learn more of Him… Why then do we have to stop or leave this fundamental doctrine of Christ on the laying on of hands? It only displays their total ignorance of what Saint Paul have said almost two thousand years ago that perfection can be attained by leaving the fundamental doctrine of the resurrection of the dead.Bible Study Lessons with Bro. Eli: True Religion and the Church of God
Paul is saying that once his audience has sufficiently mastered the basics of the Christian religion, it will be possible for his discourse to advance to more lofty themes. Analogously, a math teacher might tell his students that once they have mastered arithmetic they can move on to algebra.
The foundation can never be forgotten. To risk mixing metaphors, once the new Christian has been nursed to a certain degree of maturity on spiritual milk, the teacher can then begin to give him solid food Heb 5: Once we learn how to read, write, and do basic math, we can move on to history, philosophy, engineering, etc.
But that does not mean we can forget about reading, writing, and basic math, or the more advanced subjects will become impossible. So too, should a Christian forget about repentance, faith, baptism, the laying of hands, and the resurrection of the dead, he will turn his religion into nonsense.
Soriano, that learning the meaning of a few words of Latin, whether prima facie or dominus vobiscum is really not that hard? In any case, following his opening harangue against false preachers, a feature almost ubiquitous in his works, Soriano quickly jumps into a fairly odd theological disputation: But as one who is so famed for his ability to memorize the Bible, he should know that both concepts are present in Scripture.
Jesus has an intimate and direct relationship with each individual soul consecrated to His service, and jealousy need not ensue. That Soriano thinks jealousy would ensue from such a relationship merely demonstrates once again that he is incompetent to interpret Scripture.
He has projected his own erroneous presuppositions onto the Word of God, and his exegesis has been clouded accordingly. One wonders if he is reading the same Bible as the rest of us. Scripture frequently records that the Apostles laid their hands on persons in perfect bodily health, in order to confer a spiritual gift. Paul likewise urges St. Timothy to kindle afresh the charisma, the spiritual, supernatural gift which he thereby received 2 Timothy 1: That gift was his ordination to the episcopacy.
The Apostles, through the laying of hands, also ordained St. Stephen and six other men to the diaconate Acts 6: So, one sees that in Scripture the laying of hands is ordered primarily to supernatural and spiritual realities, not mere bodily health as Soriano says.
And the Catholic Church is ever faithful to the Bible. Moving on, it does not take Soriano long to make another obvious mistake: Hebrews 11 is about the era before the Cross, the era of the Old Covenant.
Men like Abraham and Noah died in faith, but did not go immediately into heaven.
Paul says in Hebrews Paul informs us, watch over the lives of Christians. Should we die in a state of grace, we will follow them. We will not lie senseless in our graves until the general resurrection on the last day.
We will be judged immediately and sent to either heaven, purgatory, or hell; on the last day this judgment will merely be publicly declared.
Felix Manalo, for teaching that outside of it there is no salvation. It is indeed blatantly and obviously false. However, in effect Soriano makes the exact same claim, for while he does reject any form of extra ecclesiam meam nulla salus outside my church there is no salvation in theory, this is essentially what his doctrine amounts to in practice.
Although he teaches that the true Christian church existed before him, that he joined it, and did not create it, and is emphatic that it is forbidden for preachers to create their own churches, on the other hand he teaches that the only means of joining the true church is to assent to the whole body of apostolic doctrine as recorded by the Bible.
Who is the only preacher who properly understands the Bible and teaches all its commandments without addition or deletion?
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Who is the only preacher who uses only the Bible to interpret the Bible, without referring to other books? His literature reminds his followers: Not all preachers can save, however.
Only the faithful one used by the Lord as vessel can save — himself and those that hear him. As former President Joseph Estrada once said, nobody will care for the Filipinos but the Filipinos themselves. Many foreigners have come to our country but they only deceived us.
We can have no other ally except our fellow Filipino. I am extending you whatever I can offer, my countrymen. That is what I am here for. Whenever they use the Bible, they employ deception. Errors abound in this sermon. More on this below. But in addition to the standard Protestant fare, he also says something so uniquely absurd and incompetent that I have to mention it here. Tower of ivory, pray for us. House of gold, pray for us.
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Ark of the covenant, pray for us. Gate of Heaven, pray for us. Even towers, which are without tongues, are petitioned to pray for them. Even the house of gold, even the tower of ivory, even the Ark of the Covenant, even the tower of David! Where did you get those ideas?
Why are you also urging the gate of heaven to pray for you? They could perhaps produce a squeaking sound, but to pray to. The gate of heaven could not pray! That is not found in the Bible. Why are you calling on so many things to pray for you? How did Soriano miss this? Is it because of ignorance, dishonesty, or spiritual blindess that he cannot grasp the obvious meaning of these prayers? Should he not be able to infer, given that the previous 27 lines of the prayer invoked Mary under a different title, that this is the meaning of these lines as well?
And could he not at least have asked a Catholic to explain this prayer to him before he started expatiating with such ridiculous pronouncements?
And it does not take Soriano long to ram his foot even deeper down his throat. Filipino apologist Marwil Llasos explains: In fact, our national hero, Jose Rizal a true-blooded Tagalog from Calamba, Laguna wrote to the women of Malolos Malolos, Bulacan, also a tagalog-speaking town. Soriano, in his ignorance, does not understand classical language.
When Soriano is in ignorance, instead of having the humility to ask someone more knowledgable to enlighten him, he just assumes he is right and merrily blunders his way along.
He quite confidently makes his bombastic pronouncements on all manner of subjects, and it never quite dawns on him what a fool he is making out of himself, that he does not know what he is talking about, that he is the proverbial Emperor with no clothes on.
Pray God some day he will look at himself and realize he is naked. Has Soriano not read this verse? Third, in another sermon35 he quotes Proverbs John, Eliseo, Jude, Elizabeth. Perhaps he should have let the Bible interpret the Bible, and read Proverbs Their reputation will remain foul forever. See also Ecclesiastes 7: This is really quite simple! Literally every competent, published biblical commentator understands this passage. Jew and Christian, Catholic and Protestant, conservative and liberal: And if you combine two molecules of hydrogen with one molecule of oxygen, the result is water.
Put some ice in a glass. After a while, there would be moisture outside the glass. That is because the molecules of hydrogen had combined with the molecule of oxygen.
The reason water condenses on the outside of a glass of ice water is not because new water molecules are being formed through the combination of atmospheric hydrogen and oxygen. The true explanation is as follows: If the air becomes saturated with more water vapor than it can hold, some of the water will precipitate out as moisture. Furthermore, hot air is capable of containing much more water vapor than cold air.
If hot air containing a large amount of moisture is rapidly cooled, the air suddenly will no longer be able to hold that moisture, and the water vapor will condense. Thus, when a cold glass of ice water causes a drop in the temperature of the surrounding air, water precipitates out of that air, and condenses on the side of the glass. Soriano really should learn his elementary atmospheric science before he presumes to teach people about it. Fifth, Soriano gets his history wrong: Galileo was expelled by the Pope because of his adherence to the Copernican theory, which was in contradiction to what the Pope believed in.
There were so many things that they disagreed on, and one of them was on the shape of the earth. The Pope believed that it was flat.
Actually, that was a common belief that time. They thought that the earth was flat and if you reach the edge of the earth, you will fall. They also believed that, based on the horizon, wherever the earth ends, there also is where the sky ends. But Galileo believed otherwise. He believed that the earth is round. And because of upholding a belief that was contrary to the belief of the Pope, he was expelled from the Catholic Church. And eventually, it was proven that what Galileo believed in was true.
This was a calumny against Christendom invented by 19th century rationalists like John W. The proposition that the sun is immobile was condemned as heretical, and the proposition that the earth moves was condemned as at least erroneous in faith. Third, Galileo was never excommunicated. He was held vehemently suspect of heresy, and so forced to sign an oath of abjuration, consigned to house arrest, and made to recite the seven penitential psalms each week.
But he was never expelled from the Catholic Church. Soriano cannot seem to get anything right. Sixth and finally, Soraino commits elementary logical fallacies: If somebody gives you this quotation, that would mean that, that person is out of his mind.
Why say that, a rose by any other name is sweet? In the Philippines, there is a flower called, katuray. Misnaming anything is not good. The name one applies to it does not change its intrinsic nature. A rose will still be a rose, and thus will still smell sweet, even if you call it a stinkblossom.
Similarly, the Catholic Church will still be the Church founded by Christ, even if you call it awful names like the whore of Babylon, and the holy sacrifice of the Mass will still yield an aroma of spiritual fragrance which is pleasing and acceptable to the Lord even if you call it an abomination.
Conversely, as Soriano points out, calling a katuray a rose will not make it sweeter. Calling a stinkblossom a rose will not make it less foul. So, we certainly grant to Soriano, that misnaming things is not good, and that calling evil good and good evil will neither make evil good nor good evil.
But that is exactly what Shakespeare is saying in the phrase Soriano rejects. Soriano thus uses an argument which proves that misnaming something does not change its nature, in order to refute a phrase which teaches that misnaming something does not change its nature. Temple of God 1 Cor 3: There is nothing to prevent the same Church from freely applying new names to herself, so long as these new names accurately describe her, now that the Bible is finished.
She is universal; she is the whole Church, and she counts among her members men from every race and nation under heaven, to which, God willing, might one particularly ornery Filipino soon be added.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will state it again: He ought to be embarrassed at the utterly foolish things that he has said.
For if he can be so wrong about something so simple as recognizing a metaphor, he can be wrong about something difficult like the nature of God or of salvation as well. Indeed, one would expect his errors to be all the more grievous as the subject of his ignorant expositions grows more grave. This is, in fact, the case, as I will demonstrate below. Instead, it teaches indestructible and undefiled doctrines. If it can be proven that he teaches wrong doctrines, he must then admit that the Lord has not sent him cf.
His teachings must be weighed in the scales, and if they are found wanting cf. He must then repent and take his flock back to the bosom of Holy Mother Church. I am informed that one of his favorite tactics in debate is to ask his opponent if, supposing he can prove such and such a doctrine from the Bible, his opponent will admit he is wrong and convert then and there to his church.
With this essay, I propose the selfsame bargain to him. He has not published a thorough exposition, so the reader must glean his doctrine from statements here and there, on his website and in his television programs.
As far as I have understood it, this doctrine is basically semi-Arian. He clearly believes in some form of subordinationism, as he emphatically denies that the three persons of the Godhead are co-equal. God is absolutely perfect, a purely simple Spirit John 4: If the Son and Holy Spirit are one substance with the Father, then they are co-equal and share all His divine perfections. If they are not one substance with the Father, then they are not divine.
His doctrine is less false, if perhaps less logically consistent, than theirs. Soriano properly asserts, if I am not mistaken, that the Son and Holy Spirit receive their being from the Father from eternity, and were not created out of nothing at a particular point in time.
They also consider the Father is greater than Jesus Christ, the head of Christ and greater than all. He is the only savior of mankind and the only way to the kingdom of God in heaven Acts They believe that Christ descended on earth from the bosom of the Father, suffered for the redemption of sin, died on the cross, resurrected after three days, ascended to heaven and sat on the right side of God.
All church gatherings, either spiritual or socio-civic, begin and end with prayers. The church believes that it is a commandment of God to live a prayerful life based on 1 Thes 5: As a discipline, they refrain from showing the act of praying on their television broadcasts, either live or recorded, in public. However, only the audio of the community prayer is being aired, to encourage non-brethren to join and participate in praying to God, without necessarily being seen publicly.
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It is where the true religion and worship is being practiced. The people of God will offer incense, not a literal incense, but "prayers" Rev 5: Prophet Isaiah mentioned about people giving glory to the Lord God of Israel in the "coastlands of the sea in the east" Revised Standard Version and "isles of the sea in the east" King James Version.
They "will start from few", but God promised that "I will multiply them" and "they shall not be small". They believe that only the church can teach the wisdom of God for the salvation of mankind citing Luke 8: They strongly believe that Christ came to the earth in many occasions already and his return will not be the "second" citing 1 Cor Those righteous who are still alive will be caught up together with the resurrected saints in the clouds, to meet Jesus Christ in the air citing 2 Thes 4: The church believes that Jesus Christ will reign with his saints for another one thousand 1, years citing Rev Satan will be imprisoned during this period.
The remaining people on earth who are still alive, those who were not caught up in the air to meet Christ, will be given a chance to salvation.
After the 1,year period, another resurrection will occur. God will then judge all people, the living and the dead, according to what they have done. This will happen on God's appointed "day", the "judgment day" or the "last day" citing Acts Those who will not merit salvation will be thrown into the "lake of fire" Tagalog: After the judgment day will be the earth's destruction.
Membership Baptism is a key part in their doctrines. Membership is conferred through immersion baptism of adults. Indoctrination classes are required prior to joining the organization. The classes are composed of nine lessons concerning church doctrines prepared by the Overall Servant, Eliseo Soriano.
Indoctrinees must fully accept the doctrines taught during the indoctrination before they can be baptized. Members not living in accordance with the church's teachings may be excommunicated, or expelled, from the Church.