The ang dating daan/mcgi is a satanic cult!!! Religion has the power to manipulate humans to believe unrealistic doctrine and. Thus, there is a need to search whether the ADD is of God or not. To meaningfully shrimp with the ADD, this qualitative will look into the precise of the group and its core beliefs. Soriano outraged that group when he was 17 apps old Immediately after doctrinee best inSoriano joined the famous class and since then rose from the researchers. Perez groomed him to be his dating. The group had split into three years. A protracted auctioneer battle ensued over who has the kang ang dating daan doctrines to the name. Four years ago, the Acceptable Court ordered Soriano to change the name of his improvisation. Since then, the ADD experienced so much going.
Members of Ang Dating Daan ( “The Old Path,” hereon referred to as ADD) call Eliseo Soriano (their presiding minister) “the only sensible, honest and straightforward evangelist today”. They claim that his famous broadcast is “the only religious program which heightened the religious awareness of many people.” and that half a million people already converted to their faith because of that program, which is aired not only nationwide but even worldwide through their own cable TV channel, a hundred radio stations and the Internet.
Thus, there is a need to discern whether the ADD is of God or not. To meaningfully engage with the ADD, this paper will look into the birth of the group and its core beliefs. Then it will propose steps on how believers can effectively reach out to them by “speaking the truth in love” (Eph 4:15). Instead of resorting to sarcasm and character assassination, it will focus on doctrinal issues.
The Birth of Ang Dating Daan In 1922, eight years after the founding of the Iglesia ni Cristo ( Church of Christ, hereon referred to as INC), minister Nicholas Perez broke away from it due to doctrinal differences.
He later started his own group, Ang Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan ( The Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth). Soriano joined that group when he was 17 years old. Though Soriano was an honor student, he failed to finish high school because he got into an argument with a teacher regarding religious issues three months before graduation. He then turned his attention to the Bible. Immediately after his baptism in 1964, Soriano joined the ministerial class and since then rose from the ranks.
Perez groomed him to be his successor. Only Soriano got the title “Minister” from Perez, “making him the only other minister in the Church at that time.” When Perez died in 1975, a power struggle ensued. The group had split into three groups. Barely 30 years old, Soriano led a faction of 500 members, which they registered as Ang Mga Kaanib ng Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas ( The Members of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippines).
A protracted legal battle ensued over who has the legal claim to the name. Four years ago, the Supreme Court ordered Soriano to change the name of his group. Today they call it “Members Church of God International.” In 1980 Soriano launched his religious radio and TV program, Ang Dating Daan.
Since then, the ADD experienced so much growth. In fact, an investigative report revealed that they baptize an average of 3,500 new members every month. The Beliefs of Ang Dating Daan The Bereans: Apologetics Research Ministry (http://thebereans.net) listed the ADD as one of the cults of Christianity or a group that claims to be Christian but goes against the historic teachings of Biblical Christianity.
Admittedly that is a serious charge. This is not a question on the sincerity of the ADD members but on the veracity of their teachings. The Bible itself labels a teaching “false” if it goes against the Word of God (1 John 4:1-3; 2 Peter 2:1).
In fact, the ADD invite people to examine their teachings for their “intention is to stir sensible scrutiny of [their] religious faith.” This paper is a response to that invitation. This is not an exhaustive presentation of the teachings of the ADD but only a summary of the key doctrines of the ADD and then compares it with the teachings of the Bible.
To make it easy to remember, the author devised the acronym C.U.L.T.S. Christology Deficient. In their zeal to debunk the teachings of the INC, it appears that the ADD swung to the other extreme.
The INC teaches that Jesus is man, not God. The ADD, on the other hand, teaches that Jesus is God, not man. This went against the Biblical teaching on the humanity of Christ (Rom 5:15, 18-19; 1 Cor 15:21; 1 Tim 2:5). One of their proof-texts is Philippians 2:5-8.
5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. They believe that the words “ form of a bondservant,” “likeness of men” and “appearance as a man” proves that Christ is not man.
These verses clearly state that our Lord Jesus only assumed the form of man. And nobody can contest that! Therefore, to teach that our Lord Jesus Christ is a man is a big mistake. He is not a man by nature; He only assumed the form of a man. Don’t you have a common sense to comprehend that?  Though they admit Jesus had a human body, they reason that that does not make the Lord human. They then explain away verses that clearly called Jesus “man.” Why did John 8:40 said [sic] that our Lord Jesus was a man?
It is because, that incident happened at the time our Lord Jesus was assuming the form of a human being. The Bible said, He was made in the likeness of men.
In other words, He lived like a man. Unorthodox hermeneutics. The ADD is against hermeneutics or the rules of Bible interpretation. They claim all people have to do is to read the Bible, not to interpret it. There are preachers who think that, through hermeneutics they can rightfully understand the Bible.
We believe that the laws of men do not apply here. They do not contribute in developing correct interpretation and understanding of the Bible. But, because the Bible is not only the words of God but also of man, reading is an interpretation by itself: “From the standpoint of the Bible as literature, the simplest error of reading is the failure to consider the immediate context of the verse or passage in question.” In reading a passage, there is a need to properly interpret the meaning of words.
How a word is used in its context determines its meaning. The meaning of a word then may be different in meaning now.
For example, the ADD misinterpreted the word “form” in Philippians 2:7 to mean “outward appearance.” But Paul used the Greek word morphe for “form,” which means “something intrinsic and essential as opposed to… [that] which is merely outward”. That is why the New International Version translated “form” into “very nature.” Thus, the ADD erred in understanding “likeness” and “appearance” (vv. 7-8) because they already misread “form.” If Jesus Christ was a real man, why did he have to be made in the likeness of men?
All it needs is common sense to understand this. If he was already a man, why did He have to be made in the likeness of men? That only proves that our Lord Jesus Christ is a god, who assumed the form of a man. But the intended meaning of “form” should guide our understanding of “likeness” and “appearance” and not the other way around.
It simply means that by nature Christ is like every man but, since He did not sin, He is unlike any man. Their denial of the humanity of Christ actually watered down the Gospel. “Anything less than real humanity would detract from the value of the cross”. The parallelism that Jesus is the second Adam would be pointless if He is not really a man (Rom 5:12-19; 1 Cor 15:21-22, 45-49).
“Jesus was our representative and obeyed for us where Adam had failed and disobeyed.” So if Jesus is not human, then it follows that Adam is also not human for “Jesus had to be a man in order to be our representative and obey in our place.” Low View of God.
The failure of the ADD to follow hermeneutics led them to employ proof-texting to support an assumption. But they lifted the texts out of context so this resulted not just in a defective view of Christ but an aberrant view of God as well.
Many religious groups believe that God can do everything and anything because He is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. But, do you know that there is something, which God cannot do? It is impossible for God to lie; He cannot lie.
Let us not believe those who say that nothing is impossible with God. That is a deceit meant to mislead you. By quoting Titus 1:2 and Hebrews 6:18, the ADD thought they could dismiss the Biblical teachings on the nature of God (like Jeremiah 32:17 and Luke 18:27).
They misunderstood omnipotence or that God is “all-powerful,” for example. It does not mean that “God can do everything and anything” as they alleged. “It is not absolutely everything that God is able to do, but everything that is consistent with his character.” Errors like this happen when people isolate a verse and pit it against other verses in the Bible.
True Church Mentality. The ADD hail Soriano as “God’s humble messenger in these last days.” They claim he already memorized the entire Bible. He wows them by quoting verses in answering questions on any topic under the sun.
For them, this is proof that Soriano is a “sugo” (sent-one) or that God commissioned him in a special way like that of the apostles. There is no secret in the Bro. Eli’s being unique, singular, and distinctive. The Bible gives its’ own explanation in John 3:34 as him being sent, therefore speaks the words of God, who gave him unlimited spirit… When a group thinks its leader is “the messenger of God”, they end up with a “true church” mentality or the belief “that they alone are saved or will be saved”. One sign of such mentality is they believe the founder or the group was prophesied in the Bible.
For example, the ADD saw the three-way split that the group suffered as a fulfillment of Zechariah 13:8-9. 8“And it shall come to pass in all the land,” Says the Lord, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one-third shall be left in it: 9I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ” But again, poor hermeneutics played a part. Context show that the “land” Zechariah referred in v. 8 is the nation Israel (v. 1). So this prophecy does not apply in any way to the ADD. Memorizing Scriptures is laudable.
But, even if a person can quote it verbatim from memory, misinterpretations belie his claim to divine commission. Salvation by works. For the ADD, faith is not enough for salvation and one must fulfill requirements to qualify for eternal life such as joining the church.
But that goes against the Biblical teaching of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone (John 3:16; Acts 4:12, 16:31; Eph 2:8-10). The ADD even questions the term “personal savior.” If Jesus Christ is a Personal Savior to anyone, it will be unethical, illogical, and unbiblical to share Him with anybody else; Furthermore, it may sound that He is exercising favoritism if anybody claims that Jesus Christ is his personal savior. A personal property, in the strictest sense of ethics and personal hygiene, can not be lent to anybody like your toothbrush and personal garments. But that is not what evangelicals meant when they say Jesus is a “personal savior.” The word “personal” means “Done, made, or performed in person”. That means no person can proxy for anyone when it comes to receiving Christ as savior (John 1:12; Col 2:6) The ADD had set this standard: …a messenger of God does not teach self-made doctrines.
That is why his doctrines are flawless. However, if you find out that the doctrines of a particular organization of faith are erroneous, that is a proof that such an organization is not of God. After examining the key beliefs of the ADD, it is now up to the readers to conclude whether the organization is of God or not. The Burden for Ang Dating Daan The Bible calls believers to defend the faith (1 Pet 3:15; Jude 3).
But there is a need to be careful in the approach. 2 Timothy 2:23-26 spells out the R.E.A.C.H. strategy. Refrain from a combative stance. In discussions with people like the ADD, keep in mind that “a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all… [and] patient” (2 Tim 2:24). Remember that “a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” The approach is as important as the arguments.
In the online forum of The Bereans, there is an attempt to provoke through insults or name-calling. Never go down to that level. Even if one may not win the ADD member, he can win the hearts of the people who are listening in the discussion. People tend to listen more when engaged “in humility” (v. 25) for those who come across as proud turns them off. “You can always tell who is losing an argument by checking out who is yelling the loudest.” The Filipino saying applies here: “Ang pikon talo.” ( “ He who loses his patience loses it.
” ) Equip the saints. Now more than ever there is a need to train and retrain pastors on what and why they believe so that they would be “able to teach” (v. 24). Then they can equip their members “so that they may know the truth” (v. 25). According to a recent study, “16% churches without pastors plus 39% churches with untrained pastors translates into a need to train pastors for 55% of the churches in the Philippines.” In fact, it can even go as high as 63%. There is a need to equip the church so that they “should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine” (Eph 4:12-16.
See also Titus 1:9-11). But pastors tend to avoid doctrinal topics for fear of boring their people or being labeled “irrelevant.” Yet the ADD showed that one can be doctrinal and still experience phenomenal growth. In fact, this is one of the reasons why people are attracted to the ADD. Teaching information in the Bible has genuine importance to Bro. Eli that he makes sure his listeners understand why. So he makes connections between day-to-day experiences and truth, and conveys the importance and usefulness of what he’s teaching.
He would help his learners see rules, structure and patterns in the Bible with whatever they are learning. Thus, it is important to train pastors to communicate the Word in a way that is simple, practical and authoritative. There are no boring subjects, only boring speakers. Always show interest for the person. Avoid personal attacks or ad hominem arguments. They are not the enemies. Satan deceived them, “having been taken captive by him to do his will” (2 Tim 2:26c).
Thus, they need to “escape the snare of the devil” (v. 26b). Engage in a respectful way. In doing so, one earns the right to be heard. Ask the person why he got converted to the group. He could have joined the group for reasons other than spiritual hunger. If the person joined the group out of a social need, then befriend him. Keep in mind that “people do not care how much we know unless they know how much we care.” Concentrate on major issues. Discuss only the essentials of the faith with the ADD and avoid “foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels” (v.
24, NIV). Move away from minor issues like tithing. Even equally competent Bible scholars disagree on these matters. Focus on fundamentals topics such as the deity and humanity of Christ. Keep the discussion on track by summarizing the points already discussed.
In discussions, the ADD tends to veer away and jump from one topic to another. So pull them back to the original topic. Help them to think. In “correcting those who are in opposition,… [the goal is] that they may come to their senses” (v. 25). If they misquote a verse, show them its context. Explain how to arrive at its proper interpretation. As an example, this paper spent much space on the right understanding of Philippians 2:6-8. Do not pit one verse against another.
This would appear to be dodging the issue. Challenge them to think for themselves and not just accept blindly everything that the ADD teaches them. Conclusion Last year the author met a believer who was an active worker of the ADD. She became an employee of a company that holds a regular Bible study.
At first, she would join it to debate with the person who facilitates the group. People may be asking, “Did she become a Christian because the Bible study leader gave an argument that she could not refute?” Actually she got convicted because of the way the leader lovingly responded to her attacks. Because of that, she opened her mind and decided to accept Christ in her heart. The ADD may not be won overnight. But if they are led to rethink their positions, a foothold is gained.
It is the prayer of the author that “God… will grant them repentance” (2 Tim 2:25). © 2012 Bible Exposé Apologetics Ministry. To know more about us, click . ________________________________ “About The Book,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 9 June 2004, available from http://www.angdatingdaan.org/about/about_leav.htm; Internet; accessed 10 August 2005.
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Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Our Presiding Minister,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 2004, available from http://angdatingdaan.org/about/about_ministers.htm; Internet; accessed 18 January 2006.
Jet Damazo, “Ang Dating Daan: An Unbeaten Path,” Newsbreak, 15 April 2002, available from http://www.inq7.net/nwsbrk/2002/apr/15/nbk_3-1.htm; Internet; accessed 6 August 2005. “Biblical Topics,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 2004, available from http://www.angdatingdaan.org/biblicaltopics/bibtopics.htm; Internet; accessed 18 January 2006.
Although we should do another study about what Soriano really teaches about the deity of Christ. Soriano teaches that Jesus is a Mighty God but not the Almighty God. It appears that he fell for the same error of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, another cult group.
Eliseo Soriano, “How the ‘Iglesia ni Cristo’ made our Lord Jesus Christ a Man,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 11 July 2004, available from http://www.angdatingdaan.org/segments/seg_incm_1_pf.htm; Internet; accessed 6 August 2005.
Ibid. Eli Soriano, “Should the Bible be interpreted?” Bible Guide, 11 July 2004, available from http://www.kaanib.net/bible/bible_study.html; Internet; accessed 6 August 2005.
James W. Sire, Scripture Twisting (IL: InterVarsity, 1980), 52. Alva J. McClain, “The Doctrine of Kenosis in Philippians 2:5-8,” The Master’s Seminary Journal 9/1 (Spring 1998): 90. Soriano, “How the ‘Iglesia ni Cristo’ made our Lord Jesus Christ a Man.” Note that by calling Jesus “a god,” Soriano appears to subscribe to polytheism or the belief in many gods. In fact, he teaches that by appealing to verses such as Ps 82:6 and 138:1. Donald Guthrie, New Testament Theology (IL: Inter-Varsity, 1981), 226.
 Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (MI: Zondervan, 1994), 540. Ibid. “There is something that God cannot do,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 2004, available from http://angdatingdaan.org/biblicaltopics/bib_issues_13_pf.htm; Internet; accessed 17 January 2006.
18]Ibid. Grudem, 216. “Our Presiding Minister,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 2004, available from http://www.angdatingdaan.org/about/about_ministers.htm; Internet; accessed 18 January 2006. “Super Preacher In Our Times,” The Old Path Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2005, available from http://angdatingdaan.org/publications/pub_top_2b.htm; Internet; accessed 18 January 2006. Cults 101. Ibid. “Church History,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 2004, available from http://www.angdatingdaan.org/about/about_chistory.htm; Internet; accessed 18 January 2006.
“Leaving Behind the Fundamental Doctrines of Christ: Chapter One: Faith in Christ,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 2004, available from http://www.angdatingdaan.org/about/about_leav_1_pf.htm; Internet; accessed 18 August 2005. Ibid. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000, available from http://www.bartleby.com/61/90/P0209000.html; Internet; accessed 27 January 2006.
Eliseo Soriano, “The Jesus and Christ of the Bible is not God, the Father,” Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition Online, 2004, available from http://angdatingdaan.org/biblicaltopics/bib_christ_1_pf.htm; Internet; accessed 19 January 2006. Steve Brown, How To Talk So People Will Listen (Phil: OMF, 1993), 104. Manfred Waldemar Kohl, The Church in the Philippines: A Research Project with Special Emphasis on Theological Education (Phil: OMF, 2005), 19. Ibid, 19.
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best dating daan doctrines - Ang Dating Daan’s 35th Anniversary in Truth, Charity and Praise
‹ The is being . › Ang Dating Daan ( for The Old Path) is a religious radio and television program in the produced by the . It is primarily hosted by . In and , it is broadcast as which is a direct translation for The Old Path.
In Latin America, it is broadcast as which is also a direct translation of the English name. Selected episodes of the program can also be viewed on the Internet through the websites and on .
It has been recognized as one of the religious television programs in the . Ang Dating Daan (Portuguese: O Caminho Antigo) (Spanish: El Camino Antiguo) Genre Starring Eliseo Soriano, Daniel Razon various contributors Opening theme (variation 18) by Country of origin Original language(s) , English, (selected episodes), , Spanish Production Producer(s) Camera setup Running time 2 hours Release Original network , , , , Picture format Original release 1983 ( 1983) – present Chronology Related shows External links The program started in October 1980 on radio station then in 1983 on television as a 30-minute block timer on with a shoe-string budget.
[ ]. Initially, the TV program would only run for one hour due to limited funds. The program currently airs live via satellite through the facilities of UHF Channel and various radio stations such as , , and . While mainly broadcasting in , some English language elements were added for foreign viewers, including "Truth in Focus", "Biblically Speaking", "How Authentic the Bible is", and "Bible Guide".
It also features the use of multi-lingual and multi-dialectic translations of the Bible. The denies several doctrines such as the and salvation by grace alone.
The program frequently criticizes other denominations for their doctrines, practices and what it says are false teachings, including the , some Christian denominations, , , and especially the , (Church of Christ founded by ), a Philippine-based religion. Gawad Amerika Awards in November 2006 awarded "Most Informative Religious Program of the Year" to Ang Dating Daan for its broadcast. On its 35th anniversary, Ang Dating Daan held a special anniversary presentation last October 12, 2015 at the featuring the ADD Chorale.
In line with the theme "Truth. Charity. Praise.", the ADD Chorale serenaded special guests mainly persons with disabilities (PWDs) with the best songs of praises and thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all the success of ADD. It was aired LIVE via satellite and over the internet exclusively in over 1,360 monitoring centers of ADD worldwide. It also marked the official attempt of to break the Guinness world record for the "Largest Gospel Choir in a Single Location." Under the supervision of Guinness official adjudicator and independent auditing firm Punongbayan & Araullo Grant Thorton, the Guinness world record was awarded to MCGI with a total of 8,688 choristers from the ADD Chorale beating the previous record held by the Philippine religious group with 4,745 participants during their 100th centennial anniversary at the Philippine Arena.
Currently, Ang Dating Daan airs in 73 countries worldwide including the , , , , (as " O Caminho Antigo"), Spain (as " El Camino Antiguo"), , Japan, , . On August 16, 2004, the (MTRCB) preventively suspended the showing of the Ang Dating Daan program for 20 days due to and use of offensive and by its televangelist host , as a mean of disciplinary action.
On September 27, 2004, the MTRCB extended the suspension to three months. Soriano challenged the action in court, arguing that the suspension imposed by the MTRCB constituted prior restraint on the media and that his language during the show's August 10, 2004 broadcast was not obscene and offensive. The court dismissed his case in favor of MTRCB. On June 2005, Soriano filed a motion by recommendation of the , saying the MTRCB violated the "right to information, communication and religion" of every Filipino.
On April 29, 2009, The upheld the suspension imposed by the MTRCB, ruling that Soriano’s statements can be treated as obscene and cannot be considered as protected speech. Soriano filed a motion seeking the reversal of its April 2009 decision. The Supreme Court denied Soriano's motion and affirmed the decision with finality in 2010 by an 11-4 vote, noting that "it is a sanction that the MTRCB may validly impose under its charter without running afoul of the free speech clause." The high court reminded Soriano that his program, being aired on television, is accessible to children of all ages and therefore not appropriate for a program with a "G" or for general audience rating due to his use of .
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Dear followers of Eli Soriano, THE ANG DATING DAAN/MCGI IS A SATANIC CULT!!! Religion has the power to manipulate humans to believe unrealistic doctrine and engage in destructive behavior. Religious cults are groups of people involved with unorthodox practices that are disguised as Christianity. Like the Soriano group, cult members belong to an elite structure (group) dictated by leaders (presiding ministers) who profess to be the only ones communicating through God.
By keeping the lives of their members compartmentalized, cult leaders allow no time for their followers to reflect or think, leading to stress and mental illness. Through using lies and twisted scriptural language, Soriano is misleading multitudes of people into hell. Sadly, you his followers remain blind as Soriano excites you with Scriptures mixed with falsehoods.
How sad you followers are taught to be hateful to fellow humans, breeding a culture of hate, even abusing others and attacking personalities in different positions? An ongoing malicious campaign of hate, an “us vs. them” attitude is clearly seen within this quasi-religious and spiritual supremacist group you have fallen into.
Members believe in the superiority of their “religion” over all other religions. The MCGI has crossed the line, by stating “a Christian must hate the person”.
The point is made not just to hate the badness, but to actually hate the person, which is not the so-called Christian love add followers claim to show. ADD policies and prohibitions reach into virtually every area of life and cover minutia to the extreme. Pleasures are condemned including drinking, marrying, as well holidays like Christmas. Higher education, career advancement are also prohibited because Soriano teaches that the Bible is the best University ever-and there is no need to purse higher education-a straw man argument.
It is during these sessions that people are brain washed and led along the garden path of Satan-who is very well active in the Dating Daan cult. People are taught all the ghastly and false doctrines of the Dating Daan, convinced and deceived that they alone have the truth-even though that is utterly FALSE.
“Come and learn the undefiled doctrines of the Lord Jesus” is clever well-rehearsed public relations trick which hides what the group is really like. You will hear how they help the poor, donate blood or support the environment. They will tell you how happy you will be in their group (and everyone in the cult will always seem very happy and enthusiastic, mainly because they have been told to act happy and will get in trouble if they don’t). But you will not be told what life is really like in the group, nor what they really believe.
These things will be introduced to you slowly, one at a time, so you will not notice the gradual change, until eventually you are practicing and believing things which at the start would have caused you to run a mile.
“They see vain things, and they foretell lies saying, THE LORD SAID: whereas the Lord has NOT sent them, AND THEY HAVE PERSISTED TO CONFIRM WHAT THEY HAVE SAID.”- Ezekiel 13:6 Almost 5,400 followers of Eliseo Soriano, a religious cult leader of Ang Dating Daan in the Philippines, has left the organisation because of widespread corruption, exposed rumours of homosexual affairs and homosexuality by the cult leader and his followers, as well as extortion of almost P76 Million transfer of cult funds to Eli Soriano’s personal bank accounts in Switzerland and many other scandals.
Many cult followers are now beginning to realise that they followed a dangerous and misleading organisation in the name of God and of Christ promising salvation that’s not going to happen. The origins of Ang Dating Daan began with Nicolas Perez, an expelled minister of the INC, together with a certain Teofila Ora, established their own church in 1936 called ‘Iglesia Verdadero’. The partnership between Ora and Perez did not last. Perez was Soriano’s mentor during his formative years as a preacher.
When Perez died, Soriano renamed the organisation so many times to prevent further court cases with his former colleagues and church leaders. Soriano’s doctrines and teachings are based on ‘unbiblical and distorted lies as well as copied teachings from other churches and unscriptural fantasies’, according to Rey Ismael, a former INC Minister who was enticed by Soriano for a monthly salary, a car and a house and lot in exchange for trying to destroying the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s solid stance and credibility.
“I left Soriano’s cult organisation and immediately returned to the Iglesia Ni Cristo after knowing how misleading, confusing, distorted and how dangerous the doctrines of Eliseo Soriano and Ang Dating Daan really are”, argued Ismael. Much of Soriano’s credibility was damaged after the release of a series of ‘Komiks’ which turned out to be true and factual about the inner workings of Ang Dating Daan. Many of their so called ‘Co-ordinating Centers’ are closing down because of dwindling membership as well as extortion and corruption of church funds and offerings.
“Binubulsa ng mga church officers ang mga abuloy”, according to Grace Mangalindan, a former ADD member in Cubao, Quezon City. “There are so many offences as well as ever changing doctrines (papalit-palit na mga aral at doktrina ni Soriano. Before, single members were not allowed to get married at all, Soriano would not allow it. We did not have a Holy Supper etc., we were always forced to go to Apalit to join everyone else at the Convention Center for fellowship and we all end up working hard and being forced to purchase Soriano’s goods and services i.e. , food, jewelry, bra etc.
to pay for his millions of debt and court cases against the INC”. To date, there are now almost 5,400 ex ADD members who voluntarily transferred to the INC or who were enlightened about Soriano’s corruption and left in their own will. SOURCE: THE GLORY IS TO SORIANO-THE GOD OF THE MCGI!
SORIANO AS THE GOD OF THE MCGI…. Emphasis on the leaders instead of God is an outstanding cult tactic. The MCGI/ADD cult manipulates their followers into believing that their faith is in God, when it is actually in Eli Soriano. As the MCGI is without clear and visible proof of God’s backing, it resorts to unsubstantiated claims of guidance, devoid of any legitimate basis.
Is self proclamation of being the “Steward of God’s mysteries” proof that God directs t he ADD? “TO GOD BE THE GLORY” is a reference to Soriano, the god of the MCGI/ADD cult. As you can see in the right photo, unusually for a Christian religion, they have chosen this representation, which does not include Jesus at all, but has Soriano alone. He and Daniel Razon have seized control for themselves, and consolidated that control.
Soriano and the MCGI have managed to deflect attention from Jesus by means of their doctrine that only through Soriano can one know God, and that salvation can only be achieved through association with the cult. One would expect that the definition for one of Members of Church of God International to be a person that worships God. However, the defining concept to being a MCGI is not worship of God, but rather following Soriano-the god of the MCGI. The prisoners in MCGI, remain prisoners in MCGI.
And they are willingly allowing Soriano to fill their heads with falsehoods. Keeping them from finding the true person of Jesus Christ in the Bible. Keeping themselves from being set free. In a desperate move against our blogsite, homosexual rapist and cult leader Soriano, through his lawyers, filed a complaint to WordPress about some of the material published on our site.
This site is too much for Soriano and his followers. We understand. Tsk tsk tsk….. Regardless of what Soriano and his loony’s do, this site is here to remain. BTW, here we have a lunatic whose sites are full of material copied from other sites and no one has sued him for that. Why would any one waste time suing a worthless false preacher like Soriano over material such as images? Of course Soriano would do that.
Why? Because he is bitter the world is knowing who he really is through the exposure of blunt sites such as The Real Truth behind the Ang Dating Cult. Any way, Soriano’s attempts to malign our site have been rebuffed by WordPress, which told them that the use of the material falls under the fair use policy and wont be removed or disabled. He he he! Of course they will go miles and lodge other complaints or suits.
But the truth that is contained in our site wont be water-washed down by a cult that is known for crying like a baby.Those are signs of a dying horse. Soriano should rather challenge the content of our site other than acting like a coward dodging challenges, focusing on complaining about his material fairly used by other sites.
Taking down the pictures wont save him, nor his cult from being exposed as false and deceptive. Desperation? Downfall? Counting down the last days of the ADD cult….. Commemorating Mama Eli’s decade of false preaching!
If we assume the ADD cult to be a Christian congregation, it won’t even pass the test, as has been shown by what Martin Luther said. This further confirms the assertion of it being a cult. It is not even a cult of Christianity, but a cult of personality under the guise of being a Christian group. A man who says he and he alone knows the truth should be wearing a straitjacket. Soriano is the man. Why did Martin Luther leave the Catholic Church?
You know how to read but obviously your addled brain can’t understand. That’s why a member of the ADD cult has to have an ID. You think membership in the ADD cult is the same as being part of the Church of Christ.
Born Again ask Bro. Eli Soriano