Members Church of God International - Wikipedia
Eli Soriano holds the Bible as he answer questions of guests in a live the televangelist debunked the belief of other religious communities. Eli Soriano once again gave answers based on the Bible, to a variety Trinity is the belief or the doctrine that the Father, the Son, and the Holy. Eli Soriano Answers Questions From Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition into the various non-biblical doctrines of self-proclaimed preachers.
The church has also been acknowledged by the Philippine Bible Society as a regular donor and major distribution partner of Tagalog Bibles. The church rejects the traditional doctrine of trinity mainly on its concept that there is "one God in three co-equal persons", which for them, is against the Bible.
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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.Ang Dating Daan Bible Study - Ang Paglitaw ng Samahang sa Dios sa Bansang Pilipinas
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.
Mainly he is fond of building his doctrine out of Ang Biblia a local translation of ASV and some English translation rather than consulting the original languages. Authority Although ADD members claim to believe the Bible as their only source of authority, this is half-true.
In other words, an individual member could not just explain the Bible out of his own personal study. I have also talked to many ADD regulars i. They normally give these free of charge.
Unbiblical Beliefs Rejects the Trinity doctrine and believe the following: Father — Almighty God and over-all Savior. Greater than the Son and the Spirit. He is equal to the Father as God but not greater than the Father because He was sent. Greater than the Holy Spirit.
He believes the Father who is the Living God was the overall Savior who must be given credit for all the things He has done by sending saviors during the times past Hebrews 1: Does not believe that He is the only Savior of humanity. In fact, an investigative report revealed that they baptize an average of 3, new members every month. Apologetics Research Ministry http: 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.
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.
One of their proof-texts is Philippians 2: 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. It is because, that incident happened at the time our Lord Jesus was assuming the form of a human being.
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The Bible said, He was made in the likeness of men. In other words, He lived like a man. 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.
How a word is used in its context determines its meaning. The meaning of a word then may be different in meaning now. All it needs is common sense to understand this.
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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. 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.
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? Let us not believe those who say that nothing is impossible with God. That is a deceit meant to mislead you.