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In everything …

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

  • Colossians 3:15 (King James version of The Bible

Hmmm… how do I begin? Here we go …

Considering the situation where the entire nation is in right now, one might find it difficult to see things in a different perspective.

Yes, there are people who are now in dire situation, some are backed up against the wall, don’t know what to do anymore.

From pandemic to the destruction brought about by the strong typhoon that just passed by not so long ago, some lost their home and livelihood.

How do we go from here?

Let me appeal to the inner senses. Let us stop and think for a while.

In the morning, when you wake up, you rip yourself out from bed, it entails strength to do it.

You feel pain? It means that you are alive.

Complaining that you have plenty of dishes to wash? It means that you had meals and drinks that you consumed.

High maintenance cost of automotive? Guess what? It is because you have a vehicle no matter what simple or grand it is, the important thing is that it can bring you from point a to b (even to z)

The job that you are complaining about is the very job that others would like to have.

The children who are exhausting you are the gifts that others are wishing for, for the longest time.

The house that you are living, no matter how cluttered it is (sometimes) is someone’s wish to have.

The people that that you welcome into your life and even those you said goodbye to, no matter how painful it is to let go, are memories of experiences and relationships that you would remember and will remain in your heart and mind.

And so on …

No matter how difficult your situation you are right now, remember that there is always hope in GOD, that someday, it will be better.

Thank GOD for everything.

#DebateBroEli : Bro. Eli Soriano vs. Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo

Sunday, March 1, 2015, a religious debate happened between Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of GOD International and Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo (Light of the World Church).

Irmao Rodel speaking during the event.
Irmao Rodel speaking during the event.

Aside from the venue where the debate has took place where everyone can witness it live, the debate was also made viewable for audiences in different parts of the globe via the internet.

Bro. Eli vs. Pastor Carlos Montemayor
Bro. Eli Soriano vs. Pastor Carlos Montemayor

Many have tuned in to www.youtube.com/user/ocaminhoantigohd, one of the official youtube channels to view the debate, live online.

Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of GOD International and Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo (Light of the World Church).
Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of GOD International and Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo (Light of the World Church).

The official twitter hashtag of the event that is, #DebateBroEli has been on twitter trending topics couple of hours after the event has ended.  The official hashtag even reached the number 1 spot.

Again, just like all of the debates that Bro. Eli has participated, ended up with the victory in favor of the Members of the Church of GOD International.

Thanks and glory to GOD Almighty!

I am a Filipino, Thank GOD!

Philippines is a country known for many things. Filipinos are known to be one of the hardworking, hospitable races in many places.

Philippines is a country that is rich in natural resources and has many beautiful places and tourist spots.

Being a Filipino, there are many reasons to be proud of. But personally, I only have one, and one reason only to be proud about being a Filipino.

With the mercy and love from GOD, I am glad that I have seen the day that I discovered Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) the longest running religious program on Philippine tv.

Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) is not a religion but a religious program on tv and on radio. It is being hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano.

Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) is now on its 34th year and still counting with GOD’s help.

On the very first day, for the very first time that I watched Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) I started knowing the pure gospel of the LORD that eventually led to my decision to change join the true Church written in the Bible.

I am only proud to be a Filipino only because of my faith, and my faith only. I am a proud Member of the Church of GOD International.

Bro. Eli Soriano is a Filipino and I am a Filipino and for that, I praise and thank GOD eternally.

To GOD be the glory!

Church of GOD International Members in Isabela Gave Thanks to GOD Almighty

Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel’s preaching of the word of GOD has reached the far places of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines.

From Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao many of people have turned away from their false religions to become a member of the only one, true religion.

Last Saturday, May 4, 2013 the Church of GOD International Members in Isabela have offered their sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD for saving them from multitude of dangers and for giving Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel as faithful leaders of the Members Church of GOD International.

One of the locales that was established in the Isabela District, Sierra Madre Coastal Area is Maconacon.

The locale of Maconacon was established in the year 2007. In there, the electricity is supplied only during night and the commodities are expensive and the transportation is limited. Not only it is limited but the way to go there is also dangerous and long. The fastest travel is through air via single engine plane from Cauayan, next is through boat where the travel would take an hour and lastly, by foot and it would take 3 and a half days plus the dangers that you would encounter along the way. Dangers, such as the rebels and vicious animals the truth that is according to the Bodgie Dy, the Isabela governor himself.

Just to share you a brief history of the Philippines, it was in Palanan, a remote location in Isabela, where Emilio Aguinaldo, a former president was captured after 2 years by the Americans in 1902 during the Philippine-American war. From then up to the present, still, there is no concrete road that has being constructed in the Sierra Madre Coastal Areas.

A baptizer was set to officiate baptism but was stranded in Cauayan airport for 2 days because it was very cloudy. Using boat as their mode of transportation, people who are set to be baptized was accompanied by the Church elders to Casiguran so that in there, they will be baptized. With GOD’s help, the baptism were able to push through despite of the hardship that they encountered along the way. On this, there 7 souls were baptized on April 25, 2013.

With the grace of GOD through Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel brethren were blessed with satellite dish receiver and generator so that the brethrens in Maconacon, Dimasalansan, Bacovian and Palanan will not be left behind on listening and learning the teachings that Brothers Eli and Daniel are preaching before the congregation.

Since there is no adequate medical centers and institutions in their area, they were also given medicines and vitamins in addition.

All thanks and praises are to GOD!

Things that scare you, but should not

My perspective on supernatural beings, monsters, bad spirits and everything that goes bump in the night has changed. Ever since the time that I was enlightened and have known the words of GOD that are true and pure through the preaching of Bro. Eli Soriano, my fear towards such kind has gone.

I have learned that evils are spirits that can create illusions that fool people. They can disguise as different animals, they can disguise as something that is scary.

I grew up believing that there are supernatural beings, monsters, bad spirits in this world. They are most of the time being used to scare children to behave and people to stay put inside their homes. Probably, these are also one of the reasons why people are afraid of the dark and being alone.

As for my personal experience with these beings, I have a few, some of them I can still recall up until now, some mild encounters and some seems to be just like they are near to me. I must admit, the memories of these experiences used to hunt me. Sometimes, before, I cannot sleep and sometimes I cannot do the things that I can do because I am afraid, afraid of the dark and afraid of some places because of the thought that they might be there.

Just recently, I watched the 13th movie installment of Shake,Rattle and Roll. For some of you who may have not know, it is a horror movie in the Philippines that has probably the most number of installments. This is one of the movies that I watch with my friends and family since I was a child. And yes, as expected in regards to such kind of movies, there have been many characters, beings and scenarios that are being seen to scare the viewers.

Sad to say, while it is true that the producers benefit from the profit of this kind of movie, the movie also leave the audience feeling scared and in one way or the other, it can influence and persuade the viewers to believe into beings that “are not real”.

Of course, there have been countless ghost stories that were told over years. However, with all that I have already learned, I no longer believe on those. Others might have actually have seen, heard and felt something, but these are mere illusions, people can see it but they are not real.