In fact, I'm not going to waste my time debating with ADD members, they are a total waste of my time as every other debate. Macarthur of Grace to You that actually encourages people to study the Scriptures, I doubt it Eli Soriano does so.
God’s city and God’s people will be called by His name. “The church that is in their house” (Rom.16:5), “church which is at Cenchrea” (Acts 13:1), “church that was at Antioch” (Acts 13:1), and the “Church of God” followed by their location or where they met, such as “the church of God at Corinth” (Acts , 1 Cor.1:2, , , 15:9, 2 Cor.1:1, Gal., 2nd Tim.3:5). be baptized which have received the Holy Ghost.“..there is one body, and one Spirit... the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven... And still again, that just because a church calls themselves Iglesia ni Cristo or the Jehovah’s Witnesses, is not proof that they are the True Church because any minister can start his own church and call it anything he wants.“... Soriano, and also their SEC registration papers of April 21st, 1995, the true name of God’s Church is the “IGLESIA NI YHWH AT NI YHWSA HMSYH,” or THE CHURCH OF GOD IN JESUS CHRIST (literally, “the Church of God and Jesus Christ”).“Everyone must make himself a part of the Church, which is written in the Bible – The CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, PILLAR AND GROUND OF THE TRUTH.”Bro. Soriano gets this name from the following passage of 1st Tim.But if I tarrry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughest behave thyself in thehouse of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of truth.” NT churches were called by several names and some did not even have a name!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. Both the General and the Corporal are both fully human. And this “good news” was that Christ had became our needed sacrifice (1st Cor.15:1-22, Heb.9). When the new convert went down into the water, was submerged, and was then raised up, a re-enactment of his sins being washed away by the death, burial and resurrection of Christ was publicly demonstrated.
But this does not mean that a Corporal is any less human than the General. But the Bible teaches that we are not to receive a different gospel (Gal.1:8-9). Soriano; their church name; Their Trinity is a different Trinity; Christ is not a personal saviour; ADD salvation resembles the Mormon Gospel; Their salvation is like the INC; They are part of the Jerusalem church. Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” According to the Bible, the “washing” refers to “baptism.” Therefore, being “born again” commences with being born of water and of the spirit. Man must be immersed into the water, and having imbibed with the words and teachings of God, he will be washed clean from his sinfulness.
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 ). Instead of resorting to sarcasm and character assassination, it will focus on doctrinal issues.
"After a careful evaluation of the evidence submitted by the parties, the [prosecutor] finds that probable cause exists to hold respondent for two counts of rape," the resolution said, rejecting Soriano’s defense that the accusations against him were "fabricated, baseless and malicious." Soriano denied the allegations against him, saying that they were part of a "demolition job" perpetrated by the Iglesia ni Cristo church, with whom his group has been feuding.
The charges against Soriano stemmed from the complaint of Daniel Veridiano, a former assistant general secretary of the Church of God International, the formal name of his sect.
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.