- Posted April 14, 2014 by
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Fighting for TRUTH for 50 years and counting…
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].” – Ephesians 6:12
For the last fifty (50) years, Bro. Eli SORIANO, the Presiding Minister of the Members CHURCH of GOD International has consistently been into a relentless campaign of propagating the biblical TRUTH. Through all those years, Bro Eli, as he is fondly addressed by his brethren and his many worldwide followers, used to involve himself in debates and argumentations with deceptive religious pretenders (false prophets) of various sects and has time and again emerged triumphant in upholding the TRUTH at every turn.
For that reason, Bro. Eli has since been considered as the “nightmare of false prophets” and their fear of him is manifest in the rapidly diminishing number of those who want to challenge his biblical revelation of the TRUTH. So many false preachers have come to realize the futility of their false doctrines yet would not accept the biblical TRUTH due mainly to vested interest. Instead of taking the road to the old path of righteousness, they have opted to remain in their fortress only to become agents of hypocrisy, tools for deception and peddlers of lies. Worse, there are those who persecute him and are trying their best to destroy his character and spiritual reputation. http://truthhuntsman.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-nightmare-of-false-prophets-part-2-hated-by-inc-in-gods-name/
Nevertheless, Bro. Eli is determined and unstoppable in his resolve to fulfill his commitment to GOD and uphold the TRUTH no matter what… until the end. He has become even more relentless with the conduct of his widely acclaimed worldwide bible expositions (using the internet and satellite broadcast). Worldwide Bible Exposition is in keeping with his earnest effort to correct the common biblical misunderstandings or misconceptions and effectively deal directly or indirectly with false preachers who, while evading debates with him are busy with their doctrinal disinformation campaign elsewhere.
Be it debates or bible expositions however, Bro. Eli is undeniably at the forefront of an on-going spiritual warfare between good and evil, between right and wrong. It is a kind of warfare with multiple battlefields situated in the hearts and minds of men. No neutral ground to speak of; the battlefields are filled with exchanges of spiritual weapons of GOD’S TRUTH on one side versus EVIL on the other side. Truth is life, evil is death and at the end of the day, man’s FREE WILL decides his fate. Thanks be to GOD, Bro. Eli’s 50 years of engagement in this kind of protracted spiritual and intellectual skirmishes has provided biblical enlightenment and knowledge to so many truth seeking listeners who have made the right choice. In this regard, Bro. Eli has been the perennial recipient of innumerable awards and recognitions from credible organizations (http://www.elisoriano.com/awards/) including the prestigious Mashable’s award for the “Most Educational to Follow’ category in the Open Web Awards 2009. (http://www.mcgi.org/mashable-com-hails-bro-eli-soriano-the-most-educational-to-follow/).
Indeed, Bro. Eli’s track record in fighting for the TRUTH is beyond compare in this generation considering that his achievement of 50 year service to GOD has been laced by his detractors with persecutions and threats to his person all throughout. In the name of TRUTH, Bro. Eli has set aside his personal safety and comfort, offer his time, effort, resources, including his heart and mind to reach out to people and be able to preach the word of God worldwide against all odds so that others may live or attain spiritual salvation.
Fighting for TRUTH for 50 years and counting… that is how Bro. Eli gives his LOVE to GOD and to mankind. Another year of Brother Eli's service to GOD commences the day after April 7, 2014, the day that caps his sterling 50 year achievement which gives his followers the best reason to be thankful to GOD...through the years! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKzXYopjCDQ&feature=share
“… And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” – 2 Corinthians 12:15
Congratulations Bro. Eli! Thanks be to GOD and to GOD be the Glory!