Christmas, Snow and God

Hosea 6:3 Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him
.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear; 
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”

“Soon, it will be Christmas Day” – a line in a song you can hear around the world for Jesus Christ’s birth.  Almost everyone believed that Jesus Christ was born on a 25 of December.  422px-johann_koerbecke_002.jpgThis holiday is celebrated too by different Christian denominations even though most of them do not believe in the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Snow plays an important part in the scenario of a Christmas day (please refer to below first comment or link), unfortunately, even to commercialize this holiday.  Just look at the painting. It depicts a baby in a manger. Loo at the top right, there’s a snow. Have you realized the deceit here? People were made to believe that Mary bore the child, almost naked during winter.

I have not experienced a natural snow in the Philippines. We only have two seasons, summer and rainy seasons, neither there was snow in Bethlehem during Christ’s birth according to the book of Luke:

Luke 2:

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Of course, the pagan that the Catholic Church she is, idolatry and profit cannot be separated resulting from this tradition and custom of men:

Jeremiah 10:

1 Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel.

2 This is what the LORD says:
Do not learn the ways of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the sky,
though the nations are terrified by them.
3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
4 They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.

5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch,
their idols cannot speak;
they must be carried
because they cannot walk
.
Do not fear them;
they can do no harm
nor can they do any good.”

Just recently, I witnessed a snow, from a korean-novela, which I watched for almost four days within two weeks entitled, “Couple or Trouble.”couple-trouble-1.jpg Two things caught my attention in this movie: an insane lady and a scene where the snow began to fall. There’s an insane lady, careless and loving individual talking senselessly with sincerity; truth can be read between her lines.  She usually says that her love will come when the snow falls.

On the last episode, while talking to her lady protagonist friend, she confided to her how she hoped for her and believed that it will happen as soon as it snows.  And the plot falls into its place.

The issues were resolved but not according to the Christian doctrine.

1 Corinthians 7:

10To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

The said movie is a fiction and lacks too much violence, compared to the world we are living now. The existence of God was not mentioned, just the intertwining of dilemmas and emotions, a story made out of the creative mind of its author.

I continued watching the later part of the movie after attending our two-day International Thanksgiving of the Members, Church of God, that made me appreciate and relate to the ending of the drama, it’s setting, the seasons that God created, which testify of His existence and our need for Him.

Genesis 8:22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”

Worldly life changes constantly; the emotions and experiences of every human being, especially the unseen part of it.  Whereas, it is only God that remains constant.  Even a gay person like me; m needs and wants also change, even my emotions.

During the said International Thanksgiving last 22 to 23 of December, my understanding of God’s love to humanity, has gone deeper.  I even understood the kind of man gays are, we have a purpose in life too.  As Christians, the life inside the Church of God teaches as to count our birthdays as well to practice holiness – because it is essential in the everlasting life.

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A part of the topic read to us by Brother Eliseo Soriano (Bro Eli) from the Bible, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I felt that he was talking to me directly.  He said that gays like me, biblical speaking, are not the eunuch mentioned from the verse, specifically the third example. Why?

When gays decided to remain a bachelor for the sake of the kingdom of God, we are not like heterosexual that can choose whether to pursue a wife or not.  The characteristics of a eunuch should be that of a man that has all the qualities to satisfy the needs and wants of his wife and family, biblical speaking, but opted not to marry and pursued the kingdom of God as a bachelor instead.

Matthew 19:

11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

And what I understood just the same is that the kingdom of heaven is neither a choice, but a grace given to us Happy, gay Christians.

1 Corinthians 7:

1Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry.

7I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

8Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.

17Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. 18Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. 19Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts. 20Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him. 21Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 22For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ’s slave. 23You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.

25Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. 27Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.

29What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

32I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

36If anyone thinks he is acting improperly toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if she is getting along in years and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married. 37But the man who has settled the matter in his own mind, who is under no compulsion but has control over his own will, and who has made up his mind not to marry the virgin—this man also does the right thing. 38So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does even better.

39A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. 40In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is—and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

I enjoin everyone; more so, the brethren, to always be grateful to the Living God. Let us be hopeful, faithful, and charitable partakers in the innermost core being of the Church of God, allowing love be abundant in our works.

My point here is that people of any race and gender are capable to do good works.  Even God, the true Christians’ God, the God of Israel, the Living God expressed this in the Holy Bible saying that He wants all men to be saved.  Indeed, He gave a chance to those who haven’t  heard about Him, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Likewise, to them that have not heard the preaching and yet  doing what is good written in their hearts.

But some people overlooked the truth, though others are seeking it, for they do not understand themselves, their existence.  And instead invented a body of knowledge and, or adapt to the norms by older people or by people they live with.

A role was prophesied in the scriptures, where a man will be able to come in and out in the Church of God, thus can preach the gospel to all.  He will be an instrument for the chosen ones to help them see the things that the apostles seen, likewise those they did not see.

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Bro. Eli is the man who reads to us the word of God, and who himself take to heart what is written in the Holy Bible, together with the Church of God who listen to the words of the prophecy.

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.

God wants us to be as white as snow.

Psalm 51:7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Isaiah 55:10
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

Having heard, seen, and witnessed these things, let us read some scriptures and pray to God that we understand through the most sensible preacher of this time, Bro. Eli.

Proverbs 25:13
Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.

Zechariah 14

3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. 5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. 7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime-a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.

8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter.

9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

Matthew 24:20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.

Amos 3:

15 I will tear down the winter house
along with the summer house;
the houses adorned with ivory will be destroyed
and the mansions will be demolished,”
declares the LORD.

Matthew 24:

27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29″Immediately after the distress of those days
” ‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

30″At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32″Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

36″No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42″Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

45″Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

While there is time left,

Galatians 6:6Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

There are so many things, even the unseen and unknown, that we should be grateful for to the Living God of Israel. And so we say,

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (II Corithians 9:15)

  1. December 24, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Preacher Uncovers December 25th as Christ’s Birthday a Roman Catholic Lie
    By Robert Clarita @ http://2-2edgedsword.blogspot.com/2007/12/preacher-uncovers-december-25th-as.html

    “Roman Catholic teachings and traditions were derived from pagans in Rome and not from Christianity, as what they usually suppose, including Christmas. This was the answer of Preacher Eliseo Soriano, famous for the name Bro. Eli, who holds the long standing program “Ask Bro. Eli” that started as a radio program of the evangelist….”

  2. member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter
    December 26, 2007 at 9:20 am

    It is not a matter whether Jesus Christ was born in December or September, or it is commercialized and non-commercialized. What is the important is the message;

    “If music is a food of love, then play on” —- Shakespeare

    “If Christmas will be catalyst of love, then let us celebrate” — unknown

  3. December 27, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Give the proper Bible verse for your claim.

  4. member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter
    December 28, 2007 at 8:17 am

    And the loud voice is heard and said:

    “elman…. elman…. Why thou persecute me?”

    “I am the mirror of your thought and heart. If your mind and heart is full of doubts then my message is evil unto you but if your mind and heart is kind then I am handsome unto you even I am ugly” Matthew 6:22-23

    “I am a being that exist between the fusion of 1 John 4:8 and John 4:24 in the scripture”

    “I am that I am”

  5. December 28, 2007 at 10:33 am

    To allegedly member of the MCGI-Cebu Chapter:

    Where can you find in the Bible such fanatic heresy and belief you have regarding Xmas? take the challenge of Bro. Elman. Present your Biblical bases and convince us that you’re in the right tract. Got it? I am challenging you now! Take it or leave it.

    To Bro. Elman:

    Exactly! You’re right brood in saying and challenging this pretentious lady usurping to be a member of the Members of the Church of God International. Well, she (I use SHE because I believe that even if she’s a man she remains a woman or “BINABAE” since she keeps hidding her real identity. If she’s really a woman, then she should be and act as a man with her belief and stand firm with what she believes and claims to rightfully do.

    An utterly EXCUSE is my answer to her statement of her desire to celebrate Christmas. The Biblical Christians’ Christmas is in the heart done spiritually and daily. Contest to this statement and I will give and present to you the mounted facts and information I’ve gathered and reserched regarding this erroneous pagan Chrismas made and invented by the Family of Harlots (Revelation 17:5, 1-18), the Catholicsm. Are one of the harlot offsprings and heirs? I hope you’re not.

    Be like bro Elman, firm, determined and consistent on his stand and faith to walk in right old way under the right track of God’s righteousness though he is a happy Christian. Show the real you. Reveal your real identity. Be true to yourself and be not like HYPOCRITES (Matthew 23).

    Let’s take the Good fight Bro. Let’s defend the gospel of Christ against these perverts and heretics… Go for God’s, even the God of Israel’s glory forever and ever! Amen.

    God Bless us all!

  6. member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter
    December 28, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    If you know me, then you will focus on me and you will not focus the heart and thoughts on my writings. The same also if you will understand the thoughts and hearts on my writings as you appreciate on it and you may praise me instead to GOD, because you know me…

    If CHISTmas celebration is a loud voice to every corner of the world so that those who still not hear and believe will know Jesus Christ and feel the messages then why you are going to condemned it.

    Who are you?

    Why you are going to persecute the goodness behind the evilness? Said the lord; “Who maketh the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45

    And the ground is tremble when the loud voice is heard once again:

    “I am the lord of goodness “Matthew 19:17

    “On this goodness I will give you a gift. A gift of freedom, but this freedom will not measure by kilo or watts but by love”

    “This freedom if thou abuse will turn you into evilness and hypocrites like you”

    “So, fighting that evilness as you said is fighting the goodness behind”

    “I shall never teach you to fight but rather to love”

    “Behold, the days is already come, l already make a new covenant;”

    “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts” Jeremiah 31:33

    “They shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother of who I am,”

    “They shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them”

    “For inasmuch as they have done unto one of the least of their brethren, they have done it unto me” Matthew 25:40

    “I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

    “As they forgive their debtors” Matthew 6:12

    “I am the lord who maketh the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45 and Jeremiah 31:35 combination)

  7. December 29, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter,

    the verses you used above, tell me, to whom do you think it speaks to?

  8. January 2, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Happy New Year, Elman!

    God’s supreme blessings be with you.

  9. January 2, 2008 at 5:53 am

    To the alleged member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter:

    Who do you think you are? Are those verses you quoted and used to rationalized your evil thoughts above speak to and support your claim? Are you on the right state of your mind? Are you not worried about the sanity that a person like you and me must maintain? Or your just in the state of your insanity like your catholic colleagues and fanatics?

    Well, well, well, Your nothing but one of those second great trying hard copycats, false claimants and Christian wannabes (Titus 1:16)
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    16 “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” (KJV)

    Persecute? Do you know the real essence and meaning of that word and term? LOL. Haha. Don’t be so OR, OA and hysterical. When was that time that you were being persecuted by Bro. Elman? We are not against any person? We are against false teachings, erring doctrines, misinformations and perversions of the pure, faithful and divine words and truths of God. It is for the reason that we know and sure about what, when and how to fight for? why we fight? to whom we are fighting for? Who are to fight with? etc. Got it? (Ephesians 6:12)
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    12 “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.” (KJV) Agreed?

  10. January 2, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Hi! Shirley,

    We celebrate new year using the Hebrew Calendar.

    May God bless you too the grace that he has given the Members, Church of God International.

    Love,

    Elman

  11. January 2, 2008 at 10:17 am

    To Shirley:

    Well, you know what? I just wanna inform you that we, the members of The Church of God International, including Bro. Elman are taught well by Bro. Eli, our presiding minister, of the Biblical New Year aka the “Acceptable Year of the Lord” (Luke 4:19)
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    19 “To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (KJV)

    different from the year of the world today. The years that are known to the world today are largely influenced by the Roman Empire. It is unbiblical, baseless and pagan practice and tradition. If we are going to base our years in the Biblical calendar, we can see the true and accurate year counts. The Bible is complete. It contains science, technology, history, anthropology, chemistry, economics, politics and all other branches of sciences existing today even the calendar that the world should use and follow instead. The Bible has its own CALENDAR. The Biblical new year will fall sometime on March or April and has the more accurate year counts than of the world’s calendar today aka the “Gregorian Calendar.”

    It was the very instruction of St. Paul to the Biblical Christians to learn from them in all manners of faith: in clothing, hairstyle, food intake, attitude, human relation, in words, in thoughts, in ways and deeds, etc. and not to go beyond what is written. (1 Corinthians 4:6)
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    6 “And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might LEARN IN US NOT TO THINK OF MEN ABOVE WHICH IS WRITTEN, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.” (KJV)

    The instruction is clear that the Biblical Christians should follow the things that were written in the Bible. The Bible is exact. No more no less! It was also the instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ that His true followers must be taught and do all the things he commanded them to do and exercise (Matthew 28:19-20)
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    19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (KJV)

    20 “TEACHING them to OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (KJV)

    for the Christians who are in the house of God which is Church of God have the strict discipline based in the Bible (1 Timothy 3:15)
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    15But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou OUGHTEST to BEHAVE THYSELF in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

    If the Biblical and True Cristiand (different from the cliamants and wannabe cristians as the say) have done and observed those instructions, our Lord Jesus Christ will be with them forever as He reighs before His people (Colosians 3:15)
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    15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” (KJV)

    The peace of God is none other than but our Lord Jesus Christ who is the head that rules in the body which is the Church aka the Church of God (Colossians 1:18)
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    18 “And he is the HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (KJV)

    and this Biblical Church is neither the Catholic church nor any other churches that exist in the global religious world today. It is nontheless the Church of God in the Bible.
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    Acts 20:28
    28 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the CHURCH OF GOD, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 1:2
    2 “Unto the CHURCH OF GOD which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s:” (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 10:32
    32 “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the CHURCH OF GOD:” (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 11:16
    16 “But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the CHURCHES OF GOD.” (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 11:22
    22 “What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the CHURCH OF GOD, and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.” (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 14:33
    33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all CHURCH of the SAINTS.” (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 15:9
    9 “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the CHURCH OF GOD.” (KJV)

    2 Corinthians 1:1
    1 “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the CHURCH OF GOD which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:” (KJV)

    Galatians 1:13
    13 “For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the CHURCH OF GOD, and wasted it:” (KJV)

    1 Thessalonians 1:1
    1 “Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the CHURCH of the Thessalonians which is in GOD the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (KJV)

    1 Thessalonians 2:14
    14 “For ye, brethren, became followers of the CHURCHES OF GOD which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:” (KJV)

    2 Thessalonians 1:1
    1 “Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the CHURCH of the Thessalonians in GOD our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:” (KJV)

    2 Thessalonians 1:4
    4 “So that we ourselves glory in you in the CHURCHES OF GOD for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:” (KJV)

    1 Timothy 3:5
    5 “(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the CHURCH OF GOD?)” (KJV)

    1 Timothy 3:15
    15 “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (KJV)

    Hebrews 12:23
    23 “To the general assembly and CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,” (KJV)

    There is no mention of the Catholic or any other petty churches mounted like mushrooms in the world in our era but the Church of God. Therefore, the real new year that is Biblical and acceptable to the Lord is the “Lord’s Acceptable Year” and not the world’s new year celebrated yesterday, January 01, 2008.

    It is also further and rightful to conclude Ms. Shirley that other gospels different from that GOSPEL that the Apostles have preached and have written in the Bible be condemned, rejected and accursed. (Galatians 1:8-9)
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    8 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be ACCURSED.” (KJV)

    9 “As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (KJV)

    The Church is part of the Gospel, therefore if SOMEONE is preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL and ONOTHER CHURCH different from what the Apostles have preached, then, it is rightful and Biblical acts to accurse, reject and condemn that SOMEONE, that ANOTHER GOSPEL and ANOTHER CHURCH. Therefore, we should accurse the Catholic Church and other petty churches, the Doctrines or Gospel of the Catholism and of all other petty churches around the globe. They are all considered and called in the Bible as the “ANTICHRISTS” since the time of the Apostles till our era aka THE LAST DAYS/TIME.
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    1 John 2:18
    18 “Little children, it is the LAST TIME: and as ye have heard that ANTICHRIST shall come, even now are there MANY ANTICHRISTS; whereby we know that it is the LAST TIME.” (KJV)

    1 John 2:22
    22 “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is ANTICHRIST, that denieth the Father and the Son.” (KJV)

    1 John 4:3
    “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and EVEN NOW ALREADY IS IT IN THE WORLD.” (KJV)

    2 John 1:7
    17 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a DECEIVER and an ANTICHRIST.” (KJV)

    The Roman Empire began even before Christ. This empire is the author of and the guilty one in crucifying Jesus Christ and murdering all His Martyrs. Is it not that the Prime Mover of Catholicism is the Roman Empire originating and emanating from in Rome, Italy? Is it not true and the reason why the head antichrist chruch is named after the glorious Rome? Is not the Catholic church is called Roman Catholic Apostolic Church after Rome and after the Roman Empire? Think of these things Ms. Shirly. Are these just the coincidence or are these not the very fulfilment of the Words and the Prophecies of God written in the Bible?

    Many evidences would prove these pronuncement I made which will soon be presented in my blog. Let’s wake up and rise up from these deep sleep and from these beds of mishaps and deceptions and leave them all afterall immediately. Be one of us, former Catholic fanatics and Protestant believers, but now can proudly say, “We are Christian (in all the true and Biblical meaning and essence of the term Christian) and I am proud to be one.”
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    Acts 11:26
    26 “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called CHRISTIANS first in Antioch.” (KJV)

    Acts 26:28
    28 “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a CHRISTIAN.” (KJV)

    1 Peter 4:16
    16 “Yet if any man suffer as a CHRISTIAN, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” (KJV)

    Christians not by professings but Christians with actual experiences and sufferings and ordeals (1 Peter 4:16 [above verse]). Christians who do not retaliate even when physically hurt, personally maligned and imputed all aspects of evils in our beings by our enemies and persecuted by and in all means (Matthew 5:11)
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    11 “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.” (KJV)

    but are always happy (Matthew 5:12)
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    12 “REJOICE, and be EXCEEDINGLY GLAD: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

    and continuously thankful to God Almighty, even the God of Israel, our Eternal Father for all those odds and mishaps we are experiencing daily. (Colossians 3:15)
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    15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and BE YE THANKFUL.” (KJV)

    I’m saying these based on Experiences. Christains who can even pray them who curse us (Matthew 5:44)
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    44 “But I say unto you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” (KJV)

    and take persecutions as a fortune and blessedness (Matthew 5:10)
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    10 “BLESSED are they which are PERSECUTED for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (KJV)

    and who can love our enemies (Matthew 5:44)
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    44 “But I say unto you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (KJV),

    feed them, enemies who are in hunger and give them drinks, enemies who are in thirst with good will and healthy and enlarged heart (2 Corinthians 6:11)
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    “O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our HEART is ENLARGED.

    Thanks be to God for all his unspeakable gifts! (2 Corinthians 9:15)
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    15 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (KJV)

    May the Good Lord enlightened your mind and heart and may the Almighty Father bless us all. Amen!

    Sincerely,

    xian

  12. member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter
    January 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    May the spirit of Christmas giving will shine upon us in the whole New Year.

    For those who say “The Biblical Christians’ Christmas is in the heart done spiritually and daily”, then very good but…

    Daily? How can it make daily if you will not include December 25, just because of your dirty mind.

    Suppose you say that our celebration in December 25 is different because as what you said it is done spiritually.

    But do you know what you are talking about? Are you spiritually mature or a babes in the cradle?

    Don’t you know that the spirit is love. (fusion of 1 John 4:8 and John 4:24 in the scripture)

    And christmas giving and sharing is an action of love which is the truth, and you are the truth because you are the one who execute it.

    This is my last explaination on this matter and I hope you will understand.

    As the lord said in John15:15: Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

    Start…

    Jn:4:23: But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

    If you will describe spirit as a spirit only then it is nothing because you cannot feel it, so it is dead.

    But if you will describe spirit as like this;

    God is a spirit — John 4:24
    God is love — 1 John 4:8
    Combine the two facts therefore: love is a spirit

    And what is truth?

    Jn:1:17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and TRUTH CAME by Jesus Christ

    Jn:14:17: Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; FOR HE DWELLETH WITH YOU, and SHALL BE IN YOU.

    And when the spirit of truth shall be in you what will happen?

    You will execute what Master Lord Jesus Christ said as the truth camed from him.

    And what he said? Love your neighbor, love your enemy, and so on and so forth as long there is love.

    So, how do you show your love to your neighbor?

    Through sharing and giving and you are now worshipping the spirit and truth.

    About this matter:

    12 “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.” (KJV) Agreed?

    Brother in church and faith, if you will not yet spiritually mature like a babes in the cradle please prioritize reading and understanding the 4 gospels so that you will understand St. Paul writings.

    The word wrestle or fight there has a meaning if you just continue reading.

    St. Paul said that if you will fight the rulers of darkness, just bring only two weapons in your two bare hands and that is:

    1.) Love – as love conquers all.
    2.) Courage – The ability to ask forgiveness when you stumbled from temptation.

    Sorry for may boastfulness as stated that nothing to be boastful.

  13. January 2, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter,

    You have all the right to celebrate the “Christmas of world” with them. You also have your own initiative to read the verses to us.

    As a member, of the Church of God, International; as an imitator of the Church of God preached by St. Paul, we are not celebrating with the world. The peace and love within and among the community of God is enough, and the love that overflows is enough for us to celebrate it everyday.

    1 Corinthians 10:

    14Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

    15I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

    16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

    17For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

    20But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

    21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

    22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

    23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

    28But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:

    29Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?

    30For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

    31Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

    32Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

    33Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

    Thank your for your input. As these revealed who you really are.

  14. member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter
    January 3, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for your understanding as this understanding leads me to freedom and this freedom is measured by love as what St. Paul revealed;

    2Cor:9:7: Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a CHEERFUL giver.

    That cheerfulness depend on how depth is your freedom as that freedom is measured by love.

    You are send to the world not to condemned the world, not to condemned the sick but rather to join the sick, heal the the sick and eat with them.

    I will give you a last example.

    If tribulation will occur tommorow, what you will do?

    Are you going to go in Apalit Pampanga to join our comrade for isolation and waiting praying, praising to the coming of our Master Lord Jesus Christ.

    Or stay at your place and join the outside world to help and tackle the problem until you die because we are all destine to die.

    And when Jesus Christ is infront of you and you still alive while one of your comrade is die in the battle of giving, sharing and helpfullness cause by tribulation.

    Do you have a face, to face Jesus Christ?

    “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing”

  15. January 3, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Wazzup… Wazzup…

    To member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter:

    See? If you’re really a brethren in faith, then, you will be in concord with the faith I and Bro. Elman have. But to think and consider all the nonsense statements, total heresies and misinformations you have spread in the cyberspace while you are pretending to be and usurping as a member of MCGI-Cebu Chapter having utterly erring faith, you can be considered and called “great liar” just like your father in John 8:44
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    44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

    I don’t really wonder why you’re acting that way because even Satan, your very father, and his and your fellow cohorts are also using the sacred Words of God in the Bible for all your own profits and service for all your vested personal selfish interests. It is just like what you are doing, you’re quoting Biblical verses out of the texts and contexts added with your perversive personal interpretaion and mangling the divine thoughts of the verses. Is this a desperate and harsh accusation? I don’t think it is! Absolutely not!

    Take these for instances:

    1. (Daily? How can it make daily if you will not include December 25, just because of your dirty mind.)

    >>>> ABSOLUTELY! It is true that we are celebrating the true and the Biblical essence of Christmas DAILY the whole year round including December 25 because December 25 is part of the year. But mind you, in the Calendar that we are using in counting the days, weeks, months and years, nowhere you can find the expression “DECEMBER 25″ because such Biblical calendar we are using is utterly different to the Gregorian Calendar of the Catholic. And mind you, we totally reject and accurse and trash everything that are promoted by Catholicism and anything that is Catholic of origin.

    2. (Suppose you say that our celebration in December 25 is different because as what you said it is done spiritually.)

    >>>> ULTIMATELY YES! Your paganic and Catholic way of celebrating Christmas in December 25 is expansively different to our Biblical Christmas for it is done spiritually. It has a space like heaven and Earth distance of expanse in between the two that made the great difference. It is done spiritually because the celebration takes place in our hearts. Even if we are persecuted, maligned and imputed with all evils and in all manners of evil falsely to our very persons, and though we in hunger of the literal food and in thirst with the literal drinks (but not on the spiritual food and drinks) we are still at peace and remain thankful to God, even to the God of Israel, our Almighty Father for all those odds we are experiencing and that is the true essence of the Biblical Christmas. Unlike the world dominated by paganic Catholic fanatics like you, Christmas is celebrated with much indulgence to high state of consumerism and great materialism to the extent of committing heinous crimes just to earn money to give way to their vicious, luxurious and materialistic Christmas celebration. The prostitutes work overtime just to earn a lot, the robbers, the corrupt officials, the bad boys and childrens on the streets do the same. The culprits are Catholics. The victims and the law enforcers are Catholics alike at large. Did they learn the real essence of Christmas? ABSOLUTELY NOT! They are all bothered and distressed by earthly material things.

    What is more important, the DATE (December 25) or the ONE GIVEN BIRTH on that date? (But I am not saying that Christ was born on 25th of December.) On that question, the event which is the delivery of Christ and Christ himself is the most important than the date of course! People especailly the little children are totally deceived by this paganism because they trust the fictitious Santa Claus more than trusting God Almighty. They are even intoxicated by material things rather than being intoxicated by the spiritual things. Their sense of time and common sense are ruined by this paganism. Imagine, they are having the nine days series of the so-called “SIMBANG GABI” (Evening Mass) which is done at dawn? Evening mass done at dawn? Where is now the logic, the sense of time, and the common sense that each and every person having sane sound mind should possess? They ‘re all gone for those perverts and Catholic fanatics. No wonder, the Catholics are having their HOLY SUPPER or the so-called Holy Communion or the Holy Eucharist done early in the morning or at 9:00 A.M.; the DENIMS intended to be worn by men are worn by women and vice versa; and the EVENING DRESS and GOWNS are worn in daylights and go out not only to from their bedrooms but also from their own houses. Is it isn’t funny yet full of profanity and foolishness and are all abominable to God? (Deuteronomy 22:5)
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    5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” (KJV)

    Granting without accepting that Christ’s birthdate and celebration falls and takes place on the 25th December of ANY DAY of the year, why is that the death of Christ always falls on Friday aka the “Good Friday?” Aren’t these concrete manifestations of great deceptions, manipulations and inventions by the unbiblicals and pagans? These concerns require just a bit of logic and common sense for us to learn and be corrected. Christ is the peace sent by God the Father on Earth. Take these accounts: (Luke 2:9-14)
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    8 “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.”

    9 “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.”

    10 “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

    11″For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

    12 “And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”

    13 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,:”

    14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth PEACE, good will toward men.” (KJV)

    On verse 14, it says “Glory to God in the Highest.” Why is that so? It is because His will was fulfilled. And the proceeding line says, “ON EARTH PEACE, good will to all men” — this means that the babe Christ was born not in heaven or in any other planets but on Earth and he is called “PEACE”on Earth. Christ’s birth means Peace on Earth for He Himself is the Peace where the true peace emanates. Is this statement rightful? DEFINITELY YES! Because the true and Biblical Christ we know, follow and obey is the Christ and the Peace of God that’s the reason why He is called the “Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
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    6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.” (KJV)

    Let’s learn a little of grammar. The term “PEACE” is translated in different languages as follows:

    In Greek: eirene
    In Henrew: shalom
    In Biblical Latin: pax
    In Spanish: paz
    In Italian: pace
    In French: pais
    In Filipino: paskua
    In English: peace
    In the Biblica/spiritual language: Christ
    In Modern English: Christmas

    Saint Paul proclaims the Christ and His kingdom. If you have Christ and He is reining in your life, then, you will continuously be thankful because Christ who is the Peace of God and the Prince of Peace reigns in our hearts and in our lives at large. (Colossians 3:15)
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    15 “And let the Peace of God RULE IN YOUR HEARTS, to the which also ye are called in one body; and BE YE THANKFULl.”

    Romans 14:17
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    17 “FOR the KINGDOM of GOD is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and PEACE, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

    Being CONTINUOUSLY THANKFUL TO GOD, even to THE FATHER ALMIGHTY is the great manifestation of the real essence, spirit and celebration of the Biblical Christmas and Christ’s presence in your life and moreso the Peace who is Christ Himself.

    Now, have you ever made even just a little research of the so-called “World’s Christmas?” And not just a sort of research but a sort understanding those ample information available everywhere and realizing its paganic and unbiblical essence due to much commercialism and materialism.

    Recently, Pope Benedict XVI couldn’t help nor execute but only censure the much materialistic way of celebrating Christmas of his followers and the non-Catholics alike.

    QUICK FACTS: Per USA Today, the Pope is not too happy with the consumerization of Christmas:

    Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday criticized “materialistic” ways of celebrating Christmas, pressing the Vatican’s campaign against unbridled consumerism. His brief comments, delivered from the window of his private studio to pilgrims below in St. Peter’s Square, built on his dismay expressed Saturday that ever younger boys and girls are caught up in consumer pursuits. “The way of living out, and perceiving, Christmas unfortunately quite often suffers from a materialistic mentality,” Benedict said.

    Two Articles on Christmas, Materialism
    December 9, 2007, 1:08 pm
    Posted by Eduardo Peñalver
    http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/?p=1471

    Open your hearts… pray to God and ask for his divine guidance. may the Lord God enlighten your dim heart.

    God bless us all!!!

  16. January 3, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Wazzup once again:

    You are once again caught spreading misinformation and heresies in the cyberspace.

    You’ve said and I quote:

    “I will give you a last example.

    If tribulation will occur tommorow, what you will do?

    Are you going to go in Apalit Pampanga to join our comrade for isolation and waiting praying, praising to the coming of our Master Lord Jesus Christ.”

    >>> FOR ISOLATION? Who told you that? I can’t remember that Bro. Eli said that we will be isolating ourselves form the world during tribulation. Bro. Eli never teaches us that conclusion. Remember that Great Tribulation is inevitable. It is not a worldwide scenario but an isolated case to be experienced exclusively by the Church of God in the final days. While the Church of God is experiencing great tribulation, the business of the WORLD IS AS USUAL– they are drinking, marrying, eating (Matthew 24;36-42)
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    36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

    37 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

    38 “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,”

    39 “And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

    40 “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.:”

    41″Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”

    42 “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”

    planting, selling, buying, building houses, etc. (Luke 17:28-29)
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    28 “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    29 “But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”

    YOU SAID: Or stay at your place and join the outside world to help and tackle the problem until you die because we are all destine to die.

    WE ARE ALL DESTINED TO DIE? When did you hear that from Bro. Eli? Not all of us are destined to die till the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15 : 51-53)
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    51″Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall NOT ALL SLEEP, but we shall all be changed,”

    52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

    53 “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”

    Please think of the statements you are saying….Watch your deceitful tongue okay?

    Read carefully the Bible…. Ask God’s guidance and enlightenment….

  17. January 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter,

    When you use the teachings of St Paul as your reference, please remember that he is mostly talking to a specific audience. These audience for your information is the Church of God. That Church of God is comprised also of those imitators of the Church of God after St Paul up to these Era, going forward, who follows the commandments of God through the faith of Jesus Christ.

    Now, if you really want to follow St Paul’s teachings that came from God, then, it is high time for you to learn how a person is called by God and be lead to the Church of God. All the teachings whatsoever Jesus Christ taught to the Apostles where commanded to be done in the House of the Living God, which is the Church of God, where the Father, the Son, and the Holy spirit dwells.

    With these, all your knowledge in the spirit will grow, that is, as you eat milk you will later on be able to digest meat as you grow older in the faith of Jesus Christ. Your knowledge will be corrected and increased as you count your days in the Church of God.

    Mark 4:11 (New International Version)
    11He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables.

    Mark 4:11 (New International Reader’s Version)
    11 He told them, “The secret of God’s kingdom has been given to you. But to outsiders everything is told by using stories.

    Mark 4:11 (King James Version)
    11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

    12That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

    13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

    14The sower soweth the word.

    Marcos 4:11 (Ang Salita ng Diyos)
    11Sinabi niya sa kanila: Ang makaalam ng hiwaga ng paghahari ng Diyos ay ibinigay sa inyo. Ngunit sa kanila na nasa labas, ang lahat ng mga bagay ay ginagawa sa talinghaga.

    With these verses, you will learn how your sins will be forgiven with the grace of God.

    Just visit the following for communication and information:

    http://www.esoriano.wordpress.com

    http://www.angdatingdaan.org

    Or you can tell me your concern and I will do my best, God willing, to help you on how you can proceed to our Mass Indoctrination soon to be started by next week.

    To God be the glory! I am nothing.

  18. January 4, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Wazzup once again Ms. (alleged) member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter:

    Got enlightened or got a more hardened heart? Which is which?!

    The choice is all yours. God gives you the full chance to exercise the God-given freewill to everybody. He provided options you can choose from. And not only options but a recommendation out of God’s divine love which is to choose the blessing and the life. Therefore, make the right decision and have the favorable choice that God wants you to select and pick out (Deuteronomy 30:18-19)
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    18 “I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.”

    19 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I HAVE SET before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live:” (KJV)

    especially in our perilous times in these last days. (2 Timothy 3:1-3)
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    1″This know also, that in the LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES shall come.”

    2 “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, BLASPHEMERS, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”

    3 “Without natural affection, trucebreakers, FALSE ACCUSERS, incontinent, fierce, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD,” (KJV)

    How can we have blessings and life after choosing the recommendation of God? Here it goes, or have the destruction otherwise. (Deuteronomy 11:25-27)
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    25 “There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.”

    26 “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;”

    27 “A BLESSING, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:

    28 “And A CURSE, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.” (KJV)

    Obeying God’s commandments is our duty, a no ordinary duty but the entire duty of man coupled with fearing the Almighty God and remembering Him at all times for many have gone astrayed from God’s mainstreams and are now in the highest state of oblivion. (Ecclesiastes 12:13,1)
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    13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

    1″Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;” (KJV)

    That’s the reason why God reminds us always to remember him for every man tends to be more oblivious or forgetful and becomes more preoccupied with much earthly things and stuffs. These commandments that our Lord Jesus Christ wants us to keep are no single commandment but all the things He commanded before He was lifted up on high. And once it is fulfilled, His promise is that He will always and forever be in the midst of His people (Matthew 28:19-20)
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    19 “Go ye therefore, and TEACH all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

    20 “TEACHING them TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU: and, lo, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, even UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. Amen.” (KJV)

    And that’s exactly what Bro. Eli is trying and keeping to be fulfiledl and exercised in his very self and to the entire congregation of the Members of the CHURCH of GOD International. He is implementing all the necessary and relevant commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ for these last days congregation, NO MORE, NO LESS — things or commandments that are written. (1 Corinthians 4;6)
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    6 “And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred TO MYSELF and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye MIGHT LEARN in us NOT TO THINK of men ABOVE THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.” (KJV)

    On the other hand, all I can say and attest is:

    EXACTLY! As what Bro Elman has said and I quote, “I AM NOTHING!” Yea, and I would like to reiterate and corroborate with it, “I AM NOTHING too!” But with God, even the God of Israel, our Almighty Father and God’s mercies and graces, though we’re nothing, we’re being beloved, given the full chances to salvation, called in the Church, entrusted to be recepients and partakers of His unspeakable gifts, acknowledged as Christ’s friends, involved in the ministry, forgiven, etc. by our God. Like our very ensample not less than St. Paul and the rest of the apostles who said they are nothing, we say and acknowledge it too. (2 Corinthians 12:11)
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    11 “I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in NOTHING am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I BE NOTHING.” (KJV)

    Nevertheless, we thanks God for His lovingkindness and outpouring blessings bestowed upon us and to the entire brethren at large. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gifts and unfathomable wisdom being revealed to us daily!

    To God be all the glory! Amen.

    x-ian

  19. member of MCGI Cebu Chapter
    January 4, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Brother in faith and church, please don’t forget that the temple is you and the church you mention is you and me it is the community of brotherhood which is bond by love and our mission is to show to the world.

    Our mission is not to condemn the world or we are making our own world bur rather to transform the world into a civilized world

    Liar? The scripture said all people of the world are liar. Ps 116:11

    Why? Because it is an act of survival as a being came from animal state.

    But the problem, I have no reputation to gain or loose here as an act of survival attitude

    So what’s the purpose for me to lie?

  20. member of MCGI Cebu Chapter
    January 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    WE ARE ALL DESTINED TO DIE? When did you hear that from Bro. Eli? Not all of us are destined to die till the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15 : 51-53)
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    51″Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall NOT ALL SLEEP, but we shall all be changed,”
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    Brother why you are so meticulous? Like a Scribes and Pharisees who wash their hands before they eat.

    is Mr. Tim Kurek is correct to call us as a scribes and pharisees in the philippines?

    Remember this, to die and to transform is the same idea in the scripture and science, don’t focus on physical interactions only but try to explore deeper.

    “let the dead bury their dead.”

  21. January 4, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    member of MCGI Cebu Chapter,

    What world are you referring to? From which world are you?

    What does “member of MCGI Cebu Chapter” which is your pen name, means? What does “MCGI” from your pen name means?

    If you will read Tim Kurek’s post, you will know that he really is not ready to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ from anyone outside his church. He is still confused. He is still weighing things out and still deliberating – proving in himself that his Church can still be corrected. He wants to learn of the truth but not yet ready to let go of the teachings that he primarily learned from his country, his group, his church.

    Here Kurek’s link:

    http://uriahministries.wordpress.com/2007/10/26/to-my-dearest-wormwoods/

    But I believe God has given Tim Kurek a chance to know him by bringing him Bro. Eli’s Blog.

    http://www.esoriano.wordpress.com

    Maybe, you can see yourself in Tim Kurek’s person or writing, the reason why you thought that he was offended. Actually, you are not offended of us, you are offended of the scriptures.

    Matthew 15

    12Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”

    13He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. 14Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

    If you really are a brother, I hope I did not offend you.

    Proverbs 18:19
    An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

    I suggest that let us meet infront of a Minister in Charge(MIC) or a worker in Apalit, Pampanga and let us discuss what we believe in and what we disagree with so that we will receive an advice accordingly, biblical. Brethren who are in one Body, must therefore have one faith.

    While you still have some time to spare in my blog, you can further read below verses as St Paul speaks to the BODY:

    Ephesians 4:
    4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

    14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

    17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

    20You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

    25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

    26″In your anger do not sin”:

    Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

    27and do not give the devil a foothold. 28He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.

    29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

  22. January 7, 2008 at 10:18 am

    To Ms. (alleged) member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter:

    Hey,

    Good day to you!

    I wanna set this clear that I don’t mean to offend nor to add insult to injury. All I want is the truths and the biblicality in all we say and do. These things are and should supposedly be emanating from us so that those from the outside might see the glaring truths of God’s words in the Bible and His faithfulness unto His people and to all generations through our statements, deeds and thoughts but thru the preachings of Bro. Eli and Bro.Daniel primarily at large.

    I could proudly say to everybody else with all modesty intact that “Certainly Yes! I am METICULOUS when it comes to Biblicality and truthfulness, moreso when we are quoting and expounding Biblical verses. It is for the reason that we are trained and instructed not only by our very own singular sensible presiding minister and preacher Bro. Eli Soriano primarily but by the faithful men of God in first century Christian era like St. Paul and the rest of them. We should be Biblical in all means and aspects in this life, be always in concord with the pure doctrines of the Church of God and making sure that we have the concrete bases within the framework of the truths that were written in the holy Scriptures (1 Corinthians 4:6)
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    6 “And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred TO MYSELF and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye MIGHT LEARN in us NOT TO THINK of men ABOVE THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.” (KJV)

    and not in conformity of this world. (Romans 12:2)
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    2 “Do not CONFORM any longer to the pattern of THIS WORLD, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (NIV)

    (2 Corinthians 6:14)
    14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (KJV)

    We, the Biblical Christians should have a renewed mind and cleaned heart anytime anywhere. We are summoned by Christ’s faith we have received, practiced and lived to be spiritually responsible and be one in faith that is of Christ, in doctrine, in Spirit for we are in one body, the Church, as we receive one baptism, etc. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
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    4 “There is ONE body and ONE Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called”
    5 “one Lord, one faith, one baptism;”
    6 “one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (KJV)

    If you are one with us, then, you should be in the concord with the faith and professions I and Bro. Elman have. You can’t see nor read any conflicting statements on our respective posts and comments above. Maybe they differ on the way we expressed them but the spirit and the essence of the things we declare are in unity.

    These hated and striking exchanges of arguments originated when you posted a comment about Christmas that the Church of God should celebrate and I quote:
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    (It is not a matter whether Jesus Christ was born in December or September, or it is commercialized and non-commercialized. What is the important is the message;

    If music is a food of love, then play on” —- Shakespeare

    “If Christmas will be catalyst of love, then let us celebrate” — unknown

    member of MCGI -Cebu Chapter – 26, December 2007 at 9:20 am)
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    Will you blame us if we reacted that way. If truly you are a brethren in faith, you should not err in faith. Well, Bro. Elman made a proposal to once and for all solve this conflict between the three of us which is to face our Ministers in Charge (MICs) or any worker in Apalit, Pampanga and let us discuss what we believe in and what we disagree with so that we will receive an advice accordingly, biblical.

    If I am found guilty of erring from the faith, then I am much and more than willing to ask for apology to everybody and especially to you. I know Bro. Elman will do the same if he too is found to be guilty of the same errors.

    I am sorry if I have offended you with all my statements but what I have said are Biblically sound and I am firm with my stand that they are in accordance with the holy Scriptures as of the moment. But I will recant, retarct and stand corrected when I will be found utterly erring. With these things, I am just asserting to what I believe in for I know and I understand what I believe in. No body can take them from me but the one who gave them, my Lord whom I serve with with my very best, Jesus Christ and His Aalmighty Father, even the God of Israel, our God Eternal. For it is the divine duty of everyone who receives, knows, understands and believes in to be firm with his stance in them because it is a sin and a great slaugh if he/she breaks in and with them (James 4:17)
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    17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is SIN.” (KJV)

    Feel free to contact us and set the date and we will face all together to our higherups in the Church in Apalit, Pampanga. Now, if your unwilling to cooperate with this noble and sincerest move and proposal we have with Bro. Elman, then, it will just and be a strong manifestation of your guilty in all my accusations to you like the usurpation to be a member of COGI, being a liar and a heretic. (I am not saying you are but if and only if you will not appear with us before our ministers, then let it be and so be it.)

    Take this as a friendly and a brotherly advice if you really are a brethren in faith. Or if you want, try to listen to the pure doctrines of Christ during our Mass Indoctrination worldwide that will starting tonight, January 07, 2008, at 7;00 pm (Philippine time) to the locale nearest to your location and see it for yourself and assess the things you have said and you did.

    To Bro. Elman:

    I am proud to have a brrod in faith like you, though a bachelor gay Christian but a real man in faithwho walks in righteouness towards perfection. Let us join hands together to help our preachers, Bro. Eli and bro. Daniel in propagating the gospel of the Kingdom of God for the time is at hand. Why not be in the ministry Bro. Let’s be a worker for God’s better glory. It is my desire to be a worker to. It is for the reason that the harvest are plenty but the workers are few (Matthew 9:37-38)
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    37 “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;”
    38 “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

    Luke 10:2
    2 “Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” (KJV)

    and for the reason that many were called but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)
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    14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
    May the Almighty God bless us all.

    Let us listen to His voice, respond to His invitation and follow to His calling.

    To God be all the glory.

    xian

  23. member of MCGI Cebu Chapter
    January 7, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Brother in faith and church, I think we don’t need to bring this in higherups in the Church in Apalit, Pampanga. Aside from a fact that from Cebu to Apalit Pampanga is more than 300 miles away.

    We have to solve this here in the web.

    To solve this we have to use the writings of St. Paul in Galatians 2:1-10 in which there is a miscommunication of idea between Peter, James and old Jewish Patriarch against Paul and Titus group.

    But do you know that there is only one thing that they are unanimously agreed?

    And that is giving and sharing — Gal 2:10 “Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do”

    And truly I am a member of MCGI here in Cebu City, and I am not she but rather I am he.

    Peace be with you brother.

    But remember, the meaning of this peace is love because when there is no love there is no peace.

    And this love is came from the Father which brought by our Lord Jesus Christ.

  24. January 7, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Dear X-ian,

    Jude 1:

    3Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

    4For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

    5Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

    8In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings. 9But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”

    As for you, who introduces himself as, “member of MCGI Cebu Chapter”,

    Galatians 3:

    3Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
    4Have you suffered so much for nothing—if it really was for nothing?
    5Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?

    Galatians 4:

    8Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. 9But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.

  25. January 8, 2008 at 6:52 am

    To a brood in faith, a member of MCGI Cebu Chapter:

    I salute you with an holy kiss! (Romans 16:16)

    Well, well, well, it is good to hear that you’re a brood too in faith and one of those blessed who were once and for all called in the Church of God. I presume you’re still a youngster and a member of the KKTK (Kapisanan ng Kabataan Tungo sa Kasakdalan) or in English is the CYTP (Congregation of the Youth Towards Perfection) maybe or even not. As for the name of our group or congregation as youngsters, it is calling, inviting, encouraging and pushing us to be perfect towards and for God’s greater glory. As the youth, we can do a lot. I could proudly say to the whole world with due respect and with all my modesty intact that we, the youth in the Church of God is the very fulfilment of the the very saying of our very own Malayan and the Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Alonzo Y Realonda saying, “The youth is the hope of the fotherland.” We could even amend it to a better, higher level based on God’s righteousnes and glory saying, “The youth well taught and directed with Christ’s righteousness is truly the hope of the fatherland.” Let us continue working for the fulfilment of this dream and vision of Rizal.

    Anent to these, the day before yesterday and that was Sunday, we had our Mass Indoctrination Caravan and Information Drive and leaflets giving. It is truly difficult to convince wicked people to make believe the truths we believe in for many have gone out in the world in these last days of perilous times who are indulging and even perfecting themselves in diverse mundane things and in Satan’s diversionary stuffs. Moreso to them who are not called and were considered by the holy Scriptures as naturally born brute beasts (2 Peter 2:12)
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    22 “But these, as natural BRUTE BEASTS, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;” (KJV)

    Jude 1:10
    10 “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as BRUTE BEASTS, in those things they corrupt themselves.” (KJV)

    who turned all their will and have deals withe satan. (1 Timothy 5:15)
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    15 “For some are already turned aside after Satan.” (KJV)

    But since we are already in the Church, let us unite and join our efforts in helping our preachers in propagating the pure doctrines of Christ for the remission of sins of those who believed and responded to the calling. Let us break the seemingly walls that divide us. Actually, it is not really a wall but just a petty miscommunication and misunderstanding on some doctrinal issues but must be dealt accordingly, biblical. We should not allow Satan to ruin all our efforts in the past and the things we have started have striven hard since we accepted the pure doctrines of our one Lord Jesus Christ.

    Once again, I would like to reiterate and say it once more that I’m so sorry if I have offended you bro. Makapasaylo ka ba bro? (Can you forgive me?) I don’t mean hurting your emotion. My intention of saying those things is to strike your napping spirit (if it was once) and be quickened by the truths that the Bible bespeaks of. What should proceeds in our heart and mouth must be the rightful judgement and biblical pronuoncements and declarations. Let us and must always be logical, sensical and moreso Biblical bearing the common sense and gift of descernment on the light from darkness, the good from evil, the Biblical from heresies and the truths from lies with the divine help and supervision of the Holy Spirit. Let us even nurture the faith of Christ in us and grow spiritually forward to the fullest and extreme. Let us maximize our time and energy in engaging and preoccupying ourselves with the different activities and all good works we had in the Church – the ultimate benchmark of perfection. (2 Timothy 3:17)
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    17 “That the man of God may be PERFECT, thoroughly furnished unto all GOOD WORKS.” (KJV)

    Ephesians 2:10
    10 “For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, created in Christ Jesus unto GOOD WORKS, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (KJV)

    1 Timothy 2:10
    10 “But (which becometh women professing godliness) with GOOD WORKS.” (KJV)

    Titus 2:7
    7 “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of GOOD WORKS: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,” (KJV)

    Titus 2:14
    14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of GOOD WORKS.” (KJV)

    Titus 3:8
    8 “This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain GOOD WORKS. These things are good and profitable unto men.” (KJV)

    Titus 3:14
    14 “And let our’s also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.” (KJV)

    Let our good works driven by our faith make us perfection not in the sight of men but in the sight of God. To God be all the glory!

    To Bro. Elman:

    Peace be with us!

    Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gifts!

    Thanks be to God bro for moving you to remind me such verses. Though I know them well, but sometimes, I tend to forget them for a while as I was carried away by the circumstances, the situation and by my emotion. My outburtst emotion drawn me into insensitivity and harsh attitude towards dealing with the problems and pacifying the quo. But, it is not yet too late to have the partchworks and start anew while continuously traversing the old paths that appraoches godliness, holiness, perfection, eternity and true happiness. God’s love and lovingkindness are more than enough reasons for us to offer thaknsgiving to God, even the God of Israel and our Almightry Father for all things whether odd or best things, everyday, every single moment of our life.

    Last night, the Mass Indoctrination has started and its good that the turnout of the respondents are great in number. It enlarges our heart and move us on to be always and very thankful to God. It is just in our locale in EDSA-CUBAO but much more if we will consolidate the overall turnouts of all the locales all over the globe. These are the concrete manifestations of the very fulfilment of God’s words and promises (Jeremiah 30:18-20)
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    18 “Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.”

    19 “And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and THEY SHALL NOT BE FEW ; I will also glorify them, and THEY SHALL NOT BE LITTLE.

    20Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.” (KJV)

    The voice of Congressman “Kuya” Mr. Public Service Bro. Daniel Razon is reechoing music into my ears saying that the hardships, sacrifices, and persecutions we are now experiencing and facing cannot be compared to the goodness of our Godas He unfolds the in-depth mysteries of His Kingdom being hi unto the wise but now revealed to the saints in the last days and moreso incomparable to the glory that is to come. Let us prepare for it.

    On the 26th of January will be our pasalamat, the KKTK Thanksgiving of EDSA-CUBAO Locale. See you there in Apalit, Pampanga although we are attending our pasalamat weekly, every Saturday. I hope to see and meet you personally soon. Accept my highest regard to all the brethren. Let us go on unto perfection. May the Lord God grant all the desires of our heart which are in congruent to His divine will.

    Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gifts.

    To God be all the glory!

    xian

  26. member of MCGI Cebu Chapter
    January 8, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    There is nothing to ask for a forgiveness brother because we are only speaking here according to our freedom and understanding.

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    1. Galatians 3:

    3Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
    4Have you suffered so much for nothing—if it really was for nothing?
    5Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?

    1. Galatians 4:
    8Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. 9But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.

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    Actually what St. Paul trying to emphasize here is after you attain freedom you have to go back to the slaves but not to turn slaves again but rather to free the slaves

    ———————————–.

    10You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.

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    Actually the mean point of St. Paul here is like what Feng Shui done in which the people is relying to the superstitious belief instead to GOD.

    Because St. Paul know it brother that when you are in Christ you are already a “man of grace”.

    This is a disadvantage brother if you are focusing to the writings of St. Paul specially if you did not know how to handle it and did not yet master or understand the four gospel. If you still not know how to handle it brother this could lead you into a ditch and you will become a narrow minded and a persecutor of freedom and this freedom is unit measurent of love.

  27. January 8, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    So, member of MCGI Cebu Chapter,

    Tell me then, what are these four gospels that you are referring to? Are you insinuating that you mastered and understood the four gospel, the same way you do with St Paul’s writings?

    1 Corinthians 8:9
    Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

    1 Corinthians 10:23
    “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive.

    Galatians 5:13
    You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature ; rather, serve one another in love.

    1 Peter 2:16
    Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.

    James 1:25
    But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

    If you really cannot go to Apalit, Pampanga, then tell me your name, locale, district, locale servant, Minister in Charge – so that, we can advise them of how this conversation came about among us commenters here. So that we can be taught or advised accordingly, based on the Holy Scriptures and the authority given to them. If you cannot post here your personals, then email here or you can talk to your own locale servant or to your own Minister in Charge about this website. And I shall wait to be called and will accept if I receive reprimand from them. I am ready to accept corrections and to amend my mistakes, and to apologise when needed.

    By these suggestions, they can hear or read our disagreement either personally or through the internet, thus to finally close this misunderstanding with the help of God. I do not want to offend you brother, for I have faith that a brother would also try his best with God’s help not to be offended. Let us show our faith by deeds brother. Let us do our best to learn according to what Bro Eli has taught us, by the help of God through Jesus Christ.

    Let us not confuse the readers, even those outside.

    1 Corithians 11:

    17In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. 18In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. 19No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval.

    22Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Certainly not!
    23For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

    27Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

    28A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

    29For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.

    30That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.

    31But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. 32When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

    33So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other. 34If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment.

    And when I come I will give further directions.

    1Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

    2I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you.
    3Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

    To God be the Glory. I am nothing.

  28. January 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Mr. member of MCGI Cebu Chapter,

    You know what, I can’t really see a point of commonalities but rather a point of much differences between you (your camp) and me and Bro. Elman (our camp). You keep claiming your a member of the Church of God but your very opinionated words are opinionated and fallacious statements are speaking and showing who you really are, and of what is the real you and the real power in you. I started posting comments not only here in Bro. Elman’s blog but moreso in Bro. Eli’s that is constantly frequented by most of our professional, matured and spiritual brethren since then. But never in those times with God’s grace, will and help that I and Bro. Elman were caught of heresies and fallacious statements to our comments on the different high-profile and in-depth blog posts of Bro. Eli on the different vital and crucial issues in the religious and secular world at large.

    In this complex yet rudimentary and popular topic on Christmas, you were repeatedly caught of commiting such crime of spreading heresies, variant lies and confusing fallacious statements in the cyberspace. Bro. Elman’s blog is found so informative, enlightening, interesting and delighting to the cyberspacers of different kinds who frequented to his blogs and I am the very witness of that. It is made and forerun by Bro. Elman to help our ministers in propagating the pure gospel of Christ. But, you are trying to defeat the purpose, yet, I believe, God doesn’t and wont permit that to happen. Why you’re always and very fond of spreading heresies in the cyberspace? Until when will you continue spreading misinformation in the web? Wont you stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? (Acts 13:10)
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    10 “And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, WILT THOU NOT CEASE TO PERVERT THE RIGHT WAYS OF THE LORD?” (KJV)

    Truly that you are misleading the readers and vistors of this blog as what Bro. ELman’s has said in his assessment to your acts. Are you aware of and do you understand what you were saying? I can’t even call you a BROTHER now. Because if you truly are a brother in faith, then, you should not act like that and you must be responsible enough to the things you are spreading in the cyberspace. Brethren in faith are the those who do the will of the Father Almighty based on how Jesus Christ defined it, not a christian wannabe and a usurper like you.
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    Matthew 12:50
    “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my BROTHER, and SISTER, and MOTHER.” (KJV)

    Mark 3:35
    “For WHOSOEVER SHALL DO THE WILL OF GOD, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.” (KJV)

    Take these points in in your mind:

    1. YOUR SAID: “There is nothing to ask for a forgiveness brother because we are only speaking here according to our freedom and understanding.”

    >>>——–>I was asking apology because I presumed I have offended you but I WAS NOT SORRY FOR WHAT I SAID for they aren’t my own but the things I have expounded are the verses taken from the holy Scriptures which are relevant to the issues and concerns. I don’t need to be sorry about the words of God for there is nothing to be sorry about the words of God in the Bible. When God means the words He says in the Bible and as God says the words He means, then, so be it. God’s words in the Bible are beyond questions. They are final, absolute and executory. NEVER IN MY LIFE THAT I WOULD BE AND FEEL SORRY OF GOD’s WORDS. I am nothing and I still have that little respect to myself yet, my full and complete due respect is intact exclusively for God, the One who cannot lie, whom I serve and acknowledge as the ultimate and almigthy above all and worthy of respect and rulership over all; for His divine words; for His messengers; for His Church and for all the things that belong to God. For with these, I am not ashamed of the words of God, (Romans 1:16)
    ________________
    16 “For I am NOT ASHAMED of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (KJV)

    even to the God of Israel at large, our Almighty Lord (Psalm 31:17)
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    17 “Let me NOT BE ASHAMED, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.” (KJV)

    To God be all the glory for I am nothing but a worthless servant.

    2. YOU SAID: “…because we are only speaking here according to our freedom and understanding.”

    >>>————> EXACTLY! We have our freedom and freewill for all the things we wanted to say or do but these don’t mean that they are absolute. The evils’ freedom or liberty ends when the Christians’ liberty or freedom begins especially top the weak Christians. (1 Corinthians 8:9)
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    9 “But take heed lest by any means this LIBERTY (freedom) of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.” (KJV)

    They have the right to be taken cared of well by the strong. The strong have the obligation and duty to nurture and guide the weaks till they have grown strong and obtained maturity in spirit. The Biblical Christians are given by God the freedom or liberty coupled with the divine discipline ought to be observed strictly and faithfully while exercising such freedom (Galatians 5:13)
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    13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto LIBERTY; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (KJV)

    1 Peter 2:16
    “As free, and not using your LIBERTY for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.” (KJV)

    in the house of God, which is the Church of God (1Timothy 3:15)
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    15 “In case I am delayed, to let you know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, because it is the church of the living God, the support and bulwark of the truth.”

    and outside the Church (Matthew 10:16)
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    16 “I am sending you OUT like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

    For the Biblical Christians are not the forgetful hearers only but the DOERS of the WORKS OF LIBERTY. (James 1:25)
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    25 “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” (KJV)

    Having understood the freedom that the Bible speaks of is not enough for you to boast while doing your own malicious will, saying many heresies and abusing the freedom in you. Fear God and have pity for yourself. Be aware that what you said or did will ajudge you in the end. Be careful of your thoughts, deeds and words. The freedom that you are bosting, abusing and saying will serve as the very criterion in judging you. (James 2:12)
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    12 “So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.” (KJV)

    3. YOU SAID: (“Actually what St. Paul trying to emphasize here is after you attain freedom you have to go back to the slaves but not to turn slaves again but rather to free the slaves”)

    >>>———-> Where did you get such erroneous explanation to the writings of St. Paul as you caught the verses in Galatians 4:8-11? Your explanation is out of context but it is in your mind dude. Is the point of St. Paul in his writings is the things you were saying or the other way around? MIND YOU, St. Paul’s point is that he pointed out the past state of the Galatians as they were unaware of the true God before and were under the slavery of the IDOLATRY and their petty gods or IDOLS. Always remember that the term IDOLATRY has a wide essence and coverage in the Biblical point of view and framework. Then, after knowing God and they are known by God, they were retroverting instead of flourishing in faith, righteousness and in love as a whole JUST LIKE WHAT YOU DO NOW. Are you not aware of that? I’m saying these to quicken you from the deep sleepliness in the bed of deceptions and perversions and heresies.

    See these verses yourself and disprove my statements above if you want and prove me wrong once and for all. I know I am nothing but His words worth more than anything and anybody else:
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    Galatians 4:
    8 “Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.” 9 “But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?” 10 “You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!” 11 “I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.”

    4. YOU SAID: (“Actually the mean point of St. Paul here is like what Feng Shui done in which the people is relying to the superstitious belief instead to GOD.”)

    >>>———-> Here you are again being TACKLESS, RECKLESS, PRESUMPTUOUS and ACCUSATIVE to St. Paul and his epistles. Did St. Paul ever mention the Feng Shui and superstitions? Isn’t it that his main point is the IDOLATROUS character and acts of the Galatians where they tend to be revertive then? Agreed?

    5. YOU SAID: (“Because St. Paul know it brother that when you are in Christ you are already a “man of grace”.”)

    >>>————–> Is it a man of Grace? Or a Man of Love? St. Paul never speaks of nonsense and more so our God and the Bible. GRACE is a part and parcel of LOVE. Grace is within the context of Love. The entire law of Christ turned and were summed up with just one word and that is LOVE. (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
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    1 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” 2 “And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” 3 “If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have love, I receive no benefit.” 4 “LOVE is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.” 5 “It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.” 6 “It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth.” 7 “It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 8 “Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside.” 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part,” AGREED?

    6. YOU SAID: (“This is a disadvantage brother if you are focusing to the writings of St. Paul specially if you did not know how to handle it and did not yet master or understand the four gospel. If you still not know how to handle it brother this could lead you into a ditch and you will become a narrow minded and a persecutor of freedom and this freedom is unit measurent of love.”)

    >>>————> Is that so? Really? ARE YOU SURE OF THAT? What made you said that? Have you already fathomed the writings of St. Paul? If YES, please explain to me all the things he wrote in His various epistles. If I were to say, assess and compare myself to St. Pau thenl, my ultimate conclusion would be: I have NOTHING to say nor boast and I could not even dare to compare myself to my apostle and brother St. Paul. I am that UNWORTHY to be compared to him who were once caught up till the third Heavens, in the Paradise; even just a bit. I AM NOTHING with all honesty and humility that now I say this.

    >>>————> Now, with your claim that you mastered the 4 Gospels, what are these four gospels you are talking about? Are these the gospels of St. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Then, if your answer is YES for you said you have understood and mastered them all, then, tell me the answer to this question: WHAT IS THE SUMMARY OF THESE FOUR GOSPELS THAT YOU WERE SAYING? So that I will not fall into the ditch where you have fallen and you are now.

    >>>————> Where can you find in the holy Scriptures the expressions you used “freedom is unit measurent of love?” I haven’t heard of that from Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel nor have I read that in any verse in the Bible. Correct me if I’m wrong because to tell you frankly, I am so poor when it comes to understanding of the Scriptures that’s why my blog has the name xian (christian), the hungry and thirsty soul of God’s words for I need God’s divine intervention and power to understand His words. I beg of you…..

    xian

  29. member of MCGI Cebu Chapter
    January 9, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Where can you find in the holy Scriptures the expressions you used “freedom is unit measurent of love?” I haven’t heard of that from Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel nor have I read that in any verse in the Bible?

    My answer brother is simple, you cannot give of what you don’t have.
    And if they have maybe they have a reason of why they don’t give.

    Since you ask brother then you will be answer,

    Let us first talk about history.

    In the beginning in sometime ago, the evilness is not yet born.

    Do you remember brother the loud voice which we heard on this blog that stated:

    “I am the lord of goodness “Matthew 19:17
    “On this goodness I will give you a gift. A gift of freedom, but this freedom will not measure by kilo or watts but by love”
    “This freedom if thou abuse will turn you into evilness
    And this is what happen to lucifer brother the pioneer of abuses long time ago, and this is also the reason brother why archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” because archangel Michael brother know the facts.

    Do you remember brother what St. Paul wrote:
    2Cor:9:7: Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

    Could you did not ask a little bit brother why God love a cheerful giver?

    Because of his unmeasurable goodness brother he give as gift of freedom and that is why he want to look at you exercising your freedom not for badness but for goodness as he is the lord of goodness and there is no greater goodness brother than love as God is love.

    In summary brother, freedom should not be abused and should be used for goodness purposes but there is no greater goodness than love.

    So we can say, that your love depend on your freedom.

    And this is proven in:

    Mt:6:22: The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
    Mt:6:23: But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

    The eye is your mind and heart brother and this is subjected for freedom as what Master Lord Jesus Christ said “ If your mind and heart is dirty how dirty it is? But if your mind and heart is good how good it is?

    It depends on you brother?

    what are these four gospels you are talking about? Are these the gospels of St. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Then, if your answer is YES for you said you have understood and mastered them all, then, tell me the answer to this question: WHAT IS THE SUMMARY OF THESE FOUR GOSPELS THAT YOU WERE SAYING?

    The summary of the four gospel brother are these:

    Thou shalt LOVE the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

    Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbour as thyself.

    (Mt:22:40: On these two commandments HANG ALL the LAW and the prophets)

    Factoring the important common word and the answer is LOVE, and that is the summary of the four gospel brother.

    To: brother Elman

    Brother, I don’t wan’t to talk about this matter but I have nothing to do but to say.

    Brother what my point is, if you already understand the four gospel you can discover St. Paul writings is just an interpretation of four gospel aside from a fact that we know that St. Paul is a reader, writer, and expert of Jewish law.

    It is just like a song brother that if you are familiar to the original note and lyrics you can determined the song being played if it is a revival.

    Since you are familiar also to the original note and lyrics brother you can make also in your own revival version, but this is subjected for freedom.

    And for those listener, you are given already the images of God in Genesis 3:5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil”.

    And:

    Jn:10:35: If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken. — The word was brought by our lord Jesus Christ in the new covenant brother to sharpen the images given.

    Mao lang sa na mga brother ha………..

    Sorry for may boastfulness again, I can feel it but this is necessary and I know I am answerable on this, I’m just hope that this freedom that I speak is justified by my belief and faith.

  30. January 9, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Brother X-ian,

    I think we have given “member of MCGI Cebu Chapter” enough answers about our concern on “Christmas celebration of the world”. We also persuaded him to consider asking an elder in the Church of God about his belief.

    Romans 13:1
    Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

    2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

    3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

    Hebrews 13:17
    Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

    So, I think it is enough that he now know that though he has freedom, he still has a responsibility and obligation to clear his issues of faith infront of the elders in faith. Now, if he has no intention to ever changing his mind and faith according to the faith that the Church of God has, then, I do not see a point of talking to him.

    Let us just wait for a reprimand from our elders should the mistake be found from our part.

    James 1:

    1What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

    4You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
    “God opposes the proud
    but gives grace to the humble.”

    7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

    11Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

    To God be the glory! I am still, nothing.

  31. January 10, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Bro. Elman,

    Well, your exactly right of saying that we have given Mr. member MCGI-Cebu Chapter enough spaces and chances to air, explain, defend and set up his stance on the matters here. If I was caught spreading erroneous statements on my posted comments, should I ask apology to our Presiding Minister Bro. Eliseo Soriano and to the Almighty God for I used His words and Bro. Eli’s preachings in vain. I am much ready to face the consequences of my deeds, actions and words. I should be held responsible of my comments while expounding the very words of God in the Bible in answering those statements which I think in my nothing but worthless capacity, understanding and knowledge were found fallacious and heretical. May the Lord God find worth in me and use me for His greater glory. (Philemon 1:11)
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    11 “Formerly he was USELESS to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.” (NIV)

    It is but the only level of understanding I’ve reached and the amount of wisdom I’ve acquired, learned, understood, deposited and put into practice in this life. May the Almighty Father forgives me and will continue to pour out to me His divine mercies and graces of understanding to His in-depth and high-profile wisdom. I am nothing but a second great trying hard follower of Christ our Conqueror and Saviour who wish to reach the habitable part of His father’s earth (Proverbs 8:31)
    _________________
    Proverbs 8:31
    31″Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.” (KJV)

    even just in the humblest corner in His Paradise if there’s like that there. I am really nothing and worthless.

    The consolation is this: I am so thankful to Father God Almighty of Israel for giving me a brother like you Bro. Elman who are quick, instant and ready in season and out of season to remind me of His words and when I erred in faith. (2 Timothy 4:2)
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    2 “Preach the word; be instant in SEASON, OUT OF SEASON; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” (KJV)

    I may sound sarcastic with my statements but I can’t help to settle my fingers intact and remain unmove but bespeak of and censure utterly the erroneous and fallacious statements against the words of God in the Bible. Maybe this is one of the things I considered as my weakness. Thank you brood for understanding my weaknesses and lapses. Now, all I can say is that, “May the Lord God rebuke him” and me too if I found to be hypocrite or heretic or boastful and if I am also acting the same way he was. (Jude 1:9)
    ________________
    9 “But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “THE LORD REBUKE YOU!” (NIV)

    I am submitting these issues and concerns to our higherups in the Church of God (Romans 13:1)
    ________________
    1 “Everyone must SUBMIT himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (NIV)

    and subjecting myself to their admonition and correction if needed. (Titus 3:1-3)
    ________________
    1″Remind the people to be SUBJECT to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,”
    2 “to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.”
    3 “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.” (NIV)

    It for the reason that I don’t like to be found guilty to be rebellious, (Proverbs 24:21)
    __________________
    21 “Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with the REBELLIOUS,” (NIV)

    OBSTINATE (Acts 19:9)
    __________________
    9 “But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.” (NIV)

    and STUBBORN to God and to His divine words. (Mark 16:14)
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    19 “Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their STUBBORN refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.” (NIV)

    Thanks be to God for all His unfathomable wisdom revealed to us and unspeakable gifts!

    X-ian

  32. January 10, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Brother Elman,

    Good morning!

    …next blog post please…

    Take care 24/7 Bro…

    To God be all the glory!

    X-ian

  33. January 11, 2008 at 10:39 am

    To Brood Elman,

    Good Morning Bro.!

    Good Morning brethren at large!

    Good Morning everyone!

    Good Morning Kuya!

    May our Lord God bless us all. Advance Happy Thanksgiving to God, even to the God of Israel, our God and Almighty Father for tomorrow! See you all brethren in ADD International Convention Ceneter in Apalit, Pampanga tomorrow God willing.

    Congratulations to the Members of the Church of God International (MCGI) for receiving the Plaque of Appreciation given by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) recently for hitting the highest blood donation to PNRC for the year 2007. This highest blood donation of the Church of God resulted to the thrifting and saving of more than 3 Million pesos of PNRC’s budget last year and fostering the wide range and coverage public service to our countrymen while availing the free blood supply from the PNRC’s blood bank.

    These efforts were once initiated and maintained sometime in the past by Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel with the divine help of the Almighty Father and continues till the present times. Truly that Bro. Eli has the big heart enlarged by God daily to let His people and the humanity at large feel His divine love and tender care. To God be all the glory! This is one of the many concrete great manifestations of God’s workings to Bro. Eli’s life as His humblest instrument for the salvation of mankind.

    The largest and widest synchronized and simultaneous blood letting drive will be done in the different strategic locations of Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path [TOP]) major Coordinating Centers within Mega Manila and Luzon Region: In Baguio City, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas Provinces and moreso in ADD International Convention Centers in Apalit, Province of Pampanga tomorrow, January 12, 2008, Saturday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will also be some upcoming blood letting drives to be done in the Islands of Visayas and Mindanao.

    To our colleagues in the Church of God International, let’s support once again this another milestone and breaking another and more records of the PNRC’s blood letting history. This kind of efforts will not just benefit us spiritually but also physically. It is quite healthy and beneficial if we are renewing the blood supply in our body regularly through blood letting. So, for God’s greater glory, lets support and be one of the sincerest donors of this project brethren. See you there.

    Once again, thanks be to God for all His unspeakable gifts!

    To God be all the glory forever and ever! Amen.

    Sincerely,

    X-ian the omniNOTHING

    X-ian – 11, January 2008 at 10:25 am

  34. smollvile
    February 4, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Hello Bro Elman and Xian,

    I admired your efforts in blogging to help our preachers in spreading the true gospel of GOD. I wish and pray that you will continue to do this noble task and pursue to be a worker as well as Bro Xian mentioned on previous posts. I read the arguments between you and MCGI cebu. I consider myself as a babe as a member of our church, pero hindi ko madiwa ang explanation ni MCGI cebu. Correct me if I’m wrong but I dont believe he is a bonafide member as I discerned from his comments. Furthermore, if he is, he will agree on the proposal of Bro Elman to consult our MIC’s. With the technology we have now, I dont think the distance will be a hindrance to settle this misunderstanding as I may call it. Obviously, we all have access to the internet, we only need to devot our time to have a conference to settle all these arguments for our own benefit of clarity. More Power to KKTK members.
    To God be the Glory!

  35. February 8, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    To “member of MCGI Cebu Chapter,”

    I noticed that you really have your own interpretations of the bible just like Msamudio when you commented from his post found from the link below:

    http://msamudio.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/what-is-significant-about-the-way-jesus-calls-the-disciples-lesson-5-question-2-answer/#comments

    You have a comment about St Peter and it is really different and unbiblical.

    Titus 1:

    10For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. 11They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

    12Even one of their own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.”

    13This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.

    15To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

    16They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

    2 Timothy 3:7
    always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.

    Your name has no link to any blog of yours.

  36. June 20, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    member of MCGI Cebu Chapter is bogus.

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