To Priest Abe Arganiosa, the Catholic Defender of Idol Worship, I dare you to ask Bro. Eli
But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.”
Matthew 12:14, 24
But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
The author Priest Abraham “Abe” Arganiosa, CRS of the blog, “The Splendor of the Church” wrote “UPDATE ON CHURCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL or ANG DATING DAAN SECT.”
I commented on his blog and told him that I will post the same on my blogs.
I find Mr. Abe as a priest who doesn’t know what he was talking about. He was putting MCGI in the bad light commenting about the information relayed to him by his neophyte Catholic Apologist named Beltran O.P.
From top to bottom, Mr Abe tried to question the decision of Bro. Eli, the Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International (MCGI), one was how he handled the rebels, which include Willy Santiago and his cohorts; and the task given to the Vice Presiding Minister, Kuya Daniel Razon. He wrote of his opinion.
Try to evaluate every congregation, sectarian or nonsectarian, has members who aspire to be “the” leader and were booted out of the organization. Does an event like this and the corresponding action towards the perpetrators prove that MCGI has false doctrines. Of course not!
While leaders are being killed just so the existing leader will remain in the seat of power, the Roman Catholic Church history shows both members and leaders played their role, participating in the massacre of millions of people.
The deceased Pope John Paul II has said sorry for the mass murders done under the Roman Catholic Church leadership. One of the causes of these deaths was to combat or suppress heresy by eliminating factions and groups who disagree with the said Church. There is a script of a video which can be found at CNN website. The video was aired last March 12, 2000 – 9:01 a.m. at ET. It was a Sunday Morning News entitled, “Pope John Paul II Makes Unprecedented Apology For Sins of Catholic Church.”
“…JIM BITTERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT:
Miles, Pope John Paul II put it this way, “We forgive and we ask forgiveness.” And with that, he led church leaders and followers in sweeping confession, seeking repentance for sins that may have been committed over the past 2,000 years in the name of the church.
They fell into seven general categories of wrongs which include, without being too specific, everything from the Crusades to the Inquisition, the forced conversions, to sins against women and anti- Jewish acts. It was a first for the church, which has only rarely and only in specific instances confessed errors in the past. The pope’s sermon offered an explanation for today’s day of pardon….”
These errors resulted in false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II died without tackling other sins of his Church.
Mr. Abe, how did your forefathers handle the heretics in your Church? Need I remind you about that again? Did they show a poker face while some were put in the stake?
You said, “…But of course, Soriano is fuming mad and as a retaliation he issued a Fatwa… I mean Excommunication in a very Christian form worst than the Anathema Sit of the Council of Trent against the Protestants and heretics. Soriano preferred the Pauline language of: “Giving over to Satan”. It means that he was entrusting Willy and his rebel companions to the devil….”
Who is fuming mad? Bro. Eli just showed how the early Christians practice justice and mercy among the brethren, even those who wants to follow Satan. Willy Santiago and his cohorts were given a chance to give their side but they opted to remain silent. Why?
(1 Timothy 5:15)
For some are already turned aside after Satan.
Santiago, together with his cohorts were given to Satan because that is how they should be handled, biblical speaking.
Again, who is fuming mad? Mr. Abe, retaliation is not our walk, it’s yours. We do not wear white clothes of hypocrisy. And your statement proves that you try to make the mass killings of your Mother Church , which your former Pope was sorry for better than the biblical teachings how biblical Christians should handle their rebellious companions.
Matthew 23:13 NIV
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
Mr Abe, don’t make a clown out of yourself, and you are not funny even as a heckler. Your Mother Church does not have a good history to begin with. IN contrast, the early Christians fight a good fight; holding faith, and a good conscience. And the MCGI follow the doctrine and we do not contend to what Saint Paul said in the Holy Bible.
2 Timothy 1:3 NIV
I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.
1 Timothy 1 KJV
10For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
18This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
There are write-ups that answer the post of Mr. Abe’s opinion, “An Analysis of A Malicious Blog Created by a Catholic Priest, Fr. Abe Arganiosa.”
Matthew 22 New International Version
34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
I will simply tell you, Priest Abe, the Catholic Defender of Idol Worship, I dare you to ask Bro. Eli if you can’t face him in a debate!
“This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Ask the priests what the law says:
To God be the glory and reverence!
I remain nothing.