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Eliseo Soriano, called by members of his church “Brother Eli,” was a disciple of the late Nicolas Perez, the founder and presiding minister of “Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth,” another religious organization that separated from the “Church of God,” founded by Felix Manalo.
Soriano goes by the title of “Overall Servant”; he also refers to himself as “Wise One,” “Walking Bible,” “Modern Jeremiah,” “Appointed One,” and “He Who Holds the Key.” Soriano has lived in exile from the Philippines since 2005 due to legal challenges, including charges of slander and an accusation of homosexual rape.
The Members Church of God International runs many charities in the fields of medicine, education, environmentalism, and social work.
Overshadowing its charitable work, however, is the organization’s false doctrine.
The Members Church of God International has no written statement of faith, which may be due to the fact that Soriano often contradicts his own teachings.
Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! While mainly broadcasting in Filipino, some English language elements were added for foreign viewers, including “Truth in Focus”, “Biblically Speaking”, “How Authentic the Bible is”, and “Bible Guide”.
Without him meaning to, the flagship television program has become the independent religious force to reckon with in the network-dominated television industry for over 15 years now.
And Brother Eli, known for his mastery of the Holy Scriptures and unmistakable insights is nothing short of a broadcasting phenomenon like the program that has drawn and won the woos and ires of listeners, believers, converts and enemies.
Members Church of God International teaches its own version of Docetism.
Armed with the dream and keen desire to spread the true and everlasting gospel of Christ based on the Bible, Bro. Soriano was first heard over the television through the program Ang Dating Daan in February 1983.Like the David who fought the giant Goliath in the Bible, the program is faced with bigger challenges, and the most daunting of all these is how to remain and keep its foothold in the mainstream media, to undertake what it aimed to do since its inception.