Ano ang pagkakaiba sa paniniwala ng Katoliko at ng grupong Ang Dating Daan ukol sa mga rebulto? What does the Bible say regarding relics and graven images? Bible Verses: KING JAMES VERSION Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things?
This is the official website of the Members Church of God international New Zealand.We are the local chapter of our mother church Members Church of God International which started from the Philippines, a small country in the eastern part of the world, and is now recognised as an international religious organisation.To learn more about our Church's history, click here.If you are interested to know more about our Church's beliefs and doctrines, please feel free to get in touch with us through our Contact page.Members of Ang Dating Daan (“The Old Path,” hereon referred to as ADD) call Eliseo Soriano (their presiding minister) “the only sensible, honest and straightforward evangelist today”. They claim that his famous broadcast is “the only religious program which heightened the religious awareness of many people.” and that half a million people already converted to their faith because of that program, which is aired not only nationwide but even worldwide through their own cable TV channel, a hundred radio stations and the Internet.Thus, there is a need to discern whether the ADD is of God or not.
To meaningfully engage with the ADD, this paper will look into the birth of the group and its core beliefs.
Then it will propose steps on how believers can effectively reach out to them by “speaking the truth in love” (Eph ). Instead of resorting to sarcasm and character assassination, it will focus on doctrinal issues.
In 1922, eight years after the founding of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ, hereon referred to as INC), minister Nicholas Perez broke away from it due to doctrinal differences.
He later started his own group, Ang Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan (The Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth).
Soriano joined that group when he was 17 years old.
Though Soriano was an honor student, he failed to finish high school because he got into an argument with a teacher regarding religious issues three months before graduation. Immediately after his baptism in 1964, Soriano joined the ministerial class and since then rose from the ranks. Only Soriano got the title “Minister” from Perez, “making him the only other minister in the Church at that time.” When Perez died in 1975, a power struggle ensued. Barely 30 years old, Soriano led a faction of 500 members, which they registered as Ang Mga Kaanib ng Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas (The Members of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippines).