Members Church of God International - Wikipedia
Watch and listen to Bro. Eli Soriano via live streaming through our official Youtube channels!. Members Church of God International, abbreviated as MCGI, is an international Christian religious organization with headquarters in the Philippines. It started as a small group with less than a hundred believers in It is popularly known in the Philippines as Ang Dating Daan (English: The Its flagship program Ang Dating Daan is being broadcast in more than The multi-awarded international religious program Ang Dating Daan (The Old A live broadcast of Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition through Ang Dating Ang Dating Daan's 34th Anniversary: An example to a peaceful and.
The people of God will offer incense, not a literal incense, but "prayers" Rev 5: Prophet Isaiah mentioned about people giving glory to the Lord God of Israel in the "coastlands of the sea in the east" Revised Standard Version and "isles of the sea in the east" King James Version.
They "will start from few", but God promised that "I will multiply them" and "they shall not be small".
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They believe that only the church can teach the wisdom of God for the salvation of mankind citing Luke 8: They strongly believe that Christ came to the earth in many occasions already and his return will not be the "second" citing 1 Cor Those righteous who are still alive will be caught up together with the resurrected saints in the clouds, to meet Jesus Christ in the air citing 2 Thes 4: The church believes that Jesus Christ will reign with his saints for another one thousand 1, years citing Rev Satan will be imprisoned during this period.
The remaining people on earth who are still alive, those who were not caught up in the air to meet Christ, will be given a chance to salvation. After the 1,year period, another resurrection will occur. God will then judge all people, the living and the dead, according to what they have done. This will happen on God's appointed "day", the "judgment day" or the "last day" citing Acts Those who will not merit salvation will be thrown into the "lake of fire" Tagalog: After the judgment day will be the earth's destruction.
Membership Baptism is a key part in their doctrines.
Membership is conferred through immersion baptism of adults. Indoctrination classes are required prior to joining the organization. The classes are composed of nine lessons concerning church doctrines prepared by the Overall Servant, Eliseo Soriano.
Indoctrinees must fully accept the doctrines taught during the indoctrination before they can be baptized. Members not living in accordance with the church's teachings may be excommunicated, or expelled, from the Church. Women are prohibited from cutting their hair and wearing expensive jewelry and denim pantsand men are prohibited from having long hair.Ang Dating Daan LIVE NOW Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition November 24, 2017
They are strictly prohibited from drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, using drugs, and gambling. Worship and church gatherings The congregation meets at least three sessions each week.
Meetings are held at MCGI convention centers and monitoring centers, which are typically functional in character, and do not contain religious symbols except for the church logo and reminders for non-members that are prominently displayed.
Gatherings are opened and closed with congregational singing of hymns led by the choir and brief prayers. Brethren kneel in prayer while guests are free to stay in their seats.
Ina Bible-reading segment was added where a chapter or two of the Bible is being read. Meetings are devoted to the study of a Biblical topic, divided in portions, and will be continued in succeeding meetings. I knew a different Bro. Eli from the one my Lilang had imposed from the stories told in their church. She claims to have worked with him back in the day, being a deaconess in their church. She says she felt it as a waste for such a man, who was so knowledgeable of the Bible and so good at defending it to turn corrupt.
She tells me that she heard Brother Eli was infuriated to find Gugulan in the position of authority instead of him, so that is why he led some astray. These are all LIES! But my heart was heavy thinking how deceived they are. It will be almost two years for me in the Church. Eli has been leading this congregation as a servant of God for five decades, and tomorrow marks his 51st year of service.
If you ask any true brethren why we love Bro. Eli with every lesson he teaches based on the Holy Scriptures. Eli, in order to pull me out of the brotherhood, the Church I now knew.
They pitied me and told me what a waste it was for me to be with the congregation, following after the biblical preaching of Bro.
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But I knew better. I stood fast to my faith for I knew that they were wrong. Some people simply look into his eyes as he spoke, and they believed he preached in all honesty and commitment.
But God works in ways you cannot imagine, that words do not stay merely words, but become actions. Members of the congregation work together, and this in itself is very inspiring. The congregation he led since that time grew much stronger and much faithful. Lilang mentioned variations between the practices theirs during Bro. Eli never ceased studying the Bible, improving the practices of faith of the brethren as we continued to grow.
Many turned back to the Lord through the efforts of the congregation which did sympathize with Bro. Eli and the work of God. I believe it so because I witnessed it myself. I realized so much here compared to when I was a catholic, a self-acclaimed non-denominational Christian, and later even a deist.
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It is justice to stand in the truth, and God is first before anyone else, even family; And I wish that everyone would realize that Bro. Eli is not what the fabricated stories and false accusations claim him to be. Eli, in the fifty-first year of your service to God, beloved Brother Eli, I believe that God works in you.