Bro. Eli Shows Biblical Meaning of Christ’s Cross in Worldwide Bible Exposition

Bro. Eliseo Soriano speaking via live video streaming during the Worldwide Bible Exposition of the Members Church of God International on December 5, 2014. (Photo courtesy of PVI)

Bro. Eliseo Soriano speaking via live video streaming during the Worldwide Bible Exposition of the Members Church of God International on December 5, 2014. (Photo courtesy of PVI)

When asked what the message of Christ’s cross was in the question-and-answer period of a recent Bible Exposition, Bro. Eliseo Soriano shed biblical light not only about its meaning but also expounded his answer to include what the two other crosses signify.

A Bible Exposition guest from Muntinlupa City asked the Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) host this question live last December 5 this year. The inquirer, Melissa Soriano, who said she reads the Bible twice a day, sought enlightenment to her question: “What is the word of the cross written in 1 Corinthians 1:18?”

In the verse, we can read: “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

Of Heavenly Bodies and Musical Instruments

Bro. Soriano, Overall Servant to Members Church of God International (MCGI), began his discussion by explaining through the Holy Scriptures the different ways in which messages are revealed. Not all messages are heard audibly, according to the Filipino preacher.

“There are many things that speak, but we don’t hear their words,” Bro. Eli said. He then read Psalms 19:1-3, whose verses show that even without speech the heavens declare the majesty of God.

When he elaborated on the passage, Bro. Soriano told audiences that the heavens are proof that there is God.

Bro. Eli explained that the rotation of the earth on its axis and its revolution around the sun has been going on for billions of years. “And yet, no accident has happened. It’s because there is a God who keeps it in order.”

To prove his point further, the preacher said that the sound of the trumpet in Old Israel meant something: to alert the people that enemies were coming. Hence, they should be ready to set out for war.

“What I mean is, the cross says something. And there is a message, good news in the cross,” said Bro. Eli, adding that “it is the word of salvation.” He further explained that the message of Christ’s cross is His triumph over the devil in redeeming the sins of people.

However, it was not the sole cross that bore a message. As the televangelist explained, the two other crosses next to Christ also have meanings.

The cross on the right side of Christ meant that “though you are a sinner like the thief, you can be saved if you’ll repent, if you’ll believe.”

The other cross, on the other hand, meant that “if you are evil, and you don’t want to believe, and you mock Christ, then you really will go to hell.”

Using the Death March in Bataan and Corregidor for parallelism, Bro. Eli said that for Filipinos who understand what happened, the two provinces bear an important message. He said that, “It was there that our fellow citizens gave their lives for our freedom.”

“It doesn’t follow that though significant events transpired in Bataan and Corregidor, that we should worship Bataan and Corregidor,” said the preacher. He then noted that while Christ’s cross speaks of something as valuable as His salvation, it is not something to be worshipped.

The Worldwide Bible Exposition, a monthly evangelization effort organized by MCGI, offers a venue wherein guests in its coordinating centers can ask the preacher any question of faith live and for free.

That evening’s event had over 1,360 remote points in different parts of the globe connected via satellite and Internet facilities.

(Written by Rigor Arellano)

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  • Norickson Maanao Sep 22, 2015 at 09:09 am

    I'm so impressed w/ brother eli now i gain my interest to learn more about the bible. God Bless you Bro. Eli

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  • Rj Vicente Mar 23, 2015 at 09:03 am

    Thank you dahil marami ako natutunan sa inyo.

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  • Osang Delrosario Jan 06, 2015 at 05:01 pm

    Thanks be to God for someone like u "Bro.Eli " no one else can u find other than Him it is Truly blessing for Us may God Bless u Good Health always…

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  • Dan Tor Jan 02, 2015 at 05:01 pm

    Salamat po sa Dios at nagising tayo sa mahabang pagtulog ng mga walang kabuluhang aral ng mga ibang iglesia.

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  • Cecilia C. York Jan 01, 2015 at 05:01 am

    salamat sa Dios mayroon kami tunay na preacher sa mundo eto kaiba po sya sa lahat ng preachers sa mundo ..makikita mo kinalulugdan sya ng Dios AMA sa tulong ng anak na JESUS CHRIST with help of the HOLY SPIRIT , bakit nasasabi kasi eto po ang nararamdaman ko na gusto ipahayag ng Dios sa akin.. MAPALAD PO TAYO MAGKAKAPATID DAHIL MAYROON TAYO TUNAY NA PREACHER NG DIOS SA MUNDO ETO ..NALALAPIT NA PO DUMATING ANG PANGINOON JESUS CHRIST , SANA BIGYAN NATIN DAAN ANG LAHAT NG ARAL NA PINAHIHIWATIG SA ATING PREACHER .BRO ELISEO SORIANO , LAHAT NG ARAL NG DIOS AY MAKATOTOHANAN AT MAKATWIRAN .. LAGI NATING HANAPIN ANG KANYANG MUKHA UPANG MAKAMIT NATIN ANG BUHAY NA WALANG HANGGAN .. SALAMAT SA TUNAY NA IGLESIA , TUNAY NA PREACHERS AND TUNAY NA DIOS AMA SA LANGIT NA GUMAGABAY SA ATIN LAHAT NA LINGKOD NA WALANG KABULUHAN .. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.. SA KANYA ANG KARANGALAN AT KAPURIHAN NA WALANG HANGGAN WITH JESUS NAME .. AMEN

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  • Bo Derek Dec 31, 2014 at 09:12 am

    Bro. Eli,ang tunay n mangangaral ng ating panahon maraming salamat s Diyos ibinigay ka pra kmi ay maliwanagan,amen

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  • Odeck Reyes Dec 30, 2014 at 06:12 am

    yan ang aming mangangaral, may liwanag na dala sa puso at kaisipan ng nagtatanong!
    Salamat sa Dios!!!

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  • Rolando Asistio Dec 30, 2014 at 05:12 am

    Salamat sa Dios at natagpuan ko ang tunay na Iglesia ng Dios sa pamamagitan ng aming tapat na mangangaral Bro Eli,Bro. Daniel,Salamat sa Dios!sa kanyang mga kaloob at pag lilitagtas sa sang kataohan.sa kanya po ang lahat ng karangalan at kapurihan mag pakailan kailaman,Amen.

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  • Francisco Calzado Dec 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Salamat po sa DIYOS,dahil sa pamamagitan ni bro.Ili natagpuan ko ang tunay na Iglisya.sanay marami kayong matutulungan sa mga kapatid natin na naliligaw ng kanilang iglisya.

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  • Susan Pagaduan Dec 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Salamat po sa Dios sa kanyang kaloob na di masayod!

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  • Gerald Lopez Dec 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    kayo po ang tunay na lingkod ng Diyos na nagsasaad ng tapat

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  • Jan Blechie Costanilla Dec 21, 2014 at 02:12 pm

    To GOD be the glory.

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  • Benito U. Angeles Dec 20, 2014 at 06:12 pm

    Bro. Eli Soriano is no doubt the only sensible preacher of our time. Thanks be to God. To God be the glory!

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  • Lester V Abasanta Dec 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    To God be the Glory. 🙂

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  • Carolyn Aspacio Dec 19, 2014 at 01:12 am

    Salamat po sa Dios sa isang tapat na mangangaral..na isang punong kahoy ng
    buhay..

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  • junior orit Dec 18, 2014 at 09:12 pm

    salamat sa Dios sa kanyang mga kabutihan,,sa pagbigay ng tapat na mga tagaakay.

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  • Loui Bayaua Dec 18, 2014 at 08:12 am

    galing galng po !

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  • Adrian Aranas Dec 18, 2014 at 07:12 am

    good read 🙂

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  • Lenuj Liba Pierce Dec 18, 2014 at 01:12 am

    Salamat po sa Dios, namamalas ng aking espiritu ang mga katotohanang ito.

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