Newly Baptized Testimonials: March 21, 2014

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on March 21, 2014 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Herminia Rio, 54, Former Born Again, NCR

On Being Baptized
I feel good, and light. I’ve been listening [to Bro. Eli Soriano] for a long time on radio and television.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that they continue to spread the Good News.

~o~

Sis. Roxanne Maglangit, 24, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
I’m happy; I’m super happy! I feel light inside, and I can’t explain what I feel.

My boss is a member of The Old Path [the Church of God International]. Whenever my boss went to the locale, I would go with him and I listen [to Bro. Eli Soriano].

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel, thank you so much for the good teachings that you gave us.

~o~

Sis. Lourdes Cruda, 49, Former Catholic, NCR

On Being Baptized
I felt that my sins left me, and the burden I used to feel have I already cried out. I’m so happy. I haven’t experienced this all my life. It’s like that. You can’t explain it.

I started listening to Bro. Eli [Soriano] only last year, about November. I attended the indoctrination, that’s when I really understood [the Gospel]. I felt light. The fear I used to feel is gone.

I used to have many problems, but they’re gone. It’s like I feel safe with the things I heard from the Bible. Whatever problems I may have [like] if there’s no food, it’s like you won’t always worry.

On MCGI Leaders
May they be given longer lives to lead many more who will have understanding. Like me, I was Catholic, but it’s only now that I understood everything, because that wasn’t taught in Catholicism, the Bible [I mean].

My grandparents were just always rosary, rosary. But I have never read the Bible. It’s only now that I’ve read the Tagalog Bible, because we were told to only hold the rosary.

It’s only now that I grew old that I awoke in righteousness; it’s only then that I learned the truth. I searched the Bible, and I see that he [Bro. Eli Soriano] is right. All the commandments of God really are there!

But why are these things only brought up now? Why didn’t Catholicism teach these things? So I decided that I will transfer already, because my soul is like always searching, always thirsty; I couldn’t understand, “Where is the right one?”

Your mind is confused. You’re always thinking that it’s like you’re just floating, searching for the truth.

~o~

Sis. Dolores Pablo, 62, Former Catholic, NCR

On Being Baptized
I feel happy, and light and also blessed. I feel like an important person; also, I feel free.

It was on radio, just about one month [when I started listening to Bro. Eli Soriano]. It started in February, in the middle of February. It was just one month that passed, then I decided to undergo indoctrination already.

I heard him once, then [the radio signal was lost and] I was searching for him on the radio as I was alone in our house. Then when I was working, I heard his voice again, and the signal was lost again. I didn’t know what station it was since I was from another country, from Germany.

Then I searched for [the radio signal] again, but I couldn’t find it. I kept turning the [radio dial]. One time, I searched for it again as I was feeling sad; I missed his preaching.

Then, when I [found] it, I became always happy. And I didn’t change the station ever. When I needed to turn [the radio] off, I would just pull the plug.

I would then be happy and strong whenever I worked. Radio is okay for me, since my eyes get weary with television. I’m happy though I’m alone with the dogs, and Bro. Eli only.

On MCGI Leaders
To Bro Eli and Kuya (Big Brother) Daniel, I wish to continue here, to grow in faith. May the Holy God bless us all, and may you lead many more to change lives.

~o~

Sis. Christine Piedad, 29, Former Born Again, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
I’m happy, and the feeling is light.

When I was in the water, I was telling [a brother] that it’s like you were shaking, because when asked, you should answer honestly. So I felt like crying with my answer. Like, right now I feel like crying, because it’s a different feeling when you’re really turning back to the Lord.

I’ve been listening for almost one year through UNTV, his [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] Bible Expositions. So when I got indoctrinated, I continued with it. I already knew that I was firm in wanting to be baptized because all my questions have been answered.

Also, I am able to listen to him daily. So when I got indoctrinated, I really accepted the teachings, so I decided already [to be baptized].

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel, thanks because you became instruments of God for people to turn back to Him. I was really surprised with the Mass Baptism, because there are really many here! And the the [system] is easy. It was delightful. Thank you.

~o~

Sis. Elaine Jasmine Garcia, 15, Former KNC, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
I’m happy because all my sins have been forgiven.

My mother and father led me here as they have long been members. I was the only one left that was not yet baptized as I was still young before.

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel, may the Lord keep you. I hope that we will get to see you in person.

~o~

Bro. Mark Alfie Dela Cruz, 21, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Being Baptized
I’m happy, and I feel so light. It’s like all the evil in me is gone. It’s just been three weeks since I first listened to [Bro. Eli Soriano].

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that they’ll be able to help many more people to turn back to God.

~o~

Bro. Amado Certeza, 55, Former Born Again, Bulacan Province

On Being Baptized
I feel like a child again.

I feel more comfortable now. I have been a member of many organizations; I was even a Born Again member, but when I heard Bro. Eli on radio where my listening began, I couldn’t worship anymore in the Born Again group where I attended before. I was seeing that it was wrong already from what Bro. Eli preached.

I have long been interested with questions, and the answers to the questions are given answers by the Bible. There is no interpretation. It’s really the Bible who speaks. That’s what [amazed] me.

Another thing that inspired me was that he [Bro. Eli Soriano] didn’t build his own Church, but just joined it. That’s the point that really became my [basis], because all other churches are established by men. So I got really interested with that. It’s the Lord’s will that I be baptized here.

It’s been two years that I’ve been listening [to Bro. Eli]. When I got a cellphone, I was able to watch him on television, until it was broken due to my constant watching.

Before it would last for two hours with me watching. But it’s broken now, so I was forced to buy an small transistor [radio] — the old kind, so my listening would continue. I feel like I’m hooked on listening already.

On MCGI Leaders
For Bro. Eli, may you have a longer life and good health that many more will be with us in the coming times.

~o~

Bro. Ronaldo Cayanan, 18, Former Catholic, NCR

On Being Baptized
It feels like it’s so light because all your sins are removed from your body, from your heart.

My aunt always listened to the radio. Then like coincidence, she chanced upon listening to Radyo La Verdad, so we both listened [to Bro Eli Soriano].

On MCGI Leaders
May they continue spreading the teachings of God.

~o~

Sis. Maria Teresa Cruz, 47, Former Love Flock Member, Manila

On Being Baptized
I feel good and light.

My cousin brought me here. At first, I didn’t know much yet, and I felt new to [the kind of preaching]. But when I saw it already, when I understood the teachings, I was enlightened.

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, I’m sorry at first, but now, thanks be to God that I heard you fully.

~o~

Bro. Domingo Munda Jr., 40, Former Born Again, NCR

On Being Baptized
I felt relieved, like a newborn baby. It feels comforting.

I have been to many religions, but what I experienced here is different. I have also been baptized in another religion, but I didn’t experience this kind of… It’s just really different.

I was living outside the country before, when I got invited [to attend a Church service]. I got to attend twice, but I didn’t continue anymore. They didn’t explain to me also that there was an indoctrination

Now, I have a co-worker who is also a brother in the Church. Then, I learned that there was an indoctrination, so I attended.

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, you are helping many people turn back to faith; especially those who do not know anything about faith, they gain knowledge of it.

I also thank him because if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here today, and the others as well who got baptized. I pray for him; we pray for him, that he be stronger and that his life be longer that many more souls will be brought here to Apalit and be with us as believers in God.

~o~

Bro. Lloyd Macinas, 18, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
As Bro. Eli said, it feels really light; it’s a new life.

And though you have been baptized already, you must strive to follow the Word. The “Once Saved, Always Saved” doctrine is not true. So I believe that we must work for our salvation, for eternal life; it must really be worked for.

By midnight, there’s no more television [regular programming]. So I was searching for something to watch, until I saw him [Bro. Eliseo Soriano], and heard his preaching.

He said, “This is prohibited.” I didn’t have interest in such things before, but when he said, “In the Bible, baptism is free, and also [marriage],” it got me thinking.

There really was no fee for those things. Those who do such are rendereing injustice. That’s why they earn big.

I noticed that I was also disinterested already with Catholicism, as I saw that the priests are rich. Whereas they should be following the lifestyle of Christ, a lifestyle which is not extravagant.

I’ve been listening to Bro. Eli for a long time, about one year now. When Bro. Eli invited [through television] to attend [indoctrination], to just listen, [I went].

It’s unlike in the Jehovah’s Witnesses, where they will force you until your time is wasted already in saying no. With Bro. Eli, he won’t force you. It’s you who will decide.

On MCGI Leaders
For Bro. Eli: Good work. May you continue striving, and may God lengthen your life that you may be able to save other souls.

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Comments

  • Concepcion Cidro Oct 18, 2014 at 01:10 pm

    From all the testimonials that I have just read, the outstanding reason that opened the eyes of these new converts to the MCGI (Members Church of God International), led by Brother Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon, is their unbelief in the doctrine of the born again movement, spreading the news of that magic four words, "ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED." No matter how fast this movement has been going on for years, there are some people who are thinking twice and are not totally convinced about it. These are the people who are endowed with desire to seek for truth. Thanks to the true God Himself that He has given the freedom of choice to us earthlings using His God-given minds to make our own decisions in picking THE ONE TRUE FAITH, (Matthew 28:20, 19)-Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. A-men. (:19)-Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: The good thing about the true God, is that He does not constrain (EVEN IN THE PAST), He allows us freedom to examine all that are found in the market place of faith, now numbering in the thousands, and still growing day by day. — TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

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