Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 15, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 15, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Brian Migue, 27, Former Catholic/Atheist, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I believe in the things that Bro. Eli says, because they are based on the Bible — nothing more, nothing less. It’s unlike in other groups wherein they just invent some words, some doctrines.

I’ve long been listening [to Bro. Eliseo] since about 2006 on television, when I was just surfing channels.

Actually, I was sort of an atheist back then. But I believed Bro. Eli because he isn’t a hypocrite. He’s unlike others who just pretend to be holy. He really has basis in what he says.

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I used to ask a lot of questions about the world around me, about science, and I said, “There’s no God.”

As time passed however, the number of questions I had that weren’t being answered multiplied.

There are still many things that the people of the world do not know, and we will just arrive at the conclusion that there really is an Almighty Being, a God.

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For example, let’s ponder on this: Who makes the world go round? Science would credit it to the gravitational pull of other planets.

But where did gravity come from? Who makes the sun shine? They will say evolution. But from whom did the heat of the sun originate? So we will reach the conclusion that there is God.

Then, there’s the DNA, the chromosomes, the tiny bits of matter that we see. But the structure of the chromosomes is so intelligently done. Can man do that?

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How about us? How did we come about to be here on this earth? Did we program ourselves to be here or did we come to exist here because of our will to be alive?

We can’t even choose what our desired race would be. We just turned out to be Filipinos, [we can’t even choose] to be born poor or rich.

Fathoming many things, we will really just conclude that Someone truly created us. There really is God.

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Since I was an atheist before, I told myself that I would just be good, that I would just do good.

I didn’t commit anything ill against my fellowmen, despite not believing in any god before. It’s because I would see many people [practicing religion], and I would just get irritated.

When my friends went to church, they would attend mass just to look at girls; then they’d go out afterwards. It just seemed wrong. I didn’t confront them about it though.

They would go to mass only on Christmas, on simbang gabi. When they would have to make efforts to wake up before daybreak they would go, but not on the weekly mass. Things like that.

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I heard Bro. Eli as I was surfing channels then. Actually, I already knew Bro. Eli even before that.

When I tuned in to UNTV, someone asked him, “I’m kind and do good. Will I be saved?”

Bro. Eli said, and I’m paraphrasing here, “If you lived in a cave and God was not introduced to you, you can be saved. But if you learned about God and then you rejected Him, that would still count as sin to you despite you’re doing good because you rejected Him.”

I then thought, “Oh no! He’s right. It’s sensible.” I consider Bro. Eli as an authority because his sole basis is the Bible. He doesn’t invent things, not his own philosophy, but the [righteousness] that is in the Bible. That’s it. Thanks be to God that I got baptized.

On Being Baptized

You’ll remember all the sins that you have committed, and it will just bring tears to your eyes. Then, after being immersed in the water, you feel like you’re a new person.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

To Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, many thanks for the words [of God] that you bring to many people: Not only to Filipinos, but to everyone in the whole world who needs spiritual education. Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel are really a great help to us.

I hope that you will continue your works, and that you may have good health as well, especially to Bro. Eli as he is getting old.

Before, when I watched Bro. Eli on TV, he was still young. Now… I just really wish them good health, and that all the brethren be kept safe.

~o~

Sis. Naning Paz, 31, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

It’s because the way Bro. Eli teaches the doctrines that come from the Lord is well.

My boyfriend was first to become a member. He was baptized just last November. Then, he always brought me with him every time he attended worship services.

I think it was in November when he brought me to a [Thanksgiving] service the Saturday after he got baptized. I felt drawn to listen continually until I finished the indoctrination.

On Being Baptized

It feels light inside, like all your worries in life are gone.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope they will continue preaching and leading people to join the Church.

~o~

Sis. Marilyn Alpuerto, 40, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

I heard them [Bro. Eliseo and Bro. Daniel] in 2008. There was a sister in faith, our neighbor, who invited me here. But I only got enlightened about it when I attended the indoctrination.

She has long been inviting me. Whenever there are Church services, she would invite me, like in the [recently concluded] three-day event. After that, I underwent indoctrination in April.

My children and I are all devout Catholics. My two sons are altar boys, and my daughter is a choir member. I have three children.

Then in recent years, my children would always ask, “Why is it like that?” There were many questions, so we investigated first.

What I have heard from [the indoctrination] are really good, and I somehow gained knowledge in the Bible, because there’s nothing like it in Catholicism.

On Being Baptized

I was happy and nervous at the same time. I can’t explain why.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m very thankful for what we have learned and heard from them.

~o~

Sis. Elsie Carillo, 17, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

I know this to be the true Church that’s why I joined here.

My aunt is already a member. Then, she would invite me [to Church services], and I would attend the KNC [Kawan ng Corder or Flock of the Lamb].

Then, my KNC-mates already attended the indoctrination last time, so I decided to follow suit.

I just noticed that it’s different in other religions. Then, I heard Bro. Eli. That’s when I knew that this is the true Church, so I joined.

On Being Baptized

When I was being asked [by the baptizer], I was crying. I’m happy that I’m finally here in the true Church.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that Bro. Eli will always be in good health. I’m thankful to God that he was the one used by Him to preach to us.

To God be the glory

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