Newly Baptized Testimonials: December 24, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren on December 24, 2015 at the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Gil Alonzo, 62, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I heard the words of God in the Bible.

I had a friend in Quezon City who lead me here to eventually join the Church of God. He’s Bro. Domingo Cabido; he’s about nine years in the Church already.

We always bumped into each other in a corner somewhere; we are friends. Now, he invited me once to attend a Church gathering. I said, “I’ll see first before I decide as deciding is difficult.”

When I went there, I saw that I liked Bro. Eli’s preaching. So I continued from then on. I didn’t have any doubts anymore. As fate would have it, there was an indoctrination scheduled at the time, so I went straight to it.

On Being Baptized

I am happy because I have finally done what I have yearned for all my life.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May they continue the preaching that they do.

~o~

Bro. Jose Collano, 65, Former Born Again Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It’s because of the teachings. That is what I followed here. I learned about this on TV, and I found that Bro. Eli’s teachings are better than those of other religions I have been in.

I have been listening for a long time, about a year already. I have long been looking for this, but I have found it only now. It was at the Locale of Bagbag where I went to first, but then I found one that was near our place.

On Being Baptized

Oh, it feels good. It really feels good inside. I felt such a relief.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

All I can say is, I became a believer because of those words that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel preached. To God be the glory.

~o~

Bro. Gonzalo Cordova Jr., 42, Former Born Again Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is the right one. This is the truth.

On Being Baptized

Oh, I’m so, so happy! It feels good; it’s inexplicable.

I also experienced being baptized in a Born Again group, but the feeling wasn’t like this. My head just got wet there. But here, I felt different.

Also, even before the baptism rite, you will see that the doctrines are really something else already.

I mean, the doctrines are great! No other religion has taught these. I’ve been to the INC, in the Born Again, in Catholicism; all of those groups, I’ve investigated their doctrines, but I found nothing.

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Our eldest brother has been here in the Church for 10 years now, Bro. Rene Cordova from the Locale of Nagcarlan, Laguna.

Actually, we used to mock him. We are nine brethren and the eight of us would go against him.

My father is a Catholic devotee, while one of my siblings is a Born Again devotee because she wed an American who is preacher, a pastor. We have different religions in our home. My other sister is an Iglesia ni Cristo member.

We would debate with each other, but my brother already had wisdom. As our eldest, we respected him. But [after being baptized in the Church of God], when he spoke, it was like he was a different person.

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His views are now different. He doesn’t easily get angry. It’s just, he’s different now.

Before, we thought it was just nothing. We thought he changed because he was just already old.

My brother and I are close, him being the eldest and me being the youngest. We are always together, except when it comes to this.

Now, before he left for Manila, my wife and I watched Bro. Eli’s program once on UNTV. Since then, we got addicted to it.

We watched it daily. Our day would not be complete without us watching it. We would watch it after coming home from the office, and would do so until around 2 a.m. Then, the following morning, we would watch again.

Of course, we don’t know how long our lives are going to be. It’s hard when the Lord will take back your life already and you don’t know where you’re going to. That’s hard. I don’t want to go to hell. [Laughs]

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I pray always for him. I hope that he will be stronger, that he’ll have courage. We are just here, the brethren, to support him. We will not leave the gatherings [with God’s help].

~o~

Bro. Charlie Romero, 50, Former World of Hope Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I heard Bro. Eli’s teachings before. I was a Born Again Christian for 13 years.

Now, I’m a seaman and my shipmate gave me copies of [Bible Exposition videos] from here in his hard drive.

My shipmate is just one year here in the Church. He gave me topics of Bro. Eli and I listened to them daily in the afternoon after work.

So I studied them until I went home in December and decided to attend the indoctrination, because the doctrines are truly based in the Bible.

On Being Baptized

It feels light inside. I felt that all my heart aches, the ill feelings I kept before. I felt relieved.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will just continue their propagation of God’s words that many more will be lead unto the truth.

~o~

Bro. Raymart Sarmiento, 16, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

My parents are members here for about ten years now. I found this to be the only religion that has these doctrines.

On Being Baptized

It feels light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope they will continue their works because they are good and may the Lord continue to keep them.

~o~

Sis. Donna Rocabo, 17, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

I felt the true God here. I got interested the very first time I heard Bro. Eli.

The things that I didn’t learn from my former religion, it’s here that I learned them. That’s why I got interested and joined.

I once asked my boss about the difference of Catholicism with The Old Path. He told me to listen.

There was a Mass Indoctrination at the time, so I attended it. Upon that first instance of listening to Bro. Eli, I learned about the things we did in Catholicism that were wrong. I felt glad about it.

On Being Baptized

I was thinking twice before, but after I got baptized, the anxieties in my heart were gone. It’s like I don’t feel any pain. I felt relieved. I’m thankful because I got to know this religion.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will continue spreading the truth that many more souls will be saved come Judgment Day.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: December 18, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on December 18, 2015 at the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Fhermie Bocobo, 21, Former Catholic, Tarlac Province

On Joining the Church of God

I learned here what we shouldn’t do. The things which we thought before to be right, were actually wrong.

I learned other things as well that we should not do like evil works. I felt that I am now closer to God.

I’ve long been listening, but it was only after four years since that I got baptized. I believe the teachings are right.

Also, our lives were changed, because we know that we are in the right place to serve God.

On Being Baptized

I felt light, like I have a new life before me to serve God.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be able to continue leading many more people so that the wrongdoing of others will be set to right.

~o~

Bro. Karlmichael Levantino, 19, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I saw the true word of God. I can see that what Bro. Eli is preaching is true. In other religions, while the truth is written in the Bible, they don’t teach it.

It was only in November that I got to listen. I tried to attend the indoctrination sessions, and even on the first day of doing so, I felt the presence of God.

On Being Baptized

It feels light because I feel cleansed of all my sins. Also, I feel like a new man.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will continue the good things they do to people, and I hope that they will be able to save many more souls.

~o~

Bro. Solomon Lagman, 73, Former Catholic, Nueva Ecija Province

On Joining the Church of God

It’s good. I got to listen to Bro. Eli in Cabiao. Actually, I’ve long been listening but it’s only recently that I got to listen [in the indoctrination] for seven days.

On Being Baptized

I felt relieved.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I felt relieved because of their teachings.

~o~

Sis. Blessirie Borbon, 20, Former Freelancer, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

I joined because ever since I heard Bro. Eli on TV and on the Internet in 2012, I knew in myself that what he says is true.

Only, I still had vices and luxuries back then. However when I had a baby, that’s when I thought that my life should have direction. That’s the main reason why I joined.

I got to listen to Bro. Eli because every time I got home from school, I would see my mother watching him. That’s how I knew about him. Then next, I followed him on Facebook for the quotes. [Laughs]

On Being Baptized

Actually, I haven’t been baptized in any religion; even in Catholicism, I wasn’t baptized as a baby.

So this was really the first and I have nothing to compare it to. But I will say that it is only now that I have cried because of overflowing joy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May they take care of their health more that their lives will be longer, especially Bro. Eli, because they are able to lead many people back unto the Lord.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: November 20, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on November 20, 2015 at the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Eulanie Jean Rovillos, 20, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I saw the true teachings. They give the right teachings to us. There is nothing wrong with the teachings.

I was actually just surfing the television channels one day and I found his [Bro. Eliseo] program.

I was encouraged to join by his doctrines that he teaches. You cannot hear those in other religions.

On Being Baptized

Though it was cold, I felt so happy. I felt that my sins have been cleansed.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May they always be safe. I hope that the words of God be propagated more in the whole world that other people may know what we have learned.

~o~

Bro. Joel Pastoral, 42, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I have long been listening to Bro. Eli, since about 2001 if my memory serves me right.

The doctrines are right. They don’t lack anything nor there is anything added. Just right.

On Being Baptized

I feel okay. I feel I know all truth.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful because I’ve long been longing to join. Time came when I got assigned in Batangas. I searched for the locale there. But since it was far from where I worked, I decided to be baptized here.

~o~

Sis. Andrea Santos, 17, Former Born Again Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

My father is an avid watcher of Bro. Eli’s program, The Old Path on television. As time went by, I got curious as well.

The first time I saw and watched Bro. Eli sharing the words of God, I said, “Wow!” I even thought, “Is he still human?”

He’s so amazing; he knows so much about the Bible. When we were in the Born Again, I knew many famed pastors and leaders, but none of them knows what Bro. Eli knows.

They don’t have that intensity of understanding of the Bible, so I’m really so amazed by Bro. Eli.

When we attended the Mass Indoctrination, I learned a lot. Summing it up in one word: eye-opening.

On Being Baptized

It feels light inside. It’s my first time to be baptized, because when I was in the Born Again, they didn’t let me. And I’m glad that this is my first time, because it’s really legitimate.

This is also my gift to myself before I turn 18. It’s God’s calling to me.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

First of all, they’re really good. I’m amazed by them because of their works. They don’t tire. They’re really a blessing to us.

I’m glad that there are people like them who have such a great amount of love for God. Without limits, without boundaries, they share God’s words. I’ll always keep them in my prayers.

~o~

Bro. Arnel Villanueva, 45, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It was my wife who really liked watching the program on television. She has been listening for about seven years now.

As she listened nightly, I was also able to hear the preaching as well.

Actually, I wasn’t interested at first as I was Catholic. But when I finally listened to it, I found that the teachings were right.

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Then, my wife decided on it: She asked me when I would join so that we would go at the same time.

I was hesitant to join at the onset. Until after seven years, I decided. [Laughs]

We searched for the locale in Makati, but we didn’t find it there so we went straight to Shaw Blvd. Actually, it was more convenient for us to be there. And now, we’re here.

We are really thankful to God. I’m thankful for my wife as well for inviting me here.

On Being Baptized

It feels so light inside, like all of my problems are gone. It’s an inexplicable feeling.

I am hopeful that we will be able to endure until the end. Actually, I want to bring my children here now as well.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Of course, we know the kind of help they extend to our fellowmen. I hope that many more souls will be saved, not only here in the Philippines but in other nations as well.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: October 1, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on October 1, 2015 at the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Lorenzo Mendoza, 46, Former Catholic, Nueva Ecija Province

On Joining the Church of God

I was brought here by Bro. Prencinillo, and I really wanted to be here.

He always brought me to the locale. In September, he invited me to attend the indoctrination. I don’t remember the exact date, but it was in the Locale of Piquan, Nueva Ecija.

He brought me to a Bible Exposition that I may get a copy of the Bible. He actually brought me to a Mobile Coordinating Center.

On Being Baptized

I felt light, because before coming here, I really felt heavy. But after I got baptized, I felt light.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Many thanks to Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

~o~

Sis. Jennifer Toledo, 26, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I really wanted to learn the teachings of God. I wanted to be enlightened of all His doctrines.

I was invited by my workmate, Bro. Guillermo. That’s when I started to listen to Bro. Eli.

I have tried attending in other religions, but it’s only here where I heard [the teachings of God], where I understood everything.

It was in September, September 11th if I’m not mistaken. I think it was a Bible Exposition.

When I heard the preaching, that’s when I believed. With others, it’s just with their own words. But with Bro. Eli, it’s through verses.

That’s when I really got enlightened. He doesn’t just speak. But he takes everything he says from the Bible.

On Being Baptized

I felt light inside. I felt that I wanted to get rid of every unpleasant thing I’ve done before.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

With Bro. Eli, I’m thankful because I got enlightened now. I hope that in the coming days I will be more enlightened of the teachings that I will learn. Thanks be to God because He gave you wisdom to be able to share what is right.

~o~

Sis. Danelyn Dela Cruz, 22 Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I actually felt bothered by my conscience already. I have been delaying, disregarding this for so long. Then, just all of a sudden, I felt my conscience telling me that I really needed to join already.

My papa has been a member since 2001. He’s 14 years already in the Church. He was the one who told me to attend the indoctrination.

At first, I felt like I didn’t want to go. I didn’t really feel like going to the point that I would make ways for me not to be able to go. But deep inside me, there was this voice that says, “Try and go. Fight that feeling. I’m am here already.”

On Being Baptized

Mixed emotions. Before I got immersed in the water, all I felt was being sorry for my sins, as I had committed many.

I had done many wrong things. I always felt irritated before. After baptism, I felt light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be able to continue. I also hope that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel will be healthier that they may be able to preach the words of God.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: September 25, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on September 25, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Joel Mercado, 39, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

I found this to be the true religion. Also, this is where I found the answers that I have been searching for.

I first listened on television. Then, my wife became a member [in April of 2015].

Before, I would just drive my wife to the locale. She would invite me in, but I declined at first. Though, I felt even then that I wanted to join her there already.

One time, I did go with her. When I got there, I really liked the teachings in the Church.

When I was a Catholic before, we worshipped idols. Now, when Bro. Eli read the teaching concerning that, it hit me and I realized that what we did was wrong.

On Being Baptized

I felt happy. I felt that my doubts in life are gone.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, many, many thanks because I learned the true teachings of God from you. Also, I thank him for welcoming me here in Apalit. Many, many thanks.

~o~

Sis. Norie Anne Macabutas, 17, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

It’s here where I better understood the teachings of God.

My uncle is already a member here. He invited me to get indoctrinated. Even at the onset of it, the reason why you need to get indoctrinated first before becoming a member of the Church of God is explained.

On Being Baptized

I felt light inside. Before, even when I got baptized in the Born Again, in the Adventist church, I felt that I still had my sins.

I didn’t attend in those much, because I felt bored. I listened to the teachings there, but it’s here where I better understood everything. Here, Bro. Eli explains every prohibition of the Bible.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Of course, I’m thankful because there are preachers like them who teach for people to better understand the doctrines of God.

~o~

Sis. Mercedes Gutierrez, 32, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

Firstly, I wasn’t really active in Catholicism because it was like nothing was happening.

When I got married and moved to Bulacan, I was able to watch on UNTV. I said, “What Bro. Eli is saying is good.”

I wasn’t able to follow the program avidly though. I was able to watch only when I had the time. But I said, “It’s really okay.”

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At first, my husband said to me, “Oh, those religions are just all the same.” I told him, “Why don’t we give it a try?”

Before we got indoctrinated, many things troubled my husband, so we thought to not push through with the indoctrination. That time, Satan won; he won.

After his trip he told me, “You know, Ma, all I could think of during my entire trip was being indoctrinated.”

So that same night, we went to the locale and listened to the doctrines. That’s when it started until we have arrived to this point. My husband and I were both baptized today.

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It was my first time to hear such doctrines. I realized that there were many dos and don’ts.

It’s unlike in Catholicism. I have aged and all and yet I didn’t know that what I was doing was wrong. I didn’t know it, because nobody taught it. It was only Bro. Eli who preaches what is acceptable, what is not, and what we should do.

On Being Baptized

I was crying. I was really crying.

I didn’t anymore hesitated. I said, “I’m really going to pursue this.” Actually, I’ve long wanted to, but many things just got in the way.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that his life will be longer as he is already old. I also hope that many more people will be able to listen to his preaching.

~o~

Bro. Romeo Tan, 53, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I saw in the truth in the teachings taught by Bro. Eli. Everything he said was undoubtedly true and has basis; all of it is from the Bible.

When he preaches, there’s nothing added nor taken away, but teaches what is written in the Bible. It is unlike in other religions wherein they either add or take something away, just make things up.

I saw this on Youtube, and I studied it first before joining here, whether it was right and whether it was really the words of God that are being preached.

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When I found everything spoken is the truth—nothing lacking, nothing added, and with basis—I didn’t anymore have second thoughts to join this day, September 25.

This is my own decision. I voluntarily came here. Actually, nobody lead me here. I was formerly a Catholic.

In Catholicism, there is idol worship, praying to graven images; they even kneel before those things.

Thus, I thank God that despite being stricken by years already, my mind has been enlightened. Thanks be to the Lord that He lead me to the true Church.

On Being Baptized

My feeling was so light. Before I was baptized, I was reflecting while sitting on my chair. I just suddenly felt that my tears were falling, that I was crying.

It was like I suddenly surrendered myself to Him, to the Lord God and His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

I have repented of all of my past sins, of all the wrong things I’ve done.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will not tire in helping and leading all the lost souls unto the true Church of God.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: August 14, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on August 14, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Germaine Apor, 27, Former Catholic Manila

On Joining the Church of God

My partner for five years has been a member since 2006, so he accompanies me to gatherings. Actually, his entire family are members.

Before I just saw Bro. Eli on television. I didn’t listen to him though; his channel was something that I just passed by as I surfed.

It was in the Locale of Marikina on a Saturday [when I first attended]. It was a Thanksgiving service. It struck me as different at first because the people were singing and dancing; it didn’t feel strange though.

I really couldn’t say anything about [the doctrines]. I have long been a Catholic. When I was a child, I also tried to be a Born Again member. But never did I recall that we did a Bible Study. Here, you will really understand something, and you can apply it.

On Being Baptized

I feel so light. It’s like the feeling after a normal shower, only 100 times better!

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Is there anything I can say that means more than “Thank you”? If they weren’t there, many people would not be able to return unto the Lord. There are so many people here because of them.

If there’s one word that means greater than “Thank you,” that’s what I would say.

~o~

Sis. Nenita Calunsay, 60, Former Catholic, Leyte Province

On Joining the Church of God

I wanted to join. I didn’t join any other church but this as I like it here. Also, all explanations are clear. I liked them. In Catholicism, I didn’t like it there.

Sis. Perlita was the one who invited me here. She has been a member for five years now.

On Being Baptized

I feel pleasant and light.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful for them because if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be member of the Church today.

I’m thankful for everything they have taught; nothing is evil. All of the things they taught are good.

I just really wanted to join. Actually, I didn’t force my husband to come with me. I just pursued to get indoctrinated and become a member here in the Church of God.

~o~

Sis. Angelica Delos Santos, 38, Former Iglesia ni Cristo, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

It’s because I heard Bro. Eli’s doctrines. My husband was the first to be indoctrinated, and he brought me with him to gatherings. He was just baptized last July 24, 2015.

My mind was enlightened, and the word of God entered my heart that’s why I was enlightened.

I was a handog (offering) in the Iglesia. My parents, even my grandparents from both sides of the family, are Iglesia ni Cristo members.

Wearing modest apparel is something that they did only occasionally. Also, the contributions there are many.

On Being Baptized

I felt relieved, as if all my doubts in life are gone. My wrong faith has been changed.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, many thanks for your doctrines. My heart and mind have been enlightened by the true teachings of God written in the Bible.

~o~

Sis. Ivy Salonga, 32, Former Catholic, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

I like what Bro. Eli is preaching; we have watched him on television since about two years ago. My husband liked it too, so we decided to attend indoctrination.

Regarding the doctrines, I’m already 32 years old and it’s my first time to hear the one about women’s apparel. In a free religion, there are no prohibitions.

On Being Baptized

I feel happy. I can’t explain it, but my tears just suddenly fell back there. Perhaps, it was because of the relief I felt inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that you will continue you works for people like me who are sinful, that many more may return unto God.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: August 7, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on August 7, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Neri Santos, 47, Former Iglesia ni Cristo Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I chose to leave a chaotic one [religious group], and this is where I found the right teachings. I was able to listen via radio in Isabela Province after I came back from Saudi Arabia.

My girlfriend introduced this to me. Also, I have an uncle who is also a brother-in-faith. He was the one who urged me to go on with the indoctrination.

On Being Baptized

I felt lighter as compared to when I was in the INC.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Many thanks Bro. Eli. Because of you, I was able to listen to the truth. I’m also thankful because God still gave me an opportunity to know Him through Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path].

~o~

Sis. Nerissa Santos, 52, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

When I listened to the indoctrination, I saw the big difference. [Starts to cry]

My heart, my mind were more enlightened that it’s really different [from my previous religion]. So, I decided to keep listening and continue with the baptism.

My husband and I were listening [to the program]. He also read the Bible as he was a Born Again Christian before. He told me, “Let’s listen,” and I saw that it was all right.

The difference is great, especially with what I learned since I was little until I grew up. In Catholicism, they don’t read the Bible. With my husband’s, they needed to learn to read it. But with Bro. Eli, my understanding deepened even more.

On Being Baptized

I felt different. As Bro. Eli said, you have to forget the sins you committed and those who have committed sins against you.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope they will continue their preaching that many more people who do not know God may know Him the more through that means.

~o~

Sis. Mercedita Paler, 61, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

The teachings are really good here in the Church of God. It’s only now that I came across something like this, because in others, you won’t see this: the true teaching. I really feel that it’s true.

My husband and I have long been listening, for about 10 years now through television only. The time came when he became a member already, and I got encouraged to join as well. He just went first.

Also, I’m sick. As far as what the doctor has told me, I won’t get better anymore. But I thought, it’s only the Lord who can heal us. That’s also another reason why I joined here.

On Being Baptized

I was smiling because I felt so happy inside. I was crying as well, but because I was happy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that their program will continue so that they may be able to help many more people.

~o~

Sis. Avelina Arsenio, 37, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

The teachings are really good. They are really related in the Bible.

The owner of the house we rent invited us. It was my first time to listen on the first day of our indoctrination, it was on August 1.

The [doctrines] are good, and can change your views in life.

On Being Baptized

I felt very good!

Even when I was just first attending the indoctrination, I didn’t feel physically well to the point that I didn’t almost want to attend.

But as the days passed by, until the seventh day of indoctrination, it was gone. Before, I had trouble walking. I was palpitating whenever I walked. I couldn’t even walk short distances.

Now, when I attended today, especially after I got out of the swimming pool [baptistery], I have been walking seven times back and forth here already; it’s like my former strength has returned.

I’m amazed because it’s like all I needed was a dip in the pool, but I believe it wasn’t only as is. There really was something there.

I have long been bearing the pain, about two years already. But it’s only now that I have felt like this again. I hope that the feeling continue because I want to be able to work again.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that their preaching will continue that many more people will join.

~o~

Bro. Joseph Ison, 34, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

To obey His commandments, and fulfill the laws that we must do as a human being, as His servant, as His disciple.

I got to listen through my brother and mother; also, on radio and television as well.

On Being Baptized

I felt light. After I got out of the water, it felt like there was light, though my eyes were closed.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful that God used you as instruments in sharing the word of God. Let us continue praying for the ministry that the propagation of the Lord’s words will be wider in extent.

Many thanks for keeping your duties of imparting the word of the Lord to us.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: July 31, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on July 31, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Paula Batan, 16, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I got encouraged to join as well because I study in La Verdad Christian College.

It’s because this is where I saw the true Church that the Bible speaks of. Also, I really felt that I can avoid the things that I mustn’t do, which I really liked doing back then. It’s like I have accepted that truth already.

I was surprised at myself as I wasn’t like that before, even when it comes to apparel. I can now dress like this [wearing modest apparel], and go out of the house without makeup. It’s a different feeling; I don’t know why! [Laughs]

I also talked to my classmate who was a Church Worker. She explained to me, “When you already feel it, don’t dilly-dally anymore as Bro. Eli said.”

On Being Baptized

I was crying and crying back there. It’s like in the movies when everything I have done came flashing back to me. And now, I’m here, on this moment that I have been waiting for.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks be to God because if I hadn’t known them, I wouldn’t have learned the things I now know. My mind was enlightened to the truths that aren’t being taught by preachers in false churches.

~o~

Bro. Godofredo Calinog, 47, Former Catholic, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

Before, I didn’t believe in the Lord. However, I also had a sickness before; I thought I was going to die. I promised the Lord then that I would serve Him. I made a vow.

I vomited repeatedly. My whole body soon felt weak, and I was dizzy. Actually, I just avoided the doctor [after seeing him] so that I could just recuperate at home. It happened only last year. I’m thankful that my physique has returned.

Our housemate and our son have long been members. [Our son] resides in Manila, but he came here to us in Pampanga.

They invited my wife first. Then, when they invited me as well, I willingly went with them. Now, we have only one faith in the Lord.

On Being Baptized

I felt light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope they will continue their good aspirations and duties in the Lord.

~o~

Sis. Jessabelle Pastor, 21, Former Foursquare Gospel Church Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I found peace in my heart.

I have already been to different churches, and then lately, my friend invited me. I went with him, and that’s when I saw that it’s different here. It’s different in the Church of God.

Actually, he’s just new in the Church. He has just been recently baptized, and he was just invited to the Church as well by his workmate.

We learned so many teachings that we didn’t learn from the churches we formerly belonged to.

There are many teachings that we must all remember, and keep in our hearts and minds that we may not sin against God.

On Being Baptized

I felt that all the weight I carried on my chest were gone. It’s like you’re not thinking of any problem, but that you just have a new life.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

My message for Bro. Eli is that may he continue the good works he does, and lead many more people like me to return unto the old path.

~o~

Bro. Edgar Dela Fuente, 43, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

The teachings in the Church of God are good.

At first, I listened only through radio, on Don Manolo Favis’ program. Then later on, I also watched on television.

Actually, I think it has taken me ten years before I came to this day that I have been baptized.

I hear the teachings that he [Bro. Eliseo] says, that the end of this world is drawing near. So I told myself, “I need to hurry that I may not be too late.” What he says really fit what is now happening in this age.

On Being Baptized

I felt chills after I got out of the water.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that The Old Path will continue that many more people will be lead unto this Church.

~o~

Bro. Romeo and Sis. Estrellita Empleo, 59 & 61, Former Catholics, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Bro. Romeo: We can’t find the answers in our minds to this, but perhaps in our hearts. We were perhaps searching for something.

We were from Catholicism, from different religions even: Bread of Life, Word for the World, Word of Hope. Then by chance, we were able to listen to Bro. Eli Soriano on television as he was mentioned as well by my sibling who watches him.

He’s not a member though. But then every time my brothers and sisters and I would gather and talk about the Bible’s verses, my brother who listens to Bro. Eli is different.

As we listened [to my brother speak] as seekers of truth, it struck us as peculiar because we didn’t hear those things from other congregations and that we weren’t really learned when it comes to the Bible. But with him, the teachings that he shared with us are from the verses that Bro. Eli flashes on the TV screen.

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So from thereon, I felt I was challenged. One time, I saw him [Bro. Eliseo] on TV, and I felt drawn to the program. “It’s good,” I said.

The things I was hearing, I could read in the Bible. Because before, I used to only hear [verses] from what pastors relayed to us, but I found that what they say is not what is exactly meant [by the verses] as when I heard them from Bro. Eli as he explained them on television and radio.

So that’s when I started; I felt encouraged to listen from thereon. I would tune in to it from time to time, whenever I was available. It’s like I got hooked to it.

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Later on, my wife was onboard as well. I didn’t invite them [his family] or what. I just set the radio on as he preached the Bible.

[At first] they were able to listen only by chance, like whenever they would pass by. But it wasn’t yet in their hearts.

Perhaps, there are verses that are meant for us, wherein your heart will be touched or you’ll say, “Ouch.” It’s when you’ll see, through Bro. Eli’s reading of the Bible that [others’ teachings] are really just sayings of men, baseless, untrue.

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Until the time came for me, perhaps the Lord has also made me understand already, that the truth is indeed the word of God, nothing else.

I also learned how to stick to [what is written]. You must not add nor take away anything from it. The Bible, as it turns out, according to Isa. 34:16, is already complete and doesn’t need any other reference.

We used to see our brother as someone weird, but then, we became united in opinions eventually. During our Bible Study, we would unite in what is right, like what the Bible says: You have one Spirit, one song, one Lord, one God, one Church, one teaching.

If only pastors would base their teachings, and would not add nor take away anything from what is written, but would all be based in the Bible, perhaps we will not be in strife.

Sis. Estrellita: They are really God’s words. It’s like our hearts were the target, and it went right into it.

Bro. Romeo: I didn’t force you, didn’t I?

Sis. Estrellita: No. I just said, “I want to come with you. I want to listen personally.” I told him that on TV and radio, it’s like he’s jumping from one topic to another because he is answering whatever it is that people asked him.

But when we started with [the indoctrination], I said, “Please take me with you.” So I went with him. That’s when I understood that what Bro. Eli says is so beautiful. It’s like a step-by-step teaching.

Bro. Romeo: The biggest question we had regarding religion, the Bible answered. We have no doubts now. They were all answered by the holy words of God.

On Being Baptized

Bro. Romeo: It felt so good. In other words, I felt fulfilled.

Sis Estrellita: Yes, it was amazing! I said, “What is this? It’s really different.” It felt like I was walking on air after getting out of the water. I said, “What a wonderful feeling.” [Giggles]

Before [immersion], I was feeling a number of things,s my stomach even ached. I told him that perhaps I might go to the restroom. After I got immersed in the water, it became okay. I said, “Wow, this is okay!”

Bro. Romeo: That’s what I heard from Bro. Eli. Whenever he was attending, despite not feeling well, he said that right after baptism or any Church gathering, the sickness goes away; you feel lighter. Though it may not be totally gone, you feel like it’s lessened.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Sis. Estrellita: Bro. Eli, keep on doing the things that you do now. We pray for you, that your life will be longer, because you are able to help many people and their minds are enlightened by the word of God.

The same goes for Bro. Daniel. He is very well; both of them are. So, many, many thanks to them, because at the least, our minds were enlightened unto the Lord through them.

Bro. Romeo: I share the same sentiments for Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. What is said in Daniel Chapter 12, that in the last days, the wise shall understand the word of God, but the wicked shall not.

You are but wise men, Bro. Eli, foremostly, compared to all the pastors that before persecuted him and told that [the Church] is a cult.

But the way I see it now, as Bro. Eli said, “If we are Christians, we should be different from them from the inside, out. That’s what I saw now.

That’s why, sometimes, they laugh at us because we’re not luxurious. We don’t follow the course of the world, which is in the Bible: That we should not conform but be transformed according to the will of God that Bro. Eli teaches. Many thanks to you.

Long live, and may he give you many more believers whose lives you will touch. The same with you Bro. Daniel Razon, many, many thanks. To God be the Glory.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: June 12, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on June 12, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Amparo Salting, 60, Former Catholic, Nueva Ecija Province

On Joining the Church of God

The teachings are good. I was invited to the Locale of Camp Tinio.

I was able to listen there, and told Sis. RJ that I wanted to be indoctrinated the following week as the teachings are good.

It was my first time to be invited to [a Church gathering], and it was to an indoctrination session then…

I was indoctrinated in just three days as I wanted to be baptized in the week that followed. It was a whole-day session; Sis. RJ was really tired, but it’s okay with her as it is for the Lord.

On Being Baptized

I feel okay. I’m happy… I was crying because of joy. Of course, when you feel the Lord, that you have accepted Him… You’re crying because He’s with you.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Many, many thanks to you Bro. Eli, because you changed my life through listening to the doctrines that you preach.

Many, many thanks and may God bless you more. I hope that your service to God will lengthen that you may be able to save many souls.

~o~

Bro. Alvin Ganancial, 26, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I wanted to change and know the true God.

It was because of my mother; I saw that she had changed her attitude.

I then asked myself how my mother was able to change, and why I didn’t join [the Church] or take a look at it or listen to the doctrines.

With God’s mercy I became [a member] today. I’m also thankful that I have accepted Him wholeheartedly, and that I was able to join the Church of God.

My mother is also a new member. She became a member only this year; I think she is just less than two-months old.

She somewhat encouraged me to join, and I want to do the same to our household to know the true Lord.

On Being Baptized

It felt good. I felt relieved that my sins are gone, having repented of them. And I know that the Lord has forgiven me as well.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel, I hope that the Mass Indoctrination will grow wider, and that you may be able to save many more souls not only [here] but abroad as well. Let’s support each other.

~o~

Bro. Francis Moreto and Sis. Nenette Manguiat, 25, Former Catholics, Batangas Province

On Joining the Church of God

Bro. Francis: We have heard truth.

Sis. Nenette: The teachings of the Church of God are better than those of my former religion’s.

Bro. Francis: We have listened to The Old Path through TV and radio for many years now. We religiously listened to the teachings and have accepted them right away.

Sis. Nenette: We voluntarily went to the Locale in Lipa, and it was where we attended the indoctrination continuously. And it was through my co-teacher, who is also a member, that we were able to get there.

Bro. Francis: I have long heard [Bro. Eliseo], and I was looking for someone I know [who is a member] to guide us to The Old Path.

She was chatting on Facebook [her co-teacher], but she wasn’t able to reply to us. When we didn’t consider it anymore, she was the one who…

Sis. Nenette: I was the one who went to ask her in person. She probably rarely [opens Facebook].

Bro. Francis: Then as we have been attending for two indoctrination days already, I saw someone I knew, who I didn’t know was also a brother. That’s the only time I knew.

On Being Baptized

Sis. Nenette: As [Bro. Eli] said from the Bible… What I felt is really hard to explain.

Bro. Francis: At first, while I was just in line to be baptized, I felt nervous, and I didn’t know why.

But after I got immersed, I have forgotten all my sins and never to commit them again [with God’s help and mercy].

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Francis: I hope that they will continue speaking the words of God that many more may hear it.

I hope that many more brethren will be encouraged to join, because this is where I saw and understood the true meaning of the Bible, of God’s teachings.

They are taught and explained one by one, which aren’t taught in other religions, in my former religion. It’s only here where I found and understood those things in such a long period of time.

Sis. Nenette: I share the same sentiments.

~o~

Sis. Meizl Ann Fercia, 20, Former Former KNC, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I feel that I am already prepared to receive the doctrines that I have heard since [I was a kid].

When I started in college, I wasn’t able to attend [in the KNC]. We have a store and I was the one assigned to that; I would go there after school. Then, I also studied.

On Being Baptized

It feels good inside as I have long dreamed of it.

Actually, after [graduating] in the KNC, I already wanted it…So I’m really happy that I have now been baptized.

I’m thankful to them [my parents] for establishing us; they were able to send us to school. Now, they still guide us and I’m a member now because of their guidance as well.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

For Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, may they continue spreading the words of God which they have started before, and may God continue to guide them.

To God be the glory

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.

—-

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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