Four years ago, the Supreme Court ordered Soriano to change the name of his group.
Today they call it “Members Church of God International.”In 1980 Soriano launched his religious radio and TV program, Ang Dating Daan. In fact, an investigative report revealed that they baptize an average of 3,500 new members every month. The Bereans: Apologetics Research Ministry ( listed the ADD as one of the cults of Christianity or a group that claims to be Christian but goes against the historic teachings of Biblical Christianity. This is not a question on the sincerity of the ADD members but on the veracity of their teachings.
Though Soriano was an honor student, he failed to finish high school because he got into an argument with a teacher regarding religious issues three months before graduation. Immediately after his baptism in 1964, Soriano joined the ministerial class and since then rose from the ranks. Only Soriano got the title “Minister” from Perez, “making him the only other minister in the Church at that time.” When Perez died in 1975, a power struggle ensued. Barely 30 years old, Soriano led a faction of 500 members, which they registered as Ang Mga Kaanib ng Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas (The Members of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippines).
A protracted legal battle ensued over who has the legal claim to the name.
7-8) because they already misread “form.” If Jesus Christ was a real man, why did he have to be made in the likeness of men? If he was already a man, why did He have to be made in the likeness of men?
That only proves that our Lord Jesus Christ is a god, who assumed the form of a man.But the intended meaning of “form” should guide our understanding of “likeness” and “appearance” and not the other way around.
For example, the ADD misinterpreted the word “form” in Philippians 2:7 to mean “outward appearance.” But Paul used the Greek word morphe for “form,” which means “something intrinsic and essential as opposed to…
In the absence of this event how do you know that INC is the right one?
“Anything less than real humanity would detract from the value of the cross”. The parallelism that Jesus is the second Adam would be pointless if He is not really a man (Rom -19; 1 Cor -22, 45-49).
“Jesus was our representative and obeyed for us where Adam had failed and disobeyed.” So if Jesus is not human, then it follows that Adam is also not human for “Jesus had to be a man in order to be our representative and obey in our place.”ow View of God.
Thus, there is a need to discern whether the ADD is of God or not.
To meaningfully engage with the ADD, this paper will look into the birth of the group and its core beliefs.