A commenter on the article written by the Catholic Priest, Abe Arganiosa made a comparison between Bro. Eli Soriano and Pope Benedict XVI. Although most of the things written on his comment seems to mock the person of Bro. Eli Soriano, let us try to analyze his comments and use them to prove that Bro. Eli Soriano is God’s messenger in conjunction with the Holy Scriptures.
I have edited some of the things that he said for the sake of decency.
“Father, Brother, allow me to make things simple between us of the Holy Church and the ADD infidels; a comparison of leaders, perhaps?”
Benedict XVI : IMPORTED Bro. Eli: lokal
It seems that this dude is a fan of imported products which is the reason why he favors someone who is imported. Base on the scriptures, there was a little city that was besieged by a King but the deliverer of that city turns out to be a poor wise man who is also a citizen of that city.
There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
If we are going to study the parallelism of this scriptural story with what is suppose to happen today, we can safely realize that the deliverer of Filipinos is also a Filipino and not a German.
2. Aegis-Judex said:
Benedict XVI: INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY
Bro. Eli: INTERNATIONAL FUGITIVE
To correct what as written by Judex, Bro. Soriano is not even convicted of any crime so he cannot be called a fugitive. He is simply an experienced accused because our enemies of faith keeps hurling false accusations against him ever since he started preaching. Being accused is a part of a Christian preacher’s life. It was forewarned by the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
In fact, this was the experience of the Apostle Paul.
(1 Corinthians 4:13)
Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
The Apostles did not even enjoy the pleasure of being an International Celebrity wherein they are not being defamed or accused. What they experience are persecutions, defamations and trials which is the same thing that Bro. Eli Soriano experiences.
3. Aegis-Judex said:
Benedict XVI: highly educated, with various doctorate degrees
Bro. Eli: high school only, did not finish 3rd year high
Does a person have to be educated with various doctorate degrees to be a messenger of God? The Apostles of Christ were even unlearned man.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Educational attainment is not a prerequisite to be called a messenger of God. Remember that most of the Apostles did not have the education as high as the Pope in Rome; But they become wise regarding divine wisdom because they were able to learn that from the best teacher who is our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. Aegis-Judex said:
Benedict XVI: HEAD OF STATE
Bro. Eli: no state- tago ng tago
The messengers of God in the Christian dispensation did not become Head of State. They don’t even have a certain dwelling place.
(1 Corinthians 4:11)
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
5. Aegis-Judex said:
Benedict XVI: WILL DIE FOR HIS FLOCK
Bro. Eli: HIS FLOCK WILL DIE
(JPII almost did, TWICE. Can Eli boast of the same thing?)
Bro. Eli almost die twice because of severe beating from INC deacons after his debates with INC ministers. Until now, his life is being threatened but it did not prevent him from spreading the word of God. He is ready to preach the word of God despite these threats because he know that it is part of a Christian Preacher’s life.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Remember the record of the Catholic Church indicates that they killed innocent people thinking that they are doing it for God’s service. The late John Paul II even beg for forgiveness because of this historical fact.
A Christian Preacher is ready to die but he is not ready to kill anyone specially his enemies. If there is a battle that a Christian Preacher faces, it is a battle against false teachings and not a physical battle. Bro. Eli Soriano exactly does that as evident to his recent debate which won the soul of a Native South American Preacher.
Let us always remember that a Christian Preacher is an unprofitable servant.
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
As unprofitable servants, they did not become Heads of State, they are targets of persecutions and they don’t necessarily have high educational attainment.