Is Eliphaz a Reliable Authority of Christian Faith?

By Heaven’s Knight

I would like to know that basing from Job 42:7, can we really say with certainty that there is absolutely nothing right in what Eliphaz said in the entire book of Job?

Gerry Soliman

Hi Mr. Soliman!

I found out you are interested in studying some points in this matter, let me share you some important Biblical points of views to consider.

First, it was established that the credibility of Eliphaz is questionable because God’s wrath ignited against him together with his two friends. He didn’t speak right things about God.

Therefore, when we listen to Eliphaz, we must already put in our mind that he may mislead us in what he says – deliberately or not. He, for sure, was not sent by God to preach His word. God said, “My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.” (Job 42:7)

So, if we put our trust to Eliphaz, or if we will base our faith unto him, our life will be put on risk.

The proof, he accused the old path was walked by wicked men. (Job 22:15) It is already a direct contrary against God’s word to believe that the old path was trodden by wicked men. (Jeremiah 6:16).

How can we then rely on Eliphaz’ words? Our witness against Eliphaz and his words is God. Who will then back up Eliphaz to malign the old path?

But, granting Eliphaz also has said right things, does that follow that we can now then rely to his words? If we will then rely on Eliphaz words in spite that he was not authorized by God, then we will fall on this kind of faith. (Mark 7:7-8)

Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

Dear heavensknight,

Thank you for your response. I really appreciate it.

I have a different understanding of Job 42:7. I don’t think this verse covers everythng what Eliphaz said in the entire book of Job. You said:

[How can we then rely on Eliphaz’ words? Our witness against Eliphaz and his words is God.]

I find this comment of your quite disturbing. You see the apostle Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 3:19:

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”.

That last sentence was quoted from Eliphaz in Job 5:13:

He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.

Paul relied on Eliphaz’s words. How do you explain that?

Thank you.

Good hour Mr. Soliman!

Thanks for your follow up question, I believe that you are also open minded when it comes to discussing certainty of a matter, just like most of my friends. We already anticipated the question for it was not the first time it was asked.

Let me clarify this first. You said that Paul relied on Eliphaz’ words when he quoted what he said. Honestly, it doesn’t follow that when you quote one’s word, you already relied on him. Jumping to that conclusion will fall someone to simple non sequitur. “This is a fallacy which arises when the arguer draws a conclusion from a premise without any attempt to show the connection between the cause and the effect.” (The Art of Argumentation and Debate by Africa, Fallacies, page 107).

Illustration: Paul quoted Eliphaz’ words; therefore, Paul relies on Eliphaz.

Hence, the fallacy.

Let me give you an example.

Paul, an apostle of God, uses the words of a Cretian prophet – a prophet not belonging to the Christian Church, a prophet not of their own, a prophet not of God – to borrow his remarks against the people of Crete. (Titus 1:12)

One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

It doesn’t follow that because Paul quoted the Cretians prophet’s words, he already relied on him. There could be other reasons why Paul quoted the words of the prophet of Crete. The same as Eliphaz’ case.

It is true that Paul usually quotes from scriptures as reference to give way for what he is teaching like when he discussed the danger of doing idolatry (I Corinthians 10:11; 6). But, there are instances that Paul uses other’s belief to have a point of agreement.

For example, when Paul went to Athens, in order to convince Athenians, he borrows the word of their own poets to have a point of agreement. Let us read in (Acts 17:28)

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

But, that doesn’t follow Paul relies to the poets of Athens. He just used their words to start a point of agreement. Just like the saying, “When you are in Rome, speak like Romans.” Paul did this because he wants to save all men by all means. (I Corinthians 9:20-21)

And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Why do we believe then that Paul doesn’t rely on men’s words every time he preaches the gospel? Let us read what Paul wrote. (Galatians 1:11-12)

But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

According to St. Paul himself, the gospel he preached was not after man; he neither received it from man nor was it taught to him. He received the gospel by the revelation of Jesus Christ, not of Eliphaz.

Now it is clear that it doesn’t follow that Paul relied on Eliphaz when he quoted what he said, let us now go to the issue.

Granting that what Eliphaz said is true, he said it without bad intention, he said it with good faith, does it follow we must now rely on his words? Where should we base then our Christian faith? Let us read. (1 Thesalonians 2:13)

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

The words of God must be our basis in our Christian faith. St. Paul said that when we received the word of God, we received it not as the word of men. If there are words of men, no matter how they were said, even if those seem true, or even if they were said with good faith but contradict God’s word, we must not rely on those. Let us have an example from a servant himself, Job. (Job 2:10)

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job asked, “Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?”

We agree for sure that Job is a just man. But there was a time that he spoke of something against the characteristic of God. Take note of this phrase, “…shall we not receive evil?” Job, out of his innocence, believes that we can receive evil from God. But let us compare what our Lord Jesus Christ taught. (Matthew 7:9-11)

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Let me emphasize this, Jesus said “how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

Through this principle, we can conclude that God will not give evil things. He is the provider of all good things. Let us have a proof in James 1:17.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Every good gift and every perfect give came down from Father above. But, Job believes that we can receive evil from God. Who then shall we believe: Job, a just man, or Jesus Christ, an authority of Christian faith?

How much more we then rely on Eliphaz’ words who was scolded by God? Another thing, he is not an authority of Christian faith.

That is what I’m saying, the most reliable basis of Christian faith is God’s word. Here, we can have a clue whose preacher in our time s really sent by God to preach His words. A preacher sent by God speaks God’s word. It is the best quality of a messenger of God that we must find from preachers. (John 3:34)

For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

It is therefore important to observe the teachings of different pastors, ministers, evangelists, preachers in our time. The teaching is our basis then to discern if a preacher is of God or not. (John 7:17-18)

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

A preacher sent by God teaches doctrines coming from God, he doesn’t speak of himself. For this, we can guarantee that what we follow is the commandment of God, not of men.

Another thing to consider, even if Paul quoted Eliphaz’ words, that doesn’t follow that what Eliphaz alleged became true. It was already impugned through God’s word (Jeremiah 6:16 vs Job 22:15); we must search the old path, we must walk therein, in there, we can find rest of our souls.  (Jeremiah 6:16)

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

I also encourage you to watch the LIVE webcast every Wednesday@ 5pm Eastern Standard time!

Log on to http://www.livestream.com/elisoriano and get a chance to ask Bro. Eli regarding the bible and your salvation!

May God bless you!

How Can a Debate Materialize if The Coward Priest Doesn’t Want to Negotiate Properly?

By Christiandefenders

During our first encounter with Abe Arganiosa who is a Catholic Priest, we are so very eager to have him debate with us which is the reason why we have stated our challenge to him so many times in the past few months. However, he keeps on giving us improbable conditions for the debate not to materialize. His previous improbable conditions can be read on another article of this blog.

https://christiandefenders.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/c/

The funny thing about this coward priest is his ability to always come up with an excuse for the debate not to take place. Recently, one of our brothers informed Bro. Eli Soriano of the indolence of the priest on twitter.

Bro. Eli Soriano responded and instructed to challenge the priest on a debate.

For those people who have been reading the blog of the Catholic Priest, we are all aware that he insists to debate with Bro. Eli Soriano personally as part of his tactic of giving improbable conditions. Bro. Frank, informed Bro. Eli of those conditions which compel Bro. Eli Soriano to give this reply.

Just like what the Catholic Priest said, Bro. Eli was informed that Abe Arganiosa wants the debate to take place in a neutral ground like ABS-CBN and GMA. He responded that Abe Arganiosa can talk with GMA or ABS-CBN just as long as the payment is equally divided.

Because of these recent developments, I offered the Catholic Priest to formally negotiate by providing him the options which is most convenient to start with.

Apparently, Abe Arganiosa doesn’t want to speak directly to Bro. Eli Soriano on twitter nor go out from his blog and negotiate on a  LIVE Webcast. As a congenital liar, the Catholic Priest has a mastery on the craft of making alibis and improbable conditions.

Abe Arganiosa says,

It is very obvious that this priest will not really exert an effort to negotiate properly. He did not even provide any contact information like a cellphone or land line number for us to reach him. In addition, even if he is fully aware that Bro. Eli Soriano is very reachable and accessible online, he chooses to stay within the parameters of his blog and not go somewhere else on the worldwide web with the convenience of just staying in front of the PC.

One of our brothers also informed Abe Arganiosa that he can now speak with GMA or ABS-CBN as long as the share of payment is equally divided. However, this Catholic Priest is really a moron on his reply.

After refusing to negotiate properly by giving his contact information or by contacting us and choosing to stay on his blog, he still don’t want to extend an effort for one of his conditions to be fulfilled. What can we say about this?

According to a Journalist,

“That is what is called Paper Tiger. He is only good in challenging on paper.

His group expects him to do what he is doing now. As he does what he is doing, people can see him and how the catholic church has formed him.

He cannot see that the catholic church is being exposed by his examples – by his behavior.

Why does he fight Bro. Eli? Because he still wants to keep his idols of stone and wood and continue sinning but every Sunday, he would drink wine and eat wafer and think he will go to heaven by that.”

I can definitely agree with what the journalist said. Abe Arganiosa is only good on challenging on paper. His behavior clearly exposes what kind of religion the Catholic Church has.

“Have you read the story of Abe Arganiosa? He’s sort of living a hero image. As a child, he was already acting as true-blue catholic. He had gone too far.

Educated with the money of catholics, he had no time to pause for critical thinking. People like this are prisoners of those who feed them. Is it bad if he refused to follow later?

His role now is to play the defender….

I don’t think he never had the time to reflect if what his religion was doing is right or wrong. Somehow, there could be times – even flitting times – to see that those images were just stones and wood without a life.

But he prefers to accept those things as truth.

I do not think this fellow is worth spending precious time for. He is a fool.

He is just using Bro. Eli to get attention to himself.

What we can do is to respond if we can – but not to disrupt the activities of Bro. Eli. Those things can be taken care of.

You already know that Abe Arganiosa cannot debate. He does not have the skills.

Let us not rattle Bro. Eli unnecessarily if we can do things ourself.”

In my effort to seek a good reason why this Catholic Priest will really not negotiate for a debate, I’ve found an answer from a former Catechist teacher who was also considered to become a priest before he did a change of heart and converted to Christianity.

Bro. Jay Mark tells us the basic rules and roles of a Catholic Priest as well as his insights regarding the issue.

“Abe, known as Abraham Arganiosa, CRS. will not face Bro. Eli on a debate is because in reality, he is afraid to defend his belief and accusation against us, especially with Bro. Eli because he knows who Bro Eli is. And he has no witness to stand his ground in case that will bring out in the Supreme Court against his accusation false attack on Bro. Eli personality. As what I see on him, he has simple reasons why he keeps on saying evil things against us on his blog and not to face on a debate:

First, he only wants to get our attention so that his blog will be famous for many visitors.

Second, he has no permission from his supervisor, the Arch bishop or Cardinal to face Bro. Eli on a debate so he might be scolded. Being, a priest whatever decision he makes like debating or defending the catholic faith from other churches must be permitted by higher authorities, the CBCP Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

Third, this priest is only an Educator, a defender of the catholic faith for his little congregation but not the entire catholic congregation like in Rome. He only teaches student on how to defend their faith against other churches – in short he only wants the student to become strong in their faith.

Lastly, comparing the entire catholic authority in Rome, he is one of those priests who has the lowest rank on the line of priesthood. So we have nothing to expect much from that priest. If he is really a man of his faith believing that they are correct and is concern for the souls of his members then he will face Bro. Eli on Live Web, not hiding at the back of his blog or pen writing.

For my part, I call Abe as the “Priest of Delusion”, one of the false followers of the false prophet in Rome. Thanks to God that our leader Bro. Eli Soriano that was sent by God has a two double edge sword, ready to defend our faith anytime against the evil infiltrator like Abraham Arganiosa.”

Since Catholic Priests really have a stand not to debate with anyone regarding their doctrines nor attack other churches with their teaching, debating with Bro. Eli is a clear violation to that stand. Bro. Jay Mark who came from the inner circle of Catholics was able to give us enough reasons to believe that Abe Arganiosa will really not engage on a debate.

However, some of his deluded followers still believes in the delusion that this priest will really defend their faith on a debate and is willing to negotiate with some of the conditions they provide.

Noel requests us to open our masks and show our identity. However, our identity as former Catholics is clearly exposed. Opening our mask is already on Abe Arganiosa’s reach if he really show an effort to negotiate. We are waiting to see a sincere willingness from him. He can show us his permit from his bishop or at least provide us with a genuine contact information so we can start negotiating properly. We have also provided him the options to directly speak with Bro. Eli Soriano regarding the matter. However,  all the things that he expressed on his blog, are indications to our belief that he cannot really face Bro. Eli Soriano on a debate.

Believing that Abe Arganiosa will really face Bro. Eli Soriano is clearly a Delusion.

According to http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Delusional,

“A delusion is false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness.”

We are not surprised to have met people like these because these kinds of people are clearly stated in the bible.

(2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Abe Arganiosa will never face Bro. Eli Soriano on a debate!

Christians Inform Brother Eli Soriano About the Boastful Abe Arganiosa

By Christiandefenders

It seems that more and more brethren from MCGI are becoming aware of what is going on with the exchanges that we have with the Catholic Priest, Abe Arganiosa within the past few months that one of them informs Bro. Eli Soriano on Twitter. Bro. Frank told Bro. Eli that there is a boastful priest who said that evil people walks in the old path.

Bro. Frank informs Bro. Eli of Abe Arganiosa

In Bro. Eli’s reply to Bro. Frank, he told him to challenge the priest into a debate.

Bro. Frank later on explained some of the details of the ongoing Internet discussion.

On another tweet, Bro. Billy inquired to Bro. Eli it is possible to file charges of libel against the Catholic Priest.

Bro. Billy says,

Brother Eli Soriano gave an affirmative answer and asks who’s going to witness.

Bro. Eli says,

Bro. Frank informs Bro. Eli that the Catholic Priest wants a debate face to face.

Bro. Eli inquires, where does the Catholic Priest wants to debate face to face.

Bro. Eli Inquires the place of debate

Now that Bro. Eli Soriano knows that there is an Abraham Arganiosa that hurls insults at him on the Internet, let’s wait what’s gong to happen next. I’ve already left a comment on Abe Arganiosa’s blog informing him of the replies of Bro. Eli Soriano. He has an option to communicate with Bro. Eli Soriano directly through Bro. Eli’s LIVE Webcast and through Twitter and an option to have the debate arrange with us. He is already informed of the possible ways to reach us.

We are waiting for his response.

SCREENSHOTS COURTESY OF BRO.FRANK AND BRO.BILLY

The Ways Where the Wicked Abe Arganiosa Walks

By Michael Dela Cruz

Bretheren, I’ve read Abe’s blog and theology. It’s very Catholic. What do I mean? They don’t stand for every statement that they say but instead saying a different statement later on. Let’s look at what he said about what has been said by Eliphaz for example,

Abe says,


“BAGAMAT MAY MALI SI ELIPHAZ MERON DIN SIYANG SINABING TAMA NA HINDI KINONTRA NG DIOS, SA HALIP TINANGGAP NG ESPIRITU SANTO PARA SA IKABUBUTI NG LAHAT.”
Translation Even though Eliphaz has said wrong things, he also said some right things that God did not oppose, but instead, it was accepted by the Holy Spirit for the good of all.

By saying this, It’s clear that Abe believes Eliphaz because he concluded that it’s accepted by the Holy Spirit for the good of all. This is what he said. He also used the words of Eliphaz to prove a claim. Normally when a person uses a statement to prove a claim, it means that that person stands firm to that claim.

Now let’s notice what he said later on…

“HINDI KO PINANINIWALAAN ANG KANYANG MGA KASINUNGALINGAN. SUBALIT SINO BA ANG NAGBIGAY NG AUTHORITY PARA MAISULAT ANG JOB 22:5? HOLY SPIRIT”
TranslationI don’t believe in his(elipaz) lies. But who gave the authotity for it to be written in Job22:5? Holy Spirit.

Now Abe said that he doesn’t believe in the lies of Eliphaz. However, he believes that what Eliphaz said is authorized by the Holy Spirit to be written in Job 22:5, again, he said “I don’t believe in Eliphaz”s lies.”

So this comes down to him concluding that the lies of elipaz are authorized by the holy spirit that’s why he used them.  To further prove this, let’s look even further, he said…

” PInatotohanan iyan ni San Pedro:”
TranslationThis is testified to by Saint Peter.

(2 Peter 1:21) New International Version

“For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

If Caiaphas was able to speak something beneficial for everybody in John 18:13 it is also the same with Eliphaz.

Did you notice this brethren? Abe said that Caiaphas was able to speak something beneficial for everybody, so following his conclusion, what Caiaphas said was authorized by the Holy Spirit.

Do you see how blind this Abe is? Claiming that every statement that has been said even by evil ones as authorized by the Holy Spirit because it’s written in the Bible.

Who in his right state of mind will agree to this? And Abe has the gutts to disprove the faith of Christians in the Church of God presided by brother Eli and brother Daniel when Abe himself cannot rightfully process his own thoughts.

Oh well, just another unreasoning animal according to Jude 1:10. Let’s read it in the English Standard Version.

(Jud 1:10)


But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively.
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Ang mga Daan na Linalakaran ng mga Bulaang Propeta – Filipino Section

Ang mga Daan na Linalakaran ng mga Bulaang Propeta

By Christiandefenders

Ang isa sa mga maling paratang na ipinupukol ng paring ito sa Ang Dating Daan ay isang paratang na matagal nang ginagamit ng mga nakasagupa ni kapatid na Eli Soriano sa kaniyang mga pangangaral. Ito ay una niyang narinig kay Bert Balinton na isang Sabadista sa programa ni Don Manalo Favis na “This is Manolo and His GENIUS Family” kung saan sari-saring  mga grupo ng pananampalataya ang iniimbitahan ng mayari ng progrma sa radyo upang magtalakayan ukol sa iba’t-ibang mga isyu ng pananampalataya. Kagaya ni Bert Balinton, ang talatang ginagamit ni Abraham Arganisoa ay ang sinabi ni Eliphaz na Temanita sa Job 22:15.

(Job 22:15)

Iyo bang pagpapatuluyan ang dating daan, na nilakaran ng mga masamang tao?

Nang kaniyang mabasa ang nasabing talata, ay kaagad na niyang ipinahayag at pinatutunayan nang pukpukan na ang “Ang Dating Daan” nga ay linakaran ng masama. Ito nga ba ay tama? Kung ating babasahin ang buong kapitulo mula sa Job 22:1-30, malinaw na ang kausap ni Eliphaz sa talata ay ang matuwid na tao na si Job. Pinararatangan ni Eliphaz na Temanita si Job ng isang masamang bagay.

Upang mapatunayan natin na ang sinasabing ito ni Eliphaz na Temanita ay hindi katiwa-tiwala, ang ating unang nararapat na alamin at lutasin ay kung ang lahat ng mga bagay na nakasulat sa Bibliya ay mapagbabatayan sa pananampalataya. Kaagad nating tuklasin kung sinu-sino ba ang mga  nagsasalita sa Bibliya. Taliwas sa paniniwala ng marami, ang bibliya po ay hindi natin masasabing buong-buo na salita ng Dios sapagkat sa bibliya, ay mayroong iba’t ibang persona na nagsasalita.

May salita si Satanas…

( Job 1:7 )

… Nang magkagayo’y sumagot si Satanas sa Panginoon, at nagsabi, Sa pagpaparoo’t parito sa lupa, at sa pagmamanhik manaog doon.

May salita ng isang taong hindi sumasampalataya…

( Juan 20:25 )

… Malibang aking makita sa kaniyang mga kamay ang butas ng mga pako, at maisuot ko ang aking daliri sa butas ng mga pako, at maisuot ko ang aking kamay sa kaniyang tagiliran, ay hindi ako sasampalataya.

May salita ng asno…

( Bilang 22:28-30)

At ibinuka ng Panginoon ang bibig ng asno, at nagsabi kay Balaam, Ano ang ginawa ko sa iyo, na ako’y pinalo mo nitong makaitlo? At sinabi ni Balaam sa asno, Sapagka’t tinuya mo ako: mayroon sana ako sa aking kamay na isang tabak, pinatay disin kita ngayon. At sinabi ng asno kay Balaam, Di ba ako’y iyong asno na iyong sinakyan sa buong buhay mo hanggang sa araw na ito? gumawa ba kaya ako kailan man ng ganito sa iyo? At kaniyang sinabi, Hindi.

Sa bibliya ay may iba’t-ibang persona ang nagsasalita. Mahalagang malaman natin kung sino ang nagsasalita sa mga talatang ating nababasa bago natin ito paniwalaan upang maiwasan natin ang mga pagkakamali. Maaaring ang nakasulat sa talatang ating nababasa ay salita na pala ni Satanas o salita ng kaaway ng Dios subalit hindi pa natin alam kung kaya’t tayo ay maaaring maligaw. Kinakailangan nating maging matalino sa pagbabasa ng mga bagay na nasusulat sa banal na aklat.

Ano bang mga bagay na nasusulat sa banal na kasulatan ang nararapat nating pagbatayan?

( 2 Timoteo 3:16)

Ang lahat ng mga kasulatan na kinasihan ng Dios ay mapapakinabangan din naman sa pagtuturo, sa pagsansala, sa pagsaway, sa ikatututo na nasa katuwiran:

Malinaw ang nakasaad sa talatang ating nakita. Ang nararapat nating pagbatayan sa pagtuturo ng mga katuwirang nararapat matutunan ng isang Cristiano ay ang mga kasulatan na kinasihan ng Dios. Hindi natin nararapat pagbatayan yung mga kasulatan na kinasihan ng salita ni Satanas, hindi rin natin pagbabatayan ang mga kasulatan na kinasihan ng isang taong hindi sumasampalataya sa Dios. Napakadiretso ng tagubilin ng Apostol na Si Pablo sa mga Cristiano na ang mga kasulatan na mapapakinabangan sa pagtuturo, sa pagsansala at sa pagsaway ay yung mga kasulatan na may kasi ng Dios.

Kaya hindi tayo nararapat magpaligaw. Hindi po lahat ng mga bagay na mababasa natin sa banal na kasulatan ay nararapat nating gamitin at paniwalaan.

Suriin ngayon natin ang salitang binitawan ni Eliphaz na Temanita sa Job 22:15.

(Job 22:15)

Iyo bang pagpapatuluyan ang dating daan, na nilakaran ng mga masamang tao?

Ito po ay paratang ni Eliphaz kay Job. Pinaparatangan niya si Job bilang isang masamang tao na lumalakad sa dating daan. Pinalilitaw rin ni Eliphaz na Temanita na ang dating daan raw ay nilakaran ng mga masamang tao at kabilang na sa mga lumalakad ay si Job.  Sa punto pa lang na pinaniniwalaan ni Eliphaz na si Job ay isang masamang tao ay siguradong mayroon na siyang kasalungat na salitang kinasihan ng Dios sapagkat ang Dios mismo ang nagsabi na si Job ay isang matuwid na tao.

( Job 1:8 )

At sinabi ng Panginoon kay Satanas, Iyo bang pinansin ang aking lingkod na si Job? sapagka’t walang gaya niya sa lupa, na sakdal at matuwid na lalake, na natatakot sa Dios at humihiwalay sa kasamaan.

Kung tatanggapin at ipipilit ni Abraham Arganiosa na ang nakasaad sa Job 22:15 na salita ni Eliphaz na Temanita ay totoo, tiyak na naniniwala rin siya na si Job ay isang masamang tao batay sa talata. Kung magkagayon ay sinasalungat na niya kaagad ang sinabi ng Dios na si Job ay isang matuwid na tao dahil sa kaniyang labis na paniniwala sa nakasaad sa talata, kasabay rin niyang pinaniniwalaan ang pagiging masamang tao ni Job. Ito po ay mali. Kung tayo po ay papipiliin, nararapat nating paniwalaan ang salita ng Dios kaysa sa salita ng isang taong sumasalungat sa Dios.

Ang pinakamabigat na batayan upang ating mapatunayan na ang salitang ito ni Eliphaz na Temanita ay ang mismong sinabi rin ng Dios.

( Job 42:7 )

At nangyari, na pagkatapos na masalita ng Panginoon ang mga salitang ito kay Job, sinabi ng Panginoon kay Eliphaz na Temanita, Ang aking poot ay nagaalab laban sa iyo, at laban sa iyong dalawang kaibigan: sapagka’t hindi kayo nangagsalita tungkol sa akin ng bagay na matuwid, na gaya ng ginawa ng aking lingkod na si Job.

Kung ating babasahin ang lahat ng nakasulat sa pakikipagusap ni Job sa kaniyang mga kaibigan kabilang na si Eliphaz na Temanita, mapapansin natin na nagbigay sila ng mga maling paratang sa matuwid na tao na si Job. Kabilang na sa mga paratang na kanilang binitawan  ay ang nasusulat sa Job 22:15 kung saan pinaparatangan ni Eliphaz si Job na isang masamang tao na lumalakad sa dating daan. Napatunyan na natin batay sa mismong salita ng Dios na ang mga paratang na ito ay mali at hindi matuwid.

Ang katunayan, mismong ang Dios ang nagpapayo sa mga tao na lumakad sa dating daan.

( Jeremias 6:16)

Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon, Magsitayo kayo sa mga daan at magsitingin kayo, at ipagtanong ninyo ang mga dating landas, kung saan nandoon ang mabuting daan; at magsilakad kayo roon, at kayo’y mangakakasumpong ng kapahingahan sa inyong mga kaluluwa:…

Ito naman ang pamimilosopo na ginagawa ni Abraham Arganiosa. Ang sabi niya, ang nakasulat daw sa opisyal na salin ay mga dating landas na nasa “plural form”  at hindi dating daan. Nakakalungkot isipin na ang isang bicolano na taga-Sorsogon ay hindi nauunawaan nang buo ang salitang Tagalog na “landas” na katumbas ng salitang “daan” kung ating titingnan sa diksyunaryong Pilipino.

http://www.bansa.org/dictionaries/tgl/?dict_lang=tgl&type=search&data=landas

landas, daan, dáanan, bakás: n. path.
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20738
Originally published in 1915. Tagalog: landas, daan, daanan, bakas

http://strongsnumbers.com/hebrew/5410.htm

Sa salitang tagalog, ang “landas” ay katumbas ng salitang “daan”. Subalit ang talatang ito ay isa lamang salin mula sa orihinal na wikang Hebreo. Kung titingnan naman natin ang salitang ginamit sa wikang Hebreo, ang salitang ginamit ay…

Original Word: נָתִיב
Transliteration: nathiyb
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-theeb’)
Short Definition: path

H5410

nâthîyb  nethîybâh  nethibâh
naw-theeb’, neth-ee-baw’, neth-ee-baw’ נתבה    נתיבה    נתיב

pathway, traveller, way

Ang isa pang pagliligaw na ginagawa ni Abraham Arganiosa ay ang kaniyang pagsasabing ito raw ay nasa “plural form” kaya’t ito ay maling gamitin upang tumukoy sa “ang dating daan” na nasa “singular”.  Isa pang nakakalungkot isipin na ang isang pari na nagsasabing siya ay isang “educator” ay mukhang hindi naiintindihan na kapag ang isang salita ay sinabing may “plural” ay siguradong may “singular” yun. Ang katunayan, sa nasabing talata ay iisa lang naman ang tinutukoy na “Mabuting Daan” na nasa “singular form” kung kaya’t hindi rin maaaring tutulan na ang dating daan ang pinalalakaran sa mga tao upang magbalik sa Dios.

Ano ang dahilan kung kaya’t nararapat lumakad ang tao sa dating daan?

( Isaias 56:10-11 )

Ang kaniyang mga bantay ay mga bulag, silang lahat ay walang kaalaman; silang lahat ay mga piping aso, sila’y hindi makatahol; mapanaginipin, mapaghiga, maibigin sa pagidlip.

Oo, ang mga aso ay matatakaw, sila’y kailan man ay walang kabusugan; at ang mga ito ay mga pastor na hindi nangakakaunawa: sila’y nagsilikong lahat sa kanilang sariling daan na mula sa lahat ng dako, bawa’t isa’y sa kaniyang pakinabang.

Kaya pinalalakad ang tao sa dating daan dahil may mga pastor na gumawa at lumiko sa sarili nilang mga daan na ang layon ay ang kumita ng pera. Sila ang mga tinutukoy na mga asong matatakaw dahil lumiko sila sa mga sarili nlang daan dahil sa mapapakinabang. Lapat na lapat yan sa mga paring katoliko dahil ang mga aral sa kanila ay pinababayaran. Ito naman ay sinaksihan ng isang bayaning Pilipino sa katauhan ni Gat Jose Rizal sa kaniyang sulat sa mga kadalagahan ng Malolos.

Ang isang tagubilin ni Cristo sa mga mangangaral sa kanilang pangangaral ay ang hindi pagtanggap ng bayad na nauukol sa aral. Ito ay ating mababasa sa Mateo 10:7-8.

( Mateo 10:7-8)

At samantalang kayo’y nangaglalakad, ay magsipangaral kayo, na mangagsabi, Ang kaharian ng langit ay malapit na. Mangagpagaling kayo ng mga may sakit, mangagpabangon kayo ng mga patay, mangaglinis kayo ng mga ketong, mangagpalabas kayo ng mga demonio: tinanggap ninyong walang bayad, ay ibigay ninyong walang bayad.

Kapansin-pansin na sa iglesia Katolika na kinabibilangan ng paring si Abraham  Arganiosa, karamihan ng mga aral ay pinababayaran. Ang binyag sa bata ay kanilang pinababayaran sa mga magulang at mga ninong. Ang kasal ng mag-asawa ay kanila rin pinababayaran sa mga taong ikakasal. Kung mapaniginipan ng isang katoliko ang kaniyang mahal sa buhay na naghihirap sa purgatoryo, kinakailangan rin niyang magbayad sa misa upang mahango ang kaluluwa at hindi na maghirap ayon sa kanilang paniniwala. Ang misa sa kanila ay nahahati pa sa tatlong klase; “first class”, “second class” at “third class” kung saan magkakaiba ang ginagawa at kasangkapang ginagamit at presyo ng misa. Ganyan po ang klase ng relihyon na kinamulatan ng maraming mga Pilipino sa panahon nating ito. Ang tirik ng kandila at maging ang tugtog ng kampana ay pinababayaran magmula sa binyag hanggang sa kumpil at maging sa misa sa patay, lahat po ay pinababayaran. Natutupad po sa mga paring katoliko ang isa pang hula sa bibliya.

(Micas 3:11)

Ang mga pangulo niya’y nagsisihatol dahil sa suhol, at ang mga saserdote, niya’y nangagtuturo dahil sa upa, at ang mga propeta niya’y nanganghuhula dahil sa salapi: gayon ma’y sila’y sasandal sa Panginoon, at mangagsasabi, Hindi baga ang Panginoon ay nasa gitna natin? walang kasamaang darating sa akin.

Ang dahilan po ng pangangaral nila ay upang magkaroon ng maraming salapi at payamanin ang kanilang iglesiang kinaaniban. Wala naman ibang trabaho ang karamihan sa mga paring katoliko maliban ang kanilang pagiging mangangaral na umaasa sa abuloy ng mga taong niloloko at hinuhuthutan nila ng pera. Yan naman ay pinatotohanan ng isang manunulat sa isang pahayagang Pilipino na ipinamamahagi sa bansang Hapon.

http://www.philippinestoday.net/August2001/saakingpaningin801.htm

“Ang Simbahan, kung tutuusin lamang ang yaman nito: mga malalawak at piling-piling mga lupain na kinamkam ng mga Prayleng Kastila sa panahon ng kanilang pananakop sa bansa, mga naglalakihang paaralan (tulad ng UST, La Salle at Ateneo), bilyon bilyong investments at deposito sa mga malalaking bangko (napabalita ang bilyong deposito nito sa Bank of Philippines Islands), balor o halaga ng mga yamang nasa loob ng mga simbahan at katedral, salaping donasyon sa simbahan taon-taon ng PCSO at Pagcor (mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan) sa mga proyektong pangkawang-gawa, ay isa sa mga pinakamayamang institusyon, kundi man pinakamayaman, sa buong Pilipinas sa ngayon.

Ang buong Kaparian, ang lahat buhat sa mga Kardinal, Obispo at Pari, ay di nagbabayad ng buwis (tulad ng real property tax) o dili kaya’y tumutubos ng sedula buhat sa pamahalaan. Ang kinikita nito buhat sa mga negosyo kung saan nakalagak ang bilyon bilyon nitong kayamanan, ay libre rin sa buwis. Ilang bahagdan ng nasabing salapi ay ipinadadala sa Roma, sa pangangailangan ng Santo Papa at ng mga alipores nito, na siya namang ginagawang puhunan o investment ni Financial Minister ng Batikano upang lalo pa itong palaguin at padamihin.”

Yan ang dahilan ng pagyaman ng simbahang katoliko. Yumayaman sila dahil sa kanilang negosyong relihiyon. Hindi na tayo nagtataka kung bakit si Abe Arganiosa ay kumikintab dahil sa katabaan dahil nakasaad rin yan sa banal na kasulatan.

( Jeremias 5:28 )

Sila’y nagsisitaba, sila’y makintab: oo, sila’y nagsisihigit sa mga paggawa ng kasamaan; hindi nila ipinakikipaglaban ang usap, ang usap ng ulila, upang sila’y guminhawa; at ang matuwid ng mapagkailangan ay hindi hinahatulan.

Ang hangad ng mga paring kagaya ni Abraham Arganiosa ay pakinabang at salaping nanggaling sa mga katolikong kanilang mga niloloko. Ganyan ang daan ng mga bulaang propeta! Silang lahat ay nagsiliko dahil sa pakinabang!

( Isaias 56:11 )

Oo, ang mga aso ay matatakaw, sila’y kailan man ay walang kabusugan; at ang mga ito ay mga pastor na hindi nangakakaunawa: sila’y nagsilikong lahat sa kanilang sariling daan na mula sa lahat ng dako, bawa’t isa’y sa kaniyang pakinabang.

Napatunayan na ngayon natin na ang dating daan ang siyang daan na nararapat lakaran ng mga nais maglingkod sa Dios dahil sa mga likong daan na dinadaanan ng mga bulaang propeta partikular na ng mga paring katolikong kagaya ni Abe Arganiosa.  Nais ng Dios na bumalik ang mga tao dun sa dating daan na nararapat nilang lakaran at hindi sa mga daan na kanilang linikuan na makapagpapahamak. Ang salita ni Eliphaz sa Job 22:15 ay hindi nararapat pagbatayan sa pananampalataya sapagkat hindi ito kinasihan ng Dios.

The Hypocrisy of The Catholic Church is Reflected on Alistair

by Christiandefenders


One of the things that deceitful preachers possess since the time of the first century Christians is “hypocrisy”. The Lord Jesus Christ exposed the hypocrisy of the Pharisees of his time which can be read in the entire 23rd Chapter of Matthew. This is ultimately the reason why he was crucified on the cross. On several accounts, the Pharisees criticized the Lord Jesus Christ for performing a miracle on a Sabbath. However, Jesus pointed out that it is better to do good on a Sabbath than to do evil, exposing the hypocrisy of his critics.

(Mark 3:1-6)

And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

(Luke 13:14-17)

And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Alistair, a member of a false religion that flourish in many parts of the world and eventually became powerful accused us of attempting to kill him while he was the one who demanded death to his so-called infidels.

The funny thing about this HYPOCRITE is that he also attempts to taunt us to have him killed.

We don’t even have any record of murdering anyone which is totally different from the delusion of this homophobic bigot. On the contrary, we can easily point out to the inquisition and the crusades which are exercises performed by the Catholic Church to murder thousands of people in the history of man.

These are the people foretold by the Lord Jesus Christ who have the courage to kill in the name of religion. They thought that killing people is one of their duties for doing service to the Almighty.

(John 16:2)

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

To make his delusions worst for his hypocrisy, he even cited a false claim of another false religion (INC) to point out that we have poisoned someone. That is an accusation that he would need to prove because we have medical records to show that Bro. Romy Español died of stroke and not because of food poisoning contrary to the LIE that Alistair stated on the Catholic Priest’s trash blog. However, since he is the accuser, I would need to require him to present his evidence first because in a country where the law of presumption of innocence is observed, the burden of proof is on him. Otherwise, the party being prosecuted remains innocent of the crime.

http://www.lectlaw.com/def/i047.htm

Bro. Romy Español is a former minister of INC who by careful examination was led to believe that everything that he was made to preach as a minister before, are all lies. This compelled him to join MCGI and expose the false doctrines of his former religion himself.

We remain to be a group who doesn’t have any record of murder in the history of mankind.

(2 Cor. 7:2)

Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Unfortunately, the Catholic Church will be a hypocrite to say that they have not wronged anyone. They will also be a hypocrite to say that they have not defraud anyone. That hypocrisy was exposed when the Pope in Rome himself acknowledge their iniquities in a public confession wherein he admits that the Catholic Church murdered 300,000 people in the Inquisition.

Their hypocrisy is also obvious when they themselves have an article on one of their official websites describing the purpose of the Crusades.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04543c.htm

“The idea of the crusade corresponds to a political conception which was realized in Christendom only from the eleventh to the fifteenth century; this supposes a union of all peoples and sovereigns under the direction of the popes. All crusades were announced by preaching. After pronouncing a solemn vow, each warrior received a cross from the hands of the pope or his legates, and was thenceforth considered a soldier of the Church. Crusaders were also granted indulgences and temporal privileges, such as exemption from civil jurisdiction, inviolability of persons or lands, etc. Of all these wars undertaken in the name of Christendom, the most important were the Eastern Crusades, which are the only ones treated in this article. “

Such acts is not suppose to be done by a church or an organization proclaiming to be Christian. Christians were commanded to love their enemies and do them good. You are not suppose to kill your enemy because of the fact that the primary doctrine of Christianity is Love.

(Matthew 7:38-48)

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

It is quite obvious that the Catholic Church’s hypocrisy is reflected on the person of Alistair. The evidence that we have shows that he is accusing us of murder while his church has a lot of record of murders in the history of mankind.

Although Alistair has provided us his whereabouts, it is never our intention to kill anyone because we are Christians commanded by God to love our enemies.

http://www.endfoundation.org/

A Supreme Court Decision Cannot Affect the Belief of Christians in Exercising God’s Law.

By Christiandefenders

In my previous article, we were able to learn that the Church of God is also known by other names according to the Holy Scriptures.  We also found out that registration of different names in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not an evidence that we are changing the name of our organization because an entity is not prohibited to register and use different names at the same time on different transactions on Philippine Laws. In this article, we will discuss the great difference between a Christian’s obedience to the law of God apart from the law of man.

Let us keep in mind that Christians were commanded by God to submit themselves to governing authorities.

(Romans 13:1-7) NIV

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

That is the reason why as a requirement of law, we ought to register our organization in the Securities and Exchange Commission. Registry is not our basis in establishing a church. It is an act of submission to authorities as commanded by God base on the Holy Scriptures. As subjects, we pay our taxes, we abide by the laws of the land and we don’t incite any rebellion as part of the Christian conduct.

Sad to say, the Catholic Church of today is in-submissive to the government. The name of their church is not even registered in SEC. When the Senate tries to impose a law fort taxing them, they strongly oppose it on their pulpits by bashing politician who are still in power.

The entire priesthood, with their cardinals, bishops and priests are not paying taxes (like property tax) or get a Community Tax Certificate from the government. What they earn from their religious businesses where millions of their wealth can be found is free of tax. Part of the money is sent to Rome, for the needs of the Pope and its clergymen, and is also made as investment of the Financial Minister of the Vatican in order to make it prosperous. These religious people are the first one to break God’s law of submission to authorities.

http://www.philippinestoday.net/August2001/saakingpaningin801.htm

The Catholic Church’s blatant in-submission to authorities is an evidence that they don’t really uphold the Christian teachings.

However, base on the Holy Scriptures, if a Christian is confronted with a situation wherein obeying God’s law would require to break man’s law,  he should choose to obey God rather than man. For example, when the high priest forbade the apostles to preach the word of God openly, Peter sternly said that they would rather obey God than men.

(Acts 5:27-30)

And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

In many countries, there are laws of man that are in conflict with the laws of God. Say for example Italy where Rome and the Vatican is located. In Italy, same sex marriage, abortion, divorce, prostitution are all legal which are all completely against the laws of God. In Muslim countries, religious rites which is completely different from the rites of the state religion is completely prohibited. People who will be caught practicing such rites will be put in jail which entirely opposes the law of the Christian God.

Apparently, an article in Abe Arganiosa’s blog tackles a Supreme Court ruling that states that we can no longer use the name “Members of the Church of God the Pillar and Ground of Truth Philippines Inc.” and that we should change our name. I’m going to quote a paragraph from the Supreme Court decision below.

http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2001/dec2001/137592.htm

“We need not belabor the fourth issue raised by petitioner.  Certainly, ordering petitioner to change its corporate name is not a violation of its constitutionally guaranteed right to religious freedom.  In so doing, the SEC merely compelled petitioner to abide by one of the SEC guidelines in the approval of partnership and corporate names, namely its undertaking to manifest its willingness to change its corporate name in the event another person, firm, or entity has acquired a prior right to the use of the said firm name or one deceptively or confusingly similar to it.”

This is what the ignorant priest uses in order to make it appear that we did change our name. While it is true that we are known by several names, changing names as part of the Christian doctrine is never our teaching. The law of the land can compel us not to use the name “Members of the Church of God the Pillar and Ground of Truth Philippines Inc.” in our transactions or streamers but it cannot force us to refrain from teaching that such name refers to us. In addition, it cannot force us to change our teaching as to what name to use.  We can still say that the name which they require us to change still belongs to us as part of our teaching. No law of man can change that. However, as part of our submission to authorities, we can still use other names that we have successfully registered in SEC for our transactions.  As of today, we are known as the “Members of the Church of God International”.  We use that name in transacting with the government as well on our banners and our streamers but it doesn’t mean that other names which refers to us is not part of our teaching.

To summarize the points in this article, I’m going to leave simple answers to these questions.

Did we change the name of our organization because of Supreme Court Ruling? NO

Do we have different names registered in SEC that we can use for our convenience? YES