Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Soriano's Bible Hors d'oeuvre

For those who are not aware, Soriano tells his followers not to celebrate Christmas or any other religious norms like Thanksgiving, Holy Week, All Saints Day, and the like. Instead, they are to observe only the internally prescribed holidays of their cult.  This is because most of the holidays the rest of the Christian world celebrates use the Gregorian calendar. 

A fact being, that Pope Gregory XIII was Catholic. And anything instituted by Catholics according to him, is wrong or not Biblical. So it turns out, Soriano's MCGI does not recognize the calendar the Christian world uses today. Instead, they use the Hebrew calendar. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. If they wish to observe Jewish rituals, that's fine by me. 

What does strike a bad chord is how they associate following the Hebrew calendar as Biblical and the Gregorian as pagan, is Christendom's observance of Christmas Day on the 25th of December. Observing Christmas thus becomes an association with Catholics instead of simply an observance of Jesus coming to earth to save man. In effect, MCGI cult members believe, that Christmas is pagan and is of the Devil. This is Soriano's teaching. And such is to be obeyed lest he be tagged "of the devil".

I was intrigued with this little piece of information I received. So I delved a little deeper into the reasoning for such a doctrine. A bold claim came out that God uses the Hebrew calendar. I went along with it in order to get more information as to how it was being used by God. The reason I got was because The Jews wrote of it in the Book of Ester (Ester 3:7), and since God's writers only wrote what God has inspired for them to write, God appears to be using the Hebrew calendar. I thought that it was quite convincing and fair to say since all scripture is from God. 

He goes on to say that since God uses the Hebrew calendar, Jesus birth does not fall on December if you calculate (with a lot of presumptions) using the account on 1 Chronicle 24:6-19. There, Zacharias' servitude in the temple is deduced from his association with Abijah who served on the eight month of the Hebrew calendar. Six months after Zacharias' service in the temple, his wife Elizabeth becomes pregnant with John (the Baptist) and Mary, a few months later. Mathematically, Jesus would have been born on either September or the first week of October of the Gregorian calendar. That is fine investigative work by any means. 

But the truth stops there, and hypocrisy starts to take over.

Among Soriano's other doctrines oft defended by his followers is the non-observance of tithe giving. Sure, the Bible does not force it on Christians, they are allowed to give any amount, be it a tenth, less, or more, as long as it is given with a glad heart. But Soriano lambastes those who give tithes since he believes and teaches against it. He reasons that tithes were commanded of the Jews in the Old Testament. Moses ordered this upon God's instructions to tax the people. He even fabricates lies telling of forced collections on Christians, and that the pastors are greedy with tithes because of this.

I personally don't know of any forced tithe-giving by Christians... true Christians that is. If there was any known forced tithe-giving, it is by the INC (Iglesia Ni Cristo), and they're not even Christians. They're just the same as Soriano's MCGI, a cult.

To what end do these revelations find purpose? Simple. The Hebrew calendar is based on the observance of Sabbath and tracking the moon for agricultural purposes. Preference for a calendar based on the Sabbath means acknowledgment of the Sabbath. Well, Sabbath is an observance ordered of the Jews... as is tithe-giving. Sabbath was instituted through Moses' instructions to the Jews... as is tithe-giving. Sabbath is an Old Testament teaching... as is tithe-giving. So why is Sabbath acknowledged by Soriano while tithe-giving isn't?

This is a clear case of making the Bible conform to what he teaches. Favoring one Biblical teaching over another because he likes one and dislikes the other. Then believes in his choice as Biblical all the while spitting on the very basis of his arrogance. A false prophet revealed yet again by the Bible he cuts up and cherry picks. 

Deuteronomy 4:2 reminds us very clearly, "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you." You fail yet again Soriano. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Soriano The Evolutionist

"I am part of the animal kingdom." - E. Soriano personal motto

I believe Soriano is an evolutionist. And I also believe that he will deny this claim vehemently and yet unknowingly validate it at the same time. He will try to bob and weave himself from this claim and direct the discussion elsewhere using his method of picking and choosing words from the Bible and then picking and choosing the meaning of the words that best suits his opinions. He will claim to believe only in the Bible but he will also subscribe to evolution all in the same breath. Which by all means is a hypocrite's stance for a supposed man of God. The following is another proof of how Soriano undermines what is Biblical with his opinions.

Evolutionists have long kept and protected their belief of an old earth that has been around for billions of years. Of which they have not one shred of proof. The best they can come up with are two theories. The big bang and evolution of man. Both theories are just that, theories! For something to be called "a science" like this evolution lie they're shoving down our throats, it has to go through the scientific process of proving. They have to be observable, testable, demonstrable, and repeatable. Evolution and the big bang fail in all of these miserably. Evolution is NOT science. It's a religion that willfully takes God away from the creation picture.

Now why do I say Soriano is an evolutionist? Because he will not accept that the earth is just about 6000 years old like the Bible shows us, and instead he would have people believe as he believes through the handiwork of evolutionists, that the earth is billions of years old. Soriano would deny the Bible's account of Jesus's genealogy which is clearly recorded from generation to generation, from father to son, and from Adam to Joseph (Jesus's adoptive father). Why? Because according to Soriano, not all 12 sons of Israel had their genealogies expressed in the Bible. He says Dan's lineage is missing so the Bible is incomplete, and without Dan's lineage, the Bible could not be a book of genealogy and could not be a good record of the age of the earth. So basing the age of the earth according to the genealogies in the Bible would be a "gross miscalculation".

This is a very poor defense for Soriano. One that any layman can take apart. In fact, I'm going to try and crack it wide open. Dan's genealogy is not in the Bible because it is not essential to trace the lineage of Jesus from Adam. Only the essential characters are mentioned even if only so briefly, to keep account of who begat who. Apart from a few notable women characters, the Bible often negates mentioning the mothers. Just the fathers who begat sons. The Bible is also keen in noting at what age fathers begat their sons. The Biblical record of genealogies is amazing. In fact if you chart out the lineage from Adam, you will find that Noah may have met grandpa Adam!

Soriano would then bring up diamonds as elements that need billions of years to be formed. This appears to be a major basis for him to deny a God that can create everything in six 24 hour days. It's not surprising given the fact that Soriano teaches that God is not omnipotent. Apparently, Soriano is not aware that man has been manufacturing diamonds for decades already. Real science has discovered that the right combination of heat and pressure will produce diamonds similar to how diamonds are formed naturally. This proves that it does not take millions or billions of years to form a diamond. Evolution along with Soriano is debunked by real science.

Soriano is subtly attacking the creation account of the Bible. Futile though, because the Bible is perfect, complete, and absolute. By perfect it means it is inerrant, by complete it means it is not missing anything, and by absolute, it means it is the final word on anything. Belief in evolution means you put death before sin, which is directly opposite to what scripture says. Evolution preaches that through death, everything has evolved into today's fittest creatures. The Bible tells us that through Adam, sin entered into the world and then death followed (Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;).

There is no evolution involved in creation. God would not need millions of years to create. God only needs to speak things into existence!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Soriano Says, Gay Is Okay

There's no denying that homosexuality thrives with acceptance and there was a time when people would hide their unnatural sexual preference. But as more and more people disobeyed God, more and more people accepted homosexuality as a fact of life. The Bible speaks of homosexuality very clearly. It defines it as a man sleeping with another man, and a woman sleeping with another woman. The Bible also clearly states that homosexuality is detestable to God. It is an abomination in His sight. And that such acts of homosexuality merits a fate reserved for God's fiery finale of this world. Imagine how God feels about homosexuals, that He fast-forwarded judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah. Those homosexuals got the best sneak preview of Hellfire ever!

The businessman in Eli Soriano sees yet another income generating potential with the so called "third sex". What God says is "an abomination", Soriano calls "natural". What God says is "detestable", Soriano says "is okay". What could possibly come out of contradicting God so blatantly as this? Money of course. Much needed money that will be generated by Soriano's cult (MCGI) as its membership will swell with the acceptance of homosexuals in their ranks. This of course is "backed up by the Bible" according to Soriano. But as we have learned, when it comes to Soriano doctrines, it would be good to take them with a grain of salt. Make that a sackful for this one.

You would wonder how Soriano weaves his lies into Scripture. Well, wonder no more, for he uses the devil's very own formula. Mixing lies with truths, and delivering it with lots of charisma in order to be convincing. Any person listening to Soriano that is not rooted in the Bible will be easily fooled. He'll sound no less than prophetic with the way he baits listeners. In no time at all he has them hook, line, and sinker.

So how does Soriano convince homosexuals (and the rest of his followers) that heaven awaits men who sleep with men and women who sleep with women? He begins by stating that God can do anything. [ Wait a minute... wasn't Soriano the same heretic who said God cannot do everything?] Soriano cites Romans 9:20 "Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?". With this Soriano says that gays are made by God. God made gays, and gays can't do anything about it. Truth that God can do anything is mixed with the lie that God made gays (because He can do anything)... so argues Soriano.

He follows this up quickly with the challenge that gays are not possibly from Satan. God is the one who creates, not Satan. Satan he says, only destroys what God has made. God is the one who made even the handicaps of the deaf and dumb. Exodus 4:11, "And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?" There's another mixture of truth and lie right there. Where does it say that gays are included in the enumeration on that verse? There is none. Yet Soriano uses this verse to reinforce his earlier statement that God made all people, gays included.

Have you noticed that Soriano keeps injecting 'gays' in verses where there is none? He is trying to tell homosexuals that homosexuality is a handicap, not a sin.

Such a liar this guy, huh?

His message of hope for gay people is half-cooked with this teaching. God does not respect persons (Romans 2:11) and that He is not slack in his promise of redemption for ALL (2 Peter 3:9). So whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, or bi, God does not want you to perish. He caps this off with 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

It all sounds good and it should. It all came from the Bible. But I say it is half-cooked because Soriano uses these passages without driving the important point home. That sinners need to repent first! He leaves this vital information hanging in the wind to draw the homosexuals into joining his cult. He knows that acceptance is what gays crave most. And with the millions of gays around, he'd have his coffers full again. Soriano's deceit is masked by his use of Scripture. Hiding in the promise that through his true church (MCGI) salvation is possible. Heaven awaits all, even homosexuals.

Wait another minute, homosexuals are allowed entry, but not women?


The truth is, it is the Bible that gives hope of salvation to homosexuals, not Soriano. The Bible tells homosexuals to change their ways for their ways are evil. Soriano only tells them the first part to get them lining up for membership. He tells them it is not a sin to be a homosexual because it flows naturally with the person, and they are not sinning at all. Is he exhibiting his infamous ignorance again? How can a homosexual not be sinning? If a man sleeps with another man, he's a homosexual... if he doesn't, he's not homosexual and not sinning. It's that simple isn't it? But this simplicity is also what Soriano uses to be ambiguous with his teaching. And he reels in his catch of homosexuals who think God will let them into heaven just because they are His creation too.

Soriano leaves out the true meaning of redemption in Christ. That Jesus has the power to cleanse sin and change lives. No matter how crookedly homosexual one is, God will turn him back from his sinful life. He does not need to become a member of Soriano's cult for acceptance. God will accept him regardless of anything if he repents his sins and follow God's will. He needs to accept Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior, and invite Jesus to reside in his heart. Change will come from within his being because of Christ. Not because he joined Soriano's cult.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Soriano Defends Bad Words

In this post let's take a look at what sets Soriano apart from his contemporaries. By contemporaries I mean fellow cult leaders. Don't mistake the MCGI (Members, Church of Christ International) for a legitimate religion because it's not. It's a cult, no matter how fervently Soriano denies it.  It exhibits all the signs of Satan's handiwork and its forerunner is none other than potty-mouthed Eliseo Soriano.

I guess this is part of Soriano's strategy... to defame and demean. So it's no wonder why he has the ire of many church leaders. He gets ripped left and right and he enjoys it. Why? Because he gets to cuss angrily on air, to the twisted delight of his fanatics. It gives him notoriety. And it in turn translates into ratings, and ratings into money. You should see him get irked and melt the speakers off your TV with his constant swearing.

How can a supposed sent of God be such a foul mouth?
Easy, God didn't send Soriano, the devil did.

Nothing about Soriano merits any association with God. His obscenities alone show that. With the spitting like a goon and the swearing like a common potty mouth, he's showing his true colors. And what does he do instead of apologizing to viewers both young and old alike for his behavior? He defends his actions by claiming God allows it! That cussing is the sense of the Bible (whatever that means). That God did not put any prohibition on such foul words, and that even God Himself said bad words in the good book. What more do people need to hear from this loony to realize they are following an evil man? Soriano continues to say that determining  when and to whom bad words are to be used is to the Christian's discretion. And since God did not say "don't use bad words", why shouldn't Christians call a fool a fool? In short he is saying that it's okay for Christians to cuss the way he does because he is just being real. He says he is no mere illusion (of sainthood)?

He is what he is. A heretic indeed.


The trouble with Soriano's argument is it comes at the listener with an air of truth in it. Sure there is no single verse in the Bible that explicitly says "do not cuss" the way Soriano likes to read it, but it is abundantly clear that what comes out of our mouths come from our hearts. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” (Luke 6:45) Is there any doubt that what's in Soriano's heart is nothing but evil? Would you continue to listen to his hogwash with a side dish of obscenities? Protect your ears and the ears of your children from this worker of evil.

The Bible tells us that it is a sin to cuss or swear. That's a fact Soriano would not bring up. Because it will be very damaging to his justifications. The Bible tells us, "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."(Ephesians 4:29) and "For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile." (1 Peter 3:10)  These two verses alone destroys his defense and exposes his wickedness. His hollow claim of being the "sent of God" rings more loudly with his obvious ignorance of these convicting words from the Bible.

Our Christian lives should not be characterized by evil speech the way Soriano is trying to tell us through his blasphemous claims. Why would a God so perfect and pure condone Soriano's gutter vocabulary? To what benefit would it be for people to follow Soriano? None. He will only and surely lead people to destruction instead of salvation. For how can he claim to do as God wills when he praises and curses with the same mouth? "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water." (James 3:9-12)

What have we proven here? That Soriano is NOT of God. His inner being is displayed for all to see. His thoughts, actions and words. His swearing and cursing is evidence of the wickedness in his heart. While it is true that even workers of God are susceptible to sin because the enemy is constantly attacking believers, it is shamefully uncharacteristic of a Christian to wantonly exhibit a distasteful vocabulary. Shield your ears folks, spare your children too. For even without salvation and God in the picture, gutter language should be frowned upon in society.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Breeding A Culture Of Hate

Have you ever asked yourself why there are a lot of people who are bent with anger with Soriano and his cult? The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) continuously attacks and dissects his every word on two separate channels  and over a lot of their programs. The Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) and the Jehova's Witness (JW) do the same in radio and print. The Muslims even want Soriano beheaded. And TV reporters from the major stations have very little nice things to say about this self-proclaimed god from the MCGI. The old saying, "respect begets respect, hate begets hate" shines prominently on this.

Being a messenger of God carries with it the dignified stature of a being bathed in the Holy Spirit. Take John the Baptist for example. He lived in the wilderness, had ghastly clothes and had dire need of  hygienic attention, yet he's respected because the Spirit of God shines through and about him. Why then is Soriano receiving so much heat if he was sent of God? The answer, is because he is NOT God's messenger, nor was he sent by God.

Sent by the devil maybe, but not God.

God has given the guidelines for those called into God's service. He has made it very clear how a "man of God" is to conduct himself by the way he speaks and converses, the way he acts, the people he keeps company, and even his life as a family man. Enumerating God's qualifications for a preacher of the gospel according to 1 Timothy 3, would be like hitting Soriano continuously with his hands tied behind his back.

Let's start with "blameless". (POW!)
the husband of one wife... (WHACK)
temperate... (WHAM!)
sober-minded, of good behavior... (KRAKOW!)
hospitable (UGH!), able to teach (ENGK!)
not greedy for money (BAM!)
gentle, not quarrelsome (ZOK!),
not covetous... (OOOF!)
Not puffed up with pride... (SOCK!)
He must have a good testimony... (WHEEEEEEE....BOOOOM!)

Soriano fails miserably from start to finish. He has no defense whatsoever. Knockout blows coming from the Bible has left him sprawled on the canvass with no chance of beating the count. And there is no bell that'll save him. He's up against God's design for preachers of the Gospel. This design is exact and does not need another round to be crowned superior to the one Soriano has. If Soriano were a true man of God, and is sent by God, this would have had a different outcome. But all Soriano has going for him is his self-proclaimed designation as "sent".

Who is he kidding? No one. Who has he fooled? Apparently a lot of his members who choose to ignore fact from fiction, embracing a man known by the church as a perverter of the gospel, and a pervert by everyone else. They are blinded by their idolatrous adoration that is no different from the Israelites' worship of a golden idol while the very shadow of God is upon them. Imagine that. The truth is all around them yet they choose to hear and obey only Soriano.

If these people truly follow only the Bible like they say they do, the Bible would have slapped sense back into their heads long ago. They themselves would have seen Soriano's manipulative lies. They themselves would have discovered the deception that has caused them to sin against God. They are unconsciously sinning of wanton idolatry. Now there's an oxymoron if ever there was one to describe Soriano's followers. These people are lost along with the one who leads them, and they are all headed for destruction.

Reaching out to help them is an even bigger challenge given the fact that they are brainwashed by Satan's little helper. Though claiming to love their neighbors, their temperaments have shorter fuses than cheap firecrackers. They easily flip from being brotherly to enemy when shown how their leader's teaching differs from what the Bible says. You can sense an automatic change in their tone and disposition when they realize they need their leader to answer for them.

Having engaged quite a number of Soriano fanatics, I've charted something of a road map they all seem to follow when Soriano's false teaching is challenged. Initially they'll defend the teaching, using the verses Soriano himself supplies. But as we have witnessed time and again, the shallow nature of Soriano's context is easily exposed. This plants doubt in their minds. Sometimes you get a nod from those who do find Soriano's explanation shallow, then explore what the Bible really has to say, praise God for that. While others take to heart their defense of Soriano's opinion. They'll even unashamedly display the same hate their leader has for a television station. Sorry Matthew, Soriano won't teach them to love their enemies.

I can understand being defensive had they been defending the Bible, but no... it's Soriano they're defending, and it's the Bible they're attacking. How could they not see that? Following after their leader, those who oppose Soriano's explanations are labeled "sa demonyo" (of the demon/devil), and they are very vocal about it. There is no hesitation whatsoever in calling people who oppose Soriano as "demons" or any of the Soriano-sanctioned cuss words. He tells them it's okay to call people such because the Bible itself says so. Completely throwing Timothy's instructions out the window. And in turn painting a new picture of what a messenger of God should be... a name-calling bully. Unsurprisingly, this is justified according to Soriano.


What have we learned in all this? Cult templates are there for a reason... they're proven. Soriano can deny it all he wants, but his stranglehold on his members is undeniable. He even has them talking the same way he does... a far cry from the godly preacher Timothy describes. With Timothy's descriptions alone, the Bible becomes clear in identifying Soriano as a biblically unqualified individual, one who has no business in pastoral work.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

In The Service Of Soriano

Why is it that Soriano does not allow tithes? It's a certainty that he collects offerings, right? If Soriano follows only the Bible like he says he does, why does he keep attacking other churches for tithe giving? I'm sure he's aware of this Biblical concept of returning a portion of blessings to the Lord's house. It is clear as it is specific that God's people are to return a tenth of their earnings so that there will be "meat" in God's house.

During the Old Testament times, meat is literally used by the priests in God's tabernacle for their daily offerings. Two lambs a day were offered and four lambs on Sabbaths. More are needed for other festivals and sin offerings. The tabernacle fires need to be kept burning too. So oil and lumber are also in constant need. How would Levite priests supply these out of their own pockets? They can't. And so tithing was instituted where every Israelite was to give 10 percent of everything they earned and grew for use in the Temple. The materials would be in abundant supply and the priests were also taken care of. This way, they can keep their minds on their duties to God and the people and not be under any temptation to neglect it for the making of necessary provision for their families.

Soriano's argument rests on the fact that tithing was a requirement for the Jews... and we are not Jews.

I was hoping to hear some deeper explanation from "the most sensible preacher" but failed to get one from any of his material (written/videos), nor from his staunch followers in forums and discussion boards. Instead of giving an explanation, biblical or otherwise, they all seem to go the path of the gutter. Insults and disparaging words start shooting off their mouths to derail the discussion and change the topic. If they can't make you see it Soriano's way, you will be ridiculed and heckled.

Nowhere in the New Testament is it commanded nor recommended, that Christians submit to a tithe system similar to the Jews. But in his letter to the Corinthians, Paul tells us that believers should set aside a portion of their income in order to support the church. "Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him..." (1 Corinthians 16:2). Not that far off from the Old Testament concept right? The tithe is still for the church's use. To keep it running, to make it grow, and to support its priests.

As Christians we are to give as the Lord has prospered us. Moreover, we are to give what is in our hearts to give. In fact, it can be less or more than the conceptual ten percent. We are to give what we have decided in our hearts, not reluctantly or under compulsion. As long as it is given to the Lord with a glad heart, it doesn't matter how much it is. "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7)

So what does the Bible really tell us? Tithes unto the Lord are Biblical. For Christians and Jews alike, giving tithes is intended for the house of God. However, Christians are to give freely as their hearts desired with no compulsion and no set amount. Giving depends on the ability of the Christian and the needs of the church. The Old testament law is changed for the  saved in Christ but it is not removed. Remember those key words... tithing for Christians was changed, not removed. 

Why then is this so hard for Soriano so accept?

Apart from his shallow retort against tithe-giving, Soriano does not intend for God's church to grow. Soriano wants his own interests, not God's. So he teaches his flock that God is the richest there is, that God would have no need for their money, and it would be insulting to God to give him money. Instead of giving tithes to God, Soriano would tell people to give money so that his media ministry may continue to reach more people.

And let's not  forget that the poor souls he has in his grasp that he calls a church are all deceived unbelievers. Soriano actually wants more unsaved souls. He wants more unbelievers for his Master in Hell. The offerings these people give do not go to God's work. But end up in Soriano's pockets. So instead of God's church growing, it's Soriano's bank account that's ballooning. Evident in his lavish lifestyle spent in a non-extradition country. Evident in the countless businesses, land, automobiles, and other properties he has in his name. 

A consolation would have been the 3,700 seat house of worship worth millions that he kept bragging about years ago; yet not a single nail has been seen so far by his congregation. He bad-mouths other pastors as money-grabbing and tithe-centered thieves who are only concerned about the money members will give. But how many pastors live the life that Eli Soriano lives? Those who are truly called into the Lord's work do so in poverty. They do not have the extravagant lifestyle Soriano has. They live by the grace of God alone, not by monetary cunning that Soriano utilizes. The tithes and offerings go to the Lord's work, not to their bellies, as Soriano accusingly points out. He is actually the person living out the very accusations he speaks of.

The saddest part of all, his followers remain blind to the fact that Soriano is milking them of their hard-earned money to enrich himself. Even worse is the fact that these followers believe they are giving to grow the church. Soriano does not approve of giving tithes to the Lord, rather, he pushes for the following money collection schemes he himself devised to further his own interests:

Abuluyan sa Pagsamba (contibution in worship)
Abuluyan sa Pasalamat (contribution in thanksgiving)
Hain sa Pasalamat ng Buong Kapatiran (offering of thanks by the brotherhood)
Hain sa Pasalamat Mid-year (offering of thanks, mid-year)
Hain sa Pasalamat ng Dibisyon (offering of thanks from the division)
Hain sa Pasalamat ng Distrito (offering of thanks from the district)
Hain sa Pasalamat ng Lokal (offering of thanks from the locale)
Gugol sa Pasalamat ng Kapatiran (allowance of thanks by the brotherhood)
Gugol sa Pasalamat Mid-year (allowance of thanks, mid-year)
Gugol sa Pasalamat ng Dibisyon (allowance of thanks from the division)
Gugol sa Pasalamat ng Distrito (allowance of thanks from the district)
Gugol sa Pasalamat ng Lokal (allowance of thanks from the locale)
Pasalamat ng Indibidwal (gratitude of the individual)
Hain ng Indibidwal (offering of the individual)
Gugol ng Indibidwal (allowance from the individual)
Abuluyan sa mass indoctrination (contribution for mass indoctrination)
Abuluyan sa bautismo (contribution for baptism)

Soriano also collects KAPI or Kabalikat sa Pamamahayag International. A Php1,000.00 per share endeavor for members to be part of. As well as for his "Worldwide Bible Exposition" wherein wealthy members raise at least Php500,000 for this event to come to fruition each time.

Try and wrap your mind around the amount of money Soriano gets from his members. It would have been all well and good, had the funds truly gone into the Lord's service, but no. It went into the service of Soriano.