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.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.It does not mean that “God can do everything and anything” as they alleged.“It is not absolutely everything that God is able to do, but everything that is consistent with his character.” Errors like this happen when people isolate a verse and pit it against other verses in the Church Mentality.
Members of Ang Dating Daan (“The Old Path,” hereon referred to as ADD) call Eliseo Soriano (their presiding minister) “the only sensible, honest and straightforward evangelist today”. They claim that his famous broadcast is “the only religious program which heightened the religious awareness of many people.” and that half a million people already converted to their faith because of that program, which is aired not only nationwide but even worldwide through their own cable TV channel, a hundred radio stations and the Internet.The Bible said, He was made in the likeness of men.In other words, He lived like a man.There are preachers who think that, through hermeneutics they can rightfully understand the Bible. They do not contribute in developing correct interpretation and understanding of the Bible.But, because the Bible is not only the words of God but also of man, reading is an interpretation by itself: “From the standpoint of the Bible as literature, the simplest error of reading is the failure to consider the immediate context of the verse or passage in question.” In reading a passage, there is a need to properly interpret the meaning of words.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.