Kicking off the month of September, the Members Church of God International once again held another weekly Worldwide Bible Exposition on September 1, hosted by Overall Servants Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon.
While the Bible Exposition was centered in the Philippines, various local points around the globe participated in the popular question-and-answer biblical symposium. Guests who were able to inquire came from Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, Germany, Oriental Mindoro, Bulacan, Bolivia, and Brazil.
On the Efficacy of the Holy Water
Brother Jonathan from Malaysia posed his question regarding efficacy of the Catholic’s “holy water”.
Bro. Eli promptly presented a logical point: If the Catholic’s holy water was effective, then all those whisked by it should become “holy.” Yet this is not the case among many Catholics, who are murderers, thieves, and wrongdoers.
In John 7:38, Bro Eli argued that holy water is not contained in a bottle, but in the heart.
The verse reads, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (King James Version)
The word “belly” used in the verse is translated from a Greek term which pertains to the innermost being. It means, Bro Eli said, that those who believe in Christ, from their hearts flow rivers of living water.
On Born Again Christians
Meanwhile, Sister Jocelyn, a guest from Germany, asked about the difference between The Old Path or the Members Church of God International and the Born Again Christians.
Citing John 7:17, the Overall Servant of MCGI said that the difference can be seen in the teachings and the doctrines. A lot of religions in these present times teach doctrines that came from their own, and not from the Bible.
Bro. Eli advised the guest that in seeking the true religion, she must look at the teachings as these will be able to tell whether a religion is of God or not.
With today’s advanced technology, Bro. Eli asked his technicians to search the entire Bible if there exists the phrase “Born Again Christians.” There were no results found.
In the contrary, when searched for “Church of God,” eights results appeared in the King James Version of the Bible.
Through this simple reasoning, Bro Eli explained that the main difference of MCGI and the Born Again Christians is that the former adheres to what is written in the Holy Scriptures – in its teachings, doctrines, and in the name of the Church itself.
The official hashtag of the September 1 Bible Exposition, #LearnFromTheBible, trended for more than four hours throughout the event.
The next Worldwide Bible Exposition is scheduled on October 27, Friday at 6:30 in the evening (PHT), at all MCGI Coordinating Centers in the Philippines and abroad. It will also be telecasted live through Facebook and Youtube.
Written by: Elizabeth Borromeo