The upcoming Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition hosted by Bro. Eliseo F. Soriano will host a live debate on the true founder and owner of the Church on February 7 this year.
The forthcoming symposium, however, will deviate from the usual set-up to give way to the previously arranged debate between Bro. Eli and Bro. Eusebio Catarinen of Church of Christ.
The topic will be about Christ being the founder and owner of the true Church. Eusebio will defend the affirmative side while Bro. Eli will stand on the negative side.
In its regular run, Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition features a live question-and-answer format with Bro. Eli Soriano as resource person who answers people’s questions on faith, salvation and more of the likes.
The inquirers, coming from various parts of the globe, gather at the traditionally stationary ADD monitoring centers equipped with satellite and Internet facilities.
This is not the first time that a Bible Exposition is turned into a platform for a debate. Some guests posed their debate challenge during the live proceeding of a Bible Exposition.
Bro. Eli has always been the declared winner of both moderators and audiences, who are composed of non-members of the Members Church of God International (MCGI), which is locally-known as Ang Dating Daan group.
Universities Added As Remote Venue
This also marks the first time that the Bible- focused symposium will include Philippine universities and colleges among the remote points to gather guest.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila will be the pioneering academic institution included in the line up of remote points joining the upcoming Bible Exposition.
Ang Dating Daan partners with the student religious study group Bible Readers Society International for its outreach in colleges and universities. More popularly known as BRead Society, the group is a non-sectarian youth organization founded by Bro. Eli.
An Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition is held every first or last Friday of the month, starting at 7 o’clock in the evening.
In its early years, such live Bible symposium was exclusive to one location, including some universities such as PUP and Central Luzon State University.
Now, hundreds of monitoring centers around the world are being opened to accommodate a larger audience.
(Written by Emmy Borromeo)