Brazil (3 April 2016) – International televangelist Bro. Eli Soriano accepted anew the debate challenge by Brazilian evangelical pastor on April 3 this year, during the International Thanksgiving to God celebration of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).
Bro. Eli is the Overall Servant of the MCGI, with presence in more than 60 countries around the world.
The debate challenge of Valdimiro Santiago, a leader of World Church of the Power of God, that was posted on Youtube was shown during the International Thanksgiving service.
The first time Bro. Eli accepted the debate challenge by Santiago was during the Filipino preacher’s Bible Exposition for the Portuguese-speaking people in Brazil last March 6, also this year.
“Eu, Eliseu Soriano, às 4 da tarde de 6 de Março de 2016, aceito o desafio de debate do Irmão Valdemiro Santiago!,” said Bro. Eli in Portuguese.
(“I, Bro. Eli Soriano, at 4 p.m. on March 6, 2016 accept the challenge to a debate by Bro. Valdemiro Santiago.”)
But until the first week of April or in time for the Thanksgiving of the MCGI, there was no confirmation issued by the camp of Santiago. Once Santiago responded to Bro. Eli, the next step is the arrangement for date and venue of debate.
(Written by Stacey Tee-Bagang)