Many Christian denominations have long held beliefs of God and His being. Most believe Him as omnipresent and omnipotent. One writer even proposed that God did and does His works in darkness, pushing the idea that darkness is not evil but good.
In March this year, Bro Eli Soriano counters these claims through a series of articles published in his ControveryExtraordinary.com blog. The international televangelist further invites readers to take a more critical look at the doctrines and teachings — although not in the Bible — by so many pretentious religious denominations.
Impossible to God
Not Everything is Possible to God made the first week of the Mr. Controversy series of impossibilities published in March. In this article, the multi-awarded televangelist emphasized the perfect being of God.
“God is God — cannot be more, cannot be less,” writes Bro. Eli. In this entry, the Filipino preacher explained the true being of God according to the Bible as opposed to misconceptions, specific to Mormon doctrine.
Citing Matthew 5:48, Bro. Eli opposed the Mormon belief that God may have merely ‘attained’ perfection, as the book of Mormons suggests. The blog revolved on the idea that perfection does not connote everything is possible with God.
“He is a perfect being and cannot be perfected,” he writes according to the verse in Matthew 5:48: ‘Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.’
The blog touched on the meaning of transmutation, and the blogger clarified that the words in the Bible does not support any idea of God having evolved or changed.
It is also impossible for Him to lie, explained Bro. Eli, because of His ‘perfect state of truth.’
Both verses Hebrews 6:18 and Titus 1:2 support this fact as well as in 1 Timothy 6:16 that this was said of God: ‘Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.’
“To think and to conclude that God can do everything constitutes an insult and blasphemy unto the unfathomable majesty of the Most High,” bares Bro Eli.
“God is not everywhere,” Bro. Eli directly explained this in God is Not Everywhere, published on March 19, 2017.
The title is antithetic to the doctrines of other religious groups about an omnipresent God. The blog delved into some of the common and not so common misconceptions about the being of God.
Bro Eli discouraged anyone to ascribe false qualities to God that are non-biblical, explaining that one cannot do service by attempting to add to his glory.
He noted that the Lord Jesus Christ mentioned the Father to be in ‘heaven’ when he modelled a prayer written in Matthew 6:9-13.
Quoting Proverbs 15:3, Bro. Eli stressed that it is God’s eyes that is ‘everywhere,’ and that He can ‘see even beyond the material universe we know.’
Bro. Eli again specifically attacked the doctrines of Mormonism which stated, “As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become.” The very concept cannot be found in the Bible, and is even opposed.
“We cannot add to His glory by our belief; nor diminish it by our own unbelief,” he writes, citing 3:3-4.
Points of arguments were raised enumerating many things that were impossible to God. Quoting verses in Titus 1:2 and Hebrews 6:8, he said that God is limited to be true and faithful.
In another blog, Let There Be Night Eschews Guidance and Growth, Bro. Eli criticized Barbara Taylor’s “Learning to Walk In the Dark.” The book, featured in Time Magazine, claims that many of God’s work happen in darkness. But Bro Eli believes otherwise.
The title was taken from the verse in the book of Genesis, which tells the story of creation. In Genesis 1:3, it was written: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
However, Taylor had changed the sentence to establish the concept that ‘darkness is better than light.’
“If Taylor is reading her Bible, she will know that there is not a single verse in the entire scriptures that says that darkness is better than light in any given time since the creation of light,” argues Bro. Eli.
False Jehovah’s Witnesses
The last entry for the month is an investigation into the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ beliefs.
In The Kind of Witness the Jehovah’s Witnesses Are, Bro. Eli bared there is a grave deception into the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim.
He said that Isaiah 43:10 does not refer to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The verse points to the Apostles who are witnesses of Christ.
Having misunderstood this verse and several others, in this alone their claim to be ‘witnesses of the truth of god’ is disproved, according to Bro. Eli.
Detailing the facts to support this accusation, he explained that the Apostles are clearly the able and true witnesses.
That leaves the question, “What kind of witnesses are the Jehovah’s Witnesses?” he concluded.
Bro Eli hopes that his discussion of impossibilities through his nom de plume Mr. Controversy Extraordinary will enlighten readers. Since 2014, the preacher has been active sharing these kinds of insights on social media also.
Written by Ma. Therese P. Quita