Dating daan vs iglesia
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.
Thus, there is a need to discern whether the ADD is of God or not.
Context show that the “land” Zechariah referred in v. But that goes against the Biblical teaching of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone (John ; Acts , ; Eph 2:8-10).
The ADD even questions the term “personal savior.”If Jesus Christ is a Personal Savior to anyone, it will be unethical, illogical, and unbiblical to share Him with anybody else; Furthermore, it may sound that He is exercising favoritism if anybody claims that Jesus Christ is his personal savior.But that is not what evangelicals meant when they say Jesus is a “personal savior.” The word “personal” means “Done, made, or performed in person”. That means no person can proxy for anyone when it comes to receiving Christ as savior (John ; Col 2:6) …a messenger of God does not teach self-made doctrines. However, if you find out that the doctrines of a particular organization of faith are erroneous, that is a proof that such an organization is not of God.efrain from a combative stance.
Their denial of the humanity of Christ actually watered down the Gospel.
“Anything less than real humanity would detract from the value of the cross”. The parallelism that Jesus is the second Adam would be pointless if He is not really a man (Rom -19; 1 Cor -22, 45-49).
The ADD hail Soriano as “God’s humble messenger in these last days.” They claim he already memorized the entire Bible.[that] which is merely outward”. That is why the New International Version translated “form” into “very nature.” Thus, the ADD erred in understanding “likeness” and “appearance” (vv.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?The meaning of a word then may be different in meaning now.
For example, the ADD misinterpreted the word “form” in Philippians 2:7 to mean “outward appearance.” But Paul used the Greek word morphe for “form,” which means “something intrinsic and essential as opposed to…He wows them by quoting verses in answering questions on any topic under the sun. The Bible gives its’ own explanation in John as him being sent, therefore speaks the words of God, who gave him unlimited spirit…When a group thinks its leader is “the messenger of God”, they end up with a “true church” mentality or the belief “that they alone are saved or will be saved”. One sign of such mentality is they believe the founder or the group was prophesied in the Bible.