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Many years ago I am following Catholic doctrines which I agree to this article, 28 Signs You Were Raised In A Catholic Household. I pitied myself every time I remember those years when I am still following the wrong doctrines.
December 14, 2012 (sorry I forgot the exact time) I was baptized in the Members Church of God International which is also known as Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path). I was been invited by my co-worker to attend the opening of their monthly held indoctrination sessions in Locale of Ayala. At first, I was a bit bored, and because I don’t want my co-worker to feel disappointed, I finished the first-day session of the indoctrination.
While time passes by, I already enjoyed listening to the Bible teachings taught by Bro. Eliseo Soriano. The people in Locale of Ayala were so accommodating and nice. They will serve you at their best and make you feel comfortable. The first-day session of the 7-day indoctrination session ended with a smile and with a feeling of greatness and excitement to finish it.
The five striking Bible verses that changed my life:
First: 3 John 7
We do not accept any monetary contributions from non-members of the Church of God International.
You will never find any religious groups that state they do not accept voluntary amounts to the non-brethren. Thus, this is only applicable to the Members Church of God International. The was a time when I was invited by my friend to attend a Fellowship service somewhere in CCP, I am not yet part of the fellowship but they gave me an envelope and of course, I need to put money on it. On the first night of the indoctrination, I keep on comparing the Catholic teachings, Born Again, Jehova’s Witnesses, and INC but MCGI/ADD. All I can say, MCGI’s doctrines are true Bible-based doctrines.
Second: Proverbs 1:24 – 28
I came back to attended the second day of the indoctrination. I am pretty excited to listen to the doctrines to be taught by Bro Eli. Soriano. Actually, I very excited about the last day to come and be baptized. It was the fourth day of the session when I encountered the second striking Bible verse, Proverbs 1:24 – 28
24 Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, 25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebukes, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind when distress and anguish come upon you. 28 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
Upon hearing the verses I got frightened. I said to myself, I really need to be baptized and embraced the teachings of Christ and be part of this group – MCGI.
24 Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, 28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me.” I didn’t hesitate and did not let anything stop me. I did everything with the help of God Almighty.
Third: 1 John 1:8, 8
The third striking Bible verse, 1 John 1:8, 8. Apparently I was talking to my officemate and said to him, “I am not guilty” and he showed me this verse and he let me read it.
1 John 1:8, 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
I feel bad. Now that I knew the verse I tried not to use “I am not guilty” anymore. Thank God for letting me know this.
Fourth: Acts 20:35
Part of Acts 20:35 ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Fourth striking Bible verse. Once upon a time in my life when I am not yet a Christian its really hard for me to give. But when I heard this verse, my life turns upside down and realize that there’s no wrong in giving. Well, thanks to God that I learned the act of giving.
Fifth: John 15:5-11
The most striking verse that really changed my life is John 15:5-11. The fifth striking Bible verse.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
The bottom line, being part of Members Church Of God – Ang Dating Daan is such a great opportunity, not just because it will change your life but it will give you a chance to know God better and Christ’s teachings through Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon from the Holy Bible.
Thanks be to God! To God be the Glory!