Ang dating daan debate 2016
The upcoming Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition hosted by Bro. Soriano will host a live debate on the true founder and owner of the Church on February 7 this year. The topic will be about Christ being the founder and owner of the true Church.The forthcoming symposium, however, will deviate from the usual set-up to give way to the previously arranged debate between Bro. Eusebio will defend the affirmative side while Bro. In its regular run, Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition features a live question-and-answer format with Bro.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. 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.The debate was watched in 1,281 remote points simultaneously all over the world, aside from a number of online viewers. “The intent of this debate is not to show that one has lost, or one was defeated, and the other, triumphed – because triumph belongs to God; glory belongs to God,” remarked Bro. The debate winner further emphasized on the reason why all through these years, the preacher involves himself in Bible-based debates. (Photo courtesy of Rovic Balunsay, PVI International) “I want people to realize that we are holding debates not because of hatred. Before he ended his closing spiel, he said that he “would continue studying the teachings of Eli Soriano.” The debate moderator, former Mayor Mijares, also took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the organizers of the debate.
It also marked the official attempt of MCGI to break the Guinness world record for the "Largest Gospel Choir in a Single Location." Under the supervision of Guinness official adjudicator and independent auditing firm Punongbayan & Araullo Grant Thorton, the Guinness world record was awarded to MCGI with a total of 8,688 choristers from the ADD Chorale beating the previous record held by the Philippine religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo with 4,745 participants during their 100th centennial anniversary at the Philippine Arena.The program frequently criticizes other denominations for their doctrines, practices and what it says are false teachings, including the Catholic Church, some Christian denominations, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and especially the Iglesia ni Cristo, (Church of Christ founded by Felix Manalo), a Philippine-based religion.