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They misunderstood omnipotence or that God is “all-powerful,” for example.It does not mean that “God can do everything and anything” as they alleged.To make it easy to remember, the author devised the acronym C. These verses clearly state that our Lord Jesus only assumed the form of man. Therefore, to teach that our Lord Jesus Christ is a man is a big mistake.He is not a man by nature; He only assumed the form of a man. Why did John said [sic] that our Lord Jesus was a man?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.
The Bible itself labels a teaching “false” if it goes against the Word of God (1 John 4:1-3; 2 Peter 2:1). In their zeal to debunk the teachings of the INC, it appears that the ADD swung to the other extreme. The ADD, on the other hand, teaches that Jesus is God, not man. This went against the Biblical teaching on the humanity of Christ (Rom , 18-19; 1 Cor ; 1 Tim 2:5).Soriano joined that group when he was 17 years old.Though Soriano was an honor student, he failed to finish high school because he got into an argument with a teacher regarding religious issues three months before graduation. Immediately after his baptism in 1964, Soriano joined the ministerial class and since then rose from the ranks. Only Soriano got the title “Minister” from Perez, “making him the only other minister in the Church at that time.” When Perez died in 1975, a power struggle ensued. Barely 30 years old, Soriano led a faction of 500 members, which they registered as Ang Mga Kaanib ng Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas (The Members of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippines).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.
That only proves that our Lord Jesus Christ is a god, who assumed the form of a man.But the intended meaning of “form” should guide our understanding of “likeness” and “appearance” and not the other way around.