Soriano goes by the title of “Overall Servant”; he also refers to himself as “Wise One,” “Walking Bible,” “Modern Jeremiah,” “Appointed One,” and “He Who Holds the Key.” Soriano has lived in exile from the Philippines since 2005 due to legal challenges, including charges of slander and an accusation of homosexual rape.
Eli Soriano boldly proclaims himself “the most sensible preacher of all time.” Soriano makes use of television, radio, and social media programs utilizing a question-and-answer method to propagate his teachings.
From Pampanga area, the group’s main seat, he reached out to the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, and Metro Manila to do his missionary works. Eli calculated that his lifetime is not enough to reach Filipinos in distant regions even with his nightly town-to-town preaching, so he decided to go on air. Eli discerned that he can reach many people at a time using the broadcast media.
In the last quarter of 1980, the Church launched the radio program Ang Dating Daan, hosted by Bro. Through the local radio station DWWA 1206 Khz, ADD was heard in many parts of the Philippine Archipelago.
In 1994, the Church introduced what is now the popular Bible Exposition. Daniel Razon proposed and organized a social event where guests could dine together and ask Bro. The event, done off-camera, was a success that it paved the way for Bible Expositions in larger venues.
The first local Bible Exposition was held in Roosevelt, Manila.
Scripture says that the true God has no physical body parts for He is Spirit (John ).
– God is residing in His own planet somewhere in the universe.
This false teaching is refuted by 1 John 4:2–3, “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.His method of biblical interpretation is extremely literalistic, but he does not utilize sound hermeneutical principles.The Members Church of God International has no written statement of faith, which may be due to the fact that Soriano often contradicts his own teachings.Soriano is also known for his profanity, spitting, and bad-mouthing of his debate opponents on live TV.The Members Church of God International runs many charities in the fields of medicine, education, environmentalism, and social work.