A protracted legal battle ensued over who has the legal claim to the name.
Four years ago, the Supreme Court ordered Soriano to change the name of his group.
He, used some phrase like “Adam, Where are You,” “that things never entered in to my mind’ and etc, and some scriptural texts, to support their reading.
In fact, one of their members argued with me to support this theological position with the phrase of Apostle Paul, ‘the foolishness of God.’ First, the Apostle John stated that ‘For God is greater than our heart, FOR HE KNOWS EVERYTHING’ [1 John ].
3 YOU DISCERN my going out and my lying down; YOU ARE FAMILIAR with all my ways.
4 BEFORE A WORD IS ON MY TONGUE YOU KNOW IT COMPLETELY, O Lord.
How sad you followers are taught to be hateful to fellow humans, breeding a culture of hate, even abusing others and attacking personalities in different positions? them” attitude is clearly seen within this quasi-religious and spiritual supremacist group you have fallen into.
Members believe in the superiority of their “religion” over all other religions.
Nowhere in the scriptures that can be found the statement, which negates directly the fact and declared, “He does NOT KNOW everything.’ Therefore, their theology is a product of misreading of the text and a pure guesswork.
Second, those texts from the OT which used by this cult cannot be interpreted literally for it will contradict to the first point that I have here.
It is popularly known in the Philippines as Ang Dating Daan (English: The Old Path; abbreviated as ADD), the title of its flagship radio and television program and currently the longest-running religious program in the Philippines with Brother Eliseo Soriano as its "Overall Servant" (Former title: "Presiding Minister").
Members Church of God International believes that the Almighty God, the Father sent his begotten Son, Jesus Christ, instrumental in the establishment of the "Church of God", first planted in Jerusalem and preached by the apostles.
Even some within the evangelical circles affirmed this theology known as ‘open theism.’ Soriano Himself taught that there is something, which is ‘unknown’ to God.