In other words, He lived like a man.There are preachers who think that, through hermeneutics they can rightfully understand the Bible. They do not contribute in developing correct interpretation and understanding of the Bible.But, because the Bible is not only the words of God but also of man, reading is an interpretation by itself: “From the standpoint of the Bible as literature, the simplest error of reading is the failure to consider the immediate context of the verse or passage in question.” In reading a passage, there is a need to properly interpret the meaning of words.
How a word is used in its context determines its meaning.
By quoting Titus 1:2 and Hebrews , the ADD thought they could dismiss the Biblical teachings on the nature of God (like Jeremiah and Luke ).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.For them, this is proof that Soriano is a “sugo” (sent-one) or that God commissioned him in a special way like that of the apostles. 8“And it shall come to pass in all the land,” Says the Lord, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one-third shall be left in it: 9I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”But again, poor hermeneutics played a part. So this prophecy does not apply in any way to the ADD. But, even if a person can quote it verbatim from memory, misinterpretations belie his claim to divine commission. For the ADD, faith is not enough for salvation and one must fulfill requirements to qualify for eternal life such as joining the church.Today they call it “Members Church of God International.”In 1980 Soriano launched his religious radio and TV program, Ang Dating Daan. In fact, an investigative report revealed that they baptize an average of 3,500 new members every month. The Bereans: Apologetics Research Ministry ( listed the ADD as one of the cults of Christianity or a group that claims to be Christian but goes against the historic teachings of Biblical Christianity. This is not a question on the sincerity of the ADD members but on the veracity of their teachings.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).