Catholic Dude: I kept hearing about this Ang Dating Daan thing and went to their web page. From what I saw it was some type of protestant denomination in the Philippines.
So whats the big deal about them if anything? Is it some kind of new JW or LDS type group?, it didnt look like it on their page.
Contarini: I’m happy Ang is dating Daan. Are they making wedding plans yet?
Tonks40: I’m not sure what it is, either – you may want to do a search on this forum for some information on them.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines. As an American of Filipino decent, I’m saddened to hear that groups such as this and Iglesia Ni Cristo have made in-roads in pulling people of the Philippines away from the Church. I have many friends here who have been a part of these groups (I wouldn’t even call them Christian) that have been so damaged by them, they cannot see the Truth of Jesus Christ. They deny His Divinity, they’re confused about the message of the Gospels, and they seem to be very bitter people. That’s not the true nature of the Filipinos.
Contarini: OK, done being flippant now. . . .
I visited the website, and the remarkable thing is that they are very confident of their own uniqueness but actually don’t seem to have any peculiar doctrines beyond standard conservative/fundamentalist Protestant ones. I suspect they may be Pentecostal, but couldn’t find evidence of this. Their only peculiar doctrine is their emphasis on belonging to the one true Church, which they clearly think they are. But this becomes circular, since as I said they don’t seem to be teaching anything different from a myriad other groups. It’s really rather strange, although unfortunately it’s not the first such group in the history of modern Protestantism!
Catholic Dude: Thats what confused me, I originally visited their page and it was the standard protestant claims…I couldnt tell if it was just another denomination or what.
janryboy: led by MR. Eliseo Soriano…
this sect is has always been on fight with Iglesia ni Manalo…pls pray for them…such a pity…
RobedWithLight: Actually, ADD is the name of their television program on Channel 37. The group’s leader, Eliseo Soriano’s denomination is called the Iglesia ng Dios kay Cristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan (Church of God International), and was a disciple of a Bulacan preacher named Nicolas Perez.
They have become well-known (or notorious) in the Philippines recently for their acrimonious, tit-for-tat debates with the Iglesia ni Cristo which put up a television program (Ang Tamang Daan) on their TV channel (NET 25) specifically directed at the ADD.
iwanttobelieve: ang dating daan (the old path), is a television and radio program by a cult that is called ‘CHURCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL’, headed by a vitriolic ‘preacher’ named eliseo soriano,they adhere to the belief of ‘sola scriptura’ but deny ‘sola fide’, this group is deeply anti-catholic, for a more thorough background and refutation of this cults belief one can visit ben douglas’ website www.pugiofidei.com under the heading protestantism…GOOD DAY AND GOD BLESS TO ALL
Rudy Ann: Ang Dating Daan I think is a new cult founded by Eli Soriano who believes he is perfect in his teaching of the bible. This person challenge every preacher to a debate but during the debate he always tried to intimidate his opponent. He is always looking for trouble with the INC headed by Manalo.
ConstantineOG: They’re not Protestant. They’re an offshoot of the Iglesia ni Cristo cult from the Philippines.
If you want verse manipulation at its worst, these guys are the way to go. Their leader has dissected every word from the Bible, tore it apart from its context, and made it to mean what he wants others to believe.They’re restorationists like the LDS, SDA, JW and INC.
Its not new, they’ve been around for a while. They just gained prominence in the last decade or so because of their TV show. But Eli Soriano’s father, I believe was an INC minister who then split from that cult because I think he wanted to be the leader of INC but the Manalos aren’t going to give the leadership to anyone outside their family. Something like that, I can’t remember the exact story. Eventually Eli took reigns of a group and erected his own group.