Debate: Bro. Eli Soriano to Church of Christ pastor: Stand firm to what you believe, fight like a man!
(Originally posted on Double-Edged Sword)
It was a debate of more than four hours. But the longer it lasted, the starker the contrast of the pair’s knack in the Bible appeared, aside from the obvious disparity of each one’s demeanor – Eliseo Soriano or Bro. Eli of Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) remained incisive and valiant the whole time; while Eusebio Catarinen, representative of a Visayan-based Church of Christ, resorted to dirty tactics and gross slurs.
The pair argued over the proposition “Resolve, that Jesus Christ is the founder and the owner of the church according to the Bible.” Bro. Eli, presiding minister to the Members Church of God International (MCGI), stood on the negative side and proved that God the Father is The Absolute Owner of the Church while Catarinen failed to build his case.
The debate took place on February 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. replacing the supposed-to-be scheduled Worldwide Bible Exposition of The Old Path program, a question and answer symposium whose main host is Bro. Eli.
Satellite services bridged the clash; whereas Bro. Eli was in South America while debunking the case of challenger Catarinen, who, on that time, was at The Old Path Chapter in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. More than 50,000 spectators from 1,281 satellite points in the Philippines and across the globe witnessed the face-off aside from the unrecorded number of internet viewers.
That same night, the hashtag #DebateBroEli became an overnight Twitter trending topic.
The discussion started at around 7:00 p.m. (PHT). The two agreed on a cross examination type of debate where each had three sets of 20-minute stand and 15-minute interpellation. Guihulngan City ex-mayor Simplicio Villegas Mijarez, a Catholic, served as the moderator while Ms. Janice B. Bulandres of New Apostolic Church and Ms. Roejen M. Tejamo, a Born Again member, helped as timekeepers.
For more details and debate highlights, read the full article here: http://ddoubleedgedsword.blogspot.com/2014/02/debate-bro-eli-soriano-to-church-of.html
Posted on February 11, 2014, in Entertainment, Religion and tagged #DebateBroEli, Ang Dating Daan, Bible Exposition, Born Again, Bro. Eli, Catholic, church builder, Church of Christ, church ownership, churches, Daniel Razon, debate, Eliseo Soriano, Eusebio Catarinen, Guihulngan, Janice B. Bulandres, Jesus Christ, MCGI, Members Church of God International, Negros Oriental, New Apostolic Church, Roejen M. Tejamo, satellite, Simplicio Villegas Mijarez, The Old Path. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.