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.
As a result the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) represented by Bienvenido C.
Santiago filed charges against them on March 31, 2004 for the crime of libel.
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.
This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” The apostle John essentially says that the belief that Jesus Christ did not become a true human being is anti-Christian.
Eli.” Unfortunately for him, those he had taken away have been sending feelers for wanting to return to MCGI.
Failing to muster even a hundred members, he still called his group “worldwide” in an effort to mimic MCGI and be another “Bro.
Eternal life would not accommodate such people, they concluded.
Joselito Mallari and Wilfredo Santiago were commenting on three news items published in three local newspapers in their TV program.
To be able to successfully prosecute the crime of Libel, the court said the complainant must prove the existence of the following elements: The alleged libelous remarks were made by the accused as panelists in the TV program “Ang Dating Daan.” This court notes the remarks were made in the context of explaining the teachings of their religion on the popular topic of “eternal life.” Although it may be argued that some of the members of the Iglesia ni Cristo were offended by the remarks, especially when the news clippings of the murders allegedly committed by individual members of the INC members were shown on the screen, this court rules that this alone does not make the remarks of the accused actionable by itself.
As with all other members of the various religious faith, an individual member of the INC has a reputation that is personal, separate and distinct in the community and it is highly unlikely that one’s personal reputation will be affected by what is seen and heard or published about the other INC members.