BREAD SOCIETY’s The Great Debate – A Success, Tallies 100+ Participants

Students from the University of the Philippines Diliman were given the chance to hear God’s words through Brother Eli Soriano, in an event entitled “The Great Debate: Creationism vs. Atheism.”

Hosted by Bread Society InternationalUP Diliman Chapter, the event was part of the university’s ACLE or Alternative Classroom Learning Experience. The ACLE is a university-wide event where student organizations can hold symposiums, film-showings, and other similar programs to provide a day where UP students can learn new things in alternate classroom settings.

Held last January 16 in CAL 206, the event was jampacked with UP students and non-UP students alike, with the total tally of attendees reaching 140 participants.

ImageCAL 206 was jam-packed with students, some weren’t able to have any seats.
Photo Courtesy: Aileen Dorosan
UPD Bread’s Account

ImageBecause of lack of space inside the venue, students piled outside the room’s window areas to be able to watch the event.
Photo Courtesy: Aileen Dorosan
UPD Bread’s Account

Despite some misunderstanding about the event being aired live, it did not hinder fellow UP students to attend the said event. The video played was actually a former Bible Exposition video held in Nasugbu, Batangas last 2011, where Mr. Gerome Almodovar, co-founder of RDNA, Rationalists and Darwinists of Nasugbu, asked an atheism question to Brother Eli Soriano, host of the Bible Exposition. Spanning an hour and a half, the video details how the Exposition became an impromptu debate, when both sides started giving arguments.

“It was a good event, I saw the different arguments of both sides,” says Leo, a first year BS Economics student. “Having watched the event, it made me know which points to consider in atheism and creationism.” He added.

“My attention did not stray anywhere else, just on the video. Every moment, we were waiting [for] what’s going to happen next!” Exlaims Ian, also a first year BS Economics student.

“I like how Bro. Eli’s arguments were laid out. The other guy also had good arguments, but he wasn’t able to back up his claim,” commented Jaycee, a third year BA European Languages student.

ImageParticipants of the event had good things to say about the debate.
Photo Courtesy: Aileen Dorosan
Interview Courtesy: Emmy Borromeo
UPD Bread’s Account

In the end, UP BRead had achieved its goal of providing an excellent alternative classroom learning experience, judging by the feedback given by its event participants.

Come last week of February or the first week of March, UP Bread will once again hold an event geared towards promoting the Bible.

God-willing, UP Diliman will be one of the remote points of Ang Dating Daan’s Worldwide Bible Exposition, as hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon. Here, UP students, professors and staff are all welcome to ask questions and be answered by the Bible.

The upcoming event, unlike the previous one, will be LIVE.

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The Truth Will Set You Free: Tarlac City Jail Inmates Hear God’s Words through ADD Bible Exposition

Words of God transcend boundaries as inmates from the Tarlac City Jail were given the opportunity to consult their Biblical queries through the Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition, as hosted by Brother Eli Soriano and Brother Daniel Razon.

Bro. Eli gave time to our truth-seeking fellowmen locked behind bars to answer their questions and restore their faith in God, adding that not all people behind bars are evil; some of them are just victims of injustice, or lacked the capacity to defend themselves.

The first inmate asked Bro. Eli a question by citing from personal experience. “Nananalangin po ako bago matulog, tapos isang beses, pagkagising ko, nakagawa po ako ng kasalanang di ko naman sinasadya. Mapapatawad po ba yun?” (I pray before I sleep, but one time, when I woke up, I unintentionally sinned. Will that be forgiven?)

Bro. Eli responded that there are two kinds of sins, (1) Unintentional and (2) Intentional, reading the verse of 1 Timothy 1:13 along with many others. The verse talked about Paul’s previous life as a persecuter of the Church, but he was forgiven, because he did it out of ignorance.

“Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief”
1 Timothy 1:13 (King James Version)

The second inmate asked what was the first thing the Creator has done. Bro. Eli answered that even though God created the heavens and the earth, those are not the first things He created. He read Proverbs 8:22;31.

(22) “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.”
(31) “Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.”
Proverbs 8:22; 31 (King James Version)

The first thing that God created was His earth.

ImageLive Twitter feed using the #ADDBibleExpo hashtag last
Ang Dating Daan Bible Exposition.
Photo Courtesy: @TheOldPathTV Official Twitter Account

At the end of the session with Tarlac Provincial Jail, Bro. Eli called upon the inmates to attend the Ang Dating Daan’s Mass Indoctrination, a two-week long event which had already started last Monday, December 2. Workers will be sent to them to conduct the sessions. He said that there they will learn the true doctrines of Christ based from the Bible, citing that, the truth of God’s words will set them free. It may not set them free in the material jail cells of this world, but it will set them free from the bondage of transgression.