Photo courtesy of Pasay City, Philippines (December 11, 2016) – Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) gathered thousands of guests during its ‘Worldwide Bible Exposition’ held December 9 at the 15,000-seating-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Eli Soriano, Evangelization, Members Church of God International, O Caminho Antigo, Public service, Radio, Religious broadcasting, Television, The Old Path Ang Dating Daan Chorale offers songs of praises to God during the program's special 36th anniversary celebration and Worldwide Bible Exposition at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on December 9.
In 1922, eight years after the founding of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ, hereon referred to as INC), minister Nicholas Perez broke away from it due to doctrinal differences.
He later started his own group, Ang Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan (The Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth).
However, Ang Dating Daan still continues to be heard over radio, especially for those areas in the Philippines beyond the reach of televisions and computers.
MCGI takes advantage of Radyo Natin’s 100 stations that can reach more remote locations in the Philippines.
A protracted legal battle ensued over who has the legal claim to the name.
But in spite of the hindrances, Ang Dating Daan has achieved what its contemporaries has only dreamed of becoming – the longest-running religious program in the Philippines.Members of Ang Dating Daan (“The Old Path,” hereon referred to as ADD) call Eliseo Soriano (their presiding minister) “the only sensible, honest and straightforward evangelist today”. They claim that his famous broadcast is “the only religious program which heightened the religious awareness of many people.” and that half a million people already converted to their faith because of that program, which is aired not only nationwide but even worldwide through their own cable TV channel, a hundred radio stations and the Internet.Thus, there is a need to discern whether the ADD is of God or not.Now posted on Ang Dating Daan’s Youtube channel, the keynote presentation delivered by Bro.Razon has observers commending the feat the religious program has gone in broadcasting the word of God through different forms of media and communication.