"It's about choosing unity over division, love over hate." The congregation of several hundred greeted Clinton with cheers and shouts of "hallelujah" and "amen" as she spoke of Jesus' great commandment to love one another.
She said that Tuesday's election is "the test of our times" as surely as others faced tests to stand up for freedom at Seneca Falls, site of the founding of the women's suffrage movement; in Selma, Ala., for black voting rights; in the fields of California for farmworkers' rights; and at the Stonewall Inn in 1969, the protest that launched the modern movement for gay rights. Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, introduced Clinton, speaking of Republican efforts he said were intended to make it harder for people of color to vote, including the Trump campaign's threats to monitor polls in urban areas against fraud, and legislation limiting early voting. This is a rerun." Stand up to it, Booker said, quoting the late poet Maya Angelou.
They believe that Gentile nations, including the Philippines, are partakers of the promise of eternal life, through belief in Jesus Christ and the gospel and are not authorized by God to establish their own church, but mere members associated with the same "body" or the church written in the gospel by accepting it and executing the doctrines written by the apostles.
Guided by this scriptural principle, the church's registered name contains descriptive words "ang mga kaanib" in Tagalog or "members" in English to emphasize the group's association today, as "members" of the "Church of God" that is already established long time ago and was written in the Bible.
Members Church of God International, abbreviated as MCGI, is an international Christian religious organization with headquarters in the Philippines.
It started as a small group with less than a hundred believers in 1977.
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In the mid-1990s, when I was seeing the man who became my husband, we talked on landline phones late at night (when rates dropped from 25 cents per minute to 10 cents), sent just a handful of e-mails (seemed impersonal), and never texted (weren't pagers mostly just for drug dealers back then? On April 25, 1980, in compliance with government regulations, Eliseo Soriano registered the group with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Ang Mga Kaanib sa Iglesia ng Dios Kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohan, sa Bansang Pilipinas (English: Members of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippines).In 2004, its registered name was changed to "Members Church of God International" (Tagalog: Mga Kaanib sa Iglesia ng Dios na Pandaigdig) in line with the church's overseas expansion.John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.