For three years, I noticed my mother watching a television program until twelve midnight. In my curiosity, I watched the program too with my mother one night. I got hooked after hearing about the Bible alongside science being explained by the preacher.
By Guada Marie Redrico
As early as twelve years old, I experienced curiosity about God and religion. Although I was attending the masses of the Catholic faith and was listening to the priest’s sermon, I felt insecure in that religion. From there I looked for answers for my troubled mind and heart.
One day, my mother told me to clean the house while she was gone. While cleaning the hidden closet, a black book caught my attention. Due to interest in reading books, I wiped it with wet cloth and kept it.
At the end of the day, I opened it and tried to read. The book was written in Tagalog but I didn’t understand it clearly. By this time I was listening to different beliefs that existed.
For three years, I noticed my mother watching a television program until twelve midnight. In my curiosity, I watched the program too with my mother one night. I got hooked after hearing about the Bible alongside science being explained by the preacher. The program was called Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) and the preacher was one named Bro. Eliseo Soriano, or Bro. Eli.
Again, I searched for that black book, but sadly, it was gone. Every time I was given allowance, I would save some so I could have a copy of that black book. So, it was the bible! In having to save, I realized the importance of that book. It was hard to reach the amount.
I continued listening to the host of the television program who said we have hidden senses. One of it is the eye of the heart. Because I wanted to learn more of what he was preaching, I underwent indoctrination in the Church of God led by the preacher, where my mother is already affiliated.
One thanksgiving event in Apalit, Pampanga, I heard from Bro. Eli Soriano, the host of The Old Path and the Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International , say, “God is looking down from heaven and looks for those who are also looking for Him.” I shed tears and said to myself, “I’m so happy He found me.”
This is how I came to know the truth and I’m happy staying with it.