Watch this, then let me tell you why Bro. Eddie just broke my heart.

Let me lay out the ground work.

1. I’m an evangelical Christian.

2. Bro. Eddie is a leader of one of the biggest evangelical groups here in the Philippines.

3. While I’m not part of the Jesus is Lord Church which he founded, I look up to him as a brother and a great leader of the Church.

4. Apolo Quiboloy’s “Kingdom…”, on the other hand, is NOT an evangelical church. In fact, his church is largely considered a cult of Christianity among evangelical apologists. Reason for this includes his claim of being the Son of God (in Gentile body, blasphemous in my opinion), their works-oriented salvation doctrine, Oneness (as against Trinitarianism), and exclusivity (even claiming that Davao — where their headquarters is located — is the new Jerusalem). He has all the characteristics to be tagged by evangelicals as a dangerous cult.

5. I can respect Quiboloy as a citizen of the Philippines and truly a leader with many followers. But I will never call him a “preacher of righteousness”.

Bro. Eddie, as most of you know, is campaigning for the presidency.

Seeing this man of God compromise his belief, the gospel of Jesus Christ, to which this man from Davao has adulterated, breaks my heart. He is not only loosing his witness, he is also loosing the witness of the entire evangelical Christianity in the Philippines.

What else can Bro. Eddie do just to win the votes of the people?

I’m calling on Bro. Eddie to repent of this lie, hunger for power and for bringing shame to the name of Jesus Christ, the true Son of God.

  • Dhenz

    Bro..wag nating patunayan na tamang lahat ang sinabi ni Mr. Gamboa about those who agree with Bro. Eddie's supporters on this issue. Of course..may tama din naman siya. We only have one God and we cannot assert na tayo lang ang tama since we can only see God's righteousness according to each one's limitations. Let us also pray for him na lang. God will judge our actions in the end..peace!

  • Dhenz

    Bro..wag nating patunayan na tamang lahat ang sinabi ni Mr. Gamboa about those who agree with Bro. Eddie's supporters on this issue. Of course..may tama din naman siya. We only have one God and we cannot assert na tayo lang ang tama since we can only see God's righteousness according to each one's limitations. Let us also pray for him na lang. God will judge our actions in the end..peace!

  • Itsygo

    Guess what?..Christians discussing politics and endorsing candidates? ..hmmm..smells fishy…ang bantot! And this is supposed to guide God's people in his choices? How sad…

  • Itsygo

    Guess what?..Christians discussing politics and endorsing candidates? ..hmmm..smells fishy…ang bantot! And this is supposed to guide God's people in his choices? How sad…

  • Renji

    Tama yun Kwik..pero para sakin..ang tunay na milagro,e..yung may isang lider na tatayo..at magsasabing..tama na..kawawa naman ang bayan ko. Di sapat yung manalangin at tumunganga. Ang laban ng korupsiyon ay laban ng lahat ng Pilipino..e di lalo na ng mga born again? Panoorin mo uli ang video..ciguro nga..may pagkakamali si Bro. Eddie..madali lang kasi magkamali lalo kapag maraming nakatingin. Madaling magCRITIC kapag wala ka sa posisyon..ang problema..yung sa halip na magtuwid ka ng kapatid..IpiPRESS RELEASE mo pa kasi may pinapaboran kang kandidato. Helow? Gawain din ng mga tagaLABAS yan,e?Kung journalist ka..e di biased ka na? So bakit mo papaniwalan ang mga ganun? Panoorin mu uli ang video..madali lang magSENSATIONALIZED..

  • Renji

    Tama yun Kwik..pero para sakin..ang tunay na milagro,e..yung may isang lider na tatayo..at magsasabing..tama na..kawawa naman ang bayan ko. Di sapat yung manalangin at tumunganga. Ang laban ng korupsiyon ay laban ng lahat ng Pilipino..e di lalo na ng mga born again? Panoorin mo uli ang video..ciguro nga..may pagkakamali si Bro. Eddie..madali lang kasi magkamali lalo kapag maraming nakatingin. Madaling magCRITIC kapag wala ka sa posisyon..ang problema..yung sa halip na magtuwid ka ng kapatid..IpiPRESS RELEASE mo pa kasi may pinapaboran kang kandidato. Helow? Gawain din ng mga tagaLABAS yan,e?Kung journalist ka..e di biased ka na? So bakit mo papaniwalan ang mga ganun? Panoorin mu uli ang video..madali lang magSENSATIONALIZED..

  • Renji

    May point ka dun Bro. Arnold. tanungin mo kaya si Bro. Eddie personally? Imposible ba yun? Maybe that would heal your broken heart? Honestly, I believe yung isang boto mo sa kanya bilang kandidato ay di masyadong mahalaga kaysa sa naramdaman mong sakit. Marahil..kakausapin ka pa niya hinggil dito?..yun ay kung alam niya na ikaw ay may BLOG na tulad nito na nag eendorso kay Noynoy sa halip na magbigay ng guidelines sa kung sino ang dapat iboto..tama ba? Nakakalungkot isipin na tayong mga 'so-called' Kristiyano,e…madali sa atin ang manghusga at gamitin ang bibliya para patunayan ang punto natin. Ang alam ko..pag nagpiPREACH ang mga Pastor..tinitingnan niya rin yung mga nakikinig…yung audience ba?Gumagamit din siya ng Psychology..ng Philosophy..at ng Logic..for obvious reasons..hindi yung basta sugod ng sugod..kasi alam nya din.. na nagsasalita siya according to his own limitations. Ang problemang nakikita ko dito..eh..yung pagpapahayag ng opinion na pwedeng direktang makasira sa mga batang mananampalataya..just so..to win sympathy or sides. Sa palagay ko..di rin yun gawain ng Diyos..preaching din yun ng kaaway. Marahil..wrong 'choice of words' lang yun..pero ang tanong..mas mahirap bang patawarin yun lalo't higit at hindi ikaw ang nasa sitwasyon? Hypothetical question lang pu. I'm not here to defend Bro. Eddie. Di ko siya kilala personally..pero gusto ko lang sabihin na sana maging fair tayo sa lahat..hindi lang sa kanya pati na sa ibang kandidato. Sana nanonood tayo ng mga palabas sa tv na magbibigay sa atin ng tunay na impormasyon para hindi tayo magiging unfair. kasi kung hindi ganun..magiging guilty rin tayo of preaching UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. Malinaw naman pu siguro yun..di naman pu mahirap unawain. Hindi porke estudyante na tayo ng bibliya..tayo lang ang nakakaunawa ng katuwiran. Ang Diyos ay nagpapaulan para sa mabuti at masama..tama ba? Kung may kapatid akong bata pa sa pananampalataya..hindi ko siya ibiBRAIN WASH by telling him na mali silang lahat at ako ang tama..simply lang pu ang GOSPEL..lest we all become guilty of hiding the truth.

  • Renji

    May point ka dun Bro. Arnold. tanungin mo kaya si Bro. Eddie personally? Imposible ba yun? Maybe that would heal your broken heart? Honestly, I believe yung isang boto mo sa kanya bilang kandidato ay di masyadong mahalaga kaysa sa naramdaman mong sakit. Marahil..kakausapin ka pa niya hinggil dito?..yun ay kung alam niya na ikaw ay may BLOG na tulad nito na nag eendorso kay Noynoy sa halip na magbigay ng guidelines sa kung sino ang dapat iboto..tama ba? Nakakalungkot isipin na tayong mga 'so-called' Kristiyano,e…madali sa atin ang manghusga at gamitin ang bibliya para patunayan ang punto natin. Ang alam ko..pag nagpiPREACH ang mga Pastor..tinitingnan niya rin yung mga nakikinig…yung audience ba?Gumagamit din siya ng Psychology..ng Philosophy..at ng Logic..for obvious reasons..hindi yung basta sugod ng sugod..kasi alam nya din.. na nagsasalita siya according to his own limitations. Ang problemang nakikita ko dito..eh..yung pagpapahayag ng opinion na pwedeng direktang makasira sa mga batang mananampalataya..just so..to win sympathy or sides. Sa palagay ko..di rin yun gawain ng Diyos..preaching din yun ng kaaway. Marahil..wrong 'choice of words' lang yun..pero ang tanong..mas mahirap bang patawarin yun lalo't higit at hindi ikaw ang nasa sitwasyon? Hypothetical question lang pu. I'm not here to defend Bro. Eddie. Di ko siya kilala personally..pero gusto ko lang sabihin na sana maging fair tayo sa lahat..hindi lang sa kanya pati na sa ibang kandidato. Sana nanonood tayo ng mga palabas sa tv na magbibigay sa atin ng tunay na impormasyon para hindi tayo magiging unfair. kasi kung hindi ganun..magiging guilty rin tayo of preaching UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. Malinaw naman pu siguro yun..di naman pu mahirap unawain. Hindi porke estudyante na tayo ng bibliya..tayo lang ang nakakaunawa ng katuwiran. Ang Diyos ay nagpapaulan para sa mabuti at masama..tama ba? Kung may kapatid akong bata pa sa pananampalataya..hindi ko siya ibiBRAIN WASH by telling him na mali silang lahat at ako ang tama..simply lang pu ang GOSPEL..lest we all become guilty of hiding the truth.

  • diana

    Very well said, dhenz and renji…I salute those people na mapagpatawad, hindi mapanghusga at maunawain.It's not that I do not understand your points Sir Arnold and do not respect your choice of candidate..i just want to give Bro eddie the benefit of the doubt..a chance.Besides, kahit saan kasi tingnan, there is really a christian way of dealing with this..God bless you still!
    I've watch his answers on this issue, i hope you guys too will..

  • diana

    Very well said, dhenz and renji…I salute those people na mapagpatawad, hindi mapanghusga at maunawain.It's not that I do not understand your points Sir Arnold and do not respect your choice of candidate..i just want to give Bro eddie the benefit of the doubt..a chance.Besides, kahit saan kasi tingnan, there is really a christian way of dealing with this..God bless you still!
    I've watch his answers on this issue, i hope you guys too will..

  • diana

    I am not a fan neither a member of JIL church and don't know him personally but I am voting for Bro Eddie because 1) he is capable of holding the position as a president (he is intelligent and smart, an economist and an educator and a great leader and his platform speaks for him)- and thank God he happens to be god fearing! (he's a christian and God's servant)- he's trustworthy and hates dishonest gain (his track record convinced me) -Exodus 18:21. I will no longer state here my many other reasons and basis of voting for him except that when he talks, I could also personally see his sincerety and his passion for change and burning love for our country. Yes it seems like he's so eagerly wanting to win, and be the president but can we blame him? He needs power anyway para i-overhaul ang naghihingalo nating kalagayan…

  • diana

    I am not a fan neither a member of JIL church and don't know him personally but I am voting for Bro Eddie because 1) he is capable of holding the position as a president (he is intelligent and smart, an economist and an educator and a great leader and his platform speaks for him)- and thank God he happens to be god fearing! (he's a christian and God's servant)- he's trustworthy and hates dishonest gain (his track record convinced me) -Exodus 18:21. I will no longer state here my many other reasons and basis of voting for him except that when he talks, I could also personally see his sincerety and his passion for change and burning love for our country. Yes it seems like he's so eagerly wanting to win, and be the president but can we blame him? He needs power anyway para i-overhaul ang naghihingalo nating kalagayan…

  • diana

    I am not campaigning for him, I just want you guys to also see his good points too againts his imperfections. Infact I have christian friends too who would not vote for him and yet I do not persuade them because I know i should respect their opinions even though sometimes I somehow could not exactly understand why… when they are also experiencing Christ in their lives. I believe for as long as I count on to God's wisdom, I will never go wrong.And why worry?When I can pray?

  • diana

    I am not campaigning for him, I just want you guys to also see his good points too againts his imperfections. Infact I have christian friends too who would not vote for him and yet I do not persuade them because I know i should respect their opinions even though sometimes I somehow could not exactly understand why… when they are also experiencing Christ in their lives. I believe for as long as I count on to God's wisdom, I will never go wrong.And why worry?When I can pray?

  • diana

    Pasenya na po sa mga opinions being posted here, throwing of words unto each other, maybe impairing and disgracing us christians. Para po sa natitisod..forgive us all. Sorry din Sir Arnold kasi we have to speak. We're also humans. It's just that we only want it to be fair with the man kasi wether you intended it or not, the effects are quite obvious. It's not because he committed a mistake, that would make him less of a good christian and a good person kasi everybody make mistakes .And no matter what, he can never be a perfect president if ever .After all this is not about him only and any religion… this is about our beloved country and the changes we need. Directly or not, this is creating walls of division, an impact and a damage to us all.
    In the end, may the divine wisdom guide us all on the election day. God bless us!

  • diana

    Pasenya na po sa mga opinions being posted here, throwing of words unto each other, maybe impairing and disgracing us christians. Para po sa natitisod..forgive us all. Sorry din Sir Arnold kasi we have to speak. We're also humans. It's just that we only want it to be fair with the man kasi wether you intended it or not, the effects are quite obvious. It's not because he committed a mistake, that would make him less of a good christian and a good person kasi everybody make mistakes .And no matter what, he can never be a perfect president if ever .After all this is not about him only and any religion… this is about our beloved country and the changes we need. Directly or not, this is creating walls of division, an impact and a damage to us all.
    In the end, may the divine wisdom guide us all on the election day. God bless us!

  • Dhenz

    While all seem to have lost trust on the COMELEC, I’d like to think that they deserve a chance to prove themselves.

    They said they are positive they can pull this off. I’d say, let them. Let’s just run after them later if it’s proven wrong.

    For the past 3 days, pessimism is all over the place — on the internet, on local news, even probably in your nearby “tambayan”. I just think that rather than creating and supporting conspiracy theories, blame people and sow news that can create fear, why don’t we just step back for a while, pray and see how we can make this happen, all together as a nation.

    Whatever you blog about, post on twitter or even tell “mamang taxi driver”, it matters. Let’s choose to have hope — in our words and in our actions.

    Let’s pray for our nation and give our best for our country. Remember that God is sovereign. He is our ultimate hope.

    My small contribution as we take our weekend rest and cast our vote on Monday.

    ( At last…it's nice to hear blessings coming again from a brother's mouth..;') I hope we can all find the courage to humbly accept our mistakes too..and for that I would like to apologize if I had offended anybody in this regard. Blessings!)

  • Dhenz

    While all seem to have lost trust on the COMELEC, I’d like to think that they deserve a chance to prove themselves.

    They said they are positive they can pull this off. I’d say, let them. Let’s just run after them later if it’s proven wrong.

    For the past 3 days, pessimism is all over the place — on the internet, on local news, even probably in your nearby “tambayan”. I just think that rather than creating and supporting conspiracy theories, blame people and sow news that can create fear, why don’t we just step back for a while, pray and see how we can make this happen, all together as a nation.

    Whatever you blog about, post on twitter or even tell “mamang taxi driver”, it matters. Let’s choose to have hope — in our words and in our actions.

    Let’s pray for our nation and give our best for our country. Remember that God is sovereign. He is our ultimate hope.

    My small contribution as we take our weekend rest and cast our vote on Monday.

    ( At last…it's nice to hear blessings coming again from a brother's mouth..;') I hope we can all find the courage to humbly accept our mistakes too..and for that I would like to apologize if I had offended anybody in this regard. Blessings!)

  • amen

    All who has wrong thought about Bro Eddie you should repent!

  • amen

    All who has wrong thought about Bro Eddie you should repent!

  • Joe

    He didn't compromise his faith… That means you believed he meant what he said… That's dangerous!!!

    Ecumenism (referring to initiatives aimed at greater religious unity or cooperation) is purely not biblical.
    2 Corinthians 6:15 "What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?"
    1 Corinthians 10:21 "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?"

    Majority of the Filipinos have already voted as of this moment. Are we ready to listen again to what the Bible, the infallible Word of God, the source of all Truth has to say?

  • Joe

    He didn't compromise his faith… That means you believed he meant what he said… That's dangerous!!!

    Ecumenism (referring to initiatives aimed at greater religious unity or cooperation) is purely not biblical.
    2 Corinthians 6:15 "What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?"
    1 Corinthians 10:21 "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?"

    Majority of the Filipinos have already voted as of this moment. Are we ready to listen again to what the Bible, the infallible Word of God, the source of all Truth has to say?

  • Joe

    Reading between the lines, you are implying that I'm making my own judgment here and I'm not. The Apostle Paul is the one who wrote 1st and 2nd Corinthians and what he wrote is still much true in our "wicked and perverse" generation. I posted the Bible verses above because most of the comments in this blog reflect people's spiritual beliefs and I just wanted to reveal the Truth.

  • Joe

    Reading between the lines, you are implying that I'm making my own judgment here and I'm not. The Apostle Paul is the one who wrote 1st and 2nd Corinthians and what he wrote is still much true in our "wicked and perverse" generation. I posted the Bible verses above because most of the comments in this blog reflect people's spiritual beliefs and I just wanted to reveal the Truth.

  • ay naku

    Sana naman matanggap n'yo ang pagkatalo ni Bro. Eddie. Tanggap na niya. Ganyan talaga ang letra ng eleksyon. Nawa'y mag-focus na lamang siya sa pag-pa pastor dahil yun naman talaga ang kaniyang calling.

  • ay naku

    Sana naman matanggap n'yo ang pagkatalo ni Bro. Eddie. Tanggap na niya. Ganyan talaga ang letra ng eleksyon. Nawa'y mag-focus na lamang siya sa pag-pa pastor dahil yun naman talaga ang kaniyang calling.

  • atprudente6

    I am a JIL member. And I too was disappointed in what BRO. Eddie had said. I also think that Bro. Eddie should not had joined politics cause it would only taint his reputation. Now that Bro. Eddie has lost, I think all of us christians, whichever donomination we belong, should reconcile and try our best to uproot the problems in our country. I know to that Bro. Eddie (even though he lost the election) will do his best for helping our country rise and regain its reputation as one of the best country in the world. I am appealing to all of the christians in this blog and all over the Philippines to put aside our differnces and let us make a new beginning for the Philippines. Sana po wag na po tayong magkabahabahagi. Laht po tayo ay magkakapatid sa sa pnanampalataya and all of us have responsibility in making our country a great nation.

    Also, I would like to apologize sa mga tao po na nasaktan sa ilang comments dito sa blogs na ito. Let us now forgive each other and start a new beginning. Sa totoo lamang po, nalulungkot ako pag nakakabasa po ako ng mga comments na kapwa Kristyano nag-aaway. Wag po tayo kaagad padadala sa bugso ng ating damdamin.

    God Bless us all, God Bless the Philippines.

  • atprudente6

    I am a JIL member. And I too was disappointed in what BRO. Eddie had said. I also think that Bro. Eddie should not had joined politics cause it would only taint his reputation. Now that Bro. Eddie has lost, I think all of us christians, whichever donomination we belong, should reconcile and try our best to uproot the problems in our country. I know to that Bro. Eddie (even though he lost the election) will do his best for helping our country rise and regain its reputation as one of the best country in the world. I am appealing to all of the christians in this blog and all over the Philippines to put aside our differnces and let us make a new beginning for the Philippines. Sana po wag na po tayong magkabahabahagi. Laht po tayo ay magkakapatid sa sa pnanampalataya and all of us have responsibility in making our country a great nation.

    Also, I would like to apologize sa mga tao po na nasaktan sa ilang comments dito sa blogs na ito. Let us now forgive each other and start a new beginning. Sa totoo lamang po, nalulungkot ako pag nakakabasa po ako ng mga comments na kapwa Kristyano nag-aaway. Wag po tayo kaagad padadala sa bugso ng ating damdamin.

    God Bless us all, God Bless the Philippines.

  • Sunny

    We should be careful to the words we are saying especially if we are preaching the Word of God.. I am also a former JIL member but I am more loyal to true Christianity than blasphemy. I do preach and even tell Christians that ACQ is not a real man of God when he claimed that he is the appointed son of God..

  • Sunny

    Kahit ano pang sabihin ng mga tao, there will always be a result to what a person did especially if he is a church leadaer. In every action, there will always be a result. You are right that Christians should not fight with this issue. Isa lang ang dapat nating gawin,,,,,,,,,,,,that we shiould learn and study the Real Word of God and be ye not equally yoke with unbelievers so that we will not be deceived. Even the very elect will be deceived.

  • Sunny

    I went to PCBS weeks ago and the one in-charged told me that he watched a video of Bro. Eddie in Quiboloy's church. I watched the video in you tube last Friday only. Bro. Eddie has been very quiet after the election. Even if he will repent, the damage has already been done to the born again churches.

  • Aveelinocuaresma

    only God can judge us…………….

  • Asdasdasd

    ang issue kasi dito is whether he has repented or not, when David commited fornication, pinagalitan siya ni God through Samuel, then God took him back, Saul also did somethintg wrong, nung pinagalitan nanaman siya through Samuel, he still did not repent, God left him, a Bad Tree cannot possibly bear good fruit, if he repented, then God would take him back, but for now, anything He is doing, God is not dwelling with him

  • Dsdfsdf

    if I was on Eddie’s shoes, I wouldn’t have run for president. the Devil couldn’t stop him so Satan made him realize his desire for power, and he has fallen, until he repents, He still will never get back up in God’s eyes

  • cookie mons
  • Quintin
  • Atheist

    My parents are JIL members, I was previously too,,

    They are forcing members to give tithes by telling not giving 10% (GROSS income) is stealing!

    A parent of mine is a treasurer and a founder, founded the church from scratch, after it got big the JIL center demands all tithes and offering to be handed over for their budgeting..

    JIL Church -> 100% -> JIL Main
    JIL Main -> 30% -> JIL Church

    that’s it No support, No Equipments, No Etc.

    It’s worse than pyramid scam.

    now who’s money does Bro. Eddie use for candidacy?

    It’s donation!! of all the money of the churches!!

    My parents keeps on saying “It’s the will of the lord”

    Yah “it’s the will of the lord” Bro. Eddie lost.

    Religion = Pyramid Scam and Modern Day Slavery!!

    This should be abolish!!

    why d fck does my parents have to work on this fckn church 3-5 days a week with even not enough meal allowance.

    Wake up fools!!

  • Aaron

    you will know them by their fruits