Overshadowing its charitable work, however, is the organization’s false doctrine.Members Church of God International teaches its own version of Docetism.Scripture says that the true God has no physical body parts for He is Spirit (John ).– God is residing in His own planet somewhere in the universe.More than 81 percent of citizens claim membership in the Roman Catholic Church, according to the 2000 official census data on religious preference.Other Christian denominations together comprise 11.6 percent of the population.Soriano goes by the title of “Overall Servant”; he also refers to himself as “Wise One,” “Walking Bible,” “Modern Jeremiah,” “Appointed One,” and “He Who Holds the Key.” Soriano has lived in exile from the Philippines since 2005 due to legal challenges, including charges of slander and an accusation of homosexual rape.
Indigenous and other religious traditions comprise 1.7 percent of those surveyed.The armed insurgent Muslim group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) continued to seek greater autonomy.At the end of the period covered by this report, the Government and the MILF maintained a cease-fire and continued their peace dialogue, brokered by the Government of Malaysia.Soriano teaches that Jesus is not a human being but only God and that Jesus only seemed to be human.This false teaching is refuted by 1 John 4:2–3, “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
This, combined with economic disparities, contributed to persistent conflict in certain provinces. The Embassy actively encouraged the peace process between the Government and MILF, while the U. Institute of Peace (USIP) provided some technical assistance.