May kaligtasan ba ang taong nakagawa ng kasalanan tulad ng pagtanggap ng suhol at pangangalunya?
Sinopsis Sino sa mga apostol ang pangulong makasalanan?
Through his program, he discussed biblical issues and "exposed" what he believes to be wrong doctrines of other religious groups, including those of INC.
In 2001, after 21 years of reticence, the INC launched its own program, Ang Tamang Daan, as a direct response for the first time to Ang Dating Daan, featuring video footages and recordings of ADD hosts as issues were tackled.
Over time, the animosity between the two groups has intensified and the relationship has been severely strained.
Beginning with the broadcast of Ang Tamang Daan in June 11, 2001, INC (through SBN 21, and later Net 25, INC TV, and INC Cable TV) and MCGI (through SBN 21 and later UNTV Channel 37) aired their accusations and responses to each other's statements. These demons are lying too much.] In attempts to end the conflict between the two groups, a number of debate arrangements had been in talks on different occasions.
Their television programs contributed largely to the aggravation of their relations. But while there were previous agreements made, no proper debate had actually materialized between the groups due to varying reasons.
On August 16, 2004, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) preventively suspended the showing of the Ang Dating Daan program for 20 days due to slander and use of offensive and obscene language by its televangelist-host Eliseo Soriano, as a means of disciplinary action. In 2004, Manny Antonio, a worker (presbyter) of MCGI, and Abraham Cruz, an INC minister, had a signed agreement to meet for a debate conference on April 26 in the city hall of Capas, Tarlac.
On September 27, 2004, the MTRCB extended the suspension to three months. Present on the agreed setting was the mayor of Capas, Rey Catacutan, the representing ministers of INC, Abraham Cruz, Jose Ventilacion, Ramil Parba, Michael Sandoval, and the barangay captain of Pao, San Jose, Tarlac, who stood as the witness of the agreement signing. Manalo, the Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo, to a one-on-one debate on TV and internet.
Soriano challenged the action in court, arguing that the suspension imposed by the MTRCB constituted prior restraint on the media and that his language during the show's August 10, 2004 broadcast was not obscene and offensive. Soriano filed a motion seeking the reversal of its April 2009 decision. However, no representative from MCGI, including Antonio, turned up on the event and instead communicated through a phone call. The Ang Tamang Daan hosts responded that Soriano should have a debate first with the "Pope in Rome using Latin," owing to a previous claim by Soriano that he would debate with the Pope, even in Latin.
The Supreme Court denied Soriano's motion and affirmed the decision with finality in 2010 by an 11-4 vote, noting that “it is a sanction that the MTRCB may validly impose under its charter without running afoul of the free speech clause." The high court reminded Soriano that his program, being aired on television, is accessible to children of all ages and therefore not appropriate for a program with a “G” or for general audience rating due to his use of vulgar language and invectives. Yung putang babae, ang gumagana lang doon yung ibaba. Soriano views this response as an excuse, while the INC sees his challenge as a bluff.