“We are always hopeful with God’s help that these two sites [Ang Dating and MCGI.org] will be windows to learn about the Church and the teachings that we believe in through our preacher, Bro Eli,” the Broadcast Division’s IT representative said.
Ang Dating Daan.org, which made its foray online in 1999, is an award-winning Philippine religious website, earning from the Philippine Web Awards the “Most Popular Website Award” from 2002 to 2006.
MCGI is not related to the many Church of God groups that descended from the Barney Creek Meeting House revival of the late 19th century in the United States.
The Members Church of God International in the Philippines rooted from a similar denomination, the Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan (Church of God in Christ Jesus, Pillar and Support of the Truth) which was first led by Brother Nicolas Antiporda Perez in Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines in 1928.
With its navigation-friendlier features and television-program-centered content, Ang Dating becomes more accessible to a wider range of publics.
In a few weeks’ time, the website’s makeover will be complete, and it is hoped the improvement will produce its most-promising effects so far.
The website cemented its status as the most honored religious website from the Philippines.
Members Church of God International, abbreviated as MCGI, is an international Christian religious organization with headquarters in the Philippines.
MCGI members prefer themselves to be called and identified as plain "Christians".On December 10, 1936, the Church was registered with the Philippine government by Brother Nicolas Antiporda Perez as first church Presiding Minister with a Central Office in Natividad St., Pasay, Rizal (now Pasay City).Since the year the church was established, church workers were being sent to the nearby provinces around Manila.They believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit but they adopt a nontrinitarianism orientation, rejecting the Trinitarian concept that there is "one God in three co-equal persons", which for them is against the Bible.They believe that the Father is greater than all, greater than Jesus Christ as declared by Christ himself.Brother Nicolas Antiporda Perez, lead the church from 1928 until the time of his death in May 1975, the church was then a small group with less than hundred congregations.After Perez's death in 1975, Levita Gugulan, the secretary-general of the church, succeeded as presiding minister; Soriano countered the authority of Gugulan.On February 21, 1976, Brother Eliseo Soriano, the only ordained minister by Perez, together with 16 other members created a schism and began a new church organization called "Mga Kaanib Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas" (translated as "Members Church of God in Christ Jesus, Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippine Nation") which was officially registered in 1977.In 1980, missionary works started and was first done in the towns of Pampanga and then, the neighboring provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, and Metro Manila.Eli’s worldwide programming not just on TV, but also on the web.”The new program site of the Ang Dating Daan will provide a new layout as well as a new and enhanced structure that is both dynamic and flexible.With clearer layout, finding information at the site will be easier.