A protracted legal battle ensued over who has the legal claim to the name.
Four years ago, the Supreme Court ordered Soriano to change the name of his group.
His method of biblical interpretation is extremely literalistic, but he does not utilize sound hermeneutical principles.
The Members Church of God International has no written statement of faith, which may be due to the fact that Soriano often contradicts his own teachings.
"After a careful evaluation of the evidence submitted by the parties, the [prosecutor] finds that probable cause exists to hold respondent for two counts of rape," the resolution said, rejecting Soriano’s defense that the accusations against him were "fabricated, baseless and malicious." Soriano denied the allegations against him, saying that they were part of a "demolition job" perpetrated by the Iglesia ni Cristo church, with whom his group has been feuding.