Kuya Daniel Razon: Tech Savvy on a Divine Perspective
Known for his love of gadgets and technological innovations, Kuya Daniel Razon carries a great mission behind his savvy nature.
A 20-year veteran in broadcast industry, Kuya Daniel trails information and technology as it happens. He is a familiar face in various exhibits, whether of communication or broadcast facilities, where he keenly observes and acquires equipments and gadgets that can be used to further propagate the gospel. As Vice Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International, his duty takes him to different places and occasions as he weaves his visions to the message behind the advancements. As a servant of God conscious of Biblical timetable, Kuya Daniel has technology for his watch.
A prophecy in the Holy Scriptures guides Kuya Daniel as he tracks the footprints of scientific and technological progress. In the Book of Daniel 12:4, the prophecy says –
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
The prophecy states that at the time of the end, “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” If there is a time in human history where knowledge is most increased, that is our time. Our present era, known as the Information Age, is a time where people can communicate at the opposite sides of the globe. We have the satellite, cell phone, internet, television and radio—everything to aid faster communication. People are also much more mobile today compared to people a thousand years ago. We have cars, buses, trains, airplanes, and even spacecrafts enabling us to go from place to place 24/7 at a much faster speed. Our time, as the prophecy perfectly describes, is the time where knowledge has increased—the time of the end.
Furthermore, in Daniel 12:9-10 the prophecy says –
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
At the time of the end, it is not only human knowledge that shall be increased; more importantly, knowledge in the words of God in the Holy Scriptures. The Scriptures says, “For the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” This implies that at the time of the end, the closed up words shall be opened, and the sealed book shall be understood by the prophesied “wise.” It is through this understanding of the words of the prophecy that “many shall be purified, and made white, and tried.” This is the message of the Prophet Daniel written more than 2,000 years ago. This is where Kuya Daniel perceives technology on a higher perspective.
“Whatever innovation that I see, whatever technology, gadgets or whatsoever, the first thing that comes into my mind is how these can be beneficial to the brotherhood, how these can be beneficial to our fellowmen, how these can be used in the ministry, that is what immediately comes into my mind.” said Kuya Daniel in a regular Thanksgiving Day held last year in the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center.
Although Kuya Daniel’s zealousness in propagating the gospel is unquestionable, he does not work without guidance. His endeavors are engrafted in the one whom the Prophet Daniel was referring to as the “wise” who shall understand the sealed book at the time of the end, none other than MCGI Presiding Minister, Bro. Eli Soriano.
Following Bro. Eli’s lead, Kuya Daniel conceptualizes and puts into action noble, nonetheless, financially challenging projects designed to fill up spaces unreached by the current 24/7 global evangelization: from radio, television, internet, blog, newspapers, magazines and many other means of propagation, to using MP3 players that contain hundreds of Bro. Eli’s answers during his Bible Expositions around the world.
It is Bro. Eli at the palm of their hands; and it takes faith—more than brain and guts—to multiply the mouthpiece of God in this present time.
While sowing seeds of truth and righteousness in different continents is Bro. Eli’s current assignment from God, technology has a good reason for advancing. And through all of Bro. Eli’s endeavors and labors, there is Kuya Daniel to watch technology as it unfolds, to use it for the propagation of the gospel, all for the glory of God.