Alliance Westminster candidate rages against Bible verses being displayed in public

Psalm 2:1-4: “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”

The Alliance Party is very much the party of ecumenism in Northern Ireland.

Seeking to do away with religious differences in our land, steeped in the glorious good news of the gospel, is one of its key priorities.

Increasingly in recent years it has moved in a direction so far removed from anything which could conceivably be called Christian that it is hard to imagine how any professing believer could even countenance casting a vote for them.

With their support for sodomite ‘marriage’ and apparent contentment at seeing babies murdered, or, to use the euphemistic term favoured by the world, aborted, the Alliance Party is positioning itself at the front of the rage against God in our land.

This can be seen as several of its more high-profile members are open sodomites.

This includes MLA and Westminster election candidate for South Antrim, John Blair, Westminster election candidate for Upper Bann, Eoin Tennyson and Westminster election candidate for East Londonderry, Chris McCaw. The Westminster election takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

And it is the latter of these three whose rage against God we wish to bring to a wider audience.

We have been contacted by a reader of the page who has sent us a photograph of an article which appeared in the Coleraine Chronicle newspaper, based in what would be the largest town in the East Londonderry constituency which Chris McCaw (pictured, top) is contesting.

In it, he has hit out against the lawful painting of Scripture verses on a sea defence wall close to the promenade in the seaside town of Portstewart, close to Coleraine.

The verses painted on, with the permission of the local council, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, can be seen in the aforementioned picture we received, below.

For your convenience, the verses referenced are Psalm 95:5, with the excerpt: “The sea is his, and he made it”, John 3:7, with the excerpt: “Ye must be born again” and Romans 5:8, with the excerpt: “Christ died for us”.

They are hardly very offensive verses, are they? Though of course we are reminded in 1 Peter 2:7-8 that: “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

Those offended by God’s Word are “them which be disobedient” and, of course, to be a homosexual, as Chris McCaw, a member of that council is, is to be at odds with and demonstrate disobedience to God, who calls such an “abomination”.

Quoted in the article, Chris McCaw says: “I have the deepest respect for people of faith and they have every right to express their views publicly” (here is the honeyed words before the poison is injected).

“However (here we go), given the location of this message and the fact that it is located so prominently in a public place, I don’t think this is an appropriate way of expressing this point of view.”

The report further states that Councillor McCaw “would be contacting council officers on the appropriateness of the message”.

Alliance Party Westminster candidate Chris McCaw is further quoted, saying: “Messages on public property should be mindful that we live in a diverse society. We also need to remember this is a tourist area with people of various faiths or none visiting from all over the world.

“We should have an area welcoming to all and not have such prominent displays of one viewpoint, especially on public property.

“This will also feature prominently in any photos taken of Portstewart prom from that angle, which risks a diverse and moderate town being tied to one particular message.”

One of course wonders where this sodomite would consider an appropriate place for these Bible verses to be displayed?

Chris McCaw certainly betrays his true intentions when he says there should not be “such prominent displays of one viewpoint, especially on public property”.

So he would like to bring in regulation for private property too, then?

After all, he says, “especially” on public property, not “solely”, or “exclusively”, but rather leaves the door open for the preventing of any Scripture message being displayed in a public fashion from either public or private property.

Does Chris McCaw object to the parading of the filthy sodomite ‘Pride’ parades through the public streets of our cities, in Belfast, Londonderry and Newry? We highly doubt it.

Does Chris McCaw object to council offices and other public buildings being lit up in the colours of the ‘Pride’ movement or flying the ‘Pride’ flag from public buildings? We highly doubt it.

These are divisive issues, with many people of “various faiths or none” opposed to the insidious LGBT agenda.

But of course Chris McCaw is happy for such actions to be carried out supporting something cursed by God and which brought down His fiery judgment in times past.

Jude v 7 reminds us of this truth, saying: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

This is simply an example of an anti-God agenda being propagated by one who has chosen to live in open defiance of Him and His Word.

And this is but typical of the Alliance Party, which continually demonstrates its opposition to Bible-believing Christianity, which was once the foundation stone of our land and which is now being eroded by the ecumenical churches and this ecumenical party.

As we have stated before, this page does not take a stance in favour of any political party, but rather we stand, as God helps us, against religious error, compromise and against any who shake their puny fists against the almighty God of heaven.

However, we urge any who might even be vaguely considering voting in favour of the Alliance Party to remember that a vote for the Alliance Party is a vote against God.

Praise God that we are reminded in the passage at the top of this article that while “the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord”, we are encouraged with the sure and certain knowledge that “He that sitteth in the heaven shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision”.

Hallelujah, our God is still on the throne, He is sovereign in all things and He can turn again our land to Himself.

Let us pray earnestly to that end and that there would be a revival of true godliness and holiness in our land, that the blasphemies of Romanism, the apostasy of mainstream ‘Protestantism’, the confusion and delusion of charismatism and the godlessness of society would be turned on its head, caused to retreat, and that God would be exalted and magnified and central in our land once again.

2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Hardening your neck and continuing fellowship with Rome – Ballymoney Church of Ireland

This time last year we highlighted the Romish compromise at large within the Church of Ireland in the town of Ballymoney, County Antrim.

At that point St Patrick’s Parish Church in Ballymoney hosted what was described as an “inter-denominational” Christmas carol service alongside Our Lady and St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in the town.

We highlighted on that occasion the clear reasons why such an event should be consciously avoided by any professing Christian, not least due to the abhorrent veneration of Mary which is a central characteristic of the Roman church and its false doctrine of salvation by sacramental merit.

These are, or certainly ought to be, insurmountable obstacles to sharing in worship with the Roman Catholic Church.

However, not so, clearly, for St Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Ballymoney and its minister Rev Andrew Sweeney (pictured, top).

Last year they hosted part of the carol service festivities and this year they went along to the home of Romanism in their town to take part in what is presumably the annual carol service.

A note in the Roman Catholic parish bulletin for the town, under the heading ‘Carols Together’, states: “Once again the festive season begins with Christians from the Ballymoney Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian congregations coming together with us to sing carols. This year’s event takes place on Monday, 2nd December and it begins at Our Lady and St Patrick’s at 7pm.”

So there you have it, not just the Church of Ireland in Ballymoney is given over to fellowship with the blasphemies of Rome, but all three of the mainstream so-called Protestant churches in Ulster.

The minister of Ballymoney Methodist Church is Rev Stephen Woods, who appears to be a man given to ecumenical compromise with Rome.

A report on the Londonderry Sentinel website from during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2017 states that he was in attendance at what was described as an ecumenical service in Loreto College in Coleraine, County Londonderry, a Roman Catholic school, not so far from Ballymoney, along with a Romanist priest.

As for the Presbyterian Church, there appears to be two in Ballymoney, First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church.

We cannot be sure which, or perhaps, if both were taking part, so we will not name the ministers in either church lest one or other should be a faithful servant of God in this matter and repudiate all religious fellowshipping with the evil Romish church.

Of course, if they have such a view, they ought to have long since followed the Biblical command to be separate (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

One wonders what the alleged Protestant attendees made of the pagan idolatry they were surrounded by on Monday night past, with images of Mary and Jesus around them and no doubt various other items which are forbidden in God’s Word.

The Second Commandment is very clear on that, though of course Rome conveniently ditches the Second Commandment from its version of the Bible.

Exodus 20:4-6 says: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”

What do the like of Rev Andrew Sweeney and Rev Stephen Woods think when they look around them at these monuments to disobedience and Christ rejection in a church named after Mary (Our Lady is one of the ludicrous names Rome ascribes to her)?

Do they congratulate themselves on what great fellows they are for chumming up with the Roman Catholics, that ultimate test of decency (in the eyes of the ecumenist) in Northern Ireland?

Do they have any hint of uneasiness at being surrounded by idolatry and paganism which rejects the Christ they claim they represent?

God’s Word clearly states that Rev Andrew Sweeney and Rev Stephen Woods are making themselves as guilty as the priests of Rome who teach their false gospel which damns its poor deluded adherents to hell.

2 John 1:9-11: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

After we highlighted Rev Andrew Sweeney’s ecumenical betrayal of his Protestant heritage last year, he was most affronted.

After stomping his feet, he has decided to do the same again this year, hardening his neck and persisting in his disobeying of God.

We will remind him and any other minister persisting in engaging in Christ-dishonouring religious events of what the Bible has to say.

Proverbs 29:1 says: “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”

Oh that ministers would think so much more deeply about what it is they are doing and what it is they are risking when they fellowship with Rome.

Of course, in his complaints, Rev Andrew Sweeney failed to give a Scriptural reason for his fellowship with Rome, which to this day pronounces its curse on any who believes the precious Scriptural truth of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

The reason for that, of course, is that there is none.

Some may foolishly, and mischievously, offer up the “love thy neighbour” line, apparently a silver bullet to quell any dissent to their ecumenical conduct.

However, it is not love to flatter someone into hell, which is what any compromising Protestant minister does when he fellowships with Rome.

The Roman Catholic Church wouldn’t want anything to do with them if they were saying their doctrines are erroneous and dangerous.

Therefore compromise is essential, any such minister must be a “dumb dog” (Isaiah 56:10).

Don’t be misled, dear reader, by any dumb dog of a minister but rather take your stand for Christ, reject fellowship with a church which denies our Saviour and, unlike so many ministers polluting pulpits today, open your mouth wide and follow the command of Isaiah 58:1, which says: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”

Harbour Faith Community condemns efforts to protect ministers from threat of carrying out sodomite ‘marriages’

We are told, though it is transparently becoming increasingly less the case, that we live in a ‘free country’, where people are allowed to hold whichever opinion they choose, whether we find it distasteful or not.

However, the rushed through policy of introducing so-called sodomite ‘marriage’ by MPs determined to defy God has seen no legal protection put in place for ministers who object to being forced to act against their conscience and disobey God by officiating at such godless affairs.

This is not the case in the rest of the UK where the ‘marriage’ between those given over to what God terms an “abomination” and “against nature” can be conscientiously objected to by any minister or denomination who so wishes.

Just as is the case with the other devil-inspired policy foisted on us in Northern Ireland by God-defying MPs of abortion, the policy is more extreme in Ulster than it is in the rest of the UK.

Babies could be murdered, legally, up to 24 weeks in the rest of the UK but it is up to 28 weeks in Northern Ireland.

This is an act of twisting the knife by the enemies of God and His Word, rubbing it in the noses of those in Northern Ireland who still seek to place God at the forefront of their lives.

It is an act of gleeful punishment to God-fearing people in Ulster for having the temerity to stand up against their evil notions to then, when the power is in their hands, ram through policies which are worse than the ones operating in their own jurisdiction.

They would all need to read the words of Isaiah 10:1, 3 and tremble: “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?”

The Christian Institute, who represented Asher’s Bakery throughout their ordeal at the hands of the state in the ‘gay cake’ row, aided by supposed ‘Christians’ in the (In)Equality Commission such as Presbyterian ‘minister’, ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, has stepped up to take legal action to protect ministers from this obvious form of discrimination.

However, as is often the case in matters that are exceedingly clear to anyone, the Harbour Faith Community in Carrickfergus, County Antrim and its leader, Steve Ames, contrive to see it differently.

This is evidenced by the fact that the church is “LGBT affirming”, despite the Bible condemning such actions which fall under that man-made umbrella term as “abomination”, the fact that it equates the Lord Jesus Christ to a thug running a protection racket and the fact that it held an event recently where the guest speaker was a militant abortion campaigner.

And now Steve Ames has spoken out against the Christian Institute’s efforts to protect ministers from being forced by the state to officiate at ‘marriages’ with which they profoundly disagree.

How Steve Ames thinks it is a tolerable situation to force ministers to officiate at such ceremonies is hard to fathom.

Yet he is quoted in the Belfast Telegraph saying: “We believe that the LGBT community receives enough hostility as it is from the wider community and that often comes from Christian voices, sadly.

“For us, the Christian Institute seeking protections from having to marry same-sex couples is sending a further negative symbol that there is something wrong with same-sex relationships. That for us is frustrating.”

He also further said apparently that the Christian Institute’s concerns are “completely unfounded”.

Following this up on his Facebook page, Steve Ames said: “Our issue with the Christian Institute is their blind assumption that Christian ministers will obviously not want to perform same sex marriages in the first place.

“They make no attempt to acknowledge those of us who consider guiding couples through the sacrament of marriage to be our privilege, not something we need special protections from.

“An institution claiming to represent Christian values can and should do much, much better than this. They should be advocating for love, acceptance and inclusion for everyone regardless of gender or sexuality, instead of driving yet another wedge between the church and the LGBT+ community.”

It is remarkable that Steve Ames, in taking the position he has, seems to be making a blind assumption that Christian ministers will want to perform same-sex marriages.

The vast majority of ministers in the vast majority of denominations with any sort of significant membership in Northern Ireland would not countenance carrying out such an affront to God.

This includes the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church and Methodists, apostate as they all are, where most ministers would be opposed to going to such lengths away from God, while the likes of the Brethren, Independent Methodist, Free Presbyterian, Baptist and Reformed Presbyterian churches (as far as we know) would simply not countenance it in any way.

Indeed, most charismatic / Pentecostal / Elim type churches also would not even consider officiating at sodomite marriages.

Steve Ames may be doing his best to follow the crowd in endorsing what God has called an “abomination”, but he is very much in the minority when it comes to religious circles in Northern Ireland, although of course he has set himself up as a pastor, seemingly entirely off his own bat.

This sort of issue we referred to previously when farmers from outside Ballymena decided to go from pasteurising to ‘pastorising’ in setting up Mid Antrim Vineyard. We would again advise readers to see the inconstancy of such a position by reading the stark example of Micah in Judges 17-18.

The argument of the wrongs of sodomy is one which has been repeated on numerous occasions on this page and it really is remarkable that people who claim to be Christians continue to reject God’s Word in this most clear and important matter.

Anyone looking to know God’s mind on the matter can turn to a host of different passages for His view on sexuality and relationships, including, but most certainly not limited to Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:18-24, Leviticus 18:22, Matthew 19:4-6, Romans 1:22-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:9-10.

However, Steve Ames’ comments that the action by the Christian Institute is “driving yet another wedge between the church and the LGBT+ community” shows his determination to remain at odds with God and His Word.

The wedge between the church of Christ and the “LGBT+ community” comes from the side of those who choose to live their lives in open defiance of God, ie those who fall under the man-made “LGBT” umbrella.

Those who identify with such a lifestyle separate themselves from God and His church.

God will not let sin into heaven, only those upon whom He has imputed His righteousness.

Revelation 21:27: “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

God calls sodomy an “abomination” and nothing which “worketh abomination” will be in heaven.

Furthermore, as referenced above, 1 Corinthians 6 tells us that the “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Job 28:28 tells us: “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

Departing from evil is understanding of the will of the Lord, not wilfully engaging with and supporting the indulgence of evil.

Likewise, those who preach the LGBT false gospel, so obviously contrary to the doctrine of Scripture, are to be marked out and avoided.

Romans 16:17-18: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

Indeed, Steve Ames and Harbour Faith Community are very much the schismatics as they are the ones who are consciously rejecting God’s Word.

So often the ecumenist, compromiser and the heretic tries to paint those who wish to stay in the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16) as the schismatic because they wish not to follow the broad road leading to destruction.

It is clear they are the true schismatics as they put a clear gap between themselves and God’s Word.

And let us follow that clear Scriptural command with any church, church leader or fellowship which chooses to ignore God’s Word and, indeed, chooses to directly disobey God’s Word as they pursue their own ungodly ends.

Pro-LGBT event in Enniskillen Church of Ireland cathedral

2 Timothy 3:13: “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

The LGBT influence in the professing church is continuing to gain ground.

One need only look at the recent deplorable situation where a man who had entered a sodomite ‘marriage’, who also happened to be a Presbyterian elder in a church in the Republic of Ireland, was thrown out of the eldership and the consternation this met with from numerous figures in the Presbyterian Church.

Indeed, virtually every day the Belfast Telegraph is replete with letters from some professing Christian or another who is most irate a man whose lifestyle choice is described by God as an “abomination” was ejected from leadership in the church.

It is ironic they have been so critical and, gasp, judgmental about individuals making this decision, when they preach a gospel of “judge not” to any who condemn homosexuality for what it is – sin.

Many have raised criticisms over the process by which the matter was handled, though this is something we are not especially concerned with, asides from the question as to why it took so long to remove Steven Smyrl from the eldership (apparently around six months from the ‘marriage’)?

Also concerning is the fact that he was apparently known to be a homosexual before his ‘marriage’, certainly by his congregation, as he had been in a same-sex relationship for 20 years and obtained a civil partnership in 2011.

Regardless, it is emblematic of the growing acceptance of sodomy within the church that such a circumstance has occurred.

And further evidence of the increasing prevalence of spokespeople for the sodomite movement in the church came on Monday night this week, when the LGBT organisation JustLOVE held what was described as an “LGBT affirming faith event” at St Macartin’s Hall in Enniskillen.

This is the church hall owned by the Church of Ireland’s St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen.

The driving force behind this JustLOVE event was none other than sodomite ‘Pride’ parading Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top), who will tonight (Thursday) host in his rectory a meeting of a new LGBT group, Mid Ulster Pride.

We had been made aware of this meeting in Enniskillen prior to its taking place but knew few further details of it.

That was until we received a screenshot of the report placed by Rev Andrew Rawding on his Facebook page and we discovered the event was even more troubling than we had previously feared.

Indeed, the details of Rev Andrew Rawding’s post should be of grave concern to any Bible-believing Christian.

Not only was Rev Andrew Rawding the one behind this event, but he tells of an ordained Methodist minister in County Fermanagh called Rev Steven Foster who spoke of how he is a “gay man” and who called for churches to “provide liturgy which affirms queer people”.

It was also revealed that the Church of Ireland’s Bishop of Clogher, the Right Eejit (sorry, Right Reverend) John McDowell, closed “with a prayer of love for our queer brothers and sisters”.

This is the text of the post from Rev Andrew Rawding.

It says: “Another amazing and informative JustLOVE evening with Jo McParland of Cara Friend in St Macartin’s Cathedral Hall.

“In particular we need to show so much more unconditional love and acceptance to our transgender brothers and sisters.

“Thanks to Rev Steven Foster (Methodist Church Ireland) for his honesty, talking about praying a ‘suicide prayer’ as he struggled with isolation and loneliness as a gay man in the church.

“Steven challenged and encouraged churches to love (over legalism), listen, learn, be careful about language, show leadership and provide liturgy which affirms queer (LGBTQ+) people.

“Great to have Bishop John McDowell close with a prayer of love for our queer brothers and sisters and asking forgiveness for those times when we have not been loving.”

And, as you can see from the top of the screenshot which we have reproduced, below, Rev Andrew Rawding also ‘tagged’ Kenny Hall in his post, saying he had been with him at the event.

Kenny Hall, or Rev Kenneth Hall, is the Dean of the Clogher diocese and rector of St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen.

He is a rampant ecumenist, having previously held a service in his church in honour of a Romanist Jesuit who is en route to being ‘sainted’ by the Roman Catholic Church, as well as having vowed in a sermon at his church to continue to work “tirelessly and endlessly” with Romish priests in his pursuit of unity.

That is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his ecumenical compromise with the devilish deceits of Rome, but now he has added compromise with the utterly ungodly LGBT movement to his God-defying CV.

It would appear he was in attendance given the fact he was ‘tagged’ by Rev Andrew Rawding (otherwise that was mischief making on his part) but certainly he didn’t stand in the way of such an event taking place on his church’s property.

Indeed, reading back through the article we penned last spring detailing Dean Kenneth Hall (pictured, above) renewing his ecumenical vows, as it were, he points out that he was a minister in Coalisland and Stewartstown, exactly where Rev Andrew Rawding is currently a minister.

How neat and tidy is that?

The group Cara Friend referred to in the post by Rev Andrew Rawding is an LGBT support group, while Rev Steven Foster was, until recently, minister of Irvinestown and Pettigo Methodist Churches in Counties Fermanagh and Donegal respectively. He took up a post in Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland a few months ago.

As referred to above, he is a homosexual acting as a minister and has called on churches to “provide liturgy which affirms queer (LGBTQ+) people”.

What a sorry situation this is and what a damning indictment of the state of the Methodist Church in Ireland today.

Right Eejit John McDowell (pictured, below) was also along to sow his seeds of compromise.

Like Dean Kenneth Hall, he is a rampant ecumenist and has now added caving in to the LGBT agenda to his list of God-defiance as well.

Last year on Remembrance Sunday, Right Eejit John McDowell disgracefully preached from the Apocrypha in the supposedly Protestant St Macartin’s Cathedral, while he was also a guest of honour alongside the former Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Joseph Duffy, a man found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse”, at a Church of Ireland service in County Monaghan.

So it is perhaps not surprising to see this continued degeneration – one compromise tends to lead to another.

And yet in all this there is still cause for the believer to marvel at the gracious mercy of our Heavenly Father.

These individuals have obtained positions of seniority and respect, and little doubt they are at least financially comfortable, and this is a sign of God’s patience with those who disobey Him, as He bears their sin for a long time, giving them the chance to see the error of their way and come to Him in repentance.

Such mercy is referred to in Isaiah 26:10-11, which says: “Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord. Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.”

However, as we can see, it will be reckoned with at last, and we can also rejoice in God’s justice while praying that He will not need to bring down His judgment on those who disobey Him and that instead there will be repentance.

The issue of sodomy is one which is really crystal clear to any who takes even a slightly honest or scarcely cursory view of Scripture, yet so many are deceiving and being deceived in this sinful day.

Numerous Bible passages deal with the issue.

These include, but are certainly not limited to:

Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

Romans 1:26-27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

That is certainly not to say we are not to look upon those who fall under the man-made classification of LGBT with concern for their souls or care for their spiritual wellbeing, but we cannot wink at sin, we cannot sit idly by and let sin be endorsed and praised as noble, brave, honest or admirable.

We live in days as those spoken of in Isaiah 5:20, which says: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

However, let us not be silent or reluctant in still declaring that which is evil still to be evil and that which is bitter still to be bitter.

Let us not sacrifice the goodness of God’s Word to protect the temporary feelings of the unconverted.

Psalm 119:103-104: “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.”

Saved by taking a booklet – the shoddy ‘salvation’ of Mitch and Crown Jesus Ministries

Ezekiel 33:7-9: “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

On numerous occasions we have highlighted the easy-believist movement at large in many churches in our land, particularly prevalent in charismatic / Pentecostal type gatherings.

For many of these churches, simply stating that you believe there is a God, attending whichever charismatic, seeker-friendly fellowship is all the rage at the time and saying you want to do things for God is enough to have you classified as being saved (a word being increasingly abused by the charismatic movement).

Indeed, were all the people truly saved at all these meetings ran by charismatics then we would be living in a time of revival. Alas, we are not.

However, rarely is the nakedness of such easy-believist hyperbole exposed so clearly and admitted so openly as by the man known by the matey moniker of Mitch of Crown Jesus Ministries in Belfast.

Rather excitingly, we discovered following his recent appearance in Alf McCreary’s ‘What I Believe’ series with religious figures each Saturday in the Belfast Telegraph (which, with a few exceptions, might have been better titled ‘Heretic of the Week’), that good old Mitch’s real name is Keith Mitchell. Well worth the purchasing price of the paper alone!

Mitch took to Twitter during the week to highlight the shameful depths that so many church leaders go to in an effort to make it seem like they are bringing so many people into the fold of Christ.

He claimed that 44 pupils were saved at a Scripture Union event he spoke at by… taking a booklet.

That’s right, 44 young people were saved by sticking their hand out and accepting a booklet he handed to them.

Well, if it were that easy we would be getting on the main street of every town in Northern Ireland and prising people’s hands open to get them to take a booklet off us.

This is what he said on Twitter (which you can see for yourself, pictured, below):

“The Gospel still works.
44 pupils took booklets as their way of saying YES to Jesus.”

That might be their way of saying yes to Jesus, or perhaps to phrase it better, Keith’s (aka Mitch’s) way of saying people say yes to Jesus, but it’s not the way the Bible says we are to come to Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Romans 10:9-10 says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

1 John 1:7-9 says: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

There are countless other examples we could give but that surely offers a flavour of the way by which we are saved.

Ephesians 2:8 says we are saved by grace through faith, not by taking a booklet.

Romans 10:10 says that by our mouth “confession is made unto salvation”, not by our hand reception of a booklet is made unto salvation.

1 John 1:9 says we can be cleansed of all unrighteousness by confessing our sins to God, not that we can be cleansed by taking a booklet off Keith (aka Mitch) or any other easy-believist.

Keith’s (aka Mitch’s) doctrine of salvation is not to be found anywhere in the Bible but is rather a figment of his own imagination.

The passage at the top of this article speaks of how the blood of the unsaved is on the hand of the watchman who fails to warn them of the danger they are in.

If Keith (aka Mitch) is preaching that accepting a (presumably) religious pamphlet makes you fit for heaven, then he is most definitely not speaking to warn the wicked from his way.

To do such to young people, who are generally more impressionable and easily influenced, makes it all the more reprehensible.

Of course, Keith’s (aka Mitch’s) previous form means we should not be too surprised when we see him propagating a false gospel.

Only last month we highlighted his disgraceful promotion of another false gospel, that of Romanism.

He brought in a Ron Huntley of Divine Renovation Ministry to spread his false message.

And over the summer he was one of the headline speakers at the charismatic Open Skies festival where the ungodly prayer brainwashing technique of ‘sozo’ was taught.

This is a man who is as those warned against in Ephesians 4:14, which says: “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”.

Separation from Keith (aka Mitch) and Crown Jesus Ministries ought to be practised by all discerning believers.

We have previously faithfully warned Newtownbreda Baptist Church against its association with Crown Jesus Ministries and Keith (aka Mitch).

Will Newtownbreda Baptist Church and its minister, Pastor Trevor Ramsey, heed this warning and disassociate themselves from a church whose leader preaches salvation comes from accepting a booklet?

We hope and pray that they and he will do just that and we pray that all who hold the Word of God dear in our land will do likewise and be unafraid and unashamed to take their stand for Christ in this wicked day and generation.

Jeremiah 6:13-14: “For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”

Presbyterian church promotes ‘the gospel according to Lady Gaga’

Psalm 12:8: “The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

There have been a few occasions when writing articles for ‘Protestant Revival’ that we have been scarcely able to believe the headline going above it, such has been the mindboggling nature of what is being carried out in God’s name.

This is one such occasion.

Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, on Sunday night past, held their evening service on the subject, ‘The gospel according to female pop stars’.

Among the singers whose ungodly musical compositions were being performed was Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Jessie J.

Rev Steve Stockman (pictured, top) is the minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast and he is a noted ecumenist.

He runs the ungodly Four Corners Festival each year in Belfast alongside a Jesuit priest, ‘Father’ Martin Magill, and is a proud Romish compromiser, having taken over that mantle occupied by the previous minister there, the Rome-loving Ken Newell, whose God-defiance you can get a flavour of by clicking here.

Writing on his blog about this service, Rev Steve Stockman says: “Sunday night’s Gospel According To… in Fitzroy is a landmark edition!

“For ten years we have been doing U2 (a lot of U2), Springsteen, Dylan, Cohen, Morrison, Mitchell et al. Of course we have also done Les Miserables and The West End and a Family series that included Harry Potter, Narnia, Nemo and the Lion King.

“But… the music has not been too young! So, The Gospel According To… Female Pop Stars is brand new territory, hopefully bringing the average age of the attendance down! However, if you are an old fogey cynic this one might be more vital for you than any that we have done. Learn about the generation that took over from you a while back!

“Even more exciting is that this is a youth, more edgy edition, curated and performed by a younger edgier collaborative. Hear younger voices sing younger songs!

“Come on down. It’ll help you look at identity, the pressures of a youth culture and how God’s good grace speaks into the yearnings of a generation. Expect Gaga, Perry and Jesse J (sic) among other writers covered!”

So there you have it, Rev Steve Stockman rather succinctly rhymes off why his church should have been studiously avoided for the past 10 years and then demonstrates why, if anything, it is only getting worse.

The specific pop ‘stars’ he is referring to are Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Jessie J, though Rev Steve Stockman spelled it incorrectly above.

It is a sign of a wicked age when evil people are lifted up as being noble and worthy of admiration and emulation.

That is the theme of the verse at the top of this article, though in this case we are speaking of women, rather than men.

Lady Gaga is a particularly repellent public figure and is known for her vocal and persistent support for the LGBT agenda.

Wikipedia says she is a bisexual and “actively supports LGBT rights worldwide” and has been named by ‘The Advocate’, a sodomite publication in the USA, as a “fierce advocate” for “gays and lesbians”.

One of her most famous songs, ‘Born This Way’, is considered an LGBT anthem and, upon reading the lyrics, it is easy to see why.

Here are some of the lines from the song:

“No matter gay, straight, or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I’m on the right track baby
I was born to survive

I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way”

Is this the sort of message or messenger you would want promoted in a church, or, indeed, anywhere?

The only line above with which you could agree is that “God makes no mistakes”, but Lady Gaga is using this as a way to endorse the lifestyle choices of homosexuals, bisexuals, transgender people and any other perversion of God’s will you could think of, by claiming God creates people to be like this.

What a foul blasphemy.

Another blasphemous reference in this song is when she sings “a different lover is not a sin, believe capital H-I-M”, a clear reference to God, claiming God has said it is the case that you can be the “lover” of whomever you choose.

She also repeats the line on several occasions, “don’t be a drag, just be a queen”, making reference to another sinful perversion being flaunted in our faces in this sinful day, that of drag queens (though the DUP’s Paula Bradley seems content with such filthiness).

Lest there remain any lingering doubt over the message or motivations behind this song, this is what Lady Gaga said herself about it in an interview quoted on her Wikipedia page.

“I want to write my this-is-who-the-f***-I-am anthem, but I don’t want it to be hidden in poetic wizardry and metaphors. I want it to be an attack, an assault on the issue because I think, especially in today’s music, everything gets kind of washy sometimes and the message gets hidden in the lyrical play.

“Hearkening back to the early ’90s, when Madonna, En Vogue, Whitney Houston and TLC were making very empowering music for women and the gay community and all kind of disenfranchised communities, the lyrics and the melodies were very poignant and very gospel and very spiritual and I said, ‘That’s the kind of record I need to make. That’s the record that’s going to shake up the industry’.”

Pretty unambiguous, isn’t it?

She said she didn’t want to “hide behind poetic wizardry and metaphors” but rather wanted to “attack” and “assault” and didn’t want her “message” to get “hidden in the lyrical play”.

So this is a naked, brazen attack on Christianity, the Bible, morality and decency.

Then, referring to music produced by other singers in the 1990s, she has the outright cheek to say pro-sodomy music was “very gospel and very spiritual”.

Make no mistake, this is a woman who is at the vanguard of the rage against God and she is influencing who knows how many millions to join her.

This is a woman doing the devil’s work very effectively, and on a large scale, yet Rev Steve Stockman of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church is parading her music at his Sunday evening service, a meeting which in many churches, including his denomination, historically has an especially strong focus on preaching the gospel of Jesus dying on the cross and shedding His blood that we might be saved if we place our faith and trust in Him and pray for forgiveness of sins.

To trade in such a service for one exalting one of the most famous LGBT campaigners in the world is especially repugnant.

As for the other two names mentioned, both Katy Perry and Jessie J are dreadfully inappropriate examples to encourage others to follow.

Again according to Wikipedia, Jessie J was a bisexual and told a radio show in 2011: “I’ve never denied it. Whoopie doo guys, yes, I’ve dated girls and I’ve dated boys – get over it.”

That is not the type of dismissive language she will use when she stands before God to account for her sins, if she fails to repent and come to Him for salvation.

Romans 14:11-12: “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

Her Wikipedia page then states that “in April 2014, Jessie J renounced her bisexuality, stating, ‘For me, it was a phase. But I’m not saying bisexuality is a phase for everybody’.”

What it is in fact, is a perversion of God’s will for His creation, as Jesus Himself attested in Matthew 19:4-5 which says: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

As for Katy Perry, she is another fierce advocate of so-called LGBT “rights”.

Once more from Wikipedia, we are told that “Perry has publicly advocated for LGBT rights”.

It also states that “in December 2012, Perry was awarded the Trevor Hero Award by The Trevor Project for her work and activism on behalf of LGBT youth.On March 18, 2017, she received a Nation Equality Award from Human Rights Campaign for ‘using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality’.”

And so it continues on her page with more instances of her avowed support for that which God has called an “abomination” and “against nature”.

How can anyone recommend these individuals to their church’s followers and support the performing of their music in a church service?

The very thought would be laughable, were it not so serious.

This is but a foretaste of that which Paul speaks of in 2 Thessalonians 2 when he speaks of the end of this age.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12: “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

There is surely a strong delusion at large among so much of what professes to be of God, but it will be shown to nothing more than “deceivableness of unrighteousness”.

What a sad day it is in which we live where the musical compositions of those who have set themselves against God is held up as something to be admired in a service which is supposedly bringing glory to God’s name.

When we see such wickedness all around us, let us take comfort in Christ and pray to God that He might work in the hearts of those who are propagating such vileness and those who are taken in by it.

May we desire even to see the promise of God in the valley of the dry bones be replicated in the lives of those who are doing damage to the cause of Christ in our land.

Ezekiel 36:26-28: “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”

Ballymena a town beset with charismatic deceit as new Mid Antrim Vineyard church is founded

Jeremiah 12:10: “Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.”

No doubt most readers will be familiar with the old saying, it never rains but it pours.

It essentially means that unwelcome occurrences come thick and fast one after the other or all at the same time.

And one might apply that to Ballymena in County Antrim, a town already troubled by the charismatic, Wrightbus-linked Green Pastures Church and now faced with a new church in a similar, shallow, easy-believist vein.

That church is Mid Antrim Vineyard, formed out of the extremely troubling Causeway Coast Vineyard church, based in Coleraine on the north coast of Northern Ireland.

It will be ran by Hugh and Alyson Reid (pictured, top), who have apparently been part of Causeway Coast Vineyard for the past 10 years and live in the Ballymena area.

As we have discussed on numerous occasions, anything associated with Causeway Coast Vineyard, or indeed the Vineyard movement in general, ought to be treated with the utmost of caution.

Infamously, the former lead pastor of Causeway Coast Vineyard, Alan Scott (pictured, below), told his sadly credulous followers when speaking at Causeway Coast Vineyard that he was “all in” with the Pope and poured scorn on the notion one could be opposed to the worship of Mary through the rosary, a dreadful Romish blasphemy and deceit.

Was he swiftly ejected from the pulpit (well, stage, pulpits are terribly old fashioned don’t you know?) and told in no uncertain terms such Christ-denying blasphemy would not be tolerated?

Of course not – he continued without fear of reproach before he got a big move to sunny California to take over at Anaheim Vineyard.

One of the key figures in Causeway Coast Vineyard is Peter Lynas, a hardened and determined ecumenist who has rightly earned the moniker, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas.

Causeway Coast Vineyard’s lead pastors currently are husband and wife duo (that much-beloved combination of so many charismatic fellowships) Neil and Janet Young (1 Timothy 2:11-12, pictured, below) and Neil Young, as we have previously referred to, has something of a penchant for quoting Romanists on his Twitter page.

And back in May this year, Causeway Coast Vineyard held their ‘Encounter More’ conference, with two of the headline attractions being representatives of that awful, heretical US based megachurch, Bethel Ministries.

They were Jeremy Riddle, a leading character in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) scene, and Havilah Cunnington, a self-proclaimed prophet who is anything but. You can read about her ludicrous ‘prophecy’ by clicking here.

Causeway Coast Vineyard had further Bethel representatives present at their services in April on the same weekend that heretical organisation held a conference organised by Journey Community Church in Antrim.

Bethel Ministries is linked with all sorts of bizarre, outrageous practices and beliefs and is corrosive to any who come in contact with it.

From encouraging students at its ‘Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry’ going to a morgue to try to raise people from the dead to claiming God manifests Himself at their meetings through the medium of gold dust and feathers, it is plain to see this is a church which does not over burden itself with acquainting itself with the Word of God.

Throw into the mix the disputed claims of ‘grave sucking’ and the promotion of extra biblical revelation, and you have a church which is fearfully at odds with God’s Word.

But Causeway Coast Vineyard, which Hugh and Alyson Reid have been attending and leading small groups in throughout all of these blasphemes, was trumpeting these characters as wonderful examples to follow.

Also featuring at that conference were ABBA ‘prayer dancing’ and Rome supporting Pete Greig and another big fan of compromise with Romish blasphemies, Mike Pilavachi (pictured, below).

So anyone attending Mid Antrim Vineyard will be going to meetings ran by people who are happy to promote and be linked with a church which promotes heretics, false prophets and Romish compromisers.

We said at the start it never rains but it pours, and this is a veritable deluge of devilish deceits on offer.

Another very practical concern is over Hugh and Alyson Reid, the couple (there you are again!) who are taking on this new venture, which held its first service on 3 November.

Are they theologically trained? What qualifications do they have to be shepherds of what they would consider to be God’s flock (and no doubt there may well be some truly born again among it)?

This is the problem with so many of these charismatic, fellowship type churches. Of course, many training colleges are to be studiously avoided rather than studied at, but are these just enthusiastic individuals who have taken it upon themselves to have the spiritual oversight of, possibly, hundreds of souls?

There is a fine example of the setting up of, essentially, any old individual to be a priest or pastor and the fruitlessness of such in the book of Judges.

Judges 17:7-8, 10, 12-13 says: “And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there. And the man departed out of the city from Beth-lehem-judah to sojourn where he could find a place: and he came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed. And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in. And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah. Then said Micah, Now know I that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.”

What was the qualification of this man to be a priest to Micah? Simply that he was a Levite.

Did it matter that he was not qualified for the role and was happy to serve in a house where idols were set up? Not to them, it didn’t.

What are the qualifications of these set up as pastors here in Mid Antrim Vineyard? The fact they call themselves Christian?

The instability of such a situation was quickly exposed in the next chapter when this Levite, receiving a better offer, dropped Micah like a hot potato and took the false idols with him.

We have referred to enthusiasm and we do not dispute the genuine nature of Hugh and Alyson Reid’s efforts, and we would ask readers to pray for them that they might be awakened to the grave errors in the Vineyard movement, which go right to its roots, and reject such charismatic deceptions.

Likewise, we must also pray that such efforts, in their current guise, will not take off and instead that Ballymena, already having the similar charismatic deceptions of Green Pastures inflicted upon it, would experience a tremendous heaven-sent revival and not a revival which exists solely in the imaginations of those running such churches.

Let that also be our prayer for the rest of Northern Ireland, that God would move in mighty power throughout our country and bring great times of refreshing to this land.

Let us not be carried away by the lights and music of the charismatic delusion, but let us firmly set our eyes upon Christ, serious study of His Word and dedication to living a holy, righteous, sanctified life.

Acts 3:19: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord”.