Apostate Protestant ministers excited by Pope’s visit and encourage him to visit Northern Ireland

It can come as little surprise that apostate so-called Protestant church leaders in Ulster have voiced their disappointment at the news that the Pope will most likely not be visiting Ulster this year.

No Pope has ever been in Northern Ireland and it appears likely that will continue to be the case, and this is something we must thank God for.

Pope Francis is to come to the World Meeting of Families event, a massive Roman Catholic festival which will be held in August in Dublin. His planned two day trip will apparently not involve a trip across the border.

And this has caused great anguish to Protestant clerical traitors, including our old friend, the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (what grand titles for such a grand fool!).

We have already highlighted the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke leading his church into the clutches of Rome on St Patrick’s Day, so it can come as no surprise that he would find it “remarkable and wonderful” if “that man of sin, and son of perdition” came to Ulster.

He was joined in his treachery to Biblical Christianity by Rev Harold Good, the former President of the Methodist Church.

Rev Harold Good (pictured) said he was “very pleased” the Pope was coming to Ireland before going on to say that “Pope Francis, is a universally respected person, not just for his own views and ecumenical spirit but for his own integrity and humble approach”.

There will be no respect offered here to “that Antichrist” and certainly not for his views, which are completely unscriptural and which see him set his face against God. An ecumenical spirit is nothing to be commended, and indeed the Pope uses it as nothing other than a means to lure in ignorant and apostate Protestants. And as for integrity and humility? Rev Harold Good must be joking!

This is the man who just this week passed on his sympathies following the death of a paedophile priest originally from Ballycastle in County Antrim, Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien. Where was the Pope’s letter of sympathy to that monster’s victims?

This is the man who, on a trip to Chile recently, offended victims of sex abuse perpetrated by a Romanist priest by accusing them of slander against a priest they claim was aware of the abuse they suffered.

Rome’s face never changes, like her master the devil she is “a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44).

The Pope, by the very titles he takes upon himself, blasphemes all three persons of the Godhead.

Firstly, he calls himself the ‘Holy Father’, which blasphemes against God the Father. The Bible says in Matthew 23:9: “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven.”

Secondly, he blasphemes against God the Son when he takes on the name of the ‘Pontiff’, which means ‘bridge’. He is claiming to be a bridge between us and God. But the Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

Thirdly, he blasphemes against God the Holy Spirit when he takes on the name of ‘Vicar of Christ’. A vicar means a substitute and therefore the Pope is claiming to be the substitute of Christ. However, the Bible clearly states that is the role of the Holy Spirit. Christ told his disciples before he went to the cross that, after he departed. God the Holy Spirit would come among them.

John 14:16-17 says: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

Rev Harold Good then went on to say: “This visit will lay to rest the prejudices and fears of the past.”

According to Rev Harold Good, it is simply prejudice which would cause a Protestant to oppose the Pope’s visit. Not out of a devotion to God’s Word or a respect for Biblical truth or a desire that lost souls would not be tricked by that emissary of the devil.

This is simply Rev Harold Good harnessing the spirit of that notably evil king of Israel when he deliberately misrepresented God’s servant, Elijah.

When Ahab met Elijah in 1 Kings 18:17, we are told: “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?”

Ahab blamed Elijah for the problems in his kingdom, which included a great drought, rather than looking at his own sin. Elijah responded boldly to this wicked ruler, and his words would just as easily be applied by a child of God to leaders of apostasy like Rev Harold Good. 1 Kings 18:18 says: “And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.”

Ahab’s comments to Elijah are true slander, and perhaps when Rev Harold Good scuttles down to Dublin to meet his buddy he can instruct him on the meaning of the word.

Completing the unholy trinity of mainstream Protestant churches running open armed to ‘Papa’ is Rev Trevor Gribben, who holds the positions of General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and Clerk of the General Assembly.

Rev Trevor Gribben said he is certain many people of differing theological and political views would want to “join our Catholic neighbours” in welcoming his visit.

“The attendance of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families will greatly enhance the affirmation of the place of the family at the heart of society, and that is to be welcomed.”

What weasel words! All the visit of Pope Francis will enhance is the level of deceit and influence he exerts over the deluded Roman Catholics of Ireland.

Rev Trevor Gribben continued by saying he would “certainly welcome” a visit to Northern Ireland by the Pope at some stage in the future.

This is a scandalous betrayal of his Protestant heritage and of the sacrifice so many Protestants have made in the past to ensure the beautiful simplicity of the gospel reached the common folk. It is only the gospel which can save a sinner and Rome sought to hide it from the common people, in turn condemning them to hell.

This apostasy is warned of in the Scriptures. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 says: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”

Rome certainly falls under the category of offering “seducing spirits” and “doctrines of devils” and we have seen such a departure from the faith in these mainstream churches in Ulster.

We are not so much as aware of a single clergyman in any of these denominations speaking out against the Pope’s visit to Ireland and that is to their eternal shame.

If anyone reading this is a member of any of these specified denominations, we would urge you to enquire of your minister what their view is and what they are doing to challenge these treacherous comments they have made.

We would also ask every reader to pray the Pope will not come to any part of Ireland. God can cause events to move against this fraudster and we ought to pray he will intervene and keep that Romish man of sin away from these shores.

Matthew 21:2: “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.”

James 5:16: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”


Gerry Adams’ Day is yet to come if he doesn’t repent

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

It is a symptom of an evil day that the most wicked and depraved of men are held up as icons and heroes.

We know this is a day of departure from godliness and from the fear of God and certainly that message was received loud and clear on St Patrick’s Day in New York, where Mayor Bill de Blasio declared it ‘Gerry Adams Day’.

Gerry Adams (pictured left, with Mayor Bill de Blasio) was until recently the President of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Provisional IRA, the Roman Catholic republican terrorist group which murdered and maimed thousands of Protestants, as well as many Roman Catholics, during its 30 year murder campaign in Northern Ireland somewhat euphemistically called ‘The Troubles’. He remains an elected member of the Republic of Ireland’s parliament, the Dail.

Gerry Adams claims to have never been a member of the IRA, but this claim is pretty much universally disbelieved and it is widely believed Gerry Adams was a senior member of the IRA Army Council, the body which oversaw the running of this sectarian murder gang.

Among the figures who are hardly friends of the Protestants of Ulster who consider it to be a fact that Adams was a senior member of the IRA’s Army Council are a former parish priest of his, a ‘Father’ Stephen Forde, and former Republic of Ireland Justice Minister Michael McDowell.

‘Father’ Forde’s only quibble, according to state papers, was how high up the pecking order Adams was in the IRA Army Council, claiming he was “number three” in the chain of command.

The IRA murdered 2,000 people during their period of armed uprising against the lawful British state in Northern Ireland, as well as leaving thousands of others suffering physical and emotional scars from their barbarous campaign.

Regardless of whether you’re in the minuscule group of people who believe he was never in the IRA, it is beyond contention that Adams was an enthusiastic cheerleader of the organisation and was a prominent spokesperson for this group, justifying the murder of Protestants simply because of their religion.

Then there is the fact that Gerry Adams knew of the sexual abuse of his niece by her father, Gerry Adams’ brother, years before the police were finally informed of the fact.

For the Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio to hold up someone like Gerry Adams as a role model is utterly perverse and God pronounces his judgement on such actions. Isaiah 5:20 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!”

So it is frankly shocking that any day should be declared ‘Gerry Adams Day’, given his despicable credentials.

There is a familiar catchphrase of the Irish republican movement – Tiocfaidh ar la (the first word pronounced ‘chucky’), which means literally ‘our day will come’.

In a sense, we are living in what could spiritually be called, ‘Gerry Adams Day’, and Gerry Adams’ Day could be seen to have come. This is a day when evil is being rewarded and it can often appear there are no consequences for the evil actions of sinners.

Certainly this has been the mistaken observations even of God’s people. In Psalm 73:2-9,11-12, Asaph said: “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.”

Is not Gerry Adams prospering? Do his riches not increase? Does he not speak loftily? Has he not set himself against the heavens? Most tellingly perhaps of all, does not violence cover him as a garment?

Asaph confessed here that his “feet were almost gone” and his “steps had well nigh slipped” because it appeared that there were no consequences for evil doing.

However, God showed Asaph the error of his thinking and revealed to him, when he drew near to Him, the fate awaiting unrepentant sinners.

Psalm 73:17-20 says: “Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.”

God despises the image of Gerry Adams and his ilk and will cast him down into destruction, if he fails to repent.

A day will come for unrepentant sinners, and that is the day of judgement.

The ultimate destiny of unrepentant sinners is clearly set forth in Revelation 21:8. It says: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Pray that sinners, including Gerry Adams and those like Bill de Blasio who exalt him, will turn from their wicked ways and turn to God as their own and personal Saviour and pray that God will convict sinners of their iniquities and convince them of their need of salvation.

And please pray that a day of revival will come in Ulster and further afield.

If anyone reading this is not saved, you are in the same danger as the most hardened of IRA killers or their cheerleaders.

There is a glorious cure to this danger and that is the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:7: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

We can obtain this by calling on Him. Acts 16:31 says: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”

We pray that any unconverted readers will feel God speaking to them and take this most vital step even today.

Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples takes time off to go on Roman Catholic pilgrimage

The most recent edition of the Presbyterian Herald, the official publication of the church, reports that the minister of its Enniskillen church has recently ‘walked the Camino’, a famous Roman Catholic pilgrimage.

Rev David Cupples (pictured) is the perpetrator of this utterly futile, nonsensical, traitorous and indeed rather childish excursion.

It is no surprise he has indulged in such foolishness, given his active involvement with the Bible defying Fermanagh Churches Forum, which we previously addressed.

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, to give it its full name, is hundreds of miles long and is walked by around 200,000 ‘pilgrims’ each year.

Pope Callixtus II (no, we weren’t overly familiar with him either) was apparently “one of the great proponents of the pilgrimage in the 12th century”.

Indeed, old Callixtus is so synonymous with the pilgrimage that the official guide in those days, the Codex Calixtinus, is “still considered the definitive source for many modern guidebooks”.

Perhaps Rev David Cupples was following the Pope’s advice on his own odyssey.

The Camino was at one time up there in terms of popularity with Romanist pilgrims to Rome and Jerusalem.

Perhaps Rev David Cupples could embark on a pilgrimage to Rome next time, though that might be too obvious an act of betrayal of his and his church’s Protestant heritage.

Walking the Camino is also a method by which “a plenary indulgence could be earned”, meaning this was part of Rome’s corrupt system of works, by which it blasphemously claims you can earn salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 makes it very clear that salvation is not of works. It 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.”

This is further emphasised in Titus 3:5-7, which says: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Perhaps Rev David Cupples was able to pick up a plenary indulgence en route to Compostela, the Spanish village in which the pilgrimage ends.

The Camino continued to be very popular until the 16th century, with the Protestant Reformation responsible for the downturn in interest in the pilgrimage.

However, Rev David Cupples is doing his little bit in the great ecumenical effort by so-called Protestant clerics to undo the Reformation.

The ultimate goal at the end of the pilgrimage is to worship the alleged remains of the Apostle James, the brother of John, the sons of Zebedee. This claim is made by Rome despite the fact James was killed in Israel, as Acts 12:1-3 sets out for us: “Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also.”

It is claimed by Rome that the Apostles went to all the trouble of bringing James’ remains to Spain. Quite why they would do that isn’t clear. Of course, they didn’t. It would seem an inordinate amount of effort to go to, particularly in the light of what Jesus said regarding the deceased.

Matthew 8:21-22 says: “And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”

Did God want His servants to abandon their roles in the mighty revival at that time to go on a pointless errand to Spain? What nonsense!

So, one might ask, what exactly would a Protestant minister want to do with a Roman Catholic pilgrimage which it is blasphemously claimed helps earn you a place in heaven and whose ultimate destination is the fraudulent tomb of a man whom we must not worship?

If anyone reading this is familiar with Rev David Cupples or knows anyone who is, please ask them to ask him what his reasoning is.

This sort of nonsense is but yet another symptom of the malaise within mainstream Protestantism in Ulster and let us pray that God will turn this betrayal of Biblical Christianity on its head.

Armagh Church of Ireland and Archbishop Richard Clarke celebrate St Patrick’s Day by leading Protestants to Rome

St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in true ecumenical style, courtesy of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh.

And the church’s most senior figure will be leading the charge into the arms of Rome.

The Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Reverend (Most Ecumenical, perhaps) Richard Clarke (pictured) is front and centre in this ecumenical exercise in surrender to Rome.

A host of events have been held this week which we plan to discuss later in this post, but the most significant of these will take place tonight (Friday, 16 March).

The Protestant and Roman Catholic cathedrals in the city will hold a joint vigil at 9pm, led by the Protestant Archbishop of Armagh and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin. It will begin in the St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral before attendees “will then be led by both Archbishops in torchlight to the Roman Catholic Cathedral where Archbishop Martin will conclude with a prayer”.

It paints a very accurate picture of what apostate Protestant clerics are doing up and down the country; leading their flocks stumbling and blinded in the darkness into the grasp of Rome.

It would be a pitiful sight were it not so sinister and disgraceful.

The Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is leading his flock into the darkness of Romish superstition and deceit.

The Apostle Paul, before he returned to Jerusalem, told those assembled with him who had the oversight of the church to take their role as overseers very seriously and to be sure to feed them. He also warned of the spoilers who would come in, “not sparing the flock”, spoilers from both within and without the church.

Acts 20:27-30 says: “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”

Had the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke done as Paul and declared unto his flock “all the counsel of God” he would not be leading them into the arms of the anti-Christian, pagan system of Rome.

The book of Ezekiel has a stark warning for shepherds who fail to nourish their flock with the Word of God, which is vital for Christian growth.

Ezekiel 34:2-10 says: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.”

The neglectful shepherds were guilty of failing to strengthen the diseased or heal the sick. What greater disease and sickness does man have than sin? Jeremiah 17:9 outlines the total depravity of man. It says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

If a shepherd of a flock fails to warn against sin and instead leads them into sin, God says he will require his flock at their hand. The blood of sinners not warned of their need of salvation through the precious blood of Christ will be on the hands of those neglectful shepherds.

We are told that light refreshments will be served after the event. How lovely! We can all go to hell together over a scone and a nice cup of tea!

Proverbs 23:6-8 warns of the dangers of being taken in by food which is appealing to our appetites. It says: “Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.”

Fellowship with the architects of deceit can only lead to destruction.

As for the rest of the festivities, they started and will finish in the Roman Catholic cathedral, somewhat aptly.

In between times, last night (Thursday) we had the frankly bizarre inclusion of a night of Portuguese traditional music in the Church of Ireland cathedral. What that has to do with St Patrick or salvation is anyone’s guess.

Prior to this evening’s vigil and journey into darkness, the two Archbishops will jointly discuss the legacy of St Patrick and his place in the modern world. Given the Roman Catholic Church tries to fraudulently claim St Patrick as their own, it is really difficult to see how the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke will be able to have such a discussion without religious compromise. Happily for those in attendance, it appears to be a specialty of his. For an account of the true story of St Patrick, please read this excellent article on the ‘Burning Bush’ website.

We will complete our summary of the week’s events by mentioning the event held on Wednesday night past in The Market Place Theatre in Armagh.

It was brought to us by the Armagh Cathedrals Partnership and was a special event headlined by guest speaker, ‘Father’ Peter McVerry.

Bad enough, of course, that he’s a priest, but to add insult to injury he is a Jesuit priest and has been for over 40 years.

The Jesuits were the special order set up by Rome to lead the Counter Reformation after the glorious light of the gospel had been revealed through Martin Luther and others.

It was a bloodthirsty, barbarous order and while its weapons have been decommissioned, to use a familiar Northern Irish term, its mission remains the same (much like that other murderous mob seeking power in Ulster) – the destruction of Protestantism.

This is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is bringing into Protestant churches, this is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is recommending to his flock, this is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke’s legacy will be if he doesn’t repent, to help destroy the fabric of Protestantism in our land.

Please pray that such betrayal of our Protestant heritage will founder, please pray that such betrayal of our Protestant heritage will be utterly cast down, and please pray that Ulster will once more be swept up in a tide of revival blessing that carries all before it into glory.

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.”

Presbyterian minister Rev Andrew Watson’s ramblings find favour with Romanist publisher

Featured in an edition last week of the Irish News, a Roman Catholic newspaper based in Belfast, was an article by a Rev Andrew Watson, minister of the Presbyterian churches in Dunfanaghy and Carrigart, County Donegal.

His article, headed ‘Why am I a Christian?’, is full of the typical woolly rigmarole which goes hand in hand with ecumenism. That is entirely necessary if one is to avoid offending anyone. Except Jesus, of course.

For so many ecumenists, a better question they may well be posing than ‘Why am I a Christian?’ is ‘Am I a Christian?’

Rev Watson is careful not to mention the means of salvation in his article, and certainly not hell, and makes sure not to use the Authorised King James Version of the Bible in his scripture quotations.

However, what Rev Andrew Watson is able to mention is the Pope, and in most approving terms.

Having previously quoted the Apostle Paul when he said in 1 Timothy 1:15: “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief,” Andrew Watson then places “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope, on the same standing as God’s chosen servant.

Andrew Watson says: “Paul’s words are echoed in this 21st century quote from Pope Francis: ‘I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

How despicable to equate the two!

This implies that the Pope is a servant of God, when he is in fact a servant of the devil.

The Roman Catholic system, of which the Pope is the head, denies the gospel of Christ, that the blood He shed on the cross is sufficient for salvation. Instead the Papacy tries to exert power over its adherents with its corrupt gospel of works and teaches prayer to Mary and Saints, thus blaspheming against God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to Whom we are to pray and Him alone.

1 John 2:22-26 says: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.”

If anyone reading this should be aware of Rev Andrew Watson or know him, could they perhaps ask him if he wants to resign his position as a Presbyterian minister as he clearly doesn’t believe the Westminster Confession of Faith which he signed in order to become a minister.

Let us remind him what he signed when he was licensed as a Presbyterian minister.

In paragraph 25, chapter 6. It states: “There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the church, against Christ and all that is called God.”

What does he think of this passage now? What did he think of it when he signed it? It would be interesting to hear Rev Andrew Watson’s thoughts.

This is entirely unsurprising when one looks a little bit deeper at this character, Rev Andrew Watson.

At the bottom of his article we are told that Andrew Watson is the author of ‘Finding Our Way Home: Prayers And Reflections For Our Journey In Christ’.

Not especially interesting you may say, and no doubt his book is far from enthralling or enlightening, but the intriguing bit is its publisher and who recommends that we ought to read it.

It is published by Veritas, a company owned by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, making it a Roman Catholic publishing house.

More intriguingly still, we are told that his book is on Veritas’ recommended reading list of the World Meeting of Families, a massive Roman Catholic gathering, which this year will be held in the Republic of Ireland this August.

If Rev Andrew Watson’s book is being recommended by Romanists, then you can be sure it is not to be recommended to true Christians.

The Roman Catholic Church wouldn’t be interested in propagating Rev Andrew Watson’s ramblings were they to contain the true way to salvation.

If the fruits of something are evil, and they must be if Rome would recommend it, then the root must be corrupt too as Matthew 7:17-19 tells us. It says: “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”

How many will be cast into the fires of hell by preachers who fail to shepherd their flock, and indeed, lead their sheep headfirst into a pack of wolves?

Pray that God would take a mighty dealing with apostate ministers in this country and let us see a day as we did in Acts when the majority of the priests were faithful. Sadly, this is far from the case with Protestant ministers today.

Acts 6:7: “And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.”

Isaiah 3:10 tells us the reward of the true child of God for their obedience, but verses 9 and 11 have a fearsome warning for those who are disobedient.

They say: “The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him : for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.”

Baby murder on the rise in Northern Ireland – thanks to abortion fanatics like Stella Creasy (Greasy!) MP

The butchery of babies by abortion supporters is increasing in Northern Ireland, unborn baby murder providers have told the BBC.

The provision by the UK government of free access to abortions on the mainland by expectant mothers in Northern Ireland has led to a 14% increase on the previous 12 months.

That equates to an extra 70 defenceless unborn humans being done away with to satisfy the utterly repugnant self-prescribed ‘right’ to end a child’s life, if a mother so desires.

In England, between July 2017 and February 2018, 553 women from Northern Ireland travelled over for an abortion, provided for free on the NHS (National Health Service).

It outstrips the 483 who had private abortions, over a similar period in 2016.

Despite what the abortionists might like to think, it is not our right to take away life, it is God’s.

There are so many verses in the Bible to stress this point that God is the giver and taker of life and we have selected just three to demonstrate this.

2 Kings 5:7: “And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.”

Job 33:4: “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”

Nehemiah 9:6: “Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.”

The Bible also clearly tells us the value God puts on the unborn child.

Psalm 139:13-16: “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”

God sees unborn babies when they are “yet unperfect”, or when the unborn baby’s body is not yet fully formed in the womb, and He cares so much that in His book all our “members were written”. God has recorded the details of every baby before they are even born and yet abortionists seek to take the place of God by deciding if a baby has a right to life.

Leading the parliamentary charge in England to make it easier for would-be mothers in Northern Ireland to dispose of their unwanted children was Labour MP Stella Creasy (pictured), though perhaps Stella Greasy would be a better name, given her slimy antics at Westminster in undermining our own form of government in Northern Ireland, regardless of its own continuing difficulties.

Not content with making it easier for women to access abortions in England, Stella Greasy now wants full access to abortion in any circumstance in Northern Ireland. This demonstrates the pervasive nature of sin, and how it never says “enough”, it must always continue its descent.

We could take King Saul as an example of this. After a promising start as king, he then sinned against God by his impatience and impertinence in offering a sacrifice to God when it was not his place to do so. He continued his downward spiral when he became jealous of David and the blessing God had placed upon him, striving to take his life. He then consulted a witch to try to summon up the spirit of Samuel, despite God’s clear instruction to stay clear of such evil, before eventually being defeated by the Philistines and taking his own life.

Saul would have never thought when he disobeyed God’s divine orders regarding the sacrifice that he would sink to such depths, yet he did.

Sin begets sin and we are told in James 1:15: “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

Absolutely incredibly, if one were to search a website called ‘Christians on the left’, one would find Stella Greasy listed as one such ‘Christian’.

How could anyone have the downright cheek to call themselves a Christian and yet advocate and indeed give themselves over to ensuring more babies are murdered and with less inconvenience to their mothers? It truly beggars belief.

1 John 1:6 says: “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:”

Around every three minutes an unborn baby is murdered in the United Kingdom and somehow we have the audacity to consider the UK a civilised society?

This land is filled with the blood of innocent children, with some 8 MILLION lives done away with in the 50 years since abortion on demand was legalised in England, Scotland and Wales.

Manasseh was a notoriously evil king of Judah in the latter time of that kingdom. His legacy is recorded for us in 2 Kings 21:16, where it says: “Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.”

The punishment of the land for this dreadful sin is recorded in 2 Kings 24:1-4: “In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him. And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord , which he spake by his servants the prophets. Surely at the commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.”

Even though Manasseh at last saw the evil of his ways and repented (2 Chronicles 33:12-16), the land of Judah, because of the amount of innocent blood that was shed, came under terrible judgement for this sin that God would not pardon. It is certain that Manasseh was not responsible for the deaths of eight million innocents, so how much more judgement is being stacked up for the United Kingdom?

As in the days of Jeremiah, this murder of the innocents is not done secretly or shamefacedly, but openly, boastfully, brazenly and in the name of “progress”.

Jeremiah 2:32, 34 says: “Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number. Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.”

Dear Christian, please pray for the United Kingdom that God would turn the hearts and minds of the lawmakers against this act of wanton destruction and that God would once more be given His due place in the affairs of our land.

The Bible alone – the only ‘gay conversion therapy’ required

The politically correct brigade have been getting awfully worked up over an event held in a Belfast Church of Ireland fellowship dealing with so-called ‘gay Christians’.

Of course, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) rights are all the rage at the moment, so any voice of dissent from the accepted wisdom, no matter how low or squeaky, will be howled down instantly by a chorus of intolerant ‘liberals’.

Willowfield Parish Church ran an event yesterday called ‘Is Your Church Biblically Inclusive?’ It is part of what is called the Living Out Course and is “designed for those who are, or want to be, a committed Christian but identify as homosexual”. It is operated with the support of the Evangelical Alliance, which took a rather foolish viewpoint on Billy Graham two weeks ago.

The church’s minister, Rev David McClay (pictured), said this was not tantamount to a ‘gay cure therapy’ session, and claimed that his congregation contains homosexuals every week.

It is good that Rev McClay is at least acknowledging that the homosexual lifestyle is far from desirable and is incompatible with God’s Word.

However, it is most odd that any professing Christian should consider it appropriate for other Christians to identify themselves as a ‘gay Christian’. And it is stranger still that anyone should consider themselves a ‘gay Christian’.

When a person is saved, they publicly reject and repudiate sin in all its forms and strive each day to become more Christ like. They don’t continue to identify themselves with a vile sin such as homosexuality. Would anyone identify themselves as an ‘adulterer Christian’ or a ‘thieving Christian’? We would think not.

The most important comments to be made on the matter are, as always, to be found in the Bible.

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

Romans 1:22-27: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 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.”

Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

These verses clearly establish the natural order set by God and leaves no room for same-sex relationships, never mind same-sex marriage.

Why would a professing Christian want to associate themselves with something so profoundly contrary to God’s will? God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of the sin of homosexuality and God is “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8), so why should anyone think God actually doesn’t mind it now?

There is a cure for homosexual urges, just like there is a cure for any other sinful desire, and that is the Word of God, where God’s great Salvation is revealed to us.

In the Corinthian church, we are told that some of the Christians there had previously practiced homosexuality, but had been gloriously converted.

It says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11: “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. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

Some of the Corinthians had been “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” but they had been wonderfully saved through the atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shed His blood on Calvary to wash away our sins.

This clearly states such as those listed, including the homosexuals, shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. Why, again, would professing Christians then want to associate themselves with this practice?

We are told in the Bible of God’s transformative power, how when we are saved then we become a new person. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

If this should happen to be read by any who are experiencing issues over sexuality and Christianity and are afraid to get saved as they are unsure whether they can remain faithful to God, the Bible reminds us it is He who, once He transforms us, then preserves us. It is our natural disposition to sin in so many different ways since the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden, but, if we are saved, God will strengthen us.

1 Peter 1:3-5 says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Perhaps Rev McClay and the Evangelical Alliance would do well to stress these things with any homosexuals professing to be Christians they encounter from here on.