The smiling face of ecumenical deceit – ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll

A reader of our blog has very kindly got in contact to share with us some photographs in a local newspaper called the ‘Dungannon Herald’ of one of the ecumenical services held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

This was held in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Chapel in Donaghmore, near Dungannon, a meeting we specified in our posting earlier this week.

Among the three photographs, which appear to fill most of a page in the newspaper, is one of a character we commented upon previously, the ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, a female Presbyterian ‘minister’ in North Belfast.

It is a picture of her in full flight in her message of compromise at the meeting, where she was the guest speaker.

The picture beneath that shows her smiling with another ecumenical cheerleader, Rev Peter Thompson, who, according to the Church of Ireland’s website, is the rector in its Donaghmore and Castlecaulfield congregations (allowing him to do double the damage!).

The third figure in the photograph is, of course, an emissary of Papal deceit, ‘Father’ Gerard McAleer, the Parish Priest of Donaghmore.

The final, and largest, photograph, is of the congregation in attendance. We are informed there are at least four Protestants in the congregation, although there may well be more.

It is truly shaming to see the likes of ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll and Rev Peter Thompson leading their congregations into such services in the mistaken belief that any good can come of mingling with the blasphemy of Rome.

There is a solemn responsibility placed upon ministers as shepherds of their flock. Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd and ministers are supposed to be called of Him to emulate that role in His church.

Rev Peter Thompson and ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll fall well short of any acceptable standard of shepherding their spiritual flock. Lesley Carroll of course, should not have a flock to shepherd by reason of her gender (1 Timothy 2:12) and we know not whether Rev Peter Thompson is appropriately qualified to act as a minister. Perhaps act is a good word!

This solemn responsibility on a minister is demonstrated well for us in Ezekiel 3:17-19.

It says: “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

Firstly, God has set a watchman, not a watchwoman, and secondly, if someone claiming to be sent of God to preach His Word fails to warn those under his ministry of the dangers of sin, God says the blood of those he failed to warn will be on that preacher’s hands.

Rome is a pagan church of idolatry and priestcraft and not only have these ministers failed to warn their congregation of the dangers of touching the unclean thing of Rome, they are actively encouraging it!

Oh the blood guiltiness of the apostate preacher! How many souls will ecumenical false prophets damn to the fires of hell?

Dear Christian, rise up against this departure, let not your voice be silent, warn the lost and, if you are associated with any Church involved in ecumenical work, “come out from among them and be ye separate” (2 Corinthians 6:17), and let your hireling of a pastor know exactly what God thinks of his treachery.

9 thoughts on “The smiling face of ecumenical deceit – ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll”

  1. Some questions:

    1. What if my hireling of a pastor is a woman? Am I saved?
    2. What makes you so much cleaner than others who profess to follow Jesus and display the fruit of His Spirit in their lives? (Cf. Isaiah 52/2 Corinthians 6)
    3. If God set a single watchman, not a watchwoman, in Ezekiel 3, and we are taking it literally, why are there multiple “watchmen” nowadays? And why are you in Ulster instead of Israel?
    4. Do you only care about taking down the emissaries of Papal deceit? If you are concerned for revival, are you acknowledging that Roman Catholics are Christians and need to be revived? Otherwise, why aren’t you concerned about other people coming to know Christ? Like Muslims, Atheists, Buddhists, Hindus? Roman Catholics represent only 16% of the world’s global religions, whereas Islam makes up 23% of the global population. So it feels a little small-minded to only focus on Roman Catholics if you’re wanting to see revival.
    5. Do you really think that this is a helpful outlet to bring revival? Or is it just an excuse to write vitriolic, self-congratulatory essays?
    6. What did Nehemiah do when the church failed to re-establish its gospel witness to the surrounding nations by rebuilding the wall? Did he point the finger and start a new denomination? Or did he recognise that sin affects the whole body, and wept and mourned and prayed, confessing the sins of the Israelites, including himself?
    7. Does Rome have a grip on the hearts and minds of young people, e.g. in London?
    8. Why didn’t you put quote marks around the four “Protestants” in the congregation? Are you acknowledging that they are still Protestants?
    9. You didn’t put quote marks around Rev Peter Thompson, which is surprising — do you acknowledge him as an ordained minister of the gospel purely based on his gender without any real knowledge of his life or heart? The Living God didn’t dismiss women based on the fact that they were women so it’s interesting that you feel that you have the authority to do so.
    10. What authority do you have to write this blog and sit in judgment over others? Are you a mature leader with a track record of leading people to Jesus and ministering in the church? Are you gentle and above reproach? Are you a peacemaker? Because none of these things are evident.

    Is this not just the same old, same old that Free Presbyterian young people have been subjected to but without the Jesus-centred preaching of Dr. Paisley. The internet has enough trolls. If you truly want to see revival, the way to do that is to lift up the crucified and risen Christ to people who need to meet Him, rather than existing in a minuscule echo-chamber of vacuous pomposity that is preaching to the choir and far-removed from the realities of twenty-first century western/British life.

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    1. 1. You’re not saved by your pastor. You’re saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9)

      2. We within Protestant Revival are just sinners saved by grace. There is no good in anyone of us (Jeremiah 17:9) However, we see a decline in Protestant churches’ standards and are striving to earnestly contend for the faith (Jude v 3).

      3. God was speaking to Ezekiel as an individual in that excerpt. 1 Timothy 2:12 deals with the prohibition on woman preachers. We are in Ulster because that’s where we are due to a combination of birth and personal circumstances. Also, the gospel is freely available to Jews and Gentiles. I trust no Biblical proof is even necessary for that point.

      4. Would it not be a good start to take down the emissaries of Papal deceit? Or is it better to let them go on without hindrance? Roman Catholics aren’t Christian. Roman Catholicism is a pagan corruption of Christianity. It is anti-Christian. In Ulster, we see Protestant Christian denominations cosying up with the Roman Catholic Church. We see little, indeed probably no ecumenical outreach with those other faiths to which you refer, but if we see it we would condemn it.

      5. We do believe, with God’s grace, this is helpful; otherwise we wouldn’t do it.

      6. Revival was achieved in Nehemiah’s day. However, apostasy in the mainstream Protestant churches was such that breakaways had to be formed. This was a remaining faithful to the charge in 2 Corinthians 6:17 to “come out from among them and be ye separate”.

      7. Rome has a grip on the hearts of a great many people in a great many places, sad to say.

      8. They are still Protestants. Being a nominal Protestant does not save you.

      9. We said we know not whether he is qualified to act in his role, which is why we did not use quotation marks. We did not make that judgement as we simply do not have enough information to know. We’ve already answered the question of female preachers (1 Timothy 2:12). This is not a dismissal of women although of course you know that. Women have a crucial part to play in many roles. We, who are saved, are all members through Christ.

      10. See the answer to number 2. All within Protestant Revival have experience in various church leadership roles. If being a peacemaker in the NI context of condoning or winking at sectarian murder and attempting to create a gospel of mean compromise is what you’re after then Hallelujah! By the grace of God we aren’t. If by seeking to see people be at peace with God by repentance of sins through the precious blood of Calvary then Hallelujah! By the grace of God we are.

      We want to see revival and that cannot be achieved if no voice is raised in opposition to sin. If you believe that you can do that by leading / attending ecumenical services then our response must be to pray God will speak to you and change your point of view. 

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  2. What a delightful diatribe of hate. Congratulations on completely missing the point of the second commandment.

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    1. If you are condemning us for hating sin then we are delighted to bear your condemnation.

      Let’s be very clear to avoid the deliberate misrepresentation we have been subjected to. We are steadfastly opposed to Roman Catholicism as a system, not Roman Catholics.

      All need to be saved; Protestant, Catholic or other. The Roman Catholic Church is a gateway to hell and Protestant clerics lining up with them who fail to declare the full counsel of God are equally guilty.

      As for the Second Commandment, we can only assume you are referring to Matthew 22:37-39: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

      Of course, those two commandments referred to in the above passage are an encapsulation of the Ten Commandments, which many so-called Christians, who also seem to ignore the Old Testament, seem to think are defunct.

      The first of those two commandments take in the first four of the Ten Commandments and the second of those two take in the next six of the Ten Commandments.

      You may consider loving your neighbour to be the same as failing to point out the fatal flaw in their religious beliefs, but we certainly do not.

      True love is to point out the errors of false religion and strive to see others avoid it.

      If people were more concerned with the souls of the unsaved than making themselves feel good by cosying up with a Papist then our land would be in a much better situation.

      Isaiah 30:9-10: “That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:”

      PS: We note your user name refers to the bringing together of opposites, an exemplary name for an ecumenist, but if you read 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 you will see that Christ has no concord with Belial and light has no fellowship with darkness. True Biblical Christianity cannot remain unsullied if it mingles with Romanism.

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