The ecumenical festival that is the Women’s World Day of Prayer

Northern Ireland was infested yesterday (Friday, 2 March) with ecumenical celebrants in the Women’s World Day of Prayer.

We are aware of no fewer than 38 such meetings throughout the country, though some of them appear to have been cancelled / postponed due to the weather.

Described as an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative, female members of the various mainstream Protestant churches and Roman Catholic Church gather to pray.

For what is not entirely certain, though ecumenical meetings often tend to happen for their own sake.

To whom is another good question, given that Rome teaches of prayer to saints and Mary, while the Bible says that prayer is to God through our Lord Jesus Christ alone.

1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

A significant number of the meetings listed on the Women’s World Day of Prayer took place in the Belfast area, though every county in Northern Ireland played host to at least one of these gatherings. Most of the meetings took place in Protestant churches, but a sprinkling were held in Roman Catholic churches.

A couple of the churches which played host to meetings are of particular interest.

First among these is Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church, based in north Belfast. It is the old stomping ground of ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll (1 Timothy 2:12), whom we have mentioned previously, having led an ecumenical meeting in a Roman Catholic Church in County Tyrone during which she expressed her hope that ecumenism would be rejuvenated.

Another noteworthy meeting was in County Fermanagh, in Inishmacsaint Parish Church. This rather obscure parish is the domain of Canon David Skuce, who was the guest speaker at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Monea, County Fermanagh, in a service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

From a brief scan of the internet, we have also noticed invitations to some of these meetings in the online Catholic Church parish bulletins.

These include the Drumcree Parish Bulletin in Portadown, County Armagh, where parishioners are invited to attend the Women’s World Day of Prayer in Armagh Road Presbyterian Church in the town.

This can be of little surprise given the notoriety of that church’s ‘minister’, a ‘Rev’ Christine Bradley. We have already provided the Scripture which demonstrates she is incapable in God’s eyes of holding the position she claims, but she also has rather questionable views on same sex marriage, having expressed her pleasure at the result of a referendum in the Republic of Ireland in 2015 which legalised that practice which is absolutely contrary to God’s Word

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

Romans 1:22-27 says: “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 says: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Another such example is in the Bangor Parish Bulletin, which advertises Women’s World Day of Prayer meetings in Shore Street Presbyterian Church in Donaghadee, County Down and in nearby Groomsport Parish Church of Ireland.

Ecumenism is going on all around us and is happening on such a regular basis and Bible believing Christians need to stand up against this dreadful compromise with the darkness of Rome.

Below we have listed every ecumenical Women’s World Day of Prayer meeting we are aware of. If someone you know is involved with any of the churches listed below, please share this with them to warn them of the dangerous game their spiritual leaders are playing and if you are involved with any of these churches yourself, then challenge your minister as to why they are involving themselves and their churches in this spiritual degradation.

2 Corinthians 6:17: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you,”

Northern Ireland’s ecumenical hall of shame:

Co Antrim
1st Ballyeaston Presbyterian Church, Ballyclare
Whitehead Presbyterian Church
May Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Dundonald Methodist Church
Belvoir Church of Ireland, Belfast
St Comgall’s Church of Ireland, Belfast
Glengormley Methodist Church
Lowe Memorial, Belfast
St Mary’s on the Hill, Carnmoney
Donegall Road Methodist, Belfast
St Mark’s Ballysillan, Belfast
Skainos Centre East Belfast Mission
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church, Belfast
St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Woodstock Road, Belfast
Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Templepatrick Presbyterian Church
Cairncastle Presbyterian Church, Larne
St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Glenarm
Church of Our Lady and St Patrick, Ballymoney
St John’s Church of Ireland, Newtownabbey

Co Armagh
Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown
St John’s Parish Church, Moira
Tandragee Methodist Church

Co Down
Carryduff Presbyterian Church
High Street Presbyterian, Holywood
St John’s Parish Church, Newcastle
St John the Evangelist Church of Ireland, Killyleagh
Downpatrick Presbyterian Church
Kilmore Parish Church, Crossgar
Shore Street Presbyterian Church, Donaghadee
Groomsport Parish Church of Ireland

Co Fermanagh
Inishmacsaint Parish Church, Derrygonnelly
Letterbreen Methodist Church

Co Londonderry
St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Coleraine

Co Tyrone
St John’s Church of Ireland, Fivemiletown
St George’s Crilly, Aughnacloy
St Elizabeth’s Church of Ireland, Moygashel

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