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.
8 thoughts on “Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples takes time off to go on Roman Catholic pilgrimage”
Great post. Thank you for raising awareness of a futile pursuit such as El Camino De Santiago and exposing the attack s on Biblical Christianity .
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Sad to see other Christians slandering and discrediting the reputation of another Christian. We are called to love one another, this post is not loving towards Rev. David Cupples. I would suggest you read up on David’s camino facebook page for the reasons he did the walk and perhaps get a copy of his book Peregrino.
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