Vineyard Church leader Alan Scott says Mary worship is fine and that he’s ‘all in’ with the Pope

The lead pastor of the Causeway Coast Vineyard church in Coleraine has declared his solidarity with the Pope, saying he is “all in” with that man of sin, and son of perdition.

Alan Scott (pictured, top) is the leader of the charismatic grouping and he has firmly nailed his colours to the Romanist mast with his shameful comments.

In the message he delivered at a meeting in the Causeway Coast Vineyard last year, which has only recently been brought to our attention, he said he could “journey” spiritually with the Pope, the man the Westminster Confession of Faith describes as that “Antichrist” as he blasphemously sets himself up in the place of God.

In the message, Alan Scott recounts a meeting of the leaders of the Vineyard Church with the Pope. They are John and Eleanor (or Ele) Mumford, who, for the easily impressed, are also the parents of Marcus Mumford from the pop group Mumford and Sons.

He speaks of the meeting as if it is something pleasant to be in the company with the leader of the church which has led millions, perhaps billions, to hell.

While walking in to meet the Pope, John and Ele bump into their good friends who have just met with the “Antichrist” themselves, “Justin and Caroline”, who happen to be Justin and Caroline Welby, the Arch-Apostate of Canterbury, whom we have previously mentioned endorsing the Romish practice of prayer to saints, and his wife.

This shows that, even beside the Pope, their company is unbecoming those who would profess Christ as they are pals with a leader of the apostasy in the UK like Justin Welby.

As Alan Scott, who has recently moved to America to spread his deceit further, continues his drivel, which is still available online (though we wouldn’t advise listening to it – we have subjected ourselves to it so you don’t have to), one begins to wonder if he’s telling a bedtime story or supposedly preaching to people’s souls.

He then blatantly issues a defiant challenge to God. Alan Scott continues: “John and Ele went in to meet the Pope. Are the Proddies OK?”

Cue uproarious laughter from the dupes in the congregation.

What Alan Scott is saying is: “Did the two Protestants suddenly spontaneously combust when they went into the presence of the leader of Romanism? Were they struck down by God in that very second? No, they didn’t and they weren’t, and that’s because they did nothing wrong in socialising with the Pope.”

That’s what he is saying. He is directly challenging God with a breathtaking arrogance, irreverence and ignorance of His power and His anger at sin.

Quite often sin goes unpunished for a long time, quite often sinners don’t seem to be punished in this life. However, judgement will surely come, whether it be visibly on earth, or whether it be in eternity.

Ecclesiastes 8:11-13: “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”

The heart of Alan Scott is fully set in himself to do evil, such as causing members of his congregation to laugh at the notion that God could possibly judge sin. He needs to bear in mind those nine words in verse 13: “But it shall not be well with the wicked”.

Job, in his disputations with his friends, looks at the lack of judgement there appears to be on the wicked, and indeed they often prosper, but it will not last and they are as chaff blown away in the wind. It says in Job 21:13-18: “They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him? Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me. How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger. They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.”

Temporarily safe from God’s judgement, John and Ele persist in their defiance of our Saviour by referring to the Pope as “His Holiness”, when there are few, if any, less holy people on this earth.

Ele then, Alan Scott relays to us, asks the Pope a question. She asks him, “What do you think the Holy Spirit is doing on the earth today?” As if the Pope has any idea what the Holy Spirit is doing.

However, the Holy Spirit knows what the Pope is doing. He is blaspheming His name by claiming to be the ‘Vicar of Christ on earth’, a role which was taken by the Holy Spirit after Christ had finished His work on earth.

However, Alan Scott gushes: “That’s a brilliant question for the Pope.” He then goes on to say the Pope replied by saying you can do three things with the Holy Spirit.

Alan Scott says the Pope said you can ignore Him, grieve Him (the Pope knows all about that one!) or you can “let the Holy Spirit have His way”.

And then Alan Scott confirmed his disgraceful blasphemy and sell out of God’s Word.

He says: “Now here’s the deal. John and Ele and Justin and Caroline and Francis, they will disagree on lots of things, but I can journey with anyone who’ll let the Holy Spirit have His way.

“If we’re agreed on that, I’m all in. If that’s your conviction of faith. Like we can talk about beads and flags, or we can just say, ‘Holy Spirit you’re welcome here’. It’s beautiful, right? And that’s the unity we aspire towards.”

We’re afraid, Alan Scott, that is the furthest thing from beautiful and it is certainly not the unity anyone should be aspiring towards.

What he is saying is that doctrines aren’t important, faithfulness to God’s Word is an irrelevance, we are all to be part of one big ecumenical gang as long as someone makes one single glib statement that they’ll let the Holy Spirit have His way.

Jesus said, “by their fruits ye shall know them” and the Pope grieves the Holy Spirit by his blasphemy, which will not be forgiven.

Matthew 12:31: “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

Alan Scott and his followers in the Vineyard church and its friends need to remember that. The Pope’s sin will not be forgiven. He is damned already.

That must also cause you to question whoever wants to associate with the Pope and whoever says they are “all in” and can “journey” spiritually with the Pope. Any spiritual journey with the Pope leads to hell.

As for his comments about beads (representing Roman Catholicism) and flags (supposedly representing Protestantism), that is just absolute nonsense.

Alan Scott is clearly referring to rosary beads, a Romanist blasphemy used to pray to Mary for intercession, (1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”), but he is stating he does not have a problem with that and is endorsing worship of Mary. What utter blasphemy!

As for the reference to flags, a comment which drew foolish laughter from his audience, since when were flags a part of Protestant worship? There is no equivalence between the two. This is just silly nonsense from someone in a position as a church leader, which demands far more from its occupant.

2 Timothy 2:16-17: “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker”.

That word “canker” can be rendered “cancer”, and it equates such foolish talk to be like a cancer in the way it spreads, and that is what Alan Scott is doing, he is spreading another gospel which will eat up people’s souls until they are entirely consumed and cast into hell.

Reader, please be wary of such utter departure from God’s Word. Be aware too that the leader of the Evangelical Alliance, Peter Lynas, is a leading figure in that church.

We previously featured Peter Lynas’ pathetic, glowing tribute to Billy Graham, a man who walked hand in hand with Rome and turned souls yearning for salvation back into the clutches of Rome. Peter Lynas has also previously stated his interest in hearing what the Pope has to say about moral issues, such as abortion.

True Christians shouldn’t want to hear what that “man of sin, and son of perdition” has to say on anything.

Luke 11:28: “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.”

25 thoughts on “Vineyard Church leader Alan Scott says Mary worship is fine and that he’s ‘all in’ with the Pope”

    1. Hello Marcus,

      We, of course, don’t need to speak to Alan Scott as the recording speaks for itself and he has done quite enough speaking in that.

      This message is publicly available and could be heard by any English speaking person in the world with an internet connection and soundness of hearing.

      We assume you are referring to Matthew 18:15-17, a passage taken out of context by a previous commenter when we wrote about Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson (it would appear highlighting the misdemeanours of leading lights within the charismatic, easy-believism movement draws the greatest opprobrium).

      At that time we pointed out the key phrase in that passage was “if thy brother shall trespass against thee”, which appears at the start of verse 15, meaning the rest of the passage is predicated on those two conditions.

      Alan Scott is not affiliated to our church, nor are we affiliated to his, neither has he trespassed against us, but rather against God. Therefore, those verses do not apply.

      Alan Scott’s blasphemy is made in a very public way, therefore a public rebuke is far from inappropriate.

      Regardless, we are expressly instructed as believers in Ephesians 5:11: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

      Such comments as yours are rather tiresome as they make no effort to justify Alan Scott’s conduct (or that of whomever else sets themselves against God and His Word). Is there a Biblical justification for what Alan Scott said? No. That’s obviously why no Biblical justification is offered.

      However, if you are going to defend such characters then we are not interested in any arguments outwith God’s Word and only those in their proper context from it.

      We trust this is clear for future reference for all those who seek to engage in pedantry.


  1. Hi – all of this is greatly concerning. Would it possible for you to share the name/date of Alan’s message so I can listen and investigate for myself?


  2. Shameful article full of religiosity. I love how you advise your 3 or 4 readers not to listen to the podcast, no doubt in fear that they would gain the true meaning of a wonderful message. This type of viewpoint is exactly what is wrong with beautiful Northern Ireland. Praying for you.


    1. Hello Your Copper Fox,

      Thanks for getting in contact.

      Unfortunately, your correspondence really is quite dispiriting.

      There really is very little to be said to someone who thinks that spiritual journeying with the Pope of Rome is somehow praiseworthy or noble.

      However, this demonstrates an all too prevalent frightening level of ignorance towards the evils of the Roman Catholic Church’s system. Rome rejects salvation by faith alone, nay pronounces its curse on any who believes or teaches that, it teaches the blasphemy of the Mass, prayer to Mary and saints, adoration of idols and relics and much more which is totally contrary to God’s Word.

      As for the supposed slur of religiosity, the definition of the word is “strong religious feeling or belief”. Anyone who has any strong religious feeling or belief could rightly be labelled as demonstrating such, though you and many others consider it to be a pejorative term.

      Had you read down the comments below the post you would have noticed we gave the sermon title to an individual who enquired.

      As for the mocking comment about our followers, we can assure you the number far outstrips your pathetic slur.

      And even if we had just three or four followers, it wouldn’t matter as what matters is faithfulness to God. Remember, narrow is the way that leads to salvation and broad is the way that leads to destruction.

      The ecumenical movement, which conveniently ignores traditional gaping theological differences, is what is wrong with Northern Ireland.

      Such false prophets have seized on people in this country’s desire to be on friendly terms with their Roman Catholic neighbours to teach a false gospel.

      We have no desire to be on unfriendly terms with our Roman Catholic neighbours, we love them dearly and wish to see them saved. Ecumenical compromise will keep Roman Catholics comfortable in, and indeed reaffirm, the false religion they have known all their lives and send them to hell.

      You may be content to have that on your conscience. We are not.

      We can assure you we are praying for you and those like you.


  3. I am not Roman Catholic nor do I attend a vineyard or this man’s church that you write about. I will say that I am absolutely blown away at how unfair and rude your article is. You devour your own. You most certainly are sola scriptura and are utterly convinced you have the complete and perfect interpretation of God’s holy Scriptures. You should be ashamed of yourself. Pray more and speak less…. it would do you well. And by the way, I am fine with you praying for me. I can use all the prayer I can get. From the way you spoke it sounds like you don’t think you need any prayer.


    1. Hi Bruce,

      Thank you for taking the time to contact us and also for stating we follow the Reformation principle of Sola Scriptura.

      However, the rest of your message is largely disappointing.

      We would ask a few questions.

      Have you listened to the message from Alan Scott?

      What exactly is unfair, in your opinion, in what we said?

      Where do you get the idea that we don’t consider ourselves in need of prayer? We all benefit from the prayers of others who are saved.

      What we would say is that we don’t believe those who spiritually journey with the Pope to be our own. The Pope sets himself up in the place of God and is a blasphemer of His precious name.

      We would be happy to pray for you and, if you are saved, we would be happy for you to pray for us. We all can live holier, more sanctified lives and the prayers of those who are among God’s elect to help us are most valuable.


  4. Our church is discussing Alan Scoot latest book, so I Twitter him for his thoughts on what his views are on The Pope and Mary worship.
    He Blocked Me….


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