The focus of ‘Protestant Revival’ continues to be on the north coast of Northern Ireland and indeed Coleraine in particular.
Having highlighted the blasphemy of the leader of the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, Alan Scott, in his declaration of unity with the Pope, we have been informed of more mingling with Romish deceit in that area.
This time the ecumenical compromise can be seen in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Coleraine, as the church boasted a celebration of the music of the central, blasphemous act of Roman Catholic worship, the Mass.
Gregorian chant is known as the music of the Roman rite, and it was part of a special musical service on offer in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland recently, on Friday, 27 April.
At the Mass, Rome claims that Christ is sacrificed again, meaning they claim He has been sacrificed again and again and again in every chapel across the world repeatedly for centuries.
This is blasphemous nonsense, as the Bible clearly demonstrates in Hebrews 10:11-12. It says: “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God”.
Gregorian chant also includes what are known as ‘Marian antiphons’, or ‘hymns to Mary’, meaning this form of music is also used to worship Mary, which is a blasphemous rejection of God’s Word.
Again, the Bible is clear that we are to worship none other than God. 1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.
The music was brought by a choir called Counterpoint, which, as far as we can see, appears to be a choir based in the Coleraine area.
They have practices in both St Patrick’s Church of Ireland and also First Coleraine Presbyterian Church, and indeed First Coleraine Presbyterian’s website carries an advert for the event, meaning both churches and their ministers, are complicit in such betrayal of Biblical Christianity.
The ministers at fault are Rev Roger Cooke of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland (pictured, above) and while First Coleraine Presbyterian Church currently has no minister, Rev Eddie Dorrans (pictured, below) currently has the charge there. Indeed Rev Eddie Dorrans is a veteran ecumenist, having been one of the three clergymen who set up the ecumenical grouping, Ballycastle Church Action, which we previously featured taking part in a God defying Good Friday walk which included the Roman Catholic Church.
He also helped lay the groundwork in Ballycastle Presbyterian Church for Mary worship to be endorsed by his successor, Rev John Stanbridge, which we also previously covered.
By facilitating the singing of the music of the Roman rite, which is blasphemous in its nature, these men are failing to guide their congregations as they ought to.
Ezekiel 3:18-19: “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.”
If ministers fail to warn their congregations of their wicked actions, and indeed in this case they are at best indulging them and at worst encouraging them, then there is a fearsome price to pay.
We need to have clean hands from the church of Rome and its blasphemies and deceits, not be indulging in its wicked practices.
Deuteronomy 22:9: “Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.”
This verse, while referring to agricultural best practice, also has a clear application in the life of the Christian. Worship is not to be mingled with that of Rome, otherwise it is defiled. Just like Cain, who thought his offering would meet with God’s approval, it will be rejected.
When the children of Israel received the promise of entry to the promised land, God told them to utterly drive out the heathen living there at that time and to take nothing to do with them.
However, they failed to do so and, when they began to depart from God, they started to indulge in the religious practices of the heathen.
Judges 2:12-14: “And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger. And they forsook the Lord , and served Baal and Ashtaroth. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel”.
We can justly say the Lord’s anger would be hot against the partakers in and supporters and attendees of such an event in a supposedly Protestant church as one that features the very music used in the “blasphemous fable and dangerous deceit” of the Roman Catholic Mass and which is used to blasphemously worship Mary.
Psalm 7:11 tells us that “God is angry with the wicked every day.”
If you are not saved, God is angry with you right now. The next verse of Psalm 7 tells us if you are in that position, God is readying Himself for judgement.
Psalm 7:12 says: “If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.”
Turn to Christ before it is too late.
2 Corinthians 6:2 “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”