Presbyterian minister who excuses prayers for the dead to bring Clonard priest into Protestant church

A Redemptorist priest from Clonard Monastery on the Irish republican Falls Road in Belfast is to be welcomed with open arms into a Presbyterian Church in the city tomorrow night.

‘Father’ Ciaran O’Callaghan will be attending Fitzroy Presbyterian Church alongside the self-proclaimed “most hugged Presbyterian minister in the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland”, the Rev Ken Newell, a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, this Sunday, 20 May.

Readers may well be familiar with Fitzroy Presbyterian Church as it is a hub of ecumenical compromise and helps host the annual ecumenical talking shop, the Four Corners Festival, jointly led by its current minister, Rev Steve Stockman and ‘Father’ Martin Magill, a noted emissary of Papal deceit.

The Four Corners Festival is a quasi (perhaps queasy would be a better word!) political / religious talking shop, and it’s an event we have previously featured, as it was during that event Emmanuel Church leader Alain Emerson spoke in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast.

Indeed, our photograph at the top of this article of Rev Ken Newell in full ecumenical flow may be familiar to eagle eyed readers of this page. It will certainly be familiar to Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson as it is in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast.

This event tomorrow night (Sunday) is being hyped as part of Fitzroy’s ‘Day of Reconciliation’ to mark Pentecost Sunday.

Reconciliation is a key watchword of the ecumenist and the apostate in Northern Ireland for those keen to take advantage of the bloody, lawless actions of the devil-inspired IRA in our country during what has euphemistically come to be known as ‘The Troubles’.

Those lying preachers who have “a form of godliness” but are guilty of “denying the power thereof” (2 Timothy 3:5) use that strife to trick Protestants into thinking the solution to the problems in Ulster is to compromise with the Papists.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

God hates paganism and idolatry, which Romanism certainly is, and one only has to look at the records of the kings of Judah to see for whom the highest praise was recorded. It was for those who tore down all manner of false idols and places of worship to their blasphemous gods.

Look at the Holy Spirit’s appraisal of Hezekiah in 2 Kings 18:3-6: “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did. He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. For he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses.”

Josiah was similarly praised when he took the throne and carried out a purge of pagan idolatry. Showing an evangelical spirit, he even went into the land outside Judah’s borders to do the same. 2 Chronicles 34:6: “And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali…”

There is no praise for those who, rather than tearing down the altars of paganism, sought to join in with them.

And this is exactly what the likes of Rev Ken Newell and Rev Steve Stockman are doing by their continual compromise with Rome.

Rev Ken Newell is an arch-ecumenist, and had a notoriously cosy relationship with a ‘Father’ Gerry Reynolds, who is the predecessor of ‘Father’ Ciaran O’Callaghan, the Romanist who will be in attendance with Rev Ken Newell at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church.

The pair were nigh on inseparable during Rev Ken Newell’s 32 years as minister in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church (he was succeeded in his post by Rev Steve Stockman).

Of course, one has to wonder why Fitzroy Presbyterian Church has been allowed to go down the broad road of apostasy for more than four decades and the leadership of the Presbyterian Church bears a dreadful burden of guilt in this matter.

Both Rev Ken Newell and Rev Steve Stockman signed the Westminster Confession of Faith at their ordination, which states that the Pope is “that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition”.

Clearly, neither man believes that, so why are they allowed to continue to deceive and spread their lies?

Worse still, in 2004 Rev Ken Newell was chosen by the Presbyterian Church to be its moderator – what a grave affront to God.

Indeed, Rev Ken Newell and Rev Steve Stockman are like the false prophets God condemned in Ezekiel 13:10-16: “Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter: Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it? Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it. So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it; To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord God.”

This is a remarkably apt passage, for “one built up a wall” and “others daubed it”. Is that not exactly what has happened with Rev Ken Newell (the builder) and Rev Steve Stockman (the dauber)? Rev Ken Newell began this ecumenical construction and Rev Steve Stockman now tends to it to maintain the facade of Christianity to keep the people from seeing the truth.

Look at what God says about this wall – He will “rend it with a stormy wind in my fury”; He will “consume it”; He will “break down the wall” and “bring it down to the ground”.

He will do this so that “the foundation thereof shall be discovered”. Just like the foolish man who built the house upon the sand, when the storms come it will all come tumbling down for it is a lie, a deceit, a counterfeit, a delusion, an illusion.

Yet further evidence of the unsuitability of Rev Ken Newell to occupy the pulpit in any place of worship was demonstrated when he said it was “sectarian” to object to the Romish deceit of prayers to the dead.

Showing he has a greater love for Romanism than Protestantism, this counterfeit cleric said that because Orange Order members were advised by the leadership not to use the Papist term ‘RIP’ (Rest In Peace) when paying tribute to those who have died, there was a “reservoir of sectarianism” at large in the Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organisation.

The term, of course, is utterly unscriptural, not that such a thing would matter to an old compromiser like Rev Ken Newell. We have previously stressed the anti-Christian nature of prayers for the dead. One must only look at the account of David’s child to Bathsheba who died to see that prayers for the dead are a dangerous, blasphemous nonsense. You can read the account in 2 Samuel 12:16-23.

Reader, please pray that God will hasten to tear down the deceitful walls of builders and daubers like Rev Ken Newell and Rev Steve Stockman and please pray that the true reconciliation of sinners repenting and asking Christ for salvation will take hold in our land.

1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Romans 5:10-11: “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”

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