There has been much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth by hardened ecumenists and outright apostates over a few rather soft measures by the Presbyterian Church to limit the involvement of sodomites in the church, withdraw from the World Council of Churches and lessen ties with the Church of Scotland.
In truth, the Presbyterian Church has ambled about a yard down the road away from the depths it has reached when it needs to run a marathon.
But any move away from downright apostasy will always be greeted with howls of outrage from the world, especially when it involves the great cause of our day – sodomy.
This is a vile sin and unnatural, that’s what the Holy Spirit calls it in Romans 1:26. He calls it an “abomination” in Leviticus 18:22.
If you don’t like this, don’t take it up with Rev Stafford Carson, the Principal of Union Theological College, the training ground for Presbyterian ministers, and the man behind much of the doctrinal work which has provoked such apostate outrage – take it up with God.
And if you think shaking your puny fist at the Almighty will avail of anything for you, remember what we are told in Psalm 2:4: “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
As we have said previously, we ought not to despise the day of small things, but that is all the Presbyterian Church has done – small things.
They will still work alongside the apostate Church of Scotland, which has given its blessing to same-sex marriage, in areas of “mutual benefit”, whatever they are.
They are still in various ecumenical bodies, such as the Irish Council of Churches and dozens of local groupings.
They will still welcome sodomites into the church, despite this being a position whereby they are endorsing open sin in the pews.
They will retain women ministers and continue to teach them at their training college, where the supposedly hardline Rev Stafford Carson is the Principal. In fact he said this week the following: “At the present time the Presbyterian Church in Ireland ordains women to the eldership and to the ministry and that is a settled conviction of the church.”
They will still tolerate various corrupt translations of the Word of God.
They will still enthusiastically engage with what their own governing principles (supposedly), the Westminster Confession of Faith, calls “that Antichrist”, the Pope.
They will still allow despicable old apostates like Martin McGuinness’ mate Rev David Latimer, the Mary worship endorsing Rev John Stanbridge and Roman Catholic publishing house backed Rev Andrew Watson to hold their positions.
They are just three of the apostates we have written about in the Presbyterian Church on ‘Protestant Revival’ thus far.
We are sure there are more issues we could identify, but we trust we are highlighting the depths of the issues at large within the Presbyterian Church.
Despite the nonsensical protestations of Lord Alderdice (pictured, below), who has resigned as a Presbyterian elder and member over the matter, there remains a great gulf between the stance of the Presbyterian Church and the Free Presbyterian Church, which he sought to claim.
He, and others, including the previously obscure but suddenly “high profile businesswoman” (according to the Belfast Telegraph) Lesley Macaulay claim this is a matter of liberty, which is an absolute falsehood.
We will remind Lord Alderdice, a former Alliance Party leader (and what a wretched, God defying party it is), of what the Westminster Confession of Faith says.
Let’s not forget he would have vowed his agreement with what it said and promised to uphold it when he was appointed as an elder. This was clearly a lie, as we will demonstrate clearly now.
These words would also be helpful to Lesley Macaulay, whose daughter is a lesbian, who follows the time-honoured tradition of something being a sin until one of your family members does it.
Chapter 24, paragraph 1 says: “Marriage is to be between one man and one woman.”
Chapter 20, paragraph 3 says: “They who, upon pretence of Christian liberty, do practice any sin, or cherish any lust, do thereby destroy the end of Christian liberty…”
As a Presbyterian elder, Lord Alderdice would have been required to affirm his belief in the Westminster Confession of Faith in its entirety.
Either his view has changed during the years or he was dishonest from the start in order to gain higher position.
Whatever the case may be, he is an utterly inappropriate candidate for the eldership and his church can only benefit from his absence.
We are reminded in John 14:15 that if we love Christ, we will want to do what is pleasing to Him, not ourselves. It says: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
This same idea is referred to in Acts 5:29, where it says: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
God’s Word forbids gay marriage, but the likes of Lord Alderdice and Lesley Macaulay are fine with it. Who ought we to follow? We trust that is self-evident.
The only way to revival and seeing souls saved and our country transformed (and these are issues which appear to not even feature on the priority lists of the likes of Lord Alderdice and the non-entity of Lesley Macaulay) is through total faithfulness to God’s Word and a confession of sins, not wilful indulgence in still graver sin.
2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Please pray, dear reader, for a mighty revival in our land, that souls may be saved in their droves and that our churches will eject the deceivers and the apostates and the ecumenists corrupting religious worship up and down this land.