The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rev Charles McMullen (pictured, above) has got his wish and will fall prostrate at the feet of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic system this weekend when he meets with the Pope.
As soon as it was announced that the Bangor based Presbyterian would take over as Moderator this year, Rev Charles McMullen indicated his great eagerness to meet with the man he vowed at his ordination was “that man of sin, and son of perdition”.
What does Rev Charles McMullen make of his ordination vows now having previously subscribed to the Westminster Confession of Faith?
It is hard to see how this act can be seen as anything other than a betrayal of them.
This is what Rev Charles McMullen said back in February when it was revealed he would become the new Moderator (you can read our article at the time by clicking here).
He said: “We don’t know for certain if the Pope is coming and if he is there would need to be some invitation extended to us.
“If an invitation was extended, our two churches would work out the basis on which that meeting would occur.
“As far as I am concerned I would relish the opportunity to meet the Pope” (pictured, below).
There you go then, Rev Charles McMullen, the leader of the largest so-called Protestant church in Ireland as a whole, is relishing the opportunity to meet the man he vowed was “that Antichrist”.
If he believes what he vowed so as to make what one would certainly assume is a very comfortable living from the ministry, then he is certainly choosing some very dodgy company to keep.
If, on the other hand, he doesn’t believe the Westminster Confession of Faith, what is he doing in a Presbyterian pulpit or with a clerical collar round his neck, much less leading the Presbyterian Church?
More importantly still, he clearly doesn’t believe the Bible, which says to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing” (2 Corinthians 6:17).
Ephesians 5:11 must have passed him by as well. It says: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
There hasn’t been too much by way of reproof in the past few days as it has been announced that Rev Charles McMullen will charge headlong down the road to Dublin to metaphorically kiss ‘Papa’s’ feet.
In a pathetic sop to any Presbyterians who are rightly dismayed and outraged at such a move, and as a scanty fig leaf to cover the nakedness of their compromise, Rev Charles McMullen and the Presbyterian Church’s clerk, Rev Trevor Gribben, have mentioned “theological differences”.
What are these theological differences? They haven’t mentioned them.
Could it be because they are so vast that it would highlight how disgraceful and traitorous their decision is?
While we have on various occasions on this page highlighted the major differences, though far from exhaustively, we will quickly run through a few.
Rome teaches of a holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory. You can search from now until Christ’s return, should you live to see it, but you’ll never find that in the Bible.
Rome teaches of prayer to Mary and to saints of its choosing. The Bible teaches of prayer to God alone (1 Timothy 2:5).
Rome teaches the blasphemy of the Mass, whereby they sacrifice Christ again and again in every chapel in the world every day of the year. The Bible teaches that his sacrifice was once for all (Hebrews 10:11-12).
Rome denies salvation by faith alone, instead pronouncing its anathema, or curses, on any who teach or hold to that view. The Bible teaches salvation by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).
There are many more issues we could dwell on, but that is surely sufficient to demonstrate the utter corruption of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic system.
Despite that, Rev Charles McMullen will attend Dublin Castle this Saturday, 25 August for a reception to be attended by Pope Francis and the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, at which it is understood that the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, will introduce the Presbyterian Moderator to the Pope himself.
After that, Rev Charles McMullen and his wife Barbara will attend a concert at Croke Park, at the invitation of Archbishop Eamon Martin. The Pope will be the chief guest at the concert.
Isn’t that all just lovely?
Rev Charles McMullen is certainly taken with the whole notion, as he himself said last week.
“As a church we recognise this Papal visit would bring great joy to our Roman Catholic neighbours and friends, and it was something we wanted to welcome.
“I am pleased our church has been able to accept the invitation to the reception and I am looking forward to it.
“Should there be an opportunity to meet Pope Francis I would very much welcome that in the context of building good relations.”
The Word of the Lord through Isaiah would be very applicable in the context of Rev Charles McMullen “looking forward” to meeting the Pope.
Isaiah 59:7-8 says: “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.”
Of course, “peace” is a big part of the pretext for such flagrant disregard of God’s Word, as evidenced by Rev Charles McMullen’s weasel words for excusing his betrayal of Protestantism when he says his consorting with the Papacy should be viewed “in the context of building good relations”.
Rev Charles McMullen is seeking to be on friendly terms with the Pope, a servant of the devil responsible for overseeing the damning of untold millions to an eternity in hell.
James 4:4 says: “…know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
Given that Rev Charles McMullen’s conduct is a grievous betrayal of his Protestant heritage, of the Westminster Confession of Faith and, above all else, God’s Word, one would hope there was an uproarious outcry from those Presbyterian clergy who would hold a more traditional line.
However, such hopes would prove to be unfounded, as was evidenced by the statement of Rev Trevor Gribben, who referred to the tepid protests of the sparse voices of concern on the General Council.
“We are a large Church and there will be people who believe sincerely that this would be a step too far, on theological grounds.
“A small number of people on our General Council made this point, but did so graciously.”
There was no fearless denunciation of sin, there was no earnest contention for the faith, just a lily-livered aside.
Has any member of the General Council publicly proclaimed their disgust at the move and articulated why the Bible considers consorting with the man they officially call “that Antichrist” to be repugnant? We are not aware of any and are happy for anyone to inform us of any member who has done so.
On Saturday, there will be so many members of the great and the good of Irish society, so-called, both north and south, but God will not be part of that crowd.
Rev Charles McMullen and any other clerical traitor would do well to keep that in mind.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”