2 John 1:9-11: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
The leader of the Evangelical Alliance, Peter Lynas (pictured, top), has continued his compromise with Popery by expressing his support for an Elim church deacon going to Dublin to meet “that man of sin, and son of perdition” today (Saturday).
Peter Lynas has previously stated his interest in what the Pope has to say on moral matters on his trip to the Republic of Ireland to the ‘World Meeting of Families’ Roman Catholic celebration.
And now he has defended the shameful decision of Ulster Unionist Party MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) and deacon in Maghaberry Elim, Robbie Butler, to meet with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, which has damned untold millions to hell with its false gospel of sacramental merit.
Peter Lynas is a leading figure in the easy-believist, Pope-loving Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, whose shameful credentials can be viewed by clicking here.
He also issued a glowing statement in praise of Billy Graham, the famous American evangelist who told those Roman Catholics coming forward seeking guidance at his ‘Crusades’ to go back into the clutches of Rome.
While Peter Lynas may release some nice sounding statements in relation to abortion and other matters, he has compromised terribly with the paganism of Rome.
And it was no surprise to see him jumping to the defence of Robbie Butler, who had been criticised by some actual Protestants for travelling to meet “that Antichrist”.
And that means true Christians must be utterly separated from both the Vineyard Church and the Evangelical Alliance.
Robbie Butler himself, meanwhile, ought to face serious questions from his church, Maghaberry Elim, based near Lisburn, for his attendance at such an ungodly occasion, the purpose of which is to exalt the most senior figure in Romanism.
Its minister, Pastor Brian Madden, will most certainly be aware of where his deacon was today and whom he was in the company of.
What will Pastor Brian Madden do about it? We’ll have to wait and see if Robbie Butler retains his position of authority within the church. Something tells us Robbie Butler will be allowed to continue regardless.
There are further question marks over Robbie Butler as he has indicated himself on his own blog that he would sit back and allow sodomite marriage to be introduced in Northern Ireland.
Due to the vagaries of the currently non-functioning Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland, if any 30 MLAs sign what is known as a ‘petition of concern’, they can block a bill going through regardless of whether a majority votes for it.
The DUP has deployed this on numerous occasions to prevent sodomite marriage being enacted, but now only have 28 MLAs. This means if Stormont was restored and a vote was taken, they would need at least two other members to co-sign it with them. Jim Allister of the TUV is one and after that it becomes less clear who would join them.
One would have thought that someone such as Robbie Butler, who professes to be a born-again Christian, would be a prime candidate to take his stand for Christ.
Not so, however.
In a blog posting from February 2017, Robbie Butler very, very weakly just about manages to see-saw in the direction of voting against sodomite marriage.
However, on the matter of whether or not he would do everything in his power to remain faithful to God, he says: “With regard to the petition of concern (POC), and as a democrat, I actually do not support its use in this regard. I believe that democracy should prevail and the POC should only be used in exceptional circumstances.”
Clearly maintaining the natural order set out by God in His Word is not a sufficiently exceptional circumstance for Robbie Butler.
Let us remind Robbie Butler what the Bible has to say about homosexuality.
Romans 1:22-27: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
Again this raises serious questions for Pastor Brian Madden and Maghaberry Elim.
Are they pleased that one of their office bearers may one day have the power in his hands to stop the grave sin of sodomite marriage being inflicted on Ulster, and he has vowed to do nothing to stop it?
That is a despicable and shameful thing.
Robbie Butler has also chosen to be brazen in his consorting with the Pope, boasting on his facebook page today about his dreadful compromise with error.
To back it up, he quoted Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, though Confused might be a better name in these circumstances.
The quote is as follows: “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”
So Robbie Butler believes it is right to meet the Pope? What an outrage.
This is what the Bible says, and it is interesting Robbie Butler didn’t seek to back up his blasphemous stance with Scripture.
James 4:17: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
The right thing is to remain separated from the workers of iniquity, which the Pope unquestionably is. However, Robbie Butler has chosen his own political advancement over faithfulness to God.
Regardless of what Robbie Butler might like to say, he took the easy way out. There were plenty of other Ulster Unionist figures who are not office bearers in a supposedly God-glorifying church.
Doug Beattie, Mike Nesbitt and John Stewart are three who spring immediately to mind, given they were proudly attending the sodomite festival known as ‘Pride’ in Belfast earlier this month.
This sorry episode raises a lot of questions for a lot of people.
This includes Causeway Coast Vineyard, the Evangelical Alliance, Peter Lynas, Pastor Brian Madden, Robbie Butler and Maghaberry Elim.
Are they happy to compromise with error? Are they happy to be associated with such error? Will they take any action to address such shameful betrayal of Christ?
Let us be ever wary of putting God first in our lives, regardless of the opposition we will face.
Hebrews 13:13: “Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.”