Romans 10:17: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
One of the chief architects of ecumenical deceit in our country, the Church Ireland Bishop of Clogher, the Right Reverend (Right Eejit!) John McDowell, has further deepened his betrayal of Christ by preaching from the Apocrypha at a Remembrance Sunday service in the Church of Ireland cathedral in Enniskillen.
This outrageous cleric used the Apocrypha, a collection of books rejected by any true Protestant, and indeed many non Protestants, as not being the Word of God and laden with contradictions and historical inaccuracies, as the basis for his sermon in St Macartin’s Cathedral in the Fermanagh town.
The Apocrypha is a totally unreliable set of writings used by the Roman Catholic Church to try to justify such blasphemous teachings as prayers for the dead, the Mass and purgatory.
Yet these writings, which are most assuredly NOT God’s Word, were used as the basis for Right Eejit John McDowell’s message last Sunday morning.
A minister’s job is to point people to Christ, imploring them to have the like precious faith as they.
The verse at the top of this article points out how we are to come to faith in Christ.
We can’t put our faith in Him unless we know who He is and we are to discover who God is through His Word.
However, Right Eejit John McDowell has used that which is not God’s Word to form the basis for his message, preaching from 1 Maccabees.
What this does is serve to endorse the Apocrypha as a whole, with all its false teachings.
It is interesting and relevant to note that none of the books of the Apocrypha are referenced at any stage in the New Testament, despite vast swathes of the Old Testament being referred to.
It was merely a Papish directive which saw the Apocrypha included in their Bible.
For the nitpickers who will seek to point out the original edition of the King James Version of the Bible included the Apocrypha between the Old and New Testaments, they were never accepted as part of the canon of Holy Scripture, but rather it was thought some of the historical detail might be of use to readers.
This view was then changed and the Apocrypha books were removed from later editions.
However, Right Eejit John McDowell clearly prefers the Papist methods, although of course he is no stranger to Romanist sympathising.
Each year he issues a joint Christmas message alongside the Roman Catholic bishop of Clogher.
And he earlier this year was a joint guest of honour at a Church of Ireland event alongside a former Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Joseph Duffy, which you can read about by clicking here.
This Papist, in a damning report by the Irish National Board for Safeguarding Children was found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse and did not remove suspected paedophile priests from the ministry”.
It also says there was “an unacceptable delay” in taking action against one priest, while it was also reported that Bishop Joseph Duffy’s delay came despite concerns being raised of a “credible allegation” in his Clogher diocese.
So this is the sort of company the Right Eejit John McDowell has chosen to keep and thus his abandoning of Biblical values and of God’s Word in favour of the wisdom of men and the Apocrypha will lead many others down the path to destruction.
This situation was seen in the days of Hosea, where the lack of diligence from those in high spiritual roles saw the people suffer.
Hosea 4:6-9: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.”
Oh how much ignorance there is in the land of Ulster today, where many who would even call themselves Christian believe it is ok to fill themselves with alcohol, believe dressing in any way they please to meet with God is ok, believe sodomy is acceptable to God in any way, and worse still, in the church, believe sharing church services with the reprobate Roman Catholic Church is admirable or believe it is ok to pick and choose which parts of the Bible are to be believed.
These problems are largely attributable to the compromisers, the apostates, the ecumenists and the deceivers like Right Eejit John McDowell.
When the priests err, so too do the people, as can be seen in the passage we have quoted from in Hosea.
But one of the signs of the tremendous Pentecost revival of the New Testament can be seen in Acts 6:7, which says: “And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.”
Were we in an age where “a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith”, Ulster would not be in the wretched spiritual state it is in.
And we wouldn’t have heretics like Right Eejit John McDowell standing in lofty places spewing out his filth and shame.
We would encourage anyone reading this who might have been present at that service or who might be involved with his church to separate themselves from it and to confront your minister, asking him (for the Bible says it must be a man) why they stand by and tolerate such a brazen enemy of the cause of Christ to rule over him and, therefore, have the spiritual rule over you.
It is surely time to separate unto Christ, and to go “without the camp, bearing his reproach” (Hebrews 13:13).