1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
The ecumenical charismatic movement is big business in Northern Ireland (and numerous other places) at present.
Having seen the growth in the ‘fellowship’ type churches, gatherings in other denominations have decided to jump on board the charismatic bandwagon and get a slice of the unbiblical action.
Clanging ‘Christian’ rock music, casual attire, shallow ‘positive vibes’ theology and no requirement for personal sanctification (the ‘God’ they preach is just so chuffed you are doing him a favour by claiming to be his follower) helps draw in the punters, which in turn drives up the revenue and, hey presto, prosperity is a sign that God is working. Isn’t it?
Examples of the more traditional denominational churches who have hopped on board with the modern charismatic movement, which is rooted in the outrageous excesses of the Toronto Blessing, are the like of Carnmoney Presbyterian Church (led by crowd-surfing, ‘LGBT Christian’ affirming, Jesuit priest promoting Rev John Dickinson), Willowfield Parish Church (until recently led by new Archbishop of Down and Dromore and ecumenical New Wine compromiser Rev David McClay, pictured, below) and Newtownbreda Baptist Church (led by Evangelical Alliance supporting, comedy performer hosting, charismatic fellowshipping Pastor Trevor Ramsey, with an honourable mention to his assistant, Pastor Tim Robinson).
Another one of these is 1st Presbyterian Church in Ballynahinch, County Down, led by Rev Dario Leal, a native of Chile.
He is up to his neck in the charismatic tomfoolery which passes for Christianity in many places these days.
The church he currently has charge over runs the leaven-filled Alpha Course, whose overall leader is the Rome lover Nicky Gumbel, and his church’s Clerk of Session is a woman called Jill McKee (pictured, below, 1 Timothy 2:12), who was one of the demonstrators at a ludicrous, unscriptural ‘prophetic art’ event at CFC Belfast (good friends of Pastor Trevor Ramsey and his Newtownbreda Baptist Church) last October.
And, in 2016, Dario Leal ran a conference headlined by out and out heretic and leader in the foul Toronto Blessing (the movement which popularised writhing on the floor, laughing manically and barking like a dog as a manifestation of the ‘spirit’, though certainly not the Holy Spirit), Randy Clark.
It was held in 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church, whose current ‘minister’ is a woman (1 Timothy 2:12) called ‘Rev’ Mairisine Stanfield, who, according to the faithful servant of God, Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries, is the former ‘minister’ of 1st Presbyterian Church, Ballynahinch, Rev Dario Leal’s current stomping ground.
Details given on the “Healing Prayer at Northdown CFC” facebook page of the event are included in the screenshot below. We are not sure if “Northdown CFC” is connected with CFC Belfast but would be keen for anyone with information in that regard to get in contact with us.
And it was Rev Dario Leal’s church which was up to its neck in a 24-7 Prayer week in Ballynahinch a little while back, running from Sunday, 1 to Sunday, 8 March.
A group called ‘Grace Fellowship’ were also strongly involved in the event. They are a breakaway group from Ballynahinch Baptist Church, once again according to Cecil Andrews at Take Heed Ministries. You can read his article on this event by clicking here.
And they brought in Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, top), one of the leading figures in the wretched ecumenical deceit spreading through our land.
He spoke on the opening night (start as you mean to go on!) in a Romanist primary school in the town called St Colman’s.
Alain Emerson has a track record for speaking in Romanist venues, having preached during the ecumenical talking shop known as the Four Corners Festival in a Roman Catholic chapel in 2018. You can see him, below, doing just that.
And here he is again, showing his lack of concern for any form of Biblical faithfulness.
For five straight days during the 24-7 Prayer week, Lectio Divina sessions were held, a Papist blasphemy. Alain Emerson’s co-pastor at his Emmanuel Church in the Lurgan and Portadown areas of County Armagh, Dave Wylie, told attendees to take part in this ungodly practice.
It really is a sad mess and we would once again issue the call to anyone involved with 1st Presbyterian Church in Ballynahinch, 1st Presbyterian Church in Bangor, Grace Fellowship in Ballynahinch and Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area to separate from these fellowships.
We are reminded in James 1:27 that “pure religion and undefiled before God is this… to keep himself unspotted from the world”.
These churches are covered in the stains of the world.
Separate yourself even today.