Church of Ireland’s Rev Kevin Graham’s birthday wishes to Papist church in West Belfast

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 Church of Ireland’s Rural Dean of South Belfast has proudly helped lead further ecumenical compromise in our country by congratulating a Roman Catholic Church on reaching its 90th anniversary.

He was in attendance at what appears to have been part of a Novena to mark the 90th birthday of the church.

A Novena, as we previously highlighted in a post about arch-ecumenist Archdeacon Stephen McBride of Antrim Church of Ireland, is a Roman Catholic ritual and, according to the ‘Pray More Novenas’ website, “a Novena is made up of nine days of prayer and meditation, usually to ask God for special prayer requests or petitions. Novenas are often used to ask specific saints to pray for us.”

So it is an event where “often” there is the invocation of saints, despite the Scriptures clearly stating we approach God through none other than the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

Even if it wasn’t a Novena and instead an ordinary service, it was an act of grave compromise and disobedience to God.

Rev Kevin Graham (pictured, second left of the above photograph with numerous priests) “brought greetings” from St John the Evangelist Parish Church, Malone in Belfast to the Roman Catholic parish of St John the Evangelist on the republican Falls Road.

While the service was described as taking the form of “sung Vespers” by the Church of Ireland’s Diocese of Connor on their website, a Roman Catholic lady involved heavily with St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church features the same photograph on her Twitter page of Rev Kevin Graham with a host of Romanist clerics as the Church of Ireland website does.

She features it below her own comment that it was taken at the “sixth day of the Thanksgiving Novena”. Following an enquiry from another Twitter user, she confirmed the photograph was taken after the prayer at the Novena.

All this certainly would lead you to have the impression that Rev Kevin Graham took part in or at least was present at the Novena. There would appear to be no reason why the Roman Catholic lady, who appears to be Italian, Maria Rosa Logozzo, should tell a lie.

If, as would seem likely, her account is accurate, it certainly poses questions for the Diocese of Connor as to why they failed to disclose the fact their South Belfast Rural Dean was attending a Novena.

Not only did Rev Kevin Graham attend the event, he brought along with him “some parishioners from Malone”.

This is very much an occasion where the words of Jesus in Matthew 15:14 are appropriate. It says: “…they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

While it may be considered neighbourly, not that the two areas are even especially close to each other within Belfast, to send well wishes to another church, this is a great misconception.

As we said in our Scripture quotation at the top, we are warned not to receive or wish God speed to those who abide not in the doctrine of Christ.

The Roman Catholic Church quite simply cannot be considered to be abiding in the doctrine of Christ.

There is a great number of reasons for that, from prayer to saints and Mary to the blasphemous titles ascribed to the Pope; from the falsehood of Purgatory to the proliferation of relics and idols.

But, very simply, the main reason is because Rome teaches that faith alone in Christ alone is not sufficient for salvation.

That is the crux of the good news of the gospel, but Rome takes that away and instead inserts a system of sacramental merit, whereby one must be baptised, confirmed, etc in the Roman Catholic Church.

They say it is down to good works and devotion to the church and pronounce their anathema, or curse, on any who holds to another view.

Yet repeatedly we see those who would claim to be Christian constantly liaising with Rome, worshipping with Rome and, in this case in Belfast, also sending their best wishes to Rome.

It is truly incredible that anyone who would claim to be a believer would seek the success of a church which actively contradicts the gospel message, thus putting the souls of its adherents on the road to ruin.

The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Titus 3:5-7 says: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

We have no goodness of ourselves, our salvation comes through Christ alone in His mercy towards us.

We are utterly unworthy of any of His goodness towards us, our best efforts are as filthy rags.

Isaiah 64:6 says: “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Jeremiah 17:9: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Our hearts are devoid of goodness until Christ comes to us with His offer of His free grace. It is not our own merit which causes God to save us.

However, the Roman Catholic Church teaches our salvation comes by our acts of righteousness, but all they are doing is telling their followers to build up a pile of filthy rags to present to God come judgment day.

What a frightful judgment awaits those who are in such a position.

And what a frightful judgment is in store for those, especially ministers, who fail to warn the people of this impending judgment.

Ezekiel 33:6 says: “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”

A watchman, or minister, ought to sound the alarm when danger is coming.

What greater danger is there than a lost eternity in hell? Yet so many ministers never warn of the impending judgment for sin, and how bloodguilty will they be.

Dear reader, if you are as yet unsaved, won’t you turn away from your sin, repent to Christ and, if you do that, He will save you.

Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”

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‘Papist’ Peter Lynas and ‘Roman’ Robbie’s pastor, Brian Madden, back ecumenical ‘Healing The Land’ prayer event

Much like Presidential campaigns in the USA, the easy-believist, ecumenical, charismatic movement loves to get its celebrity endorsements and they waited until the night before the big event to pull out the big gun, the leader of the Evangelical Alliance, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas rounded off the line-up of leading lights in the easy-believist circle of compromisers plugging the indisputably ecumenical ‘Healing The Land’ prayer event at Nutts Corner today (Saturday, 8 September). You can read more about the festival of compromise by clicking here.

He followed in the downward steps of numerous other characters by encouraging Christians to attend a prayer event with the stamp of approval of Rome.

This event has got the backing of Human Life International, a Roman Catholic grouping dedicated to upholding Roman Catholic teaching, as it is, of course, entitled to do.

However, the big issue comes when you ask why supposedly Christian leaders like ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson and others want to have religious fellowship with adherents to and propagators of the blasphemous teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

It would be understandable were such characters inviting Roman Catholics to attend the event so they could hear the gospel and be saved, but that is quite clearly not the case or else an organisation whose mission is to spread Catholic dogma would not be encouraging people to attend.

Yet, in his video, which you can view on their facebook page, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas says ‘Healing The Land’ is a “really great event”.

That opinion is certainly shared by Patrick McCrystal of Human Life International, who, as we previously wrote about, also encouraged “the people of God”, be they “Protestant, Catholic or all non-denominational” to attend the event.

It is also most informative to visit the website of Human Life International (Ireland) and of particular interest is their mission statement, which you can view by clicking here.

It begins by saying its mission is “to advance and promote the authentic teachings of the religion of the Catholic Church”.

A little further down, they ask the question, “How do we fulfil our mission?”

They explain that they do it through “Catholic apologetics training”, “organising Catholic conferences and retreats” and “promotion of Catholic Church teaching”, among other things.

Most applicable to this event is another one of their means by which they fulfil their mission of “advanc[ing] and promot[ing] the authentic teachings of the religion of the Catholic Church”, and that is through “constant campaigning for prayer and fasting for the entire faith / pro-life effort in Ireland. In particular, our annual rosary campaign, Holy Face devotion promotion, prayer and fasting campaigns.”

So ‘Healing The Land’ is helping an openly and avowedly Roman Catholic organisation to fulfil its mission through this prayer event.

Of course, the term “the entire faith / pro-life effort” gives the ecumenical game away as well, but only if you choose to see it. Organisers of ‘Healing The Land’ clearly do not wish to see it.

And, should anyone try to say that such an event is still praiseworthy because it may be of some benefit to the soul of the Roman Catholic, we will remind them of the words of Romans 3:7-8: “For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.”

Good does not come of evil and fellowshipping with the unclean thing that is Romanism is undoubtedly evil.

There are here very strong words – the Holy Spirit says this of those who think good will come from doing evil – their “damnation is just”.

Oh how seriously God looks upon such matters and oh how grievous it is that we should even countenance doing such when we see how it vexes our God.

Yet this is what is being done, and in God’s name, at ‘Healing The Land’.

Another way of expressing the damnable heresy so clearly warned against in that passage is to say, ‘the end justifies the means’.

That is, of course, the famous catchphrase of the Jesuits, that vicious school of Romanism used to lead the Counter Reformation, a movement of the devil to snuff out the glorious light of the gospel after it had been so wonderfully revealed by God through Martin Luther and others.

That shows the anti-Christian spirit abroad within this whole ecumenical venture.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, of course, attracted attention when defending ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler, an Ulster Unionist Party MLA and deacon in Maghaberry Elim Church, for scuttling down to Dublin to meet the Pope. The Pope never saw fit to even look at ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler (pictured, below), but he made sure to be there just in case “that man of sin” condescended to look upon him.

Afterwards, ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler wrote in the Belfast Telegraph expressing his “regret” that the World Meeting of Families, the event which brought Pope Francis to the Republic of Ireland, had not sparked greater enthusiasm for the Roman Catholic Church.

We said at the time of his meeting the Pope that it raised questions for Maghaberry Elim and its pastor, Brian Madden.

It didn’t take him long to answer them.

Within just a few hours, Pastor Brian Madden had ‘shared’ a post on facebook by, guess who? ‘Healing The Land’, naturally.

And he did the same thing a few days later when he ‘shared’ a second post from ‘Healing The Land’ on facebook.

It really is little wonder that ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler was so keen to consort with Popery when his pastor is doing the same.

As Jesus said in Matthew 15:14: “…they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

The ditches are being filled up by pastors who fail to warn their congregations of the danger of compromising with that which is wrong.

And all the while the gaps in the hedges are increasing, as so few are willing to take their stand for Christ and instead they preach that which pleases the ears of the people but grieves the Almighty in heaven.

Ezekiel 13:3-6: “Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.”

And one of the characters whose video plugging the ‘Healing The Land’ event was shared by Pastor Brian Madden was that of Alan Graham, which you can see pictured below.

In his video, he says he has been working in Zimbabwe for over 20 years and involved with the Child Evangelism Fellowship for 30 years.

He does not say in his video he has recently retired from that role, and by not saying that this has, sadly, had the effect of making it appear as if the CEF has given its approval of the event when it has not. Whether or not that is deliberate, we cannot tell.

However, it is sad to say Alan Graham has added his name to the list of those who have compromised themselves with Rome by endorsing such an event.

This event, which is being used by a Romanist organisation to fulfil their mission to “advance and promote the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church”, is sucking in a great number of so-called Protestants who would claim to be God exalting.

What a terrible mess this is.

We would just return to the need for men to stand in the gaps in the hedges and to the book of Ezekiel.

It says in chapter 22:30-31: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God.”

While ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Rev David McClay and others claim to be praying for healing for our land, by their failure to stand in the gap they are endangering the land.

If there is not a general turning away from sin and rejection of ecumenical compromise, God has promised to pour out his wrath on the land.

Let our prayers be that God will be pleased to move in our land once more, that he will cause Romanism, ecumenism and apostasy to be overthrown, and that he will convince sinners of their need of a Saviour and send a mighty revival to our land, and that He would do it for His own name’s sake.

‘Christian’ rock band Rend Collective play for the Pope

Proverbs 13:20: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

The ecumenical and anti-Christian nature of much of what goes on in ‘Contemporary Christian Music’ (CCM) circles was laid bare for all to see last week as one of the most popular of these bands performed during the Pope’s visit to the Republic of Ireland last week.

Rend Collective, who originate from Bangor Elim Church, were invited performers at the World Meeting of Families in Phoenix Park where Pope Francis performed the Mass for the crowd in attendance. The photograph above shows them smiling at Phoenix Park after having played for the Pope.

Not only were they invited performers, but they actually led the worship at the biggest Roman Catholic festival in Ireland for decades.

How much more compromised can you be?

So pleased were they to have consorted with Popery they bragged about it on their facebook page (pictured, below) afterwards.

They said: “What a crazy week leading worship in Dublin at the #worldmeetingoffamilies! We feel so humbled and honoured to get [to] sing about Jesus with so many (600,000 to be exact!). This is definitely a week we won’t be quickly forgetting!”

Laying aside the inaccuracy of the numbers performed to, as it is estimated less than 200,000 turned up, there is so much wrong with this public repudiation of God’s Word perpetrated by these professing Christians.

You can be sure that if Rome was concerned by the songs Rend Collective might sing that they wouldn’t have been invited, and this is all part of Rome’s tricks to lure foolish Protestants into thinking that, because the band they admire was performing in Dublin, the Roman Catholic Church isn’t so bad.

While it may not be considered especially kind by the modern “God is love” Christians who neither know nor want to know anything of his justice and judgment, Rend Collective are at best useful idiots for Romanism and, at worst, deliberately complicit in luring Protestants down the path of ecumenism. It is also possible the exposure to a largely new market of potential Papist purchasers of their music was appealing to them as well.

Many younger (and some older) Christians, and very sadly this includes a lot of those who attend the much more traditional churches, are far too fond of CCM and treat their favourite artists with the same sort of admiration as the unsaved person treats their favourite pop star.

This is utterly wrong.

We previously posted about one of the leading figures in Hillsong, Joel Timothy Houston, and his blasphemous expression of support for the Big Bang Theory and linked to an article on the ‘Protestant Standard’ website highlighting the ‘Heresy of Hillsong’, which you can read by clicking here.

That website also features faithful warnings to Christians regarding another leading CCM artist, Matt Redman, which you can read by clicking here.

This gives a flavour of the ecumenical spirit abroad within CCM, which has now reached real depths by this very brazen consorting with Popery by Rend Collective.

No doubt many young Christians will follow Rend Collective on facebook, where they bragged about their compromise, and this has the potential effect of softening their view of the lies and deceits of the Roman Catholic Church.

Rend Collective, who, as we have already mentioned originated from Bangor Elim Church, clearly have taken no stand against the Church of Rome, otherwise they would not have been invited, nor would they have accepted an invite.

This flies directly in the face of God’s Word, which says that we ought to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude v3).

Ephesians 5:11 says: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

However, there was Rend Collective on stage last week leading the fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.

What a dreadful betrayal of Biblical Protestantism, which is true Christianity.

The words and sentiment of Psalm 119:115 should have been the response of Rend Collective when they received that invitation.

It says: “Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.”

This was the response of Nehemiah when the spoilers of the work to build the walls of Jerusalem came to try to engage in ecumenical dialogue with him.

Nehemiah 6:1-4: “Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;) That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.”

Despite persistent efforts to draw him away, Nehemiah knew that such ecumenical dialogue would hinder the work of God and as such he would have no part of it.

It is just such a shame that Rend Collective failed so spectacularly to follow this example.

Dear reader, please take care to ensure you are not caught up in this compromise. We must be ever vigilant as the devil is ever trying to sneak in and do damage to the cause of Christ.

1 Peter 5:8: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

Departing Donegal Church of Ireland minister gets blessing of local priest

Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

The rector at a grouped Church of Ireland parish in County Donegal has moved on to pastures new, but not without getting the blessing of the local Papist priest first.

Rev David MacDonnell (pictured, top) was moving from the parishes of Dunfanaghy, Raymunterdoney and Tullaghobegley (no wonder he’s moving with a mouthful like that!) having been promoted to the position of Dean of Ossorry and rector of St Canice’s Cathedral in Letterkenny.

And his farewell service, which was held about a month ago, was attended by ‘Father’ Martin Doohan of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Dunfanaghy, who was full of praise for the departing Rev David MacDonnell.

The emissary of Papal deceit took the floor at a point and spoke about the “great bond of friendship” that exists between all three clergy in the town of Dunfanaghy.

He also presented him with a Celtic cross on behalf of the parishioners at Holy Cross Church. What a lovely memento to remind him of his ecumenical days in Donegal!

‘Father’ Martin Doohan then “thanked Rev MacDonnell for his friendship and wished him well in Kilkenny”.

All very cosy, isn’t it?

You will notice that it was mentioned about the great bond of friendship between “all three clergy in the town”.

Who was the other you may (or may not) be asking?

It was none other than Rev Andrew Watson (pictured, below), who our more long-standing readers may remember is the minister of Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church and whose book is printed and recommended by a Roman Catholic Church publishing house. You can read our article from then by clicking here.

‘Finding Our Way Home: Prayers And Reflections For Our Journey In Christ’ is Rev Andrew Watson’s compendium of ramblings and it is published by Veritas, a publishing house owned by the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference.

It was on the recommended reading list for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families event, which was held in Dublin last week and was the reason for the visit of the Pope to Ireland.

So the writings of this so-called Protestant minister were considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be a suitable accompaniment for the visit of the Pope.

And there he was betraying his Protestant heritage showing his unity with Rome once more.

But back to Rev David MacDonnell, and he showed his absolute agreement with the sentiments expressed by the Romanist, ‘Father’ Martin Doohan, concurring with his remarks “about the great community spirit in the area”.

Rev David MacDonnell also said he “had intended to stay longer in the area; but the post in Kilkenny had come up and he had decided to take it”, with no mention made of the Lord’s will for him.

The service was hosted by Churchwarden Patrick Knowles who paid tribute to his “truly inspirational ministry”, drawing particular attention to the repointing of the church’s exterior and installation of a new tiled floor inside the church.

Inspirational indeed.

There was no mention of his preaching of the Word of God, no mention of his desire to see souls saved and no mention of his public witness for Christ.

Paul’s charge to Timothy as a minister of the gospel was this: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2).

That’s the primary focus of any minister, or it ought to be, not establishing friendly relations with Rome or leading the redecoration.

Patrick Knowles also drew attention to how Rev David MacDonnell’s penchant for interior design had led to “an increase in available space at the front of the church”, which was apparently “extremely innovative and brings our church forward in time”.

What goes on in this extra innovative space is anybody’s guess.

He concluded that “our loss is Kilkenny’s gain”.

Perhaps they need new curtains picked out for the church hall.

This service is an example of what one could call everyday ecumenism, just part of the constant stream of compromise and consorting with Popery.

Many may not like it to be highlighted, but we must if we are to be serious in our efforts to be faithful to God.

Isaiah 58:1: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”

Let us be serious in our devotion to God, and let us fail not to speak out against the agents of error in our land.

‘Roman’ Robbie Butler wants more enthusiasm for the Roman Catholic Church

The deacon in the Elim Church who made his way to Dublin to cower before “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope, has stressed his disappointment at the “apathy towards the Roman Catholic Church”.

While surely antipathy towards its doctrines which lead its poor misled adherents to hell would be a more apt response, ‘Roman’ Robbie (as a commenter on our facebook page most fittingly christened him) has expressed his concern at apathy to the church.

Speaking in a Belfast Telegraph editorial, ‘Roman’ Robbie said: “In a number of conversations I had with clergy from various denominations and faiths, and politicians from both Northern Ireland and the Republic, it was obvious that the sheer magnitude of apathy towards the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland is palpable. I regret to say that I don’t think the Pope’s words in Dublin Castle on Saturday will change that.”

Why is it a “regret” to ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler that apathy to the corrupt Roman Catholic system is commonplace?

Does he, as a deacon in a supposedly Protestant church such as Maghaberry Elim, believe the Roman Catholic Church is a legitimate Christian church?

Apathy is defined as a lack of enthusiasm, so why does ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler (pictured, top) want apathy towards the Roman Catholic Church to be removed?

Surely, in the light of the fearsome grip Rome had on the everyday lives of Roman Catholic people in Ireland in the past, this would be considered a major mark of progress.

It must not be the case for ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler.

The only shame in the lessening of the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland is that largely former adherents have now embraced secularism, atheism and godlessness, rather than the glorious good news of the gospel

That good news is that Jesus, the Son of God and God the Son, died an atoning death on Calvary.

His blood was shed that we might have our sins washed away in that precious flow and we can obtain this great salvation simply by genuinely repenting of our sin and trusting through faith alone in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Baptism won’t save you, church attendance won’t save you, charitable works won’t save you and fulfilling the demands of the Roman Catholic Church certainly won’t save you. Abiding by Romanist teaching will damn you.

‘Roman’ Robbie Butler chose to focus solely on what the Pope would have to say on the huge number of child abuse scandals which have beset the Romanist system in Ireland in recent years, rather than focus on the doctrinal issues which damn its followers to an eternity in hell.

Certainly the child abuse scandals sicken any right-thinking person, and the depravity which appears to have been rife in so many places throughout the world, with Pennsylvania in the USA the latest area to have been found to have contained so many paedophile priests, just disgusts and distresses any reasonable human being.

However, as vile as that scandal is, and as proper as it is that full investigations are carried out and punishments imposed, the matter of the false doctrine of salvation Rome teaches is a greater scandal still.

Why do we say that? Because the actions of those animals who committed such abominable acts damage the body mentally and physically, but the damnable heresies of Rome condemn the soul of its adherents to hell.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

While that verse is about fearing God, what it demonstrates is that physical harm is less damaging than spiritual harm, and that is what Rome inflicts on anyone it has under its authority.

Of course, being a politician, ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler knows how people of all backgrounds rightly find child abuse absolutely repugnant, and sought to focus on that.

No mention was made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler of the blasphemy of the Mass, where Rome falsely claims to be sacrificing Christ repeatedly in every chapel across the world every day.

Hebrews 10:11-12 says: “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God”.

No mention was made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler of the fictional holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory or of prayers for the dead.

Read Luke 16:19-26 to see how the movement from death to heaven or hell is instantaneous and 2 Samuel 12:15-23 to see how David, a man after God’s own heart, acknowledged the fruitlessness of prayers for the dead as their eternal fate was already sealed.

No mention was made by ‘ Roman’ Robbie Butler of the blasphemous veneration of Mary and saints, who Rome falsely teaches can be invoked in prayer.

1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

No mention was made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler of the false gospel of sacramental merit taught by Rome, where they teach salvation is earned rather than a gift from God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Robbie Butler could have used his opportunity when given a platform in the most famous paper in Northern Ireland to share the precious message of the gospel in response to the lies of Romanism, but he chose not to.

That is a terrible shame.

Robbie Butler could have used his opportunity to sound the alarm and warn readers, Protestant and Catholic alike, of the terrible danger their soul is in if they don’t seek repentance from Christ, but he chose not to.

That is a terrible shame.

We are once again reminded of that fearsome passage in Ezekiel 33:2-8.

It says: “Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

That passage serves as a great warning to all of us who would profess Christ and should act as a great encouragement to ensure we spread the message of salvation solely through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Let us all, rather than running to an audience with the Pope in which we are nothing but a bit part player acting in subservience to the leader of a pagan corruption of true religion, renew our desire to spread the Word of God and witness to those around us.

Romans 1:16-17 says: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

Get your Muslim tattoo with Causeway Coast Vineyard

Causeway Coast Vineyard is truly a leading figure in the charismatic, ecumenical and easy-believist movements in Northern Ireland.

And it has taken another remarkable step in its rejection of true Christianity at a recent family “Summer Street Party” it held in Coleraine, as it advertised one of the ‘attractions’ on offer as being “henna and kids tattoos”.

The subject of henna tattoos is one we addressed briefly when we examined DUP leader Arlene Foster’s unChristian diary entries in June as she visited Belfast’s Islamic Centre as part of their Eid celebrations before speaking at an event honouring sodomites in Northern Ireland.

While at the Islamic Centre, Arlene Foster got a henna tattoo, and you can see her smiling as she receives it below.

As we said at that time, the non-permanent marking (an example of which is featured at the top of this article) has its roots in the polytheistic religion of Hinduism, but has more recently been adopted by Muslims.

Also known as ‘mehendi’, it is originally a Hindu practice and its use “is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books”, according to Wikipedia.

So it is something advocated in the Hindu ‘bible’.

Wikipedia continues by saying they are “intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Vedic customs are centred on the idea of awakening the ‘inner light’.”

So it is something used as part of sun worship, an utterly unbiblical pursuit which is a key part of Hindu worship and which is condemned in the strongest possible terms by God.

God pronounced the most fierce of judgments on such blasphemy and apostasy by the children of Israel.

Jeremiah 8:1-3 says: “At that time, saith the Lord, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth. And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the Lord of hosts.”

The practice has been adopted by some Muslims and is now used fairly widely. Islam is of course a pagan religion and denies the deity of Christ, saying he was just another prophet like Muhammad.

This denies the gospel of the Bible and removes the hope of salvation from its adherents as the only way to heaven is through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Isn’t it then a strange thing for Causeway Coast Vineyard, supposedly a Christian fellowship, to be specifically advertising (see below)? Indeed, isn’t it a strange thing for them to be doing at all?

The Bible warns against the marking of the body in any event, though the tattoos on offer for children at the event will undoubtedly be those which are easily washed off.

This is what the Bible has to say about the marking of the body.

It says in Leviticus 19:28: “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”

That is fairly straightforward, isn’t it?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 instructs us that our body belongs to God and we ought not to mar or mark that which belongs to God. Those verses say: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

So why is the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church advertising not just tattoos, but henna tattoos, markings synonymous with pagan religions such as Hinduism and Islam?

That, of course, is a question for Causeway Coast Vineyard to answer.

It would not be the first pagan religion to be embraced by Causeway Coast Vineyard as its former leader, Alan Scott (pictured, below), said he was “all in” with the Pope of Rome. You can see our article on the matter by clicking here.

Then of course you have Peter Lynas, the leader of the Evangelical Alliance and a senior figure in Causeway Coast Vineyard.

Just last week he was bemoaning the fact there are still actual Protestants in the country who are opposed to compromise with the pagan corruption of Christianity which is the Roman Catholic Church.

He dutifully jumped to the defence of Ulster Unionist Party MLA Robbie Butler, a deacon in Maghaberry Elim, saying it was “sad” that Protestants declared the outrageous decision of that professing Christian to meet with the Pope during his recent visit to Dublin.

Peter Lynas also previously stated how interested he was to hear what the Pope has to say on moral matters and issued a soppy valedictory statement following the death of arch-ecumenist Billy Graham, the man who told Roman Catholics coming to him for guidance to stay in the darkness from which they were seeking to break free.

And it was Peter Lynas, among others, who sought to promote this ‘Summer Street Party’ on his Twitter page, saying “this should be awesome”.

Mimicking paganism may be “awesome” to Peter Lynas, Causeway Coast Vineyard and the Evangelical Alliance, but it is most assuredly not in the eyes of God.

Deuteronomy 12:29-31: “When the Lord thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods…”

Let us strive to remain faithful to God and avoid any practices which are opposed by His Word and remain a truly separated people.

Evangelical Alliance leader Peter Lynas and Maghaberry Elim’s Robbie Butler consort with Popery

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.”