Pete Greig and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s 24-7 Prayer brings in Romanist Cardinal to Belfast Conference

Jeremiah 2:8: “The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.”

Within the pagan Roman Catholic system, there is a great emphasis placed on the hierarchy of its most senior priests.

With the Pope, who blasphemously claims to be the ‘Vicar of Christ on earth’, at the top of this structure, the next rank below this is that of Cardinal.

Reaching this position means an individual is firmly entrenched in that Romanist system and is considered one of the most senior and admirable proponents of the false doctrines of Rome.

A Cardinal, more so than almost all other Romanist priests, is responsible for the false gospel of salvation by works which is outrageously taught by agents of Rome.

One would have thought, given that being the case, you would want to steer clear of recommending such characters to others. Indeed, one would have thought you would have warned others to steer clear of such characters.

Not so, however, with 24-7 Prayer and its leader Pete Greig (pictured, top) as they proudly trumpet the fact that Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vienna will be the most important speaker at their upcoming global conference in Belfast, which takes place in October.

It is little surprise to see Pete Greig trumpeting and championing one of the most senior emissaries of Romanist deceit in the entire world.

After all, last autumn we at ‘Protestant Revival’ highlighted the shameful situation whereby Pete Greig was the guest speaker in the Romanist cathedral in Vienna, Austria’s capital, helping advise the Roman Catholic Church on how to lure more people into its grasp.

He is simply returning the favour as he brings the Romanist Archbishop of Vienna to Northern Ireland as the headline act at his conference.

In doing so, of course, he is striving to make the false doctrines of Romanism more acceptable and palatable to those who would be in attendance at this conference.

We will remind Pete Greig and all who read this what Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches.

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches that there is a fictional (well, they claim it isn’t fictional) holding cell between heaven and hell called purgatory. This is despite there being absolutely NO Scriptural warrant for this whatsoever.

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches that we ought to offer prayers to Mary and various other long dead so-called ‘saints’. This is despite the Bible saying “there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches the foul blasphemy of the Mass, where Christ is sacrificed again and again in every Romanist chapel every day throughout the world. This is despite the Bible saying that Jesus, “after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12).

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches, worst of all, the hellish doctrine of salvation by works and sacramental merit. This is despite the Bible saying that “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” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

This is not even the full extent of the blasphemies of the Roman Catholic Church, but one would have thought it would be sufficient to warn any professing Christian away from it, but here we have Pete Greig and his 24-7 Prayer group recommending taking spiritual guidance from one of its most senior figures on earth.

What a sad and, indeed, dangerous situation this is.

Also due to speak at this conference is another figure who regular readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ will be familiar with – Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, below), one of the lead pastors at the Emmanuel Church based in the Craigavon area.

Alain Emerson is the leader of 24-7 Prayer in Ireland and will no doubt have very strong links to this event, in addition to his preaching at it.

This is an individual who has preached in Romanist chapels (you can see him doing so in the image below) and who has despicably glorified Ignatius of Loyola, the ungodly founder of the Romanist order of the Jesuits, formed specifically to oppose the Counter Reformation and reaffirm the supremacy of the Pope in Europe.

You can read his lengthy ecumenical rap sheet by clicking here.

Why does Pete Greig think it appropriate to promote exceedingly senior practitioners of Papal priestcraft to his followers?

Why does Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson think it appropriate to appear alongside exceedingly senior practitioners of Papal priestcraft, and in doing so recommend it to his followers?

We would encourage anyone reading this to ask these questions of these men by whatever means available to them, whether it be by phone, email, social media or in person and challenge them politely over their refusal to obey the Word of God’s command to separation from falsehood.

While much noise will be made by these men and others about how much they claim to feel God moving and how many lives they claim are being transformed, they are not laying a solid foundation for any who follow them to walk on.

Rather they are encouraging them to, as the foolish man, build their house upon the sand.

What a sad legacy is being left by easy-believists and shallow charismatic leaders.

Dear reader, please do not cover your ears to this warning and let not the condemnation of the children of Israel be yours as well.

Jeremiah 5:31: “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”

Do not “love to have it so” that false teachers are given the pre-eminence in our land, but rather make the break from shallow charismatism and follow wholly the Word of God.

John 6:37: “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

Anglican Cathedral in Newcastle hosts LGBT festival focusing on ‘queering the church’

Habakkuk 2:5: “… he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people”.

The headline above is surely enough proof, were any needed, that the Church of England is emphatically an utterly apostate church.

Bad enough ministers refusing to speak out against the “vile” sin of sodomy (Romans 1:26), worse still when they support it, but how truly repugnant it is in the light of God’s Word to see churches actively promoting and celebrating that which God has called an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

Yet that is what we are seeing as the north eastern English city of Newcastle gets set to host an LGBT festival in its cathedral.

This outrageous, rank apostasy is to be held in the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in that city from this Friday, 19th to Sunday, 21st July.

A total of six different events will be held within it to coincide with the sodomite ‘Pride’ celebrations being held there this weekend.

Among these events is a panel discussion called ‘Queering the church: beyond tolerance to inclusion’.

That’s a pretty unambiguous title, isn’t it?

The panellists taking part are also rather noteworthy.

They include a ‘Rev’ Bingo Allison (pictured, top), who apparently defines themself as a “nonbinary, genderqueer transgender” person. Answers on a postcard if anyone knows what that actually means.

This individual is apparently an ordained deacon in the Church of England and a curate to The Order of the Black Sheep in Chesterfield, in Derbyshire in England, a rather bizarre, liberal “Christian community”.

It also currently has positioned on its website’s home page a picture captioned with “Curate on tour at London Pride yesterday”.

The photograph shows ‘Rev’ Bingo Allison in the middle holding a banner bearing the slogan, “Queer Christian Collective”. ‘Rev’ Bingo Allison is wearing a t-shirt saying “Christians at Pride” with a clerical collar fixed to it. You can see it for yourself, provided the photo on the website hasn’t been updated, by clicking here.

Also on this ungodly panel is Isabel Hill, who is the founder of ‘Proud Catholics’, which is apparently a “local support group for LGBT+ fellowship and spiritual growth within the Catholic Church”, showing it is not just apostate Protestant churches being blighted by such Bible rejection.

The other two speakers are Karen Pollock, “a counsellor, queer Christian and Diversity and Inclusion Manager for Bi Pride UK” and Dr Rae Caro (pictured, below), a curate at St Martin’s and St Anthony’s in Byker, which appears to be in the Newcastle area. She is “bisexual and has been involved in LGBTI+ activism since 2007”.

You can see the programme for the event yourself by clicking here.

As well as it being outrageous that such an event could be taking place in a church setting involving such people who claim to be Christians, it is also profoundly sad that any section of the professing church has sunk so low.

The panel discussion event, which takes place this Sunday, has its main aim of the church moving “from tolerance to inclusion”.

While it sounds like what they term “queering the church” seems to be progressing at pace, it doesn’t seem to be fast enough for these individuals.

The verse from Habakkuk we quoted at the top of this article refers to the insatiable desire of Nebuchadnezzar to conquer more and more nations in his unquenchable thirst for more power and earthly glory.

It is said “he neither keepeth at home”, he “enlargeth his desire as hell” and “cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people”.

Is not this same all-conquering desire to bring all into submission of the rigid dogma of the LGBT movement at work here?

Nothing is ever enough for the sodomite agenda to be satisfied.

Civil partnerships for those living in relationships God calls an “abomination” were created in all parts of the UK, including Northern Ireland, in 2005.

Was that enough? Of course not.

In 2013 the decision was made to cave into this ungodly agenda and introduce sodomite ‘marriage’ in England, Scotland and Wales.

Since that day, attention has turned to having the same grievous sin imposed on Northern Ireland, with constant ferocious attacks on any in this land who dare speak out against it.

When the Republic of Ireland voted to legislate for sodomite ‘marriage’, the banners were on display in Dublin saying Northern Ireland was next.

Nothing is ever enough until full submission to the sodomite agenda is achieved.

They are clearly seeking to gather unto them all nations.

And they are seeking to heap unto them all people.

Nobody dare speak out publicly against sodomy for fear of losing employment, for fear of losing any prospect of progression in their chosen occupation, for fear of being hounded publicly and privately for daring to differ or dissent from the true religion of modern Britain, the worship of the LGBT agenda.

The same is at large within many churches.

At one time it would have been unthinkable for an open sodomite to be allowed to be a member of a church, these days they are leading them.

The American Episcopal Church, a sister church of the Church of England, has just appointed another open sodomite as a bishop.

Even within our churches in Ulster, there is a very obvious trend towards sodomite affirmation.

You have groups like the utterly Christ-rejecting Harbour Faith Community in Carrickfergus, priding itself on being “LGBT affirming”.

You have so-called ministers such as ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, who was the special guest speaker at the 25th anniversary event of a transgender grouping called the ‘Belfast Butterfly Club’.

She “congratulated the club on its 25 years of transgender support charity work across Northern Ireland”, according to the ‘Belfast Butterfly Club’ website. She is pictured on the right of the image below with a leading member of that transgender group.

Then there is Carnmoney Presbyterian Church minister Rev John Dickinson, who endorsed so-called “gay Christian” and self-professed LGBT campaigner Vicky Beeching, and who also outrageously claimed the Presbyterian Church should apologise for barring full membership to sodomites.

We have also just seen the Methodist Church in Britain vote by 5 to 1 in favour of holding sodomite ‘marriages’ within the church. That church has several sodomite ministers.

The Quakers throughout Britain and Ireland have voted to hold sodomite ‘marriages’ in their meeting houses.

We could continue but trust it is clear to see that the professing church in many places has utterly caved into sodomy.

This instance in Newcastle is particularly blatant and outrageous.

In addition to the “queering the church” discussion panel, there is also a communion service with an LGBT emphasis, an LGBT history telling event and those at the festival will join in with the sodomite ‘Pride’ march through the city.

These details were revealed by the Christian Institute website, whose Director, Colin Hart, makes a very good point.

He said: “The message of the Gospel is that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. Instead of repenting of sin, this festival celebrates it.”

Such rejoicing in iniquity is spoken of in the opening chapter of Romans.

One of the most definitive passages in Scripture rejecting homosexuality and condemning it as sinful, Romans 1:22-32 says: “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. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

That last line speaks of those who “have pleasure” in those who commit such grave sins, they promote and celebrate the sins of others.

And that is a major part of the LGBT movement and those who are helping to drive this celebration of sin.

Even as this wicked sin continues to be exalted by those who hate Christ, let us not be afraid to take our stand for Him and to speak out against the promotion of that which His Word condemns.

Let us be as noisy in our response to this wickedness as the sodomites and their promoters are in support of it.

Let us not be found silent or found wanting in this day and generation in which we have been called to live.

Surely the progress of such evil causes grieves our hearts, surely it merits our wholehearted opposition, not just our quiet sighs and complaints in company where we know it is safe to do so.

Even so, let us be even as Isaiah was in his willingness to serve the Lord and say, “Here am I” and be ready to cry aloud against that which is offensive and grievous to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Let us not bear the condemnation of the spiritual leaders in the day of Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 13:5: “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.”

There is a battle going on right now, the armies of the LGBT movement are seemingly sweeping all before them.

Will you take your stand for Christ, cling fast to His Word and refuse to allow the LGBT movement to conquer and pray for a mighty revival in our land?

2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Prayer and repentance the answer to grievous sins MPs trying to inflict on Ulster

Isaiah 10:1: “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed”.

What could be more unrighteous and grievous than the slaughter of unborn children?

What could be more unrighteous and grievous than the glorification of that which God has called an “abomination” and which brought down His fierce judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah?

Yet this is the grave and perilous situation which Northern Ireland is faced with today as politicians at Westminster seek to enforce godless policies of abortion and same-sex marriage on our country.

Northern Ireland has for so long stood out as a beacon for Christianity and indeed Ulster is virtually the last place in the world where any semblance of true Protestantism remains, which is a major factor in why it has been subject to such gross attacks as this Bill making its way through the Houses of Parliament.

The relevant amendments to the Northern Ireland Bill legislating for sodomite ‘marriage’ and baby murder were tabled by Labour MPs Conor McGinn (pictured, below) and Stella Creasy (or Greasy, perhaps, pictured, top) respectively.

Stella Greasy, who would outrageously claim to be a Christian, has previously attracted our attention on this page in her despicable campaign to legalise baby murder in Northern Ireland, which you can read about by clicking here.

While so much of the western world has utterly caved into sodomy and championed the massacre of the unborn (8 million and counting in the UK alone in the past 50 years), Northern Ireland has, by the grace and mercy of God, been a place apart.

However, the position of such vile sins being illegal in our land is under the most obvious and immediate threat it has yet been subjected to.

Indeed, we can see the restraining hand of God being taken away as Northern Ireland sinks deeper into sin and further away from Him.

This is a national problem and one which should vex and trouble true Christians and be a motivation to earnest, heartfelt prayer to God for forgiveness and for mercy.

The words of James 5:13 are very relevant in the scenario in which we find ourselves in this land.

It says: “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.”

Our land is coming under great affliction and in such circumstances we are called to pray.

The example set by Ezra is most certainly one worth following.

When told of the returning captives’ sinfulness in failing to separate from the ungodly, a grave sin which was being practised and led by the leaders of the people, Ezra was grieved and then sought the Lord earnestly.

Ezra owned the sin which he was not even a partaker of and sought God for forgiveness.

Ezra 9:3, 5-6: “And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied. And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the Lord my God, And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.”

Ezra spent hours simply in mourning and astonishment before crying to the Lord, speaking of “our iniquities” and “our trespass”.

We as Christians and as a country need to seek God’s face, own our own inadequacies and pray for God’s mercy on our nation.

If such a situation as the one facing our land now does not motivate us to prayer, then what will?

While we all ought to follow the example of Ezra, it is also clear that Northern Ireland’s present situation is the result of generations of apostasy.

And much of the blame for that must lie with ministers who either refuse to or fail to preach the gospel.

CH Spurgeon famously said that Germany was “made unbelieving by her preachers” and their ‘Higher Criticism’, a Scripture denying practice employed by many of that nation’s ministers in the 19th Century.

And it is clear that the longer time goes by wherein the main denominations in Ulster continue to fail to proclaim the truth of the gospel and, in many cases, outright deny and reject it, the further the people go from God.

The Presbyterian Church, Church of Ireland and Methodist Church in many places have ceased to preach the need for repentance over sin and of crying to God for salvation.

They have ceased to teach the necessity of a sanctified life and a separated life, be that in our day to day life or our religious life.

Even on this page we have highlighted many ministers who repudiate the Word of God by their actions and declarations.

And it has led to a sad situation where in Ulster many have turned their back on Christ or, bored of the old dead churches and having itching ears, have turned to the modern entertainment of many charismatic “fellowship” type churches, with their empty theology and worship bands pounding out repetitive, empty songs.

This is even as it was in the days of many of the prophets recorded in the Old Testament

Isaiah 3:12 says: “O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

A faithful preacher is one which will follow the example laid forth by God in Ezekiel 33:7-9.

Those verses read: “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. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

How many ministers in this land are speaking out vehemently against abortion or same-sex ‘marriage’?

There will be some speaking out in some way against abortion but many fewer speaking out against same-sex ‘marriage’.

Many ministers today seem to think it impolite to condemn sin, believing, erroneously, that to speak out is to be unlike Christ.

This is forgetting Christ’s very blunt comments in relation to the Pharisees, calling them “hypocrites” and a “generation of vipers”.

And it is to forget even some of the opening words of Isaiah’s prophecy, speaking as God directed him.

He said in Isaiah 1:10: “Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.”

Isaiah was fearsome in his denunciation of the sinfulness of his own people and it is the responsibility of all ministers to be the same.

May even this fearful situation facing Ulster be used by Almighty God to bring His children in Ulster to his feet, pleading for mercy for their land and may it even be used to cause false teachers to be rejected and embolden and motivate true ministers of the gospel to speak out fiercely and uncompromisingly against such repugnant sin being brought into being and celebrated in our land.

James 5:16: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Methodist Church votes 5 to 1 in favour of sodomite ‘marriage’

Isaiah 5:20: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Regular readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ may well have seen an article we posted at the beginning of last week which revealed the Methodist Church in Britain was to receive a report at its annual conference backing the introduction of same-sex ‘marriage’ in the church.

The report was compiled by the Methodist Church’s ‘Marriage and Relationships Task Force’, whose members include Rev Ken Howcroft (Chairman, pictured, top), Rev Ashley Cooper, ‘Rev’ Roberta Topham, ‘Rev’ Naomi Cooke (1 Timothy 2:12), Rev Geoffrey Farrar (pictured, below) and a man who appears to represent the Methodist Church in Cameroon, whose name we could not catch when he spoke at the conference.

There would appear to be two further members, and if any reader is able to help us fill in the blanks, it would be greatly appreciated.

This report blasphemously claimed they were “being called by God” to back sodomite ‘marriage’ and that such a retrograde move would be “both scriptural and faithful”.

It is of course profoundly unscriptural and unfaithful to God, who calls homosexuality an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) and “vile” and “against nature” (Romans 1:26).

We won’t go through the entire, very clear, Scriptural case against such a godless move again, but you can read it by clicking here.

The God-defying Methodists penning that report came up with all sorts of dishonest, feeble arguments against several Scripture passages which clearly outline God’s great displeasure against the sin of sodomy.

We said in that previous article that it was very clear the individuals behind the report were writing “from a position of outright support for the introduction of sodomite ‘marriage’”.

And it is clear from the Methodist Church in Britain’s Conference that this is the sad, apostate view within that church.

When a vote was taken at the Conference on Wednesday past on whether or not to back the recommendation to introduce same-sex marriage, 247 voted in favour and 48 against.

That is a whopping 84 per cent, or more than five in six, who voted to utterly overthrow the Word of God in favour of pleasing their own sinful desires and in favour of pleasing the sinful society around them.

This means the motion will be put out to consultation to Methodists in the pews over the next year before formal ratification of this ungodly move at next year’s conference.

As we have said previously, this ruling will come into effect next year in England, Scotland and Wales, but will not apply in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.

What a sad day it is in which we live where those who claim to be God’s servants are leading the rejection of His Word.

Destruction is on its way when such a situation prevails as that which we are seeing today.

Isaiah 9:14-16: “Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.”

Those who are led by those who “teacheth lies” are “destroyed”, God’s Word says.

What a fearful thing it is to be in that position.

God has also clearly pronounced his wrath against those who speak their own sinful views and ascribe them to Him.

Jeremiah 23:31-32: “Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.”

Are not these individuals behind this report saying “he saith” as they blasphemously claim they are “being called by God” to give their blessing to same sex marriages?

‘Rev’ Naomi Cooke, one of the group’s members, appeared at the conference wearing a ‘Pride’ rainbow lanyard (pictured, above), while Rev Geoffrey Farrar took to Twitter after the vote to celebrate the support for that which God has condemned as an “abomination”.

Also among the Methodists who have seen fit to welcome this grievous decision is Rev Sam McBratney (pictured, below).

He is in a homosexual relationship himself (with another Methodist minister, no less) and is Chairman of a Methodist grouping called ‘Dignity and Worth’, the logo of which bears the ‘Pride’ rainbow colours.

On its website, it lists a number of things they believe in, the first of which is “radical diversity”.

This is what they say under that heading: “We rejoice that God has created LGBTQI+ people as part of that rich tapestry of life and we seek to celebrate this in worship.”

God hasn’t created “LGBTQI+” people, sin has created people who identify as such.

Matthew 19:4-6: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

In verse 6, Jesus says to “let not man put asunder” the union of man and woman through divorce, but it could just as easily be applied to the notion of a man and woman joining in union. Jesus clearly here endorses the creation principle of a man and a woman marrying one another. Nowhere is it countenanced that there might be another acceptable form of relationship.

Ironically, this group also claims one of its beliefs is “biblical fidelity”. Perhaps they forgot to type the ‘in’ ahead of the word fidelity when they were putting the website together.

A group called Methodist Evangelicals Together had called for a day of prayer two weeks ago as they sought to oppose this godless development, and we had referred to that in our previous article.

Their spokesperson, Rev David Hull, said he was “very saddened” by the move. That would be an understatement!

He also, foolishly, stated his opposition to separation from the Methodist Church at this point.

However, he did appear to endorse separating from the Methodist Church if sodomite ‘marriage’ is officially ratified next year.

He said: “I’m urging people not to leave just yet. I’m urging people to stay and to make the case for remaining faithful as long as we can.

“I don’t believe in division within the body of Christ but I do believe that we need to stand firmly on biblical teaching and so what I will be doing is, when asked the question, whether I continue to uphold the doctrine and discipline of the Methodist Church, if it changes I will have to say no at that point.”

For a church to even be considering officially blessing such wickedness is more than enough reason to separate immediately.

There are clergy within this church, such as Rev Sam McBratney, who are openly practising sodomites.

How could Rev David Hull not consider that a separation issue?

He should be sounding aloud the call of Revelation 18:4-5: “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Even now Rev David Hull is compromised by remaining in a denomination which allows for sodomites to occupy its pulpits.

That being said, he is to be commended for at least voicing his opposition to this dreadful, brazen apostasy within the Methodist Church in Britain.

What we so desperately need in Ulster, Britain and the whole of Ireland, as well as elsewhere, is a heaven-sent revival.

Let us earnestly cry unto the Lord for a deliverance from the wicked attacks upon His Word and upon His people in our day and generation.

Then we might even share in the joy referred to in Psalm 126, which says: “When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh sweeps Protestants into the arms of Rome

The Most Reverend (Most Ecumenical!) Richard Clarke (pictured, top), the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, is a keen fan of compromise with Rome.

He regularly issues joint statements alongside the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, the most recent of which was a joint endorsement of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer event (further proof that such an event, so ardently promoted by David Dickinson of Belfast Central and Pete Greig and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s 24-7 Prayer grouping, is most definitely best avoided).

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke was ever so keen to meet “that Antichrist”, the Pope, when he came to the Republic of Ireland, and even sent him a lovely little letter begging him to come to Northern Ireland on his visit in this general direction.

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke spent St Patrick’s Day last year parading the deluded adherents to his false gospel of ecumenism to the Papist cathedral in Armagh.

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke last year celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement which brought the release from prison of vast numbers of unrepentant terrorist murderers, both Romanist and loyalist. The God which Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke claims to serve is a God of justice; Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, on the other hand, appears happy for justice to be turned on its head.

And last week Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke was continuing his fellowshipping with Romanism as he was the guest speaker in a Romanist chapel in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

He spoke at St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, 23 June at a 17th anniversary service of the Causeway Coast Peace Group.

The Causeway Coast Peace Group is an ungodly organisation, mustered from various churches on the north coast of Northern Ireland.

It has held numerous events featuring Papists and clerical compromisers and hosted in hubs of Romanist deceit.

This event ticked the boxes of featuring a clerical compromiser (Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke) and being hosted in a hub of Romanist deceit (St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Roman Catholic chapel).

And previous events the Causeway Coast Peace Group have hosted are equally reprehensible, when put in the light of God’s Word.

This includes an event in Ballintoy Parish Church which was addressed by Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke’s mate, Eamon Martin, as well as an event in Ballycastle Presbyterian Church where the guest speaker was another noted practitioner of Popish priestcraft, ‘Father’ Brian d’Arcy.

The Causeway Coast Peace Group also organised sessions where members worked through a so-called study of the book of Ruth, put together by the utterly ungodly Corrymeela Community, the home of ecumenical Bible distortion in Northern Ireland.

The study in fact was nothing but a smutty, innuendo driven look at the relationship between Ruth and Boaz, obsessed with their own imagined sexual encounters between the pair which the Bible clearly shows never took place.

So this is the calibre of this grouping and we now see the most senior figure in the Church of Ireland endorsing its ungodliness, and doing so in a Romanist chapel, no less.

This is where all manner of pagan blasphemies and perversions of true Christianity are carried out on a daily basis.

Foremost among these is the Romish lie of the Mass, where Christ is sacrificed again and again and again, a practice totally in opposition to the Bible.

The Scriptural, God-ordained position is set out clearly in Hebrews 9:24-28, which says: “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

It states that Christ would “not… offer himself often” but rather “once… hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” and “Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many”.

This sacrifice for sin of Christ is not a continual, ongoing, repetitive action, but rather a once only sacrifice.

Rome has conjured such a notion as the Mass, complete with its lie that the priest has some magical power to transform a wafer into the body of Christ, from its own foul imagination.

The Church of Ireland used to believe Rome practiced an evil lie as well.

In its 39 Articles, which allegedly govern the Church of Ireland, it is stated that the Romish Mass is nothing but a “blasphemous fable” and “dangerous deceit”.

So why is the leader of the Church of Ireland, who has subscribed to uphold and maintain those Articles, leading a service in a Romish chapel where that “blasphemous fable” and “dangerous deceit” is practiced, no doubt even earlier that very day?

It is a wretched, shameful situation and a damning indictment of the state of the Church of Ireland today.

Does Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke believe what he signed up to in the 39 Articles or care what they have to say? It would appear not.

Does Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke believe what the Bible says about the sacrifice of Christ or care what it has to say? It would appear not.

We are told in no uncertain terms in God’s Word to have nothing to do with false worship.

Indeed, the idolatry of the Children of Israel was one of the most grievous sins God reckoned with them for in His punishment of them, both in the wilderness and when they entered the promised land.

We can see the fierceness of God’s wrath against any who turn aside to idolatry, with which Rome is replete, in Deuteronomy 29:18-21: “Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: The Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven. And the Lord shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law”.

The sin of the people in doing so and God’s wrath upon it is seen in Judges 2:12-15.

It says: “And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger. And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.”

Despite these clear Scriptural warnings, such as that of Ephesians 5:11, which instructs us to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke persists in worshipping alongside those who deny the all-sufficient sacrifice of Christ on Calvary.

In doing so, he denies Christ and follows the imagination of his own heart.

It is symptomatic of a sinful age where “every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6) and this is exacerbated when it is replicated by those in high spiritual office.

Jeremiah 2:7-8 says: “And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.”

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is not enquiring after the Lord, else he would not be happily engaging with the Roman Catholic Church.

Dear reader, if you or anyone you know is connected with the Church of Ireland, won’t you even share this with them to warn of the grave betrayal of not only that church’s governing principles, but most importantly the betrayal of God’s Word, being carried out by that church’s leader.

Do you want to be associated with such a man as one who engages in ecumenical compromise with Rome at every opportunity he can find?

Surely not. We implore you to break from that apostate church and even let your local minister, your local bishop and even Archbishop Richard Clarke himself know why you’re doing it and why his behaviour is so utterly at odds with God’s Word.

Even if you are not affiliated with that church, let us never be afraid to raise our voice in protest and opposition to such wicked God-defiance.

Let us not allow these wolves in sheep’s clothing to go on in their Christ rejection without a word of challenge or rebuke.

We are called as followers of Christ to speak out against religious apostasy and error.

Let us redouble our efforts even today and follow the charge of Isaiah 58:1 to “cry aloud” and “spare not”, let us lift up our voice like a trumpet and “shew the house of Jacob their sins”.

Rev John Dickinson: Presbyterian Church should say sorry for barring full membership to sodomites

Rev John Dickinson, minister of Carnmoney Presbyterian Church in the greater north Belfast area, has further demonstrated his alignment with the LGBT agenda by claiming the Presbyterian Church should apologise for its decision last year to block sodomites from becoming full communicant members.

This is the same man who, last year, endorsed the utterly ungodly stance of so-called ‘gay Christian’, Vicky Beeching, a former leading light in the Contemporary Christian Music scene, and expressed his excitement at reading her unambiguously titled book, ‘Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, And Living Free From Shame’.

And, speaking at the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly earlier this month, John Dickinson stated that there are “quite a few” in his church who are either sodomites themselves, or whose family members are sodomites.

And he says they found it “devastating” that the Presbyterian Church should seek to prohibit sodomites from full communicant membership and children in the care of two homosexuals being baptised.

He stated that the Presbyterian Church should be apologising for these decisions.

A report was brought to the General Assembly by the General Council and was discussed on the first full day of the Assembly, the Tuesday.

Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop, a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, is the convener of the Implementation Task Group set up last year to look at how best to implement the so-called “controversial” decisions made last year.

One would have thought it was fairly simple but the weakness of this once great denomination shone through again as they try now to backtrack or at least put a nice, world-pleasing gloss on these rather mild measures introduced last year.

We described it last year as the Presbyterian Church ambling a yard back down the road of apostasy it has travelled when it needs to run a marathon, and that remains our view.

Speaking at the General Assembly, Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop referred to a meeting a month or so earlier he and the other members of the task group had held with someone who identifies as a “gay Christian” and two other individuals who are parents of people who identify as “gay Christians”.

He said: “I couldn’t help but be impressed by the honesty and courage of all three as they bared their souls and expressed the frustrations and tensions they feel about the church’s approach to this subject.

“If we have any fellow feeling at all, we surely must pay more attention to the angst that some of our fellow Christians go through.”

Where is the courage in seeking the church to accept and bless their sinful notions or lifestyle or that of their children?

A “gay Christian” is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms.

When we are saved there is a dramatic change in our condition and in our outlook.

2 Corinthians 5:17 clearly demonstrates this. It says: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Do we continue to identify with any other type of sin after we are saved? Who would brag of being an adulterer Christian, a fornicating Christian, a liar Christian, a thieving Christian, a murdering Christian?

It is self-evidently ludicrous, yet why does this sin of sodomy look for special status and why are church leaders seeking to afford it special status?

It surely has something to do with the fact that sodomy is the fashionable sin of the age and is very much de rigueur. One must not find themselves on the wrong side of the current trend, after all. How frightfully embarrassing that would be!

Their cry and reassurance to all present at the General Assembly ought to have been that of 1 John 3:13: “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”

However, this is an apostate church and Rev Dr (Ig)Noble McNeely (pictured, below – see his Popish pandering here), in introducing this report of the General Council to the General Assembly which Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop seconded, brought with him a dossier of newspaper clippings to highlight the negative coverage the Presbyterian Church received last year.

Apparently it was just terrible that the ungodly world was critical of their taking a (very mild) stance against sodomy.

They should have taken it as an encouragement and ignored the flailing and squawking of the ungodly world around them, not as a prompt to backtrack.

Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop then said the church ought to be a loving community, which of course is a fairly uncontentious point, but it is certainly not love to refuse to point out sin where we see it.

And, having made the point about the loving community, he said: “Our public discourse, whether from the pulpit or on social media, in Presbytery or here in General Assembly, must reflect these values in tone and language.”

It would certainly appear that Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop is warning ministers against speaking out on the matter of sodomy.

We will remind Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop what the Bible has to say on the matter.

2 Timothy 4:2: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”

Those first three words are enough – “preach the word”.

God’s Word teaches us that sodomy is wrong.

This is something we have been obliged to point out on so many occasions but we believe it vital to consistently repeat it.

The words of Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, demonstrate this when he writes in Philippians 3:1: “To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.”

Every time another church leader or public figure tries to say sodomy is ok or tries to lessen it as an offence against God in His eyes, we will, with God’s help and in His will, repeat the Bible’s cry against such unrighteousness.

Leviticus 18:22 calls homosexuality an “abomination” and describes it as “vile” and “against nature” in Romans 1:26.

The wrath of God is further revealed against sodomy in 1 Corinthians 6:9 when it is stated that the “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” will “not inherit the kingdom of God”.

But Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop certainly appears to be warning against denouncing it as a sin.

And the fact his comments were then welcomed by the crowd surfer and “LGBT Christian” endorser Rev John Dickinson, would certainly lead you to assume that’s what he took from it as well.

Speaking at the General Assembly, crowd-surfing cleric Rev John Dickinson said: “I want to welcome what Alastair Dunlop said. Some of the people whom Alastair referred to who he met at that meeting he was at are members of my congregation.

“What the General Assembly did last year came as, quote, it’s not my words, their words, a hammer blow.

“It came as devastating to people who had been Presbyterian all their lives, raised their families through Sunday School, Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, Youth Fellowship, Christian Endeavour, to adulthood and always thought that there would be a place for them in the life of the church.

“Suddenly to discover that because their son was gay or their daughter was lesbian that might now no longer be the case has been totally devastating to families and individuals.

“And whilst it is really, really… and I am convinced, I only know the numbers that come to my congregation, there are quite a few of them but I am convinced there are hundreds and hundreds of these people throughout our church.

“Whilst it is really, really good that this report reflects on how some of our officers went above and beyond the call of duty, it would have been helpful if the report had have also said sorry to those whom we so deeply hurt.”

This is a truly shocking statement for a minister who professes to be claiming the truth of God’s Word to make.

Rev John Dickinson is clearly stating that it is wrong for the Presbyterian Church to prevent sodomites from being full communicant members of the church.

He is also clearly recording his view that it is wrong to prevent children in the care of sodomites from being baptised by the church.

However, what is wrong is allowing the church to give its endorsement to same sex relationships by giving its blessing to children being in the care of those in such partnerships.

As already referenced above, it is clearly identified in God’s Word that sodomites cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

If someone identifies with the sin which brought God’s judgment down on Sodom and Gomorrah, then they are forbidden from entering heaven.

However, we are told there is salvation available to the sodomite, but it requires a turning away from such unnatural desires.

1 Corinthians 6:11 says: “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

Sodomites were saved in Corinth and their sinful actions were now behind them, they were no longer associating with that sin because they were saved.

Communicant membership is for those who are saved.

1 Corinthians 11:27 points this out. It says: “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.”

The Communion table is for those who are saved and those openly identifying as a sodomite cannot also be a true child of God and cannot truly serve God.

Whether it is as a minister or as an elder, a children’s worker or in the recording studio of a church, such service in the church is for those who are saved and walking with the Lord.

You cannot be walking with the Lord if you are living in a relationship which God has cursed.

This curse is further demonstrated in Jude v 7, which says: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

Rev John Dickinson is recording it publicly that there are people identifying as “gay Christians” in his church.

What does he say to them about this?

Does he tell them it’s ok? Does he condone any relationships they engage in? Does he allow them to partake of the Lord’s table?

Has Rev John Dickinson abided by the resolution of the church last year? He says there are “members of my congregation” who are “gay Christians”. Has he taken them from the membership roll? Has he carried out any baptisms of children who may be in the care of some of these “quite a few” homosexuals in his congregation? Would he do so?

It would perhaps help to explain the outcry last year when we dared to highlight the ungodliness of Rev John Dickinson’s endorsing of Vicky Beeching as members of his congregation united to attack this page.

If sodomy is something that is openly catered for within the pews and allowed to be considered an appropriate part of the church, that could well be part of the reason why our previous speaking out against Rev John Dickinson prompted such a backlash.

However, the situation remains the same.

Just because the guy in the pulpit says something, it doesn’t make it right and it doesn’t mean it is something which God said.

Rev John Dickinson says the church should say sorry for taking (mild and inadequate) steps to limit the level of influence of sodomy in the church.

God says sodomy is an “abomination”, “vile” and “against nature” and such will “not inherit the kingdom of God”.

On whose side are you?

We trust that everyone reading this will line up with the Almighty God of heaven, the One Who created all things and the One Who is the architect of our salvation, rather than line up with any minister who seeks to deny or twist God’s Word.

Let us even have the same resolve and spirit as Joshua did, which he expressed in Joshua 24:15: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Green Pastures church welcomes in Bethel heretic ‘prophet’ Havilah Cunnington

2 Peter 2:1-2: “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.”

There is a proliferation of charismatic churches springing up and, on the face of it, prospering throughout Northern Ireland at present, and among the most notable of these is Green Pastures, based in the Ballymena area in County Antrim.

Like many of the more notable of these movements, leading figures within them have close familial links to very high ranking and well to do businessmen, and Green Pastures is no exception.

Lead pastor, Jeff Wright, is the son of Wrightbus founder, Sir William Wright, a major figure in Northern Ireland industry.

And that same business acumen is carried over into the church, as Green Pastures was able to stump up £4 million a number of years ago to purchase a huge 97 acre site just outside Ballymena.

As well as building a church there, the plans also include, according to the Belfast Telegraph, “social housing, a hotel, car showroom, riverside restaurants, an outdoor pursuits centre, a training and education centre, student accommodation, a nursing home, an all-weather football pitch and a wedding chapel.”

Plans to also build a supermarket had to be abandoned last year following an outcry from business owners in the town centre who were concerned that such a move would have a detrimental effect on businesses in the town.

Such work is apparently well under way, and last month they welcomed in a representative of another church which has created its own mini village format, Bethel Supernatural Ministries based in Redding in California.

Havilah Cunnington (Cunning-one, perhaps) is a leading figure in Bethel and claims to be a prophet. She is a character we featured previously on this page as she was one of the figures invited to the ‘Encounter More’ Conference ran by leading lights in the charismaniac deceit, Causeway Coast Vineyard last month.

And the night after she finished her run at Causeway Coast Vineyard, she was performing on stage at Green Pastures.

We will remind readers of how she is a profitable ‘prophet’.

Havilah Cunning-one offers a “Prophetic Personalities” course, in which she “teach[es] on four types of prophetic gifts, unleashing you into a bold life of hearing from Heaven.”

There we were thinking God spoke through His Word.

Romans 10:17: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

This “Prophetic Personalities” course costs $49, apparently. It is odd that if Havilah Cunning-one is so keen for people to be “unleash[ed] into a bold life of hearing from heaven” she should put a price on it.

Mind you, for $49 you do get “added bonuses” such as a “Deep Dive Cheatsheet for each Personality Type, 30 days of Activations, Private Q&A for Students and Private Facebook Community.”

A bargain, we’re sure you will agree.

We also looked at that time at one of her great ‘prophecies’, featured in an online video, appropriately called “The Trash Can”, in which she spoke “prophetically over” attendees, telling them, rather illuminatingly, “some of you have been birthing something”.

Her tremendous word from God was nothing more than a generic statement which could just have easily been spoken by a fortune teller hoping to dupe the undiscerning.

And sadly it is such spiritual fortune tellers which are polluting pulpits up and down the land today, never mind the fact that Havilah Cunning-one is acting outside the bounds set by God.

1 Timothy 2:11-12 illustrates this clearly: “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

We are told in God’s Word that we will know if someone is truly a prophet if their word comes true.

Deuteronomy 18:21-22: “And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”

How can anyone in any possible way judge if Havilah Cunnington’s prophecy is coming or will come true? It is so vague and generic you couldn’t possibly make that call.

You might just as well stand up at the front of a church gathering and say, “some of you are thinking of buying a new car”. It is self-evidently nonsense to trumpet it as prophesy.

The passage quoted above says we are not to “be afraid of him” (or her in this case) whose word does not come to pass.

That word “afraid” carries the meaning of “standing in awe” and how many people erroneously stand in awe of such false prophets as Havilah Cunnington?

How many people are lured in to this nonsense by churches such as Green Pastures?

In addition to Pastor Jeff Wright (pictured, above), there appears to be a number of other pastors, “many pastors” (Jeremiah 12:10) in fact, including Pastor Barry Weir, ‘Pastor’ Karen Weir, Pastor Jonny Mullan, Pastor Trevor Dunlop and Pastor Jason Kennedy.

These individuals do a great disservice to the people under their direction by recommending a false prophet to them.

Indeed, there is much to be concerned about with Green Pastures Church.

There are the standard, but no less offensive to God, marks of God defiance present in so many such churches such as the rock music, absence of head covering for females and the eschewing of respectful dress for church, traditional hymns, the Authorised Version of the Bible and proper, Biblical gender roles within the church.

A look at their website also shows that their youth groups are called RIOT and Revolution, which are hardly the sort of things you would want to be promoting, and they even run classes on how to worship God through dance.

This is quite clearly a church which has incorporated the world so as to make it attractive to the world.

And this is quite obvious when they bring in Havilah Cunnington, a senior figure in Bethel Ministries, which claims extra-Biblical revelation and where some of its ministry students have visited morgues to try to raise people from the dead.

We would urge readers to avoid Green Pastures at all costs and not to be taken in by their charismatic blend of matiness, worldly entertainment and pre-service cups of coffee.

1 Corinthians 1:17-18: “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”