The clock is ticking for Emmanuel leader Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson

Five days ago we featured the latest step in the ecumenical compromise of Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson.

He will, this Sunday, address a meeting of the ecumenical Ballymena Church Members Forum in Ballymena Methodist Church.

The Ballymena Church Members Forum draws its membership from the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church, Methodist Church and Roman Catholic Church.

Previous meetings of this forum include meetings in the Roman Catholic Church and a day retreat to a Benedictine Monastery.

We said five days ago, and it is not our intention to repeat what we said then, that this is a meeting with the stamp of approval of Rome.

We also pointed out this was certainly not the first ecumenical compromise on Alain Emerson’s behalf, as he addressed a meeting in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast in February (pictured, below), which we previously featured and, to compound matters, he endorsed the anti-Christian, ritualistic and ecumenical worship style of Taizé at that meeting, which we also covered.

Five days ago, we advised Alain Emerson and his acolytes, for we are aware they are monitoring this page, that he had eight days in which to cancel this booking and, if he did so, we would be happy to write an item praising him for doing so.

We have been monitoring the situation and it appears he has no such plans to do so.

The Ballymena Church Members Forum continues to advertise this meeting this Sunday night, 22 April, and there is no indication from Alain Emerson himself that he plans to cancel this booking.

Indeed, Alain Emerson has further deepened his commitment to ecumenism, advertising on his Twitter page an event being held by ’24-7 Prayer Ireland’ in May.

It is being held in May Street Presbyterian Church in Belfast, which, we have discovered, is another den of ecumenical deceit.

In March it played host to a Women’s World Day of Prayer event, the danger of which we previously addressed, and in January the church celebrated the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, another event we previously warned against, by attending what they call their “annual” ‘Prayers Around The Cross’ service in St Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church on Alfred Street in Belfast.

According to May Street Presbyterian Church, it was a “most moving” candlelit service and thanks were extended to St Malachy’s for their “kind invitation” into the hub of iniquity.

At the 2017 service, May Street Presbyterian Church’s Clerk of Session Arthur Acheson performed a reading, so we know the senior office bearers in this church are fully behind this apostasy.

Once again, this demonstrates the type of fellowship Alain Emerson is keen to engage in and keen to persuade others to engage in as well.

There may be many who think we ought to remain silent and indeed think it is wrong to challenge Alain Emerson for his ecumenical treachery, but we are set a fine example by Paul as to what stance we should take with those whose actions serve to undermine the gospel of Christ.

Galatians 2:4-5 says: “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.”

Paul refused to countenance untruths or corruptions of God’s Word for so much as an hour, and by the grace of God, neither will we.

Does Alain Emerson, the leader of a supposedly God exalting church, believe it is OK to mingle seed with Romanists and their chums? Does he believe it is God honouring to associate spiritually with those who would blaspheme against God in so many ways?

By encouraging others to follow him and setting a very poor example, Alain Emerson is guilty of the same crime as those priests in Malachi 2:8, of whom God said: “But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law.”

Alain Emerson is treading a dangerous line and needs to be very careful. God will not tolerate such behaviour.

Matthew 18:7: “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!”

Are not these meetings Alain Emerson is leading and advertising an offence to God? They most assuredly are, and God promises a most fearsome punishment to those who bring these offences.

We renew our call once again to Alain Emerson only now he has three days to cancel this booking and again we would encourage readers to share this post to help challenge him on his continued failure to abide by Biblical standards.

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Rev John Stanbridge brings Mary worship to Ballycastle Presbyterian Church

On Monday night, Protestantism continued its incremental sell-out to Romanism with the latest meeting of the Ballycastle Prayer Partnership.

Held in the Presbyterian Church in that overwhelmingly Roman Catholic seaside town in North Antrim, the main participants were members of Ballycastle Presbyterian Church, Church of St Patrick and St Brigid Roman Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Parish Church (Church of Ireland).

These three churches are part of the ecumenical grouping, Ballycastle Church Action, one of many such groups which held their blasphemous ecumenical walks on Good Friday, which we previously highlighted. A newsletter from the Church of Ireland in that town also advertised a Women’s World Day of Prayer event in St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church. We have previously addressed the God-defying nature of the Women’s World Day of Prayer.

The so-called Protestant clergymen involved in the ecumenical sell-out are Rev John Stanbridge (Presbyterian, pictured, top) and Rev David Ferguson (Church of Ireland, pictured, below), both committed ecumenists.

In fact, according to a Ballycastle Church Action newsletter from 2013, its author expressed their excitement at seeing the pair ordained in their respective churches so they could lessen the load of running this anti-Biblical grouping which was then on the parish priest, a ‘Father’ Brian Daly.

The Ballycastle Prayer Partnership would appear to meet on a monthly basis or close to it, as we have, scanning back through the Roman Catholic parish bulletins, seen notices for the meetings in three of the four months thus far this year, all of which were in the Presbyterian Church premises.

If Rome is inviting you to attend a supposedly religious gathering, then you can be confident it’s not worth attending.

We have posed the question on numerous occasions previously on ‘Protestant Revival’, and it remains entirely relevant – to whom are the attendees at these gatherings praying?

Rome blasphemously teaches of prayer to Mary and saints, but the Bible teaches only of prayer to God, through Christ.

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

Hebrews 7:25: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

John 14:6: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

There is no other person we approach God through but His Son, who shed His precious blood at Calvary that we might be saved.

The idolatry of Mary worship practiced by Roman Catholics is expressly forbidden in the Bible.

Exodus 20:4-5 tells us to steer clear of idolatry. It says: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:”

This message is reiterated in Leviticus 26:1: “Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.”

Exaltation of and prayer to Mary can be found absolutely nowhere in the Bible, so why does Ballycastle Presbyterian Church play host to a ‘prayer partnership’ with a church which teaches this blasphemy? And why does the Church of Ireland in Ballycastle also engage in it?

Is one person in the gathering praying to Mary and the person beside them praying to God? What confusion, and we can say with assurance that “God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33).

Of course, their prayers are not getting beyond the ceiling of Ballycastle Presbyterian Church because God will not hear the prayers of such people as are gathered there.

Proverbs 28:9: “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”

Those in attendance at this ‘prayer partnership’ have ignored God’s law, and that means every prayer offered up there on Monday night was rejected by God as an abomination.

Abominations are no new thing at Ballycastle Presbyterian Church, sadly.

In the summer of 2014, the Church played host to a Service of Prayer for Christian Unity as part of the Focolare Movement’s Mariapolis.

You may ask, what is that?

The Focolare Movement is a Roman Catholic movement whose chief goals are “to cooperate in the consolidation of unity in the Christian world, with individuals and groups, movements and associations; to contribute to full communion with Christians of different churches; and to work towards universal brother / sisterhood of all peoples, regardless of religious beliefs”.

An ecumenical nirvana then, where religious beliefs are left at the door.

Pope Francis, speaking in relation to the grouping, has said: “The Work of Mary, that everyone knows as the Focolare Movement…”

It is another method by which the Roman Catholic Church worships Mary and the Focolare Movement’s Mariapolis is a medium by which this is carried out. Mariapolis means “city of Mary” and wherever the event is held, that place becomes a “city of Mary”.

Therefore, by celebrating this God defying festival, Ballycastle Presbyterian Church made itself part of the “city of Mary”. What utter blasphemy!

That same meeting was also addressed by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor, while a recorded video greeting was sent by the Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor, the Right Reverend (another Right Eejit in actual fact!) Alan Abernethy.

Ballycastle Presbyterian Church also, in 2015, played host to an ecumenical ‘Songs of Praise’ event celebrating the Moyle District Council, which was at that time absorbed into one of the new larger councils.

Among the utterly unacceptable participants was a representative from the Corrymeela Community, the home of Northern Irish ecumenism which is based in Ballycastle, and the closing prayer was performed by the already-mentioned ‘Father’ Brian Daly.

Rev John Stanbridge, and Rev David Ferguson will have to answer to God for their heresy and betrayal of His Word.

They are supposed to be proclaimers of God’s truth and ought to point the way to salvation but they cannot when they endorse Romanism, which is a pagan corruption.

Ezekiel 33:6: “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.”

Oh the blood on the hands of so many alleged religious leaders in Ballycastle.

Please, dear reader, don’t allow some apostate preacher to have your blood on their hands, but look to Christ and ask Him to cleanse you in His precious blood so that you might be saved.

1 Peter 1:18-19: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

Church of Ireland cleric Canon David Skuce cosies up with Rome and gets a promotion

Malachi 3:15: “And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.”

It should come as no surprise in this wicked, fallen world that those who defy God are elevated to the highest positions in society, be it in political, social or ecclesiastical spheres.

And it should come as even less of a surprise that such elevation can be assumed by the beneficiaries to be an endorsement of their actions and by the uncritical onlookers to be a template to follow in order to obtain success (they “call the proud happy”).

Meanwhile, for the true child of God, sometimes it can be dispiriting to see those who set themselves at odds with God, as Asaph in Psalm 73, prosper.

Psalm 73:2-3 says: “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”

Of course, the happy outcome of that Psalm is Asaph’s realisation God is on the throne and rules over all, and their prosperity is but for a season.

Late last week the Church of Ireland Diocese of Clogher revealed it had promoted noted ecumenist Canon David Skuce (pictured, top), whom we have featured previously leading an ecumenical service from Boho Parish Church in West Fermanagh to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in that same village on Good Friday. We had also previously reported the fact that he was the guest speaker in an ecumenical service in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in the nearby village of Monea during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

And Canon David Skuce’s reward is that he is now a Chancellor (more like Chancer!).

He has been named as Chancellor of the Chapter of Clogher Cathedral and, while we are not overly familiar with the intricacies of the various ornate roles within Anglicanism, we understand this means he is the leading figure in the panel, or Chapter, of Clogher Cathedral, and is a leading adviser to the Bishop of Clogher, who granted him this promotion.

We will remind you at this juncture who the Bishop of Clogher is – the Right Eejit (though we believe he prefers Right Reverend) John McDowell, the man who described a Roman Catholic bishop as his “brother in Christ” and the man who just last Monday night was a joint guest of honour at a Church of Ireland service in County Monaghan with a Romanist bishop who was found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse”.

Right Eejit John McDowell (pictured, above) has called it a “most senior appointment” so here we can see the setting up of “they that work wickedness”, which ecumenism undoubtedly is.

However, Chancer Canon David Skuce is not the only Rome loving apostate to be elevated this past week by Right Eejit John McDowell.

Canon Henry Blair (now there’s a surname which automatically prompts distrust!) Is to take the role of Prebend of Kilskeery, on the Tyrone / Fermanagh border, a position now vacated by Chancer Canon David Skuce. A Prebend, we understand, is an honorary Canonical role, and sees him also help Right Eejit John McDowell oversee the Clogher Chapter.

His promotion is, according to Right Eejit John McDowell, “an important recognition of his contribution”.

We investigated Canon Henry Blair’s contribution and discovered he is another noted ecumenist who loves nothing more than cuddling up with the paganism of Rome.

In fact, on Easter Sunday this year, he, as rector of Magheraculmoney Parish Church (also seemingly known as Ardess Parish Church) in County Fermanagh, held an outdoor dawn service at which there was invited several other clergymen, including a Papist.

The ecumenical so-called Protestants who joined with Canon Henry Blair (pictured, above) were Rev Paul Thompson (rector, grouped parishes of Derryvullen North and Castle Archdale Church of Ireland), Rev Steven Foster (minister, Irvinestown Methodist Church and Church Hill Methodist Church, Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh) and Rev Philip Bryson (curate, Magheraculmoney Parish Church).

Also among the company was ‘Father’ Frank McManus, parish priest at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Ederney, which is near Magheraculmoney Parish Church.

These are the ecclesiastical figures enjoying advancement, they are being “set up”, but God has warned He will also tear them down.

We return to Malachi and to the first verse of chapter 4, which says: “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”

What a fearful judgement awaits those who reject God and His Word, and the architects of this ecumenical movement must repent or face this judgement.

The previous time we wrote concerning Chancer Canon David Skuce, the post received a phenomenal level of interest and was read by many in the heart of that small Protestant community in West Fermanagh.

There were those who showed their support for the stance we took and we commend them wholeheartedly, particularly as they bore reproach from the committed ecumenists who attacked them and us at ‘Protestant Revival’.

This page is not an attack on ecumenism for the sake of it, it is not due to a dislike for Roman Catholics, as those who would deliberately misrepresent us would try to claim. This is an effort, under God, to reprove the works of darkness and set the path of salvation clearly before all who read this page.

We reject Romanism totally and utterly because of the blasphemous titles the Pope takes on himself, because of the idolatry of worshipping Mary and saints, the blasphemy of the Mass, the lie of purgatory and because Rome rejects the one true way to salvation, which is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

That pagan system, which is a descendant of Babylonianism, cannot be accepted by any true child of God and any so-called Protestant cleric who endorses Romanism is guilty of the most awful of sins – bloodguiltiness of lost sinners.

Ezekiel 33:8 says: “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.”

Trying to find common ground is a futile exercise. 2 Corinthians 6:14 says: “what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

If ecumenists are happy to stand idly by and let their neighbours go to hell so as to avoid offending them on earth, that blood is on their hands but by the grace of God we cannot be silent.

Indeed, we would have to raise serious questions of these ecumenists as to whether they are truly saved themselves. The diet of ‘God is love’ ecumenism, neglecting the fact God is also a God of vengeance who “will not at all acquit the wicked”, fed them by their pastors and willingly and gleefully imbibed has left them drunken and senseless to the danger they are in.

They are like those referred to in Job 12:25, where it says: “They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.”

And what is their end? We are told this in Isaiah 9:16: “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.”

The broad road of ecumenism, always widening to let more on, leads to destruction.

If you are a supporter of the ecumenical movement, please consider your latter end (Deuteronomy 32:29).

The path of ecumenism leads to hell, the path of Romanism leads to hell, it is only the path of faithfulness to God’s Word which will lead to salvation and as 1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson prepares to renew fellowship with Rome once again

In February, we highlighted the leader of the Emmanuel Church, a liberal gathering in the Craigavon area, Alain Emerson, addressing a meeting in a Roman Catholic church in Belfast as part of the annual ecumenical talking shop in the city called the ‘Four Corners Festival’.

Not only did he do that, but Alain Emerson also led the practising of a ritualistic, ecumenical anti-Christian form of worship called Taizé, something which we also covered.

Now we can reveal that Alain Emerson will be leading another ecumenical meeting involving Romanists, this time in Ballymena Methodist Church.

You may ask, how is that so? Well, it is a meeting organised by the Ballymena Church Members Forum, an ecumenical group which includes the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church, Methodist Church and Roman Catholic Church.

Previous meetings organised by the forum have been held in the Roman Catholic Church and indeed a meeting last year consisted of a day retreat to the Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor, County Down.

They also jointly held an ecumenical Good Friday walk through the town, something we also highlighted on this page.

This gives you a flavour of the type of grouping Alain Emerson, the leader of a supposedly God exalting church, is endorsing by his presence.

As was the case with his appearance at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast on 10th February, Alain Emerson (pictured, above, speaking in the chapel in February) is plugging a book he’s written, called ‘Luminous Dark’.

We will now repeat exactly what we said on this back in February: “It addresses the loss he suffered when his 23 year old wife sadly passed away, and, while we have not read the book, we certainly have no issue with the principle of anyone trying to help others coping with bereavement.

“What we do have issue with is a leader of what claims to be a God glorifying church giving legitimacy to the deceit of Rome.”

That is what we said and we reaffirm that statement in its entirety still today.

We ought not to associate ourselves with such anti-Christian practices as those within the Roman Catholic Church. Giving them any type of a hearing can lead to the situation God warned of in Deuteronomy 12:30.

It says: “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.”

There is a risk of assimilating improper worship styles by doing such a thing (although if Alain Emerson practises Taizé worship then perhaps that’s a lost cause already) and that is why God was ordering His people to be separated from the heathens round about them and their pagan practices.

Many people may claim to serve the same God as we do but Jesus said “by their fruits ye shall know them”.

Look at the example of Jeshua and Zerubbabel in the book of Ezra, when they set about, under God’s will, to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.

Those who claimed to serve the same God as the children of Israel returning from the captivity were looking to take part in the restoration work and claimed to serve the same God as them, but the Israelites’ leaders saw through their deceit and told them to stay away.

Their response after being knocked back showed their true colours and their evil fruit. It is the same with Romanists, apostates and ecumenists; they will be your friend and claim to serve the same God as the true child of God until you speak out against them, and then you’ll feel their fury. Rather than being reproached and repentant, they more often than not lash out.

This is how these false Christians and true ecumenists acted in Ezra 4:1-5: “Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-haddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither. But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us. Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.”

The Bible rightly points out they were Judah’s adversaries and Zerubbabel and Jeshua, and the other leaders, took the absolutely proper approach, declaring: “Ye have nothing to do with us.”

Any true child of God must have the same viewpoint. 2 Corinthians 6:17 says: “be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing”.

The Ballymena Church Members Forum is most certainly an unclean thing and Alain Emerson cannot use the excuse that the meeting is being held in a so-called Protestant church to justify his actions. This is a meeting with the stamp of approval of Rome, a corrupt anti-Christian pagan system that knows only how to lead its poor deluded adherents to a lost eternity in hell.

If Alain Emerson were likely to come close to saying something like that or if there was even a hint of suspicion from any of the four churches involved in this forum that he might do so, never mind the Roman Catholic Church, then he would not have been invited anywhere near the place.

It grieves us to see such ecumenical corruption taking place and grieves us further still to receive the responses we had of many a number of weeks ago trying to justify Alain Emerson’s actions. There is no justification and, based on the tone of the comments we received in support of him, they appeared to be worshipping the creature more than the creator (Romans 1:25).

We will continue to highlight betrayal of true Biblical Christianity, which is true Protestantism, and to shine a light on the works of darkness.

This meeting is due to take place in eight days’ time on Sunday, 22 April and we are giving Alain Emerson eight days in which to cancel this booking.

If anyone reading this happens to know him or any of his connections or adherents at Emmanuel Church, please share this with him. We believe this page is being monitored closely by the most senior members of the Emmanuel Church, so we expect this will reach Alain Emerson.

We are absolutely prepared to write an item praising Alain Emerson for cancelling this meeting and refusing to touch “even the garment spotted by the flesh” (Jude v 23). However, if it goes ahead, we will not be silenced by the chorus of creature worshippers we were contacted by when we previously spoke out.

To Alain Emerson and all his adherents, be they Emmanuel Church attendees or part of the wider charismatic, easy-believism movement, we will leave you with the opening part of Joshua 24:15: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve”.

To everyone reading this, that is a decision we all must make. We trust that all reading this will follow the words and grab hold the promise of Romans 10:9, 13, which say: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

‘Peace, peace, when there is no peace’ – lying Protestant clerics mark 20 years of having sold Ulster down the river

Jeremiah 6:10-14: “To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it. Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days. And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord. For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”

Could there be a more accurate assessment of the situation in Ulster today than that phrase: “Peace, peace when there is no peace”?

When one looks at the shabby so-called peace we have in Northern Ireland, eulogised so fulsomely this week by the same old liars, deceivers, ecumenists and apostates who greeted the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ with such enthusiasm 20 years ago, one can only but see how much it would displease God when he looks upon this land of ours.

Any principles of justice were thrown out the window when that dreadful document was signed.

Murderers were let out of prison in the name of peace, and still 20 years on we have the likes of Tony Blair, a closet Romanist at the time, telling us it was absolutely necessary to release all the terrorists in order to achieve peace. What lies and nonsense!

We also have this week had ecumenical cheerleaders of clergymen this week hailing the agreement such as the Rev Harold Good (For Nothing!), whom we have previously discussed failing to contain his excitement at the planned visit of “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope, to Ireland, and another old friend of this blog, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, who led his parishioners into the clutches of Rome to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

In Job’s disputings with his friends, he is asked two rhetorical questions by Bildad. Job 8:3 says: “Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?”

While Bildad and his companions were unduly harsh on Job, Bildad here posed very pertinent questions and ones which self-evidently require no answer. Of course God does not pervert justice.

However, this is an area in which there seems to be a specialising in our province, where murderers and would-be murderers, be they Romanists or so-called Protestants, are allowed back on the street long before their sentence has expired. It is a complete affront to justice.

Leaders are put in power to see justice done in their land, as is demonstrated for us in 1 Kings 10:9 when the Queen of Sheba addressed King Solomon. It says: “Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.”

This is further emphasised in Romans 13:3. It says: “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.”

Our leaders were by no means a terror to evil works. In fact, those same killers released under the terms of the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ are now occupying many of the most important and influential positions in our land.

And we are told by apostate clerics such as Rev Harold Good For Nothing and Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke that this is a praiseworthy thing? As the Apostle Paul said, under the divine inspiration of the Holy Ghost, on many occasions in his letters: “God forbid”.

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke (pictured, below on right of picture with Eamon Martin) did what all good little Romanist patsy Church of Ireland Bishops and Archbishops seem to do these days and issued a joint statement with his Papal counterpart, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin.

In addition to the usual woolly nonsense one would expect from soppy ecumenists, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke talks about “the Christian tradition we share” and mentions how he and his Romanist mate have a “sincere shared prayer” for peace.

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke cannot share a “Christian tradition” with a Papist, for the Roman Catholic Church is not a Christian church, it is a pagan corruption.

His own 39 Articles, which supposedly govern his church, call the Roman Mass a “blasphemous fable” and a “dangerous deceit”, yet he is hand in hand with this architect of delusion which leads lost souls to hell.

If Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke shares a tradition with Eamon Martin then he can most assuredly not be called a Christian.

As for his “sincere shared prayer”, to whom is this prayer being addressed? The Roman Catholic Church teaches falsely of prayer to Mary and saints, yet the Bible says we can only pray to God. In 1 Timothy 2:5 we are told: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”. Does Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke believe there is a legitimacy in praying to Mary and saints?

Another apostate who was key in foisting the deceit of the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ upon Ulster’s Protestants is former Methodist President Rev Harold Good For Nothing (pictured, below).

He, along with ‘Father’ Alec Reid, a Protestant hating Romanist based at Clonard Monastery in West Belfast, played a key role in tricking Protestants into accepting this betrayal of their heritage.

Indeed, at ‘Father’ Alec Reid’s funeral a few years ago, Rev Harold Good For Nothing couldn’t have been more glowing in his praise to that architect of delusion who had helped corral countless numbers of poor benighted Roman Catholics into hell.

Rev Harold Good For Nothing called him a “very personal friend and brother in Christ”. As we discussed earlier this week regarding Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, Right Eejit John McDowell, they may well have served the same god and been brothers in that religion, but they certainly weren’t serving the God of heaven.

They “felt very secure in each other’s company”, he said. The attitude of a true child of God would not be so. It would be the same as the view of David as expressed in Psalm 26:4-5: “I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.”

Rev Harold Good For Nothing felt “very secure” in the company of the wicked. We believe that speaks for itself.

In his eulogy to a servant of the devil, Rev Harold Good For Nothing concluded: “May I offer you my blessing? Go forth my friend – in the name of the Father who created you; in the name of the Son who has redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who has sanctified you, may your journey now bring you to a place of real and lasting peace, the peace that you so richly deserve.”

What despicable words! Rev Harold Good For Nothing must believe there is salvation in the Roman Catholic Church, with its blasphemous denial of the precious Biblical truth of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

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.”

Rome flatly denies this precious precept and therefore cannot show people the way to salvation.

‘Father’ Alec Reid hated Protestants and yet Rev Harold Good For Nothing felt “very secure” in his company.

At a meeting in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church (yes, a so-called Protestant church!), ‘Father’ Alec Reid said: “You don’t want to hear the truth. The reality is that the nationalist (read, Roman Catholic) community in Northern Ireland were treated almost like animals by the unionist (read, Protestant) community. They were not treated like human beings. They were treated like the Nazis treated the Jews.”

He later apologised for this disgraceful, utterly unfounded and deceitful diatribe, but qualified it with typical weasel words and said the IRA were “a violent response to the suppression of human rights” – yet another lie from Rev Harold Good For Nothing’s spiritual brother.

Indeed, there is a most interesting article discussing Clonard Monastery, ‘Father’ Alec Reid’s hangout for many years, on the ‘Irish Peace Process’ website, which can be viewed here, and its alleged links to the IRA.

Two decades on from the delivery of this shabby ‘peace’, we are two decades further away from God.

The numbers of those who faithfully cling to the old standards continues to decline in this land of ours which has so often benefited from the blessing of our glorious Saviour.

However, there is a way to see revival in our land once again, even though the day is evil.

It is laid out clearly for us in 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.”

Dear Christian, please cry to God for revival and that he might heal our land and bring true peace, which can come only through Christ.

If you are not saved, then you can have no peace in your heart until you submit yourself to God, repent of your sins and call upon Him for salvation.

Cling to the precious promise of John 6:37 today: “and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”.

Church of Ireland in County Monaghan welcomes Romish priest who ‘failed to prevent clerical sex abuse’ into its midst

The Church of Ireland in the town of Clones last night held a ‘community event’ at which Bishop Joseph Duffy (pictured, top) was one of the invited guests.

Bishop Joseph Duffy was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher until his retirement in 2010 and a damning report by the Irish National Board for Safeguarding Children later found that he “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse and did not remove suspected paedophile priests from the ministry”, a Belfast Telegraph report says.

It also says there was “an unacceptable delay” in taking action against one priest, while it was also reported that Bishop Joseph Duffy’s delay came despite concerns being raised of a “credible allegation” in his Clogher diocese.

The event last night in St Tighernagh’s Parish Church was “to remember St Tighernagh, his ministry and his significance to the cross border parish and to the Diocese of Clogher and Clones”, according to the Diocese of Clogher’s website.

The notice further pointed out that in attendance would be “Bishop Joseph Duffy” and the “Bishop of Clogher, the Right Reverend (Right Eejit!) John McDowell”.

Right Eejit John McDowell (pictured, below) is a noted ecumenist and makes sure to be on close terms with the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, attending various events with him and each year producing a joint Christmas message.

Indeed, even though there was no Bishop of Clogher in place at Christmas past following the retirement of the previous incumbent, Right Eejit John McDowell felt the need to issue an ecumenical Christmas message of fluffy pseudo-Christianity with some emissary of Romanist deceit.

His Papal pal last Christmas was ‘Monsignor’ Joseph McGuinness, Diocesan Administrator of Clogher.

And when the previous Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Liam MacDaid retired, Right Eejit John McDowell issued a valedictory statement describing the Romanist priest as his “brother in Christ” and it had been “the greatest privilege to have served our Lord Jesus Christ together”.

They may well have served the same god together, but it most certainly was not the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent God of heaven.

It was certainly not the risen Christ, who shed His blood at Calvary so that we might come to Him for forgiveness of our sins and be saved from a lost eternity.

And if Right Eejit John McDowell considers Romanists, presumably including this Bishop Joseph Duffy, to be his “brothers in Christ” then we are led to the conclusion that he must believe and be teaching and preaching “another gospel”.

We should not be surprised that ministers are departing from the gospel, as we are warned of it in God’s Word.

2 Timothy 4:3-4: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

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.”

Is not the way of truth being spoken of in an evil manner these days? Is not bitter being put for sweet, and sweet for bitter?

Are we not told that homosexuality is now acceptable, nay, commendable? The Bible has a different view (Romans 1:21-27; Leviticus 18:22).

Are we not told that the murder of unborn children is an acceptable ‘lifestyle choice’? The Bible has a different view (Psalm 139:13-16).

Are we not told how vital it is that Ulster must be jointly governed by murderers and their apologists? The Bible has a different view (Exodus 20:13).

Are we not told that we must join with other churches, regardless of traditional fundamental theological differences, in the name of unity? The Bible has a different view (Ephesians 5:11).

Just because we should not be surprised, it does not mean that we should be silent.

Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, exhorted Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:2 to “be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine”.

He didn’t tell Timothy to be faithful when the going is good and the people are receptive to the message, he was to preach the gospel “out of season”, whenever he was not to receive such a friendly response.

That is certainly the age in which we are living today.

Jude v 3 says that “ye should earnestly contend for the faith”.

There was absolutely no earnest contention for the faith in that church in Clones in County Monaghan last night.

Were there any, they would not have invited along a Papal bishop found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse” and an Anglican bishop who denies the gospel of Christ by calling himself a spiritual brother of a man who has devoted his life to propagating the lies and deceits of the Roman Catholic system, a system which leads lost souls to just one place – hell.

If you are involved with or have loved ones involved with the apostate churches, please follow Christ’s call to “come out from among them, and be ye separate”.

And if you aren’t saved, then call on the precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness “and thou shalt be saved”.

Leading apostasy in Antrim – Archdeacon Stephen McBride

Ecumenical fervency is very much the order of the day in the town of Antrim, and the chief architect of this Biblical betrayal is Archdeacon Stephen McBride.

A veteran ecumenist, the ‘Venerable’ Dr Stephen McBride is minister of All Saints Parish Church in the town.

During the recent ‘Holy Week’ events in the town, a lot of unholy mingling of the seed was going on, with many of the churches involved.

The ecumenical celebrations got underway on the Monday prior to Easter with an ‘Inter Church Prayer Service’ in St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. Given Rome teaches the praying to Mary and saints, surely we are entitled to ask the question, as we have done previously, to whom were they praying?

The Bible clearly teaches we are to pray to God alone. 1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

This service was followed up with another prayer service, this time in St Comgall’s Roman Catholic Church, also in Antrim. The speaker at the meeting was a so-called Protestant, Alastair Wallace (pictured), of Christian Fellowship Church in the town.

And the tin hat was put on this ecumenical betrayal on Good Friday, when the Antrim Clergy Fellowship organised its annual “walk of witness” through the town in a brazen act of defiance against God, which we featured earlier this week.

It began at Antrim Methodist Church (Minister: Rev Michael Gregory) before moving to Archdeacon Stephen McBride’s apostate abode of All Saints Parish Church. From there it moved to St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, before finishing off at High Street Presbyterian Church (Minister: Rev Colin McDowell).

By some distance the longest serving clergyman at their respective church in this area is Archdeacon Stephen McBride, who has spent much of the past three decades in the town.

And we have uncovered numerous details about him which mean he ought not to hold any position within the church.

He has a remarkably cosy and long-standing relationship with Rome, even for an apostate. A Belfast NewsLetter article states that these links go as far back as 2002, and no doubt much further.

It says that in 2002 the then priest in St Comgall’s “asked Archdeacon McBride to preach at a parish Novena” in order to put on a “more public display of togetherness”.

What is a Novena? It 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 a Novena involves the invocation of saints, despite the Bible’s teaching in 1 Timothy 2:5, as we have already referred to above.

Wikipedia continues and says: “The practice grew by the Middle Ages to include pious prayers for nine days before a feast in honour of a saint identified on a liturgical calendar. By the 11th century, the Novena practice had become a means in Christianity of praying to petition personal or spiritual favour to a saint, such as Virgin Mary. After the Reformation and Counter-Reformation era, the Catholic Church formally approved Novenas, in particular through the papal approvals of a large number of Novenas by Pope Pius IX.”

So the Novena has the stamp of approval from the Pope, “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the man who blasphemously sets himself up in God’s place.

Wikipedia goes on to say: “The practice of the Novena is based in early Christianity, where masses were held for nine days with devotional prayers to someone who has died.”

So the Novena has its roots in prayer for the dead, which is a reference to the Romanist lie of purgatory, an absolutely anti-Biblical construct of the Roman Catholic Church. When we die we either go straight to heaven or straight to hell. There is no in between.

Look at the rich man in Luke 16. We are told in verses 22-23: “…the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments…”

There was no in between for the rich man. He died and went straight to hell. And hell most assuredly exists, despite what Pope Francis might like to think.

The notion of praying for the dead is further demonstrated as a fraud when we look at 2 Samuel 12:18-23: “And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead? But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself , and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord , and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat. Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

David ceased praying for his child when he died. He didn’t keep praying, he didn’t hold a Month’s Mind mass, light a candle or pay a priest to earn his son a place in heaven.

David acknowledged no more could be done and acknowledged the comfort in the fact his son, who had not reached an age of understanding to call on God for salvation, was in heaven. He also rested in the comfort that he, as a saved sinner, was going to meet his son again in heaven.

Can you rest in that comfort? Are you saved? Have you repented of your sin to God and asked to be washed in the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Jonah 2:9 says: “Salvation is of the Lord.” It can be found nowhere else. Acts 4:12 says: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

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

Our sins, no matter how great, can all be washed away. Isaiah 1:18: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

You can obtain forgiveness of God today. 1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Don’t delay, 2 Corinthians 6:2 says: “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

The fact that Archdeacon Stephen McBride preached at this Novena, an act disgracefully repeated soon after by then Antrim Methodist minister Rev Jack Moore, with all the lies and blasphemies it encapsulates, is frankly horrifying.

However, this is what Archdeacon Stephen McBride has to say about his blasphemous betrayal of true Christianity.

He said: “It was one of the most memorable days of my ministry.

“It speaks volumes for the maturity of the ecumenical relationships that have been developed in the town that it was possible for the two clergy from the Reformed tradition to preach at a Catholic Novena mission without creating a fuss from either congregation, because the time was right for this to happen, and our people were encouraging further such exchanges to be developed.

“It is a day I will never forget.”

One can be sure it is a day God will never forget, if Archdeacon Stephen McBride doesn’t repent.

It is also indicative of the disgraceful shepherding of the flock that Archdeacon Stephen McBride, permanent minister in All Saints Parish Church since 1995, has demonstrated, that he brought his congregation to the point where they were “encouraging further such exchanges to be developed”.

His job is to declare the full counsel of God, in season and out of season. Jeremiah was instructed by God that, though he be faithful in declaring His Word, the disobedient children of Israel would not listen to him. This, however, was not to stop him from declaring God’s message, and it ought not to stop anyone else.

Jeremiah 7:27: “Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.”

Archdeacon Stephen McBride is abandoning this charge and many others to which he should be paying close attention.

We will remind Archdeacon Stephen McBride of the 39 Articles, which are supposed to govern his church, the Church of Ireland.

Article 22, for example, concerning purgatory, says: “The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping and Adoration, as well of Images as of Relics, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.”

Does Archdeacon Stephen McBride find Rome repugnant? Clearly not.

We’ll share another one of his 39 Articles with him now.

Article 31 states: “The Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world, both original and actual; and there is none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone.

“Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the which it was commonly said, that the Priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to have remission of pain or guilt, were blasphemous fables, and dangerous deceits.”

Does he share that view? If not, then why he is being allowed to stand in a pulpit that is supposed to be used to honour God, when he is using it to undermine the gospel?

We are also told in a biography of Archdeacon Stephen McBride that he is a fan of various types of music, including rock music and Gregorian chant.

A particular favourite band of his is Led Zeppelin, a rock group noted for its links to the occult, something which is expressly warned against in the Bible.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 says: “When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”

His love for Gregorian chant, meanwhile, is further indication of his love affair with Rome. Gregorian chant is the music of the Roman rite and is performed in the Mass.

Why would any Protestant minister want to listen to music used in the blasphemous ‘worship’ of the Mass?

This is one of the many question marks which must be placed against Archdeacon Stephen McBride. If anyone reading this knows him or anyone connected to his church, we would encourage you to challenge him on these matters and encourage those you know to do so too.

We are living in an age of departure from God and the road to revival will be paved with faithfulness to God’s Word. Let us pray that God will take a dealing with apostates in the pulpits spewing out their deceits, so that once again we will see a revival in Ulster.