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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It didn’t take him long to answer them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What a terrible mess this is.

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

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

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

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

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

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Ecumenical charismaniacs looking to Rome for revival at Nutts Corner

The ongoing charismatic efforts to degrade the spiritual landscape in Ulster continues apace, and they will focus their efforts next month on an ecumenical prayer initiative called ‘Healing The Land’.

Indeed, the event, scheduled for Saturday, 8th September at Nutts Corner, is being marketed as for Protestant, Catholic and those of no denomination – an ecumenist’s dream.

Perhaps Nutts Corner is a very apt venue for an easy-believist event, not just because of its name but for its reputation as a place to purchase something cheaply.

All manner of ecumenists have given their backing to the event and indicated their intention to be there.

Among them is David McClay (pictured, below), minister in Willowfield Parish Church in Belfast and leader of the ecumenical New Wine Ireland group whose recent conference featured at least three Papist speakers.

Also joining in is the elder statesman and one of the three lead pastors of Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area, Philip Emerson, who also took part in the New Wine Conference.

And he is joined by another lead pastor at Emmanuel Church, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, top), back to his old tricks of consorting with the anti-Christian system of Rome.

We will remind readers of Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s track record for Papal pandering.

In February, he spoke in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast as part of the ecumenical ‘Four Corners’ Festival, at which he endorsed the ecumenical, ritualistic, anti-Christian form of praise called TaizĂ©. He is pictured below next to the altar where the blasphemous Mass is offered by the priest.

He then addressed a meeting of the ecumenical Ballymena Church Members Forum, which includes the Roman Catholic Church, before hosting another ecumenical prayer meeting with the blessing of the Pope himself, called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

And Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson and David McClay have appeared in videos uploaded to the event’s facebook page imploring more people to join in their linking arms with Rome.

Indeed, on the same page there is a video featuring an agent of Rome, Patrick McCrystal of Human Life International, a Roman Catholic pro-life group, endorsing this prayer event.

In his brief video, he quickly gets across the ecumenical nature of the event. He says: “We the people of God in Northern Ireland, Catholic, Protestant and all non-denominational, we have to turn back to God…”

Now of course any who have rejected or forsaken God must turn back to Him, but Patrick McCrystal is describing Roman Catholic adherents as the “people of God”.

While it is possible that in some simple way, some individual Roman Catholics may have come to faith in Christ, Patrick McCrystal is speaking in general of Roman Catholics and that is quite simply wrong.

Romanism doesn’t teach true salvation, therefore its followers cannot be described corporately as the people of God.

That is a tragedy of great magnitude, but Rome teaches a salvation of merit through good works.

However, 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.”

Isaiah 64:6 reminds us that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags”, so Rome and, distressingly, an increasing number of so-called Protestant churches, teach that presenting our good works, or “filthy rags” to God will be enough to secure a spot in heaven.

And here we have supposedly Christian leaders giving credence to this false notion that the Roman Catholic Church is of God.

What utter blasphemy!

Rome denies salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, as we have already stressed, it teaches of a fictitious holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory (you’ll not find that anywhere in Scripture), it teaches of prayer to Mary and saints (1 Timothy 2:5 directly contradicts that) and teaches the utter blasphemy of the Mass, whereby they sacrifice Christ repeatedly, this despite Hebrews 10:11-12: “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God”.

These circles simply cannot be squared, indeed Rome pronounces its anathema, or curses, on any who teaches of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

That being the case, and Papists being comfortable with this prayer event, one must draw the conclusion that Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson, David McClay and others must not believe in salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

And if they do, then they are guilty of the most dreadful of compromise, to deliberately permit the propagators of what they believe to be error into their midst to draw people away into sin and confusion.

The character of such individuals as Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson and David McClay as compromisers and consorters with Rome is well established.

However, there is another character who has given this anti-Christian event his seal of approval, and in the most emphatic way as he is to be the speaker at it, and that is David Legge (pictured, below).

A man raised in the truth of the gospel by his own testimony on his website, who attended and then ministered at a sound fellowship such as the Iron Hall in Belfast, concerns have been springing up about his associations and comments in the past few years.

From citing the teachings of a Carmelite monk (a Papist of course) to claiming that our pride, rather than sin, is what chiefly separates us from God, to now speaking at this overtly ecumenical event, David Legge, now working as an itinerant preacher, certainly appears to be deteriorating in his stand.

This very gracious article (now kindly updated by the author to include a link back to this article) on the Take Heed Ministries website articulates a great deal of the concerns surrounding his downgrade, which you can read by clicking here.

By associating with this event, David Legge can only bring further questions upon himself.

Indeed, given the brazen nature of this ecumenical gathering, David hasn’t got a ‘Legge’ to stand on if he claims he was unaware of the utterly inappropriate company he is keeping at this event.

We would certainly encourage readers to share and spread this article widely so that he can have the nature of the other endorsers of this event brought clearly into his focus.

The prayers offered up at this event are highly unlikely to be received in heaven as error is mixed right through this gathering.

God will not regard such prayers from the unconverted, of which there will be many gathered at Nutts Corner, not least (but not just) the avowed Papists who will be in attendance.

Proverbs 15:29: “The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.”

Unfortunately a lot of this will be about show and about doing something considered to be popular and worthy, rather than about living genuinely Christian, sanctified lives.

It is like the criticism God had of the insincere penitence of the children of Israel in the days of Hosea.

It says in Hosea 7:14: “And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.”

While they made much noise to God, there was no great sincerity in what they had said, but rather a desire to restore former comforts they had lost in their rebellion against God.

The verse they use to promote the event is a most wonderful verse and one we have used on numerous occasions here.

It says 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.”

However, when the organisers of this event say that Romanists are part of God’s people and when the organisers themselves are noted ecumenists, they then distort this passage to suit their own ungodly ends.

Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, warned that “a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (1 Corinthians 5:6) and this is what is being done here.

Truth is being mixed with error, indeed a character such as David Legge, with a previously sound reputation and whose apparent downgrade would be unknown to many, may well be being used to help bring credibility to the event beyond traditional charismatic circles.

Please pray that David Legge will pull back from such compromise and please pray for a genuine revival in our land.

It will not come from the ‘Healing The Land’ prayer initiative, but only from prayer from those sold out to God, not those who are sold out to Rome.

1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”