ABBA ‘prayer dancing’ Pete Greig and Rome loving Mike Pilavachi for Causeway Coast Vineyard conference

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

Last week on ‘Protestant Revival’ we highlighted two of the inappropriate characters who will be “preaching” and leading “worship” at Causeway Coast Vineyard’s ‘Encounter More’ conference, which will run from Thursday, 23 to Saturday, 25 May.

They are Havilah Cunnington and Jeremy Riddle, representatives of that frankly frightening hotbed of charismatic deceit, Bethel Ministries, whose blasphemies you can get an idea of by clicking here.

We simply couldn’t go into enough detail in one post to outline all the heretical speakers who will be purporting to offer spiritual guidance to the poor attendees of Causeway Coast Vineyard, but we can reveal that more brazenly ecumenical and God-defying speakers and worship leaders will be held up and exalted by those in charge at Causeway Coast Vineyard Church.

They are Mike Pilavachi (pictured, top) and Beth and Andy Croft of Soul Survivor church and Pete Greig (pictured, below), who runs 24-7 Prayer.

Pete Greig, for any readers who aren’t aware, is an out and out compromiser with Rome and a leading figure in the ungodly charismatic excesses which, sadly, figure prominently in so much of professing Christendom.

Indeed, he is at the extreme end of this.

And that can be seen in the fact that he claims God told him that He, the Almighty God of heaven, the eternal, unchangeable God who cannot abide sin, was “quite enjoying” a group of young women dressed up for a night out on the town coming into a prayer room he was in charge of, turning the stereo up (why it was there in any event is a good question) and proceeding to prayer dance to a song by Swedish pop group ABBA.

They apparently put their own ‘religious’ words to one of ABBA’s seemingly well-known songs, Super Trouper.

This is a blasphemy, yet Pete Greig has the gall to claim, not only that it was an acceptable form of worship, but that it was given the seal of approval of God.

What an outrage!

Furthermore, Pete Greig has played an active role in helping the Roman Catholic Church lure more people in to its evil clutches.

Pete Greig addressed the diocesan assembly of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna in St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in the Austrian capital.

Tweeting afterwards, Pete Greig said: “Truly wonderful time in Vienna addressing 1,700 bishops, nuns, priests, laity from every church in the Archdiocese. Extraordinary signs of renewal – ‘unthinkable 9 years ago’ says the Cardinal.”

So Pete Greig was rejoicing in helping and seeing an increase in the number of people coming under the pagan influence of Rome.

Not only that, the 24-7 Prayer organisation which he heads up is an indisputably ecumenical organisation.

And its leader in Ireland is none other than Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, lead pastor at the truly Christ-rejecting Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area.

That, in itself, says it all.

The Jesuit promoter that is Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson leads 24-7 Prayer Ireland and indeed had Pete Greig as a celebrity guest at Emmanuel Church’s ‘Tobar’ conference last year, showing the strong links between the pair.

As for Mike Pilavachi and his Soul Survivor church, this man is another confirmed ecumenist.

His Soul Survivor church hosts summer camps each year and every year since at least 2016 these camps have offered the Roman Catholic Mass, a grievous blasphemy against God.

The Roman Catholic catechism says this of the Mass: “Because it is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. In the Eucharist Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he “poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.””

Rome claims they are making a sacrifice of Christ in the Mass, yet the Bible says this in 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”.

Christ made “one sacrifice for sins for ever”, yet Rome repeatedly claims to be offering a sacrifice of Christ, thus serving to totally reject and blaspheme this most precious and crucial tenet of Scripture.

But Mike Pilavachi, whether he practices the Mass personally or not, serves to do the same by facilitating this blasphemous sacrifice.

But he will be offered an enthusiastic welcome to Causeway Coast Vineyard Church next week.

Mike Pilavachi has also demonstrated his enthusiasm for fellowshipping with heretics by being pictured alongside the Archbishop (read, Arch-apostate) of Canterbury, Justin Welby and Bishop Michael Curry, the sodomy-supporting American heretic who impressed the gullible and fellow-apostates at last year’s Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The trio are pictured together, below.

They were all at the main celebration of the utterly ecumenical ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative, founded by Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby and given the seal of approval of “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope,

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ has devotionals to Mary accompanying it and Mike Pilavachi was the main speaker at the event.

So the Pope and Causeway Coast Vineyard Church have something (plenty of things, most likely) in common – they both promote events headlined by Mike Pilavachi.

That is very instructive.

Having the approval of the Pope is certainly not something any of us should want.

John 15:18-19 says: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”

The Pope is undoubtedly “of the world” and will “love his own”. That would include the likes of Mike Pilavachi.

So why would Causeway Coast Vineyard want such characters as Pete Greig and Mike Pilavachi at their conference?

Well, Causeway Coast Vineyard’s previous lead pastor, Alan Scott, infamously said he was “all in” with the Pope during a sermon at Causeway Coast Vineyard.

And one of its leading figures, Peter Lynas (pictured, below), who also heads up the allegedly Evangelical Alliance, has repeatedly aligned himself with ecumenists and Romanists.

While it is little surprise to see a supposedly God-exalting church promote and fellowship with those who bring dishonour to the cause of Christ, it is imperative those who are saved and endeavouring to follow Christ take a stand against such error and compromise.

Psalm 94:16: “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”

God is asking the question and continues to ask it today – who will stand up, who will rise up for Him against those who act contrarily to His will?

Will we speak out against such falsehoods and their propagators? Or will we hold our peace?

Let us be bold and sound the alarm in this evil day and generation and refuse to sit by idly as such blasphemies are being committed in the name of Christ.

Joel 2:1: “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain”.

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Redeemer Central Church introduces the Romanist ‘Stations of the Cross’

The Romeward march by so much of professing Christendom continues at pace, and this is no more evident than in the disgraceful situation whereby a charismatic church in Belfast is celebrating the idolatrous Romanist practice of the ‘Stations of the Cross’.

It is scarcely believable, yet that is what is being carried out this week by Redeemer Central Church, which is based on Donegall Street in central Belfast.

From 14 to 21 April, Redeemer Central is displaying on the outside wall of its building, posters of the Stations of the Cross.

This is an overtly Romanist custom, one which is carried out by devout Roman Catholics under the sad and false apprehension that they will receive a “plenary indulgence” for praying at each of them consecutively.

So the Stations of the Cross are part of the false Romanist gospel of earning your salvation.

And this is what Redeemer Central are holding up as a thing to be copied and applied to the lives of Christians? What an outrage.

For those who are unaware, the origins of the Stations of the Cross come from the Franciscan Order of Roman Catholic monks, and began to be popularised within Romanism during the 15th and 16th centuries.

They were based upon what they believed to be the route taken by Jesus to Calvary in Jerusalem, a route on which many Romanist pilgrimages were held.

In 1686, Pope Innocent XI (a most inappropriate name for any in the position which leads poor lost souls to hell) allowed the Franciscans to erect stations within their churches, a right extended in 1731 to all Romanist churches by Pope Clement XII.

And so the idolatrous practice spread, with the Stations often reproduced on windows in Romanist chapels, although there are often images and idols accompanying them.

This is, of course, an outrage against God and His Commandments.

The second of the Ten Commandments expressly forbids this, though Rome has somewhat conveniently omitted the Second Commandment from its Bible, instead splitting up what Protestants know as the Tenth Commandment into two.

Exodus 20:4-6 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: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”

It’s pretty unequivocal, isn’t it? But it doesn’t fit in with Romanist deceit and idolatry so it has to go.

And Redeemer Central is joining in on this idolatry with these posters pasted to their outer wall.

Let’s remember what the Second Commandment says. It precludes the creation of “any likeness of any thing” as part of worship, yet this is exactly what they have plastered upon their walls, proudly displaying their idolatry for all to see.

God hates all sin, but it is also provoking to him for it to be done so brazenly.

This was his condemnation of the children of Israel in the days of Jeremiah, when he said in Jeremiah 2:34: “I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.”

The sin was done openly, no thorough examination to see what faults or sins were prevalent was required, people were brazen in their sin.

And how was God going to repay such behaviour? All their machinations and activities, which they thought they would gain by, would come to nothing.

Jeremiah 2:35-37: “Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned. Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria. Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine head: for the Lord hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.”

These are words which Redeemer Central, and in particular its lead pastor, David Armstrong, would do well to heed.

When the Reformation broke out, the shackles of Romanism were overthrown but yet so many churches are throwing themselves back headlong into the superstition and pagan ritual of that anti-Christian church.

Paul warned against such folly.

Galatians 5:1 says: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

Such unrighteousness and foolishness was also warned against by God in Old Testament times.

Jeremiah 11:10 says: “They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.”

The iniquities of our forefathers are being embraced once more by those who are either ignorant of the past and God’s Word, or who have consciously chosen to reject it, or both.

Romanism is darkness, it is Christ rejection, and David Armstrong and all who help lead at or attend Redeemer Central need to repudiate this grave blasphemy against God.

The posters have been created by USA based artist Scott Erickson, who is quoted on the Redeemer Central website saying: “The Stations of the Cross began as a practice that pilgrims would have when they were retracing Jesus’ final steps in Jerusalem up to the hill where he was crucified. Wanting to share that practice and experience with people who couldn’t make the trip to Jerusalem, they created these stations of meditation that became in itself a tradition. You can find this tradition on the inside of many churches today.”

Sounds fairly similar to the details we provided further up in this article, doesn’t it?

However, there is a crucial difference, neither Scott Erickson nor Redeemer Central explain that it is a Roman Catholic practice and the “they” who “created these stations of meditation” were Papist monks.

This is the deceitfulness behind so many of these practices, because the vast majority of people who attend these charismatic churches are nominally Protestant and these churches are concerned some of those who attend would recoil from this.

It is the same tactic as was employed by Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, below) of Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area when he was busy promoting Jesuit founder and Counter Reformation leader Ignatius of Loyola, which you can read about by clicking here.

These are some of the honeyed, deceitful words uttered by Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson when promoting following the example of such an evil character.

He said: “It’s through him (Ignatius of Loyola) that when he goes to university in Paris and he starts to gather a few friends and they start to pray and get passionate for Jesus together that they start this, what we know as the Jesuits, or the Society of Jesus, which has gone on to send missionaries all over the world.

“So remember this is probably round the time of the Reformation, so they’re all trying to work it out.

“There’s been huge problems with the church of that day. The Reformation has been a reaction to that but also within that there was certain moments and certain men like this who wanted the real thing, who wanted Jesus more than anything else pushed into his heart, pushed into his presence, were changed and transformed and led others in it.”

Alain Emerson neglected to say the Jesuits are a Romanist order and in his deliberately vague references to the Reformation he sought to mislead those in attendance.

Given he and Redeemer Central use the same tactics, it is highly unsurprising to see Alain Emerson retweeting Redeemer Central’s tweet promoting this Papist practice.

And for any who want to see any other issues with Redeemer Central, as if their Papist practices wasn’t enough, we would advise checking out an article by Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries, which you can read by clicking here.

His references to what is known as ‘spiritual formation’ are particularly noteworthy, and he links to an excellent article from there highlighting how this is really a Romanist practice given a very thin veneer of Christianity.

Many of the inspirations behind it are the type whose quotes are often tweeted by those involved in the charismatic emerging church movement, Romanists such as Henri Nouwen and Ignatius of Loyola, both of whom Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is very keen on.

These Papish practices are being reintroduced to churches and all true children of God who have a proper regard for His Word need to speak out and take a stand against them.

The souls of the adherents to these churches are at stake; they are being taught to follow the practices of the founder of the Jesuits, they are being taught there is merit in “meditating” around the Stations of the Cross, they are being denied proper preaching and teaching of God’s Word which would make them “wise unto salvation” (2 Timothy 3:15).

Let us pray with fervour that these people will be delivered from such gatherings and let us be diligent in warning others of the dangers, even by sharing this article or pointing people to the Scriptures which so clearly point out the errors of these churches.

Praise God we have been contacted by people who have spoken of how articles even on this page have prompted them to separate themselves from apostasy and challenge those who are seeking to bring it in to their churches.

May many more be moved by the Holy Ghost to do likewise and may many more be moved to take their stand for Christ outside the camp.

Jude v 22-23: “And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”

Evangelical Alliance’s David Smyth links arms with Rome, Irish republican and issues ‘warm welcome to the Pope’

There is a well known phrase that “my enemy’s enemy is my friend”.

And this appears to be the general mindset adopted by a lot of the forces operating in opposition to abortion and other moral and social issues in Northern Ireland.

Many so-called Protestants are coalescing with the Roman Catholic Church these days as they, laudably, share an opposition to the murder of the unborn, euphemistically referred to as abortion.

Now, whether or not those Protestants who engage in this would consider the Roman Catholic Church to be their enemy is up for debate and, indeed highly improbable, but the general principle still stands.

And this can be seen very clearly at the Evangelical Alliance, with further demonstration of this errant approach given by its Public Policy representative, David Smyth.

This he did by addressing a conference organised by the Iona Institute NI, a Romanist organisation.

While it calls itself a Christian think tank, it is clearly a Roman Catholic dominated organisation at best.

The Iona Institute was originally formed in the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic Republic of Ireland and launched a Northern Ireland branch in 2016.

At its first conference in 2017, the keynote speaker was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin.

Other speakers at the event, held in a Roman Catholic parish hall in Belfast, included Nuala O’Loan and Alban Maginness, both well known former public representatives who are also known for their devotion to the Roman Catholic faith.

The subject of Eamon Martin’s speech was about how he expects the position of the Roman Catholic Church to be respected and “encouraged Catholics to meet like minded Christians more often to share their values”.

Ecumenical dialogue, in other words.

His comments, in their nature, were addressed entirely to a Roman Catholic audience and a report from the Irish Times from March 2017 calls the Iona Institute a “Catholic advocacy group”.

An excerpt of the report is as follows: “Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a theocracy in Ireland, but wants respect for its beliefs and values.

The Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland was the keynote speaker at the event in south Belfast, which was organised by the Catholic advocacy group to explore “faith in the public square”.

Delegates at the event in St Brigid’s Parish Hall also heard from former Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan and former SDLP MLA Alban Maginness, among others.

The archbishop told attendees the Catholic Church expected that “in a true pluralist democracy or republic, religion and faith will continue to have an important part to play in the national conversation”.

He acknowledged the Catholic Church’s “child abuse scandals and other shameful episodes” in the past.

He encouraged Catholics to meet like-minded Christians more often to share their values and contribute to discussions.”

This is a Roman Catholic focused group, with one of the church’s most senior figures encouraging them to engage in ecumenical activity.

And David Smyth and the Evangelical Alliance have been only too happy to help fulfil the wishes of this most senior emissary of Papal deceit.

The event was held in the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast on Saturday past, 30 March and was advertised in Roman Catholic parish bulletins and featured prominently in the Irish News.

Its Northern Irish spokesperson is a Roman Catholic called Tracy Harkin.

And Tracy Harkin is an Irish republican who will contest next month’s local council election for a new all-Ireland political party called Aontu, led by a former Sinn Fein member of the Republic of Ireland’s parliament called Peadar Toibin.

Toibin left Sinn Fein due to his opposition to abortion and this policy is a key driver behind his new party.

However, while Toibin appears to be concerned about murdering the unborn, and rightfully so, by having ever been a member of Sinn Fein he shows his utter disdain and disregard for those innocent victims of terrorism perpetrated by the IRA, whose actions Sinn Fein continue to celebrate to this day.

And Tracy Harkin will be standing for this man’s party, which has a stated aim of promoting a united Ireland.

There certainly doesn’t seem to be much by the way of Protestantism about the Iona Institute and the Archbishop of Armagh certainly seems to think it is a Roman Catholic organisation.

All this makes it all the more disappointing that the Evangelical Alliance and one of its most senior representatives at that, should wish to engage with an organisation representing blasphemous beliefs.

These include the practising of the Mass, where Christ is sacrificed again and again throughout the centuries across the world, the idolatrous worship of Mary and veneration of statues, the deceit of Purgatory and the denial of the precious Biblical doctrine of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

Just because we may agree with Roman Catholics on the subject of abortion, there are, or certainly ought to be, vast chasms in what we believe on so many fundamentals of the faith.

And while it may seem to some to be a practical approach to forge links with a church on a matter on which you agree, in the light of Scripture it is shown to be an errant attitude to take.

One must only look at the example of the good king of Judah, Jehoshaphat, foolishly linking with the evil king of Israel, Ahab.

2 Chronicles 18:1-3 says: “Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab. And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramoth-gilead. And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ramoth-gilead? And he answered him, I am as thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be with thee in the war.”

Jehoshaphat focused on the commonality between him and Ahab.

Their kingdoms were born from the division of one kingdom, the peoples they ruled were all the children of Jacob.

However, they were vastly different, as we are told that Jehoshaphat was faithful to God.

2 Chronicles 17:3-4, 6 says: “And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.”

Ahab, meanwhile, was an extremely, notably wicked man.

1 Kings 16:30-33 says: “And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him. And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.”

While Jehoshaphat was taking away the high places and groves used for idolatrous worship, Ahab was busy setting them up.

Yet for some reason Jehoshaphat considered it a good idea to form an alliance with this evil man.

After his ecumenical foray, Jehoshaphat was told he had kindled God’s anger.

2 Chronicles 19:2 says: “And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord.”

Despite warnings such as this (you can also refer to Zerubbabel and Jeshua fending off such an advance in Ezra 3), there are many who plough on regardless, walking hand in hand with Rome.

This is what the Evangelical Alliance is doing as they seek to find common cause with Rome.

Unlike the famous adage adopted by the Jesuits, who one of the Evangelical Alliance’s members, Alain Emerson of Emmanuel Church, is a big fan of, the ends do not justify the means.

Of course, this is not the first time David Smyth or the Evangelical Alliance has mingled seed with the corruption of Rome.

When it was announced that Pope Francis, the man who blasphemously calls himself God’s representative on earth, despite that being the role of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-18; John 16:7-11), was planning to visit Ireland, David Smyth said he wanted to extend “a warm and sincere welcome to the Pope”.

He also said he hoped such a “warm and sincere welcome” would be shown “by the whole community”.

Leaving aside the fact that true Christians should not be glad handing the representatives of a system which has condemned untold millions to hell, did David Smyth include the countless numbers who have been abused by Romanist priests as part of “the whole community”? Should they welcome the man at the head of the system which harboured their abusers?

David Smyth went on to say that “sometimes we can be concerned that by showing warmth or generosity that that can be misunderstood as endorsing everything someone stands for”.

This is very much a fig leaf to cover the nakedness of his betrayal of the Bible.

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

David Smyth continued his overture to “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, by saying “maybe we need to be bolder in our welcome”.

So not only was he keen to be offering a “warm and sincere” welcome to the Pope, he was keen to be bold about it and do it in a very overt and obvious way.

Such boldness in welcoming sin is not found in the Bible.

The boldness we find is in preaching the word of God and sharing the precious gospel of Jesus Christ which the Pope denies and pronounces his curse upon any who believe it.

Ephesians 6:19-20 says: “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

1 Thessalonians 2:2-5 says: “But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness”.

We are also to be bold, if we are saved, in our approach to God in prayer.

Hebrews 4:16 says: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Hebrews 10:16-20 says: “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh”.

There is the true boldness we are to have to put our prayers and petitions before God, not to be bold in welcoming warmly a man who denies the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Even those verses above rip apart the teachings of Rome, speaking of how God will no longer remember our sins, He won’t make us go through Purgatory, He won’t require us to do penance, He doesn’t want us to offer up a sacrifice of His precious Son again and again.

Yet the Evangelical Alliance and David Smyth want to warmly welcome a man who engages in such wickedness.

And the Evangelical Alliance and David Smyth want to join hands with a Romanist organisation like the Iona Institute and walk hand in hand with an Irish republican who wants to bring us under the rule of those who hate true Christianity.

Dear reader, please separate yourself from this organisation, please separate yourself from any churches involved in the Evangelical Alliance or indeed any who would have any fellowship with the Iona Institute.

Make it clear that this betrayal of true Christianity and true Protestantism will not be carried out in your name.

Hebrews 13:13: “Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.”

Peter Lynas and Evangelical Alliance join forces with Jesuit promoter Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson

Jeremiah 14:10-14: “Thus saith the Lord unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the Lord doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. Then said the Lord unto me, Pray not for this people for their good. When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence. Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”

Much polluted worship is offered up in our land today and, like the Pharisees of old, those behind it think “that they shall be heard for their much speaking” (Matthew 7:7).

Many believe that simply invoking the name of Christ will be sufficient to ensure their utterances reach the courts of heaven.

However, Psalm 66:18 tells us that “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”.

And surely such a peril lies before those organisers of the prayer event held at the gates of Stormont, the would-be seat of power in Northern Ireland, were we not held to ransom by murderers and their apologists, on Sunday past, 24 March.

The event was organised by 24-7 Prayer Ireland, which is an ungodly organisation in the first place.

It is headed up by Alain Emerson (pictured on the right of the image at the top of this article), lead pastor of the anti-Christian charismatic Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area.

Alain Emerson’s ecumenical rap sheet is so long it would make your eyes water, hence his richly deserved moniker of Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson.

You can read his lengthy list of betrayal of the gospel of Jesus Christ by clicking here, which reached its nadir (thus far!) back in November when he engaged in whole-hearted promotion of that wretched Romanist Ignatius of Loyola.

He is, of course, the man who founded the dreadful Jesuit order of priests set up specifically to lead the Counter Reformation, which fought to suppress the glorious light of the gospel, so wonderfully unveiled by God through Martin Luther and others.

Ignatius of Loyola’s Jesuit order led the centuries long, bloody Inquisition, in which untold millions of Protestants, Jews and Muslims were murdered simply for not being Romanists.

But Ignatius of Loyola is a great “dude”, according to Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson.

And on Sunday past he was leading this ungodly event under the auspices of 24-7 Prayer, which was held to, ostensibly, petition God to intervene and restore working government at Stormont and allow everyone to agree over the interminable ‘Brexit’ saga.

Presumably they believe God wants the murderers and apologists for murder of Sinn Fein to reassume control of our affairs.

Another leading figure in the religious deceit spreading throughout our land, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas (pictured on the left of the image at the top of this article), was also heartily promoting this event.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas is another whose ecumenical rap sheet is the length of your arm, and you can read all about that by clicking here.

He is the leader of the Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland and is a senior figure at Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Coleraine, County Londonderry.

Alain Emerson’s Emmanuel Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, and the strong links between him and Peter Lynas were further demonstrated on Sunday past when he publicly expressed his support for, and attended, this initiative.

Peter Lynas tweeted after the event, saying it was “so great to be part of this”.

And indeed, beforehand, he actually appeared in a video alongside Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson or, as he matily referred to him in the video, “Ally”.

Ironically, Alain Emerson is also an ally of Peter Lynas in the ecumenical deceit spreading throughout Ulster.

In that video, and another posted by Peter Lynas afterwards, he talks about people joining with “us”, putting himself as one of the senior figures in bringing this event together.

Now, there is nothing wrong with praying for our country, in fact it is Scriptural, but does Peter Lynas think that fellowshipping with a man who promotes the founder of the Jesuits and has repeatedly engaged with Romanism is going to achieve anything beneficial for Northern Ireland?

Peter Lynas, mind you, doesn’t seem to be too worried about raising a voice against Rome. Instead, he praised professing Christians such as the then Presbyterian Moderator, Rev Charles McMullen, for toddling down to Dublin to cower before the Pope.

With this constant rejection of God’s Word, can there be any excuse for being involved with the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, or indeed any Vineyard Church, Emmanuel Church in Lurgan or Portadown in County Armagh, or any church which is a member of the Evangelical Alliance?

Scripturally, there is no excuse.

We are told in Ephesians 5:11 that we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”.

Jude v 3 says we are to “earnestly contend for the faith”.

We cannot do that when we are wrapped up in churches who very clearly set themselves up in opposition to the Bible.

Let us not forget, as unfortunately so many in our country seem to have done, that Rome, to this very day, denies the all-sufficient death of Christ at Calvary and pronounces its curse on those who believe that precious doctrine.

Rome teaches of a fictitious holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory, it teaches of prayer to Mary and long dead so-called saints, it teaches of the worshipping of idols and images and practises the blatant blasphemy of the Mass, in which they offer Christ up as a sacrifice again and again and again.

All of these teachings are Biblically illiterate and repugnant to the Word of God.

So why do ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson so willingly and gleefully work alongside them?

Dear reader that is a question we would love you to put to them, particularly if you or some connection of yours is in any way linked to any of the churches they represent, and that includes any whose church is in the Evangelical Alliance. You can find out which churches are members of the Evangelical Alliance by clicking here.

Won’t you even challenge your religious leaders about their involvement in such an organisation, if they are in the Evangelical Alliance, and won’t you even contact these men directly to challenge them on their persistent, repeated unscriptural activities and alliances?

You can contact Alain Emerson by emailing alain@emmanuel-church.co.uk and you can contact Peter Lynas at nireland@eauk.org and mark your correspondence for his attention and no doubt it will reach him.

Let us not be afraid to speak out in this day of apostasy to challenge those who serve to undermine the cause of Christ in our land.

James 4:17: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

Newtownbreda Baptist joins ‘intoxicated’ evangelist and the charismania delusion

Joshua 23:16: “When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.”

It is always sad to see a church engaged in activities which are utterly at odds with the Word of God, but it is especially distressing when it happens in a church which is part of a denomination many expect more from.

It is distressing for two key reasons; the first being simply that it is sad for any church to bring dishonour to the cause of Christ and the second is that denomination’s name offers it protection against automatic suspicion from the average child of God.

This is the case with Newtownbreda Baptist Church, based in east Belfast, as it continues to reject the Biblical command of separation from falsehood.

Indeed, not only that, but Newtownbreda Baptist Church, whose minister is Pastor Trevor Ramsey (pictured, top), is actively engaged in promoting those who teach and themselves engage with falsehood.

In recent months we have highlighted Newtownbreda Baptist Church’s membership of the Evangelical Alliance, headed up by that ecumenical cheerleader Peter Lynas, whom you can read about by clicking here.

Not only is the leader of that grouping in Northern Ireland a fan of liaising with Popery, but many of its members stand proudly in open defiance of God.

Not least among these is the Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area, whose lead pastors, Alain Emerson, Philip Emerson and Dave Wylie are all open Bible rejecters.

Alain Emerson promoted the teachings of Counter Reformation leader Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Romanist Jesuit order, among many other anti-Christian actions, while Philip Emerson and Dave Wylie were guest speakers at the ungodly New Wine Conference and Dave Wylie described a Papist monk as one of the “heroes of church history”.

King’s Church in Bangor is another inappropriate member of any grouping which would claim to be Christian, given its leader, Glen Mitchell, denies the Biblical account of creation.

This was brought to Newtownbreda Baptist Church and Trevor Ramsey’s attention, yet they chose to cover their ears rather than address the sin in the camp.

Indeed, Newtownbreda Baptist Church responded by bringing in Peter Lynas just a few weeks later as a special guest speaker, and he held a meeting where he promoted the document he produced about what he recommends be the church’s response to transgenderism and sodomy. His ill-advised, to put it generously, suggestion was the provision of “trans” accessible toilets in churches.

And since then Newtownbreda Baptist Church has brought in a stand-up comedian to “preach” at another Sunday night service, a concept utterly at odds with the Word of God, which you can read about by clicking here.

Now, Newtownbreda Baptist Church is proudly advertising another God-defying event they have lined up, involving a host of churches, none of which are in any way appropriate to be linking up with.

The event is entitled, ‘Just One’, which is certainly a fine name for an ecumenical venture, and involves Crown Jesus Ministries, Christian Fellowship Church (CFC) Belfast, Willowfield Parish Church, Orangefield Presbyterian Church and UT Belfast, a Pentecostal grouping, as well as, of course, Newtownbreda Baptist Church.

It is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 2 June in CS Lewis Square (another inappropriate spiritual guide) in east Belfast.

And the special speaker at this charismatic nirvana is a man called Canon J John (pictured, below), a celebrity preacher who is an honorary canon in the utterly apostate Church of England.

According to his Wikipedia page, Canon J John has spoken in such churches as Hillsong Australia and Hillsong New York, as well as Holy Trinity Brompton.

Hillsong, of course, preaches a false gospel, which you can read some more of here. Additionally, one of its leading figures, Joel Timothy Houston, posted his endorsement of the Christ-denying Big Bang Theory on Twitter.

Holy Trinity Brompton, meanwhile, is the clerical domain of Alpha Course leader Nicky Gumbel, who back in January we highlighted fawning over a Romanist Cardinal and congratulating him on organising a Papal visit to the Philippines.

Canon J John’s fame really took off when he took it upon himself to rewrite the Ten Commandments, something which he claims was “a God idea”.

So, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain”, has become “take God seriously” and “Thou shalt not steal” has been changed to “prosper with a clear conscience”, and so on.

What a disgrace that is. Not only has he changed God’s Word and have the cheek to say God told him to do it, he has taken away from it and created a meaningless, vague mess.

Canon J John and every church which is inviting him to Belfast in June would do well to remember these words.

Revelation 22:18-19: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Indeed, Canon J John has previously described himself as being “intoxicated” after attending an event led by arch-heretic Rodney Howard-Browne, who describes himself as the “Holy Ghost bartender”, back in the late 1990s, whom you can read more about by clicking here.

In an article on the ‘Take Heed Ministries’ website (which you can read by clicking here), it is pointed out that a July 1997 edition of a magazine called ‘Charisma’ outlines Canon J John’s involvement in the sham that is known as the ‘Toronto Blessing’.

“In his pursuit of God, J John had acquired a yearning for more. Eager to go forward at Toronto-style revival meetings he was disappointed to find that everyone but him – even those praying for him – seemed to be falling over.

“Then evangelical bible-teacher and friend R T Kendall introduced John to Rodney Howard-Browne, one of the pioneers of the renewal movement. Later John was invited to one of Howard Browne’s camp meetings in St Louis. It was the fourth meeting before he saw a breakthrough. After speaking from the platform John suddenly felt ‘intoxicated'”.

So Canon J John actively sought to be filled with the delusions of Toronto, desiring to “fall over” under the influence of some practitioner of deceit like Rodney Howard-Browne.

And he delighted in being “intoxicated”, which surely would send out alarm bells to any true child of God.

So this gives us an idea of the character and message, and indeed the destiny if he doesn’t repent, of the man headlining this charismatic festival.

And what of the churches besides Newtownbreda Baptist Church who are involved?

Well, Orangefield Presbyterian Church is currently running the Alpha Course, which is of course replete with leaven, polluting the purity of the gospel message. UT Belfast is also currently running the ungodly Alpha Course.

Crown Jesus Ministries and Christian Fellowship Church Belfast are typical charismatic fluff preaching churches, with CFC Belfast actually hosting a conference last June headlined by Paul Manwaring of the infamous USA based Bethel Church, practitioners of all manner of distressing exercises, some of which you can read about by clicking here.

And Willowfield Parish Church is one of the terribly modern Church of Ireland fellowships, which has copied the pleasing to the senses style of the charismatics to draw in the punters.

Its minister is Rev David McClay, the man behind the wretched New Wine Conference, to which he invites Papists each year to spread their Romish deceits and make the anti-Christian machinery of the Vatican more palatable to undiscerning so-called Protestants.

These are the churches involved, this is the man involved, so why oh why is a Baptist Church throwing itself headlong into such an ungodly mess?

That is a question for Newtownbreda Baptist Church and its leadership, not least Pastor Trevor Ramsey.

Will they or he answer it?

In our experience with this church and many others, they are not interested in directly addressing the issue, instead choosing to deflect.

Of course, there is coming a day when all ministers who fail to honour God will have to answer for their actions.

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.”

In the meantime, let us even now turn our attention to warning everyone we know, both by sharing this article and by word of mouth, about this shameful event which is planned by these churches in east Belfast.

‘Who cares if you’re Protestant or Catholic? Rome is an inspiration’, says Arch-apostate of Canterbury

Jeremiah 2:8, 11-13: “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. Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord. For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”

Such is the rotten nature of so much of the professing church today, it is difficult to be truly surprised by what religious leaders say.

It can certainly be shocking, but rarely is it surprising.

However, the Archbishop (though Arch-apostate would be more accurate) of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has managed to do just that after he said how wonderful it is if Church of England clerics switch to be servants of Rome.

It may perhaps not be especially surprising that this is his view, given his disgraceful ecumenical track record, but what is surprising is how he has chosen to publicly articulate that view.

In a shocking rejection of the precious gospel heritage the entire UK is blessed to have, when asked his opinion on Church of England vicars switching to Rome, the following is what this reprobate had to say:

“Who cares? I don’t mind about all that. Particularly if people go to Rome, which is such a source of inspiration.

“I had an email from a very old friend, an Anglican priest who has decided to go to Rome. I wrote back saying: ‘how wonderful! As long as you are following your vocation, you are following Christ’.

“It’s just wonderful. What we need is for people to be disciples of Jesus Christ. I don’t really care whether it’s the Church of England or Rome or the Orthodox or Pentecostals or the Lutherans or Baptists.

“They are faithful disciples of Christ.”

Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby, let us say this now – you are a disgrace.

Rome, to this very day, outright rejects and places its curse (not that we care one iota about Rome’s curse, we’d be more concerned by its blessing) on any who teach or believe the precious Scriptural doctrine of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).

They cannot be “faithful disciples of Christ” when they deny his all-sufficient sacrifice on the cross at Calvary. They are Christ rejecters and so is Arch-apostate Welby by saying what he has said.

It is strange that any church leader should applaud his ministers for leaving.

It is stranger still that he should say it is “particularly” wonderful if they go to Rome.

Why should that be so?

Romanism is totally at odds with true Christianity, it is a pagan corruption.

Rome teaches of prayers for the dead and to so-called ‘Saints’, it teaches of the exaltation of the Pope, it teaches of the fictitious holding cell between heaven and hell they call purgatory, it teaches of the blasphemous worship of Mary, it teaches of the idolatrous adoration of relics and statues, and as we have already said, it teaches of a works-based salvation.

These are all utterly repugnant to any true Christian.

If Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby doesn’t find these repugnant, there is a clear conclusion to be drawn.

Let us remind Arch-apostate Welby of the 39 Articles which are supposedly the governing principles of his church and which he, as the most senior figure worldwide of the church, is supposed to be foremost in upholding.

Article 11, on the justification of man, says “we are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith, and not for our own works or deservings.”

Rome outright denies this, so how can Arch-apostate Welby support such heresy or those who switch to a church teaching such heresy?

Article 19, speaking of the church, has this to say regarding Rome. It says: “As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, have erred, so also the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but also in matters of Faith.”

Arch-apostate Welby clearly doesn’t believe Rome has erred, otherwise he would mourn the loss of ministers to Rome. Instead, he calls Rome an “inspiration”.

Article 22, speaking of purgatory, says the following: “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.”

Prayer to saints, the adoration of relics and images and purgatory are all, by Arch-apostate Welby’s churches governing principles, “vainly invented” and “repugnant to the Word of God”.

How can Justin Welby remain in his position? How can it be deemed proper that such a character remain in situ?

He truly is like the prophets in the Scripture passage at the head of this article, he has “walked after things that do not profit”.

Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby is a broken cistern which can hold no water.

He is the encapsulation of the Saviour’s warning regarding the false teachers of his day.

Matthew 15:14 says: “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

Christ told His followers to stay well clear of the false teachers as they will lead those who follow them into the ditch.

And that is where Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby is heading headlong for.

You may say you are not in the Church of England and you do not support this man, but are you in the Church of Ireland? If so, your church is implicated by being part of the Anglican communion.

Even if not, does your church or church leader consider Justin Welby an admirable man to follow?

How can you know, you might ask?

Well, does your church take part in the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative started by Justin Welby just a few years ago? It is an overtly ecumenical event for which the Roman Catholic Church is fully on board, so much so they have devised ‘Novenas’ to accompany the festival.

One such church heavily implicated in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is the Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area.

Their lead pastor, Alain Emerson, organised the largest ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ gathering in Northern Ireland, which was held at the hub of ecumenical deceit of May Street Presbyterian Church in Belfast, which you can read about by clicking here.

We need to be separated from those who work iniquity in our land and from those who have rejected the truth of the Bible to cosy up with the likes of the Church of Rome, which knows only how to send its poor deluded adherents to hell.

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.”

Alpha Course conference and Nicky Gumbel celebrate Papal Mass

The Alpha Course has for some years now been a favoured method by which many churches seek to attract in new people.

‘That’s fantastic’, some might say. ‘Who wouldn’t want to see churches growing and attracting in new people?’

The problem, of course, is that the Alpha Course, while offering much that is perfectly orthodox, thus enticing the unsuspecting, is also contaminated with a significant amount of leaven.

And, as we are told in Galatians 5:9: “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”

What is that leaven? Well, it very much relies on emotionialism and puts an over emphasis on the Holy Spirit to the detriment of focusing on the blood of Jesus Christ, which alone can atone for sin.

This is a common feature of much of the charismatic movement and the Alpha Course’s leader, Nicky Gumbel (pictured, top), falls very much into the charismatic category.

A 1994 Time Magazine article entitled “Laughing for the Lord” says:

“It’s Sunday evening in London’s fashionable Knightsbridge neighborhood. Though pathetically tiny flocks of Londoners attend many Anglican services, Holy Trinity Brompton has a standing-room-only turnout of 1500. After the usual Scripture readings, prayers and singing, the chairs are cleared away. Curate Nicky Gumbel prays that the Holy Spirit will come upon the congregation. Soon a woman begins laughing. Others gradually join her with hearty belly laughs. A young worshipper falls to the floor, hands twitching. Another falls, then another and another. Within half an hour there are bodies everywhere as supplicants sob, shake, roar like lions, and strangest of all laugh uncontrollably. This frenzied display has become known as the ‘laughing revival’ or ‘Toronto Blessing’. After first appearing at Holy Trinity only last May, laughing revivals have been reported in Anglican parishes from Manchester to York to Brighton.”

Does that sound much like true worship of the almighty, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God?

How can roaring like a lion and laughing like a hyena be in any way pleasing to God? Where is such nonsense found in the Bible?

The answer of course is that it is not found in the Bible.

Nicky Gumbel would claim this was a sign of the Holy Spirit coming upon his congregation.

However, any look at the Bible would see that those who were filled with the Holy Spirit acted in a manner so far removed from laughing like a hyena and roaring like a lion that to even make the comparison is rendered blatantly ludicrous.

Acts 13:6-12: “And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.”

Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, reproved the worker of iniquity and his expounding of doctrine led to the conversion of Sergius Paulus. No mention of him rolling on the floor like an eejit.

Acts 11:24: “For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.”

This passage speaks of Barnabas, who was “full of the Holy Ghost”. Nowhere is he recorded as being in some sort of trance like state. His infilling of the Holy Ghost was demonstrated through his faith.

Exodus 31:1-3: “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship”.

How was the infilling of the Holy Spirit of Bezaleel, who played a key role in the construction of the tabernacle, manifested? Through his wisdom, understanding, knowledge and workmanship. None of these are consistent with laughing uncontrollably while rolling around the floor and roaring like a lion.

And given the unholy nature of this charismatic campaign waged by Nicky Gumbel and the practices and he behaviours he espouses, it should make us very wary indeed of the Alpha Course.

Sadly, it has gained much ground and has elevated Nicky Gumbel to essentially the position of the Pope of what is known as the emerging church, the non-denominational, charismatic, easy-believist fellowship type churches which have sprung up in the past 25 years, with the Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area and Causeway Coast Vineyard Church two of the most prominent examples in our land.

Each year, Alpha hosts a leadership conference and the most recent one, which took place last May but whose speakers we have only recently became aware of, included a lengthy, fawning interview with a Roman Catholic cardinal.

Cardinal Luis Tagle is the most senior Roman Catholic churchman in the Philippines, a devoutly Roman Catholic country.

And a major theme of the saccharine interview was a Papal Mass, at which 6 million poor deluded people were in attendance, which Cardinal Luis Tagle organised.

He received a warm round of applause from the congregation in attendance for enabling so many people to be misled by “that Antichrist”, the Pope.

This is how Nicky Gumbel introduced that practitioner of Papist priestcraft to the audience: “Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is Archbishop of Manila in the Philippines, where there are 82 million Catholics. He serves as president of Caritas International, the Catholic relief organisation, which is the largest charity in the world. He is president of the Catholic Biblical Federation, which operates in 126 countries around the world. In January 2015, he hosted Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines which included the fourth largest ever gathering of people in history, when 6 million people gathered in a Papal Mass. We are very honoured to have him here, would you give a warm welcome to Cardinal Tagle.”

Cue much whooping and cheering and clapping from the audience.

We are reminded of 2 John 1:10-11, which says: “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

It is an appalling situation.

The love-in of an interview saw the perma-smirking Nicky Gumbel gush over the wonderful skills of this incredibly senior emissary of Papal deceit.

And such sycophancy towards a representative of the evil Romanist system has the very clear and obvious effect of making the dupes in attendance believe that Rome is not so bad and the Pope is someone to at least be faintly admired, rather than treated with revulsion.

Nicky Gumbel then asked Cardinal Luis Tagle about the spiritual disciplines he follows, and Cardinal Luis Tagle revealed he is a follower of the ‘Examen’, the meditative prayer ritual created by the Jesuit founder and leader of the Counter Reformation, Ignatius of Loyola.

Interestingly, it is also the same ritualistic spiritual practice which was disgracefully espoused by Emmanuel Church leader Alain Emerson at a service he led there back in November.

Discussing the spiritual disciplines he follows, Cardinal Luis Tagle says: “I have learned from my seminary mentors, who are Jesuit priests, to do the examination of consciousness.”

That sounds very much like meditation, doesn’t it? Also, Cardinal Luis Tagle is very open about his influences from the Jesuits, the order which led the Counter Reformation in which untold numbers of Protestants were murdered for defending the doctrine of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

Nicky Gumbel, as the minister of Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican Church, would know this, but he has clearly decided to ignore it and reject that knowledge which would make any minister worth their salt put clear water between them and Rome.

And it makes his response all the more appalling and reprehensible.

He says: “Explain that for us who haven’t had the benefit.”

Nicky Gumbel chooses to encourage an emissary of Papal deceit to spread false practices, holding him up as someone to follow.

This is the action of the man behind the Alpha Course and we would encourage anyone who attends a church which runs the Alpha Course or advocates it to challenge them on why they are running it.

We would certainly implore you not to submit yourself to this course or any who promote it.

Let us be separate from all such error and manifestations of compromise with the lies of Rome.

2 Corinthians 6:17: ‘Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”.