Ecumenists close Henry Cooke’s old church, May Street Presbyterian as charismatics take over

Old dead ecumenism in the traditional churches has led to the ringing of many a death knell on old churches and May Street Presbyterian Church is the latest to fall victim to the onward march of ecumenical compromise.

Once the clerical domain of that great Presbyterian figure, Rev Henry Cooke, who led the purging of Arians and Arminians from his denomination, May Street has long been reduced to a husk of a church, hence its closure as of last week.

Sad as it is to see a church go, it is equally sad to see it will now be put to use by some of the leading figures in the charismatic movement in Northern Ireland.

Central Belfast, a church under the auspices of Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, will take over the running of the church.

Readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ will be well aware of Carnmoney Presbyterian Church.

We first highlighted the antics which go on under its roof when we pointed out the foolish, irreverent action of its minister, Rev John Dickinson, who allowed himself to be carried out of the church in a ‘crowd surfing’ manner by the foolish people in attendance.

This action, in fairness to Rev John Dickinson (pictured, below), was prompted and encouraged by that leader of the 24-7 Prayer movement and ardent ecumenist, Pete Greig.

We previously wrote about him helping the Roman Catholic Church to lure more people through its doors and about how he claimed God had told him that He was “quite enjoying” a bunch of young women prayer dancing to the music of ABBA.

And it was his prompting which led to the embarrassing incident in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, which saw Rev John Dickinson later giving a rather sheepish interview to the Belfast Telegraph indicating he didn’t plan to repeat such a ludicrous activity.

However, Rev John Dickinson was then entirely responsible for his actions when he tweeted his excitement at reading the life story of Vicky Beeching, noted Contemporary Christian Musician and so-called ‘gay Christian’, who describes herself as an ‘LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) equality campaigner’.

The book he expressed delight at reading is entitled ‘Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, And Living Free From Shame’, hardly a subtle title.

Regardless, these are the credentials of the minister of the parent church which has taken over the May Street Presbyterian Church building.

The old congregation has left after 190 years of worship on that site and, glorying in ecumenical compromise to the end, had a Romanist priest in attendance to wave them off.

‘Father’ Michael McGinnity of the nearby St Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church, which, a Belfast Telegraph article reporting on the matter says has “long been associated” with May Street Presbyterian Church, did a reading at the meeting.

May Street Presbyterian Church played host to a meeting of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative last May, organised by the local leader of the 24-7 Prayer movement, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, the glorifier of Jesuit founder Ignatius of Loyola and lead pastor of Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is an ecumenical prayer initiative and has the backing of Rome, who produce prayer guides for those looking to take part in it.

And there it was, devoted to ecumenism to the last, even though departure from God is what closed it.

The church has amalgmated with Fisherwick Presbyterian Church and is the second ecumenical Presbyterian church to close in the past few months. It is following hot on the heels of Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church, itself an amalgamation and formerly led by ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, a woman who expressed her desire for ecumenism to make progress in Northern Ireland at a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity event in a Roman Catholic chapel in County Tyrone.

She is also the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the (In)Equality Commission which brought the disgraceful legal action against Asher’s bakery.

This clearly demonstrates that ecumenism, which is a departure from God’s Word, leads to destruction, as has befallen Fortwilliam and Macrory and now May Street Presbyterian churches.

Jeremiah 29:17-19 speaks of how the people of Israel were warned about their apostasy yet failed to listen to God’s servants and they were taken into captivity by the Babylonians.

Ulster has had many faithful servants speaking out against ecumenism and other forms of religious betrayal. However, so many have refused to listen and May Street is the latest to reap this sorry harvest.

Those verses say: “Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them: Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the Lord, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the Lord.”

The service at May Street was called a ‘Dawning Of A New Era’ service, which is something of a fairly euphemistic badge to put upon death.

However, there is an element of accuracy to this as well as it refers to the new era of charismatism taking over as the chief interest of much of professing Christendom.

Just as straightforward ecumenism was de rigueur a number of decades ago, the charismatic movement, which eschews traditional, Biblical theology in favour of creating a venue of entertainment, is now all the rage.

The old dead churches are striving to survive by bringing in the rock bands and turning church into a concert and, in many cases, are currently enjoying a surge in popularity.

And, with Central Belfast, headed up by Rev John Dickinson’s son, David Dickinson (pictured, top), that is exactly what is happening.

David Dickinson also presumably didn’t have an issue with ‘Father’ Michael McGinnity being in attendance at the meeting as he too was there to apparently receive a special baton from May Street’s clerk of session, Arthur Acheson.

This is also a fine allegory for the passing of the baton from old style ecumenism, which has led to the death of so many churches, to the new charismatic ecumenism.

It is no less deadly, but gives the appearance of life as its adherents jump up and down to the latest inane, shallow compilations put together by the revered worship leaders so beloved in such establishments.

Dear reader, please don’t be taken in by this attractive to the senses veneer applied to the same old dead ecumenism which leads so many astray.

Instead, separate yourself from such and dedicate yourself to actually honouring God, rather than claiming to do so while engaging in actions which run contrary to that very claim.

1 Peter 1:15-17, 23: “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

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Same old tricks as New Wine’s David McClay invites Papists back again

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

In late spring and early summer, we highlighted the ungodly nature of the ‘New Wine Conference’, held each year in Sligo on the west coast of Ireland.

As we said at the time, it boasts a veritable who’s who of ecumenists, easy-believists and charismatics among its list of speakers.

Among those who took part in it earlier this year are Canon Mark Harvey, the minister at Shankill Parish Church in Lurgan, County Armagh, the man who proudly brought a priest into his church to lead part of a service back in October, along with Biblical creation denier and supporter of the lighting up of a town hall for sodomite ‘Pride’ and pastor at the charismatic King’s Church in Bangor, Glen Mitchell.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s buddies at the Craigavon based Emmanuel Church, fellow lead pastors Philip Emerson and Dave Wylie were also on the august guest list for the Conference along with Fermanagh-based Church of Ireland cleric, Canon Henry Blair, another ardent fan of religious compromise with Rome.

Organising the ecumenical conference was Church of Ireland minister Rev David McClay of Willowfield Parish Church in east Belfast.

And he had no less than three emissaries of Papal deceit taking part in the conference, including a Roman Catholic bishop and a representative of what is called the Evangelical Catholic Initiative, Paddy Monaghan.

This character, Paddy Monaghan, is already listed as one of the speakers for the New Wine 2019 Conference, some of whom have already been confirmed.

Rev David McClay and members of his church were well aware of the articles we wrote earlier this year to highlight the ungodly, ecumenical nature of the conference, yet he is persisting in his fellowshipping with those who teach the blasphemous lies and deceits of the Roman Catholic Church.

The shameful situation is well summed up in the famous words of Amos 3:3, which asks: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

It is a rhetorical question and certainly the answer is obvious and one must question why Rev David McClay determinedly is sharing fellowship with someone who is a self-professed member of the Legion of Mary.

In an article entitled “Adventures in Reconciliation” (a true ecumenical watchword) on the ‘Catholic Ireland’ website, Paddy Monaghan shares some of his life story.

Speaking of his university days, he says: “I joined a Catholic lay organisation called the Legion of Mary, whose members engaged in various forms of charitable work.”

So what is the Legion of Mary, you may ask? Here’s what Wikipedia says: “Membership is open to those who belong to the Catholic Church and believe in its teaching. Its stated mission is for active members to serve God under the banner of Mary by the corporal and spiritual works of Mercy, as mentioned in Chapter 33 of the Legion of Mary Handbook. The main apostolate of the Legion is activities directed towards Catholics and non-Catholics encouraging them in their faith or inviting them to become Catholic. This is usually done by encouraging them in prayer, attending Mass and learning more about the Catholic faith.”

So Paddy Monaghan believes in the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, whose teaching is totally contradictory to the teaching of Protestantism.

Rome teaches the elevation of Mary and the offering of prayer to her, which is clearly something Paddy Monaghan believes in as he is a member of the Legion of Mary.

The Bible knows of no such blasphemy. Absolutely nowhere in the Bible is there found the approval of the offering of prayer to anyone other than God.

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

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

When Jesus taught the Apostles how to pray, he told them their prayer should begin with the words, “Our father” (Matthew 6:9). The prayer is addressed to God, not to Mary. Jesus made no allowance nor did he insert any caveats for prayer being offered to anyone else.

This Romish practice is a blasphemy, pure and simple, but Rev David McClay is happy to allow such a character to propagate his views.

Other Roman Catholic doctrines which Paddy Monaghan will believe includes the adoration of relics and idols, again something expressly forbidden in the Bible. The Second Commandment, outlined in 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.”

Of course, Rome has carefully removed the Second Commandment from their version of the Bible, so as not to have it contradict their pagan practices.

Notice that the Second Commandment concludes with the promise that he will show mercy unto those who keep his commandments. Rome can’t keep them as they chucked one of them into the bin, but here we have Rev David McClay, a supposedly Protestant minister, repeatedly inviting along a man who believes such blasphemies.

There are various other false teachings of Rome, such as prayers for the dead, the blasphemous titles ascribed to the Pope, the fictitious creation of purgatory and the worst of all, the denial of salvation by faith alone.

This is what the official Roman Catholic teaching on justification says, from Canon 30 of the Council of Trent: “If any one saith, that, after the grace of Justification has been received, to every penitent sinner the guilt is remitted, and the debt of eternal punishment is blotted out in such wise, that there remains not any debt of temporal punishment to be discharged either in this world, or in the next in Purgatory, before the entrance to the kingdom of heaven can be opened (to him); let him be anathema.”

“Let him be anathema” is the belief of the Roman Catholic Church regarding any who say that Jesus’ shed blood is enough to atone for sin.

But Rev David McClay is happy to endorse and encourage the likes of Paddy Monaghan, a member of the Legion of Mary who upholds the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, as a suitable speaker and influence on attendees at the New Wine Conference.

That is a disgraceful situation.

There can be no fellowshipping with error and no true blessing can come from it.

We are forthrightly instructed in God’s Word to have nothing to do with such unrighteousness as the Roman Catholic Church.

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

We had a rhetorical question in Amos earlier in the article, and here is a series more of them from 2 Corinthians 6:14-15, which says: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”

Romanism is darkness, it is unrighteousness, its proponents are as sons of Belial and it is rebellion against God.

Why would any true Christian want to have fellowship with it?

Let’s hear some more of Paddy Monaghan’s testimony.

“As an Evangelical Catholic, I am concerned to see a Christ centred, Biblically based renewal in the Catholic Church, to foster reconciliation among Christians and to build up Jewish-Christian relations.

“We see reconciliation between the Christian Churches and renewal within the Christian Churches as being two sides of the same coin.”

Exemplary ecumenical talk, isn’t it?

And that ecumenical enthusiasm is what is being fostered and encouraged at the New Wine Conference.

Dear reader, please do not be deceived and sucked in by the lies of the ecumenical and charismatic movements which are joining forces in an act of rebellion against God.

2 Timothy 3:13: “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church holds Transgender Remembrance service

Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

2 Timothy 3:13: “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

When you survey the pitiful state of much of professing Christendom in Ulster today, you cannot help but be reminded of Paul’s caution to Timothy, written under the inspiration of God.

Surely it cannot be disputed that the religious deception is waxing worse and worse in our land.

And no more blatant example of this could surely be found than last week’s ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ service in the reprobate All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in Belfast.

This church shows such a disregard for the Word of God that it is actually breathtaking.

All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church holds this transgender service every year as it continues to proudly defy God’s Word and the natural order he ordained, which can be seen in the verse at the top of this article.

In addition to this gravely offensive service in the eyes of God, All Souls also held an LGBT ‘Pride’ service back in August to coincide with the sodomite ‘Pride’ celebrations in Belfast.

The Bible is full of condemnations of homosexuality, and just a few can be found in Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:24-27 and 1 Timothy 1:9-10, as well as many other places.

This, however, seems to mean nothing to those in power and those in attendance at All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.

The service last Sunday, 18 November was described thus on the church’s facebook page: “A special service of prayer, remembrance and communion led by Rev Hudson and Rev Bell alongside other visiting clergy and guests marked the All Souls annual act of reflection and meditation for members of the Transgender Community.

“With thanks to the Focus group for their participation.”

The stated aim of the Focus Trust is as follows: “Supporting transgender and intersex individuals and their families.”

Rev Hudson, meanwhile, is Rev Chris Hudson, a man who in 2015 was named a “transgender champion” for his God-defying work. The picture at the top of this article shows him holding his “transgender champion” award.

And the Rev Bell referred to in that passage is a Rev Alister Bell, assistant minister in that ungodly church.

These are men who are supposed to be ministers of the gospel, but they are instead using their position to spread heresies contrary to the Word of God.

This sort of attitude which distorts and disregards God’s Word is spoken of in Titus 1:15-16, which says: “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”

These men would profess to know God, but in fact by their works they deny him, for holding such services celebrating such rebellion against God is a denial of His Word.

They are teaching doctrines which are nowhere to be found in the Bible.

And for a minister to do such is a direct contradiction of the Bible.

2 Timothy 4:1-3 says: “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 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”.

Timothy was charged by Paul, under the inspiration of God, to “preach the word”. What is that word? The Bible, as it then was, not yet being quite complete.

He is told to reprove and rebuke those who are straying from the word. Those who seek to condemn this page for taking a stand against sin and rejection of God’s Word would do well to consider this exhortation of Paul.

That passage then informs us that “the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine”.

We will now refer back to verses we mentioned a little earlier, in 1 Timothy 1:9-10: “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine”.

Those who “defile themselves with mankind”, or those who practice sodomy, are called “contrary to sound doctrine”.

So we have a church which is “contrary to sound doctrine” and which celebrates being so.

What a despicable situation this is.

This church and its ministers, and others like it, are as those warned of by Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:5, which says: “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

Any church which denies the Bible, be it in its stance on homosexuality, transgenderism, separation from apostasy, Romanism or anything else, ought to be turned away from.

Let us remain separate from false religion and its vain sacrifices through the corrupt services it holds.

And let our cry to those caught up in the apostasy be the words of 2 Corinthians 6:17: “…come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing”.

Presbyterian quitter Lord Alderdice endorses pro LGBT Non-Subscribing Church

Back in June, we focused on the Presbyterian Church in Ireland taking some very minor, but positive, steps with regards their acceptance of sodomy in the church.

These included barring full communicant membership to homosexuals and not permitting the baptism of children in the care of same-sex couples, as well as loosening ties with their sister church, the Church of Scotland, due to its endorsement of sodomite marriage.

As we commented at the time, this was a case where the Presbyterian Church was ambling a few yards back down the road of compromise when they should have been running a marathon back down it.

In any case, it was all too much for soppy modernists like (Lord) John Alderdice, former leader of the ecumenical Alliance Party and, until the decision by the General Assembly, an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

He resigned his position of authority in protest at the resolutions made by the church, and was very vocal in doing so, as he is, of course, entitled to do.

However, he cannot pretend that such moves are in any way compatible with the teaching of the Bible, but rather he is simply following the precepts of man.

And in a further demonstration of his utter rejection of God’s Word, on Sunday past, Lord Alderdice was the guest speaker in the sodomite ‘pride’ supporting and ‘LGBT affirming’ All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in Belfast, which you can read about by clicking here.

This is the church which hosts an annual ‘Pride service’ on the weekend of the sodomite parade through Belfast, and which hosts an annual ‘transgender day of remembrance’, two utterly unbiblical events.

Of course, it is precisely because of Lord Alderdice’s anti-Christian views regarding sodomy that he has been invited to speak in All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church. Were Lord Alderdice in support of the Irish Presbyterian Church’s stance, he would certainly not be invited to such a haven of apostasy and most certainly wouldn’t entertain the notion of going near such.

In addition, leaving to one side its utterly disgraceful attitude to sodomy, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church is a unitarian church, meaning it rejects the precious doctrine of the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.

They deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and God the Son, thereby they take away the Bible’s method of salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ.

And this is what God’s Word has to say about those who reject Christ as the Son of God.

1 John 2:22-23: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”

John also discusses this theme in 2 John v 9: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.”

Someone who does not believe in Christ as God the Son cannot abide in the doctrine of Christ, they have consciously rejected it, yet this is the type of church that Lord Alderdice, who until very recently had responsibility as a spiritual overseer for many souls, is fellowshipping with and choosing to endorse.

We will remind Lord Alderdice of the Westminster Confession of Faith, which he vowed he believed and promised to uphold at his installation as an elder.

It says in Chapter 2, Paragraph 3: “In the unity of the Godhead there be three Persons of one substance, power and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. The Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.”

What does Lord Alderdice think of this now? Does he actually believe in the Trinity? If not, did he ever believe in it or when did he stop believing in it? If he does believe in the Trinity, then what is he doing as a special guest speaker in a church which outright rejects that very crucial doctrine?

Salvation comes through Christ. This is abundantly clear through Scripture.

Peter, addressing the Jews, said in Acts 4:10-12: “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

There is “none other name” but that of Christ which can save us from a lost eternity in hell.

When you remove Christ then you remove salvation. This is the root of the apostasy of all unitarian churches and, once that is achieved, all manner of other evils can spring forth.

The passage we refer to shows that we MUST be saved and we can do it no other way but through Jesus, therefore All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church denies the basic message of salvation.

And Lord Alderdice is giving credence to and endorsing such a blasphemous church by addressing a meeting there.

We repeat the statement we made back in June – the Presbyterian Church in Ireland can only benefit from the absence of the likes of Lord Alderdice.

Being invited to a Christ denying church which endorses sodomy shows that Lord Alderdice is prioritising backing that which is called an “abomination” in the Scripture (Leviticus 18:22) over the salvation of lost souls.

What an appalling situation.

Certainly the homosexual must be evangelised, but this is emphatically not what happens in All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, whose minister, Rev Chris Hudson (pictured, below), is a ‘transgender champion’.

This church openly endorses and “affirms” sodomy as not only acceptable but admirable. One need only scroll through their facebook page to get that message loud and clear.

In All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, homosexuality is not considered a sin.

Alas for them, the Bible says otherwise.

Romans 1:26-27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

Hallelujah, however, salvation is available to homosexuals as is clearly outlined in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

It says: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

The “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” had been saved in Corinth and they can be saved in Belfast, Londonderry, Enniskillen, Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, anywhere in the world.

Let us pray for those whose sexuality diverges from God’s established plan for mankind, that they might be saved, rather than encouraging them on in their sin like the Rev Chris Hudsons and the Lord Alderdices of this world.

2 Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

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

2 John 1:9-11: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘LGBT service’ in Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church gets approval of homosexual who brought legal action against Asher’s Bakery

Last weekend, we at ‘Protestant Revival’ revealed the shocking ‘LGBT service’ held by All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church and their minister Rev Chris Hudson (pictured, above) on Sunday past.

In a staggering exhibition of defiance to God, the church sought to honour those who are living at open and brazen variance with God’s Word.

Following the service, the church put up a facebook post bragging about its disgraceful activity, which we have placed below.

It attracted a distressingly high number of ‘likes’ from other facebook users, with a total of 139 people or organisations indicating their approval when we last checked.

And there was definitely a few interesting characters expressing their support for such defiance of God.

Unsurprisingly, there was a ‘like’ from 1st Dunmurry Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, the ‘minister’ of which is ‘Rev’ Linda Ballard, who vowed prior to her ordination to base her ‘ministry’ “around gender issues”.

Then there was a ‘like’ from Lesley Macaulay, a woman whom we described back in June as “the previously obscure but suddenly high profile businesswoman (according to the Belfast Telegraph)” when she voiced loudly and repeatedly her objection to the Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member at the time, deciding to limit full communion to heterosexuals and barring the baptism of children in the care of homosexuals.

And then, most intriguingly of all, the presence of a ‘like’ on the facebook post by Gareth Lee, the sodomite who initially kicked up a fuss and pursued legal action against the Christian Asher’s Bakery.

It was Gareth Lee (pictured, below) who placed the order in Asher’s Bakery for what became known as the “gay cake”.

This was a cake he requested from the bakery, which he admitted himself had previously served him quite obligingly, bearing the slogan, ‘Support Gay Marriage’ and emblazoned with the name of a sodomite grouping of which Gareth Lee is a member.

To ice such a message would have gone against the Christian owners’ beliefs, the McArthur family. We are warned in Scripture not to wish evil-doers well in their efforts.

2 John 1:10-11 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.”

The order was initially taken by another member of staff who was unsure how to react in the situation before Daniel McArthur, the manager, told Gareth Lee they were not able to fulfil the order as it went against their Christian convictions and refunded him.

Unhappy, Gareth Lee took his complaint to the (In)Equality Commission, the Deputy Chief Commissioner of which is a Presbyterian’minister’, the ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll (1 Timothy 2:12), who pursued the Christian McArthur family through the courts.

Disgracefully, the court found they had discriminated against Gareth Lee and ordered them to pay him compensation. Asher’s contested the decision and the matter now sits with the UK Supreme Court, with a final verdict expected later this year.

And it was this individual who indicated their approval for such a God-defying service as this.

Of course, it is no surprise to see a sodomite showing their support for such a church service, but it is very instructive as to the nature of the type of people the minister of that church chooses to align with and draws support from.

The minister of All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Rev Chris Hudson, is on friendly terms with a character who has hounded through the courts the Christian owners of a bakery because they refuse to fall prostrate at the feet of the sodomite agenda.

It is like unto the dictatorial and blasphemous order from King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon to bow down before a golden image he had made to worship it.

When the faithful servants of Christ, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to do so, they kindled the wrath of the heathen.

Daniel 3:12-13,16-19: “There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.”

Notice that the “form of his visage was changed against” these three servants of the one true God when they took their stand.

That is the same for the child of God when they take their stand. People with whom you may have previously been on civil, even amiable terms, when confronted with your beliefs which you have taken from God’s Word, will often change their attitude towards you.

Gareth Lee had previously made purchases from Asher’s Bakery and there had never been a problem. But when they told him they would not bow down to the sodomite agenda, everything changed.

However, this man is pleased by the actions of Rev Chris Hudson, a man who would claim to be serving God.

It is vital that we point out that regardless of his courting of the sodomite agenda, Rev Chris Hudson is in grave error by simply being a part of the Non-Subscribing Church.

This is because that church denies the divinity of Christ, they say he is not God the Son, which means they deny salvation by the cleansing power of the blood of Christ.

That makes it a false church, but still one which is leading poor blinded sinners to hell.

David could gladly say 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 Chris Hudson certainly cannot say that. Rather, he has actively sought them out and encouraged them to persist in their wicked ways, claiming that God is in approval of their vileness.

He is playing a very dangerous game indeed with his own soul, as he is warned in Isaiah 5:20.

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

Dear reader, let us reject the “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1) and instead embrace Christ in all His fullness.

If you are as yet unsaved, it is our prayer that God will speak to you, for it is He alone who can convict you of your sin and cause you to come unto him humbly and penitently for forgiveness.

Romans 10:9-10: “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 with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Belfast Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church holds ‘LGBT service’ to celebrate sodomite ‘Pride’

The depths of apostasy in our land of Ulster seem to continue to increase, as we are grieved to say that tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon a Belfast church will host an LGBT service.

All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church will host the service as it disgracefully joins in the sodomite ‘Pride’ celebrations in our capital city, which has been overrun with this festival of filth for the past week.

Called their ‘Pride Service’, All Souls has been advertising its service on facebook, a screenshot of which we have dropped in below.

As you can see, they have, despicably, placed a table cloth embellished with the rainbow flag synonymous with the sodomite movement on top of the altar. You can also see from the caption in the screenshot we have provided that they advertised their service in the ‘Pride Guide’, a manual listing all the vile events being held to celebrate sodomy.

How much more polluted and perverted can so-called worship be?

When the law was being outlined in Leviticus, all manner of sexual deviancy, including incest and bestiality, as well as sodomy, is outlawed.

After outlining all these grave sins, God explains why they must restrain themselves and the consequences of such sin.

Leviticus 18:24-28 says: “Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.”

The land “vomited” out sodomites and others who perverted God’s natural order, because it had been “defiled” by this sexual deviancy.

What judgment must be awaiting our own land when it is paraded around the streets of our capital as something praiseworthy, as something commendable and as something noble?

This is compounded when so-called Christians are joining in the honouring of that which God has said is abominable.

We must at this point clarify that, regardless of this service, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in general, not just All Souls, must be avoided by all as it is a Unitarian church, meaning it denies the precious doctrine of the Trinity.

This means they deny that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore they reject our only means of salvation, which is by faith in Christ.

However, it is most distressing and grotesquely offensive nonetheless to see such vileness offered up as supposed worship of God.

This All Souls church has already been featured on ‘Protestant Revival’ as it is the church which hosts annually a ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ service and its 2015 edition was attended by Presbyterian Church ‘minister’, the ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll.

She performed a reading at the service in her role as Deputy Chief Commissioner of the (In)Equality Commission, the organisation persecuting the Christian Asher’s Bakery.

You can also click here and here for more articles giving an indication of the calibre of ‘ministry’ she provides.

Back to All Souls and their ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ service.

The 2015 edition also saw the minister of that church, the Rev Chris Hudson (pictured, top), being presented with a ‘Transgender Champion of the Year’ award.

A presentation was also made that day to a woman who was soon to become the ‘Rev’ Linda Ballard (pictured, below), and she now ‘ministers’ in 1st Dunmurry Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church. At that time she had stated her “plans to form her ministry around gender issues”, a blasphemous notion and utterly unscriptural precept for any supposed ‘ministry’.

This is the character of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church and therefore it is no shock to see them holding a blasphemous service such as they are planning for tomorrow.

However, it does not mean we ought to be silent about it or just ignore it or shake our head and move on.

We are clearly told in Ephesians 5:11 we are to take the opposite approach.

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

We are to reprove them, or, as that word can also be rendered, ‘expose’ them.

Sin must be called out for what it is. We must not keep our peace when we see such departure from and rejection of God’s Word.

Dear reader, let us not be silent in this day of great departure and declension.

Let us be as Jeremiah, who could do nothing but tell forth what it was that God would have him to say. Pray that you will be emboldened and strengthened by the Holy Spirit to take your stand clearly for God.

Jeremiah 20:9: “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.”

The reproach of his neighbours and countrymen was weighing heavily upon Jeremiah, but he could not contain himself, he could do nothing but speak God’s truth.

He was “weary with forbearing”, he had tired himself out with holding his tongue and he could hold it no longer.

Dear Christian, have we as the people of God not been holding our tongues for too long? Have we not been silent for too long in the face of sin when we should have spoken out? Have we not allowed the enemies of God to gain great ground without us so much as trying to hamper their way?

We as a Christian people are expected by God to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude v 3).

In this day of deepening apostasy and of rejection of God by all and sundry, let us not be afraid to speak out against such evil, and let us truly be a Protestant people once more.