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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‘Encounter More’ heretics as Bethel Ministries take centre stage at Causeway Coast Vineyard conference

The Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, based in Coleraine on the north coast of Northern Ireland, is hosting a conference later this month featuring representatives of the anti-Christian Bethel Movement, as well as other Bible rejecting speakers.

Some of the leading figures of Bethel Church, which, in the light of God’s Word falls well short of that which is commendable or acceptable, will be taking part in the three day conference, running from Thursday, 23 to Saturday, 25 May.

The Bethel Movement is a frankly outrageous church, whose manifold blasphemies are so obvious it is hard to imagine any true child of God being taken in by them.

From encouraging students at its ‘Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry’ going to a morgue to try to raise people from the dead (yes, you read that correctly) to claiming God manifests Himself at their meetings through the medium of gold dust and feathers (yes, you also read that correctly), it is plain to see this is a church which does not over burden itself with acquainting itself with the Word of God.

Throw into the mix the disputed claims of ‘grave sucking’ and the promotion of extra biblical revelation, and you have a church which is fearfully at odds with God’s Word.

While Bill Johnson, the leader of Bethel, denies the ‘grave sucking’ claims, this is what he wrote in his book, ‘The Physics of Heaven’.

He said: “There are anointings, mantles, revelations and mysteries that have lain unclaimed, literally where they were left, because the generation that walked in them never passed them on. I believe it’s possible for us to recover realms of anointing, realms of insight, realms of God that have been untended for decades simply by choosing to reclaim them and perpetuate them for future generations.”

Now where exactly does Bill Johnson get this belief from? It’s not from the Bible, anyway.

It must be from his own imagination, he has not troubled himself to study what the Word of God has to say.

This attitude can be summed up quite neatly in the words of Jeremiah 23:16-18, which read: “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord. They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?”

Does not the like of Bethel preach an endlessly positive message, telling everyone in attendance how great God thinks they are and what big plans He has for each of their lives? It doesn’t matter whether they’re truly saved or not, they’ll still be getting this message of peace and “radical” or “reckless” love from the motivational speaker, sorry, preacher, up at the front.

Now, does Causeway Coast Vineyard Church believe “anointings, mantles, revelations and mysteries have lain unclaimed” because the dead didn’t pass them on before they breathed their last?

Do they? If so, they should admit they agree with this pagan belief and, if not, why on earth are they inviting such heretics to their church?

The lead pastors at Causeway Coast Vineyard Church are husband and wife duo, Neil and Janet Young (pictured, above) (1 Timothy 2:11-12). Its associate pastor is Tre Sheppard.

Do they believe this?

How about another of that church’s leading figures, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas (pictured, below), a brazen, determined ecumenist who is leader of the allegedly Evangelical Alliance?

Does ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas believe this? He is more than welcome to contact us on our Facebook page to clarify his position. He has been fond in the past of contacting our page but always seems to lose interest in speaking when directly confronted with and questioned about his ecumenical compromise. You can read about his ecumenical antics by clicking here.

The Bethel representatives to descend on Coleraine in just under two weeks’ time are Havilah Cunnington (pictured, top) and Jeremy Riddle.

One of the key weapons of intoxication utilised by Bethel is that of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), which they use to appeal to the senses, and Jeremy Riddle is a leading figure in this movement.

Interestingly, he was formerly associated with the Anaheim Vineyard Church, which just so happens to be where the former lead pastor of Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, Alan Scott, is now spreading his ungodly gospel.

Regular readers may remember Alan Scott is the one who, while at Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, said he was “all in” with the Pope and made light of the blasphemous Romish practice of Mariolatry. You can read about that by clicking here.

Havilah Cunnington, meanwhile, is apparently a preacher, showing, like Janet Young of Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, her utter disregard for the Word of God, which prohibits women preachers, despite what lies Bible twisters try to come up with to claim to the contrary.

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

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

For just $49 (it’s amazing how these things are so much more expensive than salvation, which is free) you will also receive “added bonuses” such as a “Deep Dive Cheatsheet for each Personality Type, 30 days of Activations, Private Q&A for Students and Private Facebook Community.”

Where do we sign up?

Havilah Cunnington claims to be a prophet, and here is an example of her “prophecy” from a YouTube clip called “The Trash Can”, which, incidentally, is where we would recommend as the best place for any of her offerings.

“There is (sic) some of you in this season right now where you have been birthing something, and I’m going to say this prophetically over you and just look at me for a minute because I just believe this is going to go straight to your spirit.

“Some of you have been birthing something and you have spent years birthing it and you’re in a season where you’re like, ‘I don’t want to do this any more’.

“I remember this very clearly, two and a half… (corrects herself, maybe not so clearly!) three years ago, I was sitting in my living room and I was crying, I was saying, ‘God, I don’t want to do this any more, I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m not sure I can do this any more. I’m carrying this dream within me to do more and my life is so hidden, it’s so not what I was hoping it would be’.

“And there’s a season of transition where if we will hold on and do what we were created to do, which is birth God’s dreams, listen, you were created to birth God’s dreams.

“Your spirit will tell you what to do, just like your body will tell you what to do. I’m saying to you, look at me, trust your spirit. Your spirit knows how to birth the things God’s put within you.”

That certainly puts Elijah, Isaiah, Hosea et al in the shade, doesn’t it?

We were created to “birth God’s dreams”?

God has a divine will for each of His children, but where does she get the idea that God has dreams?

God fulfils His will, He doesn’t sit about hoping Havilah Cunnington or some of her poor deluded disciples will do Him a big favour and help Him fulfil these dreams or aspirations.

God ensures His will will be done, regardless of the devices of men.

As for Havilah Cunnington’s “prophecy”, it amounts to nothing more than what one might expect from a fortune teller or a horoscope, speaking in such vague generalities.

“Some of you have been birthing something” is her great prophetic revelation.

Were these the sort of prophesies recorded in the Bible?

Let’s look at some of the prophesies regarding the Lord Jesus Christ within Scripture.

Jesus’ birthplace was prophesied.

Micah 5:2: “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

The Bible itself attests, through Micah, that Bethlehem is one of thousands of areas where Jesus could have been born, but it was prophesied He would be born there.

Jesus’ earthly lineage was prophesied.

Isaiah 11:1: “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots…”

The prophet Isaiah said that Jesus would come of the line of Jesse, from the line of King David.

The price of Jesus’ betrayal was prophesied.

Zechariah 11:12: “And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.”

Zechariah prophesied that Jesus would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver.

These are all specific things, aren’t they?

Micah, Isaiah or Zechariah didn’t say, “God has told me at some point in the future a man will come and do great things”, they said that Jesus would come to this earth, born in a specific tiny village, a descendant of David and he would be betrayed for a very specific amount of money.

They didn’t deal in vague generalities and they didn’t tell everyone they could be a prophet too if they bought a ‘how to’ manual for 49 shekels.

We trust, dear reader, this highlights how far removed Bethel Ministries and its speakers are so far removed from proper Biblical truth, and we would implore you to share this widely to help warn people off from going to this dreadful conference of rank apostasy.

And, if you are planning to attend this conference, won’t you even reconsider and pray to God that He will bring to your realisation how such an event is so far removed from being honouring to Him that it is actually outright offensive to Him.

For any reader, we would ask you to pray that such movements would be brought to nought and that such venues of false worship would be cast down and replaced with churches where God is truly lifted up and exalted.

Heretical Bethel welcomed into Causeway Coast Vineyard

Acts 20:28-30: “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”

Last week, we highlighted a conference organised by Journey Community Church in Antrim featuring leading figures in the Bethel Ministries movement.

The ‘Kingdom Come’ conference was held at Glenmachan Church of God in east Belfast and featured notable characters within Bethel such as Eric Johnson, Chris Cruz and Kristene Di Marco.

We also highlighted some of the outrageous beliefs taught by Bethel, quoting its leading figures espousing them.

This included extra-biblical revelation, attempting to raise people from the dead and the disputed practice of ‘grave sucking’, which Bethel leader Bill Johnson described as “anointings, mantles, revelations and mysteries that have lain unclaimed, literally where they were left, because the generation that walked in them never passed them on”.

Bizarrely, and sadly, this wasn’t enough to convince some of those who visited the facebook page connected with this page of the dangers of Bethel.

However, the fact remains that Bethel Ministries is a church and movement which ought to be shunned and repudiated by any true child of God.

Sadly, rejecting and remaining separate from that which is offensive to God is not a strong suit of Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, based in Coleraine, County Londonderry on the north coast of Northern Ireland, who promptly invited Bethel to their Sunday services immediately after the conference ended.

Indeed, Causeway Coast Vineyard Church is not only associated with that which is offensive to God, but it has shown itself to be part of the problem by the characters it associates with.

Its former lead pastor, Alan Scott (pictured, above), now slumming it in a Vineyard Church in sunny California, said in a service at Causeway Coast Vineyard that he was “all in” with the Pope.

Peter Lynas, leader of the Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland and a leading figure in Causeway Coast Vineyard, has repeatedly acted in a way which, in the light of God’s Word, is highly questionable.

Peter Lynas endorsed so-called Protestants running down to Dublin to cower before the Pope and criticised all who dared to speak out against such rank rejection of the Word of God.

Peter Lynas eulogised the ecumenical evangelist Billy Graham at his passing, despite the fact Billy Graham instructed poor lost Roman Catholics seeking the way of salvation back into the clutches of Rome.

Peter Lynas described the likes of a Romanist Benedictine monk, Mark Ephrem-Nolan and ardent ecumenists such as Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken (No) Good as “incredible company” when speaking at the same Church of Ireland Clergy Conference as the pair specified and other unimpressive characters.

Peter Lynas described those who seek to take a stand against ecumenism as being guilty of “residual bigotry”.

Peter Lynas, as head of the Evangelical Alliance, has refused to take a stand against Biblical creation denier Glen Mitchell’s church, King’s Church in Bangor and Jesuit promoter Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s church, Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area, being members of that organisation.

Peter Lynas compounded this by then being filmed alongside Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (the pair are pictured together, below) in promoting a prayer event being ran by 24-7 Prayer Ireland, which Alain Emerson heads up. This organisation’s overall leader, Pete Greig, is a rampant ecumenist who has been advising the Roman Catholic Church on how to lure more people in.

And, just the day after Bethel Ministries finished their ‘Kingdom Come’ conference under the auspices of Journey Community Church in Antrim, they were taking both Sunday meetings at Causeway Coast Vineyard Church.

Eric Johnson, one of the senior pastors at Bethel, who claims to have been called to the ministry by a charismatic leader placing a finger on his head (you can hear his account of this by clicking here), spoke at the morning meeting.

The evening meeting was led by Chris Cruz, the Young Adults Pastor at Bethel Ministries.

Bethel’s arrival at Causeway Coast Vineyard was greeted with great enthusiasm on their social media outlets, demonstrating very clearly their support for such God-defiance as that demonstrated by Bethel.

So many churches are giving room to such movements as Bethel.

This is something which was foretold by the Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of God, when writing to Timothy.

It says in 1 Timothy 4:1: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”.

There can be little doubt that such gatherings, where individuals are falling over, convulsing on the floor, laughing hysterically and flat out unconscious, are “giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”.

There is certainly nothing of Christ in that.

Such churches like to make much of the Holy Spirit.

That’s fine surely, isn’t it? It certainly is, the Holy Spirit is one person of the Trinity, but they make things of the Holy Spirit which are simply not part of the Bible.

Where in the Bible is there mentioned laughing uncontrollably under the influence of the Holy Spirit? Where is there mentioned all manner of riotous behaviour being carried out under the influence of the Holy Spirit?

There is none, it simply isn’t there.

Furthermore, this over emphasis on the Holy Spirit is non-Scriptural.

The role of the Holy Spirit is to lead people to Christ and to glorify Him.

John 16:13-14 says: “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”

The Holy Spirit doesn’t strive to bring attention to Himself, but rather to bring attention to Christ.

Being determined to be so filled with the Holy Spirit that you are falling over and laughing like a hyena is a sad corruption of God’s Word.

And, of course, these people are not filled with the Holy Spirit.

The Bible shows us what being filled with the Holy Spirit looks like.

Acts 6:3 says: “Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.”

It would be hard for Stephen or the other deacons to have shown much wisdom if they were writhing around on the floor, wouldn’t it? And we can’t imagine they would have been able to look after any business within the church whilst laughing uncontrollably.

Micah 3:8 says: “But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.”

Micah, the servant of God, was full of the Holy Spirit and was able to show judgment and point out the sins of the Israelites.

The charismatic movement is notable for its “judge not” approach, showing its biblical illiteracy. Ironically, they turn their “judge not” approach into a form of a holier than thou contest to be the least judging type of person. No wonder so many heretics have been allowed to creep in when you daren’t speak out against them.

There is the example of Paul, being filled with the Holy Ghost in Acts 13, reproving Barjesus for trying to turn Sergius Paulus away from the true gospel.

Did Paul writhe around on the floor barking like a dog or laughing like a hyena? Absolutely not.

He spoke sensibly and clearly, saying in verse 10: “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?”

Paul was very firm, blunt and clear in his speaking out against workers of error.

Could we not say in this day and generation, to the likes of Bethel Ministries and Causeway Coast Vineyard, “wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?”

There is an endless stream of God-defiance coming out of Causeway Coast Vineyard.

Eventually, this will lead to judgment.

God has promised this.

On numerous occasions we have highlighted the errors of Causeway Coast Vineyard and yet it appears to be falling on deaf ears

We will just leave Peter Lynas, Causeway Coast Vineyard Church and Bethel Ministries with this word of warning from God’s Word.

Proverbs 29:1: “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”

If you or anyone you know is still involved with this church and you truly love the Lord, then won’t you separate yourself now and take a stand for Christ.

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.”

And if you have not truly come to God in repentance for your sins, won’t you please do it even now, wherever you are. Whether you are at work, sitting on the sofa watching TV, lying in your bed, out for a walk, wherever you are, won’t you put your faith and trust in Christ for salvation and leave aside all the sideshows of these churches.

2 Corinthians 6:2: “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

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.”

Rend Collective to perform at ‘Christian’ camp celebrating the Papist Mass

The leading ‘Christian’ rock band Rend Collective (pictured, above) are to take the stage at three allegedly Christian summer camps which will offer the Roman Catholic Mass to those in attendance.

Rend Collective will perform at the Soul Survivor summer camps to be held in Peterborough and Stafford in England in July and August.

In a ‘Leaders Handbook’ provided on the Soul Survivor website, it is stated that, on the final day of the camp, when a Communion service is held, “Catholic Mass is also available”.

Let us not forget what the “Catholic Mass” is.

The Catholic Church catechism says this: “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.””

So they claim the Mass is a sacrifice of Christ, despite the Bible saying the sacrifice at Calvary was once and for all.

Hebrews 10:11-12 says: “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;”

They also claim the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, saying that the priest transforms magically the bread and wine to the actual body and blood of Christ.

Apart from the practical aspect of the implications of what it makes a person who eats the body and blood of another, there is also the resolution struck by the early church leaders about the consumption of blood in their correspondence with the Gentiles after disputes sprang up over the implications of the Jewish law for them.

Acts 15:28-29: “For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.”

Blood was never to be consumed, yet here is Rome teaching that its adherents drink the physical blood of Christ.

And this is what Soul Survivor is facilitating at its summer camps.

Soul Survivor is ran by a character who has previously featured on ‘Protestant Revival’, Mike Pilavachi (pictured, below).

We highlighted him at the time he performed, for that is what it was, at Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Coleraine, County Londonderry.

His then-imminent arrival was greeted with enthusiasm by one of the key figures at Causeway Coast Vineyard, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, whose tweet celebrating his appearance is pictured below.

And this man who each year, since at least 2016, has facilitated the blasphemous practising of the Mass at the events he runs, is someone who ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas is holding up as a spiritual example to those who attend his church.

Rend Collective, meanwhile, are of course no strangers whatsoever to consorting with Popery.

Indeed, last August, when “that Antichrist”, the Pope, visited Dublin, they were part of the musical entertainment laid on for the Mary worshippers and Pope exalters in attendance, which you can read about by clicking here.

Then a short time later they told a transgender individual on Twitter that they considered it a “sad thing” that certain churches wouldn’t allow them to be a preacher or worship leader.

This transgender individual was challenging them on performing at an event held by Franklin Graham, son of ecumenical evangelist Billy Graham and, to his great credit, a strident opponent of sodomy.

Rend Collective’s response was this: “… in an attempt to foster unity we try not to be selective in who we partner with under the banner of the gospel.”

That lack of selectiveness has been demonstrated yet again for all to see.

Rend Collective have stedfastly refused to abide by the Scriptural command to remain separate from sin (2 Corinthians 6:14-17) and to reprove the unfruitful works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11), even when confronted with their betrayal of God’s Word by this page and others.

Questions also must be asked of the discernment of ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas in linking himself to a man who arranges for the central blasphemous act of Romanist worship to be held at the event he runs.

What does Peter Lynas think of the man he supported bringing in to give spiritual direction to the attendees at Causeway Coast Vineyard arranging for Christ to be sacrificed again at the events he hosts?

Does Peter Lynas think the Mass is an authentic, appropriate form of worship?

Will he be happy to welcome Mike Pilavachi back to Causeway Coast Vineyard in future?

What do churches who are members of the Evangelical Alliance, which Peter Lynas runs, think of his association with and support of men who arrange for the Roman Catholic Mass to be held?

There are serious questions, too, for Bangor Elim Church, in County Down, from which Rend Collective were born, as they will have the band back in May to perform at two concerts they are hosting on consecutive nights.

Is Bangor Elim happy for their most famous members to be engaging with events promoting Popery?

They could not but be aware that Rend Collective were part of the musical entertainment for the Pope’s visit to the Republic of Ireland last year, so one must conclude they are happy to be tainted by the blasphemies of the Roman Catholic Church.

What a wretched situation this is on so many levels.

Dear reader, please do not allow yourself to support the compromising ways of Rend Collective, separate yourself from the Evangelical Alliance and all churches within it, thus sending a message to ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, Rend Collective, Bangor Elim, Mike Pilavachi, Soul Survivor and every member of the Evangelical Alliance that you will not be caught up in their rejection of God’s Word.

A stand ought to be taken and indeed a stand must be taken against these characters and their refusal to abide by God’s commands.

Spread the word, share this article widely, shout it out from the rooftops that this religious treachery will not be carried out in your name and, most crucially, it will not be carried out in the precious name of God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit.

Jeremiah 14:14: “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.”

Baptist and Congregational churches yoked with creation deniers and Jesuit cheerleaders in ‘Evangelical Alliance’

2 Corinthians 6:14-17: “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? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”.

A vitally important Biblical principle is that of separation.

However, that principle has been increasingly abandoned throughout professing Christendom and is indeed the subject of mockery from many who would claim to be Christians.

On ‘Protestant Revival’, we repeatedly and unashamedly highlight the absolute necessity for separation from Rome and its manifold blasphemies.

However, it is not just enough to be separate from Rome, we must also be separated from all those who help to propagate error and would deny the Word of God.

We can, as individuals, and as churches, be tied up with that which is dishonouring to God by alliances made within and among churches.

Organisations such as the Irish Council of Churches, which has the Presbyterian Church, Church of Ireland, Methodist Church and Salvation Army, among others, as its members, are such examples.

The Irish Council of Churches is an overtly ecumenical organisation and prides itself on being so.

While such brazen ecumenism is repugnant to the Word of God, it is easily discernible and as such we can be clearly warned of engaging with such organisations.

However, there are other organisations whose ecumenical nature and agenda are much less clear and whose membership comes largely from individual congregations, making it difficult to establish its bona fides.

One of these is the Evangelical Alliance, headed up in Northern Ireland by a man who has come to be known as ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas (pictured, above), a leading figure in the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church.

‘Papist’ Peter is a habitual ecumenist, having praised so-called Protestants for meeting the Pope, eulogised the ecumenical evangelist Billy Graham and endorsed the ecumenical prayer initiative ‘Healing The Land’.

And the former lead pastor of his church, Alan Scott, notoriously said he was “all in” with the Pope.

So this is the man at the head of this supposedly God-honouring organisation.

Any church which is a member of the Evangelical Alliance has made themselves subject to ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas.

Sadly, there is a significant number of churches affiliated formally with the Evangelical Alliance.

There are a number of what might be considered the usual suspects, such as King’s Church in Bangor, County Down, whose pastor Glen Mitchell (pictured, above) has rejected the Biblical account of creation and bemoaned a decision by his local council to block the lighting of a town hall up in support of sodomite ‘Pride’. Sadly, that decision has since been overturned, although Glen Mitchell is yet to comment publicly on the matter, perhaps for fear of it being highlighted on this page once again.

Another member of the Evangelical Alliance which will not surprise any regular readers is Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area of County Armagh.

So numerous are its flaws and so blasphemous are the actions of its leaders, we won’t go into them all in this article, but the most recent disgraceful developments there include Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson glorifying Jesuit founder and Counter Reformation leader Ignatius of Loyola and another lead pastor, Dave Wylie, describing a Roman Catholic monk as a “hero of church history”.

The fact these two churches, and, needless to say, Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, are members is enough to set alarm bells ringing.

You might say to this so far, ‘well, so what? This is a case of birds of a feather flocking together’.

Indeed, there is some justification in adopting that attitude.

However, there are other churches tied up in this God-defying organisation who casual observers might mistakenly think are ok, not knowing the links they have forged with eager promoters of error such as ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson.

This includes several Baptist congregations and even one Congregational church in Northern Ireland.

And the Baptist churches we can confirm are members of the ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas headed Evangelical Alliance, according to the Evangelical Alliance’s own website, are Newry Baptist Church, Portstewart Baptist Church, Strandtown Baptist Church, Finaghy Baptist Church and Newtownbreda Baptist Church, the latter three in the Belfast area.

Newtownbreda Baptist Church is interesting as their pastor, Trevor Ramsey (pictured, top), leaped to the defence of ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas on our facebook page when we dared to criticise his ungodly supporting of Maghaberry Elim deacon and Ulster Unionist MLA ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler scuttling down to Dublin to do obeisance to “that Antichrist”, the Pope.

Strandtown Baptist Church as well has a lengthy association with the Evangelical Alliance, who in turn appear to have a lengthy association with consorting with Rome.

In a report from the ‘Burning Bush’ website from 2002, it is recorded that a Romanist priest was an invited guest at the installation of a Gordon McDade as the new pastor of Ballynahinch Baptist Church.

Gordon McDade had previously held the role of Associate Pastor of Strandtown Baptist Church and the meeting was closed in prayer by a Stephen Adams, the former Chairman of the Evangelical Alliance.

Perhaps most interesting of all is Portstewart Baptist Church.

This is a church inextricably linked with ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas as he grew up in it and his father, Norman Lynas, founder of the Lynas food company, remains a key figure within it.

While sadly the previous pastor in Portstewart Baptist Church, John Lewis, passed away fairly recently, the fact remains this is a church heavily involved in ecumenism and associating with ecumenists.

Indeed, in the Portstewart Roman Catholic church magazine, called ‘Stella Maris’, a title often used in devotion to Mary, a 2016 edition features a photograph under the headline ‘Interchurch celebration’, of Pastor John Lewis along with the Church of Ireland minister in the town, Rev Stephen Fielding and Portstewart Presbyterian Church minister, Rev Billy Wilson.

Cosy ecumenical relationships all round then, but our focus is on Portstewart Baptist Church and the Evangelical Alliance at present.

A scan of their Facebook page of late will give you a good idea of the nature of Portstewart Baptist Church as well.

Speakers who came along within the last three or four months include the aforementioned advocate of ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, Pastor Trevor Ramsey of Newtownbreda Baptist Church, along with another member of that church, its Community Pastor, Tim Robinson.

Gavin and Anne Calver of the Evangelical Alliance have also taken the stage there. That husband and wife pairing will also be performing, sorry, speaking at the ungodly, shameful ‘New Wine’ Conference in Sligo later this year. You can read about that festival of ecumenical compromise by clicking here.

And the main organiser of the ‘New Wine’ Conference, Rev David McClay (pictured, below) of Willowfield Parish Church in east Belfast, was another guest speaker in Portstewart Baptist Church in the past few months too.

All were, naturally, according to Portstewart Baptist Church’s facebook page, simply wonderful.

The Congregational Church which has formally aligned itself with ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas and his mean ecumenical compromise is Cregagh Congregational, in the east of Belfast.

Both the Baptist and Congregational churches would be considered by many to generally be fairly sound, but this demonstrates clearly that such assumptions are far from safe.

Why are these organisations formally joined with that which is acting contrary to the cause of Christ?

What is their justification for such God-dishonouring conduct?

Pastor Trevor Ramsey of Newtownbreda Baptist Church has already demonstrated his determination to abandon the Word of God when he backed ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas when he supported so-called Protestants running to Dublin to cower before “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope.

What do members and attendees of Newtownbreda Baptist Church make of such God defiance on behalf of their pastor? Does it sit well with them?

As for the other Baptist churches, in Finaghy, Strandtown, Newry and Portstewart, what do members and attendees there think of their formal alignment with that which is happy to work alongside Popery?

We would strongly encourage, indeed implore, readers to share this article widely so such rejection of a Biblical viewpoint can be challenged and force church leaders to address well founded concerns over their links with an organisation whose leader is habitually engaging in ecumenical conduct and consorting with others who do the same.

In this day of deepening apostasy, we must follow the words of the Apostle Paul and “be not moved away from the hope of the gospel”.

Colossians 1:21-23 says: “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel”.

Ecumenists, hiding under the banner of evangelicals, are moving people away from the hope of the gospel to an ungodly concoction of emotionialism, rock and roll music and wafer thin theology which seeks to please people rather than God.

Don’t allow yourself to be swept away by it and don’t allow churches in your area to get away with it unchallenged.

The people of God ought to be ever ready to follow the words of God spoken through Isaiah: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1).

Let us not be silent when we see and hear the march of the armies of the ecumenical evangelicals, but rather let us cry aloud and challenge them for their ungodly deeds.

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

True Protestantism is ‘residual bigotry’, says ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas

The leader of the Evangelical Alliance and senior figure in the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, Peter Lynas, has hit out at anyone who dares to question or highlight his ecumenical cuddling up with Rome.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, a title he has emphatically earned, let loose at any true Protestant when given a forum by the Belfast Telegraph last week.

He branded any who pointed out the error of mixing with the false and blasphemous religion of Romanism as being guilty of demonstrating “residual bigotry” in an interview with the arch-ecumenist Alf McCreary.

In his interview, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas said in response to a question enquiring as to whether he has ever received any criticism for his faith: “There is also some residual bigotry directed at me for working with the Catholic Church on areas of shared interest. Very few actually want to engage – there is a lot of virtue-signalling, which is a shame.”

Both of the key words he used, “residual bigotry”, are very instructive.

Residual is instructive as it implies that true Protestantism is nothing but a minor legacy of days gone by, and it appears that ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas is more than happy for that to be the case.

Of course, true Protestantism is a diminished force in our land, but it is something to be lamented for and repented of, not to be gloried in.

When Saul departed from the Lord and He rejected him, it was a time of sorrow and was bewailed by the Lord’s servant, in this case Samuel.

1 Samuel 15:10-11: “Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night.”

A servant of God should be distressed at apostasy, be it in an individual or a nation, not expressing contempt for what once was.

This is a common theme throughout the books of the prophets as well, no less so than in the case of Jeremiah.

Jeremiah, known often as the wailing prophet, bemoaned the state of religion in the land of Judah throughout his prophecy and sought faithfully to see the people restored to their prior state of godliness.

In pronouncing judgment on the people, God said in Jeremiah 6:16: “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

The old paths, where true Protestantism, which is true Biblical Christianity, predominated in the land, are being consciously rejected, including by the likes of ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas.

Has true revival ever been achieved when professing Christians have aligned themselves with Rome? Of course not.

The Roman Catholic Church is a rotten system which leads its poor deluded adherents to a lost eternity in hell by denying the work of the cross by Jesus Christ as being sufficient for salvation.

But ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas is ever keen to mingle seed with the architects of Romish deceit and those who do likewise, while encouraging on others to do the same.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas applauded so-called Protestants who toddled down to Dublin to cower before the leader of that anti-Christian system, the Pope, when he visited the Republic of Ireland in the summer.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas eulogised the ecumenical evangelist Billy Graham when he died, despite Billy Graham instructing poor Roman Catholics concerned for their soul to return to the clutches of Rome and being on friendly terms with successive Popes.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas endorsed the ecumenical ‘Healing the Land’ prayer event at Nutts Corner, which was also backed by at least one Roman Catholic organisation.

And ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas happily retains a close relationship with Alan Scott, former lead pastor of the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Coleraine on the north coast of Northern Ireland. This is despite Alan Scott making light of the blasphemy of Mary worship and stating he is “all in” with the Pope.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas ought to be grateful there remains a residue of true Christianity in Northern Ireland, rather than rail against it.

As for the other word, ‘bigotry’, this indicates how low an opinion ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas has of true Christianity.

He despises it and misrepresents it and calls it a false and vexatious name.

This was warned of by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount when he said in Matthew 5:11: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”

We are not to be in any way distressed by such lies, but to continue on following and serving God.

Earnest contention for the faith (Jude v 3) and reproving the unlawful works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11), such as Romanism, is considered bigotry by ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas.

What a sad state of affairs it is.

We know not who else has spoken out against ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas in his dreadful ecumenical compromise, but it is certain there is a swipe at the witness of ‘Protestant Revival’ within his comment.

Furthermore, we have no doubt he is alluding to the pathetic ‘challenge’ he issued on our facebook page back in September.

We are certainly not interested in playing by his rules and he was confidently able to rest in the knowledge that so long as he sets the boundaries he won’t be forced to give a Scriptural justification for his abandoning of true Christianity.

‘Papist’ Peter Lynas is more than welcome to set out a Scriptural case for his rejection of God’s Word (an oxymoronic position of course, but obviously a leap he has made in his own mind).

However, what we are really concerned about is, as we have sought to do from the start, defending the true gospel and taking a stand against the workers of error.

Compromise and fellowship with Rome is error, pure and simple, regardless of whether you try to claim it is justified because Rome is opposed to abortion or for some other wafer thin reason.

Just because they claim to be under the same generic banner of Christianity, it doesn’t mean Rome is an ally.

Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, made that mistake when he lined himself up with the evil King Ahab, who reigned over Israel.

1 Kings 22:3-4 says: “And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria? And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramoth-gilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.”

God’s displeasure can be seen in 2 Chronicles 19:2, which 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.”

The two kings may have had some things in common, but Ahab was not a servant of God, nor can anyone say that emissaries of Rome are serving God when they deny his wonderful salvation.

And anyone claiming to be serving God is at best sadly misguided in aligning themselves with those who reject Christ, as Jehoshaphat was sadly misguided.

As with Samuel and as with Jeremiah, we lament to see the demise of true Christianity in this country, rather than rejoice in the replacing of it with something displeasing to God and mocking its diminished presence.

Once more, we implore any reader still undecided or indeed still in the camp of the ecumenical charismania movement to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

Rome demonstrates clearly that all that calls itself Christian is not what it claims to be.

Sometimes it is not so obvious, people can say many orthodox sounding things, but ultimately serve to undermine the cause of Christ while claiming to be His representative.

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

James 2:19: “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”