Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
The charismatic, easy-believist Carnmoney Presbyterian Church’s offshoot, Central Belfast, will this weekend further strengthen its ecumenical links with Romanism as it hosts a prayer gathering with the emphatic seal of approval of “that Antichrist”, the Pope.
‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is described as an “ecumenical prayer movement” and was started a few years ago by the Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby.
It has quickly become a major fixture in the calendar of a great many God-defying churches, and last month received an enthusiastic thumbs up from the Pope himself.
Speaking in a video alongside the Arch-apostate of Canterbury, Pope Francis said: “To you my brothers and sisters, with my brother Justin Welby, we want to tell you that we walk alongside you in this prayer, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.”
So anyone taking part in this event has the Pope walking alongside them.
As the verse at the top of this article asks, can two walk together except they be agreed?
It is a rhetorical question, the answer is clear.
And the Pope’s endorsement would surely be enough to set off alarm bells for anyone who professes the name of Christ.
Not so for the folk at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church or Central Belfast, who are enthusiastically hosting this exercise in ecumenical compromise.
The same goes for the 24-7 Prayer movement, which is organising the event in Central Belfast.
However, given the track record of the individuals involved in these groupings, it is, sadly, unsurprising.
Central Belfast is led by David Dickinson (pictured, top), who was present at a ‘passing of the baton’ service from the old, dead, ecumenical May Street Presbyterian Church to his ever so trendy new church plant, Central Belfast.
David Dickinson was totally unperturbed that a Papist priest was in attendance at the service, doing a reading. Indeed, he took to Twitter in a mock celebration of being featured on ‘Protestant Revival’, an “achievement” those who despise earnest contention for the faith boast of to use as a mask for their departure from the Word of God.
It is a very clear example of those “whose glory is in their shame” (Philippians 3:19).
Rev John Dickinson has, just in the past week, been retweeting comments by the Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby encouraging people to take part in this tainted event.
It is stated online that Rev John Dickinson was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1980, several years before the Presbyterian Church removed from its now watered down version of the Westminster Confession of Faith the strongest censures against Romanism and the Pope.
That means, at his ordination, Rev John Dickinson stated he believed the Pope was “that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition”.
By endorsing an event which has the backing of “that Antichrist”, Rev John Dickinson is making a mockery of that confession he signed up to in 1980.
What a sad situation that is.
The pitiful state of the professing church is one which ought to distress us greatly, even as it did Jeremiah in those days of apostasy.
Jeremiah 9:1 says: “Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!”
Let us mourn and lament the apostasy of our generation but, like Jeremiah, be dedicated to speaking out against it out of a concern and love for the never-dying souls of those leading and being led astray.
Jeremiah 20:9 says: “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.”
While the church on May Street is hosting the event, it is being organised by 24-7 Prayer Ireland, a regional grouping of the 24-7 Prayer movement.
24-7 Prayer’s overall leader is none other than Pete Greig (pictured, below), the determined compromiser with Rome, who has been involved in advising the Roman Catholic church in Austria on how to lure more people in.
This is despite the fact Rome teaches a false gospel which will damn its devoted adherents to hell.
Rome rejects the precious doctrine of salvation by faith alone which is so clearly taught in the Bible.
Rome teaches salvation is works based, yet Ephesians 2:8-9 says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
It is truly a mystery why a professing Christian should want to help such a God-defying system as that of Rome.
Further to that, Pete Greig also endorsed the ludicrous, blasphemous notion of engaging in ‘prayer dancing’ to the music of ABBA, indeed claiming God had told him He was “enjoying it”.
What a mockery!
The local leader of 24-7 Prayer in Ireland is another highly inappropriate spiritual guide, the Jesuit promoting Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson of Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area.
Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, above) really put the tin hat on his disgraceful Bible rejecting antics by recommending the spiritual practices of the truly evil founder of the notorious Romanist order of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola.
Ignatius of Loyola led the Counter Reformation, a devil inspired fightback against the Reformation, when the glorious light of the gospel was so wonderfully unveiled by God through Martin Luther, John Knox, John Calvin and many others.
And Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson promoted following the man who fought against the vital Biblical truth of salvation by faith alone.
Titus 3:5-7 further demonstrates this. It 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.”
Despite this clearly being stated by God’s Word, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is lining himself up with Ignatius of Loyola.
What a despicable thing.
Dear reader, please do not tie yourself up in the unholiness that is this ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ event.
Do not fellowship with the “unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).
This event is outrageous to God in so many ways:
1. It has the avowed support of the leader of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic system, the Pope.
2 It has Romanist novenas accompanying it.
3. The event is the brainchild of the utterly disgraceful excuse for a spiritual leader that is the Arch-apostate of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
4. The umbrella organisation over this event in Belfast is headed up by Pete Greig, a man helping Rome lure more people in.
5. It is organised locally by Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, a Jesuit promoter and rampant ecumenist.
6. It is being hosted at a church which is given over to ecumenism.
What a sorry event this truly is and we would implore anyone reading this to not only stay well clear of such an event, but also to warn others diligently of its dangers.
Let us be, as already referred to, grieved like Jeremiah over the plight of the state of religion in our land, but also to be unable to hold back from speaking out against it.
Even like Ezekiel, though he was at first angry at being told to speak out against the sin of his day, he could do nothing but follow God’s Word.
Ezekiel 3:14: “So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.”
May the hand of the Lord be strong upon each one of us who are vexed by the pollution of true Chrustianity in our land and may we each “earnestly contend for the faith”.