Church of Ireland Bishop Ken Good promotes ‘unity’ in two Romanist cathedrals

The soon-to-retire Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken (No) Good (pictured, above), is helping finish off his career in God-defying fashion by addressing two Week of Prayer for Christian Unity services in as many days.

Further demonstrating how he will be unlamented by those who hold the Word of God dear, he was the preacher at St Peter’s Roman Catholic cathedral in Belfast on Tuesday, 22 January before going to St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Armagh, the chief hub of Romanist deceit in Northern Ireland, the following night to promote unity with Rome.

This is the very system which outright denies the truth of the Word of God.

They deny the doctrine of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7) and they deny that Christ’s sacrifice was sufficient to save us (Hebrews 7:26-27; Hebrews 10:10-12), thus condemning any who follow their twisted theology to an eternity in hell.

Instead, Rome has constructed a perverted system of salvation by sacramental merit, including the creation of the fictional venue of purgatory, which in turn leads to the blasphemous offering of prayers for the dead, while venerating Mary as the ‘Queen of Heaven’ and ‘Mother of Salvation’, among scores of other outrageous titles ascribed to her.

Why any should want to have unity with such outright denial and perversion of Scripture is anyone’s guess.

The Bible clearly states this ought not to be the case.

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

How much reproving of the unfruitful works of darkness went on in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Armagh on Wednesday, 23 January? It is highly likely there was none, else Rev Ken No Good would not have been invited.

After all, a report from the event on the Derry and Raphoe website said that Rev Ken No Good was “flanked by the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Primates, Most Reverend (Most Ecumenical, more like) Richard Clarke (Church of Ireland) and Eamon Martin (Roman Catholic)”.

We are also told “the service in Armagh included prayers said by members of the Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland churches”.

We have already highlighted how Rome offers prayers to and for the dead, so one wonders to whom were these prayers addressed? Regardless, to engage in a service and offer prayers alongside those who promote pagan corruptions of Christianity is odious to God.

Rev Ken No Good has a track record for Papist compromise, and back in July we highlighted his disgraceful eulogising of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Derry at a Church of Ireland youth event, which you can read about by clicking here.

Speaking of Donal McKeown (with whom he is pictured, above), the Papist bishop who last July excused the vicious sectarian actions of republicans in Northern Ireland’s second city, Londonderry, targeting relentlessly for a week a small Protestant area surrounded by republican strongholds, Rev Ken No Good said: “I think he has a remarkable way with people. His memory of names, his ability to just relate to people – and I saw this in Rome particularly – he’s a real people person and there’s a warmth about him, there’s a ‘down-to-earthness’ about him.

“I actually think he’s a very good bishop – I’m quite serious about that, it’s true – and he has that warm ability to get on and relate to his people.”

How cosy and lovely.

It is noteworthy that this Papal pandering took place at a Church of Ireland youth event, called Summer Madness, thus having the effect of causing the young people in the Church of Ireland to believe aligning with Rome is acceptable and even commendable.

This leads to a situation such as was outlined in Isaiah 9:14-17, which says: “Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.”

A significant number of the leaders of the Church of Ireland are directly causing the people to err, and those who may disagree but refuse to separate are implicated as well.

“The Lord shall have no joy in their young men,” the Scriptures say, so the likes of Rev Ken No Good and Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke are breeding up a new generation within the church, who need true Christian guidance as to how to live their lives and practice their faith in God but are being led badly astray, who God Himself calls “evildoers”.

What a reprehensible thing that is!

There is a very sad harvest currently being reaped and the seeds currently being sown of another rotten crop within so much of alleged Christendom in this land.

Dear reader, please don’t allow yourself or your children to be swallowed up in the lies and blasphemies of the ecumenical movement.

Don’t allow yourself or your children to be swallowed up in the miry pit being laid by the likes of Rev Ken No Good and Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke (pictured, below).

Separate yourself from those whom God has called evildoers and don’t allow yourself to be compromised by those who trample God’s inspired Word underfoot.

Let us live holy lives, dedicated unto the Lord and wholly given over to His service.

We see even in that ecumenical love-in at Armagh how the Church of Ireland, Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church are offering up prayers beside Mary worshippers, Pope exalters, prayers for the dead sayers and deniers of the all-sufficient sacrifice of Christ at Calvary.

Are you comfortable at being involved with that? Do you want you and your children dragged down by such spiritual treachery?

Separation from corrupt churches and separation in our lives from sin and a devotion to following God in a Biblical manner is the way to revival.

This roadmap to revival is outlined in His Word.

2 Chronicles 7:14 says: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Let us turn from the wicked ways of ecumenism and religious compromise and separate ourselves unto God, and then we will see the might of God demonstrated in our land again.

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So-called ‘evangelical’ Bishop Harold Miller promotes unity with Rome

Isaiah 29:13: “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men”.

Every year in the latter part of January, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes centre stage in many of the ecumenical churches, and 2019 was no different.

Indeed, it was the subject of one of the first posts mounted on this page last year and, sadly, once again this year we have the sad duty of documenting the wretched compromise carried out in the name of ‘unity’ in many of the churches up and down our land.

We are aware of at least eight ecumenical events which took place in Northern Ireland throughout the week, though it is more than likely there were more.

We would certainly encourage any readers who were aware of other events to get in contact with us to allow this compromise to be brought to a larger audience.

The towns (and cities) throughout our land of which we are aware holding such services are Coleraine (County Londonderry), Ballycastle, Belfast (County Antrim), Dungannon (County Tyrone), Lurgan, Armagh (County Armagh), Enniskillen (County Fermanagh) and Bangor (County Down).

That means in every county of our country there was so-called Protestant clerics either speaking at or promoting religious mingling with the errors and deceits of Rome.

This demonstrates how widespread the religious deception and delusion is in our country.

And part of that deception is caused by those who give some sort of an impression to others that they hold to a more traditional and orthodox view and theology.

This is where a great deal of spiritual discernment is needed and must be sought by Christians.

There is an old saying that ‘if you get a name for rising early you can lie all day’ and that appears to be the case with many church leaders in our country.

Too many today seem to think the acid test of orthodoxy is simply saying you are opposed to abortion and same sex marriage, but holding to those views simply means you are not a complete reprobate on moral matters.

Religious purity ought to be a precious commodity sought diligently by all who claim the name of Christ.

However, this is not valued by a significant percentage of today’s church.

And one such man who has somehow managed to carve out a reputation of being an ‘evangelical’ is the Church of Ireland Bishop of Down and Dromore, Harold Miller (pictured, top), who was the preacher at one such Week of Prayer for Christian Unity event last week.

In days of yore the term evangelical may have meant more but in recent decades that term has been hijacked by many clerical compromisers seeking a greater level of orthodoxy being attributed to them.

The late Rev Ian Paisley talked about evangelicals ‘with the emphasis on the jelly’ and certainly we can see the term evangelical being distorted and corrupted by many who adopt that banner.

Indeed, Bishop Harold Miller was one of two Anglican bishops from Ireland who attended the much vaunted GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference), a supposedly conservative Anglican gathering concerned with the worst excesses of the foul departure from God practiced by much of the global Anglican movement.

Were someone such a conservative, they would be much better separating from the Anglican church, which is the Biblical approach.

One must only look at the example of Paul when he was in Corinth to see how separation is a proper response to those who refuse to follow God’s Word.

Acts 19:8-9: “And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.”

When there were those who spake evil of the gospel and denied and rejected it, and indeed slandered its proponents and adherents, Paul separated and brought the faithful followers of Jesus with him.

He didn’t tell them to stay in the synagogue and try to win round those who refused to obey God, he brought them out and they formed their own church in Corinth.

And indeed it was to the church in Corinth that Paul, under the inspiration of God, penned those famous words in 2 Corinthians 6:17: “Come out from among them, and be ye separate…”

Yet this ‘conservative’, ‘evangelical’ Bishop Harold Miller remains in the Church of Ireland in his very prominent, and no doubt rather generously remunerated role.

And last Sunday, 20 January, Bishop Harold Miller was the preacher at a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service in First Presbyterian Church in Bangor.

The event was advertised in the Bangor Roman Catholic parish bulletin and clearly demonstrates the ecumenical nature of the meeting.

How does Bishop Harold Miller square his supposed evangelical credentials with ecumenical compromise with Rome?

Why does Bishop Harold Miller choose to align himself with an event with a stated aim of unity with Rome?

What does Bishop Harold Miller think of the 39 Articles he is supposed to stand for as a minister of the Church of Ireland? Does he believe them? Or has he rejected them?

It would certainly appear he has indeed rejected them.

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

Rome outright denies this, proclaiming its anathema, or curse, on any who holds to the Biblical doctrine of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

So why is Bishop Harold Miller promoting unity with Rome? Does he believe man can be justified by works? The Bible makes clear that is resolutely not the case.

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.”

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.”

Bishop Harold Miller would also do well to reread Article 31, which states: “The Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world, both original and actual; and there is none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone.

“Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the which it was commonly said, that the Priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to have remission of pain or guilt, were blasphemous fables, and dangerous deceits.”

So Bishop Harold Miller, who is supposed to adhere to the 39 Articles of his faith, is rejecting that very church’s teachings in relation to the central act of worship in the Roman Catholic Church.

Why does Bishop Harold Miller want to promote unity with those who teach “blasphemous fables and dangerous deceits”? And if Bishop Harold Miller doesn’t believe the 39 Articles, then why is he holding such high episcopal office, or indeed any episcopal office?

Dear reader, don’t just take what spiritual leaders say for granted, but rather follow the Biblical model and test out these characters before deciding whether they are worthy of taking heed of.

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

Going to Rome for Christmas in Ballymoney Church of Ireland

Churches up and down the country will be holding special Christmas services throughout the month of December, but the Church of Ireland in Ballymoney will make use of this time of year to strengthen ecumenical relationships with the Roman Catholic Church.

An “inter-denominational” carol service was held in the County Antrim town on Monday, 3rd December.

It started, as so often is the case with ecumenical events involving travelling between churches, in the Protestant church, in this case St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, before finishing up in the Roman Catholic church, in this case Our Lady and St Patrick’s.

Even the name of that Roman Catholic church should have been sufficient to dissuade any so-called Protestants from going near it, as it alludes to the unscriptural veneration of Mary which is a key characteristic of Roman Catholicism.

Rome teaches Mary is to be prayed to as she intercedes on our behalf with Christ and that she herself was immaculately conceived and was without sin, taking characteristics which alone belong to Christ and transplanting them on to a sinful (for we are all sinners), though saved and honourable woman.

When the angel told Mary that she was blessed among women, this seems to have been taken as a free rein by Rome to invent all manner of lies and blasphemies surrounding her, lies which would be appalling to her.

Let’s see what Mary said about herself in Luke 1:46-47: “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

If Mary were without sin she would not have needed a saviour, but she has personally stated how she rejoiced in the God Who saved her.

Prayer to Mary is utterly unbiblical as well, with 1 Timothy 2:5 clearly stating our prayers are to be addressed to God and no other.

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

So, before one even considers entering that church, there is a huge theological difficulty already facing anyone taking part in or attending that event.

When one considers the event itself, there can be no Scriptural defence for attending or participating in such a service.

Christmas carol services are, ostensibly, supposed to celebrate the incarnation of God the Son, one of the three persons of the Godhead, as man.

His purpose, as outlined to his earthly father, Joseph, in Matthew 1:21 was to “save his people from their sins”.

1 Timothy 1:15 says that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” and Ephesians 2:8-9 explains that we are saved by grace through faith and not by works that we have done.

The Bible’s own exposition of the way to eternal life runs entirely contrary to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.

Rome teaches that works are necessary for salvation, despite the Bible also driving home the opposite message again in Titus 3:5-7: “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 are justified, or made righteous in His sight, by His grace and our salvation comes not by works of righteousness which we have done.

Rome teaches that church attendance, paying into the church and following its sacramental system will get you into heaven. The Bible knows nothing of such meritorious ritual.

In David’s great Psalm of penitence, this theme is touched on, when he says in Psalm 51:16-17: “For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

What God truly wanted from a soul seeking forgiveness was a broken and a contrite heart, not religious formalism, which, sad to say, Rome abounds in.

That same point is made by God through his prophet in Amos 5:23-25: “Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?”

The children of Israel didn’t observe the Passover while they were in the wilderness, yet God desired righteousness far more than empty sacrifices.

Worse still, there are overtly blasphemous sacrifices carried out by Rome in the name of Christ, and it is done thousands of times every day around the world.

In particular, there is the Mass, where Rome blasphemously holds that the elements of bread and wine are actually transformed into the body and blood of Christ, making a sacrifice of Him again and again and again.

This is clearly a perversion of God’s Word, as we are told in Hebrews 10:10-12: “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 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.”

That being the case, why does St Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Ballymoney seek to engage in worship with that which is contrary to God?

It would be a question for them to answer, as they lead their followers into Rome’s clutches in a polluted celebration of the incarnation of Christ.

Their minister, Rev Andrew Sweeney, has serious questions to answer for leading his parishioners into fellowship with Rome.

His duty as a minister is to sound the alarm and warn the people of the dangers they are facing.

When he fails to do that, and indeed leads them into fellowship with the enemies of Christ and deniers of his wonderful salvation, then he is guilty of a grievous folly.

He, and all other ministers tied up in ecumenical conduct, need to remember the words spoken through Ezekiel by God.

Ezekiel 3:17-19 says: “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

The blood of the unsaved and unwarned is on the hands of any preacher who fails to perform his duty to protect the flock.

Dear reader, don’t let your blood be on the hand of a preacher who has failed in his duty to warn you against the sins of the age and failed to direct you in the proper way to Christ.

Instead, challenge any worker of ecumenism and apostasy whose ministry you have had the misfortune to be sitting under and earnestly contend for the faith.

1 Samuel 2:30: “…for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”

Church of Ireland Dean celebrates seven years since joining Roman Catholic order of monks

Sometimes when we come to write articles for this page, we struggle to believe we are actually at the point where so-called Christianity has reached the point it has.

Sometimes the sheer scale of the ecumenical betrayal of the Bible is so brazen, so outrageous and so clear, one can hardly believe it has happened or is happening.

This is one such occasion, where we are truly shocked that a leading figure in the Church of Ireland has actually formally aligned himself with a Roman Catholic order, the Benedictine monks.

That figure is Rev Henry Hull, the Church of Ireland Dean of County Down and man in charge of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, which last week also held an ecumenical prayer event alongside Romanists and other Protestant compromisers.

On Friday past, Dean Henry Hull tweeted his delight that he was marking seven years as a Benedictine Oblate.

Dean Henry Hull said: “Marking my 7th anniversary of being a Benedictine oblate and 12th as a Dean praying at Holy Cross Monastery.”

In case, like us, you weren’t previously aware of what an Oblate is, Wikipedia describes them thus: “Oblates are individuals, either laypersons or clergy, normally living in general society, who, while not permanently professed monks or nuns, have individually affiliated themselves with a monastic community of their choice. They make a formal, private promise (annually renewable or for life, depending on the monastery with which they are affiliated) to follow the Rule of the Order in their private life as closely as their individual circumstances and prior commitments permit. Such oblates do not constitute a separate religious order as such, but are considered an extended part of the monastic community.”

So an oblate has made a “formal, private promise” to follow the rule of the order to which they have aligned themselves, in this case of Dean Henry Hull, a Romanist order.

It is a truly remarkable thing for a supposedly Protestant minister to do, to formally join up with an order which promotes Roman Catholic theology and practices.

Roman Catholic theology is completely at odds with Protestant theology, yet here is Dean Henry Hull consciously ignoring these stark differences.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches of purgatory, a fictional holding cell between heaven and hell, as well as the adoration of idols and relics.

The Bible never countenances such a place as purgatory, teaching instead that when we die we go straight to heaven or hell (see the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16) and forbids the worshipping of images (the Second Commandment forbids this – Exodus 20:4-6). However, Rome conveniently omits the Second Commandment to try to fit in their twisted theology.

In addition, Rome teaches of the praying to dead ‘Saints’, despite the Bible teaching we are to pray to Christ alone. 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

We will also remind Dean Henry Hull of what the 39 Articles, which are supposed to govern the Church of Ireland, the church whose historical standards he is meant to uphold, have to say.

Article 22 says this: “The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping and Adoration, as well of Images as of Relics, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.”

His own church’s rules say that these “Romish Doctrines” are “repugnant to the Word of God”.

Not only that, Rome teaches the blasphemy of the Mass, whereby the priest sacrifices Christ again and again and again every day throughout the world. This is directly defying the Bible, which says in Hebrews 9:24-28: “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

We are told there that Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, yet Rome directly contradicts this.

And we will remind Dean Henry Hull what the 39 Articles which govern his church have to say regarding the Mass.

Article 31 says: “The offering of Christ made once is the perfect redemption, propitiation and satisfaction for all the sins of the whole world, both original and actual. There is no other satisfaction for sin but this alone. Consequently, the sacrifices of masses, in which it was commonly said that the priest offered Christ for the living and dead so as to gain remission of pain or guilt, were blasphemous fables and dangerous deceits.”

His own church calls the Roman Catholic teaching of the Mass a “dangerous deceit” and a “blasphemous fable”, yet he chooses to fellowship so closely with a church which to this day teaches and practices such.

Not only is he fellowshipping with this erroneous doctrine, he is expressing his pleasure at doing so on social media.

How can Dean Henry Hull warn his congregation of the dangerous deceits of Roman Catholic doctrine when he is cuddling up with its advocates?

He is like those warned of in Philippians 3:19, “whose glory is in their shame”.

It is a great shame when a preacher leaves off from, or perhaps never started, teaching the Word of God faithfully and proclaiming it regardless of the opposition that might come.

Hosea 4:6-10 highlights this. It says: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the Lord.”

People and priest alike will be punished, for while the responsibility lies with the priest to proclaim the gospel, the people still have a responsibility to guard themselves, but instead often they are as those indicted in Jeremiah 5:31: “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”

Let us be joined unto Christ and to his glorious gospel, not a grouping within a church which teaches lies to its adherents, lies which will lead its followers into a lost eternity in hell.

If you are yet unsaved and have not been to Jesus for the cleansing power, won’t you come even today?

No matter how lowly you may consider yourself to be, or how far away from deserving the grace of God you feel, there is salvation for those who repent, just like the publican (or tax collector), who would have been looked down upon in his own society, of whom Jesus spoke.

Luke 18:13 says: “And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.”

In the very next verse, Jesus declared that such faith, such penitence and brokenness over sin had saved his soul.

He said: “I tell you this man went down to his house justified…”

You, too, can be justified, if you simply repent of your sin and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your own and personal Saviour.

Church of Ireland Bishop John McDowell preaches from Apocrypha at Remembrance Service

Romans 10:17: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

One of the chief architects of ecumenical deceit in our country, the Church Ireland Bishop of Clogher, the Right Reverend (Right Eejit!) John McDowell, has further deepened his betrayal of Christ by preaching from the Apocrypha at a Remembrance Sunday service in the Church of Ireland cathedral in Enniskillen.

This outrageous cleric used the Apocrypha, a collection of books rejected by any true Protestant, and indeed many non Protestants, as not being the Word of God and laden with contradictions and historical inaccuracies, as the basis for his sermon in St Macartin’s Cathedral in the Fermanagh town.

The Apocrypha is a totally unreliable set of writings used by the Roman Catholic Church to try to justify such blasphemous teachings as prayers for the dead, the Mass and purgatory.

Yet these writings, which are most assuredly NOT God’s Word, were used as the basis for Right Eejit John McDowell’s message last Sunday morning.

A minister’s job is to point people to Christ, imploring them to have the like precious faith as they.

The verse at the top of this article points out how we are to come to faith in Christ.

We can’t put our faith in Him unless we know who He is and we are to discover who God is through His Word.

However, Right Eejit John McDowell has used that which is not God’s Word to form the basis for his message, preaching from 1 Maccabees.

What this does is serve to endorse the Apocrypha as a whole, with all its false teachings.

It is interesting and relevant to note that none of the books of the Apocrypha are referenced at any stage in the New Testament, despite vast swathes of the Old Testament being referred to.

It was merely a Papish directive which saw the Apocrypha included in their Bible.

For the nitpickers who will seek to point out the original edition of the King James Version of the Bible included the Apocrypha between the Old and New Testaments, they were never accepted as part of the canon of Holy Scripture, but rather it was thought some of the historical detail might be of use to readers.

This view was then changed and the Apocrypha books were removed from later editions.

However, Right Eejit John McDowell clearly prefers the Papist methods, although of course he is no stranger to Romanist sympathising.

Each year he issues a joint Christmas message alongside the Roman Catholic bishop of Clogher.

And he earlier this year was a joint guest of honour at a Church of Ireland event alongside a former Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Joseph Duffy, which you can read about by clicking here.

This Papist, in a damning report by the Irish National Board for Safeguarding Children was found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse and did not remove suspected paedophile priests from the ministry”.

It also says there was “an unacceptable delay” in taking action against one priest, while it was also reported that Bishop Joseph Duffy’s delay came despite concerns being raised of a “credible allegation” in his Clogher diocese.

So this is the sort of company the Right Eejit John McDowell has chosen to keep and thus his abandoning of Biblical values and of God’s Word in favour of the wisdom of men and the Apocrypha will lead many others down the path to destruction.

This situation was seen in the days of Hosea, where the lack of diligence from those in high spiritual roles saw the people suffer.

Hosea 4:6-9: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.”

Oh how much ignorance there is in the land of Ulster today, where many who would even call themselves Christian believe it is ok to fill themselves with alcohol, believe dressing in any way they please to meet with God is ok, believe sodomy is acceptable to God in any way, and worse still, in the church, believe sharing church services with the reprobate Roman Catholic Church is admirable or believe it is ok to pick and choose which parts of the Bible are to be believed.

These problems are largely attributable to the compromisers, the apostates, the ecumenists and the deceivers like Right Eejit John McDowell.

When the priests err, so too do the people, as can be seen in the passage we have quoted from in Hosea.

But one of the signs of the tremendous Pentecost revival of the New Testament can be seen in Acts 6:7, which says: “And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.”

Were we in an age where “a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith”, Ulster would not be in the wretched spiritual state it is in.

And we wouldn’t have heretics like Right Eejit John McDowell standing in lofty places spewing out his filth and shame.

We would encourage anyone reading this who might have been present at that service or who might be involved with his church to separate themselves from it and to confront your minister, asking him (for the Bible says it must be a man) why they stand by and tolerate such a brazen enemy of the cause of Christ to rule over him and, therefore, have the spiritual rule over you.

It is surely time to separate unto Christ, and to go “without the camp, bearing his reproach” (Hebrews 13:13).

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.”

Departing Donegal Church of Ireland minister gets blessing of local priest

Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

The rector at a grouped Church of Ireland parish in County Donegal has moved on to pastures new, but not without getting the blessing of the local Papist priest first.

Rev David MacDonnell (pictured, top) was moving from the parishes of Dunfanaghy, Raymunterdoney and Tullaghobegley (no wonder he’s moving with a mouthful like that!) having been promoted to the position of Dean of Ossorry and rector of St Canice’s Cathedral in Letterkenny.

And his farewell service, which was held about a month ago, was attended by ‘Father’ Martin Doohan of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Dunfanaghy, who was full of praise for the departing Rev David MacDonnell.

The emissary of Papal deceit took the floor at a point and spoke about the “great bond of friendship” that exists between all three clergy in the town of Dunfanaghy.

He also presented him with a Celtic cross on behalf of the parishioners at Holy Cross Church. What a lovely memento to remind him of his ecumenical days in Donegal!

‘Father’ Martin Doohan then “thanked Rev MacDonnell for his friendship and wished him well in Kilkenny”.

All very cosy, isn’t it?

You will notice that it was mentioned about the great bond of friendship between “all three clergy in the town”.

Who was the other you may (or may not) be asking?

It was none other than Rev Andrew Watson (pictured, below), who our more long-standing readers may remember is the minister of Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church and whose book is printed and recommended by a Roman Catholic Church publishing house. You can read our article from then by clicking here.

‘Finding Our Way Home: Prayers And Reflections For Our Journey In Christ’ is Rev Andrew Watson’s compendium of ramblings and it is published by Veritas, a publishing house owned by the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference.

It was on the recommended reading list for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families event, which was held in Dublin last week and was the reason for the visit of the Pope to Ireland.

So the writings of this so-called Protestant minister were considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be a suitable accompaniment for the visit of the Pope.

And there he was betraying his Protestant heritage showing his unity with Rome once more.

But back to Rev David MacDonnell, and he showed his absolute agreement with the sentiments expressed by the Romanist, ‘Father’ Martin Doohan, concurring with his remarks “about the great community spirit in the area”.

Rev David MacDonnell also said he “had intended to stay longer in the area; but the post in Kilkenny had come up and he had decided to take it”, with no mention made of the Lord’s will for him.

The service was hosted by Churchwarden Patrick Knowles who paid tribute to his “truly inspirational ministry”, drawing particular attention to the repointing of the church’s exterior and installation of a new tiled floor inside the church.

Inspirational indeed.

There was no mention of his preaching of the Word of God, no mention of his desire to see souls saved and no mention of his public witness for Christ.

Paul’s charge to Timothy as a minister of the gospel was this: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2).

That’s the primary focus of any minister, or it ought to be, not establishing friendly relations with Rome or leading the redecoration.

Patrick Knowles also drew attention to how Rev David MacDonnell’s penchant for interior design had led to “an increase in available space at the front of the church”, which was apparently “extremely innovative and brings our church forward in time”.

What goes on in this extra innovative space is anybody’s guess.

He concluded that “our loss is Kilkenny’s gain”.

Perhaps they need new curtains picked out for the church hall.

This service is an example of what one could call everyday ecumenism, just part of the constant stream of compromise and consorting with Popery.

Many may not like it to be highlighted, but we must if we are to be serious in our efforts to be faithful to God.

Isaiah 58:1: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”

Let us be serious in our devotion to God, and let us fail not to speak out against the agents of error in our land.