Church of Ireland prayer event in Papist monastery in ‘Relentless’ march to Rome

A Church of Ireland prayer event has been hosted in Clonard Monastery in west Belfast.

Just take a moment to think about that.

Clonard Monastery, a hub of Romanist worship, in which prayers are offered for the dead and the blasphemous Mass sees Christ sacrificed again and again, was hosting a Church of Ireland prayer event.

The ‘Relentless’ prayer initiative is an event being ran throughout Lent.

According to the Diocese of Connor website: “Each day during Lent, a prayer space will be available for people to drop in and spend time in quietness to reflect and pray”.

One such of these spaces is in the Romanist Clonard Monastery, which played host to this event on Saturday, 16 March.

It is also interesting to note the alleged links to the IRA of Clonard Monastery, which you can read more about by clicking here.

The ‘Relentless’ prayer initiative was started last year by Canon Jim Carson (pictured, top) and his wife Heather. Canon Jim Carson is the minister-in-charge of the Lower Shankill Team Ministry in west Belfast.

Given that Rome teaches of the efficacy of offering prayer to the dead and to Mary, it can justifiably be asked to whom were the prayers at that event offered?

Our prayers are to be addressed to God and Him alone. Nowhere in the canon of Scripture is it even considered that prayers could be offered to any other.

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

The Psalmists, for example, started so many of their Psalms by addressing God directly and all prayers and petitions within them are addressed to God.

Psalm 25:1 says: “Unto thee, O Lord , do I lift up my soul.”

Psalm 28:1 says: “Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock”.

Psalm 70:1 says: “Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.”

Psalm 141:1 says: “Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.”

Nehemiah did the same.

Nehemiah 2:4 says: “Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.”

We are instructed to pray to God by John, the apostle who looked after Mary following Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension. Surely, of any of the earthly authors of the Bible, he is the one, along with James, who would have held Mary in the highest esteem. Yet he doesn’t countenance the possibility of addressing prayers to any other than God.

1 John 5:13-15 says: “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

James, too, shared this view.

James 1:5: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

The Diocese of Connor has thrown its weight behind this initiative.

This is the same diocese which also boasted of the staging of an ABBA tribute concert in one of its churches, St Polycarp’s in Finaghy on the outskirts of Belfast, in which the ‘minister’, a woman (1 Timothy 2:12) was dressed in an utterly inappropriate way for a church, and the Director of Music is an open sodomite, ‘engaged’ to another man. You can read about that wretched affront to God by clicking here.

This is a most concerning approach for the Diocese of Connor to adopt.

Where is the spiritual discernment in what this diocese publicises, promotes and permits?

Rome is a blasphemous pagan corruption of true Christianity.

Indeed the Church of Ireland’s 39 Articles, which are supposed to govern the church and which seem to matter increasingly less to that denomination, condemns Rome in very strong terms.

It calls the Mass a “blasphemous fable and dangerous deceit” as well as saying Rome has “erred” in matters of faith.

And there is this rather condemnatory statement regarding various Papist teachings in Article 22.

“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.”

If the Church of Ireland and, specifically in this instance, the Diocese of Connor truly believes its own guiding principles which its ministers supposedly adhere to, then why do they engage so cordially with Rome in ecumenical conduct?

But here we have so-called Protestants sitting alongside devout Romanists offering prayers together.

What a foolish and sad picture it is, and what a sad indictment of the leadership of the Church of Ireland.

Not just the Church of Ireland is implicated in this, though, as at least three Methodist churches, Shankill Methodist, Joanmount Methodist and Woodvale Methodist have all thrown their hat into this particular ecumenical ring.

The Presbyterian Church has also been entwined in this exercise in ecumenical folly, with Eglington Presbyterian, based on the Ballysillan Road in north Belfast, also taking part, as well as the York Road based Alexandra Presbyterian Church.

The minister at that church is Rev Ian Cahoon and that church is proudly advertising its links with this God-defying initiative.

It will play host to the final meeting of the series next Thursday, 18 April, with the ‘prayer room’ open from 12 noon to 8pm. We would encourage anyone reading this who has a love for the gospel to email Rev Ian Cahoon on the email address minister@alexandrapresbyterian.org.uk to voice your concerns and implore him to cancel the event.

We pray that we will all choose to live separated, holy lives, seeking to please God rather than men.

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

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Women helping lead ecumenical sell-out to Rome

Jeremiah 9:13-18: “And the Lord saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come: And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.”

The Women’s World Day of Prayer is just one of the many events, held largely in what used to be Protestant churches but who have long since let go of any real semblance of Biblical Protestantism, which seeks to promote unity with the pagan Romanist system.

And last Friday, 1 March, we are aware of no less than 55 such outright rejections of God’s Word being held throughout our land.

No county in Northern Ireland remained untouched by this ecumenical compromise as the land was covered with rebellion against God.

Of course, it was done under the guise of Christianity, as the Protestant, Biblical principles of earnest contention for the faith (Jude v 3) and reproving the unfruitful works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11) were thrown out the window, making the whole event nothing more than a sham.

And this sham crying out to God in these prayer events are reminiscent of the professional, false mourners employed in the days of Jeremiah, as referenced in the Scripture passage at the top of this article.

Just as they were employed to make a show of mourning and lamentation for the judgments of God befalling Judah, so, too, these women are leading a pretence of earnestness and zeal towards God.

However, by their involvement in such an ecumenical affair, both hosted in Romanist churches and advertised in Romanist parish bulletins, they are utterly subverting the gospel of Christ.

The teaching of Rome is so utterly contrary to the teaching of God’s Word that to even try to marry the two together is offensive.

Lest any should try to defend the purity of the Women’s World Day of Prayer, on its own website, it describes itself as “a worldwide ecumenical movement”.

And this is how it refers to the involvement of Romanists.

“It was not until the reforms of the second Vatican Council that Roman Catholic women were able to take a full part in the day of prayer and in 1967 the day was celebrated at a special service in Westminster Cathedral, by invitation of Cardinal Heenan.

“In 1969 the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations encouraged Roman Catholic women worldwide to participate in WDP and to make this possible WUCWO moved their own day of prayer from March to May.”

So Roman Catholics were eagerly invited to pray alongside supposed Protestants as soon as the Pope had given them the go-ahead.

Let us reiterate, this is the Women’s World Day of Prayer website saying this, condemning themselves with their own words.

And it is perhaps the subject of prayer which demonstrates one of the greatest contrasts between the teaching of Rome and the teaching of the Bible.

Rome teaches of prayer to Mary and to long dead so-called ‘saints’, despite this being repugnant to the Word of God.

Here is an example of a very common prayer said during the rosary by Roman Catholics.

“Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.”

What a dreadful utterance this is, and one which is made every day by millions of the poor, deluded adherents of Rome.

Where the address of “holy Queen” comes from, we do not know, but it certainly does not come from the Bible. At no point throughout the Scriptures is Mary referred to in this manner. It is a plainly unscriptural title.

They speak of “crying” to Mary and “sending up their sighs” and call her a “most gracious Advocate”.

This is clearly blasphemous nonsense, as the Bible very obviously demonstrates. Our sole advocate is Jesus Christ, we don’t approach the Father through Mary, but it is only through His precious Son.

1 John 2:1: “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:”

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

The prayer also includes the blasphemous phrase “show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus”.

We don’t approach Jesus through Mary, or through anyone else, we can come directly to Him.

Hebrews 4:14-16: “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

This is a very common example of the sort of prayers offered up by Roman Catholics, and as such why would anyone want to join in prayer with those who freely utter such grave blasphemies?

Yet here we have it being encouraged and practised throughout our land.

It matters not whether devotions to Mary were expressed at any of these meetings, this is a very clear demonstration of the rejection of God’s Word on the crucial matter of separation from false worship.

Were any of the Roman Catholic devotees at these meetings clutching rosary beads as they prayed? Some of these events were held in Romanist chapels, meaning all those in attendance were surrounded by the idols and images which are adored by Roman Catholics.

Those Romanist chapels involved were in Limavady, County Londonderry, Glenavy, County Antrim and in Kilmore, County Armagh.

We have compiled a list of churches of whom we are aware of having hosted a celebration of this ungodly festival, which is at the bottom of this article.

If you or anyone you know is connected with any of these churches, won’t you please separate yourself or implore those you know to do so.

We ought to put faithfulness to God and His Word far above some misguided loyalty to a church which ignores and shuns its responsibilities.

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

Belfast

Ballysillan Presbyterian Church

Jennymount Methodist Church

St Patrick’s Parish Church

St Aidan’s Church of Ireland

Rosemary Street Presbyterian Church

Agape Centre, Belfast

May Street Presbyterian Church

Salvation Army Temple, Cregagh Road

St Columba’s Church of Ireland, Kings Road

Cairnshill Methodist Church

County Antrim

High Kirk Presbyterian Church, Ballymena

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Glenavy

Old Presbyterian Church, Templepatrick

Ballymoney Methodist Church

Ballyclare Presbyterian Church

Glengormley Presbyterian Church

Carnlough Methodist Church

Newtownabbey Methodist Mission

First Lisburn Presbyterian Church

First Larne Presbyterian Church

St James’ Church of Ireland, Ballycastle

St Colman’s Church of Ireland, Dunmurry

Hillsborough Presbyterian Church

Finaghy Methodist Church

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Whitehead

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Millisle

County Armagh

St Mark’s Church of Ireland, Portadown

St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Kilmore, Armagh

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh

County Down

Moira Methodist Church

Holywood Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church

Warrenpoint Methodist Church

Movilla Abbey Methodist Church, Newtownards

Ballycrochan Presbyterian Church, Bangor

First Bangor Presbyterian Church

Inch Parish Church, Downpatrick

Downpatrick Methodist Church

Dundonald Methodist Church

County Fermanagh

St Ronan’s Church of Ireland, Colebrooke

Irvinestown Presbyterian Church

St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Enniskillen

Cleenish Church of Ireland, Bellanaleck

Monea Church of Ireland, Derrygonnelly

Florencecourt Methodist Church

County Londonderry

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Limavady

Portstewart Presbyterian Church

Salvation Army, Londonderry

County Tyrone

1st Cookstown Presbyterian Church

Moy Presbyterian Church

St Elizabeth’s Church of Ireland, Moygashel

Aughnacloy Methodist Church

St Columba’s Church of Ireland, Omagh

Sion Mills Presbyterian Church

Fivemiletown Methodist Church

Gospel of Jesus Christ is a ‘protection racket’ – Carrickfergus Church of Ireland extension

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

Galatians 1:6-9: “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Those who deny the precious gospel of Jesus Christ are called clearly in the Bible “liars” and to be “accursed” of God.

And in Harbour Faith Community, based in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, on the east coast of Northern Ireland we are presented with one of the most brazen denials of the entire gospel message one could possibly conceive.

Harbour Faith Community is an extension work of St Colman’s Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus and they have recently posted their heresy on their Facebook page, stating their outright rejection of the precious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For they have disgracefully branded the precious gospel message as “not that different from a standard protection racket”.

This refers, of course, to the sadly still fairly common practice in Northern Ireland where local paramilitaries, both republicans (IRA, for example) and loyalists (UVF, UDA, for example), extort money from shopkeepers in order to keep their business safe. Failure to pay up, often, leads to these very same would-be “protectors” then attacking that shop in whichever way they see fit, be it by threats, breaking windows, arson, etc.

And here we have a Church of Ireland work equating the God of the Bible to little more than an IRA (Irish Republican Army) or UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) henchman bully boy.

What a disgusting statement to make.

They, of course, having first mocked the precious gospel message, then teach their own gospel in which “there is no threat from God” and “we are loved and forgiven anyway”.

So they remove the reality of hell and say nobody is going to go to hell.

If we are “loved and forgiven anyway”, then what is the point of anything? Why should we restrain ourselves from any sin? Why should we feel guilt over any action we take? Why can’t we just please ourselves in any way? Why should we go to any church if we are guaranteed heaven regardless of what we do?

This is self-evidently nonsense and, more than that, blasphemous.

Here is the post by Harbour Faith Community on their Facebook page.

It says: “Many people have realised that the ‘gospel’ they so often hear is just a threat dressed up as ‘good news’.

“It’s really not that different from a standard protection racket. ‘Good news! If you just come under our authority, then we won’t have to burn your shop down!’

“The sad thing is that it works. Especially in such a brittle society as Northern Ireland – used to such rackets as we are.

“What is lost along the way, however, is the actual ‘good news’ – that there is no threat from God. And there never was. The whole point of the cross is to show that, if anything, the violence comes from us towards God – not God towards us. And that, in spite of this, we are loved and forgiven anyway. More than that, we are invited to drop our own penchant for violence and follow Christ’s example of love and forgiveness towards all – even those who would harm us.

“In this way we are invited to embrace the way of love as demonstrated by the God of love. Not because we’ll be punished if we don’t – but because, well… who wouldn’t want to live in love?”

If that doesn’t grieve your soul then nothing ever will. You can see the Facebook post for yourself in the picture below, complete with a blasphemous illustration of Jesus.

This is typical of the modern, ‘God is love’ so-called ‘Christian’, but it is rare to see it so explicitly written down as it has been here.

What of God’s justice and His judgment?

Why should Jesus have spoken more of hell than of heaven if there was no threat of anybody ever ending up there?

Just as was the case when we wrote about Presbyterian minister Rev Ernie Rea earlier this month, this statement means the Harbour Faith Community is calling our Lord and Saviour a liar.

Read the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 86:15: “But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.”

Hebrews 6:18: “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”

God is a God of truth, he cannot lie.

He is also a God of compassion and grace, patience and mercy, but this does not extend to Him ignoring sin or winking at sin.

Think of the famous words of Genesis 6:3: “My spirit shall not always strive with man”.

This is also demonstrated in Nahum 1:3, which says: “The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked…”

And who are classed as the wicked by God? Every one who has not been saved, who has not come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. 1 John 5:19 tells us that “the whole world lieth in wickedness”.

So we are not “already forgiven anyway”, as the wretched deceiver who wrote that Facebook post would blasphemously claim.

We are warned not to be taken in by such characters in Colossians 2:8, which says: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

These comments are definitely “not after Christ”; after all he preached the hellfire and damnation which so many ecumenists and apostates like to pretend doesn’t exist.

These are some of the words of Jesus.

Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Luke 16:22-23: “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.”

Mark 9:43, 48: “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

Matthew 13:41-42: “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

Jesus talks rather a lot about hell, and in quite vivid detail, does he not?

All this does is serve to demonstrate how Biblically illiterate and how anti-Christian the Harbour Faith Community is.

While we cannot be absolutely certain that it was the Harbour Faith Community leader, Steve Ames (pictured, top) who wrote the post, it seems highly likely.

After all, he is the only person listed on the Facebook page as being a person connected with it.

This is not the first time his outrageous pontifications have prompted a response from this page.

Last July, we highlighted this despicable grouping for stressing how one of its core principles is that it is “LGBT affirming”, meaning it supports sodomy in the church.

This is another example of Biblical illiteracy, given that not only does the Bible never once countenance such practices as being acceptable, it outright prohibits same-sex relationships.

A host of passages are contained within Scripture to demonstrate this beyond any doubt, such as Genesis 2:24, Leviticus 18:22, Matthew 19:5, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Jude v 7.

For any to deny this is the view of the Bible is frankly remarkable and indicative of a character which has rejected God’s Word.

And what of St Colman’s Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus?

This is a quote from Harbour Faith Community’s website, articulating the close and continuing links with that Church of Ireland congregation.

It says: “Our history involved a shared journey with St Colman’s Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus, with whom we still have an enduring relationship. The rector of St Colman’s continues to be instrumental in supporting our relationship with the wider Church family.”

The rector in that church, until very recently, was a Rev Michael McCann (pictured, below) and he ought not to be giving any support whatsoever to such a brazenly anti-Scriptural fellowship as the Harbour Faith Community.

Why is the Church of Ireland supporting this in any way, shape or form?

Why is the Diocese of Connor, under which Carrickfergus falls, allowing such blasphemy and Christ rejecting to carry on while linked to them?

Also, is there any financial support being provided to Harbour Faith Community from the Church of Ireland? If so, what do Church of Ireland members in Carrickfergus or within the Diocese of Connor or even general members think of their money being used to fund such a blatantly anti-Christian church?

While there is little mention of Rev Michael McCann online, we found a couple of articles looking at him taking a sabbatical to go to the Arctic and one such article mentioned how, before going to the Arctic, he was “spending a few days on retreat at the Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor” in County Down.

So not only is he “instrumental in supporting” a church openly supporting sodomy and casting God as a UVF thug, but he is an ardent ecumenist, eagerly fellowshipping with Romanism.

Quite often when you see one such rejection of God’s Word, there is more to follow and this certainly appears to be the case with Rev Michael McCann.

Dear reader, if you or anyone you know is involved with the Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus or within the Connor Diocese, won’t you even challenge your minister and Bishop for their toleration of such rank rejection of Christ.

The Bishop of Connor is Alan Abernethy and we would encourage you to put your concerns directly to him by emailing office@connordiocese.org and marking your correspondence for his attention.

Let us not sit back and allow such a God-dishonouring situation to continue unchecked in our land.

We would also issue a call to anyone reading this who attends a church which is faithful to the blood and the book to even challenge their own minister to speak out against those who are acting contrary to the Word of God.

Our faithful ministers in this country need to bring to light the works of darkness being practised by corrupters of the gospel message and speak out fearlessly and repeatedly.

Let us make our protest, let us make it loud and clear, let us never shrug our shoulders to the sin which is all around us.

Rather, let us speak out for Christ in this evil day and make sure the religious figures teaching lies and error are not allowed to do it without keeping an eye over their shoulder to see if a supporter of the truth will be snapping at their heels, highlighting the wickedness of their ways.

Joel 2:1: “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand”.

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.

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.