Church of Ireland body calls for legal ‘recognition of transgender and non-binary people’

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

From the very beginning of time, it has been a very clear, basic fact of nature that God created men and women.

God didn’t create men in women’s bodies, He didn’t create women in men’s bodies, He didn’t create people who are neither male nor female – “male and female created He them”.

The cultural warriors who seek to shrug off and stomp into the ground all lingering traces of Biblical Christianity in our society have largely moved from the pro-sodomite campaign to the gender and gender identity campaign as the next battleground in their rage against God.

Even ungodly individuals who have sought to speak out against the utterly illogical claims of the gender activists, such as Harry Potter author JK Rowling, noted feminist Germaine Greer and Father Ted author Graham Linehan have been castigated, no-platformed, demonised and barred off social media (in the case of the latter).

Yet while there is not even unanimity on these matters within ungodly members of society, we have a leading body within the Church of Ireland seeking to offer even greater legal protection against those who seek to speak out against the ungodly transgender campaign.

The Church and Society Commission of the Church of Ireland, a body set up in 2013 by the General Synod to “develop areas of living today where the mission of the church can be active” (whatever that means), has called for legal recognition and specific hate crime legislation to cover people who class themselves as “transgender and non-binary”.

Now of course nobody should be subjected to a hate crime, though at the same time the definition of what a hate crime is can be very loosely interpreted to mean whatever those in charge want it to mean.

Speaking out against trans ideology is enough to get someone thrown off Twitter and widely castigated, so how much more dangerous is it for a church to recognise ideologies which are contrary to God’s will?

In the Church of Ireland’s Church and Society Commission’s response to a consultation regarding the extending of provisions within hate crime legislation, they state that “gender… should be sufficiently designed as to recognise the existence of and protect cisgender people but also intersex, transgender and non-binary people”.

For clarity, “cisgender people” is the term used by gender activists to describe people who are born a certain sex and identify as the same sex, ie the vast, vast majority of people.

Of course, there is no need for such a word as “cisgender” as that is what everyone in reality is. You may as well describe everyone as human, it is something which requires no greater elaboration than that.

“Transgender” can mean a large number of things but the Google dictionary defines it as “denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex”.

And “non-binary” refers to those who do not consider themselves to be male or female, generally asking to be called “they” or “them” rather than “he” or “she”.

All those things are at odds with God’s Word, yet a body set up by the Church of Ireland is campaigning for recognition of these deviations from God’s creation.

To say you are “transgender” is to say God has made a mistake when making you, and we know God makes no mistakes.

Furthermore, we are told clearly in 1 Corinthians 14:33 that “God is not the author of confusion”, which all this certainly is.

Many people are left perplexed by the terms being thrown about, the number of which seeming to be exponentially increasing, with many of these activists reassigning themselves within all these various categories almost at will. This is a very confused thing which results from man’s muddled mind.

And it can only be the result of muddled thinking from the Church of Ireland that it starts to recognise such terms.

The Church and Society Commission membership is rather difficult to ascertain for absolute certain, but in a report brought to the General Synod last year by the commission, the membership is stated as follows (and in this same order):

Right Rev Dr Kenneth Kearon (Chair and Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe)
Most Rev Dr Richard Clarke (at that time the Archbishop of Armagh)
Most Rev Dr Michael Jackson (Archbishop of Dublin)
Mr Ken Gibson
Mr Neville Armstrong
Mrs June Butler
Rev Rob Clements
Rev Dr Rory Corbett
Dr Elizabeth Leonard
Mrs Ethne McCord
Rev Martin O’Connor
Rev Andrew Orr
Ms Zephryn Patton
Rev Peter Rutherford

We cannot be certain this remains the make-up of the commission, especially given Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke has retired as Archbishop of Armagh, but it is likely most, if not all, of the others remain as members. We would be very grateful if a reader could confirm for us the current constitution of the commission.

The Chair of the commission, Bishop Kenneth Kearon (pictured, top), does remain the Chair, and he supported repealing the eighth amendment in the Republic of Ireland’s constitution which prohibited abortion, stating his belief that life does not begin at conception, showing his modern, liberal views on another most important matter.

This is, sadly, but a further sign of the malaise within the Church of Ireland, seemingly becoming more profound the higher up the clerical structure one looks.

Compromise is the name of the game for everyone involved in the Church and Society Commission in an effort to try to remain in step with the wicked world around us.

This, the Scriptures tell us, is a very foolish position to adopt.

Romans 12:2: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Let us not change, amend or water down our views to try to please the world but rather stand for the truth of God’s Word and let your light shine in this world of darkness.

Church of Ireland using Roman Catholic hermit to inspire aspiring ministers

Proverbs 13:20: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

The above headline is certainly not a collection of words we had ever been expecting to put together, yet here we are.

Many legacy Protestant churches use many different ways to promote links with Rome in an attempt to blur any remaining, faded lines between them and the blasphemous Papacy.

You can very simply promote joint services with them, such as St Patrick’s Parish Church in Ballymoney, County Antrim and their minister Rev Andrew Sweeney, you can have your culinary skills (a most important sign of a faithful minister) spoken of warmly, a la Canon David Skuce, or you can be appointed leader of the most prominent ecumenical organisation in Northern Ireland, such as Presbyterian minister Rev Alex Wimberly of the Corrymeela Community.

There are other tactics which are employed, but the Church of Ireland Diocese of Armagh is using a most bizarre way to show it has handed itself over to mean Romish compromise.

On their website, they are quoting a man who was a Roman Catholic hermit as a means of motivating those who have an interest in entering the ministry in the Church of Ireland.

This outrageous apostasy is present on their website by first visiting the ‘Ministry’ section and then clicking on to the page, ‘Fellowship of Vocation’.

On this page, after explaining the process by which they choose ministers to go forward for official training, the writer of the text on the website then quotes Charles de Foucauld (pictured, top) by means of inspiring would-be ministers to pursue a career in the, supposedly, Christian ministry. You can see it for yourself in the series of three screenshots, below.

Beneath the quote, would-be ministers are invited to contact a Rev Bill Adair, who is apparently the Diocesan Director of Ordinands. He is also the minister of St Columba’s Parish Church in Portadown, County Armagh, but whether he is behind the message or not we cannot be sure.

Regardless, what we can be sure of is that it is outrageous to be quoting a Mary worshipping, Christ denying Romanist priest as some sort of inspiration to go into the ministry.

Charles de Foucauld was a priest who joined the Trappist order, an offshoot of the Cistercians, living from 1858 to 1916.

He is exalted and lifted up by the Roman Catholic Church and is in the process of being ‘sainted’ by them.

His beatification process saw him re-titled as the “Blessed ‘Father’ Charles de Foucauld” by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.

Surely all of that would automatically preclude him from being considered an admirable example to follow by any true believer, yet here we have the Church of Ireland seeking to use him as a means of inspiring aspiring ministers.

This is but typical of the mean ecumenical compromise which has permeated virtually every aspect of the Church of Ireland.

It is also somewhat duplicitous to name Charles de Foucauld (though, as you may have noticed, they have spelled his name incorrectly) as the man behind the quote they share without giving any background as to who he is.

This is a common trick we have seen employed by numerous compromisers seeking to gently promote an individual who any true believer ought to reject outright.

It would be highly likely that 99% of people had never heard tell of this hermit who is exalted by Rome, but the writer just plonks his name in there, knowing rightly people won’t know who he is and hoping nobody bothers to check.

What is wrong with using a quote from any number of Protestant reformers or preachers?

There is Luther, Calvin, Knox, you could cite George Whitefield, CH Spurgeon, the Wesleys, John Wycliffe, DL Moody, the list goes on.

All of these men are far better known (and a much better example) than a French Romanist hermit who buried himself away in the north African countryside as some sort of mistaken attempt at devotion to God.

Or, better still, how about using a quote from God’s Word to inspire aspiring ministers?

Matthew 9:36-38 would be pretty apt, given the subject matter. It says: “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

They could also use Romans 10:13-15, which says: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”

These are wonderful passages from God’s inerrant and inspired Word, but they just don’t cut it for the Church of Ireland Diocese of Armagh, who favour Papist deceivers over the Almighty.

Indeed, the very notion of the ascetic lifestyle adopted by Charles de Foucauld is unscriptural.

Nowhere in the Bible are we told to deliberately cause ourselves pain.

We cannot do anything to earn our salvation, Titus 3:5 reminds us that our salvation is “not by works of righteousness which we have done” and Ephesians 2:9 states clearly that salvation is “not of works”.

Of course, a desire to live a holy and sanctified life is a key sign of being a child of God, but such self-mortification is not a sign of holiness and sanctification.

1 Timothy 6:17 shows us that God “giveth us richly all things to enjoy”.

1 Timothy 4:1-4 clearly condemns two of the chief superstitions and practices of the Romanist religion, the forced celibacy of its priests and the forbidding of eating certain meats at certain times. They are, in fact, described as “doctrines of devils”.

The passage says: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving”.

It is wholly misguided of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Armagh to be recommending a devotee of Rome as an inspiration to men (and, contrary to God’s Word, see 1 Timothy 2:12, women) interested in entering the ministry.

We would call on the Church of Ireland Diocese of Armagh to remove this at once and indeed apologise for a quote from a man who upheld the false, pagan religion of Rome being used to encourage men into its ministry.

Rome denies that Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary was all-sufficient, it denies that we are saved by faith alone, it claims the blasphemous Pope is God on earth, it claims we can pray to Mary to gain favour with God, it practices the blasphemous mass where they sacrifice Jesus again and again, it venerates idols and statues and it teaches of a fictional holding cell between heaven and hell they call purgatory.

These teachings of Rome are all diametrically opposed to the clear words of Scripture and have the effect of corrupting true religion and sound doctrine to the point where it bears no resemblance to the Word of God.

The Church of Ireland’s own supposedly governing principles, the 39 Articles, has strong words on many false Romish doctrines, yet its ministers repeatedly and determinedly ignore them and the Bible in their efforts to cuddle up with Rome.

Article 22 covers a number of these false teachings of Rome. It says: “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.”

Articles 28 and 31 have further strong words of condemnation of Romish deceit.

Article 28 speaks of the Lord’s Supper, warning against its pollution into the mass ceremony of Rome.

“Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by holy Writ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.

“The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was not by Christ’s ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up, or worshipped.”

Article 31 speaks of the all-availing once for all sacrifice of Christ at Calvary.

It says: “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.”

Oh that the Church of Ireland today would consider the practices of Rome to be “blasphemous fables and dangerous deceits”.

Instead, a man who adhered to all the blasphemies listed above is held up as somebody admirable to the church’s future clergy.

May God move in revival once more in our land, and may we dedicate ourselves to prayer that it might come to pass.

2 Chronicles 7:14: “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.”

Degrees from Rome, ashes from priests and Corrymeela’s sodomite celebration – yet more rebellion against God

Psalm 12:8: “The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

This post is a slightly unusual one as we intend to cover a few matters at once.

We have been struggling to find the time to keep the pieces coming regularly of late, though maybe the government ordered lockdown might help with that!

We plan to cover a little ground here with regards events or news items we maybe didn’t notice at the time or just didn’t get round to highlighting.

Corrymeela hosts conference for LGBT affirming faith groups and leaders

If anyone were in any doubt of the wretched nature of the God-defying Corrymeela Community, the title above would surely be enough to copper fasten such an impression.

Corrymeela has long been a hub of ecumenical deceit, but over the past decade or so it has very clearly added its endorsement of the God hating LGBT lobby to its inglorious CV.

That process would certainly have accelerated during the period when its leader, handsomely remunerated at £50,000, was open sodomite Padraig O’Tuama.

However, given this was the eighth annual holding of this event, the first one must have been held in 2013, a year before Padraig O’Tuama became leader.

The conference, held back in January is entitled ‘Blessed are the Brave’, although what is brave about open defiance of God is hard to fathom.

A description Corrymeela have made of their event in the form of a Q&A says this:

“‘LGBT affirming Faith leaders’ – what’s that?

“This retreat is for Christian faith leaders who believe that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people should rightly enjoy full membership and leadership in all aspects of society.

“We chose the term ‘faith leader’ because it is a broad term – you might lead a congregation, lead a small group, be involved as a chaplain, have faith responsibilities in your work, or be a part of a group of another group of faith-oriented people. Upon application we will ask you to outline your faith involvement.

“Is it a weekend to discuss if the bible affirms LGBT people?

“Blessed are the brave weekends are for people who read the bible in a way that affirms the lives, stories and gifts of LGBT people in faith and society.”

So there you have it, this is for people who choose to twist Scripture into something unrecognisable from reality to suit their ungodly beliefs.

It is also interesting that they choose to capitalise the words “lesbian”, “gay”, “bisexual” and “transgender” (you will notice that we most certainly haven’t) but deliberately, twice in the small excerpt we have quoted above, refused to use a capital ‘B’ for the Bible.

This shows what they think is more important, the God accursed sodomite movement.

Jude 1:7 reminds us of this when it says: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

Eternal fire awaits those within the sodomite movement and Corrymeela seeks to put a religious gloss on this awful truth to pretend it is not the case.

Everyone who organised this conference is guilty of the blood of sodomites and their so-called “allies” and so are the self-proclaimed “faith leaders” who were in attendance.

The title “faith leader” would carry a strong suggestion they have some form of spiritual oversight of others, making them just as guilty as the wicked minds behind this conference.

The current leader of the Corrymeela Community is an ordained Presbyterian minister, Rev Alex Wimberly (pictured, top).

Has the Presbyterian Church moved to remove him as a minister, thus depriving him of his ‘Reverend’ title? What do you think?

The sorry stink arising from that apostate denomination grows ever stronger and more putrid.

Presbyterian ministers to get their degree from Rome

Speaking of the Presbyterian Church, it has decided the best way forward is to move from cuddling up to Rome to officially becoming its subservient little lap dog.

After its training ground for ministers, Union Theological College (UTC), fell foul of the thought police at Queen’s University because the church moved ever so tepidly against the sodomite movement and saw their undergraduate courses ditched by Queen’s, the Presbyterian Church has been scratching around to find an alternative.

And now it thinks it has its solution – a link up with probably the most famous Romanist university in the United Kingdom, St Mary’s in Twickenham in London.

Under the planned arrangement, St Mary’s University would “validate” undergraduate degrees offered by UTC.

So trainee ministers will not be able to attain their degree without getting the seal of approval from an educational establishment set up to promote Popery.

What a sorry indication of the state of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

For the sake of a letter or two after their ministers’ names, the largest allegedly Protestant church on this island will go cap in hand to Rome.

There will be no following of Ephesians 5:11 in this instance.

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

It is certainly hard to imagine a Romanist university taking too kindly to a Presbyterian minister reproving the unfruitful works of darkness which make up Rome (though it is also hard to imagine any of them doing it too volubly) when they are tied to them for their qualification.

Yet more compromise is not the answer to the Presbyterian Church’s problems.

Presbyterian minister takes ashes from Papal priest at ecumenical Ash Wednesday service

Here we have yet more wretched compromise from the Presbyterian Church with Rome.

On Ash Wednesday, a day traditionally only celebrated by Papists to mark the first day of Lent, retired Presbyterian minister Rev Ken Newell (pictured, above) continued the pattern of a lifetime by ignoring the Bible and his Protestant heritage by cuddling up with Rome.

Rev Ken Newell, along with ‘Rev’ Elizabeth Hanna, a retired Church of Ireland ‘minister’ and Rev Robin Waugh, the Methodist minister at Sydenham in East Belfast, attended the service at St Mary’s Roman Catholic chapel in Belfast.

Indeed, Rev Ken Newell delivered the sermon at this service, led by Papist priest ‘Father’ Tim Bartlett, with leading ecumenical priest ‘Father’ Martin Magill applying the ashes to the three God-defying ‘Protestant’ ministers’ foreheads.

‘Rev’ Hanna said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being here, and history has been made. It was great being a part of it.”

Rev Ken Newell said: “This will be a symbolic service of healing and reconciliation, of togetherness and not of division. It is another opportunity for the churches to walk side by side, and to move on towards a better future for everyone.”

Rev Ken Newell is a very prominent part of the ecumenical movement, his Romish compromise over many years at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast now being carried on by Rev Steve Stockman, who runs the wretched Four Corners festival each year alongside the aforementioned ‘Father’ Martin Magill.

Rev Robin Waugh (pictured, below) seems to make a habit of ecumenical actions, blasphemously being the speaker at a novena mass at Clonard Monastery in west Belfast as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity back in January 2018.

And ‘Rev’ Elizabeth Hanna is on record as being highly critical of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland distancing itself from the Church of Scotland over the latter’s support for sodomite marriage.

So there is a clear pattern of abandonment of the Word of God here with all three.

Jude v 3 reminds us that “ye should earnestly contend for the faith”.

Such a notion is these days, in many quarters, considered to be evidence of an absence of Christianity when it is the very opposite.

Let us not be fooled by these “certain men (and some women) crept in unawares” who serve to deny the “only Lord God” with their actions.

Rather, let us test the spirits, use spiritual discernment and shun those who serve to dishonor the cause of Christ, be it by endorsement of the sodomite movement, compromise with Rome or any other way.

2 Corinthians 6:17-18: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

Church of Ireland canon preaches at Roman Catholic Novena

Religious compromise with Rome appears to be almost compulsory in the previously Protestant Church of Ireland, certainly if you want to achieve any sort of exalted rank.

There is scarcely a bishop who isn’t on friendly terms with their Romanist counterpart, with the new Archbishop of Armagh, John McDowell, a prime example of someone completely given over to Romish compromise.

We have previously written about other recently retired bishops, including the former Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clarke, former Bishop of Derry and Raphoe Ken Good and former Bishop of Down and Dromore Harold Miller, who were ever keen to betray their own church’s 39 Articles and link arms with the promoters of the pagan falsehoods of Rome.

We have previously written about plenty of canons and archdeacons who have similarly shown their true religious colours by rejecting God’s Word and siding with the enemies of Christ, such as Canon David Skuce, now a rector in County Donegal and formerly in County Fermanagh, Canon Mark Harvey, rector in Lurgan, County Armagh and Archdeacon Stephen McBride, rector in Antrim town who previously spoke at a Romanist novena.

And that same act of apostasy was sadly committed just last month by another Church of Ireland canon, this time Canon Ian Ellis (pictured, top), rector of Rossorry Parish Church, near Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.

His actions live up to the second part of his church’s name as it is very sorry indeed.

This Canon Ian Ellis is not to be confused with the man of the same name and rank who was formerly editor of the Church of Ireland Gazette and is now a rector in Newcastle, County Down, although he too is fond of Romish compromise.

This Canon Ian Ellis was a preacher at the annual so-called “Novena of Hope” held at The Graan Monastery in County Fermanagh, although the “Novena of No Hope” would be a better name for it, given it is utterly contrary to the Word of God.

What is a Novena? It 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 a Novena involves the invocation of saints, despite the Bible’s teaching in 1 Timothy 2:5, which says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

Wikipedia continues and says: “The practice grew by the Middle Ages to include pious prayers for nine days before a feast in honour of a saint identified on a liturgical calendar. By the 11th century, the Novena practice had become a means in Christianity of praying to petition personal or spiritual favour to a saint, such as Virgin Mary. After the Reformation and Counter-Reformation era, the Catholic Church formally approved Novenas, in particular through the papal approvals of a large number of Novenas by Pope Pius IX.”

So the Novena has the stamp of approval from the Pope, “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the man who blasphemously sets himself up in God’s place.

Wikipedia goes on to say: “The practice of the Novena is based in early Christianity, where masses were held for nine days with devotional prayers to someone who has died.”

So the Novena has its roots in prayer for the dead, which is a reference to the Romanist lie of purgatory, an absolutely anti-Biblical construct of the Roman Catholic Church. When we die we either go straight to heaven or straight to hell. There is no in between.

Look at the rich man in Luke 16. We are told in verses 22-23: “…the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments…”

There was no in between for the rich man. He died and went straight to hell.

And the lies and deceits of Rome will take all who adhere to them there as well.

Canon Ian Ellis’ betrayal of his church’s heritage took place on Thursday, 5 March when he spoke on the topic “Hope is… Reaching out the hand of fellowship to our brothers and sisters who come from other traditions”.

And there we were thinking that hope lay in salvation which comes alone by faith alone in Jesus Christ.

We are to place our hope in the triune God.

Romans 15:13 says: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

We are to place our hope in the word of God.

Psalm 119:114 says: “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.”

Hope is at the root of faith in Christ.

Hebrews 11:1,3: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

That is where hope lies, not in ecumenical jollies and soft soap words designed to make the speaker and the hearers feel nice about themselves and congratulate themselves on being so wonderfully tolerant and open-minded.

Where the undiluted gospel of Christ is not preached then there is no value in it and Canon Ian Ellis could not have preached the undiluted gospel of Christ at that novena as it is an event designed to contradict the gospel of Christ.

Last summertime we highlighted the truly despicable situation whereby four different allegedly Protestant ministers spoke at the novena at Clonard Monastery, a hub of Romanist deceit in Irish republican west Belfast.

The four were ‘Rev’ Tracey McRoberts, ‘minister’ of St Matthew’s Church of Ireland on the Shankill Road in Belfast, Presbyterian ‘minister’ ‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban, who acts as the church’s chaplain at Queen’s University, Rev Johnston McMaster, Methodist minister and professor in the Irish School of Ecumenics and Rev John Alderdice, another Methodist minister, who is also Director of Ministry at Edgehill Theological College, the training school for aspiring Methodist ministers in Northern Ireland.

On recordings of the services from the novena, all four can be seen happily sitting throughout the entire mass service, watching on as the priest blasphemously lifts the wafer above his head and claims Jesus is truly present in the wafer and in the wine. Rev John Alderdice is pictured below, second from left, sitting contentedly as the blasphemous mass is offered up.

And, unless the novena at The Graan is very different from any other novenas held everywhere else, Canon Ian Ellis was happy to sit and watch our Lord Jesus Christ being offered up once again blasphemously by a God-defying Romanist priest.

We are reminded in Hebrews 10:11-12 that Christ’s sacrifice was once for all.

It says: “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God”.

The mass is an accursed blasphemy which denies the God it falsely claims to honour and Canon Ian Ellis, as a Church of Ireland minister, is outrageously doing a disservice to his most important role by sitting back and letting such blasphemies go on without raising his voice against them.

Worse still, he is encouraging those who attend and partake in the mass to continue on in their sin by giving credence to the Roman Catholic Church.

Canon Ian Ellis certainly has a track record of chumming up with Rome, as it is reported on the website of a newspaper local to his current church that, at his institution as rector there in March 2015, two senior Papists were in attendance.

One was ‘Monsignor’ Peter O’Reilly and the other was well-known Romanist priest and media personality ‘Father’ Brian D’Arcy, who formerly served in The Graan.

We will remind Canon Ian Ellis and any other compromiser within the Church of Ireland what the 28th of their 39 Articles of faith says regarding the Lord’s Supper.

It says: “Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by holy Writ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.”

The 31st Article adds that “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.”

How much better are the standards of their Anglican forefathers than what we see polluting pulpits throught Northern Ireland and so many other places today.

The 39 Articles call the mass a “blasphemous fable and dangerous deceit” and say the Romanist doctrine of transubstantiation is “repugnant” to the Word of God.

What a shameful situation it is to see Canon Ian Ellis engaging with such an event as this.

Once again we appeal to any involved with the Church of Ireland to separate themselves fully from this apostate denomination and urge any who are as yet unsaved to come to Christ for salvation.

Our only hope for an eternity in heaven lies not in the observance of sacraments or sacrifices, but in the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Come to him today, do not delay.

Proverbs 27:1: “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

Acts 4:12: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Romish compromise rewarded as Right Eejit John McDowell appointed Church of Ireland Archbishop

Malachi 3:15: “And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.”

We have previously commented in other articles how it appears that the more compromised with Rome a clergyman appears to be, the more likely he is to be on course for the top, especially in the Church of Ireland.

So hand in hand is the Church of Ireland with the pagan perversion of true Christianity that is the Church of Rome that it is to be expected devoted ecumenists will be occupying the top roles.

And so it has proven as one promoter of Romish compromise has been replaced with another in the most senior post of the Church of Ireland.

Right Reverend (or Right Eejit) John McDowell (pictured, top), the current Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, replacing Most Reverend (or Most Ecumenical) Richard Clarke (pictured, below).

The Rome compromising, Papal pandering, Apocrypha preaching dyed in the wool ecumenist has been rewarded for his clerical career of compromise by being elevated to this loftiest (and no doubt generously remunerated) of roles.

Let’s have a look at Right Eejit John McDowell’s rather inglorious CV.

He is bosom buddies with former Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher Joseph Duffy, a man who was found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse and did not remove suspected paedophile priests from the ministry”.

Despite that being the finding of a report by the Irish National Board for Safeguarding Children as far back as 2010, Right Eejit John McDowell continues to be fast friends with this Romish deceiver.

In April 2018, he was a joint guest of honour with Bishop Joseph Duffy (pictured, below) in a Church of Ireland event in a congregation in County Monaghan.

Then, in June 2018, Right Eejit John McDowell was a guest of honour at the Romanist blasphemy of the mass, a mass held to celebrate 60 years in the priesthood of that same Bishop Joseph Duffy.

Apart from the obvious disregard he showed towards true religion and God by attending such a wretched event as the mass, he was also showing complete disregard to the victims of child abuse in the Clogher diocese who might have been spared such wicked treatment had Bishop Joseph Duffy not “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse”.

Surely this alone is enough to preclude Right Eejit John McDowell from being elevated to this role?

Right Eejit John McDowell is also a past President of the Irish Council of Churches and was a signatory to a letter begging “that Antichrist” the Pope to visit Northern Ireland when he made his way to the Republic of Ireland in August 2018.

Right Eejit John McDowell was also in attendance in May 2018 when a service was held in the Church of Ireland in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh to celebrate a Jesuit priest in the process of being ‘sainted’ by the Pope.

Then in that same church, St Macartin’s Cathedral, in November 2018 Right Eejit John McDowell preached from the Apocrypha during a Remebrance Day service.

And the following month, in greeting the appointment of Larry Duffy as the new Romanist Bishop of Clogher, he said he was praying for his success.

All that was just in 2018!

Indeed, he added a deal of variation to his wilful rejection of God’s Word late last year as he was in attendance at a pro-LGBT event in St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen and indeed closed the meeting “with a prayer of love for our queer brothers and sisters”.

So there you have it. This is the man who is now in charge of the Church of Ireland, the second largest allegedly Protestant denomination in Ireland.

Associating with Romanist priests who “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse”, taking every opportunity he can to compromise with the evil false religion of Rome and caving into the campaign for the acceptance of sodomy in the church, this is the trail left by Right Eejit John McDowell.

Are you impressed?

Do you believe he ought to be a spiritual leader?

Do you want him to be your spiritual leader?

Do you believe God smiles upon Roght Eejit John McDowell as a very senior and very public proclaimed representative of Him?

We trust the answer to each question is very clear indeed and we trust that, if you are saved, you will “come out from among them and be ye separate” from the Church of Ireland.

If you are as yet unsaved, won’t you place your faith and trust in Christ, the one Who gave Himself on the cross at Calvary that we might be saved.

1 Peter 2:24-25: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”

Christ is a Bishop to be much admired and followed after, Right Eejit John McDowell is a bishop to be rejected.

Choose the gospel of Christ, not the false gospel of Right Eejit John McDowell and his ilk.

Paganism promoted again by Church of Ireland in County Armagh

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

In May 2018, we highlighted the abominable and outrageous situation wherein a Church of Ireland ‘minister’ was revealed to be the leader of an organisation called the ‘Centre for Celtic Spirituality’ and was promoting and practising various pagan rituals.

This included holding events which ‘Rev’ Grace Clunie (pictured, top) described as “earthwalks”, with one such event held to mark the pagan festival of Beltane (or Bealtaine).

Curiously, the website on which she promoted such, with other recommendations including “creating an outdoor prayer shrine or befriending a tree to pray / meditate outdoors”, seems to have disappeared since we last wrote about it.

Sadly, the centre itself hasn’t disappeared.

And just three weeks ago, on Wednesday, 12 February a Church of Ireland parish centre in County Armagh was the venue for an event addressed by ‘Rev’ Grace Clunie entitled, ‘Celtic Spirituality and St Brigid’.

The ‘Jethro Centre’ in Lurgan played host to this celebration of paganism.

In our article almost two years ago we highlighted much of what is wrong with the Celtic Spirituality nonsense espoused by ‘Rev’ Grace Clunie and would invite you to read that article by clicking here.

The possibly fictional character of St Brigid is nothing but the subject of pagan folklore hijacked by Rome and given a Chriatian gloss (a particular skill of Rome’s).

Saint Brigid is widely recognised as being a pagan goddess transformed by Rome into one of their ‘saints’.

So why would a Church of Ireland ‘minister’ want to speak in such a manner about a pagan deity turned Papist saint?

Furthermore, why would the Church of Ireland, supposedly a Christian, not pagan or Papist (though paganism and Popery are pretty similar) church, tolerate one of its ‘ministers’ speaking about a pagan deity turned Papist saint?

One likely reason is that the Church of Ireland doesn’t particularly care what goes on under its banner or by those who collect their wages from them and live in their properties.

To see a clear example of this, one must only look at the disgraceful case of Rev Andrew Rawding, Church of Ireland minister in the Coalisland and Stewartstown areas of County Tyrone.

Not only does he appear to be striving to make himself the patron saint of the sodomite movement by attending every ‘Pride’ parade he can find and by taking up the role of vice-Chairman of the utterly ungodly Mid-Ulster Pride grouping, but he has hosted at least one of its meetings in his own house.

Well, we should say he has hosted at least one of its meetings in the rectory provided to him by the Church of Ireland which, unless it is unlike virtually every other Church of Ireland rectory in the country, is provided to him rent or mortgage free.

What does the Church of Ireland do about this? They can’t have not heard about his antics, given he has done his utmost to ensure he has received maximum publicity for his stance in defying God.

Indeed, we know for a fact this was brought directly to the attention of the recently retired Archbishop of Armagh, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke (pictured, below), the most senior figure in the Church of Ireland.

What did he do about it? Nothing.

Indeed, ‘Rev’ Grace Clunie’s promotion of paganism is carried out within just a few miles of Armagh city, the site of Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke’s episcopal seat.

Job 11:14 gives us sound guidance as to what we should do when we are confronted by sin, be it our own or that under our responsibility.

It says: “If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.”

It is within the power of the Archbishop of Armagh, or was when these outrageous situations presented themselves, to do something about and refuse to let it dwell in the tabernacles of his church.

However, he has very clearly failed to do so, an action (or inaction) which is reprehensible.

This event at the Jethro Centre was promoted by what is called the ‘Community Outreach Group’, according to the Roman Catholic parish bulletin for Lurgan.

The website for the Jethro Centre states this of the Community Outreach Group: “The Community Outreach Group, which comes under the umbrella of SPCA, was formed in 2004 as a result of an initiative by the Rev Dr Maurice Elliott, a former rector of Shankill Parish, and is a partnership between the churches of Shankill Parish, St Peter’s Parish and St Paul’s Parish.”

St Peter’s and St Paul’s are both Roman Catholic churches, so this is an overtly ecumenical group.

Rev Dr Maurice Elliott (pictured, below), referred to in the quote above, is the Director of the Theological Institute of the Church of Ireland, meaning he is in charge of the training of aspiring ministers within that denomination.

Given his clear commitment to mingling with Romanism, it would appear highly unlikely he is a satisfactory individual to entrust with training men whose chief purpose ought to be the fearless preaching of the full counsel of God, which would include denouncing false religions such as that of Rome.

This is but yet further evidence of the weakness of the Church of Ireland in these days of apostasy and departure from God’s Word.

Dear Christian, be wary of allowing yourself to fall under the influence of such dangerous events as this, which mere attendance at will have the effect of damaging your walk with Christ and His cause in our land.

Romans 12:1-2: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Rev Andrew Rawding leads celebrations as sodomite ‘Mid Ulster Pride’ group is launched

Daniel 4:37: “…those that walk in pride he is able to abase.”

The wicked and shameful descent of Church of Ireland minister Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top) was further deepened on Thursday night, 16 January as he led celebrations marking the launch of the Mid Ulster Pride sodomite grouping.

Deputy Chairman of the Mid Ulster Pride group, he will be one of the chief organisers of the pro-sodomy ‘Pride’ parade which these rebels against God plan to hold in Cookstown, County Tyrone on Saturday, 13 June.

We would urge all Christians to pray with sincerity and faith that God would intervene in the coming months to put their plans awry and cause this event never to take place. If we but have faith as a grain of mustard seed, Jesus Himself tells us, this WILL be done.

Matthew 17:20: “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

We asked a few months ago what the Church of Ireland was going to do about Rev Andrew Rawding marching in not one, not two, but three sodomite ‘Pride’ parades over the summer of 2019, in Belfast, Londonderry and Newry.

The sickening and deplorable response which was revealed was that they were going to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

Not a thing – the Church of Ireland was happy to stand by and let this Christ-denying, Bible-rejecting heretic engage in promoting and supporting those involved in the unspeakably sinful lifestyle associated with the sodomite movement.

If any professing Christian doesn’t think this is a motivator to total and utter separation from the Church of Ireland in every single conceivable way, then we really would be concerned about you.

Amidst the sickening scenes being paraded online of the despicable launch event in the Royal Hotel in Cookstown on Thursday night (and you can see Rev Andrew Rawding wearing a ‘Pride’ scarf in this picture from the event, below), there was certainly some comfort to be gained from what was happening outside.

A sizeable band of protesters gathered outside the Royal Hotel, indeed it appeared to be a larger number than those who attended this despicable event.

A letter had been published in the NewsLetter earlier in the week signed by five Free Presbyterian ministers urging for a protest, each of whom deserve the utmost praise for taking their stand against what is very much the in vogue sin of the age, an issue right at the coalface of the Christian battle today.

We understand a number of different groups gathered to hold the protest, not just Free Presbyterians, and we commend every single person in attendance for spending what was a cold and wet night outside the camp, bearing reproach for our Saviour.

The camp, of course, the worldly venue was the Royal Hotel, and we would urge everyone reading this, whether they live in that Mid Ulster area or are ever in that area passing through, to studiously avoid giving them any custom.

Indeed, on the Mid Ulster Pride facebook page, one can see a series of posts if they scroll back just a brief amount featuring various businesses offering sponsorship and prizes for a raffle held at the launch event to this ungodly grouping.

One of these is the Royal Hotel and the list also features a number of salons, a butcher, a tattoo parlour (not that any Christian should be in the latter in any event) and others. We would encourage all readers to acquaint themselves with the list and make sure they do not fund businesses openly supporting sodomy where at all possible.

On the subject of facebook, a number of individuals saw fit to mock the protesters, prompting a chorus of their pals and cohorts to join in with the mockery and vile, vulgar, filthy abuse.

Clearly the irony of their ‘love everyone’ message not extending to Christians is utterly lost on them.

A great many of the comments, claiming that the protesters were all elderly, which was far from the case, going by photographs of the event, stated that they looked forward to those speaking out for Christ dying. Very loving indeed!

Indeed, one went so far as to say that she would like to “give them all ‘meet baby Jesus’ tablets now”.

Again, very loving indeed of these wonderfully tolerant, open minded people. One can only imagine the hysterical response if a Christian had said something a tenth as violent or offensive as that.

We will remind everyone reading this that the Bible is utterly clear on the matter of homosexuality.

It would appear that Rev Andrew Rawding’s conscience is seared with a hot iron, but for anyone else seeing this who supports such rebellion against God, we hope and pray these words will cause you to see this wicked sin for what it is.

Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

Romans 1:24-27: “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

Jude 1:7: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

This is but a brief snapshot of the, contrary to the claims of the pro-sodomy movement, NUMEROUS examples of God’s Word outright, categorically, unequivocally condemning same-sex relationships.

It is dishonest or Biblically illiterate to try to claim otherwise.

Rev Andrew Rawding has previously been quoted stating that he had, at a time, considered homosexuality to be wrong, but has changed his mind. God’s Word hasn’t changed though!

Deep down, of course, he knows it is wrong but has allowed himself to believe his own lie and is as those in Romans 1:32 who “have pleasure in them” who commit such grave sins.

That verse says: “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

He is cheering on those who are engaged in a lifestyle utterly contrary to God’s Word and will.

Rev Andrew Rawding ought to be doing the exact opposite, imploring them to turn from their sin.

What a fearful judgement awaits all who fail to warn the wicked from their way.

Ezekiel 3:18: “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.”

There are those who try to claim that Christians who speak out against sodomy are guilty of thinking themselves better than those who support or partake in that lifestyle.

This is categorically not the case.

It is out of a deep love for God’s truth and the souls of all men that we speak out, for we do not wish to see any perish in a lost eternity in hell.

Man is God’s creation, but his sin is not God’s handiwork, salvation is available to any who call upon Christ for it and He is quick to save us if we but seek after Him, as Paul told the Athenians.

Acts 17:26-28 says: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

We owe our breath to God and it is our responsibility to use our fleeting time on this earth to His honour and glory, not to dedicate our time to open defiance of Him.

God has already determined “the bounds of (our) habitation”, He knows how long He will choose to let us live.

People die young and in unexpected circumstances all the time, or are cut off even at bigger ages when it appears all is well with regards their health.

We do not know what lies ahead, we cannot be sure of tomorrow.

Turn from your sin, turn from your lifestyle of rebellion against God, turn to Christ for salvation, seek Him with all of your heart and ask for forgiveness, and He will save you.

Jeremiah 29:13: “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

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

1 John 1:9-10: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

For the believer, we would urge you once more to pray all the more earnestly for our land.

Let us pray that God would indeed, in wrath remember mercy and that God would be pleased to visit us again with an outpouring of His Spirit in a Holy Ghost revival, and let us pray against this planned LGBT ‘Pride’ event in Cookstown and indeed all such planned events in our country.

Let us have that faith that would move mountains.

Only total heretics will do – pro-LGBT Church of Ireland clergy squawk as Rev David McClay appointed bishop

2 Chronicles 11:13-16: “And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest’s office unto the Lord: And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made. And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the Lord God of their fathers.”

We at Protestant Revival find ourselves in the rather unusual position of * almost * coming to the defence of an ecumenical Church of Ireland minister.

For we have felt compelled to comment on the elevation of Rev David McClay (pictured, top), rector of Willowfield Parish Church in east Belfast, to the bishopric of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Down and Dromore.

We have previously been, rightly, in view of Scripture, highly critical of Rev David McClay for his naked ecumenical compromise with the false religion of Romanism through the charismatic New Wine festival, while also inviting in all sorts of other characters who any true evangelical would stay well clear of.

This included, in 2018, Rev David McClay featuring as one of his speakers the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Elphin Diocese, Kevin Doran, as well as a Fodhla McGrane – she is a representative of Clonard Monastery – and Paddy Monaghan of the Evangelical Catholic Initiative (ECI).

Paddy Monaghan, who is a member of the Legion of Mary, was back at the conference once more in 2019.

Also among the guests at Rev David McClay’s New Wine conference have been two of the three lead pastors of the Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area, Philip Emerson and Dave Wylie, whose other lead pastor, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is one of the most senior figures in the Northern Irish apostasy and is teaching his devotees to follow in the footsteps of the evil founder of the appalling Romanist order of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola.

So, one would have thought that with such impeccable ecumenical credentials as these that Rev David McClay, who has hitherto served as Archdeacon of the Down and Dromore diocese, would be welcomed with open arms by his denomination, given over as it is to God-defiance.

Not so, however.

For 36 allegedly “senior” (according to the Church Times) Church of Ireland clergy have written a letter, ultimately unsuccessfully, opposing his elevation to the bishopric.

Their reason for doing so? Rev David McClay is, to his credit, not on board with the pro-sodomite lobby insidiously working its way through the Church of Ireland.

The signatories to this letter includes four deans and 12 canons, as well as 24 plain old ‘reverends’ (maybe not quite so “senior”?), although many of the signatories are women and therefore ought not to hold the positions they do. 1 Timothy 2:10-12 gives a very clear steer on this.

Indeed, of the 36 signatories of the letter, 18, or exactly half, are women.

Given that, even yet, a significant majority of Church of Ireland clerics are men, it is instructive that 50% of the God-defiers behind this letter are female.

It should not come as too great a surprise that women ordained as ‘ministers’ should be at the vanguard of the rage against Biblical truth as, to occupy the position they hold, they simply have to be opposed to the Bible’s teachings in the first place, given it prohibits female ministers.

If you can perform a mental leapfrog over those Scriptures, then why not any other passage you personally dislike?

Another interesting aspect of the signatories is that of the 36 people named, just two of them are currently based, as best we can see, in Northern Ireland. The other 34 are over the border in the Republic of Ireland.

This, too, is instructive.

It was primarily southern based Church of Ireland clerics and lay members who voted in favour of affirming same-sex ‘marriages’ in the Church of Ireland a few years ago, though their efforts were, relatively narrowly, defeated.

And it would appear that, once the border is crossed, views on sodomy and other matters get a lot more liberal.

The two Northern Ireland based clergy who added their names to the letter opposing Rev David McClay were Rev Jason Kernohan, rector of All Saints Parish Church, Eglantine, near Lisburn, County Antrim and ‘Rev’ Grace Clunie (pictured, below), ‘minister’ of Kildarton and Lisnadill Parish Churches in County Armagh.

While the former of those we have not previously came across the latter featured in one of the most outrageous articles we have ever had the sad duty of writing.

‘Rev’ Grace Clunie, in addition to the churches for which she has responsibility, also runs the Centre for Celtic Spirituality in Armagh.

As part of this, ‘Rev’ Grace Clunie celebrates pagan rituals such as Beltane and instructs people to “create an outdoor prayer shrine or befriend a tree to pray/meditate outdoors”. You can read all about her dreadful antics by clicking here.

In relation to Rev Jason Kernohan, we have discovered he is a proud and dedicated Romish compromiser.

In an article from the Derry Journal reporting on his then-impending move to Eglantine from his previous charge as curate at Drumachose Parish Church in Limavady, County Londonderry, Rev Jason Kernohan (pictured, below) revealed how he sang each year at Christmas Eve mass in one of that town’s Romanist chapels, Christ the King.

“Fr Eddie Gallagher was one of the first clergy I met,” Rev Jason Kernohan is quoted.

“He loves music and singing at mass, or indeed at any available opportunity really, so on Christmas Eve 2010 I was invited over to sing at Christmas Eve mass at Christ The King. Fr Eddie and I sang a duet. I couldn’t believe the reception we both received and, so, every year I’ve been invited back to Christ the King to sing.

“Eddie and I did concerts at Christ Church and guest teas, and we always thought we would love to record a CD, but of course it was a matter of finances. We got a grant through PEACE III, and we recorded the CD and raised £10,000 for both parishes.

“It brought people together, and everyone really enjoyed it, and we still keep in contact.”

The article continues:

Rev Jason said the Churches’ Forum in Limavady was really important to him.

“The first major event we had, and it hadn’t been done before, was the very public event; the Good Friday event. People had said to me, ‘are you sure you want to do this?, and I said ‘yes’, and we did it and it was amazing,” said Rev Jason.

“When I came here I wasn’t afraid of letting people know that I felt it was important to work together, and I think we did that successfully. I think people’s mindsets have changed and I was very fortunate to have Fr. Eddie Gallagher as a wonderful friend.”

There you go, Rev Jason Kernohan “wasn’t afraid of letting people know” of his plans to mingle with the paganism of Rome, he was loud and proud about it.

Rev Jason Kernohan has clearly ignored the Biblical command for separation.

2 Corinthians 6:17 commands us to “come out from among them, and be ye separate”, while Ephesians 5:11 instructs us to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”.

Another signatory to this pro-sodomy letter is Rev David MacDonnell (pictured, below), now the Dean of Ossorry and rector of St Canice’s Cathedral in Letterkenny, County Donegal.

He has previously been mentioned on this page when leaving his previous charge at a grouped parish in that same county and getting the blessing of the local Romanist priest in doing so.

As with the female clergy, it should be no surprise when there is one form of disobedience to God to see another hot on its heels.

The letter’s signatories’ flapping seems to centre around Rev David McClay’s involvement with GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference), an allegedly conservative, evangelical organisation within the Anglican church.

However, given the “unswerving ecumenist” Bishop Harold Miller, Rev David McClay’s predecessor, was also linked with GAFCON, it would not appear to be especially conservative.

In their letter, they say that GAFCON “is a movement to outlaw same-sex marriages, the ordination of LGBTQ+ people, proclaiming itself as the unique upholder of biblical orthodoxy and systematically undermining the global diversity and unity of Anglicanism”.

We would imagine those involved with GAFCON would deny they claim to be the “unique upholder of biblical orthodoxy”, but the first part of that paragraph gets to the crux of the matter – sodomy.

It is truly the major issue of our time and a battle constantly being fought by apostates and Bible haters, whether they wear clerical garb or not.

“Outlawing same-sex marriage”, as they put it, is surely beyond the remit of the Church of Ireland, as we would imagine they have a rather minimal role in the lawmaking process, but it is but another example of their hysterical rhetoric.

These disgraces to the ministry simply want people in positions of power who promote the gospel according to Sodom.

Rev David McClay is a compromiser, but he is opposed to the sodomite agenda and for that he is worthy of praise.

We previously commented here on his church holding what was described as a “gay cure therapy” session by those in opposition to it.

What it wasn’t was Scriptural, but it shows how Rev David McClay is at odds with these characters who are looking to push the Church of Ireland even further away from God.

And what it all shows is that separation is a critically important matter.

We can have different viewpoints on some issues, but when some clergy holding high office, or indeed any office, are campaigning in favour of what God calls an “abomination”, it means we simply cannot be yoked with such wickedness.

There needs to be a separation from churches where God and His Word is rejected and a living for Him, not for ourselves and certainly not a standing against God in favour of sin.

Even as the verses at the top of this article show, the priests determined to serve God realised they could not do it under the notably evil rule of Jeroboam.

Likewise, in an environment such as that within the Church of Ireland, it is not possible to truly please God when you are bound to such God-deniers.

Let us be determined not to be stained by the sins of those around us, but keep ourselves clean and pure for Christ, as much as in us lies.

Ephesians 5:27: “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

New sodomite ‘Pride’ group meeting in Church of Ireland minister’s house

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

The great cause of the increasingly godless society in which we live is that of the sodomite agenda and the sodomite’s so-called rights.

It is bad enough and sad enough that much of civic society has first cowered before the sodomite steamroller trying to crush all dissent in its path before then jumping on board the steamroller, but when the professing church does this then it truly is despicable.

Yet that is emphatically what is going on in County Tyrone as Church of Ireland minister Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top) has leaped head first into the pro-sodomy movement.

We previously highlighted on this page the fact that Rev Andrew Rawding had arrogantly taken it upon himself to “apologise” to the sodomite movement movement for the church’s alleged mistreatment of those who choose to live their lives in open defiance of God’s Word. When he will apologise to God for his betrayal of His Word is another matter.

Not only that, Rev Andrew Rawding joined in on three sodomite ‘Pride’ parades over the summer, in the cities of Belfast, Londonderry and Newry.

And, worse still, the Church of Ireland, in a despicable, Pontius Pilate-esque act of washing their hands, pathetically stated that official church teaching is that marriage is between one man and one woman but any minister who disagrees with this fundamental Biblical tenet “may continue to hold their point of view”.

How risible is that stance? Does the Word of God mean so little to the Church of Ireland generally and the Diocese of Armagh specifically that they should refuse to take any action against a minister who is acting so openly contrarily to what the Bible teaches?

Secure in the knowledge that he will not be reprimanded in the slightest by the church, Rev Andrew Rawding is further bringing shame and disgrace to the Church of Ireland by hosting a meeting of a recently formed sodomite group in his area.

Mid Ulster Pride has formed in recent months and appears to be based in the Coalisland area, where Rev Andrew Rawding is a minister.

Rev Andrew Rawding has the charge over three churches in that general area, Holy Trinity Church, Brackaville, St Patrick’s Church, Ballyclog and St Patrick’s Church, Donaghendry. It would appear the first of those three is based in Coalisland.

And a post on the Mid Ulster Pride facebook page by one of its members states: “I have been made aware of a new LGBTQ community based in Coalisland for the Mid Ulster LGBTQ community aiming to find support and equality.

“The next meeting is on 28th November in Rev Andrew’s house in the rectory in Coalisland at 7.30pm.”

So there you have it, a Church of Ireland rectory is being used as the base for a sodomite ‘Pride’ grouping.

What an absolutely outrageous situation this is.

What will the Church of Ireland do about it? Will they wring their hands and wash their hands once more? Or will they take swift action to stamp out such wretched abuse of their property and such rank apostasy from one of their ministers?

We would hazard a guess that it will most certainly not be the latter.

Such is Rev Andrew Rawding’s giving over of himself to promoting and supporting that which God has called an “abomination” and “unnatural” that he is providing a base for a sodomite group and, indeed his facebook page profile picture is currently the Mid Ulster Pride logo (pictured, below).

He is doing all that he can to promote something which God has pronounced His curse on.

One need only look at the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to see just how gravely God looks upon sodomy.

God said their “sin is very grievous” in Genesis 18:20, while Genesis 13:13 says “the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly”.

God considers such wickedness to be “exceedingly” sinful.

Jude 1:7 further demonstrates for us how God’s wrath fell because of their sexual sins, notably their “going after strange flesh”, ie sodomy.

That verse says: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

To disregard the clear commands of Scripture in this regard is frankly blasphemous.

Rev Andrew Rawding’s job as a minister is to guide the sheep and point them to the way of salvation, which is through Jesus Christ alone.

Instead, he is leading any under his charge into sin by his voluble support for sodomite marriage.

Rev Andrew Rawding cannot possibly be teaching his three congregations (allowing him to do triple the damage!) the truth of God’s Word when he is, as those who practised and supported sodomy in Romans 1, “chang[ing] the truth of God into a lie”.

Rev Andrew Rawding is putting “bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

A preacher leading others into error is a most grave thing.

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.”

We are told in 1 Corinthians 6 that, among several other sins, the “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

However, we are then told that some of the converts of the church in Corinth had been such sinners, but they were now washed, sanctified and justified “in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God”.

There is salvation available for the homosexual, we are told in 2 Peter 3:9 that God is “longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance”.

We know that it is not God’s desire for any to go to hell, but, because He is also a God of justice and will not look upon sin, He will not permit sinners, including the “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” to enter the kingdom of heaven.

However, Rev Andrew Rawding is refusing to preach this, in fact he is creating his own, opposite gospel message.

It could rightly be said to Rev Andrew Rawding that “thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life”.

There are two grievous consequences of this.

Firstly, “the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity” and, secondly, “his blood will I require at thine hand”.

There is a sobering thought.

Rev Andrew Rawding may think he is being so loving and gracious, open and tolerant, even Christian, but he is encouraging sodomites on in their sin and condemning them to the fate of dying in their iniquity.

On top of this, he is guilty of the blood of that same sodomite whom he refused to warn, but rather affirmed him in his sin.

Dear reader and, if there is any with any kind of homosexual desires reading this, do not listen to the likes of Rev Andrew Rawding.

They may make you feel better now and pat you on the back, but they are ripening you for a lost eternity in that awful place called hell.

Instead, turn to Christ, He can transform you by the “renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2), he replaces our old desires with new desires, He changes our whole outlook on life and His blood cleanses us from all sin.

Won’t you call on this wonderful Saviour even today? We are told in Acts 16:31 that “whosoever calleth upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”.

If you are saved and reading this, won’t you please share this article widely to help warn as many as possible against the shameful ministry of Rev Andrew Rawding?

Also, we would encourage as many as possible to contact the Diocese of Armagh and the Church of Ireland to ask them what their view is on Rev Andrew Rawding hosting a sodomite ‘Pride’ meeting in the rectory, a property owned by the church?

Do they endorse such use of their property to promote that which the church proclaims to be opposed to?

Or will they sit on their hands and let Rev Andrew Rawding continue to defy God and His Word and bring shame down upon their church?

May even someone in the hierarchy of the Church of Ireland speak out against it and take a stand for Christ to oppose such outrageous apostasy.

Will the Church of Ireland face the same condemnation as Judah?

Ezekiel 22:30: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”

Rev David McClay – another Romish compromiser made Church of Ireland bishop

Malachi 2:7-8: “For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.”

There has been a high turnover of bishops in the Church of Ireland for one reason or another of late, all of them enthusiastic compromisers with Rome.

Bishop Ken (No) Good retired as Bishop of Derry and Raphoe having long been the best bud of Romanist Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown. He was replaced by Rev Andrew Forster, one of the most senior clergymen in the Diocese of Armagh at the time when it failed to take any action against one of its ministers, Rev Andrew Rawding, for marching in three different sodomite ‘Pride’ parades.

Bishop Alan Abernethy retired as Bishop of Connor (due to ill health, sadly) who is a member of the Central Committee of the obviously ecumenical World Council of Churches and chair of the Board of the ungodly St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. No appointment has yet been made to replace him.

Archbishop Richard Clarke, a man so given over to betrayal of the gospel by mingling with pagan Romanism that he has rightly earned the title of Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, has announced his impending retirement. As with Bishop Alan Abernethy, no replacement has yet been named.

And Bishop Harold Miller, described at his retirement by Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke as an “unswerving ecumenist” has called it a day as Bishop of Down and Dromore.

It is his replacement who is the subject of this article though – Rev David McClay (pictured, top), rector of the charismatic fellowship in east Belfast, Willowfield Parish Church.

Like his predecessor Bishop Harold Miller, he has rather creatively managed to carve out a reputation for himself as an ‘evangelical’, a term much abused these days.

It appears to be applied to churchmen in ecumenical denominations who are not total heretics in every respect.

Like Bishop Harold Miller, soon to be Bishop David McClay (he currently occupies the senior role of Archdeacon), he is opposed to murdering babies (also known euphemistically as abortion) and sodomite marriage.

However, that most certainly does not make one an evangelical.

We are given an idea of what makes a good evangelist by the Apostle Paul, writing under the inspiration of God in 2 Timothy 4:2-5, which says: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”

An evangelist is to preach the word regardless of the prevailing culture around them and are to rebuke and exhort, two words which are greeted with howls of “judge not” by the modern easy-believist, charismatic.

But churches like Willowfield Parish Church are exactly the type of places where those with itching ears choose to attend, with its heady mix of exclusively positive, affirming messages, dimmed lights, cups of coffee and ‘Christian’ rock music.

Rev David McClay is the organiser of the ecumenical New Wine conference, held in Sligo every year.

Each year Romanists are part of the line-up offering spiritual guidance to those in attendance.

This year one of the people brought in and recommended as being an example to be followed by those in attendance was Paddy Monaghan of the Evangelical Catholic Initiative, a man who is also a self-professed member of the Legion of Mary.

That should cause any even semi-discerning Christian tremendous concern.

We previously highlighted this situation in December last year and this is what we wrote in relation to Paddy Monaghan and his membership of a Mary exalting organisation:

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

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

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

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

This is crystal clear, Rome denies the precious message of the gospel and instead teaches a false system of salvation by sacramental merit.

Despite this, Rev David McClay was more than happy to have this man along to the conference he organises.

Indeed, he has had Paddy Monaghan along in each of the past two years.

At the 2018 edition of New Wine, there was two further Romanists speaking to the poor souls in attendance.

They were a Fodhla McGrane, who is linked with Clonard Monastery in west Belfast and Romanist Bishop of Elphin, Bishop Kevin Doran.

Rev David McClay is a persistent mingler with Romanism and there is absolutely nothing to suggest the Diocese of Down and Dromore of the Church of Ireland will be any better under his stewardship than it was under Bishop Harold Miller (pictured, below).

We would challenge Rev David McClay, even on the night he is instituted as a bishop, or at any other point, to publicly state that he is steadfastly opposed to the lies of the pagan Roman Catholic Church and will be having absolutely no fellowship with Rome.

We challenge Rev David McClay to stand up and loudly proclaim he will make no peace with Rome until Rome makes peace with God.

Let these words of Jude v 3 be ringing in his ears and proceeding from his lips: “ye should earnestly contend for the faith”.