21 October 2019 – a day of mourning in Ulster as abortion and sodomite marriage is foisted upon us

Psalm 139:13-16: “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”

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.”

It is with unspeakable sorrow and grief of heart that we write this post.

In Northern Ireland, a land so gloriously blessed by God in times past, it is now legal to murder unborn infants, ripping them forcibly from the womb of their mother who has decided she simply doesn’t want them.

In Northern Ireland, a land so gloriously blessed by God in times past, it is now legal for two sodomites, whose relationship is deemed an “abomination” by God, to marry one another.

What a dreadful, sad set of circumstances we find ourselves in in this country, which has stood apart for so many years from these two grave wickednesses which have consumed so much of the so-called ‘developed world’.

This wickedness has been forced upon us by evil men and women in the corridors of power at Westminster, led by the likes of Labour MPs Stella Creasy (or Stella Greasy!) and Conor McGinn, who introduced these motions which have now become law.

The utter overthrowing of God’s Law in our land can be seen in these dreadfully sad new laws of men and women.

A last minute effort by the DUP and some others, notably some Ulster Unionists, including, to give him his dues, Maghaberry Elim deacon Robbie Butler, whom we have previously and justly criticised for his Popish compromise, and the TUV’s Jim Allister, to block abortion legislation fell by the wayside.

Sinn Fein refused to turn up to the Stormont sitting brought about by the parties and individuals named above, though it can hardly be a surprise they made no effort to block the murder of the unborn when they to this day act as principal cheerleaders for the sectarian murder campaign of the IRA. Many of their most senior members are convicted terrorists.

Also absent were the quasi-Communist People Before Profit, the Green Party, who are pro-abortion and the ecumenical party known as the Alliance Party.

Many of their senior members, including East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson and party leader, Naomi Long, claim to be Christian yet are happy to see abortion and sodomite marriage legislation come into being in Northern Ireland, or at least didn’t bother to turn up at Stormont to try to stop it.

Indeed, the Irish News reported earlier this week that Naomi Long had “appeared to offer her support for a 24-week limit for abortions in line with Britain”.

She praised one of her party’s councillors, open sodomite Eoin Tennyson, after he stated his support for abortion up to 24 weeks. The Irish News stated she “could not be contacted for further comment” when they made efforts to reach her, which is bizarre, given she seems to live on Twitter.

As it was, they didn’t necessarily need to turn up for abortion legislation to have been blocked, but DUP efforts were stymied by incumbent Speaker, and elected DUP MLA, Robin Newton, who refused to allow business to proceed to discussing a Bill introduced by the DUP to block abortion.

This, he stated, was because a new Speaker needed to be elected on a cross-community basis, rejecting numerous efforts by DUP leader Arlene Foster and others to get the Bill through.

She and her party said they had legal advice from the Attorney General saying they could suspend Assembly rules to get the legislation through, but Robin Newton rejected this and at that point the efforts to block baby murder were doomed to fail.

Atheist political commentator Alex Kane praised Newton for sticking to his guns despite the pressure applied to him, but Robin Newton (pictured, above) is worthy only of condemnation for not using any legal means in his remit to block the murder of unborn children.

How sad a DUP MLA put the final nail in the coffin, as it were, of any efforts to prevent the unrestricted destruction of children up to 28 weeks in the womb.

A glaring omission, of course, can be seen in all this as not one voice seemed to be raised against the introduction of sodomite marriage.

Perhaps the DUP didn’t make any efforts at the Assembly as they, probably correctly, knew there was no chance of getting the necessary support to block it, but political pragmatism is no substitute for obedience to God and His Word.

The whole sorry mess does not reflect well on anyone involved and it is yet further sad evidence of the general departure from God in our land.

While we rightly bemoan the sinful laws being imposed upon us and the sinful views espoused by so many in our land, all we as Christians must reflect on ourselves in this matter.

Have we done our utmost to share the gospel to make the lost wise unto salvation?

Have we spoken a word for the Lord with those we come into contact with or carried out outreach to try to see people coming to saving faith in Christ?

Have we, as Christians, grown cold or slothful when the fields around us are white unto harvest?

How can we expect the lost to necessarily hold to our Biblical views?

Let us even see this as a catalyst to draw closer to God and strive to live a more Christ-like life and be more fervent in our evangelism and our outreach.

Let us repent of our sins and earnestly seek God’s face that he would revive our land and do a mighty work in Ulster to once again make it a bastion of Biblical Christianity.

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.”

Prayer and repentance the answer to grievous sins MPs trying to inflict on Ulster

Isaiah 10:1: “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed”.

What could be more unrighteous and grievous than the slaughter of unborn children?

What could be more unrighteous and grievous than the glorification of that which God has called an “abomination” and which brought down His fierce judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah?

Yet this is the grave and perilous situation which Northern Ireland is faced with today as politicians at Westminster seek to enforce godless policies of abortion and same-sex marriage on our country.

Northern Ireland has for so long stood out as a beacon for Christianity and indeed Ulster is virtually the last place in the world where any semblance of true Protestantism remains, which is a major factor in why it has been subject to such gross attacks as this Bill making its way through the Houses of Parliament.

The relevant amendments to the Northern Ireland Bill legislating for sodomite ‘marriage’ and baby murder were tabled by Labour MPs Conor McGinn (pictured, below) and Stella Creasy (or Greasy, perhaps, pictured, top) respectively.

Stella Greasy, who would outrageously claim to be a Christian, has previously attracted our attention on this page in her despicable campaign to legalise baby murder in Northern Ireland, which you can read about by clicking here.

While so much of the western world has utterly caved into sodomy and championed the massacre of the unborn (8 million and counting in the UK alone in the past 50 years), Northern Ireland has, by the grace and mercy of God, been a place apart.

However, the position of such vile sins being illegal in our land is under the most obvious and immediate threat it has yet been subjected to.

Indeed, we can see the restraining hand of God being taken away as Northern Ireland sinks deeper into sin and further away from Him.

This is a national problem and one which should vex and trouble true Christians and be a motivation to earnest, heartfelt prayer to God for forgiveness and for mercy.

The words of James 5:13 are very relevant in the scenario in which we find ourselves in this land.

It says: “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.”

Our land is coming under great affliction and in such circumstances we are called to pray.

The example set by Ezra is most certainly one worth following.

When told of the returning captives’ sinfulness in failing to separate from the ungodly, a grave sin which was being practised and led by the leaders of the people, Ezra was grieved and then sought the Lord earnestly.

Ezra owned the sin which he was not even a partaker of and sought God for forgiveness.

Ezra 9:3, 5-6: “And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied. And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the Lord my God, And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.”

Ezra spent hours simply in mourning and astonishment before crying to the Lord, speaking of “our iniquities” and “our trespass”.

We as Christians and as a country need to seek God’s face, own our own inadequacies and pray for God’s mercy on our nation.

If such a situation as the one facing our land now does not motivate us to prayer, then what will?

While we all ought to follow the example of Ezra, it is also clear that Northern Ireland’s present situation is the result of generations of apostasy.

And much of the blame for that must lie with ministers who either refuse to or fail to preach the gospel.

CH Spurgeon famously said that Germany was “made unbelieving by her preachers” and their ‘Higher Criticism’, a Scripture denying practice employed by many of that nation’s ministers in the 19th Century.

And it is clear that the longer time goes by wherein the main denominations in Ulster continue to fail to proclaim the truth of the gospel and, in many cases, outright deny and reject it, the further the people go from God.

The Presbyterian Church, Church of Ireland and Methodist Church in many places have ceased to preach the need for repentance over sin and of crying to God for salvation.

They have ceased to teach the necessity of a sanctified life and a separated life, be that in our day to day life or our religious life.

Even on this page we have highlighted many ministers who repudiate the Word of God by their actions and declarations.

And it has led to a sad situation where in Ulster many have turned their back on Christ or, bored of the old dead churches and having itching ears, have turned to the modern entertainment of many charismatic “fellowship” type churches, with their empty theology and worship bands pounding out repetitive, empty songs.

This is even as it was in the days of many of the prophets recorded in the Old Testament

Isaiah 3:12 says: “O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

A faithful preacher is one which will follow the example laid forth by God in Ezekiel 33:7-9.

Those verses read: “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

How many ministers in this land are speaking out vehemently against abortion or same-sex ‘marriage’?

There will be some speaking out in some way against abortion but many fewer speaking out against same-sex ‘marriage’.

Many ministers today seem to think it impolite to condemn sin, believing, erroneously, that to speak out is to be unlike Christ.

This is forgetting Christ’s very blunt comments in relation to the Pharisees, calling them “hypocrites” and a “generation of vipers”.

And it is to forget even some of the opening words of Isaiah’s prophecy, speaking as God directed him.

He said in Isaiah 1:10: “Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.”

Isaiah was fearsome in his denunciation of the sinfulness of his own people and it is the responsibility of all ministers to be the same.

May even this fearful situation facing Ulster be used by Almighty God to bring His children in Ulster to his feet, pleading for mercy for their land and may it even be used to cause false teachers to be rejected and embolden and motivate true ministers of the gospel to speak out fiercely and uncompromisingly against such repugnant sin being brought into being and celebrated in our land.

James 5:16: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”