A reader of our blog has very kindly got in contact to share with us some photographs in a local newspaper called the ‘Dungannon Herald’ of one of the ecumenical services held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Among the three photographs, which appear to fill most of a page in the newspaper, is one of a character we commented upon previously, the ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, a female Presbyterian ‘minister’ in North Belfast.
The picture beneath that shows her smiling with another ecumenical cheerleader, Rev Peter Thompson, who, according to the Church of Ireland’s website, is the rector in its Donaghmore and Castlecaulfield congregations (allowing him to do double the damage!).
The third figure in the photograph is, of course, an emissary of Papal deceit, ‘Father’ Gerard McAleer, the Parish Priest of Donaghmore.
The final, and largest, photograph, is of the congregation in attendance. We are informed there are at least four Protestants in the congregation, although there may well be more.
It is truly shaming to see the likes of ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll and Rev Peter Thompson leading their congregations into such services in the mistaken belief that any good can come of mingling with the blasphemy of Rome.
There is a solemn responsibility placed upon ministers as shepherds of their flock. Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd and ministers are supposed to be called of Him to emulate that role in His church.
Rev Peter Thompson and ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll fall well short of any acceptable standard of shepherding their spiritual flock. Lesley Carroll of course, should not have a flock to shepherd by reason of her gender (1 Timothy 2:12) and we know not whether Rev Peter Thompson is appropriately qualified to act as a minister. Perhaps act is a good word!
This solemn responsibility on a minister is demonstrated well for us in Ezekiel 3:17-19.
It 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.”
Firstly, God has set a watchman, not a watchwoman, and secondly, if someone claiming to be sent of God to preach His Word fails to warn those under his ministry of the dangers of sin, God says the blood of those he failed to warn will be on that preacher’s hands.
Rome is a pagan church of idolatry and priestcraft and not only have these ministers failed to warn their congregation of the dangers of touching the unclean thing of Rome, they are actively encouraging it!
Oh the blood guiltiness of the apostate preacher! How many souls will ecumenical false prophets damn to the fires of hell?
Dear Christian, rise up against this departure, let not your voice be silent, warn the lost and, if you are associated with any Church involved in ecumenical work, “come out from among them and be ye separate” (2 Corinthians 6:17), and let your hireling of a pastor know exactly what God thinks of his treachery.