Presbyterian Moderator congratulates abortion and sodomite marriage supporter on becoming Irish prime minister

Leaders of the mainstream churches in Ireland, on either side of the border, love to try to give themselves some feeling of relevance and gravitas by making statements in relation to the political affairs in their jurisdiction.

Quite often we will see the miserable sight of the leaders of the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Methodist and Romanist churches standing together with their solemn faces (for effect), speaking about how they have just blethered on in the ear of some disinterested, minor government figure about how they hope everyone is nice to eachother and invites their political enemies round for a cup of tea.

Northern Ireland is still subjected to this self-indulgent, meaningless nonsense and deep down all four churches’ leaders must have loved the numerous opportunities they had to do just that while power-sharing in Northern Ireland had collapsed.

They stated how they wanted the Executive back up and running and for us to put aside our differences, a euphemistic way of saying we should all dance to the tune of the murderers and murderer sympathisers and supporters of Sinn Fein so they can continue to let us all play happy families to keep the ecumenical show on the road.

Sometimes we even had the bonus of a fifth religious compromiser when the President of the Irish Council of Churches, currently Rev Ivan Patterson and previously Rev Brian Anderson, would join in for the day’s outing.

And in that true irrelevant and self-important spirit we have the current Presbyterian Moderator, the Right Reverend Dr David Bruce, jumping in to send his congratulations to Micheál Martin on becoming the new Taoiseach, or prime minister of the Republic of Ireland.

Given the Presbyterian Church is an all-island church, it is perfectly reasonable for Rev David Buce to be making a comment.

However, it is truly remarkable that a man who would claim to be a servant of God and presumably trying to please Him, would congratulate a man on becoming the most senior political figure in the country who is in support of abortion and sodomite marriage.

These are two grave sins which are utterly at odds with any form of true Christianity, so why would congratulations be extended to a man who most assuredly will not move to cease baby murder or the desecration of the marriage bond instituted by God?

Indeed, in the statement issued by Rev David Bruce, he makes absolutely no mention of these two vital issues, and surely they are even more relevant as it has just been revealed that in the first year of legalised abortion in the Republic of Ireland there had been 6,666 (and we all know what the number 6 represents in God’s Word) babies done to death.

Instead, this latest piffling pastor bleats on about Brexit and coronavirus, as if this new prime minister has any power to truly affect either of these issues.

We will remind Rev David Bruce and, indeed Micheál Martin, a man of a Romanist background, what the Bible has to say on both sodomy and the value of the baby in the womb.

Firstly, we will point out the Biblical view on abortion.

Psalm 139:13-16 is a famous passage which stresses how God keeps a record of even a tiny baby whose body has not yet formed in their mother’s womb.

It says: “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.”

God sees fit to record the particulars of the unborn, yet Micheál Martin sees fit to back legislation which makes the organised slaughter of the unborn legal and Rev David Bruce sees fit to not trouble him by challenging him on this appalling situation.

With regards the issue of sodomy, we have dealt with this topic on so many occasions that surely none can be left in any doubt as to what the Bible says about this sin which drew the particular wrath of God.

Only those who deliberately wish to ignore God’s Word on this matter, for whatever reason, can continue to quibble on this.

We will once again reproduce here just a small number of the passages which make the Scriptural view on this matter very clear.

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

Romans 1:26-27: “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.”

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.”

This is crystal clear stuff, yet so many who purport to be Christians and, worse again, Christian leaders, either ignore, disregard or downright deny this simple truth.

Micheál Martin does not, to the best of our knowledge, claim to be a Christian, but Rev David Bruce certainly does and he shouldn’t be congratulating a man who supports things which are so clearly repugnant to the Word of God.

He may well be opposed to abortion, he might even be opposed to sodomite marriage, but if he doesn’t do anything to challenge political leaders on their support for such sins, he is of little use.

Like so many of his peers, he is a dog which refuses to bark.

Isaiah 56:10: “His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.”

Let us all pray that God will raise up a generation of preachers who know how to bark, rather than slumbering while the world around us is descending ever closer to the pit.

And let us remind those we know or come in contact with of the blessed hope which is in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:13: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Ignatius of Loyola fanboy Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson calls Jesuit priest a ‘wonderful man’

2 Timothy 4:3-4: “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.”

If, for some reason, anybody needed further evidence that Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, lead pastor of the Emmanuel Church in the Lurgan and Portadown areas of County Armagh, was a Romish compromiser, he has stepped up to the plate once again to show his God-defiance.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson has declared a notable Jesuit priest from Belfast to be a “wonderful man of peace”.

‘Father’ Martin Magill has studiously carved out a niche for himself as a bit of a celebrity priest in Northern Ireland and relished his moment in the limelight last year as he pontificated from the pulpit of St Anne’s Cathedral (still, ostensibly a Protestant church) at the funeral of the, until then, utterly unknown Belfast journalist Lyra McKee, who suddenly, we were told, was actually the best up and coming journalist known to man.

She had been struck by a bullet while reporting from the scene of Irish republican rioting in Londonderry, one of the Romanist thugs striking her with one of their shots, intended for police officers.

An open lesbian, she had sought to use the Bible to justify the sodomite movement and her funeral was a very peculiar affair, bizarrely bordering on the lines of a state occasion as ecumenists and LGBT activists sought to hijack the event to advance their own nefarious causes.

One would have thought she had been shot by that republican because she was a lesbian, given the coverage which followed, as her “girlfriend” and various groups and individuals called for sodomite marriage to be introduced in Northern Ireland (still illegal at that point) as a tribute to her as efforts were made to make her some sort of sodomite martyr.

‘Father’ Martin Magill, who runs the wretched quasi-religious, quasi-political Four Corners Festival each year in Belfast alongside Presbyterian minister Rev Steve Stockman (the man who preaches the gospel according to the utterly ungodly Lady Gaga but hates the preaching of the true gospel of Jesus Christ), spied his chance to get on his ecumenical soapbox and was the preacher at the funeral.

He delivered what was lauded by the ungodly world, and plenty of ungodly ‘preachers’ as a wonderful display of “speaking truth to power” and other such self-important claptrap.

The upshot of his self-indulgent rantings was that it was absolutely critical that the Northern Ireland Assembly, pulled down by the murderers and murderer supporters of Sinn Fein in a huff, get back up and running as part of the pathetic narrative that religious and political ecumenists peddle, which is that blood will flow on the streets unless the poor little republicans are given what they want.

‘Father’ Martin Magill successfully used the occasion to firmly establish himself as the leading ecumenical practitioner of Papal priestcraft in Ulster and will dine out off it for the rest of his days.

Many God-defying pastors were falling over themselves to fawn over ‘Father’ Martin Magill, who is a Jesuit priest, that evil order set up specifically by Rome to counteract the glorious Protestant Reformation.

One such character, unsurprisingly, was Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, and he was at it again at the start of last week to eulogise a man who has dedicated his life to propagating a false gospel of salvation by sacramental merit.

‘Father’ Martin Magill had originally posted a tweet in which he was promoting what has been called ‘The Irish Blessing’, an ecumenical recording of the hymn ‘Be Thou My Vision’ to apparently show support for healthcare workers during this Covid-19 pandemic, which was jointly organised by ‘Father’ Martin Magill and a Church of Ireland trainee minister called Philip McKinley. This is something we plan to look at in greater depth in a future post, God willing.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson then responded by saying: “Well done Fr Martin – what a wonderful man of peace in this land you are. Thank you!”

So there you have it – a Jesuit priest, a man who blasphemes Christ every day, is a “wonderful man” according to Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson.

This “wonderful man” claims to offer Christ up as a sacrifice day after day, this “wonderful man” promotes Mary worship, this “wonderful man” proclaims the lie of purgatory and this “wonderful man” exalts the Pope, who blasphemes God through the various titles he takes upon himself.

Not so wonderful really, when put in the light of Scripture.

We are told the sacrifice of Christ was once for all.

Hebrews 9:24-26 states this clearly. It says: “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

We are told Mary is a sinner, albeit a saved sinner, not some semi deity. In fact Mary says it of herself that she was in need of a Saviour.

Luke 1:46-47 says: “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

Yet ‘Father’ Martin Magill and his church teaches to this day the lies of the mass and of worshipping Mary.

Of course, it should be little surprise to anyone that Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson would take such a stance.

He is, after all, the great Jesuit glorifier and fanboy of that most evil man, Ignatius of Loyola.

Lest anyone should forget, Ignatius of Loyola was the founder of the Jesuits, which led the charge against the Reformation and which led the centuries long murderous, barbarous Inquisition, with the backing of the Papacy.

God’s Word tells us that to hate evil is a sign of being His child, and there can be few more evil men guilty of more evil action than Ignatius of Loyola.

Psalm 97:10 says: “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil”.

And in October 2018, Alain Emerson proved he does not hate evil as he glorified that evil man, disgracefully promoting this devoted adherent to the lies of Rome to his congregation in the Emmanuel Church. Indeed, he taught those in attendance to follow the spiritual practices of that evil Mary worshipper.

You can read significant, disgraceful excerpts of his appalling deceit by reading the article we penned at the time, which you can access easily by clicking here.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson appears to be somewhat enamoured of the Romanist Jesuit order and has an affinity for sharing quotes from such on Twitter, such as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and, just last Friday, the Jesuit trained priest Henri Nouwen, a favourite of lots of ecumenical charismatics.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is held up as one of the leading lights in the modern charismatic church in Northern Ireland, he runs the 24-7 Prayer Ireland group, is invited to speak (at least in pre-lockdown times) at various other charismatic groups and has close links with ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, a senior figure at Causeway Coast Vineyard, former leader of the Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland and now leader of the Evangelical Alliance in the UK as a whole.

He has a certain amount of influence and is, by his actions, normalising ecumenism in the eyes of those who attend his churches and emboldening others to do the same.

Let us take a stand against such mean compromise and continue to speak out and warn others of the treacherous deceit of the gospel being carried out by men who claim to be serving God.

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

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

Newtownbreda Baptist persists in fellowshipping with Romish compromisers

Psalm 119:1-4: “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.”

Regular readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ will be aware that we have previously warned of the dangerous compromise being carried out by Newtownbreda Baptist Church in south Belfast.

Its membership, which continues to this day, of the Evangelical Alliance, led by determined Romish compromiser Peter Lynas and with several less than admirable members, was the first thing which brought it to our attention.

Since then, we have highlighted how Newtownbreda Baptist Church brought in a comedian to tickle the ears (and ribs) of attendees, as well as its joint venture, aptly entitled ‘Just One’, with a number of other charismatic leaning churches, CFC Belfast, UT Belfast, Orangefield Presbyterian Church and Crown Jesus Ministries.

Back in January this year, we also pointed out a prayer guide Newtownbreda Baptist Church was jointly promoting with the four churches mentioned above was using US heretic Rick Warren as part of its inspiration.

We have also pointed out brazen ecumenical compromise within some of the four charismatic churches which Newtownbreda Baptist Church has linked arms with.

This includes Crown Jesus Ministries leader ‘Mitch’, bringing in a leading charismatic Roman Catholic called Ron Huntley of Divine Renovation Ministry to his church and one of CFC Belfast’s groupings holding a retreat at the hotbed of ecumenical deceit and compromise that is Corrymeela.

All these warnings have gone unheeded by Pastor Trevor Ramsey (pictured, top), the lead pastor at Newtownbreda Baptist Church, as well as Community Pastor Tim Robinson and Associate Pastor Jonny Wright.

And just this week Pastor Trevor Ramsey took part in a webinar (combining the words website and seminar) hosted by the Ecumenical Alliance, sorry, Evangelical Alliance, and also featuring Mitch of Crown Jesus Ministries and a Jonny Campbell, the leader of the ecumenical, charismatic Alpha Course in Northern Ireland, who is also heavily involved with Orangefield Presbyterian Church.

Romanist Ron Huntley of Divine Renovation Ministry is a leading figure in the Alpha Course in Canada, showing how that utterly apostate church has bought into it, which should surely send alarm bells ringing for any true child of God. Furthermore, Nicky Gumbel, the man who is seen as the founder of the modern Alpha Course, has previously been highlighted on this page for fawning over a Roman Catholic cardinal from the Philippines because he organised a Papal visit to his country attended by millions of poor, deluded souls being directed to hell by “that Antichrist”.

The webinar, for those who are interested, discussed what those individuals saw as the best way for “the church” to respond to the Covid-19 crisis in terms of evangelism.

In his introduction at the beginning of the webinar, Pastor Trevor Ramsey stresses how “happy” he was to be taking part with compromisers, while Mitch extols the alleged virtues of the Alpha Course and then later on refers to the Lord’s Prayer as the “Our Father”, the term used to describe the Lord’s Prayer by Romanists. Rick Warren also gets a positive name check, again by Mitch.

Pastor Trevor Ramsey is pointing out how “happy” he is to be keeping spiritual company with men who promote a course that Rome has endorsed and who bring Romanists in to speak to their flock.

Indeed, Mitch has previously expressed his delight at a prominent Methodist minister, Rev John Alderdice, preaching at the blasphemous Romanist novena at Clonard Monastery last year, quoting Pope Francis by way of encouragement. The exchange is reproduced below, to demonstrate this beyond doubt.

This is the nature of the people Newtownbreda Baptist Church is mixing with spiritually.

Another of the webinars was held two days after the one involving Pastor Trevor Ramsey, Mitch and Jonny Campbell, this time featuring Owen Crane, lead pastor of CFC Belfast and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, the man who glorified the evil founder of the Romanist order of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, which led the centuries long murderous Inquisition.

We have faithfully, as best we can and with God as our help and guide, sought to warn Pastor Trevor Ramsey and all those connected with Newtownbreda Baptist Church of the dangerous links being formed.

We would urge everyone reading this to contact anyone you know within this church and to contact any of the three pastors mentioned above to once more bring this to their attention.

You can ask anyone you know or those pastors are they happy with the links they are forming?

Are they happy that Peter Lynas, Alain Emerson (pictured, below), Owen Crane, Mitch, Jonny Campbell, etc are appropriate characters to be mingling with spiritually?

Are they happy that Mitch is quoting the Pope as encouragement to a compromising minister preaching at a blasphemous Romanist novena and their church is then joining in events and prayer guides with him?

If anyone reading this is a member or even a regular or occasional attendee, can you ask yourself if you are content with these links being formed? Are they God honouring? Are they consistent with the Word of God?

The Bible says in Ephesians 5:11 that we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”.

There can be no dispute that Rome, which denies the all-sufficient death of Christ at Calvary, which exalts and worships Mary, which offers the blasphemous Mass, which teaches of a fictitious place they call purgatory and which claims the Pope is God on earth, can justly be called the “unfruitful works of darkness”.

Do you want your church to be associated with such? Do you want your loved ones associated with such?

Let us follow the Scriptural command to separation, as clearly given to us in 2 Corinthians 6:17, which says: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord”.

Note that this call to separation comes from the Lord.

Man may tell you it is better to stay in, not to cause a fuss, to look at the good deeds being carried out in the church, to try to change things from within, perhaps, but look against what the Lord says: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate”.

Let us all rather listen to the Lord and follow the words of Peter, when he said in Acts 5:29: “We ought to obey God rather than men”.

CFC Belfast links up with ecumenical, LGBT affirming Corrymeela

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

Today, more than ever, the charismatic movement offers two primary problems.

The first is the traditional problem associated with charismatism, the preoccupation with signs and wonders, things like speaking in tongues and their so-called ‘prophecy’.

The second, more recently prevalent problem is that of its growing links with the ecumenical movement.

We have seen that in the likes of the Emmanuel Church based in the Craigavon area of County Armagh, where one of its lead pastors, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, above), glorified the founder of the anti-Christian Romanist order of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, while another of its lead pastors, Dave Wylie, called a Papist monk a “hero of church history”.

We have seen that in the likes of ‘ABBA prayer dancer’ Pete Greig, founder of 24-7 Prayer, offering his advice on gathering a crowd to the Roman Catholic Church in Austria.

We have seen that in the likes of Keith Mitchell, or Mitch (pictured, below), as he matily likes to be known, pastor of Crown Jesus Ministries in Belfast, inviting in a Roman Catholic charismatic, Ron Huntley of Divine Restoration Ministry, to speak at his church last autumn.

And it is one of Keith’s, sorry, Mitch’s pals in his charismatic pentarchy in Belfast (Crown Jesus Ministries, UT Belfast, Orangefield Presbyterian Church, Newtownbreda Baptist Church / Comedy Club and CFC Belfast) which is the latest we have discovered to have shown its ease with the ecumenical movement.

It is the latter of the five we specified which has demonstrated its disregard for the Word of God in this most important matter.

CFC (Christian Fellowship Church) Belfast has a number of campuses, as it were, with meetings taking place at CFC East, CFC Inner East, CFC South, CFC Holywood, CFC Antrim and CFC Sign Language. Its overall leader is Owen Crane (pictured, top).

The idea of having regular meetings (twice a month they meet separately and twice a month they join in with CFC East) for those with hearing difficulties is certainly a very good, and indeed thoughtful and noble one.

We want to make that very clear before we say anything else – this is a fine thing to do.

However, sadly, we have discovered that CFC Sign Language held a retreat at the ecumenical den of iniquity known as Corrymeela.

Regular readers or those who observe religious matters generally in Northern Ireland will be well aware of the nature of Corrymeela, it is the home of ecumenism in this country, set up specifically to ignore and minimise the very clear and vital differences between the Reformed Protestant and Roman Catholic faiths.

Its leader until last year was an open sodomite and Romanist, Padraig O’Tuama, and it holds each year a conference celebrating sodomy called ‘Blessed are the Brave’.

The reality of this retreat is revealed on the Corrymeela Facebook page in a post published back in February, while it appears, going by the CFC Sign Language Facebook page, that the retreat took place last October.

Corrymeela reveal this retreat took place in their Facebook post dated 11 February as they publicise a video encouraging other groups to book retreats with them.

The post says: “We’d love to welcome your group to our beautiful Ballycastle home to support you as you bring change in your lives and communities.

“In our inspiring new film, our friends from CFC Deaf Community and Lower Shankill Methodist have shared how welcomed and renewed they felt by their stay with us.”

The message then ends with a number of “hashtags”, including #change, #peace, #reconciliation, true ecumenical watchwords.

As we have said already, and cannot stress enough, for we know how those who despise this page’s witness will be eager to lay a false charge against us, we believe it is a very good thing to make church more accessible for those with hearing difficulties, but all this is doing is serving to create a positive image in the minds of more people of this ecumenical pit.

Corrymeela is a site wholly given over to religious compromise, and it is a site wholly given over to the utterly repugnant to God’s Word notion of LGBT affirmation within the church.

God pronounced His curse on this sin repeatedly through Scripture.

He called it an “abomination” in Leviticus 18:22, He called it “vile”, “against nature” and “unseemly” in Romans 1:26-27 and we are reminded of His judgment on such sin in Jude v 7.

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.”

What a fearful judgment awaits the unrepentant homosexual, yet Corrymeela encourages such individuals on in their sin, calling the practitioners of that which God deplores “brave”.

We should be praying that homosexuals, like all others who know not Christ, are saved by the blood of Jesus, even as were “some” in the church of Corinth.

CFC Belfast as an organisation needs to apologise and repent for such an appalling form of compromise as this and we would urge anyone reading this familiar with any of the CFC branches mentioned above to challenge them for what is, at the very best, a ghastly error of judgment.

It also raises questions once again for the other four churches on such particularly cosy terms with CFC Belfast.

What does Mitch and Crown Jesus Ministries think of Corrymeela and LGBT affirmation?

What does Rev Gareth MacLean (minister), Gary Ball (Associate Minister) and Orangefield Presbyterian Church think of Corrymeela and LGBT affirmation?

What does UT (Ulster Temple Elim) Belfast think of Corrymeela and LGBT affirmation?

What does Pastor Trevor Ramsey (Senior Pastor, pictured, below), Pastor Tim Robinson (Community Pastor), Pastor Jonny Wright (Associate Pastor) and Newtownbreda Baptist Church think of Corrymeela and LGBT affirmation?

These are major questions as these five churches continue to be linked closely.

Of course, previous major issues we have pointed out previously have been utterly ignored and disregarded, but we are faithfully, as God leads us, doing our best to draw this to their attention and then pray God will speak to hearts and cause people to wake up and separate from the workers of compromise and deceit in our land.

You, dear reader, can do this too by contacting any of the churches above, urging them to disassociate themselves with CFC Belfast or urging CFC Belfast to publicly declare what they did was utterly contrary to Scripture and repent for it.

Do not concern yourself with whether or not your message will get through to them, but rather follow the advice God gave Ezekiel when He called Him into His service.

Ezekiel 2:5-7: “And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them. And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.”

Let us simply sow the seed and let God give the increase.

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.”

Two years of God’s blessing and guidance – ‘Protestant Revival’ celebrates its birthday!

Psalm 115:1: “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.”

It is hard to believe we have been operating this page now for two full years.

In that time, we believe the Lord has blessed this witness greatly.

We say that not just because of the incredible reach and number of views we have received, not just because of the many messages of support we have received from godly individuals, not just because it has prompted the wrath of those who hate the gospel or those who do their best to pollute or cheapen it, but because we can feel God guiding and directing us as we take up this (at times) onerous task.

We believe it is of God that this page has came into existence to provide a voice of protest against the ongoing, persistent and deepening apostasy and ecumenical compromise in our land.

There is, sadly, a great dearth of individuals who are willing to speak out volubly and uncompromisingly against the shameful goings-on in so many quarters that pass for clerical conduct and practices.

We are thankful, first and foremost, to God for His help and guidance and presence with us over these past two years.

There have been times when the level of abuse we have received has been difficult to handle, and indeed has sometimes come from surprising sources, from people of whom we had expected better, but God has always been beside us, guiding as we strive to find the words to speak for Him (and oftentimes telling us to hold our tongue).

We also want to thank all those who have shown their support in any way, whether it be by their kind messages, their ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ of our posts, their notifying us privately of any events or comments they believe ought to be highlighted in an article, or their support in any other way.

What we would ask any individual reading this with a burden for the gospel and for earnestly contending for the faith is that you would please continue to ‘like’ and ‘share’ as regularly as possible on our Facebook page please.

Due to changes in the way Facebook operates in the past nine months or so we have had to work harder to try to get the message out as Facebook seeks to push users into paying to promote their content. 

Thankfully this happened only after our page had built up a significant following and has not hurt our views, indeed they have continued to grow despite this, but we are keen to make the most of every avenue by which we can spread the message further and would be very grateful for your continued help in this.

Indeed, we can see in this even God’s hand upon us as he providentially allowed the page to build up a profile before Facebook’s interventions.

And we thank every single individual who has taken the time to read our page, whether they despised or rejected what was written or not. We just trust a seed has been planted in their hearts that may bear fruit in times to come.

We embarked on this page really not knowing what to expect but simply burdened by a desire to highlight and challenge the outrageous apostasy and cheapening of God’s Word in so many quarters today.

Some of those responsible can’t help but try to come back at us, some of them unleash their minions to do it for them (whilst quietly, systematically going through comments abusing us and ‘liking’ them) and some try to pretend they don’t see it.

However, we take tremendous comfort in the vast amount of people who have seen it, something which has frankly amazed us.

There have been views in somewhere in the region of 130 countries and a further 15 to 20 territories.

The bulk of our views are in the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada and Australia, but we have regular numbers of views in Uganda, South Africa, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Spain, Norway, Sweden, France and Kenya.

We also have sporadic views in the likes of Saudi Arabia, a nation which militantly despises the gospel, Tanzania, India, China, Brazil, Russia and some tiny and far flung places such as Tonga, Fiji, Curačao, Lesotho, Guatemala, American Samoa, Mozambique, Puerto Rico and Haiti.

It is far beyond anything we could have envisaged or hoped for and we thank and praise God He has used this page to reach the ends of the earth with the gospel message and the message of earnest contention for the faith.

Many of our articles have notched up views into the thousands, with our most viewed article having, at present, been viewed more than 6,000 times, which is truly incredible.

What we have discovered is the sad fact that the apostasy in our land is worse than we thought, we have learned of movements and links between churches we didn’t know existed, and we have been perplexed by how few people seem to care.

So few seem to have any interest in what it is to live a sanctified life, so few seem to care that the Roman Catholic Church is ushering untold millions down the road to hell, so few seem to care that the foul charismatic deceits are taking over in so many places.

However, before we start to sound like Elijah at a low ebb and lest any think we are paraphrasing him and saying “we, even we only, are left”, we also are encouraged by the numbers who have supported us.

We have had messages from those prompted to separation by this page, those emboldened to take their stand for Christ and those who are heartened to see a voice raised against the rank apostasy and ecumenical compromise so prevalent in our land.

There is still a remnant in Ulster determined to walk in the old ways.

Indeed, we have seen encouraging signs of late, and while this may be a day of small things, we believe God is beginning to work again in our land.

The voice of protest, so muted in Ulster in recent years, is beginning to be raised again, we are hearing stories of souls being saved (and not by taking a booklet at an SU gathering) and we feel God’s presence more fully than in days past.

Could there be a revival about to sweep this way? Let us pray earnestly to that end, commit ourselves to a holy and sanctified life and do everything we can to spread God’s Word.

Let us declare unashamedly the gospel of Christ, of His shed blood and how salvation can only be received through it.

Jesus saves, His blood cleanses, His Spirit quickens and His mercy endureth forever.

Let us serve Him in spirit and in truth and let us ever yearn to do more for Him and live more faithfully for Him.

Philippians 3:7-10: “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death”.

Newtownbreda Baptist endorses US heretic Rick Warren

1 Peter 5:8: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”.

Around this time last year, we at ‘Protestant Revival’ highlighted Newtownbreda Baptist Church’s membership of the ungodly Evangelical Alliance.

By its affiliation with this group, which boasts members such as Kings Church in Bangor, County Down, whose pastor, Glen Mitchell, denies the Biblical account of creation and Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area of County Armagh, whose lead pastor Alain Emerson has glorified Ignatius of Loyola, the evil leader of that dreadful Romanist order of the Jesuits, Newtownbreda Baptist Church has yoked itself with fellowships which are determinedly at odds with God and His Word.

Newtownbreda Baptist Church is one of five Baptist churches in Northern Ireland who have tied themselves with this Biblically illiterate organisation.

We warned at that time that this demonstrated that a church simply being part of a denomination which tends to be held in high regard is not a sure indicator that the church concerned is a safe one to attend.

Most would consider a Baptist church to be a sound fellowship simply by virtue of being called ‘Baptist’, but Newtownbreda Baptist Church appears to be determined to make sure nobody remains under that illusion.

Let’s hope that everyone reading this does indeed rid themselves of any such illusions.

Not only yoked with the Evangelical Alliance, whose new UK Director is hardened ecumenist ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, Newtownbreda Baptist Church has embarked on a wrong-headed partnership with four other churches in Belfast.

Among them are Willowfield Parish Church, led by ecumenical compromiser and new Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor David McClay, typical charismatic fellowships CFC (Christian Fellowship Church) Belfast, who hosted a ludicrous ‘prophetic art’ event back in the autumn, and UT Belfast.

The final member of this highly questionable quintet is the easy-believist Crown Jesus Ministries, led by Keith Mitchell (pictured, below), although, in this pathetic, matey age of church, he likes to be known only by the moniker of ‘Mitch’.

He was one of the keynote speakers at the charismatic delusion fest that is the Open Skies festival over the summer and claimed that people were saved by taking a booklet at an event he ran at a Scripture Union event in a school.

These five churches held a joint event last summer entitled ‘Just One’, headlined by the man who decided he would re-write the Ten Commandments because God’s way of communicating them just doesn’t cut it any more, Church of England cleric Canon J John.

And now this same questionable quintet have joined forces to put together a prayer journal which will see you through to April Fool’s Day, rather fittingly, called ‘Awake’.

There are numerous major issues with this prayer guide, which, for any who may seek to try to distract from the manifold problems with it, we have read in depth.

Among these problems are an endorsement of notorious US megachurch preacher and rank heretic Rick Warren (pictured, top), mingling with the ungodly 24-7 Prayer organisation and support for the false prophets of the Rome loving and charismatic deceits propagating Causeway Coast Vineyard.

The document gets off to an inauspicious start as within the first full page of text we are already treading on to dangerous ground.

This is what it says: “In 2010, as the last decade began, Pastor Rick Warren said he believed whatever happened in the next 10 years could determine the state of our culture for the next 100 years.

“When you consider what has happened culturally over the last 10 years, significant changes have occurred in our moral and spiritual landscape, and it seems these changes will indeed impact our culture greatly for many years to come.

“Therefore, we as 5 churches in the great city of Belfast, feel compelled to pray for the first 100 days of a new decade, that God would bring a mighty awakening in our souls, city and land, impacting our land for 100’s of years.”

So Rick Warren’s comments are acting as an inspiration to the people behind this prayer journal.

Notice that no explanation is given as to who he is, it is assumed that everyone would know who he is.

Certainly, if anyone knows who he is, and anyone putting this together certainly would do, as would all the churches signing this document off in their church’s name, that ought to instantly have them running for the hills away from this.

In 2015, Rick Warren paired up with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley to speak at a keynote session celebrating the Pope’s visit to the USA as part of the World Meeting of Families event. This is the same Vatican-run gathering which came to Dublin in 2018 and saw Evangelical Alliance leader Peter Lynas fall over himself to support professing Christians scuttling off to the Republic of Ireland to cower before “that Antichrist”.

Of course, none of the alleged Protestants who went to Dublin gave a keynote address welcoming the Pope alongside a Romanist Cardinal, so Rick Warren has gone several steps further in his wicked fellowshipping with Rome.

More than that, the previous year, Rick Warren signed a statement in which he called the Pope “Holy Father”, a blasphemous title the Pope has taken upon himself.

The letter said: “We rejoice that the Holy Father has captured the world’s attention and so much good will for the Christian faith! You have written so powerfully, Holy Father, of the importance of a new evangelisation within the church.”

Not only is he a signatory of a letter calling the Pope by this blasphemous name, but Rick Warren is also writing about him in the most admiring of terms, which is clearly a reprehensible thing to do.

It is also stated in an article on the Pulpit and Pen website that Rick Warren referred to the Pope as “Our Pope”.

Rick Warren is also featured in a YouTube video from the Catholic News Service in which he states that “if you love Jesus we’re on the same team”.

He says: “We have far more in common that what divides us. When you talk about Pentecostals, charismatics, evangelicals, fundamentalists, Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians and on and on and on, well they all would say ‘we believe in the Trinity, we believe in the Bible, we believe in the Resurrection, we believe salvation is through Jesus Christ’.

“These are the big issues.

“Sometimes Protestants think that Catholics worship Mary like she’s another God. That’s not exactly Catholic doctrine. And people say, ‘what are the saints all about? Why are you praying to the saints?’ And when you understand what they mean by what they are saying, there’s a whole lot more commonality.

“Now there’s still real differences, no doubt about that, but the most important thing is, if you love Jesus we’re on the same team.”

You can see the video for yourself by clicking here.

What a big ecumenical love-in Rick Warren is promoting, bringing in charismatics (which is essentially what all five of these churches are, including Newtownbreda Baptist), evangelicals, fundamentalists, Catholics and so on.

There are so many problems with what Rick Warren says in the above quote, this article would be far too long if we addressed them all, but we will briefly seek to address just a couple of them.

Firstly, Rick Warren tries to claim that all who profess the name of Christian aren’t so different, citing belief in the Bible and salvation through Jesus Christ, among others.

Let us remind Rick Warren, Crown Jesus Ministries, UT Belfast, CFC Belfast, Willowfield Parish Church and Newtownbreda Baptist Church what Rome believes on numerous key issues.

They deny that salvation comes through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, instead pronouncing their curse on any who believes such.

Canon 9 from the Council of Trent, still the authoritative document of Roman Catholic doctrine, says this: “If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema.”

The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Rome also states that any who claim good works are simply evidence of a person’s salvation, rather than part of their meriting of salvation, are to be cursed.

Canon 24 says: “If any one saith, that the justice received is not preserved and also increased before God through good works; but that the said works are merely the fruits and signs of Justification obtained, but not a cause of the increase thereof; let him be anathema.”

The Bible says in Galatians 3:1-3: “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”

We could go on, but trust this point is clearly made that Rome does not share the Christian view on salvation but rather propagates a devilish deceit utterly contrary to God’s Word.

Rick Warren also seeks to fend off any concerns over Mariolatry and idolatry of so-called ‘saints’ in his deceitful diatribe, but just mentions them and brushes them off.

He says it is “not exactly” the case that Rome worships Mary, which is hardly a clear statement, nor does he say how they don’t.

Given that Rome offers up scores of blasphemous titles to Mary bestowing honour which can only rightly be ascribed to our Saviour, it is clear she is worshipped by Rome.

These titles include, but are far from limited to Co-Redemptrix, Gate of Heaven, Mother of Divine Grace and Refuge of Sinners.

Rome worships Mary, despite the despicable efforts of Rick Warren to deflect or distract from that fact.

Further cementing the five churches’ endorsement of Rick Warren is the fact that Pastor Tim Robinson (pictured, below), the assistant to Pastor Trevor Ramsey of Newtownbreda Baptist Church, recites word for word the text we reproduced early in this article which directly refers to Rick Warren in a video on their church Facebook page promoting this prayer journal. Mitch makes an appearance in it too.

Newtownbreda Baptist Church has just this week been hosting a 24-7 Prayer week, an organisation headed up locally by Jesuit exalter Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson and whose founder is ABBA prayer dancing supporter Pete Greig.

They will host similar events in February and March, with each of the other churches taking their turn at it as well.

In the latter part of this prayer journal, ‘stories of awakening’ are shared with the reader.

They throw in the 1859 Revival to give the document some sort of air of orthodoxy, while also including stories about Causeway Coast Vineyard.

In it they claim that 3,500 people have been saved as a result of that fellowship, though there has certainly been no reports of revival coming out of that area.

The 1859 Revival was headline news, it swept the country with remarkable stories of people listening for hours to the preaching of the gospel, such was their desire to learn more about God.

Sadly, Causeway Coast Vineyard is not God honouring.

Its former lead pastor, Alan Scott, infamously stated he was “all in” with the Pope and made light of that outrageous blasphemy of Mary worship, while current lead pastor Neil Young is fond of quoting Romanists such as Jean Vanier on social media.

Peter Lynas, mentioned above, is another leading figure at Causeway Coast Vineyard, who on at least two occasions last year alone welcomed in the heretical Bethel Supernatural Ministries to their church.

While some of the intentions behind this prayer journal may well be good, like the Alpha Course, there is more than its fair share of leaven within it and, as we are told in Galatians 5:9: “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”

There is more than a little leaven in this, so just think how much more problematic ‘Awake’ is.

Indeed, it is incumbent upon us if we are saved to ourselves be very much alert and awake to such subtle spirits of error.

1 Corinthians 16:13: “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

Proverbs 4:23: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

Evangelical Alliance rewarding Popery – Peter Lynas promoted to top UK role

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.”

This is a verse we quoted when veteran Church of Ireland ecumenical cleric Canon David Skuce became Chancellor David Skuce, promoted by that old Romish compromiser the Right Eejit John McDowell, Bishop of Clogher.

What exactly it means for David Skuce’s lofty title now he has moved off to Donegal in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe we are not entirely sure, but we believed that verse was apt for him and we feel it is equally apt now for Peter Lynas, another who has seen his Romish compromise rewarded by professional elevation, though both may seek to claim it is vocational elevation.

For Peter Lynas, a man whose actions are so synonymous with rank compromise with Romanism that he meritoriously received the moniker of ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas, has been promoted to one of the most senior roles in the Evangelical Alliance.

He was already the Evangelical Alliance Director in Northern Ireland but now he is occupying the same position over the whole of the United Kingdom.

It would certainly appear that religious compromise and ecumenical betrayal of your Protestant heritage is a sure way to the top in many allegedly Chrustian organisations.

Among Peter Lynas’ most transparently God defying actions was his criticism of any who opposed supposed Christians running down to Dublin to meet “that Antichrist”, the Pope, his eulogising of ecumenical evangelist Billy Graham and his describing of a Romanist monk and God-defying ‘Protestant’ ecumenists as “incredible company”.

And he also decried any who would have the temerity to challenge him for his God-defiance in compromising with the hellish teachings and practices of Popery as being guilty of harbouring “residual bigotry”.

There are plenty more instances of his demonstrating his utter unsuitability for having any type of spiritual oversight over anyone, such as suggesting that churches introduce “trans” accessible toilets, and you can see some more of them by clicking here.

It shows something is very much out of place with so many who claim to be serving God when they are happy to be represented by such a character.

Did Jesus mingle with false religion? Did He condemn those who came to Him by faith alone? Did He describe as “incredible company” those who teach a false gospel of works-based righteousness?

The answer to all of these is a clear and resounding “no”.

Jesus dined with sinners and spoke with those practising false religion, but He didn’t encourage them on in their sin.

When Jesus spoke with the Samaritan woman at the well, He didn’t sugar coat things with her, He made it clear her current relationship was sinful (see John 4:16-18).

Jesus then made it clear to her that her religion was nothing but a confused, mongrel mess of a religion.

John 4:22-24: “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Rome cannot worship God in spirit and in truth, for it blasphemes the Holy Spirit and is built on a lie, yet Peter Lynas is delighted for professing Christians to cower before the leader of that devilish system.

The religion referred to by Christ is that same mongrel mess created after the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel as detailed in 2 Kings 17:25-29,32-33, which says: “And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the Lord: therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land. Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land. Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they should fear the Lord. Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt. So they feared the Lord, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places. They feared the Lord, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.”

The descendants of these ungodly forefathers then tried to disrupt the work of rebuilding the temple, doing so under the banner of being co-religionists with the true Jews.

Ezra 4:1-2: “Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-haddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither.”

The Jewish leaders were wise to these ecumenical advances, unlike many foolish Protestants today, and give us a fine example of separation from religious error.

Note the Scriptures call such characters “the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin”.

When their ecumenical advances are rejected, their true colours quickly shine through.

Ezra 4:3-5 says: “But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us. Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.”

So it is with Rome, we must not fellowship or work alongside false religion, but Peter Lynas throws himself in headlong with Rome.

Jesus never once told people they were saved by their works, but rather by their faith.

Mark 10:51-52 says: “And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.”

Luke 7:50 says: “And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”

Rome teaches we are saved by our works and by fulfilling its sacraments, and indeed pronounces its curse on any who teach salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone.

This is despite Ephesians 2:8-9, which says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

So why does the supposedly ‘Evangelical’ Alliance leader Peter Lynas not speak out against Rome, but rather call characters involved in it “incredible company”?

Did Christ proclaim that the false teachers of His day were “incredible company”?

This is what He said in Matthew 23:13: “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”

He continued in verse 33, saying: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”

Jesus wasn’t mincing His words, was He?

Any true follower of Jesus, and you will know them by their works, will refuse to mingle with false religion, will refuse to praise those who deny the truth of the gospel and will unashamedly speak out against religious error.

As Jesus pointed out, this is a matter of heaven or hell, a matter of life or death.

Those following false religion, such as those dear souls within the Roman Catholic Church, are having the door to heaven effectively bolted in front of them by their false teachers, who, Christ warns, are themselves in grave peril.

He asks them, “how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”

Peter Lynas continually cosies up with a church whose priests shut up the doors of heaven to their adherents and goes so far as to condemn those who point out that this is unscriptural as bigots.

Do not be deceived into following his example, regardless of the lofty position he currently occupies.

If you are not saved, ask yourself the same question posed by Jesus around 2,000 years ago – “how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”

There is but one way – through repentance of sins and believing in Christ for salvation.

Jesus says in Mark 1:15: “repent ye, and believe the gospel”.

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

We must be saved – won’t you to come to Christ for salvation even today?

John 6:37: “… him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

Ballymena a town beset with charismatic deceit as new Mid Antrim Vineyard church is founded

Jeremiah 12:10: “Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.”

No doubt most readers will be familiar with the old saying, it never rains but it pours.

It essentially means that unwelcome occurrences come thick and fast one after the other or all at the same time.

And one might apply that to Ballymena in County Antrim, a town already troubled by the charismatic, Wrightbus-linked Green Pastures Church and now faced with a new church in a similar, shallow, easy-believist vein.

That church is Mid Antrim Vineyard, formed out of the extremely troubling Causeway Coast Vineyard church, based in Coleraine on the north coast of Northern Ireland.

It will be ran by Hugh and Alyson Reid (pictured, top), who have apparently been part of Causeway Coast Vineyard for the past 10 years and live in the Ballymena area.

As we have discussed on numerous occasions, anything associated with Causeway Coast Vineyard, or indeed the Vineyard movement in general, ought to be treated with the utmost of caution.

Infamously, the former lead pastor of Causeway Coast Vineyard, Alan Scott (pictured, below), told his sadly credulous followers when speaking at Causeway Coast Vineyard that he was “all in” with the Pope and poured scorn on the notion one could be opposed to the worship of Mary through the rosary, a dreadful Romish blasphemy and deceit.

Was he swiftly ejected from the pulpit (well, stage, pulpits are terribly old fashioned don’t you know?) and told in no uncertain terms such Christ-denying blasphemy would not be tolerated?

Of course not – he continued without fear of reproach before he got a big move to sunny California to take over at Anaheim Vineyard.

One of the key figures in Causeway Coast Vineyard is Peter Lynas, a hardened and determined ecumenist who has rightly earned the moniker, ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas.

Causeway Coast Vineyard’s lead pastors currently are husband and wife duo (that much-beloved combination of so many charismatic fellowships) Neil and Janet Young (1 Timothy 2:11-12, pictured, below) and Neil Young, as we have previously referred to, has something of a penchant for quoting Romanists on his Twitter page.

And back in May this year, Causeway Coast Vineyard held their ‘Encounter More’ conference, with two of the headline attractions being representatives of that awful, heretical US based megachurch, Bethel Ministries.

They were Jeremy Riddle, a leading character in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) scene, and Havilah Cunnington, a self-proclaimed prophet who is anything but. You can read about her ludicrous ‘prophecy’ by clicking here.

Causeway Coast Vineyard had further Bethel representatives present at their services in April on the same weekend that heretical organisation held a conference organised by Journey Community Church in Antrim.

Bethel Ministries is linked with all sorts of bizarre, outrageous practices and beliefs and is corrosive to any who come in contact with it.

From encouraging students at its ‘Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry’ going to a morgue to try to raise people from the dead to claiming God manifests Himself at their meetings through the medium of gold dust and feathers, it is plain to see this is a church which does not over burden itself with acquainting itself with the Word of God.

Throw into the mix the disputed claims of ‘grave sucking’ and the promotion of extra biblical revelation, and you have a church which is fearfully at odds with God’s Word.

But Causeway Coast Vineyard, which Hugh and Alyson Reid have been attending and leading small groups in throughout all of these blasphemes, was trumpeting these characters as wonderful examples to follow.

Also featuring at that conference were ABBA ‘prayer dancing’ and Rome supporting Pete Greig and another big fan of compromise with Romish blasphemies, Mike Pilavachi (pictured, below).

So anyone attending Mid Antrim Vineyard will be going to meetings ran by people who are happy to promote and be linked with a church which promotes heretics, false prophets and Romish compromisers.

We said at the start it never rains but it pours, and this is a veritable deluge of devilish deceits on offer.

Another very practical concern is over Hugh and Alyson Reid, the couple (there you are again!) who are taking on this new venture, which held its first service on 3 November.

Are they theologically trained? What qualifications do they have to be shepherds of what they would consider to be God’s flock (and no doubt there may well be some truly born again among it)?

This is the problem with so many of these charismatic, fellowship type churches. Of course, many training colleges are to be studiously avoided rather than studied at, but are these just enthusiastic individuals who have taken it upon themselves to have the spiritual oversight of, possibly, hundreds of souls?

There is a fine example of the setting up of, essentially, any old individual to be a priest or pastor and the fruitlessness of such in the book of Judges.

Judges 17:7-8, 10, 12-13 says: “And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there. And the man departed out of the city from Beth-lehem-judah to sojourn where he could find a place: and he came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed. And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in. And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah. Then said Micah, Now know I that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.”

What was the qualification of this man to be a priest to Micah? Simply that he was a Levite.

Did it matter that he was not qualified for the role and was happy to serve in a house where idols were set up? Not to them, it didn’t.

What are the qualifications of these set up as pastors here in Mid Antrim Vineyard? The fact they call themselves Christian?

The instability of such a situation was quickly exposed in the next chapter when this Levite, receiving a better offer, dropped Micah like a hot potato and took the false idols with him.

We have referred to enthusiasm and we do not dispute the genuine nature of Hugh and Alyson Reid’s efforts, and we would ask readers to pray for them that they might be awakened to the grave errors in the Vineyard movement, which go right to its roots, and reject such charismatic deceptions.

Likewise, we must also pray that such efforts, in their current guise, will not take off and instead that Ballymena, already having the similar charismatic deceptions of Green Pastures inflicted upon it, would experience a tremendous heaven-sent revival and not a revival which exists solely in the imaginations of those running such churches.

Let that also be our prayer for the rest of Northern Ireland, that God would move in mighty power throughout our country and bring great times of refreshing to this land.

Let us not be carried away by the lights and music of the charismatic delusion, but let us firmly set our eyes upon Christ, serious study of His Word and dedication to living a holy, righteous, sanctified life.

Acts 3:19: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord”.

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”.