Emmanuel leader Dave Wylie calls Papist monk a ‘hero of church history’

The Romanist connections of Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area, continue to be strengthened and expanded upon by its lead pastors.

This is so much and so clearly the case that justifiably its best known figure has earned the moniker Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson.

In addition to speaking at, leading and organising a host of events in full agreement with Rome, last month we revealed the truly disgraceful, heretical message he preached in the Emmanuel Church in which he glorified Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Romanist Jesuit order and leader of the Counter Reformation.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, below) then led the poor people in the congregation in getting them to engage in the ‘Spiritual Exercises’ of that evil man.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is ably assisted in his ecumenical compromise by fellow lead pastors, Philip Emerson and Dave Wylie.

Both of those men took part in the ecumenical, charismatic ‘New Wine’ Conference in the summertime, at which three Romanist speakers were invited. Next year’s conference has already agreed to bring back one of those Papist deceivers, which you can read about by clicking here.

And we have now discovered that, in the same series of meetings held by Emmanuel Church, entitled ‘The Practice’, Dave Wylie has led the congregation into practicing what is today considered a Benedictine ritual meditation called Lectio Divina.

The Benedictines are an order of Roman Catholic monks.

This is another instance of Romish practices being taught and encouraged in what is allegedly a God-exalting church.

Speaking in the service from 7th October, which you can access by going to the Emmanuel Church Lurgan website, Dave Wylie introduces the Lectio Divina process thus: “There were four steps given by this monk called Guigo Carthusi I think is his name in 1173 and there’s been other heroes of church history that have used this”.

He is referring to a man known as Guigo II, a Carthusian Roman Catholic monk, who was a Prior of the Carthusian Order.

So Dave Wylie is holding on a pedestal an emissary of Papal deceit, describing him as a “hero of church history”.

It certainly is a bizarre thing for someone in his position to consider a leading figure in the Roman Catholic Church to be a hero of church history.

Which church is he referring to? Does Dave Wylie consider himself to be of the religious lineage of a Roman Catholic monk?

It certainly is interesting that Emmanuel Church leaders appear to be engaged in a repeated campaign to eulogise and promote architects of Romish practices and deceitful spiritual exercises.

Indeed, they are promoting that which is and those who are absolutely opposite to Biblical Christianity.

Lectio Divina, the practice espoused by Dave Wylie and which he claims has changed his life in his message brought to the Emmanuel Church, is a contemplative meditative method of reading the Bible.

It is essentially another form of mysticism, and that word is something which cropped up in Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s extolling of the leader of Protestant persecution, Ignatius of Loyola.

This is what Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson had to say: “He had some profound mystical experiences, and it was in those mystical experiences that he wrote what’s called his ‘Spiritual Practices’.”

All this is leading the church’s adherents into mystical experiences, an emptying of the mind, akin to the Popish practice of Taizé, which Alain Emerson led the practicing of in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast back in February of this year. The picture below shows him leading the service in that hub of Romanism.

And Lectio Divina is a process heartily recommended by the previous Pope, Benedict XVI, who said: “I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of lectio divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart.”

What Lectio Divina teaches is of some new revelation from God to the reader, despite the fact we have a full revelation in the Bible, which God’s Word itself attests.

Revelation 22:18-19 says: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

We are not to add to or take from the Word of God, but this is what Lectio Divina does, often encouraging the reader to boil down the passage they are reading to one or two words or a single phrase, repeating it over and over to help enter a trance like state.

As well as there being no new revelation from God, we need no new revelation from God as His Word is perfect.

Look at Psalm 19:7-14: “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord , my strength, and my redeemer.”

David yearned for the meditation of his heart to be acceptable to God, but the meditative practices espoused by Romish monks, Pope Benedict XVI and Dave Wylie are most certainly not acceptable unto God.

There appears to be consistently polluted worship being offered up in Emmanuel Church and we would implore all readers to warn their friends, family and neighbours to stay clear of this and other churches where such blasphemy is taught.

Such polluted worship is condemned in very strong terms by God, and a great example of this is in the prophecy of Amos, when he, under God’s instruction, said in Amos 5:21-23: “I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.”

Such churches are notable for the emphasis on ‘praise’ music, where as loud a racket as possible is made in the name of worship of God, but is in fact more akin to a rock concert.

Dear reader, please turn away from churches which are teaching such mysticism and Romanism, and instead focus on what the Bible actually has to say, and not what some would-be theologians prattle on about, leading many poor souls astray.

1 Timothy 4:1: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”.

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Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson glorifies Jesuit founder and Counter Reformation leader, Ignatius of Loyola

The lead pastor of the Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area, Alain Emerson, has glorified the founder of the notorious Roman Catholic Jesuit Order, Ignatius of Loyola, and led his church’s followers in following his practices.

On this page we have previously described Alain Emerson as Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, due to his repeated association with Romanism.

This is a moniker he has well and truly earned.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson has previously spoken in a Roman Catholic chapel in Belfast (the scene of which is pictured below) as part of the ecumenical ‘Four Corners Festival’, at which he endorsed the ecumenical, anti-Christian, ritualistic, Taizé style of prayer.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson has organised an ecumenical prayer initiative called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ under the auspices of the 24-7 Prayer movement, a grouping whose leader, Pete Greig, is helping the Roman Catholic Church in Austria gain more followers.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson has spoken at a meeting of the ecumenical Ballymena Church Members Forum, a group comprised of Romanists and whose meetings are advertised in the Roman Catholic parish bulletin for Ballymena.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson has endorsed the ecumenical ‘Heal The Land’ prayer initiative, which a Roman Catholic group also endorsed, with a video featuring its leader encouraging Roman Catholics to attend being uploaded on the ‘Heal The Land’ facebook page.

All of those things were disgraceful in their own right for the leader of a supposedly God-exalting church to be engaging in.

However, this latest act of Popery, and it can be called nothing else, is by far the most grievous and anti-Scriptural activity he has engaged in yet.

In fact, we would go so far as to say it is the single worst act of betrayal of true Christianity we have came across yet on this page. It is truly outrageous.

In the meeting, which he held on Sunday night past, 4th November in the Lurgan Emmanuel Church (there are two, the other being in the nearby town of Portadown), he led his followers in practising the ‘Examen’, a prayer ritual devised by Ignatius of Loyola.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson also extolled the virtues of Ignatius of Loyola, who is the founder and original leader of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, the order which led the Counter Reformation under the Pope’s authority.

This is the group which sought to snuff out the light of the gospel which God had gloriously unveiled through Martin Luther and many others during the Protestant Reformation.

They did it by any means possible, and the Jesuits were leading figures in the bloody Spanish Inquisition, in which untold millions of Protestants, Jews and Muslims were tortured, maimed and murdered.

It is noteworthy that Bertrand Russell, a Noble Prize winning author and historian, in his ‘A History of Western Philosophy’, stated this of the Jesuits: “Protestant success, at first amazingly rapid, was checked mainly as a result of Loyola’s creation of the Jesuit order.”

So this is the grouping which, responding to the rise of true Christianity, ie Protestantism, acted to ensure the enlightenment of precious, never-dying souls, was restricted as much as possible, and they were noted to be successful in doing so, and thus leading millions of souls to hell.

And Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is teaching his church’s adherents to follow in their founder’s footsteps.

During his sermon (which you can hear online by visiting their website, clicking on the ‘resources’ tab and then on podcasts), he says to his audience about “a dude called Ignatius of Loyola”.

And this is what Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson then says a couple of minutes later about him.

“He had some profound mystical experiences, and it was in those mystical experiences that he wrote what’s called his ‘Spiritual Practices’.

“Now the reason I want to say this is, I feel that we are having some profound times with Jesus these days and I think there’s more profound times with Jesus to come, where He wants to completely undo us with His love.”

We’ll just cut into Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s spiel here and say not to worry if you don’t understand what the previous paragraph means, because it means nothing. It’s gibberish intended to sound deep and spiritual so as to impress those listening, but it really is as deep as a teaspoon of water.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson continues: “And when that happens you have to steward that well and you have to have certain practices in place that don’t take that for granted. That allow us to engage with that and train others to do that and this is what Ignatius is doing.

“He has encountered something fresh of the Lord.

“It’s through him that when he goes to university in Paris and he starts to gather a few friends and they start to pray and get passionate for Jesus together that they start this, what we know as the Jesuits, or the Society of Jesus, which has gone on to send missionaries all over the world.”

We’ll just point out that at no stage has Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson stated that the Jesuits are a Roman Catholic order, and at no point does he even use the words “Roman Catholic”. This is quite deliberate and it becomes clear this is quite deliberate with his next breath.

He says: “So remember this is probably round the time of the Reformation, so they’re all trying to work it out.”

They’re all trying to work it out?!? Is that Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s assessment of the Reformation period?

The Reformation was not about “trying to work it out”, the Reformation was when the shackles of Rome’s false gospel of salvation by works and devotion to her was thrown off gloriously throughout large chunks of Europe. It was God moving mightily to the saving of countless precious souls.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson also says there it was “probably round the time of the Reformation”. He knows rightly that it was or he wouldn’t have mentioned it in the first place. In his sermon he points out the year Ignatius of Loyola was born so he knows exactly when he was active.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson continues further: “There’s been huge problems with the church of that day. The Reformation has been a reaction to that but also within that there was certain moments and certain men like this who wanted the real thing, who wanted Jesus more than anything else pushed into his heart, pushed into his presence, were changed and transformed and led others in it.”

Ignatius of Loyola “wanted the real thing?” Ignatius of Loyola determinedly did not want the real thing as his mission from the Pope was to crush the doctrine of salvation by faith alone and all who believed in it.

And so on the heresy goes from Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, as he says: “I love the fact that then he writes the ‘Spiritual Practices’.

“Isn’t it brilliant in that time of, you know, history, that people kind of argued over things like how to become like Jesus. Today we argue over theology, what we believe and what we don’t believe. In that day people argued over what was the best way or practice, or set of exercises to become like Jesus.

“That would be a far better argument, wouldn’t it? It would be a far better argument to go, well, is it this way or is it that way? That was the argument, and while it mightn’t have been nice all the time, at least it was about how to become like Jesus, not about who’s right.”

The Reformation period was precisely about theology and what was right and what was wrong.

The Bible clearly states salvation is “not of works” (Ephesians 2:9) and that is the principle on which the Reformers stood.

Rome states that any who believes in the doctrine of salvation by faith alone are to be “anathema”, pronouncing their curses on such as heretics.

The Reformation was absolutely about what we believe.

Rome had no interest in being like Jesus, it was only interested in its own superiority and hegemony throughout Europe.

And to say “it mightn’t have been nice all the time” is not even an understatement, it’s a disgraceful and wilful effort to mislead his followers.

The Jesuits figured prominently in the murder and maiming of millions during the centuries-long Inquisition held by the Roman Catholic Church.

They struck out against true Christianity and were famed for their torture of those who disagreed with the false religion of Rome.

Yet Alain Emerson wants his followers to copy the ‘Spiritual Practices’ of that bloodthirsty order’s founder. He says “he loves the fact” that Ignatius of Loyola wrote them.

These ‘Spiritual Practices’ contain the worship of Mary, the reciting of the ‘Hail Mary’ as well as instructing people to do the rosary. Perhaps this will be next at Emmanuel Church in Lurgan and Portadown?

Has Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson been preparing the way with all his ecumenical conduct to allow such practices to take place?

He certainly has attendees of Emmanuel taking part in the spiritual practices of one of the most evil men who ever lived.

Perhaps a hint of his admiration of Jesuitry can be seen through his Twitter posting from 21 August, where he quotes a noted Jesuit priest, called Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured, below). Interestingly, the same Papist was quoted by the preacher of error, Bishop Michael Curry, in his wedding ‘sermon’ during the marriage ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The worship of Mary is nowhere taught in the Bible. In fact, the Bible is clear we are to “have no other gods” in Exodus 20:3.

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

We don’t go through Mary to get to God, despite what Ignatius of Loyola claimed.

Indeed, on a website called ‘Jesuits in Ireland’, his devotion to Mary is clearly stated.

In an article entitled ‘Mary – How she made a new man of Ignatius’, it says: “As for the founder of the Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, he had such a lasting devotion to Our Lady that we could say every month was Mary’s month for Ignatius. Mary played a vital role in the calling and vocation of Ignatius. Long before he was ordained a priest or founded the Jesuits, he had already developed a deep affection for the Blessed Virgin Mary”.

Let us state clearly, this is from an article written by Jesuits celebrating Ignatius of Loyola. Mary worship is a despicable heresy and rejection of God’s Word. But it is in the ‘Spiritual Practices’ of Ignatius of Loyola, the practices Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is imploring his followers to adhere to.

If you or anyone you know is caught up in the church ran by this man, we implore you to withdraw from it immediately and for you to implore everyone you know involved in it to do the same.

He is like those in Matthew 15:7-9, of whom Jesus says: “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Teaching such falsehoods makes someone a false teacher, such as were warned of in 2 Peter 2:1-3.

Those verses say: “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”

Is not Alain Emerson privily bringing in damnable heresies? How many people in Emmanuel Church on Sunday night were wise to his deceits? We would venture to say there were very few, if any.

Alain Emerson carefully refused to say the words “Roman Catholic” throughout. He deliberately misled those listening about the Reformation and Loyola’s inextricable links to opposing it. This is because he knows there would have been those present most likely for whom alarm bells would have been going off.

Mind you, the word Jesuit should surely have been enough to sound alarm bells in people’s minds. The current Pope is a Jesuit, something which was dwelled upon at the time the current Pope took over that blasphemous position.

But those in attendance are the many following his “pernicious ways” and this is leading those who follow it to one place – damnation.

What a frightful thought that is.

We would encourage everyone reading this to go back to our Facebook page and share this to warn as many as possible of the dreadful heresy being preached in that church to try to pull the attendees as brands from the burning out of the clutches of this grievous false prophet.

This is an urgent matter, and one not to be delayed upon, for the precious souls of men and women are at stake.

Ezekiel 12:21-28 highlights how we don’t know when God will move in judgment against those prophesying lies and those who choose to believe them.

“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth? Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord God; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision. For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel. For I am the Lord: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord God. Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off. Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God.”

Let us not be too late in our warnings to those who are under the influence of church leaders teaching such damnable heresies as the practices of an evil, bloodthirsty, Mary-worshipping, Papist.

24-7 Prayer leader Pete Greig helping Roman Catholic Church lure more people in

Leading charismatic figure Pete Greig, a friend of ecumenical groups such as the Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area and Causeway Coast Vineyard in Coleraine, has spoken in a Romanist chapel to help advise the Roman Catholic Church how to lure more people back into its clutches.

Pete Greig (pictured, top) is a leading figure in the organisation 24-7 Prayer, an ecumenical initiative openly and unashamedly promoting ecumenical compromise with Rome.

This is the same organisation which Emmanuel lead pastor Alain Emerson heads up in Ireland, something we previously focused on when highlighting Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson promoting the ecumenical ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative, which has the backing of the Pope, under the auspices of 24-7 Prayer Ireland.

Indeed, Pete Greig was one of the ‘celebrity’ speakers at Emmanuel Church’s recent ‘Tobar’ Conference.

And just a few weeks ago, Pete Greig was addressing the diocesan assembly of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna held in St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in the Austrian capital.

This was reported on the Roman Catholic news outlet, ‘The Tablet’.

He had been invited at the behest of the Roman Catholic cardinal, Christoph Schonborn, who told the same conference that ecumenical dialogue with churches like those represented by Pete Greig was “imperative”.

The day previously, Pete Greig had been the main speaker at the assembly.

Tweeting afterwards, he said: “Truly wonderful time in Vienna addressing 1,700 bishops, nuns, priests, laity from every church in the Archdiocese. Extraordinary signs of renewal – ‘unthinkable 9 years ago’ says the Cardinal. Not least letting a mug like me loose amongst them.”

Faux modesty aside, though of course many a truth is spoken in jest, Pete Greig has openly admitted to and indeed appears to be rejoicing in helping give the cause of Rome a boost in Austria – what a shameful situation.

The Roman Catholic Church is an anti-Christian organisation which denies the gospel message of salvation by faith alone. How anyone who claims to be a Christian should want to associate with and indeed encourage Rome is truly a mystery.

What is certain is that the Bible rejects such conduct.

2 John v 9-11 says: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

Pete Greig is making himself a partner of the evil deeds of Rome by acting in the way that he has.

The article from ‘The Tablet’ gives away why the Roman Catholic Church in Astria has enlisted the help of useful idiots like Pete Greig.

It states that, in 2011, Cardinal Schonborn had “invited Free Church (a name given to less traditional so-called Protestant churches) leaders to a meeting at Passau (a German town) as he wanted to know why the Free Churches were growing so fast. It was after that meeting seven years ago that the Cardinal had decided that the Free Churches should be regarded ‘as partners and not opponents’.”

Ecumenism, then, was identified as the route to a reinvigoration of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria.

This is backed up by a further quote in the article from Cardinal Schonborn.

He said: “Catholics and members of the Free Churches must learn from one another without losing their own identity.”

So the same man who describes ecumenism as “imperative” also wants to avoid the Roman Catholic Church losing its own identity.

This is indicative of the attitude of Rome in such matters – they may change their approach but they never change their nature. That is what Vatican II was about, the chief feature of which was a drive towards ecumenical unity.

Jeremiah 13:23 asks, and answers, the question: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.”

Rome is so ingrained in its sin that one could as easily change their skin colour as Rome could throw off its evil customs and doctrines.

A week after Pete Greig’s appearance in the home of the papacy in Vienna, the same venue played host to a prayer meeting jointly held by a group called the ‘Loretto Movement’ and what is described in the article as “the Free Church 24-7 Prayer Initiative”.

Pete Greig is called a ‘Team Leader’ in the 24-7 Prayer organisation and is seen as the founder of the organisation.

The Loretto Movement is a Roman Catholic youth organisation currently enjoying significant popularity in Austria and which is inextricably linked with 24-7 Prayer.

Here are a few excerpts from articles on the 24-7 Prayer website.

“A team from 24-7 Prayer and Alpha recently spent a remarkable weekend celebrating Pentecost with the Loretto movement in Austria. A few years ago the leaders read ‘Red Moon Rising’ (the handbook of 24-7 Prayer, written by, you guessed it, Pete Greig) and 24-7 Prayer Rooms are now at the heart of Loretto’s vision and growth.

“The Salzburg celebration is the big event of the Loretto calendar and is growing year by year. Over 5,000 young people crammed into Salzburg Cathedral. Pete Greig spoke on the Saturday morning on the importance of prayer and the local radio reported that it was the first time for many years that a non Catholic had spoken in the Cathedral” (article dated 29 May, 2013).

“Years ago, one of the leaders of Loretto was given a copy of Pete Greig’s book, Red Moon Rising. Since then, Loretto communities have added weeks of 24-7 Prayer to their rhythms.

“A fast friendship between Loretto Movement and 24-7 Prayer was born and over the last few years we have spent much time with each other, visiting each other’s communities and attending each other’s events.

“We’re so excited for the European Conference in Vienna this October in partnership with Loretto. Catholics and Protestants in the upper room of prayer, glorifying God and bringing forth His kingdom together” (article dated 11 September, 2018).

Roman Catholics and Protestants praying together – to whom are they praying? Rome teaches of intercession being made by Mary and various other saints, the Bible teaches, and true Protestants believe there is “one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).

This is a frightening situation, where a so-called Christian is glorying in aiding the cause of the Roman Catholic Church, which has damned untold millions to hell through its false gospel of works.

And the man behind all this, Pete Greig, is welcomed with open arms into many churches in our land who claim to be Christ exalting and his 24-7 Prayer initiative is followed by so many churches.

As we have stated already, this includes the Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area, who had Pete Greig at their Tobar Conference, held in June.

This also includes the Causeway Coast Vineyard, the church whose former lead pastor, Alan Scott, (pictured, above) said during his tenure there that he was “all in” with the Pope. A key backer of that church is Evangelical Alliance leader Peter Lynas, a man who repeatedly engages in ecumenical activity with Rome.

Pete Greig also has spoken in Lisburn Cathedral (Church of Ireland), a church which every Easter takes part in an ecumenical walk of witness with, among others, the Roman Catholic Church in that city.

And it will come as no surprise to long time readers that it was Pete Greig who prompted the pathetic, irreverent, childish crowd-surfing act in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, where Rev John Dickinson (pictured, below), the man who endorsed the lesbian ‘Christian’ LGBT campaigner Vicky Beeching, was carried out of the church by the poor dupes in the congregation. Pete Greig was the guest speaker on that infamous night.

We would implore all readers to share this article with anyone they know who may be caught up in any church which takes anything to do with the 24-7 Prayer Initiative and anyone they know who may be caught up with any of the churches mentioned above and to encourage themselves to separate from them.

1 Corinthians 15:33: “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

Ecumenical charismaniacs looking to Rome for revival at Nutts Corner

The ongoing charismatic efforts to degrade the spiritual landscape in Ulster continues apace, and they will focus their efforts next month on an ecumenical prayer initiative called ‘Healing The Land’.

Indeed, the event, scheduled for Saturday, 8th September at Nutts Corner, is being marketed as for Protestant, Catholic and those of no denomination – an ecumenist’s dream.

Perhaps Nutts Corner is a very apt venue for an easy-believist event, not just because of its name but for its reputation as a place to purchase something cheaply.

All manner of ecumenists have given their backing to the event and indicated their intention to be there.

Among them is David McClay (pictured, below), minister in Willowfield Parish Church in Belfast and leader of the ecumenical New Wine Ireland group whose recent conference featured at least three Papist speakers.

Also joining in is the elder statesman and one of the three lead pastors of Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area, Philip Emerson, who also took part in the New Wine Conference.

And he is joined by another lead pastor at Emmanuel Church, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, top), back to his old tricks of consorting with the anti-Christian system of Rome.

We will remind readers of Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s track record for Papal pandering.

In February, he spoke in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast as part of the ecumenical ‘Four Corners’ Festival, at which he endorsed the ecumenical, ritualistic, anti-Christian form of praise called Taizé. He is pictured below next to the altar where the blasphemous Mass is offered by the priest.

He then addressed a meeting of the ecumenical Ballymena Church Members Forum, which includes the Roman Catholic Church, before hosting another ecumenical prayer meeting with the blessing of the Pope himself, called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

And Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson and David McClay have appeared in videos uploaded to the event’s facebook page imploring more people to join in their linking arms with Rome.

Indeed, on the same page there is a video featuring an agent of Rome, Patrick McCrystal of Human Life International, a Roman Catholic pro-life group, endorsing this prayer event.

In his brief video, he quickly gets across the ecumenical nature of the event. He says: “We the people of God in Northern Ireland, Catholic, Protestant and all non-denominational, we have to turn back to God…”

Now of course any who have rejected or forsaken God must turn back to Him, but Patrick McCrystal is describing Roman Catholic adherents as the “people of God”.

While it is possible that in some simple way, some individual Roman Catholics may have come to faith in Christ, Patrick McCrystal is speaking in general of Roman Catholics and that is quite simply wrong.

Romanism doesn’t teach true salvation, therefore its followers cannot be described corporately as the people of God.

That is a tragedy of great magnitude, but Rome teaches a salvation of merit through good works.

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

Isaiah 64:6 reminds us that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags”, so Rome and, distressingly, an increasing number of so-called Protestant churches, teach that presenting our good works, or “filthy rags” to God will be enough to secure a spot in heaven.

And here we have supposedly Christian leaders giving credence to this false notion that the Roman Catholic Church is of God.

What utter blasphemy!

Rome denies salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, as we have already stressed, it teaches of a fictitious holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory (you’ll not find that anywhere in Scripture), it teaches of prayer to Mary and saints (1 Timothy 2:5 directly contradicts that) and teaches the utter blasphemy of the Mass, whereby they sacrifice Christ repeatedly, this despite Hebrews 10:11-12: “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”.

These circles simply cannot be squared, indeed Rome pronounces its anathema, or curses, on any who teaches of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

That being the case, and Papists being comfortable with this prayer event, one must draw the conclusion that Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson, David McClay and others must not believe in salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

And if they do, then they are guilty of the most dreadful of compromise, to deliberately permit the propagators of what they believe to be error into their midst to draw people away into sin and confusion.

The character of such individuals as Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson and David McClay as compromisers and consorters with Rome is well established.

However, there is another character who has given this anti-Christian event his seal of approval, and in the most emphatic way as he is to be the speaker at it, and that is David Legge (pictured, below).

A man raised in the truth of the gospel by his own testimony on his website, who attended and then ministered at a sound fellowship such as the Iron Hall in Belfast, concerns have been springing up about his associations and comments in the past few years.

From citing the teachings of a Carmelite monk (a Papist of course) to claiming that our pride, rather than sin, is what chiefly separates us from God, to now speaking at this overtly ecumenical event, David Legge, now working as an itinerant preacher, certainly appears to be deteriorating in his stand.

This very gracious article (now kindly updated by the author to include a link back to this article) on the Take Heed Ministries website articulates a great deal of the concerns surrounding his downgrade, which you can read by clicking here.

By associating with this event, David Legge can only bring further questions upon himself.

Indeed, given the brazen nature of this ecumenical gathering, David hasn’t got a ‘Legge’ to stand on if he claims he was unaware of the utterly inappropriate company he is keeping at this event.

We would certainly encourage readers to share and spread this article widely so that he can have the nature of the other endorsers of this event brought clearly into his focus.

The prayers offered up at this event are highly unlikely to be received in heaven as error is mixed right through this gathering.

God will not regard such prayers from the unconverted, of which there will be many gathered at Nutts Corner, not least (but not just) the avowed Papists who will be in attendance.

Proverbs 15:29: “The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.”

Unfortunately a lot of this will be about show and about doing something considered to be popular and worthy, rather than about living genuinely Christian, sanctified lives.

It is like the criticism God had of the insincere penitence of the children of Israel in the days of Hosea.

It says in Hosea 7:14: “And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.”

While they made much noise to God, there was no great sincerity in what they had said, but rather a desire to restore former comforts they had lost in their rebellion against God.

The verse they use to promote the event is a most wonderful verse and one we have used on numerous occasions here.

It says in 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.”

However, when the organisers of this event say that Romanists are part of God’s people and when the organisers themselves are noted ecumenists, they then distort this passage to suit their own ungodly ends.

Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, warned that “a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (1 Corinthians 5:6) and this is what is being done here.

Truth is being mixed with error, indeed a character such as David Legge, with a previously sound reputation and whose apparent downgrade would be unknown to many, may well be being used to help bring credibility to the event beyond traditional charismatic circles.

Please pray that David Legge will pull back from such compromise and please pray for a genuine revival in our land.

It will not come from the ‘Healing The Land’ prayer initiative, but only from prayer from those sold out to God, not those who are sold out to Rome.

1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

King’s Church leader Glen Mitchell rejects Biblical account of creation

Exodus 20:11: “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

Exodus 31:17: “It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”

Genesis 2:1-2: “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.”

A very popular method the world chooses to use to attack God’s Word is to reject the Biblical account of creation.

They come up with increasingly fantastic stories to explain the origin of the universe and tell us objects they find are millions and billions of years old, despite having no objective way of ever being able to back up what they are claiming.

Praise God we, if we are saved, have His inspired and inerrant Word to explain to us how our wonderful world came into being.

However, there sadly seems to be creeping into many so-called churches and many so-called Christians a rejection of God’s Word when it comes to creation.

And it would appear that one such ‘church’ leader in Bangor, County Down, has endorsed such blasphemous rejection of the manifestation of God’s greatness through his creation of the universe in just six days.

Glen Mitchell (pictured, top), who leads a charismatic group in the seaside town of Bangor called King’s Church, seems to have endorsed the anti-Biblical nonsense that God used the so-called ‘Big Bang’ and evolution to create the world we see today.

He has certainly seen fit to give this blasphemy his support on his Twitter page.

Glen Mitchell shared a comment on his Twitter page from a Joel Timothy Houston, who, according to his Wikipedia page, is an “Australian musician, songwriter, pastor and leader in the Sydney-based band Hillsong United, a worship band of Hillsong Church.” He is also co-pastor of Hillsong NYC (New York City).

Hillsong, of course, are no example for any Christian to follow but they are sadly extremely popular and much beloved of the type of charismatic, easy-believist ‘churches’ the likes of Glen Mitchell are in charge of. To get a flavour of the truly shocking reality of Hillsong, we would advise everyone reading this to click here and read this article on this dreadful organisation.

Back to the comment from Joel Timothy Houston on Twitter (pictured, below). When asked for his views by another Twitter user, he said: “Evolution is undeniable – created by God as a reflective means of displaying nature’s pattern of renewal in pursuance of God’s Word – an ode to the nature of the creative God it reflects – and only ever in part – not the SOURCE! Science and faith aren’t at odds. God created the Big Bang.”

Those comments are utterly opposed to the Bible and, of course, Joel Timothy Houston didn’t use any Bible verses to support his man-made theory. The very good and clear reason for that is because there are none.

The natural response of any minister or church leader, or indeed any Christian worth their salt, would be to express disgust that a professing Christian could make such an unbiblical claim.

However, in his response to the comment from Joel Timothy Houston, Glen Mitchell left a single ’emoji’ of an explosion, thus clearly demonstrating his endorsement of the ‘Big Bang Theory’. Glen Mitchell’s tweet is pictured, below.

It is a very flippant response to a heretical comment and to demonstrate support for such is highly offensive to God.

This statement Glen Mitchell has given his backing to tries to claim that plants and animals evolve in their own tribute act to God, which is frankly ludicrous.

It is clear from the Bible that God simply created the world and didn’t rely on making the ‘big bang’ or creating animals to evolve.

The very notion is a nonsense.

John 1:3: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

Colossians 1:16: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”

Isaiah 45:12: “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”

Genesis 2:19: “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”

We are not told that God created animals out of other animals over what even evolutionists would say is a very slow process, we are told simply that “out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast”.

This is typical of large swathes of modern professing Christianity, a desire to have their cake and eat it, having a little bit of Jesus in the hope it’ll get them to heaven but denying Him by trying to be on friendly terms with the world.

Matthew 6:24: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Interestingly, Glen Mitchell was part of the august list of ecumenists and easy-believists who took part in the God-defying ‘New Wine’ Conference in Sligo last week.

Given the remarkable level of Biblical illiteracy he has demonstrated by rejecting God’s own account of His creation, it is somewhat ironic that Glen Mitchell was lecturing on ‘Competency in Biblical Literacy’ at that ecumenical conference.

And who was he lecturing with at the ‘New Wine’ Conference? Another character we have highlighted previously, Dave Wylie of the Emmanuel Church.

This also poses questions for the Emmanuel Church.

What is its view on creation? Do they believe the account given in God’s Word? Or do they reject God and His Word and embrace the blasphemy of theistic evolution?

We would ask readers of this post to ensure they share this post with Glen Mitchell and also with Dave Wylie and the Emmanuel Church to see what they have to say on this matter.

1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

Vineyard Church and Hope Community Church – more easy-believists back ecumenical ‘New Wine’ Conference

We have previously featured on ‘Protestant Revival’ numerous characters taking part in the ecumenical ‘New Wine’ Conference, which kicked off yesterday (Sunday) and runs through to this Friday, 13 July.

These have included Philip Emerson and Dave Wylie, two of the lead pastors of the Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area and confirmed Church of Ireland ecumenists, Canons Henry Blair and Mark Harvey.

On the Conference’s website, they have listed literally dozens of speakers, and while we cannot focus on them all, for obvious reasons, there are some more individuals taking part of note.

These include several representatives of the Vineyard Church, including two who are or were heavily involved with the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Coleraine, County Londonderry.

This is of course the church whose former leader is Alan Scott, a man who, during a message he delivered at the Causeway Coast Vineyard, said he was “all in” with the Pope.

The other participant we wish to highlight is Rev Craig Cooney, minister at one of the new charismatic Church of Ireland plants springing up in numerous locations, this one called Hope Community Church, based in Craigavon.

Indeed, Rev Craig Cooney, prior to taking up his role in Craigavon, held the position of ‘Teaching Pastor’ for a year at the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church.

Before we go any further, we will demonstrate beyond contention the ecumenical nature of this event.

At the ‘New Wine’ Conference there will be at least three speakers from the Roman Catholic Church. They are Bishop Kevin Doran, the Bishop of the Elphin Diocese; Dr Fodhla McGrane of Clonard Monastery in west Belfast and Paddy Monaghan of the Evangelical Catholic Initiative.

The Roman Catholic Church is an anti-Christian organisation, and teaches numerous falsehoods, not least of which is its blasphemy of salvation by works and sacramental merit.

The Bible, however, teaches of a far simpler, greater salvation – through faith.

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

We cannot earn our salvation, which Rome still to this day teaches. One must only look at the Pope’s offer of plenary indulgences to those who attend his planned visit to the Republic of Ireland next month to see Rome has not moved one iota since the Reformation.

The matter of the Romanist deceit regarding salvation is the most grave of its manifold blasphemies, for they attempt to erect a bar between its followers and eternal glory in heaven.

And this is the key reason why so-called Protestant preachers and supposedly God-exalting church leaders should remain separate from perpetrators of such papal deceit.

God’s curse is on the Roman Catholic system, with its false gospel of works. Galatians 1:9 says: “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

We are not to fellowship with or even extend good wishes to those who preach another gospel.

2 John 1:9-11: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

By associating with such messengers of “that man of sin”, the Pope, Rev Craig Cooney and those representatives of the Vineyard Church are made partaker of their evil deeds.

Most observers of religious affairs in Northern Ireland will have probably heard of the controversy at Knocknamuckley Church of Ireland a few years ago, where the ludicrous conduct of Rev Alan Kilpatrick grabbed headlines in the country’s regional papers.

His highly irreverent style of dress in church, his abandonment of traditional worship, his bringing in of an interpretive dance troop on Easter Sunday 2015 and his links with the extreme Pentecostal movement, Bethel Supernatural Ministry, eventually led to him leaving the church, located between Portadown and Lurgan in County Armagh.

Given his list of transgressions, one would have expected a supposedly God-exalting church to have washed their hands of Rev Alan Kilpatrick.

However, the local diocese of the Church of Ireland instead allowed him to set up a new fellowship, which became Hope Community Church, based in Craigavon.

Rev Alan Kilpatrick left in 2017 and was then replaced by Rev Craig Cooney.

At his installation, a report on the Church of Ireland’s website quoted Rev Craig Cooney as saying he planned to “build on the great foundations laid by my predecessor, Rev Alan Kilpatrick”.

1 Corinthians 3:8-11 outlines the only sure foundation to God’s work.

It says: “Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

Can it be said that Rev Alan Kilpatrick laid foundations in Jesus Christ? Based on the activities he supported and those he disregarded, we do not believe it can be said that he did.

Therefore the foundations Rev Craig Cooney is building upon are like the sand the foolish man built his house on.

On a side note, who was it who preached the message at Rev Craig Cooney’s installation in Hope Community Church? Rev David McClay, the leader of the ‘New Wine’ movement in Ireland.

Rev Craig Cooney, in his previous charge in Dublin at St Catherine’s Church of Ireland, also demonstrated his ecumenical desire by helping raise funds for the nearby Roman Catholic church, also called St Catherine’s.

A table quiz called ‘St Catherine’s United’ was held. We are told that, “at the end of the evening, the Rev Craig Cooney, minister of CORE, presented Father Niall Coughlin with a cheque for €2,000”.

We are further told that, speaking after the event, Rev Craig Cooney said: “Not only was a large amount of money raised, but more importantly, friendships have been forged which can be developed in the months and years ahead.”

Rev Craig Cooney was avowedly stating his desire to press ahead with ecumenical relationships, and he is certainly fulfilling that most unbiblical vow by speaking at the ‘New Wine’ Conference.

‘New Wine’ would also be a rather appropriate event for the Vineyard Church to be represented at and they are up to their necks in this conference.

Two people with significant links to Causeway Coast Vineyard, Scott McNamara and Colleen McSorley, are to address the conference and two leaders in the ‘Desert Vineyard’, Jonathan Rue, who appears to be a celebrity draw to the event, and Joshua Miller.

The fact all four of these characters are attending this event with Papists seems to be consistent with Alan Scott’s shameful declaration that he is “all in” with the Pope.

Indeed, Colleen McSorley regularly retweets the ramblings of Alan Scott on Twitter, as he follows the time-honoured tradition of the charismatic of sharing something he believes to be profound, but is in fact as deep as your fingernail.

For those looking true meaning and depth, we can look in just one direction, and that is to Christ.

Romans 11:33: “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”

In Tyrone this week: the prosperity gospel of ‘healer’ ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega

Matthew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

One of the leading lights in the Ugandan prosperity gospel movement, an ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega (a man) was in Northern Ireland this week.

He dropped in to Fintona, of all places, and performed, for that is what it was, for two nights at the Ecclesville Centre on Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 July.

‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega has shot to prominence this past couple of years, having previously been employed in a bank in his homeland.

Targeting primarily young people, as most of the practitioners of the charismatic movement tend to do (such as the Vineyard Church, Emmanuel Church and Rev John Dickinson’s Carnmoney Presbyterian Church), ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega has made a name for himself in the universities of Uganda.

On a website called ‘Campus Eye’, there is a gushing report on ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega, whose ministry is called Phaneroo (meaning “making manifest”).

It tells us that ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega claims he felt God calling him to “begin a fellowship targeting young people and answer the questions that Jesus left unanswered”.

What a blasphemous statement for him to make, as well as profoundly arrogant to claim he’s there to fill in the gaps Jesus accidentally left at His ascension.

This is a claim of some new revelation, but the Bible clearly tells us we have a full revelation within the Scriptures, God’s inspired, inerrant Word.

Revelation 22:18 says: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book”.

If there is anything we do not know, it is because Jesus has decided, in His all-knowing power, to keep it from us. He wasn’t waiting 2,000 years for ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega to come along and fill in the blanks.

When the true Apostles asked Jesus just before His ascension when He would return, Christ told them they weren’t to know the time or date.

Acts 1:6-7 says: “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.”

‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega, as already stated, is a prosperity preacher.

The article we have previously referred to unwittingly reveals this.

It says: “In his latest Mercedes-Benz, ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega makes no apologies for this. He says God has called everyone to be rich and have a taste of heaven on earth. He proclaims that he can never die of disease neither accident.”

Uganda is not a country noted for its wealth, yet ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega swans around in a fancy car telling his followers they are going to be rich too, if they just keep following him because, after all, he is the man of God, isn’t he?

It is a rather enticing prospect in a country which has suffered economically for decades, particularly to the young, who understandably would want to have a more prosperous life than their parents did, to have a man telling you that by listening to his notions, cloaked by religion, you will be wealthy.

The Bible does not promise wealth to followers of Christ.

Proverbs 23:4 tells us to: “Labour not to be rich”.

Hebrews 13:5: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

God should be enough for us. If God chooses to bless us with great wealth, as he did with Solomon, then very well, but it ought not to be our primary target.

And what did Solomon conclude of this wealth? We are told in Ecclesiastes 5:10,15: “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.”

‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega is encouraging his young followers to chase after that which does not profit.

The true Christian has a far greater reward awaiting them in heaven.

1 Peter 1:3-4: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you”.

The goods of this world lose their value, they fade away, they age, rot and decay, but not so on the golden streets of heaven where there are riches unimaginable and eternal.

Back to this ‘Campus Eye’ article, which says that “whatever Phaneroo is doing, it ought to keep doing it”.

The title of this article is: “Apostle Grace Lubega: The Phaneroo Man Leading Ugandan Campus Babes To God”.

It certainly is an unusual title, and why “Campus Babes” are being prioritised over all others is somewhat confusing.

The article says the “Phaneroo Fellowship is a revolution taking over the whole of Uganda, but especially the Ugandan campus girls.

“Every Thursday, the most beautiful girls around Ugandan campuses are seen strolling towards the MTN Arena in Lugogo for the Phaneroo Fellowship.”

Why should it be particularly desirable that young, attractive women should follow ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega? What’s wrong with the “least beautiful” girls, if they are highlighting the “most beautiful” girls, though surely this is a subjective matter.

What’s wrong with the young men at university, at all levels of aesthetic appeal to those of the opposite gender?

The Bible doesn’t say that personal beauty is an end in itself.

1 Timothy 2:9-10: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”

A Christian woman should be more focused on good works than good looks, and certainly not looking to be described as a “babe”.

This just serves to highlight the superficiality of the craze surrounding ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega.

And what does his website say of him?

This is an extract of his own testimony. It says: “His message is the very substance of what he has experienced and of the places that he has walked in and by the spirit. He teaches divine healing and demonstrates divine healing; he teaches divine providence and demonstrates divine providence; he teaches supernatural expansion and growth of ministry and demonstrated how a ministry supernaturally grows and expands; he teaches the supernatural walk of the Christian. He is the message that he teaches.”

It really is a load of nonsense and doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

Surely his message should be of the saving power of Jesus Christ. It should be of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. It should be about what Christ has done, not “the very substance of what he has experienced”.

As for his ‘healing’, he claims that: “Tumours have disappeared, broken bones restored and deaf ears opened.”

Of course, there is no evidence offered of these cures, and his claim to be able to offer healing comes without Scriptural warrant.

Illness is a part of life, for the Christian and for those who are unsaved.

Quite often God uses this as a way of drawing us closer to him.

Hebrews 12:5-11 says: “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us , and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”

God doesn’t promise healing from illness. Illness is a symptom of sin, brought about by the fall of man. Indeed, Paul didn’t receive healing from God, despite earnestly praying for it.

2 Corinthians 12:7-9: “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

God’s glory can be shown through our infirmities.

We understand there were several hundred in attendance in Fintona each night earlier this week and Fintona Presbyterian Church foolishly helped advertise it on its facebook page.

If you were in attendance at this event, please bear in mind the absolute absence of Scriptural warrant for ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega’s ministry and reject his shameful prosperity gospel.

And if you know anyone who was in attendance or is perhaps an admirer of this character, please share this with them to warn them of the deceit he is propagating.

Rather than looking to a man full of his own notions, look to God and the Bible for a sure word as to how we are to worship Him.