Methodist President Rev Laurence Graham attends and preaches at Roman Catholic pilgrimage

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland has just today further emphasised his love of Popery by being the guest speaker at a Roman Catholic event at a well known Romanist pilgrimage site.

Rev Laurence (or Lawless) Graham (pictured, below) was uttering his ecumenical message of mean compromise at Lough Derg, one of the best known Papal pilgrimage sites in Ireland.

It is located just a few miles over the border with the Republic of Ireland, close to the County Donegal village of Pettigo. Pilgrims travel to what is called Station Island on the Lough and it is there they hold their three day pilgrimage at any point over the summer months.

Due to the conditions over winter time, the island is only accessed between May and October, meaning the supposedly Protestant Rev Lawless Graham has wasted little time this year in making his way over to bring shame on himself and his church.

Rev Lawless Graham in this one action is guilty of many of the abominations specified in Proverbs 6:16-19: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

The feet of Rev Lawless Graham certainly have proven to be swift in running to mischief and several other of those abominations have been carried out through this despicable compromise with the darkness of Rome.

Courting Romanist favour is nothing new for Rev Lawless Graham as just a few weeks ago it was revealed he was one of the so-called Protestants who co-signed a grovelling letter to the Pope, begging him to come to Northern Ireland during his planned trip to the Republic of Ireland this summer, something we addressed on this page at the time.

The event he addressed today was called a ‘Day of Friendship and Prayer’. It ran from 10.30am through to 3pm, with Rev Lawless Graham delivering his soft soap soliloquy of ecumenical compromise at high noon.

As usual with the Roman Catholic Church, which likes to extract as much money as possible from its deluded adherents, cheerleaders and hangers on, there was a fairly hefty fee of £22 to listen to this drivel. However, that fee did include your boat trip and refreshments. Quite the bargain then!

Directly after Rev Lawless Graham’s cosy message with his Papist fellow travellers, there was a prayer service.

We will repeat the most pertinent question we have asked on numerous occasions here at ‘Protestant Revival’ – to whom were these prayers being addressed? Were they praying to God, or were some of those in attendance praying to Mary or saints, as Rome utterly blasphemously teaches.

It is, we believe, necessary to clearly state the position of the Word of God on this matter. It says in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

That is what the Word of God says. It doesn’t matter what some old Romanist tries to say or what some apostate allegedly Protestant rascal tries to say, prayer is to be addressed to God and God alone.

Rev Lawless Graham was there in the company of the Prior of Lough Derg, ‘Father’ Laurence (or La, apparently) Flynn, who himself is a notable friend of Protestants who want to sell out their heritage to Rome.

‘Father’ La Flynn was one of the founding clergymen in the Fermanagh Churches Forum, a God defying ecumenical grouping, the despicable actions of which we have previously addressed.

And this unholy mingling which is being practiced by Rev Lawless Graham has been forewarned to us through Scripture, as have the dreadful consequences.

However, it has been wholly disregarded by apostates like Rev Lawless Graham.

Psalm 106:34-36,39-42 says: “They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.”

There are many points which could be made and comparisons drawn here, but we are told they “mingled among the heathen” before being given into “the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them”.

Rome is ever the same, it hasn’t shifted an inch since the Reformation and it still hates Protestantism virulently. This is why it is so pleased to have so-called Protestant fools falling prostrate at its feet because it has Protestantism where it wants it.

This situation is unfolding in front of us in Ulster and unless Protestants wake up to this sell-out of their heritage, then they that hate Protestants will rule over Protestants.

We need revival in this land desperately today.

We need apostate clerics thrown out of their pulpits today.

We need prayer that God will move again in our land.

We need prayer that God will make his mighty arm bare, uplift this land and cause it to be on fire for Him once more.

Please, dear reader, pray that God will cast down the enemies of the gospel, be they so-called Protestant or Roman Catholic, and send a mighty revival to this land.

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.”

Defending the indefensible – Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples

On ‘Protestant Revival’ we receive many comments, whether they be on this WordPress page, our facebook page (details in the ‘About’ section) or our email address (protestantrevival@outlook.com).

A comment which quite often we receive is to the effect of: “Your comment doesn’t show love”. This is, of course, not true and it is love which is the reason behind this entire blog.

One such misguided individual who attempts to misrepresent us is someone who contacted us by the name of “kmf0812”, who appears to be a Karla M Finlayson, going by the attached WordPress blog we found by clicking on her name.

She contacted us to say the following in relation to our post on Enniskillen Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples (pictured) going on a Roman Catholic pilgrimage: “Sad to see other Christians slandering and discrediting the reputation of another Christian. We are called to love one another, this post is not loving towards Rev David Cupples. I would suggest you read up on David’s Camino facebook page for the reasons he did the walk and perhaps get a copy of his book ‘Peregrino’.”

We decided to use this as a good opportunity to address this vexatious misrepresentation of this and any other stand against mean compromise and betrayal of true Christianity by so-called Protestants.

Our response to “kmf0812” is as follows:

“Thank you for your comment and affording us the opportunity to address this easy, lazy and baseless, though sadly fairly common complaint when believers point out departure from true Christianity.

Our comments in no way meet the criteria for slander.

Slander is defined as “the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation”.

Of course, our comments weren’t spoken, but we’ll not split hairs over that.

The key issue and accusation you bring within your claim of slander is the truthfulness of what we have said.

Please point out what was untrue in what we said.

Did Rev David Cupples go on the Camino? Yes.

Is the Camino a Roman Catholic pilgrimage? Yes.

Is the end point of that pilgrimage a Roman Catholic chapel which falsely claims to have the remains of the Apostle James there? Yes.

Was Pope Callixtus II so synonymous with this pilgrimage that many modern guidebooks for the Camino are based on his guide? Yes.

Your false accusation of slander is actually the closest thing to slander in this discourse (although, we state again that slander is spoken, rather than written).

Again, please clarify what we said that was untrue.

The charge of not showing love is also false. Our post is the most loving thing Rev David Cupples will have heard regarding his foolish excursion. It is not love to pat him on the back for doing something harmful to Christianity in Ulster.

God doesn’t take this approach with us. We are told in Hebrews 12:6 “whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” and the purpose of this blog is to try, with God’s help, to revive the hearts of men and women in Ulster and take on the workers of ecumenism and apostasy.

Rev David Cupples professes to be a Christian and we have to take him at his word. Why then is he engaging in a Papist superstition such as a pilgrimage, the end point of which is a Romanist chapel?

We believe there is an important comment to be made here. Lots of people claim to be ‘Christian’, indeed Romanists claim to be Christian when they are in fact anti-Christian.

A key question is: are you saved? Have you asked God to forgive you for your sin? Have you acknowledged you’re nothing but a wretched, hell-deserving sinner and have cried to God for mercy and forgiveness? There is NO OTHER WAY to get to heaven.

We have read Rev David Cupples’ blog on facebook. We have no desire to read ‘Peregrino’.

We would recommend to you, Rev David Cupples and anyone reading this to pick up a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and read it instead. This will clearly demonstrate why we are taking the stand we are taking.

Rev David Cupples and his Presbyterian Church in Enniskillen is also part of the Fermanagh Churches Forum, which we have highlighted previously. This forum also includes the Methodist, Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Church. Would it be more loving not to point that out?

Two weeks ago the final ‘Lenten lunch’ in the series of lunches the Fermanagh Churches Forum organised was hosted by Rev David Cupples’ church.

Last week, his church hosted the latest meeting of the ‘Faith and Friendship’ group. It is an “interdenominational Bible study, fellowship and prayer gathering”.

The speaker was a ‘Rev’ Ruth Patterson, the first ordained female Presbyterian ‘minister’ in Northern Ireland. This is clearly anti-Biblical. 1 Timothy 2:12 sets this out clearly. It says: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

If Rev David Cupples chooses to ignore, contradict and brazenly defy God’s inspired Word, we will be there to point it out and call it out for what it is – sin.”

Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples takes time off to go on Roman Catholic pilgrimage

The most recent edition of the Presbyterian Herald, the official publication of the church, reports that the minister of its Enniskillen church has recently ‘walked the Camino’, a famous Roman Catholic pilgrimage.

Rev David Cupples (pictured) is the perpetrator of this utterly futile, nonsensical, traitorous and indeed rather childish excursion.

It is no surprise he has indulged in such foolishness, given his active involvement with the Bible defying Fermanagh Churches Forum, which we previously addressed.

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, to give it its full name, is hundreds of miles long and is walked by around 200,000 ‘pilgrims’ each year.

Pope Callixtus II (no, we weren’t overly familiar with him either) was apparently “one of the great proponents of the pilgrimage in the 12th century”.

Indeed, old Callixtus is so synonymous with the pilgrimage that the official guide in those days, the Codex Calixtinus, is “still considered the definitive source for many modern guidebooks”.

Perhaps Rev David Cupples was following the Pope’s advice on his own odyssey.

The Camino was at one time up there in terms of popularity with Romanist pilgrims to Rome and Jerusalem.

Perhaps Rev David Cupples could embark on a pilgrimage to Rome next time, though that might be too obvious an act of betrayal of his and his church’s Protestant heritage.

Walking the Camino is also a method by which “a plenary indulgence could be earned”, meaning this was part of Rome’s corrupt system of works, by which it blasphemously claims you can earn salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 makes it very clear that salvation is not of works. It 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.”

This is further emphasised in Titus 3:5-7, which says: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Perhaps Rev David Cupples was able to pick up a plenary indulgence en route to Compostela, the Spanish village in which the pilgrimage ends.

The Camino continued to be very popular until the 16th century, with the Protestant Reformation responsible for the downturn in interest in the pilgrimage.

However, Rev David Cupples is doing his little bit in the great ecumenical effort by so-called Protestant clerics to undo the Reformation.

The ultimate goal at the end of the pilgrimage is to worship the alleged remains of the Apostle James, the brother of John, the sons of Zebedee. This claim is made by Rome despite the fact James was killed in Israel, as Acts 12:1-3 sets out for us: “Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also.”

It is claimed by Rome that the Apostles went to all the trouble of bringing James’ remains to Spain. Quite why they would do that isn’t clear. Of course, they didn’t. It would seem an inordinate amount of effort to go to, particularly in the light of what Jesus said regarding the deceased.

Matthew 8:21-22 says: “And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”

Did God want His servants to abandon their roles in the mighty revival at that time to go on a pointless errand to Spain? What nonsense!

So, one might ask, what exactly would a Protestant minister want to do with a Roman Catholic pilgrimage which it is blasphemously claimed helps earn you a place in heaven and whose ultimate destination is the fraudulent tomb of a man whom we must not worship?

If anyone reading this is familiar with Rev David Cupples or knows anyone who is, please ask them to ask him what his reasoning is.

This sort of nonsense is but yet another symptom of the malaise within mainstream Protestantism in Ulster and let us pray that God will turn this betrayal of Biblical Christianity on its head.

Everyday ecumenism in County Fermanagh as Protestant leaders habitually cosy up with Roman Catholic Church

Ecumenism seems to be a way of life in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

The Fermanagh Churches Forum is one of the most organised and active of the localised ecumenical groupings dotted throughout our country.

It is now, according to its website engaged in a series of ‘Lenten lunches’, the first of which took place last week.

Nothing wrong with lunch or indeed Lent, one might say, and they would be right.

However, it is the venue and the participants which are of concern.

The first in the four lunch series took place last Wednesday, 21st February in St Michael’s Parish Centre, next to St Michael’s Catholic Church.

As if that wasn’t questionable enough, the lunch was followed by “Scripture reflection and prayer”. We again repeat the question – to whom are these prayers being addressed?

The Roman Catholic Church teaches of prayer to Mary and all manner of their so-called Saints. Are prayers offered up to these characters and are members of Protestant churches sitting with their heads bowed while these unholy invocations are being made?

One does not have to actually commit these evil deeds to be implicated thereby.

We are warned of this in 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.”

Mary worship or prayer to any other than God through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ is absolutely outside the doctrine of Christ. The Roman Catholic Church therefore “abideth not in the doctrine of Christ” and therefore “hath not God”.

As Rome does not have God, then what are supposed Protestant denominations taking anything to do with them for?

The series of Lenten lunches continues this Wednesday in the Methodists’ Church Hall, then the Church of Ireland the following week before wrapping up on 14th March in the Presbyterian hall.

It is the latest in a prolific line of ecumenical gatherings among the four ‘mainstream’ churches in our province.

Earlier this month the Fermanagh Churches Forum organised a special day of prayer which also took in an exciting tour of Enniskillen, starting in the Presbyterian Church before going to the Roman Catholic chapel, the Church of Ireland and wrapping up at the Methodist Church.

And a few weeks before that the Fermanagh Churches Forum held its own service as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the folly of which we highlighted previously.

This Fermanagh Churches Forum is an example of everyday ecumenism and must be opposed vehemently.

We implore anyone connected with the churches involved in this corruption of true Christianity to “come out from among them, and be ye separate”.

Let us follow the example Paul laid before us when, under the inspiration of God, he wrote in Hebrews 13:13: “Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.”

It doesn’t matter what anyone else says to us, being at the centre of God’s will is by far the best place to be. We trust all reading this will make this their firm desire and purpose in this day of deepening ecumenism and apostasy.