Hillsong leader attacks Israel Folau for standing against sodomy

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.”

There have been many headlines written in recent weeks following a social media post by the leading Australian rugby player, Israel Folau, in which he posted an image stating that homosexuals, among many other groups of sinners, would go to hell if they don’t repent.

The post uploaded by Israel Folau on Instagram was based on the Scripture passage we have included at the top of the article.

Despite the fact that the image Israel Folau shared makes no difference between any of the sins specified, the mention of homosexuals was enough to get the poor sensitive souls reading it all in a fluster, demanding that Israel Folau, widely considered the best rugby player in Australia, be ditched by his national team.

Those efforts appear to have been successful as Israel Folau’s contract was ended by Rugby Australia, although we understand he may well be challenging the decision.

It certainly is a sad day when simply repeating what the Bible says is rewarded with the loss of your livelihood.

And it is sadder still when the leader of an influential, supposedly Christian church, has criticised Israel Folau for taking a stand for scriptural truth.

However, that is exactly what has happened with Hillsong Church leader Brian Houston castigating Israel Folau for merely being consistent with the teachings of the Bible.

He said: “As Christians it is equally important to look at ourselves and our own failings and imperfections.

“If you look at the list of sins that Izzy listed there’s not too many people he’s left out, including Christians. There isn’t a person on earth who hasn’t told a lie or put something before God (idolatry).

“In 40 years of telling people about the good news of Jesus, I have seen that the ‘turn or burn’, approach to proclaiming the message of Christianity alienates people. Scaring people doesn’t draw them into the love of Jesus.

“The world doesn’t need more judgmental Christians.”

The New Zealand Herald also reported that “Houston also said he hopes Folau grows to understand the importance of Christians loving even those who believe differently, and believes the rugby star could benefit from looking inwardly before judging others”.

Now certainly it is right and proper that all professing Christians examine themselves, and we are instructed to do so in the Scriptures.

2 Corinthians 13:5: “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

But if Christians were waiting until they were perfect before they denounced sin, then nobody would ever criticise any sin and would have to turn a blind eye to all manner of evil around them.

This is clearly unscriptural.

We are told in Ephesians 5:11 to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”.

Jude v 3 tells us to “earnestly contend for the faith”.

How can you instruct or implore anyone to turn away from sin without pointing out that which is sinful? How are people to know what is sinful unless they are told what is sinful?

Yet Brian Houston is advocating refusing to preach the full counsel of God.

He has rejected the notion of warning people about hell. Yet Jesus didn’t shun what Brian Houston calls the “turn or burn” approach.

Matthew 23:33: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”

So Jesus warned against ending up in hell, yet Brian Houston of Hillsong disagrees with the approach of the One Whom he claims to be proclaiming.

Not only that, Brian Houston claims that “scaring people doesn’t draw them into the love of Jesus”.

Once again, let’s hear what Jesus Himself actually has to say on the matter.

Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Jesus says we ought to fear Him and be afraid of His power in being able to condemn sinners to an eternity in hell.

That is what Jesus preached, yet Brian Houston claims to know better. Who do you believe?

Brian Houston would be far better preaching that an eternity in hell awaits those who don’t repent of their sin.

After all, how can anyone preach that you must be saved without telling people what there is to be saved from?

Of course, however, the so called ‘megachurch’ Hillsong is very clearly, to any who choose to look, an organisation which acts in defiance to God.

One of its leading figures, Joel Timothy Houston, has previously tweeted his rejection of the Biblical account of creation, instead choosing to back the utterly anti-Scriptural ‘Big Bang Theory’.

And to get an increased flavour of the ungodly nature of Hillsong, you can read this very good article on the ‘Protestant Standard’ website by clicking here.

So it can come as little surprise when we see Israel Folau being condemned by that church’s leader for taking a stand for Biblical morality.

We may not agree with everything that Folau believes, we simply do not know, though there would be concern at the fact his church is apparently part of the Australian Christian Churches group, which Brian Houston was, until recently, the leader of.

Certainly, being in fellowship with Hillsong in any way is very concerning indeed.

And we would encourage anyone reading this not to have anything to do with Hillsong and not to support it in any way.

2 Corinthians 6:17: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing”.

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DUP sinks still further with lesbian council candidate

Romans 1:21-27: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

Matthew 19:4-6: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

The Bible is crystal clear on homosexuality, it is branded an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22), “vile” and “against nature” (Romans 1:26).

It is the chief sin which brought God’s judgment down on Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jude 1:7: “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.”

It is contrary to the founding principles and natural order of this world ordained by God.

Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

The DUP was founded by the late Rev Ian Paisley, who was also founder of the Free Presbyterian Church, and the party was at one time a fearsome and uncompromising voice for the Word of God.

Indeed, in the early 1980s it was Ian Paisley and the DUP which campaigned to ‘Save Ulster From Sodomy’.

Sadly, that battle was lost as that which God called an “abomination” was legalised. Today, that which God called an “abomination” is exalted.

It is paraded through our city streets, it is advocated by much of the movers and shakers (or so they like to think of themselves) in our country, and it seeks to exert total dominance in our society, so much so that a Christian bakery was taken to court for refusing to ice a cake bearing a message exalting such an “abomination”.

Praise God the McArthur family, who own Asher’s Bakery, was finally vindicated by the UK Supreme Court but it is chilling to think it got that far and surely the whole episode would be enough to make other Christians reluctant to rock the sodomite boat in future.

To be fair to the DUP, they are the only reason, politically speaking, that sodomite marriage and, for that matter, the murder of innocent unborn children, hasn’t been foisted on Northern Ireland.

However, as the DUP nominates its first openly homosexual council candidate, we can see very clearly how far this party has fallen.

Alison Bennington is a lesbian and a businesswoman and she has been chosen by party officials to contest the Glengormley Urban area for Antrim and Newtownabbey Council at next week’s election.

Now, one might ask why she is contesting a seat for a party which still opposes, publicly at least, sodomite marriage.

However, that is to miss the point.

The real question is why on earth the DUP would select a lesbian candidate to run for them and recommend her to the people of Glengormley and, by extension, the people of Ulster.

Such a situation would have been inconceivable even a short time ago.

However, the seeds of this compromise with sin have steadily been sown over the past number of years.

From governing Stormont departments which were administering money to sodomite groups to standing back and allowing sodomite pardons to be brought into Northern Ireland, there has been a clear softening of the party’s attitude to sodomy.

Indeed, within weeks of the DUP sitting back and allowing a Bill through Stormont saying that anyone convicted of this grave breach of God’s law had been wrongly treated (and in the process repudiating their own party’s previous stance against legalising sodomy) the Stormont executive had collapsed, and is yet to return almost two and a half years later.

Do we not see God’s hand of Providence in that?

However, unabashed, party leader Arlene Foster went on a charm offensive last year by cosying up with Islam, attending a GAA match on a Sunday and then addressing an event celebrating sodomites at Stormont.

Further to that, a vile drag queen event was held at Stormont with the support of one of the party’s MLAs, Paula Bradley.

And late last year Arlene Foster tweeted her congratulations to the lesbian Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson after she gave birth to a child which she will raise alongside her lesbian partner.

And now the DUP, a party founded upon fundamentalist Christian principles, guided by the authority of God’s Word, is recommending that its supporters, many of whom are Christians, vote for someone living in open defiance of His Word.

What a sad situation that is.

So far the only public voice of dissent has been from Jim Wells, MLA for South Down.

He said: “The party is making a very clear statement here by this selection and it fundamentally undermines the values and traditions of the party.”

Will other Christians in the DUP speak out against it? The signs so far are not positive, in fact surely enough time has already passed for them to do so.

If the DUP think this will be enough to placate the sodomite agenda then they are sadly mistaken.

Just look at the responses to their move.

A Cai Wilshaw of the LGBT website Pink News, said he hoped this move was only the beginning.

He said: “While it is true this is a positive development, I hope this is only the first step in a broader change in the party’s outlook on equal rights for all in the north of Ireland.”

A Gavin Boyd of the Rainbow Project was similarly minded.

He said: “Selecting an LGBT candidate says nothing about whether the DUP has changed from being openly hostile to LGBT people, our families and our rights.

“When the party begins to make amends for the way it has treated our community we will hold out the hand of friendship as we always have.”

So this isn’t enough for the advocates of sodomy and nothing will be until the DUP fall prostrate at the altar of sodomy, as Nebuchadnezzar required Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to fall before the idol he had set up.

Indeed, this spirit is reminiscent of that ascribed to Nebuchadnezzar in the prophecy of Habakkuk.

The Bible says in Habakkuk 2:5: “Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people.”

Nebuchadnezzar was never satisfied with what he had, he had an insatiable appetite for more and this is the case with the LGBT agenda, nothing but complete submission will suffice.

However, no matter what Daniel’s friends were threatened with and no matter what dire consequences were promised for their refusal to betray God, they stood firm.

They were greatly rewarded as God miraculously saved them from the fiery furnace.

How can the DUP expect God to be pleased with them when they recommend someone living brazenly contrary to His Word?

1 Samuel 2:30 warns of this. It says: “…them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”

Standing firm for God is a reward in itself as we know we are doing that which is right, but not only that, God will reward us for doing so.

There can be no blessing for the DUP when they run a candidate who lives in a way utterly at odds with the Bible.

Gospel of Jesus Christ is a ‘protection racket’ – Carrickfergus Church of Ireland extension

1 John 2:22-23: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”

Galatians 1:6-9: “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 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.”

Those who deny the precious gospel of Jesus Christ are called clearly in the Bible “liars” and to be “accursed” of God.

And in Harbour Faith Community, based in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, on the east coast of Northern Ireland we are presented with one of the most brazen denials of the entire gospel message one could possibly conceive.

Harbour Faith Community is an extension work of St Colman’s Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus and they have recently posted their heresy on their Facebook page, stating their outright rejection of the precious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For they have disgracefully branded the precious gospel message as “not that different from a standard protection racket”.

This refers, of course, to the sadly still fairly common practice in Northern Ireland where local paramilitaries, both republicans (IRA, for example) and loyalists (UVF, UDA, for example), extort money from shopkeepers in order to keep their business safe. Failure to pay up, often, leads to these very same would-be “protectors” then attacking that shop in whichever way they see fit, be it by threats, breaking windows, arson, etc.

And here we have a Church of Ireland work equating the God of the Bible to little more than an IRA (Irish Republican Army) or UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) henchman bully boy.

What a disgusting statement to make.

They, of course, having first mocked the precious gospel message, then teach their own gospel in which “there is no threat from God” and “we are loved and forgiven anyway”.

So they remove the reality of hell and say nobody is going to go to hell.

If we are “loved and forgiven anyway”, then what is the point of anything? Why should we restrain ourselves from any sin? Why should we feel guilt over any action we take? Why can’t we just please ourselves in any way? Why should we go to any church if we are guaranteed heaven regardless of what we do?

This is self-evidently nonsense and, more than that, blasphemous.

Here is the post by Harbour Faith Community on their Facebook page.

It says: “Many people have realised that the ‘gospel’ they so often hear is just a threat dressed up as ‘good news’.

“It’s really not that different from a standard protection racket. ‘Good news! If you just come under our authority, then we won’t have to burn your shop down!’

“The sad thing is that it works. Especially in such a brittle society as Northern Ireland – used to such rackets as we are.

“What is lost along the way, however, is the actual ‘good news’ – that there is no threat from God. And there never was. The whole point of the cross is to show that, if anything, the violence comes from us towards God – not God towards us. And that, in spite of this, we are loved and forgiven anyway. More than that, we are invited to drop our own penchant for violence and follow Christ’s example of love and forgiveness towards all – even those who would harm us.

“In this way we are invited to embrace the way of love as demonstrated by the God of love. Not because we’ll be punished if we don’t – but because, well… who wouldn’t want to live in love?”

If that doesn’t grieve your soul then nothing ever will. You can see the Facebook post for yourself in the picture below, complete with a blasphemous illustration of Jesus.

This is typical of the modern, ‘God is love’ so-called ‘Christian’, but it is rare to see it so explicitly written down as it has been here.

What of God’s justice and His judgment?

Why should Jesus have spoken more of hell than of heaven if there was no threat of anybody ever ending up there?

Just as was the case when we wrote about Presbyterian minister Rev Ernie Rea earlier this month, this statement means the Harbour Faith Community is calling our Lord and Saviour a liar.

Read the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 86:15: “But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.”

Hebrews 6:18: “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”

God is a God of truth, he cannot lie.

He is also a God of compassion and grace, patience and mercy, but this does not extend to Him ignoring sin or winking at sin.

Think of the famous words of Genesis 6:3: “My spirit shall not always strive with man”.

This is also demonstrated in Nahum 1:3, which says: “The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked…”

And who are classed as the wicked by God? Every one who has not been saved, who has not come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. 1 John 5:19 tells us that “the whole world lieth in wickedness”.

So we are not “already forgiven anyway”, as the wretched deceiver who wrote that Facebook post would blasphemously claim.

We are warned not to be taken in by such characters in Colossians 2:8, which says: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

These comments are definitely “not after Christ”; after all he preached the hellfire and damnation which so many ecumenists and apostates like to pretend doesn’t exist.

These are some of the words of Jesus.

Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Luke 16:22-23: “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.”

Mark 9:43, 48: “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

Matthew 13:41-42: “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

Jesus talks rather a lot about hell, and in quite vivid detail, does he not?

All this does is serve to demonstrate how Biblically illiterate and how anti-Christian the Harbour Faith Community is.

While we cannot be absolutely certain that it was the Harbour Faith Community leader, Steve Ames (pictured, top) who wrote the post, it seems highly likely.

After all, he is the only person listed on the Facebook page as being a person connected with it.

This is not the first time his outrageous pontifications have prompted a response from this page.

Last July, we highlighted this despicable grouping for stressing how one of its core principles is that it is “LGBT affirming”, meaning it supports sodomy in the church.

This is another example of Biblical illiteracy, given that not only does the Bible never once countenance such practices as being acceptable, it outright prohibits same-sex relationships.

A host of passages are contained within Scripture to demonstrate this beyond any doubt, such as Genesis 2:24, Leviticus 18:22, Matthew 19:5, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Jude v 7.

For any to deny this is the view of the Bible is frankly remarkable and indicative of a character which has rejected God’s Word.

And what of St Colman’s Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus?

This is a quote from Harbour Faith Community’s website, articulating the close and continuing links with that Church of Ireland congregation.

It says: “Our history involved a shared journey with St Colman’s Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus, with whom we still have an enduring relationship. The rector of St Colman’s continues to be instrumental in supporting our relationship with the wider Church family.”

The rector in that church, until very recently, was a Rev Michael McCann (pictured, below) and he ought not to be giving any support whatsoever to such a brazenly anti-Scriptural fellowship as the Harbour Faith Community.

Why is the Church of Ireland supporting this in any way, shape or form?

Why is the Diocese of Connor, under which Carrickfergus falls, allowing such blasphemy and Christ rejecting to carry on while linked to them?

Also, is there any financial support being provided to Harbour Faith Community from the Church of Ireland? If so, what do Church of Ireland members in Carrickfergus or within the Diocese of Connor or even general members think of their money being used to fund such a blatantly anti-Christian church?

While there is little mention of Rev Michael McCann online, we found a couple of articles looking at him taking a sabbatical to go to the Arctic and one such article mentioned how, before going to the Arctic, he was “spending a few days on retreat at the Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor” in County Down.

So not only is he “instrumental in supporting” a church openly supporting sodomy and casting God as a UVF thug, but he is an ardent ecumenist, eagerly fellowshipping with Romanism.

Quite often when you see one such rejection of God’s Word, there is more to follow and this certainly appears to be the case with Rev Michael McCann.

Dear reader, if you or anyone you know is involved with the Church of Ireland in Carrickfergus or within the Connor Diocese, won’t you even challenge your minister and Bishop for their toleration of such rank rejection of Christ.

The Bishop of Connor is Alan Abernethy and we would encourage you to put your concerns directly to him by emailing office@connordiocese.org and marking your correspondence for his attention.

Let us not sit back and allow such a God-dishonouring situation to continue unchecked in our land.

We would also issue a call to anyone reading this who attends a church which is faithful to the blood and the book to even challenge their own minister to speak out against those who are acting contrary to the Word of God.

Our faithful ministers in this country need to bring to light the works of darkness being practised by corrupters of the gospel message and speak out fearlessly and repeatedly.

Let us make our protest, let us make it loud and clear, let us never shrug our shoulders to the sin which is all around us.

Rather, let us speak out for Christ in this evil day and make sure the religious figures teaching lies and error are not allowed to do it without keeping an eye over their shoulder to see if a supporter of the truth will be snapping at their heels, highlighting the wickedness of their ways.

Joel 2:1: “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand”.

All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church holds Transgender Remembrance service

Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

2 Timothy 3:13: “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

When you survey the pitiful state of much of professing Christendom in Ulster today, you cannot help but be reminded of Paul’s caution to Timothy, written under the inspiration of God.

Surely it cannot be disputed that the religious deception is waxing worse and worse in our land.

And no more blatant example of this could surely be found than last week’s ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ service in the reprobate All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in Belfast.

This church shows such a disregard for the Word of God that it is actually breathtaking.

All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church holds this transgender service every year as it continues to proudly defy God’s Word and the natural order he ordained, which can be seen in the verse at the top of this article.

In addition to this gravely offensive service in the eyes of God, All Souls also held an LGBT ‘Pride’ service back in August to coincide with the sodomite ‘Pride’ celebrations in Belfast.

The Bible is full of condemnations of homosexuality, and just a few can be found in Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:24-27 and 1 Timothy 1:9-10, as well as many other places.

This, however, seems to mean nothing to those in power and those in attendance at All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.

The service last Sunday, 18 November was described thus on the church’s facebook page: “A special service of prayer, remembrance and communion led by Rev Hudson and Rev Bell alongside other visiting clergy and guests marked the All Souls annual act of reflection and meditation for members of the Transgender Community.

“With thanks to the Focus group for their participation.”

The stated aim of the Focus Trust is as follows: “Supporting transgender and intersex individuals and their families.”

Rev Hudson, meanwhile, is Rev Chris Hudson, a man who in 2015 was named a “transgender champion” for his God-defying work. The picture at the top of this article shows him holding his “transgender champion” award.

And the Rev Bell referred to in that passage is a Rev Alister Bell, assistant minister in that ungodly church.

These are men who are supposed to be ministers of the gospel, but they are instead using their position to spread heresies contrary to the Word of God.

This sort of attitude which distorts and disregards God’s Word is spoken of in Titus 1:15-16, which says: “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”

These men would profess to know God, but in fact by their works they deny him, for holding such services celebrating such rebellion against God is a denial of His Word.

They are teaching doctrines which are nowhere to be found in the Bible.

And for a minister to do such is a direct contradiction of the Bible.

2 Timothy 4:1-3 says: “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 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”.

Timothy was charged by Paul, under the inspiration of God, to “preach the word”. What is that word? The Bible, as it then was, not yet being quite complete.

He is told to reprove and rebuke those who are straying from the word. Those who seek to condemn this page for taking a stand against sin and rejection of God’s Word would do well to consider this exhortation of Paul.

That passage then informs us that “the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine”.

We will now refer back to verses we mentioned a little earlier, in 1 Timothy 1:9-10: “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine”.

Those who “defile themselves with mankind”, or those who practice sodomy, are called “contrary to sound doctrine”.

So we have a church which is “contrary to sound doctrine” and which celebrates being so.

What a despicable situation this is.

This church and its ministers, and others like it, are as those warned of by Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:5, which says: “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

Any church which denies the Bible, be it in its stance on homosexuality, transgenderism, separation from apostasy, Romanism or anything else, ought to be turned away from.

Let us remain separate from false religion and its vain sacrifices through the corrupt services it holds.

And let our cry to those caught up in the apostasy be the words of 2 Corinthians 6:17: “…come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing”.

Presbyterian Moderator Rev Charles McMullen refuses to condemn sodomy as a sin

1 Samuel 2:30: “…for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”

The Presbyterian Moderator has refused to state whether or not he believes sodomy is a sin.

When asked in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph if he personally believed that homosexuality was sinful, Rev Charles McMullen said he was “not going to answer that”.

What a craven act of cowardice!

The role of a minister is to tell the truth to the people, regardless of whether he thinks the people want to hear it.

Based on other comments Rev Charles McMullen made during the interview, it would appear he probably does think homosexuality is contrary to God’s Word (how anyone could think otherwise is frankly remarkable), but he clearly lacked the courage to come out and say it.

And what a disgraceful situation that he consciously refuses to take his stand for Christ.

Rev Charles McMullen is utterly ignoring the charge laid down to preachers in 2 Timothy 4:2, which says: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”

Condemnation of sodomy, which God has called an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) is very much out of season in this day of apostasy, but Rev Charles McMullen has a God ordained responsibility to speak the truth.

When he doesn’t do that he consciously chooses to dishonour God.

In addition, as a minister, Rev Charles McMullen has a solemn responsibility to point out sin and to warn of the judgment to come for those who persist in it.

When a minister fails to do that, then the blood of the sinner is on their hands.

Ezekiel 33:2-9: “Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

Any homosexual who read that article would not have been caused an uncomfortable moment by Rev Charles McMullen’s non-answer.

How much blood of homosexuals persisting in that which God’s Word has said is “against nature” is on the hands of Rev Charles McMullen?

Indeed, Rev Charles McMullen’s vow of silence on the matter marks him out as the epitome of the dumb dog preachers condemned by God.

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.”

Throughout the course of the interview, Rev Charles McMullen also rejects the Biblical prohibition placed on permitting the unsaved to partake in the Lord’s table.

Rev Charles McMullen said: “Nobody is being prevented from coming into Sunday services or taking Communion as the Lord’s table is open to all.

“And all of our churches need to be welcoming places where no one is excluded from coming forward to worship or to receive pastoral care or to take Communion together.”

Let’s compare this with what the Bible has to say about taking Communion.

1 Corinthians 11:27-29: “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”

So not only is Rev Charles McMullen guilty of the blood of sodomites he refuses to warn of the sinfulness of their lifestyle, but he is also encouraging them, and other unsaved people, to be “guilty of the body and blood of the Lord”.

How shameful that is.

Of course, Rev Charles McMullen is well acquainted with associating with those who are guilty of the body and blood of Jesus.

As soon as he was named the new Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev Charles McMullen was falling over himself to invite himself to meet “that Antichrist”, the Pope.

The Pope is the man who heads up the utterly evil Roman Catholic system, which in its chapels throughout the world, every day offers up a false, blasphemous sacrifice of Christ in its “dangerous deceit” of the Mass.

Not that that matters to Rev Charles McMullen as he would far rather join in with the leader of the most evil organisation on earth than warn poor lost sodomites bound for hell of the eternal danger they are in.

Praise God sodomites, and indeed anyone can be saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11: “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. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

The effeminate and the abusers of themselves with mankind can be saved, indeed were saved in Corinth.

However, you won’t hear that positive message from Rev Charles McMullen as he is too busy trying not to offend people, flattering them all the way to hell.

John 8:31-32: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Arlene Foster congratulates lesbian Scottish Tory leader and her ‘partner’ on birth of child

Genesis 1:27-28: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Genesis 2:18, 21-22: “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.”

It is a foundational principle of God’s creation that we should “be fruitful, and multiply”.

It is also a foundational principle of God’s creation that he made man and woman to be different from each other, and that he made them for each other.

It is a biological fact that two people of the same gender CANNOT “be fruitful, and multiply” in the natural way. Therefore, unnatural methods must be sought.

And that is just what has happened in the case of Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson and her ‘partner’, Jen Wilson.

We are not intimately aware of how the process was worked out, nor do we desire to know. However, what we do know, and what any sane person would concede, is that two women, or two men, cannot create new life.

Yet DUP leader Arlene Foster (pictured, top), a professing Christian, has seen fit to congratulate two lesbians, acting wholly outside the will of God, on such an occasion as this.

Taking to Twitter to express her delight at and support for such ungodliness, Arlene Foster said: “New life is wonderful. We can all remember our first cuddle. Many congratulations.”

As we said before, the natural order created by God is a foundational principle of the Bible. It is contained in the first two chapters of the Bible in the creation story.

There should be no professing Christian who is not fully aware of this, and you can be certain Arlene Foster is indeed absolutely aware of this.

Yet she has chosen to publicly act in a way that repudiates this most basic Biblical tenet.

Of course she has previously chosen to do the same.

Back in June, we highlighted her attendance at an event celebrating the ‘contribution’ of various sodomites to society in Northern Ireland, while she also attended a Muslim religious celebration, even receiving a Muslim henna tattoo on her hand. She attended a GAA match, an organisation which to this day boasts many trophies and grounds named after Irish republican Roman Catholic terrorists, on a Sunday, claiming she had received the permission of her bishop. Given she is a member of the Church of Ireland and lives in County Fermanagh, that would presumably mean her bishop is the enthusiastic ecumenist, the Right Eejit John McDowell, hardly a great person from whom to take direction.

One of her party’s MLAs, Paula Bradley (pictured, above with Arlene Foster), co-sponsored the same sodomite-exalting event that Arlene Foster addressed and went one further by adding her name as a sponsor to a reprehensible drag queen event at Stormont, with no apparent condemnation from her leader, ie Arlene Foster.

And now she has given her blessing to the ungodly notion of a same-sex couple having children together.

We will remind Arlene Foster again of what the Bible has to say about this.

Matthew 19:4-6: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

A man shall leave his father and his mother, Jesus said, and shall cleave to his wife.

Jesus did not countenance or allow for a union between two people of the same gender, nor did he countenance or allow for an individual having two parents of the same gender.

We have seen many comments from the deluded, the deceived and the deceivers who would try to claim that Jesus would have been ok with, nay, supported same sex unions, despite there being not one shred of evidence to support such a bald assertion.

Here we have a concrete case of Jesus indicating that the only true and proper marriage union and parental arrangement being that of a man and a woman.

He then follows that comment up by saying: “What God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Jesus, in this instance, was talking about divorce, but it could as easily and as well be applied to this situation with regards the union of man and woman. That which God has instituted ought not to be disregarded, changed or trampled over at the whim of the currently trendy opinion.

Why Arlene Foster felt the need to even comment on the birth of this child is not entirely clear, perhaps she is too keen to cosy up with the Conservative Party as they are political allies in Westminster.

However, Arlene Foster, as a professing Christian, ought to have her first alliance to God.

1 Samuel 12:24: “Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”

Hypersensitive ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler, jellyfish Christopher Stalford and hypocrisy of Mervyn Storey – a sorry affair over Pope’s visit

There appears to have been something of a manufactured storm in a teacup this week over comments made to Ulster Unionist MLA and professing Christian, Elim Church deacon ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler, who ran to Dublin to meet the Pope back in August.

The comments alleged to have been made to him are in relation to his visit to see “that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition”.

It’s claimed one DUP MLA mock crossed himself in the manner of a Papist while another pointed out to him that he was wrong to meet the Pope because he is “Antichrist”.

Only the usage of the term “Antichrist” directly to ‘Roman’ Robbie has apparently shaken his sensitivities, who is quoted in the Irish republican and Roman Catholic Irish News saying: “It was a throwback to the 1970s, I just couldn’t believe it.”

Given he was born in 1972, according to Wikipedia, he must have had a remarkable awareness of current affairs from when he was in his earliest years.

Regardless of his incredibly socially aware childhood, ‘Roman’ Robbie is badly off track to be making such a lazy, trendy comment, which is essentially the “It’s 2018” (or whichever year it currently is) argument, apparently the silver bullet to win any argument.

The problem ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler has is that God isn’t subject to changes along the lines of fashionable opinion.

Malachi 3:6 says: “For I am the Lord, I change not”.

Hebrews 13:8 says: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Apparently the comments were made to ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler in the corridors of Stormont by a DUP MLA, who told him he should not have gone to meet the Pope, who he described as “Antichrist”.

Of course, that is an absolutely correct viewpoint to take, given Rome’s manifold blasphemies.

The “Antichrist” comment is nothing other than a reiteration of what Protestants have believed for hundreds of years.

This term was included in the Westminster Confession of Faith, drawn up in 1646.

“Antichrist” means “in the place of Christ”, therefore the term, when applied to the Pope, means he has set himself up in the place of Christ, which he undoubtedly has.

Let us not forget the blasphemous titles which the Pope takes upon himself.

He calls himself the ‘Holy Father’, despite the Bible telling us in Matthew 23:9: “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

Therefore we can see him blaspheming God the Father.

The Pope also takes upon himself the name of ‘Pontiff’, meaning ‘bridge’. He claims to be the bridge between man and God, despite the Bible clearly teaching that role belongs to Christ alone. 1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

We are also told in John 14:6: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Therefore we can see him blaspheming God the Son.

The Pope also calls himself the vicar of Christ on earth, despite the fact the Bible teaches that role belongs to the Holy Spirit. This is made clear in John 14:16, 26: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

Therefore we can see him blaspheming God the Holy Ghost.

So the term “Antichrist” is an entirely appropriate one to use, regardless of whether ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler thinks it is an outdated term. He must think 2 Corinthians 6:17 doesn’t apply any more either. It says: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

Separation from the workers of evil is never outdated.

After the hypersensitive ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler cried to the Irish News about these mean, nasty comments, the newspaper published the names of the men guilty of these heinous crimes.

The man who mockingly crossed himself was named as Christopher Stalford, while the man claimed to have pointed out that the Pope is “Antichrist” is Mervyn Storey.

Christopher Stalford’s actions appear little more than a harmless joke, yet he has foolishly apologised for any offence he may have caused.

Doing his best impression of a jellyfish, Christopher Stalford (pictured, above) said: “I would never mock or deride someone because of their religious belief because I am a man of religious belief.

“At the time it was clear to me that the incident with Robbie Butler was between friends enjoying a joke in the context of mounting speculation, including in The Irish News, that I would be attending the event in Dublin – I am surprised that three months later I am being accused of anything other than that.”

Why did Christopher Stalford not just say that the doctrines of Rome are evil and ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler had left himself open to derision as he had in fact made a mockery of true Protestantism by consorting with Popery?

Of course, ‘Roman’ Robbie crying about the matter, regardless of his backtracking once the horse had bolted by saying he didn’t agree with the publication of the Irish News article naming the men allegedly responsible, is beyond pathetic, but Christopher Stalford ought to have taken a firm line rather than caving in to the smallest amount of pressure.

Perhaps Christopher Stalford could attempt to make it up to ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler by bringing him out to a GAA match tomorrow (Sunday). Wouldn’t that be a lovely photo opportunity to prove to the enemies of Christ that you’re prepared to compromise your beliefs for political expedience?

Then you have Mervyn Storey (pictured, below) and the comments attributed to him about the Pope being “Antichrist”.

He is, of course, right, but it is surely rank hypocrisy on his part to criticise ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler for meeting the head of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic system, if he did so.

After all, this is a man who three years ago attended the home of ecumenism in Northern Ireland, the utterly ungodly Corrymeela Community, based in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

In his role as a minister in the Stormont Assembly, he congratulated the God-defying organisation on reaching 50 years of spreading deceit and was pictured smiling beneath a wooden cross with the leader of that wretched grouping, the sodomite Padraig O’Tuama.

Sodomites are a grouping he is rather familiar with, as during his stint as a minister his department awarded funds to various sodomite groupings, including £170,000 to the Strabane / Lifford sodomite ‘Pride’ grouping and contributions to the Belfast ‘Pride’ celebration of that which God has called an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

When contacted by the Irish News, Mervyn Storey said he had better things to worry about than claims made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler.

Why did he not state categorically to that Irish republican rag that the Pope is a servant of the devil and is leading untold millions to hell? What a chance was missed. Perhaps he was worried about the criticism he would receive for publicly stating that.

1 Samuel 2:30 reminds us God says that “them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”

God would have honoured such a principled stand, but Mervyn Storey chose not to do such and God says he will be “lightly esteemed”, or held in low regard.

Dear reader, let us not be afraid to take our stand for Christ in this day of apostasy.

And dear reader, let us not be tied up by loyalty to one particular party, regardless of what that party does contrary to God’s Word.

Our first loyalty must always be to God and His Word, inspired and inerrant, not to any political organisation.

Let our attitude be that of Job, found in Job 23:12: “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”