ABBA ‘prayer dancing’ Pete Greig promoting Jesuits in ‘Lectio 365’ devotional

The Romanist practice of ‘Lectio Divina’ is one we have touched upon in the past, it having been promoted so readily and enthusiastically by one of the lead pastors of the dreadful charismatic Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area.

Dave Wylie, one of the leading pastors, loudly espoused this unbiblical contemplative meditative way of reading the Bible, and is closely associated with the Benedictine order of Roman Catholic monks. It is essentially another form of mysticism.

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.

Last year, ABBA prayer dancing Pete Greig, the founder of 24-7 Prayer, which, incidentally, is headed up throughout Ireland by another lead pastor at Emmanuel Church, Jesuit glorifier Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, launched a daily devotional called ‘Lectio 365’, making Romanism a daily part of thousands of people’s lives.

And just last month Pete Greig revealed on Twitter that the devotional he had personally put up on the app that day “might just be my favourite ever #Lectio365”.

What, or indeed who was the subject of Pete Greig’s “favourite ever” devotional? A Jesuit, of course.

A lay Jesuit (meaning he was not a formally trained priest) named Alphonsus Rodriguez was eulogised by Pete Greig.

Alphonsus Rodriguez is a ‘saint’ in the Roman Catholic Church, and the Jesuits are probably the most notorious of all the orders within that nefarious system.

The Jesuits led the Counter Reformation, a drive to bring people back into the fold of Rome after the glorious Protestant Reformation swept across Europe.

While people in their droves were being enlightened by the simple, glorious message of the gospel, Rome was busy trying to re-exert its power and the Jesuits were formed as a reaction to this. 

Led by Ignatius of Loyola, a despicable character much beloved by Pete Greig’s pal Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, the Jesuits were a bloodthirsty organisation, leading the centuries-long Inquisition, which saw countless Protestants, Jews and Muslims slaughtered simply for refusing to accept Rome as their authority.

Given the like of Pete Greig claim to be God honouring, it is very strange they should choose to exalt such a wicked order, isn’t it?

Yet, in the devotional, Pete Greig points out Alphonsus Rodriguez’s status as a Jesuit.

He says in the devotional: “… at the age of forty, he tried to join a Jesuit monastery but was considered too old and too uneducated to become a priest. 

“Instead, Alphonsus was sent to a Jesuit College on the Spanish island of Majorca where he served as a porter and doorkeeper for the rest of his life.”

He continues: “Over the years countless brilliant young priests passed through that college.

“One of these young priests, a 25-year-old named Peter Claver, began meeting daily with Alphonsus who was by then seventy-two years old. Eventually the old man encouraged Peter to embark upon a great adventure to South America where he was to work tirelessly for the rest of his life, caring for slaves. 

“Peter Claver was later recognised as a saint for his heroic efforts. And Alphonsus Rodríguez was also made a saint, canonized for his own brand of quiet heroism expressed in a life of humility, hospitality and friendship that changed the world.

“The great poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote a poem celebrating the humble service of his fellow Jesuit, Alphonsus Rodriguez”.

And so the devotional goes into the reciting of this poem by one gospel denier eulogising another gospel denier.

What is interesting is that there is no effort made whatsoever to disguise the fact Alphonsus Rodriguez was a Jesuit – is this because his followers are so inured to Pete Greig promoting Popery that he knows there will be no objections?

What is it that Pete Greig finds so alluring and attractive about Rome?

Is it the indulgences which promote the idea of earning your way to heaven, the things Martin Luther fought against 500 years ago, which Rome still teaches can be obtained today?

Is it the blasphemous praying for the dead, which Rome still teaches today ?

Indeed those two blasphemies were combined just last month, this is what Rome had to say about how salvation can be earned on the seemingly magical date of 1 November:

“From twelve o’clock noon on 1 November until midnight on 2 November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the pope’s intentions (one Our Father and one Hail Mary, or any other prayers of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.”

So by following a ludicrous set of rules in a specific time frame, one can earn an indulgence for someone who is already dead. How you specify the particular person you are doing this for isn’t clear.

Does Pete Greig find this alluring and attractive? Does he believe there is merit in this?

Does he find Rome’s utterly unbiblical worship of Mary alluring? Or how about Rome’s teaching that the pope is the infallible head of the church?

Pete Greig is more than welcome to contact us and let us know what it is he loves so much about the false gospel of Rome.

Make no mistake, dear reader, Pete Greig and his ilk are becoming ever bolder in their parading of their support for Rome and, for whatever reason, the evil Jesuit order in particular which led the repression of the gospel message.

Indeed in another devotional five days later on 7 November, he was extolling another Jesuit, Pedro Arrupe, who was in fact its leader during the 1960s.

And a devotional from 15 October by a Carla Harding, who is apparently leader of 24-7 Prayer GB, promotes another noted Romanist, Teresa of Avila, apparently a ‘saint’ who was a leading figure in the Counter Reformation and a noted mystic.

One suspects her mysticism, the practice of entering a trance like, ecstatic state and the notion of new revelation, is very attractive to the folk behind Lectio 365.

Regardless, the repeated demonstration of their unquestioning support of and devotion to architects of the Counter Reformation, proponents of the false gospel of salvation by works, shows very clearly that Pete Greig, his church Emmaus Road and 24-7 Prayer are all to be studiously avoided.

The gospel message which Rome denies is very simple.

Ephesians 2:8-9 articulates it for us: “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 are saved by grace through faith and cannot do anything to earn it for ourselves.

Rome teaches salvation can be earned by all sorts of things, including for others by visiting a grave on the magical date of 1 November.

Rome is the antithesis of the Bible and Pete Greig’s repeated support of Rome (see here for a further example) should cause any true believers grief of heart, firstly for him but also for all those who have fallen under his influence.

Romans 16:17-18: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

Those who do not like anyone speaking out for God’s truth and speaking against the so-called ministry of another like to accuse that individual or group as being “divisive”.

We can see clearly from the closing chapter of Romans that the truly divisive people, the true schismatics, are those who teach something other than the Bible says and this is what Pete Greig is doing.

He is teaching that people who hate the gospel, who are utterly contrary to the doctrine of the Bible, are to be admired and followed.

Pete Greig is dividing the church by promoting falsehoods and false teachers.

Follow God’s advice, spoken through Paul, to “mark them” and “avoid them”.

Dear reader, won’t you pray that God will awaken hearts to the false teachings being promoted in such a widespread and attractive to the worldly senses way in this evil day.

Let us never lose sight of the fact Rome never changes and let us never give ground to the false, hellish doctrines of Rome which so many who claim to be serving Christ are doing with dreadful enthusiasm.

2 Timothy 4:3-4: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Jesuit glorifier Alain Emerson preaches charismatic deceit in another Romanist venue

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.”

The ecumenical charismatic movement is big business in Northern Ireland (and numerous other places) at present.

Having seen the growth in the ‘fellowship’ type churches, gatherings in other denominations have decided to jump on board the charismatic bandwagon and get a slice of the unbiblical action.

Clanging ‘Christian’ rock music, casual attire, shallow ‘positive vibes’ theology and no requirement for personal sanctification (the ‘God’ they preach is just so chuffed you are doing him a favour by claiming to be his follower) helps draw in the punters, which in turn drives up the revenue and, hey presto, prosperity is a sign that God is working. Isn’t it?

Examples of the more traditional denominational churches who have hopped on board with the modern charismatic movement, which is rooted in the outrageous excesses of the Toronto Blessing, are the like of Carnmoney Presbyterian Church (led by crowd-surfing, ‘LGBT Christian’ affirming, Jesuit priest promoting Rev John Dickinson), Willowfield Parish Church (until recently led by new Archbishop of Down and Dromore and ecumenical New Wine compromiser Rev David McClay, pictured, below) and Newtownbreda Baptist Church (led by Evangelical Alliance supporting, comedy performer hosting, charismatic fellowshipping Pastor Trevor Ramsey, with an honourable mention to his assistant, Pastor Tim Robinson).

Another one of these is 1st Presbyterian Church in Ballynahinch, County Down, led by Rev Dario Leal, a native of Chile.

He is up to his neck in the charismatic tomfoolery which passes for Christianity in many places these days.

The church he currently has charge over runs the leaven-filled Alpha Course, whose overall leader is the Rome lover Nicky Gumbel, and his church’s Clerk of Session is a woman called Jill McKee (pictured, below, 1 Timothy 2:12), who was one of the demonstrators at a ludicrous, unscriptural ‘prophetic art’ event at CFC Belfast (good friends of Pastor Trevor Ramsey and his Newtownbreda Baptist Church) last October.

And, in 2016, Dario Leal ran a conference headlined by out and out heretic and leader in the foul Toronto Blessing (the movement which popularised writhing on the floor, laughing manically and barking like a dog as a manifestation of the ‘spirit’, though certainly not the Holy Spirit), Randy Clark.

It was held in 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church, whose current ‘minister’ is a woman (1 Timothy 2:12) called ‘Rev’ Mairisine Stanfield, who, according to the faithful servant of God, Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries, is the former ‘minister’ of 1st Presbyterian Church, Ballynahinch, Rev Dario Leal’s current stomping ground.

Details given on the “Healing Prayer at Northdown CFC” facebook page of the event are included in the screenshot below. We are not sure if “Northdown CFC” is connected with CFC Belfast but would be keen for anyone with information in that regard to get in contact with us.

And it was Rev Dario Leal’s church which was up to its neck in a 24-7 Prayer week in Ballynahinch a little while back, running from Sunday, 1 to Sunday, 8 March.

A group called ‘Grace Fellowship’ were also strongly involved in the event. They are a breakaway group from Ballynahinch Baptist Church, once again according to Cecil Andrews at Take Heed Ministries. You can read his article on this event by clicking here.

And they brought in Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, top), one of the leading figures in the wretched ecumenical deceit spreading through our land.

He spoke on the opening night (start as you mean to go on!) in a Romanist primary school in the town called St Colman’s.

Alain Emerson has a track record for speaking in Romanist venues, having preached during the ecumenical talking shop known as the Four Corners Festival in a Roman Catholic chapel in 2018. You can see him, below, doing just that.

And here he is again, showing his lack of concern for any form of Biblical faithfulness.

For five straight days during the 24-7 Prayer week, Lectio Divina sessions were held, a Papist blasphemy. Alain Emerson’s co-pastor at his Emmanuel Church in the Lurgan and Portadown areas of County Armagh, Dave Wylie, told attendees to take part in this ungodly practice.

It really is a sad mess and we would once again issue the call to anyone involved with 1st Presbyterian Church in Ballynahinch, 1st Presbyterian Church in Bangor, Grace Fellowship in Ballynahinch and Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area to separate from these fellowships.

We are reminded in James 1:27 that “pure religion and undefiled before God is this… to keep himself unspotted from the world”. 

These churches are covered in the stains of the world.

Separate yourself even today.

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”.