Latest child abuse scandal highlights evils of Rome

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:16-20.

The resignation of the Roman Catholic Bishop for Dromore, John McAreavey (pictured), due to his association with the paedophile priest, ‘Father’ Malachy Finnegan, is yet further evidence of the corruption of Rome.

Bishop McAreavey celebrated the funeral mass of ‘Father’ Finnegan in 2002 despite it previously being known within the diocese of the allegations against Finnegan.

Only after much pressure did McAreavey tender his resignation, and already a Romanist priest in Newry, a ‘Father’ Damien Nejad, has said the pressure exerted on McAreavey was “excessive” and stated he did not want McAreavey to resign.

This whole sordid saga is unfortunately far from an isolated incident in the Roman Catholic Church, as thousands of Romanist priests throughout the world have been the subject of various investigations in recent years, and the sickening extent of their vile acts is only beginning to be uncovered.

At this point it is important to say such scandals have also afflicted other organisations, but it can surely be said none other has been found to have harboured so many paedophiles, whose abuse has been compounded in many instances by orchestrated cover-ups by those in the upper echelons of the Roman Catholic Church.

It also should be said that the attitude that all priests are under this particular cloud of suspicion, as some would foolishly allege, is entirely wrong.

However, the sheer extent of the abuse scandals throughout Ireland, north and south, as well as notable incidents in America, Australia and many other places, indicates the sheer depravity of the Roman Catholic system.

And yet so many so-called Protestant leaders still wish to cosy up with this anti-Christian system.

A visit to the website of the Catholic Herald, a leading Roman Catholic Church focused newspaper, and a scan of its headlines make for distressing reading.

Within the past week, the following headlines are among those which appear on the website:

“Male escort’s allegations about 40 gay priests sent to Vatican”

“Pope and cardinals consider regional tribunals for abuse cases” (there are so many instances, the claims need to be broken down by area!)

“Vatican investigator meets survivors of Marist abuse in Chile”

Contained within the story below the first of those three headlines, we also read of a Vatican judge pleading guilty to having unspeakable images on his computer. The discovery was only made after this same priest allegedly tried to “fondle an 18-year-old man”.

There have also been sordid allegations about the conduct of trainee priests at Maynooth, a training college in the Republic of Ireland.

This is much more than a few bad apples spoiling the bunch, this is a widespread, endemic problem.

Many have asked the question, ‘how can a servant of God commit such despicable acts?’

The question, of course, is defective, Roman Catholic priests are not servants of God, they are servants of the devil. Rome teaches a salvation that can be earned by works, but the Bible teaches salvation is a gift from God that we can never earn and in Galatians 1:9 we are told that God’s curse is on the emissaries of Rome. It says: “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Many priests may well be in the priesthood for genuine, heartfelt reasons, but those are duped, benighted souls and they are in turn duping their followers. Matthew 15:14 says “they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

While many Roman Catholics have turned their backs on the church, they have unfortunately by and large thrown themselves headlong into secularism and irreligion.

As true Christians, let it be our prayer that God will open the eyes of Catholics, practicing or not, to the glorious light of the gospel.

Let us pray they will realise salvation is not through Mary or the Pope or Rome’s corrupt gospel of works, but rather that salvation comes by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone.

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

Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby endorses Mary worship in Belfast visit and encourages prayers with Pope

The most senior figure in the Anglican Communion (which includes both the Church of England and Church of Ireland) has paid a somewhat secretive visit to Northern Ireland, where he has strengthened his credentials as an arch-apostate by cosying up with Romanists in Clonard monastery, the papal hub of Irish republican west Belfast.

Archbishop (Arch-apostate!) of Canterbury Justin Welby dropped into Northern Ireland in the second half of the week just gone in a completely unheralded excursion, bringing 60 other members of the top brass in the Anglican Communion with him.

He had a look around the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) headquarters before making his ecumenical visit to Clonard, on Belfast’s Falls Road.

While there, he apparently prayed with the rector of Clonard, ‘Father’ Noel Kehoe, for “peace and reconciliation”. As the Roman Catholic Church believes in offering prayers to Mary and Saints, we cannot be sure to whom these prayers were addressed.

They, of course, ought to be addressed to God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

The arch-apostate Archbishop compounded the matter when he accepted an icon (statue) of what the Roman Catholic Church calls ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Help’, another of the many grand and blasphemous titles afforded by Rome to Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Arch-apostate Welby must not be familiar with the Second Commandment but here is what God has to say regarding the making of idols and worshipping them. It can be found in Exodus 20:4-5: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them”.

So, pretty straightforward, one would have thought. However, Arch-apostate Welby was evidently more than happy to receive a symbol of idolatry.

This should be no surprise to anyone who pays even a passing interest in ecclesiastical affairs, with Arch-apostate Welby having met on several previous occasions with the Pope, and is by all accounts on good terms with “that man of sin, and son of perdition”.

So much so, in fact, that on numerous occasions this week, Arch-apostate Welby has implored his followers on social media to join with the Pope in prayer.

In one such Twitter post from Thursday past, he says: “Let’s get behind the Pope’s appeal tomorrow and come together as the united body of Christ to pray for our brothers and sisters in South Sudan and DR Congo.”

He followed it up on Friday with: “Please join the Pope’s call today for prayer and fasting for peace”.

Certainly nobody can deny that peace is desirable, nor that the issues facing those in South Sudan and DR Congo should be the subject of prayer. However, joining forces with the Pope and giving credence to the corrupt organisation over which he presides is definitely not the way to go about achieving anything positive.

A great example for us to follow is that in Ezra chapter 4, where people in the surrounding area to Jerusalem offer to help the Israelites who have returned from captivity in Babylon with restoring the temple.

Whilst they claimed to be of the same religion as the Israelites, the returning Jews’ leaders, Zerubbabel and Jeshua, see through their pretence and tell them to stay well away from the work they were trying to do.

Ezra 4:1-5 says: “Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do ; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-haddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither. But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us. Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.”

Joining forces with those who don’t have the advancement of God’s Kingdom at heart will not lead to success.

The true spirit of those claiming to share the religion of God’s people was soon discovered. When they realised they wouldn’t be able to hinder their work from within, they set about attacking them from without.

The Arch-apostate of Canterbury should not encourage praying alongside the Pope.

Mr Welby represents the head of the Church of Ireland, which has most of its adherents here in Ulster. We would encourage those who attend the Church of Ireland to contact those in authority in their area to make their views clear on this dreadful sell-out of Biblical Christianity.

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

Water racket! 160 years of profiteering in Lourdes

Yesterday (Sunday) marked an important day in the Roman Catholic diary as it was the 160th anniversary of the alleged appearance of Mary in the French town of Lourdes.

Known by Roman Catholic worshippers as ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’, the mother of Jesus allegedly appeared to an illiterate, sickly 14 year old peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, on 11th February 1858.

She was the only person who saw the apparition, despite being with both her sister and a neighbour at the time of her supposed discovery.

‘Mary’, Bernadette claimed, was “a tiny maiden” and about 12 years old. She was wearing a white robe with a blue sash around her waist, an outfit which is remarkably similar to that of the Roman Catholic order of the Children of Mary.

‘Mary’ kindly appeared to Bernadette alone over a period of months in 1858 and on one such occasion instructed her to dig through the mud near the cave which was her favoured apparition point. As Bernadette dug, she discovered a stream, which began to flow more clearly. The holy water of Lourdes had been discovered!

On examination, the water was found to be drinkable, but had no peculiar properties to make it special.

However, the alleged instruction from ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ to Bernadette Soubirous to drink and wash in the water led to a flood (pardon the pun) of visitors seeking healing.

At first, the local Roman Catholic Church was sceptical but, realising the money making potential of the incident, in early 1860 declared the apparitions to be genuine, although there was absolutely no way of verifying the claims.

Today, Lourdes is a big money industry, worth in the region of €270 million to the local economy. In France, only Paris has more hotel beds than a remote town in the foothills of the Pyrenees with a population of around 17,000.

Millions of people make the pilgrimage annually, seeking healing for all manner of conditions. Since 1858, the Roman Catholic Church has ‘authenticated’ just 67 miracle cures (the frequency of which has decreased significantly over the years as medical treatment has advanced). Out of around 250 million estimated visitors over the years, that gives a success rate of 1 in every 3.7 million.

If you were advised to travel to the south west of France to see a doctor who ‘cures’ 1 out of every 3.7 million patients, and spend a fortune doing so, what would your response be?

The Roman Catholic Church exists to exert control and make money. It tells its devotees that salvation can be purchased. You can spend less time in the fictional Purgatory if your family pumps more money into the coffers. The Protestant Reformation was in part prompted by the sale of indulgences to the public, where their sins were forgiven… for a price.

And what of Bernadette Soubirous and her family? The magical healing powers were of little assistance to them. Bernadette died at the age of 35 due to chronic asthma, while two of her siblings and her mother passed away within five years of the Roman Catholic Church declaring her sightings of ‘Mary’ to have been genuine.

Mary worship is an utterly unbiblical concept. It is a Roman creation, a myth, a blasphemy.

Roman Catholic worshippers are instructed to pray to Mary to intercede on their behalf with Jesus. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”. Mary doesn’t come into the equation in any way, shape or form.

We are told by the Roman Catholic Church that Mary died a virgin, but the Bible says, when Jesus visited Nazareth, where he spent his years on earth prior to his ministry, in Matthew 13:55-56 that his former neighbours pointed to the brothers and sisters he had in Nazareth as cause to doubt his divinity. They said: “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?”

Adoration of Mary is a Papal lie and corruption of the Word of God. Yet Protestant churches are rushing in to chum about with these “evil men and seducers” (2 Timothy 3:13) who are propagating deception and ushering untold millions into hell.

I wonder if Rev Charles McMullen, Presbyterian moderator elect who can’t wait to meet the Pope will point out the blasphemy of Mary worship when he has his little chit chat with “that man of sin”.

We implore you, if you are connected with any Protestant churches which are linking up with Rome, to break the chains and to share this with Roman Catholics to try to pluck them as brands from the burning.

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

Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”