Sodomite ‘marriage’ celebrated on BBC’s Songs of Praise

Everywhere you look the utterly ungodly LGBT agenda is being thrust in your face as this nefarious campaign permeates virtually every aspect of society.

One of the major tools used to try to normalise that which God has called an “abomination” is that of the TV.

It seems to almost be part of TV producers’ guidelines that every programme must contain at least one sodomite, with even children’s TV shows not safe from such dangerous social engineering.

And now Songs of Praise has had to bow the knee to the sodomite agenda and feature a same-sex ‘marriage’ in its programme (pictured, above).

While we do not watch Songs of Praise – it is largely a representation of the old ritualistic deadness of the Church of England – it is still galling to see the vile sin of sodomy paraded as commendable on what is ostensibly a religious programme.

We say it is galling – that is of course the point.

The BBC wants to rub Christians’ noses in the fact that the world has changed, the sodomites and their agitators have won the culture war in Britain and there is nothing we can do about it.

While that is largely true, we can still rejoice that God is still on the throne and He can turn events on their head at His will.

While we see the restraints being lifted to a certain extent on the sinfulness of men, we know that God will not suffer this to carry on forever.

Those responsible for this ungodliness would do well to bear in mind this passage from Ecclesiastes.

Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 says: “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”

The Songs of Praise episode in question was screened on 18 August featured the sodomite ‘marriage’ of Jamie Wallace and Ian McDowall at the Rutherglen United Reformed Church in Glasgow.

The United Reformed Church, which is dedicated to ecumenism (showing how often one form of apostasy follows another) gave its blessing to same-sex ‘marriages’ three years ago.

To do so is to demonstrate the most grotesque of Biblical ignorance and the most outrageous rejection of God, regardless of what they like to say.

Such Christ rejecters like to think, or like to claim, they are demonstrating the love of God in affirming sodomite relationships.

However, it is very clear that God has placed his curse on such relationships.

One must only look at the fate which befell Sodom and Gomorrah and the reason for it.

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.”

“Going after strange flesh”, or same sex relationships, brought down “vengeance of eternal fire”.

We cannot comprehend a more fearsome judgment than eternal fire, that is what hell is, and this is how God’s Word describes the punishment for those who practice the sin of sodomy.

But this is what so many churches are now throwing their weight behind.

The United Reformed Church is not the only one to have caved in to such sin.

The Church of Scotland, which is part of the Presbyterian communion, the Quakers in Britain and Ireland, the Presbyterian Church in the USA and the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church are just some of the churches which have given their blessing to that which God condemns.

The Methodist Church in Britain is planning to formally make this apostate step next year.

They are flying in the face of the Scriptures by adopting this stance.

Some of the passages which they have utterly overthrown include:

Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

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.”

Matthew 19:4-5: “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?”

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.”

Romans 1:24-27: “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.”

As you can see, there are rather a lot of Scriptural proofs to demonstrate how same-sex relationships run contrary to God’s will, and the list above is far from extensive.

Such individuals like to try to explain away these verses (tepidly), yet do they ever think that while they may try to excuse their anti-Scriptural views by twisting the Bible, there are no verses they are able to call upon to justify their actions?

There is no approval or affirmation for sodomy in the Bible, it is dishonesty of the gravest level to try to say there is.

Oh that our churches and church leaders, as well as the BBC, would be run by people who are true children of God and would earnestly seek to do that which pleases Him, not that which satisfies their own foolish desires and lusts.

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.”

Methodist Church votes 5 to 1 in favour of sodomite ‘marriage’

Isaiah 5:20: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Regular readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ may well have seen an article we posted at the beginning of last week which revealed the Methodist Church in Britain was to receive a report at its annual conference backing the introduction of same-sex ‘marriage’ in the church.

The report was compiled by the Methodist Church’s ‘Marriage and Relationships Task Force’, whose members include Rev Ken Howcroft (Chairman, pictured, top), Rev Ashley Cooper, ‘Rev’ Roberta Topham, ‘Rev’ Naomi Cooke (1 Timothy 2:12), Rev Geoffrey Farrar (pictured, below) and a man who appears to represent the Methodist Church in Cameroon, whose name we could not catch when he spoke at the conference.

There would appear to be two further members, and if any reader is able to help us fill in the blanks, it would be greatly appreciated.

This report blasphemously claimed they were “being called by God” to back sodomite ‘marriage’ and that such a retrograde move would be “both scriptural and faithful”.

It is of course profoundly unscriptural and unfaithful to God, who calls homosexuality an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) and “vile” and “against nature” (Romans 1:26).

We won’t go through the entire, very clear, Scriptural case against such a godless move again, but you can read it by clicking here.

The God-defying Methodists penning that report came up with all sorts of dishonest, feeble arguments against several Scripture passages which clearly outline God’s great displeasure against the sin of sodomy.

We said in that previous article that it was very clear the individuals behind the report were writing “from a position of outright support for the introduction of sodomite ‘marriage’”.

And it is clear from the Methodist Church in Britain’s Conference that this is the sad, apostate view within that church.

When a vote was taken at the Conference on Wednesday past on whether or not to back the recommendation to introduce same-sex marriage, 247 voted in favour and 48 against.

That is a whopping 84 per cent, or more than five in six, who voted to utterly overthrow the Word of God in favour of pleasing their own sinful desires and in favour of pleasing the sinful society around them.

This means the motion will be put out to consultation to Methodists in the pews over the next year before formal ratification of this ungodly move at next year’s conference.

As we have said previously, this ruling will come into effect next year in England, Scotland and Wales, but will not apply in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.

What a sad day it is in which we live where those who claim to be God’s servants are leading the rejection of His Word.

Destruction is on its way when such a situation prevails as that which we are seeing today.

Isaiah 9:14-16: “Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.”

Those who are led by those who “teacheth lies” are “destroyed”, God’s Word says.

What a fearful thing it is to be in that position.

God has also clearly pronounced His wrath against those who speak their own sinful views and ascribe them to Him.

Jeremiah 23:31-32: “Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.”

Are not these individuals behind this report saying “he saith” as they blasphemously claim they are “being called by God” to give their blessing to same sex marriages?

‘Rev’ Naomi Cooke, one of the group’s members, appeared at the conference wearing a ‘Pride’ rainbow lanyard (pictured, above), while Rev Geoffrey Farrar took to Twitter after the vote to celebrate the support for that which God has condemned as an “abomination”.

Also among the Methodists who have seen fit to welcome this grievous decision is Rev Sam McBratney (pictured, below).

He is in a homosexual relationship himself (with another Methodist minister, no less) and is Chairman of a Methodist grouping called ‘Dignity and Worth’, the logo of which bears the ‘Pride’ rainbow colours.

On its website, it lists a number of things they believe in, the first of which is “radical diversity”.

This is what they say under that heading: “We rejoice that God has created LGBTQI+ people as part of that rich tapestry of life and we seek to celebrate this in worship.”

God hasn’t created “LGBTQI+” people, sin has created people who identify as such.

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.

In verse 6, Jesus says to “let not man put asunder” the union of man and woman through divorce, but it could just as easily be applied to the notion of a man and woman joining in union. Jesus clearly here endorses the creation principle of a man and a woman marrying one another. Nowhere is it countenanced that there might be another acceptable form of relationship.

Ironically, this group also claims one of its beliefs is “biblical fidelity”. Perhaps they forgot to type the ‘in’ ahead of the word fidelity when they were putting the website together.

A group called Methodist Evangelicals Together had called for a day of prayer two weeks ago as they sought to oppose this godless development, and we had referred to that in our previous article.

Their spokesperson, Rev David Hull, said he was “very saddened” by the move. That would be an understatement!

He also, foolishly, stated his opposition to separation from the Methodist Church at this point.

However, he did appear to endorse separating from the Methodist Church if sodomite ‘marriage’ is officially ratified next year.

He said: “I’m urging people not to leave just yet. I’m urging people to stay and to make the case for remaining faithful as long as we can.

“I don’t believe in division within the body of Christ but I do believe that we need to stand firmly on biblical teaching and so what I will be doing is, when asked the question, whether I continue to uphold the doctrine and discipline of the Methodist Church, if it changes I will have to say no at that point.”

For a church to even be considering officially blessing such wickedness is more than enough reason to separate immediately.

There are clergy within this church, such as Rev Sam McBratney, who are openly practising sodomites.

How could Rev David Hull not consider that a separation issue?

He should be sounding aloud the call of Revelation 18:4-5: “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Even now Rev David Hull is compromised by remaining in a denomination which allows for sodomites to occupy its pulpits.

That being said, he is to be commended for at least voicing his opposition to this dreadful, brazen apostasy within the Methodist Church in Britain.

What we so desperately need in Ulster, Britain and the whole of Ireland, as well as elsewhere, is a heaven-sent revival.

Let us earnestly cry unto the Lord for a deliverance from the wicked attacks upon His Word and upon His people in our day and generation.

Then we might even share in the joy referred to in Psalm 126, which says: “When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

Methodist Church report claims God is calling them to hold ‘gay marriages’

Romans 1:28-32: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

It is a sad sign of the truly apostate, godless age in which we have been called by God to live that churches are moving towards supporting the holding of same sex ‘marriages’.

The Quakers in Ireland last year ratified the holding of ‘marriages’ between two people of the same gender, despite the Bible calling such relationships an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22), with the first such ‘union’ taking place in the Republic of Ireland earlier this year. This followed on from the Quakers in England supporting it a few years ago.

By the mercy of God, same sex ‘marriage’ remains illegal in Northern Ireland, so such moves by the Quakers have no effect here as yet.

The Church of Ireland, at its General Synod in 2017, narrowly rejected a motion to request public services of thanksgiving for same-sex relationships, with 176 against, 146 in favour and 24 abstaining.

The direction of travel is concerning to any true believer, and it is against this backdrop of apostasy that we see a report being brought to the Methodist Church in Britain’s Conference, running from 27 June to 4 July, which will support same sex marriage within the Methodist Church.

This abominable report has been brought by the Methodist Church’s ‘Marriage and Relationships Task Force’.

The Chair of the group is Rev Ken Howcroft (pictured, top), while other members we have been able to identify are Rev Ashley Cooper and ‘Rev’ Naomi Cooke (1 Timothy 2:12).

The 67 page report, which you can access yourself by clicking here, is Biblically illiterate, to put it generously. It is clearly written from a position of outright support for the introduction of sodomite ‘marriage’, with truly pathetic arguments proffered in favour of this outrageous abandonment of God’s Word.

Indeed they have the brass neck on them to claim that to hold sodomite ‘marriages’ in Methodist Churches is what God would want!

What rank apostasy this is.

This is the conclusion of the sorry, God-defying report.

It says: “We believe that, in awe and humility, the Methodist Church needs to recognise that it is being called by God to take the next steps in the development of its understanding of relationships and marriage. Those steps include enabling people of the same sex to commit themselves to each other in Christian marriage services.

“There is a strong case that, if marriage is what the Methodist Church says it is, and is as wonderful as it says it is, this Church cannot remain true to the God of justice and love by continuing to deny it to those same-sex couples who desire it so deeply.

“In recommending this move, the Task Group believes that we are responding to the promptings of the Spirit in the light of the gospel values and the trajectories of development that are recorded in the Scriptures overall. We believe that in taking this step, the Methodist Church will be being both scriptural and faithful.”

These individuals have the audacity to say they are “being called by God” to sanction the ‘marriage’ of individuals whose actions are described by God as “an abomination”.

They say they “cannot remain true” to God if they don’t do that and they are “responding to the prompting of the Spirit”.

What “Spirit” are they referring to? It is certainly not the Holy Spirit.

Indeed, to invoke His name is surely to be at grave risk of grieving the Holy Spirit, something we are told in Scripture will not be forgiven.

Mark 3:28-29 says: “Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation”.

What a frightening risk to take with their souls.

The report also claims they are being “scriptural and faithful” in legislating for that which God has cursed.

What sorry, deluded people they are.

Within the report, they have rejected numerous Scripture proofs used to clearly demonstrate that sodomy is a sin cursed by God.

These include the following passages.

Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination”.

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.”

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”.

Romans 1:26-27: “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.”

They really are very clear yet these clerical compromisers strive to twist, contort, distort and obscure the Bible in such a way as to overthrow these clear passages and cast doubt over the integrity of God’s Word.

And it is all to meet their own sordid end of facilitating that which God calls an “abomination” in their church, and having the temerity to claim it is done with God’s seal of approval.

We can only pray that God will open their blinded eyes and forgive them of their wicked sin.

To go into all the detail of the pathetic, abominable rejection of Scripture carried out in this report in relation to the passages above would take too long, but we will address some of it.

It is quite clear there are wilful omissions of further Bible passages which pour even more cement on the iron-clad certainty of the point that God has cursed sodomy.

They proffer the pathetic argument that God destroyed Sodom due to the inhospitality shown to the angels of the Lord who visited Lot. We’re not sure what you think, dear reader, but we would describe attempted sodomite gang rape as being rather worse than inhospitable!

Indeed, they conveniently neglect to mention this passage from Jude v 6-7, which says: “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 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.”

Eternal fire fell upon Sodom and Gomorrah for “going after strange flesh”. Perhaps the Methodist Task Group missed that.

They overthrow everything contained within the Levitical law, dribbling that “it is hard to pick out some of them as still binding and dispense with the others”.

The very verse after the Leviticus 18:22 prohibition of sodomy puts a ban on bestiality. Do we dispense with that too? What a pathetic argument.

And the old chestnut about temple worship is used to wish away Romans 1:26-27.

Anyone seen those words or a reference to that in this passage? Nope, us neither.

They spew out this: “Paul may be thinking of ritual prostitution and excessive sexual acts committed in connection with pagan cults and temples”.

Where does this come from? The passage says that homosexual acts of any kind are “vile affections”. It doesn’t say they are vile when connected to idolatrous practices, it is a blanket term for same-sex acts.

The document also singularly fails to point out that God created a woman for Adam and ordained the union of man and woman.

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.”

This was reinforced by Jesus, who said in Matthew 19:4-5: “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?”

This is but a very small snapshot of the Biblical ignorance and indeed Biblical rejection of each of the individuals involved in compiling this report.

Each one of them ought to be ashamed of themselves.

The report will be brought to the Methodist Conference and, if accepted, will be “submitted to the wider church for consultation during 2019-2020, with a final decision being made at the 2020 Conference”.

As a response to this shameful move by the Methodist Church, which would apply in England, Scotland and Wales but not in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, a grouping called Methodist Evangelicals Together called for a day of prayer and fasting, to be held on Friday past.

If they are true evangelicals, it is hard to imagine what they are still doing in a denomination which is even considering such a God-defying move, but they are at least to be commended for sticking their head above the parapet against the in vogue sin of the age – sodomy. It is not an easy thing to do – just ask Israel Folau.

While faithfulness to God is not easy, especially in this grievously sinful age in which we live, let us all strive every day to be faithful to God, to love that which He loves and hate that which He hates.

And let us all pray for a mighty outpouring of His Spirit in our day and generation.

Let us pray for a revival.

It is the only thing that will turn the tide of sodomy and all other dreadful sins which so debauch, corrupt and defile our land today.

We are promised that this will come if we earnestly seek it.

Let us all resolve even to do so, starting even from now.

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.”