King’s Church leader Glen Mitchell ‘hugely disappointed’ Ards Town Hall won’t be lit up for sodomite ‘Pride’

Lamentations 2:14: “Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.”

The leader of an easy-believist, charismatic church in Bangor has expressed his great disappointment that a public building in a nearby town will not be lit in the rainbow colours to honour sodomites from the borough.

Glen Mitchell, who is the lead pastor of King’s Church, based in the County Down town, took to Twitter to outline his dismay that a local council move to light up Newtownards Town Hall in a celebration of sodomy had been voted down by a majority of councillors present at the North Down and Ards Council monthly meeting for September.

Glen Mitchell has already proven his aversion to abiding by the Bible by publicly affirming his disagreement with the Biblical account of creation.

And he has further cemented his attitude by saying it was wrong not to light up a town hall in honour of those whose conduct is called an “abomination” and “against nature” by God.

Taking to Twitter to express his dismay at councillors taking a stand against the most fashionable sin of the day – sodomy – Glen Mitchell said: “Hugely disappointed by this, although unsurprised. A gesture like the one suggested threatens nothing and no one.”

He then followed this up a short time later with another tweet, referencing how professing Christians had contacted him to express “surprise” at his previous tweet, though that seems like a fairly soft response to his ludicrous comment.

Explaining himself, Glen Mitchell said that the Area and North Down “borough isn’t a church and shouldn’t be run like one”, that such “gestures build desperately needed trust and understanding between opposing groups”, before concluding his risible self-justification by saying that “Christianity thrives at the margins of society, not when it’s central”.

All three points are very weak indeed and fail to stand up to scrutiny, indeed, they barely stand up at all.

His first point that the borough “shouldn’t be run” like a church is a strange one for a supposed religious leader to make.

Surely he should want the district or borough to be run in a way that would be pleasing to God? Or should godlessness such as sodomy be allowed to run rampant in society? In fact, the pride of place sodomy takes in so many areas of modern society is largely attributable to the shameful downgrade of the standard of so-called religious leadership in our country.

The Bible says that our rulers have a responsibility to act against sinfulness and take measures to restrain it.

Romans 13:3: “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.”

Not only that, but we have an example given to us in Judges for our instruction as to the consequences of a lack of leadership.

Judges 18:7, 27-28: “Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people that were therein, how they dwelt careless, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing; and they were far from the Zidonians, and had no business with any man. And they took the things which Micah had made, and the priest which he had, and came unto Laish, unto a people that were at quiet and secure: and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire. And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in the valley that lieth by Beth-rehob. And they built a city, and dwelt therein.”

The people of Laish “dwelt careless” and “there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing”.

This was a land which had nobody to enforce the laws of good and evil on its people, everyone was allowed to do as they pleased.

They took no measures to protect themselves, their city was not well guarded, they had no alliances with any of the peoples living nearby, and look at the consequences, they were easily routed and destroyed.

Leadership needs to be strong and pleasing to God, and indeed Glen Mitchell appears to want the members of that council to go against their own beliefs and vote for something which is gravely displeasing to God.

Acts 5:29 tells us of the danger of such a move. It says: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

Glen Mitchell seemingly wants those councillors to obey men rather than God. What a sad position to occupy.

His second point that lighting up the council building in honour of sodomy is equally misinformed, though we give him some credit for pointing out that Christianity and sodomy are opposing positions.

Luke 16:13 outlines that. It says: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

However, to say that Glen Mitchell shows a misguided attitude is an understatement.

The Bible flatly condemns homosexuality, this is an issue we have covered on many occasions and readers are invited to look at Romans 1:22-27 and Leviticus 18:22 to get a flavour of God’s rejection of such conduct.

Christians ought not to be coming to terms with homosexuality but rather should be constant in pointing out not only that God rejects it, but that salvation is freely available to the homosexual, if they would, as every other sinner, which is all of us, turn from their sin.

2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that when we are saved we are changed. It says: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

We are not to compromise with sin, but rather to reprove it and implore those who are unsaved to turn from it.

However, Glen Mitchell is pursuing a line of thought which seeks to encourage the cause of sodomy, which is rebellion against God.

His third reason for his unscriptural stance is perhaps the weakest of all, saying that Christianity thrives when on the margins.

What type of Christian wouldn’t want Christianity to be at the very centre of our society and civil and public life?

What type of Christian wouldn’t want the majority of the people in society to be saved and using whatever position they have to better advance the cause of Christ?

What type of Christian wouldn’t want elected representatives to defend the cause of Christ publicly?

Instead, he chooses to attack those, no doubt many of them professing Christians, who took a stand for the teachings of the Bible.

Proverbs 14:34 reminds us that a country is lifted high when it follows God. It says: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

Why would Glen Mitchell not want the nation to be exalted?

When countries departed from God, that was when judgment came. One must only read the book of Judges to see the repeated story of Israel departing from God and then falling into the hands of their enemies to see that illustrated clearly.

Northern Ireland is suffering today because of sin, both from our religious leaders and our political leaders.

You have the leaders of the Church of Ireland and Irish Presbyterianism, the two largest so-called Protestant churches, meeting the Pope and engaging in all manner of ecumenical compromise.

And you have the leader of political unionism, Arlene Foster, speaking at a sodomite event in Belfast and compromising with Islam.

You have not one professing Christian willing to back Jim Allister of the TUV when he stood against sodomite pardons being introduced in Northern Ireland, be they from the DUP, UUP or the Alliance Party.

Indeed, the Alliance Party, many of whose members claim to be Christians, including their leader Naomi Long, were the ones who brought this motion before the Ards and North Down Council.

What a sorry state our land is in and Glen Mitchell is encouraging another retrograde step be taken? What a shameful attitude.

His comment reeks of the nonsensical guff often propagated by such easy-believists and charismatics who like to talk about religion being “radical” and “counter-cultural”, trying to make it sound like some sort of hipster minority interest.

Pleading forgiveness of God, righteous living and faithful adhering to and preaching of the Bible from our religious leaders, political leaders and ordinary Christians are the route to revival.

If that is achieved, then God will be central in our land, and not confined to the margins.

Let us devote ourselves afresh to God, to pleasing Him and pray He will bless our land once more with revival.

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.”

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Naomi Long, Alf McCreary and the Belfast Telegraph – ecumenical cheerleaders damaging Northern Ireland

The Belfast Telegraph, historically Northern Ireland’s largest newspaper, has long been a purveyor of ecumenical compromise and claptrap.

And one of the chief architects of this sort of nonsense is their religious correspondent and columnist, Alf McCreary.

A veteran ecumenist and cheerleader of apostasy, Alf McCreary’s attentions of late have been consumed with the church he attends, the Presbyterian Church, loosening links with their sister organisation, the Church of Scotland, and closing off communicant membership to homosexuals.

We referred to those moves by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland recently in an article you can read by clicking here.

We do not wish to repeat what we said at the time, but rather look at the comments made by Alf McCreary (pictured, top) in his latest unscriptural ramblings in the Belfast Telegraph.

While criticising the church’s stance on not offering full membership to sodomites, Alf McCreary said “the real damage was done when the Irish Presbyterians voted by a large majority to cancel visits between the Irish and Scots Moderators because the Scots have more liberal views on homosexuality”.

The term “more liberal views on homosexuality” is, of course, a euphemism for “utterly anti-Christian views on homosexuality”.

We have been obliged to deal with this issue on numerous occasions of late and will not reproduce in full the Scripture passages which clearly outline why homosexuality is contrary to God’s ordained order. However, readers can turn to Leviticus 18:22 and to Romans 1:26-27 to get a very clear direction on this matter.

The Church of Scotland has very clearly set its stall out for sodomy and frankly the Presbyterian Church in Ireland should have made this move much sooner. Let’s not forget that those in homosexual relationships can be ministers in the Church of Scotland – talk about the blind leading the blind!

We are ordered not to associate with those who would seek to denigrate the name of Christ.

2 Timothy 3:1-5: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

These clerical figures in the Church of Scotland have a form of godliness, they wear the garb, they preach of love and claim to speak for Jesus, but they deny His Word and from such we are to turn away, whether Alf McCreary likes it or not.

The old ecumenist continues: “Many of [the Presbyterian liberals] now believe that the old, broad Presbyterian Church, which was tolerant, loving and Biblical, has now all but disappeared.”

What a blasphemy for Alf McCreary to say that endorsing the notion of homosexuality in the church was Biblical!

Only someone of a reprobate mind could say such a despicable thing.

The leader of the ecumenical Alliance Party, Naomi Long, a Presbyterian, has, unsurprisingly, felt the need to offer her view on the matter.

Amid reports the Presbyterian Church’s secretary, Rev Trevor Gribben, sent a letter encouraging clergy not to speak out publicly against the church’s stance, Naomi Long said: “The letter was a poorly timed and ill-considered attempt to silence dissenting voices.”

While it is surely essential for any church to be agreed on the fundamentals of their beliefs, and same-sex marriage is one such fundamental, the comment is a remarkable act of hypocrisy from the east Belfast politician.

It was her party which told its elected representatives in the Northern Ireland Assembly that they MUST back same-sex marriage if they were to keep their jobs coming up to the 2016 Assembly election.

Two of their three anti-gay marriage MLAs, one a member of the same church as Naomi Long, suddenly found themselves out of a job, while the other had a change of heart. We cannot comment as to whether the potential loss of nigh on £50,000 a year of a salary was a factor in his decision.

Even more interestingly was the fact that one of the two who didn’t seek re-election following the party diktat, Judith Cochrane, represented the East Belfast constituency. Who took her place on the ballot paper and subsequently in the Assembly, with its very attractive salary? Naomi Long, of course.

So Naomi Long, who doesn’t like “dissenting voices” being silenced in the Presbyterian Church, is happy for all dissent to the modern left dogma of gay marriage being utterly shut down and indeed hounded out of any position of prominence or authority in her party and the land.

Naomi Long and her pals who have consciously chosen to reject Christ would do well to bear these verses in mind.

Isaiah 10:1,3: “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?”

What more unrighteous a decree can there be than forcing people to back such a vile sin as sodomite marriage, or else pay for exercising their conscience with their job?

All those who consciously reject God must consider their latter end. When God’s judgement comes, “to whom will ye flee for help?”

Being in the fashionable crowd in favour of gay marriage, or wishing to have their cake and eat it by having a cloak of religion while cuddling up with the world, like Naomi Long and Alf McCreary will avail you nothing.

It is simply by clinging to Jesus that we will find true rest in this world and a sure promise of eternity.

If you’re not saved, won’t you turn to Christ even today?

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