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.”

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Ballymena Presbyterian church invites Papists to ecumenical prayer meeting

The High Kirk Presbyterian Church in Ballymena has held an ecumenical prayer meeting to which practising Roman Catholics, who offer prayer to Mary and to dead so-called ‘Saints’, were warmly invited.

Entitled ‘Prayers of Blessing for Ballymena’, the event hosted by the allegedly Protestant church was advertised in the Roman Catholic parish bulletin in the County Antrim town.

Demonstrating the continued unchanged nature of the Church of Rome, the Roman Catholic faithful in the town are also advised in the same bulletin, just a couple of lines down, that they can gain a “plenary indulgence” between the 1st and 8th of November by “visiting a cemetery or church and praying for the dead”.

The issue of indulgences was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Martin Luther 501 years ago and prompted the then Roman Catholic monk to nail his 95 Theses to the door of the Church in Wittenberg.

And over half a millennium later, Rome is still offering its false gospel of works-based salvation to its poor, deluded adherents.

Not only that, they are still teaching the blasphemy of offering prayers for the dead, something which is utterly contrary to the Bible’s teaching.

As we have said in previous articles, there is a fine Scriptural example in the story of David and his adulterous child with Bathsheba.

Remember, that David, despite his sin (and we are all sinners), was called a man after God’s own heart.

His view, when his child died, as articulated in 2 Samuel 12:22-23, was: “And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

David ceased to petition God for his child when he died, as he knew there was no point, yet Rome is to this day blasphemously claiming, and this particular indulgence is coming from the Pope himself, that prayers for the dead are profitable both for the deceased and for the person offering the prayer.

And this is what High Kirk Presbyterian Church in Ballymena is seeking to associate themselves with. Shame on them.

The ecumenical prayer meeting they hosted was held on Thursday, 1 November, the day after Reformation Day, and the 1st of November just so happens to have been the first day of the week of indulgence granted by “that Antichrist”, the Pope.

So there could well have been those practising Romanists who had offered prayers for the dead in a Papist graveyard before heading across town to High Kirk Presbyterian Church to offer prayers there.

What a dreadfully confused situation this is.

Adding to the confusion is the question of to whom were the prayers offered in High Kirk Presbyterian Church? Rome encourages the praying to Mary and to dead ‘Saints’.

The Bible teaches in 1 Timothy 2:5 that “there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

“No man cometh unto the Father, but by me”, says Jesus in John 14:6.

But here we have Romanists, who are told by their religious leaders to offer up all manner of polluted worship, coming into a so-called Protestant church and being encouraged to take part in what is clearly an ecumenical prayer meeting.

There will be no true blessing in Ballymena while church leaders reject the Biblical principle of separation from the workers of evil.

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

This church, whose minister is Rev Norman Cameron (pictured, top), has a track record for ecumenical compromise, with last year’s Christmas service featuring a performance by the choir of a local Roman Catholic primary school, St Brigid’s, while in 2013 they hosted an event called ‘City Changing Unity’, with that event description saying its target was “transforming communities through inter-church partnerships”.

This is brazenly ecumenical activity.

As the week of plenary indulgences proves, Rome has moved not one iota from its anti-Scriptural stance of more than 500 years ago.

Sadly, so many formerly Protestant churches have departed from the true faith and have rejected God and His Word.

We don’t see practitioners of other faiths, and they false faiths, conceding ground the way these lily-livered alleged Protestants are.

Let us fearlessly take our stand, hold fast our glorious Protestant heritage and never give in to the enemies of the gospel.

Jeremiah 2:11: “Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.”

Jeremiah 2:32: “Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.”

Presbyterian moderator running into the arms of the Pope

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rev Charles McMullen (pictured, above) has got his wish and will fall prostrate at the feet of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic system this weekend when he meets with the Pope.

As soon as it was announced that the Bangor based Presbyterian would take over as Moderator this year, Rev Charles McMullen indicated his great eagerness to meet with the man he vowed at his ordination was “that man of sin, and son of perdition”.

What does Rev Charles McMullen make of his ordination vows now having previously subscribed to the Westminster Confession of Faith?

It is hard to see how this act can be seen as anything other than a betrayal of them.

This is what Rev Charles McMullen said back in February when it was revealed he would become the new Moderator (you can read our article at the time by clicking here).

He said: “We don’t know for certain if the Pope is coming and if he is there would need to be some invitation extended to us.

“If an invitation was extended, our two churches would work out the basis on which that meeting would occur.

“As far as I am concerned I would relish the opportunity to meet the Pope” (pictured, below).

There you go then, Rev Charles McMullen, the leader of the largest so-called Protestant church in Ireland as a whole, is relishing the opportunity to meet the man he vowed was “that Antichrist”.

If he believes what he vowed so as to make what one would certainly assume is a very comfortable living from the ministry, then he is certainly choosing some very dodgy company to keep.

If, on the other hand, he doesn’t believe the Westminster Confession of Faith, what is he doing in a Presbyterian pulpit or with a clerical collar round his neck, much less leading the Presbyterian Church?

More importantly still, he clearly doesn’t believe the Bible, which says to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

Ephesians 5:11 must have passed him by as well. It says: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

There hasn’t been too much by way of reproof in the past few days as it has been announced that Rev Charles McMullen will charge headlong down the road to Dublin to metaphorically kiss ‘Papa’s’ feet.

In a pathetic sop to any Presbyterians who are rightly dismayed and outraged at such a move, and as a scanty fig leaf to cover the nakedness of their compromise, Rev Charles McMullen and the Presbyterian Church’s clerk, Rev Trevor Gribben, have mentioned “theological differences”.

What are these theological differences? They haven’t mentioned them.

Could it be because they are so vast that it would highlight how disgraceful and traitorous their decision is?

While we have on various occasions on this page highlighted the major differences, though far from exhaustively, we will quickly run through a few.

Rome teaches of a holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory. You can search from now until Christ’s return, should you live to see it, but you’ll never find that in the Bible.

Rome teaches of prayer to Mary and to saints of its choosing. The Bible teaches of prayer to God alone (1 Timothy 2:5).

Rome teaches the blasphemy of the Mass, whereby they sacrifice Christ again and again in every chapel in the world every day of the year. The Bible teaches that his sacrifice was once for all (Hebrews 10:11-12).

Rome denies salvation by faith alone, instead pronouncing its anathema, or curses, on any who teach or hold to that view. The Bible teaches salvation by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).

There are many more issues we could dwell on, but that is surely sufficient to demonstrate the utter corruption of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic system.

Despite that, Rev Charles McMullen will attend Dublin Castle this Saturday, 25 August for a reception to be attended by Pope Francis and the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, at which it is understood that the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, will introduce the Presbyterian Moderator to the Pope himself.

After that, Rev Charles McMullen and his wife Barbara will attend a concert at Croke Park, at the invitation of Archbishop Eamon Martin. The Pope will be the chief guest at the concert.

Isn’t that all just lovely?

Rev Charles McMullen is certainly taken with the whole notion, as he himself said last week.

“As a church we recognise this Papal visit would bring great joy to our Roman Catholic neighbours and friends, and it was something we wanted to welcome.

“I am pleased our church has been able to accept the invitation to the reception and I am looking forward to it.

“Should there be an opportunity to meet Pope Francis I would very much welcome that in the context of building good relations.”

The Word of the Lord through Isaiah would be very applicable in the context of Rev Charles McMullen “looking forward” to meeting the Pope.

Isaiah 59:7-8 says: “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.”

Of course, “peace” is a big part of the pretext for such flagrant disregard of God’s Word, as evidenced by Rev Charles McMullen’s weasel words for excusing his betrayal of Protestantism when he says his consorting with the Papacy should be viewed “in the context of building good relations”.

Rev Charles McMullen is seeking to be on friendly terms with the Pope, a servant of the devil responsible for overseeing the damning of untold millions to an eternity in hell.

James 4:4 says: “…know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

Given that Rev Charles McMullen’s conduct is a grievous betrayal of his Protestant heritage, of the Westminster Confession of Faith and, above all else, God’s Word, one would hope there was an uproarious outcry from those Presbyterian clergy who would hold a more traditional line.

However, such hopes would prove to be unfounded, as was evidenced by the statement of Rev Trevor Gribben, who referred to the tepid protests of the sparse voices of concern on the General Council.

“We are a large Church and there will be people who believe sincerely that this would be a step too far, on theological grounds.

“A small number of people on our General Council made this point, but did so graciously.”

There was no fearless denunciation of sin, there was no earnest contention for the faith, just a lily-livered aside.

Has any member of the General Council publicly proclaimed their disgust at the move and articulated why the Bible considers consorting with the man they officially call “that Antichrist” to be repugnant? We are not aware of any and are happy for anyone to inform us of any member who has done so.

On Saturday, there will be so many members of the great and the good of Irish society, so-called, both north and south, but God will not be part of that crowd.

Rev Charles McMullen and any other clerical traitor would do well to keep that in mind.

Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

Groomsport Presbyterian Church celebrates same-sex marriage of former trainee ‘minister’

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!”

These days there is a great deal of turning truth and righteousness on its head and this is no more pronounced, both in secular and religious circles than on the issue of LGBT ‘rights’.

It is not an issue we particularly like treading over, but as the propagation of such defiance of God’s Word and natural order persists, so must we persist in voicing our objection to such utter godlessness.

And it has recently come to our attention that Groomsport Presbyterian Church, near Bangor in County Down, has offered its support to same-sex ‘marriage’ by cheerily celebrating the recent ‘wedding’ between a former intern ‘minister’ in the congregation and her ‘girlfriend’.

In their church magazine, known as ‘Eagle Wing’, it is proudly boasted of ‘Rev’ Jennifer Barchi’s ‘marriage’ to her ‘girlfriend’.

This was advertised in the Christmas 2017 edition of their magazine, though it has only recently come to our attention.

Jennifer Barchi (pictured, top), who appears to be an American, served as Groomsport Presbyterian Church’s ‘Princeton intern’ in the 2010/11 year. She is now ‘minister’ in Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland in the USA.

In the Eagle Wing magazine, declaring her anti-Christian union, she says: “It has been a wonderfully busy Fall. On October 14th, my fiancĂ©e, Lauren, and I were married at a beautiful ceremony on Chesapeake Bay.

“We were delighted to have so many family, friends, and much of our congregation present with us. I’ll be sure to send photos along when I get them in the spring.”

We’ll all look forward to seeing the photos, no doubt.

The Bible passages on such sins are crystal clear and anyone who attempts to contort them so as to fit their anti-Christian world view is clutching at straws, to put it mildly.

Romans 1:24-27 says: “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.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says: “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.”

It says clearly there in Romans that ‘Rev’ Jennifer Barchi’s relationship is “against nature” and she and everyone else is warned that “abusers of themselves with mankind” shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

So how can it be justified that such an individual be tasked with preaching God’s Word when they live in such open defiance of it?

1 Timothy 2 also deals with this matter in a crystal clear manner. Verse 12 says: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

And in the following chapter there is not even the faintest consideration that a woman might hold the role of a minister.

1 Timothy 3:1-4: “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity”.

The role of an overseer in a church belongs to a man, who must be the “husband of one wife” and must rule well “his own house”.

Nowhere does it say that it could actually be a woman and nowhere does Scripture give its endorsement to homosexual relationships.

So why does Groomsport Presbyterian Church include such open sinfulness in its publication?

We do not know, but there is clearly little or no opposition to this at the highest levels in that church.

The current minister there is a Rev Paul Dalzell and he ought to be speaking out most vociferously against it.

Instead, he contributes to this same publication so tainted with such vileness by including his ‘Letter from the manse’ at the opening of the magazine.

He is not the editor, that is a woman called Susan Ekin, but Rev Paul Dalzell could at the very least refuse to touch “even the garment spotted by the flesh” (Jude v 23).

However, one must draw the conclusion that he is in support of such vileness, or at the very least he is willing to turn a blind eye.

Ezekiel 33:2-9 warns of such abandonment of a minister’s duty to speak out against sin.

It says: “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.”

The blood of those the minister, or watchman, failed to warn, is on the hands of that minister. What a frightful thought that is!

And to be a ‘minister’ openly engaging in a sin God has called an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) as well as failing to warn the people, as is the case with ‘Rev’ Jennifer Barchi, is more frightening still.

In a blog post she has put up on her church, Dickey Memorial’s website, she has stressed her celebration of the sodomite ‘Pride’ festival.

Grievously, she points out that it was people in her own congregation there who encouraged her to date a woman in the church, who would later become her ‘wife’.

This means that the church was clearly aware of an openly lesbian member of the church and not only tolerated it, but encouraged it.

‘Rev’ Jennifer Barchi also states that she told the ‘Pastoral Nominating Committee’ for Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church that she was a lesbian.

Their response, says she? “They didn’t care”.

Neither, too, did her congregation, particularly given it was members of the church who encouraged her in to her ungodly relationship. When one looks at the church’s website, it is no surprise. It says: “We welcome all persons into all aspects of our church life and leadership regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, gender identity…”

As was stated above in her correspondence with Groomsport Presbyterian Church, most of her congregation attended the affront to God that was her ‘wedding’ ceremony.

This is such an apt instance of what Jesus said in Matthew 15:14 when he said: “they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

There must surely be those in Groomsport Presbyterian Church who are opposed to this disgraceful situation and we would encourage anyone reading this who knows anyone connected with the church or in the area to share this with them.

In her article for ‘Pride’, ‘Rev’ Jennifer Barchi says that she had not ‘come out’ when she was in Groomsport and there were those who had no “qualms about talking about it as a sin in front of me”.

We would call on those people in Groomsport Presbyterian Church to take a loud, vociferous and uncompromising stand against such disgraceful apostasy.

We are called on to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude v 3) and Ephesians 5:11 instructs us to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”.

There is to be a separation from wickedness and if Groomsport Presbyterian Church continues to endorse such defiance of God, then true believers must separate themselves from it.

Let our vow be as that of Joshua, when he said in Joshua 24:15: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

‘LGBT service’ in Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church gets approval of homosexual who brought legal action against Asher’s Bakery

Last weekend, we at ‘Protestant Revival’ revealed the shocking ‘LGBT service’ held by All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church and their minister Rev Chris Hudson (pictured, above) on Sunday past.

In a staggering exhibition of defiance to God, the church sought to honour those who are living at open and brazen variance with God’s Word.

Following the service, the church put up a facebook post bragging about its disgraceful activity, which we have placed below.

It attracted a distressingly high number of ‘likes’ from other facebook users, with a total of 139 people or organisations indicating their approval when we last checked.

And there was definitely a few interesting characters expressing their support for such defiance of God.

Unsurprisingly, there was a ‘like’ from 1st Dunmurry Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, the ‘minister’ of which is ‘Rev’ Linda Ballard, who vowed prior to her ordination to base her ‘ministry’ “around gender issues”.

Then there was a ‘like’ from Lesley Macaulay, a woman whom we described back in June as “the previously obscure but suddenly high profile businesswoman (according to the Belfast Telegraph)” when she voiced loudly and repeatedly her objection to the Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member at the time, deciding to limit full communion to heterosexuals and barring the baptism of children in the care of homosexuals.

And then, most intriguingly of all, the presence of a ‘like’ on the facebook post by Gareth Lee, the sodomite who initially kicked up a fuss and pursued legal action against the Christian Asher’s Bakery.

It was Gareth Lee (pictured, below) who placed the order in Asher’s Bakery for what became known as the “gay cake”.

This was a cake he requested from the bakery, which he admitted himself had previously served him quite obligingly, bearing the slogan, ‘Support Gay Marriage’ and emblazoned with the name of a sodomite grouping of which Gareth Lee is a member.

To ice such a message would have gone against the Christian owners’ beliefs, the McArthur family. We are warned in Scripture not to wish evil-doers well in their efforts.

2 John 1:10-11 says: “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

The order was initially taken by another member of staff who was unsure how to react in the situation before Daniel McArthur, the manager, told Gareth Lee they were not able to fulfil the order as it went against their Christian convictions and refunded him.

Unhappy, Gareth Lee took his complaint to the (In)Equality Commission, the Deputy Chief Commissioner of which is a Presbyterian’minister’, the ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll (1 Timothy 2:12), who pursued the Christian McArthur family through the courts.

Disgracefully, the court found they had discriminated against Gareth Lee and ordered them to pay him compensation. Asher’s contested the decision and the matter now sits with the UK Supreme Court, with a final verdict expected later this year.

And it was this individual who indicated their approval for such a God-defying service as this.

Of course, it is no surprise to see a sodomite showing their support for such a church service, but it is very instructive as to the nature of the type of people the minister of that church chooses to align with and draws support from.

The minister of All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Rev Chris Hudson, is on friendly terms with a character who has hounded through the courts the Christian owners of a bakery because they refuse to fall prostrate at the feet of the sodomite agenda.

It is like unto the dictatorial and blasphemous order from King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon to bow down before a golden image he had made to worship it.

When the faithful servants of Christ, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to do so, they kindled the wrath of the heathen.

Daniel 3:12-13,16-19: “There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.”

Notice that the “form of his visage was changed against” these three servants of the one true God when they took their stand.

That is the same for the child of God when they take their stand. People with whom you may have previously been on civil, even amiable terms, when confronted with your beliefs which you have taken from God’s Word, will often change their attitude towards you.

Gareth Lee had previously made purchases from Asher’s Bakery and there had never been a problem. But when they told him they would not bow down to the sodomite agenda, everything changed.

However, this man is pleased by the actions of Rev Chris Hudson, a man who would claim to be serving God.

It is vital that we point out that regardless of his courting of the sodomite agenda, Rev Chris Hudson is in grave error by simply being a part of the Non-Subscribing Church.

This is because that church denies the divinity of Christ, they say he is not God the Son, which means they deny salvation by the cleansing power of the blood of Christ.

That makes it a false church, but still one which is leading poor blinded sinners to hell.

David could gladly say in Psalm 26:4-5: “I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.”

Rev Chris Hudson certainly cannot say that. Rather, he has actively sought them out and encouraged them to persist in their wicked ways, claiming that God is in approval of their vileness.

He is playing a very dangerous game indeed with his own soul, as he is warned in Isaiah 5:20.

It says: “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!”

Dear reader, let us reject the “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1) and instead embrace Christ in all His fullness.

If you are as yet unsaved, it is our prayer that God will speak to you, for it is He alone who can convict you of your sin and cause you to come unto him humbly and penitently for forgiveness.

Romans 10:9-10: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

‘Rev’ Liz Hughes latest Presbyterian ‘minister’ to back lesbian ‘Christian’ LGBT campaigner Vicky Beeching

The ‘Thought For The Day’ interlude on BBC Radio Ulster is an opportunity for the airing of fluffy, sentimental, quasi-religious ramblings by fluffy, sentimental, quasi-religious ramblers (which is probably as much as you can expect from such!).

While none at ‘Protestant Revival’ make a habit of listening to it, we were contacted by a reader drawing our attention to the drivel spouted by ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes (pictured, top), the recently retired Presbyterian ‘minister’ who provided the ‘Thought For The Day’ last Tuesday, 31st July. If you are so minded, you will be able to find it on the BBC iPlayer for the next few weeks.

In her soppy soliloquy, ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes becomes the second Presbyterian ‘minister’ of which we are aware who is endorsing the well-known Contemporary Christian Musician Vicky Beeching, who ‘came out’ as a lesbian four years ago.

‘Rev’ Liz Hughes, of course, joins the august company of the crowd-surfer Rev John Dickinson, minister in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, who repeatedly tweeted his admiration of Vicky Beeching back in June.

Vicky Beeching, a self-avowed “LGBT campaigner” (pictorial evidence from her Twitter page, below), has written a book about her experiences as a “gay Christian”, and ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes was keen to use her moment in the sun to highlight this blasphemous claptrap.

Hundreds of thousands of people listen to BBC Radio Ulster and a supposed ‘minister’ of the gospel, rather than using this opportunity of sharing the gospel message of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone with the masses, decided to give air time to the blasphemous notions of man (or indeed, woman).

Of course, it should be noted that were anyone to actually share the truth of the gospel in their ‘Thought For The Day’ segment, they’d be highly unlikely to be asked to do so again.

In her opening remarks, ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes describes how, when Vicky Beeching was growing up, she had a “feeling that her natural orientation was a source of shame and confusion and embarrassment.”

Firstly, God says there is nothing natural about such an orientation. In fact, the Holy Spirit, moving through Paul, tells us in 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.”

So the Bible clearly says that this is “against nature” and that homosexual men are guilty of “leaving the natural use of the women”.

It really is clear cut, isn’t it?

Only not so for Vicky Beeching, and by implication, also for ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes.

Speaking in her ‘Thought For The Day’ segment, ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes said: “I found her book a most compelling read, not only because of her honesty with regard to her own personal journey, but also her setting out of a very different theological perspective and a very different understanding of the Bible texts.

“Although she does not share the traditional church viewpoint, she speaks out of a deep respect for the Scriptures.”

How can one whose life is devoted, as an LGBT campaigner, to advocating that which is utterly repugnant to God’s Word “speak out of a deep respect for the Scriptures”?

Vicky Beeching is as those described in Isaiah 29:13. It says: “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:”

This is a passage Jesus reiterated in Matthew 15:7-9: “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

The fact that Vicky Beeching offers a “very different theological perspective and a very different understanding of the Bible texts” is hardly surprising, seeing as she has consciously chosen to reject God’s Word as it plainly is.

One would imagine the text from Romans is one such text for which she would seek to offer “a very different understanding of”, but the message is crystal clear.

And is not the notion of “gay Christians” merely a commandment of men? It is most certainly not a commandment of God.

In fact, homosexuals are to be saved out of their sinful state, not encouraged to wallow in it.

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.”

“Abusers of themselves with mankind” were saved in the church in Corinth. Did they remain “abusers of themselves with mankind” once they were saved? No, the word “were” is inserted there, as the Holy Ghost says that such vileness was in the past tense for them.

Christians must publicly repudiate sin, such as homosexuality. Christians must ever seek to be more Christ-like, growing in grace, not to be “entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1).

‘Rev’ Liz Hughes then refers to a story in the book of how Vicky Beeching and her grandfather, who had been a missionary, could not agree on her decision to ignore God’s Word.

However, it is recounted that Vicky Beeching remembered a quote from the hardly to be much admired Billy Graham, whose shameful compromise with Rome you can get a flavour of by clicking here.

He apparently said: “It is God’s job to judge, the Holy Spirit’s job to convict and my job to love”.

That comment is a very neat encapsulation of the deceptive “Judge not” brigade, who think nobody has a right to say anything is wrong.

This is, of course, a deliberate distortion of God’s message as we are always to use righteous judgment in setting what we see in front of us in the light of God’s Word.

John 7:24 says: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

And what of God’s Law and His Judgments?

Psalm 19:7-11: “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.”

God’s commandments are pure? Is, in the light of God’s Word, homosexuality?

God’s judgments are “true and righteous altogether”.

How do we know God’s judgments and therefore “judge righteous judgment”? By reading His Word and abiding to it. We have clearly demonstrated that homosexuality is contrary to God’s Word, therefore it is right to say it is so and to endorse such vileness is to reject God.

‘Rev’ Liz Hughes says Vicky Beeching and her grandfather agree that he can still love her despite her “lifestyle” and of course that is quite proper. But to love someone does not mean to condone their sinful actions.

How many of us have family members who are unsaved? How many of us have friends who are not saved? There would be very few who do not. Does that mean we hate them or stop loving them? Of course not. But because we love someone doesn’t mean we tolerate their sin.

After all, John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world” that he sent Jesus to die on the cross. Does that mean God will admit anyone to heaven who doesn’t believe on Him? Of course not. Nahum 1:3 tells us the Lord “will not at all acquit the wicked”.

In case we think that our family member or friend isn’t “wicked”, we ought to bear in mind that we are all wicked. Jeremiah 17:9 says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Psalm 14:3 says: “…there is none that doeth good, no, not one”.

Of course, someone reading this who might seek to excuse the comments of ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes might say she is just repeating what is said in Vicky Beeching’s book.

However, she concludes with her own opinion, saying: “I do believe that we all need to listen to each other’s stories, and to learn from those who love Jesus deeply but have in the past felt cruelly excluded from the church family they want to love as well.”

The phrase “cruelly excluded” shows ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes’ position of moving towards LGBT affirmation in the church.

She believes it is cruel to exclude sodomites from full communion and believes it is proper to just ignore fundamental theological differences in the name of unity.

This is blasphemous nonsense.

We are to separate from such works of darkness and “touch not the unclean thing” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

And what of ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes herself?

Well, she has made a career out of rejection of God’s Word. After all, the Bible clearly states she ought not to hold the position she claims.

1 Timothy 2:12 clearly states this: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

She was one of the Presbyterian figures who signed an open letter in protest at the Presbyterian Church’s decision to prevent sodomite couples from having children in their care baptised and to limit full communion to heterosexuals.

Indeed, she came perilously close to being named Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland back in 2014, coming up just one vote short.

This was a source of regret for that old ecumenist, the Belfast Telegraph columnist and religious affairs correspondent, Alf McCreary, of whom you can read more by clicking here.

She was the ‘minister’ of Whitehouse Presbyterian Church in north Belfast for the last 17 years of her career, the church which Alf McCreary attends.

When she retired late last year, he lamented her failure to reach the top rung of the Presbyterian ladder thus: “This would have been an historic choice, but the Church had the opportunity to rectify this when she stood again the next year.

“Sadly, however, the members of the male-dominated Presbyteries did not elect her, much to the regret of many clergy and laity who felt that she was an ideal candidate.

“As well as all of this, the ‘Rev’ Hughes and Whitehouse were in the vanguard of ecumenism and mission in the Newtownabbey area.”

So ‘Rev’ Liz Hughes was at the forefront of compromise with the Papacy, she was in a position as a ‘minister’ which the Bible rejects, she wants full communion for sodomites and endorses the blasphemous notion of a “Christian” LGBT campaigner.

What a frightening combination of facts.

Isaiah 30:1: “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord , that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:”

In Tyrone this week: the prosperity gospel of ‘healer’ ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega

Matthew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

One of the leading lights in the Ugandan prosperity gospel movement, an ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega (a man) was in Northern Ireland this week.

He dropped in to Fintona, of all places, and performed, for that is what it was, for two nights at the Ecclesville Centre on Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 July.

‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega has shot to prominence this past couple of years, having previously been employed in a bank in his homeland.

Targeting primarily young people, as most of the practitioners of the charismatic movement tend to do (such as the Vineyard Church, Emmanuel Church and Rev John Dickinson’s Carnmoney Presbyterian Church), ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega has made a name for himself in the universities of Uganda.

On a website called ‘Campus Eye’, there is a gushing report on ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega, whose ministry is called Phaneroo (meaning “making manifest”).

It tells us that ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega claims he felt God calling him to “begin a fellowship targeting young people and answer the questions that Jesus left unanswered”.

What a blasphemous statement for him to make, as well as profoundly arrogant to claim he’s there to fill in the gaps Jesus accidentally left at His ascension.

This is a claim of some new revelation, but the Bible clearly tells us we have a full revelation within the Scriptures, God’s inspired, inerrant Word.

Revelation 22:18 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”.

If there is anything we do not know, it is because Jesus has decided, in His all-knowing power, to keep it from us. He wasn’t waiting 2,000 years for ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega to come along and fill in the blanks.

When the true Apostles asked Jesus just before His ascension when He would return, Christ told them they weren’t to know the time or date.

Acts 1:6-7 says: “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.”

‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega, as already stated, is a prosperity preacher.

The article we have previously referred to unwittingly reveals this.

It says: “In his latest Mercedes-Benz, ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega makes no apologies for this. He says God has called everyone to be rich and have a taste of heaven on earth. He proclaims that he can never die of disease neither accident.”

Uganda is not a country noted for its wealth, yet ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega swans around in a fancy car telling his followers they are going to be rich too, if they just keep following him because, after all, he is the man of God, isn’t he?

It is a rather enticing prospect in a country which has suffered economically for decades, particularly to the young, who understandably would want to have a more prosperous life than their parents did, to have a man telling you that by listening to his notions, cloaked by religion, you will be wealthy.

The Bible does not promise wealth to followers of Christ.

Proverbs 23:4 tells us to: “Labour not to be rich”.

Hebrews 13:5: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

God should be enough for us. If God chooses to bless us with great wealth, as he did with Solomon, then very well, but it ought not to be our primary target.

And what did Solomon conclude of this wealth? We are told in Ecclesiastes 5:10,15: “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.”

‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega is encouraging his young followers to chase after that which does not profit.

The true Christian has a far greater reward awaiting them in heaven.

1 Peter 1:3-4: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you”.

The goods of this world lose their value, they fade away, they age, rot and decay, but not so on the golden streets of heaven where there are riches unimaginable and eternal.

Back to this ‘Campus Eye’ article, which says that “whatever Phaneroo is doing, it ought to keep doing it”.

The title of this article is: “Apostle Grace Lubega: The Phaneroo Man Leading Ugandan Campus Babes To God”.

It certainly is an unusual title, and why “Campus Babes” are being prioritised over all others is somewhat confusing.

The article says the “Phaneroo Fellowship is a revolution taking over the whole of Uganda, but especially the Ugandan campus girls.

“Every Thursday, the most beautiful girls around Ugandan campuses are seen strolling towards the MTN Arena in Lugogo for the Phaneroo Fellowship.”

Why should it be particularly desirable that young, attractive women should follow ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega? What’s wrong with the “least beautiful” girls, if they are highlighting the “most beautiful” girls, though surely this is a subjective matter.

What’s wrong with the young men at university, at all levels of aesthetic appeal to those of the opposite gender?

The Bible doesn’t say that personal beauty is an end in itself.

1 Timothy 2:9-10: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”

A Christian woman should be more focused on good works than good looks, and certainly not looking to be described as a “babe”.

This just serves to highlight the superficiality of the craze surrounding ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega.

And what does his website say of him?

This is an extract of his own testimony. It says: “His message is the very substance of what he has experienced and of the places that he has walked in and by the spirit. He teaches divine healing and demonstrates divine healing; he teaches divine providence and demonstrates divine providence; he teaches supernatural expansion and growth of ministry and demonstrated how a ministry supernaturally grows and expands; he teaches the supernatural walk of the Christian. He is the message that he teaches.”

It really is a load of nonsense and doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

Surely his message should be of the saving power of Jesus Christ. It should be of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. It should be about what Christ has done, not “the very substance of what he has experienced”.

As for his ‘healing’, he claims that: “Tumours have disappeared, broken bones restored and deaf ears opened.”

Of course, there is no evidence offered of these cures, and his claim to be able to offer healing comes without Scriptural warrant.

Illness is a part of life, for the Christian and for those who are unsaved.

Quite often God uses this as a way of drawing us closer to him.

Hebrews 12:5-11 says: “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us , and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”

God doesn’t promise healing from illness. Illness is a symptom of sin, brought about by the fall of man. Indeed, Paul didn’t receive healing from God, despite earnestly praying for it.

2 Corinthians 12:7-9: “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

God’s glory can be shown through our infirmities.

We understand there were several hundred in attendance in Fintona each night earlier this week and Fintona Presbyterian Church foolishly helped advertise it on its facebook page.

If you were in attendance at this event, please bear in mind the absolute absence of Scriptural warrant for ‘Apostle’ Grace Lubega’s ministry and reject his shameful prosperity gospel.

And if you know anyone who was in attendance or is perhaps an admirer of this character, please share this with them to warn them of the deceit he is propagating.

Rather than looking to a man full of his own notions, look to God and the Bible for a sure word as to how we are to worship Him.