Methodist President Rev Laurence Graham attends and preaches at Roman Catholic pilgrimage

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland has just today further emphasised his love of Popery by being the guest speaker at a Roman Catholic event at a well known Romanist pilgrimage site.

Rev Laurence (or Lawless) Graham (pictured, below) was uttering his ecumenical message of mean compromise at Lough Derg, one of the best known Papal pilgrimage sites in Ireland.

It is located just a few miles over the border with the Republic of Ireland, close to the County Donegal village of Pettigo. Pilgrims travel to what is called Station Island on the Lough and it is there they hold their three day pilgrimage at any point over the summer months.

Due to the conditions over winter time, the island is only accessed between May and October, meaning the supposedly Protestant Rev Lawless Graham has wasted little time this year in making his way over to bring shame on himself and his church.

Rev Lawless Graham in this one action is guilty of many of the abominations specified in Proverbs 6:16-19: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

The feet of Rev Lawless Graham certainly have proven to be swift in running to mischief and several other of those abominations have been carried out through this despicable compromise with the darkness of Rome.

Courting Romanist favour is nothing new for Rev Lawless Graham as just a few weeks ago it was revealed he was one of the so-called Protestants who co-signed a grovelling letter to the Pope, begging him to come to Northern Ireland during his planned trip to the Republic of Ireland this summer, something we addressed on this page at the time.

The event he addressed today was called a ‘Day of Friendship and Prayer’. It ran from 10.30am through to 3pm, with Rev Lawless Graham delivering his soft soap soliloquy of ecumenical compromise at high noon.

As usual with the Roman Catholic Church, which likes to extract as much money as possible from its deluded adherents, cheerleaders and hangers on, there was a fairly hefty fee of £22 to listen to this drivel. However, that fee did include your boat trip and refreshments. Quite the bargain then!

Directly after Rev Lawless Graham’s cosy message with his Papist fellow travellers, there was a prayer service.

We will repeat the most pertinent question we have asked on numerous occasions here at ‘Protestant Revival’ – to whom were these prayers being addressed? Were they praying to God, or were some of those in attendance praying to Mary or saints, as Rome utterly blasphemously teaches.

It is, we believe, necessary to clearly state the position of the Word of God on this matter. It says in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

That is what the Word of God says. It doesn’t matter what some old Romanist tries to say or what some apostate allegedly Protestant rascal tries to say, prayer is to be addressed to God and God alone.

Rev Lawless Graham was there in the company of the Prior of Lough Derg, ‘Father’ Laurence (or La, apparently) Flynn, who himself is a notable friend of Protestants who want to sell out their heritage to Rome.

‘Father’ La Flynn was one of the founding clergymen in the Fermanagh Churches Forum, a God defying ecumenical grouping, the despicable actions of which we have previously addressed.

And this unholy mingling which is being practiced by Rev Lawless Graham has been forewarned to us through Scripture, as have the dreadful consequences.

However, it has been wholly disregarded by apostates like Rev Lawless Graham.

Psalm 106:34-36,39-42 says: “They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.”

There are many points which could be made and comparisons drawn here, but we are told they “mingled among the heathen” before being given into “the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them”.

Rome is ever the same, it hasn’t shifted an inch since the Reformation and it still hates Protestantism virulently. This is why it is so pleased to have so-called Protestant fools falling prostrate at its feet because it has Protestantism where it wants it.

This situation is unfolding in front of us in Ulster and unless Protestants wake up to this sell-out of their heritage, then they that hate Protestants will rule over Protestants.

We need revival in this land desperately today.

We need apostate clerics thrown out of their pulpits today.

We need prayer that God will move again in our land.

We need prayer that God will make his mighty arm bare, uplift this land and cause it to be on fire for Him once more.

Please, dear reader, pray that God will cast down the enemies of the gospel, be they so-called Protestant or Roman Catholic, and send a mighty revival to this land.

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.”

Well said to Clogher Valley Free Presbyterian minister Rev Peter McIntyre – the Mass is most assuredly evil

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

Regular readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ will probably be aware this is a verse of Scripture we regularly quote in our articles.

This is for good reason as it is a crystal clear reminder to avoid staining yourself with the sins of this world, and it is reinforced with a command to not only shun such evil, but to condemn it for what it is.

It is the perfect riposte to those twisters who would misinterpret, be it wilfully or ignorantly, the words of Jesus in Matthew 7 when he says to “Judge not”, carefully ignoring the words of Jesus in John 7:24 when he said: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

And it is in this context of reproving the works of darkness that we pay fulsome tribute to Rev Peter McIntyre (pictured, top), minister of Clogher Valley Free Presbyterian Church in County Tyrone, who recently wrote an article describing the Roman Catholic Mass as “evil”.

Rev Peter McIntyre is, of course, absolutely right.

Writing in the Protestant magazine, the ‘Ulster Bulwark’, Rev McIntyre outlined the natural and proper objection all true Protestants should have to the Mass.

He said “there can be no greater assault on the gospel” and it is “impossible” for a Protestant to attend as a “neutral observer”.

Given that a church is a place of worship, he said, it means being present “is to be part of the worship, and as at any Mass, the wafer is translated into Christ, and this becomes the object of worship”.

Rev McIntyre continued: “Do we not owe it to Christ to be separate from such evils which grossly offend the Christ who offered himself for us?

“Many Protestants today, rather than sacrifice reputation, willingly expose themselves to the blasphemy of the Mass.

“Let us object to all that brings shame on the gospel.”

We wholeheartedly commend Rev Peter McIntyre for clearly and unequivocally taking his stand and earnestly contending for the faith, as we are instructed to do in Jude v 3.

The Mass by its very nature is evil and is a most grave blasphemy against God.

Romanist doctrine completely contradicts the Bible and this is most evident in the Mass, which is the central act of Papist worship.

Rome teaches that the bread and wine to be consumed as a symbol of Jesus’ body that was broken and blood that was shed actually becomes the body and blood of Christ.

This is what the Roman Catholic Church has to say about the Mass: “… by the consecration of the bread and the wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of the blood.”

Going further than making this absurd claim, they then say that anyone opposed to this is a liar and should be excommunicated, though of course being excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church would be a step forward.

It says such a thing of anyone who “denieth that in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist are contained truly, really, and substantially, the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ”. It then says that anyone who “denieth that wonderful and singular conversion of the whole substance of the wine into the blood, let him be anathema” or cursed.

In the 39 Articles which are supposed to govern the Church of Ireland’s doctrine and beliefs, it is stated that the Mass is a “blasphemous fable and dangerous deceit”.

It is blasphemous because it is taught in the Mass that Christ is being sacrificed again and again. However, the Bible says in Hebrews 10:12: “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.” Christ was only sacrificed once, he only had to be sacrificed once. His single sacrifice cleanses us from all sins.

It is dangerous because it leads people astray from the true gospel of Christ and as we are told in Galatians 1:9: “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed”.

Making their blasphemy even worse, Rome uses that language used in Scripture under the inspiration of God to pronounce its anathema against anyone who preaches the true gospel of Christ.

This is why Rev Peter McIntyre is wholly justified in saying it is evil, grossly offensive to Christ, blasphemous and shameful to the gospel.

We must reiterate the message of Galatians 1:9: “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed”.

The proponents of any other gospel, the Holy Spirit says, are “accursed”. Rome is a church whose cup is full to overflowing with “damnable heresies” and Protestants must not drink of that cup by attendance at the Mass.

What this also means is dear Roman Catholics are being damned to hell by the disgusting deceits of Rome.

Vexatious emissaries of Papal deceit and Romish subterfuge such as ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty and ‘Father’ Sean McManus, two papists of County Fermanagh heritage, have attacked Rev Peter McIntyre for the stand he has taken, labelling it anti-Catholicism, which is apparently a bad thing.

However, there is a world of difference between being anti-Catholicism and anti-Catholic.

We, like Rev Peter McIntyre, who made that clear in response to the criticism he received, are resolutely the former, but resolutely not the latter.

Every soul needs saved, be it the soul of someone from the Protestant tradition, the Catholic tradition, or any other tradition.

Rome knows only how to lead souls to hell with its blasphemous, tyrannical system of works.

Only Biblical Protestantism, which is true Biblical Christianity, can lead a lost soul to heaven.

True Protestantism teaches of salvation by faith alone and that is what God’s Word teaches.

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

Dear sinner, be you Protestant, Catholic or any other faith, please “consider your latter end” and turn to Christ for salvation by faith alone.

Romans 10:8-9: “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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.”

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke and Presbyterian Moderator Ignoble McNeely lead Protestant traitors begging Pope to visit Northern Ireland

When the Pope revealed his itinerary for his planned visit to the Republic of Ireland this August, apostate allegedly Protestant clerics and those holding high office within the mainstream formerly Protestant churches squawked with despondency because “that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition” had not seen fit to squeeze a trip over the border to Northern Ireland into his busy schedule.

Now these apostates have formed an unholy alliance to write a letter to the man that “exalts himself, in the church, against Christ and all that is called God”, falling prostrate at his feet and imploring ‘Papa’ to honour us with his presence in Ulster this summer.

Joining ecumenical forces to beg Pope Francis to pay a visit are the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke (pictured, above), whom we previously featured leading his parishioners to Rome to celebrate St Patrick’s Day; the current Presbyterian Church Moderator Dr Noble McNeely (more like Ignoble McNeely! pictured, top); the current Methodist President Dr Laurence Graham (more like Lawless Graham! pictured, below) and another old friend of ‘Protestant Revival’, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, Right Eejit John McDowell, whose disgraceful conduct we have previously highlighted on a number of occasions.

Right Eejit John McDowell (pictured, below) was co-signatory on the letter, which was originally sent to the Romanists shortly before Christmas, as he was at that time the President of the ecumenical grouping, the Irish Council of Churches.

As part of these apostates’ continued sell-out of their Protestant heritage, they gushed: “We know that members of the Catholic Church, both north and south of the border, will be greatly encouraged if these visits were to come about.

“The potential that a visit to Northern Ireland could have in promoting peace and reconciliation throughout the island cannot be underestimated.”

These apostates are supposed to represent the interests of the members of their own churches, not cuddle up with the members of the Roman Catholic Church and try to encourage them.

And, in the familiar refrain of the ecumenist, they use their favourite buzzwords, “peace and reconciliation”.

There can be no peace with Rome until Rome makes peace with God. These men are like the lying prophets recorded in Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 6:13-14: “…from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”

Another veteran apostate and character we have featured on this page is Rev Harold Good For Nothing (pictured, below), former President of the Methodist Church. We previously highlighted Rev Harold Good For Nothing expressing his desire to bring the Pope to Northern Ireland and he has reiterated his God defying stance.

He said he would “encourage a rethink” and the absence of a visit north of the border (which we must thank God still remains despite our grieving of His Spirit and ingratitude at His mercy) would be an “opportunity missed”.

Rev Harold Good For Nothing lamented: “I feel it is an opportunity missed – an opportunity for us all to be seen to share the joy of our Roman Catholic friends and neighbours for whom such a visit would be hugely encouraging and affirming.

And Rev Harold Good For Nothing continued his betrayal of his Protestant heritage by saying that “given the very clear expressions of disappointment and the assurance of an unprecedented welcome from across the community”, he was hoping the Vatican would amend the Pope’s diary.

What absolute hogwash!

Rev Harold Good For Nothing is a disgrace to the ministry of the gospel. His is a gospel of mean compromise as he spouts his heresies at will.

Rev Harold Good For Nothing, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, Dr Lawless Graham, Dr Ignoble McNeely and Right Eejit John McDowell (the Infamous Five!) are guilty of the most grave sin of misleading the flocks they are supposed to be shepherding.

In fact, it would not surprise us were they and their ilk complicit in a Romish plan to bring the Pope to Northern Ireland after all, manufacturing a situation where the Pope rethinks his schedule and, riding the crest of the wave of Protestant traitors begging him to visit our country, rides triumphantly into Armagh or elsewhere in his silly little Popemobile while Rev Harold Good For Nothing and Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke et al metaphorically lay down palm leaves on the ground. It certainly would be far from the first time they have acted so blasphemously.

Reader, please pray that their efforts will fall to the ground and that Ulster will be protected from the presence of “that Antichrist”, the Pope. Pray, too, that God will intervene and cause the Pope to be unable to visit Ireland at all.

Those signatories to the letter and Rev Harold Good For Nothing are like those priests God was reckoning with in Malachi 1:6-14.

Those verses read: “A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible. And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the Lord of hosts. And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the Lord of hosts. Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the Lord is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible. Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the Lord of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the Lord. But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.”

They are priests who despise God’s name and they think the polluted bread they offer up will be accepted by God. They also wink at, collude in, nay encourage, the polluted worship offered up by their parishioners.

But God sees their offerings for what they truly are and he says: “Cursed be the deceiver”.

And there is no greater earthly deceiver than the Pope of Rome.

We have previously stressed how he blasphemes all three persons of the Godhead in the various titles he takes upon himself.

One of these is the ‘Vicar of Christ’, which means Christ’s representative on earth. However, we are clearly told in Scripture that Christ’s replacement was the Holy Ghost, and Christ Jesus Himself states the fate of such a man as one who blasphemes against the Holy Ghost.

Mark 3:29 says: “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.”

Pope Francis is fitted for damnation and he in turn is fitting all his followers in the Roman Catholic Church for the same. And this is the man that these Infamous Five and their acolytes are bending over backwards to bring to our land.

Regardless of what the Infamous Five and their sort like to think about us at ‘Protestant Revival’ or anyone else seeking to warn sinners of the wrath to come, we are showing true love to unsaved sinners by pointing these things out.

We are determined, as God helps us, not to be guilty of having the blood of the damned on our hands, even as the hands of apostate ministers, priests and Popes drip with the blood of sinners to whom they’ve refused to share the gospel.

Please ask yourself the question, if you continue to listen to the lies of the Infamous Five and their like, what will be your eternal fate?

Jeremiah 5:31: “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”

Leading apostasy in Antrim – Archdeacon Stephen McBride

Ecumenical fervency is very much the order of the day in the town of Antrim, and the chief architect of this Biblical betrayal is Archdeacon Stephen McBride.

A veteran ecumenist, the ‘Venerable’ Dr Stephen McBride is minister of All Saints Parish Church in the town.

During the recent ‘Holy Week’ events in the town, a lot of unholy mingling of the seed was going on, with many of the churches involved.

The ecumenical celebrations got underway on the Monday prior to Easter with an ‘Inter Church Prayer Service’ in St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. Given Rome teaches the praying to Mary and saints, surely we are entitled to ask the question, as we have done previously, to whom were they praying?

The Bible clearly teaches we are to pray to God alone. 1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

This service was followed up with another prayer service, this time in St Comgall’s Roman Catholic Church, also in Antrim. The speaker at the meeting was a so-called Protestant, Alastair Wallace (pictured), of Christian Fellowship Church in the town.

And the tin hat was put on this ecumenical betrayal on Good Friday, when the Antrim Clergy Fellowship organised its annual “walk of witness” through the town in a brazen act of defiance against God, which we featured earlier this week.

It began at Antrim Methodist Church (Minister: Rev Michael Gregory) before moving to Archdeacon Stephen McBride’s apostate abode of All Saints Parish Church. From there it moved to St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, before finishing off at High Street Presbyterian Church (Minister: Rev Colin McDowell).

By some distance the longest serving clergyman at their respective church in this area is Archdeacon Stephen McBride, who has spent much of the past three decades in the town.

And we have uncovered numerous details about him which mean he ought not to hold any position within the church.

He has a remarkably cosy and long-standing relationship with Rome, even for an apostate. A Belfast NewsLetter article states that these links go as far back as 2002, and no doubt much further.

It says that in 2002 the then priest in St Comgall’s “asked Archdeacon McBride to preach at a parish Novena” in order to put on a “more public display of togetherness”.

What is a Novena? It is a Roman Catholic ritual and according to the ‘Pray More Novenas’ website, “a Novena is made up of nine days of prayer and meditation, usually to ask God for special prayer requests or petitions. Novenas are often used to ask specific saints to pray for us”.

So a Novena involves the invocation of saints, despite the Bible’s teaching in 1 Timothy 2:5, as we have already referred to above.

Wikipedia continues and says: “The practice grew by the Middle Ages to include pious prayers for nine days before a feast in honour of a saint identified on a liturgical calendar. By the 11th century, the Novena practice had become a means in Christianity of praying to petition personal or spiritual favour to a saint, such as Virgin Mary. After the Reformation and Counter-Reformation era, the Catholic Church formally approved Novenas, in particular through the papal approvals of a large number of Novenas by Pope Pius IX.”

So the Novena has the stamp of approval from the Pope, “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the man who blasphemously sets himself up in God’s place.

Wikipedia goes on to say: “The practice of the Novena is based in early Christianity, where masses were held for nine days with devotional prayers to someone who has died.”

So the Novena has its roots in prayer for the dead, which is a reference to the Romanist lie of purgatory, an absolutely anti-Biblical construct of the Roman Catholic Church. When we die we either go straight to heaven or straight to hell. There is no in between.

Look at the rich man in Luke 16. We are told in verses 22-23: “…the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments…”

There was no in between for the rich man. He died and went straight to hell. And hell most assuredly exists, despite what Pope Francis might like to think.

The notion of praying for the dead is further demonstrated as a fraud when we look at 2 Samuel 12:18-23: “And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead? But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself , and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord , and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat. Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. 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 praying for his child when he died. He didn’t keep praying, he didn’t hold a Month’s Mind mass, light a candle or pay a priest to earn his son a place in heaven.

David acknowledged no more could be done and acknowledged the comfort in the fact his son, who had not reached an age of understanding to call on God for salvation, was in heaven. He also rested in the comfort that he, as a saved sinner, was going to meet his son again in heaven.

Can you rest in that comfort? Are you saved? Have you repented of your sin to God and asked to be washed in the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Jonah 2:9 says: “Salvation is of the Lord.” It can be found nowhere else. Acts 4:12 says: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

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

Our sins, no matter how great, can all be washed away. Isaiah 1:18: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

You can obtain forgiveness of God today. 1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Don’t delay, 2 Corinthians 6:2 says: “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

The fact that Archdeacon Stephen McBride preached at this Novena, an act disgracefully repeated soon after by then Antrim Methodist minister Rev Jack Moore, with all the lies and blasphemies it encapsulates, is frankly horrifying.

However, this is what Archdeacon Stephen McBride has to say about his blasphemous betrayal of true Christianity.

He said: “It was one of the most memorable days of my ministry.

“It speaks volumes for the maturity of the ecumenical relationships that have been developed in the town that it was possible for the two clergy from the Reformed tradition to preach at a Catholic Novena mission without creating a fuss from either congregation, because the time was right for this to happen, and our people were encouraging further such exchanges to be developed.

“It is a day I will never forget.”

One can be sure it is a day God will never forget, if Archdeacon Stephen McBride doesn’t repent.

It is also indicative of the disgraceful shepherding of the flock that Archdeacon Stephen McBride, permanent minister in All Saints Parish Church since 1995, has demonstrated, that he brought his congregation to the point where they were “encouraging further such exchanges to be developed”.

His job is to declare the full counsel of God, in season and out of season. Jeremiah was instructed by God that, though he be faithful in declaring His Word, the disobedient children of Israel would not listen to him. This, however, was not to stop him from declaring God’s message, and it ought not to stop anyone else.

Jeremiah 7:27: “Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.”

Archdeacon Stephen McBride is abandoning this charge and many others to which he should be paying close attention.

We will remind Archdeacon Stephen McBride of the 39 Articles, which are supposed to govern his church, the Church of Ireland.

Article 22, for example, concerning purgatory, says: “The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping and Adoration, as well of Images as of Relics, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.”

Does Archdeacon Stephen McBride find Rome repugnant? Clearly not.

We’ll share another one of his 39 Articles with him now.

Article 31 states: “The Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world, both original and actual; and there is none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone.

“Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the which it was commonly said, that the Priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to have remission of pain or guilt, were blasphemous fables, and dangerous deceits.”

Does he share that view? If not, then why he is being allowed to stand in a pulpit that is supposed to be used to honour God, when he is using it to undermine the gospel?

We are also told in a biography of Archdeacon Stephen McBride that he is a fan of various types of music, including rock music and Gregorian chant.

A particular favourite band of his is Led Zeppelin, a rock group noted for its links to the occult, something which is expressly warned against in the Bible.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 says: “When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”

His love for Gregorian chant, meanwhile, is further indication of his love affair with Rome. Gregorian chant is the music of the Roman rite and is performed in the Mass.

Why would any Protestant minister want to listen to music used in the blasphemous ‘worship’ of the Mass?

This is one of the many question marks which must be placed against Archdeacon Stephen McBride. If anyone reading this knows him or anyone connected to his church, we would encourage you to challenge him on these matters and encourage those you know to do so too.

We are living in an age of departure from God and the road to revival will be paved with faithfulness to God’s Word. Let us pray that God will take a dealing with apostates in the pulpits spewing out their deceits, so that once again we will see a revival in Ulster.

Good Friday for ecumenists, Bad Friday for Bible believers as Protestant ministers walk hand in hand with Rome

Psalm 1: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

The Easter season is supposed to be a time to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and his victory on the cross at Calvary.

However, dozens of Protestant clergymen and women (that we know of!) took part in ecumenical Good Friday walks in various towns and villages up and down Northern Ireland. Among the Protestant clergy who led these processions was ‘Rev’ Anne Tolland (pictured), ‘minister’ of Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church.

Such ecumenical processions were held in various areas, including Belfast, Antrim, Portadown, Ballycastle, Newtownabbey, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Craigavon, Lambeg, Stewartstown, Castlewellan and Ballymena.

These processions were all listed on the Parades Commission’s website in advance of Good Friday, detailing which groups were organising and in most cases specifying the individual churches taking part. As an aside, it’s probably the first time the Parades Commission has proven to be of use to true Protestants!

Interestingly, the walk from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Boho, County Fermanagh, to Boho Parish Church, which we addressed last week, was not listed, though perhaps it did not meet the Parades Commission’s criteria for the submission of an application for a procession.

We will now list every ecumenical group / church dishonouring the gospel of Christ in their Good Friday Walk of Compromise:

Ballynafeigh Clergy Fellowship (Belfast)

Antrim Clergy Fellowship

Churches Together in Portadown

Ballycastle Church Action

Whitehouse-Greencastle Shore Road Churches (Newtownabbey)

Downpatrick Churches Together

Lisburn Inter-Church Clergy Fellowship

St Saviour’s Church of Ireland, Craigavon

Lambeg Churches

St Patrick’s Donaghendry, Stewartstown

Castlewellan Area Bible / Prayer Group and Churches Forum

Ballymena Church Members Forum

To save readers the need to count them up, that’s a total of 12 different ecumenical processions polluting the streets of Ulster, which once stood resolutely for the truth and purity of the gospel.

However, there remains now just pockets of faithful believers standing for the truth, and even fewer who are willing to speak out loud and clear against such departure from the gospel and fulfil the charge of Jude v 3, which is that “ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”.

Many of these ecumenical processions were followed later in the day by ecumenical church services, further compounding the sinfulness of these groups and churches.

And we will list the churches involved in each of these organisations which held these Good Friday Walks of Compromise:

Ballynafeigh Clergy Fellowship – Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church, Holy Rosary, Ballynafeigh Methodist Church, Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church, St Jude’s Church of Ireland

Antrim Clergy Fellowship – All Saints Church of Ireland, Antrim Methodist Church, St Comgall’s Roman Catholic Church, High Street Presbyterian Church

Churches Together in Portadown – St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Seagoe Parish Church (Church of Ireland), Edenderry Memorial Methodist Church, Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Epworth Methodist Church, Salvation Army

Ballycastle Church Action – Ballycastle Presbyterian Church, Church of St Patrick and St Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Parish Church (Church of Ireland)

Whitehouse – Greencastle Shore Road Churches (Newtownabbey) – Whitehouse Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, St John’s and St Ninian’s Church of Ireland, Whitehouse Presbyterian Church, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Greencastle Methodist Church

Downpatrick Churches Together – Downpatrick Presbyterian Church, Downpatrick Methodist Church, Down Church of Ireland Cathedral, St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church

Lisburn Inter-Church Clergy Fellowship – Seymour Street Methodist Church, First Lisburn Presbyterian Church, Christ Church (Church of Ireland), Lisburn Church of Ireland Cathedral, Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn Christian Fellowship, St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church

St Saviour’s Church of Ireland, Craigavon – The already specified church and St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church

Lambeg Churches – Derryvolgie Parish Church, Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, St Colman’s Roman Catholic Church

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Donaghendry, Stewartstown – The already specified church and St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

Castlewellan Area Bible / Prayer Group and Churches Forum – St Paul’s Church of Ireland, St Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church

Ballymena Church Members Forum – Ballymena Methodist Church, West Presbyterian Church, All Saints Roman Catholic Church, St Patrick’s Church of Ireland

We have counted 34 Protestant churches taking part in these walks, representing congregations totalling, no doubt, thousands of Protestants.

In all these clergy forums and groupings, the Roman Catholic Church is involved, despite the fact that the Roman Catholic Church teaches a false gospel of works and merit, not the true gospel of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

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

Nothing we can ever do will mean we have earned salvation. Rome teaches of various means to earn a spot in heaven, including pilgrimages and rituals, as well as paying into its coffers.

This is what God thinks of such falsehoods and their propagators. Galatians 1:8-9 says: “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Romanists damn their adherents to hell by failing to tell them how to get to heaven, and one must ask of these churches taking part and their leaders, do they believe we are saved through faith alone? Are these church leaders saved?

If these Protestant churches are so cosy with the Roman Catholic Church, they certainly cannot be faithfully proclaiming the Word of God, else the Roman Catholic Church would not take anything to do with them.

As those verses above from Galatians state, the curse of God is upon Rome and those Protestant churches, their clergy and their congregations are made partakers of their evil deeds by their association.

A great many churches and areas have been touched on in this post and we would encourage anyone reading this connected with any of these churches to take the minister to task for this betrayal of Protestantism, and if you know anyone connected with these churches, please share this with them to help spread the word and encourage church goers to make these neglectful shepherds account for their actions.

Here is a very sobering, fearful warning for so-called Protestant ministers who fail to warn their congregations of the danger they are in. Ezekiel 33:6: “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.”

The blood of the sinner not warned of their need of salvation is on the hands of each minister who fails to discharge this vital duty.

How many of the churches listed above have ministers whose hands are dripping with the blood of unwarned sinners who have died and gone to hell?

Defending the indefensible – Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples

On ‘Protestant Revival’ we receive many comments, whether they be on this WordPress page, our facebook page (details in the ‘About’ section) or our email address (protestantrevival@outlook.com).

A comment which quite often we receive is to the effect of: “Your comment doesn’t show love”. This is, of course, not true and it is love which is the reason behind this entire blog.

One such misguided individual who attempts to misrepresent us is someone who contacted us by the name of “kmf0812”, who appears to be a Karla M Finlayson, going by the attached WordPress blog we found by clicking on her name.

She contacted us to say the following in relation to our post on Enniskillen Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples (pictured) going on a Roman Catholic pilgrimage: “Sad to see other Christians slandering and discrediting the reputation of another Christian. We are called to love one another, this post is not loving towards Rev David Cupples. I would suggest you read up on David’s Camino facebook page for the reasons he did the walk and perhaps get a copy of his book ‘Peregrino’.”

We decided to use this as a good opportunity to address this vexatious misrepresentation of this and any other stand against mean compromise and betrayal of true Christianity by so-called Protestants.

Our response to “kmf0812” is as follows:

“Thank you for your comment and affording us the opportunity to address this easy, lazy and baseless, though sadly fairly common complaint when believers point out departure from true Christianity.

Our comments in no way meet the criteria for slander.

Slander is defined as “the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation”.

Of course, our comments weren’t spoken, but we’ll not split hairs over that.

The key issue and accusation you bring within your claim of slander is the truthfulness of what we have said.

Please point out what was untrue in what we said.

Did Rev David Cupples go on the Camino? Yes.

Is the Camino a Roman Catholic pilgrimage? Yes.

Is the end point of that pilgrimage a Roman Catholic chapel which falsely claims to have the remains of the Apostle James there? Yes.

Was Pope Callixtus II so synonymous with this pilgrimage that many modern guidebooks for the Camino are based on his guide? Yes.

Your false accusation of slander is actually the closest thing to slander in this discourse (although, we state again that slander is spoken, rather than written).

Again, please clarify what we said that was untrue.

The charge of not showing love is also false. Our post is the most loving thing Rev David Cupples will have heard regarding his foolish excursion. It is not love to pat him on the back for doing something harmful to Christianity in Ulster.

God doesn’t take this approach with us. We are told in Hebrews 12:6 “whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” and the purpose of this blog is to try, with God’s help, to revive the hearts of men and women in Ulster and take on the workers of ecumenism and apostasy.

Rev David Cupples professes to be a Christian and we have to take him at his word. Why then is he engaging in a Papist superstition such as a pilgrimage, the end point of which is a Romanist chapel?

We believe there is an important comment to be made here. Lots of people claim to be ‘Christian’, indeed Romanists claim to be Christian when they are in fact anti-Christian.

A key question is: are you saved? Have you asked God to forgive you for your sin? Have you acknowledged you’re nothing but a wretched, hell-deserving sinner and have cried to God for mercy and forgiveness? There is NO OTHER WAY to get to heaven.

We have read Rev David Cupples’ blog on facebook. We have no desire to read ‘Peregrino’.

We would recommend to you, Rev David Cupples and anyone reading this to pick up a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and read it instead. This will clearly demonstrate why we are taking the stand we are taking.

Rev David Cupples and his Presbyterian Church in Enniskillen is also part of the Fermanagh Churches Forum, which we have highlighted previously. This forum also includes the Methodist, Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Church. Would it be more loving not to point that out?

Two weeks ago the final ‘Lenten lunch’ in the series of lunches the Fermanagh Churches Forum organised was hosted by Rev David Cupples’ church.

Last week, his church hosted the latest meeting of the ‘Faith and Friendship’ group. It is an “interdenominational Bible study, fellowship and prayer gathering”.

The speaker was a ‘Rev’ Ruth Patterson, the first ordained female Presbyterian ‘minister’ in Northern Ireland. This is clearly anti-Biblical. 1 Timothy 2:12 sets this out clearly. It says: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

If Rev David Cupples chooses to ignore, contradict and brazenly defy God’s inspired Word, we will be there to point it out and call it out for what it is – sin.”

Presbyterian minister Rev David Cupples takes time off to go on Roman Catholic pilgrimage

The most recent edition of the Presbyterian Herald, the official publication of the church, reports that the minister of its Enniskillen church has recently ‘walked the Camino’, a famous Roman Catholic pilgrimage.

Rev David Cupples (pictured) is the perpetrator of this utterly futile, nonsensical, traitorous and indeed rather childish excursion.

It is no surprise he has indulged in such foolishness, given his active involvement with the Bible defying Fermanagh Churches Forum, which we previously addressed.

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, to give it its full name, is hundreds of miles long and is walked by around 200,000 ‘pilgrims’ each year.

Pope Callixtus II (no, we weren’t overly familiar with him either) was apparently “one of the great proponents of the pilgrimage in the 12th century”.

Indeed, old Callixtus is so synonymous with the pilgrimage that the official guide in those days, the Codex Calixtinus, is “still considered the definitive source for many modern guidebooks”.

Perhaps Rev David Cupples was following the Pope’s advice on his own odyssey.

The Camino was at one time up there in terms of popularity with Romanist pilgrims to Rome and Jerusalem.

Perhaps Rev David Cupples could embark on a pilgrimage to Rome next time, though that might be too obvious an act of betrayal of his and his church’s Protestant heritage.

Walking the Camino is also a method by which “a plenary indulgence could be earned”, meaning this was part of Rome’s corrupt system of works, by which it blasphemously claims you can earn salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 makes it very clear that salvation is not of works. It says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

This is further emphasised in Titus 3:5-7, which says: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Perhaps Rev David Cupples was able to pick up a plenary indulgence en route to Compostela, the Spanish village in which the pilgrimage ends.

The Camino continued to be very popular until the 16th century, with the Protestant Reformation responsible for the downturn in interest in the pilgrimage.

However, Rev David Cupples is doing his little bit in the great ecumenical effort by so-called Protestant clerics to undo the Reformation.

The ultimate goal at the end of the pilgrimage is to worship the alleged remains of the Apostle James, the brother of John, the sons of Zebedee. This claim is made by Rome despite the fact James was killed in Israel, as Acts 12:1-3 sets out for us: “Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also.”

It is claimed by Rome that the Apostles went to all the trouble of bringing James’ remains to Spain. Quite why they would do that isn’t clear. Of course, they didn’t. It would seem an inordinate amount of effort to go to, particularly in the light of what Jesus said regarding the deceased.

Matthew 8:21-22 says: “And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”

Did God want His servants to abandon their roles in the mighty revival at that time to go on a pointless errand to Spain? What nonsense!

So, one might ask, what exactly would a Protestant minister want to do with a Roman Catholic pilgrimage which it is blasphemously claimed helps earn you a place in heaven and whose ultimate destination is the fraudulent tomb of a man whom we must not worship?

If anyone reading this is familiar with Rev David Cupples or knows anyone who is, please ask them to ask him what his reasoning is.

This sort of nonsense is but yet another symptom of the malaise within mainstream Protestantism in Ulster and let us pray that God will turn this betrayal of Biblical Christianity on its head.

Armagh Church of Ireland and Archbishop Richard Clarke celebrate St Patrick’s Day by leading Protestants to Rome

St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in true ecumenical style, courtesy of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh.

And the church’s most senior figure will be leading the charge into the arms of Rome.

The Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Reverend (Most Ecumenical, perhaps) Richard Clarke (pictured) is front and centre in this ecumenical exercise in surrender to Rome.

A host of events have been held this week which we plan to discuss later in this post, but the most significant of these will take place tonight (Friday, 16 March).

The Protestant and Roman Catholic cathedrals in the city will hold a joint vigil at 9pm, led by the Protestant Archbishop of Armagh and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin. It will begin in the St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral before attendees “will then be led by both Archbishops in torchlight to the Roman Catholic Cathedral where Archbishop Martin will conclude with a prayer”.

It paints a very accurate picture of what apostate Protestant clerics are doing up and down the country; leading their flocks stumbling and blinded in the darkness into the grasp of Rome.

It would be a pitiful sight were it not so sinister and disgraceful.

The Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is leading his flock into the darkness of Romish superstition and deceit.

The Apostle Paul, before he returned to Jerusalem, told those assembled with him who had the oversight of the church to take their role as overseers very seriously and to be sure to feed them. He also warned of the spoilers who would come in, “not sparing the flock”, spoilers from both within and without the church.

Acts 20:27-30 says: “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”

Had the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke done as Paul and declared unto his flock “all the counsel of God” he would not be leading them into the arms of the anti-Christian, pagan system of Rome.

The book of Ezekiel has a stark warning for shepherds who fail to nourish their flock with the Word of God, which is vital for Christian growth.

Ezekiel 34:2-10 says: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.”

The neglectful shepherds were guilty of failing to strengthen the diseased or heal the sick. What greater disease and sickness does man have than sin? Jeremiah 17:9 outlines the total depravity of man. It says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

If a shepherd of a flock fails to warn against sin and instead leads them into sin, God says he will require his flock at their hand. The blood of sinners not warned of their need of salvation through the precious blood of Christ will be on the hands of those neglectful shepherds.

We are told that light refreshments will be served after the event. How lovely! We can all go to hell together over a scone and a nice cup of tea!

Proverbs 23:6-8 warns of the dangers of being taken in by food which is appealing to our appetites. It says: “Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.”

Fellowship with the architects of deceit can only lead to destruction.

As for the rest of the festivities, they started and will finish in the Roman Catholic cathedral, somewhat aptly.

In between times, last night (Thursday) we had the frankly bizarre inclusion of a night of Portuguese traditional music in the Church of Ireland cathedral. What that has to do with St Patrick or salvation is anyone’s guess.

Prior to this evening’s vigil and journey into darkness, the two Archbishops will jointly discuss the legacy of St Patrick and his place in the modern world. Given the Roman Catholic Church tries to fraudulently claim St Patrick as their own, it is really difficult to see how the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke will be able to have such a discussion without religious compromise. Happily for those in attendance, it appears to be a specialty of his. For an account of the true story of St Patrick, please read this excellent article on the ‘Burning Bush’ website.

We will complete our summary of the week’s events by mentioning the event held on Wednesday night past in The Market Place Theatre in Armagh.

It was brought to us by the Armagh Cathedrals Partnership and was a special event headlined by guest speaker, ‘Father’ Peter McVerry.

Bad enough, of course, that he’s a priest, but to add insult to injury he is a Jesuit priest and has been for over 40 years.

The Jesuits were the special order set up by Rome to lead the Counter Reformation after the glorious light of the gospel had been revealed through Martin Luther and others.

It was a bloodthirsty, barbarous order and while its weapons have been decommissioned, to use a familiar Northern Irish term, its mission remains the same (much like that other murderous mob seeking power in Ulster) – the destruction of Protestantism.

This is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is bringing into Protestant churches, this is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is recommending to his flock, this is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke’s legacy will be if he doesn’t repent, to help destroy the fabric of Protestantism in our land.

Please pray that such betrayal of our Protestant heritage will founder, please pray that such betrayal of our Protestant heritage will be utterly cast down, and please pray that Ulster will once more be swept up in a tide of revival blessing that carries all before it into glory.

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.”

Misguided followers of Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson side with him against God

Our recent articles exposing the Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson leading an ecumenical meeting in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast and his endorsement of the utterly unbiblical Taizé worship at that same meeting have received a lot of attention.This has been manifested through incredible numbers of views of those specific articles and numerous messages communicated to us.

We have been very heartened by the level of support we have received for our stance, however, there have been several negative comments too and this is something we feel led to address in a specific post.

All of the complaints are full of the typical response of someone who knows they can’t actually back up their argument with scripture, nor can they say what exactly is incorrect in what we have written.

There is a very good reason for this – it is simply that they cannot. They either know deep down that what is being said is correct or they are so blinded by their own ecumenical desire that they cannot see God hates this mingling of the seed.

A favoured argument is that Jesus would not have been so strong in what He would have said. In our response to a comment from an Anglican called ‘Jono’, we pointed out how Jesus took physical action to rid the temple of its polluters, the money changers. He cast out the money changers, turned over their tables and, we are told in John 2 that he made a “scourge (whip) of small cords”.

Another individual got in contact to say: “I’ve literally never read anything so inaccurate, twisting scripture to their own end and generally missing the point of what Jesus, his message and the cross was all about.”

What we have said that was inaccurate? Did Alain Emerson take a meeting in a Roman Catholic Church? Did he take part in the Taizé worship? He is photographed on the Four Corners Festival Twitter page leading the meeting, the picture of which we have attached just below. So it is demonstrably true, meaning this spurious comment is demonstrably untrue.

As for the scripture, there was no twisting. We looked at the facts of the situation and looked at what the Bible had to say on this matter. Does Simon have any scripture demonstrating how idolatry is good? Or how worshipping with idolaters is good? Jesus dined with sinners, but He didn’t water down his message to please them. Nor did He take part in idolatrous worship practices.

Then there was also a ‘Paul Kissick’, who messaged us within a few minutes of ‘Simon’ (organisation?).

He had this to say: “This is nothing but an attack on a man. Alain Emerson is one of the most humblest (sic) Godly men that is on the planet and this is nothing more than an attack on his character. This whole article is steeped in traditionalism and religion and shows very little of the grace and love and relationships of Jesus Christ our saviour.”

We have no personal issue with Alain Emerson. Nobody involved with Protestant Revival has ever knowingly met him. Had we not been aware of the Four Corners Festival and its events, we would have not even been aware of his particular activities. It didn’t matter which so-called evangelical Christian leader would have taken that meeting, the message would have been exactly the same.

The fact remains that Alain Emerson is guilty of a serious misjudgement at best; one which is highly dangerous as it helps to give credence to the Church of Rome, an anti-Christian, pagan organisation. It also could give the Emmanuel’s adherents reason, wrongly, to think that religious association with Rome is acceptable. This is wrong, the Bible says to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).

As for the traditionalism and religion comments, we’re not overly sure what he means. Does Paul Kissick disapprove of traditional Biblical Christianity? It was traditional Biblical Christianity which God rewarded in the Reformation, the 1859 Revival in Ulster, in the days of WP Nicholson and in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s in Ulster through Ian Paisley.

The name of this blog neatly fits in with our desire – to see a Protestant Revival, for Protestantism is true Biblical Christianity. Revival won’t come through mean compromise with Rome, with its corrupt gospel of works. Revival can only come through faithfulness to all of God’s Word, not just the pleasant on the ears bits like “love thy neighbour” or “God is love”, that our commenters seem to favour.

While those parts are important, one needs to remember that God is a God of justice and is far from the Santa Claus in the clouds idea many so-called Christians seem to envisage. We are told in Nahum 1:3 that the Lord “will not at all acquit the wicked”.

Perhaps the modernist would shriek with great discomfort if they read Revelation 6:10-11. These verses speak of those martyred for Christ who want to see the culprits brought to justice. They say: “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”

God did not rebuke them for wanting their blood to be avenged, he just let them know gently the time would come, but just not yet.

It would appear that these commenters would have liked us to have said nothing and let Alain Emerson get on with his ecumenical activities. However, this is not an option.

Isaiah was told that in Isaiah 58:1 and it is an example for us to follow. It says: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”

Not one verse of scripture was offered up in support of the position of our detractors, and we would advise them to consult the Bible to see if God’s approval would be on the meeting Alain Emerson led in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. We would also advise them to ask Alain Emerson if he believes the venue and worship style employed at that meeting was pleasing to God.

There would be those who say this was an outreach to Roman Catholics. Did Alain Emerson clearly present the gospel of Christ? Did he say that Rome leads sinners straight to hell, whilst extracting as much money from them as possible en route? Did he say that salvation was by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone? Had he done so, he would have been out on his ear so fast it would have made his head spin. He wouldn’t have been receiving favourable tweets from the Jesuit priest who co-organised the event, a ‘Father’ Magill.

The Bible offers the route to revival. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read: “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.”

Our land will not be healed by ecumenical talking shops and non-aggression pacts between supposedly Bible believing Protestant churches and the deceit of the Roman Catholic Church.

The message of ecumenical deceit – ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll

After having seen photographs of the ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll’s appearance in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Donaghmore, County Tyrone, we now have the content of the message delivered by the ordained Presbyterian female ‘minister’ (1 Timothy 2:12), featured in the Irish News, a Roman Catholic newspaper.

Lesley Carroll is an arch ecumenist and in her message during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity she appeared to equate the Pope’s impending visit to Ireland with the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and God’s miraculous parting of the Red Sea and stated that the Second Vatican Council offered hope to Christianity.

What blasphemous nonsense!

Within her address, ‘Rev’ Carroll also offered up plenty of bland, ‘thought for the day’ type fluff, the speciality of ecumenists.

Her message was also conspicuously lacking even one single reference to so much as a solitary verse from the Bible. What a surprise.

Citing a ‘Father’ Michael Hurley, who co-founded the Irish School of Ecumenics (a man well worth citing then), she said he had described the push for church unity as having entered “an ecumenical winter”.

If only ecumenism were utterly frozen and swept away by an avalanche of Biblical Christianity, Ulster would not be in the spiritual mess it is.

Referring to some television series she has been watching on ‘Netflix’, the ‘Rev’ Carroll quoted a character therefrom, Harriet Tubman, who gained freedom from slavery in the USA.

Apparently, this lady in the television show said there was a “before” and an “after” in relation to her freedom.

This, ‘Rev’ Carroll said, could be equated with ecumenical efforts to bring about church unity.

She said we are now “after” Vatican II or the Second Vatican Council, which had stressed the Roman Catholic Church’s keenness for ecumenical dialogue… on its terms of course. The Vatican also failed to move an inch on the various key tenets of its corrupt system, including the paganism of idolatry, the lie of Purgatory, the worship of Mary and Saints and the blasphemy of the Mass, among others.

And ‘Rev’ Carroll claims that Vatican II “brought such hope not only to Catholicism but also to the whole ecumenical world”.

The Roman Catholic Church removes hope from its adherents, with its corrupt gospel of works damning its followers to hell. We are saved by God’s grace. Ephesians 2:8-9 says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

We need to be ever watchful against efforts to move towards or soften our stance in relation to Rome. Colossians 2:8: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

However, the likes of arch ecumenist ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll are throwing themselves into the arms of the anti-Christian system that is Rome.

Her soppy soliloquy gets worse, though.

She stresses her desire for this so-called “ecumenical winter” to give way to an “ecumenical spring”, ie expressing her desire to reinvigorate the ecumenical movement and carry on this mingling of the seed, this distortion of true Biblical Protestantism to please the ungodly appetites of the anti-Christian papal system.

Deuteronomy 22:9 warns against such dangerous practices agriculturally, with a clear spiritual parallel to be drawn, and it is no less important to do the same with the precious gospel of Christ. It says: “Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.”

‘Rev’ Carroll said that “For Moses… there was ‘before’ the Red Sea and there was ‘after’ the Red Sea, with so much still to happen and be done before the people of God would reach the Promised Land.”

Is she comparing the Children of Israel reaching Canaan, God’s covenant land for His people, to unity with Rome?

She continues: “We pray for a time, a mark in the life of the church between a ‘before’ and an ‘after’, between an ecumenical winter and an ecumenical spring.”

Regardless of what success ‘Rev’ Carroll has in bringing about an ‘ecumenical spring’, we can be sure it will not be as a result of God answering her prayers.

Believers ought to pray that the efforts of ‘Rev’ Carroll and her cohorts will come to nought.

And the worst part of her speech was yet to come as she then appeared to liken Jesus’ birth to the upcoming visit to these shores of the Pope.

She said: “Perhaps it (this ‘ecumenical spring’) will be heralded by a big event like the visit of the Pope and perhaps it will be heralded in a quiet corner, as was Jesus’ birth.”

This is a strange comment for a Presbyterian ‘minister’ to make, seeing as she signed the Westminster Confession of Faith at her ordination, at which point she declared the Pope to be “that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition”.

The Pope’s potential visit to Northern Ireland will bring great shame to this country, and to mention it in the same breath as the birth of our Saviour is despicable.

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15), not to satisfy the ungodly aims of ecumenists like the ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll.

Our cry must ever be: “No peace with Rome until Rome makes peace with God”.