Presbyterian ministers to address blasphemous ‘Blessed are the Queer’ conference

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!”

The march to bring greater acceptance of the ungodly LGBT movement within the church continues at pace and the latest high profile event scheduled to continue this anti-Christian process is a conference scheduled for this April entitled ‘Blessed are the Queer’.

Rather fittingly, it will take place on 1st April – April Fool’s Day – for it is only a fool who would try to claim that an appropriate addition to the Beatitudes would be an endorsement of that which God has condemned as an “abomination”.

Regular readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ will be unsurprised to know that a leading figure behind this outrageous event is Rev Andrew Rawding, a hitherto unknown Church of Ireland minister in County Tyrone who has decided to make a name for himself by throwing himself headlong into supporting the sodomite movement.

He is the vice-chair of the recently formed LGBT group Mid Ulster Pride and spent much of last summer marching in so-called Pride parades while carrying a banner pompously ‘apologising’ to the LGBT ‘community’ for how the church has allegedly ‘mistreated’ them.

And at the launch of Mid Ulster Pride last week, Rev Andrew Rawding announced the Blessed are the Queer conference.

Among the speakers are representatives of LGBT groups, unsurprisingly, but there are two very interesting other names on the list of speakers.

They are Presbyterian ministers Rev Laurence Kirkpatrick (until recently) and ‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban (pictured, below).

Rev Laurence Kirkpatrick (pictured, top) was a professor at Union Theological College, the training ground of the Presbyterian Church, who was removed from his position by the church when he spoke out against moves made by the church to bar communicant membership to those involved in same-sex relationships and forbid the baptism of children in the care of same-sex partners.

Of course, these are proper decisions which ought not to have been opposed by any true child of God, indeed, the Presbyterian Church is still falling well short of the standards it ought to be setting.

But it was all too much for Rev Laurence Kirkpatrick, who went on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme to say that he would be horrified if a student at the college was taught that a same-sex, sexually active relationship was sinful.

Imagine that, a professor charged with helping to train up the ministers who will be the future of the denomination says he would be horrified if students were told that something God says is sinful was sinful.

It is hard to think of a more fitting application of Matthew 15:14 than this. That verse says “… they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

Another ‘minister’ determined to drag as many into the ditch with them as possible is ‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban.

Apart from the obvious reason why she is not an appropriate spiritual leader (1 Timothy 2:10-12 gives all the guidance we need), ‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban is a devoted ecumenist and appears to demonstrate a less than Biblically faithful view of homosexuality.

She is an advocate of the ecumenical quasi-political, quasi-religious self-important annual talking shop in Belfast known as the Four Corners Festival, and last year she was one of a number of clerics who shamefully preached at the Novena at the Romanist Clonard Monastery in west Belfast. She is pictured, below, speaking at that dreadful event in a hub of Romanist deceit.

And at last year’s Presbyterian General Assembly she joined with the “LGBT Christian” endorsing Rev John Dickinson in reaffirming her opposition to the moves by the Presbyterian Church which had so vexed Rev Laurence Kirkpatrick.

The weakness of the Presbyterian Church was demonstrated as it has raised no opposition to any of her Bible-defying antics.

And, when questioned on ‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban’s involvement with the Blessed are the Queer conference, the Presbyterian Church took its typical approach of deflection and using weasel words as they did their best impression of Pontius Pilate in full handwashing mode.

They said: “As a church we continue to affirm that all people are loved, valued and cherished by God. To love someone in Christ does not mean you have to agree with their lifestyle, or point of view.

“For example, PCI’s (Presbyterian Church in Ireland) biblically faithful position that marriage is between one man and one woman, is well known.

“With little knowledge of the event, the format, or topics that the speakers will be addressing, it would be difficult to comment further. Dr Kirkpatrick is no longer a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and no longer holds a professorial chair at Union Theological College.

“We would assume that Rev Cheryl Meban, who is one of our ministers, will be speaking in a personal capacity.”

What shameful equivocation!

‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban is speaking precisely because of her role as a Presbyterian ‘minister’. Were she an ordinary person on the street she wouldn’t be invited to speak, it is because she is ordained to the role she is that she will be addressing attendees at this appalling event.

Whatever her specific views are, and certainly her very attendance (and past record) at an event with such a clearly partisan title casts a great deal of doubt over how Scriptural her views will be, the Presbyterian Church cannot but be linked to the views of one of its ordained ‘ministers’, particularly on such a fundamental matter of faith.

Is Rev Andrew Rawding, who appears to be trying to position himself as the clerical LGBT champion of Northern Ireland, going to invite someone to his event which seeks to endorse a lifestyle opposed to God’s Word who thinks homosexuality is wrong? It is highly unlikely.

This is but more sad evidence of the utter apostasy of the Presbyterian Church that one of its ministers can speak at such an event without attracting even a hint of public criticism.

It should be abundantly clear to any child of God that this is a wicked event and the only thing any minister should be doing in relation to it is protesting against it.

Yet this is emphatically not the case with Presbyterian clergy and the leadership is busy washing its hands of its duty in the circumstances.

Northern Ireland is being bombarded with the agents of the sodomite agenda and all who profess Christ have to make it very clear if they are on the side of the world, and therefore the god of this world, the devil, or if they are on the Lord’s side.

Which side will it be for you, dear reader?

Exodus 32:26: “Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the Lord’s side?”

Joshua 24:15: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Mariolatry and blasphemy – Protestant ministers preach at Clonard Monastery Novena Mass

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

Four allegedly Protestant ministers have preached at Roman Catholic mass services during the Clonard Monastery Novena on Belfast’s Falls Road.

That’s right, these four individuals gave their endorsement of that “blasphemous fable and dangerous deceit”, as the Church of Ireland’s 39 Articles describes it.

The Westminster Confession of Faith which the Presbyterian Church allegedly holds to, says “the popish sacrifice of the mass (as they call it) is most abominably injurious to Christ’s one, only sacrifice, the alone propitiation for all the sins of His elect.”

The Bible says in Hebrews 9:28 that “Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many”, not that He was to be sacrificed over and over again, which is the purpose of the wretched mass.

But here we have four supposedly Protestant ministers giving credence to that disgraceful act of Christ-rejection so exalted by Rome.

The four allegedly Protestant ministers betraying their glorious heritage are ‘Rev’ Tracey McRoberts (pictured, above), ‘minister’ of St Matthew’s Church of Ireland on the Shankill Road in Belfast, Presbyterian ‘minister’ ‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban, who acts as the church’s chaplain at Queen’s University, Rev Johnston McMaster (pictured, below), Methodist minister and professor in the Irish School of Ecumenics and Rev John Alderdice, another Methodist minister.

Rev John Alderdice is also Director of Ministry at Edgehill Theological College, the training school for aspiring Methodist ministers in Northern Ireland.

Rev John Alderdice is an individual who has came to the attention of ‘Protestant Revival’ in the past.

Firstly, he is an ecumenical canon in Down Church of Ireland Cathedral in Downpatrick, being installed on the same night as Rome loving Church of Ireland rector Canon Mark Harvey and Romanist Benedictine monk ‘Brother’ Eric Loisel.

Secondly, he is a member of the Board of Governors at Methodist College in Belfast, known colloquially as Methody. He is one of five Methodist ministers appointed by the Methodist Conference to serve in that capacity.

The school is planning to introduce a transgender uniform and we posed the question as to whether or not those five Methodist ministers would stand up against the catering for such wickedness in the school bearing their church’s name.

It didn’t take long for us to get an answer.

After a reader highlighted our post on Twitter, it was quickly mocked by Rev John Alderdice, ironically saying “fame at last”, with a host of other God-defiers such as ‘Papist’ Peter Lynas and Biblical creation denier Glen Mitchell also joining in to congratulate him on being featured on the page.

Rather bizarrely, at that time, an individual who appears to be called Jim Deeds, perhaps trying to impress the other mockers with his credentials, claimed to have made it on to ‘Protestant Revival’, pictured with arch-ecumenist and Presbyterian minister Rev Steve Stockman.

The fact we have never featured a photograph of Rev Steve Stockman appears to be irrelevant to him. It is a very strange thing to be a wannabe heretic.

However, we digress.

God-defiant attitude clearly demonstrated, Rev John Alderdice was proud to be a preacher at a novena service in Clonard Monastery. The novena was held last month but his involvement has only just came to our attention.

The entire service is still available to view on the Clonard Monastery website.

And anyone who chooses to do so will see Rev John Alderdice happily sitting throughout the entire mass service, watching on as the priest blasphemously lifts the wafer above his head and claims Jesus is truly present in the wafer and in the wine.

Rev John Alderdice is pictured second from left in the image at the top of the article as the wafer is lifted up by the priest.

Rev John Alderdice also happily sits watching on as numerous prayers to Mary and praising Mary are offered up.

Here is an example of such: “We thank you loving father for giving us Mary the mother of your son to be our mother of perpetual help. We are grateful for all the favours we have received through her intercession. We pray that those past favours may inspire us to greater confidence in your loving mercy and to seek the aid of our mother of perpetual help. Amen.”

What a dreadful, evil, Christ-denying, Bible-rejecting prayer to utter. And what a wretched thing it is for any minister who is supposed to stand for the true gospel of Jesus Christ to sit by and allow for such blasphemy to take place.

Mary is not our advocate or intercessor, we have just one advocate with the Father and that is Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

Does Rev John Alderdice (pictured, above) believe that to be the case? Does he believe there is merit in offering prayer to Mary? If he believes prayer to Mary is blasphemous, does he think it is much more polite to allow Romanists to act in such a disgraceful way than to speak out against it and take a stand for Christ?

All four ministers who took part in this dreadful event were present for the blasphemous offering of the mass and the accompanying veneration of Mary, a wholly unscriptural practice.

The claim is that they practice such ecumenical betrayal in the name of “peace”, but there can be no peace with Rome until Rome makes peace with God.

This peace is nothing but a pretence. Did the children of Israel gain God’s commendation for compromising with His enemies? Of course they didn’t. Did Jesus call a truce with the false teachers of His day, the Pharisees? Of course He didn’t.

Each minister ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Of course, they won’t.

Their attitude will be similar to that of the false prophets in Jeremiah’s day.

Jeremiah 6:14-15 says: “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.”

‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban (pictured, below, preaching at the novena), ‘Rev’ Tracey McRoberts, Rev Johnston McMaster and Rev John Alderdice have all chosen to reject their Protestant heritage and give credence to the lies of Rome.

Dear reader, please don’t be taken in by the ecumenical duplicity which is rife in our churches in this day and generation.

Let us speak out against the lies of Rome and against the folly of those who cuddle up with Rome’s deceits.

And let us never be afraid to challenge those who bring dishonour to the cause of Christ.

2 Timothy 4:2-4: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”