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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 19:4-6: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What rank apostasy this is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What a frightening risk to take with their souls.

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

What sorry, deluded people they are.

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

These include the following passages.

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

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

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

1 Timothy 1:9-10: “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine”.

Romans 1:26-27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indeed, they conveniently neglect to mention this passage from Jude v 6-7, which says: “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

This was reinforced by Jesus, who said in Matthew 19:4-5: “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

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

Each one of them ought to be ashamed of themselves.

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

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

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

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

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

Let us pray for a revival.

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

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

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

2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Ecumenical charismaniacs looking to Rome for revival at Nutts Corner

The ongoing charismatic efforts to degrade the spiritual landscape in Ulster continues apace, and they will focus their efforts next month on an ecumenical prayer initiative called ‘Healing The Land’.

Indeed, the event, scheduled for Saturday, 8th September at Nutts Corner, is being marketed as for Protestant, Catholic and those of no denomination – an ecumenist’s dream.

Perhaps Nutts Corner is a very apt venue for an easy-believist event, not just because of its name but for its reputation as a place to purchase something cheaply.

All manner of ecumenists have given their backing to the event and indicated their intention to be there.

Among them is David McClay (pictured, below), minister in Willowfield Parish Church in Belfast and leader of the ecumenical New Wine Ireland group whose recent conference featured at least three Papist speakers.

Also joining in is the elder statesman and one of the three lead pastors of Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area, Philip Emerson, who also took part in the New Wine Conference.

And he is joined by another lead pastor at Emmanuel Church, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, top), back to his old tricks of consorting with the anti-Christian system of Rome.

We will remind readers of Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s track record for Papal pandering.

In February, he spoke in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast as part of the ecumenical ‘Four Corners’ Festival, at which he endorsed the ecumenical, ritualistic, anti-Christian form of praise called Taizé. He is pictured below next to the altar where the blasphemous Mass is offered by the priest.

He then addressed a meeting of the ecumenical Ballymena Church Members Forum, which includes the Roman Catholic Church, before hosting another ecumenical prayer meeting with the blessing of the Pope himself, called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

And Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson and David McClay have appeared in videos uploaded to the event’s facebook page imploring more people to join in their linking arms with Rome.

Indeed, on the same page there is a video featuring an agent of Rome, Patrick McCrystal of Human Life International, a Roman Catholic pro-life group, endorsing this prayer event.

In his brief video, he quickly gets across the ecumenical nature of the event. He says: “We the people of God in Northern Ireland, Catholic, Protestant and all non-denominational, we have to turn back to God…”

Now of course any who have rejected or forsaken God must turn back to Him, but Patrick McCrystal is describing Roman Catholic adherents as the “people of God”.

While it is possible that in some simple way, some individual Roman Catholics may have come to faith in Christ, Patrick McCrystal is speaking in general of Roman Catholics and that is quite simply wrong.

Romanism doesn’t teach true salvation, therefore its followers cannot be described corporately as the people of God.

That is a tragedy of great magnitude, but Rome teaches a salvation of merit through good works.

However, 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.”

Isaiah 64:6 reminds us that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags”, so Rome and, distressingly, an increasing number of so-called Protestant churches, teach that presenting our good works, or “filthy rags” to God will be enough to secure a spot in heaven.

And here we have supposedly Christian leaders giving credence to this false notion that the Roman Catholic Church is of God.

What utter blasphemy!

Rome denies salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, as we have already stressed, it teaches of a fictitious holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory (you’ll not find that anywhere in Scripture), it teaches of prayer to Mary and saints (1 Timothy 2:5 directly contradicts that) and teaches the utter blasphemy of the Mass, whereby they sacrifice Christ repeatedly, this despite Hebrews 10:11-12: “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God”.

These circles simply cannot be squared, indeed Rome pronounces its anathema, or curses, on any who teaches of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

That being the case, and Papists being comfortable with this prayer event, one must draw the conclusion that Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson, David McClay and others must not believe in salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

And if they do, then they are guilty of the most dreadful of compromise, to deliberately permit the propagators of what they believe to be error into their midst to draw people away into sin and confusion.

The character of such individuals as Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, Philip Emerson and David McClay as compromisers and consorters with Rome is well established.

However, there is another character who has given this anti-Christian event his seal of approval, and in the most emphatic way as he is to be the speaker at it, and that is David Legge (pictured, below).

A man raised in the truth of the gospel by his own testimony on his website, who attended and then ministered at a sound fellowship such as the Iron Hall in Belfast, concerns have been springing up about his associations and comments in the past few years.

From citing the teachings of a Carmelite monk (a Papist of course) to claiming that our pride, rather than sin, is what chiefly separates us from God, to now speaking at this overtly ecumenical event, David Legge, now working as an itinerant preacher, certainly appears to be deteriorating in his stand.

This very gracious article (now kindly updated by the author to include a link back to this article) on the Take Heed Ministries website articulates a great deal of the concerns surrounding his downgrade, which you can read by clicking here.

By associating with this event, David Legge can only bring further questions upon himself.

Indeed, given the brazen nature of this ecumenical gathering, David hasn’t got a ‘Legge’ to stand on if he claims he was unaware of the utterly inappropriate company he is keeping at this event.

We would certainly encourage readers to share and spread this article widely so that he can have the nature of the other endorsers of this event brought clearly into his focus.

The prayers offered up at this event are highly unlikely to be received in heaven as error is mixed right through this gathering.

God will not regard such prayers from the unconverted, of which there will be many gathered at Nutts Corner, not least (but not just) the avowed Papists who will be in attendance.

Proverbs 15:29: “The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.”

Unfortunately a lot of this will be about show and about doing something considered to be popular and worthy, rather than about living genuinely Christian, sanctified lives.

It is like the criticism God had of the insincere penitence of the children of Israel in the days of Hosea.

It says in Hosea 7:14: “And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.”

While they made much noise to God, there was no great sincerity in what they had said, but rather a desire to restore former comforts they had lost in their rebellion against God.

The verse they use to promote the event is a most wonderful verse and one we have used on numerous occasions here.

It says in 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.”

However, when the organisers of this event say that Romanists are part of God’s people and when the organisers themselves are noted ecumenists, they then distort this passage to suit their own ungodly ends.

Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, warned that “a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (1 Corinthians 5:6) and this is what is being done here.

Truth is being mixed with error, indeed a character such as David Legge, with a previously sound reputation and whose apparent downgrade would be unknown to many, may well be being used to help bring credibility to the event beyond traditional charismatic circles.

Please pray that David Legge will pull back from such compromise and please pray for a genuine revival in our land.

It will not come from the ‘Healing The Land’ prayer initiative, but only from prayer from those sold out to God, not those who are sold out to Rome.

1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

Have a glorious Twelfth – and remember the full meaning of Protestantism

2 Thessalonians 2:14-15: “Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.”

One of our main concerns at ‘Protestant Revival’ is what appears to be the emergence of what has become known as ‘cultural Protestantism’ in Northern Ireland.

These are people loyal to the British Crown, steadfastly opposed to the incremental progression of Irish republicanism and resolutely unionist in their outlook.

However, sadly all too many are not mindful of the true meaning of Protestantism and while they remember, rightly, the Glorious Revolution, the Battle of the Boyne and King William III, they have forgotten that these events were acts of God to protect those loyal to Him, the King of Kings.

The Twelfth is a day of celebration of tradition, a colourful exhibition of pageantry and appreciation of our Protestant heritage.

But an absolutely indispensable aspect of our Protestant heritage is the precious doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).

As Protestants, we ought to be utterly opposed to the corrupt system of salvation by works blasphemously espoused by the Roman Catholic Church.

This is what prompted our forefathers to take their stand for Christ and it was that message which was gloriously blessed by God in the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago and in numerous revivals in the centuries since.

Not least in Ulster can we remember with fondness the stories of revival God has chosen to bless our land with.

In 1859, there was a revival started which saw an estimated 100,000 souls swept in to the Kingdom of God.

Again in the 1920s, God blessed the newly formed Northern Ireland with revival under the preaching of WP Nicholson and many others.

And in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, God saw fit, even through the darkest days of the IRA’s murder campaign, to bring thousands to Christ through the preaching of Rev Ian Paisley and others.

This is a land gloriously blessed by God but we have allowed the wretchedness and wickedness of this world to gain a great deal of traction in Ulster.

We are calling on all true Protestants, those bought by the blood of Christ, to reaffirm this message loud and clear.

And if you are a ‘cultural Protestant’, please remember that what we celebrate today is our civil and religious liberty and the glorious good news of the gospel, which can be summed up so beautifully in one verse of God’s inspired, inerrant Word.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

We all find ourselves in the same position as Pontius Pilate did when faced with Jesus Christ.

Matthew 27:22: “Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?”

What will you do with Jesus? Will you reject Him and spend all eternity in the pit of hell? Or will you make the step our forefathers gave their lives for and confess your sins and put your faith and trust in Him for salvation?

Joshua 24:14-15: “Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord. 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.”

If you are as yet unsaved, make this truly the most glorious Twelfth of July and put your faith and trust in Christ.

Muslim festivals and sodomite celebrations – Arlene Foster’s diary for June

Proverbs 13:20: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

The leader of the largest political party in Northern Ireland, the DUP, which was founded by Free Presbyterian minister Rev Ian Paisley, a man used mightily of God, has had a very unChristian schedule for the second half of June.

Arlene Foster began her companionship with fools on Saturday past by endorsing the pagan religion of Islam when she attended the Eid celebration, held by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan, during which adherents fast between sunrise and sunset.

Islam is a religion which outright denies the divinity of Christ. Instead, they claim he is just another prophet, like Mohammed, pointing the way to Allah, their name for God.

Of course, there are many other criticisms which could be made of Islam, including the worryingly large number of believers who think killing non Muslims is legitimate, nay, commendable.

However, it is sufficient to highlight Islam’s blasphemous view of Jesus in order to condemn it as a false religion and, therefore, one which Arlene Foster should steer clear of.

Rather than that, she attended the big Muslim celebration in south Belfast on Saturday past and even allowed herself to receive a henna ‘tattoo’ (it is a non-permanent marking), a marking with its roots in the polytheistic Hindu faith, but which has been adopted by some Muslims in more recent times. The application of this tattoo is pictured at the top of this article.

Readers from outside Northern Ireland may not be entirely familiar with the current political situation here, but Arlene Foster’s party, a Protestant party, is involved in a power-sharing government in Belfast with the murderers and murderer apologists of Sinn Fein, a Roman Catholic party inextricably linked with the barbarous terrorist organisation, the IRA.

The wisdom of such a venture has been dramatically undermined in particular in the past 18 months as that government collapsed, amid Sinn Fein calls, among others, that gay marriage should be legalised in Northern Ireland. The DUP, which still has a strong Christian influence (though even its staunchest supporters would surely admit it is a far cry from what it once was in its faithfulness to God’s Word), is the only political barrier to the legalising of gay marriage in this country.

In that context, the next diary entry of Arlene Foster’s of grave concern is her acquiescence to the sodomy lobby by attending an event promoting “the contribution of the LGBT community n Northern Ireland”.

It is a strange event for the “LGBT community” to be having, given that their squawks are always for “equality”, yet they are happy to have an event singling out the achievements of people who happen to be a sodomite over those involved in heterosexual relationships.

But it is stranger still that a professing Christian such as Arlene Foster (she attends the Church of Ireland) sees fit to attend an event celebrating people whose lifestyle is in direct opposition to God’s ordained natural order.

The issue of homosexuality is one we have visited on a number of occasions lately and it is not one we wish to dwell on at length, but it must be clearly stated that homosexuality is an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

It must also be clearly stated that it is “against nature” and “unseemly” (Romans 1:26,27).

It has been surmised in the Northern Irish daily papers that these efforts at outreach to Muslims and sodomites are an attempt to soften her party’s image.

However, all they are softening is the DUP’s stand for Christ.

We acknowledge there are many who think that ship has already sailed, but these are new departures for the DUP and we are saying to Arlene Foster and the DUP to stop in their tracks and turn back to Christ.

It is argued by the worldly that the route to securing a better lot for the Protestant people in Ulster is to embrace sodomy, gay marriage, abortion and various other reprehensible policies.

However, we can only truly prosper when we turn to Christ and follow Him.

A fine example of a leader turning to his natural enemies in his time of trouble, rather than to God, and suffering dire consequences, can be found in the case of King Ahaz.

It says n 2 Chronicles 28:16-23: “At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him. For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives. The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there. For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the Lord. And Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not. For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the Lord , and out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not. And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz. For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.”

Arlene Foster has been the subject of incredible levels of abuse over the past 18 months, and, like Ahaz, is at a low ebb and trying desperately to reclaim her former glory, as it were.

Ahaz turned to the king of Assyria, a nation which repeatedly attacked the children of Israel and hated God’s people, to try to save his kingdom.

Arlene Foster is turning to sodomites and Muslims, groups of people who are resolutely opposed to God’s people, to try to save her political supremacy.

Ahaz found that the Assyrian king “distressed him, but strengthened him not”.

Arlene Foster will find the same thing, her cowering before the enemies of God will get her nowhere.

She will find, like Ahaz, that “they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel”.

This was the warning given to the children of Israel just as they were about to enter Canaan and Arlene Foster needs to have these words in her head as she plots the course ahead.

They are found in Joshua 23:6-13: “Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day. For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God. Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.”

Ulster is under threat from Irish republicanism, Romanism, apostate Protestantism and secularism.

The only safe passage through this storm is with Christ at the helm and His Word as our map.

It is not yet too late for Arlene Foster to pull out of this meeting, it is not yet too late for Arlene Foster to turn to Christ as her Guide.

Please, dear reader, pray that she and our leaders will consult God rather than think tanks or opinion polls, and put their faith and trust in Christ to guide us through.

Romanists, sodomites and murderers: the friends of Presbyterian minister Rev David Latimer

2 Corinthians 11:13-15: “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

There are some ministers who seem to be trying their very best to offend God as often as possible and in as many ways as possible, yet portray themselves to be his servant at the same time.

One such man is Rev David Latimer, minister of First Derry Presbyterian Church, who has still further deepened his apostasy by giving his blessing to the baptism of a child in the care of a homosexual couple in a Roman Catholic Church.

This is the man who cosied up with one of the most notorious unrepentant murderers in the history of Northern Ireland, the former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.

Such actions were lauded by the media, for whom the promotion of godliness and decency is often far from the top of their priority lists, but associating wilfully with unrepentant murderers is not pleasing to God.

The Sixth Commandment reminds us “Thou shalt not kill”, yet Martin McGuinness, whether he pulled the trigger or not, headed up a brutal gang of killers which took the lives of around 2,000 people over a 30 year period in Northern Ireland, with the victims being killed largely simply because they were Protestant.

Psalm 1:1 reminds us it is much more profitable to avoid keeping company with characters such as Martin McGuinness. It says: “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.”

At this point, we will move to address the inevitable chorus of the apostate, which squawks: “But Jesus dined with sinners”.

Yes he did, but did He stoop to their level? Did He walk in the counsel of the ungodly? Did he stand in the way of sinners, ie be in the places where sinners love to be? Of course not.

Jesus did not compromise Himself, nor could He abide sin, yet Rev David Latimer, by his own admission in a recent BBC article, sacrificed 50 members of his congregation in order to get in the limelight next to Martin McGuinness, a man who never, to his dying breath, expressed an ounce of remorse for the despicable atrocities he was responsible for.

Rev David Latimer loves the “praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:43).

His form well and truly established, Rev David Latimer has now revealed his latest public rejection of God’s Word.

We can only assume this revelation was made in the light of the Presbyterian Church voting against allowing homosexuals to become members.

We should be grateful of course this vote was lost and not “despise the day of small things” (Zechariah 4:10) but it is a damning indictment of how far the Presbyterian Church has fallen that this was even up for debate and there were those in favour of such a move. Furthermore, their general attitude to the attendance of homosexuals at the church is far from satisfactory as tolerance of such open sin in the pews, whether those in attendance are members or not, is not something which should be encouraged.

Speaking to the BBC, as he no doubt delighted to do, Rev David Latimer revealed he had connived with a Papist priest to purport to give God’s blessing to a child being raised by two homosexuals.

This is despite God ordaining in the Bible that the family unit was to consist of a father and a mother, not two of one or the other.

Genesis 2:24 says: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Ephesians 5:31: “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”

This is very clear, yet Rev David Latimer believes he knows better than God what God thinks is proper behaviour.

In the video on the BBC website, he said he had been approached by the mother of one of the women in this abominable relationship.

He continued: “I could have said ‘no, we’ll not, no, no way’. But the priest and I chatted and we had conversations with that couple and we agreed to baptise that little baby in a Catholic Church and I was there representing the Presbyterian family.”

Rev David Latimer notes he could have said no and thereby pleased God by refusing to endorse such a relationship. But he, of course, acted differently and instead of consulting God’s Word, he consulted a Roman Catholic priest.

Rev David Latimer then confirmed he had been part of the decision making process in choosing to have the child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church. Presumably this means Rev David Latimer believes the Roman Catholic Church is an appropriate place for anyone.

We will remind Rev David Latimer of what the Westminster Confession of Faith, which he signed at his ordination, says regarding the Pope.

Chapter 25, Paragraph 6 says: “There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.”

Rev David Latimer clearly does not believe this and should not be permitted in the pulpit of any so-called Protestant church.

Rev David Latimer continued: “The church is about opening its doors for people, wherever they are coming from, whatever direction they’re approaching the door, I want that door to be open and I want everybody to appreciate that if God so loved the world and I don’t, then I can’t claim to be godly.”

His comments about the doors being open are a red herring. Anyone can come to a church, but that does not mean the church should endorse sin to make people feel better.

This is like the spirit of those false prophets in the days of Jeremiah.

It says in 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?”

And Rev David Latimer puts the tin hat on his diatribe of deceit by claiming it would be ungodly to oppose the lifestyle of the two women raising that wee boy.

How blasphemous!

To endorse the ungodly lifestyle of those two women by giving his blessing to the baptism of the child is the ungodly action, made even worse by rolling over to the pagan corruption of Christianity that is Rome by encouraging the child to be baptised into a system which knows only how to damn people to hell.

If you are in any way connected with this church or know someone who is, please share this with them to try to persuade them to abandon such a dreadful compromiser as Rev David Latimer.

And please pray that such apostates will be ejected from their pulpits and that the ministers in our land will be faithful to the gospel, for that will be a massive building block on the road to revival.

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.”