Pete Greig and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s 24-7 Prayer brings in Romanist Cardinal to Belfast Conference

Jeremiah 2:8: “The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.”

Within the pagan Roman Catholic system, there is a great emphasis placed on the hierarchy of its most senior priests.

With the Pope, who blasphemously claims to be the ‘Vicar of Christ on earth’, at the top of this structure, the next rank below this is that of Cardinal.

Reaching this position means an individual is firmly entrenched in that Romanist system and is considered one of the most senior and admirable proponents of the false doctrines of Rome.

A Cardinal, more so than almost all other Romanist priests, is responsible for the false gospel of salvation by works which is outrageously taught by agents of Rome.

One would have thought, given that being the case, you would want to steer clear of recommending such characters to others. Indeed, one would have thought you would have warned others to steer clear of such characters.

Not so, however, with 24-7 Prayer and its leader Pete Greig (pictured, top) as they proudly trumpet the fact that Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vienna will be the most important speaker at their upcoming global conference in Belfast, which takes place in October.

It is little surprise to see Pete Greig trumpeting and championing one of the most senior emissaries of Romanist deceit in the entire world.

After all, last autumn we at ‘Protestant Revival’ highlighted the shameful situation whereby Pete Greig was the guest speaker in the Romanist cathedral in Vienna, Austria’s capital, helping advise the Roman Catholic Church on how to lure more people into its grasp.

He is simply returning the favour as he brings the Romanist Archbishop of Vienna to Northern Ireland as the headline act at his conference.

In doing so, of course, he is striving to make the false doctrines of Romanism more acceptable and palatable to those who would be in attendance at this conference.

We will remind Pete Greig and all who read this what Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches.

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches that there is a fictional (well, they claim it isn’t fictional) holding cell between heaven and hell called purgatory. This is despite there being absolutely NO Scriptural warrant for this whatsoever.

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches that we ought to offer prayers to Mary and various other long dead so-called ‘saints’. This is despite the Bible saying “there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches the foul blasphemy of the Mass, where Christ is sacrificed again and again in every Romanist chapel every day throughout the world. This is despite the Bible saying that Jesus, “after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12).

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn’s church teaches, worst of all, the hellish doctrine of salvation by works and sacramental merit. This is despite the Bible saying that “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” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

This is not even the full extent of the blasphemies of the Roman Catholic Church, but one would have thought it would be sufficient to warn any professing Christian away from it, but here we have Pete Greig and his 24-7 Prayer group recommending taking spiritual guidance from one of its most senior figures on earth.

What a sad and, indeed, dangerous situation this is.

Also due to speak at this conference is another figure who regular readers of ‘Protestant Revival’ will be familiar with – Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured, below), one of the lead pastors at the Emmanuel Church based in the Craigavon area.

Alain Emerson is the leader of 24-7 Prayer in Ireland and will no doubt have very strong links to this event, in addition to his preaching at it.

This is an individual who has preached in Romanist chapels (you can see him doing so in the image below) and who has despicably glorified Ignatius of Loyola, the ungodly founder of the Romanist order of the Jesuits, formed specifically to oppose the Counter Reformation and reaffirm the supremacy of the Pope in Europe.

You can read his lengthy ecumenical rap sheet by clicking here.

Why does Pete Greig think it appropriate to promote exceedingly senior practitioners of Papal priestcraft to his followers?

Why does Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson think it appropriate to appear alongside exceedingly senior practitioners of Papal priestcraft, and in doing so recommend it to his followers?

We would encourage anyone reading this to ask these questions of these men by whatever means available to them, whether it be by phone, email, social media or in person and challenge them politely over their refusal to obey the Word of God’s command to separation from falsehood.

While much noise will be made by these men and others about how much they claim to feel God moving and how many lives they claim are being transformed, they are not laying a solid foundation for any who follow them to walk on.

Rather they are encouraging them to, as the foolish man, build their house upon the sand.

What a sad legacy is being left by easy-believists and shallow charismatic leaders.

Dear reader, please do not cover your ears to this warning and let not the condemnation of the children of Israel be yours as well.

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?”

Do not “love to have it so” that false teachers are given the pre-eminence in our land, but rather make the break from shallow charismatism and follow wholly the Word of God.

John 6:37: “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh sweeps Protestants into the arms of Rome

The Most Reverend (Most Ecumenical!) Richard Clarke (pictured, top), the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, is a keen fan of compromise with Rome.

He regularly issues joint statements alongside the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, the most recent of which was a joint endorsement of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer event (further proof that such an event, so ardently promoted by David Dickinson of Belfast Central and Pete Greig and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s 24-7 Prayer grouping, is most definitely best avoided).

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke was ever so keen to meet “that Antichrist”, the Pope, when he came to the Republic of Ireland, and even sent him a lovely little letter begging him to come to Northern Ireland on his visit in this general direction.

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke spent St Patrick’s Day last year parading the deluded adherents to his false gospel of ecumenism to the Papist cathedral in Armagh.

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke last year celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement which brought the release from prison of vast numbers of unrepentant terrorist murderers, both Romanist and loyalist. The God which Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke claims to serve is a God of justice; Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, on the other hand, appears happy for justice to be turned on its head.

And last week Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke was continuing his fellowshipping with Romanism as he was the guest speaker in a Romanist chapel in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

He spoke at St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, 23 June at a 17th anniversary service of the Causeway Coast Peace Group.

The Causeway Coast Peace Group is an ungodly organisation, mustered from various churches on the north coast of Northern Ireland.

It has held numerous events featuring Papists and clerical compromisers and hosted in hubs of Romanist deceit.

This event ticked the boxes of featuring a clerical compromiser (Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke) and being hosted in a hub of Romanist deceit (St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Roman Catholic chapel).

And previous events the Causeway Coast Peace Group have hosted are equally reprehensible, when put in the light of God’s Word.

This includes an event in Ballintoy Parish Church which was addressed by Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke’s mate, Eamon Martin, as well as an event in Ballycastle Presbyterian Church where the guest speaker was another noted practitioner of Popish priestcraft, ‘Father’ Brian d’Arcy.

The Causeway Coast Peace Group also organised sessions where members worked through a so-called study of the book of Ruth, put together by the utterly ungodly Corrymeela Community, the home of ecumenical Bible distortion in Northern Ireland.

The study in fact was nothing but a smutty, innuendo driven look at the relationship between Ruth and Boaz, obsessed with their own imagined sexual encounters between the pair which the Bible clearly shows never took place.

So this is the calibre of this grouping and we now see the most senior figure in the Church of Ireland endorsing its ungodliness, and doing so in a Romanist chapel, no less.

This is where all manner of pagan blasphemies and perversions of true Christianity are carried out on a daily basis.

Foremost among these is the Romish lie of the Mass, where Christ is sacrificed again and again and again, a practice totally in opposition to the Bible.

The Scriptural, God-ordained position is set out clearly in Hebrews 9:24-28, which says: “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

It states that Christ would “not… offer himself often” but rather “once… hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” and “Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many”.

This sacrifice for sin of Christ is not a continual, ongoing, repetitive action, but rather a once only sacrifice.

Rome has conjured such a notion as the Mass, complete with its lie that the priest has some magical power to transform a wafer into the body of Christ, from its own foul imagination.

The Church of Ireland used to believe Rome practiced an evil lie as well.

In its 39 Articles, which allegedly govern the Church of Ireland, it is stated that the Romish Mass is nothing but a “blasphemous fable” and “dangerous deceit”.

So why is the leader of the Church of Ireland, who has subscribed to uphold and maintain those Articles, leading a service in a Romish chapel where that “blasphemous fable” and “dangerous deceit” is practiced, no doubt even earlier that very day?

It is a wretched, shameful situation and a damning indictment of the state of the Church of Ireland today.

Does Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke believe what he signed up to in the 39 Articles or care what they have to say? It would appear not.

Does Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke believe what the Bible says about the sacrifice of Christ or care what it has to say? It would appear not.

We are told in no uncertain terms in God’s Word to have nothing to do with false worship.

Indeed, the idolatry of the Children of Israel was one of the most grievous sins God reckoned with them for in His punishment of them, both in the wilderness and when they entered the promised land.

We can see the fierceness of God’s wrath against any who turn aside to idolatry, with which Rome is replete, in Deuteronomy 29:18-21: “Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: The Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven. And the Lord shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law”.

The sin of the people in doing so and God’s wrath upon it is seen in Judges 2:12-15.

It says: “And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger. And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.”

Despite these clear Scriptural warnings, such as that of Ephesians 5:11, which instructs us to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke persists in worshipping alongside those who deny the all-sufficient sacrifice of Christ on Calvary.

In doing so, he denies Christ and follows the imagination of his own heart.

It is symptomatic of a sinful age where “every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6) and this is exacerbated when it is replicated by those in high spiritual office.

Jeremiah 2:7-8 says: “And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.”

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is not enquiring after the Lord, else he would not be happily engaging with the Roman Catholic Church.

Dear reader, if you or anyone you know is connected with the Church of Ireland, won’t you even share this with them to warn of the grave betrayal of not only that church’s governing principles, but most importantly the betrayal of God’s Word, being carried out by that church’s leader.

Do you want to be associated with such a man as one who engages in ecumenical compromise with Rome at every opportunity he can find?

Surely not. We implore you to break from that apostate church and even let your local minister, your local bishop and even Archbishop Richard Clarke himself know why you’re doing it and why his behaviour is so utterly at odds with God’s Word.

Even if you are not affiliated with that church, let us never be afraid to raise our voice in protest and opposition to such wicked God-defiance.

Let us not allow these wolves in sheep’s clothing to go on in their Christ rejection without a word of challenge or rebuke.

We are called as followers of Christ to speak out against religious apostasy and error.

Let us redouble our efforts even today and follow the charge of Isaiah 58:1 to “cry aloud” and “spare not”, let us lift up our voice like a trumpet and “shew the house of Jacob their sins”.

Arch-apostate of Canterbury promotes Christ rejecting Mariolatry

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has been the special guest at a parade for Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus.

Justin Welby led the national pilgrimage to the “Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham”, a village in Norfolk, which features an idolatrous statue of Mary at the front of the procession.

It is truly bizarre that there should be an Anglican shrine to Mary, given that Mariolatry is a Romanist deceit and runs utterly contrary to the Protestant faith, which Justin Welby is supposed to uphold.

The Popish celebration took place on the second Bank Holiday Monday of May, according to a report on the Premier Christianity website, and on the Sunday night preceding, “there was a prayer vigil throughout the night so that people could be in the Shrine Church to pray, reflect and meditate”.

It is certainly a good question to ask, to whom were these individuals praying and who were they meditating upon?

A Marian Shrine is a ghastly thing which would appal Mary, and it would make little sense for an individual to go to a Marian Shrine to worship God.

After all, what would be the point of the Marian Shrine existing in the first place?

This Papal betrayal of God has its roots in a tale said to have occurred almost 1,000 years ago.

It states on Wikipedia: “In 1061, according to the Walsingham legend, a Saxon noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches, had a vision of the Virgin Mary in which she was instructed to build a replica of the house of the Holy Family in Nazareth in honour of the Annunciation. Her family name does not appear in the Domesday Book.”

It is interesting neither this lady nor her family name appears in the Domesday Book, a large scale census undertaken in 1086.

The same entry on Wikipedia confirms that the shrine was under the control of the Papist Augustinian monks and the priory was a site of Romanist pilgrimage until 1538, when it was destroyed by Henry VIII following his falling out with the Roman Catholic Church.

This dreadful heresy was largely forgotten until 1897, when Pope Leo XIII “blessed a new statue for the restored ancient sanctuary of Our Lady of Walsingham” and Mariolatry went back on the ascent.

A Church of England vicar, Alfred Hope (more like No Hope) Patten led an initiative in 1921 to install an Anglican Shrine in Walsingham, and this Popish practice continues to this very day.

This shrine is a result of Church of England apostasy and the Archbishop of Canterbury ought to be rejecting, repudiating and dismantling this vile offence to God, rather than indulging, supporting and celebrating it.

However, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has rightly earned the name of Arch-apostate of Canterbury for his wicked betrayal of the Word of God.

Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby never misses an opportunity to cosy up with the Pope, only just a few weeks ago sitting alongside “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, grinning like an eejit as the Pope endorsed his ecumenical, God-defying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer event, which reached its compromising climax tonight (Saturday).

Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby stated that he thought it was “wonderful” when ministers of his own church switch to the darkness of Romanism, calling Rome an “inspiration”.

Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby, on a visit to Belfast last year, accepted a statue of what Rome calls “Our Lady of Perpetual Help”, just one of the blasphemous titles Rome applies to Mary.

This demonstrates the total and utter abandonment of God’s Word which is at large within the Church of England, that a man with such credentials can not only rise to the top of that body, but be allowed to continue in that role.

And now he is leading a parade preaching and promoting devotion to Mary, one of the most abominable of the deceits of the pagan Roman Catholic Church.

Let us not forget that Mary was a sinner in need of salvation, just like any of us.

Luke 1:46-47 says: “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

Rome claims Mary was without sin and indeed was immaculately conceived herself, yet if Mary was sinless, why did she need a Saviour? And the notion of the immaculate conception of Mary has absolutely no Biblical grounding.

Rome teaches of praying to Mary (as well as long dead, so-called saints), despite this being utterly contrary to what the Bible teaches.

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

We also find in the book of Hebrews how Jesus is our mediator and we come to God through Him.

Hebrews 12:22-24 says: “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”

Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant, ie this gospel age. Jesus is our way of salvation, yet Rome’s lies put Mary in the role of Jesus.

This is what Alphonsus Liguori, a ‘saint’ of the Roman Catholic Church, founder of the Redemptorist Romanist order and author of one of the major books propagating Mariolatry – The Glories of Mary, says: “In His eagerness to show you mercy, God has given His Son as your Advocate. And then to make your confidence even stronger, He has given you another Advocate, who obtains through her prayers whatever she asks. Go to Mary, and you will see salvation.”

Where has this notion of Mary being an advocate for us came from? It is most certainly not in the Bible.

This is the unscriptural nature of Mariolatry and that’s the type of blasphemy with which Justin Welby is finding common cause by parading a statue of Mary to a shrine to Mary.

Justin Welby is supposed to be defending Biblical truth, not endorsing Romanist paganism, deceit and idolatry.

What a fearful thing it is to apostatise and to turn away from God’s Word.

We can even see a fearful example within the prophecy of Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 20:27-29, 31-32 says: “Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass against me. For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings. Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations? For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord God, I will not be enquired of by you. And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.”

Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby is offering up polluted worship, how can one say that Popish exercise is anything other than polluted worship?

God says He will not be enquired of by those who do such.

That is a sad and frightening position to be in.

Anyone reading this who is not saved, no matter how religious you may be or how much you strive to be a good person, is offering up polluted worship to God.

Without having the blood of Jesus Christ to plead for you (Mary cannot do it) when you die or when Christ returns, whichever comes first, then you will spend all eternity in hell.

All your righteousnesses will be as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).

But if you are saved, you will have placed upon you the white robes of Christ’s righteousness and spend eternity with Him in heaven.

And you can be cleansed of your sins even now as you read this by simply placing your faith and trust in Him, just as the Philippian jailer did.

Acts 16:29-31: “Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”.

Place your faith and trust in Christ, not in Mary, not in a church, not in religiosity, not in some charismatic preacher, but place your faith in Christ and start for heaven today.

Lisburn church leaders and Presbyterian Moderator give themselves over to Rome

So many church leaders take every opportunity they can find to mingle with the deceits of Rome.

Rather than proclaiming the truth of the gospel message and how we must all come to Christ as a penitent sinner for salvation, they prefer to cuddle up with the representatives of the Church of Rome, which denies the precious gospel message.

The Easter period was no different and, while we appreciate it was some weeks ago, we believed it wrong to let the ecumenical betrayal carried out by the outgoing Presbyterian Moderator, Rev Charles McMullen (pictured, top), go unchecked.

For he was the star attraction as the leaders of all the major churches in the city of Lisburn, near Belfast, cosied up in one great big ecumenical compromise on Good Friday.

The allegedly Protestant clerics in attendance, leading this charade, were Rev John Brackenridge (1st Lisburn Presbyterian Church), Dean Sam Wright (Lisburn Cathedral, pictured, below), George Hilary (Lisburn Christian Fellowship), Archdeacon Paul Dundas (Christ Church, Church of Ireland) and the Rev Mervyn Ewing (Seymour Street Methodist Church).

And they were, of course, accompanied by an architect of Papal deceit, ‘Father’ Dermot McCaughan of St Patrick’s Roman Catholic chapel in the city.

He, according to a report on the Diocese of Connor’s website, read the story of the crucifixion of Christ.

Given that Rome denies the all-sufficient blood atonement of Christ on the cross at Calvary, it is frankly bizarre and indeed outrageous to have such a character reading the story of Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary.

This is what the Roman Catholic Church teaches, and states in the Council of Trent, regarding justification.

“If any one saith, that the sacraments of the New Law are not necessary unto salvation, but superfluous; and that, without them, or without the desire thereof, men obtain of God, through faith alone, the grace of justification; though all (the sacraments) are not indeed necessary for every individual; let him be anathema.”

Rome pronounces its anathema, or curse, on any who believes that salvation is obtained by faith alone.

This is what the Bible says in 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.”

Titus 3:5-7 reiterates this, saying: “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.”

Rome teaches we must follow their ordained sacraments in order to merit heaven, yet this is clearly contradictory to the Word of God.

It is certainly not what Jesus taught. He taught that we are saved by faith.

Luke 7:48-50 says: “And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”

Luke 18:40-42: “And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.”

These people hadn’t earned their salvation by good works, Jesus freely granted them salvation because of their faith, he explicitly states that to be the case.

We can see this, too, through the salvation of one of the thieves beside Jesus on the cross.

Luke 23:42-43 says: “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

This thief most certainly hadn’t had the time to go through the rituals that any church might impose, he placed his faith in Christ and that was enough for him to be granted a place in heaven with Christ.

Indeed, this passage also puts the lie to another false teaching of Rome – that of purgatory.

But there was ‘Father’ Dermot McCaughan being put forward to the people of Lisburn as a commendable religious leader and guide, despite the fact he is a representative of the church which denies the only way to salvation.

Our land cannot hope to see a revival when there is wilful compromise and ecumenical affiliations with that which is repugnant to God.

Indeed, the 39 Articles of the Anglican Church, which supposedly govern the Church of Ireland, state, in Article 19, that “the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but also in matters of Faith.”

It further states in Article 22: “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.”

And in Article 25, it says: “Those five commonly called Sacraments, that is to say, Confirmation, Penance, Orders, Matrimony, and Extreme Unction, are not to be counted for Sacraments of the Gospel, being such as have grown partly of the corrupt following of the Apostles, partly are states of life allowed in the Scriptures, but yet have not like nature of Sacraments with Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper, for that they have not any visible sign or ceremony ordained of God.”

So the 39 Articles state that many Romish teachings are “repugnant to the Word of God” and that the system of sacramental merit espoused by Rome is errant.

So why do the likes of Dean Sam Wright of Lisburn Cathedral and Archdeacon Paul Dundas of Christ Church, who supposedly subscribe to those very articles, mingle with such religious error?

They appear to have forgotten the Biblical charge to be separated from error.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 says: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”.

And what of the outgoing Presbyterian Moderator, Rev Charles McMullen?

His compromise, indeed enthusiastic compromise, with Popery is well established.

One of his first actions when it was announced he was to take over as Moderator was to practically invite himself to fawn over that “man of sin”, the Pope at his then planned visit to Dublin.

He then eagerly raced down to Dublin to cower before the Pope in August, though the Pope didn’t even deem him important enough to actually speak to him.

Despite being fully aware of absolutely proper theological objections to his giving credence to the leader of that anti-Christian system, he engaged in ecumenical betrayal of true Christianity.

Rev Charles McMullen is warned by the words of James 4:17, which says: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

And he entrenched himself still deeper in this disobedience by speaking at the Good Friday ecumenical ‘walk of witness’ in Lisburn.

Dear Christian, if you or anyone you know is involved with any of the churches specified in Lisburn or if you or your family or friends are involved with the Presbyterian Church, won’t you even share this with them or take this to heart and speak out against such grave departure from God?

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.”

ABBA ‘prayer dancing’ Pete Greig and Rome loving Mike Pilavachi for Causeway Coast Vineyard conference

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.”

Last week on ‘Protestant Revival’ we highlighted two of the inappropriate characters who will be “preaching” and leading “worship” at Causeway Coast Vineyard’s ‘Encounter More’ conference, which will run from Thursday, 23 to Saturday, 25 May.

They are Havilah Cunnington and Jeremy Riddle, representatives of that frankly frightening hotbed of charismatic deceit, Bethel Ministries, whose blasphemies you can get an idea of by clicking here.

We simply couldn’t go into enough detail in one post to outline all the heretical speakers who will be purporting to offer spiritual guidance to the poor attendees of Causeway Coast Vineyard, but we can reveal that more brazenly ecumenical and God-defying speakers and worship leaders will be held up and exalted by those in charge at Causeway Coast Vineyard Church.

They are Mike Pilavachi (pictured, top) and Beth and Andy Croft of Soul Survivor church and Pete Greig (pictured, below), who runs 24-7 Prayer.

Pete Greig, for any readers who aren’t aware, is an out and out compromiser with Rome and a leading figure in the ungodly charismatic excesses which, sadly, figure prominently in so much of professing Christendom.

Indeed, he is at the extreme end of this.

And that can be seen in the fact that he claims God told him that He, the Almighty God of heaven, the eternal, unchangeable God who cannot abide sin, was “quite enjoying” a group of young women dressed up for a night out on the town coming into a prayer room he was in charge of, turning the stereo up (why it was there in any event is a good question) and proceeding to prayer dance to a song by Swedish pop group ABBA.

They apparently put their own ‘religious’ words to one of ABBA’s seemingly well-known songs, Super Trouper.

This is a blasphemy, yet Pete Greig has the gall to claim, not only that it was an acceptable form of worship, but that it was given the seal of approval of God.

What an outrage!

Furthermore, Pete Greig has played an active role in helping the Roman Catholic Church lure more people in to its evil clutches.

Pete Greig addressed the diocesan assembly of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna in St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in the Austrian capital.

Tweeting afterwards, Pete Greig said: “Truly wonderful time in Vienna addressing 1,700 bishops, nuns, priests, laity from every church in the Archdiocese. Extraordinary signs of renewal – ‘unthinkable 9 years ago’ says the Cardinal.”

So Pete Greig was rejoicing in helping and seeing an increase in the number of people coming under the pagan influence of Rome.

Not only that, the 24-7 Prayer organisation which he heads up is an indisputably ecumenical organisation.

And its leader in Ireland is none other than Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, lead pastor at the truly Christ-rejecting Emmanuel Church in the Craigavon area.

That, in itself, says it all.

The Jesuit promoter that is Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson leads 24-7 Prayer Ireland and indeed had Pete Greig as a celebrity guest at Emmanuel Church’s ‘Tobar’ conference last year, showing the strong links between the pair.

As for Mike Pilavachi and his Soul Survivor church, this man is another confirmed ecumenist.

His Soul Survivor church hosts summer camps each year and every year since at least 2016 these camps have offered the Roman Catholic Mass, a grievous blasphemy against God.

The Roman Catholic catechism says this of the Mass: “Because it is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. In the Eucharist Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he “poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.””

Rome claims they are making a sacrifice of Christ in the Mass, yet the Bible says this in 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”.

Christ made “one sacrifice for sins for ever”, yet Rome repeatedly claims to be offering a sacrifice of Christ, thus serving to totally reject and blaspheme this most precious and crucial tenet of Scripture.

But Mike Pilavachi, whether he practices the Mass personally or not, serves to do the same by facilitating this blasphemous sacrifice.

But he will be offered an enthusiastic welcome to Causeway Coast Vineyard Church next week.

Mike Pilavachi has also demonstrated his enthusiasm for fellowshipping with heretics by being pictured alongside the Archbishop (read, Arch-apostate) of Canterbury, Justin Welby and Bishop Michael Curry, the sodomy-supporting American heretic who impressed the gullible and fellow-apostates at last year’s Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The trio are pictured together, below.

They were all at the main celebration of the utterly ecumenical ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative, founded by Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby and given the seal of approval of “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope,

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ has devotionals to Mary accompanying it and Mike Pilavachi was the main speaker at the event.

So the Pope and Causeway Coast Vineyard Church have something (plenty of things, most likely) in common – they both promote events headlined by Mike Pilavachi.

That is very instructive.

Having the approval of the Pope is certainly not something any of us should want.

John 15:18-19 says: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”

The Pope is undoubtedly “of the world” and will “love his own”. That would include the likes of Mike Pilavachi.

So why would Causeway Coast Vineyard want such characters as Pete Greig and Mike Pilavachi at their conference?

Well, Causeway Coast Vineyard’s previous lead pastor, Alan Scott, infamously said he was “all in” with the Pope during a sermon at Causeway Coast Vineyard.

And one of its leading figures, Peter Lynas (pictured, below), who also heads up the allegedly Evangelical Alliance, has repeatedly aligned himself with ecumenists and Romanists.

While it is little surprise to see a supposedly God-exalting church promote and fellowship with those who bring dishonour to the cause of Christ, it is imperative those who are saved and endeavouring to follow Christ take a stand against such error and compromise.

Psalm 94:16: “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”

God is asking the question and continues to ask it today – who will stand up, who will rise up for Him against those who act contrarily to His will?

Will we speak out against such falsehoods and their propagators? Or will we hold our peace?

Let us be bold and sound the alarm in this evil day and generation and refuse to sit by idly as such blasphemies are being committed in the name of Christ.

Joel 2:1: “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain”.

Bangor Elim to give hero’s welcome to Pope performers Rend Collective

Acts 5:29: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

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

The supposedly ‘Christian’ rock band, Rend Collective, who performed for the Pope when he visited Dublin last year, will be welcomed back as heroes to Bangor Elim next week as they perform three concerts at that church.

Rend Collective will be on stage at Bangor Elim for three consecutive nights from Tuesday, 21 to Thursday, 23 May.

Indeed, sadly such was the demand to see this Papal pandering band that initially there was to be just two concerts, but a third was added after the first two sold out. Tickets cost £20 each.

Religious compromise certainly can be financially profitable, it would appear.

It is being billed as a hometown show as Rend Collective was born out of Bangor Elim in 2002.

Let us remind readers of the truly disgraceful compromise carried out by Rend Collective as they seek to please man rather than God.

Last August, during the visit of the Pope, who blasphemously calls himself the Vicar of Christ on earth, to Dublin, the allegedly God-exalting Rend Collective gladly accepted an invitation to be part of the entertainment for the crowds as they gathered in Phoenix Park to celebrate the Papal Mass.

So they have openly compromised with the false religion of Popery.

Then, in September, in a discussion with a transgender individual, they appeared to say it was “a sad thing” that certain churches would not allow a transgender person to lead worship or preach.

So they have openly compromised with the utterly godless LGBT lobby.

They also made a very telling statement at that time, saying that “in an attempt to foster unity we try not to be selective in who we partner with under the banner of the gospel”.

Sadly, they certainly got that right!

And to drive home that ecumenical spirit, we revealed in February that this summer, Rend Collective will perform at supposedly ‘Christian’ summer camps, ran by brazen ecumenist Mike Pilavachi’s Soul Survivor church, at which the Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated.

So they will once more openly compromise with ecumenists and Romanism.

Does Bangor Elim think all of these antics are acceptable?

Does Bangor Elim believe they should be promoting a band, regardless of its links to their church, which repeatedly engages with the pagan, anti-Christian system of Rome and which compromises with the sodomite lobby?

Gary Beattie is the lead pastor of Bangor Elim and has been since 2002, which, perhaps coincidentally, is the same year Rend Collective formed.

So, does Gary Beattie think all of these antics are acceptable?

Does Gary Beattie believe Bangor Elim should be promoting a band, regardless of its links to their church, which repeatedly engages with the pagan, anti-Christian system of Rome and which compromises with the sodomite lobby?

The sad and disgraceful compromise of Rend Collective has already been brought to the attention of Bangor Elim but what have they done?

Rather than rectifying the situation by cancelling the two (at that time) scheduled concerts and publicly repudiating the God-dishonouring actions of Rend Collective, what did Bangor Elim do? They organised a third concert.

Like Pharoah in the days of Moses and like the children of Israel in the times of their disobedience and apostasy, Bangor Elim stiffened their necks, and not only continued in their error, but added to it.

This is great foolishness.

Proverbs 12:15 says: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”

Proverbs 17:10 says: “A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.”

Proverbs 26:11 says: “As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”

Had Bangor Elim not been deaf to the calls to dissociate themselves with Rend Collective, this ecumenical, compromising, people pleasing rock band, they would have been wise.

As it is, they have made it clear they are happy to reject what God has to say, through His Word, on matters of ecumenism, Romanism and transgenderism.

We are told, in Ephesians 5:11 that we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

Jude v 3 instructs us that we are to “earnestly contend for the faith”.

Yet here is Bangor Elim enthusiastically endorsing ecumenism by bringing in a band which seemingly, by their own admission, refuses to practice any form of spiritual discernment in whom they fellowship with.

We will also remind Bangor Elim, and Rend Collective, of what the Bible has to say regarding the teachings of the false religion of Romanism in the titles the Pope blasphemously takes upon himself.

The Pope calls himself the “Holy Father”, despite Jesus saying in Matthew 23:9: “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

The Pope calls himself the “Pontiff”, meaning “bridge”, claiming he is a bridge between man and God, despite the Bible saying in 1 Timothy 2:5 that “there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

The Pope calls himself the “Vicar of Christ on earth”, despite that role belonging to the Holy Ghost, as evidenced in John 14:26, which says: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

So the Pope blasphemes all three Persons of the Godhead, yet Bangor Elim is happy to welcome in Rend Collective, who have given credence to the Pope and his evil claims, as well as his church’s evil teachings, by performing at an event where the Pope was exalted and lifted up.

The notion of transgenderism is also clearly spoken of and rejected in God’s Word.

Genesis 1:27 says: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Deuteronomy 22:5: “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”

The very notion, like that of sodomy, is an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) in the eyes of God, yet Rend Collective said, in response to the previously referred to Twitter comments by a transgender individual that they wouldn’t be allowed to lead or preach in certain churches, that it was “very sad”.

What is “very sad” and indeed downright dangerous, is the influence held by Rend Collective over so many young (in particular) professing Christians.

The same minds which think it is “very sad” those whose lifestyle choices God describes as an “abomination” cannot lead or preach in some churches are conceiving the lyrics which many Christians, perhaps brothers and sisters, sons and daughters or grandchildren of readers, are singing away merrily in their spare time.

The same minds which think it is absolutely fine to give credence to the blasphemous claims and teachings of the Pope of Rome are conceiving the lyrics which are influencing the minds and Christian walks of brothers and sisters, sons and daughters or grandchildren of readers.

What a sad and, as we say, dangerous situation this is.

James 4:4: “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

It is difficult to imagine that everyone who attends Bangor Elim would concur with Rend Collective’s assessment that it is “very sad” that sodomites and transgender people cannot lead and preach in certain churches, their own included.

It is difficult to imagine that everyone who attends Bangor Elim would be content with religious association with the blasphemies of Rome.

We would encourage anyone who attends Bangor Elim who is reading this to make their voice heard loud and clear in opposition to this fearful compromise being carried out by Rend Collective and by their church.

And we would also encourage anyone reading this who knows anyone involved with Bangor Elim or knows anyone who listens to Rend Collective’s music to share this article with them and warn them against attending or supporting these concerts.

We ought to be separated from error, but Rend Collective have brazenly ignored the Scriptural call to do just that, but do not let yourself be caught up in both their and Bangor Elim’s disobedience to God.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

Isaiah 58:1: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”

Canon David Skuce continues Romish compromise in his new church

A leading Anglican cleric in County Fermanagh has now exported his enthusiasm for ecumenism across the border into County Donegal.

Canon David Skuce (pictured, top), formerly the rector (or wrecker!) of Inishmacsaint Parish Church, near Derrygonnelly in west Fermanagh, has been instituted as the new rector of the grouped parish of Dunfanaghy, Raymunterdoney and Tullaghobegley (quite the mouthful!).

Canon David Skuce was a big fan of walking hand in hand with Rome during his time in Fermanagh, as we have previously highlighted.

In January last year, Canon David Skuce was the speaker at a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service in a Romanist chapel in Monea, a village in Fermanagh near to his previous clerical domain.

He then led an ecumenical service between Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in another nearby vilage, Boho, and Boho Parish Church on Good Friday last year.

Quite how anyone could jointly celebrate Christ’s “one sacrifice for sins for ever” (Hebrews 10:12) with the Roman Catholic Church, which denies this clear Scriptural precept with its blasphemous Mass and denies the all-sufficient blood atonement of Christ, is frankly outrageous.

This is compounded by the fact that Canon David Skuce’s church, the Church of Ireland, is supposedly governed by its 39 Articles, which call the Mass a “blasphemous fable” and a “dangerous deceit”.

Then, Canon David Skuce was promptly rewarded for his ecumenical betrayal of God’s Word and, indeed, his own church’s allegedly governing principles, by being promoted by the Bishop of Clogher, the Right Eejit John McDowell, another brazen Rome lover, to be the Chancellor of the Chapter of Clogher Cathedral.

He followed that up by then attending an ecumenical service in County Fermanagh on Pentecost Sunday last May at which “prayers of intercession” were offered by an emissary of Papal deceit, ‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips.

And there he was in Dunfanaghy last week continuing his anti-Scriptural ministry.

Not one but two Papist deceivers took part in the service, the aforementioned ‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips, whom Canon David Skuce had clearly brought along with him as he set his ecumenical stall out early in Donegal, and ‘Father’ Martin Doohan, the Parish Priest in Canon David Skuce’s new patch. No doubt the two will become fast friends.

‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips apparently read the gospel, even though his church denies it, and a further reading was made by that other practitioner of Papal priestcraft, ‘Father’ Martin Doohan.

This is, incidentally, also the parish which we previously highlighted on ‘Protestant Revival’ back in September following the departure of the previous minister in Dunfanaghy, Raymunterdoney and Tullaghobegley.

‘Father’ Martin Doohan was also centre stage on that occasion, praising the “great bond of friendship” in the town between himself, Rev David MacDonnell (pictured, above), the former rector there, and Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church minister Rev Andrew Watson, a character whose Romish alliances you can read about by clicking here.

So it appears, sadly, that Canon David Skuce will be a good fit in his new home, bringing his brand of clerical compromise and religious treachery to a receptive audience.

At Rev David MacDonnell’s departure from Dunfanaghy, Churchwarden Patrick Knowles, who performed a reading on this occasion, had praised Rev David MacDonnell’s “inspirational” ministry, the highlights of which included the repointing of the church’s exterior and the installation of a new tiled floor inside the church.

So Canon David Skuce certainly has big shoes to fill. We hope he’s brought his toolbox!

It would appear his recipe book is another essential piece of luggage for Canon David Skuce as he crosses the border, as ‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips told the congregation at his institution that Canon David Skuce is “an amazing cook”.

Other skills outlined during the service included his “caring attitude, his generosity with his time, his ability to listen and not to judge, his compassion, his sound advice, his calm nature, his friendship, his pastoral care”.

All very admirable in their place, but not one mention throughout the article on the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe website of a desire to make known the gospel of salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

Not one mention of a desire to see sinners saved and God’s name lifted up and glorified.

Sadly, this is not uncommon among so much of the professing church today and this refusal or failure to preach the need of salvation is causing so many people to be led astray.

Those in lofty positions bringing judgment on those whose best interests they ought to have at heart is spoken of in the Bible.

Isaiah 9:15-16 says: “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.”

We are all under judgment of God for our sins, but we can be forgiven if we repent of our sins.

Romans 3:23-27: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say , at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”

Sadly this message is all too often neglected, ignored or rejected in so many churches, never mind among the general populace, and this is a sign of a minister who was not sent by Christ.

Jeremiah 14:14: “Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”

Fellowshipping with the pagan idolatry of Rome comes from the deceit of the heart of any minister who practices or encourages it, it is a thing of nought and will be shown to be so.

And what a fearful judgment awaits any minister who fails to warn of the judgment of God for sin.

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.”

If anyone reading this is involved with a church caught up in ecumenical activities or even is a minister who is helping lead such, won’t you even heed this warning now?

What a fearful thing it would be to fall into the hands of an angry God.

Psalm 7:11 says God is “angry with the wicked every day”.

We are all wicked, Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Not one of us is without sin and if we say we are, then we “deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).

There is no other way to heaven than by asking for forgiveness of our sins.

It is not achieved by good works, kind words, a listening ear, church attendance, tithing, fulfilling the sacramental demands of a church, it is simply by praying to God for forgiveness of sins in true repentance and placing your faith and trust in Him and the blood of His precious Son.

Won’t you do that even today?

1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”