Rainbow a sign of God’s inclusion of the LGBT movement – Baptist pastor Steve Chalke

2 Peter 2:1-2: “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.”

The continued perversion of the truth of God’s Word within the professing church proceeds along its sinful path at pace, particularly on the matter of sodomy.

Sodomy is, of course, the great cause of the God-haters of our time, be they inside or outside the church, though at least if they are outside the church they can do less damage.

This is why the Bible repeatedly warns us to be wary of those who would bring in lies to the church, a call we have repeatedly made on ‘Protestant Revival’, but, alas, a call so frequently ignored.

One such Scriptural warning is that repeated at the top of this article.

We are also warned of this in Romans 16:17-18, which says: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

Jude v 3-4 says: “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

We have repeatedly called for people to follow this clear Scriptural command and indeed “earnestly contend for the faith”.

Look at the reason given for this need to contend earnestly – because of “certain men” who have “crept in unawares” who are perverting God’s Word and denying the Lord.

Promoting sodomy and claiming it is blessed of God would most assuredly fall under such a category, indeed Jude v 7 highlights how Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their “going after strange flesh”, or sodomite practices.

Yet so many supposed ministers today seek to minimise the gravity of such ungodliness, while many try to claim it isn’t a sin at all.

These blasphemers, as 2 Peter warns, cause the “way of truth” to be “evil spoken of” and do we not see that today? Bitter is put for sweet and sweet for bitter, as we are told in Isaiah, and to take a Biblical view on matters such as sodomy is today castigated in the strongest possible terms, not just by the ungodly world around us, but by numerous so-called ministers.

And one such individual is English Baptist pastor Steve Chalke, who last week disgracefully took to Twitter to claim God gave the rainbow as a “God-given symbol of inclusion”, concluding his message with “#LGBT”.

You can see his disgraceful, Biblically illiterate, God-defiant tweet, pictured below.

Steve Chalke has been involved in the Baptist Church in England for the past 30 or so years. He describes himself as the leader of Oasis Church Waterloo in London. Oasis is a member of the Baptist Union in England, so we can only assume he remains in good standing within the Baptist Union in England and Wales.

Indeed, it is that same union, which calls itself Baptists Together, which gave the bizarre feminist character Karen Sethuraman her ‘qualification’ as a ‘minister’, prompting her to claim to be the only female Baptist minister on the island of Ireland. That her qualification is not recognised in this country seemed to be neither here nor there with her.

We highlighted recently her outrageous comments in relation to the preaching of the gospel message at funerals, saying it “disgusts” her.

If she is the type of character welcomed by Baptists Together, it is hardly a surprise that Steve Chalke, likewise, is embraced.

Steve Chalke has found himself embroiled in controversies of his own making with his heretical writings, including stating that the notion of substitutionary atonement (God giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins, taking our rightful punishment upon Himself) was “cosmic child abuse” and stating his support for same-sex relationships and marriage.

His heresy was so bad that even the Evangelical Alliance, not known for its concern for Biblical faithfulness, revoked his organisation, The Oasis Trust’s membership, although that was because they stated that The Oasis Trust’s website didn’t provide a balanced view for and against same-sex relationships.

They didn’t, however, feel compelled to cease Steve Chalke’s organisation’s membership 10 years earlier after he denied the gospel by calling Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary “cosmic child abuse”.

A statement issued by the Evangelical Alliance in 2014 stated that the Oasis Trust’s board said they took no overall view as a body on the matter of same-sex marriage – the Bible’s clear teaching is obviously not enough for Steve Chalke and The Oasis Trust, who clearly know better.

The Evangelical Alliance stated they had requested that The Oasis Trust “equally profile the traditional Christian view” in resources on their website. Why on earth a supposedly God-honouring organisation like the Evangelical Alliance would be happy with equal space given by one of its members to the “traditional Christian view” and to the hellish deceits of the propagators of the LGBT movement is hard to fathom, but shows how weak it is.

And they said the decision to revoke The Oasis Trust’s membership ultimately came because they “could not comply with a reasonable request from (the Evangelical Alliance) council” – nothing to do with the fact they had turned Biblical truth on its head, they had breached man’s little law, breaching God’s law is much less important.

The statement read: “Having heard the concerns expressed by the Alliance’s board and council as to what has been perceived by some as a campaign to change the Church’s historic view on human sexuality, the Oasis board did clarify their position as having ‘no corporate view on this matter’.

“However, they were unwilling to fulfil the council’s request to adjust the content of their website/resources and social media output to equally profile the traditional Christian view.

“After many months of prayerful discussion, the Evangelical Alliance council concluded that a relationship between an organisation and one of its members in which the member felt it could not comply with a reasonable request from council, was not tenable.”

The only Christian view to be taken on the matter of homosexuality is that it is a violation of God’s natural order (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:18, 23-24, Matthew 19:4-6), it is a sin which particularly provokes God’s wrath (Genesis 18:20-21, Genesis 19:13, 24-25, Jude v 7), but it is a sin which God can and does forgive (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

The rainbow was most certainly not given as a symbol of inclusion of the litany of perversions under the umbrella of the LGBT (and whatever other letters these activists lump in with those four on any given day) movement.

God’s Word is crystal clear on the reason for the rainbow and any child who has ever been in a Sunday School class would be fit to tell Steve Chalke exactly what it represents.

Genesis 9:11-16: “And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”

It really is utterly unambiguous, isn’t it?

Steve Chalke’s imagined theology, conjured up out of thin air to suit his own agenda, is as accurate as the fairytale story that a leprechaun awaits with a pot of gold at the end of each rainbow.

What a wicked seed Steve Chalke is sowing as he systematically seeks to rip the Bible in pieces and trample it underfoot.

Praise God we know that Steve Chalke will not succeed, for we know “God is not mocked” (Galatians 6:7) and that the Lord shall laugh at such a character and have him “in derision” as he shakes his puny fist against the Almighty.

Steve Chalke does, though, at this time carry a fair amount of authority, has a number of well-known published books, has extensive social media reach (over 25,000 Twitter followers), and as such we ought to warn others of his ungodly ministry.

If we also see other religious figures fellowshipping with him, we ought to be wary of them too.

At best they are showing a disturbing lack of discernment and certainly the details we have disclosed above ought to motivate us all to take nothing to do with either the Evangelical Alliance, which allowed Steve Chalke’s church to remain a member for 10 more years despite him blasphemously calling the sacrifice of Christ at Calvary “cosmic child abuse”, and the Baptist Union in England and Wales, which to this day includes his church as one of its members.

These are serious matters and ones which we ought to spread abroad and proclaim loudly, out of love for people’s souls, to steer people away from error and to the true and precious hope of the gospel, so beautifully encapsulated in one verse.

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.”

Degrees from Rome, ashes from priests and Corrymeela’s sodomite celebration – yet more rebellion against God

Psalm 12:8: “The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

This post is a slightly unusual one as we intend to cover a few matters at once.

We have been struggling to find the time to keep the pieces coming regularly of late, though maybe the government ordered lockdown might help with that!

We plan to cover a little ground here with regards events or news items we maybe didn’t notice at the time or just didn’t get round to highlighting.

Corrymeela hosts conference for LGBT affirming faith groups and leaders

If anyone were in any doubt of the wretched nature of the God-defying Corrymeela Community, the title above would surely be enough to copper fasten such an impression.

Corrymeela has long been a hub of ecumenical deceit, but over the past decade or so it has very clearly added its endorsement of the God hating LGBT lobby to its inglorious CV.

That process would certainly have accelerated during the period when its leader, handsomely remunerated at £50,000, was open sodomite Padraig O’Tuama.

However, given this was the eighth annual holding of this event, the first one must have been held in 2013, a year before Padraig O’Tuama became leader.

The conference, held back in January is entitled ‘Blessed are the Brave’, although what is brave about open defiance of God is hard to fathom.

A description Corrymeela have made of their event in the form of a Q&A says this:

“‘LGBT affirming Faith leaders’ – what’s that?

“This retreat is for Christian faith leaders who believe that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people should rightly enjoy full membership and leadership in all aspects of society.

“We chose the term ‘faith leader’ because it is a broad term – you might lead a congregation, lead a small group, be involved as a chaplain, have faith responsibilities in your work, or be a part of a group of another group of faith-oriented people. Upon application we will ask you to outline your faith involvement.

“Is it a weekend to discuss if the bible affirms LGBT people?

“Blessed are the brave weekends are for people who read the bible in a way that affirms the lives, stories and gifts of LGBT people in faith and society.”

So there you have it, this is for people who choose to twist Scripture into something unrecognisable from reality to suit their ungodly beliefs.

It is also interesting that they choose to capitalise the words “lesbian”, “gay”, “bisexual” and “transgender” (you will notice that we most certainly haven’t) but deliberately, twice in the small excerpt we have quoted above, refused to use a capital ‘B’ for the Bible.

This shows what they think is more important, the God accursed sodomite movement.

Jude 1:7 reminds us of this when it says: “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 awaits those within the sodomite movement and Corrymeela seeks to put a religious gloss on this awful truth to pretend it is not the case.

Everyone who organised this conference is guilty of the blood of sodomites and their so-called “allies” and so are the self-proclaimed “faith leaders” who were in attendance.

The title “faith leader” would carry a strong suggestion they have some form of spiritual oversight of others, making them just as guilty as the wicked minds behind this conference.

The current leader of the Corrymeela Community is an ordained Presbyterian minister, Rev Alex Wimberly (pictured, top).

Has the Presbyterian Church moved to remove him as a minister, thus depriving him of his ‘Reverend’ title? What do you think?

The sorry stink arising from that apostate denomination grows ever stronger and more putrid.

Presbyterian ministers to get their degree from Rome

Speaking of the Presbyterian Church, it has decided the best way forward is to move from cuddling up to Rome to officially becoming its subservient little lap dog.

After its training ground for ministers, Union Theological College (UTC), fell foul of the thought police at Queen’s University because the church moved ever so tepidly against the sodomite movement and saw their undergraduate courses ditched by Queen’s, the Presbyterian Church has been scratching around to find an alternative.

And now it thinks it has its solution – a link up with probably the most famous Romanist university in the United Kingdom, St Mary’s in Twickenham in London.

Under the planned arrangement, St Mary’s University would “validate” undergraduate degrees offered by UTC.

So trainee ministers will not be able to attain their degree without getting the seal of approval from an educational establishment set up to promote Popery.

What a sorry indication of the state of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

For the sake of a letter or two after their ministers’ names, the largest allegedly Protestant church on this island will go cap in hand to Rome.

There will be no following of Ephesians 5:11 in this instance.

It says: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

It is certainly hard to imagine a Romanist university taking too kindly to a Presbyterian minister reproving the unfruitful works of darkness which make up Rome (though it is also hard to imagine any of them doing it too volubly) when they are tied to them for their qualification.

Yet more compromise is not the answer to the Presbyterian Church’s problems.

Presbyterian minister takes ashes from Papal priest at ecumenical Ash Wednesday service

Here we have yet more wretched compromise from the Presbyterian Church with Rome.

On Ash Wednesday, a day traditionally only celebrated by Papists to mark the first day of Lent, retired Presbyterian minister Rev Ken Newell (pictured, above) continued the pattern of a lifetime by ignoring the Bible and his Protestant heritage by cuddling up with Rome.

Rev Ken Newell, along with ‘Rev’ Elizabeth Hanna, a retired Church of Ireland ‘minister’ and Rev Robin Waugh, the Methodist minister at Sydenham in East Belfast, attended the service at St Mary’s Roman Catholic chapel in Belfast.

Indeed, Rev Ken Newell delivered the sermon at this service, led by Papist priest ‘Father’ Tim Bartlett, with leading ecumenical priest ‘Father’ Martin Magill applying the ashes to the three God-defying ‘Protestant’ ministers’ foreheads.

‘Rev’ Hanna said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being here, and history has been made. It was great being a part of it.”

Rev Ken Newell said: “This will be a symbolic service of healing and reconciliation, of togetherness and not of division. It is another opportunity for the churches to walk side by side, and to move on towards a better future for everyone.”

Rev Ken Newell is a very prominent part of the ecumenical movement, his Romish compromise over many years at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast now being carried on by Rev Steve Stockman, who runs the wretched Four Corners festival each year alongside the aforementioned ‘Father’ Martin Magill.

Rev Robin Waugh (pictured, below) seems to make a habit of ecumenical actions, blasphemously being the speaker at a novena mass at Clonard Monastery in west Belfast as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity back in January 2018.

And ‘Rev’ Elizabeth Hanna is on record as being highly critical of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland distancing itself from the Church of Scotland over the latter’s support for sodomite marriage.

So there is a clear pattern of abandonment of the Word of God here with all three.

Jude v 3 reminds us that “ye should earnestly contend for the faith”.

Such a notion is these days, in many quarters, considered to be evidence of an absence of Christianity when it is the very opposite.

Let us not be fooled by these “certain men (and some women) crept in unawares” who serve to deny the “only Lord God” with their actions.

Rather, let us test the spirits, use spiritual discernment and shun those who serve to dishonor the cause of Christ, be it by endorsement of the sodomite movement, compromise with Rome or any other way.

2 Corinthians 6:17-18: “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.”

Sodomite ‘Pride’ group persists with parade despite coronavirus pandemic

Proverbs 1:29-31: “For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.”

As the spread of Covid-19, the deadly strain of coronavirus, accelerates throughout the world, all sorts of events and social gatherings have been cancelled.

Be it St Patrick’s Day events, major sporting occasions, church services or big and popular events particular to Northern Ireland like the Balmoral Show and all Orange Order marches and band parades, the nation has come to a virtual standstill.

One might have hoped that, amid the numerous onerous restrictions which are sensibly being placed on all of our movements and socialising, the enemies of God would at least forget about their God defiance for this year.

However, not so for the campaigners in the pro-sodomy lobby in the Mid-Ulster area as they have signalled their determination to parade their godlessness in front of everyone this year.

We have previously highlighted the wicked, planned Mid Ulster Pride parade which was due to be held on Saturday, 13 June.

Now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of this parade have indicated that it will no longer take place on that date.

Great news, the true child of God might say.

However, undeterred in their desire to defy God, Mid Ulster Pride has announced they will hold their parade of rebellion instead on Saturday, 19 September.

They are stubborn in their desire to not only break God’s law but to also rub it in the noses of all and sundry.

Of course, given the warnings that the effects of this pandemic could be felt for anything up to 18 months, it is rather presumptuous to reorganise it for six months time and just further evidence of the pride at work in this LGBT movement.

The good news is that another event, which Mid Ulster Pride had previously titled ‘Blessed are the Queer’, before receiving negative publicity for this outrageous episode in blasphemy, has been cancelled.

It had been renamed to ‘No Fear in Love’ after the initial title had met with public condemnation and was due to be addressed by two ordained Presbyterian ‘ministers’, Rev Laurence Kirkpatrick and ‘Rev’ Cheryl Meban (pictured, below).

The launch event of the Mid Ulster Pride group back in January was met with a number of protests from different groups.

However, like the fools referred to in the passage at the top of this article, those celebrating sin have “despised reproof” as they “did not choose the fear of the Lord”.

How sad it is to see that even a global pandemic which has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people is not enough to cause this sodomite group, whose vice-Chair, lest we forget, is a Church of Ireland minister named Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top), to cancel altogether their celebration of sin.

Proverbs 8:13 warns that such pride and evil ways are hated by the Lord.

It says: “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”

Let us demonstrate the fear of the Lord so clearly lacking in those involved with Mid Ulster Pride and let us be steadfast in our standing up for His truth in this increasingly wicked day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What shameful equivocation!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which side will it be for you, dear reader?

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

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

Rev Andrew Rawding leads celebrations as sodomite ‘Mid Ulster Pride’ group is launched

Daniel 4:37: “…those that walk in pride he is able to abase.”

The wicked and shameful descent of Church of Ireland minister Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top) was further deepened on Thursday night, 16 January as he led celebrations marking the launch of the Mid Ulster Pride sodomite grouping.

Deputy Chairman of the Mid Ulster Pride group, he will be one of the chief organisers of the pro-sodomy ‘Pride’ parade which these rebels against God plan to hold in Cookstown, County Tyrone on Saturday, 13 June.

We would urge all Christians to pray with sincerity and faith that God would intervene in the coming months to put their plans awry and cause this event never to take place. If we but have faith as a grain of mustard seed, Jesus Himself tells us, this WILL be done.

Matthew 17:20: “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

We asked a few months ago what the Church of Ireland was going to do about Rev Andrew Rawding marching in not one, not two, but three sodomite ‘Pride’ parades over the summer of 2019, in Belfast, Londonderry and Newry.

The sickening and deplorable response which was revealed was that they were going to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

Not a thing – the Church of Ireland was happy to stand by and let this Christ-denying, Bible-rejecting heretic engage in promoting and supporting those involved in the unspeakably sinful lifestyle associated with the sodomite movement.

If any professing Christian doesn’t think this is a motivator to total and utter separation from the Church of Ireland in every single conceivable way, then we really would be concerned about you.

Amidst the sickening scenes being paraded online of the despicable launch event in the Royal Hotel in Cookstown on Thursday night (and you can see Rev Andrew Rawding wearing a ‘Pride’ scarf in this picture from the event, below), there was certainly some comfort to be gained from what was happening outside.

A sizeable band of protesters gathered outside the Royal Hotel, indeed it appeared to be a larger number than those who attended this despicable event.

A letter had been published in the NewsLetter earlier in the week signed by five Free Presbyterian ministers urging for a protest, each of whom deserve the utmost praise for taking their stand against what is very much the in vogue sin of the age, an issue right at the coalface of the Christian battle today.

We understand a number of different groups gathered to hold the protest, not just Free Presbyterians, and we commend every single person in attendance for spending what was a cold and wet night outside the camp, bearing reproach for our Saviour.

The camp, of course, the worldly venue was the Royal Hotel, and we would urge everyone reading this, whether they live in that Mid Ulster area or are ever in that area passing through, to studiously avoid giving them any custom.

Indeed, on the Mid Ulster Pride facebook page, one can see a series of posts if they scroll back just a brief amount featuring various businesses offering sponsorship and prizes for a raffle held at the launch event to this ungodly grouping.

One of these is the Royal Hotel and the list also features a number of salons, a butcher, a tattoo parlour (not that any Christian should be in the latter in any event) and others. We would encourage all readers to acquaint themselves with the list and make sure they do not fund businesses openly supporting sodomy where at all possible.

On the subject of facebook, a number of individuals saw fit to mock the protesters, prompting a chorus of their pals and cohorts to join in with the mockery and vile, vulgar, filthy abuse.

Clearly the irony of their ‘love everyone’ message not extending to Christians is utterly lost on them.

A great many of the comments, claiming that the protesters were all elderly, which was far from the case, going by photographs of the event, stated that they looked forward to those speaking out for Christ dying. Very loving indeed!

Indeed, one went so far as to say that she would like to “give them all ‘meet baby Jesus’ tablets now”.

Again, very loving indeed of these wonderfully tolerant, open minded people. One can only imagine the hysterical response if a Christian had said something a tenth as violent or offensive as that.

We will remind everyone reading this that the Bible is utterly clear on the matter of homosexuality.

It would appear that Rev Andrew Rawding’s conscience is seared with a hot iron, but for anyone else seeing this who supports such rebellion against God, we hope and pray these words will cause you to see this wicked sin for what it is.

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

Romans 1:24-27: “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

Jude 1:7: “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.”

This is but a brief snapshot of the, contrary to the claims of the pro-sodomy movement, NUMEROUS examples of God’s Word outright, categorically, unequivocally condemning same-sex relationships.

It is dishonest or Biblically illiterate to try to claim otherwise.

Rev Andrew Rawding has previously been quoted stating that he had, at a time, considered homosexuality to be wrong, but has changed his mind. God’s Word hasn’t changed though!

Deep down, of course, he knows it is wrong but has allowed himself to believe his own lie and is as those in Romans 1:32 who “have pleasure in them” who commit such grave sins.

That verse says: “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.”

He is cheering on those who are engaged in a lifestyle utterly contrary to God’s Word and will.

Rev Andrew Rawding ought to be doing the exact opposite, imploring them to turn from their sin.

What a fearful judgement awaits all who fail to warn the wicked from their way.

Ezekiel 3:18: “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

There are those who try to claim that Christians who speak out against sodomy are guilty of thinking themselves better than those who support or partake in that lifestyle.

This is categorically not the case.

It is out of a deep love for God’s truth and the souls of all men that we speak out, for we do not wish to see any perish in a lost eternity in hell.

Man is God’s creation, but his sin is not God’s handiwork, salvation is available to any who call upon Christ for it and He is quick to save us if we but seek after Him, as Paul told the Athenians.

Acts 17:26-28 says: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

We owe our breath to God and it is our responsibility to use our fleeting time on this earth to His honour and glory, not to dedicate our time to open defiance of Him.

God has already determined “the bounds of (our) habitation”, He knows how long He will choose to let us live.

People die young and in unexpected circumstances all the time, or are cut off even at bigger ages when it appears all is well with regards their health.

We do not know what lies ahead, we cannot be sure of tomorrow.

Turn from your sin, turn from your lifestyle of rebellion against God, turn to Christ for salvation, seek Him with all of your heart and ask for forgiveness, and He will save you.

Jeremiah 29:13: “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

2 Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

1 John 1:9-10: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

For the believer, we would urge you once more to pray all the more earnestly for our land.

Let us pray that God would indeed, in wrath remember mercy and that God would be pleased to visit us again with an outpouring of His Spirit in a Holy Ghost revival, and let us pray against this planned LGBT ‘Pride’ event in Cookstown and indeed all such planned events in our country.

Let us have that faith that would move mountains.

Alliance Westminster candidate rages against Bible verses being displayed in public

Psalm 2:1-4: “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”

The Alliance Party is very much the party of ecumenism in Northern Ireland.

Seeking to do away with religious differences in our land, steeped in the glorious good news of the gospel, is one of its key priorities.

Increasingly in recent years it has moved in a direction so far removed from anything which could conceivably be called Christian that it is hard to imagine how any professing believer could even countenance casting a vote for them.

With their support for sodomite ‘marriage’ and apparent contentment at seeing babies murdered, or, to use the euphemistic term favoured by the world, aborted, the Alliance Party is positioning itself at the front of the rage against God in our land.

This can be seen as several of its more high-profile members are open sodomites.

This includes MLA and Westminster election candidate for South Antrim, John Blair, Westminster election candidate for Upper Bann, Eoin Tennyson and Westminster election candidate for East Londonderry, Chris McCaw. The Westminster election takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

And it is the latter of these three whose rage against God we wish to bring to a wider audience.

We have been contacted by a reader of the page who has sent us a photograph of an article which appeared in the Coleraine Chronicle newspaper, based in what would be the largest town in the East Londonderry constituency which Chris McCaw (pictured, top) is contesting.

In it, he has hit out against the lawful painting of Scripture verses on a sea defence wall close to the promenade in the seaside town of Portstewart, close to Coleraine.

The verses painted on, with the permission of the local council, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, can be seen in the aforementioned picture we received, below.

For your convenience, the verses referenced are Psalm 95:5, with the excerpt: “The sea is his, and he made it”, John 3:7, with the excerpt: “Ye must be born again” and Romans 5:8, with the excerpt: “Christ died for us”.

They are hardly very offensive verses, are they? Though of course we are reminded in 1 Peter 2:7-8 that: “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

Those offended by God’s Word are “them which be disobedient” and, of course, to be a homosexual, as Chris McCaw, a member of that council is, is to be at odds with and demonstrate disobedience to God, who calls such an “abomination”.

Quoted in the article, Chris McCaw says: “I have the deepest respect for people of faith and they have every right to express their views publicly” (here is the honeyed words before the poison is injected).

“However (here we go), given the location of this message and the fact that it is located so prominently in a public place, I don’t think this is an appropriate way of expressing this point of view.”

The report further states that Councillor McCaw “would be contacting council officers on the appropriateness of the message”.

Alliance Party Westminster candidate Chris McCaw is further quoted, saying: “Messages on public property should be mindful that we live in a diverse society. We also need to remember this is a tourist area with people of various faiths or none visiting from all over the world.

“We should have an area welcoming to all and not have such prominent displays of one viewpoint, especially on public property.

“This will also feature prominently in any photos taken of Portstewart prom from that angle, which risks a diverse and moderate town being tied to one particular message.”

One of course wonders where this sodomite would consider an appropriate place for these Bible verses to be displayed?

Chris McCaw certainly betrays his true intentions when he says there should not be “such prominent displays of one viewpoint, especially on public property”.

So he would like to bring in regulation for private property too, then?

After all, he says, “especially” on public property, not “solely”, or “exclusively”, but rather leaves the door open for the preventing of any Scripture message being displayed in a public fashion from either public or private property.

Does Chris McCaw object to the parading of the filthy sodomite ‘Pride’ parades through the public streets of our cities, in Belfast, Londonderry and Newry? We highly doubt it.

Does Chris McCaw object to council offices and other public buildings being lit up in the colours of the ‘Pride’ movement or flying the ‘Pride’ flag from public buildings? We highly doubt it.

These are divisive issues, with many people of “various faiths or none” opposed to the insidious LGBT agenda.

But of course Chris McCaw is happy for such actions to be carried out supporting something cursed by God and which brought down His fiery judgment in times past.

Jude v 7 reminds us of this truth, saying: “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.”

This is simply an example of an anti-God agenda being propagated by one who has chosen to live in open defiance of Him and His Word.

And this is but typical of the Alliance Party, which continually demonstrates its opposition to Bible-believing Christianity, which was once the foundation stone of our land and which is now being eroded by the ecumenical churches and this ecumenical party.

As we have stated before, this page does not take a stance in favour of any political party, but rather we stand, as God helps us, against religious error, compromise and against any who shake their puny fists against the almighty God of heaven.

However, we urge any who might even be vaguely considering voting in favour of the Alliance Party to remember that a vote for the Alliance Party is a vote against God.

Praise God that we are reminded in the passage at the top of this article that while “the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord”, we are encouraged with the sure and certain knowledge that “He that sitteth in the heaven shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision”.

Hallelujah, our God is still on the throne, He is sovereign in all things and He can turn again our land to Himself.

Let us pray earnestly to that end and that there would be a revival of true godliness and holiness in our land, that the blasphemies of Romanism, the apostasy of mainstream ‘Protestantism’, the confusion and delusion of charismatism and the godlessness of society would be turned on its head, caused to retreat, and that God would be exalted and magnified and central in our land once again.

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.”

Pro-LGBT event in Enniskillen Church of Ireland cathedral

2 Timothy 3:13: “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

The LGBT influence in the professing church is continuing to gain ground.

One need only look at the recent deplorable situation where a man who had entered a sodomite ‘marriage’, who also happened to be a Presbyterian elder in a church in the Republic of Ireland, was thrown out of the eldership and the consternation this met with from numerous figures in the Presbyterian Church.

Indeed, virtually every day the Belfast Telegraph is replete with letters from some professing Christian or another who is most irate a man whose lifestyle choice is described by God as an “abomination” was ejected from leadership in the church.

It is ironic they have been so critical and, gasp, judgmental about individuals making this decision, when they preach a gospel of “judge not” to any who condemn homosexuality for what it is – sin.

Many have raised criticisms over the process by which the matter was handled, though this is something we are not especially concerned with, asides from the question as to why it took so long to remove Steven Smyrl from the eldership (apparently around six months from the ‘marriage’)?

Also concerning is the fact that he was apparently known to be a homosexual before his ‘marriage’, certainly by his congregation, as he had been in a same-sex relationship for 20 years and obtained a civil partnership in 2011.

Regardless, it is emblematic of the growing acceptance of sodomy within the church that such a circumstance has occurred.

And further evidence of the increasing prevalence of spokespeople for the sodomite movement in the church came on Monday night this week, when the LGBT organisation JustLOVE held what was described as an “LGBT affirming faith event” at St Macartin’s Hall in Enniskillen.

This is the church hall owned by the Church of Ireland’s St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen.

The driving force behind this JustLOVE event was none other than sodomite ‘Pride’ parading Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top), who will tonight (Thursday) host in his rectory a meeting of a new LGBT group, Mid Ulster Pride.

We had been made aware of this meeting in Enniskillen prior to its taking place but knew few further details of it.

That was until we received a screenshot of the report placed by Rev Andrew Rawding on his Facebook page and we discovered the event was even more troubling than we had previously feared.

Indeed, the details of Rev Andrew Rawding’s post should be of grave concern to any Bible-believing Christian.

Not only was Rev Andrew Rawding the one behind this event, but he tells of an ordained Methodist minister in County Fermanagh called Rev Steven Foster who spoke of how he is a “gay man” and who called for churches to “provide liturgy which affirms queer people”.

It was also revealed that the Church of Ireland’s Bishop of Clogher, the Right Eejit (sorry, Right Reverend) John McDowell, closed “with a prayer of love for our queer brothers and sisters”.

This is the text of the post from Rev Andrew Rawding.

It says: “Another amazing and informative JustLOVE evening with Jo McParland of Cara Friend in St Macartin’s Cathedral Hall.

“In particular we need to show so much more unconditional love and acceptance to our transgender brothers and sisters.

“Thanks to Rev Steven Foster (Methodist Church Ireland) for his honesty, talking about praying a ‘suicide prayer’ as he struggled with isolation and loneliness as a gay man in the church.

“Steven challenged and encouraged churches to love (over legalism), listen, learn, be careful about language, show leadership and provide liturgy which affirms queer (LGBTQ+) people.

“Great to have Bishop John McDowell close with a prayer of love for our queer brothers and sisters and asking forgiveness for those times when we have not been loving.”

And, as you can see from the top of the screenshot which we have reproduced, below, Rev Andrew Rawding also ‘tagged’ Kenny Hall in his post, saying he had been with him at the event.

Kenny Hall, or Rev Kenneth Hall, is the Dean of the Clogher diocese and rector of St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen.

He is a rampant ecumenist, having previously held a service in his church in honour of a Romanist Jesuit who is en route to being ‘sainted’ by the Roman Catholic Church, as well as having vowed in a sermon at his church to continue to work “tirelessly and endlessly” with Romish priests in his pursuit of unity.

That is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his ecumenical compromise with the devilish deceits of Rome, but now he has added compromise with the utterly ungodly LGBT movement to his God-defying CV.

It would appear he was in attendance given the fact he was ‘tagged’ by Rev Andrew Rawding (otherwise that was mischief making on his part) but certainly he didn’t stand in the way of such an event taking place on his church’s property.

Indeed, reading back through the article we penned last spring detailing Dean Kenneth Hall (pictured, above) renewing his ecumenical vows, as it were, he points out that he was a minister in Coalisland and Stewartstown, exactly where Rev Andrew Rawding is currently a minister.

How neat and tidy is that?

The group Cara Friend referred to in the post by Rev Andrew Rawding is an LGBT support group, while Rev Steven Foster was, until recently, minister of Irvinestown and Pettigo Methodist Churches in Counties Fermanagh and Donegal respectively. He took up a post in Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland a few months ago.

As referred to above, he is a homosexual acting as a minister and has called on churches to “provide liturgy which affirms queer (LGBTQ+) people”.

What a sorry situation this is and what a damning indictment of the state of the Methodist Church in Ireland today.

Right Eejit John McDowell (pictured, below) was also along to sow his seeds of compromise.

Like Dean Kenneth Hall, he is a rampant ecumenist and has now added caving in to the LGBT agenda to his list of God-defiance as well.

Last year on Remembrance Sunday, Right Eejit John McDowell disgracefully preached from the Apocrypha in the supposedly Protestant St Macartin’s Cathedral, while he was also a guest of honour alongside the former Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Joseph Duffy, a man found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse”, at a Church of Ireland service in County Monaghan.

So it is perhaps not surprising to see this continued degeneration – one compromise tends to lead to another.

And yet in all this there is still cause for the believer to marvel at the gracious mercy of our Heavenly Father.

These individuals have obtained positions of seniority and respect, and little doubt they are at least financially comfortable, and this is a sign of God’s patience with those who disobey Him, as He bears their sin for a long time, giving them the chance to see the error of their way and come to Him in repentance.

Such mercy is referred to in Isaiah 26:10-11, which says: “Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord. Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.”

However, as we can see, it will be reckoned with at last, and we can also rejoice in God’s justice while praying that He will not need to bring down His judgment on those who disobey Him and that instead there will be repentance.

The issue of sodomy is one which is really crystal clear to any who takes even a slightly honest or scarcely cursory view of Scripture, yet so many are deceiving and being deceived in this sinful day.

Numerous Bible passages deal with the issue.

These include, but are certainly not limited to:

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

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.”

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.”

That is certainly not to say we are not to look upon those who fall under the man-made classification of LGBT with concern for their souls or care for their spiritual wellbeing, but we cannot wink at sin, we cannot sit idly by and let sin be endorsed and praised as noble, brave, honest or admirable.

We live in days as those spoken of in Isaiah 5:20, which says: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

However, let us not be silent or reluctant in still declaring that which is evil still to be evil and that which is bitter still to be bitter.

Let us not sacrifice the goodness of God’s Word to protect the temporary feelings of the unconverted.

Psalm 119:103-104: “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.”

A sop to sodomy – Church of Ireland minister ‘apologises’ to ungodly LGBT movement at ‘Pride’

As madness continues to descend over the professing church, it can be of little surprise to see yet another supposed preacher of God’s infallible truth show his support for the sodomite cause.

Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top), the rector of a grouped parish consisting of Holy Trinity Church, Brackaville, St Patrick’s Church, Ballyclog and St Patrick’s Church, Donaghendry, which appears to be located in the Coalisland and Stewartstown areas of County Tyrone, held up a banner at the Belfast ‘Pride’ parade saying: “We are sorry for how the church mistreated LGBTQ+ people”.

The banner is pictured below.

This is a truly shameful additional factor within the context of a wretched day for Belfast and indeed all of Northern Ireland.

For a supposed minister of the gospel to express regret that the church in bygone days held a Scriptural view in relation to sodomy is a disgraceful thing.

Though we have on many occasions stressed the Scriptural position on these matters, we will do so again.

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

Romans 1:24-27 says: “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

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

This is but a few of the numerous (contrary to the lies of the Bible-deniers) passages which clearly prohibit and condemn same-sex relationships.

However, Rev Andrew Rawding clearly knows better than God as he walked under the ‘Christians at Pride’ banner, a group which says its aim is to “celebrate God-given diversity”.

God does not create sin, corrupt man does.

Let us see the foundational principle of this world.

Genesis 1:27-28, 31: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

God “blessed” men and women and told them to “be fruitful and multiply”. Two people of the same gender simply cannot be fruitful and multiply.

Jesus in Matthew 19 reiterated the creation principle of one man and one woman in a relationship together.

Matthew 19:4-5 says: “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?”

The likes of Rev Andrew Rawding would love us to think Jesus made no comment in relation to same-sex relationships, which bizarrely is taken to mean he would be in favour of them. Jesus, to the best of our knowledge, never specifically mentioned bestiality. Does that mean He was in favour of it or at least indifferent to it? The very thought is repugnant.

Jesus, of course, clearly here outlines the natural God-ordained order which so many alleged Christians and others are trying to distort and destroy.

Rev Andrew Rawding may be choosing to say sorry to those who live in open defiance of God’s Word, but he would be far better repenting of this sinful decision and saying sorry to God.

This is, sadly, a case of choosing to please men rather than God.

His attitude stands in stark contrast to that of the Apostles.

Acts 5:27-29 says: “And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

Speaking in relation to his ungodly actions, Rev Andrew Rawding said: “From a pastoral point of view with responsibility to be sharing positive messages of God’s love for everyone, I really feel very, very strongly that I need to stand up and make a stand as a clergy person,” he said.

Rev Andrew Rawding has no “responsibility to be sharing positive message of God’s love for everyone”, he has a responsibility to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

That gospel is of the saving power of Jesus Christ freely offered and available through the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary, which we can have simply by placing our faith in Christ alone and repenting of our sins.

Any minister who fails to do that is not worthy of the role he is occupying.

Ezekiel 33:2-6: “Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”

There will be blood on the hands of any minister who fails to proclaim the truth of the Bible and instead spread their own notions and fancies as if they were the gospel.

What a fearsome day of reckoning is coming for all such ministers and the poor, deluded souls they are leading to hell.

Dear reader, please do not allow some Bible-rejecting minister to usher you down the path to destruction, but rather won’t you turn to Jesus for salvation?

With all this talk of ‘Pride’ being so prevalent at this time, let us not glory in sin or debauchery, but rather let us rejoice and glory in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and make Him our cause for celebration.

Galatians 6:14: “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”

Rev Andrew Rawding marches in another sodomite ‘Pride’ parade – will Church of Ireland leadership do anything about it?

Proverbs 24:11-12: “If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?”

There is an old saying which touches on the theme of the verses above – that of God’s reproof if we fail to warn those headed for destruction of the danger they are in.

It has been attributed to many different characters, but it is simply that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”.

And certainly what we are seeing in this day and age is a deepening of the departure from God, coupled by an increasing and perplexing amount of elective mutism – just when a voice is needed to be raised against the apostasy all around us, everyone appears to be silent.

Do we hear fearless and uncompromising voices such as those of Rev Ian Paisley or CH Spurgeon in our day?

Sad to say, there appears to be a dearth of ministers willing to take a voluble public stand against sin.

And it would appear, sadly, that continued God-defiance by Church of Ireland rector Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured, top) has gone totally unnoticed and certainly unrestricted by the hierarchy of his church.

Rev Andrew Rawding, as we highlighted a few weeks ago, took it upon himself to “apologise” on behalf of “the church” for how it has allegedly “mistreated” sodomites and transgender people.

It was certainly a rather presumptuous move to make for someone who has hitherto been a fairly obscure Church of Ireland minister from Coalisland in County Tyrone.

Rev Andrew Rawding made this arrogant “apology” (pictured, above) at the sodomite ‘Pride’ parade in Belfast and he took his clerical compromise show on the road again last weekend by “apologising” to those acting in open rebellion against God at the Foyle ‘Pride’ celebration in Londonderry.

He proudly paraded his rejection of the Biblical prohibition of same-sex relationships on his Facebook page and in the Belfast Telegraph.

It certainly is interesting that the sodomite movement has opted to use the term ‘Pride’ as the slogan for the public expression of their unbiblical lobby, given that pride is comprehensively condemned throughout Scripture.

Here are just a few examples.

Proverbs 16:18: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

1 John 2:16: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

Daniel 4:37: “Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.”

That closing part of the last of the three verses could be written for the sodomite movement – “those that walk in pride he is able to abase”.

What a great comfort it is to know that the Almighty God of heaven, “whose works are truth, and his ways judgment” (there’s a word the Bible rejecting ‘Christians’ hate), is able to bring down those who exalt themselves against Him.

While spiritual leaders may forsake their responsibilities and fail to speak out against departure from His Word, we can be sure that God, whose ways are judgment, will not allow sin to go unchecked forever.

However, this does not absolve those who fail to take a stand for Him.

Even though a turn of events is all part of God’s plan, the guilt of the guilty is not mitigated by this.

This is a simple God-ordained principle, spoken from the mouth of the Saviour.

Matthew 18:7: “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!”

So there really is no fig leaf, no excuse for Rev Andrew Rawding to offer on the day of judgment for his betrayal of God’s Word in lining up with His enemies.

And the same can be said for those occupying the highest positions within the Church of Ireland Diocese of Armagh, which Rev Andrew Rawding’s churches, Holy Trinity Church, Brackaville, St Patrick’s Church, Ballyclog and St Patrick’s Church, Donaghendry, fall under.

At the very top of the pile in the Armagh Diocese is the most senior Church of Ireland minister in the country, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Most Reverend Richard Clarke (pictured, below).

This is an individual whose own open defiance of God’s Word in relation to his shabby ecumenical compromise with the pagan religion of Rome we have previously highlighted.

Such is his rejection of the Biblical call to separation, he has rightly earned the moniker of Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke.

He has achieved this ignoble distinction by actions such as writing a letter to the Pope begging him to visit Northern Ireland, marking St Patrick’s Day last year in his clerical domain of Armagh city by bringing his parishioners into Rome’s clutches and earlier this year he was the guest speaker at the ecumenical Causeway Coast Peace Group’s 17th anniversary service, held in a Romanist chapel in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

Given his Bible rejecting credentials in this matter, his steadfast refusal to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude v 3), it is perhaps unsurprising he has allowed such open rebellion to take place under his watch.

However, as we have said, this is not an excuse or justification for his inaction.

It is not just Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke who has apparently failed to address this outrageous conduct of Rev Andrew Rawding, there are others in high ranking positions who have been silent in the face of such rebellion against God.

The Archdeacon of Armagh, according to the Armagh Diocese’s website, is the Venerable Rev Terry Scott (pictured, below), minister of St Swithin’s Parish Church in Magherafelt, County Londonderry.

What has Venerable Rev Terry Scott got to say on the matter?

Archdeacons hold a fair deal of sway, yet it would seem he, too, has opted to employ elective mutism in the face of Rev Andrew Rawding’s rejection of God’s Word.

According to the clergy list in the diocese on their own website, there is one other minister who has risen to the rank of ‘Venerable’.

That is the Venerable Rev Andrew Forster. He apparently holds the title of Archdeacon of Ardboe, a small village on the shores of Lough Neagh.

What roles or responsibilities come with this title we have no idea, but it would appear he holds rank within the Diocese of Armagh.

Rev Andrew Forster is also the minister of St Anne’s Parish Church in Dungannon, County Tyrone.

Another high ranking clergyman within the diocese is the Dean of Armagh, Very Rev Gregory Dunstan (pictured, below).

He has previously featured on ‘Protestant Revival’ due to his ecumenical compromise, which included his salivating at the prospect of a Romanist monk being appointed as an ecumenical canon at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh and his preaching at a dreadful week of meetings in St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast which was also addressed by a Jesuit priest.

It is hard to imagine a determined ecumenist speaking out against a different form of Bible rejection, and it would appear he, too, has remained silent in the face of Rev Andrew Rawding’s conduct.

Two further clergymen who are members of the Chapter of Armagh Cathedral are worthy of mention here, as they hold the roles of Precentor and Chancellor respectively.

They are Canon Norman Porteus and Canon Andrew Dawson (although the Armagh Diocese website’s clergy list calls him Canon Drew Dawson), both of Derryloran Parish Church in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

All of these men occupy positions where they could apply pressure for action to be taken or take the action directly themselves, but instead Rev Andrew Rawding carries on unchecked in his defiance against God.

What a sad situation this is.

Of course, there could be discussions going on behind the scenes, perhaps some disagree with Rev Andrew Rawding’s actions, but who among them has spoken out against it publicly? None, as far as we can see.

Every member of the clergy in the diocese has a responsibility as well to speak out, not just these individuals in lofty positions.

After all, what use is a watchman that does not sound the alarm or a dog that does not bark to warn of danger?

God takes a very low view of such.

Isaiah 56:10-11: “His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.”

What a fierce condemnation there is for those who fail to take their stand for him.

Will you remain silent as well, dear reader?

We can take action even by contacting any of these individuals we have detailed above, whether it be Rev Andrew Rawding himself, Venerable Rev Terry Scott, Venerable Rev Andrew Forster, Very Rev Gregory Dunstan, Canon Norman Porteus, Canon Andrew (Drew) Dawson or anyone else.

Perhaps, if you live in the Diocese of Armagh, you would like to contact the Church of Ireland minister in your area to ask them what they think of Rev Andrew Rawding’s conduct and implore them to speak out publicly against it.

Any of those names mentioned above, or other ministers in your locality should you live within or even near the Diocese of Armagh, can be contacted by clicking this link and then clicking on the name of the relevant minister. Their email address and, in some cases, contact number, are detailed.

You can also contact the Archbishop of Armagh himself, Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, by emailing archbishop@armagh.anglican.org

Let us not sit back while ministers, claiming to act in the name of Christ and on behalf of His church, devote themselves to denying and rejecting God and His inspired, inerrant Word.

Let us not sit back while ministers, claiming to act in the name of Christ and on behalf of His church, refuse to speak out against error in the ranks of the clergy and allow great damage to be done to the cause of Christ.

Acts 20:26-30: “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”