Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson continues ecumenical descent by organising prayer event with Rome’s blessing

The leader of the Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, just can’t help himself when it comes to ecumenical compromise.

Not content with addressing a meeting in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast as part of the ecumenical Four Corners Festival in February, at which he endorsed the ecumenical, ritualistic, anti-Christian form of worship known as Taizé, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson then addressed another ecumenical meeting in Ballymena last month with Rome’s stamp of approval.

And now he is throwing his full weight behind organising an ecumenical prayer initiative which has been granted the seal of approval from Rome.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is the name of the prayer initiative, founded by Arch-apostate of Canterbury Justin Welby in 2016.

Any prayer initiative launched by such a Bible rejecter as the Arch-apostate of Canterbury cannot be founded on solid rock.

After all, he was previously featured on ‘Protestant Revival’ for endorsing prayer to Mary (1 Timothy 2:5 clearly demonstrates the blasphemy of this) and encouraging Protestants to join in prayer with the Pope, “that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition”.

We also revealed last week the cosy relationship of the Arch-apostate of Canterbury with the Pope, as well as his close friendship with the leaders of the Vineyard movement, one of whose local leaders declared he was “all in” with the Pope.

So this gives a fine example of the sort of clerical company Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson believes it is acceptable to associate with. As a side note, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson recently spoke at the Causeway Coast Vineyard, where Alan Scott made those disgraceful comments regarding the Pope. It would also appear it was far from his first visit there.

We had previously highlighted this prayer event being so fulsomely championed by Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson as we offered him the opportunity not to engage in his further ecumenical compromise last month, an opportunity which, of course, he did not take.

Then, our chief concern with the event was the venue it was to be held at this Saturday, 19 May in Belfast, May Street Presbyterian Church, a church synonymous with mean compromise with Rome.

However, at the time, we were unaware of how strong the Romanist connections to this prayer initiative were.

In a Church of England article about the launch of the initiative, which is also championed by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, it says: “The campaign’s broad ecumenical appeal led to more than 50 denominations and traditions being involved last year; including the Roman Catholic Church.”

The Church of England is clearly entirely satisfied with Rome’s involvement and, indeed, proud of it, given that of the “more than 50 denominations and traditions” involved last year, it was the very first one they mentioned.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is currently Director of a group called 24-7 Prayer Ireland, which is organising this prayer event, meaning he is one of the leading figures in this ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative.

At the Church of Ireland’s Synod last week, the Irish launch of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative was held jointly by the so-called Protestant Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, whose disgraceful Rome loving behaviour we have previously covered, and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin.

The pair speak at length in an article on the Church of Ireland Diocese of Derry and Raphoe website, with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ at least twice being referred to as an “ecumenical” initiative.

As if this was not enough evidence to damn this event already, a quick look at the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website itself will finish the job.

On its website, there are resources for Roman Catholics to pray a Novena during the celebrations.

Novenas are something we previously dealt with when addressing the apostasy of Antrim Church of Ireland cleric, Rev Stephen McBride.

Novenas are “often used to ask specific saints to pray for us”, says the ‘Pray More Novenas’ website, meaning they involve the invocation of saints, forbidden in 1 Timothy 2:5.

We also recounted at that time how “by the 11th century, the Novena practice had become a means in Christianity of praying to petition personal or spiritual favour to a saint, such as Virgin Mary. After the Reformation and Counter-Reformation era, the Catholic Church formally approved Novenas, in particular through the papal approvals of a large number of Novenas by Pope Pius IX.

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

This means the Novena has its roots in prayer for the dead, which is an utter affront to the gospel.

Despite this, the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative is encouraging Novenas to be prayed under its banner.

And the Roman Catholic Church of England and Wales has said on its website: ‘We’re supporting this initiative with our Pentecost Novena”.

What a shameful event this is, and what a shameful event Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson (pictured below, speaking in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church back in February) is not only supporting but indeed organising.

We will remind Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson and his ilk of what the Bible has to say.

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

Jude v 3: “…ye should earnestly contend for the faith…”

2 Corinthians 6:14-17: “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.”

There can be no light fellowshipping with darkness, therefore when Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson and his acolytes gather together they may think they are spreading light but instead they are enveloping themselves in darkness.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is doing this proudly and unashamedly. In a video he has posted on the 24-7 Prayer Ireland twitter page he is encouraging everyone to go along, making a virtue of the Arch-apostate of Canterbury supporting the initiative and claiming an event which is an affront to God is going to be “beautiful”.

He also points out it is not the first time he has led such an anti Biblical meeting, and last year he held it in St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, probably second only to Corrymeela as the home of ecumenical deceit in Ulster.

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson says: “Last year we had an event in St Anne’s Cathedral at the same time of year and it was such a beautiful joy.

“Please come and join us. It’s part of a wider global initiative where people all over the world are going to be praying that night. It’s championed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby himself.

“We’d love to play our part here, it’s going to be beautiful.”

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson would do well to consider what Jesus said in Matthew 12:37: “…by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

These prayers offered up will not be heard by God, they will go no further than the ceiling. God has already judged and condemned their actions.

Isaiah 1:11-17: “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord : I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”

However, if Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson and his followers repudiate such God-defying conduct as this ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative and put away the evil of their doings, God is ready to show mercy to them.

Verse 18 of that chapter says: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

God has called on us to separate from the works of darkness. It is our prayer that anyone reading who has not yet separated themselves will do so and anyone who is not yet saved will call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation today.

Emmanuel leader Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson chooses ecumenical compromise over God

So there we have it, Emmanuel Church leader Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson has chosen the praise and plaudits of men over faithfulness to Christ.

Despite us giving Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson ample opportunity to cancel his ecumenical booking with the apostate Ballymena Church Members Forum, it appears the meeting went ahead regardless.

We tried to reason with Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson, knowing this page is monitored by his church, demonstrating through scripture the dangerous nature of the compromise he was carrying out, but he appears to be hardened in his desire to engage in ecumenical conduct, in direct contradiction to God’s Word.

As we pointed out in our previous article, rather than put a halt to his ecumenical activities, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is going deeper into ecumenical compromise, promoting an event in a Presbyterian Church which is on very friendly terms with the nearby Roman Catholic Church.

The event he is promoting is a prayer event, being organised by ’24-7 Prayer Ireland’, of which Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is a director.

The tagline for this event is: “A time for tribes and traditions to join together to seek his face in prayer and worship”.

What do they mean by “tribes and traditions”? If this includes those from the Roman Catholic Church, then how can they join in prayer and worship without ecumenical compromise? The answer, of course, is that they can’t.

As he continues down this road, it is certain that such prayers as will be offered up at that event next month will go no further than the ceiling of May Street Presbyterian Church, itself a hub of ecumenical deceit.

Zechariah 7:11-13 says: “But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hosts. Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts:”

If Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson will not hear the calls for faithfulness, then God will not hear him when he makes his petitions.

The works of Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s hands are unprofitable as he is using them to create a false Christ and as such, God has warned that this will prove to be to his own hurt.

Jeremiah 25:4-7: “And the Lord hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear. They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever: And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt. Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the Lord; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.”

Worse still, Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s actions will be to the hurt of many more than himself, as he leads his church down the broad road to destruction.

Lest anyone try to claim this is not the broad road to destruction, let us remind readers of his previous form.

In February, as part of the ecumenical talking shop in Belfast known as the ‘Four Corners Festival’, he addressed a meeting in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Donegall Street in that city (pictured, below). He then endorsed the ecumenical, anti-Christian, ritualistic Taizé form of worship at that same meeting.

Now he has held this meeting hosted by the Ballymena Church Members Forum, an ecumenical grouping which draws its membership from the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

This group has hosted meetings previously in the Roman Catholic Church and a Benedictine Monastery and each year hosts an ecumenical Good Friday walk.

Fellowship with Rome is a craven betrayal of true Christianity, it is as simple as that and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson is quite clearly and emphatically engaging repeatedly in fellowship with Rome.

We also note that Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson made no mention on his Twitter page regarding this meeting. Perhaps he didn’t want it broadly known to his followers what he was getting up to, or perhaps he hoped we at ‘Protestant Revival’ wouldn’t notice. However, God so ordained it that this work of darkness would be brought to light. As we are told in Numbers 32:23, “be sure your sin will find you out”.

We are calling on anyone associated with Emmanuel Church to separate themselves from it and we are calling on anyone who knows anyone associated with Emmanuel Church to share this with them and implore them to challenge him on his disgraceful actions and separate themselves from this fellowship.

We are living in perilous times where men come “having a form of godliness” and lead people from the truth.

2 Timothy 3 continues in verses 8-9: “Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.”

Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson’s folly is being made manifest and we pray that his followers will separate themselves from his church and those like it and draw nearer to God.

Ten days ago we called on Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson to make the decision Joshua called on the children of Israel to make in Joshua 24:15 when he said “choose you this day whom ye will serve”.

That verse begins with the words: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord” and Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson has unfortunately taken that viewpoint.

Please, dear reader, do not follow suit.

The clock is ticking for Emmanuel leader Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson

Five days ago we featured the latest step in the ecumenical compromise of Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson.

He will, this Sunday, address a meeting of the ecumenical Ballymena Church Members Forum in Ballymena Methodist Church.

The Ballymena Church Members Forum draws its membership from the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church, Methodist Church and Roman Catholic Church.

Previous meetings of this forum include meetings in the Roman Catholic Church and a day retreat to a Benedictine Monastery.

We said five days ago, and it is not our intention to repeat what we said then, that this is a meeting with the stamp of approval of Rome.

We also pointed out this was certainly not the first ecumenical compromise on Alain Emerson’s behalf, as he addressed a meeting in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast in February (pictured, below), which we previously featured and, to compound matters, he endorsed the anti-Christian, ritualistic and ecumenical worship style of Taizé at that meeting, which we also covered.

Five days ago, we advised Alain Emerson and his acolytes, for we are aware they are monitoring this page, that he had eight days in which to cancel this booking and, if he did so, we would be happy to write an item praising him for doing so.

We have been monitoring the situation and it appears he has no such plans to do so.

The Ballymena Church Members Forum continues to advertise this meeting this Sunday night, 22 April, and there is no indication from Alain Emerson himself that he plans to cancel this booking.

Indeed, Alain Emerson has further deepened his commitment to ecumenism, advertising on his Twitter page an event being held by ’24-7 Prayer Ireland’ in May.

It is being held in May Street Presbyterian Church in Belfast, which, we have discovered, is another den of ecumenical deceit.

In March it played host to a Women’s World Day of Prayer event, the danger of which we previously addressed, and in January the church celebrated the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, another event we previously warned against, by attending what they call their “annual” ‘Prayers Around The Cross’ service in St Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church on Alfred Street in Belfast.

According to May Street Presbyterian Church, it was a “most moving” candlelit service and thanks were extended to St Malachy’s for their “kind invitation” into the hub of iniquity.

At the 2017 service, May Street Presbyterian Church’s Clerk of Session Arthur Acheson performed a reading, so we know the senior office bearers in this church are fully behind this apostasy.

Once again, this demonstrates the type of fellowship Alain Emerson is keen to engage in and keen to persuade others to engage in as well.

There may be many who think we ought to remain silent and indeed think it is wrong to challenge Alain Emerson for his ecumenical treachery, but we are set a fine example by Paul as to what stance we should take with those whose actions serve to undermine the gospel of Christ.

Galatians 2:4-5 says: “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.”

Paul refused to countenance untruths or corruptions of God’s Word for so much as an hour, and by the grace of God, neither will we.

Does Alain Emerson, the leader of a supposedly God exalting church, believe it is OK to mingle seed with Romanists and their chums? Does he believe it is God honouring to associate spiritually with those who would blaspheme against God in so many ways?

By encouraging others to follow him and setting a very poor example, Alain Emerson is guilty of the same crime as those priests in Malachi 2:8, of whom God said: “But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law.”

Alain Emerson is treading a dangerous line and needs to be very careful. God will not tolerate such behaviour.

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!”

Are not these meetings Alain Emerson is leading and advertising an offence to God? They most assuredly are, and God promises a most fearsome punishment to those who bring these offences.

We renew our call once again to Alain Emerson only now he has three days to cancel this booking and again we would encourage readers to share this post to help challenge him on his continued failure to abide by Biblical standards.

Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson prepares to renew fellowship with Rome once again

In February, we highlighted the leader of the Emmanuel Church, a liberal gathering in the Craigavon area, Alain Emerson, addressing a meeting in a Roman Catholic church in Belfast as part of the annual ecumenical talking shop in the city called the ‘Four Corners Festival’.

Not only did he do that, but Alain Emerson also led the practising of a ritualistic, ecumenical anti-Christian form of worship called Taizé, something which we also covered.

Now we can reveal that Alain Emerson will be leading another ecumenical meeting involving Romanists, this time in Ballymena Methodist Church.

You may ask, how is that so? Well, it is a meeting organised by the Ballymena Church Members Forum, an ecumenical group which includes the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church, Methodist Church and Roman Catholic Church.

Previous meetings organised by the forum have been held in the Roman Catholic Church and indeed a meeting last year consisted of a day retreat to the Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor, County Down.

They also jointly held an ecumenical Good Friday walk through the town, something we also highlighted on this page.

This gives you a flavour of the type of grouping Alain Emerson, the leader of a supposedly God exalting church, is endorsing by his presence.

As was the case with his appearance at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast on 10th February, Alain Emerson (pictured, above, speaking in the chapel in February) is plugging a book he’s written, called ‘Luminous Dark’.

We will now repeat exactly what we said on this back in February: “It addresses the loss he suffered when his 23 year old wife sadly passed away, and, while we have not read the book, we certainly have no issue with the principle of anyone trying to help others coping with bereavement.

“What we do have issue with is a leader of what claims to be a God glorifying church giving legitimacy to the deceit of Rome.”

That is what we said and we reaffirm that statement in its entirety still today.

We ought not to associate ourselves with such anti-Christian practices as those within the Roman Catholic Church. Giving them any type of a hearing can lead to the situation God warned of in Deuteronomy 12:30.

It says: “Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.”

There is a risk of assimilating improper worship styles by doing such a thing (although if Alain Emerson practises Taizé worship then perhaps that’s a lost cause already) and that is why God was ordering His people to be separated from the heathens round about them and their pagan practices.

Many people may claim to serve the same God as we do but Jesus said “by their fruits ye shall know them”.

Look at the example of Jeshua and Zerubbabel in the book of Ezra, when they set about, under God’s will, to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.

Those who claimed to serve the same God as the children of Israel returning from the captivity were looking to take part in the restoration work and claimed to serve the same God as them, but the Israelites’ leaders saw through their deceit and told them to stay away.

Their response after being knocked back showed their true colours and their evil fruit. It is the same with Romanists, apostates and ecumenists; they will be your friend and claim to serve the same God as the true child of God until you speak out against them, and then you’ll feel their fury. Rather than being reproached and repentant, they more often than not lash out.

This is how these false Christians and true ecumenists acted in Ezra 4:1-5: “Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-haddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither. But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us. Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.”

The Bible rightly points out they were Judah’s adversaries and Zerubbabel and Jeshua, and the other leaders, took the absolutely proper approach, declaring: “Ye have nothing to do with us.”

Any true child of God must have the same viewpoint. 2 Corinthians 6:17 says: “be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing”.

The Ballymena Church Members Forum is most certainly an unclean thing and Alain Emerson cannot use the excuse that the meeting is being held in a so-called Protestant church to justify his actions. This is a meeting with the stamp of approval of Rome, a corrupt anti-Christian pagan system that knows only how to lead its poor deluded adherents to a lost eternity in hell.

If Alain Emerson were likely to come close to saying something like that or if there was even a hint of suspicion from any of the four churches involved in this forum that he might do so, never mind the Roman Catholic Church, then he would not have been invited anywhere near the place.

It grieves us to see such ecumenical corruption taking place and grieves us further still to receive the responses we had of many a number of weeks ago trying to justify Alain Emerson’s actions. There is no justification and, based on the tone of the comments we received in support of him, they appeared to be worshipping the creature more than the creator (Romans 1:25).

We will continue to highlight betrayal of true Biblical Christianity, which is true Protestantism, and to shine a light on the works of darkness.

This meeting is due to take place in eight days’ time on Sunday, 22 April and we are giving Alain Emerson eight days in which to cancel this booking.

If anyone reading this happens to know him or any of his connections or adherents at Emmanuel Church, please share this with him. We believe this page is being monitored closely by the most senior members of the Emmanuel Church, so we expect this will reach Alain Emerson.

We are absolutely prepared to write an item praising Alain Emerson for cancelling this meeting and refusing to touch “even the garment spotted by the flesh” (Jude v 23). However, if it goes ahead, we will not be silenced by the chorus of creature worshippers we were contacted by when we previously spoke out.

To Alain Emerson and all his adherents, be they Emmanuel Church attendees or part of the wider charismatic, easy-believism movement, we will leave you with the opening part of Joshua 24:15: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve”.

To everyone reading this, that is a decision we all must make. We trust that all reading this will follow the words and grab hold the promise of Romans 10:9, 13, which say: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bible offers the route to revival. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

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

Emmanuel leader Alain Emerson endorses anti-Christian worship style at ecumenical meeting in Roman Catholic Church

Ten days ago we focused on the leader of the Emmanuel Church in Lurgan, Alain Emerson, leading a service in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast.

He was there as part of the annual ecumenical talking shop called the ‘Four Corners Festival’.

At that time we dealt with the folly of the leader of a church which claims to be God exalting engaging with the Roman Catholic Church, when we are instructed in the Bible rather to reprove “the unfruitful works of darkness”, which Rome undoubtedly is.

However, we have been contacted by a reader of our page to inform us of another aspect of that evening which is just as troubling as the meeting itself having taken place.

This is the inclusion of ‘Taizé’ worship in the service.

Don’t know what it is? We don’t blame you. We hadn’t heard of it either. However, on examination, it is a most dangerous and rather sinister thing.

Taizé takes its name from the village in France in which the monastic community was formed by a ‘Protestant’ called ‘Brother Roger’ in 1940. It is an ecumenical grouping, with members from both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds. The current leader is a Catholic.

Its form of worship includes sung and chanted prayers (with prayers consisting of “short chants, repeated again and again”), meditation, periods of silence, liturgical readings and icons. There is no preaching.

Such vain repetition is warned against by Jesus. He said in Matthew 6:7: “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” So this is a heathen practice.

Meditation, meanwhile, in this sense, is an unscriptural concept. We ought to meditate on God’s Word, but this type of meditation involves emptying your mind and is akin to some of the false eastern religions.

The use of icons is a Romanist practice and a direct contradiction of the Second Commandment. Exodus 20:4 says: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:”

One would imagine that is pretty straightforward, but clearly not so for Alain Emerson, who evidently endorses Taizé worship.

This sort of ritualistic ‘worship’ has absolutely NO grounding in the Word of God.

As for the absence of preaching, the Bible says in Romans 10:17: “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

The importance of preaching is laid out clearly in 1 Corinthians:18,21. It says: “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

Preaching is God’s ordained method of bringing sinners to Himself, this corrupt form of worship cannot achieve that, it is a pagan substitute for Biblical worship of God and therefore must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

So, too, must be its advocates and practitioners such as Alain Emerson and the question must be asked – is this what goes on in his Emmanuel Church?

We previously mentioned various serious issues with this so-called church, which we plan to address at a later date, as the Lord leads us, but major question marks must be placed over the organisation due to this one matter on its own.

We would implore any readers of this post who perhaps know someone connected with this Emmanuel Church to please share this with them to warn them of the Biblically improper conduct of Alain Emerson and to encourage them to withdraw from this fellowship.