Matthew 19:4-5: “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?”
Deuteronomy 22:5: “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”
The truly shocking levels of apostasy in our land have been brought even more sharply into focus this week as it was revealed that a church in Belfast has hosted a ‘Trans Pride’ festival in our capital city.
First Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, based on Rosemary Street in the city, was the venue for much of the events which made up the two day ‘Trans Pride NI Festival’.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that the Church hosted several talks on “trans themes” and there would also be a “Trans Information Exchange, featuring stands staffed by the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland), Unite the Union, Queerspace, Trans Pride NI, the civil service and the Department for Communities.”
The First Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church also hosted a “discussion on ‘Transphobia and Religion'” which featured speakers from the Humanist Association of Northern Ireland and a David Kerr, who is apparently a lay preacher at First Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.
The Belfast Telegraph report concludes by saying the event is supported by Belfast City Council, the Department for Communities, the Executive Office (the new name for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland) and the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP).
So this celebration of that which is utterly at odds with God’s Word has been given the seal of approval by an awful lot of influential bodies.
It is certainly most concerning to note the police taking part in this festival, just as it is to see the police taking part in the sodomite ‘Pride’ parade in Belfast each year.
Also, the highest government office in our land (The Executive Office) is supporting this wicked event, as well as senior public bodies such as Belfast City Council and the PCSP, both of which have not insignificant numbers of DUP members.
While we accept they could simply be outvoted by other members of those bodies, we certainly are not aware of them objecting to funding being provided to the promotion of the God-defying notion of transgenderism.
If they did, we are happy for it to be brought to our attention and for any DUP member of those bodies (or generally) to contact us to clarify that.
The saddest part of it all is the fact that the event is essentially headquartered in a church.
Of course, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church is a church to be avoided at all costs, even leaving aside its celebration of deviancy, given it is a Unitarian church, meaning it denies the precious doctrine of the Trinity.
This in turn means they deny that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore they reject our only means of salvation, which is by faith in Christ.
The LGBT movement is an act of rebellion against God and His natural order, and this being enthusiastically supported by First Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church is absolutely outrageous.
Its minister is a Rev Simon Henning (not to be confused by a minister of the same name in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland), who was installed there just a few months ago.
And he is guilty of a most grievous offence against God.
He does this firstly, of course, by denying His only begotten Son, Whose death at Calvary happened that we might be saved through faith in Him.
Without faith in Christ and His atoning death, we cannot be saved.
Isaiah 53:5 prophetically speaks of Jesus’ substitutionary death. It says: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
We are healed of our sins through the sacrifice of Christ, yet the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church denies Him.
Rev Simon Henning then grievously offends God by nailing his colours to the mast in favour of that which God says is an abomination.
What a dreadful thing to do.
The Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church are no strangers to endorsing the vilest of sins condemned in the strongest of terms by God.
Further to that, that church’s minister, Rev Chris Hudson, has previously been awarded a ‘Transgender Champion’ award for his work in supporting that which is rejected by God.
And the ‘minister’ of 1st Dunmurry Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church (near Belfast) is ‘Rev’ Linda Ballard (1 Timothy 2:12), who, when she was still a student ‘minister’ in that Christ-rejecting denomination, said she planned “to form her ministry around gender issues”.
This shows you beyond doubt the utterly corrupt nature of this denomination.
If anyone reading this is as yet unsaved or is perhaps tied up in the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, won’t you turn from your sin and from that Christ-rejecting church and instead put your faith and trust in Christ.
Hebrews 7:22, 24-25: “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
Acts 4:10, 12: “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
We must be saved, there is no other way to get to heaven and no other way to avoid an eternity in hell, and we are saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Oh that the people of Ulster and further afield would be reawakened to this precious truth and that sinners of all shades and hues, be they homosexuals, transgender, thieves, adulterers, murderers, blasphemers or any other sin you can think of, would come to Christ for His so great salvation.
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.”