Hypersensitive ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler, jellyfish Christopher Stalford and hypocrisy of Mervyn Storey – a sorry affair over Pope’s visit

There appears to have been something of a manufactured storm in a teacup this week over comments made to Ulster Unionist MLA and professing Christian, Elim Church deacon ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler, who ran to Dublin to meet the Pope back in August.

The comments alleged to have been made to him are in relation to his visit to see “that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition”.

It’s claimed one DUP MLA mock crossed himself in the manner of a Papist while another pointed out to him that he was wrong to meet the Pope because he is “Antichrist”.

Only the usage of the term “Antichrist” directly to ‘Roman’ Robbie has apparently shaken his sensitivities, who is quoted in the Irish republican and Roman Catholic Irish News saying: “It was a throwback to the 1970s, I just couldn’t believe it.”

Given he was born in 1972, according to Wikipedia, he must have had a remarkable awareness of current affairs from when he was in his earliest years.

Regardless of his incredibly socially aware childhood, ‘Roman’ Robbie is badly off track to be making such a lazy, trendy comment, which is essentially the “It’s 2018” (or whichever year it currently is) argument, apparently the silver bullet to win any argument.

The problem ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler has is that God isn’t subject to changes along the lines of fashionable opinion.

Malachi 3:6 says: “For I am the Lord, I change not”.

Hebrews 13:8 says: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Apparently the comments were made to ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler in the corridors of Stormont by a DUP MLA, who told him he should not have gone to meet the Pope, who he described as “Antichrist”.

Of course, that is an absolutely correct viewpoint to take, given Rome’s manifold blasphemies.

The “Antichrist” comment is nothing other than a reiteration of what Protestants have believed for hundreds of years.

This term was included in the Westminster Confession of Faith, drawn up in 1646.

“Antichrist” means “in the place of Christ”, therefore the term, when applied to the Pope, means he has set himself up in the place of Christ, which he undoubtedly has.

Let us not forget the blasphemous titles which the Pope takes upon himself.

He calls himself the ‘Holy Father’, despite the Bible telling us in Matthew 23:9: “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

Therefore we can see him blaspheming God the Father.

The Pope also takes upon himself the name of ‘Pontiff’, meaning ‘bridge’. He claims to be the bridge between man and God, despite the Bible clearly teaching that role belongs to Christ alone. 1 Timothy 2:5 says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.

We are also told in John 14:6: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Therefore we can see him blaspheming God the Son.

The Pope also calls himself the vicar of Christ on earth, despite the fact the Bible teaches that role belongs to the Holy Spirit. This is made clear in John 14:16, 26: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

Therefore we can see him blaspheming God the Holy Ghost.

So the term “Antichrist” is an entirely appropriate one to use, regardless of whether ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler thinks it is an outdated term. He must think 2 Corinthians 6:17 doesn’t apply any more either. It says: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

Separation from the workers of evil is never outdated.

After the hypersensitive ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler cried to the Irish News about these mean, nasty comments, the newspaper published the names of the men guilty of these heinous crimes.

The man who mockingly crossed himself was named as Christopher Stalford, while the man claimed to have pointed out that the Pope is “Antichrist” is Mervyn Storey.

Christopher Stalford’s actions appear little more than a harmless joke, yet he has foolishly apologised for any offence he may have caused.

Doing his best impression of a jellyfish, Christopher Stalford (pictured, above) said: “I would never mock or deride someone because of their religious belief because I am a man of religious belief.

“At the time it was clear to me that the incident with Robbie Butler was between friends enjoying a joke in the context of mounting speculation, including in The Irish News, that I would be attending the event in Dublin – I am surprised that three months later I am being accused of anything other than that.”

Why did Christopher Stalford not just say that the doctrines of Rome are evil and ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler had left himself open to derision as he had in fact made a mockery of true Protestantism by consorting with Popery?

Of course, ‘Roman’ Robbie crying about the matter, regardless of his backtracking once the horse had bolted by saying he didn’t agree with the publication of the Irish News article naming the men allegedly responsible, is beyond pathetic, but Christopher Stalford ought to have taken a firm line rather than caving in to the smallest amount of pressure.

Perhaps Christopher Stalford could attempt to make it up to ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler by bringing him out to a GAA match tomorrow (Sunday). Wouldn’t that be a lovely photo opportunity to prove to the enemies of Christ that you’re prepared to compromise your beliefs for political expedience?

Then you have Mervyn Storey (pictured, below) and the comments attributed to him about the Pope being “Antichrist”.

He is, of course, right, but it is surely rank hypocrisy on his part to criticise ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler for meeting the head of the anti-Christian Roman Catholic system, if he did so.

After all, this is a man who three years ago attended the home of ecumenism in Northern Ireland, the utterly ungodly Corrymeela Community, based in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

In his role as a minister in the Stormont Assembly, he congratulated the God-defying organisation on reaching 50 years of spreading deceit and was pictured smiling beneath a wooden cross with the leader of that wretched grouping, the sodomite Padraig O’Tuama.

Sodomites are a grouping he is rather familiar with, as during his stint as a minister his department awarded funds to various sodomite groupings, including £170,000 to the Strabane / Lifford sodomite ‘Pride’ grouping and contributions to the Belfast ‘Pride’ celebration of that which God has called an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

When contacted by the Irish News, Mervyn Storey said he had better things to worry about than claims made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler.

Why did he not state categorically to that Irish republican rag that the Pope is a servant of the devil and is leading untold millions to hell? What a chance was missed. Perhaps he was worried about the criticism he would receive for publicly stating that.

1 Samuel 2:30 reminds us God says that “them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”

God would have honoured such a principled stand, but Mervyn Storey chose not to do such and God says he will be “lightly esteemed”, or held in low regard.

Dear reader, let us not be afraid to take our stand for Christ in this day of apostasy.

And dear reader, let us not be tied up by loyalty to one particular party, regardless of what that party does contrary to God’s Word.

Our first loyalty must always be to God and His Word, inspired and inerrant, not to any political organisation.

Let our attitude be that of Job, found in Job 23:12: “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”

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‘Roman’ Robbie Butler wants more enthusiasm for the Roman Catholic Church

The deacon in the Elim Church who made his way to Dublin to cower before “that man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope, has stressed his disappointment at the “apathy towards the Roman Catholic Church”.

While surely antipathy towards its doctrines which lead its poor misled adherents to hell would be a more apt response, ‘Roman’ Robbie (as a commenter on our facebook page most fittingly christened him) has expressed his concern at apathy to the church.

Speaking in a Belfast Telegraph editorial, ‘Roman’ Robbie said: “In a number of conversations I had with clergy from various denominations and faiths, and politicians from both Northern Ireland and the Republic, it was obvious that the sheer magnitude of apathy towards the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland is palpable. I regret to say that I don’t think the Pope’s words in Dublin Castle on Saturday will change that.”

Why is it a “regret” to ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler that apathy to the corrupt Roman Catholic system is commonplace?

Does he, as a deacon in a supposedly Protestant church such as Maghaberry Elim, believe the Roman Catholic Church is a legitimate Christian church?

Apathy is defined as a lack of enthusiasm, so why does ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler (pictured, top) want apathy towards the Roman Catholic Church to be removed?

Surely, in the light of the fearsome grip Rome had on the everyday lives of Roman Catholic people in Ireland in the past, this would be considered a major mark of progress.

It must not be the case for ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler.

The only shame in the lessening of the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland is that largely former adherents have now embraced secularism, atheism and godlessness, rather than the glorious good news of the gospel

That good news is that Jesus, the Son of God and God the Son, died an atoning death on Calvary.

His blood was shed that we might have our sins washed away in that precious flow and we can obtain this great salvation simply by genuinely repenting of our sin and trusting through faith alone in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Baptism won’t save you, church attendance won’t save you, charitable works won’t save you and fulfilling the demands of the Roman Catholic Church certainly won’t save you. Abiding by Romanist teaching will damn you.

‘Roman’ Robbie Butler chose to focus solely on what the Pope would have to say on the huge number of child abuse scandals which have beset the Romanist system in Ireland in recent years, rather than focus on the doctrinal issues which damn its followers to an eternity in hell.

Certainly the child abuse scandals sicken any right-thinking person, and the depravity which appears to have been rife in so many places throughout the world, with Pennsylvania in the USA the latest area to have been found to have contained so many paedophile priests, just disgusts and distresses any reasonable human being.

However, as vile as that scandal is, and as proper as it is that full investigations are carried out and punishments imposed, the matter of the false doctrine of salvation Rome teaches is a greater scandal still.

Why do we say that? Because the actions of those animals who committed such abominable acts damage the body mentally and physically, but the damnable heresies of Rome condemn the soul of its adherents to hell.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

While that verse is about fearing God, what it demonstrates is that physical harm is less damaging than spiritual harm, and that is what Rome inflicts on anyone it has under its authority.

Of course, being a politician, ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler knows how people of all backgrounds rightly find child abuse absolutely repugnant, and sought to focus on that.

No mention was made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler of the blasphemy of the Mass, where Rome falsely claims to be sacrificing Christ repeatedly in every chapel across the world every day.

Hebrews 10:11-12 says: “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God”.

No mention was made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler of the fictional holding cell between heaven and hell called Purgatory or of prayers for the dead.

Read Luke 16:19-26 to see how the movement from death to heaven or hell is instantaneous and 2 Samuel 12:15-23 to see how David, a man after God’s own heart, acknowledged the fruitlessness of prayers for the dead as their eternal fate was already sealed.

No mention was made by ‘ Roman’ Robbie Butler of the blasphemous veneration of Mary and saints, who Rome falsely teaches can be invoked in prayer.

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

No mention was made by ‘Roman’ Robbie Butler of the false gospel of sacramental merit taught by Rome, where they teach salvation is earned rather than a gift from God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Robbie Butler could have used his opportunity when given a platform in the most famous paper in Northern Ireland to share the precious message of the gospel in response to the lies of Romanism, but he chose not to.

That is a terrible shame.

Robbie Butler could have used his opportunity to sound the alarm and warn readers, Protestant and Catholic alike, of the terrible danger their soul is in if they don’t seek repentance from Christ, but he chose not to.

That is a terrible shame.

We are once again reminded of that fearsome passage in Ezekiel 33:2-8.

It says: “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. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

That passage serves as a great warning to all of us who would profess Christ and should act as a great encouragement to ensure we spread the message of salvation solely through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Let us all, rather than running to an audience with the Pope in which we are nothing but a bit part player acting in subservience to the leader of a pagan corruption of true religion, renew our desire to spread the Word of God and witness to those around us.

Romans 1:16-17 says: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

Evangelical Alliance leader Peter Lynas and Maghaberry Elim’s Robbie Butler consort with Popery

2 John 1:9-11: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

The leader of the Evangelical Alliance, Peter Lynas (pictured, top), has continued his compromise with Popery by expressing his support for an Elim church deacon going to Dublin to meet “that man of sin, and son of perdition” today (Saturday).

Peter Lynas has previously stated his interest in what the Pope has to say on moral matters on his trip to the Republic of Ireland to the ‘World Meeting of Families’ Roman Catholic celebration.

And now he has defended the shameful decision of Ulster Unionist Party MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) and deacon in Maghaberry Elim, Robbie Butler, to meet with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, which has damned untold millions to hell with its false gospel of sacramental merit.

Peter Lynas is a leading figure in the easy-believist, Pope-loving Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, whose shameful credentials can be viewed by clicking here.

He also issued a glowing statement in praise of Billy Graham, the famous American evangelist who told those Roman Catholics coming forward seeking guidance at his ‘Crusades’ to go back into the clutches of Rome.

While Peter Lynas may release some nice sounding statements in relation to abortion and other matters, he has compromised terribly with the paganism of Rome.

And it was no surprise to see him jumping to the defence of Robbie Butler, who had been criticised by some actual Protestants for travelling to meet “that Antichrist”.

And that means true Christians must be utterly separated from both the Vineyard Church and the Evangelical Alliance.

Robbie Butler himself, meanwhile, ought to face serious questions from his church, Maghaberry Elim, based near Lisburn, for his attendance at such an ungodly occasion, the purpose of which is to exalt the most senior figure in Romanism.

Its minister, Pastor Brian Madden, will most certainly be aware of where his deacon was today and whom he was in the company of.

What will Pastor Brian Madden do about it? We’ll have to wait and see if Robbie Butler retains his position of authority within the church. Something tells us Robbie Butler will be allowed to continue regardless.

There are further question marks over Robbie Butler as he has indicated himself on his own blog that he would sit back and allow sodomite marriage to be introduced in Northern Ireland.

Due to the vagaries of the currently non-functioning Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland, if any 30 MLAs sign what is known as a ‘petition of concern’, they can block a bill going through regardless of whether a majority votes for it.

The DUP has deployed this on numerous occasions to prevent sodomite marriage being enacted, but now only have 28 MLAs. This means if Stormont was restored and a vote was taken, they would need at least two other members to co-sign it with them. Jim Allister of the TUV is one and after that it becomes less clear who would join them.

One would have thought that someone such as Robbie Butler, who professes to be a born-again Christian, would be a prime candidate to take his stand for Christ.

Not so, however.

In a blog posting from February 2017, Robbie Butler very, very weakly just about manages to see-saw in the direction of voting against sodomite marriage.

However, on the matter of whether or not he would do everything in his power to remain faithful to God, he says: “With regard to the petition of concern (POC), and as a democrat, I actually do not support its use in this regard. I believe that democracy should prevail and the POC should only be used in exceptional circumstances.”

Clearly maintaining the natural order set out by God in His Word is not a sufficiently exceptional circumstance for Robbie Butler.

Let us remind Robbie Butler what the Bible has to say about homosexuality.

Romans 1:22-27: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 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.”

Again this raises serious questions for Pastor Brian Madden and Maghaberry Elim.

Are they pleased that one of their office bearers may one day have the power in his hands to stop the grave sin of sodomite marriage being inflicted on Ulster, and he has vowed to do nothing to stop it?

That is a despicable and shameful thing.

Robbie Butler has also chosen to be brazen in his consorting with the Pope, boasting on his facebook page today about his dreadful compromise with error.

To back it up, he quoted Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, though Confused might be a better name in these circumstances.

The quote is as follows: “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”

So Robbie Butler believes it is right to meet the Pope? What an outrage.

This is what the Bible says, and it is interesting Robbie Butler didn’t seek to back up his blasphemous stance with Scripture.

James 4:17: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

The right thing is to remain separated from the workers of iniquity, which the Pope unquestionably is. However, Robbie Butler has chosen his own political advancement over faithfulness to God.

Regardless of what Robbie Butler might like to say, he took the easy way out. There were plenty of other Ulster Unionist figures who are not office bearers in a supposedly God-glorifying church.

Doug Beattie, Mike Nesbitt and John Stewart are three who spring immediately to mind, given they were proudly attending the sodomite festival known as ‘Pride’ in Belfast earlier this month.

This sorry episode raises a lot of questions for a lot of people.

This includes Causeway Coast Vineyard, the Evangelical Alliance, Peter Lynas, Pastor Brian Madden, Robbie Butler and Maghaberry Elim.

Are they happy to compromise with error? Are they happy to be associated with such error? Will they take any action to address such shameful betrayal of Christ?

Let us be ever wary of putting God first in our lives, regardless of the opposition we will face.

Hebrews 13:13: “Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.”