Church of Ireland cleric Canon David Skuce cosies up with Rome and gets a promotion

Malachi 3:15: “And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.”

It should come as no surprise in this wicked, fallen world that those who defy God are elevated to the highest positions in society, be it in political, social or ecclesiastical spheres.

And it should come as even less of a surprise that such elevation can be assumed by the beneficiaries to be an endorsement of their actions and by the uncritical onlookers to be a template to follow in order to obtain success (they “call the proud happy”).

Meanwhile, for the true child of God, sometimes it can be dispiriting to see those who set themselves at odds with God, as Asaph in Psalm 73, prosper.

Psalm 73:2-3 says: “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”

Of course, the happy outcome of that Psalm is Asaph’s realisation God is on the throne and rules over all, and their prosperity is but for a season.

Late last week the Church of Ireland Diocese of Clogher revealed it had promoted noted ecumenist Canon David Skuce (pictured, top), whom we have featured previously leading an ecumenical service from Boho Parish Church in West Fermanagh to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in that same village on Good Friday. We had also previously reported the fact that he was the guest speaker in an ecumenical service in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in the nearby village of Monea during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

And Canon David Skuce’s reward is that he is now a Chancellor (more like Chancer!).

He has been named as Chancellor of the Chapter of Clogher Cathedral and, while we are not overly familiar with the intricacies of the various ornate roles within Anglicanism, we understand this means he is the leading figure in the panel, or Chapter, of Clogher Cathedral, and is a leading adviser to the Bishop of Clogher, who granted him this promotion.

We will remind you at this juncture who the Bishop of Clogher is – the Right Eejit (though we believe he prefers Right Reverend) John McDowell, the man who described a Roman Catholic bishop as his “brother in Christ” and the man who just last Monday night was a joint guest of honour at a Church of Ireland service in County Monaghan with a Romanist bishop who was found to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse”.

Right Eejit John McDowell (pictured, above) has called it a “most senior appointment” so here we can see the setting up of “they that work wickedness”, which ecumenism undoubtedly is.

However, Chancer Canon David Skuce is not the only Rome loving apostate to be elevated this past week by Right Eejit John McDowell.

Canon Henry Blair (now there’s a surname which automatically prompts distrust!) is to take the role of Prebend of Kilskeery, on the Tyrone / Fermanagh border, a position now vacated by Chancer Canon David Skuce. A Prebend, we understand, is an honorary Canonical role, and sees him also help Right Eejit John McDowell oversee the Clogher Chapter.

His promotion is, according to Right Eejit John McDowell, “an important recognition of his contribution”.

We investigated Canon Henry Blair’s contribution and discovered he is another noted ecumenist who loves nothing more than cuddling up with the paganism of Rome.

In fact, on Easter Sunday this year, he, as rector of Magheraculmoney Parish Church (also seemingly known as Ardess Parish Church) in County Fermanagh, held an outdoor dawn service at which there was invited several other clergymen, including a Papist.

The ecumenical so-called Protestants who joined with Canon Henry Blair (pictured, above) were Rev Paul Thompson (rector, grouped parishes of Derryvullen North and Castle Archdale Church of Ireland), Rev Steven Foster (minister, Irvinestown Methodist Church and Church Hill Methodist Church, Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh) and Rev Philip Bryson (curate, Magheraculmoney Parish Church).

Also among the company was ‘Father’ Frank McManus, parish priest at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Ederney, which is near Magheraculmoney Parish Church.

These are the ecclesiastical figures enjoying advancement, they are being “set up”, but God has warned He will also tear them down.

We return to Malachi and to the first verse of chapter 4, which says: “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”

What a fearful judgement awaits those who reject God and His Word, and the architects of this ecumenical movement must repent or face this judgement.

The previous time we wrote concerning Chancer Canon David Skuce, the post received a phenomenal level of interest and was read by many in the heart of that small Protestant community in West Fermanagh.

There were those who showed their support for the stance we took and we commend them wholeheartedly, particularly as they bore reproach from the committed ecumenists who attacked them and us at ‘Protestant Revival’.

This page is not an attack on ecumenism for the sake of it, it is not due to a dislike for Roman Catholics, as those who would deliberately misrepresent us would try to claim. This is an effort, under God, to reprove the works of darkness and set the path of salvation clearly before all who read this page.

We reject Romanism totally and utterly because of the blasphemous titles the Pope takes on himself, because of the idolatry of worshipping Mary and saints, the blasphemy of the Mass, the lie of purgatory and because Rome rejects the one true way to salvation, which is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

That pagan system, which is a descendant of Babylonianism, cannot be accepted by any true child of God and any so-called Protestant cleric who endorses Romanism is guilty of the most awful of sins – bloodguiltiness of lost sinners.

Ezekiel 33:8 says: “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.”

Trying to find common ground is a futile exercise. 2 Corinthians 6:14 says: “what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

If ecumenists are happy to stand idly by and let their neighbours go to hell so as to avoid offending them on earth, that blood is on their hands but by the grace of God we cannot be silent.

Indeed, we would have to raise serious questions of these ecumenists as to whether they are truly saved themselves. The diet of ‘God is love’ ecumenism, neglecting the fact God is also a God of vengeance who “will not at all acquit the wicked”, fed them by their pastors and willingly and gleefully imbibed has left them drunken and senseless to the danger they are in.

They are like those referred to in Job 12:25, where it says: “They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.”

And what is their end? We are told this in Isaiah 9:16: “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.”

The broad road of ecumenism, always widening to let more on, leads to destruction.

If you are a supporter of the ecumenical movement, please consider your latter end (Deuteronomy 32:29).

The path of ecumenism leads to hell, the path of Romanism leads to hell, it is only the path of faithfulness to God’s Word which will lead to salvation and as 1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Church of Ireland clerics Canon David Skuce and Rev Sampson Ajuka mark Easter by running to Rome

Fermanagh appears to be an active hub of ecumenical compromise and treachery, and Easter appears to be a popular time to indulge this sinful lust, and the West Erne Churches Forum will celebrate Christ’s glorious victory at the cross by blasphemously running into the arms of the Roman Catholic Church, which denies the power of His precious, atoning blood.

The West Erne Churches Forum previously attracted our attention when it hosted an ecumenical meeting in a Roman Catholic Church, and it will do the same again tomorrow (Good Friday) in a nearby chapel, Sacred Heart in the village of Boho.

This ecumenical meeting will begin in the Roman Catholic chapel before attendees walk to Boho Parish Church for a service. At its conclusion, everyone will make their way back to the chapel for “a second service of reflection” (more like genuflection!). Refreshments will be served afterwards (how lovely – Proverbs 23:6-8).

As was the case with the meeting we highlighted during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the three members of the clergy involved in this disgraceful activity are so-called Protestants Canon David Skuce (pictured, top) of Inishmacsaint Parish Church, Rev Sampson Ajuka (pictured, below) of Devenish and Boho Parish churches and Roman Catholic priest, ‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips.

We are not especially concerned with ‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips as, to use an Ulsterism, ‘what do you expect from a pig, only a grunt’.

However, these Protestant apostates are the subject of our attention and of God’s wrath.

Ecumenism is not a part of God’s gospel, as ecumenism necessitates compromise and we are not to compromise on the gospel of Christ. It is a dilution and degradation of God’s Word.

We are told in the final chapter of the Bible, Revelation chapter 22, that God has pronounced His curse to anyone who adds anything or takes anything away from His Word.

Verses 18-19 say: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

These Protestant apostate ecumenicals are trying to take away the power of God’s salvation by their chumming up with emissaries of Papal deceit like ‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips.

The meeting itself is a rather apt picture of what is happening in Ulster and has already happened in large parts of Europe.

It will start in Rome’s den of deception before moving to the Protestant church, reminiscent of when the gospel light was switched on and people deserted Romanism in their droves, but, when mainstream Protestant churches had diluted their message, it returned back to the pit from which it had come, the Church of Rome.

One of the chief drivers of ecumenism is ignorance of the Word of God. If ministers such as Canon David Skuce and Rev Sampson Ajuka had a proper appreciation of God’s anger at such blasphemy, they wouldn’t be doing it.

Jeremiah 8:7 says: “Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.”

Another major reason for this betrayal of Protestantism, which is true Biblical Christianity, is a desire for these clergy to feel good about themselves as they believe it to be a noble thing to mingle the seed with a Papist. How wrong they are!

In Northern Ireland, we are expected to believe we are living through a ‘peace process’, and this in part means pretending many figures within the Roman Catholic Church didn’t play a prominent part in encouraging IRA men in their bloody terrorist campaign. Homilies at the funerals of murderous republicans are indication enough of many priests’ true views of their Protestant neighbours as little more than cannon fodder for their own anti-Christian ends. Of course, the likes of David Skuce is a subtly different type of ‘canon fodder’ for Papists seeking to undo the Reformation and destroy Protestantism.

We must state clearly that we are speaking generally in relation to priests and we have absolutely no idea of ‘Father’ Jimmy McPhillips’ views on such matters. It is certainly also true that a not insignificant number of priests were opposed to such sectarian violence.

What is certain is that Protestants in areas like Boho were ethnically cleansed by the IRA during the so-called ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. Protestants living in border areas in County Fermanagh were particular targets of murderous Romanists and now we have characters like Canon David Skuce leading his parishioners in that very area into the arms of Rome? It is outrageous.

We will return to Jeremiah, a great book with quite stunningly similar parallels to be drawn to our situation today.

It says in Jeremiah 6:13-16: “…and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord . Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

Canon David Skuce and Rev Sampson Ajuka have rejected God’s call to separate themselves from the workers of iniquity and instead “they be blind leaders of the blind” (Matthew 15:14).

The conclusion of that verse reveals for us the outcome of this ecumenism: “And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

If you are a member of the Church of Ireland or another church practising ecumenism, please challenge your minister on their views and please separate yourself from it that you may not be partaker of their evil deeds.

1 Samuel 2:30: “…for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”