Free Presbyterian ministers denounce attendance at Roman Catholic Mass
TWO senior Free Presbyterian ministers have accused Peter Robinson and Tom Elliott of “idolatry” for attending the funeral mass of Constable Ronan Kerr…more
Minister criticises Mass attendance
(The text of an article published by the Lurgan Mail)
The decision by unionist politicians to attend the funeral mass of murdered police officer Ronan Kerr has been criticized by a Lurgan Minister.
Lurgan Free Presbyterian Minister Rev David Crease said if First Minister Peter Robinson and UUP leader Tom Elliot were true Christians they would come to regret what they had done.
Rev. Creane was outspoken in his criticism of both party leaders when addressing his congregation from the pulpit at the Free Presbyterian Church on Banbridge Road on Sunday. When contacted by the “MAIL” regarding the comments he made Rev. Creane said: “The sight of Protestant Church leaders, politicians and Orangemen standing shoulder to shoulder with IRA/Sinn Fein at the requiem mass in Beragh last week was deeply saddening. Evangelical Protestants should not attend the Roman Catholic mass under any circumstances. It is much more important to be faithful to God and His truth that to court the popularity of fellow human beings. The issues are so serious that evangelicals should never be anywhere near the sacrifice of the mass. To do so is to dishonor God and the sacrifice of Christ at Calvary. Surely it a case of obeying God rather than men. It is claimed by Rome that during the mass the bread and wine are changed by the power of the priest at the moment of consecration into the actual body, blood and soul and divinity of Christ. The doctrine of transubstantiation strikes at the very heart of the gospel.”
He added: “ If we love the Lord Jesus Christ and are trusting alone in His finished work on the cross and looking forward to His coming again, then we must reject the Mass and refuse to be present when it is celebrated. While it is right to reach out to those who grieve, the Bible tells us that true Christian charity ‘rejoice not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.’ Love for and loyalty to our blessed Saviour must take priority. If Peter Robinson and Tom Elliot were true Christians they will come to regret what they have done.”
No-one who knows the gospel of Christ as revealed in Scripture and also knows what the Roman Catholic Mass is, can countenance the blasphemous claims of the Church of Rome.
Only ignorance of one or the other could permit a professing Christian to attend such an abomination. The professing Christian, who faced with the truth about the Mass, persists in attending it, calls into serious question the reality of their profession of faith.
That professing Christians are again in this day showing alarming tendencies to attend the Mass and justify such attendance, only demonstrates the ignorance that is descending upon the Church of Christ and the unconscionable failure of preachers whose calling it is to expound the true nature of the gospel and warn faithfully against all error.
“The Hurt of hearing the Mass”
by John Bradford, English martyr (1510-1555).
Rev Brian McClung has compiled a timely synopsis of one of the last articles written by John Bradford as he awaited his burning at the stake in 1555 for standing up for the truths of the gospel and refusing to bow before Popish terror tactics.
The synopsis complements Rev McClung’s recent article on the attendance at the Mass by Mr Peter Robinson, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. It also presents a challenge to those who were strangely unwilling to comment on Mr Robinson’s action even though in the past they were noted for their vociferous reactions to the attendance of Protestant leaders, both political and religious, at the Mass.
In addition, it shows the folly of the Orange Order’s decision not to act against those members who breached its rules on attendance at the Mass and the acquiescence of its members in such a decision and also those within its ranks who have called for a removal of such rules.
This synopsis should particularly be studied by those foolish Free Presbyterians who, contrary to God’s Word and the witness and testimony of their own denomination, seek to defend Peter Robinson’s attendance at the Mass.
Dear Christian, please read this warning that comes to us from the condemned cell of one of the greatest of the English Reformers and Martyrs.
Click here to read the article.
More important to honour the memory of Jesus Christ than honouring the memory of anyone else.
It is being reported that Peter Robinson is going to attend the funeral of murdered Roman Catholic police officer Ronan Kerr. This means that he is going to attend the Roman Catholic Mass. Back in the month of February this year Peter Robinson indicated that he would do this. Click here to read the full article…
This article was posted by Rev. Brian McClung on his blog site, Sound of an alarm.
DUP Education Spokesman, Mervyn Storey MLA – a modern “Mr Facing-Both-Ways”
On 1st April Mr Storey was interviewed on the “Nolan Show” on BBC’s Radio Ulster.
He was loyally advocating his party leader’s call for integrated education – that is all children should be educated in one non-religious state system. He is, after all, the DUP Education spokesman!
To listen to a part of Mr. Storey’s interview use the player below.
Read the full article here.