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Sunday, 27 April 2014


The origin of the word “ecumenical” originates from the Greek word oikoumenē which means the inhabited world. The two main bodies that promote ecumenism are The World Council of Churches (WCC) and its US counterpart the National Council of Churches (NCC). The first ecumenical assembly was held in 1948 in Amsterdam when it adopted the motto “ONE WORLD – ONE CHURCH”.

WCC member churches in the UK at the present time consist of the following:

Baptist Union of Great Britain
Church in Wales
Church of England
Church of Scotland
Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church of Wales
Scottish Episcopal Church
Union of Welsh Independents
United Free Church of Scotland
United Reformed Church

Ecumenism is undoubtedly the biggest threat to Biblical Christianity in this critical Laodicean Age of lukewarm Christianity. From it’s very name and motto, the focus of ecumenism is on this world. The ecumenical movement is a direct contradiction of the claim that the kingdom of Jesus Christ is not of this world: Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (John 18/36)

This present age will end in deception, apostasy and the false Antichrist religion: Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2/3-4)

False prophets and teachers: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (2 Peter 2/1-3) .

The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) falsely describes itself as: “The one, holy, catholic and apostolic church, founded by Christ himself.” The ultimate objective of the RCC is to be reunited with the historically separated denominations and to integrate them into itself. Though the RCC is not a WCC member, since the Second Vatican Council (1961-65) it has been heavily involved with ecumenism. The spirit of Antichrist working through the ecumenical movement will finally bring all churches, cults and religions into a deviant one world church regardless of doctrine and truth will be thrown to the ground (Daniel 8/12). We see this progressing in front of our very eyes….. the ultimate outcome being: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (Revelation 17/5). The mother harlot is the Roman Catholic Church and her daughters are the “separated brethren”, those denominations who reintegrate with her and accept all of her apostasies and abominations. Why is it that so very many church leaders today tragically do not see (or claim not to see) that the ecumenism is a deception and that their involvement in it is doomed? These stooges of Satan will be destroyed when he has finished using them: And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire….. (Revelation 17/16)

Considering the dire warnings given in the scriptures, Bible believing Christians should not support or have any part of the Antichrist ecumenical system or belong to any church that promotes or flirts with ecumenism. Participation and acceptance is just as much sin as worshipping the false gods of other religions. God’s Word specifically commands true believers to “come out of her” – this is not optional: Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues. (Revelation 18/4; see also 2 Corinthians 6/17)

The ecumenical movement has rejected the Bible as the infallible word of God and has its own distorted Bible version which is sanctioned by Rome. Furthermore, essential Christian doctrine such as creationism, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, a literal hell, the inerrancy of the Bible are all denied by the ecumenical movement. The ecumenical movement suppresses the message of the gospel regarding sin, repentance and personal salvation and replaces it with a “social gospel” of secular political activism around mostly liberal issues such as social justice, ending poverty etc.

Many today validate their so called “ministries” by the presence of signs as proof that God is at work However signs and wonders are definitely not proof that God is at work. The acid test is always the scriptures regardless of manifestations.


“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’  (Matthew 7/21-23)

Ecumenism plus charismatic lying signs and wonders will be the hallmark of the second person of the unholy trinity, the false prophet (Revelation 13/13; 19/20). Those people who refuse to love the truth (the scriptures) will be utterly deceived by lying signs and wonders (2 Thessalonians 2/9) and will worship the beast (Antichrist).

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. (2 Thessalonians 2/9-10)

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (2 Timothy 4/3-4)

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (Revelation 12/9).

“Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.”
—C.H. Spurgeon

Ecumenical ‘Churches Together’ in Leicester – Breakfast 10th May

“This event was inspired by a sermon preached by David Hind from Trinity Life Church.” - We should not be surprised! Any leader that validates the ministry of necromancer Benny Hinn and approves of gambling by utilising lottery funding at the expense of the gospel is an enemy of the cross of Christ (Phillipians 3/18). In biblical terms a leader should be beyond reproach with purity of doctrine (Titus 2/8).

What do the following people have in common?

What accord has Christ with Belial? (2 Corinthians 6/15)

David Monteith Leicester Cathedral
John Bentham Clarendon Park Congregational
Rachel Parkinson Leicester North Methodist Circuit
David Hind Trinity Life Church
Sunny George All Saints
John Potter Abbotts Road URC
Marvin Hector Shiloh Pentecostal Fellowship
Taiwo Olugbenga City of Favour (RCCG)
Steve Barber Leicester City Vineyard
Joel Haye New Testament Church of God
Margaret Gillespie St Margarets
Andrew Curry Leicester Christian Aid Committee
Ian Jones All Nations Church
Richard Worsfold Church of the Martyrs
Helen Hayes Pioneer minister for the homeless
David Adams Leicester Fellowship of Pastors
Marlise Adam Lutheran Church
Ebaneeza Babalola Covenant of God (RCCG)
Peter Shepherd Stoneygate Baptist Church
Vic Allsop Churches Together in Leicestershire
Paul Richards Christchurch Clarendon Park
David Howarth Leicester Moravian Church
John McGinley Holy Trinity
Barry Naylor St. Nicholas and St Andrew’s

http://www.churchestogetherinleicestershire.org/index.php?module=pagesmith&uop=view_page&id=136s inhabited world’…….

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 23/1)

Dear Reader – Do you have questions about Jesus Christ and how to be truly saved? If so, then please read my post: GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many." (Matthew 7.13)

Leicester@theCross is being organised by the Anglican Church. It is being led by John McGinley Vicar of Holy Trinity Church and organised by Tim Stratford who is the Archdeacon of Leicester. This ecumenical event will replace Christ in the Centre on what is erroneously referred to as the date of Christ's crucifixion. Good Friday falls this year on the 18th of April.

Leicester@theCross is yet another instance of the ecumenical prostitution of the churches in Leicester. It is being supported by Knighton Evangelical Free Church, Trinity Life Church and no doubt others who claim to be “evangelical”. The organisers promise “a fresh approach......uniting traditions – new and old together in a clear act of witness."   A clear witness to what though? The organisers are not giving much away except to say that the events will be told through music, drama, and singing of Easter hymns.

The Anglicans teach that Pagans, witches, Muslims and Christians worship the same god! They are quite literally creating "a pagan church" to help them stay relevant to society. These teachings are the very antithesis of biblical Christianity. As such one wonders how the Anglicans can possibly represent Jesus Christ!

"Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers."



While presenting itself as owning the very name of Christianity, ecumenism is a vile heresy which poses the gravest threat to Biblical Christianity. As the poison takes hold, the lie is perpetrated that spiritual unity is more important than truth – this is the spirit of Antichrist which seeks to supplant genuine faith in Jesus Christ as the only way to the Father (John 14/6).

Ecumenism involves promoting unity between Christian denominations and churches previously separated by doctrine, history and practice. These initiatives are often referred to as interdenominational. Ecumenism is aimed at worldwide unity and a single church. This involves unity between orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics who are engaged in idolatry and who have a different gospel..... it involves syncretism and unity with those denominations who have compromised with doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4/1). Examples of this are liberal church views on interfaith, homosexuality, gay marriage, evolution, Chrislam and replacement theology (the belief that the church replaces national Israel) etc.

Ecumenism is also linked to interfaith or multifaith pluralism which promotes worldwide unity among religions through greater cooperation and improved understanding. They tell us that truth is relative rather than absolute and that we must embrace all beliefs as viable truth, but this is not what the Bible teaches. Are we pleasing men or God by giving validity to pagan religions whose beliefs are detestable to God and whose deities are referred to as demons in the Bible? What accord has Christ with Belial? (2 Corinthians 6/15)

.....what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? (1 Corinthians 10/20-22)

For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. (1 Thessalonians 2/3-4)

The prophet Amos asks a very critical question: Can two walk together unless they are agreed? (Amos 3/3) The answer to that question is a resounding NO! No matter what banner of “Christianity” we profess, if we do not agree with the Holy Scriptures which are the inerrant Word of God then we have no part of Jesus Christ. Ecumenism directly contradicts the command of scripture to be of one mind (Philippians 2/2). Ecumenism is to bring faith down to the lowest common denominator and by doing so it negates biblical truth. The apostolic teaching is to be of one mind and one body by believing, speaking, and doing all the things that have been handed down to us by Jesus Christ and the apostles. True unity in the spirit is to be united by biblical beliefs, being perfectly joined together of the same mind in accord with Christ Jesus (Romans 15/5). Not through any human agency: For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? (1 Corinthians 3/4)

…..complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. (Philippians 2/2)

John 17 is quoted by those who seek to pursue the false oneness of ecumenism. However what John 17 says is that unity is conditional upon truth as given by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. (John 17/17)

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. (2 Corinthians 11/4)

Leviticus 26/14-39 says several times and in several different ways that if people walk contrary to God, then he will walk contrary to them:

“But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments, if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant, then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. I will set my face against you, and you shall be struck down before your enemies.................."  (Leviticus 26/14....)

"I once walked with you" (Le 26:12) as a Father and Husband (Isa 54:5; Jer 3:14); but now your way and Mine are utterly diverse; there can therefore be no fellowship between us such as there was (Am 3:2); I will walk with you only to "punish you"; as a "lion" walks with his "prey" (Am 3:4), as a bird-catcher with a bird [Tarnovius]. The prophets, and all servants of God, can have no fellowship with the ungodly (Ps 119:63; 2Co 6:16, 17; Eph 5:11; Jas 4:4)."

"Without concord there is no communion ….. sin puts enmity between God and man. regenerate and unregenerate persons cannot walk together, there being no concord, 2 Corinthians 6:14; they must agree in the way Christ, and in the fundamental principles of religion; and in worship, and the manner of it; and in all the ordinances of the Gospel, and the manner of administering them."

For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. (John 17/8)

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (John 17/3)

Your word is a lamp to my feet. (Psalm 119/105)

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 1/9)

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 23/1)

"Apostasy is spreading throughout Christian churches that were once staunchly fundamental. These apostate churches are suppressing the gospel that they once declared faithfully and openly. Caryl Matrisciana details how pastors are intentionally deceiving their congregations and leading them into eternal error."

Saturday, 5 April 2014


What are Richard Taylor's motives for doing the Crime-Stopper series “It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief”? From a biblical standpoint, should a minister of the Lord (so called) be engaged in this sort of activity?
Richard Taylor demonstrates with aptitude and pride those things of which he should be ashamed (Romans 6/21). He appears to be very much enjoying the notoriety and a kind of perverted glory from his previous life of crime instead of fulfilling the calling of a genuine shepherd to suffer for the gospel of Christ. In the process he is upsetting and humiliating the very people he purports to be helping – namely the shopkeepers and their staff. Taylor demonstrates criminal “skills” which the general public were no doubt previously unaware. To shopkeepers and law enforcement agencies it is important to know these things, but these techniques may actually put ideas into the minds of weak people who would not otherwise have considered stealing. This series may be something of a double edged sword which could actually encourage stealing rather than prevent it!
The series itself confirms that as fast as deterrents to shoplifting are put into place, the criminals always find new ways of getting around them. The problem with humanity is the heart, not the outward actions (Jeremiah 17/9). People need to repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ so that their sins can be blotted out (Acts 3/19). Along with protecting the flock entrusted to them, this should be the number one priority of any true pastor. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way that people can really be changed from their hearts and be saved.
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (Mark 16/15)

Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12/25)C
What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. (Galatians 6/15b)
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6/9-11)
Paul's instruction to Timothy:
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. (2 Timothy 2/3-4)
To another he (Jesus Christ) said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9/59-60; Matthew 8/21-22) In other words – let the spiritually dead, (those who are not true Christians – unregenerate people who have not been renewed by the Holy Spirit) deal with their own problems. Jesus Christ goes on to say: “But as for you (in this case probably an apostle) go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” This man probably wished to stay with his father until his father's death, and his request seemed reasonable in humanistic terms..... but not to Jesus Christ. Following Christ is a tough call contrary to popular belief. Jesus Christ told this man to prioritise and focus on his calling.

In the case of Richard Taylor, no biblical argument can be made for doing the series “It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief”. The Bible tells us that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one (1 John 5/19). The problems of this world will never be resolved until the return of Jesus Christ. Christians are not called to fix the problems of this world or to attempt to make the world a better place without the gospel.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2/15)
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. (John 17/16).


I do not believe for one second that Richard Taylor is a genuine minister of the Lord. For one thing his doctrine is totally unbiblical and his guest speakers are all apostates without exception. The so called Welsh Outpouring has dredged up many problems involving the dubious ministry of Richard Taylor and his sidekick Andrew Parsons. Instead of breaking the law of the land as a criminal, Taylor has taken full advantage of his transferable skills as a con artist. Furthermore he has influential connections and even has the authorities on side - The way of the wicked prospers and the treacherous thrive. (Jeremiah 12)

…..if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11/3)
In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. (Psalm 37/10)

It really was very odd that Cllr Haynes should represent local residents over retrospective planning permissions and also promote Unite@Victory on her Facebook page. Cllr Haynes has close relatives and Facebook friends attending Victory Church in Cwmbran. Needless to say, no action has been taken against Victory Church to address retrospective planning permissions despite legitimate complaints. Similarly no action has been taken to protect the residents of Victory Outreach UK, despite a number of people raising genuine concerns that the ex-prisoners under the “care” of VOUK have come under the cultish influence of the leaders of Victory Church. These ex-prisoners were obligated to attend the nightly meetings and were subjected to hours and hours of mind control techniques and false teaching. In addition no answer has been forthcoming concerning VC's very strange acquisition of their campus at Merthyr Tydfil. With suspect qualifications and phony healings, Richard Taylor is as much a scam artist as ever he was, only now he does it by spiritual deception. Incredibly, despite irrefutable evidence to the contrary, a core group of people still attend Victory Church and attribute the false manifestations to an “outpouring” of the Holy Spirit.
An appalling and horrible thing
has happened in the land:
the prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests rule at their direction;
my people love to have it so,
but what will you do when the end comes?
(Jeremiah 5/30-31)

These are just a few of the issues that have been thrown up by the so called “Welsh Outpouring” which is spreading like gangrene into various parts of the UK (2 Timothy 2/17).
Taylor and Parsons are not honest and open about their finances.
Local residents have been upset by the nightly “outpouring” meetings which were held without planning permission. Victory Church only have planning permission for one assembly meeting a week.

Concerns were raised that the residents of Victory Outreach UK were coerced into attending all the“outpouring” meetings and were suffering from abusive treatment. http://watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/richard-taylor-andrew-parsons- self.html#comment-form
Concerns were raised by the medical profession about the alleged “healings” at Victory Church, none of which can be medically verified. http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2013-08-15/cwmbran-church-under-scrutiny-over-miracle-healings/)
Taylor and other leaders of Victory Church insist that they are addressed as “Pastor” as a prefix to their names. Ironically the qualifications of Taylor and Parsons previously published on their website are suspect. http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/call-no-man-your-father-matthew-239_9.html
Bethania Chapel in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil was acquired by Victory Church under very dubious circumstances. http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-welsh-outpouring-open-letter-to.html


“In 2013 after hosting a national conference in Cardiff The Lord spoke to them (Taylor and Parsons) from psalms 2:8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession’ Today VIM (Victory International Ministries) is carrying an evangelistic anointing to the nations by hosting conferences, crusades, revival meetings and teaching materials to resource the body of Christ in reaching nations.” http://viministry.org/about-us/
Psalm 2/8 taken IN context is messianic i.e. it refers to the Messiah and no one else! It is a conversation between God the Father and the Son and concerns the reign of the Lord's anointed, Jesus Christ during his millennial reign. The Gentiles will be divided into nations with Jesus Christ as their righteous ruler (Psalm 2/8; Isaiah 42/1; Daniel 7/14,27).
I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” (Psalm 2/7-9)
For Taylor and Parsons to take messianic prophecies and apply them to themselves is the very height of arrogance. This is the spirit of antichrist who is not only against Christ but is a usurper and puts himself in the place of Christ.
The title of the series “It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief” is very apt.

University College London researchers have come up with some very interesting findings:
“Human beings are surprisingly bad at spotting deception - perhaps because we do so much of it - but one group are VERY good... liars themselves.

In a speaking test, liars were able to spot other liars far more accurately than people who told the truth - which might explain why poker players are good at both.”
Taylor says that the thieves don't care about those they steal from. That phrase: “they don't care” has stuck in my mind regarding Taylor - he just doesn't care.

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared..... (1 Timothy 1/1-2)
Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; (Revelation 18/4)