The first 3 chapters of the book of Revelation contains messages to the true historical Christian Churches of 2,000 years ago. God acknowledges they had once been true witnesses but sadly some departed from the truth.
For example, here is the message to the Church at Sardis, Rev 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
The same events and circumstances have occurred over and over again in almost every part of the world.
1. God in his grace and mercy raises up some true Bible believing Church in some nation.
2. It remains faithful for a generation or two an exerts a powerful influence for good in the nation in which God has providentially placed it.
3. In the third or fourth generation people spring up who no longer believe the same original truths. They start to infest the “Church,” it departs from God and his word and ends up in apostate Spiritual darkness. The Spiritually blind are now leading those who are even more Spiritually blind.
The Old Testament shows this sequence of events repeating itself again and again in the history of the ancient Israelites, until God eventually removed most of them from the land of Israel for their sin.
Just in case people get the impression this slide into Apostasy only happened in Biblical times, I would like to show you an illustration of the same thing occurring in the “modern era” in one part of North Belfast.
A few days ago I stumbled upon a website giving the details of the history of Great Georges st and McCrory Memorial Presbyterian Church situated in the Duncairn Gardens area. The story commences in the early years of the 1800s with an account of the life and faithful witness of Thomas Toye in the old York street area.
God blessed the witness of a true Christian and his immediate predesssors, however the true Christians in the pulpit were soon replaced by the Apostate, phony preachers and within a few generations the witness of the Presbyterian Church in this part of N.Belfast has been blighted by the brats of the Devil.
The serious plunge into Apostasy can be traced to the 1960s and the arrival of a certain Mr Meldrum. As you can read, the Spiritual witness became ineffectual at this period and the “Church” plus the surrounding area went into a decline from which it as never recovered.
The Apostasy did not leave other Churches in the area unscathed, Duncairn Presbyterian Church was another Church blighted by the same evil. It was once a true and thriving witness to God`s truth and if my memory serves me correctly it gets an honourable mention in the book, “The history of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland,” by James Seaton Reid.
It certainly gets a mention on Nelson McLundy`s blog, Nelson is a BI, NO! it does not mean “British Intelligence,” it means “British Israelite.” Here is a link to his blog.
For some reason, Gerry Kelly the well-known bomber and IRA/MI5 member takes a very close interest in the well-being of the former Duncairn Church, I wonder why that is? Maybe he intends it to be turned into a recrutiment center or a retirement home for former IRA/MI5 members?
Just goes to show you, Revival and God`s blessing can be turned into the Devil`s plaything within 200 years. The true gospel which was preached by faithful men like Thomas Toye is a vastly different message than the false message which is propagated by evil reprobates like Lesley Carroll and the insidious VBC stooge, William Creepy Crawley.
Carroll and Crawley are just two of the theological vipers who have brought disaster to the Presbyterian Church in Belfast.