News From The Front – December 2000

Dear praying friends,

As I begin to prepare this newsletter it is now almost 4 weeks since we moved to our new home in Ballynahinch. All that is said about the stress involved in moving house has proved to be accurate but thankfully many ‘loose ends’ are gradually being tied up.

We give thanks to God for His faithfulness and are confident that in due course all outstanding matters will be successfully concluded. Enclosed by separate letter are fuller details of the move as it has impacted on “Take Heed” Ministries.

As this landmark ‘millennium’ year draws to a close it is evident that the forces of darkness are flexing their spiritual muscles, confident that the tide of popular opinion is flowing their way. This should come as no surprise as Paul tells us of such a time when people “will not endure sound doctrine” [2 Timothy 4:3]. His remedy for such a situation was simple and concise “Preach the Word” [v 2]. Your prayers and continuing support for “Take Heed” are coveted that we may faithfully take an effective stand for truth in these days of great compromise.

Your servant for Christ

CECIL ANDREWS

  •  “THERE SHALL BE FALSE TEACHERS AMONG YOU” – 2 PETER 2:1

Peter like Paul predicted the appearance and presence of false teachers within the professing church and more and more examples of such teachings and their tolerance are emerging as time passes. The next articles will cite several examples of teachings that in former days would have found no acceptance amongst God’s people and yet today they have caused barely a ripple of comment

  •  ‘JUDAS MAY BE IN HEAVEN’ – REV JAMES FRASER

On Sunday 20 August the Radio Ulster broadcast service came from Portrush when Rev James Fraser was the preacher. His sermon related to the crucifixion as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. I obtained from Mr Fraser a transcript of his sermon and he also kindly supplied an audiotape of the service. I was extremely disturbed by the content of the sermon and wrote to Mr Fraser on 20 September. I am setting out herewith an edited version of my letter to Mr Fraser – the editing entails removing some of the overlapping scripture references that were included in totality in my letter to Mr Fraser. My concerns over what Mr Fraser preached will be clearly evident as I raise various issues in the course of my letter.

  • Dear Rev Fraser,

God’s Word makes clear that Pastors have a grave responsibility to be “rightly dividing the word of truth” [2 Timothy 2:15]. As I both read and listened to your sermon I found myself confronted with information and views that appeared to either add to the Word of God or to distort the Word of God. I should therefore be most grateful if you would respond to a number of questions that were raised in my own understanding as a result of your sermon.

At the start you painted a background picture of Judas growing up and conveyed the following impressions

(a) That the father of Judas was versed in the scriptures

(b) That Judas was used to handling animals including the donkey

(c) That Judas was more politically energised than the disciples from Galilee and bore a greater resentment against the Romans because of their occupation of the country and this would influence his later decision to betray Christ.

You then moved on to the Lord’s requisitioning of a donkey for His entrance into Jerusalem and stated

(a) That John was sent because he knew the family that owned the donkey and

(b) That Judas was sent because he was used to handling animals.

At this point can I ask if you have any what I might term ‘substance’ to verify these impressions and statements or are they based purely upon ‘speculation’? Paul did instruct in 1 Corinthians 4:6 “not to think of men above that which is written”.

Moving on you suggest that Judas believed that Christ could have set up a kingdom that day but that for whatever reason ‘he let it go’ and for the rest of the week Christ reverted back to a daily diet of preaching.

Going on you suggest if I read you rightly that Judas decided that he would have to bring matters to a head if Christ was going to set up His kingdom – ‘Then I decided! If he wouldn’t do it, I would! I would bring the whole thing to a head’. The decision to betray Christ according to your sermon was apparently motivated by this political ambition of Judas and when Christ meekly went with the arresting guards Judas saw his plan had apparently backfired – ‘Then it all went wrong. They grabbed him and he didn’t raise a finger to defend himself…I could hardly believe it as they led him off. He went without a word – only a look – at me’.

Earlier you infer that Judas was confused when Christ said to him at the last supper ‘to go and do quickly what I must do’ and that by accident rather than design he found himself ‘at the High Priest’s House’. You convey the impression that Judas was uncertain about where Christ would be later that night – ‘I didn’t know. Probably the garden of Gethsemane’. The whole picture painted in your sermon is that what happened in the garden was not pre-planned and not pre-meditated and when it did happen it was politically motivated.

My reading of God’s Word paints a different picture entirely. I find no hint of Judas being politically motivated in his betrayal of Christ but rather being motivated solely by greed – and that his actions were premeditated and planned

John 12:4-6 “Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein”. [Greed!]

[Matthew Henry – In Judas a foul sin is gilded over with a plausible pretence].

Matthew 26:14-16 “Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him”. [Greed and premeditation!]

[Matthew Henry – It is not the lack, but the love of money, that is the root of all evil. After he had made that wicked bargain, Judas had time to repent, and to revoke it; but when lesser acts of dishonesty have hardened the conscience men do without hesitation that which is more shameful].

Mark 14:10-11 “And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him”. [Greed and planned premeditation!]

[Matthew Henry – Covetousness was Judas’ master lust, and that betrayed him to the sin of betraying his Master; the devil suited his temptation to that, and so conquered him].

Luke 22:3-6 “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he PROMISED, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude”. [Greed and planned premeditation]

[Matthew Henry – Christ knew all men, and had wise and holy ends in taking Judas to be a disciple. How he who knew Christ so well, came to betray him, we are here told; Satan entered into Judas. It is hard to say whether more mischief is done to Christ’s kingdom, by the power of its open enemies, or by the treachery of its pretended friends; but without the latter, its enemies could not do so much evil as they do]

John 13:2 “And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him”; [No hint of a noble political motive here]

[Matthew Henry – What way of access the devil has to men’s hearts we cannot tell. But some sins are so exceedingly sinful, and there is so little temptation to them from the world and the flesh, that it is plain they are directly from Satan].

Matthew 26:45-49 “Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me. And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him”. [Prophesied, planned and premeditated]

When Peter denied the Lord we have biblical witness that Jesus gave him ‘a look’ [Luke 22:61] – can you supply any biblical witness to what you preached namely ‘He went without a word – only a look – at me’?

Now to the suggestion that Judas may be in heaven – what saith the scriptures?

The Lord Himself outlined the purpose for which He came to earth – “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” [Luke 19:10]. He came to save a people given to Him by His Father as we see in Matthew 1:21 and John 17:9 and their salvation is assured by the testimony of the Lord’s own words in John 6:37. No one for whom Christ died will be lost. Was Judas numbered amongst the ‘saved’ or the ‘lost’?

John 17:11-12 “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled”.

The gravity of the expression “son of perdition” is emphasised by the fact that it is only used on one other occasion in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 when we read of Christ’s destruction at His second coming of “that man of sin” and we can be certain that anyone called “son of perdition” by the Lord is eternally lost.

Matthew 26:21-25 “And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said”.

Before Judas was conceived he didn’t exist. After his death if he had gone to heaven that would surely have been better [“having a desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better” Philippians 1:23] than having never been born. But that is not his state – his state is worse than if he had never been born leaving only one clear-cut teaching in this passage from the lips of the Saviour Himself and that is that Judas is now in hell.

I believe in the light of the foregoing that you in your sermon were not “rightly dividing the word of truth” [2 Timothy 2:15] and the fact that this was a broadcast service means that your erroneous teaching reached an even wider audience.

In humility of spirit I would ask you to respond to the questions I have put to you but more than that I would humbly ask you before God to consider publicly admitting your error through your pulpit to your congregation and through the media [press or broadcast] to the wider listening/ reading audience.

The Lord has for over 10 years called me to a ‘watchman’ ministry known as “Take Heed” Ministries and I would intend to inform my readership in my December newsletter of what has hitherto taken place. Let me assure you I take no joy in bringing these matters before them and my earnest prayer is that through this letter you will by the Spirit of God come to acknowledge your error and repent of it – that would truly be a ‘happy ending’.

  • Your servant for Christ
  • Cecil Andrews – “Take Heed” Ministries

In the light of no response to my letter I contacted Rev Fraser by phone on 13 November. He confirmed receipt of my letter and explained he had been too busy thus far to reply although he might get round to it. He made 3 points to me.

1. He felt the scriptures were unclear about the final fate of Judas so I referred him to what the Lord said in Matthew 26:21-25 [see page 6].

2. He felt my readers would not really be interested in the fate of Judas. I explained they would be very interested in correct biblical teaching and would also appreciate being alerted to false teachers [see Romans 16:17].

3. He stated that many people had welcomed and had been helped by what he had preached. I stated that this was simply a confirmation of what the scriptures predict in 2 Timothy 4:3.

In conclusion Mr Fraser requested that a copy of my newsletter be sent to him and I would confirm that I will be forwarding a copy to him. May God grant him the insight and humility to repent and recant.

  • ‘JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES WILL BE IN HEAVEN’
  • SIR CLIFF RICHARD

 A brother in Christ loaned me a video called ‘Cliff – When The Music Stops’. The video, which is distributed by Word (UK) Ltd, appears to have been made back about 1992 for in it Cliff refers to himself as a 52 year old and of course just in recent months he celebrated his 60th birthday. Basically this video showed Cliff preparing for a question time with a group of young people who were there to specifically ask him questions related to his professed Christian faith.

When asked why there was sickness in the world, Cliff was unable to offer an explanation for its presence and reality. When asked about young people involving themselves with the occult he stated that it was ‘dangerous’. Yes, that is true but it is also “sinful” according to God’s word and “sin” would also have explained the entrance of sickness into the world but for whatever reason Cliff appeared to be allergic to using the word “sin”. Perhaps you think I’m being overly critical but let me quote in full Cliff’s reply to the following question.

  • QUESTION – ‘ WHY DID JESUS DIE?’
  • SIR CLIFF RICHARD’S ANSWER

‘It’s funny that should come up because only last night, I read my bible every night, and there was a scripture there in Hebrews and it says Jesus had to come as a human being so that he could die. So it meant that God in His preplanning of things had planned that Jesus would die. Now the question is why – why death?

He had to die to prove to you and me that death was not something to fear, that he could take us into a life with Him after our death.

What that life is – the bible says that it is so wonderful that no eye has seen and no ear has heard of the glory that God has waiting for us. I don’t know what that means.

I don’t really know what heaven is other than being with God for ever but the knowledge that Jesus is alive is the reason why I believe that one day Christians will be with him. And not just Christians – there’ll be Jehovah’s Witnesses there too – not all of them – not all Catholics – not all that call themselves Christians – not everyone that goes to church will be there.

It’ll just be the people who have recognised Jesus and have humbly said – I’m yours – take over’.

In explaining why Christ had to die Sir Cliff Richard has just managed to avoid using words like “sin”, “sacrifice”, “substitution”, “salvation”, “ransom”, “redemption”, “remission”, “reconciliation”. An explanation of Calvary that omits any reference to these biblical doctrines is a flawed and unfaithful explanation and puts a question mark over a person’s understanding of Christ who Himself declared at the last supper when speaking symbolically and prophetically of His death

“this is my blood of the new testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins” Matthew 26:28

As for Cliff’s claim that ‘there’ll be Jehovah’s Witnesses there too – not all of them’ – this is a most disturbing claim. Yes of course God can and does save Jehovah’s Witnesses but in consequence they leave that organisation and its false teachings and many in fact seek thereafter to bring the scriptural truth of the gospel to those still led astray by the Watchtower. Perhaps Cliff has somehow convinced himself that his close friend Hank Marvin [lead guitarist with Cliff’s former backing group ‘The Shadows’] who is a Jehovah’s Witness is somehow going to get to heaven even though he is following the false Christ of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is tragic that such a pop-icon missed a marvellous opportunity to trumpet forth the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ and Him Crucified. One can only question the wisdom of putting this video into the public domain where it can serve only to sow seeds of error and confusion and we do well to remind ourselves that “God is not the author of confusion” [1 Corinthians 14:33].

  • AN ‘ALPHA’ ASSESSMENT – NICKY GUMBEL’S ‘GOSPEL’

On Monday 25 September 2000 I went to hear Nicky Gumbel and his ALPHA team in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. According to the Belfast Telegraph advert [16 September] this was ‘An opportunity to explore the meaning of life’. In this assessment I want to focus exclusively upon my first hand encounter at the meeting with Nicky Gumbel’s ‘gospel’ presentation.

1. The whole thrust of Nicky Gumbel’s message focussed upon man and his problems – there was nothing said about the world and mankind as seen from God’s perspective. Those attending were never made aware that because of Adam’s sin/mankind’s fall, unsaved sinners in this world are “dead in trespasses and sins” [Ephesians 2:1] with the “wrath of God abiding on them’ [John 3:36]. God’s love was mentioned frequently but “the fierceness of his anger” [Joshua 7:26] never got a mention. As a result there was no attempt to induce ‘reverent fear’ of the Lord, which is of course the beginning of true “knowledge” [Proverbs 1:7].

 2. There was studiously no reference to or use of the word ‘sin’ [shades of Sir Cliff Richard again]. Man’s problems were identified as ‘wrongdoings’ but never was any yardstick identified [ie God’s law, which of course is “the schoolmaster” ordained “to bring us unto Christ” Galatians 3:24] in the context and light of which mans actions could be classified as ‘wrongdoings’.

3. The result of these ‘wrongdoings’ was apparently ‘guilt’ and ‘addiction’ and these are, we were told, what Christ can set people free from. Again reference to or use of the word ‘condemnation’ as found for example in John 3:19 was studiously avoided.

4. Jesus was presented as one who would be able to ‘satisfy’ people – Matthew 1:21 immediately sprang to my mind “Thou shalt call his name Jesus for he shall SAVE his people from their sins”.

5. The answer to what was being put across as what I can only call man’s ‘pity party’ is according to Nicky Gumbel friendship and companionship with God. Whilst that is in part true, the vital truth about the first step that can lead to such a relationship was hardly mentioned at all. The real answer to happiness with an ensuing friendship and companionship with God is found in Psalm 32:1 “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered’. Friendship was elevated and exalted above forgiveness as being the means to happiness for man.

6. A story was told of a man who retrieved a bottle from the sea and inside was a ‘will’ bequeathing money to whoever found the bottle. The man wasn’t going to bother about it but others encouraged him to ‘check it out’. He did and ended up inheriting a small fortune. People were then encouraged to likewise ‘check Jesus out’. Never at any time was the eternal consequence [ie a lost eternity in HELL – another word never referred to or used] spelt out for those who would not ‘check Jesus out’.

7. When Peter preached on the day of Pentecost those listening “were pricked in their heart” [Acts 2:37]. There was no attempt made to likewise confront people in the Waterfront Hall with the reality of and consequences of their lost and sinful condition because the truth was that Nicky Gumbel unlike Peter in Jerusalem and Paul in Ephesus ‘shunned to declare unto them all the counsel of God’ [Acts 20:27].

8. Overall an inaccurate and incomplete view of God was presented and a faulty diagnosis of man’s problem was presented. Christ was presented as a ‘satisfier’ and not a ‘Saviour’.

9. Throughout the message a blatantly ‘free will’, ‘take it or leave it’ ‘Arminian’ view was presented and Nicky rounded his talk off with a typical easy-believism ‘sinners prayer’.

10. I do not for one moment doubt the sincerity and loving zeal of Nicky Gumbel. The problem is that he and Alpha are attempting to ‘evangelise’ people their way [they don’t offend people by confronting them with the truth about SIN] and are not evangelising people in God’s biblically ordained way. They prefer the Robert Schuller approach [he regards any attempt to make people aware of their lost and sinful condition as being ‘uncouth and unchristian’] as opposed to the John the Baptist approach – a straight forward approach where sin is concerned such as we find in John’s direct challenge to Herod about his sinful relationship with Herodias [Matthew 14:4].

This meeting served to confirm what I stated during my ALPHA talk in Belfast in May that the Alpha Course does not truly evangelise people. References also during the meeting by Nicky to Christians within a wide range of denominations including Roman Catholicism also served to demonstrate that ALPHA does not equip people to discern false ‘gospels’ such as the one presented in Roman Catholicism. In consequence it is clear that ALPHA does not present the answer to the ‘meaning of life’ because they fail in the light of biblical truth to clearly and accurately identify man’s true condition before God. Likewise they fail to clearly and accurately proclaim “the gospel” [see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4] of the Lord Jesus Christ who by His person and work alone can save man from his true condition and bring true ‘meaning to life’.

“Men with great zeal and little knowledge are inventing ingenious methods for catching men but for my part I believe in nothing but letting down the gospel net”

C H Spurgeon

  • ‘Circumcision – a criteria for fellowship’
  • Rev Trevor Morrow

The current moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev Trevor Morrow, has made no secret of his enthusiasm for the ecumenical movement and since his installation in June he has regularly participated publicly in ecumenical events. He has been keen to foster ‘fellowship’ in particular with those who label themselves as ‘Evangelical Catholics’. He was one of a number of leading ecumenical Protestant churchmen who wrote favourable commendations in the 1998 Evangelical Catholic publication entitled ‘Adventures in Reconciliation – 29 Catholic Testimonies’. In his commendation Mr Morrow suggested that Evangelical Christians [like myself] who will not fellowship with those claiming to be ‘Evangelical’ but still ‘Catholic’ were guilty of copying the error of the Judaisers by our refusal to fellowship. This is how he worded it –

‘The Jewish Christians from Jerusalem had come down to Galatia and were fearful that Paul’s message of justification apart from the work of the law would undermine the traditions and identity of their Jewish inheritance. They were insisting that it was not enough for a Gentile to believe in Jesus Christ. They also had to follow the laws of Judaism; to be circumcised, to keep the dietary requirements, to observe the Jewish sabbaths and festivals, in order for them to be accepted as Christians. It became for them a criteria for fellowship. Paul rails against this. If someone insists that something else is required, apart from faith, in order to accept a person as a fellow Christian, or as a basis for fellowship, then they says Paul are preaching a false gospel’.

This teaching by Mr Morrow represents a clear misrepresentation of the scriptures. The Judaisers were not insisting upon circumcision etc as a ‘criteria for fellowship’ – they were insisting on CIRCUMCISION etc as being NECESSARY FOR SALVATION.

We read in Acts 15 verse 1 – “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved”.

The real irony of Mr Morrow’s false teaching is that he is actually wanting genuine Evangelical Christians like myself to fellowship with the modern day equivalent of the Judaisers – namely the Roman Catholic Church which insists that ritualistic observance [baptism, mass etc] is necessary for salvation.

  •  Responding to Rome’s ‘Dominus Iesus’

Protestant ecumenists were forced to ‘lick their wounds’ following the publication in September of the Vatican approved document ‘Dominus Iesus’. It was drawn up by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger [head of ‘The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’ – today’s name for ‘The Inquisition’] and was ratified and confirmed by the Pope. After 30 years of discussion and dialogue Rome stated ‘the Church to whom this truth has been entrusted [ie Rome]…must be missionary. Inter-religious dialogue therefore as part of her evangelising mission is just one of the actions of the Church in her mission ad gentes’.

Rome’s aim in all of this ‘dialoguing’ is clear – to bring the wandering ‘separated’ sheep back to Mother Church. And these ‘wanderers’ were firmly put in their secondary place with statements like ‘there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him’ – ‘the ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate [Pope etc] and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery [transubstantiation etc] are not Churches in the proper sense’ – ‘separated Churches and communities as such, though we believe they suffer from defects have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation’.

The content of this document was too much for a Mr Breen who wrote to the Belfast Telegraph complaining how that in his opinion Rome had labelled him as a ‘second-class’ Christian. This prompted a response from ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty and this in turn opened the door for a published exchange of letters between ‘Father’ McCafferty and myself – a selection of these published letters is included herewith.

This document unveiled Rome in full heretical flow as she once more poured forth the consistent claims found in her “golden cup…full of abominations” [Revelation 17:4]. Her arrogance is breathtaking – ‘it must be firmly believed that the Church [Roman Catholic] a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation’ – ‘The Church [Roman Catholic] is the universal sacrament of salvation’ – ‘God has willed that the Church founded by him [ie Rome] be the instrument for the salvation of all humanity’. These claims could be summarised as Rome saying to the rest of the world – ‘We are the way, the truth and the life – you must come by us’.

In a response to this document, former Priest, Richard Bennett aptly commented – ‘This is the spirit of Diotrephes “who loveth to have the pre-eminence” [3 John:9] gone mad’.

As stated in my last [September] ‘newsletter’ we are currently organising a series of conferences and meetings next March on the theme ‘Bible Truth and Roman Catholicism’. In view of his forthcoming marriage [we wish him God’s blessing] Tim Kauffman will not be taking part but his place will be filled [DV] by former Roman Catholic, Stephen Murphy who is pastor of the Dundalk Baptist Church. The provisional schedule of meetings is as follows.

  • CONFERENCES
  • 17 March – 10.30am – London – actual venue to be finalised
  • 20 March – 7.00pm – Crich Baptist – Derbyshire [topics 1 & 2]
  • 21 March –  7.00pm  –  Crich Baptist – Derbyshire [topics 3 & 4]
  • 24 March – 10.30am – Darlington – Geneva Road Baptist
  • 31 March – 10.00am – Lisburn Congregational Church – N Ireland

Four topics will be covered as follows

  • (1) Cecil Andrews – ‘The Papacy’
  • (2) Stephen Murphy – ‘Mary’
  • (3) Rob Zins – Baptism & Justification
  • (4) Mike Gendron – Purgatory & The Mass

Other meetings for Rob and Mike have been lined up as follows during their time in Ireland.

Rob Zins

  • 26 March – 8.00pm – Dundalk Baptist
  • 27 March – 8.00pm – Ballyclare Baptist
  • 28 March –  8.00pm – Limavady Reformed Presb
  • 29 March – 8.00pm – Lurgan Baptist Church
  • 1 April – 11.00am – Prince’s Drive Evangelical
  • 1 April – 7.00pm – Hillsborough Free Presb.

Mike Gendron

  • 26 March – 8.00pm – Stonepark Baptist
  • 27 March – 8.00pm – Ballee Baptist
  • 28 March –  8.00pm – Coleraine Independent Methodist
  • 29 March – 8.00pm -Ballymoney Free Presbyterian
  • 1 April – 11.00am – Rathcoole Baptist
  • 1 April – 7.00pm – Crumlin Baptist .

These visits will be a major undertaking and your prayers for and, if at all possible, your presence at these meetings is earnestly coveted.

  • COUNCIL OF REFERENCE

The Rev. Robert Walsh who has faithfully served on our Council of Reference since it was set up has moved into a different sphere of Christian service. The result is that he is no longer able to attend our regular meetings and so he is standing down from the Council. We are very grateful to both Robert and his wife Linda for their unswerving support at all times during the past years and we wish Robert in particular God’s blessing as he settles into his new administrative role.

  • “TAKE HEED” – NEW CONTACT DETAILS

Following our move to Ballynahinch I would confirm the following contact details.

  • Cecil Andrews,
  • “Take Heed”,
  • 29 Edengrove Park,
  • Ballynahinch,
  • BT24 8AZ,
  • Northern Ireland

This should be used for all future mail being sent to me

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