Category Archives: Roman Catholicism



The following links will take you to videos of two talks I gave in Braehill Baptist Church on 24th and 25th May 2018. The preceding night a guest speaker had given a talk on “perilous times” and on the Sunday after my talks another guest speaker spoke on the coming ‘one-world religion’. In context, my two talks were very relevant as they certainly illustrate the “perilous times” we are living in and show how Rome is very much to the fore when it comes to ‘one-world religion’.

This is the link to my talk on ‘ECUMENISM’

NB When listing certain churches, I inadvertently referred to ‘Lisbellaw Baptist’ – I should have said ‘Lisbellaw Methodist’ whose minister at the time was a good friend, the late Tom Bodel.

This is the link to my talk on ‘THE PAPACY’

Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 11 June 2018



Since around the mid 1990’s it would appear that Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) has become increasingly ambivalent (indecisive) where Roman Catholicism is concerned. 

An article posted on

gives helpful information on how DTS reacted to the 1994 ‘Evangelicals and
Catholics Together’ document and it could be described as ‘wishy-washy’.
The relevant portion is found under the heading
‘Institutional Issues’.

The same section also draws attention to the invitation by DTS to a Roman Catholic, William Bennett, to be a guest speaker at their 75th anniversary celebrations held in 1999.

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The Reformation Talks


Last year I spoke in quite a number of churches/fellowships to mark what many considered to be the 500th anniversary of The Reformation on 31st October 2017. This short article will give links to the talks I gave in Newbuildings Independent Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, 27th & 28th October 2017.

The first talk dealt with

(1) Reasons for The Reformation
(2) Reaction to The Reformation.

The second talk dealt with

(3) Reversal of The Reformation
(4) Rejoicing in The Reformation.

Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 23 January 2018




Many years ago, friends and fellow-contenders living in The Netherlands sent me videos of a large 1998 gathering held by Rome in Holland to celebrate ‘Mary: Lady of all Nations’. This is just one of the many baseless and unscriptural titles ascribed by the Roman Catholic religion to Mary. In this article, I want to focus upon a claimed ‘Eucharistic Miracle’ that is detailed in the opening portion of the first video and so to begin with here is a link to enable you to watch that portion of the video –

Having watched the video, you perhaps now understand why I included the phrase ‘Hard to stomach!’ as a subtitle to this article. This supposed ‘miracle’ centres totally around the claim that a sick man, who had received a Roman Catholic ‘consecrated wafer’, later vomited it up and, despite having been thrown in the fire, it refused to be destroyed but instead was ‘reconstituted’ and ‘danced’ above the flames of the fire next morning.

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Back in 1998 when ROB ZINS was my guest here to take part in various meetings that I had arranged for him we were also joined for a few days by a friend of Rob’s called TIM KAUFFMAN. Tim, like Rob, had been raised as a Roman Catholic but he like Rob had been gloriously saved and converted. Tim and Rob had co-operated in the publication of books by Rob under the ‘auspices’ of ‘White Horse Publications’.

During his years as a practising Roman Catholic TIM had been particularly drawn to ‘Marian Devotion’. In 1993 Tim published his own book called ‘Quite Contrary: A Biblical Reconsideration of the Apparitions of Mary’ and on the back cover we read this –

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Was Mary ‘Immaculately Conceived’?


Each year, in the Roman Catholic ‘calendar’, on the 8th December, ‘The Feast of the Immaculate Conception’ is observed. Helpful information on what this feast relates to can be found on this Roman Catholic web site link

Just a few lines from the item on that link will give understanding as to who and what the term ‘Immaculate Conception’ refers to – there we read –

‘the Blessed Virgin Mary “in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin.”’ 

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J I PACKER – ‘Double-Minded’ and ‘Unstable’



From time to time over many years now I have had occasion to issue warnings about the gospel-compromising actions and words of J I Packer who is regarded by many as a ‘stalwart’ proponent of Evangelicalism and the Reformed Faith position. 

These links will take you to items I have written about him

J I Packer and ‘Mother’ Teresa

News From The Front – March 2000

(Scroll down to article on Charles Colson & J I Packer)

News From The Front – March 1999

(Scroll down to article on ‘Papal Poison’)

News From The Front – June 1999

(Scroll quite far to the article on ‘Ravening Wolves’)

Perhaps the greatest ‘shock waves were felt when he endorsed the 1994 “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission for the Third Millennium” document. Not only did he endorse it but when challenged as to how he could have come to endorse it he wrote a defence of what he had done. My own assessment was that Mr Packer had totally betrayed what he claimed to believe about core matters such as ‘justification’. There is a good assessment of this matter and Mr Packer’s role in it by Iain Murray and you can view it on

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No one needs to be told that the demographic makeup of the continent of Europe has been changing dramatically and rapidly over the past year or so with the influx (in reality in many cases – the invasion) of huge numbers of ‘migrants’.

Many countries have been severely, and again in many cases, adversely affected by the arrival of these people within their borders and across Europe many countries have already erected or are considering erecting fences on their borders to stop this movement of people.

Pope Francis has often spoken on these matters and has on occasions visited key locations where these ‘migrants’ have been arriving. Many people have been left scratching their heads when they have listened to his comments on this ‘migration’ question so just what exactly is going on?

My good friend Shaun Willcock of Bible Based Ministries closely monitors the activities and strategies of The Vatican and he has just published a very enlightening article that addresses this very question of why Pope Francis is doing and saying what he does on this whole question.

I commend this article to you and it can be accessed on

Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 19 May 2016


ALBERTO RIVERA: A true or false ‘brother’?

ALBERTO RIVERA: A true of false ‘brother’?

ALBERTO RIVERA: A true of false ‘brother’?


I recall in the immediate years following my conversion in August 1984 being given by another Christian two booklets titled as follows –

ALBERTO  – Part One
DOUBLE-CROSS  – Alberto Part Two 

They were published by CHICK PUBLICATIONS and followed very much a comicstyle format. As a young believer they were riveting but in the years that followed I began to hear doubts being expressed by other professing Christians, not only about the content but also about the character of the central person in these booklets, Alberto Rivera.

Having viewed some articles on the Internet it is clear that there are many people claiming either to debunk the ‘content’ claims made by Alberto Rivera for his ‘priestly past’ or others staunchly defending those claims.

This short article seeks to highlight both the writings and a taped message by someone who had personal contact for a period of time with Alberto Rivera and that is Shaun Willcock of Bible Based Ministries, based in South Africa. What is interesting is that in his writings and in his taped message Shaun Willcock remains basically ‘neutral’ on the ‘content’ question of Alberto Rivera’s ‘priestly past’ and focuses rather on other vitally important ‘character’ matters that others perhaps have not highlighted or drawn attention to.

The taped message by Shaun Willcock can be heard on

The writings by Shaun Willcock can be accessed on

Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 16 May 2016