Rome Refuses Rights to Protestants

The Church of Rome is still adamant as ever on the question of the Protestant partner's position in a mixed marriage.

The document which the Protestant partner has got to sign has now come to light.

The Protestant partner has simply no rights at all. All children of the marriage must be brought up in the Roman Catholic Faith and full freedom for the Roman Catholic partner is guaranteed with no mention whatsoever of the rights of the Protestant partner. Yet the ecumenists still mouth that Rome has changed.


1. Statement made and signed by the non-Catholic party:

I, ....................................................... desiring to be united in Holy Matrimony with ....................................................... in accordance with the rites of the Catholic Church, hereby declare that I have promised and agreed with him/her that I will in no way interfere with his/her religious beliefs and practices and that all the children that may be born of our marriage shall be baptised and brought up in the Catholic Church.


Address .......................................................

Date...................................................... [2]

Ecumenical Leader Says Free Presbyterian Picketers Are Ignorant

About 20 members of Londonderry Free Presbyterian Church staged a most effective protest recently at a unity meeting sponsored by the North West Council of Churches. The meeting held in Ebrington County Primary School was addressed by Dr.Kenneth Slack, former general secretary of the British Council of Churches, who spoke on the subject "Unity - Where are we now?"

As far as the City of Londonderry is concerned it would appear that the answer to that question is - Nowhere!! For although there were about 20 clerics at the meeting ONLY SIX MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TURNED UP.

Dr. Slack delivered a typically ecumenical address, a mixture of half-truths, misconceptions and downright lies.

He said that the opponents of the ecumenical movement were under the illusion that the Roman Catholic Church dominated the WCC. At this he referred to the protestors outside and said that they were "Too ignorant to realise that the Pope has stated that the question of membership with the WCC is a question not yet mature."

Of course, Protestants know that the WCC is not dominated by the Church of Rome. The fact of the matter is that the WCC is dominated by a desire for union with Rome. It is the ecumenists who are making all the moves and doing all in their power to unite with popery. Their desire for union with Rome was made quite clear by another statement which Dr. Slack made. He said that "the unity movement is still only partial because the largest Christian communion in the world, namely the Roman Catholic Church, is still not in membership with the WCC." But, of course, he tried to make it clear that there is no sell-out to popery. He claimed that, "the WCC has not sought to ingratiate itself with the Roman Catholic Church but that the Roman Catholic Church recognised the spiritual power of the ecumenical movement and is prepared to [3] learn from it and to be in a living relation to it."

But all these lengthy and involved explanations turned out to be quite meaningless when at the end of this meeting it was decided to hold another one in a short time and to invite THREE ROMAN CATHOLIC REPRESENTATIVES to be present.

All the whitewashing, double talk and vehement denials of the ecumenists, while at the same time they flirt with Rome, will not quench the faithful witness of true Protestants. The Free Presbyterian Church is determined to carry on the fight against ecumenism and to expose the compromising actions of apostate ministers all over Ulster.

The ecumenical movement will never succeed in Ulster while God maintains a strong Protestant witness which is unashamed of its Biblical heritage, and is dedicated to keeping the "Protest" in its Protestantism.

Five Conditions of Prevailing Prayer

1. Entire dependence upon the merits and mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ, as the only ground of any claim for blessing. (See John 14: 13, 14; 15:16, etc.)

2. Separation from all known sin. If we regard iniquity in our hearts, the Lord will not hear us, for it would be sanctioning sin. (Psalm 68:18).

3. Faith in God's word of promise as confirmed by His oath. Not to believe Him is to make Him both a liar and a perjurer. (Hebrews 11:6; 6:1320).

4. Asking in accordance with His will. Our motives must be godly: we must not seek any gift of God to consume it upon our lusts. (I John 5:14; James 4:3).

5. Importunity in supplication. There must be waiting on God and waiting for God, as the husbandman has long patience to wait for the harvest. (James 5:7; Luke 18:1-8). [4]

Rev. William Arlow Reports to the WCC on his work with the IRA and others

In One World the official organ of the WCC, November 1975 issue, Rev. William Arlow reports on his work with the IRA and others. We reproduce the article so that Ulster Protestants will know exactly what this ecumenist is up to. Arlow pioneered the so-called "Ceasefire" with the Provisional IRA.


The other side of Northern Ireland's troubles "which the media seldom report and critics choose to ignore" was spelled out at the autumn Assembly of the British Council of Churches at Lambeth Palace, by the Rev. William Arlow, recently appointed secretary of the Irish Council of Churches.

"Thousands and thousands of Catholics and Protestants are at work for peace and reconciliation, in groups large and small, working to build a new Ulster," he said.

There is now closer co-operation between Church leaders "than at any time in our history." They meet regularly and publish joint statements and, since Christmas, have been involved in the peace negotiations. Representatives of the Irish Council of Churches have set up four work parties, to study subjects such as mixed marriages, baptism, social problems and the relationship of Christianity and secularism. Two groups have reported and the others will do so at the fourth conference, next April.

"The Churches are in the forefront of nearly every initiative to bring peace to Ulster. We have been encouraged to receive support from the [5] Conference of European Churches and from the Inter-Church Emergency Fund for Ireland, administered by the ICC and RC hierarchies in a joint committee.

"Among the many causes helped, some 50 in all, are the Voluntary Service Bureau which is doing valuable work in Belfast and a removal service for families - the latter helped by a grant from the Community and Race Relations Unit of the British Council of Churches. CRU, working with our office, has dispersed nearly 21,000 to 32 projects.

"The Corrymeela centre for reconciliation, started by the Rev. Ray Davey in 1965 on the lines of Taize and Iona, is attracting an increasing number of people, Protestant and Roman Catholic. Schemes such as the Good Neighbour Group in East Belfast and Witness for Peace are helping people to appreciate that the Churches are concerned in peace activities.

"The Conference of European Churches and ICC contact service is bringing together mixed groups at conference centres on the Continent, particularly in Holland. I took a group there last winter from a Belfast flash-point and on arrival people refused to sit at the same table together. One man pointed to a bullet wound in his head and then at another man and said he would not sit at a table with the man responsible for his wound.

"But the attitudes of a lifetime were changed within four days. That group left Holland determined to build a new community and formed a community association which surveyed housing needs, and held a conference of youth work and a festival. Their office has been bombed, one member assassinated and another given 24 hours to leave the city but they have continued with their work despite all.

"It is not an isolated example. There are nearly 400 such groups. We are holding conferences, also, for paramilitary groups, though for obvious reasons this is a story that cannot be told at present. A further six conferences are being held on the Continent in the next six months. The tragedy of Ireland has not yet run its course and who can blame us if at times we are tempted to despair. But we take courage from these signs of progress and from the friendship and expressions of Christian hope that peace and reconciliation will come." [6]

How Billy Nicholson Caught The Fire - TOLD BY HIMSELF

Friend, you will not think me egotistical if I put a wee bit of testimony in? I was willing to have done with everything under God's heaven but my reputation. I tried to enter into a covenant with God that He would respect me as a Presbyterian. (We stand for dignity and decorum). I said, "Lord, if I have to shout and if I have to make a fool of myself, and if I have - Oh, no, Lord, anything but that, anything but that." We have been Presbyterians since ever they came out of the ark, have always been, and it is ingrained in me. You, think the way I behave sometimes is as if I did not know how to behave. If you only knew what it costs me to do the other! But it was the thing God put His hand on.

"Go down on Saturday night to Main Street in Bangor, North of Ireland and give your testimony in the Salvation Army." "On Saturday night? Lord, I will go to China . . . No you will not; you will go down to Main Street." "Lord, I will do -" "No you will confess Me . . . Lord, I will give up all my money." "No, go down there and make a fool of yourself."

Thirty-five years ago the Salvation Army was not respectable like it is now; you lost everything when you joined that bunch - but you got everything that God had to give you. And our Salvation Army was two girls and a daft fool; there was not another creature. Daft Jimmy carried the flag, two wee lieutenants did the rest. If the Lord had said, "On a Monday night," I would not have minded, there were not many people in, but everybody comes in from the country on Saturday night. For three months I fought God on that thing, and so desperate did I become on Saturday afternoon coming down from business in the Bangor, County Down, railway train, there was nobody in the carriage and I got down on my knees and fervently and believingly prayed God to wreck the train and break my neck and take me to heaven. When I got home my mother said, "You are not looking very well."

"Well?" I says, "I am dying." "You had better take your dinner." "It would choke me." I went to my room and locked the door, and I will not tell you how I talked to God or you would be shocked. In the heat of [7] my spirit I told God a few things, but He didn't bother His head about that; He had been used to dealing with Irish. There is a lot of humour in God, that is why He loves the Irish so much, and why He made so many of them.

And so at 6 o'clock I got up, cleaned and shaved. "Better take your tea." "Mother, I am dying." My old mother had got into blessing under Andrew Murray in 1885 and, glory to God, she knew what I was going through. I went down to Main Street, and if any criminal walking to the gallows to get hanged felt as I felt, God pity him! I felt bad. Boy! I won't tell you what I said to God. Whenever I got down the Devil had roped in every nephew, niece, cousin, uncle, aunt, every last one. We had been dug in in the North of Ireland for centuries (there is a family tombstone dated 1605) and they have all married through each other and you could not throw a stone without hitting a relation. Boy! They were all in the town that night, it seemed to me. "Hullo, Willie, how are you doing?" Doing? I was dying. But I got to Main Street and there was the Army holding their meeting - two women and a fool - nobody bothering their heads, the wee girls together and old daft Jimmy carrying the flag. "Oh God," said I, "this is not fair." If there had been a man amongst them it wouldn't have been so bad. But for a well-baptised Presbyterian to get into that! But you see, when you tell God you are going through with this blessing, make up your mind you will go through and, if you take my advice, do not tell Him what you will not do. Well, I got down there and I kept gazing in a shop window and back at those two. Oh, what I endured! The pains of hell were nothing and at last I turned round and stood on the kerb looking at those two and the fool, and every now and then there would be a clap on the back, and "Hullo, there, Willie!" Says I, "I have to go through; I have gone this far, I may as well go." I stepped into that ring, two women and a fool, and that wee girl (I never saw her for 25 years after and she told me how she enjoyed the fun that night; she saw what was going on). She said, "These people don't want to hear what we are saying, let us go down on our knees and pray for them." Two women and a fool and a Presbyterian down on their knees! Well, I could not stand; I had to get down; and there were the gutters - market gutters and it had been raining, and on my knees! I was wishing she would pray as long as the 119th Psalm, but in those days a Salvation Army prayer was like a telegram. She opened her eyes and the crowd was all around and I got up with the gutters running down my shins and I stood, hot with indignation. You could have boiled a

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Faith Missions and the WCC


This group is composed largely of the so-called faith missions which were raised up out of the apostasy before the present denominations in the NAE and the ICC groups were brought into existence. They provided in that period a missions outlet for the fundamental churches that refused to contribute to the "inclusive policy" of their denominations. The IFMA stood aloof for many years from other mission organisations, but now co-operates closely with the EFMA in literature, Christian education, executive conferences, joint Latin American and African offices, etc., so that in policies and purposes the EFMA and the IFMA are practically one. Missions in both IFMA and EFMA often support various ecumenical evangelistic campaigns and programs around the world. Very possibly they will unite into one mission grouping in the future. The increasing tendency of IFMA missions to co-operate with the World Council in various relationships has caused a slow loss of confidence in the "Symbol of Integrity."

IFMA Members

Africa Evangelical Fellowship
Africa Inland Mission
Andes Evangelical Mission
Arctic Missions, Inc.
Belgian Gospel Mission
Berean Mission, Inc.
Bible Christian Union
Bible Club Movement
Central Alaskan Missions, Inc.
Central American Mission, The
Evangelical Literature Overseas
Evangelical Union of South America
Far East Broadcasting Company
Far Eastern Gospel Crusade
Gospel Furthering Fellowship
Gospel Missionary Union
Gospel Mission of South America
Gospel Recordings, Inc.
Greater Europe Mission
Home of Onesiphorus
International Christian Fellowship
International Missions, Inc.
Japan Evangelical Mission
Latin American Mission
Mexican Indian Mission
Missionary Aviation Fellowship
North Africa Missions
Orinoco River Mission, The
Overseas Missionary Fello4vship
Pocket Testament League
Ramabai Mukti Mission
Regions Beyond Missionary Union
Slavic Gospel Association
South American Indian Mission
Sudan Interior Mission
Sudan United Mission
The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM)

Trans World Radio
Unevangelized Fields Mission
United Faith Mission
West Indies Mission
Women's Union Missionary Society
World Radio Missionary Fellowship
Worldwide European Fellowship


This is the missionary arm of the National Association of Evangelicals in the United States, the counterpart of the World Evangelical Fellowship. EFMA mission boards are commonly connected with the middle of the road denominations which refuse to declare a complete break with the World Council of Churches. Compromises with the World Council of Churches are frequent. Some allow dual membership in the World Council of Churches and the EFMA. Although the EFMA claims to oppose the World Council of Churches, it does not demand a complete severance of all connections with the World Council of Churches before boards actually may join. This is in line with the declared New Evangelical policy of infiltration into the World Council of Churches instead of separation from it. The EFMA, and its parent Organisation, the National Association of Evangelicals, is now providing articulation on all levels for the new evangelicalism which is doing so much harm to the cause of Christ.

EFMA Members

American Advent Mission Society
Assemblies of God, Foreign Missions Department
Baptist General Conference, Board of Foreign Missions
Bethany Fellowship, Inc.
Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship
Brethren in Christ World Missions
The Brethren Church, Foreign Missionary Society
The Brethren Church, Missionary Board
Child Evangelism Fellowship International
Christian Literature Crusade
Christian and Missionary Alliance
Christian Reformed Board of Foreign Missions
Church of God World Missions
Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society
Conservative Baptist Home Mission Society
Eastern European Mission
Evangelical Free Church of America
Evangelical Mennonite Church
Evangelistic Faith Missions, Inc.
Far East Broadcasting Co.
Far Eastern Gospel Crusade
Free Methodist Church of North America
Free Will Baptist Foreign Mission Board
Friends Church, California Yearly Meeting
Friends, Kansas Yearly Meeting
Friends, Ohio Yearly Meeting
Friends, Oregon Yearly Meeting
Grace Missions
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
Latin American Mission
Mahon Mission
Mennonite Brethren Church of North America
Mexican Militant Mission
Missionary Church Association
Nazarene Department of Foreign Missions
Open Bible Standard Missions
Oriental Missionary Society
Overseas Crusades, Inc. [10]
Pentecostal Assemblies Of Canada
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Pocket Testament League
Primitive Methodist Foreign Mission Board
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America
Trans World Radio
United Brethren in Christ
United Missionary Society
United World Mission
Wesleyan Methodist Church of America
Woman's Union Missionary Society
World Gospel Mission
World Radio Missionary Fellowship
Worldwide Evangelization Crusade
Youth For Christ International

EFMA Associate Members

American Leprosy Mission, Inc.
Bethel Mission of China
Bible Meditation League
Christian Nationals Evangelism
Evangelical Literature Overseas
Gospel Films, Inc.
Spanish-World Gospel Broadcasting, Inc.
World Gospel Crusades
World Vision

There is no doubt where the WORLD COUNCIL of CHURCHES is heading, and what sort of "liberation" it is financially and morally supporting, but why do the Faith Missions go along with this? It simply means that Bible-believing Christians will have to re-assess their financial support of those Missions who have become entangled via IFMA or EFMA with the WCC. Christians MUST realise that God holds us responsible for what we support with our money . . . and we will certainly be guilty of misuse of the funds He entrusts to our hands, if we allow such funds to be used to advance New Evangelicalism, Liberalism, Communism or Romanism. Every Christian should earnestly STUDY the above list, and then act in OBEDIENCE to the WILL of GOD REVEALED already in Scripture. Some Christians take the attitude, "I'm praying for guidance . . . what I should do." God clearly tells us what His people should do . . . "HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE WORKS OF DARKNESS." [11]

A Revival of Genuine Old-Fashioned Holy Ghost Religion

The revival which ought to come to our churches is a revival that will make preachers forget their manuscripts and burst out and weep in their pulpits; a cyclone of mysterious omnipotence that, when it strikes a church or community, will make people awfully mad or gloriously happy.

I declare, in the presence of God and His Church, I am ready for just such a spiritual scene. Nothing is so alarming as the absence of alarm in the churches. Nothing is so dreadfully terrific, to my mind, as that sinners have no terror. Oh that God would so baptise with power and fire five thousand people, as to render them incomprehensible amazements of power! Oh for a few men so dead to all things but God, and so filled with Him, as to make them more than a match for the rest of mankind! Oh, Thou God of Sinai, Calvary and Pentecost, art Thou not now nursing, under the horizon and rain of an amazing holiness revival?

Lord, let it come! let it strike Ireland, though it blow our abominable church pride in the dust, though it thrust our philanthropic fairs and festivals in the gutter, and blow the French and classic music out of our choirs and the feathers out of our bonnets, though it should confound all the wise ones, and be understood by none but Thy Divine Self, LET IT COME! Thou art the Master of Thine own tempests. Oh, send us the storm of the Holy Ghost before Thou sendest the storm of judgment!

May God so consume us with an intolerable craving for just such a revival of genuine, old fashioned, Holy Ghost religion, something unparalleled and unprecedented in the history of the Church - a revival in such measure that man will be wiped out and God be everything, a revival that will fill hell with consternation and make heaven delirious with joy, and fill the heart of every true saint of God with wonder, love, and praise, a revival that neither ministers nor churches nor the devil will be able to hinder or stop!

Let us cry to God night and day for this.

Prophetic words uttered by REV. Wm. P. NICHOLSON before the Revival of the early twenties. [12]

"Rome the Only True Church"

The Vatican warned Roman Catholics engaged in Christian unity work to refrain from "wildcat ecumenism" that ignores church doctrine on such subjects as contraception or euthanasia.

The Vatican Secretariat for promoting Christian Unity, in a 30-page document approved by Pope Paul VI, said the Roman Church considers herself the sole depository of truth even when she co-operates on an equal footing with other Christian churches.

The document advises individual bishops to keep close control over interdenominational activities to guard against departures from the Roman Catholic doctrine.

"We must avoid a wildcat ecumenism on the part of spontaneous groups, whose activity should be encouraged but protected against the dangers implicit in their action," the Rev. Roberto Tucci told a news conference on the document.

The document said that when Roman Catholics take part in an interdenominational council "they can enter into such discussions only in conformity with the teachings of their Church."

This was particularly true, it said, on moral issues "in particular those which concern population, family life, marriage, contraception, abortion, euthanasia and others."

The Roman Catholic Church firmly condemns divorce, artificial birth control and abortion, on which some other Christian Churches tend to be more permissive. Differences also exist on euthanasia.

The document, which is intended to be a guideline for bishops on ecumenical work, said the Roman Catholic Church considers itself the only true Church.

"Therefore the entry of the Roman Catholic Church into a body in which it would find itself on an equal footing with other bodies which also claim to be Churches would not diminish its faith about its uniqueness," the document said.

It urged Roman Catholics to work closely with other Churches on such subjects as justice, relief work, youth problems and drug addiction, but said the sharing of churches with other Christians or constructing new churches jointly with other denominations "can be only by way of exception."

It said that might be done for airport chapels, chapels at military camps or in cases where lack of funds [13] or government restrictions prevent each group from building its own churches.

Roman Catholic representatives on Christian councils and councils of Churches must be personally qualified but even while representing the Church "on matters within their competence, they should be clearly aware of the limits beyond which they cannot commit the Church without prior reference to higher authority."

Bilateral dialogues had made "distinct progress" but also presented problems of communication within the Church.

The document, which took four years to prepare, was entitled "Ecumenical collaboration at the regional, national and local levels."

It was signed by Cardinal John Willebrands, of Holland, president of the secretariat. UPI.


Kettle with what was coming off me, and I kept my head down and listened to the laughing of those relatives mocking and jeering at me. And she nudged me and said, "The lieutenant will sing and you will take up the collection."

And they began throwing in the money - pennies, ha'pennies and sixpences. They said, "Man, this is great." And I was standing there, in my heart mad as a hatter. After she got her collection she said, "We are going round to the Barracks. Brother, you take the tambourine and lead us down the street." Well, I was enough Irish not to let a woman beat me. Whenever I had put my hand on that tambourine something happened. I went up in the air with a shout and a whoop and the joy of the Lord hit me and the bottom went out of the tambourine and I went down that street with old Jimmy after me, and up to 2 o'clock on Sunday morning we had a great time. I lost something that day I never want to get and I got something I never want to lose. That was the last thing I was willing to surrender. [14]

WCC at Nairobi 


In a couple of weeks, churchmen from all over the world will assemble in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Quadrennial Assembly of the World Council of Churches.

As Protestant and Orthodox delegates and Catholic "observers" fly into Nairobi, the ordinary Christians around the world - who are picking up the tab for the junkets - will be asking themselves an old question, "Is this trip necessary?"

In it early meetings in Amsterdam, Evanston, and New Delhi, the World Council did brilliant work in laying the foundation for increased theological and religious understanding among Christians. Even though Catholics were forbidden by Church leadership to attend the Evanston conference, these meetings opened the way for the Catholic response to the ecumenical movement at the Second Vatican Council.

But in more recent years, the World Council has turned from religion to politics - perhaps because many of its members are no longer sure whether they believe in anything or whether there is anything in which to believe. Ecumenism hasn't produced massive growth in the Christian Churches; so maybe political "relevance" will.

Concern about political, social, environmental, and economic problems is certainly appropriate for the Churches; but the World Council - like most other groups of Churches - has never bothered to demonstrate either competent understanding of such problems or a willingness to hear and respect a variety of solutions to these problems.

It has rather been content with the same rehash of liberal Left fads and vulgar Marxist solutions that have become the party line of liberal Protestants and an increasing number of their Catholic imitators.

The news dispatches from Nairobi can be written even before the meeting starts. There will be much happy talk about "revolution" and "liberation" - from bureaucrats and tenured faculty members who never took a personal chance in their whole lives.

There will be abasement and self-humiliation before the Third World - that rag tag collection of fascist, communist, and lunatic petty military dictatorships which oppress and exploit their own peoples.

There will be routine condemnations of Spain, South Africa, Chile and, of course, the United States.

But there will not be a word about the concentration camps in [15] neighbouring Tanzania, or the tens of thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands of innocent people butchered by Idi Amin, the president of neighbouring Uganda. Nor will we hear a word of regret over the suppression of freedom in India or Cuba or China.

On the contrary, there is a fair chance that the governments of these countries will be praised - as will the dictatorships in Viet Nam and Cambodia. And you can bet on it, no one will mention that South Korea has the most equitable distribution of income in the whole Third World.

In a column several months ago I mentioned the curious irony of the World Council's support for terrorism in South Africa. One Charles Long the executive secretary of their New York office, wrote me the kind of haughty and self-righteous letter you come to expect from liberal Protestant clerics.

The only aid they are giving to the terrorists is moral and humanitarian aid. Besides, violence is not always wrong, especially opposition to the institutionalised violence of the Establishment.

I'm always amused when someone with offices at 475 Riverside Drive talks about the "establishment."

But I wrote to Father Long and asked him when the World Council was going to support Irish Northern Aid which insists that its goals are strictly humanitarian. Is "armed resistance to tyranny" (his phrase) only terrorism in Northern Ireland? Is black resistance to the establishment in South Africa moral and Catholic resistance to the establishment in Ulster immoral?

Father Long did not bother to answer my letter - But that's the mentality of the crowd that's going to Nairobi.

And you, gentle laity of American Christianity, are paying for the trip. - The Chicago Tribune.

This article by a Roman Catholic exposes the hypocrisy and duplicity of the WCC. Although we would not agree wholly with it yet it deserves special attention. - Editor.


Pope Paul, IV, has donated several thousand pounds to the World Council of Churches to help meet the costs of the Fifth Assembly, which will be held in Nairobi from November 23 to December 10 this year.

In an accompanying letter Jan Cardinal Willebrands, President of the Vatican's Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, said the sum was given "in a fraternal spirit, having in mind the burden of expense which you must be shouldering in these days of preparation for the Fifth Assembly." - Target, 13-19 July, 1975.