Only a true man of God--who has truely served The Lord God of The Authorized Holy Scriptures--and then has served man as an elected/representative statesman; can truely & genuinely understand the mind & heart of Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley: and his decision to step down as Moderator of The Free Presbyterian Church in Belfast, N.I. (Ulster).
No matter what any man, angel or devil can say, or will say, regarding Dr. Paisley's decision to step down as Moderator of The Free Presbyterian Church:
One has to admit that Protestant Prebyterianism in Europe; especially in Northern Ireland within the last half-century: has not been as Positively Authorized-Biblically/Literally influenced by any man as it has been influenced by Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley of Ulster.
Now may that SALT which has PRESERVED Fundamentalist/Biblical-Literalist Protestant Presbyterianism; as found in The Free Presbyterian Church of Belfast Ulster/Northern Ireland, ALSO SEASON the Political Landscape of This Century's Great Bastion of Historic Post-1517-Protestant-Reformation Presbyteianism & Protestantism: as Found in The geographically small, albeit Spiritually Great, Biblical-Literalist Protestant Enclave of Belfast, Northern Ireland (Ulster) !
P.S.: IF ONLY U.S. PROTESTANTS HAD SUCH ANTI-SATANIC-VATICANIST GUTS !
Sad to see Dr Paisley go. I can see the difficulty in having the tow roles and the argument that the two are incompatible but isn`t it funny that there were no complaints whilst he has been an MP at Westminster, an MLA at Stormont in Belfast and a MEP in the European Parliament, only now with power-sharing do these people complain, you would think they do not want peace and they seem determined to judge a political party and condemn them all as murderers - I do not agree with Marxist Sinn Fein but the gospel that I know judges individuals and the Saviour I know is a personal Saviour not a corporate one.
Gutless Church with a gutless leader. I wonder why they didn't vote him out last night,must have said something to con them again. Why the wait till next year for new officers?are they going to start a new trend by keeping the office for a year and a half now!. I for one won,t be back at a church which keeps those who can,t stand up for christian morals(agaist sodomy,gambling,putting murderers in power). Next thing you know is,the Doc will be shaking hands and slapping the popes back like he does with his side kick and chuckle brother. the mass murderer of Derry.
I have to agree with all of your comments. Ian Paisley made a choice, and no matter if it may not have been the best one, it was a good one. Trying to be a political and religious leader at the same time strikes me as an impossibility. Neither God or the secular world are well served.
I would actually have preferred that Rev. Paisley would have given up his position as first minister of Northern Ireland and instead remained moderator of the FPC. But I believe it was a very wise decision not to burden one man with two such influential and important offices. I admire Rev. Paisley as one of Christ's champions in the world today, but I regret that he chose to hold on to a political position that might compromise his ministry, which has been so blessed for over 60 years now.
sorry to see dr. paisley step down as moderator.he is a man called of god to such a time as this especially for ulster.may god continue to bless his ministry and may all true born again believers continue to pray for him and thank god for sending us a modern day elijah.