Monday, January 21, 2008

So much for Ian Paisley!

It's about time the Free Presbyterian church had a new moderator, and yet I extend my sympathies to them at what must be a difficult moment. One only wonders if this news report that Paisley has joined in a Catholic prayer service will be followed in a few months by an announcement that he has become formally associated with church of Rome. (link)

3 comments:

John said...

This would be distressing indeed. But what about Ian Paisley's own words: "I was never officially told that the service’s order had been changed and I would not have agreed to take part in an ecumenical service. I was quite happy to speak to the Scouts and also to stand with them when they took their pledge of allegiance to the Queen." Maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt...

Turretinfan said...

John,

That does put things in a bit of a different light. I'm not sure, though, what was keeping him from just walking out ...

-TurretinFan

John said...

Maybe he didn't want to give any ground to the Papists.

I've been greatly moved by several of his sermons, and his witness for the truth through the years, and it would pain me greatly if he went soft. Then again, my hope must not be in any man.