The truth is that every western government in this world, is full of sinners divising sinful anti-Biblical legislation. Why should N.I. be any different?
At least Paisley and the FPC are making a stand agaist these abominations. Quote; "Dr. Ian Paisley, recently-resigned First Minister of Northern Ireland and one of the founders of the church, said that the church would not comply with the order, even if it members are jailed."
Maybe you lot should stop squabbling amongst yourselves and fight the real enemy.
It will be even worse in a few years when the E.U. takes over your government and legislation along with Britain.
Kilsally wrote: Once those powers were devolved, because it is a `mandatory power-sharing coalition government` First Minister Ian Paisley cannot revoke such funding without the support of the Deputy First Minister (marxist Sinn Fein`s Martin McGuinnes) which he would not receive.......
Well done kilsally.
It's great to see some common sense on this thread instead of the same old ranting at Rev Paisley.
With the perceived extent of the moral and spiritual decline of society today, all Satan has to do is increase the demonstration of moral decline in the community. But the True Church must be careful during these times not to concentrate in the repudiation of this sin or that. That is where the social gospel will take over as the centrepiece of public evangelism. By simply attacking what is unChristian does not promote and preach the Gospel. Sin whether the lust of the flesh or breaking the Sabbath is sin which GOD will and indeed does today react too. But sin has been around since Adam and Eve. The world in which we live is and always has been antiChristian. The solution for us as Christian Church is not to change the social secular abomination into the perfect harmony of Scripture. That will never happen in these times. Our task is to preach the Word and witness in an imperfect body, church, town, nation, world, etc, however bad Satan makes things.
"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world" Phil 2.13ff
SwordandTrowel wrote: The truth concerning funding of sodomites through the office of the First Minister finally revealed', those who hold positions of the highest authority in the FPC have not consistently upheld biblical truth in the matter of sodomy.
It would have been extremely difficult for you critics to have been alive in Paul's day under the Roman government.
Curiously Paul himself says
Ro 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God....."
# You are praying for your politicians arn't you? Christ commanded. "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you" Even though your politicians don't even do this much.