Ian Paisley: Papal visit must be cancelled, he's 'not a king'
The Rev Ian Paisley has called again for the Government to cancel next week's State welcome for the Pope.
Dr Paisley, the former First Minister of Northern Ireland and founder of the Free Presbyterian church, said of the Pope's visit: â€śThey are receiving him as a king. He's not a king.â€ť
Pope Benedict is regarded as the Head of State of the Vatican City.
The Protestant leader told Sky News: â€śWhen the Roman Catholic people are torn asunder because of this matter that the Pope has ... closed an eye to, it is time for the Protestant people also to support them.â€ť...
More . . 'Biblical Protest and Christian Witness Await Pope's UK Visit' by: Richard Bennett, Christian Apologist (former R.C. Priest) Link: http://www.bereanbeacon.org/
"The Historical Biblical Significance The papal visit to the UK and the energetic Evangelical response show that both sides understand the present occasion to be an historically significant one. To prepare for the calling of His people from the Catholic Church at the time of the Reformation, the Sovereign Lord used Luther, Calvin, Knox, and many others to bring about witnessing across Europe. As a result, there was a true biblical regeneration of souls by the Holy Spirit. All down through church history, at different times of revivals, the Lord has used the Gospel of grace for the salvation of many. It is now very possible that the Lord will use the witnessing and the thousands of tracts that will have been given out to bring about salvation of many by His Gospel of grace. The upcoming events in the UK are already having a distinct influence in energizing evangelical life and witness in Britain and Scotland. Change appears to have already begun at the household of God!"
its a bit to late in the day to call for cancelation now.Ian Paisley knew about it months ago .I wonder why now and not then maybe a bit of his usual shadow boxing. too late soo wrong on so many things maybe a plan v instead of plan b
Hmmm, perhaps SermonAudio should have thought of distributing 10K Gospel of John in London? I'm sure you in England should have plenty of copies of it to distribute to your local Catholics. The Catholics need to be [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L107.pdf]]]Treading the Roman Road[/URL] and making a [URL=http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/bart.htm]]]Pilgrimage From Rome[/URL].
Der Fuhrer of the Romish Church no doubt will make his trip to England unless God mercifully intervenes, so it does look like some are preparing to make the best of this visit by His Unholiness.
More . . 'Biblical Protest and Christian Witness Await Pope's UK Visit' by: Richard Bennett, Christian Apologist (former R.C. Priest)
Excerpt: "On Friday September 17th at Parliament Square, the Pope will enter Westminster Hall. This area will be sealed off and not open to the public. After addressing Parliament, the Pope will go to Westminster Abbey where he will meet with Church of Englandâ€™s Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and English Bishops. There Evangelicals have arranged for a protest and witnessing area. They will be joined by others who will have been witnessing and handing out tracts from late in the morning. There they will join the protest and continue to hand out tracts.
Thus there will be a fixed Evangelical presence outside the Abbey witnessing, distributing literature and displaying Scripture banners, while rotating preachers proclaim the Word of truth. The message will be given that true Christians stand on the Bible alone and refuse to accept false manifestations of Christianity and false gospels. The clear Gospel message of grace will be given as the only remedy to such false gospels."
Chris Perver wrote: Maybe this would be a good opportunity to preach the gospel to the pope, and witness to the other Catholics who may come out to see him. After all, if a man travels a long way to visit your country, we should at least show him some Christian hospitality.
Right on. The Lord says to "preach the gospel to every creature", and the pope sure is a creature who needs to hear the gospel.
Maybe this would be a good opportunity to preach the gospel to the pope, and witness to the other Catholics who may come out to see him. After all, if a man travels a long way to visit your country, we should at least show him some Christian hospitality.
An appropriate reception and response by Evangelical Christians to the papal visit:
'Biblical Protest and Christian Witness Await Pope's UK Visit' by: Richard Bennett, Christian Apologist (former R.C. Priest)
Excerpt: "Evangelical Scotland Prepares The Pope is expected to be in Bellahouston Park between 5:00pm and 6:00pm, which has a maximum capacity of 220,000 people. The plan is to have at least 200 willing Christian evangelists there. The call is going out to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other places, including Ireland, that more helpers are needed to reach many perishing souls with the Gospel of Godâ€™s grace.
Evangelical England Prepares In London, the Evangelical preparations are also gearing up. Fourteen UK Christian societies have organized outreaches to Catholics as well as peaceful protests during the proposed State visit. These groups, under the leadership of Christian Watch organization and The Protestant Truth Society, are scheduled to be at each event of the papal visit to give a Gospel witness."
Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon these gatherings!