This speech was delivered in Ballymena, Northern Ireland by Rev. Stewart. Below is a quote from early in the speech.
'At the outset, we need to debunk some of the myths. First, Patrick was not Irish. He was born in Britain. Second, the tradition of Patrick's driving the snakes out of Ireland is palpably false. Third, the shamrock story was first mentioned about one thousand years after Patrick. Fourth, the confrontation at Tara, though taken for truth by many, is mythical. R. P. C. Hanson states, 'There was no High- King of Ireland in his day,' and 'miters were not invented for at least 500 years after Patrick.'4 Fifth, the green beer, is not of an old vintage. Sixth, the claim of Patrick's papal connections is denied even by some Roman Catholic scholars.'
Great study. Very good and rich study of Patrick's life and theology, bases upon His 2 writings remaining from him, with many quotations as argument of his position. Excellent the answers given to Catholics who made a false image of Patrick. I praise God for giving His church a man so dedicated to Christ. God blessed his life with many fruits.
Rev. Angus Stewart is the pastor of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Ballymena, N. Ireland, which has an extensive website with hundreds of audios, articles, translations, books, etc. (www.cprc.co.uk), plus many videos on YouTube (www.youtube.com/cprcni). He can be...