A plague in Protestantism?
For years, the Rev Ian Paisley's voice spoke up for Biblical Protestantism, at home and abroad.
He claimed to be the voice of evangelical Protestantism as he thundered against apostasy, ecumenism, republicanism and Romanism.
There is nothing wrong when a Christian is found earnestly contending for the faith once delivered to the saints; so in this regard, Ian Paisley had that right, which has been generally accepted.
However, when he entered into power-sharing with unrepentant terrorists, a plague of darkest hue was poured upon Protestantism.
This plague has made his church desolate and has discredited his party; the plague belongs to the secular humanist virus, which, of late, is something of a spiritual pandemic.
Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster has been subjected to this most virulent and contagious of all spiritual plagues; there needs to be a rapid separation from all areas where this disease is found.
'Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach,' (Heb13:13).
REV MERVYN COTTON