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Praise God for a man like Pastor James McConnell

Published 09/10/2015

I read with concern the latest developments in the Pastor James McConnell case concerning his comments in a sermon which were highlighted and broadcast globally.

It was good to see so many fellow Christians solidly supporting him outside the courthouse and I know many people are praying for him at this time.

The risk now is that he could end up in prison. However, it's not only bad people that go to prison. Good people go to prison, too, when their government, or society, turns bad.

The rule of law was originally founded on the laws in the Bible and now new, man-made laws are being used to incriminate Bible-believing Christians. How bizarre.

I am not wishing Pastor McConnell to end up in prison, but as the wise old man Gamaliel said of the Apostles: "Take heed what ye intend to do to these men, for if this be of men, it will come to naught, but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it, lest ye find yourself fighting against God."

Praise God for a man like James McConnell, even if he is misunderstood, or misrepresented, by his detractors.

After all, Jesus was, too.

COLIN NEVIN

Bangor, Co Down

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