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Paisley faltered in bid to serve two masters


I refer to the article that said Ian Paisley feared upsetting his Church more than party colleagues in talks.

This exposes the double standards that he exercised as moderator and leader of the DUP as he attempted to ride two horses at one time.

I suspect that Mr Paisley would have been familiar with the biblical quotation: "No man can serve two Masters - you cannot serve God and Mammon" (Matthew 6 v 24).

If he had feared God more than the fear of man, he would not have eventually compromised himself by going back on his promises when he jumped from 'Mr Never. Never. Never'.

This move caused him to step down as moderator in the Church that he founded.

The files that have recently been published revealed that Mr Paisley was prepared to make massive concessions.

It is a pity that this knowledge was not in the public domain prior to his demise.

Nothing can be hidden

Ballyclare, Co Antrim

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