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Mission. Part-Two.

Irelands Great Legacy.

From 500AD the Celtic Church expanded dramatically over the next one-hundred years after the death of Saint Patrick, reaching most of western Britain, Scandinavia and northern Germany? No one truly knows how far the Celtic Church progressed in the 450 years prior to the Norman invasion of the geographical British Isles?

One will always find fault with Christians in relation to temptation and sin, because people expect us to be perfect? Failure is seen as a smug comfort to the lost, but on the day of judgement there will be many regrets?

Today Ireland and the Celtic Church is still operating and sending out men and woman across the world to help those in need, much of this is not reported in the media because it is to occupied with senseless death?

Matthew 1:14,   Acts 14:7,   Romans 16:25,   1 Peter 4:17.

A month of Saints. Part-One.

Saint David and Saint Piran.

1st March Cymru-Wales, 5th March Curnow-Cornwall.

Very little is known about these two men, but what an impact as Christian believers preaching the ‘Good News message they have had over the last 1500 years in the western regions of mainland Britain.

Many people will jump up and protest that these were good Catholics, but how wrong you are. These men like Saint Patrick, the establisher of Celtic Christianity and mission was a born again Christian and His followers were the same.

They held no alligance to Rome but their Lord Jesus alone.

Exodus 15:2,  Psalm 18:46,  27:1,  Romans 8:26-27,  Philippians 2:12,  3:3.

Celtic Saints. Part-Four.

Saint Patrick. March 17th.

Patrick probably has the place of honour in relation to being the spark that started the Celtic Church. He was the man who established Bangor Abbey in north county Down, which was to be a major center for outreach with the Gospel message to the west of Britain.

Patrick was always reluctant to be praised by men, because he knew what was their ultimate agenda. Patrick came to Ireland as a slave, but after escaping and returning he was blessed in leading the pagan Irish to Christianity in the north and west. So Ireland has been blessed in many ways over the last 1500 years because of the hard work of Patrick.

Today you can continue to share in that work, because God’s work to save the lost never ends. But one day it will at the end of the ages. So you need to know which side of eternity will you be on?   Matthew 19:17, 1 Corinthians 15:8-10, 1 Timothy 1:15-16, John 3:17, Luke 19:10.

Celtic Saints. Part-Three.

Saint Piran or Pirran. 5th March.

Not many people know that Cornwall is a separate country known as Kernow from England. Fifteen hundred years ago an Irish missionary arrived by boat and set up a bee-hive cell Church. From that point Christianity had reached the Celtic Cornish peoples.

Piran was one of the many men and woman who went out from Ireland, a few years after the death of Saint Patrick. A massive outreach was started to preach the gospel message about Jesus’ death and resurrection from the dead to the western fringes of Britain.

John 3:15-17,  17-21,  1 Timothy 1:15-16,  Romans 3:22-26.

Celtic Saints. Part-One.

‘A month of Saints.’

The month of March marks the celebration of a number of Saints, that could be described as the founding fathers of the Celtic Church. March 1st St. David of Wales, 5th March St. Piran of Cornwall and the 17th Saint Patrick of Ireland and Nigeria. But the 17th is also the feast day of the legend of Joseph of Aramathea coming to England and founding Glastonbury.

It is only Patrick’s account of the pagan society of his day that can be dsecribed as a reliable source of information. It is a great window into the conditions of the times of post Roman Britain and Ancient Ireland. Patrick was not the first Christian to visit Ireland, but he was the only one to have a lasting impact and from his work in 500AD the Celtic Church was established with a massive outreach of gospel message to the western fringes of the ‘British isles.’  1 Timothy 1:15-16.

All Hallows. Part-One.

All Hallows or Halloween has always been a big event in Ireland, even though Christianity has enveloped it. October 31st.

Many new features have been added from the U.S., like the toffee apples and the pumpkin. But essentially everything else is the same, with black men and trick n’ treating.

But the origins of this festival goes back to Celtic times, when like other northern European people this was the New Year. The festival was the celebration of cattle purification through fire, while a gate portal was believed open between the dead and the living. A chance for dead ancestors to visit their living relatives.

Some of this Celtic religion is now adapted and employed in to modern witchcraft or Wicca and so there are darker elements at work.  Leviticus 19:31,  Galatians 5:19-21.

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