Posts Tagged ‘Ulster’

Peace Processes. Part-Two.

All Hallows/Halloween.

Many today in N-Ireland have found common ground in the strained, but ongoing peace process. One festival that has been seen as a good place to share in is Halloween, this pagan festival can be shared by both Christian traditions. But their differences do remain for the rest of the year, because established traditions that their fear is stopping them from letting go.

This month has seen a rise of knife terrorism in Israel between the Palestinains and israelis, many innocent people have died on bothsides. Meanwhile the P.A. leadership have tried to justify themselves as the victums, this is nothing new under the sun we see it very much in relation to the Welsh towards the English who are seen as always persecuting them.

All of these cases are really related to human sin and how Adam made a list of excuses to God about it was eves fault he ate that apple. But why did he fall into the same trap as her, because he knew as much as she did?

Genesis 3:1-4,  Luke 14:28,  Romans 3:19.

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Green and Orange. Part-One.

Tradition and Hypocrasy.

In a few days from now thousands of Irish and Ulster Protestants will take to the streets to mark the annual mini 12th July parades. The two months of fear will set in for the isolated Catholics in Northern-Ireland.

What is the Orange order all about? It claims to be a ”Christian Organisation and yet it rejects witness to Irish Catholics, thus proving that it is both racist and sectarian in its nature.

Ulter Protestants have over the years formulated their own version of the Gospel message that is far from that of the bible and many ‘Christians are not what they seem to be at first glance. They have become historical upholders of their tradition, rather than a people of faith in Jesus.

John 3:16-21..

Saint Patrick

Patron Saint of Ireland and Nigeria (adopted), feast day 17th March. This man who dedicated his life to preaching the gospel message to the Irish, began as a slave taken by Irish pirates from his home in Roman Britain. Later in his teens he escaped, but it was through a vision/dream, that he returned with a determination. Thank God that men and women like him have the courage and strength even today to go out to far flung parts of the world to tell the good news about Jesus. Patrick wrote two key documents about his life and ministry before he died, the Confessio and the epistle to Coroticus. These letters are the most valuable record we have as a window into Celtic paganism and the conditions of the day. Patrick achieved much in his life time, with the establishment of key missionary centers, the training of men to follow him. The establishment of Bangor in noth-county Down and many church’s across the province of Ulster. Patrick always described himself ‘as a sinner‘. some people may not like to hear that, but that is the facts.

Both letters also quote the same scriptures at the beginning. 1 Timothy 1:15-16, 1 Corinthians 15:8-10. 

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