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PRIOR ACCEDES TO PUBLIC SWORN INIQUIRY ON KINCORA
MY CALL AND DUP PETITION SUCCESSFUL

The Secretary of State, Mr. James Prior, has been forced to announce the holding of a Public Sworn Inquiry into the Kincora sex scandal. I had called for this long before Miss Shaw made her lying accusations - accusations which the press and the B.B.C. especially have tried to bolster up by seeking to conceal the fact that Miss Shaw while posing she resigned because of her concern for young boys never ever mentioned the matter in her resignation.

The D.U.P. organised and presented a petition to the Secretary of State on the matter while the D.U.P. at the Belfast City Hall called a special meeting in order to pass a motion calling for such an inquiry.

I also tabled an early day motion in Parliament along the same lines, in a B.B.C. Nationwide programme Mr. John Hitchins carefully edited an interview he had with me cutting out this campaign and call for a Public Sworn Inquiry. He also carefully edited out miss Shaw's resignation which made no reference to Kincora and the fact that she had made similar accusations against Rev. Martin Smyth as she had made against me, maintaining that she had told him about Kincora as well. This Mr. Smyth denied.

When the campaign was on for a Public Sworn Inquiry I wrote the following letter to the leaders of the Protestant churches:-

4th February, 1982.

TO THE CHURCH LEADERS

I am sure you will agree that the whole community has been appalled by the knowledge that for a number of years youths for whom it has been responsible have systematically been corrupted by those who have them in their care. While the criminal implications have now been dealt with, the moral and social issues are still being discussed by concerned people [3] in every walk of life and from every religious denomination with all the greater anxiety because of their conviction that only a selection of the facts is being revealed to them.

It is hardly surprising therefore, in an atmosphere of this sort that speculation, half-truth and rumour are being purveyed as facts, and that a normally staid community is now entertaining the most outlandish and bizarre ideas about 'the Kincora affair' ' This is socially unhealthy in itself, and has also led to a dramatic loss of confidence by the public in those who administer its affairs - particularly when one of the ideas popularly canvassed is that those very people were in some way privy to and perhaps even contributing to the corruption concerned.

It is not appropriate to argue the matter comprehensively in this letter since the issue is of sufficient notoriety and you will have formed your own view of it. But in the belief that the principles involved affect the whole community in a vital way and transcend all denominational divisions I would now invite you to consider taking part in a deputation consisting of the representatives of all the Protestant denominations and headed by the Primate Archbishop of Armagh or the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church or both, for the purpose of making representations to whomsoever might be agreed to be the appropriate authority that a public tribunal with all necessary powers be instituted forthwith to enquire into and report on every relevant aspect of this sorry affair.

Signed
Ian R. K. Paisley

A similar letter was sent to the political leaders.

PRESBYTERIAN MODERATOR'S AND METHODIST PRESIDENT'S REFUSALS

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland Dr. John Girvan refused to join in the deputation. To him the call for a Public Sworn Inquiry "Would not serve any useful purpose". He preferred to let the Inquiry which broke up to do the job behind closed doors.

The Methodist President, Rev. Ernest Gallagher of Dublin, took the same line.

The scandal of Kincora was evidently not going to be sifted by these gentlemen adding their weight to the call for proper full investigation.

The Primate of the Church of Ireland, Dr. Armstrong on the other hand said he had already called for such a public inquiry.

The Reformed Presbyterian Moderator of Synod and the Superintendent of the Elim Church supported the call. The Congregationalists had to refer the matter to their Executive.

OLIVER NAPIER'S HYPOCRISY

Oliver Napier of the Alliance Party was more interested in establishing Cardinal O'Fee's position. As Kincora was a school for Protestants the Roman Catholic Primate had no business there. But Oliver as a faithful [4] son of the Church must defend his Cardinal and seek to intrude him into everything. The Cardinal should take a look at his own schools as serious accusations have been made concerning the activity of the Church in that particular field.

The S.D.L.P. made no reply while the Official Unionist leader Mr. James Molyneaux was against a full open public inquiry. Now the inquiry is to be set up and those making accusations like Miss Shaw will have to attend and have their accusations tested in public on oath, the truth will come out. Those accused will be given the proper opportunity to defend themselves. The conspiracy to smear me will be dragged into the open and those republicans who helped to sponsor it along with the B.B.C., Belfast Telegraph and other allies will have to bear the full light of day. There is nothing secret which shall not be revealed. We will welcome the full exposure of the matter.

Meanwhile Mr. Roy Lilley of the Belfast Telegraph has still not identified Mr. X to me. Mr. X will however have to appear at the Public Sworn Inquiry as well as Mr. Lilley.

MY LETTER TO THE McGONIGLE INQUIRY

12th February, 1982.

Further to my telephone call and our conversation I write to confirm my willingness to appear before your inquiry even though I have no evidence about any happenings in Kincora or in its administration.

As you intended in your conversation, your inquiry will not be dealing with accusations of a criminal nature but purely with matters concerning administration. I must repeat, however, that if during the inquiry an accusation is made against anybody by a witness, then the accused person should in fairness be told not only the name of the witness but also the nature of his allegation.

As I understand it you do not conceive it to be within your terms of reference to hear or inquire into such allegations unless of course they concern the administration of the home. I am also glad to note your determination to observe the rules of natural justice.

Signed
Ian R. K. Paisley

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A HEART-STIRRING OCCASION IN COLERAINE

Saturday, 6th February 1982, was a very memorable day in the history of the Coleraine congregation, for on that day foundation stones were laid in the new building at Loughan Hill on Bushmills Road.

Since cutting the sod on 25th April 1981 the congregation laboured faithfully, sparing no effort to advance the building to its present state in order that maximum comfort could be enjoyed at their recent service.

The first concrete block was laid on 21st July, 1981 and from then until October 31st when the actual building was finished it was all go, even though the weather was most inclement.

The congregation was led in prayer by Rev. J. Long and Rev. W. McCrea was the soloist. Ministers from neighbouring congregations joined in the service.


It was Dr. Paisley's privilege to preach from Genesis 28, vs. 9 to a well-filled church and especially to many local people from the area.

The Moderator's address was centred upon:- 1. REST: 2. REFRESHMENT: 3. REWARD.

As to REST he referred to it as being one of 'Salvation', 'Satisfaction' and 'Separation'. It was his prayer that not only would sinners find rest in the church through salvation but God's people would be refreshed. This would produce its own 'Reward'.

He concluded the discourse with these words, "Soon these dear brothers and sisters and young ones will be in their splendid new church and God will give them 'rest, refreshment and reward'."

Mallets were presented by Mr. David Hasson to Dr. Paisley, Mr. Jack Hasson to Rev. John Wylie and Mr. Albert McIntyre to the minister Rev. George Whyte. Mr. Philip Millen then closed in prayer asking the blessing upon the good things provided by the ladies of the congregation. Everyone enjoyed the hot soup and tea that followed.

The offering including the previous Sunday's building fund totalled úl,700.60.

It is hoped that the new building will be officially opened on 16th October, 1982, until then please pray as God's people sow the seed in the Coleraine area a bountiful harvest will be reaped. [7]

THE BIBLE

It is worth more than the gold of Ophir,
And more than the emerald fair,
And even the priceless ruby
Can never with it compare.

The amethyst, the pearl and the diamond
Are rich in varied degrees,
But this Book that to us is given
Is worth more than any of these.

It tells us of God the Father,
And of the Holy Spirit as well;
And God the Son, His praises
Both saints and Angels tell.

It tells us of hell and of heaven,
God's love and God's wrath we see;
It shows how through Christ every sinner
Can be saved through eternity.

A WORD IN SEASON

In the course of a sermon, preached recently by Gipsy Smith, the following story was told. Coming home from France on leave during the war, he arrived at a London station where he had to change trains. An aged porter seized his heavy kit-bag. "No, no," protested the Gipsy; "it's too much for you." The man insisted, so the preacher himself took the heavy end. When safely seated in his carriage, he shook hands with the porter, and left something there. Then he said, "Good day," and he added, "I hope you love Jesus." The effect was electrical. "Sir," said the porter, "I have been here for thirty years, and I have carried bags for thousands - Christians - and amongst them have been many persons; but you are the first man to recognize that I have a soul. I'm much obliged to you, sir, for what you have said." A word spoken in season, how good it is. Would that all Christians would by life and word commend their Saviour to others!

MY BIBLE By C. E. Ziegler

What comforts me when I am sad,
And makes the gladdest day more glad?

My Bible.

What tells me all I ought to know,
And shows the Living Way to go?

My Bible.

What speaks of Jesus, all-divine,
So precious to your heart and mine?

My Bible.

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What gives the truth to great and mean,
That makes the vilest sinner clean?

My Bible.

What opens wide heaven's pearly gates
To him who labors, learns, and waits?

My Bible.

UNUSED RICHES

Some time ago an old man living in New Jersey discovered about $5,000 in a family Bible. The bank notes were scattered throughout the book. In 1874 the aunt of this man had died and one clause of her will read as follows:

To my beloved nephew, Stephen Marsh, I will and bequeath my family Bible and all it contains, with the residue of my estate after my funeral expenses and just and lawful debts are paid.

The estate amounted to a few hundred dollars, which was soon spent, and for about 35 years his chief support has been a small pension from the Government. He lived on in poverty and all the time within his reach there was the precious Bible containing thousands of dollars, sufficient for all his wants. He passed the Bible by. His eyes rested on it, perhaps his hands handled the old leather-bound Bible with its brass clasps, but he did not open it once. At last while packing his trunk to move to his son, where he intended to spend his few remaining years, he discovered the unknown riches, which were in his possession. What thoughts of regret must have come to his mind. If only he had opened that Bible years ago he then might have used the money to great advantage. Instead of it the treasure laid idle for 40 years. And he might have had it and enjoyed it all that time.

This is a sad story. But there is something infinitely sadder than the experience of this man. It is the neglect of the Bible by the people of God. God has given to man a wonderful treasure in His own Word. In this Book of books the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God are stored up. Here the richest of His love are made known and the highest wisdom man is capable of possessing is told out. All the child of God needs spiritually is found in its pages; all wants are there supplied. And yet these riches put at our disposal by a loving Father, are unknown and unused riches. Instead of being enjoyed, used, and in using them, multiplied, they are neglected. Many of God's people are dragging along in a spiritually impoverished state, when they might have all their needs supplied and constantly increase in the knowledge of God. Occasionally we receive letters from aged Christians, including preachers. They tell us how they deplore the fact that they did not know certain truths thirty and forty years ago. "How different my Christian life and experience as well as service might have been," is what an old Christian wrote us recently. And all this time these riches were in the Bible, they might have enjoyed them. Oh! the neglected Bible! May we arise and possess our possessions. [9]

IT WORKS WONDERS

Some years ago, says the Public Leader, a lady, who tells the story herself, went to consult a famous physician about her health. She was a woman of nervous temperament, whose troubles - and she had many - had worried and excited her to such a pitch that the strain threatened her physical strength and even her reason. She gave the doctor a list of her symptoms, and answered the questions, only to be astonished at the brief prescription: "Madam, what you need is to read the Bible more."


"But doctor," began the bewildered patient. "Go home and read your Bible an hour a day," the great man reiterated, with kindly authority. "Then come back to me a month from today." And he bowed her out without a possibility of further protest. At first his patient was inclined to be angry. Then she reflected that, at least, the prescription was not an expensive one. Besides, it certainly had been a long time since she had read the Bible regularly, she reflected with a pang of conscience. Wordly cares had crowded out her prayer and Bible study for years, and though she would have resented being called on irreligious woman, she had undoubtedly become a most careless Christian. She went home and set herself conscientiously to try the physician's remedy. In one month she went back to his office.

"Well," he said, smiling, as he looked at her face, "I see you are an obedient patient, and have taken my prescription faithfully. Do you feel as if you needed any other medicine now?"

"No, doctor, I feel like a different person. But how did you know this was just what I needed?" For answer, the famous physician turned to his desk. There, worn and marked, lay an open Bible. "Madam," he said, with deep earnestness, "if I were to omit my daily reading of this book I should lose my greatest source of strength and skill. I never go to an operation without reading my Bible."

"I never attend a distressing case without finding help in its pages. Your case called not for medicine, but for source of peace and strength outside your own mind, and I showed you my own prescription. I knew it would cure." "Yet I confess, doctor," said the patient, "that I came very near not taking it."

"Very few are willing to try it, I find," said the physician, smiling again. "But there are many, many cases in my practice where, if tried, it would work wonders."

This is a true story.

The physician has died, but his prescription remains. It will do no one any harm to try it.

SOWING BESIDE ALL WATERS

Says C. H. Spurgeon: "When a sportsman goes out after game, he does not know which way he will go, neither does he bind himself in that matter. If he is deer-stalking, he may have to go up the mountain side, or [10] down the glen, across the burn, or away among the heather. Where his sport leads him, he follows; and so it is with the genuine soul-winner: he leaves himself free to follow his one object. He does not know where he is going, but he does know what he is going after. He lays himself out for the winning of souls for Jesus. On the railway he speaks to any one who happens to be put in the same car; or in the shop he looks out for opportunities to impress a customer. He sows besides all waters, and in all soils. He carries his gun at half-cock, ready to take aim at once. That is the man whom God is likely to bless."

PEN POINTS
J. CLYDE STILLION

The only handicap the Holy Spirit had when He gave us the WRITTEN WORD was the man-made vehicle He had to use-the human language.

Don't philosophize or fossilize, or you will lose your message.

If the devil tries to cover your light with a basket, burn the basket.

You'll never face a wall of testing that you cannot go through if you face it in Christ Jesus.

Fine Christians, like fine cars, take the bumps easily.

Yes, John said, "He must increase, but I must decrease," - but he wasn't speaking of service.

Good seed will grow in good soil though sown by a trembling hand.

As the rails are to the locomotive, so to your faith is the WRITTEN WORD. Stick to the rails and avoid a wreck. [11]

"DESTROYING THE REFORMATION AT A STROKE"

The twelfth chapter of Paul's epistle to the Hebrews at the verse 1, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses".

We are fallen on evil times. The Bible makes it perfectly clear that in the last days perilous times shall come. No doubt about it we are in the last time, and perilous deceits are all around us. The Bible tells us in its prophetic Scriptures that in the end time there will arise a series of counterfeits. These counterfeits will push themselves forward instead of and in place of the truth. They will be so camouflaged; they will be so like the real thing that if it were possible the very elect of God would be deceived, and today we can see the rise of the counterfeits. We can see the parade of a whole series of counterfeits. Of course, the masterplan of the Devil is to produce a counterfeit Christ - the Antichrist, and the masterplan of the Devil is to produce the counterfeit Church, and that Church is seen in the Book of the Revelation as the Roman apostasy, 'MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS, AND THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH'.


Now, of course, at the great Reformation of the 16th Century (and as you leave this house tonight, and you mark carefully the writing on the main door of the Church, you will see there some of the thesis of Martin Luther against the great Roman apostasy, and Luther with his pen struck that vital blow for Gospel Truth and Gospel Righteousness, and Gospel Freedom). You don't need any Pope. You don't need any priest. You don't need any pastor. You don't need any preacher. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. All the priests are redundant, so when you meet him tomorrow tell him to go to Corporation Street. He is redundant. There is no work for him to do. There is no sacrifice to be offered. There is no victim to be laid on the altar. There is no need for any sacrificing priest, for our Great High Priest finished the work that God gave Him to do. It is finished! It is all done! I'm not going to Heaven because of what I do. I'm going to Heaven because of what Jesus has done. I'm not going to Heaven because of something that I am or that I hope to be. I'm going to Heaven because of something Jesus is and what He ever will be. So our salvation is complete and finished and finalised in Christ, and our forefathers struggled out from under the tyranny, and the darkness and the priestcraft and the superstition and Babylonianism of Roman apostasy into liberty, and the nations of Europe came out from the Dark Ages into liberty, and Rome fell and great was her fall, but immediately Rome saw that her grip on the nations had been weakened she commenced, through the Jesuits, the counter-Reformation. This was to counter the Reformation and its principles of freedom. What is the great foundation of Protestantism? The great foundation of Protestantism is this Book, the Bible. [12]

I was on a radio broadcast in Canada, and the fellow said to me, "What is the difference between Protestantism and Romanism?" I said, "It is very simple. The Romanist looks to an 'Infallible' Pope. I look to the Infallible Word of God." That is the difference - the difference of authority, and our authority is this Word. "To the law, and to the testimony, If they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20). This is the Infallible, Inerrant Word of the Living God, and when this world is no more, when sun, moon and stars are gone this Word shall abide forever. When all things that human eyes see, the material things of creation are wiped away, the Word of the Lord endureth forever, and this is the Word that by the Gospel is preached unto you.

The Jesuits decided to undermine the Word of God, and so they planted in the universities of Germany (it was in Germany that the great Reformation had its birth) in the ministerial training colleges a race of men who attacked the Word, and young ministerial students no longer were taught that this is the Infallible Word of God. They were taught that it is filled with errors, filled with contradictions, it is filled with myths, it is not reliable. It is just man's setting down of man's development in a religious process. What happened? Protestantism lost its foundation. It started to tremble, and to shaken and to be destroyed. Then having succeeded in destroying men and women's faith in the Book, out of it grew the great ecumenical movement, and the ecumenical movement is the takeover of Protestantism wholesale in an effort to reunite them with the Roman Catholic Church, and as you know they are having their week of Prayer, and they are all praying for unity round Pa Pa. They are all praying for unity around Pa Pa!

"Nearer my Pope to thee,
Near to thee;
Even 'though it is the W.C.C.
that leadeth me,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer dear Pa Pa to thee,
Nearer to thee."

They are going. They are on their way, and, of course, Protestantism gone spiritually and gone religiously no longer has any influence in the State. Our State alas is now going the same way, for when God would judge a nation for its sin, it is in the Church the leprosy begins.

At the great Reformation a break was made with the Pope and the Papacy's power was finished in this Realm of ours, and the Reformers declared for freedom, and as a result the Throne and Government of England cut themselves off from any influence with the Vatican, and no longer had an Ambassador at the Holy See, as it was called, but took its place among the free nations of Europe, free from tyranny and the influence of the Vatican. Then, of course, three Kings rose up to take us back down the Romeward road - Charles I, Charles II and James II, and [13] as a result of resistance by the Protestants of our land there came about the Williamite Revolution Settlement, and on the Statute Books of our land there was laid the one great Constitutional Act. As you know, the British Constitution is unwritten and the one Act of our Constitution is known as the Act of Rights and Settlement, and it says, "Every person that shall hold communion with the See or Church of Rome shall be excluded and forever incapable to possess the Crown and Government of this Realm and Dominion". That is the Constitutional keystone of our nation at this time.

There is only one way whereby you can change an Act of Parliament and that is by sponsoring a rescinding legislation, but, of course, Mrs. Thatcher is not going to sponsor rescinding legislation, for the simple reason that our forefathers who drew up that Act also laid down in it that if any person violated that Act then the allegiance of the nation to that person was no longer required. So if an attempt was made to rescind that legislation we would have a recipe for complete rebellion and anarchy, and so Mrs. Thatcher is not going to put her hand to that one. So she has decided that she will do it another way, not by legislation but by administration, and that she will appoint a full Ambassador with full standing as the representative of the Queen and her Government at the Vatican, and by so doing she has changed at a stroke the whole Revolution Settlement, and she has acted unconstitutionally and unlawfully. She comes on the television and tells us she is the upholder of the law, but she is a lawless woman, and she has done an act of absolute lawlessness.

We better find out who this person is that Mrs. Thatcher wants us to get in communion with, and who is the State that we are now to have full diplomatic relationships with, and why at this time has Mrs. Thatcher seen fit to do this, because the timing is very important indeed.

First of all, let us hear what the Pope says about himself. He says he is 'the Sovereign Pontiff', he is 'Christ's Vicar'. He is 'Prince of the apostles'. He is 'God on earth'. He is 'Lord God the Pope'. He is 'His Holiness'. He is 'The King of kings'. He is 'The Lord of lords'. He is 'Prince over all nations and kingdoms'. He is 'The most Holy and the most Blessed'. He is 'The Master of the universal world'. He is 'The Father of kings'. He is 'The Light of the world'. He is 'The Most High and Sovereign Bishop'. That is some claim, is it not? I think we would need to examine that person. Anybody making such a claim would need to be examined and put under the microscope to see exactly does he fulfil what he claims to be.

Speaking for the Pope Cardinal Manning said this. He said, "In Christ's right I am Sovereign. I acknowledge no civil superiors. I am the subject of no Prince, and I claim more than this, I claim to be the Supreme Judge on earth, the Director of the consciences of men; of the peasant that tills the field and the Prince that sits upon the Throne; of the household that sits in the shade; of privacy, and the legislature that makes laws in the kingdom. I am the last sole, supreme Judge on earth of what is right or wrong." [14] Pope Pius XII said, "Alone I am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life". Those are the claims of the Papacy, and yet Mrs. Thatcher this week by a stroke of her pen has decided that our nation must have full diplomatic relationship and communion with the Papacy. From such a relationship there shall come upon this nation the curse of Almighty God.

THE POPE CLAIMS TO BE THE HOLY FATHER

Did you ever notice that the Pope claims to be the Holy Trinity. First of all he claims the sole Title and prerogative of God the Father. In John chapter 17 the Lord Jesus Christ addresses His Father, "Holy Father". The Pope claims to be the Holy Father.

I was listening the other night to Cardinal O'Fee and he kept saying, "The Holy Father, The Holy Father, The Holy Father". What utter blasphemy! God the Father is the only Holy Father!

THE POPE CLAIMS TO BE JESUS CHRIST ON EARTH AND THE VICAR - THE REPRESENTATIVE OF CHRIST

Then the Pope claims to be Jesus Christ on earth, and then he claims to be the Vicar - the Substitute - the Representative of Christ on earth.

The only Vicar of Christ on earth tonight is God the Holy Ghost. He is the Comforter. He is the One Who has been called alongside to help. It is with this Pope and this system of the Papacy that Margaret Thatcher would have us to be linked.

The Cardinal Archbishop of Canada back in 1938 had something to say about freedom. He said, "It is never permitted to grant freedom of thought, writing or teaching, and the undifferentiated freedom of religion as so many rights which nature has given to them", and going on he said, "The Catholic Church does not believe in democracy". Writing back in the 'Universe' Father Lester said, "We have said it before and we say it again, Protestantism is not a religion, it is a disease", and Father Feelan, editor of the 'Western Watchman', said this about Protestantism, "We would like to impale it and hang it up for the crows to build nests on. We would like to pell it with pinchers and pierce it with red hot iron. We would like to fill it with molten lead and plunge it into Hell fire a hundred fathoms deep". Such is the hatred of Romanism to Biblical Protestantism.

In the Catholic Encyclopaedia we read, "The Church has been and still remains intolerant of all other religions. She regards dogmatic intolerance not alone as her incontestable right but also as her sacred duty". While Cardinal Vaughan writes, "To the apostles and their successors, not to the people, Christ gave legislative and judicial administrative and coercive jurisdiction. Politics are a part of morals. We cannot separate politics from religion; from Catholicity. Catholics must throw over Party if Catholic principles require". While old Cardinal [15] Hinsley, during the war, said, "If Fascism goes under, God's cause goes under with it". Hence the line-up of the Roman Catholic system with the Fascist dictators-Hitler, Mussolini and Franco.

This is the system that Mrs. Thatcher wants us to line up with! Behind Mrs. Thatcher there is a sinister cleric, he is called Runcie, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is a high Anglo-Catholic. This morning he was celebrating the Mass, sprinkling himself with the 'holy water' and the 'incense', lighting the candles; going through the whole paraphernalia of Romanism, and he has declared that when the Pope comes they are going to have a special service of reconciliation. That is that the Church of England is going to be re-reconciled with the Church of Rome.

At the beginning we were going to have an unofficial visit of the Pope. He was coming unofficially - 'Just as a pastor to see his people'. He was not going to be received by the Government. Mrs. Thatcher wrote me and told me, "The Government has nothing to do with it". She is a liar! They had everything to do with it. This was the way it was planned. This was the way it was set up. It is like everything else Mrs. Thatcher is at. This whole new set-up with this new ambassador is part of the overall process.

If there is reconciliation of the Church of England with Rome, what happens to the Queen? Where does she come in? She by Law established is the Head of the Church of England, and if the Church of England enters into full communion with Rome and becomes part of the great communion of Rome, then the Queen automatically becomes a Roman Catholic, and that is the end and objective and goal of the whole machinery. That is where they are all working to.

Of course Rome had a setback when Prince Charles didn't marry a Roman Catholic, but Rome never gives up, she goes on, and on and on, and Rome, tonight, has played her cards exceptionally well and the whole set-up is on the way.

You see that St. John Stevas has surfaced again. He came to the surface, because he has been working behind backs in regard to this whole Romanization. Also Sir John Biggs Davison, the great Unionist, he has been working the same way, all working to subvert Protestantism, but they have a difficulty, because you see the Ambassador to Ireland he represents the whole of Ireland, and so Rome had to make a statement about that, and Rome made it clear that this Ambassador that has been appointed in England will have nothing to do with Northern Ireland because Northern Ireland comes under Dublin, and the British Government make no protest about that, because the British Government have now decided that as soon as is convenient they will be pushing us all down the Dublin road. Of course they will have another think coming to them when that comes. They will have another think coming to them. You see, if they could only get rid of these Fundamentalist Protestants; if they could only get rid of this fellow Paisley and his followers, things would be moving. [16]

I was sitting in the Global Mail Newspaper with their Editorial Board. I never met such a lot of dumbbells in all my life. This wee woman said, "You are all going into the South, and then you can fight the I.R.A. together". I said, "I am sorry to disillusion you, but we will not be going into the South". She got very excited! I said, "You don't need to get excited, we are not going the Dublin road. We will not be going that way". All the plans of the British Government, and all their deceits, and all their lies, they are not going to succeed, because God honours those who honour Him, and I believe that in Northern Ireland there is a bastion of Protestant Truth still left. This is the only place in the world where Protestants really believe in their Protestantism. Yes! Just this little Northern Eastern corner of Ireland, God has blessed it with revival and blessed it with Gospel preachers, and blessed it with militant fundamentalist preaching in defence of the faith, once for all delivered to the saints. I tell you tonight, God will not forsake His people, and God is not going to forsake His people.

Let me also say something tonight. The Pope has not arrived yet. He has not arrived yet! You see, I happen to believe that the blood of Latimer, Ridley, Cranmer, Ferrar and Hooper that lie in the soil of England, that that blood is very precious to Almighty God. I happen to believe that! I happen to believe that the cry of the martyred dead arises to the ear of the Most High. God may not hear our sinful prayers. God may not hear the cry of a backslidden, worldly church today, but God will hear the cry of the martyrs' blood, and I do not believe that this great nation of ours is going to be left a prey to the whole system of Romanism. I believe that God has a deliverance for this land; that God has salt in England, Scotland, Wales and Ulster, and that salt will be the saving of this nation and will be the bringing of us out of darkness into the glorious light and liberty of the Gospel.

Brethren and sisters in Christ, there is a God upon the throne and He is jealous for His Name, and I say from this pulpit tonight, we repudiate the claims of the papacy, we reject Pope John Paul as the Antichrist of Rome. We bow not before him. We acknowledge not his claims. We brand him a liar, blasphemer and deceiver. We this night, in this Church, put our flag to the top of the masthead and we say, "Christ alone is our KING. Christ alone is our PRIEST. Christ alone is our SAVIOUR, and our allegiance is to Him, and He is KING of kings, and He is LORD of lords, and the Lamb shall overcome them, and those that are with Him are called, and chosen and faithful."

There may be someone here tonight and you have never closed with Christ. You don't know Him. You have been brought up in Protestantism; brought up with an open Bible in your hand; brought up hearing the Gospel ringing in your ears, but you have never taken Christ as your Saviour and as your Lord. The Blessed Man of Calvary, the Blessed Christ of the Cross, the Blessed Saviour of the world, He stands amongst [17] us tonight. In His hand there is grace for you. Thank God it is without money and without price. The Lord Jesus Christ is able to save to the very uttermost all that come unto God by Him, and all you have got to do is just to come and He will in no wise cast you out.

Out yonder in Calgary God is blessing our Free Presbyterian witness, and Mr. Whiteside during the past weeks has had the joy of leading five prominent Roman Catholics to Christ, and they have all joined up with the Church, and they are all now Free Presbyterians, and he says, "My, they are real Prods". Yes, they tasted the darkness. They tasted the benightedness of Romanism, and now they are in the freedom of the Gospel. What an indictment upon Ulster Protestants, sitting in this house tonight, cradled with Gospel Truth and as yet you have never closed with Christ. You have never come to Him. Come to Him tonight, He is the Blessed Saviour. What a Friend He is! What a Saviour He is! What a Rock in the day of storm! What a shelter in the hour of tempest! What a Wonderful Person is the Blessed Son of God! You can meet Him tonight. Meet Him now! Put your faith and trust in Him! "Him that cometh unto me", He says, "I will in no wise case out". Come, I and welcome to Jesus!

AMEN AND AMEN!

A sermon preached by Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley in Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church.

[18-23 MEDITATIONS FOR THE MONTH]

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THE HISTORY OF ROME'S CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY BRITAIN'S PROTESTANT THRONE


Now Mrs. Thatcher in a wild act of constitutional lawlessness has violated the Act of Settlement and established full relationship with the Pope of Rome and at a stroke destroyed the heritage of the Reformation. The Pope's response as printed in "The Universe" 22/11/81 is worthy of note by every Biblical Protestant.

"In these circumstances I shall also meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie. Thus my visit will spread a much hoped for union between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion."

THE ARCHBISHOPS' ATTEMPT TO DESTROY THE OATH

That Oath was carefully drawn up after the Revolution in 1689 so that no secret Roman Catholic could mount the Throne. The King must make the Declaration on meeting his first Parliament. The Romanized Prayer Book of 1927-28 would have enabled a Roman Catholic to take the new 1910 Oath.

"THE PROTESTANT REFORMED RELIGION ESTABLISHED BY LAW" is that as defined in the Prayer Book of the National Church. Had the Bishops succeeded in passing the new Romanized Prayer Book in 1927 sanctioning belief in TRANSUBSTANTIATION and THE REAL PRESENCE, a Roman Catholic could have taken the Oath. The new book would have destroyed the true meaning of the words "The Protestant Reformed Religion Established by Law." It would have given a different meaning to the Oath.

Truly the Archbishops of Canterbury and York should have been impeached, as was Archbishop Laud, for trying to undermine the foundations of Church and State.

The position is really dangerous today, as the nation has no real knowledge of how the King stands in these vital matters. In the case of Queen Victoria the nation had no doubts. She openly declared her Protestant faith.

CARDINAL BOURNE WANTS THE OATH ABOLISHED

The fact that Cardinal Bourne - the first Cardinal since the Reformation to dine with the King at Buckingham Palace - is so welcome a guest, and the fact that he asked that pertinent question in his sermon at Cambridge, suggests that the King may have informed him that he objects to the wording of even the amended 1910 Declaration and Oath. The King refuses to answer any questions on these points in response to written inquiries. See letter at end of this book. [25]

The fact that King George has been trained from childhood in an President of the Anglo-Catholic atmosphere, and in August 1930 had in constant attendance at Balmoral Castle the Earl of Shaftesbury, President of the English Church Union, gives ground for uneasiness.

The English Church Union is the Anglo-Catholic organization which tried to force the Romanized Prayer Book on the nation in 1927-28, and arranged the Malines Secret Conference for re-union with Rome.

For all these reasons there must be no tampering with the Protestant Accession Declaration or the Coronation Oath.

WHAT CARDINAL MANNING SAID

In 1859 the idea of crushing Protestantism in Britain was taking shape in Cardinal Manning's mind.

In a sermon before Cardinal Wiseman he said:-

"England is the head of Protestantism, the centre of its movements and the stronghold of its power. Weakened in England, it is paralysed everywhere. Conquered in England, it is conquered throughout the world. Once overthrown here, all else is but a warfare of detail." Sermon before Cardinal Wiseman, August 2, 1859.

The first important surrender during the20th century of our safeguards set up at the Revolution in 1689 was in 1903, when King Edward broke through the Act of Settlement and visited Pope Leo XIII, at the Vatican.

KING EDWARD VII BREAKS ACT OF SETTLEMENT IN 1903

King Edward came under the powerful influence of the Jesuit, "Father" Bernard Vaughan. He was often in his company with Sir Ernest Cassel, according to the Press.

The great ACT OF RIGHTS AND SETTLEMENT lays it down that:-

"Every person that shall hold communion with the See or Church of Rome shall be excluded and forever incapable to possess the Crown and Government of this Realm and Dominions."

King Edward broke this Act and forfeited his right to the Throne. That is what the Act says; read it!

The ACT OF SETTLEMENT was framed as a Defensive Measure, and not out of malice or bigotry. The Protestant religion is based on the teaching of Christ as revealed in the New Testament. The Roman Religion is the idolatrous religion of the old pagan priests of Baal and of the pagan Roman Empire, propagated under Christian names and titles. Cardinal Newman admits this. He gives a list of these doctrines, and states they were sanctified by the Church (p. 349, Christian Doctrine). Rome's idolatrous Mass is not in the New Testament. The Apostles never mention it. The old pagan Mass was westernized in 492 A.D. by Gelasius, Bishop of Rome. [26]

In 1910 the King's Accession Declaration against Transubstantiation was altered owing to Irish Roman Catholic pressure and also because King George refused to make the Declaration drawn up at the Revolution. Queen Alexandra was an Anglo-Catholic, and King George being brought up in Anglo-Catholic services and atmosphere, no doubt holds the Anglo-Catholic belief in TRANSUBSTANTIATION.

In 1914, on December 14th, a group of Roman Catholic Foreign Office Officials secretly rushed off an Envoy to the Vatican without consulting Parliament. The public were afterwards informed that the appointment was only for the duration of the war. Of course it was a false statement.

Sir Eyre Crowe, Assistant Under-Secretary of State, filled the chief posts at the Foreign Office and abroad with Roman Catholics. His mother was reported to have been a German Roman Catholic, and his wife was a German.

Sir Wm. Tyrrell was Private Secretary to Sir E. Grey, Foreign Minister, and Mr. C. J. Dormer, Assistant Secretary.

Sir Eric Drummond was Private Secretary to Mr. Asquith, Prime Minister. These Roman permanent Officials, placed there by the Jesuits, pulled the strings behind the scenes.

THE MYSTERY OF SIR EYRE CROWE: SECRET FUNERAL

Sir Eyre Crowe, Tyrrell, and Cecil Dormerworking with Sir E. Grey, and Drummond with Asquith, persuaded these Statesmen to allow them to secretly rush off the Envoy to the Vatican, Dec. 14,1914, in violation of the Act of Settlement drawn up at the Revolution. They persuaded Lord Birkenhead, the Censor, to silence the Press for two weeks until the Envoy was safely away and beyond recall.

When Sir Eyre Crowe died in 1925 the greatest secrecy was observed.

The Press merely announced that he had been buried quietly in the country. No place was named. Evidently there was some reason for this secrecy. See Times, May 2, 1925.

Investigations have since disclosed the fact that this Foreign Office Permanent Secretary, who practically determined Britain's foreign policy, was not a Protestant.

The Vicar of Studland, in whose churchyard Sir Eyre was buried, improvised a special Burial Service at the request of the Foreign Office Officials, who went down from London for the purpose. The greatest secrecy was observed.

The Vicar had previously informed them that he could not conscientiously use either the Church of England or Nonconformist Burial Service, in view of information in his possession. He told the writer the full story.

Thank God this Vicar was a man true to his convictions.

In 1923 King George and Queen Mary again broke the Act of Settlement and visited the Pope in the Vatican. [27]

In 1924 the Prince of Wales visited the Pope in the Vatican.

In 1927-28 the Anglo-Catholic bishops, with the connivance of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, held a secret conference with Cardinal Mercier at Malines to arrange for the reunion of the Church of England with the Church of Rome.

In 1927 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and 42 bishops tried to force the new Romanized Prayer Book through the Parliament. This book had the Romish doctrine of Transubstantiation cunningly concealed within its covers. Had it passed it would have at one blow destroyed the Protestant Accession Declaration and Coronation Oath. Few Britons realise how deep was the Jesuit plot.

The honest and fearless Bishop of Norwich firmly stood his ground, and refused to betray the Church of England. The House of Commons supported his stand and threw out the book. The House branded 42 bishops as hypocrites.

ALTERING THE KING'S ACCESSION DECLARATION, 1910 A.D.

The most convincing way to prove this terrible charge is to print side by side the old and the new Declaration Oath. [28]

THE KING'S ACCESSION DECLARATION, A.D. 1689. (THE OLD OATH)

"I, A. B., do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God profess, testify and declare, that I do believe (1) that in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any TRANSUBSTANTIATION of the elements of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ, at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever; (2) and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary or any other saint, and the sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome are superstitious and idolatrous; (3) and I do solemnly in the presence of God profess, testify and declare, that I do make this Declaration and every part thereof in the plain and ordinary sense of the words read unto me, as they are commonly understood by English Protestants, without any evasion, equivocation, or mental reservation whatsoever, and without any dispensation already granted me for this purpose by the Pope or any other authority or person whatsoever, or without any hope of any such dispensation from any person or authority whatsoever, or without thinking that I am or can be acquitted before God or man, or absolved of this Declaration or any part thereof, although the Pope or any other person or persons, or power whatsoever, should dispense with or annul the same, or declare that it was null or void from the beginning." Act of Settlement, Art. 12, 13.

THE KING'S ACCESSION DECLARATION 1910. (THE NEW OATH)

Act of 1 George V. cap. 29, 1910.

"I do solemnly and in the presence of God profess, testify and declare that I am a faithful Protestant, and that I will, accordingly to the true intent of the enactments which secure Protestant succession to the Throne of my Realm, uphold and maintain the said enactments to the best of my powers according to law."

THE KING'S CORONATION OATH

At the Coronation in Westminster Abbey, June 22nd, 1911, the Archbishop of Canterbury asked the King (in ratification of the above declaration): "Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God, the true profession of the Gospel, and the Protestant Reformed Religion established by Law?" to which the King replied: "All this I promise to do."

The Accession Declaration was altered in 1910 because King George V refused to take the old Oath. [29]

IS THERE NOT A CAUSE By C. H. Spurgeon

The dispute is not between us and "Modern thought," but between God and the wisdom of man.

We will not, even with the idea of saving souls, speak other than the Gospel. If I could create great excitement by delivering novel doctrine, I would abhor the thought. To raise a revival by suppressing truth is dealing deceitfully; it is pious fraud, and our Lord wants no gain which might come by such a transaction.

May the Lord save us from the doom of the deceivers of souls.

The idea of a progressive Gospel seems to have fascinated many. To us that notion is a sort of cross-breed between nonsense and blasphemy. After the Gospel has been found effectual in the eternal salvation of untold multitudes, it seems rather late in the day to alter it; and, since it is the revelation of the all-wise and unchanging God, it appears somewhat audacious to attempt its improvement.

Is there no doctrine left which is to be maintained? Is there no revelation? Or is that revelation a nose of wax to be shaped by the finger of fashion? Are the skeptics so much to the fore that no man will open his mouth against them? Are all the orthodox afraid of the ridicule of the "cultured"? We cannot believe it.

There must come with decision for truth a corresponding protest against error. Let those who will keep the narrow way keep it, and suffer for their choice; but to hope to follow the broad road at the same time is an absurdity. What communion hath Christ with Belial?

To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus. If we are prepared to enter into solemn league and covenant for the defence of the crown rights of King Jesus, we cannot give up the crown jewels of His Gospel for the sake of a larger charity. He is our Master and Lord, and we will keep His words: to tamper with His doctrine would be to be traitors to himself.

Fellowship with known and vital error is participation in sin.

The conflict to which the faithful are now summoned is not less arduous than that in which the Reformers were engaged. So much of subtlety is mixed up with the whole business, that the sword seems to fall upon a sack of wool, or to miss its mark.

It is the Bible or no Bible, atonement or no atonement, which we have now to settle. Stripped of beclouding terms and phrases, this lies at the bottom of the discussion; and every lover of the Lord Jesus should feel himself called upon to take his part in an earnest contention for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.

Brethren, we want grace to say, "I can be poor; I can be ridiculed; I can be abused; but I cannot be false to my Lord."

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LOOK UP NOT DOWN By A. J. Gordon

The Christian is to wait for God's Son from heaven. The right about face in conversion; the outstretched hands in service; the uplifted gaze in watchfulness - these are the three characteristics of an apostolic Christian. The last I dwell upon briefly, reminding you that the New Testament dwells upon it constantly. The return of the Son of man in glory - this is the hope which in the gospel gives inspiration for all service, encouragement under all trial and under all depression. How beautifully, in the epistle to the Hebrews, the apostle rises to this great theme. In their conflicts and trials of faith, he bids them to cast not away their confidence; in their reproach and loss of goods for Christ's sake he tells them that they have need of patience that after they have done the will of God they may receive the promise. Then he reaches the great incentive: "For yet a little while and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry."

This pilgrim-promise a false theology has transposed into a minor key and bid us remember that in a little while death will come. Thus the uplifted gaze has been changed to the downcast gaze, and the grave has been thrust into the place that belongs to the glory. I recall you to your primitive hope, to your true attitude, "Waiting for his Son from heaven." It is this hope that makes Christians unworldly; that loosens the grip on gold and fastens the grasp on glory. It is this hope that the gospel has made the keynote to all duty and the watchword to all aggressive service for Christ. And what right has anyone to change the key when the Lord himself has fixed it?

What pastor does not know that it is almost easier to get men to turn to God than to prevent their returning to the world? Therefore has God given us the risen and ever-living Christ as the hold and uplift for our hearts. The Christian's look determines his life and the Lord has fastened the believer's eye forever upon himself. "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith." "Looking for that blessed hope, the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." If this uplook can be kept, fixed and real, and unchangeable, no earthly attraction can draw the Christian away from God.

Let none think us visionary and impracticable in urging what God is always urging in His Word-a devout and active and prayerful waiting for the return of our ascended Lord. "For our citizenship is in heaven," saith the apostle, "from whence we look for the Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ." Wonderful confession! "Our citizenship is in heaven." Then pay your taxes when you hold residence and lay up treasures above. Then look for your King to come and fetch you home, and reckon yourselves pilgrims and strangers on the earth. Then count not on death to bring you home, but pray evermore as you have been taught: "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." [31]

TESTIMONY TO THE VALUE, PLACE AND POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD

Sir Walter Scott, broken in fortune and health, said to his son-in-law, "Bring me the Book." "What book?" asked Mr. Lockhart. "There is but One Book; the Bible," answered the great man.

Earl Cairns, one of the greatest among lawyers in recent times, was consulted by a father who was desirous of knowing the best books to be studied by his son who was desirous of becoming a lawyer. Earl Carins answered, "Let him begin with the Bible, for there he will find the foundation of all law as well as of all morality."

Sir Isaac Newton declared: "We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy."

Dr. Samuel Johnson said: "Young man, attend to the voice of one who has possessed a certain degree of fame in the world, and who is about to appear before his Maker: read the Bible every day of your life."

Locke, the acutest thinker and reasoner of the past two centuries, spent the last fourteen years of his life in the constant study of the Bible. And then gave his decision: "It has God for its author, Salvation for its end, and Truth without any mixture of error for its matter."

Alexander Hamilton, spending an evening with friends, engaged with them in making sport of the Holy Scriptures. Arriving home late at night, as he stood on the steps of his residence waiting for his servant to open the door, the thought suddenly flashed upon him, "What after all, if the Book is true?" He had never examined the Book with the attention he would give an ordinary civil case in return for the most meager of retaining fees. The next morning he began the study of the Holy Scriptures with the result stated by himself: "I believe the religion of Christians to be the truth; that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; that He made an atonement for our sins by His death; and that He rose for our justification."

John Quincy Adams wrote to his son: "I have for many years made it a practice to read the Bible through once a year."

John Randolph, in early life an infidel, in later years said, "The Bible is true. It would have been as easy for a mole to have written Sir Isaac [32] Newton's Treatise on Optics, as for uninspired men to have written the Bible."

The great philosopher Kant wrote to a friend, "You do well in that you base your peace and piety on the Gospels, for in the Gospels, and in the Gospels alone, is the source of deep spiritual truths, after reason has measured out its whole territory in vain."

A brief time before his death, Carlyle sent a farewell letter to the students of the University of Edinburgh with this message: "Tell them to consult the Eternal Oracles (not yet inaudible, nor ever to become so, when worthily enquired of) and to disregard altogether, in comparison, the temporary noises, menacings and deliriums."

Goethe said, "Let the world progress as much as it likes; let all branches of human research develop to the very utmost; nothing will take the place of the Bible."

Moses, the great lawgiver, stated: "And God spake all these Words." (Ex. 20:1). This and cognate statements such as "Jehovah spake unto me" occur 680 times in the Pentateuch.

Joshua, the great leader, gave the following message to his people, Israel: "Come hither and hear the words of Jehovah, your God." (Josh. 3:9). Cognate phrases of this character occur 418 times in the historic books of the Old Testament.

David, the great Psalmist, said: "The words of Jehovah are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times." (Psa. 12:6). Cognates of this phrase occur 196 times in the Psalmody of the Old Testament.

Isaiah, the great Messianic Prophet, said, "Hear, O Heavens, and give ear, O Earth, for Jehovah hath spoken." Language of the same character affirming that the prophetic word came direct from Jehovah is abundant in the prophets. 1307 times similar language occurs.

Holy men of God in the Old Testament, speaking as they declared they were moved to speak, (2 Pet 1:19-21) by the Holy Spirit, make the declaration as to its absolute and unique Divine origin no less than 2601 times in the Old Testament.

The great Kingdom Apostle, Peter, declared: "For all flesh is as grass, and the glory of man as the flower of the grass; the grass withereth and the flower fadeth, but the Word of the Lord endureth forever." (1 Peter 1:24-25).

The Grace Apostle, Paul, declared: "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God; and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect throughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Tim 3:16-17).

The Christ of God, praying to the Father and referring to His ministry of the Word of God, declared: "I have given unto them unto them the Words which Thou givest me, and they have received them and have known surely that I came out from Thee, and have believed that Thou didst send me" (John 17:8). "I have given them Thy Word." (John 17:14).