A multitude of comments have been made about Ian Paisley over the last few days. In the coming days and weeks there will be deliberations about his life and character, much of it by people who never met him or knew him.
Contrary to much of the public image presented by the MSM, Ian Paisley was a most likeable and winsome individual. From what I have read of today`s events, Jim Allister seemed to sum him up as best as possible.“TUV leader Jim Allister said: “I have many good memories of earlier years but in recent times I have had significant differences with Ian Paisley – I don’t intend to dwell on them, but I would not be true to myself if I did not record that it was a regret for me that after decades of principled opposition his legacy in this house is terrorists in government and a system not fit for purpose.”
Sadly his downfall was assured once he went into government with unrepentant IRA/MI5 controlled mass murderers.
The actual mechanics of his downfall commenced on the night of Friday 7th September 2007. On that night Ian Paisley made the biggest mistake of his life, he blinked!
During a Presbytery meeting Ian Paisley had the opportunity to openly declare and demonstrate that he was 100% sure he was doing God`s will. At the outset of the meeting it seemed as if he was going to go through with the ultimate challenge to his detractors but as the time for the vote drew close he became very unsure and opted out of a head-on confrontation.
Who knows what would have happened if he had went through with the vote? There will be many today who will say they would have voted against him, however I am very sceptical of many of them. If Ian Paisley had publicly put them all on the spot there is a good chance only a minority may have voted against him?
When he blinked, this was a sure sign he was not doing the will of God and it was a sure sign he knew he was not doing the will of God.
From September 7th 2007 it has been all downhill in the Spiritual and political realm for Ian Paisley.
There is nothing new in this scenario. The Bible illustrates many of the great Biblical characters whom God used making both big and small mistakes.
Asa is a great example, he was a good king who served God faithfully for most of his life, yet when he became old he put his trust in human instruments rather than divine.
2 Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.
Here is a video clip of Ian Paisley when he did not blink and he exposed the true nature and purpose of the “European Union.”
People are now speculating that lots of information which could not be said about Ian Paisley when he was alive, will now come into the public domain. It is an interesting proposition, however there is another side to it as well.
The Paisley family know lots of stuff about lots of people that they could put into the public domain too, they will have have the inside track on every major political event which took place. I am sure they could do lots of damage, the question is; will they go for it, or will they blink?