Ian Paisley—The Last of the Fighting Fundamentalists (1926–2014)


Originally posted on thinkGOSPEL blog:

imagesI woke this morning to the sad news that Dr. Paisley has died. We knew him as Dr. Paisley, or just “Doc” in familiar conversation, but he was known in later years as Lord Bannside. Ian Paisley was born in April 1926 into the home of a Baptist pastor. He preached his first sermon at the age of sixteen and was ordained in his early twenties. In 1951 he helped form the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. He was first a preacher of the gospel, and it is this that I will remember growing up under his shadow in Northern Ireland. I have listened to him preach with power and conviction, pleading with souls for Christ and motivating young men to the ministry. I have sat under his public prayers which were particularly memorable and, like Apollos, he proved himself to be “mighty in the Scripture.”

Dr. Ian Paisley has…

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