Thanks to all those who have commented on the blog. Especial thanks to those who have encouraged me from far afield.
To those who sound a bit harsh concerning the compromise of Ian Paisley I would say this. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." 1 Cor. 10 v 12. It is by grace we stand and if God should withhold His grace we would all fall into grievious sin. If we don't know and feel this to be true we don't know the evil of our own hearts. In similar vein is the following, "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considerating thyself, lest thou also be tempted." Gal. 6 v 1.
We cannot do this directly but we can pray that God would grant him repentence, showing him the error of his ways.