Blind Folly

Alliance MLA Sian Mulholland

The following headline appears in the ‘Belfast Telegraph’. It highlights the blind folly that dominates politics here.

My husband is a Sinn Fein member, and I am absolutely not a republican’: Alliance’s newest MLA

From what little I can read of the article for I would not subscribe to that ‘ecumenical’ newspaper in order to avail myself of the full article, the marriage is representative of the folly that dominates Ulster’s political scene.

The following appears on the ‘Belfast Telegraph’ website. “Alliance’s newest MLA laughs at the suggestion that her party wants a beige and bland Northern Ireland that is politically and culturally homogenous.”

“A beige and bland” Northern Ireland is one that is colourless and insipid, in other words utterly without principle or purpose. This MLA may laugh at the suggestion but that is the ‘ecumenical’ thesis that is foundational to her party, the Alliance Party!

The Word of God says: “‭Can two‭ walk‭‭ together‭, except‭ they be agreed‭‭?‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Amos 3:3. The answer of course, is very clear. They cannot!

For a marriage between a Sinn Feiner and an Alliance Party member to work, either one must compromise on their political views. Their publicly stated views are somewhat opposed. Sinn Fein holds that murder and terror are legitimate means of obtaining political power while the Alliance Party would, on paper, differ with that and claim to be ‘anti-violence’!

How could any country exist and prosper, based upon such an ‘unholy’ union!

In truth, the Alliance MLA is required to subsist within a union with one whose political views and aspirations she claims she is diametrically opposed to. How can that be a good foundation for any union, matrimonial or political?

As I have already noted, such a ‘partnership’ cannot work in the view of God.

Please note these verses which govern very much the company and associations which one submissive to God and His Word, should avoid.

“‭Be ye‭‭ not‭ unequally yoked together‭‭ with unbelievers‭: for‭ what‭ fellowship‭ hath righteousness‭ with‭ unrighteousness‭? and‭ what‭ communion‭ hath light‭ with‭ darkness‭?‭ ‭And‭ what‭ concord‭ hath Christ‭ with‭ Belial‭? or‭ what‭ part‭ hath he that believeth‭ with‭ an infidel‭?‭ ‭And‭ what‭ agreement‭ hath the temple‭ of God‭ with‭ idols‭? for‭ ye‭ are‭‭ the temple‭ of the living‭‭ God‭; as‭ God‭ hath said‭‭,‭ I will dwell‭‭ in‭ them‭, and‭ walk in‭‭ ‭them‭; and‭ I will be‭‭ their‭ God‭, and‭ they‭ shall be‭‭ my‭ people‭.‭ ‭Wherefore‭ come out‭‭ from‭ among‭ them‭, and‭ be ye separate‭‭, saith‭‭ the Lord‭, and‭ touch‭‭ not‭ the unclean‭ ‭thing‭; and‭ I will receive‭‭ you‭,‭ ‭And‭ will be‭‭‭ a Father‭ unto you‭, and‭ ye‭ shall be‭‭ my‭ sons‭‭ and‭ daughters‭, saith‭‭ the Lord‭ Almighty‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.

That which is the very essence of Christian union, is a pattern for the structure of a stable society. Anything else is built on the sand of man’s political folly.

Again, remember the words of Christ.

“‭And‭ every one‭ that heareth‭‭ these‭ sayings‭ of mine‭, and‭ doeth‭‭ them‭ not‭, shall be likened‭‭ unto a foolish‭ man‭, which‭ built‭‭ his‭ house‭ upon‭ the sand‭:‭ ‭and‭ the rain‭ descended‭‭, and‭ the floods‭ came‭‭, and‭ the winds‭ blew‭‭, and‭ beat upon‭‭ that‭ house‭; and‭ it fell‭‭: and‭ great‭ was‭‭ the fall‭ of it‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Matthew 7:26-27.

We in Ulster, to our grief and sorrow, have witnessed a number of political attempts to build on ‘ecumenical sand’, with its disastrous consequential fall, which did nothing other than advance and strengthen the cause of those espoused to terrorism.

There are those on both sides of the political divide who just do not, cannot learn the lesson of these words.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster