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Orange Order needs to return to its principles As we have just celebrated the 324th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne and another glorious Twelfth, let me remind the Orange institution what it needs to do in these days of compromise and betrayal. It is sad to say that many Orangemen are part of that compromise. We have Orangemen and many Christians in the Assembly who are not taking their stand for moral issues. We have Orangemen and even some so-called Christians who want the rule on Mass dropped so they can attend. This is not only betraying the Lord Jesus Christ but indeed the great reformers. Some of them were archbishops and bishops who were burned for refusing to attend Mass and today we have many Protestants who have no convictions and know nothing about Protestantism and God’s word. Also, we have the leadership of the institution meeting the leaders of the Church of Rome. I believe it is a betrayal of what a true Protestant stands for. This compromise is taking place right across Ulster today. We only have to look at some of our so-called Protestant churches with their false teaching and ecumenism, and many who have betrayed the Protestant faith. We are telling the world that we are Christ-centred and Bible-based, yet the Orange institution is making a mockery of its Christian principles when there is so much alcohol within halls and lottery money being taken. I believe there is a slide away from Protestantism and biblical principles within Orangeism. We have a great institution, we have a great Protestant culture and, most importantly, we have a great Protestant faith. Let us uphold the great Protestant principles and never surrender to the compromise which is taking place within the institution by some but demand that the institution comes back to its founding principles. Brian Moorhead Banbridge
As we have just celebrated the 324th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne and another glorious Twelfth, let me remind the Orange institution what it needs to do in these days of compromise and betrayal.
 
 

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