He must increase, but I must decrease
FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF (Ron) God. This was wrote on faceyboard of Ron Johnstone FPC in Armagh, the newspaper had photo of it with following article: Moderator victim of 'cranks' hours after election win.Friday, January 25, 2008. Belfast Telegraph. By Victor GordonThe new Moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church has revealed that his church was targeted by cranks just hours after his election. Rev Ron Johnstone spoke of his sadness after huge slogans were screwed to the wall of his church in Armagh at the weekend. One sign referred to 'Ron Johnstone the Protestant Pope' and others quoted verses from the Bible. The Rev Johnstone - who was elected on Friday night to succeed Rev Ian Paisley - was greeted by the signs when he arrived at his church on Sunday morning. He said: "This wasn't the work of children. They were large wooden signs, screwed onto the wall and fascia board high up on the wall and our caretaker had to use a high ladder and a screwdriver to remove them. "We would not have done it on Sunday, but there was a funeral in the afternoon and we would not have wanted mourners to be distracted by these signs. Mr Johnstone added that the lettering was rather childlike, with a verse referring to 'The House of Ron', with 'Ron' stroked out and 'God' substituted. And another referred to people being 'Free' - a play on the words in 'Free Presbyterians'. Mr Johnstone said: "Some of it was blasphemous, but we were saddened rather than angry that anyone should do this. "The Free Presbyterian Church is united behind me, and while I'm not speculating, this was obviously the work of cranks. "It cannot be political as I'm a non-political person. I am not a member of any political party and my sojourn within the church is purely to evangelise. "My election as Moderator was unanimous and Dr Paisley wished me all the best. I have been proud to have been his deputy and I know the Church will prosper. "He will be a difficult act to follow, but with the help of God, I will do my best to lead the church."
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