Quite a history!
How do you like a guy who is not into pubs or
football or modern music or having a beer, but
spends all his time traveling around with cult
members setting up hundreds of cult schools?
What do you think about a non-Jew who
worships on Saturday, Yom Kippur, Rosh
Hashanah and Passover?
Can you like him if he would slam the Pope, Roman
Catholic Church, Anglican Church and though not
around in his day almost all Protestant denominations?
What if on top of all this he was a Brit, a spoiled
brat raised by a wealthy aristocratic father and
mother running a port fort farm? What do you
think if he had a secret sex escapade with a
servant when he was only 15, then leaving the
family farm for 6 years?
Hint - he was born and raised just south of the
Scottish border in Cumbria (now Lake District
UK) on an estuary on the Irish Sea west coast.
Well…. SURPRISE SURPRISE !!
This fellow is Ireland’s patron Saint, none other
than Patrick! He taught what the Bible says
without changing anything.
He never killed a snake. He never drank to
excess in mid-March.
He worshipped on Saturday, and many others
learned from him to do the same, such as
Columba, Columbanus, St Gallen, Marnock
and Mobhi. He celebrated New Years on April
He honored the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter
Sunday. He knew Jesus was not born on
December 25th (pagan sun god Nimrod’s birthday),
but under an autumn 2/3rd moon.
If you and Patrick and I went to the two
St Patrick Cathedrals in Armagh N Ireland next
week, he would be amazed that Catholics &
Protestants both claim him, when he would
have had nothing to do with any Sunday
worshippers who changed the 10
Commandments, and dates and reasons for
celebrating Bible annual holidays.
He was kidnapped by Irish pirates from his
magistrate father’s large port fort and farm
(which he was assigned by the Roman Empire
to run), and thrown on a boat to Ireland, where
he was a slave in Co Mayo on Killala Bay for 6
years, forced to tend sheep, pigs and cows. He escaped by
walking 160 miles to the southeast coast, where
he sailed back and returned home. There he
studied for 15 years to be a pastor and Bishop
in the Celtic Christian Church.
He then returned to Ireland as a missionary for
this Saturday Christian church, remaining
staunchly anti-Catholic to the very end.
He taught everyone from Druids to Picts to
Irish high kings to farmers.
He founded over 750 Bible centers up until his
death in 464 AD. The training centers later
grew into well-attended colleges and large
Ireland was the only country in Europe to
Christianize peacefully. Patrick's Christian
conversion activity ended slavery, human
sacrifice, and most inter-tribal warfare in
Ireland was pacified and filled with churches as
the rest of Europe crumbled. Patrick's churches
copied and preserved classical texts.
Later, Irish missionaries returned with this
religious knowledge to Europe, establishing
Bible centers and universities in England,
Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.
Famous students of these schools -- Columba,
who brought many in Scotland to Christ –
Aidan, who won many pagans in England to
the gospel, and Columbanus with his
successors, who brought Christianity to many
on the continent all the way down to Bobbio Italy.
They took the Bible as their only authority.
In the year 438 AD the pagan laws were
assembled at the request of St Patrick. Laegaire
(Leary) King of Ireland appointed a Committee
of 9 learned and eminent persons, including
himself and St Patrick, to revise the pagan
During 3 intense years these 9 produced a new
Civil & Military Code, from which everything
that clashed with the Christian doctrine was
carefully excluded. What resulted was a new
Senchus Mór law, to be administered by
Brehon Arbitrators, powerful Notary/Judge/ Lawyers.
Brehon arbitrators still use this comprehensive
Christian body of civil, military, and criminal
law. It regulates the various ranks of society,
from the king down to the slave, and
enumerates their rights and privileges for
management of property, for the industries –
building, brewing, mills, waterways, fishing,
bees & honey - for seizure of goods, for tithes,
Senchus Mór Law was vehemently
condemned by the English. The Westminster
Parliament made it treason for the English
settlers in Northern Ireland to use this new law.
These Christian Codes were well suited for the
Irish. When the English settlers adopted Irish
manners and customs, they abandoned their own
law and adopted the Patrick-promoted law Code.
This was Patrick’s greatest achievement, which
has gone almost totally ignored by historians and
is not mentioned in school textbooks.
This missionary deserves to be better known,
right up there with Jesus’ disciples, one of the
finest humans to ever walk the earth!