The following letter was drawn up at the recent RPCI Synod and sent to Queen Elizabeth II:
“The Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland that met on the 12th June 2012 congratulates your Majesty on the occasion of your diamond jubilee. We are thankful to God for sparing you to reign for sixty years and for the many blessings He has bestowed upon you and the nation during this period.
However, we are saddened by the United Kingdom’s continued refusal to nationally recognize Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords. During your reign this has resulted in the growth of religious pluralism, abortion becoming widespread, unjustified divorce rates rising, homosexual unions receiving official sanction and the desecration of the Lord’s Day. We were also disappointed that amidst the jubilee celebrations the sanctity of the Christian Sabbath was ignored.
We urge you to exemplify that faith in Christ and turning from sin which shows itself in submission to the Holy Scriptures which are the Word of God.
We humbly pledge to continue to fulfill the direction of the Word of God to pray for those who rule over us. We pray that you will be upheld in the responsibilities of your office and that our nation would once again pledge itself to serving the only true God. We wish to assure you of our continued good wishes.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.”
A bit of a contrast to the recent statement from the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Rev. Dr Iain D. Campbell:
“…We have been greatly encouraged not only by Her Majesty’s leadership and example, but also by every public expression of Her Majesty’s Christian commitment, not least in the 2011 Christmas broadcast.”
Full story: Moderator praises Queen’s Christian example (Stornoway Gazette).