Loyalist paramilitary prisoner rolls his own cigarettes from pages of the Bible

 

A Northern Ireland loyalist paramilitary prisoner was using pages from the Bible to roll his own cigarettes.  He said the pages in the Gideon New Testament were perfect for the job.  So he smoked his way through Matthew, Mark and Luke – then he thought “maybe I should read a bit each day before I smoke it, to see what this book is about.”  So he started to read in the Gospel of John and got saved by committing his life to the Lord Jesus.

John ch20 v30 says “Jesus did many miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  But these are written that you may believe the Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

This story was told by Ian Lamberton (a local Gideon representative in Co. Donegal and a member of Fahan Presbyterian Church) during the "Mission Spot" at a Sunday morning service at Fahan. This is just one of several stories that ian told us that morning.

 Ian finished his talk by commenting:
"You know this is a powerful book – Read it to be Wise, Believe it to be safe and Practice it to be Holy."

 

On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot 

Fahan 

Co. Donegal 

Republic of Ireland F93 XY65