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Saint Patrick: Missionary to Pagan Ireland

Mark Driscoll has a straight forward piece on Saint Patrick here.  FYI:  He had nothing to do with green beer, rather he worked with a bunch of oversexed, drunken, wild, violent, pagans who lived in what we call Ireland.

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He worked as an itinerant preacher and paid large sums of money to various tribal chiefs to ensure he could travel safely through their lands and preach the gospel. His strategy was completely unique, and he functioned like a missionary trying to relate to the Irish people and communicate the gospel in their culture by using such things as three-leaf clovers to explain the gospel. Upon entering a pagan clan, Patrick would seek to first convert the tribal leaders and other people of influence. He would then pray for the sick, cast demons out of the possessed, preach the Bible, and use both musical and visual arts to compel people to put their faith in Jesus.

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