Dear brothers and siters in the Lord, just recently we had St. Patrick's Day in the US and it is proclaimed as a holiday of the Roman Catholics. But there is concern whether the actual person St. Patrick was a Catholic for his ministry transpired before the Catholic church was officially founded. Could it be that St. Patrick was a true baptistis, evangelical believer? Baptist author Roy Mason in his book "The church that Jesus built" writes this: "Baptists had churches in Ireland at a time not vastly remote from the days of Paul. Patrick, the great Irish preacher, was born about 360, but according to historians, Christianity in Ireland antedated Patrick's arrival by a long period. Of Patrick Dr. Vedder writes as follows: "Rome's most audacious theft was when she seized bodily the apostle Peter and made him the putative head and founder of her system; but next to that brazen act stands her affrontery when she 'annexed' the great missionary preacher of Ireland and enrolled among her 'saints' ... From the writings of Patrick we learn that his teachings and practices were in many particulars at least evangelical. The testimony is ample that they baptized believers ... There is no mention of infants ... Patrick's baptism was that of apostolic times ... immersion."" Could it be that the Catholic's St. Patrick's Day is a complete hoax? Could it be that Patrick was a Baptist? Listen to the preaching of the Word of God on your computer (English and German).