September 2021

Audio sermons and bulletins

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KICS assembly talks. Current series: “KICS Studies in Jonah – The Inside Story of a ‘Down & Out'”


Featured sermon series: Studies in Second Corinthians.

Part 13: Minister's record/achievement, 2;  Part 14: The minister's sufficiency, 1;  Part 15: The minister's sufficiency, 2;  Part 16: The minister's sufficiency, 3;  Part 17: Superiority of the Gospel to the Law, 1;  Part 18: Superiority of the Gospel to the Law, 2;  Part 19: Superiority of the Gospel to the Law, 3;  Part 20: Mercy and Motivation, Pt 1

See all messages in this series here.


Kilskeery Fall Conference 2021

Helped to be faithful - Faithful to the end
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Sep 26, 2021

Rewards for the faithful - Faithful to the end
preached by Rev. Paul Hanna on Sun Sep 26, 2021

Commanded to be faithful - Faithful to the end
preached by Rev. David McMillan on Fri Sep 24, 2021

Recently Preached Sermons

Stand fast in the faith, quit you like men
preached by Rev. Jonathan Creane on Sun Sep 5, 2021

The way of life and the way of death, pt 2
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Aug 22, 2021

The way of life and the way of death, pt 1
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Aug 22, 2021

View all recently preached sermons


Older Sermons Recently Added

Defense of the Outbreak of Revival in 1859
preached by Rev. Hugh Hanna on Sun Jun 19, 1859

Atheist Stephen Hawking Dies
preached by John Pittman Hey on Sun Mar 25, 2018

Samson -- Shorn, Shackled, Sightless and Subjugated
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Aug 2, 1998

View all recently added sermons


Watch Kilskeery Free Presbyterian services live online here


 

Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms - Part 12

We continue with our extracts from Benjamin Wills Newton’s book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms, the chapter 14 —

ORDER OF EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE APPEARING OF CHRIST AND HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN

We come to Part 12, which covers from page the middle of 356 to almost the bottom of page 360.

Click here to see the other articles about this book.


Its relation to Heaven and to the Earth during the Millennium, is analogous to that which the Holy Place occupied in the Temple. It was situate intermediately between the Holy of Holies and the external court where Israel worshipped. The Holy Place was the place of Priestly service, the place of intercession, the place where the golden Candlestick was set-the type of Christ, in that pure, perfect, unchanging heavenly light, wherewith, whether in Earth or Heaven, He hath shone and ever shineth for His people. All this, and more, the Heavenly City will be. Thence the regulations of God’s government, as well as the instructions of His grace, will reach Israel and the earth. “The nations shall walk by means of the light thereof, and the Kings of the Earth shall bring their glory and honour unto it.” There, also, remedial means will be provided for meeting the exigencies of mortal life below. In the vision of the City were seen Trees of Life; and “the leaves of the Trees were for the healing of the nations.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-22 a 8:23 pm


Stormont hatred of righteousness displayed once again

What Jim Allister, leader of the ‘Traditional Unionist Voice’ party, correctly calls a ‘pan-nationalist front’, has once again united in support of convicted IRA criminals who presently hold positions with a publicly financed wage! This has been reported in today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’.

TUV Political Appontments bill defeated

Mr Allister is quoted as saying after the defeat of his attempt to introduce a Bill in Stormont which would have prevented those with terrorist convictions being appointed to public bodies that the “pan-nationalist front of Alliance, the SDLP and Sinn Fein” had united to ensure Sinn Fein’s Paul Kavanagh could remain on the Education Authority, and that Gerry Kelly will keep his seat on the Policing Board.

He also said that it is difficult to view the police as an unbiased body when a convicted IRA bomber sits on its ‘watchdog’ committee!!

This is the situation which Sinn Fein, the SDLP and the Alliance parties are determined to see continue in Ulster. This has been a year in which the Bible-rejecting and anti-Unionist majority in Stormont has clearly demonstrated its bigoted attitude toward the Protestant people of Northern Ireland by opposing any significant recognition of the centenary of the founding of Northern Ireland!

The evil coalition of ‘Alliance, the SDLP and Sinn Fein’ is determined to crush every manifestation of our Protestant heritage. All three parties have shown support and sympathy for abortion and sodomy.

In this they have had the aid of the leaders of the Ecumenical churches. Under the headline: “Presbyterian moderator urges preservation of ‘precious’ powersharing government”, an article was recently published by ‘The Irish News’, an Irish nationalist newspaper. It is not surprising that the leaders of the apostasy see in any public body founded upon a partnership which includes Sinn Fein/IRA, something to be cherished and preserved!

The forming of the ‘power-sharing’ union between the DUP and Sinn Fein/IRA in Stormont in 2007 has resulted in what is now all too obvious — the dominant position of Irish Republicanism in the running of Ulster. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-22 a 8:06 pm


Ex-IRA gunrunner Gerry McGeough attacked while saying rosary at Cookstown Pride parade

A Free Presbyterian protest against the sodomite-glorifying parade in Cookstown on Saturday past, was one in which the Word of God condemning the wickedness for which He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, was publicly displayed.

On another part of the street, Irish Roman Catholicism was represented by a former IRA gunman, Gerry McGeough, and his friends engaging in the saying of the ‘Rosary’, that is praying to Mary, something strictly forbidden in the Word of God. But then what would you expect from an unrepentant former member of the IRA!!

The former gunman was punched in the face (there awaits him a much a more severe retribution in eternity from a hand more powerful than that of his female assailant) by a supporter of the sodomites who was acquainted with McGeough and had been engaged in a long-time dispute with him. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-20 a 4:58 pm


Answer to Mr. Cubitt

September 24, 2021 — It is obvious that this letter is not going to be published in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’.

I have wondered if the various media outlets receive some sort of ‘grant’ to promote the present vaccinations which were produced by the use of foetal tissue and gag any letters exposing the use of tissue from an aborted child in their manufacture .


(Letter submitted to “The Belfast Newsletter” on September 17, 2021)

Sir,

As one who has refused the vaccinations presently on offer on the grounds that they have been produced or have been tested by the use of foetal material (an acknowledged fact), I see that Mr Cubitt has resorted to the logic of Nebuchadnezzar or indeed a Hitler with regards the forcing of others to submit to his idea of what is right. Both of these evil dictators denied to others the right of conscience.

I am against abortion. That was the position of 99% of the population when I was young. However, I failed to change my view on the subject when church and state persuaded a large number of folk to adopt a ‘liberal’ view of the slaughter of the unborn.

Now Mr Cubitt, one of that ‘enlightened liberal group’, calls for me and those like me to be forcefully vaccinated and that on the pretext that I do not ‘love my neighbour’!! Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-17 a 7:41 pm


Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms - Part 11

We continue with our extracts from Benjamin Wills Newton’s book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms, the chapter 14 —

ORDER OF EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE APPEARING OF CHRIST AND HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN

We come to Part 11, which covers from page 353 to the middle of page 356. A large portion of this extract is made up of a *note.

Click here to see the other articles about this book.


But whilst the saints individually and collectively, are thus filled with all fulness in Him; there will also be awarded to each, the individual meed of grace. Each will be placed before the tribunal *

* I have used the word tribunal in preference to judgment-seat, because less liable to misapprehension—the thought commonly connected with judgment-seat being that of arraignment as a criminal.

Indeed the thought of criminal arraignment ought to be connected with the ·”great white Throne,” before which the wicked dead raised at the close of the millennium will stand, to be judged out of things written in books according to their works. This is strictly judgment; but it is said that he who believeth shall not come into judgment. See John V. 24. All who have believed in Jesus previously to His return, will be raised in the first resurrection, and will reign with Him during the millennium: consequently, they will not stand before the great white Throne at all. Nor will the saints who live during the millennium stand before it to be arraigned, because the Book of Life will be opened, and their names will be found written there. Consequently, they too will not come into judgment. The prayer of every saint, in every dispensation must be, “Lord, enter not into judgment with Thy servant; for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-15 a 7:04 pm


"Party of civil rights" opposes right to Christian protest

This article was sent to me earlier today and I feel that there are interesting details within it which serve to highlight the utter hypocrisy of many in public as well as pointing the way in which society is moving with regards shutting down those voices and opinions with which it disagrees.

There is a growing animosity, in Church and State and amongst the general public who have been moulded by the opinions sanctioned and promoted by the two former institutions, toward any criticism of sodomy and its related perversions, especially those criticisms based upon the Word of God. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-15 a 5:52 pm


Sodom all around!

Another week begins and the ‘watchman’ must cry aloud once more: “‭Now‭ [it is] high time‭ to awake‭‭‭ out of‭ sleep‭: for‭ now‭ [is] our‭ salvation‭ nearer‭ than‭ when‭ we believed‭‭.‭ ‭The night‭ is far spent‭‭,‭ the day‭ is at hand‭‭: let us‭‭ therefore‭ cast off‭‭ the works‭ of darkness‭, and‭ let us put on‭‭ the armour‭ of light‭,” Romans 13:11-12.

The western world is rapidly becoming a virtual Sodom. That may be seen in the latest disgusting and stomach-turning report of the vileness enacted in the name of the Lord.

I just read in my daily reading this morning Ezekiel 16. There the prophet was required to set before the people of Jerusalem, just prior to their overthrow in judgment and the captivity by Babylon, the wickedness into which they had descended.

I commend the chapter to you and ask that you read it carefully. You will surely see that the spirit that is at work today in ‘Christendom’ was at work then, some 2600 years ago! Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-13 a 5:50 pm


Pay-outs made to Claudy bombings families after report found ‘cover-up’ of IRA priest’s involvement

“Father” James Chesney

This story of the betrayal of the victims of the IRA in Claudy, Co. Tyrone, by the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the Northern Ireland Office and the British Government, in order to placate the Church of Rome and conceal its links, at the highest level, as this press report shows, with terrorism and murder, portrays just what the Ulster Protestant people have had to endure and the true face of Roman Catholicism!

It must be remembered that this took place at a time when the Roman Catholic Church and Irish Republicanism were claiming that the police force in Northern Ireland, and Protestants in general, were discriminating against the Roman Catholic Community!

Is that not the very essence of irony!

The British Government was in full cooperation in this evil machination, not only in covering up this horrendous crime but to the extent of sympathetically listening to the complaints of Rome regarding the charges of police harassment of Romanists and endorsing these complaints before the world and helping Rome in the creation of the image of the ‘persecuting Ulster Protestant’! Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-11 a 7:44 pm


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Kilskeery Annual Autumn Conference

Theme

‘FAITHFUL TO THE END’

Friday 24th September

“COMMANDED TO BE FAITHFUL”

Rev David McMillan

Lord’s Day 26th September 11.30am

“REWARDS FOR THE FAITHFUL”

Rev Paul Hanna

7.00 pm

“HELPED TO BE FAITHFUL”

Rev Ivan Foster


We would welcome visitors at these services
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Posted on 2021-09-10 a 7:10 pm


MLA calls on Parades Commission to oppose Free Presbyterian protest at LGBT parade

Rev. Marcus Lecky

We request prayer for Rev Marcus Lecky who has announced a protest against a sodomite ‘celebration in Cookstown later this month and also suggest the Orange Order should look at the membership of Joshua Cuddy, an openly self-acknowledged pervert and member of the Order.

The Orange Order has always presented itself as a’Christian” organisation. The tolerated presence of one who openly rejects God Word and lives in defiance of God’s holy standards, certainly challenges that claim.

Ivan Foster


Mid Ulster Pride: MLA calls on Parades Commission to oppose Free Presbyterian protest at LGBT parade

(Thursday 9th September 2021)

An SDLP MLA has said a protest by a church group over a planned LGBTQ+ parade has “no place in Mid Ulster” because it is “intolerant”.

Last year saw the first Pride Parade in Cookstown, and the small march – limited by Covid restrictions – was preceded by a small Free Presbyterian protest.

This year the parade is planned for September 18, and Rev Marcus Leckey of the Free Presbyterian Church in Cookstown has once again lodged an application with the Parades Commission to protest against it.

However SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has condemned those behind the planned protest. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-09 a 5:19 pm


Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms - Part 10

We continue with our extracts from Benjamin Wills Newton’s book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms, the chapter 14 —

ORDER OF EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE APPEARING OF CHRIST AND HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN

We come to Part 10, which covers from page 350 to the middle of page 353.

Click here to see the other articles about this book.


Whilst the Lord is thus re-gathering Israel, and at the same time sending many judgments among the spared nations, who are to be broken before they are healed, He will introduce His saints into their heavenly mansions above, according to the promise “I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. In my Father’s house are many mansions.” This is the period of which it is said, that He who loved the Church and gave Himself for it, will present it unto Himself “a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.” (Eph. v.) See also Rev. xix. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-08 a 5:59 pm


Covid Aware!

No one can claim that the pupils of Kilskeery Independent Christian School do not take precautions against the Covid virus seriously!

Even the stuffed animals on display wear masks!!

Posted on 2021-09-08 a 5:17 pm


A rainbow crossing to where?

Rainbow crossing: NI’s first rainbow crossing unveiled in Londonderry

The first rainbow pedestrian crossing in Northern Ireland has been unveiled in Londonderry”

It links the Guildhall to the Peace Bridge with the aim of showing support for the city’s LGBTQ+ community The brainchild of the Foyle Pride Committee, it is also thought to be the first rainbow pedestrian crossing on the island of Ireland.

Jim Doherty, chairman of the Pride committee, said it would become a tourist attraction.

“It is in a brilliant location,” he told BBC Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson Show.

“It is iconic, a good reflection of where we live.” He said there were similar crossings in other locations, including Berlin, San Francisco, and Camden.

“We thought it would be nice to have one realised here in Derry,” Mr Doherty said.

Earlier this year Derry City and Strabane District councillors unanimously agreed to fund the crossing after an approach from Foyle Pride. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-07 a 8:47 pm


The way forward to where?

The Belfast Telegraph, the media ‘champion of Ecumenism’, states in its ‘Viewpoint’ of today (4/9/21) that “Integration is the only way forward for our children.”The immediate question that comes to my mind is “the way forward to where?”

The article informs its readers that “Integrated education was created by a group of idealistic Protestant and Catholic parents, who led the fight to establish Lagan College, the first integrated school, 40 years ago.”

It is rather a coincidence that the first Integrated School came into existence just two years after the first Free Presbyterian Independent Christian School in Kilskeery. Nothing stirs the devil’s camp like a moving forward in the Lord’s!

“And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered [it for] a burnt offering wholly unto the LORD: and Samuel cried unto the LORD for Israel; and the LORD heard him. And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel,” 1 Samuel 7:9-10.

Sadly, the victory granted to Israel in answer to Samuel’s prayers and their diligent response to the Lord’s intervention, did not follow the commencement of Independent Christian schools. It says in verse 11 that “the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until [they came] under Bethcar.”

Sadly, there were few who seized upon the opportunity presented by the door the Lord opened back in 1979. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-04 a 7:36 pm


"Studies in Jonah" KICS talks resume

Rev Ivan Foster’s addresses to pupils in Kilskeery Independent Christian School recommence today.

He takes up the study of the book of Jonah where he left off at the end of the last term in June.

He will speak every Tuesday and Thursday mornings DV.



View the notes here

Posted on 2021-09-02 a 6:11 pm


Independent schools vs. "integrated status"?

The news item below is part of a news report on today’s BBC Northern Ireland news site.Its information is to be noted by those who care for the future of the truth of the gospel in Ulster.This Roman Catholic school is to become an ‘Integrated School’. That does not mean that it ceases to be a ‘Roman Catholic’ school. It just means it has access to better Government financial funding! It has not thrown over its Romish teachings and ethos and all its pupils, including the ‘Protestant’ pupils it hopes to recruit, will be subject to those falsehoods.

The change of status was approved by former Education Minister, DUP MLA, Mr Peter Weir, a professing Christian! The promotion of ‘Integrated Education’ has been the policy of the DUP for a number of years now! As we have said in the past, the DUP is now part of the Ecumenical Camp in our land!

In truth, this is but part of the ‘ecumenicalising’ of Northern Ireland. It is a less direct attempt by Rome to subtly embrace the Protestants of Ulster who have been lulled into a sleep of death. Sadly, there are many, many who have succumbed to Rome’s trickery. It is little wonder that this is so for the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church and the Methodist Church have all laboured to sell this deceit to their people.

Today saw the commencement of the 43rd school year of the first Bible-based Christian school in Ulster, Kilskeery Independent Christian School.

It began in September 1979. It is staffed by dedicated and faithful Christians who sacrificially labour to the honour of the Lord and for the spiritual and eternal well-being of children. It has been sustained financially by the kindness of the Lord through the generosity of many Christians, including the fee-paying parents. The school, unlike the Roman Catholic and Integrated schools receives absolutely no financial support whatever from the Government. In that we rejoice for it means that the school is in control of its curriculum content, the character of its teachers and is free to teach the Word of God to the pupils in its entirety. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-01 a 7:49 pm


Geronimo the alpaca killed as legal row ends

So ran the BBC news site headline of August 31, 2021.

It is one of many accounts with which the public were regaled in the saga of an alpaca that was infected with ‘bovine tuberculosis’ or cattle TB as we ‘country folk’ would know it!

As such the animal, like any other animal so infected, was a threat to the health of other animals nearby. A department of Agriculture website says this of the disease. “It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) which can also infect and cause disease in many other mammals including humans, deer, goats, pigs, cats, dogs and badgers. In cattle, it is mainly a respiratory disease but clinical signs are rare. TB in humans can be caused by both Mycobacterium bovis and the human form, Mycobacterium tuberculosis.”

The owner of the alpaca and her friends claimed that the putting down of the animal was murder. The alpaca was brought to England from New Zealand in August 2017 by his owner Helen Macdonald. It twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in August and November that year.

More than 140,000 people from around the world had signed a petition against Geronimo’s culling.

I find the reports of the ‘concern’ for this sick and infectious animal in great contrast with the legal murder of perfectly healthy unborn children in the United Kingdom and across the world generally. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-09-01 a 12:01 am

August 2021

Audio sermons and bulletins

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KICS assembly talks. Current series: “KICS Studies in Jonah – The Inside Story of a ‘Down & Out'”

  • New studies will be posted when the students return to school in September.
  • See all the talks in this series here.
  • Download a zip file of all the recent studies in the Parables here.
  • See all the KICS assembly talks listed here.

Featured sermon series: Studies in Second Corinthians.

Part 5: Practice what we preach, Pt 1;  Part 6: Practice what we preach, Pt 2;  Part 7: Minister's duty defined;  Part 8: Compassion for the contrite Pt 1;  Part 9: Compassion for the contrite Pt 2;  Part 10: Compassion for the contrite Pt 3;  Part 11: From vexation to victory;  Part 12: Minister's record/achievement, 1

See all messages in this series here.


Recently Preached Sermons

The way of life and the way of death, pt 2
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Aug 22, 2021

The way of life and the way of death, pt 1
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Aug 22, 2021

Who is on the Lord's Side??
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Aug 15, 2021

View all recently preached sermons


Older Sermons Recently Added

Defense of the Outbreak of Revival in 1859
preached by Rev. Hugh Hanna on Sun Jun 19, 1859

Atheist Stephen Hawking Dies
preached by John Pittman Hey on Sun Mar 25, 2018

Samson -- Shorn, Shackled, Sightless and Subjugated
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Aug 2, 1998

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Watch Kilskeery Free Presbyterian services live online here


 

Why were family's IRA killers pardoned?

Here is a story that epitomises the placating of republican terrorists and the injustice done to the innocent over a lengthy period here in Ulster.

Those in authority, politicians complicit in the betrayal and our local police, will have a lot to answer for in ‘that great day’ when all “‭shall give‭‭ account‭ to him that is‭‭ ready‭ to judge‭‭ the quick‭‭ and‭ the dead‭,” 1Peter 4:5.

Such grief is to be remembered in prayer.

Sincerely,
Ivan Foster


Dromore woman asks why family’s IRA killers were pardoned

A woman whose parents and sister were murdered in an IRA firebomb attack in County Down 45 years ago wants to know why their killers were pardoned.

Willie Herron, his wife Beth and their daughter Noeline died in an attack on their drapery shop in Dromore in 1976.

All three were in their home above the shop when the building was destroyed.

Joy Bingham has appealed to the UK government to explain to her family why two sisters were granted Royal Prerogatives of Mercy. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-27 a 9:02 pm


Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms - Part 9

We continue with our extracts from Benjamin Wills Newton’s book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms, the chapter 14 —

ORDER OF EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE APPEARING OF CHRIST AND HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN

We come to Part 9, which covers from the top of page 345 to the end of the ‘note’ on page 349.

Click here to see the other articles about this book.


It (the earthly Jerusalem in Millennial days – Editor) is well fitted, therefore, to be the centre of truth, and the centre of governmental influence in the earth; and being sustained in righteousness through grace, it will not fail in its high calling. “In righteousness thou shalt be established.” “Their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the peoples: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed whom the Lord has blessed.” “The children of Jerusalem shall be made princes in all the earth,” and the nations shall at last be regulated according to God. They shall be made glad as with new wine — wine which they had never tasted· before — no longer the wine of the wrath of the fornication of the daughter of Babylon. We can well understand, therefore, why it should be said; “for Zion’s sake, will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake, I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth . . . . ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”* Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-25 a 1:04 am


A denial and clarification from Mr Sam Wilson MP

I have been in correspondence with Mr Sam Wilson MP and I wish to put on record what he has said in response to my private email to him regarding the dreadful and most offensive words used in the headline of the report of a statement he issued to the “Belfast Telegraph” of August 19th.

The report clearly implied that the words they used in the headline were the words Mr Wilson employed.

I am very glad to receive the following statement from Mr Wilson.

“I assure you I did not use those words I simply quoted what Biden was reported to have said in the daily express or mail can’t remember which one I saw it in and it was those words I pointed out to the BT. I assure you it is not language which I use or have ever done so.”

Having known Mr Wilson for nigh on half a century, it grieved me to see the report and I am pleased with this clarification.

Sincerely in Christ,

Ivan Foster

Posted on 2021-08-23 a 5:55 pm


You are Invited ...

Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

Lord’s Day 22nd August

Both morning (11:30) and evening (7:00) services:

“THE WAY OF LIFE AND THE WAY OF DEATH”
(Parts 1 & 2)

“And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death. He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey,”
Jeremiah 21:8-9.

Preacher at both services:

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)

We would welcome visitors at these services
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Posted on 2021-08-22 a 12:01 am


The growing stench of death from the DUP camp

Blossom End Rot

It seems that each day brings a fresh revelation of the corruption and depravity that has taken over the DUP.

Here are the latest signs of the death of this party!

Ivan Foster


How can any denomination that fears the Lord tolerate within its membership those who support a party which rejoices in that which the Lord abominates and tolerates the use of the foulest of language from one of its leading MPs??

A Question for the Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church and members of the whole church.

How can anyone who professes to love and fear the Lord remain in membership of the DUP? Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-20 a 6:12 pm


Defiers of Dublin rule jailed for non-payment of fines

Foster and Gillespie, Paisley and McCrea, Beattie and Poots jailed at weekly intervals

(Report from ‘The Burning Bush’ of February 1988)

On Tuesday 12th January at 10.15am Rev Ivan Foster was arrested at his church and taken to Belfast Prison on the Crumlin Road. The following day, Ald Roy Gillespie from Ahoghill, Co Antrim was likewise incarcerated.

Because they came in on different days they did not meet up with each other until Thursday afternoon. They shared a cell for their last night in prison.

Alderman Gillespie was glad to be in the more respectable (only just) company of Rev Foster as he had spent the previous night with two provos who had been arrested for possession of explosives.

Having been in the Crumlin Road prison on three previous occasions Mr Foster was quite familiar with the routine. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-19 a 8:14 pm


A word from prisoner number 1425

An article by Rev. Ivan Foster 

(Written for a ‘pre-digital’ edition of The Burning Bush shortly after a third spell in jail in April 1986) 

Rev. Ivan Foster was arrested at his church in Kilskeery in Co. Tyrone on Monday 21 April (1986) and taken to Crumlin Road Jail to serve a sentence of 14 days for refusing to pay a fine imposed upon him for his part in a protest against the R. U. C. carrying out Dublin’s orders to ban the Protestant parade in Castlewellan last July (1985). With full remission of sentence, and, because the Prison does not have weekend releases, Mr. Foster was set free on Friday 25 April.

To have a prison record was not exactly the main ambition of my life. Yet it has now happened to me three times.

Of course I could have avoided all three imprisonments but only at the cost of grieving my conscience. In 1966, 1969 and now in 1986 I chose to go to prison rather than willingly comply with the punishment meted out to me by the courts. Each time I forced the authorities to imprison me as a protest against the betrayal of our civil and religious heritage. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-19 a 7:52 pm


Mrs. Ethel Smyth -- Precious in the sight of the Lord ...

Here is a report in today’s “Irish News” of the death of Mrs Ethel Smyth, who was a Christian in her late eighties. She was a lady who fearlessly battled against the evils of Sinn Fein/IRA in her days in politics.

In truth, she was a little too hot for the DUP back when she was active in local politics.

I attempted to take part in the Castlewellan protest mentioned in this report. A friend and I were stopped at a RUC checkpoint and prevented from entering Castlewellan and joining the protest. We were taken to court on the false evidence of a police constable. His evidence against me was utterly demolished by the cross examination of Mr Jim Allister QC. It was so clear that he was telling falsehoods that the Resident Magistrate, trying the case, angrily dismissed him from the witness box. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-19 a 6:50 pm


Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms - Part 8

We continue with our extracts from Benjamin Wills Newton’s book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms, the chapter 14 —

ORDER OF EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE APPEARING OF CHRIST AND HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN

We come to Part 8, which covers from the top of page 342 to the end of the ‘note’ on page 345.

Click here to see the other articles about this book.


The great distinctive characteristic however of Zion, will be, not so much in the glory that is on it, as in the glory which is above it. “Ye shall see,” said the Lord Jesus, “heaven opened.” The heavens were not opened in peaceful blessing over Sinai. Sinai was the claim of God’s unsatisfied holiness and it ended in the heavens being as brass, and the earth as iron. But Zion will be the witness, that the claim of holiness has been satisfied, and that the sweet savour of peace, through the one accepted sacrifice, has ascended into the heavens. The heavenly places therefore, not made with hands, shall be opened towards Zion and the earth, and the Heavenly City of the saints made manifest, in token, that God has by ONE, even by Immanuel, the Son of His bosom, been glorified in the earth, and that He thenceforward designs to give according to the value of that which He hath received. It will be· the hour of descending blessing.

The truths that pertain to Israel  (for to them belong the promises and the covenants)* have not been inoperative during the time that the nation of Israel has been scorning them. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-18 a 6:10 pm


Police in Northern Ireland Biased and Partial

Bobby Story funeral parade

It has been headlined in the ‘Belfast Telegraph’ of today (17/8/21)

PSNI to refund fines handed out to Black Lives Matter protesters

This is the second time within a few days that the leadership of the police here in Northern Ireland  has been shown up as being utterly biased and pro-Irish Republicans!

On 10th August, police arrested a man for preaching in the open-air in Larne, Co. Antrim. A short time after his arrest he was de-arrested because the arresting officers had obviously made a mistake. The video of the arrest made the arresting officers to appear stupid and thick. It would appear they acted upon the complaint of one person because the preacher had made a brief mention of ‘homosexuality’.

This attitude stands in very stark contrast to the PSNI’s decision to ignore that defiance of the law by the entire Sinn Fein leadership and thousands of its members when they paraded at the funeral of convicted IRA terrorist, Bobby Storey on 30th June 2020. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-17 a 11:20 pm


You are Invited ...

Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

Lord’s Day 15th August

47th Anniversary of the Opening of the First Church Building

 (17th August 1974)

Preacher at a Special Afternoon of Prayer, 3.00 pm

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)

(There will be no 7.00 pm meeting)

Subject — “WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE??”

“‭Then Moses‭ stood‭‭ in the gate‭ of the camp‭, and said‭‭, Who [is] on the LORD’S‭ side? [let him come] unto me. And all the sons‭ of Levi‭ gathered‭‭ themselves together unto him.‭ ‭And he said‭‭ unto them, Thus saith‭‭ the LORD‭ God‭ of Israel‭, Put‭‭ every man‭ his sword‭ by his side‭, [and] go‭‭ in and out‭‭ from gate‭ to gate‭ throughout the camp‭, and slay‭‭ every man‭ his brother‭, and every man‭ his companion‭, and every man‭ his neighbour‭.”
Exodus 32:26-27.

All are welcome to join us at this meeting.



Click here to see sermon notes

Posted on 2021-08-15 a 12:01 am


DUP mayor launches 'Gay Pride' event in Londonderry

This shameful support of a celebration of sodomy by the DUP mayor of Londonderry, Alderman Graham Warke, MUST require every Christian member and supporter of the DUP to condemn the action and withdraw all support from this political party governed by utter hypocrisy!

No equivocation or excuse-making can cover for this defiance of God’s truth and the testimony of the Reformed Faith.

The Free Presbyterian Church must surely look seriously at the continuing membership of any who maintain their membership of the DUP.

Failure to do so brings into question the allegiance of the Free Presbyterian Church to the Lord and raises the question as to the future membership of the God-fearing within its ranks!

Ivan Foster


Foyle Pride will run from Monday, August 23, until Sunday, August 29

Details of this year’s Foyle Pride have been released as the team launched their packed programme.

Derry Mayor Alderman Graham Warke joined Kathleen Bradley, Festival Chair, and Martin McConnellogue at the launch of the 28th Foyle Pride Festival programme this week.

Mayor Warke said: “I’m delighted as Mayor to play a small part in this fantastic annual event, and I want to congratulate the organisers who have put together a wonderful online programme with loads to look forward to.

Read the whole article here.

 

Posted on 2021-08-13 a 5:55 pm


Hell’s defiant cries against God, His truth and His people!

The ‘air’ is ever more filled with the sounds of Hell’s defiant cries against God and His truth and His people!

Today, my attention was drawn to a number of events which clearly denote the advance of wickedness.

1. Read the dreadful announcement by the Scottish Government:

“Scotland will let pupils change gender aged FOUR without their parents’ consent – and tells teachers not to question a child’s request to choose a new name or use a different toilet”

2. Read the shameful report of the NI police in Larne when they wrongly, it would appear, arrested a man for preaching in the open-air:

“LGBT row: Peter Tatchell rejects PSNI arrest of preacher on anti-gay ‘hate speech’ allegation”


Here is also a letter I submitted but yesterday to the ‘Belfast Newsletter’. My questioning whether or not it would be published seems to have spurred on its publication!

Sir,

I am one who has refused the currently available vaccines for combatting Covid-19 infection, not because I am against vaccines but because in the manufacturing of them use was made, in one way or another, of foetal material, either in their production or testing.

I am not too hopeful of this letter being published because such a view is considered ‘unhelpful’ by all who are part of the official drive for vaccination.

However, there are Christians in the various branches of the health service who will come under increasing pressure to be vaccinated with one of the currently available vaccines, all of which as we have said have made use, in one way or another, of foetal material.

We do not allege that there is any foetal material in the actual vaccine, something constantly denied by way of an answer to any query raised on the subject. This response is mere sophistry and evasion! The vaccine manufacturers which have made use of foetal material in the production of their products, have openly acknowledged that fact.

Just when are ethical vaccines such as ‘Valneva’, ‘CureVac’, ‘GSK/Sanofi Pasteur’, which it is claimed by government sources that millions of doses have been ordered, going to be made available to Bible believers?

Sincerely,
Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
Kilskeery, Co. Tyrone.
12th August 2021.

Posted on 2021-08-13 a 5:43 pm


Yvonne Dunlop murder: Justice Minister Naomi Long blasts ‘heavily edited’ story of IRA hunger striker Thomas McElwee

Thomas McElwee grave

A ‘Belfast Newsletter’ article today (11/7/21) carried the following headline.

Yvonne Dunlop murder: Justice Minister Naomi Long blasts ‘heavily edited’ story of IRA hunger striker Thomas McElwee

Justice Minister Naomi Long has accused Sinn Fein of launching a ‘heavily edited’ film about a hunger striker which omitted that he was jailed for a firebomb which burned a young mother-of-three to death.


The Justice Minster was correct in condemning Sinn Fein’s film on the hunger-striker who committed suicide as part of the Sinn Fein/IRA ‘blanket’ protest some 40 years ago.

The film content would have been made with Sinn Fein’s own bloodthirsty and sadistic supporters in mind. Glorifying McElwee as a ‘Hero of Ireland’, a ‘Martyr for the cause of Irish freedom’ and one who killed ‘Brits’ would be what they wanted to hear.

They would not be interested in the fact that he murdered a mother of three children, Mrs Yvonne Dunlop, when she was burned to death by a firebomb, in her father’s shop in Ballymena,  for which McElwee was jailed. She was a Protestant and a British citizen, therefore Sinn Fein supporters would have neither concern or compassion for her or her family. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-11 a 9:55 pm


Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms - Part 7

We continue with our extracts from Benjamin Wills Newton’s book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms, the chapter 14 —

ORDER OF EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE APPEARING OF CHRIST AND HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN

We come to Part 7, which covers from the top of page 336 to the end of page 341.

Click here to see the other articles about this book.


The distinctive spiritual characteristics of Christianity, therefore, will not alter in the Millennium : on the contrary, it will be the sphere in which they will be exhibited more perfectly than they ever have been.

In this present Dispensation, the corporate testimony of Christianity early failed. The Church at Jerusalem was scattered — the Gentile Churches retained not their separateness-the corporate testimony of Christianity ceased to bear witness for God — and that of individual Christians has been isolated and feeble in the midst of abounding evil. “Because iniquity shall abound, the love of the greater part shall wax cold.” But when the corporate testimony of Christianity has been transferred to Israel, it will never again fail, or be dishonoured. Christ, as the Head of Israel, will discipline and sustain them. They shall have “teachers who shall not be removed into a corner any more” — “their eye shall behold them” — “the Spirit shall be poured out upon them from on high” — they shall hear a voice, that shall say, “this is the way, walk ye in it.” Their Church-position is symbolised in the Scripture, by one golden candlestick fed perpetually by golden oil — a candlestick never to be removed. (Zech. iv.) Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-11 a 9:50 pm


What the Bible has to say about 'Climate Change'!

Yesterday, a report on ‘climate change’ was released amidst great ‘breast-beating’ amongst evolutionists and those blind to what the Bible reveals to us of the future of God’s Creation!

Basically the report stated ‘that global warming could make parts of the world uninhabitable’. The world will face drought in many parts and flooding in other areas with rising temperatures resulting from ‘greenhouse gas emissions’ the cause of it all.

World leaders including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson have called the report a ‘wake-up call to the world’.

Sadly, it is a call to ‘wake-up’ to the lie and deception of evolution! Man will remain blind and indifferent and ‘fast asleep’ to the Word of Truth.

Just what does the Bible reveal to us regarding ‘climate change’ for it does mention it many times. What the Scriptures say, for the Christian, takes total precedence over the ‘bletherings’ of any UN spokesmen on any subject.

I. LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE LORD CONTROLS THE CLIMATE

That is made clear throughout the Scriptures. I will quote just a few verses to show that this is so.

“Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields,” Job 5:10.

“To cause it to rain on the earth, [where] no man [is; on] the wilderness, wherein [there is] no man; To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?” Job 38:26-28. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-10 a 7:23 pm


Sinn Fein lies which whitewash vicious murder

Sinn Fein – Gerry Adams & Michelle O’Neill

This week begins, as most weeks begin, with another blast of Sinn Fein ‘disinformation’! The report which follows appeared in the ‘Belfast Telegraph of  August 09 2021.

The words of Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill are to be condemned as most of her utterances likewise are. What the Saviour said of the utterances of the devil, may be fairly applied to the words of all Sinn Fein’s spin doctors.

“Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it,” John 8:44.

It is hardly enough to call O’Neill’s words ‘Hurtful’ as did Alliance Party councillor Sorcha Eastwood. Such ‘mealy-mouthed’ criticism is typical of the Alliance Party and its pusillanimous stance on Sinn Fein’s support for terrorism.

O’Neill’s words are above all ‘LIES’! What she admiringly says about the murdering terrorist, Thomas McElwee, and whose death at his own hands she is seeking to honour, are utterly false. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-09 a 5:21 pm


A quarter of all pregnancies in England and Wales now end in abortion

A QUARTER OF ALL PREGNANCIES IN ENGLAND AND WALES NOW END IN ABORTION, OFFICIAL DATA REVEALED TODAY

Around 207,000 of the 821,000 pregnancies conceived in 2019 were terminated, the Office for National Statistics said. 

(Today’s Daily Mail)

This regime of wholesale slaughter of the unborn in England and Wales will soon be practised here in Northern Ireland, thanks to the immoral dictum of the Westminster parliament and that at the behest of all politicians here with the exception of most of the DUP members and of course, Jim Allister and his party colleagues. It would appear that amongst the ranks of the DUP there are those who support abortion.

I believe that there is nothing in the affairs of the nation which offends God more than this slaughter.

Yes, sodomy is deeply offensive to heaven as are the variety of perversions which come under the headings of LGBT+!

The nation has increasingly embraced, defended and embedded these evils within the framework of the nation, even making it an offence effectively to criticise and characterise these practices as devilish, which they are!

But surmounting these profoundly immoral activities is that of the violently putting to death of the unborn at the whim of modern social thinking and trends. It has to be noted that amongst the followers of Islam and Buddhism etc, there is much less embracing of abortion. For that reason, the birth rate of those often referred to as ‘immigrants’ is much higher than the birthrate of those who who term themselves ‘native’ citizens. An article headed: ‘The Impact of Migration on UK Population Growth’ states: “Population estimates show that net migration was a major component of population growth over the past two decades making up 56% of population growth from 1991 to 2018.”

That means that a small percentage of the overall population contributes 56% of the overall birthrate.

That has serious implications for the future religious and social complexion of the UK! Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-06 a 6:52 pm


Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms - Part 6

We continue with our extracts from Benjamin Wills Newton’s book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms, the chapter 14 —

ORDER OF EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE APPEARING OF CHRIST AND HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN

We come to Part 6, which covers from the top of page 332 to the end of the ‘note’ on page 336.

Click here to see the other articles about this book.


The spiritual blessings of each individual Israelite, and of every other Believer who lives during the Millennium, will be essentially the same as ours in this present Dispensation :— our distinction being, that we are “first-fruits,” (Rom. xi.) — those who have first trusted in Christ”. Indeed we may give as the description of our Dispensation, that it forestalls the spiritual blessings of Israel in the Millennium—we having those blessings in the midst of tribulation and sorrow, whereas they will have them when all the outward circumstances of life around them will be circumstances of tranquility, peace, and joy—Satan being bound, and the Prince of Peace reigning. We have already been brought under that New Covenant, which will then be made with the House of Israel, and with the House of Judah. It is a covenant of grace, primarily designed for them, which they for a season have despised ; but we, through abounding mercy, have already been brought under its provisions. Every blessing that we receive as saints, we owe to the being graffed into their olive tree, from which they, for a season, have been broken off. But they are again to be graffed in, to receive in more unhindered power than we, of the freshness of its sap, and of the riches of its fullness. Every vessel of the Tabernacle that typified to them the blessings of redemption, is a type already fulfilled to us. From the Altar to the Mercyseat, all is ours. But it will be equally theirs. Often therefore, from the language of their future thanksgiving, we borrow the expressions of our present joy. Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-04 a 12:01 am


Survey shows huge backing for integrated schools

WHAT NOW FOR THOSE FREE PRESBYTERIANS WHO REFUSED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AND INSTEAD SUPPORTED THE STATE SYSTEM??

A report in today’s (3/8/21) ‘Belfast Telegraph’, began with this headline and these opening sentences: —

Huge backing for integrated schools to be main system of education 71% of people surveyed want their children taught in mixed classroom

Almost three-quarters of people in Northern Ireland believe integrated schools should be the main model for our education system, a poll has found.

Support has increased since the last survey of its kind eight years ago — up from 66% to 71%.


‘Integrated Schools’ are the birth child of Ecumenism! It was seen as a means to further the ‘integration’ of Romanism and the apostate Protestant denominations.

It must be acknowledged that it has been accomplishing its purpose. This survey, if it is to be believed, shows that to be so. Of course there was little opposition to the efforts made by the ‘integrators’. Indeed, it is quite some time ago that the DUP favoured ‘Integrated Schools’! Click to read more…

Posted on 2021-08-03 a 6:59 pm