Announcements

God’s purpose for Greece

Sovereign Grace Advent testimony has just published a booklet in the series: “Bible Lands in Bible Light” on the land of Greece.

It is entitled: “God’s Purpose for Greece” and is by Rev Ivan Foster.

Copies of the booklet can be obtained without charge by contacting us at:
kilskeery@gmail.com, supplying your name and mailing address.

Other booklets in the series may be obtained from the SGAT Secretary at:
satoms@hotmail.co.uk


Republished: The things that shall be hereafter.

This book has proved to be a wonderful means of setting forth the Bible’s teaching on prophecy.

It sets forth in chronological order many passages of God’s Word related to the ‘last times’.
The author’s comments are very few. He lets the Bible do the talking.

It is an invaluable asset to the serious student of Bible prophecy.

Just before he died in 1877, Septimus Sears, pastor of Clifton Strict Baptist congregation in Bedfordshire, wrote the following to his church:

“I have endeavoured to learn and teach God’s mind about the future coming and kingdom and glory of the Lord Jesus. In the quiet of this chamber of affliction I am confirmed in the truth of what I believe. I have by Scripture authority preached to you of that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Oh, that we were all more affected graciously and practically by the blessed hope, and that the inspired description given of the members of the early Church might more abundantly fit us: Ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and the true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1: 10).

Price £5. Copies of this most instructive little book of 71 pages may be had from:

Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony
1 Donald Way
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0JB.

Contact SGAT by email or online

October 2017

New audio sermons

  1. KICS talks updated. Two new talks are added weekly.
  2. Christ: The Author of eternal salvation, a message preached in Garvagh FPC, October 19th, 2017.
  3. The Ecumenical attempt to undo the Reformation, A message preached in Newtownabbey FPC, October 16th, 2017.
  4. Matthew’s record of the last words of the Saviour. A message preached in Garvagh FPC, Oct 1st, 2017.
  5. Nicodemus in the dark, the dawn and the daylight. A message preached in the Lisbellaw Mission, Oct 5th, 2017.

The Vision of the Sins of the Rulers of Jerusalem

(Ezekiel 11 – 14)

A message preached by Dr John Douglas at the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony afternoon meeting of its Spring Conference, April 28th, 2017.

The chapters chosen for our subject are plainly instructive and carry words particularly pertinent to the age in which we live. Yet Ezekiel is a prophecy avoided by all too many of God’s people who feel these visions and these prophecies are beyond them. We do well to remember Romans 15:4, ‘Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning… ’ Here are words we ought to keep in mind because the Lord says them. While the verse is in the New Testament, the reference is primarily to that which is written in the Old Testament. We are talking about things written specifically for our learning. When you think of that instruction in terms of Ezekiel, it is amazing. The Lord had us in mind in the writing of these chapters in Ezekiel. We can each look at chapters 11 and 12 etc. and say, Here are chapters of the Word of God given for my own edification. Read more


‘Priests should be allowed to marry’ says Derry clergyman

His reasoning is utterly devoid of any conviction that the doctrine of celibacy, like every other aspect of his church’s teaching, is unscriptural!!!! Read more

Jim Allister: SF wants Irish language legislation that opens the way to endless legal challenges

Mr Allister emphasises a very important point regarding the Sinn Fein’s demand for an ‘Irish Language Act’.

Readers should understand that in Northern Ireland the Irish Language is taught in every Roman Catholic controlled school and that by public funding. In fact teachers’ wages, building costs and all school supplies have been provided out of public funding for over 50 years, something that does not happen for Protestant schools such as our own here in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. We must finance ALL our expenses. As well as this, there are 29 fully funded ‘Irish-medium’ schools in Northern Ireland. Such favourable financial provision is totally beyond the reach of the Protestant population.

Only Rome would have the brass neck to continue whining and bleating about discrimination and demanding more, of what others never had, in such circumstances!

They are indeed like the crocodile – insatiable!!!! Read more….

Number of Catholics living in Ireland falling, Census data reveals

The number of Roman Catholics in the Republic of Ireland has dropped over the last 5 years by 132,220 while the number of those who said that they had no religion rose to 481,388, over twice that recorded in the census 5 years previously.

I have no doubt that this is the harvest of the awful scandals within the Roman Catholic Church. Read more

Bishop resigns after Vatican probe into cash and mistress claims

No comment is needed!! Read more


LTBS for October

During the month of October, 2017, Rev Ivan Foster speaks each Lord’s Day on the 9-00 am ‘Let The Bible Speak’ weekly broadcast on Q101 FM radio, which can be heard online here. The broadcast can be heard in the Omagh/Enniskillen area.

His text is: “And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant,” Jeremiah 51:29.

There is a prophetic and gospel application to each broadcast. Please pray for this witness.

Message for October 1

Message for October 8

Message for October 15


Christian Companionship

“I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts,” Psalm 119:63.

A study based upon a sermon preached at the morning meeting in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, 2nd September 1990, by Rev Ivan Foster.

This section of the psalm (verses 57-64) is headed by the Hebrew letter ‘Cheth’. It refers to a ‘fence’ or ‘an allotted portion’. Job 1:8-10 illustrates this. “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land,” Job 1:8-10. The word ‘hedge’ is translated ‘fenced’ in Job 10:11. Read more


Why was ‘celebration of IRA terror’ allowed to go ahead? TUV’s Allister asks police chief

The placatory attitude of our police force under the leadership of Chief Constable George Hamilton, toward murder-glorifing Irish Republicanism, is truly sickening!! Read more


Republican rally at Stormont child exploitation, says Allister

Mr Allister provides information which is rarely highlighted in the ongoing deceitful campaign by Sinn Fein in which it demands more money for the promotion of a language that is already fully funded in every Roman Catholic state-funded school! Read more

Defenders of democracy must now unite against extremes of Sinn Fein

Interesting comments in a Dublin-based newspaper. Read the article here.

First same-sex wedding in a UK church exposes rift within Anglicanism

What it will NOT bring about amongst the complainers is an OBEYING OF GOD and a separating from this vile apostasy! The abandoning of God’s Law will continue!

“ . . . . . all the foundations of the earth are out of course. . . . . Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations,” Psalm82:5, 8. Read more

Unionists slam EU bid to move border in Ireland – Sinn Fein backs motion

At every turn, republicans, aided by the Dublin government, seek to remove Northern Ireland from the UK. Read more here

Nelson McCausland: Throwing some light on to the long-standing republican connections of Gaelic League

Read the article here.


 

September 2017


Sinn Fein wants to airbrush Londonderry out of history: unionists

Important history of an old and popular tune! Read more


A coming event that draws very near

(The substance of a sermon preached in Bethel Free Presbyterian Church at the evening service, July 4th, 1976, by Rev Ivan Foster.)

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him,” Jude 1:14-15.

We are dealing with a prophecy that is almost 6000 years old.

From the very beginning, mankind has had a knowledge of the coming of Christ in judgment. The Old Testament is full of information concerning the events at the end of this age.

Notice that Enoch was looking to that day for the execution of justice upon the ungodly. Read more


The Funeral Service of Mrs Edna Turrell

In Jireh Chapel, Lewes, September 8th 2017

Speakers: Rev Patrick Baker, Mr Noel Shields and Rev. Ivan Foster

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints,” Psalm 116:15.


LGBT report is not just about bullying but has an agenda

The following letter, which appeared in the Belfast Newsletter on 18th September 2017, is worth reading in the light of the abominable campaign pursued by the alliance of witless idiots who support the increasing demands of the sodomite collectives!! – Editor

Everyone wants to see an end to bullying but Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn’s call for legislation making things “illegal” off the back of last week’s report entitled ‘Post-Primary School Experiences of People who are LGBT’ is concerning.
What does Mr Lunn want made illegal?

Consider the following quote: “Transgender young people were significantly disadvantaged by schools not understanding them or their needs and that particular attention needs to be paid to: names, pronouns, uniform, toilets and changing facilities.”

Are Alliance suggesting biologically male pupils be permitted by law to use female toilets and changing facilities? Should biologically male school staff have similar rights?

Are Alliance suggesting legislation to stop Christians witnessing to fellow pupils because telling someone “being LGBT is wrong in the eyes of God” is language that has made pupils “uncomfortable”?

Should legislation require people address individuals using pronouns not associated with their sex but what they, on any given day of the week, want to “identify” as?

These issues doesn’t stop in schools. Martin Ponting, who was sentenced to life in 1995 for the rape of two girls under the age of 16, was recently moved to an all-women prison in Surrey. He has now been segregated from the other prisoners for reasons as yet unconfirmed by the authorises. Will the Martin Pontings of the world be the next people liberals campaign for?

In Orwell’s 1984 the Party seeks to force people to deny reality. In one famous scene the novel’s protagonist is told: “The Party is strong and omniscient, and therefore if the Party says that two and two equals three, or five, it will always be right: you, by yourself, cannot know the truth.

Similarly, Alliance appears to believe that because a biological male says he is a girl society should be forced, by the state, to agree.

The report Alliance suggests we base legislation on isn’t just about bullying. It pushes an agenda which could have serious ramifications for personal space, child protection, female sport and freedom of speech and religion.

Samuel Morrison, Traditional Unionist,


The unspeakable evil of promoting ‘Transgender Ideology in Schools’

Here is how one newspaper reported a recent controversy about this appalling issue.

“A Christian family is preparing to sue their sons’ Church of England school after boys were allowed to come to class wearing dresses.

Nigel Rowe, 44, and his wife Sally, 42, removed their six-year-old son from the unnamed school after a male classmate was allowed to attend the primary school in a dress.

They intend to educate him at home on the Isle of Wight alongside his eight-year-old brother. The older boy was pulled from the same school – which has a uniform – a year ago when a boy in his class also started wearing dresses. Read more


High-ranking priest linked to child abuse images recalled from Holy See’s US embassy

Vatican“The US state department said it had asked the Vatican to lift the official’s diplomatic immunity on August 21, but the request was denied. For the US state department to make such a request, its lawyers would have needed to be convinced there was reasonable cause for criminal prosecution.”

What an evil system Romanism is!! When will its duped adherents recognise this fact??

Read the report here.


“Birds of a feather flock together!”

It has just been announced that The Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) of Grand Rapids, USA, of which Dr Joel Beeke is the President, is to launch a research centre for puritans and establish a combined doctoral programme in conjunction with The Theological University of Apeldoorn. The cooperation is based on an initiative by TUA rector Prof. Dr. H. Selderhuis to give more attention to the research of puritanism in Apeldoorn and to seek contact with PRTS.

Dr. Selderhuis is not only the director of the Refo500 Foundation; he is also chairman of the Refo500 Reformation Research Consortium. Read more


Letter to Lord Mayor of Belfast

An open letter from Rev David McLaughlin of Carryduff Free Presbyterian Church to the Alliance Party regarding the decision of the Alliance Party Lord Mayor of Belfast, a professing atheist, Nuala McAllister, to refuse to have anyone return thanks at her installation dinner. Read more


Dr Beeke’s ‘Boozy’ Reformation Tour!!

In a recent Facebook posting Joel Beeke said this:

“JOIN US ON THE PRTS REFORMATION TOUR 2018!
I want to extend a very special invitation to you: a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two weeks with Dr. Michael Haykin, Dr. Ian Hamilton, David Woollin, and me (Dr. Joel Beeke) visiting some of the most amazing places in the world—amazing because of their stunning beauty, but also amazing because of the way God has worked wonderfully throughout history in these locations.”

The Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary tour brochure informs you that on the “Rhine River Reformation Cruise” among the amenities provided are “Mini-Bar (all staterooms except on Haydn Deck)”, the “Panorama-Bar and Lounge” and “Sun Deck with Lido-Bar”.

It obviously is going to be a very ‘spiritual’ experience!! Read more


Bodies of ‘hundreds’ of children buried in mass grave

How misnamed was the branch of popery that ran the home: The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul!!!

Read the BBC news report here.

GP probed for giving child, 12, gender-change hormones

Does not this amount to child abuse of the vilest form? What child of 12 knows about the far-reaching consequences of emotions aroused most likely by the counselling of fools!!!!

What madness has gripped this country? It is the direct consequence of rejecting the Bible and the nation casting itself adrift, driven by the winds of depravity and that without the moral compass of God’s truth.

Read the BBC report here.


“A message for Protestants in the sermons preached by Roman Catholic priests at the funeral of IRA men shot by the SAS when they attacked Loughgall police station on May 8th, 1987.”

A message preached at the evening service in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on May 24th, 1987, by Rev Ivan Foster.

The scene at the police station after the IRA had exploded a bomb

The 8 IRA men shot by the SAS as they attacked Loughgall RUC station

Read a news account of the incident here.

Stream or download A Message for Protestants in funeral sermons of RC priests


 

Sam Houston, Ulster-Scot who avenged the Alamo and is revered as ‘Father of Texas’

Sam Houston is one of those with Ulster roots who played such a part in the founding and establishing of the USA. Others included Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone as well as many of those whose signatures are on the 1776 ‘Declaration of Independence’!

Read more here

John Lewis Gender Neutral Clothing Labels Faces Public Backlash

The backlash will be very limited and short-lived I fear. This prostrating before the “vile affections” of the sodomite community seems to know no limits.

Just where will this bowing and scraping before ‘gender free’ lobby end up??

Read more here….


TUV Publish Document Spelling Out Dangers of Irish Language Act

This is an important document every loyalist should read! Read it here.


Memorial Service for Gordon Wilson

In an section headed: Notes and Comments in the magazine of The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, August 2017 edition, there appeared the following article.

I have reprinted it because it illustrates the universal creeping departure from the Word of God that may be seen in a denominations which once stood for God and where God’s power rested upon the preaching of His Word.

Let the Free Presbyterian Church beware! Read more


Victim’s son vows to ‘expose hyprocrisy of Gerry Adams

A welcome exposé but the man’s hypocrisy is common knowledge but sadly, such is today’s society’s moral views, no one really cares!!

Read the Newsletter report here.


“Why do some Christian women paint their faces??”

It is difficult to understand why this habit is prevalent amongst professing Christian women. I don’t believe that those who practise this habit can find any precedent for it in the behaviour of former generations of godly women.

One wonders how a husband is not perplexed by a wife’s habit of painting her face, when it is usually the case that she paints herself only when preparing to go out to meet others. It surely is obvious that she is not painting her face for him as invariably she is bare-faced in her own home! Why should that be so?

The Lord said this to Israel on one occasion: “Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life,” Jeremiah 4:30.

These words make it clear that “the painting (or rending), of the face” by a woman is the action associated with one desirous of alluring a man. That in itself is enough reason for any chaste woman to abhor utterly such a practice! Read more


The Future for this Age and the People of God.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come,” 2 Timothy 3:1.

The Word of God makes it clear for us just what will be the character of the final days of this age. It also makes clear, just how we may know that we have entered the last days.
Such a knowledge is sadly beyond the parameters of the average Christian today.

It ought not to be!

Jacob was able to say to his sons: “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days,” Genesis 49:1. But tragically, the vast majority of the sons of Jacob today have no knowledge of the meaning of their progenitor’s words.

But believers should not be in such ignorance. Read more


Will the real Gerry Adams please stand up?

Police, the intelligence services, journalists and academics all claim Gerry Adams was a senior member of the Provisional IRA. The Sinn Fein president has always denied this. In an extract from his new, unauthorised biography of Adams, Malachi O’Doherty sieves the evidence.

Read the Belfast Telegraph article here.


Victim’s son vows to ‘expose hyprocrisy of Gerry Adams’

A welcome exposé but the man’s hypocrisy is common knowledge but sadly, such is today’s society’s moral views, no one really cares!! Read the Newsletter report here.


IRA killers of innocent farmer shouldn’t be jailed, says Gerry Adam

Adams, supporter of murder and terrorism that he is, surprises no one by such a perverse line of thinking!

He bought the release of many murderers through the compromises, wrung from weak Unionists, that underpin the short-lived “power-sharing” Executive.

Stormont has all but fallen but the terrorist will continue to enjoy their freedom while victims’ family continue without redress or justice!!!

Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.


Sam Wilson MP: SF are bullying tyrants with no interest in restoring Stormont

Read the Newsletter article  here.

 

August 2017

Parties are ‘useful idiots’ on Irish: Jim Allister

One must agree with Mr Allister and think of the ancient proverb: “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad!”

Paul used similar words of the so-called wise men of this world which admirably suit the Unionists in Stormont for they long ago forsook the counsel of God’s Word for their own folly. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness,” 1 Corinthians 3:19.

Read the Newsletter article here.


Adams stance on Irish language a further pointer to direct rule

Read the Newsletter report here.


Declassified files: Paisley and Molyneaux ‘prepared to make massive concessions

Sadly, the readiness to make concession was not shared with their party faithful!!!!

Read the Newsletter report here.


Please clarify: did native Americans have a say in establishment of America?

An interesting letter in response to typical Irish Republican lies!

Read the letter to the Editor of the Newsletter here.


Judge dismisses Northern Ireland same-sex marriage case

Read the BBC report here.

Judge who dismissed same-sex marriages challenges says courts cannot change law

This is good news indeed. However, we tremble at the thought of this matter being in the hands of the unprincipled politicians at Stormont to whom staying in office ranks above every other consideration!!

Read the Newsletter report here.


WHAT IT WAS CONVINCED ME TO ESPOUSE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Looking back on life, we become aware that behind the decisions that were made in years past where many interwoven influences and events, all of which served to move one’s mind in a certain direction and bring about a crossroads decision that had a major impact upon our future life.

So it was with me and my wife Ann concerning Christian Education. I am going to employ the letters A, B and C in the three points I wish to set before you.

I. We were ALARMED as parents by what children were being taught in the state school.
My wife trained to be a teacher of French, German and Latin but because of her membership of the Free Presbyterian Church was unable to obtain a post. Her experience in Enniskillen Girls Collegiate School illustrates this well. She was invited to take up a post and even introduced to some staff members as a new appointee. The headmistress then, seeing her engagement ring, discovered that she was to marry me. When she returned to the school a few days later to prepare for teaching she was told that the school committee had not endorsed her appointment. That was the sort of discrimination carried out against Free Presbyterians back in 1967!

Read more

The chief constable is using the term ‘equal marriage,’ which is politically loaded

A very good letter to the Editor of the Newsletter but we can have little expectation of a sensible, truthful reply from the Chief Constable of what is now a seriously compromised and discredited police force.

Read the letter here.


Alex Kane: DUP is preparing to change direction once again

How contemptible to be such a slave of public opinion as to abandon Christian principles loudly and repeatedly professed!!

Read the Irish News column here.


Prince George ‘gay icon’ claim sick and outrageous: MLA

This exposes the true nature of the sodomite. IT IS the source of paedophilia though the sodomite lobby vehemently deny this.

Read the Newsletter report here.

Read a Belfast Telegraph report here.


Pastor John MacArthur Answers: Is It Sinful to Provide Services for a Gay Wedding?

John MacArthur fails to distinguish between business encounters with sodomites unawares and that of knowingly and consciously becoming involved in the promoting and endorsing of sodomy as was the case with the Ashers Bakery.

Paul has a word on this matter: “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat,” 1 Corinthians 5:9-11.

Albert Barnes explains these words so: ‘In my direction not “to company” with them, I did not mean that you should refuse all kinds of intercourse with them; that you should not treat them with civility, or be engaged with them in any of the transactions of life, or in the ordinary intercourse of society between man and man, for this would be impossible; but that you should not so associate with them as to be esteemed to belong to them, or so as to be corrupted by their example. You are not to make them companions and friends.’

Read the Christian Post report here.


A poor deceived mother defends her depraved sodomite sons

Comments on a mother of sodomite sons open letter to Jim Wells

Read the newspaper article here

How Jim Wells answers the letter addressed to him by a mother of two sodomite sons is entirely his affair and I do not seek to answer for him. However, the woman makes some very foolish and erroneous claims regarding God’s attitude to sodomy. These must be confronted and refuted for they are very wrong and entirely blasphemous.

Read more


‘Fairy curse’ behind dips in Irish road – Danny Healy-Rae

Pagan lunacy alive and well in popish Ireland!!! Read the BBC news report here.

There’s nothing wrong with being gay, says DUP councillor

What say the professing Christian fellow DUP councillors?!

We know what God says about this matter:

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them,” Leviticus 20:13.

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (sodomites), nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

If there is nothing wrong with being “gay”, to use the euphemistic term so loved of those who hate the Bible’s description of this wicked lifestyle, why does God declare that they will not enter heaven unless they repent and forsake this wickedness???

Read the Newsletter report here.

Read a Belfast Telegraph article here.


DUP MP’s ‘surprising’ Pride message

The main issue in this article is the support for the sodomite ‘Gay Pride’ parade by DUP ‘new girl’, Emma Little-Pengelly. She defies God’s Word when she says that that sodomites should “be able to live a proud life”. There should be no pride taken in disobeying God and embarking upon a lifestyle so repugnant to God.

Her view is an indication of the DUP’s swing toward supporting the sodomite call for ‘marriage’ rights. She has been prominent since her introduction to the DUP ‘upper echelon’ and her election as a Westminster MP.

As stated in a previous news link, the signs are there that the DUP will soon shift its position.

As a professing Christian, Jim Wells, quoted in the article, will have to do more than express ‘surprise’ at her attitude. Utter condemnation is called for at the very least.

To remain faithful to God, his sojourn in the DUP must end soon. That is the challenge for the Christians within the DUP’s ranks of elected representatives and supporters??

Former DUP councillor, Ruth Patterson is quoted as saying: “At the end of the day, who are we to judge anyone and the way they live their lives?” Christians use the same authority to condemn sodomy as is used when condemning murder and terrorism, something Ruth Patterson has not been slow to do, the Word of God!

Read the Newsletter report here.

Further reading:


Martin Luther, Catholicism and the Practice of Sodomy

by Ian Brown

Is it true that Martin Luther, in his denunciations of the Roman Catholic Church, claimed that Popes and priests commonly practised sodomy?

Absolutely.

In fact, Luther’s statements on this subject made John the Baptist’s accusation against Herod’s adultery seem trivial compared to the corruption among the Roman clergy. Read more


Letter of protest to Chief Constable

Below is a letter from Rev Ian Brown of Martys Memorial Free Presbyterian Church Protesting to Chief Constable at the presence of serving officers in the sodomite parade in Belfast.

Martyrs Memorial Church
4 August 2017

Dear Chief Constable Hamilton,

Though previous participation by serving officers in your police force in the annual ‘Gay Pride’ parade through Belfast City should have prepared me for this year’s new development of officers parading in the uniform of the PSNI, I am still extremely shocked.

Irrespective of who is the designated target I have no desire to see hate crimes of any nature being committed or defended within my country, however the nature of the police involvement in this event generates serious concern on a number of levels.

Respect for public decency
In any other circumstances, the inappropriate attire and activities of a significant number of those who have comprised this parade on all former occasions would constitute a gross infringement of public decency. The overt and vulgar sexual imagery that has been typical of the previous parades your officers have policed in the past should have alerted you to the fact that this is not an appropriate event with which any of your personnel should identify while in official uniform. To reach a decision that there is justification for some of your officers and vehicles becoming an integral part of a parade that has annually displayed placards containing vicious verbal assaults on true biblical religion and mercilessly castigated political figures in our province is nothing short of an outrage and besmirches the reputation of the PSNI which is meant to behave as a politically neutral organisation.

Expectation of true equality
It is not at all reassuring to Bible-believing Christians to note that responses to earlier letters of complaint appear to invoke the actions of other police forces in the United Kingdom which have explained participation in similar events as being based on a policing purpose – especially since a significant number of those police forces have been to the forefront in recently attempting to prosecute Christian preachers on the basis of alleged hate crimes when they have merely mentioned the verdict of Holy Scripture on the practice of homosexuality. The resources invested in these vacuous cases and the almost invariable rejection of them by the judiciary simply serve to emphasise the incredible bias inherent in many of our police forces in addressing this issue. The policy being pursued by the PSNI at this event has the effect, not of equalising our society, but of elevating a miniscule percentage of it into a special category that is afforded privileges and protections not available to others. By so explicitly tying your uniform and badge to this special interest grouping will undoubtedly further ostracise those who mount a legitimate protest against what the Bible teaches is a promotion of moral decadence.

I send this letter with little expectation that the practice which you have adopted with respect to this parade will be altered. However you should be reminded that the Word of God is the ultimate unalterable authority and, no matter how you express your identification with a practice that He so consistently condemns, His sovereign purpose will inevitably hold sway in the affairs of men; Jeremiah 14:10: “Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; He will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.”

Yours sincerely,

Ian Brown.

Minister, Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church, Belfast.


Leo Varadkar: (Dublin Prime Minister) NI same-sex marriage ‘only a matter of time’

The ground is being prepared for a total political sell-out on this issue. All the major political parties in NI are in favour of this wickedness with the exception of the DUP, which at best can be seen by its present silence, as becoming ever more equivocal!

The Traditional Unionist Party has raised its voice of opposition.

There is nothing equivocal about God’s Word on this matter and it ALONE is our rule of faith and practice.

Sadly, there is no real organised, concerted opposition by Christians to the sodomite campaign.

Read the BBC news report here.

Photos of Free Presbyterian protest at sodomite parade in Belfast, 5th August 2017.


Letter to Belfast Newsletter in response to former senior police officer’s support for sodomite marriage and participation of policemen in “gay parade”!! (which he seems to have ignored!)

Sir,

Former Assistant Chief Constable Alan McQuillan, speaking in favour of PSNI members participating in this year’s sodomite “Gay Pride” march and also in support of sodomite marriage, says: “people should have the right to live as they want” (Belfast Newsletter, 4th August 2017).

That is a strange sentiment for an ex-senior police officer! Read more


A Message from 31 years ago which is still relevant today: Christian Schools and the Future of Free Presbyterianism

A message preached by Rev Ivan Foster at the 2nd Seminar on Christian Education, held in Martyrs’ Memorial Church, Belfast, as part of the annual Easter Convention, March 29th, 1986.

“If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore,” Psalm 132:12.

In 1978 the Presbytery of Ulster of the Free Presbyterian Church heard a request from Rev. Ivan Foster to consider the need for Christian schools. Following a discussion a delegation of ministers and elders met officials of the Department of Education.
The outcome of the meeting was a recommendation to Presbytery that permission be granted to any church that wished to start a school. The Presbytery agreed in principle and appointed a Presbytery Education Board, chaired by Rev. Foster, to supervise the new missionary enterprise.

In September of the next year, Kilskeery Church started the first Free Presbyterian school.

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PSNI chief ‘should step in’ over uniformed officers in Gay Pride parade says Jim Allister.

It is distressing to note the silence of professing Christian politicians on this matter and we are thankful for the stand taken by Mr. Allister. Read the Newsletter report here.

PSNI chief: Uniformed officers should march in Gay Pride parade

Society’s anti-christian, pro-sodomite bias epitomised in Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris’s comment regarding policemen in uniform taking part in an anti-sodomite march!!!!

“However, he said the PSNI was “unlikely” to allow uniformed officers to take part in a Christian march that expressed a view that homosexuality was a sin.”

Where is the voice of the Christian Police association??? Read the Newsletter report here.

July 2017

Orangemen warned to ‘reject Rome’ and not use RIP on social media

Such advice, which is very good, must also mean that Orangemen are not to attend the Mass, something many Orange leaders were seeking to have approved!!!

Read the report here.

SHOCK CLAIM: Christians were WRONG to brand Satan evil as scientist insists devil is good

The idiot is saying that the Lord got it all wrong, since true Christians base their view of Satan on what the Lord has said of him in the Bible.

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels,” Matthew 25:41.
“And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him,” John 13:2.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,” 1 Peter 5:8.
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever,” Revelation 20:10.

Read the report here.

Remembering the ‘Moses of the Scots-Irish’

Read the Newsletter report here.


A passage from the “The Scattered Nation”

the ‘occasional record of the London-based Hebrew Christian Testimony to Israel’, edited by David Baron, a converted Jew, October 1894.

‘WHAT are you doing to reach the better class Jews?’ has been asked by several friends. Mr. Schönberger partly answers the question at the end of his paper. We are carrying on a vigorous postal mission to those of the richer Jews in all the different suburbs of London who cannot otherwise be reached. For this purpose we have issued an Open Letter, a portion of which I reproduce here, to give our friends an idea how we have to address our unbelieving brethren.

EXTRACT from our Open Letter to the Jews

“Brethren, it is an undeniable fact, that at the very time when our people expected the Messiah, a pure and holy man appeared among them of the the name of Jesus, who declared Himself to be the promised Redeemer, spoken of by the Prophets, and proved Himself such by His marvellous life, doctrine and works.

Brethren, it is an undeniable fact, that in consequence of the death of Jesus of Nazareth, and on the ground of His resurrection from the dead, a community was formed at Jerusalem, who, recognising Jesus as the Messiah prophesied by the Prophets, commenced to meet on the first day of the week in memory of His resurrection ; which company has grown from that day until this, and now embraces a multitude which cannot be numbered, from among all the nations of the earth.

Brethren, it is an undeniable fact, that soon after the death of Jesus and the founding and spread of His Church, there came to pass a terrible destruction of Jerusalem, and the expulsion of our people from Palestine, which He had foretold, and while from that time the synagogue, which would none of Him, was, stricken with impotence and barrenness, His Church on the other hand has grown ever more and more, the triumphal march of His Gospel unceasingly advancing from nation to nation, until to-day the name of Christ is proclaimed in the whole world.

Are not these facts sufficient to excite your interest and consideration?

Does it offend you, that we, as Hebrew Christians,” wish to speak with you? Perhaps you are prepared to meet us, if not with stones, with that which is far worse, with words of insult and reproach. Kôfer! Meshummed! (Both terms referring to one who is deemed an apostate by the Jews – IF)

Have done with these senseless thoughtless word-blows! Jews were the living stones of which the Church of the Apostles was built. Jews were the first to confess the Gospel, and to preach it throughout the world.

From Jews have come down to us the writings of the New Testament, and everything belonging to Christianity, and though confessors of Christ are of nearly all races of the earth, yet there is no doubt that Christianity, in its origins, as in its essence and doctrine, genuinely Jewish. So now we, as Jews are believers in Jesus, who has appeared, and in His Salvation, and are, therefore, Hebrew Christians.

For us, the times of the Messiah commenced with the appearance of Jesus, and woe to us if we remained silent to you of this matter, We believe, therefore, we speak,
Brethren, hearken! We hold such to be true Jews who hold to the true Jewish teaching,
We believe in Moses and the prophets. We believe prophecy and its fulfilment, All that is spoken in the Old Testament is, and will be fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and a true Israelite is not he who says, “God is one,” but he who is one with God.”


Theresa May wants same-sex marriage allowed in Northern Ireland

What now for ‘DUP/Conservative Westminster alliance???? Will the DUP own the Bible as their basis for rejecting such a demand from Theresa May? We sincerely hope they will.

The marriage relationship ordained of God, that between a man and a woman, has been perverted by sodomites and is no more a right than is any other breach of God’s commandments. We might as well demand the right to murder, to steal as the ‘right’ to defy God’s law and have a man marry a man or a woman a woman.
“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife (Greek, gune, ‘female’) and they two shall be one flesh,” Ephesians 5:31. (See Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7.)

Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.

See also this report May ‘understands’ DUP deal concerns … and backs gay marriage in NI


ABORTIONIST’S REJOICING REVEALS THE WICKEDNESS THAT PERVADES THE NATION

by Rev Ivan Foster

A pro-abortion campaigner, Ann Furedi, could not stop from rejoicing publicly over the decision by The British Medical Association’s call to decriminalise completely terminations. She has declared that since the decision she “can’t stop humming the 1970s disco classic ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’.”

Amongst the words of this ‘song’ are these very significant lines.

“There’ve been so many things that have held us down
But now it looks like things are finally comin’ around, yeah
I know we’ve got a long long way to go, yeah
And where we’ll end up I don’t know
But we won’t let nothing hold us back.”

“And if you’ve ever been held down before
I know that you refuse to be held down any more, yeah yeah
Don’t you let nothing, nothing
Nothing stand in your way.”

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Ex IRA bomber: O’Neill had chance to write a new chapter but instead chose to commemorate IRA terror

This is what the DUP are attempting to go into power-sharing with once more and willing to compromise in order to do it!!

Read the Newsletter report here.

Compulsory Irish has failed in the Republic, at huge cost to taxpayers

No evidence or set of facts will ever have any bearing on the Republicans’ demands by which they feel they can advance their cause for a united Ireland!!!

Read the Newsletter report here.

Paying republicans the Dane-geld means they will come back for more

Read the Newsletter report here.

Sinn Féin MEP must apologise for ‘insulting’ terrorism comments, says Diane Dodds

Sinn Fein has never considered the murder of the innocent as terrorism!!!

Read the  Newsletter report here.


Where was Sinn Fein’s concern for human rights on Bloody Friday, at Claudy, La Mon or Enniskillen?

Read the Belfast Telegraph article here.


Dr. Joel Beeke and sodomites in the church

Dr Joel Beeke – Why does he mingle with, show little disapprobation of and is happy to promote the writings and the witness of sodomites, despite the many warnings of the sinfulness of such a course and exhortations to repent and cease from such actions???? By Rev Ivan Foster

In truth I cannot answer my own question which heads this article!

Dr Joel Beeke has been, in the eyes of many, a man who has walked in the dangerously compromising footsteps of Dr Billy Graham. As with Dr Graham, there are many who idolise Dr Beeke and can see no wrong in his ways, but rather have built a new ‘doctrine’ around his practices. His failure to obey the Word of God and separate from the company of those whose teaching and practices are contrary to the Word of God and in conflict with the standards of historic Bible Christianity, has been termed but an extension of the duty that stems from the Saviour’s declaration that “Ye are the light of the world,” Matthew 5:14. Read more


DUBLIN – Fine Gael’s first openly gay TD congratulated on engagement

Ireland plunges further down into the pit of immorality following its sanctioning of ‘same sex marriage’ and the appointment of a sodomite Prime Minister.

Read the Irish Times report here.

Abortions for Northern Irish women to be funded in Wales

How terrible is the rush to offer the services of the NHS to murder the unborn.
It is noticeable that rumours about the Duchess of Cambridge expecting her third child do not refer to a ‘foetus’ but a child.

The unborn child is only called a ‘foetus’ when the abortionist wishes to dehumanise the unborn and make believe that it is something less than a true human being and thereby its destruction is not murder!

Read the BBC news report here.

Paisley issues warning over abortion in Northern Ireland

“I’m going to make it absolutely clear that the rights of the unborn child, in my view and in the views of people in my party and on this bench, trump any political agreement that had been put in place.

“We’re making that absolutely and abundantly clear, and if anyone thinks that we would take a view where we would trade that issue of life and the sanctity of life on a political deal, they don’t understand me and they don’t understand my party and they need to be aware of that.” – Ian Paisley MP.

Read the Newsletter report here.

DUP Councillor caught drink driving.

A local DUP representative has quit the party after being caught drink-driving last month.

Read the Newsletter report here.


LESSONS FROM THE TRAGEDY OF THE TOWER

A few observations by Rev Ivan Foster

“Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish,” Luke 13:4-5.

It may be seen here that the Lord Jesus not only took note of dreadful events in His day, but He would have others consider them and draw lessons from them.

Many are talking about the lessons to be learned from the tragedy of the fire which destroyed Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London. All of the lessons related to fire-prevention and the overhauling of the management of such towers.

I have yet to hear of any who have spoken as did the Saviour on the occasion here in Luke 13. Read more


Student union president sparks controversy by saying she would like to ‘oppress white people’, everyone should read the Koran and that men and women must not be friends

The following article is taken from the “Daily Mail” of 1st July 2017.
It serves to illustrate the true nature of the Koran as set forth by one of its devotees!! Let all those who proclaim the Islam as a ‘religion of peace’ take note. A cursory study of the campaigns and conquests of Islamic forces in history would tell us clear the character of this heathen religion!

A Muslim student union leader has claimed she would like to ‘oppress white people’ and has suggested there would be an Islamic takeover if more people read the Koran. Read more


Pro-life groups shocked by Tory abortion pledge

“The DUP last night issued a statement to the News Letter which, whilst declaring that it had opposed Labour’s amendment calling for free abortions for Northern Irish women, contained no criticism of the government for deciding to essentially adopt that same measure.”

Read the Newsletter report here.

High handed abortion extension wrong

Read the statement by Jim Allister MLA here.


If doctors vote today to scrap abortion limits they’ll betray everything our profession stands for

writes PROFESSOR JOHN CAMPBELL. Published in the Daily Mail – 27 June 2017.

Public trust in British doctors faces a fundamental threat today that could undermine our entire profession.

At the annual conference of the British Medical Association in Bournemouth, around 500 members will vote to lobby the Government to scrap the law that bans abortions after 24 weeks.

If that happens, the lives of an untold number of unborn babies will be threatened. And the regard that society has for modern medicine, with its infinite potential for doing good, will be gravely damaged, not least because this BMA ballot is completely at odds with what the great majority of people in this country want.

At the annual conference of the BMA, around 500 members will vote to lobby the Government to scrap the law that bans abortions after 24 weeks. Read more


Doctors call for abortion on demand as BMA votes to decriminalise terminations for first time ever

Read of the decision taken by doctors here.

June 2017

Why I have closed my account with SermonAudio

As of 30th May, 2017, I have requested that SermonAudio close my account. I am not sure just when the closure will take place as that is in the hands of SermonAudio. However, I will no longer mount sermons there. Instead, my own website The Burning Bush will now house all my sermons. It has long been the home of my articles and news links. Gradually we will mount the 1376 messages I had on SermonAudio on my own site.

I think that I am correct in saying that our sermons were among the first that were mounted on SermonAudio when Mr. Steven Lee opened his exciting new venture. I recall him heading off home to the United Sates with a large box of old cassette recordings of early sermons preached by me here in Kilskeery, many hundreds of which have been downloaded over the years. I am ever mindful of the introduction SermonAudio gave me to a multitude of believers across the world. Read more


Anti-abortion groups hail judges’ ruling that politicians should decide law

Appeal court ruled that abortion law in Northern Ireland should be left to the Stormont Assembly and not judges. Political manoeuvring at Westminster soon cut short the rejoicing over this decision!!

Read the Newsletter report here.

Chancellor: Government to fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland

It is clear that the DUP’s “moral position” on abortion has not in the least influenced the British Government. Are professing Christians in Stormont happy with the murder of the unborn being the price of the financial benefits obtained from the UK Prime Minister.

Read the ITV news report here.

Irish Language Act Would Deliver Key IRA Green Book Objective

Read the TUV statement by Jim Allister  here.


Studies in Ezekiel Chapters 25-28

The Visions of the Judgment of the Nations around Israel (Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia, Tyrus)

Preached at a meeting of the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony in London, June 23 2017, By Rev Ivan Foster

These 4 chapters detail the judgments of God which befell the nations around Israel at the hand of Babylon back some 2600 years ago.

Three of the chapters deal with Tyrus. I believe that what is here read is a picture, a foreshadowing of the future judgments of God against the Antichrist and his allies.

The Bible says that: “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun,” Ecclesiastes 1:9.
Such a statement is entirely logical.

Man is unchanging in his spiritual disposition and constitution.

Contrary to the Evolutionist’s silly notion that man is on an upward moral path, in truth man is ever on the sinful, depraved downward path. It is only by God’s constraining providence that mankind has not long ago plunged into unspeakable depths of universal darkness and the damnation that will follow.

No, man being the same he ever seeks out the same sinful paths as did his forefathers.
God being the same, and He is, “For I am the LORD, I change not,” Malachi 3:6, His response to sin has ever been the same.

When nations sin as nations have before, then the judgments that will follow such sin will again be as the judgments of the past.

The chapter 25 deals with the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Edomites and the Philistines. I do not intend examining each declaration of judgment against these nations for that would require more time than is available to us tonight.

I wish to highlight important features in these chapters. Read more

Click to stream or download an audio recording SGAT – Ezekiel 25-28

Watch a video of this message here.


Some Cardinal Principles of Prophetic Interpretation

By Charles T Cook

(This article is taken from the second issue of Watching and Waiting, May 1919).

1. Prophecy is never given to satisfy curiosity, but to inculcate some needful moral and spiritual lesson (Daniel 9:2-3; Daniel 10:18; Luke 21:28; 2 Peter 1:19; 2 Peter 3:14).

2. Prophecies of events still future will be fulfilled on the same principle as those which have already come to pass. (The following prophecies concerning our Lord Jesus have been literally fulfilled: Micah 5:2; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53:7-9; Psalm 16:8-11. The following prophecies will also be fulfilled literally: Zechariah 12:10; Zechariah 14:3-4; Matthew 24:29-31. Prophecies concerning Israel’s scattering have been fulfilled literally, so also will be the promises of regathering: Jeremiah 30:3; Jeremiah 31:7-10; Isaiah 14:1-3; Amos 9:14-15). Read more


Priest at Belfast school quizzed pupils about sex – report criticises child protection failings

It is to be noted that the fact that this is a Roman Catholic controlled school is not immediately made clear in the report!! Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.

DUP secures ‘Military Covenant’ for veterans in Northern Ireland, Paisley claims

It was always a source of shame that soldiers from Northern Ireland serving in the British Army were not treated the same as soldiers from the other parts of the United Kingdom. read the Belfast Telegraph report here.

Weakened Tories good news for Libya-IRA victims: Empey

Read the Newsletter report here.


Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not ‘a magician with a magic wand’

Popery is a system which has long spoken out of ‘both sides of its mouth’ and is ever engaged in preaching ‘the lie’ while calling it ‘the truth’ and thus deceiving millions about eternity !!!

Read The Independent’s report here.


Jeff Dudgeon: I have long battled with the DUP over gay rights, but I do not find them hostile now.

Something every Free Presbyterian supporter of the DUP should reads and note!!

Read the Newsletter report here.


DUP urged to ‘change its position’ on LGBTI issues by Scottish Secretary

Read the Newsletter report here.


Cash, not moral issues, likely to be driving force of DUP support for May

The price of power!!!

Read the Newsletter report here.


Talk about hypocrisy, Sinn Fein cosied up to DUP when it suited

Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.


Election results 2017: DUP and Sinn Féin celebrate election gains

The graph shows a very divided Ulster!!

Read the BBC news report here.


SDLP and UUP lose Westminster seats

Read the BBC news report here.


General Election 2017 result live: Theresa May brokers deal with DUP to form new government

Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.


Jim Allister: Finucane cannot masquerade as campaigner for truth and justice while carrying flag for IRA’s political wing

Read the Newsletter report here.


Even after Enniskillen massacre, Corbyn and the hard left would not condemn the IRA

Read the Newsletter report here.


Dublin Police foil huge dissident Semtex bomb plot

Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.


Corbyn went out on limb with Provos all the time, claims peer

What a disaster for the UK if this “useful idiot of the IRA”, as one RUC officer called him years ago, is elected Prime Minister and what a commentary on the wit of the people of England if he is their choice!!!

Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.

See also Labour’s wriggling over its past meetings with terrorists is enough to make your hair curl, no matter what Abbott says


‘Workmate led us to a slaughtering match’

“The sole survivor of the Kingsmills massacre says he is “horrified” that a workmate who usually travelled on the minibus ambushed by the IRA in south Armagh may have set them up to be murdered.”

This would not be the first time that such treachery was manifested. A young republican in Castlederg blew himself up fixing a bomb to the car of a workmate who had often shared his lunch with him!!

Read the Belfast Newsletter report here.

Read a Belfast Telegraph report here.