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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
Scripture: Acts 11:26
Preached in Penticton FPC, April 22nd, 2018.
Here in our text is the origin of the title which all true believers wear with honour. It can be seen immediately that the name Christian is that used of those who before were referred to as disciples. A disciple is one under instruction, a learner. A disciple of Christ is one who, having met with and obeyed Christ is now under His direction and tutelage.
While that may explain the meaning of the terms what we want to discover is what is a Christian? There is no title more abused and misused today. I believe that it is likely that 99% of those in this world who claim to be Christians are very sadly mistaken! Read more…
Could be more Catholics than Protestants in NI by 2021
Rather a telling argument against the ongoing lie of Republicans that Roman Catholics suffered persecution and discrimination in Northern Ireland.
The Protestant population in the south of Ireland has dwindled from some 10% prior to partition to 4% today!!!! Read more…
The benefits of having the Bible
“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple,” Psalm 119:130.
As a people we revere the Bible. It is given a prominent place in our services and in our lives. We preach its doctrines and contend for its truths. We seek to live by its precepts.
The word BIBLE comes from a Greek word BIBLOS = The BOOK. This is the BOOK for us.
My text is one suited to this subject. Please consider its teaching. Read more…
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“Fermanagh cleric moves up the ladder that is leading down!!”
Read the report on the Protestant Revival website here.
Vigilantes ‘planning roadblock’ to stop Hither Green burglar’s funeral procession from passing victim’s house
This was bound to happen as a result of the spineless police reaction to the shameless arrogance of the dead criminal’s family and supporters! Read more…
Jim Wells speaks about DUP betrayal
Below is a recording of a radio interview on BBC Ulster Radio on 9th April in which Jim Wells explains why he feels betrayed by the DUP over the matter of a promise to reinstate him as Minister of Health after he was forced to resign from that office, following a false allegation made against him by a person who was later convicted of falsehood.
He alleges that the DUP leadership has refused to honour the promise he was given. He believes that he has been treated in this manner because he holds to the moral standards once professed by the DUP.
TUV has published a leaflet to mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement.
Highlighting the failures of the Agreement it pulls no punches in contrasting what it promised with what it delivered.
The promise versus the reality
Anyone in 1998 who dared to question the hype and promise of the Belfast Agreement was treated as a pariah. This new dawn, we were told, would bring stability and normality to Northern Ireland. So, how has it worked out? Badly: Northern Ireland is more divided than ever, and as for political normality, the parties can’t even form a government. The fact that the Belfast Agreement itself is the cause and source of such failure is an uncomfortable reality many try to avoid. Facing up to the need for radical change to the core institutional structures of the 1998 Agreement is the path to progress. Read the full document here.
The deceptions of Anglican cleric, Sam Allberry and the dupes who believe his lie
By Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
A certain Anglican ‘cleric’, named Sam Allbery, introduced himself to the 2017 Anglican Church’s Synod as one who is “same-sex attracted” and further stated that he had been so all his life. He then declared just what that meant. “I have sexual, romantic and deep emotional attractions to people of the same sex”!!
Please note that he uses the plural, ‘people’ rather than ‘a person’, singular. Sodomy is the essence of base promiscuity and debauchery!!!
He betrays his heart and unveils his sinfulness in his words of introduction. Read more…
Josiah’s reaction to the reading of the Law: A lesson for today
Stream or download Josiah’s response to the reading of the law
“And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king’s, saying, Go, enquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do after all that is written in this book,”
2 Chronicles 34:19-21.
The events of this chapter took place just a few years after the beginning of Jeremiah’s ministry. I have no doubt that what Josiah initiated by way of reforms was a direct result of the early preaching of Jeremiah. “For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images,” 2 Chronicles 34:3.
It was the influence of Jeremiah’s early preaching that prompted this desire to launch a programme of reforms. Read more…
DUP’s Jim Wells launches attack on Arlene Foster
Read the BBC News article here
DUP reneged on an agreement to bring me back as Health Minister, says Wells
Underhand and deceitful scheming: this is the reality regarding loyalty and honour in politics. Maybe Free Presbyterian members will yet waken up to what the DUP has become!
We profoundly disagree with Mr Well’s views on sodomy, which appear at the end of the Belfast Telegraph interview, when he says: “There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” We have communicated our opinion to him on this matter. Read more…
Sinn Fein must be called out at all times for its breathtaking double standards
Such articles have no effect upon Sinn Fein since it is a party utterly without a conscience! Read more…
When (Irish) ministers and the State bowed to the Church
The Irish Republic has begun to throw off the yoke of the Roman Catholic Church but sadly it is binding itself to ungodly ‘secularism’! Read more…
Gerry Adams: Violence still legitimate way to achieve aims
Nothing new there! Adams and his ilk have long sought to justified murder and terror by spurious claims of discrimination against a community that had benefits, as an appeasement, which the majority were denied!! Read more…
Michelle O’Neill: Kingsmill tweet row won’t affect Sinn Fein vote in by-election
Of course it won’t for all the supposed sorrow at the deliberate attempt to offend and insult the victims of the IRA Kingsmill massacre were but mere crocodile tears, totally insincere. Sinn Fein voters have always supported and rejoiced in the murderous actions of the IRA. Read more…
Brave little Co Fermanagh group punching above its weight in the fight for victims’ rights
Report of the ordination of Rev. Ivan Foster
Reproduced from the Revivalist, May 1968
Saturday 20th April (1968) was an important day for the Free Presbyterian Church and for County Fermanagh. On that day, Rev. Ivan Foster was ordained as the first minister of the first Free Presbyterian Church in the county.
For many years apostates, fearful of the effects of a strong Gospel preaching church upon their iniquitous intrigues, sought to keep us out of Fermanagh. However the Lord opened up the way, and what God opens no man can shut. As a result Lisbellaw Free Presbyterian Church was opened. Since this work commenced the devil and his agents have been busy, but their desires to bring to nought this gospel witness have miserably failed. Read more…
The Preacher with an admirable reputation
“All things that John spake of this man were true,” John 10:41.
Based upon a sermon preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on Lord’s Day evening, March 12th, 2000 by Rev. Ivan Foster
It was some three years since the death of John but the people of the area still remember his preaching. The presence of Christ in their midst brings back to their minds the words and ministry of John, and of his ministry they utter the words of our text: All things that John spake of this man were true. John wrought no miracle but he told the truth about Christ. Here is a reputation to be more desired than the working of miracles. In today’s religious world, the working of miracles would be deemed a most marvellous sign of a preacher’s divine calling. But in truth it would be no such thing. Miracles are no evidence of a man’s godliness. The magicians of Egypt worked miracles. That is recorded for us in Exodus 7:11. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. (See also 7:22, 8:7.) The Antichrist’s companion, the false Prophet, will also work miracles. “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live”, Revelation 13:13-14.
The true test of a preacher’s genuineness is whether he speaks well of Christ or not. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them,” Isaiah 8:20. Read more…
Lying in the arms of God or in the jaws of the devil — Which??
“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness,” 1 John 5:19.
The whole world is truly referred to in this text. It refers first of all to the people of God. And we know that we are of God. It then refers to the rest of the world in the remainder of the verse. And the whole world lieth in wickedness. That is all this world consists of –those who are in Christ and those who are not; those who are of God and those who are of the devil. Read more…