April 2014

Did Noah pray for revival???

The Saviour clearly tells us that “ . . as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,” Matthew 24:37-39. Read more

Pastor Joel Beeke, through RHB, Promoting Modern Bible Translations, Corrupt Teachers, and the UBS

Once again those brethren who have clung to Dr Joel Beeke and refused to see any error in his ways or wrong in the company he keeps are challenged by this article by Pastor Ralph Ovadal to consider in the light of God’s Word the behaviour of this brother.

Here in the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, the Authorised Version of the Bible and its use in our churches have been sacrosanct. The endorsement by Dr Beeke of two modern versions, which have been deemed inferior and untrustworthy by such as The Trinitarian Bible Society, is most alarming.

Surely we are seeing a repeat of the “Billy Graham saga” of some 60 years ago when there were those who blindly clung to his coat-tails and refused to see where his compromises were leading.

“And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother,” 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15. Read the article

A History of Ireland as It Relates to the Ulster Scots

or, Gospel mercy over the past 1500 years

The text of a series of lectures for “The Heart of the Matter”, March 2014 by Rev Ivan Foster

The Gospel of Christ came to Ireland over 1500 years ago. Despite many attempts by Satan and his agents God has been pleased to maintain His truth in this land. This is a brief overview of that period. Read more

Scroll through the audio links below for each section of Irish history in the article above.

Please note that additional audio links will be added to the list below as they are published by Heart of the matter.

Part 1: Patrick to 1641 Rebellion

Part 2: Commonwealth through the 1800s

 

Part 3: Homerule to terrorists

More will follow shortly!

Featured news stories

 

Previously featured news stories

Robinson ‘open’ to having meeting with Pope Francis

Division is costing unionists dearly Robinson tells DUP Spring Conference - (He seems to forget that it was he and his party who divided Unionism by entering government with the unrepentant terrorists he now berates in order to garner votes!!)

REVEALED: How the Pope begged Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falklands in 1982

The Queen and Martin McGuinness – the idea that victims would be expected to welcome ex-IRA commander at banquet sickens me

Turning a blind eye to IRA violence

Love-in with British shuns vile history

If the sight of Martin McGuinness at state occasions repulses you, blame the Tory Party

White tie and terror: proof that we gave in to the IRA

Comment: The Queen may forgive the IRA – but I never will

Omagh bombing: When will Martin McGuinness break the IRA omertà over this atrocity?

Lord Tebbit: ‘My wife is imprisoned in a wheelchair’

UKIP calls on Sinn Fein to drop claim Northern Ireland is an occupied territory

Sorry still the hardest word for SF even after all this time

Former IRA man Gerry McGeough to appeal conviction

Omagh: ‘At last, I am hopeful of justice for my son James Barker’

Monstrous cover-up: How the Liberal party, police and MI5 concealed MP Cyril Smith’s industrial-scale child abuse

I don’t think God exists, but faith is part of who I am, says ‘Jewish atheist’ Ed Miliband - (No God? – No Jews!)

Former shadow Tory minister Patrick Mercer expected to be banned for up to six months

Senior Tory steps down as rumours of lewd behaviour sweep ‘palace of sexminster’ - (More evidence of the rottenness of British political establishment)

Exclusive: Inquiry into Tory conference ‘gay-sex party paid on expenses’ - (Yet more evidence of the rottenness of British political establishment)

Tory Minister Alan Duncan slammed for saying ‘primitive cultures’ have anti-LGBT problem - (Yet even more evidence of the rottenness of British political establishment)

Baby on trial for attempted murder has charges dismissed

Sinn Fein say no change in Westminster seats stance

Queen greets McGuinness at Windsor Castle

Ex-IRA men slam banquet appearances by McGuinness - (Claims that McGuinness was “chief of staff of the IRA at the time Lord Mountbatten was killed”)

Sec of State for NI, Theresa Villiers in OTR Kingsmills row

Omagh bomb: Seamus Daly charged with 29 murders

Seamus Daly is remanded in custody

Norman Tebbit says Martin McGuinness shooting jibe was mistake

DUP MLA Jim Wells queries jail beauty salon treatments

Sister questions if murdered RUC men were used as ‘pawns’

Pressure mounting over ‘IRA’ playground in Newry

Drop Mass ban, say rural Orangemen - (This is the result of the influence of the ecumenical Church of Ireland in particular)

DUP Comments on Easter Lilies Shocking

Nigel Evans found not guilty: After MP is cleared of sexual assaults, parliamentary workers testify to alcohol-fuelled sexual harassment rife at Westminster after dark - (A clear indication of the nation’s moral condition)

Coroner: tell us if Kingsmills killers got letters of comfort

Hugh Orde leaves OTR blame at the feet of Fermanagh man Norman Baxter

Martin McGuinness dismisses Lord Tebbit’s Real IRA jibe

SF denounces senior Conservative’s wish to see McGuinness shot by dissidents - (“Then said Jesus unto him . . . . for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword,” Matthew 26:52)

Martin McGuinness attends a banquet with the Queen; families of IRA victims shiver outside. Such is the logic of the ‘peace process’

Provisional IRA gunrunning from Florida to be re-investigated by PSNI

DUP call for PSNI to answer questions over gun-running claims

Magherafelt Sinn Fein councillor says Easter lilies will not be removed

TUV Demand Removal of Terrorist Display in Magherafelt Council

Terror crimes must not go unpunished, Cameron says of Massereene murders - (What hypocrisy from one who heads a government which issued :Get out of Jail free” cards to IRA men)

Martin McGuinness toasts Queen at Windsor Castle state banquet - (Victims of IRA terror protest outside castle)

Birmingham pub bombings sister wants Martin McGuinness arrest

Birmingham bomb victim’s sister says arrest McGuinness

Dine with IRA killers, your Majesty, and it will be Al Qaeda terrorists next?

Maria Miller quits as culture secretary after expenses row

Post-ceasefire and Agreement, senior SF figure, Sean Murray, ‘imported guns used to kill’

BBC Spotlight’s expose of Sean Murray confirms the utter corruption which has lain at the heart of the ‘peace process

Senior Sinn Fein figure begins discrimination case against party

Tory peer Lord Tebbit calls for OTR probe terms extension

Norman Tebbit: I hope Real IRA dissidents shoot Martin McGuinness for attending State banquet with Queen at Windsor Castle

Victims voice ‘hurt and anger’ at McGuinness banquet invitation - (“The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.” Psalms 12:8, KJV.)

Omagh victim’s father will protest as Queen dines with McGuinness: Solicitor whose son, 12, was killed in 1998 bombings will demonstrate outside Windsor Castle

Irish President Michael D Higgins in historic UK visit

President Higgins on UK trip: It is wrong to wipe slate clean and forget past

Higgins warns against forgetting the Troubles

President Higgins says pain of past must be dealt with

Video: Angry exchanges at police HQ after Birmingham pub bombings campaigners told there will NOT be a new investigation

Ancient Order of Hibernians leader slams Irish president’s state visit to Britain

Cabinet minister Maria Miller is being hounded – Johnson

Tory MPs call for Miller to be sacked

Maria Miller expenses row: Tory MPs grow restless as tide starts to turn against Culture Minister

Peter Hain’s ‘amnesty’ call condemned

Arlene Foster critices Hain’s call for amnesty

Allister the only voice to speak out on EU in Stormont debate

Royal tour: “gay dads” among 10 parents who will meet Cambridges and Prince George at playgroup

Gay Birmingham teacher resigns after parents complained that they did not want him to teach their children – parents complained that they did not want their children to “learn that it’s OK to be gay” - (Showing morse sense than the Royals!!)

Alex Attwood: Sinn Féin pulled out of welfare reform deal

Attending queen’s state dinner is not surrender – McGuinness (Someone is feeling the heat!!)

Troubles crimes should be ‘left unsolved’, says former NI secretary, Peter Hain

Amnesty for all terrorists vital for the North, says Hain

Norman Baxter highlighted a murky world

Gerry Adams ‘pulled the carpet from under Martin McGuinness’ on welfare reform deal

Robinson accuses Sinn Féin of putting Republic before NI

Robinson: if safe, Pope can visit

No prosecution ruling for 15 OTRs – “Public Interest” not justice was the deciding factor!!

OTR immunity ‘a perversion of justice’ – Jim Allister

DUP councillor shot by IRA calls for public inquiry over On-the-Run letters

PSNI chief Matt Baggott challenges Norman Baxter to prove government meddled in OTRs policing

Robinson: McGuinness couldn’t convince Sinn Fein to back welfare deal

McGuinness: Robinson ‘crossed the line’

Peter Robinson made big mistake misrepresenting me over cuts, rages Martin McGuinness

DUP ‘cosying up to Tories’, claim Republicans

Analysis: Welfare impasse raises question over Stormont’s future

Welfare stalemate ‘putting NI on brink of financial crisis’

‘Loyalist thugs are Protestant boys’ only role models’

Peter Robinson ‘crossed line’ says Martin McGuinness - (Things turn even more sour at Stormont – what fools men were to think that power-sharing with SF could work !!!!!)

Sinn Fein and DUP clash on welfare

Vatican launches investigation into Cardinal Keith O’Brien

Archbishop of Canterbury warns over gay marriage

TUV leader Jim Allister to run in European election

TUV will contest Euro election and 50 council seats

Northern Ireland Sinn Fein subservient to party in Dublin: Robinson - (Would it not be true to also say that the DUP is in turn, subservient to Sinn Fein??)

Peter Robinson: I’ll hand control of benefits back to Westminster if welfare row is not settled - (Another day, another threat – will PR really stand up to Sinn Fein??)

Peter Robinson: retired PSNI detective Norman Baxter’s evidence convincing and troubling

Jim Allister Calls for Police Investigation Following Baxter Revelations

Police chief ‘stands by apology’ following the collapse of the Hyde Park IRA bomb case

The Queen meets Pope Francis on visit to Rome – received a gift for Prince George

William and Kate’s Royal nanny ‘could have become nun’, friends say - (This was the pope’s REAL gift to the royal family!!!!)

BBC documentary reveals Thatcher was in talks with IRA at time of bomb

Tony Blair government ‘tried to get IRA suspects released’ - (When Blair became a papist, he was finding his natural home!)

Gerry Adams requested PSNI release of suspects in attempted murder of soldier, committee hears

OFMDFM information move like North Korea, says Nesbitt

Victims will never get justice, former police chief tells On The Runs inquiry

Victims of Gaddafi regime meet in London

Thatcher ‘betrayed unionists’ in 1985

Stormont Executive is incapable of making tough financial decisions

NI education: Poorer Protestant boys underachieving

School failure hitting Protestants harder

Queen in Rome ahead of Pope meeting - (Meeting a succession of popes, in defiance of God’s Word, has brought no blessing to her her and her family!!)

 

March 2014

A History of Ireland as It Relates to the Ulster Scots:

Part 1: Patrick to 1641 Rebellion

Part 2: Commonwealth through the 1800s

 

Part 3: Homerule to terrorists

 

Patrick, the apostle of Ireland

The story of his life as told by himself

Providence has preserved for us two documents written by Patrick. Both of these documents, Patrick’s Confession and Patrick’s Letter, are accepted as genuine by both Protestant and Roman Catholic historians. Patrick wrote in Latin, the language of the scholar of his day. Read more

Kenneth Copeland Embraces “Unity” with the Roman Pope

by Shaun Willcock

It caused a huge stir – but really, should any Christian be surprised? At a conference in Texas, USA, under the auspices of the “ministry” of veteran Charismatic charlatan and false prophet, Kenneth Copeland, a man appeared on a giant TV screen and gave his “blessing” to the assembled congregation. That man was no other than the Jesuit pope of Rome, Francis I. Read more

Are you a window-dressing for error?

An extract from an article entitled “Bible Separation” by Fundamentalist Presbyterian stalwart, the late Dr Charles Woodbridge, (1902 -1980), which deals with the topic of “Secondary Separation”. The original article was written about 1970.

Advocates of Mere “First Degree” Separation

Mr. Jack Wyrtzen, of the Word of Life Fellowship, writes that he has “never gone along with secondary separation.” Dr. Tim La Haye, Baptist pastor of San Diego, California, confesses: “We consider ourselves rock ribbed uncompromising first degree separationists,” although he admits he does “share” a few second degree separation convictions! Read more

Latest news stories

 

More news

On the Runs: “a culture within the Northern Ireland Office to ensure that republicans were not prosecuted”.

‘Downing Street asked PSNI to release republican terror suspects on request of Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams’

Where was the Unionist Opposition to Further Concessions to Republicans?

Secret Thatcher-IRA memos as early as 1986

Belfast City Council to invite Pope Francis to the city - (Unionists abstain having no opinion, it appears, on “the Pope of Rome . . . . that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.” Our forefathers were not so mealy-mouthed)

Pope set to be invited to Belfast – but no unionist support at city council vote

Belfast City Council to invite Pope to city as unionists abstain from historic vote

Republican event at Whiterock leisure centre breached council’s conditions of hire

Alliance party slams Sinn Fein over pictures of young people posing with replica weapons

Watchdog throws out bizarre ‘lost votes’ argument from Robinson and McGuinness

Orange Order demands meeting over US guns

Free Presbyterian minister condemns ‘propaganda’ around gay marriage

No common ground between papacy and Christianity

Removal of Bible from Trinity college crest ‘correctness gone mad’

Gerry Adams hits out at London for Stormont stalemate

‘We’ll never move on until Sinn Fein pays its respects to the UK and Westminster’

David Cameron orders review of Muslim Brotherhood

Second viable device found in Strabane

Dublin bomber ‘seen dripping with blood’ as he fled scene of car blast

British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet

Christian preacher wins £13k after wrongful arrest for telling gay couple homosexuality is a sin

Allister furious after ‘IRA terror fest’ held in council leisure centre

Every one of Northern Ireland’s top five schools is a Catholic grammar

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt backs pact among unionists in May elections

Mike Nesbitt: UUP best placed to help Northern Ireland change for the better - (That does not say much for the rest if the pro-Romanism, pro-ecumenical, pro-sodomy UUP is the best!!)

Don’t be taken in by Gerry’s spin

UDA thugs in rampage: PSNI chief blames loyalist faction after two injured by mob

UDA ceasefire questioned after series of attacks in Antrim

UDA blamed for Larne, County Antrim, ‘rampage’

Belfast invite for Pope Francis a bad idea because of ‘mistrust, hatred and unrest’ in the city

Ulster Unionist Party ‘would back a papal visit to Belfast’ - (True face of ecumenical unionism)

Mortar bomb and command wire found at West Belfast alert

Why pictures of Martin McGuinness embracing Cherie Blair are so offensive. 

Disgust and fury over Queen’s banquet invite to Former IRA commander Martin McGuinness

Terrorist victims doubt all four OTR reviews

DUP veteran defects to UKIP, saying party has lost ethos it had under Paisley

Councillor at odds with his party on Pope

Senior “Protestant” cleric, John Mann, Dean of Belfast, has said he would welcome visit from Pope Francis - (Of course he would would, being of the same ilk!)

Covert officers believed to be behind mortar seizure

Gardai tried to warn gangland criminal hours before he was killed

Cross-border milk fraud investigated at Belleek, south Armagh

Former Bishop Peter Ball faces sex offence charges

Church will embrace gay marriage, says Archbishop Welby despite bitter divisions within clergy

Australian Cardinal Pell apologises to abuse victims from pulpit in farewell sermon

Church of England bishop charged with indecently assaulting two young males

On the Run scheme devoid of morality says Nigel Dodds

Hain ‘economy with truthfulness’

Tony Blair could face grilling over IRA ‘comfort letters’ row

Fugitives probe ‘will be rigorous’

Lady Justice Hallet Comments Expose DUP Bluster on OTRs

Denis Donaldson murder: Gardai uncover ‘significant’ new leads in hunt for spy’s killers, inquest hears

‘Reopen IRA-Garda collusion probe’

Martin McGuinness ponders historic invite to Windsor Castle event to attend State dinner hosted by the Queen

IRA membership trial halted over alleged garda telephone recordings

Secret recording of calls began during Troubles

Republican accused of murder of mother of 10 ‘said she shouldn’t be spared just because she was a woman’

Boston Tapes interviewer: Gerry Adams would find it difficult to lie in bed straight he’s so crooked

Omagh bomb atrocity could have been prevented – court is told

Loyalist anger over ‘two-tier justice’

Belfast invite proposal for Pope Francis

Derry explosion: Bomb in car in Creggan forces people from their homes

A republican killer jailed for moving Ardoyne riot gun

UUP Leader says he wants ‘single education system’ for Province - (Which must of necessity be Roman Catholic controlled!!)

‘All OTR cases under review’ – Robinson

On the Runs: Terms of judge-led inquiry ‘limited’

It’s Official – Robinson Got NOTHING of What He Demanded on OTR Review

Arrest Downey now – Jim Allister

Boston Project interviewer slams Sinn Fein president

Garda left in turmoil after Republic’s top cop Martin Callinan quits over bugging controversy

Life ban for sex abuse Church of England priest

I’ve sinned, says former Co-op boss and Methodist minister, Paul Flowers

David Cameron: elderly people could be ‘unfairly pressurised’ into ending lives if assisted suicide legalised

Hutchinson still refuses to say sorry to families

Billy Hutchinson interview transcript about his victims

Gerry Adams offers to answer questions about 1972 murder of Jean McConville

Adams could face new McConville probe

Instead of filming PSNI in case of drunk woman left in Derry bus lane, we should all be backing them

SF criticised over stance on parking enforcement

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan resigns over whistleblower row

Three arrests over Gary Convie and Eamon Fox UVF murders

Anna Lo comments:Alliance councillor Geraldine Rice ‘shocked’ by united Ireland remarks

Anna Lo seeks to recover lost ground over united Ireland comments

Shock survey shows Irish Americans are more Protestant than Catholic

Ex-IRA commander accused of role in notorious Troubles-era murder

Case against McConville accused based on US interviews

Jean McConville murder: Police want to quiz writer and former IRA man Anthony McIntyre over his interviews about killing

PSNI ‘still interested’ in Gerry Adams’ alleged role in McConville killing

Time to arrest others named in Boston tapes

‘Gerry Adams, you’re next’: Jean McConville’s daughter tells Sinn Fein president he’ll follow IRA veteran Ivor Bell to dock

Jean McConville: Adams tells lawyer to contact police

Jean McConville: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams asks solicitor to contact PSNI to check if they want to speak to him regarding murder

Billy Hutchinson chose to be a killer; he had alternatives

Billy Hutchinson’s actions were neither for God nor Ulster, says victims’ champion

Billy Hutchinson Interview Shows PUP Not the Party to Take on Sinn Fein

Paedophile priest Francis Paul Cullen jailed for 15 years

Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals - (Judgment must follow such wickedness. Psalm 106:36-40.)

Jean McConville: Ivor Bell in court over Disappeared charge - (When will we see Gerry Adams charged and in court??)

Veteran republican due in court over Jean McConville murder

David Ford: Northern Ireland is better off within the Union

Man charged in McConville case

Martin McGuinness accused of ‘taking revisionism to new level’ - (Pro-IRA propaganda master)

SF-SDLP veto before MLAs even discuss flag proposals

TUV urges PSNI New York St Patrick’s Day parade ban

Alliance European candidate favours united Ireland

Cross-community Alliance assembly member: united Ireland is viable option

Anna Lo: ‘United Ireland’ remarks ‘insulting’, say unionists

Puzzle of European law and On the Runs

St Patrick’s Day: PSNI parading behind ‘anti-British’ banner in New York does nothing to improve unionist confidence

Condemnation after PUP leader Hutchinson ‘tries to justify the unjustifiable’

Victims campaigners say comments will cause distress

Ivor Bell: A leading Provo and ceasefire talks negotiator who ultimately fell out with his terrorist comrades

Jean McConville murder: PSNI granted more time to question IRA chief Ivor Bell

Jean McConville: The terrible case they tried to bury, but it just won’t go away

Never before seen photos of the capture of Dominic ‘Mad Dog’ McGlinchey 30 years ago

Assembly votes to make councils record their meetings, despite DUP opposition

Former ‘Good Friday Agreement’ supporter disillusioned by ‘OTR’s’ revelations.

Not Just Anti-Union Flag but Pro-Tricolour Anna Lo of the Alliance Party

Who murdered my dad? Son’s emotional plea

Dissident ‘IRA’ claims west Belfast mortar attack

Dissident bombers ‘planned to open fire on officers’

Man (77) arrested in Jean McConville murder probe

Jean McConville murder: Pensioner arrested by police

Jean McConville murder: Police arrest 77-year-old man

Man arrested in Northern Ireland over 1972 case of ‘disappeared’ mother

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/police-quiz-senior-republican-figure-over-mcconville-murder-30104868.html

Police quiz senior republican figure, Ivor Bell, over McConville murder

Storm over PSNI parading behind ‘anti-British’ banner in New York

My murder of two Catholics helped prevent united Ireland – PUP leader Billy Hutchinson - (A very different view of murder from that of God!!)

PSNI chief challenged over police involvement in ‘anti-British’ New York parade

IRA and Islamist extremists may be plotting together, warns Jeffrey Donaldson - (Birds of a feather etc., etc.)

Experts play down dissidents’ claim of new Semtex supplies

Bomb attacks: Dissident republican technology that should have us concerned

Alliance in new proposal on flying Union flag

Alliance: Fly union flag on all NI council headquarters

St Patrick’s Day Tricolours ‘do little to foster community relations’ (See our article on the ‘True Patrick’ here)

Dissident republicans to join St Patrick’s parade in New York: PSNI face hardline hatred in Big Apple - (Where is USA’s anti-terrorist stance???)

SCOTS of an Irish-Catholic background are the most likely religious grouping to vote for independence in this year’s referendum - (Tail-end of the old Jacobite rebellion!!)

Call to fly union flag all year round

OTR letters ruined any chance of justice, says Enniskillen bomb survivor

Illegal abattoir linked to Provo fuel smugglers - (What did Ulster let itself in for when it linked up with Sinn Fein???)

Belfast Bomb blast ‘triggered by command wire’

Even as a Euro sceptic I can concede European Union can teach Northern Ireland a lesson about victims

Man and woman killed in separate Dublin shootings

Associate of criminal John Gilligan shot dead in Dublin

Dublin drug dealer’s associate shot dead

Belfast car bomb ‘was on its way to a police station’ when it was made safe

Three men and a woman to stand trial over ‘Real IRA training camp In Tyrone’

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams says Tony Benn was a ‘true friend of the Irish people’ - (Enough said !!)

PSNI officer’s miracle escape after dissident bomb falls from car in west Belfast

Bomb thrown at police vehicle

Bomb thrown at police vehicle

Hundreds flock to glowing Virgin Mary statue

Would you mind repeating that, Mr Congressman? US politician goofs during Northern Ireland debate - (Idiots who seek to put right that which they know nothing about!!)

Haass ‘violence’ comment ‘unhelpful’

‘Loveless’ households where 1 in 4 parents are unhappy with their relationships - (Further evidence of the break-down of society as prophesied in 2 Timothy 3:1-9)

Writer’s piece on Orange Order ‘censored’ by Fermanagh Council

Donegal Democrat Exclusive: The John Downey (suspect in Hyde Park bombing) interview in full

McCausland hearing halted after heckling from DUP members

DUP blasted as ‘human shield’ during adjourned Housing Executive inquiry with Nelson McCausland

Dublin takes control of Northern Ireland’s skies

Tony Blair’s chief negotiator during the peace process stands by his claim the DUP knew of concessions made to Sinn Fein over IRA On the Runs

Unionists angered at White House committee’s ‘one-sided’ briefing

Hyde Park bombing: John Downey says unionists knew about On the Runs letters

On The Runs: John Downey claims unionists knew about letters

Downey arrest ‘breached agreement’

DUP in fight for Korean Christians

DUP’s ‘human shield’ strategy seeks to thwart DSD Committee Inquiry

Richard Haass warns NI violence could re-emerge without progress - (He is taking on the role of IRA bully boy)

Violence could re-emerge in Northern Ireland, warns Richard Haass

Haass – the excuser of terrorism

Top female judge leads inquiry into OTR letters

Lady Justice Hallett to head IRA ‘on the runs’ inquiry

MPs could name IRA members who got ‘comfort letters’

Were Unionists Happy with Kelly’s Whitewash Over Castlederg?

Colonel Tim Collins’ proposal to draw a line under the past will remain so much simplistic nonsense

UUP calls for on-the-run letters to be rescinded

Villiers part of grubby OTR deal

Orange Order: Adams must say sorry for murders of our members

Republican and loyalist paramilitary decommissioning: The mystery of the missing arms inventories

IRA suspected of brutal attack on Dublin gym owner

Service to mark 40 years since IRA murder of Irish politician

Gerry Kelly did not breach MLA code during Castlederg parade

Pope says Catholic Church should not dismiss gay marriage

‘No sense of duty’ Today’s youth are ‘too selfish’ for the military, blasts Jeremy Paxman

Spy reveals that IRA tried to assassinate Prince Philip

Lord Justice Fulford backed paedophile campaign, paper claims

Lord Justice Fulford was founder of paedophile support group

Assisted suicide moves closer as UK Government allows free vote

Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat justice minister, says the traditional Christian wedding ceremony should no longer have legal status

On-the-run deal ‘cover-up’ fury

Murdered man’s family must await outcome of inquiry for ‘amnesty’ answers, says NIO

Peter Robinson’s climb down over on the runs is the biggest ever performed by the DUP

TUV Responds to Sexual Orientation Strategy Announcement

Theresa Villiers says IRA’s most wanted not safe from arrest

I should have told Stormont about letters says Villiers

OTRs – Glimpse Into Political Corruption and Skulduggery that Drove the ‘Peace Process’

Justice needed for lasting peace, ambassador told UN last week

Peter Robinson slams Martin McGuinness ahead of US investment trip

Parcel bombs addressed to prison officers intercepted in sorting offices

Former head of a child protection watchdog may sue Catholic bishop over child protection report

Frazer to lead 60 victims to meet parties about letters, deals and negotiations

Letter from Belfast: support for Irish unity is at an all-time low

British, Irish and US governments should oppose DUP gunboat diplomacy

TUV hosts event for all victims of terrorism

NIO probe stinks of a cover-up, says Nesbitt

Families call for justice 25 years after Coagh IRA killings

On-the-run letters scheme over, vows Secretary of State Theresa Villiers

Chief Constable Matt Baggott insists Policing Board briefed over on the runs amid heated exchanges

TUV man asks if Claudy suspects got ‘OTR letters’

Ministers ‘may have misled Commons’ over IRA on-the-runs scheme

On The Runs: Still no name for inquiry judge

On the run inquiry could call Martin McGuinness

Angry exchanges at Policing Board over On the Runs

Matt Baggott is accused of ducking key questions on OTR scheme

Top Sinn Fein figure was on brink of murder charges, claims Tebbit

Secret letters ‘not immunity’ – (Why then was John Downey trial stopped????)

IRA murder victim’s relative speaks out about On the Run scheme

‘Comfort letter’ given to Sinn Fein councillor, claims DUP and TUV

Appeasers Blair and Hain are just like Chamberlain, says Enniskillen bomb victim

The IRA letters sealed the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland

Collapse of Hyde Park bomb trial undermines faith in judicial process

British and Irish governments’ ‘silence’ over evidence of collusion in killings criticised

The Troubles are over but organised crime is on the rise

Hundreds take to Twitter to lambast Sinn Fein leader in #AskAdams Q and A session

David Black murder: Woman charged with perverting course of justice

SDLP slams farms minister over illegal meat raid silence

Down the backroads of south Armagh lurks an illegal meat trade run by gangs prepared to risk public health in the search for a quick profit

David Cameron aide arrested in ‘child abuse imagery’ inquiry

PM aide resigns amid images probe

Cameron aide Patrick Rock arrested over allegations relating to child porn

Police refuse to treat armed robber as suspect in case it breaches his human rights

Justice minister instructs Prison Service: Tell me what you know about OTRS

Comfort letters to on-the-runs openly discussed – former British government press secretary Alastair Campbell

Hain told MPs he had no ‘on the runs’ proposals…three months after scheme began

Judge’s probe is not good enough, say victims

Police commissioner to investigate Birmingham pub bombing ‘immunity’ claims

Dublin officials pass the buck in response to query over names

Dromore Unionists outraged at local MLA Basil McCrea

DUP’s sham crisis

Discovery of ‘illegal abattoir’ fuels IRA suspicions

Pope Francis uses filthy term during mass in St Peter’s Square

OTR reaction: UDR man says best mate was killed in Downey-linked case

Peter Hain: Bloody Sunday soldiers should not be prosecuted

Hain calls for Bloody Sunday troops amnesty – (The cat is out of the bag – One amnesty deserves another!!!!)

Calls for Bloody Sunday soldiers’ amnesty ‘inevitable’

Peter Hain: Ignorance of IRA letters ‘risible’

Willie Frazer pickets home of Hyde Park bomb suspect

Birmingham pub bombers given secret letters promising immunity – claims Paddy Hill

Danny Kinahan MLA, questions if on the run letters inquiry is a ‘victory’

Deception by Labour Government is an affront to our democratic institutions – (And what about those of the DUP, Sam???)

Ulster’s dirty little letter of convenience

‘Gerry Adams gave order to take explosives into Britain’: ex-IRA man . . . . McGuinness also named

Tony Blair has ‘moral onus’ to face IRA inquiry, says David Ford

MPs to quiz Blair and Hain over deal

Five ongoing NIO-IRA letters must be halted, DUP demands

OTR reaction: Victims in ‘heated’ meeting with Villiers

Former RUC chief quits Victims’ Forum in protest over revelations

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February 2014

A prayer that England should pray in the midst of its present distresses.

floods_England_2014O MOST powerful and glorious Lord God, at Whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and Who stillest the rage thereof; we thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto Thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgot Thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of Thy Word, and to obey Thy commandments: But now we see, how terrible Thou art in all Thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all: And therefore we adore Thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging Thy power, and imploring Thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for Thy mercy’s sake in Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

A vital question

Can a gospel minister be considered faithful to Christ and His Word who promotes the sale of books by those who proclaim error and associate with the enemies of Christ?

That is the question which must be asked about Dr Joel Beeke’s activities as Editorial Director of “Reformation Heritage Books”. In this transcript of a sermon by Pastor Ralph Ovadal, Pilgrims Covenant Church, that question is asked and details of the character of the books Dr Beeke sells clearly detailed. The answer ought to be all too clear! Read more

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Consequences for our children of the influence of the world’s education programme

Text: Nehemiah 13:23-27.

A synopsis of a sermon preached by Rev Ivan Foster at the morning session of the day of prayer for Christian Education held in Bethany Free Presbyterian Church, Portadown, on Saturday 1st February 2014.

After 35 years of involvement in and observation of the Christian Education scene, I am more than ever convinced that it is the will of God that God’s people support a Bible-based system of education. If anything, were I starting out again I would be more radical in my practices, for I have seen the consequences of failure and defiance of God in this matter. Read more

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Attack by Congregational minister upon our articles on Dr Joel Beeke

It has been drawn to my attention that Rev Paul Dowling, of Whiteabbey Congregational Church, has attacked me in a sermon he preached on January 19th this year.

He was highly critical of me because of the articles I have written about Dr Joel Beeke and his fellowship with certain individuals whose theology and associations are questionable, to say the least, his promoting of unscriptural writings through his book ministry and his links with highly unorthodox organisations in very recent days. Read more

Free Presbyterians Protest outside theatre hosting blasphemous mockery of the Bible

A protest led by Rev Brian McClung and the elders of Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian church took place outside the ‘Theatre at the Mill’ in Newtownabbey, County Antrim on Thursday evening, 30th January.

About 75 people supported the protest with many FP ministers and elders in attendance. The Moderator, Dr John Greer along with Rev McClung handed in a letter of protest to the theatre.

Recent revelations have exposed the chicanery of some of the Council’s Artistic Board in their actions in cancelling the play. It turns out that it was a cynical manoeuvre to make sure that the full Newtownabbey Council could not outrightly ban the play.

We quote from an article by Rev Brian McClung which appears on his blog

A letter sent out yesterday on behalf of the chair, Councillor Billy Webb, of the Artistic Board, which oversees the Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey, makes it abundantly clear that the first vote to cancel this offensive play, on Wednesday 22nd January, was purely a ‘tactical’ move by those determined to press ahead with this offensive production.

In explaining why events took the turn they did, Councillor Webb writes:

On Wednesday 22nd January, the artistic board voted tactically [emphasis mine] to withdraw the play from the programme. They had been shown a letter from a Councillor and member of the artistic board, which had been sent to the Chairman, appealing to him to stop the production. They were also made aware that, if they voted to keep the play in the programme, the likely outcome would be that, at a scheduled meeting of the council on Monday 27th January, the lay [sic] would be pulled.

Had this happened, a media furore would have ensued, similar to what we have witnessed since our original decision to withdraw the production. However, the artistic board would not have been able to reverse the council decision and as a consequence, the performance would not have been staged.

The Chair of the artistic board called a special meeting of the Board on Monday 27th January, prior to the council meeting. At this meeting a proposal was tabled to vote again on the decision made by the artistic board, the previous Wednesday. The vote was carried to reinstate the play by a majority of 9 to 2.

The artistic board have been criticised by some parts of the media, but it should be noted that through their actions, they have ensured that the programme of events for the Theatre at the Mill will go ahead as scheduled and in accordance with their original artistic judgement.

The Board remains committed to providing an artistic programme which aims to offer a diverse range of shows by leading arts performers at a venue we are all very proud of.”

By stopping the play and then rescinding that decision the Council’s Artistic Board hindered the full Council from cancelling the play outright because Council Standing Orders requires a full weeks’ notice of any motion overturning a recommendation by a Council Committee, which the Artistic Board is.

Such underhanded manipulations exposed the true nature of the play, its sponsors and those who connived to have it staged.

A letter of protest was handed in by the ministers who led the protest. Read it here.

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Paisley jnr breaks silence on interview

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Loyalist mob throw stones and fireworks as Belfast peace event hosts Brighton bomber Patrick Magee

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DUP confronts QUB academic over ‘gay suicides’ claim

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The reform of local councils in Northern Ireland is a blatant DUP – Sinn Fein carve up

 

January 2014

Free Presbyterian minister speaks out against irreverent comedy

Rev. Brian McClung (Newtownabbey FPC) interviewed on RTE (News at One, January 24th), speaks out against the irreverent comedy “The Bible: the complete word of God” for ridiculing the Scriptures.

More on this story in our February edition.

A Biblical view of Christian education

by Dr. Douglas Wilson, Dean of Christian Education at Foundations Bible College, NC, USA. To listen click on a player below:

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Lessons learned from the last 30 years

By E A Foster B.A. Principal of Kilskeery Independent Christian School 1979-2007

(The substance of an address given at the 2010 Annual Education Board Dinner in Lisburn, Friday 28th May, in the presence of Education Board members, teaching staff of the Free Presbyterian Christian schools and their spouses)

It is good to learn lessons from the past. The Bible records the past for our learning, comfort and encouragement. The past thirty years have taught me much about the true nature of Christian Education. Read more

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The Return of Christ – Pre-millennial

by Rev Ivan Foster. (This message was given at the first meeting of 2000 of the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony in London.)

 “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2:44).

When it comes to the study of prophecy, this subject is a very elementary one, yet it is a subject to which many give little thought. Many Christians have a general view of the return of Christ, that it is going to happen, but they are not well versed on what the Bible has to say about that glorious event. That ought not to be. It is a subject with which God’s people should be well acquainted. Read more

God making bare His arm in revival power – the need of the hour.

“The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God,” Isaiah 52:10.

The synopsis of a sermon preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, Lord’s Day morning, 1st December 1991, by Rev Ivan Foster.

This strong metaphor or symbolic phrase is used to denote God rising up to the aid of His people. The prophecy primarily refers to that day when the Lord will arise to recover and restore Israel to His favour and the enjoying again of His mercy and salvation. The opening verses of the chapter clearly indicate that. Read more

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RC Children’s homes ‘like Auschwitz’

Care children ‘forced to eat their own vomit’ by nuns

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Martin McGuinness and DUP bicker on eve of Haass process talks (McGuinness seeking to wriggle out of his guilt as an IRA leaders)

UK ‘must help fund peace deal’ (This from a man who was chief amongst those who brought conflict to Ulster)

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Gerry Adams “proud” of his past links with the Provisional IRA – (So much for repentance!!)

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Haass proposals: Deal could secure extra money says Villiers – (Blatant bribery.)

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Adams: SF doesn’t know who killed Garda Adrian Donohoe

Row as ‘blasphemous’ Bible spoof play cancelled by Northern Ireland council (Indication of the increasing boldness and arrogance of the enemies of Christ)

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Northern Ireland Christians force cancellation of comedy based on Bible

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UUP in Northern Ireland Assembly opposition proposal

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We had a real friendship and still have, McGuinness says of Ian Paisley

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Has the doc perished on the sword of his own ego?

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Paisley: My family never now enter the church I built

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Paisley: The vitriolic tongue of an ambitious and self-important leader

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Haass proposals: DUP reacts angrily to Irish Government’s proposal of intervention

US government wants North talks resolution for St Patrick’s Day

McGuinness is the epitome of inextricable links between terror and politics

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Irish Labour Party chief whip Emmet Stagg mocks Gerry Adams on Dail Bar

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Ukip councillor blames floods on gay marriage – (criticised but NOT answered!!)

UKIP suspends councillor who blamed flooding on gay marriage

Benefits ‘to be stripped from immigrants who cannot speak English’

Vatican accused of lack of transparency over 384 priests defrocked for assaulting children

Lord Rennard accused of bringing Lib Dems into ‘disrepute’

Al-Qaeda training British and European ‘jihadists’ in Syria to set up terror cells at home

Matt Baggott to step down as NI chief constable

Lib Dems warn of ‘bloodbath’ as Lord Rennard considers legal action over sexual harassment allegations row

SF Mid-Ulster MP urges British parties to express support for Haass

McIlveen: Paisley deserves respect of the church

Ian Paisley still living in Free Presbyterian Church manse and £300k luxury retirement flat – despite alleged ‘campaign of poison’

In Ballymena – the stronghold of Paisleyism – the surprise reaction to Ian’s revelations is one of indifference

Many ‘keeping their own counsel’ in Paisley heartland

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Vatican monsignor re-arrested for allegedly using his Vatican bank accounts to launder money

Paisleys’ allegations are met with silence

Church tight-lipped in wake of Paisley’s views

Comment: Paisley revelations have roots in 2007 interview

Smithwick aftermath: Dublin urged to probe extent it ‘nurtured the fledgling IRA’

TUV anger at McGuinness linking Orange Order to UVF fails to make floor of Assembly

DUP bid to block ‘irreverent’ Bible comedy play

Pro sodomy protesters picket Ballynahinch Baptist Church event on ‘converting’ gays

Haass report buries truth about the past

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BBC to air brutal Paisley critique of DUP and Free Presbyterian church

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Shocking figures reveal Pope Benedict defrocked child-molesting priests at a rate of more than one every two days during his last years of office

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Haass talks: Peter Robinson attacks ‘dictator’ McGuinness – (McGuinness was that and worse when the DUP embraced him in a power-sharing coalition)

McGuinness in denial over Haass, says Robinson

Martin McGuinness: Unionists agree Orange Order, UVF and PUP ‘acting as one and the same’

Northern Ireland political row threatens power-sharing

Ian Paisley discharged from Ulster Hospital

Ian Paisley Junior silent on father’s TV programme

Analysis: Getting tough with Paisley will suit some in the new DUP

Unionists reject Euro report on Irish language

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The overall failure to confront republican terrorism

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White House piles on pressure over Richard Haass’s proposals

Dodds accuses SF of ‘wallowing in murder’ – (Haass and his likes are happy to join McGuinness in his ‘wallowing’ by avoiding the use of words like ’terrorism & terrorist!)

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The lost girls: Department of Health to launch investigation into reports of illegal abortions in ethnic communities in Britain

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First-grader (in California school) told to stop talking about Bible

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DUP slams Sinn Fein analysis following further talks on Haass

O’Loan responds to Paisley Civil Rights statement – (Leaders and members of CRA were to be blamed for allowing themselves to provide cover for IRA!!)

SF candidate launches legal challenge against party’s decision to suspend him

NI abuse inquiry: Two Roman Catholic orders apologise

Priest found not guilty of sex abuse

Haass plan: NI leaders meet after Stormont rejects implementation vote

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Kilclooney rejects Paisley criticism of ‘unfair’ Stormont Government

DUP members’ wall of silence stands firm

The new Paisley, pretty much the same as the old Paisley

Any talk of compromise with traditional enemy is a red rag to unionists

Haass talks: I object to term ‘the past’ as it sanitises actions of republican and loyalist terrorists

Child abuse inquiry: Northern Ireland Executive failing victims of clerical abuse

Belfast City Hall Union flag: Unionists have only themselves to blame

Willie Frazer praises Victims Commissioner Stone

Child abuse probe ‘will examine soul of society’

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December 2013

History Without the Humbug – Countering the Re-Writing of History

The Media Myth anMandelad Global Cult of Nelson Mandela,

by Shaun Willcock

The ugly truth about the world’s favourite terrorist-turned-politician, Nelson Mandela, has been buried deep beneath the media-created myth of the man, who for decades was given such a whitewashing by the liberal/Socialist media that the real Mandela disappeared from the world’s eyes, and in his place appeared a messiah, a saviour, a demigod, whose only resemblance to the real Mandela was the outer shell. The man who emerged from prison and became president of South Africa was at heart the same man who had gone into prison so many years before, a Communist revolutionary, much older but just as committed to the ideology and the revolution as he had been when the prison gates slammed shut on him. Yet by the time he emerged from prison, the worldwide liberal/leftist media had repackaged him, presenting him to the world as a wise, big-hearted, moderate, decent man, who had been unjustly imprisoned for his stand against apartheid, and who would, when he became president of South Africa, govern this complex and diverse country with wisdom and magnanimity, creating a wonderful earthly paradise where all would live happily ever after. Read more

Here in Northern Ireland, it was noted that Gerry Adams, long time leader of Sinn Fein/IRA, was part of the Guard of Honour by invitation of the ANC at the funeral of Nelson Mandela. – Editor

What is ‘Christian Rap’ & ‘Holy Hip Hop’ music?

An article by Rev Brian McClung of Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church.

‘Christian Rap’ is a form of music that comes from the ‘Holy Hip Hop’ music culture. ‘Holy Hip Hop’ in turn comes from this secular ‘Hip Hop’ music culture. ‘Rap’ music is closely associated with the ‘Hip Hop’ music culture.

This particular style of music came out of the gangland culture of New York city in the 1970s, when ‘Block Parties’ became increasingly popular, particularly among African American youth residing in the Bronx. Click here to read more

“Failing to protect Sunday as non North West race day erodes Christian principles”

Letter by Free Presbyterian minister on the subject of the further desecration of the Christian Sabbath.

“As a Christian Minister I am saddened that many within our government, some of whom are professing Christians themselves, have not actively sought means to safeguard a fundamental principle which is based solidly in the Word of God.” Read more

The NCFIC and a Firestorm of Controversy over Rap

Recently a firestorm of outrage, including even charges of racism, erupted over the remarks made against rap “music” during a panel discussion at a conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC). The controversy prompted a flurry of apologies, including one from Dr. Joel Beeke.

Pastor Ovadal gives some perspective on those apologies, but perhaps even more importantly, sounds a warning concerning the unfaithful, corrupt nature of the NCFIC. This is the issue which has truly been neglected in the recent controversy.

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The Church of Rome is in truth a pagan system with a thin veneer of “Christianity” as the following incident illustrates adequately

Yolanda Murillo looks to the sky as she performs a spiritual dance in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Houston.  The annual event commemorates the official Church feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12.

Yolanda Murillo looks to the sky as she performs a spiritual dance in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Houston. The annual event commemorates the official Church feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12.

Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.

Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration (wonderment, astonishment, amazement),” Revelation 17:4-6.

Free Presbyterian supporters of Dr Joel Beeke – Its time to waken up!!!!

The following article is taken from Pastor Ralph Ovadal’s website. It should alarm every believer who has a concern for the honour of God and the truth of the gospel. It should especially send a shiver down the spines of those who have stubbornly refused to give any credence to the alarm calls issued for some time now regarding the direction taken by Dr Joel Beeke.

It is pretty clear that Dr Beeke cares very little for those few “loyal” supporters from the United Kingdom, and others like them across the world, who are insignificant when compared to the very much larger and financially lucrative “rapper”, “new Calvinist” bloc out there in “New Evangelical land”!!

Surely the end of the garden path has been reached and it is time for a humble turning around!!

“ . . . . having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage,” Jude 1:16.

Rev. Ivan Foster

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The Birth of Christ — When and Where??

The substance of a sermon preached on Lord’s Day 23rd December 2001, in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church by Rev. Ivan Foster.

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief,” 1 Timothy 1:15. This is a timely topic since we are surrounded by the many evidences of the world’s celebration of the birth of Christ. It has to be said that many people have expressed reservations about the nature of the celebrations and whether they really have any relationship to the coming into the world of the Son of God.

I suppose you do not have to search very far to see the reasons for such concerns. That the police and the various authorities, linked with safety on the roads, should be required to make special appeals at this time of year to try and curtail people from drinking to excess in celebration of Christmas, does raise the question of whether such activity is in keeping with a marking of the birth of the Redeemer of men from sin. Very obviously, it is not. Read more

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Has Dr. Joel Beeke Finally Left Refo500?

A Response by Pastor Ovadal and Rev. Foster

We have been asked by more than one person if we know that Dr. Joel Beeke has left Refo500. To our knowledge, Dr. Beeke has not publically uttered a single word to that effect, though it does not mean that he has not left Refo500. Read more

What is apostasy and how should we react to it?

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not,” 2 Peter 2:1-3.

The Lord’s battle against apostasy is of long standing. It is almost as old as time itself. Many Christians tend to believe that the controversy with “apostasy” began with the emergence of the modern “Ecumenical Movement” and its campaign for church unity which metamorphosed into a movement for the unity of all religions.

In truth, the Lord’s controversy with apostasy began with the devil’s rebellion in heaven when he sought to establish himself as a rival, a conqueror of the Lord, overthrowing Him and replacing His rule with his own. Read more

 

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Flags issue hasn’t gone away – and won’t

‘Offensive’ RAF poster torn down ahead of Sunday anniversary

MoD apologises for RAF recruitment billboard placed near Bloody Sunday massacre site in Derry

Row erupts over RAF billboard near Bloody Sunday site

TUV: 22 flaws in Haass document

Government considered handing west Belfast to Republic

IRA Brighton bomb slowed British-Irish peace talks

TUV Responds to Haass Outcome

Alliance denies claim it scuppered Haass process by rejecting deal

Haass document needs clear response says Gerry Adams

Missed opportunity of signing pact leaves DUP with questions to answer

Six key areas that split negotiators in Haass talks

It is Unionist cowardice that is largely to blame for the failure to reach an agreement in Northern Ireland

Police officer slashed on face by youth cutting down loyalist banners

Government papers: Jim Allister’s devolution proposal privately torn apart by NIO man

McGuinness ‘reacted angrily’ when told he could not visit IRA prisoner

Belfast papers reveal fears over exodus of Protestant students in 1982

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Northern Ireland talks collapse as main unionist parties reject Haass proposals

Meghan O’Sullivan and Richard Haass’ peace vow: ‘We’re not going away, you know…’

N. Ireland’s US-led talks end without deal

Car linked to Fermanagh police station attack

Son’s fury after evidence into shooting of garda father lost

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Northern Ireland: Richard Haass talks end without deal

Unionist ‘wrongly escaped charges in Kincora boys home paedophile scandal’

Lord Wolfson warns European Union has become ‘hungry for power’

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley in hospital for tests

Richard Haass talks: Final day under way

Peter Robinson: Crunch day that could define First Minister’s place in history books

Parties inch towards agreement on Haass proposals as White House weighs in on talks

Time to remember Nelson Mandela’s soft touch with the IRA

Nelson Mandela had ‘soft touch’ with IRA

Enormous RUC sacrifice must never be forgotten

Tory activists call on David Cameron not to open borders to Romanians and Bulgarians

Haass talks team issue a final appeal for compromise on the eve of return

Ex-Provo rubbishes Haass truth recovery plan

Unionists demand police action over Twaddell camp attacks in north Belfast

Judge rules Michelle O’Neill breached ministerial code in farm court case win for DUP

State papers: Hierarchy halts plan to unite teachers

State papers: Stormont’s officials wanted ban on sex shop

Smacking children should be illegal, says Children’s tsar Maggie Atkinson

Haass decides a deal before New Year’s Eve is possible - (Doesn’t want to give up while there is still hope of double-crossing unionists!!)

Future MLA ‘shot prison officer’ during mass Maze escape, papers claim Gerry Kelly also alleged to have threatened van driver at gunpoint during 1983 breakout – (Should we not all be thankful to the DUP for bringing the like of him into Government????!!!!)

State papers: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly told warder to obey or be blown away

Government papers: Reluctance to arrest ‘untouchable’ McGuinness

Paisley’s US ban was ‘more about him personally than his policies’

SDLP thought priest wrote Gerry Adams’ early speeches

American Ireland Fund chief Kieran McLoughlin paid $619,000 in 2012

Haass tells Northern Ireland politicians to give him good reason to come back – (We could suggest a few why he should NOT come back!!!)

Costs of G8 summit in Fermanagh revealed

Pope Francis tells of hopes for ‘a better world’ – (What saith the Scriptures? “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. . . . evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived,” 2 Timothy 3:1, 13.)

More talks due on plans for Northern Ireland’s first casino

Politicians unite to condemn dissident gun attack on Fermanagh police

Northern Ireland flag-flying ex-PM Brown opened Pandora’s box

Dublin collusion claims should not be ignored – veteran Troubles journalist

Garda ‘mole’ revelations damaging force’s reputation

South African broadcaster ‘warned not to report on calls for Jacob Zuma to step down as president’

No Haass deal reached after overnight talks

Row over Troubles inquiry unit delays Northern Ireland talks

Parties’ failure to reach deal in Haass talks ‘pathetic’

Ulster Unionist MLA, Michael Copeland, U-turn over Richard Haass ‘go home’ apology

Gun attack reported on police station in County Fermanagh

Dissident attack on Lisnaskea police station condemned

Breaking: McGuinness: Gun attack on Lisnaskea police station “must be condemned”

NI parties to hold round-table talks with Richard Haass

Crunch Haass talks set to go on late into Monday evening

Row over Troubles inquiry unit delays Northern Ireland talks

Al Qaeda rocket sparks fresh IRA smuggling feud

Notorious terrorist sentenced to 490 years found dead

IRA sniper Bernard McGinn found dead in Ireland

Off-duty drunken garda abused PSNI officers who arrested him in taxi row

Muslim checkout staff can refuse to sell pork and alcohol, says M&S. This will backfire

Archbishop pleads for progress on peace deal (So begins the chorus of deception !!)

Adams feeling pressure after big drop in support

Abandoned by his mum, raised in an orphanage, recruited at 22 and later hanged by the IRA in Long Kesh. Isn’t it time there justice for Paddy Joe Crawford?

Haass, like Mitchell, is a placeman to deliver an anti-unionist agenda

Northern Ireland parties examining Richard Haass proposals – (Negotiations will take place on the Lord’s Day according to reports!)

Sinn Fein barracked in west Belfast over Casement plans

Man held after shop bomb attack

Nelson Mandela ‘received training in use of weapons and sabotage techniques from Mossad agents in 1962′

Mandela condolences letter proposal divides city councillors

Fury as BBC gives airtime to extremist cleric who refuses to condemn Lee Rigby killing

Securing justice for victims of fanatical murderers

‘Duck Dynasty’ debate explodes from TV to dinner tables, water coolers

Haass proposals: DUP says agreement before Christmas unlikely

Major bomb plot foiled in Northern Ireland

The establishment opposed NI flag, says heraldry expert

DUP’s Ruth Patterson’s Facebook charge dropped

Ruth Patterson Facebook prosecution: charge is dropped

Sinn Fein needs to tell dissidents: The IRA failed

Two “soldiers of Allah” guilty of Lee Rigby murder

Islamist fanatics Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale found guilty of murdering Lee Rigby

Methodist minister, Paul Flowers arrested over drugs scandal

Elderly patient left to starve after ‘nil by mouth’ sign left on bed in error

TUV warns against Haass sell-out – (It was Robinson & his partner, McGuinnes, who brought Haass to NI)

Haass deal hopes in balance

Analysis: Parties’ views, not those of Haass, crucial in negotiations

Haass teams must halt attempts to legitimise terror

Dissident campaign bolstering Sinn Fein support, says former IRA man

Dissident republicans drawing on flawed IRA view of history

Anger at Lisburn’s snub for Mandela

Two republicans found liable for the Omagh bombing have had their appeals dismissed by NI’s highest court

Richard Haass Talks: Tricolour at Stormont proposal the first major sticking point

Haass talks: Details in the draft document under consideration

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Fire bomb attack in Belfast city centre ‘shows serious upsurge in dissident republican activity’

Dissident campaign madness and it should stop, say former IRA men – (Of course what they did was sane!!!???)

Dissident Republican Colin Duffy in police murder plot charge

Supporters arrested outside court as Colin Duffy charged with IRA membership and plot to kill police

Haass proposes new body to investigate Troubles killings

Haass talks: Peter Robinson says draft plan ‘unacceptable’

DUP ‘outraged’ at draft Haass proposals

More polarized now 20 years on from Downing Street Declaration

Tricolour could fly over Stormont during visits by Taoiseach

Belfast fire bomb: Man burst into flames in shop

Incendiary ignites and is carried out of store

Corn Market fire bomb attack: Belfast worker carries device from shop

‘People fear next bomb won’t be a warning’ – Belfast business manager

Prominent republican charged with attempted murder of Belfast police

Mandela death: Gerry Adams joins ANC guard of honour

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Haass talks: DUP mixed reaction to draft document

Esa’s Cryosat sees Arctic sea-ice volume bounce back

UK’s £millions in aid to China criticised as ambitious space programme is announced

Philly archbishop removes 5 priests from ministry over sex abuse or misconduct allegations

Flag report says loyalism feels abandoned by unionist parties

Growing sense of alienation and disengagement among loyalists’

Victims defiant: immunity is just not acceptable

Ann Ogilby was beaten to death by a gang of UDA women – why would they come forward and tell all now?

Terrorist immunity: Caution and opposition among politicians

Ex-RUC man says IRA will ‘glory’ in immunity

TUV sets out case against immunity

Belfast Bomb ‘despicable’ say Robinson and McGuinness

Belfast Cathedral Quarter bomb could have killed, say police

Bomb explosion in Belfast as Christmas revellers evacuated from city centre

Row erupts between DUP and Richard Haass

Culture of turning a blind-eye is now in clear view – The rumours that gardai on the Border were in ‘the pockets of the IRA’ have been substantiated

Most senior detective taken off HET investigation of ’87 Enniskillen bomb (No one was ever interviewed by the police at the time of the massacre!)

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Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott compares IRA to Al Qaeda during the Haass talks

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Garda chief backtracks on Smithwick findings

Swithwick standard could show collusion in other cases, TDs told

Garda Commissioner Comments Beyond Comprehension

“Independent Bishop” Pat Buckley admits sham marriage charges

I officiated at 14 sham marriages, says rebel priest Pat Buckley – (In keeping with the fact that he is a ‘sham’!!)

Nelson McCausland sorry for ‘inadvertently misinforming’

Victims’ group’s ‘covenant’ plan wins TUV backing

Jim Allister calls for DUP U-turn on Sexual Orientation Strategy

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Flags protester, Jamie Bryson, expects arrest after releasing tapes

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Australian court halts gay marriage

Post-abortion counselling soars

Willie Frazer: I would consider immunity for my father’s killers

DUP would back limited immunity if sought by victims

New Northern Ireland flag is not an option, loyalists tell Richard Haass

Dublin Coalition boost as Fine Gael and Labour up while Sinn Fein down

Boxing club owed apology by those who doubted their claims – Jim Allister

Boxing on the ropes as report says it failed to tackle sectarian problems

Gay adoption: Northern Ireland ban lifted

‘No discussion’ over McGuinness attending Mandela memorial

The ugly sound of a howl of joy haunts Sinn Féin’s account of IRA killings

Immunity offer to get the truth about our past is on the table

Peter Robinson ‘not averse’ to Troubles immunity plan

Immunity ‘an option’ says Peter Robinson, as Haass talks continue

Kenny challenges Adams on IRA past

Kenny: Nobody believes Adams on his IRA past

Gerry reminds us he was never in the IRA – for the 4,976th time!

Fionnan Sheahan: SF outcast can’t break away from party control

Nationalists blamed for attacks on nuns’ car in loyalist area

Smithwick collusion findings raise more questions

Donegal North East TD Padráig MacLochlainn has said Sinn Féin will not distance itself from the actions of the IRA

SF TD hints at party exit as anger with Adams grows

Sinn Fein TD set to quit over Gerry Adams’ comments

Let’s not kid ourselves, a new flag won’t solve root problem

Catholic church reveals Down and Connor abuse figure

Child abuse report: 325 Christian Brothers were accused since 1975

Cardinal Sean Brady ‘truly sorry’ for child abuse

Same-sex weddings to begin in March

Sandy Row Boxing Club Vindicated by Report of sectarianism

Families of victims killed near Border call for Garda-PSNI inquiry

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

Eilis McDermott: From student radical to inquisitor-in-chief of Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams says facts were twisted in his brother’s abuse trial coverage

Blind to his failings, Gerry Adams keeps truth at arm’s length

‘Unionists did not repeat mistake of Sunningdale’

Ceremonies held in memory of slain UUP idealist, who still inspires today

UUP tribute marks 30 years since MP Edgar Graham was murdered outside Queen’s University

Unionist Jim Allister hits out at BBC ‘uncritical Nelson Mandela coverage’

He was a giant – but how absurd for the BBC to compare Mandela to Christ

Nelson Mandela ‘was against IRA decommissioning’

‘Cult-like’ Sinn Fein not suitable for coalition – (That goes for Belfast as well as Dublin!!!)

Robinson slams Adams over ‘appalling’ views on RUC murders – (But he leads your coalition partners, Peter!!)

Sinn Fein’s laissez-faire attitude to terrorism

Adams now has more baggage than an A380 aircraft

Gerry Adams’ callous remarks about Smithwick Report murders remind us why we can’t vote for Sinn Fein

Dublin gardai didn’t trust Dundalk and kept them in the dark for years

Belfast police attacked twice in two days – Dissident republicans blamed for ‘reckless’ shooting

Second gun attack on PSNI in two days

Don’t have children unless you are ready to marry, says judge

Mandela death: Gerry Adams to attend service at weekend

Adams sticks to his guns on RUC comments

‘People know all too well how different the terrorist is’

A Garda Chief Superintendent tells court he believes accused is IRA member

Swatragh IRA killer refused to listen to sentencing

RUC man’s killer Seamus Kearney gets 20 years … but he’ll walk free in just two - (This is justice in the much lauded “Good Friday Agreement” Northern Ireland)

Abortion: Justice Minister David Ford to consult on changing NI’s laws

Former garda Corrigan rejects findings of Smithwick Tribunal

Former colleague of slain officers rejects Adams’ security comments

Gerry Adams’ Smithwick comments ‘grossly offensive’ says Arlene Foster

Peter Robinson says Gerry Adams’ Smithwick comments ‘offensive’

We need to know if there were any further cases of collusion with IRA

Adams’s callousness reveals gulf between Sinn Fein and Irish public

As UDA confirms major split, a dangerous tussle for power is now brewing

Willie Frazer seeks legal advice over ‘bed push’ plans

‘Justice worth the wait’ for RUC widow

Police say gun attack in north Belfast could have killed

Comment: Adams ignoring inconvenient truth

Judge’s rejection of IRA account does not bode well for any truth and reconciliation process, warns lawyer

IRA victims claim Smithwick findings ‘tip of the iceberg’

Smithwick tribunal findings could trigger a torrent of compensation claims against Irish state

Gerry Adams branded an “apologist for terrorists” by family of slain RUC officer

Sinn Fein defend Gerry Adams ‘laissez faire’ comments over RUC deaths – (They are all pigs of the one sow’s litter, as the old saying goes!)

‘Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous’: Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response

Smithwick Report: Garda Commissioner brands actions of Gardai who colluded with the IRA as a “betrayal”

Evidence shows Owen Corrigan passed information to the IRA – but it cannot be proved he colluded in the murders of Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan

Smithwick report: A terrible glimpse into a very dark time

MLA brands Sash jail term for a bass drummer ‘draconian’ (How do you play the “Sash” on a bass drum??)

Britain ‘too generous’ with welfare payments to EU immigrants says European Commission

Gardaí ‘tipped off’ IRA ahead of RUC officer murders

‘Ex garda helped IRA obtain false documents’

Irish police colluded in IRA killing of Northern Irish officers

Link to Loughgall ambush sealed RUC officer’s fate

Taoiseach describes Smithwick Tribunal findings as shocking

Tánaiste apologises to families of murdered RUC officers

Smithwick Tribunal: Murders report poses Irish challenge – (Report says Irish police colluded in murder of Ch Supt Harry Breen and Supt Bob Buchanan)

Smithwick will be seen by unionists as vindication of long-held beliefs

Dublin ‘must acknowledge role in creation of PIRA’

Gerry Adams: Two murdered RUC officers had ‘laissez faire’ attitude to own safety

Adams: Murdered RUC officers ‘disregarded safety’

Gerry Adams claims RUC officers murdered by IRA ‘disregarded their own safety’

Gerry Adams’ Smithwick comments nauseating: Alan Shatter

Ex-Garda rejects tribunal findings

Findings are incredible and shocking says Bob Buchanan’s son

Does outcome of Smithwick tribunal strengthen arguments for what Sinn Féin terms an independent international truth recovery process?

Belfast court: Provisional IRA membership denied

Man held over Black murder released

Gay marriage ‘a flawed social experiment’

David Black murder: Suspected dissident republicans held over killing of prison officer

David Black murder: Two arrested in Republic of Ireland

Hypocrisy of Sinn Fein exposed for world to see

More loyalist protests on the way despite low turnout

Union flag protesters back on Omagh streets

City hall flag issue continues to divide our politicians

End to Troubles inquiries could let IRA leaders off the hook

Will Enniskillen bomb victim families ever see justice? (Not as long as the continuation of the power-sharing regime at Stormont counts more than truth and justice)

European election dilemma for Jim Allister

Find a neutral flag for all of Northern Ireland: Richard Haass issues challenge to parties

No Flag Is Neutral

TUV Conference 2013 – Press Officer Sammy Morrison

Republicans in Northern Ireland look to Taliban for weapons – (Birds of a feather etc., etc!!)

Allister claims DUP bluffing over second Euro candidate

DUP is out to bamboozle you over Euro elections, Jim Allister warns the Ulster Unionists

Documentary examines the ‘cult’ of Sinn Fein

First woman bishop installed by Church of Ireland

UDA blamed after home of loyalist victim Tracey Coulter is firebombed in Belfast’s Shankill Road

Gerry Adams to meet woman ‘raped by top republican’

Horror of IRA rape cover-ups slowly revealed

‘SF knows that republicans “investigated” cases of abuse. I know, because it happened to me’

Belfast’s Deputy Mayor Christopher Stalford warned of threats by ‘criminal elements’

Shock four-country poll reveals widening gulf between Britain and EU

Larkin prosecutions proposal worth considering – RC Bishop McKeown – (Support from such a quarter is to be expected!!)

BBC sports presenter Clare Balding’s grandmother called her sexuality ‘disgusting’

Veteran reveals secrets of life inside British Army ‘ghost squad’ accused of murdering IRA suspects during the Troubles

DUP MP criticises first Northern Ireland meeting of atheist ‘church’ (Yet Dr McCrea is a fan of ‘Dr Who’, an atheistic fictional ‘Time Lord’!!)

Sinn Fein call for IRA killer Kearney’s release after ‘vindictive’ murder trial branded as callous

RUC man John Proctor’s widow tells how killer Kearney lived just a mile from her home

Soldier Lee Rigby attacked with meat cleaver

Irish Anglicans to install Rev Pat Storey as bishop

Video: Parade – Loyalists in Belfast Union flag protest breach Parades Commission ruling

PSNI search for McConville van driver

Bobby Sands willing to suspend hunger strike for deal, new book claims

Voters will make up minds on what Gerry knew – (On the other hand, his supporters just might not care!!)

 

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