Why is it that men are so prone to run away from God?
One has only to read the Bible to see the great and continual hostility of man to God and His Word. We see it over and over again in the history of the children of Israel.
They had witnessed the mighty works of God in Egypt, the ten dreadful plagues, only three of which affected the land of Goshen where Israel dwelt, and His ultimate deliverance of them from Egyptian bondage.
They had watched the miraculous dividing of the Red Sea, the walls of water providing protection from the pursuing armies of Pharaoh as they crossed over dry-shod. These same walls of water brought destruction to the chariots and death to the horsemen, foot soldiers and the proud king of Egypt as they were totally engulfed.
They were there when God came down on Mount Sinai with the glorious manifestations of His presence. They heard the thunder, saw the lightning and heard God’s voice speaking out of the fire. However, despite such a demonstration of God’s glory and power, they set up and worshipped the golden calf, while Moses was still in the mount receiving the tables of the law. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, accused the rebellious Israelites, under Moses’ leadership, of idolatry in these words: ‘Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them’ (Acts 7:43). They ate daily of the manna and drank water from the rock, yet they constantly murmured against God’s gracious and faithful provision.
Neither miracles of mercy nor terrible judgments prevailed to turn them from disobedience to God.
Three special messages marking the 52nd anniversary of the first Free Presbyterian meetings in Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh from which the local congregations all sprung, are now available in printed form.
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Shadow of the Antichrist book available to read or download in PDF format.
“The shadow of the Antichrist” was first published 22 years ago and was born out of a systematic series of message preached some years previously in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on the book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.”
God has a lot to say about the nations that were in the old Roman Empire; and in 2012 a series of meetings were held considering many such countries, so that particular thought should be given to what the Bible tells us of the future. This booklet has been added to that series of messages. The reason why the Lord has told us so much is because He would have us to understand His purpose for the earth.
Reading the time on the face of God’s clock Part 2: violence
The Lord Jesus 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.
The indifference to the spiritual and moral atmosphere that prevailed back in the days of Noah is depicted in the words of the Saviour. Such complacency and apathy were most strange, given the general moral climate of that age. It is a complacency mirrored by today’s laxity regarding the general decline of society’s morals.
Here is what we are told of those days in Genesis chapter 6. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. . . . . . The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence,” verses 5 and 11.
The word ‘violence’ in verse 11 is a word the Lord uses to describe the state of mankind back in those days just prior to the flood. Dr Usher’s Chronology, which is highly regarded and respected, dates this period some 1700 years after the creation. That of which it is first recorded “and God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good,” Genesis 1:31, is now “corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence,” Genesis 6:11. It does not take long for sin to destroy God’s handiwork and render it perfectly soiled and ruined! It is to be noted that the Lord says in Genesis 6:11 that “the earth also was corrupt before God.” When the order that God has ordained is ‘marred’, ’spoiled’ and ‘corrupted’ then violence bursts forth. Read more…
Letter from Rev. Foster to Editor of Belfast Newsletter
If the small emblem of the Parachute Regiment on the sleeves of a few band members is deemed extremely offensive to nationalists, worthy of the heavy-handed intervention of the police and the whimpering overtures of some loyalist leaders in an attempt to placate nationalist complainers, just what does the constant parading of convicted IRA murderers glorying in their terrorist deeds, on our television news broadcasts amount to in the eyes and ears of Ulster’s loyalist community??
The bias of our news media, especially the BBC and the open sympathy of the Civil Service for all things anti-British have pervaded increasingly the atmosphere of Ulster with virtually no response from our Unionist leadership, certainly not the response that this iniquitous campaign demands!
Then what can we expect from a Unionism that has settled for power-sharing with terrorists and adopted the perverted principles of the sodomite community?
God save Ulster from Popery and Perversion!!
Rev Ivan Foster (Retired Free Presbyterian Minister)
Guidance for the last days!
A message preached by Rev Ivan Foster on Jeremiah chapter 38 in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church at the 44th Annual Day of Prayer, August 18th, 2019.
It is 45 years ago on August 17th, 1974, that the hall here was opened for the proclamation of the Gospel. It had been built by the men and indeed, the womenfolk, who formed the beginnings of the witness here. The following year, there began the custom of holding this season of prayer both as a time of thanksgiving and also of intercession for loved ones and the land! Times have changed over the 45 years, though we are seeing the increasing apostasy that has now almost totally engulfed the United Kingdom. In the midst of such departure and defiance of God, we look for a word from the Lord. Read more…or use the player below
The Ulster Protestant and the Williamite wars in Ireland
Back in 1990, I published a series of messages I had preached in Carrickfergus Free Presbyterian Church. I believe it would be profitable to reprint these messages.
There is an ominous parallel in the ‘de-protestantising’ of Ireland under James II with that which has been happening in Ulster over the last 30 years. Romanists and republicans have come to prominence, through British Government duplicity and also compromising and self-serving so-called Protestants! Evidence of this may be seen in the Civil Service, where recently a senior civil servant was paid a large amount of money as compensation for the distress he has suffered having to walk under a portrait of the Queen! Read more…
Helter-skelter in Norwich Cathedral
When I read the following article on the BBC News site this morning, I could not but think that a “Helter-Skelter” within a modern anti-Bible church building is a wonderfully apt illustration of the religion propagated there!!
A full-size helter-skelter has been constructed inside a cathedral to give visitors a unique view of the building.
The 16.7m (55ft) vintage fairground ride took four people two days to build in the nave of Norwich Cathedral.
For the first time it allows people to stand close to its medieval roof bosses, believed to be the largest display of their kind in the world.
The Very Reverend Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich Cathedral, said the installation was “certainly not a gimmick”.
It will be at the cathedral until 18 August.
The term “Helter-Skelter” is often used to describe ‘confusion’. Such indeed is the state of religion in the world today! It is as Jeremiah said of his land some 2600 years ago. Read more…
The Church-Corrupting, Money-Grubbing Getty Music Machine
Click here to listen to two messages preached by Pastor Ralph Ovadal dealing with important matters that have profoundly impacted the music and worship of the modern church.
Reading the time on the face of God’s clock! – Part 1: Rebellion against God
As we may look abroad and see the evidences of the passage of the weeks and months of the year in the realm of nature, in the evidence of the physical decline of the human body, not to mention the movement of the hands on our clocks and watches, even so may we look around and note the indications of the passage of time in the lifespan of this world as it is revealed to us in the Bible.
Christian, the Bible is a map by which we find our way to heaven but more than that, it also marks the present position of mankind on the way to the end of the purpose God has for this earth!
Satellite Navigation is not new! Just as I can insert a destination into my Sat Nav and then watch my progress upon its screen as I journey toward my destination, even so I can observe exactly the present position of humanity on its journey toward eternity!
In keeping with my title, the Bible will tell us of the passage of time and the approach of the final hour for this world.
There are given to us in the Bible certain features that will mark the end of this age. These features may be seen in times past, but never to the degree of union and fusion as they will be seen in the last days! Read more…
Claudy IRA attack anniversary: Catholic Church, PSNI and NIO silence over ‘new’ files
One of the Claudy bombing families says it is “disappointing but not unexpected” that the Catholic Church, PSNI and Northern Ireland Office have declined to say why they are withholding some 20 boxes of evidence in relation to the atrocity.
The IRA murdered nine civilians with three car bombs in the village just outside Londonderry on July 31, 1972. In 2010 the Police Ombudsman made explosive headlines when it revealed correspondence showing that the RUC, Northern Ireland Office (NIO) and the Catholic Church covered-up the suspected role of South Derry IRA commander and Catholic priest, Fr James Chesney, in the atrocity.
James Miller, whose grandfather David was murdered in the attack, was one of those who attended a simple remembrance ceremony at the village memorial on Wednesday.
“It was really a poignant and sombre event but at the same time it was good to come together with the other families again,” he said. Read more…
How grieving to the true Christian are the God-defying and odious antics taking place in and around the city hall of Northern Ireland’s capital today as the streets will be desecrated by the blatant displays of immorality and depravity is the “Sodomite Pride Parade”!
Sinn Fein, which has championed murder and terrorism as a means of obtaining political power, is now promoting the life-style hated of God, sodomy, and declaring their identity with it and their pride in it! Read more…
IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF MADNESS!!
“Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad,” Isaiah 51:7.
The word ‘mad’ at the end of our text refers to a ‘boastful foolishness’. It is akin to the workings of alcohol on the mind of the drunkard. As the old saying goes: “When the drink is in, the wit is out!”
There is an intoxication sweeping over the world today and manifesting itself in the acceptance of and engaging in that which in former times was considered utterly shameful and obnoxious.
I am referring to the evil plague of ‘sodomy’ and its allied wickednesses. Read more…