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The parable of the prodigal son, Pt 8
Luke 15:11-32 – The Prodigal’s Riotousness and Ruin, 13-16.
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1. Life can only be gainfully employed under obedience to the gospel. The Prodigal “wasted” his substance. Nothing was gained by him from the time he spent in the far country.
“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it,” Pro 10:22. I do not mean you cannot make money except you are saved. I mean you can only lay up riches in heaven by obedience to the gospel.
(We were given help of the Lord to explain and illustrate this verse beyond that which we had planned.)
The Saviour tells us how to invest for eternity.
“So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. . . . . Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth,” Luke 12:21, 33.
The parable of the prodigal son, Pt7
Luke 15:11-32 – The Prodigal’s Riotousness and Ruin, 13-16.
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Remember what it says: “And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living,” verse 13.
The living that he wasted was that given him by his father. Boys and girls, men and women and young people, when they reject the gospel, waste that which God gives them! This young man would have had nothing to waste had not his father given him his inheritance!
How tragic to think upon the fact that those who defy God does so by the strength that God gives them!
As the prodigal would have had nothing to spend in the far country had not the father given him of his wealth, even so men use the lifde that God gives them to defy and reject Him.
What mercy on God’s part this is!
1. His lifestyle. ‘Riotous living’ – same root as ‘excess’, Eph 5:18. He was as man who had lost his mind and acted drunkenly. He lived in rebellion to the highest law of all. Very wise in men’s eyes but madness in God’s! “But God said unto him, Thou fool,” Luke 12:20. You know this world’s view is the very opposite to that of the Lord. The apostles on the day of Pentecost were considered as drunk men, Acts 2:13-15. Whereas God speaks of sinners as being ‘drunk’!
2. He wasted. The word means ‘to scatter, to winnow’. It is the origin of the phrase ‘to cast to the wind.’
New audio sermons
The Church of Christ — an unchanging institution
“I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” Matthew 16:18.
A message preached in Penticton Free Presbyterian Church,
March 25th, 2018 by Rev Ivan Foster.
Notes accompanying this message are available here.
Ireland’s abortion referendum to be held on 25 May
That the Irish Government, once so aligned with the Roman Catholic Church, should be seeking to liberalise its abortion laws is a further indication of the widespread disaffection with Roman Catholicism amongst the Irish people as a direct result of the ongoing controversy concerning ‘child abuse’ by priests and the shameful attempts to cover up the wickedness by its hierarchy. Read more…
We have given our views on abortion and the attempts to remove present restrictions in a 2014 article on the subject. Click here to read.
World’s CHRISTIANS in turmoil as Pope ‘admits HELL DOES NOT EXIST’
RUBBISH! True Christians are totally unmoved by any of the pontifications of the one described in the Westminster Confession of Faith as “ . . . . that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself, in the Church. against Christ and all that is called God.”
The Bible is the sole rule of faith and practice. The Lord Jesus spoke of hell on many occasions. On one occasion he said this to some scribes and Pharisees: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:33.
It is a most appropriate verse for the pope to contemplate!! Read the news report.
Former priest expresses ‘disgust’ at appointment of Bishop Boyce in Dromore
Former priest ‘disgusted’ at Bishop Boyce appointment
Listen the BBC news interview here.
Listening to this old priest and his expressions of doubt and questionings engenders pity for him and his like.
It is time for ALL Roman Catholics to realise that the institution to which they belong is riddled with child-abusers and those who are prepared to constantly conceal, cover-up and engage in chicanery!! Read the BBC News report.
Chieftain’s Walk: Thousands walk to remember McGuinness
What about the ‘thousands’ who were murdered or unable to walk because of the murderous actions of McGuinness and his evil cronies?? Read the BBC news report here.
Rev. Foster’s LTBS messages on Q FM.
Let the Bible Speak radio messages are broadcast on Q FM 101, a local radio in the Omagh/Enniskillen area, each Lord’s Day morning at 9.00 am.
Rev Ivan Foster is the speaker during the month of March. His text for the series of messages is Galatians 1:4.
“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”
He has entitled the series: “Paul countering the counterfeiters.” The audio file of each message will be made available here following the weekly radio broadcast.
LTBS message from March 4th
LTBS message from March 11th
LTBS message from March 18th
LTBS message for March 25th
Ex-soldiers to stand trial over the death of Joe McCann
Joe McCann was a ‘celebrated’ terrorist killer. He told me personally when only 18 years old that he would happily kill me were he told to do so. Was he ‘murdered’ or was he duly put to death while engaged in terrorist activity as he lived to terrorise?
“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man,” Genesis 9:6. Read the BBC News report here.
EU draft deal could radically undermine integrity of UK: Allister
Read the Newsletter report.
DUP attack SF but seek to woo it back to govt
Read the Newsletter report.
Pope “will not” be coming to Northern Ireland
If this is indeed so, then it is an answer to prayer.Read the Belfast Telegraph article.
Listen to a sermon preached by Rev Ivan Foster on February 18th, 2018, on the subject: “Why every Christian should pray against a visit by the Pope to Ireland.”
Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy ‘beaten and groomed’ by paedophile priest
Maybe that helps us to understand the path Murphy chose in life!! Read the BBC news report.
Paedophile priest Finnegan beat and tried to groom me, says Sinn Fein’s Murphy as he calls for answers for cleric’s victims.
Read the report here.
Why Pope’s ‘cordial’ condolences on the death of disgraced cardinal tells you everything you need to know about the Church’s attitude to abuse victims
Yes it does BUT how many Protestants never mind Roman Catholics are listening and noting??!! Read more.
Unionists must wake up to the EU’s support for Irish nationalism
Read the Newsletter report
Provisional IRA had a safe haven in Republic of Ireland
Read the Newsletter report.
McGuinness anniversary: ‘The IRA killed Clive but we kept things to ourselves. Who would listen?’
Read the Newsletter article.
Eileen Paisley: McGuinness and I the same in eyes of God
For anyone to say that God sees them as He does a man guilty of numerous terrorist murders and bombings is a most serious self-condemnation!!! Read the Newsletter article…
The following letter was submitted to the “Belfast Newsletter” at their request on the day it published the article entitled: “Eileen Paisley: McGuinness and I the same in eyes of God!!!”
We print the letter here for to our knowledge the letter has not been published on the newspaper’s website.
I could not take in the headline: Eileen Paisley: McGuinness and I the same in eyes of God!!!
“For anyone to say that God sees them as He does a man guilty of numerous terrorist murders and bombings is a most serious self-condemnation!!!”
I really cannot believe that Mrs Paisley said such a thing! I cannot understand how a professing Christian could ever equate themselves with such an iniquitous man.
As it was with Israel on the night of the Passover: “And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more. But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel,” (Exodus 11:6-7) so there is ever a difference, an eternal difference between those redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and those who are not!
When Mrs Paisley made this observation she was a professing Christian of many years standing whereas McGuinness was a terrorist with a record of blood-shedding and terror. While all have a common sinful birth, faith in Christ puts an immeasurable difference between the believer and the unbeliever!
As the Saviour said: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him,” John 3:36.
Martin McGuinness lived to trample underfoot the law of Christ and was celebrated by millions for his ‘exploits’.
Christ commanded: “Thou shalt do no murder,” Matthew 19:18. McGuinness has a record of repeatedly implicating himself in the defying of that command!
Mrs Paisley’s observation either exonerates McGuinness or, sadly, calls in question her own standing before God.
Rev Ivan Foster. (Rtd)
21st March 2018.
GAA event honouring Gibraltar Three angers DUP – club got £1.5m lottery cash
A further example of popery’s two-facedness! It trumpets ‘equality’ in order to obtain money and then, having received it, shows its true colours by celebrating terrorism!!!! Read more…
EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier: We have agreed ‘back stop position’ over Irish border
Brexit: Border could move to Irish Sea as EU backstop plan that angered May remains in place
‘The pigeons coming home to roost’!!! Years of compromise and placating of Dublin and republican demands by London has brought us to the place where the Dublin government believes and speaks as if it had a place in the British Government!!! Read more…
Billy Kennedy: Mainstream Protestants left alienated by Hibernian politicisation of St Patrick’s Day
Read the full story of Patrick as recorded in his own testimony here.
Please listen to the message: “Patrick – a case of stolen identity” preached by Rev Ivan Foster in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on March 20th, 2005.
New York Mayor slammed by IRA victim after declaring ‘Gerry Adams Day’
What a short memory this mayor has! Was not his city bombed by those of the ilk of Gerry Adams, those who were part of the worldwide terrorist brotherhood??
Sinn Fein/IRA leader Gerry Adams headed an organisation that aligns itself constantly with the PLO and was trained and armed by Muslim terrorist organisations.
One might be forgiven for believing that American politicians must be amongst the most ignorant and ill-informed in the world!!!! Newsletter article
‘Only God will judge her killers’
One of the many!! Newsletter article
The incredible story of Edward and Dorothy Jones and their 102 descendants
Mr Jones was a senior officer in Crumlin Road Prison during the 1966 imprisonment of the late Dr Ian Paisley, Rev John Wylie and me and also during the further spell in prison of Dr Paisley and me in 1969. My memories of the man are that he was a very decent person and a gentleman. Newsletter article
Silence from policitcal leaders over calls for public inquiry into clerical abuse is `deafening’ – Amnesty
“The SDLP said it “believes there should be a full and transparent public inquiry into clerical abuse”.
Alliance did not commit itself to supporting an inquiry.
There was no response by 6pm yesterday from Sinn Féin, the DUP and UUP.”
Such ‘silence’, akin to that found in Mafia-controlled communities, is an indication of the diabolical control exercised by Popery and the fear that grips some of its adherence and the perverse loyalty of others.
That Unionist parties should be silent is utterly shameful and a disgrace!!
Belfast City Council Sunday opening consultation
Belfast City Council is again consulting on plans to overturn restrictions on Sunday trading hours. It is less than a year since the last proposal was overwhelmingly rejected.
If approved this will increase pressure on people to work on Sundays, harming family life and undermining Sunday as a day of rest. More Christians will be forced to choose between their faith and their job.
The deadline for the consultation is Easter Monday, 2 April.
Christian, you can leave your comments and thoughts on this attempt to violate God’s Law online here.
“Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them,” Ezekiel 22:26.
Redeployed staff have cost Assembly more than £150,000
This has to be an unparalleled lunacy!!! Newsletter report
(Scottish Roman Catholic) Priest guilty of child sex abuse
The litany of unmasking these evil ecclesiastics continues!! BBC News report
Varadkar Comments Dangerous and Irresponsible – Jim Allister
Read the TUV statement here.
Foster slams taoiseach over Stormont talks intervention
The Irish Republic has overstepped the line to a very great degree in the matter of interference in Northern Ireland affairs and its seems that Westminster is not in the least inclined to push back! The whole ‘Brexit’ confusion is being used by Dublin to push its claim upon Northern Ireland. Newsletter report
Catholic Church ‘an empire of misogyny’ – Mary McAleese
“Mary, I think we would need to add a few more adjectives, such as ‘blasphemous’, ‘vainly inventive’, ‘repugnant to the Word of God’ and ‘dangerously deceitful’ (see Traditional 39 Articles of the Church of Ireland) to adequately describe Popery!” Read the BBC news report here.
…We must further say to Mrs McAleese: If, as you claim, the Roman Catholic Church is ‘an empire of misogyny’ then it cannot be the Church of Jesus Christ! If that is the case then why does she and tens of thousands intelligent people continue to revere it and submit to its dogmas and trust its teachings for the bringing of them safely to heaven??
We will not quarrel with Mrs McAleese’s definition of the Roman Catholic Church. What we would wish to stress is that her description does not in the least depict the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Read the rest of Rev. Foster’s article…
Mary McAleese brother physically abused (by paedophile priest Malachy Finnegan) at Newry school
This but give Mrs McAleese but further cause to examine the church to which she belongs and of which she has been critical!
The Roman Catholic Church is not the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ! Read the BBC news report here.
Academic finds evidence rogue US servicemen tried to assist IRA
An uncovering of more of the tangled web of lies and deceit woven by the IRA and its supporters. Read more…
New search for body of Disappeared monk who joined the IRA
Read the Newsletter report here.
New search in Co Meath for Disappeared victim Joe Lynskey shot dead by IRA in 1972
The IRA is a cruel taskmaster!! Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.
Dublin-funded Protestant Londonderry migration report ‘ignores facts’
Read the Newsletter article here.
Church (of England) may have ‘conspired to enable child sex abuse’
Read the BBC news report here.
DUP leader ‘handed over draft Stormont deal in person’
Read the BBC news report here.
No draft deal was handed to Sinn Fein: Foster
Read the Newsletter story here.
Arlene Foster denies giving powersharing draft deal to Michelle O’Neill
Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.
Sinn Féin ‘meeting of minds’ with EU chief
It says something about EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, that he should be of the same mind as Sinn Fein given that it is a party that has come to power on account of the murderous activities of its terrorist wing, the IRA, and it has within its ranks, even amongst its elected representatives, those who were convicted of terrorist activities!!!
You are among your own crowd Mr Barnier!
As my old Granny used to say: “Show me your company and I will tell you who you are!” Read the BBC news report here.
Shadow chancellor’s hunger strike plaque ‘a betrayal of Labour traditions’
Those you admire are often those you desire to be like! It says something about the British Labour party when such a senior member admires some of the most notorious murderers amongst the terrorists of the IRA!!! Read the Newsletter report here.
Sinn Fein’s Anderson hails ‘inspiring’ Provo Mairead Farrell, shot in Gibraltar
Unchanging, unchanged, unchangeable Sinn Fein!
All that it was and continues to be is embodied in the savage barbarism of those who planned and sought the death of the innocent.
It is before the shrine of such that Sinn Fein, from its leader downwards, bow in constant homage!! Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.
William Matchett: SAS Gibraltar operation against IRA looks increasingly justified in post-9/11 terrorism era
“The Provos were better at terrorism than loyalists and far better at propaganda. They were inveterate liars; (Popery is the great system of lies. It is not surprising therefore that its adherents resort to lies and excel at lying! – Editor) otherwise what they really did would be exposed. Rarely did the mask slip so spectacularly than at the funeral of one of Stone’s victims.Two soldiers in civilian clothes in a car, unfamiliar with Belfast, took a fateful wrong turn. By the time they realised the mistake it was too late. A hate-filled republican horde like a hungry pack of wolves set upon them. Although armed, neither shot at their assailants. It was remarkable restraint.” Read more…
Bishop who said Mass at sex abuser’s funeral resigning with ‘heavy heart’
When are Roman Catholics going to realise that it is not just individuals within the system that are guilty of the dreadful offences that take place and then the cover-up that inevitably follows, but the system itself that is to blame for the unstoppable flow of iniquity?
Bible religion produces purity not impurity, deceit and chicanery. Here is what the Bible says:
- “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word,” Psalm 119:9.
- The prayer of Christ to His Father for His people. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth,” John 17:17.
- “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works,” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
- “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27, KJV.
- “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh,” James 3:11-12.
Read the Irish Times report here.
by Dr. Charles Woodbridge
This is a copy of a booklet reprinted in its entirety, with permission, in March-April 1995 issue of FOUNDATION Magazine, published by the Fundamental Evangelistic Association in Los Osos, California.
The following article was written by Dr. Charles J. Woodbridge in 1970. We are printing it for several reasons.
First, it forthrightly deals with vitally important issues such as: How important is Bible separation? Are there different degrees of separation, i.e., first degree, second degree, etc. which must be applied only in certain situations ? Is it unloving or unwise to mention the names of men and institutions which refuse to practice Bible separation?
Second, with the passage of time, it is obvious that continuing compromises on the part of major evangelical leaders have left most believers today at the mercy of the “wolves in sheeps’ clothing” which are welcomed into the flock. Instead of warnings concerning these false teachers, most believers are hearing only words of praise.
Third, the failure to practice and teach Bible separation has robbed most believers of the spiritual discernment which is essential for spiritual growth.
Fourth, those leaders who are willing to obey God’s command to “reprove, rebuke and exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine” are few and far between. Read more…
(RC) Bishop McAreavey resigns after paedophile priest outrage
Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.
Birmingham Pub bomb families denied legal aid again angry at funds award to rapist Worboys
“We were refused legal aid twice (but) John Worboys, the convicted criminal rapist, gets legal aid. It has been reported he has assets worth £1million – but he didn’t have to fight for legal aid, while they keep refusing us. All we are looking for is truth, justice and accountability, but they are fighting us tooth and nail.” Read more…
EU’s attempt to annex Northern Ireland needs actions, not words, from PM
Read the TUV statement here.