About Ivan Foster

Ivan Foster is a recently retired minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Until November 2009 he was minister of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. He continues to preach and write as the Lord gives opportunity.
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Ivan has written 405 articles so far, you can find them below.

December 2018

Audio sermons

KICS talks.

See all the KICS assembly talks listed here


Recent sermons

Remembering former times, Pt2. Personal testimony of Rev. Ivan Foster given in Convoy FPC, November 25th 2018.

Funeral service for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Crawford. November 28th, 2018. Tribute and graveside message by Rev Ivan Foster, long time friend.

The miraculous draught of fishes. December 2nd, 2018. Preacher: Rev. M. Patrick

Just what is a Christian, Pt1. LTBS broadcast by Rev. I. Foster for Radio Star Country, Co. Monaghan

Just what is a Christian, Pt2. LTBS broadcast by Rev. I. Foster for Radio Star Country, Co. Monaghan


Featured series on the Book of Ruth

Truth for today, Pt2

Truth for today, Pt3 

Truth for today, Pt4


All audio sermons can be seen here.


News review for week ending Friday 14th December 2018

Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them, Nehemiah 9:26-27.

Brexit: Amber Rudd says ‘Norway Plus’ option plausible

The first minister to publicly float an alternative to Mrs May’s plan!

Brexit: SoS pens open letter to people of NI offering assurances over EU withdrawal deal

Assurances from a woman who, when she became Secretary of State for NI acknowledged that she was totally ignorant of the political conflict here – are hardly reassuring!!

PM’s deal is fatally flawed and has to be renegotiated, insists DUP leader

Labour ready to step in and negotiate Brexit deal with EU, Jeremy Corbyn says

That would be worse than ‘out of the frying pan into the fire’ since Corbyn is a long-time supporter of the IRA and its goal of a United Ireland by any means!!!

Brexit debate: SEETHING Leave voter tears into ‘TREASONOUS May’ for ceding control to EU

Theresa May pulls plug on Brexit deal vote, but Leo Varadkar rules out reopening negotiations around backstop

Brexit backstop renegotiation ‘not possible’ – Varadkar

Oh for leaders to clip the wings of this ‘peacock’!!!

Read more of this week’s news review…


THE PROPAGANDA OF THE SODOMITES ADVANCES

“And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD,” 2 Kings 23:7.

I have been prompted to pen this little article by the BBC mounting yet another news feature ‘promoting’ sodomy and giving a platform to those who wickedly claim that they are ‘Christian’ sodomites.

The BBC article does not accurately give the Bible-believer’s answer to such a claim as might be expected, given that the BBC is an ungodly organisation which has no allegiance to God and His Truth.

The evidence put forth for ‘sodomite Christianity’ is based simply on the declaration made by those that claim they are both ‘gay and Christian’!

That, to say the least, is rather a tenuous foundation upon which to stake the genuineness of this assertion. After all, Judas would have claimed to have been a follower of Christ! So too did Simon (Magus), Acts 8. There have been millions of individuals who have claimed to have been ‘true believers’ since the Fall of Adam. However, simply to make such a claim is not sufficient evidence upon which to accept such a person as a Christian.

No, there must be evidence that the person is a Christian. The Lord clearly tell us what the evidence is. Read more


News review for week ending Friday 7th December 2018

“The LORD’S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it,” Micah 6:9.

Presbyterian minister: Church must do more for people with HIV

I think if you read this ‘minister’s’ statement you will find that he does not mention ‘God’, ‘Christ’, ‘the Bible’ or ‘sin’. It is strange for a ‘minister’ to speak on any subject without using these words!!!

N.I. bookshop bans DUP members over same sex marriage stance

Given present trends within the DUP, one wonders how long the ‘bookshop’ will feel such a ban necessary!!??

Influential Presbyterian minister Henry Cooke was ‘the father of Ulster Unionism’

All political philosophy has its roots in some form of religious allegiance. It is good to know that ‘Unionism’ was once rooted in the teaching of the Bible!!

Landslide Sinn Fein victory in 1918 Irish election ‘not down to voting reform’

Child cruelty and neglect cases in Northern Ireland up by 350% in five years

The cause?? The legalising of perversion and its impact upon the public’s moral perception. In other words, the ABANDONMENT of the Bible!

Read the rest of this week’s news review…


Why we should love the Jewish people

The substance of two school morning assembly messages given in Kilskeery Independent Christian School, by retired minister and school administrator, Rev Ivan Foster

“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed,” Genesis 12:1-3.

It is clear from the first words spoken to Abraham, from whom sprang the Jewish people, that he and his descendants would be those about whom there would a division of opinions. There would be those that would “bless” them and there would be those who would “curse” them!

Those that “bless” them would be blessed of God and those that “cursed” them would be cursed of God.

They were, in heaven’s eyes, a very special people. Read more


All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church holds Transgender Remembrance service

When you survey the pitiful state of much of professing Christendom in Ulster today, you cannot help but be reminded of Paul’s caution to Timothy, written under the inspiration of God.

Surely it cannot be disputed that the religious deception is waxing worse and worse in our land.

And no more blatant example of this could surely be found than last week’s ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ service in the reprobate All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in Belfast.

This church shows such a disregard for the Word of God that it is actually breathtaking.

All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church holds this transgender service every year as it continues to proudly defy God’s Word and the natural order he ordained, which can be seen in the verse at the top of this article.

Read more on the Protestant Revival website


News review for week ending Friday 30th November 2018

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon,” Matthew 6:24.

Gerry Adams can appeal against prison escape convictions to UK Supreme Court

It is more than Mrs Jean McConville can do regarding her imprisonment and subsequent murder, reportedly at the command of Gerry Adams. The question is, does he recognise the BRITISH court???!!

Legacy Scandal: The IRA was able to wage terrorism on Castlederg because it was near the safe haven of the Irish Republic

PSNI drew prosecutors’ attention to SF suspect’s senior Stormont role

Varadkar questions how much ‘senior republicans’ dictate to Sinn Fein’s elected politicians

Sinn Fein ‘hypocritical’ over Tony Taylor support: DUP MLA

Sinn Fein has as many faces as ‘Big Ben’ but at least the clock faces all tell the same story!!

Woman (44) arrested after Newry war memorial wreaths and crosses thrown into river

Read more of this week’s news review.


 

Truth for today #2

Truth for Today — Studies in Ruth, The Prologue,  1:1-2. (Part 2)

Stream or download Truth for today #2


“Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.”

II. IT WAS A TIME OF DISPLEASURE

1. Such disorder and defiance displeased the Lord. That is obvious from just one word — FAMINE. Israel was a land of plenty. The promise to the patriarchs — “Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine,” Gen 27:28. Famine was a judgment, Lev 26:14-27.

2. God’s displeasure will be manifested toward His people because of sin. His threats are real not mere bluster. Famine afflicts all. It reminds us that our sins will have an impact upon our children! Exodus 20:5, Num 11:1, 2 Sam 11:27, 2 Chron 29:6-9; 34:19-21.

3. The displeasure and its consequences will continue until repentance. Famine is a lasting plague. Man cannot end it, Mark 4:27, Matt 6:27.

News review for week ending Friday 30th November 2018

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon,” Matthew 6:24.

Gerry Adams can appeal against prison escape convictions to UK Supreme Court

It is more than Mrs Jean McConville can do regarding her imprisonment and subsequent murder, reportedly at the command of Gerry Adams. The question is, does he recognise the BRITISH court???!!

Legacy Scandal: The IRA was able to wage terrorism on Castlederg because it was near the safe haven of the Irish Republic

PSNI drew prosecutors’ attention to SF suspect’s senior Stormont role

Varadkar questions how much ‘senior republicans’ dictate to Sinn Fein’s elected politicians

Sinn Fein ‘hypocritical’ over Tony Taylor support: DUP MLA

Sinn Fein has as many faces as ‘Big Ben’ but at least the clock faces all tell the same story!!

Woman (44) arrested after Newry war memorial wreaths and crosses thrown into river


Let’s make it simple: backstop would mean NI under EU rules, probably for good

Why would she humiliate Britain like this? Lawyer savages Theresa May’s Brexit deal

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: EU27 draw up tough new demands to lock UK into joint fisheries deal

Brexit – live: Theresa May refuses to say her deal is better than staying in EU, during live radio phone-in

Third of Brexit voters believe Muslim immigration is part of a secret plot to Islamicise Britain, study suggests

A large portion of the remaining 2/3 were too scared to give their opinions because of their neighbours!!!!

Leaked EU draft text warns UK over fishing access

Government and DUP will ‘sort out’ Irish border dispute, Chancellor claims

That’s the cue for compromise and deceit!!

Three-quarters of Belfast Telegraph readers reject May’s draft deal in snap poll

My, my, my! That’s a kick in the teeth for the ‘Belfast Bellylaugh’!!

Peter Robinson in eve of conference warning to DUP on state of the Union

Brexit deal a double disaster for Northern Ireland unionists — first the deal itself, second the muted opposition to it

RHI: DUP leader Arlene Foster says party ‘deeply sorry’ over handling of scheme

Boris Johnson says Brexit deal ‘would be historic mistake’

Nigel Dodds tells PM: It’s not too late to bin Brexit deal

EU leaders set to back May’s Brexit plan as she appeals for public support

‘It’s not a good deal’: Email blunder reveals doubts within the CBI about Theresa May’s draft Brexit agreement

Why May’s Brexit deal is set to be defeated in Parliament

Dear Britain: Theresa May pens desperate letter for Brexit backing as deal on brink

‘I’m ASHAMED of UK’ Ann Widdecombe FURIOUS at Brexit Britain ‘running up white flag’ to EU

EU leaders agree UK’s Brexit deal at Brussels summit

Can that which entails a desecration of the Christian Sabbath and the violation of God’s law ever bring good????

Brexit EU summit LIVE: EU leaders issue ultimatum to MPs — back May’s deal or get nothing

Alex Kane: Foster’s leadership career hangs by a thread

Sam McBride: Arlene Foster is seeking to reinvent herself as a reformist

Under-fire Tory political donor Moran is front row guest at DUP conference

Rees-Mogg reveals he is ‘SUSPICIOUS’ of Theresa May’s ultimate agenda

Little-noted Brexit deal clause could halt Irish extraditions to UK

Brexit: Orange Order says Theresa May deal a ‘betrayal of unionist community’

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is doomed – Sir Michael Fallon

May’s Brexit deal is worst of all worlds and doomed to fail – Sir Michael Fallon

DUP’s Foster hits out at May’s Brexit ‘propaganda’ tour

Brexit border backstop is only meant to be temporary, Theresa May says in Belfast — but DUP is not convinced

May and Foster’s Brexit war of words as PM lobbies for deal in Northern Ireland

Brexit LIVE: ‘POWER is with us!’ Utter disbelief as Brussels chief GLOATS at May’s deal

The UK does NOT NEED the EU to have free trade with Europe, says Iceland foreign minister

Is Theresa May teetering on the brink of resigning over Commons hostility?

May REFUSES to publish Brexit deal legal advice, sparking claims she HOODWINKED Parliament

Convicted IRA terrorist certainly doesn’t speak for me, says UUP man

Bank of England issues stark recession warning over no-deal Brexit

Another disgraceful attempt at panicking the British public into backing Mrs May’s Brexit deal!!!

May denies being too ‘feart’ to debate Sturgeon over Brexit

DUP accuses No 10 of ‘hiding’ over Brexit

The ‘chickens are coming home to roost’ for the DUP back in 2007 hid many of the details of their dirty deal with Sinn Fein/IRA!!!

Brexit: Sammy Wilson says government will fight dirty to get deal passed

You cannot expect anything from a pig but a grunt!!!

Belfast Agreement’s promise of consent broken by PM’s Brexit deal


Asylum seeker ‘schoolboy’ is grown man, Home Office concludes

Islamic tutor jailed for sexually abusing young students as police urge victims to come forward

Friends of Israel banned from speaking at Northern Ireland council event

‘NO DETERRENT!’ Police furious as zombie knife road rage attacker WALKS FREE

British soldier’s damning letter to Theresa May every MP must read


UUP’s Rodgers urges caution over £30k spend for Belfast City Hall LGBT+ stain glass window

It must be noticed that there is no mention of the immorality that such a window celebrates. It is just a matter of money about which they must be ‘cautious’. Shame on those gutless Belfast politicians!!

Hundreds of babies born in Scotland addicted to drugs

(Ballymoney councillor, Ian Stevenson) Expulsion from DUP imminent?

‘A smaller man than me would have crumbled’ – Ian Paisley on his return to Westminster

DUP’s Paisley attacked over ‘arrogant remarks’ after Commons return – ‘smaller man would have crumbled’

Murphy dismisses Varadkar call for abstentionist Sinn Fein MPs to resign

Similar numbers speak Irish or Ulster-Scots languages

Revealed: Almost half of Irish speakers only know basic terms

So much for the value and usefulness of this ‘precious Irish cultural heritage’!!!!

(Former SDLP) Councillor resigns after losing appeal against sexual assault conviction

Female thief punches woman at cash machine to steal her money as witnesses walk by unperturbed

This is the ‘ecumenical, liberal society’ – robbery or murder is ignored. The parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’ illustrated !!


Oxford Union rejects Irish unity motion

Voters in Taiwan reject same-sex marriages in advisory ballot

84 new cases of HIV diagnosed in Northern Ireland last year

Survey: Dramatic shift in Northern Ireland public opinion on same sex marriage and abortion

The survey merely records the harvest of ecumenical and liberal theology taught in churches ands schools over the last generation. Sodom is being reborn before our eyes even as predicted by the Saviour, Luke 17:28-30.


Scientists puzzled by mysterious earthquake that rumbled around the world

“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth,” Luke 21:26