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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News review for week ending Friday 14th September 2018

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them,” Isaiah 8:20.

Fresh call for smacking to be outlawed in the home

(Scotland’s First Minister) Sturgeon backs ban on parents smacking children

“Hardly surprising since every other ‘anti-Bible’ policy has been embraced by our nation in its downward plunge!!”


PSNI raid an ‘attempt to intimidate journalists’

“It would be wise to withhold comments until it is seen whether or not the journalists are found guilty of the theft of documents!!”


BBC admits ‘we get climate change coverage wrong too often’

“Indeed!!!”


PM retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite lack of NI electoral knowledge

Prime Minister retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite lack of Northern Ireland electoral knowledge

“There are very few who would consider her any wiser now!!!”


RHI inquiry (Continued): (Arlene Foster, Stormont First Minister) Foster ordered me to keep scheme open says Bell – ‘I knew I’d have to sacrifice my political career’

RHI scandal: Claims Bell told Spad ‘if you wag your finger at me again I will break it’ during heated row

RHI: Timothy Johnston delayed RHI cost controls, claims ex-DUP Spad

DUP Spad: Arlene Foster didn’t tell the full RHI story

Drunk DUP minister Jonathan Bell slept in New York bar, then was ejected, says Spad

DUP minister ‘had career-ending dossier on DUP private lives’

RHI inquiry: Politics a grubby world, says ex-DUP special adviser

DUP Spad: Arlene Foster didn’t tell the full RHI story

Key DUP spad ‘more powerful than Nigel Dodds’

RHI: Peter Robinson saw admitting guilt as weakness, says ex-DUP Spad

Spad: Sinn Fein demanded RHI stay open for two weeks

Minister (Jonathan Bell) knowingly misled Assembly when he knew RHI disastrous, says Spad

Parties colluded to stop Spads bill, claims Jim Allister

I changed RHI document to defend Foster… but not to point finger of blame at Bell

RHI inquiry ‘doesn’t reflect well on DUP’ – Paul Frew (DUP MLA)

Foster’s Spad believed DUP ‘destroyed’ him

RHI: Former Spad can’t recall if he warned Foster about ‘tsunami’ of applications

DUP leader Foster ‘asked for loyalty’ of MLAs during one-to-one meetings amid RHI criticism: report

Suzanne Breen: DUP will struggle to recover from devastating RHI revelations

“In the light of these shameful revelations surely a day of reckoning is drawing near for the DUP!!!

I am just glad that Dr Paisley is not alive to see just how far down the party he foolishly led into power-sharing has descended!”


DUP MLA Jim Wells warns NI firms who back gay marriage

Coca Cola, law firms and banks join call for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

““There needs to be a public backlash against these arrogant commercial dictators!

 As the Scriptures teaches, big business and devotees of immorality will dominate society at the end of this age!!

‘And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies,’ Revelation 18:1-3.”


‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

Call for atheism to be included in religious education

“Anything but the Bible is the ‘religious’ education that most favour today!!!”


Divorce news ‘won’t mar’ any Johnson leadership bid, colleagues insist

Boris Johnson compares Chequers deal to ‘suicide vest’

Brexit plan: 80 MPs will reject Chequers deal, says ex-minister

80 Tory MPs prepared to vote against PM’s Chequers plan, says ex-Brexit minister Steve Baker

PM ‘risks catastrophic split’ if she sticks to Chequers plan for Brexit

Conservatives turn on Boris Johnson over Brexit ‘suicide vest’ jibe at Theresa May

Boris Johnson ‘suicide vest’ jibe ‘spot on’: Sammy Wilson, DUP MP.

DUP’s Sammy Wilson backs Boris Johnson over his Brexit ‘suicide vest’ remark

‘Downing Street unit is ATTACKING Brexiteers’ – Iain Duncan Smith makes SHOCKING claim

“It is not just the ‘Brexit plan’, but the general direction of British politics which indicates the suicidal direction it has taken!!!”


Abortion in Northern Ireland is a matter for Stormont, not for Scotland.


Second council accused over Ian Paisley dinner

Second council under investigation over Ian Paisley constituency dinner payment

 

‘Irexit Freedom’ group aiming to take Republic out of EU


Victims: The jury is still out on the DUP over legacy

Ex-UDR man’s legacy submission

Paratroopers’ trial for murder of Official IRA man put back

Doug Beattie: More civil cases should taken against republican leaders

Legacy Scandal: ‘Perhaps Dublin will now help victims of terrorist torture,’ says Jim Nicholson

Kingsmills massacre coroner reassures frustrated families

Victims: The jury is still out on the DUP over legacy

“Better still if the DUP were to press for terrorists and their supporters to be excluded from government instead of joining with them in a coalition!!!”


Documents dating back to the Siege of Derry uncovered


Chinese officials burn bibles, close churches, force Christian to denounce faith amid ‘escalating’ crackdown

“Not all that is called ‘Christian’ by the media is true Bible Christianity, nevertheless this report indicates the rising tide of opposition to all that claim to be Christian!!”

 

‘Paramilitary-style shootings measured and justified’, republican gunmen tell Stacey Dooley in BBC documentary

“This ‘human’ belongs to a group which is opposed to Sinn Fein/IRA entering power-sharing as it entails a recognition of a British institution. However, what he says is exactly what Sinn Fein/IRA have always believed regarding their shootings and murders!!!!”


Theresa May’s future under pressure as Brexiteer wagons circle

‘No-deal’ Brexit means no £39bn divorce bill, Dominic Raab warns EU

‘If May can’t deliver Brexit, she MUST go’ – Julia Hartley-Brewer BLASTS Prime Minister


Ex-DUP minister Wells has ‘grave concerns’ over pill that can prevent HIV


TUV: Contrasting policing of bonfires and NW attacks


PSNI failed women over IRA sex abuse claims

Watchdog condemns PSNI over Cahill sex abuse case

Máiría Cahill rejects ‘inadequate’ Sinn Féin apology

“Speaking of apologies – Did Miss Cahill ever apologise for her support of Sinn Fein/IRA and its murderous 30+ year campaign??”


Chile Church scandal: ‘How I escaped the priest who abused me for decades’

German (Roman) Catholic priests ‘abused thousands of children’

Cars, laptops and a ranch: how Brazil (RC)bishop allegedly misused church funds

“It is not a regional crime but Rome disseminates this depravity wherever her emissaries go!!!”


Cautious welcome on Poppy Day memorial after a long-running standoff between families and a Catholic trust.


Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) confirms Trump has postponed visit to Ireland


WW2 hero’s death: NI (Co. Fermanagh) veteran’s encounter with ‘Nazi criminal’


Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Justin Welby under fire as Church of England zero-hour contracts revealed along with Amazon investment

God aside, for whom does Justin Welby speak?

“No worries! Every one knows the Archbishop is an arch-hypocrite. It’s part of his job. As for whom he speaks, it MOST CERTAINLY is not the Lord!!”

September 2018

Audio sermons

KICS talks. These have resumed with the new school year.


Jacob at Penuel. Prayer meeting message by Rev. I. Foster

Perjuring prelates. A message preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on September 5th, 1993.


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News review for week ending Friday 28th September 2018

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death,” Revelation 21:8.

Archaeologists to unearth Siege of Derry secrets

“Protestants should do a little digging into their history. Were they to, they would be less inclined to listen to the Ecumenists  and such detractors of what Protestantism has done for our land and reject their singing of the praises of popery!!”


UKIP leader Gerard Batten links sexual grooming of girls to Islam


Michael Portillo warns May must FORGET her plan and accept one of THESE two options

Don’t be bullied by Brussels into a compromise on the border, DUP’s Dodds urges Prime Minister

Theresa May’s FINEST HOUR: Furious PM goes to war with EU for ‘making a mockery’ of UK

‘Steely resolve at the 11th hour’ Rees-Mogg praises PM for standing up to EU BULLIES

Journalist’s tweet that British ‘don’t give a monkey’s’ about Northern Ireland riles MEP Nicholson

PM ‘will never agree’ to NI customs border

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FIVE QUESTIONS WHICH SETTLE THE ‘SEPARATION’ DEBATE!

The Christian who believes in and practises ‘Biblical separation’ from those who reject the teaching of the Bible and those Christians who maintain fellowship with such rejectors, are labelled unloving, lacking in ‘Christian charity’ by their opponents!

But, as it was with Paul who likewise suffered such abuse from those whose wrongs and sins he rebuked, it is not the ‘separatist’ who lacks love but those who refuse to separate from evil.

Paul says to those who opposed him in Corinth, “O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels,” 2 Corinthians 6:11-12.

There was no ‘narrowness’ in Paul’s love for them but there was a definite ‘straightening’ of their hearts toward him. Read more


News review for week ending Friday 21st September 2018.

“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation,” 2 Peter 3:3-4.


Michael Gove apologises for attending Ian Paisley dinner


MI6 believed former Labour leader Foot ‘was KGB agent’

Soviet Union PAID Michael Foot forcing him to reveal KGB links to Queen

“They sure must have been short of spies!!!”


UUP leader: The plans to deal with the past appease the IRA and will be used to paint the security forces as villains


SF’s paper says IRA ‘stood their ground’ in Ballymurphy Massacre

“Thus contradicting their propaganda from the past!!!”

The God conclusion: leading mathematician John Lennox takes on atheism

“This is an interesting story for Ulster readers, many of us having little knowledge of this man!!”

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THE WORSHIP OF MOLECH

A picture of the State Education system!

“And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD,” Leviticus 18:21.

What I am about to say in this article will, I fear, annoy and anger some!

Those who feel displeased at what I say, may I just remind them all that the Lord Jesus in His first sermon recorded by Luke, so irked all of His hearers that they tried to murder Him! “And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way,” Luke 4:28-30. I am sure that I will not vex all who read this article but I am anxious to appeal to those who may be upset that they evaluate just what it that I have said that annoys them! Read more


“PERJURING PRELATES”

A message preached by Rev. Foster on September 5th, 1993.

Why there is a reluctance by many Church of Ireland clerics to affirm their belief in Article 31 of the 39 Articles of Religion.

“Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty,” Judges 5:23

The 39 Articles of Religion form the doctrinal basis of Anglicanism. They were first compiled in 1562, finally replacing the Articles compiled in the reign of Henry VIII. Henry’s Articles grew out of the confusion of doctrine that was being preached in the land at that time of reformation and upheaval. Henry sent a circular to all the bishops on 12th July 1536, forbidding all preaching until Michaelmas (September 29th) by which time articles of religion would be set down as a doctrinal guideline. The king himself drew up the articles which were duly agreed by both houses of the Anglican Convocation. They were anything but Biblical and were filled with popish superstition. Baptismal regeneration, transubstantiation, purgatory, prayers to saints, holy water, the sign of the cross, kissing the cross and images as part of worship were all sanctioned by Henry’s Articles. In 1552, Archbishop Cranmer and Bishop Ridley compiled 42 articles which, after an examination by bishops and learned men, were reviewed by Cranmer and Ridley and ratified by King Edward VII. These articles became the basis of the present 39 Articles. Read more and listen


News review for week ending Friday 14th September, 2018

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them,” Isaiah 8:20.

Fresh call for smacking to be outlawed in the home

(Scotland’s First Minister) Sturgeon backs ban on parents smacking children

“Hardly surprising since every other ‘anti-Bible’ policy has been embraced by our nation in its downward plunge!!”


PSNI raid an ‘attempt to intimidate journalists’

“It would be wise to withhold comments until it is seen whether or not the journalists are found guilty of the theft of documents!!”


BBC admits ‘we get climate change coverage wrong too often’

“Indeed!!!”


PM retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite lack of NI electoral knowledge

Prime Minister retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite lack of Northern Ireland electoral knowledge

“There are very few who would consider her any wiser now!!!”

Read more of this week’s news review…


“WAR DECLARED!!”

“And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment,” John 16:8.

Mr Ronnie McLean, when preaching from Acts 1:8 on the subject of ‘The Infilling of the Holy Spirit’ in Kilskeery on the Lord’s Day morning, 9th September, in his introduction to his subject, referred to John 16:8.

As I looked it up I was struck by what is a declaration of war by the Holy Ghost against the spirit and ethos of this world in which we live.

Holy Ghost holiness is the very opposite to all that is in the world. This idea is totally alien to all those today who claim to enjoy the fulness of the Holy Spirit’s power and grace, but whose way of life is very evidently not opposed to the ways of the world!

The ‘worship’ services, the mode of dress, the general appearance and behaviour of the modern ‘Pentecostalist’ are utterly worldly. Far from a spirit of reverential fear of God in their services there is the air of a circus, a centre for worldly entertainment. This they decidedly promote. It is not something into which they have carelessly declined but rather pointedly advance and nurture! The ‘minister’ is attired in the most casual of clothing – usually jeans and an open neck shirt! There is little order observed during the ‘service’, with people going and coming and drinking coffee etc!

This they would have us know is “Holy Spirit Christianity”!! Read more


News review for week ending Friday 7th September 2018

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them,” Isaiah 8:20.

Loughinisland: Journalists arrested over documents investigation

Journalists connected to Loughinisland Massacre documentary arrested – confidential documents allegedly stolen from Police Ombudsman office

Loughinisland: Arrest of journalists is ‘attack on press’

Journalists held in Loughinisland ‘theft’ probe released

Legacy Scandal: ‘Republicans relentlessly blacken security forces to re-write history,’ says Orange chief

We won’t forget our murdered members or loved ones

Victims of terrorism are facing a trap in legacy proposals, says lawyer

Read the rest of this week’s news review here.


News review for week ending Friday 7th September 2018

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them,” Isaiah 8:20.

Loughinisland: Journalists arrested over documents investigation

Journalists connected to Loughinisland Massacre documentary arrested – confidential documents allegedly stolen from Police Ombudsman office

Loughinisland: Arrest of journalists is ‘attack on press’

Journalists held in Loughinisland ‘theft’ probe released


Legacy Scandal: ‘Republicans relentlessly blacken security forces to re-write history,’ says Orange chief

We won’t forget our murdered members or loved ones

Victims of terrorism are facing a trap in legacy proposals, says lawyer

Legacy Scandal: ‘It’s inherently unfair that police can be shamed but not terrorists,’ says lawyer

Ex-head of Army: I was interviewed by PSNI over Troubles killing


Ombudsman to release file on 2005 Robert McCartney murder


We don’t want a church here!’ Christian persecution as mob surrounds church a SECOND time

“We have often warned that the use of the term ‘Christian’ by the press does not necessarily mean a believer of the Bible and all it teaches. 

However, stories such as this do serve to indicate the utter lack of tolerance by Islam!”


Pope Francis faces civil war in Catholic Church over child sex abuse scandal

Paedophile priest who abused boy 20 years ago won’t apologise to victim

“This unapologetic priest is the true face of Romanism!!”


Poll: Northern Ireland voters will back united Ireland after Brexit

DUP pours cold water on ‘strongest pro-unity opinion poll in history’

“We have long stated that God’s Word declares that the kingdom of Antichrist will comprise the territories of the old Roman Empire which would exclude Scotland and Ireland. Christians should watch for the unfolding of God’s purpose in this part of the world without fear.”


Belfast Primark fire was ‘act of God’ for LGBT window display – pastor defiant over claims

“The sodomite ‘community’ takes great offence whenever they are reminded of the anger that their wicked lifestyle generates in Heaven. 

But they must understand that the full measure of that anger awaits them in eternity if they defiantly reject the warnings of Holy Scripture.

Raging at Christians and dismissing their remonstrations as ‘mindless’ will not alter God’s judgment against sodomy!!”


RHI: (DUP’s) Jonathan Bell had ‘dysfunctional’ relationship with adviser

DUP’s bitter divisions laid bare by top civil servant: Bell’s late night, alleged bullying and travel row

RHI inquiry: Claim that Jonathan Bell swung punch and tried to break finger of DUP special adviser

Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell disputed who should get to meet Boris

Arlene Foster’s Spad (special advisor) privately said RHI cash should be ‘maximised’

RHI: Rampant jealousies and jockeying at top of DUP laid bare for all to see

RHI inquiry told of civil servant’s unease at DUP minister Bell’s ‘secret recordings’

Jonathan Bell’s friend had a spiritual ‘prophecy’ the DUP man would be cleared by the RHI Inquiry

RHI inquiry: ‘No resistance’ from DUP spads to RHI scheme on agenda

Live RHI inquiry: Jonathan Bell rowed with Spad at breakfast meeting

RHI Inquiry: Bell denies swinging punch at adviser

RHI: Read former DUP minister Jonathan Bell’s evidence to inquiry

RHI Inquiry: Advisor ‘tried to limit my power’ – Jonathan Bell

Bell tells inquiry his side of RHI story

DUP’s Jonathan Bell alleges ‘massive smear campaign’ against him

RHI: Jonathan Bell admits letter for £76k post was false

Suzanne Breen: Bell’s extraordinary allegations make for compelling viewing

“There is just about every form of idiocy, vulgarity and dishonesty displayed by the DUP members and SPADs involved in this scandal!!”


Anti-Catholic Basil Brooke speech was ‘public expression of unionism’s private view’

“This article, printed in a Nationalist newspaper, goes some way to explaining WHY Unionists were suspicious of their Roman Catholic neighbours! 

It ought to be remembered that police officers always felt themselves in greater danger living amongst Roman Catholic neighbours, even if the officer himself was a Roman Catholic. The reason being that it was from the Roman Catholic community that the IRA recruited its ‘volunteers’ and received votes, support and sympathy!!”


Boris Johnson offers ‘no new ideas’ on Brexit, Downing Street says

Tory row ERUPTS as May fires back at Boris – ‘you have NO new ideas!’


Ian Paisley (Jr) begins House of Commons suspension

Paisley’s 30-day suspension over holiday furore begins

DUP MP Ian Paisley begins 30-day suspension over over freebie luxury holiday


Kingsmills: Errors blamed for failure to trace palm print


Iranian currency crash sparks rising fears on streets of Tehran


Belfast City Council money used to fund group with alleged dissident ties


Northern Ireland Assembly members’ pay to be cut


Salisbury Novichok attack: Putin ultimately responsible – minister


Church in crisis as only 2% of young adults identify as C of E

“This is hardly surprising given the C of E’s departure from the Bible and utter apostasy from God!!”


Police fail to identify suspects in 80% of burglary cases (in England)


Family of Official IRA man to take legal action against MoD

“This man informed me back in 1966 that if ordered to he would murder me!!!” See the details here.