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.
Ivan has written 517 articles so far, you can find them below.

News review for week ending Friday 2nd November 2018

“Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law . . . . . I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved;
because they kept not thy word,” Psalm 119:53, 158.

DUP Spad told me “we could fill our boots” with RHI cash, says top civil servant

RHI Inquiry: Top civil servant rebuts SF denial of abuse warning to McGuinness

Jonathan Bell believed DUP spads were making ‘vast amounts of money from RHI’

RHI deserved scrutiny, but Sinn Fein is in no place to moralise

Lack of PSNI investigation is a ‘de facto amnesty’

Ombudsman clears PSNI over Robert McCartney murder probe but family reject report out of hand

Robert McCartney sister hits out at ‘superficial’ Police Ombudsman report

Robert McCartney: Ombudsman rejects claim killers protected

It is rather a mystery why so many IRA killers have escaped justice despite being known to the authorities and just about everyone else!!!

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald defends commemoration for IRA Shankill bomber Thomas Begley

While the IRA still pull the strings, what else can you expect!!

Shankill bomber’s dad in U-turn over tribute at IRA plot

Did he have a wee visit from the ‘boys’ ??!

IRA bomber’s family U-turn a moment of moral courage that was all too fleeting

Shankill bomber Kelly ‘dancing on graves of victims’

Greysteel killings: ‘Hurt is hurt and pain is pain’

Debrief on dismal election will not be pretty for Sinn Féin

Sinn Fein chat group called IRA victims ‘wasters with sob stories’

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald challenged by victim’s mother on ‘waster’ slurs

No amount of ‘make-up’ could make that bunch ‘pretty’ though its female leadership does try hard!!!

Legacy scandal: ‘The principle thou shalt not upset the terrorists dictates our approach to the past,’ says Austin Stack

Son of  Irish Prison Officer murdered by the IRA in 1983

Attorney General John Larkin calls for probe into ‘linked’ IRA murders

Hyde Park bombing suspect does not intend to take part in High Court case

Boston mobster and IRA gunrunner ‘Whitey’ Bulger meets bloody end in jail

Murdered mobster Whitey Bulger liked to boast about IRA links

This helps us to better understand the true character of the ‘noble’ cause of Irish Republicanism!!!

Barry McElduff will not be prosecuted over Kingsmill social media post

Victim contrasts Barry McElduff case with Ku Klux Klan ‘hate crime’

McElduff has got away with sick Kingsmill insult, insist families

Stones thrown at (Roman Catholic) homes along west Belfast peace wall treated as ‘sectarian hate crime’

But not McElduff’s sneering mockery of victims of an atrocity by the IRA!!!

Libya silent on ‘about turn’ over compensation for IRA victims

It has paid compensation to US, French and German victims of terror attacks it sponsored BUT NOT THE UK !!

Marian Price denies murder of Jean McConville

Anyone want a pinch of salt???!!!

Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin over his opposition to abortion law

It is not just adults that Sinn Fein believe can be killed legitimately!!

SF lobbies against extradition of Omagh bomber

The (Roman) Catholic Troubles soldier exposing the myths of terrorism in harrowing new documentary

Peter Casey (Irish presidential election candidate) dismisses Travellers comment as reason for vote surge

Blasphemy referendum result ‘significant for freedom of expression’, says Amnesty Ireland

Ireland’s blasphemy referendum ‘small step towards 21st century constitution’

‘I feel very proud to have had a small part to play’ – Stephen Fry responds to removal of Irish blasphemy law

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall,” Proverbs 16:18

Labour MP expresses disappointment at failure of same sex marriage bill

McGinn was born in South Armagh and is the son of a Sinn Fein councillor!!

Peers divided over bid to extend human rights protections to Northern Ireland

(Westminster appointed) NI minister agrees to discuss referendums on abortion and marriage laws

Referendums on Northern Ireland abortion and gay marriage laws to be discussed by Government

The DUP will yet be given its chance to show it is more than empty threats!!!

Outpouring of love for Erin O’Hara who rejected abortion after tragic baby diagnosis

Pro-abortion arguments are increasingly at odds with the cutting-edge of scientific research

Arlene Foster congratulates Ruth Davidson on birth of baby boy

It is inherently wrong to ‘congratulate’ this woman given the unnatural relationship she is in and the unnatural means whereby this infant was conceived. Arlene Foster thus encourages the departure from God’s order which is the predominant feature of this apostate age!!

Arlene Foster, and Stormont, left in a horrible limbo

DUP will support Budget but vows: ‘We will not be bought’

UK ministers accused of ‘buying DUP votes’

Government ‘called DUP’s bluff on Budget’

Germany’s Angela Merkel wants to give up party leadership – and says this is her final term as chancellor

Brexit shock poll: Most Britons do NOT fear leaving EU with NO-DEAL

Karen Bradley ‘grasping at straws’ over Stormont deadlock, says Sammy Wilson

‘It’s embarrassing’ – Northern Ireland politicians scathing as Bradley leaves briefing to catch flight

Dominic Raab visits north ahead of Brexit talks intensification

London is still said to be open to an Irish Sea border for regulations

London WILL betray Ulster!!!

Now Lord Hain should name the On The Run terrorists to whom he and Tony Blair gave letters

‘It is outrageous’ – TD criticises the Church for asking parishioners to foot €4m debt from Pope’s visit

Crossmaglen Rangers GAA official Thomas McKenna ‘stored more than 50,000 photos and videos of children’

Asia Bibi: Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row

While we understand that this woman is a Roman Catholic – Christianity is a term the media uses randomly – this article does show the utter intolerance of Islam!!

News review for week ending Friday 2619th October 2018

“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth, Genesis 6:11-13.

(Irish Prime Minister) Varadkar acts as if Brexit, not terrorists, will be to blame for violence

Victims of IRA accuse Taoiseach of hyping up hard border violence fears

Two decades after signing of Agreement, politicians on all sides need to be much more careful with their words

Former Irish President backs Varadkar’s warning on border violence 

If Brexit would be to blame for any future violence then presumably the IRA was not to blame for violence in the past!!!”

The Question Coveney & Co won’t answer

Leading Brexiter tries to kill Northern Ireland backstop

‘This is our red line’ Fisheries BETRAYAL could force shock Tory vote AGAINST May’s deal

Brexit: Extend transition only to scrap backstop, says Dominic Raab

Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories

Dominic Raab (Brexit secretary)undermines Theresa May on Brexit transition 

‘Stand up to EU NOW’ Brexit negotiators need Thatcher’s ‘backbone’, says Iain Duncan Smith

People’s Vote identifies 50 Tory MPs who could be swayed on Brexit

EU withdrawal deal is 95% settled, Theresa May to tell Commons

Brexit: Irish warn against backstop backtracking 

They will be threatening us with their airforce of 3 helicopters next!!!

Conservative MP says ‘we have to change prime minister’ if policy not overhauled

Fury as Germany must pay £BILLIONS more to the EU after Brexit 

Remainers seem to be willing violence as a way of validating their viewpoints

‘Ireland is just an EU COLONY!’ Border resident CONDEMNS Dublin bowing to bloc demands

“The whole matter is a complete ‘mishmash’ BUT ‘The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,’ Isaiah 14:24.” 

Huddersfield grooming: Twenty guilty of campaign of rape and abuse

Ian Tomlin: Murder charges over Battersea father’s death

Home secretary, Sajid Javid lambasted for ‘Asian paedophiles’ tweet 

“Scandalous criticism of the truth shows just to where society has sunk down!!”

More Insulting Lies From Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudi Arabia says journalist killed in fight

Khashoggi mourners demand ‘true justice’ after Saudi disclosures 

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Dominic Raab says Saudi explanation for death of Jamal Khashoggi ‘not credible’ – but UK won’t ‘terminate relationship’

Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

Trump calls Khashoggi murder ‘worst cover-up in history’

Khashoggi killing: Donald Trump says Saudi crown prince could have been involved 

Donald Trump under fire for praising assault on Guardian journalist

Shankill bomb: Mother recalls plea for help from Sean Kelly

Shankill bombing: Wreaths laid to remember victims

Engulfed in a fireball during riots, lost an eye and suffered back and leg injuries in a bomb blast, was targeted five times by terrorists and nearly died in a road crash … the extraordinary life of policeman Alan Brown

Ex police chief: The peace process has ‘destroyed’ prospects of justice for Troubles victims

(Former four-star US General) David Petraeus intervention over prosecution of Troubles veterans welcome

Tom Peters: Ex garda (Irish Police) officer blinded by IRA County Laois blast dies

Double victim of IRA slams churchmen and politicians over the inversion of right and wrong on legacy

Vow that terror godfathers will not be safe from justice

A similar vow was made by many after the Enniskillen massacre of 1987 but nothing came of it and no one was ever prosecuted for that atrocity!!

Shankill bomb: ‘We have moved on, but we still haven’t got justice’

Shankill bomb bereaved in ‘painful but necessary’ remembrance 25 years on

Northern Ireland veteran ‘refusing medical treatment to have his day in court’

Ex-IRA man sceptical on Shankill advance warning claim

Shankill bomber tribute snubbed by his own family

Bloody Sunday: £900,000 in damages for victims

“Whenever did the thousands of victims of the IRA ever receive such compensation??”

DUP politicians mocked me over attending event for ‘antichrist’ Pope Francis, claims MLA Butler (And rightly so!!!)

Donaldson slams DUP ‘antichrist’ jibes over unionist’s papal meeting

Robbie Butler: Donaldson wants facts on ‘papal slurs’ against UUP MLA

What a ‘dark knight’ Donaldson is!! I wonder what he would have said to the mocking statements of Elijah and of the Saviour??

Fr Sean McManus hits out after Ulster Unionist mocked by DUP for attending Pope ‘antichrist’ event (Donaldson is in good company!!)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson says controversy around DUP MLAs’ anti-Catholic behaviour is now a ‘closed matter’

DUP hypocrisy is once again evident. Both Stalford and Storey have been guilty of violations of Christian ethics. Storey for his helping to finance sodomy while he held office (see here) and his support for Corrymeela ecumenical centre (see here) and Stalford for his Sabbath-breaking when he attended a GAA match earlier in the summer past (see here).

Spend taxpayers’ money as if it is your own, auditor tells civil servants

In 500 audits, I’d never seen anything like RHI, says auditor

RHI Inquiry: Sinn Féin used ‘super Spads’ to flout law banning killer advisers

As ever, SF was a law unto themselves!!

DUP’s Hamilton leaked RHI emails to media in bid to protect advisor

RHI Inquiry: Incredible story of how DUP minister anonymously leaked to his top official

The DUP were not far behind SF in their lawlessness!!

Ann Travers: IRA, not Sinn Fein, is at Stormont making decisions

Derry’s Peter Casey tells ‘Indian’ Varadkar to ‘shut your trap’ over Irish presidential election comments

‘Shut your trap,’ Casey tells ‘Indian’ Leo Varadkar for ‘trying to impact poll’

Michael D Higgins: PSNI reject security claim from Irish president

Police dispute Irish President’s security claims during Belfast trip

Derry’s Peter Casey to stay in Irish presidential race as he slams ‘welfare-dependent state’

Michael D Higgins and the trip to Belfast

President Higgins faces calls to ‘come clean’ on reasons for travelling to Belfast on Government plane

Higgins’ claim about no PSNI escort for visit has to be clarified, says MLA

Peter Casey back in race but sparks fresh row

President Higgins backtracks on claim that lack of PSNI security led him to take jet to Belfast

Ireland presidential election: Voters go to polls

Anjem Choudary, notorious Islamist hate preacher, a free man after release from prison

‘Tram surfer’ left with brain injury after falling from moving carriage wins £485,000 from rail firm

Now you can be compensated for being an idiot!!

Priest shortage forces parishes to alternate Sunday Mass

Tuam babies (Roman Catholic-run institution, Co. Galway): Remains of children to be exhumed from mass grave

Labour MPs introduce plan to reform Northern Ireland’s abortion and marriage laws

Labour MPs bid to force Government to act on abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Abortion Vote Proposals Leave Most Vulnerable Defenceless up to the point of birth

Mairia Cahill: ‘I want admittance, not an apology. It’s the very least I deserve’

Defy republicans seeking to re-write history, Sammy Wilson tells PM over Troubles soldiers prosecutions

Probe of Troubles killings by Army ‘political’: Collins (former Royal Irish Regiment commander)

Faith, football and me: Former Glentoran star Halliday on why playing on a Sunday didn’t conflict with Christian beliefs

His Sabbath-breaking may not have conflicted with this modern Christian’s beliefs but it certainly conflicted with the teaching of the Bible!!!

The Parables #79

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep, Pt 3.
Scripture: John 10:1-18.
We want now to consider what the Saviour says of Himself the SHEPHERD!
The Pharisees, to whom the Saviour is speaking, considered themselves the pastors of the flock and they viewed the Lord Jesus as an imposter. Therefore, they said, the people should not listen to Him.
But the Saviour answers them by showing that He was the the true Shepherd and they were the false shepherds. This is why they were angry, v 19.
The Saviour uses language that all would understand
Every Jewish person knew about sheep and shepherds! These were most vital matters and the Saviour wanted them to understand! Again we note that the TRUTHS of the gospel are illustrated all around us!
The first thing He states is that He is the Door.
“Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep,” verse 7. How important to know the right door that leads to salvation and to life eternal!
Doors surround us here in the school and lead to various places. One leads to the great OUTSIDE. There is a DOOR which leads us to the GREAT ETERNITY – Christ!
Again, the people could understand about robbers seeking to steal the sheep.
“All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers,” verse 8. There had been many deceivers. The sheep of God are constantly under attack from robbers who would steal away their blessing and inheritance. They would lead them into danger, pretending to be true shepherds but being false, they had to climb over the wall to get at the sheep for the had no authority to enter. It was important to identify the robbers!
The true Shepherd knows His sheep
Jeremiah 1:5. He calls them by name! “The LORD called yet again, Samuel,” 1 Sam 3:5. What a wonderful thing that the Lord KNOWS us!