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 383 articles so far, you can find them below.

November 2015

Index to this edition

Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

Gospel Mission

Meetings: Monday-Friday at 8.00 pm & Lord’s Days at 3.30 p.m.

Evangelists: Rev. Larry Power and Mr. Colin Maxwell

We give all a very warm welcome to these meetings

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins,”
Colossians 1:14.

A house divided cannot stand

28456803-ruined-house-propped-and-with-broken-roof“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand,” Matthew 12:25.

The above verse, containing that very well known and wise adage declared by the Lord Jesus, was referred to recently by a friend from up the country, when discussing with me the situation that prevails within the Free Presbyterian Church.

There has undoubtedly been a division within the denomination since the days when Dr Paisley went into power-sharing with Sinn Fein. That decision entailed a going back from and an abandoning of long-standing principles.

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TUV’s Jim Allister questions the use of money to finance immorality and blasphemy, the very matter the Free Presbyterian Church Government and Morals Committee has protested against! (See article – ‘Protest at blasphemous play’)

Subject: Written Answer AQW 50864/11-16 – Outburst Queer Arts Festival

“To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of use of his Department’s funds to support the Outburst Queer Arts Festival in Belfast in staging The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven.”

The Minister’s answer to the question is given below.

“The Outburst Arts Festival made an application for funding from the Belfast City Centre Event Grant Scheme for a festival that is running from the 13 – 21 November 2015 with events taking place in various venues across the City. The application was assessed by Departmental officials against set criteria and an offer of funding was made. The grant was not specific to any particular event within the festival programme.”

Here is an admission by the Minster that his Department did fund the ‘Festival’ which included the blasphemous ‘Gospel according to Jesus Queen of Heaven’!!!

The Minister for Social Development is Mervyn Storey MLA, a Free Presbyterian elder!!!

Thus we have the tragic situation of the Free Presbyterian Government and Morals Committee condemning this wickedness while a member of that Presbytery heads a Department in Stormont that is helping to finance that very wickedness!

This is the situation that compromise, silence, fear and a ‘stick your head in the sand’ attitude toward the sin of power-sharing with the IRA has brought us.

It is time for ordinary Free Presbyterian members to make their views known to Presbytery on this shameful situation.

“Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate,” Jeremiah 44:4.

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtr)
18th November, 2015.


Below is a response to a further question asked by Jim Allister MLA of the Minister for Social Development, Mr Mervyn Storey.

Subject: Written Answer AQW 50866/11-16 – Outburst Queer Arts Festival

To ask the Minister for Social Development (i) what funding his Department and its arm’s-length bodies have provided to Outburst Queer Arts Festival; (ii) to outline the purpose of such funding; and (iii) what funding went towards the staging of The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven.

In response to the three questions you raised in relation to the Outburst Queer Arts Festival I would advise as follows:
My Department has provided grant funding of £3.5k towards the cost of the 2015 festival.
This grant was a contribution towards the overall costs for venue hire and artists fees for the festival.
This grant was not offered for any specific event within the festival programme.

So, £3500 of public money was paid by Mr Storey’s department to aid a festival which included the wicked depiction of the Lord Jesus Christ as a “transexual”!!! It is beyond belief that a professing Christian can be guilty of such a betrayal of the Lord Jesus by aiding to any degree this vile, unspeakable blasphemy.

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty,” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.

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Protest at blasphemous play

The letter below is from the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster Government and Morals Committee protesting against a blasphemous play in Belfast.

The newspapers to which it was sent did not print it!!

Dear sir,
Your paper on Monday contained the details of a theatre production. This production is a blatant blasphemous attack on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ and deeply offensive to the Christian community.
Blasphemy is defined as the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God.
The Bible declares in Revelation 17:14 that Jesus Christ is “Lord of lords and King of kings” but the title of this play links the name of Jesus with the phrase “queen of heaven”. This deliberate inaccuracy is irreverent and, as such, blasphemous.

The content of the play displays the Lord Jesus Christ as being transgender while the teaching of the Bible leaves no doubt that this view is false.
The Lord Jesus Christ is eternally named the “Son of God”, we think of the well known text of Scripture in John 3:16 and we read of the “only begotten Son”.
In regard to the incarnation of Christ, words are often quoted from Luke 1:35 when Mary is told “that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”.
At the time of the crucifixion, we read that the title “King of the Jews” was displayed by Pontus Pilate.
To invent another Jesus is an attempt to present another god and another way of salvation. Christ clearly stated in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

In an interview with “The Scotsman” in 2009 the writer of this play stated that the production was “about rescuing Jesus from the fundamentalists”. The Lord Jesus Christ does not need to be rescued. He came to “seek and to save” those who are ensnared in a life of sin. This is a universal condition but the same means of salvation is available to all, for we read in Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Festival director Ruth McCarthy states, “the christian values of love, tolerance and understanding are at the forefront of this piece.” However, she is deeply mistaken in that view.
When the Lord Jesus Christ spoke of love, He said “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” You cannot love God if you blaspheme His name and person. Rather, we should live in obedience to His commands.

To display such a production is grievous in the sight of a holy God and shows no regard for the many Bible-believing Christians in this land. Therefore we call upon the organisers to stop this event.

Yours sincerely
Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster Government and Morals Committee

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“Prophetic Truth maintained from the Apostles until now”

Synopsis of a message preached at Kilskeery Annual Conference on Saturday 31st October, 2015,

by Rev Brian McClung (Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church)

“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus…But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” 2 Timothy 1:13, 3:14

There were ‘things’ which Paul taught Timothy which he wanted this young man to ‘hold fast’ and to ‘continue…in’.

Among these ‘sound words’ or doctrines, that Paul preached and taught, are references to the second coming of Jesus Christ to this earth. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come,” 2 Timothy 3:1. See also 2 Timothy 4:1,8. “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom, . . . . . . Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

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Listen to an audio recording of this message using the player below.

Please note: All of the recorded messages from the conference may be heard here. A CD of the messages may be requested from the editor.

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Remember, remember the 5th of November!

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.” Isaiah 54:17

This day is notable in English history for two great deliverances wrought by God for us. On this day the plot of the Papists to destroy our Houses of Parliament was discovered, 1605.

“While for our princes they prepare
In caverns deep a burning snare,
He shot from heaven a piercing ray,
And the dark treachery brought to day.”

And secondly-to-day is the anniversary of the landing of King William III, at Torbay, by which the hope of Popish ascendancy was quashed, and religious liberty was secured, 1688.

This day ought to be celebrated, not by the saturnalia of striplings, but by the songs of saints. Our Puritan forefathers most devoutly made it a special time of thanksgiving. There is extant a record of the annual sermons preached by Matthew Henry on this day. Our Protestant feeling, and our love of liberty, should make us regard its anniversary with holy gratitude. Let our hearts and lips exclaim, “We have heard with our ears, and our fathers have told us the wondrous things which thou didst in their day, and in the old time before them.” Thou hast made this nation the home of the gospel; and when the foe has risen against her, thou hast shielded her. Help us to offer repeated songs for repeated deliverances. Grant us more and more a hatred of Antichrist, and hasten on the day of her entire extinction. Till then and ever, we believe the promise, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.” Should it not be laid upon the heart of every lover of the gospel of Jesus on this day to plead for the overturning of false doctrines and the extension of divine truth? Would it not be well to search our own hearts, and turn out any of the Popish lumber of self-righteousness which may lie concealed therein?


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Same-sex marriage statement

Statement from the Government and Morals Committee of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster on the Northern Ireland Assembly debate on “Same-Sex Marriage.”

(As it appeared in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ of November 2nd, 2015)

“For the fifth time in the space of three years the redefinition of marriage is to be debated in the Northern Ireland assembly, under the guise of it being a matter of equality.

It is very interesting to note the comment made by the NIHRC in their submission to the Legislative Consent Motion in 2013. They said:

“The jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECt.HR) and the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) has confirmed that the restriction of the institution of marriage to opposite sex couples is not in violation of international human rights standards.”

So here are two international bodies mentioned and they say it is NOT an issue of equality, it is NOT a right!

Some would also say that we are falling behind the rest of the world and are dinosaurs but according to the statistics less than 10% of the member states in the UN have redefined marriage.

What we are witnessing is part of a liberal agenda to force Northern Ireland into redefining marriage despite the view of its people. Gerry Adams described equality as the “Trojan horse” and the Labour’s Ivan Lewis, the Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary said, “my party believes the government should give serious consideration to introduce legislation at Westminster to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland”, in other words it should be forced upon Northern Ireland.

These views have little to do with rights or equality, rather it is one group wanting to ride rough-shod over everyone else with a differing opinion, regardless of the impact that it may have on children, families or society.

When we consider the treatment of Ashers Baking Company and any who challenge the LGBT agenda, Bible believing Christians are left feeling that they dare not express their dearly held opinions or they will be accused of hate crimes or will become the subject of a media witch hunt.

As a Denomination we hold to the Scriptural definition of marriage as that of one man and one woman for as long as they both shall live (Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:6-9). We believe that this is God’s pattern for the well-being of family life, in the bringing up of children and for the good of society at large. A deviation from this godly pattern has no benefits but rather will be the forerunner of more broken homes and broken lives.

Any sexual relationship outside of the marriage bond is contrary to the law of God and is sinful. This is not to be construed as hatred against the individual rather it is love that warns them of the consequences of such conduct for by the words of Paul we learn that there were those in his congregation who had been saved and changed from such lifestyles. (1 Cor 6:9-11).”

Government and Morals Committee of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster

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Pictures of Christ series

Rev. Ivan FosterRev. Foster is engaged in a series of studies in Kilskeery Independent Christian School morning assemblies in which he deals with the theme, “Pictures of Christ in the Bible”, the descriptions and types of Christ given in the Scriptures.

You can listen to these studies using the player below. Each new study will be added as it becomes available.

Previously published studies can be heard here.

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

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Latest news stories

NI abortion law ‘breaches human rights’

Abortion Ruling – Courts Should not Seek to Legislate

TUV’s Allister vows to expose Stormont ‘greed and squander’

Jeremy Corbyn rolls over in face of shadow cabinet opposition and gives free vote to Labour MPs on Syria air strike

Labour MPs to get free vote on Syria

Labour MPs will get a free vote on whether the UK should launch air strikes in Syria

Syria air strikes vote on Wednesday, says David Cameron

Syria air strikes: Extra RAF planes to be sent to base as Britain prepares for war against Isis

PM Calls Syria Airstrikes Vote For Wednesday

Sinn Fein’s politics are as outdated as the party’s leaders

Shooting victims ‘had failed to turn up to be shot’ – (Tut, tut – these people who won’t keep their appointments – what an inconvenience!!!!!)

Two men shot in legs in west Belfast

Planners ask for Castlederg IRA memorial ‘equality’ assessment

McGuinness pays tribute to Fr. Gerry Reynolds – (If Sinn Fein/IRA thought highly of him – enough said!!!)

Life as a judge in Britain: ‘I think I’ve heard it all – then a case shocks me with a new level of depravity’ – (The Bible clearly warns of such, 2 Tim 3:1-9)

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More news

November 30

Dissident republican Colin Duffy due in court charged with directing New IRA terror gang

Gun attacks favoured by republicans for decades

TUV conference: Jim Allister critical of ‘catastrophic failure’ of Stormont executive

IRA revelations have utterly vindicated TUV, Allister tells conference

Traditional Unionist Voice leader calls for voluntary NI coalition

Agreement ‘a trade-off of climb downs’ – Allister

Murderers should not get blanket amnesty, says FW de Klerk

Colum Eastwood: Sinn Fein said they’d stand up to Tories… then they rolled over

Sinn Fein shamed by their deal, says SDLP’s Colum Eastwood – (Not shamed by their history of murder and terror!!!)

Convicted Colombia Three member honoured with ‘night of celebration’ by sinn Fein

Kate Hoey: quitting the EU unites right and left

Turkey and its 75 million people on the brink of being allowed into EU

Switzerland overwhelmingly votes for burqa ban with £6,500 fine for Muslim women who rebel

Illegal immigrants entering Europe tops 1.5 million according to EU


November 28

‘IRA’ claims it fired shots at PSNI car in Belfast

Labour’s shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Vernon Coaker distances himself from McDonnell’s IRA kneecapping ‘joke’

Labour MPs have only one option – a mutiny

Stormont: Any wonder voters cynical if this is what claims to be democracy

Foyle Pride chair to contact Ombudsman over Deputy Mayor’s remarks

Sinn Féin councillor given 20 years to pay back benefits

EU and Labour MEPs say we MUST welcome back jihadis because border controls are RACIST


November 27

Former Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan slams the lack of a fresh start for victims

Peace charity praises Robinson and McGuinness – (Praise from an ecumenical group is no praise!!)

No culprits found for tricolour at Stormont – (That is the story of security in NI – Republican ‘fifth columnists’ will always find a sympathetic helper!!)

Belfast shooting ‘attempt to kill police officers’

Police officers ambushed by republican dissidents in Belfast

Picture of shot police car reveals how close officers came to death in Belfast attack

Questions about IRA double agents that just won’t go away – (Except if they threaten power-sharing in Stormont!!)

Volley of shots fired at police officers in Andersonstown

Jeremy Corbyn told to resign by Labour MPs as Syria vote engulfs his leadership

Labour Shadow Chancellor and IRA sympathiser John McDonnell said ‘bombs and bullets could unite Ireland’ and joked ‘gutless wimps’ opposed to Sinn Fein should have their knees blown off

Child sex abuse inquiry: Westminster, churches and local councils to be put under spotlight

White House on lockdown after someone jumps fence


November 26

McGuinness ‘must be questioned’ over IRA informer’s murder – (Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same, Job 4:8)

Russian pilot interview: Turkey did not issue warning before downing plane

One fifth of Stormont Assembly members are ‘unelected’ or appointed by parties

Stormont Fresh Start: Sticking plaster approach to a festering wound will not suffice

Feeny alert: Police confirm bomb left near village

Application to dismiss ‘Slab’ Murphy case rejected – (Just ‘maybe’ this ‘poor-mouth’ IRA millionaire is about to get is ‘comeuppances’!!)

Freddie ‘Stakeknife’ Scappaticci: ‘Probe into 50 murders’

Frank Hegarty: Martin McGuinness ‘needs questioned’ over murder, son says

Seven ex-paras in High Court action over Bloody Sunday probe

Burton and Adams clash in Northern Ireland debate

Donaldson stands by offer to base Trident in Northern Ireland

M&S leaves Northern Ireland logo off ‘Best of the British Isles’ cake – (That shows the threat of boycott from nationalist shoppers!!)

EU referendum: DUP’s Sammy Wilson gives backing to Ukip Brexit campaign, blasting David Cameron’s ‘pathetic demands’

Service remembers RUC men murdered 40 years ago


November 25

Spending review: £400m could be cut from Stormont budget – (Smoke and mirrors economics!!)

Stormont Fresh Start: Sticking plaster approach to a festering wound will not suffice

Dodds said DUP could not be led from Westminster

Alex Salmond: United Ireland is as inevitable as an independent Scotland – (Scottish Protestants need to realise that SN is a sister to SF and has a core of Irish republicans!!)

Stakeknife – a colossal Scandal – (The pigeons really really DO come home to roost!!)

Must be no Untouchables in Investigation of Hegarty Murder

West Belfast: Bomb-making components found in dissident searches

Nurses to get freedom of Belfast for service during the Troubles

Glastonbury Abbey: ‘Monks perpetuated myths’ – (Popery is entirely an unbiblical a myth!!!)

NHS boss re-appointed after retiring on £1.4m pension pot

Russian plane was in Turkish airspace ‘for just a few seconds’

Brink of war: Russian jet WAS shot down in Syrian airspace as Putin sends warship to Med


November 24

Welfare reform bill for Northern Ireland passes through Commons

Government slammed over Northern Ireland benefits changes ‘fast-track’

DUP and SF MLAs rise to applaud Peter Robinson in the Assembly

DUP edges away from firebrand politics of Paisley era – (DUP has been edging in that direction for nigh on 25 years!!)

Ian Paisley donation to settle libel case with Sinn Féin’s Martina Anderson

Ian Paisley and Martina Anderson settle libel claim over radio comments

Robinson’s retirement makes me no less motivated, says Allister

Axed councillor Ruth Patterson tells DUP’s Pengelly she’s coming for her seat

DUP MLA vows to challenge paramilitary conviction figures – (She seems to forget she is in coalition with such!!)

Isis suspects who slipped back into Republic of Ireland being monitored by gardai

Majority of British public favour leaving EU, poll finds – (That’s before the pro-membership propaganda campaign starts!!!)

Former top Provo still waiting on Birmingham bombing police interview


November 23

Peter Robinson says NI has been ‘transformed’ in final leader’s speech – (IRA in government thanks to the DUP is quite a transformation. Only a fool would believe his spouting!))

Ruth Patterson: Belfast councillor expelled from DUP

War on Isis: UN in rare unanimous vote calls on world to unite against jihadist group – (As Bible prophecy indicates, the middle east has become the centre of world affairs!)

Brussels terror alert: US aidworker named among 21 dead in Mali, as Belgium warns of ‘imminent attack’ after chemicals and explosives found

Paris attacks: Brussels on lockdown over threat of ‘imminent’ Isis attack

Britain poised for Syria air strikes after Labour revolt against Jeremy Corbyn

IS are not terrorists, says Sinn Fein MLA – but then says that they are – (It chokes him to voice the slightest criticism of fellow terrorists!!)

Outrageous SF MLA Comments Show IRA and ISIS Brothers in Arms

Sinn Fein MLA Phil Flanagan backtracks on ‘Islamic State not terrorists’ comment – (Who would believe his about-turn!!!)

‘Fresh Start agreement an insult to victims’ – Jim Allister

Fears that SF may walk away from corporation tax pledge

Robinson admits DUP leadership election rules have to change

Medics ought to be ashamed over abortion letter, says campaigner – (Abortion does not merely risk the life of the unborn but ends it!!!)

Pro-lifer Bernadette Smyth slams medics’ ‘shameful’ abortion letter

Second Belfast shooting: Gunman ambushes van men in Turf Lodge in ‘revenge attack’ for Traveller shooting – (This the legacy of Sinn Fein/IRA’s lawless dominance in the area for decades!!)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard ‘simulates capture of Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque’ – (‘Signs of the times’!!)

Why we should pray for Islam to undergo its own reformation – (The idiot who wrote this is an Irish Presbyterian ‘elder’ who doesn’t believe his own “Confession of Faith”!!)

If terrorists get compensation, they must be chased through the civil courts


November 20

Victims Forum demands apology over Stormont deal omission

Peter Robinson: Sinn Fein blocked deal on past over access to secret files

‘The people will decide my legacy’ – Robinson – (Eternity’s verdict will be different from that of the pundits!!)

Peter Robinson: Northern Ireland first minister says the time is right to quit

David McKittrick: Robinson was key to allowing Paisley enter government with Sinn Fein

Foster and Dodds favourites to succeed Robinson

Retirement of Peter Robinson – TUV statement

UUP issues just 47-word statement to mark Robinson’s 45 year career

McGuinness pays tribute to Robinson – (Just what every person of integrity would desire!!!!)

Martin McGuinness hopes to re-name role as ‘joint first minister’

RUC man’s killer Seamus Kearney to walk free after just two years in prison – (This is the true legacy of ‘power-sharing’!!)

New terrorist attack as gunmen hold 170 hostages in Mali Radisson hotel where French troops are stationed

Britain will be in EU forever: Brussels boss Juncker scoffs he will NEVER let us leave


November 19

Peter Robinson: NI first minister set to quit within weeks – (What an evil legacy he leaves behind!!!

Peter Robinson: Possible contenders for the DUP leadership race

DUP’s Peter Robinson: I’m standing down within weeks

Robinson to step down as First Minister in New Year

Despite criticism, DUP says deal will end paramilitarism – (That is one way to get rid of ‘terrorists’ – call them ‘paramilitaries’!!!)

Fresh start agreement: Cross-community group accuses Northern Ireland political leaders of betrayal

PSNI disappointed at failure to address legacy of Troubles in Stormont deal

‘Nothing has changed in IRA structures’, say UUP over Stormont deal

Sinn Féin under fire over welfare cuts move

Analysis: By SF’s own figures, there isn’t enough money to protect all

Questions over how benefit top-ups will be funded

Latest deal represents a defeat for Sinn Fein – (Yeah, right!!!)

Former soldier’s arrest over Bloody Sunday wrong says Tory ex-Defence minister

Bloody Sunday soldiers ‘were not hired killers’

Until there are mass IRA arrests, pursuit of old ex-soldiers must end

Sir David Attenborough supports right to die ‘if misuse problems can be solved’ – (Not surprising since he is an evolutionist.)

No “Fresh Start” from IRA

British jet may have been first target as Islamic State shows ‘bomb’ that brought down Russian plane

Mastermind of attacks on Paris believed killed in dawn raid by police

Belfast Muslim’s praise for Islamic State’s rule in Mosul

Paris attacks: female suicide bomber Hasna Aitboulahcen liked wearing cowboy hats but joined an Islamic State terror cell

Europe is sliding towards the abyss, and the terrorists know it

Boko Haram overtakes Isis as world’s deadliest terror organisation

Anglo-Irish deal was ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ moment for unionists


November 18

Northern Ireland power sharing saved – (Yes, in the light of events in Paris, terrorists in government is such a wonderful idea!!)

Stormont deal: Short-notice Assembly sitting to push through welfare plan – (Push through the latest deception before anyone can get a close look at it!!!)

Stormont deal: Agreement lacks full backing of trio of key parties, including UUP

Stormont deal: Alliance party hits out at agreement

Smaller parties greet deal with scepticism and questions

Stormont deal ANALYSIS: DUP-SF tell smaller rivals – you don’t matter

ANALYSIS: Agreement fails to offer comfort to victims

Stormont deal: Criticism from campaigners over dealing with past

NI deal ‘a bitter pill’ for Troubles’ victims, says commissioner

Stormont deal Sinn Fein blames Tories for its U-turn on welfare pledge

Ruth Patterson: ‘I earned my stripes but Emma Pengelly is a blow-in… I might join TUV and contest her seat’


November 17

PM: Not good enough to say Islam is religion of peace then deny any extremism connection – (Is the light dawning in that dark place called his brain!!!)

Paris – There are No Good Terrorists – Jim Allister, TUV

Paris: Isis and IRA inspired by the same evil, says Allister

SF’s failure to back ISIS motion condemned – (This should be remembered when reading SF’s ‘condemnations’ of Paris attacks. They are liars and hypocrites!!! )

Condemnation of Paris attacks by Sinn Fein branded ‘sickening’

Islamic State is plotting deadly cyber-attacks – George Osborne

Jeremy Corbyn’s shoot-to-kill view rejected by Labour’s Shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn

Jeremy Corbyn savaged by Labour MPs over shoot-to-kill opposition

Stormont talks: Speculation that political deal is imminent – (Doubtless, another step downward!!)

Anglo-Irish Agreement: Thirty years on, we can now determine our own constitutional destiny – (Who does this ‘ejit’ think he is fooling? We can determine nothing without Sinn Fein/IRA’s consent!!!)

Newry, Mourne and Down Council’s £150k for Irish language plan is ‘madness’ – (Par for the course!!!)

Bloody Sunday: No arrests until soldiers’ bid to stop murder probe is heard

Europe must learn how to combat Isis menace modelled on Northern Ireland’s Troubles – (In other words, ‘ground the jet bombers immediately’!!!)

Spain ‘issues arrest warrant’ for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over 2010 Mavi Marmara Gaza flotilla attack

Sharm el-Sheikh plane: Security service says terror attack caused Russian aircraft to crash in Sinai

Russian plane crash: flight brought down over Sinai by bomb in ‘terror act’

Putin offers £33MILLION reward to capture Russian plane crash terrorists who planted BOMB


November 16

Paris attacks: International manhunt for terror suspect on the run – latest news

Paris terrorist held Syrian refugee passport, says Greek government official – (This will be played down by the ‘powers that be’!!)

Paris attacks terrorist suspect Ahmed Almuhamed ‘was rescued near Greece after his refugee boat sunk’

Paris Terror Attacks: Police let suspect slip away from road block

Far-right protests break out across France as tensions reach boiling point

BREAKING: Paris terror attacker still on the run, say French security officials

Paris attacks: Live updates as two brothers identified as terror attackers and police launch international manhunt

Paris attacks: Special forces on streets of UK amid fears Britain could be next target for Isil – (Up to 450 radicalised Britons have returned to the UK from Syria!!)

SAS on our streets as Paris weeps: Britain on alert as French condemn act of war

‘First of the storm’ ISIS issue chilling terror warning to West after Paris massacre

France is fighting unwinnable war against terror – (Disaffected French Muslims, open borders and battle-hardened fighters flowing in from Syria and Iraq!!!)

Paris attacks: French PM warns that more attacks could come as rocket launcher found in pre-dawn police raids

BREAKING: Mastermind of Paris terror attacks named as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud

Paris attacks: Five faces of death including mastermind behind the massacre revealed

UK: Following Paris attacks Muslims told in Bedford meeting to ‘struggle for an Islamic state’

Paris Attacks – TUV statement

Alasdair McDonnell loses SDLP leadership to Colum Eastwood

We will not guarantee support for Stormont House deal: SDLP

SDLP’s Dominic Bradley MLA backs Paul Quinn’s family’s campaign for justice – (Pity they don’t stand against the honouring of murderers!!)

Dissident thugs linked to vile nail gun ‘crucifixion’ attack

Anglo-Irish Agreement: deal was crushing blow for unionism – (And it went downhill from then on!!!)

Paris, Balcombe Street and unusual US donors – (What happened in Paris has happened time and again in Ulster thanks to Adams, McGuinness and Co!!!!)

Isis terrorists follow in the bloody footprints of other armed lunatics like IRA Provos

Jeremy Corbyn and his friends need to say whose side they’re on

Republican smugglers using Provo cell structures – (That’s because they are the Provos!!!)

Over 600 wait to wed as gay marriages ‘go live’ today – (What price Rep. of Ireland will pay for its wickedness!!)


November 14

Paris attacks: Cameron warns of British casualties

Remembrance services are not designed to suit those who attend them

Paramilitary figures ‘defile’ remembrance events: Enniskillen victim

Enniskillen bomb families ‘told investigation on hold’

Northern talks set to drag into 10th week

UK Troubles role information impasse holding up Stormont deal

Stormont deal held up by stand-off on national security

Victims ‘not convinced’ that deal will meet their needs

Young pretender: Alex Kane profiles the SDLP’s Colum Eastwood

Grandmother wants to die ‘because she has lost her sparkle’ – (Such deplorable ignorance and folly is the harvest of ‘ecumenical, liberal theology in mainline churches!!)

Family of Stakeknife victim speak out for first time

DUP calls for probe after Sinn Féin council wages controversy

McGlinchey’s ‘IRA’ comments won’t be investigated – (Another example of ‘political cowardice and compromise’!!)

Gardai and PSNI to chase criminals across border – (The Irish Republic would not cooperate when it was the IRA that was being pursued!!!)

Pat Carey steps down as Fianna Fáil’s director of elections

Fianna Fáil in turmoil as Garda launch formal inquiry

Europe in ‘race against time’ to stem refugees and stop chaos


November 13

Sinn Fein’s McLaughlin pulled National Anthem – (Is Mike Nesbitt and the UUP still apologising???)

Hopes fade of Stormont talks deal happening this week

NI parties and two governments still can’t get deal over line

Catholics who feel Northern Irish are less likely to back unity than those who feel Irish

Colum Eastwood supporters make claims of bias at BBC

Pat Hume joins list of Eastwood leadership backers

It’s Young Turk versus old guard as SDLP searches its soul

Execution of criminals ‘imminent’ says new armed group in chilling threat

Judge looks at Bloody Sunday inquiry challenge

Para commander promises support for arrested man

Put an end to this Bloody Sunday charade

Ex-serviceman from Southport asks why Northern Ireland is forgotten on Remembrance Sunday

Unionist anger as anthem dropped at Stormont Armistice service, republicans rail at impromptu rendition

Sinn Féin ‘U-turn’ as councillors stop using party bank account

Sinn Féin ‘to pay back £19,000 in benefits’

Maria Cahill: I ‘deeply regret’ joining Republican group


November 12

Christian fury over sex change Queen Jesus play at Belfast Queer Arts festival – (Man’s mocking of God sinks deeper!!)

Armistice Day: National Anthem singing at Stormont remembrance service a ‘childish stunt’ says Sinn Féin

Armistice Day row erupts after God Save the Queen ‘dropped’ from Belfast service

Mike Nesbitt could be left ‘out in the cold’ – (Is that really such a bad place for him????)

Should Sinn Fein and DUP alone make deal?

Stormont rendition of National Anthem regrettable: Nesbitt – (Such a pathetic man!!!)

Bloody Sunday: Ex-paratroopers launch legal bid to halt murder inquiry

Bloody Sunday murder inquiry ‘could be derailed’ after seven former soldiers launch legal action

Bloody Sunday soldier potential victim of anti-security forces trap – Jim Allister

Ex-soldier arrested over Bloody Sunday shootings released

Bloody Sunday: Former British soldier released on bail

Bloody Sunday: The arrest of an ex-Para will undermine a fragile peace – (What SF/IRA want is a one-sided process whereby its hundreds of murders are ignored!!)

Police ombudsman team to probe Kingsmills massacre – (Nearly 40 years too late!!!)

‘Gun-for-hire culture’ in Dublin, parliamentary watchdog told

Willie Frazer fears his life may be in danger

November 10

Substance of Stormont deal agreed, says Peter Robinson

Sinn Fein and DUP optimistic deal can be struck before end of week

Debt warning over deal to save powersharing in Northern Ireland

Robinson suggests laughing at Nesbitt whenever deal struck

Questions over terror inquiries as soldier held over Bloody Sunday

Until there are mass IRA arrests, pursuit of old ex soldiers must end

Bloody Sunday: Paras ‘betrayed’ over arrest of former soldier

Big two risk serious reputational damage if they fail this time

Nesbitt has unwittingly helped SF and DUP make a deal

Gardai ‘taken unaware’ by ‘attempted robbery in which Real IRA member Ronan MacLochlainn was shot dead

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

DUP deputy mayor unrepentant in ‘gay prayer’ remarks row


November 9

Bloody Sunday: Ex-soldier arrested over Londonderry shootings – (Why cannot men such as Adams and McGuinness be charged with their involvement with terrorism and its resultant murder of hundreds of innocent people?????)

Bloody Sunday: Former British soldier arrested in new phase of investigation

John Pat Cunningham: Former soldier to be prosecuted over Benburb shooting

Enniskillen 28 years on: A deafening explosion, a silence, then screams

Horrors of Ballygawley still vivid in memories

Results of poll on IRA’s links with SF reflect reality: MP

David Cameron: EU reform is ‘mission possible’ – (Cameron’s stance on the EU is completely deceitful. Britain will never leave the EU!!)

EU referendum: David Cameron told four-year halt to migrant benefits ‘illegal’ – live – (Over to you Davy!!!)

Sunday trading law proposals ‘facing defeat’ – (Sadly, opposition is not motivated by obedience to God’s Word!!)

Jamie Bryson on: Peter Robinson, Peter Curistan and the inevitable Poppygate

Privilege is a two-way street, Peter

Former TUV councillor for Ballyclare joins Ulster Unionists – (Political musical chairs!! It highlights the unreliable of today’s politicians!!)

Ukip’s ex-Northern Ireland chairman Henry Reilly joins TUV

Expelled Ukip member Henry Reilly joins the TUV

Ulster rugby fans’ fury over absence of poppy from shirts during Remembrance Sunday game – (A much greater wrong was their Sabbath-breaking!!!)

No poppy on Ulster Rugby kit a mistake: Trevor Ringland

Irish bar in England causes outrage after ‘refusing customers wearing poppies’ on Remembrance Sunday

‘Vibrancy’ of NI Christianity lacking compared to Africa: Nigerian cleric – (Little wonder when he affiliates himself with the spiritual morgue that is the Church of Ireland!)

Ronny Deila slams Celtic supporters who sang pro-IRA songs during Remembrance Day silence

Sharm el-Sheikh hotels ‘using fake bomb detectors’

November 7

Ballygawley bus bombing: Former soldier meets women who helped save his life

Shrug of the shoulders to greet latest Stormont deal

DUP plays down ‘Robinson to quit this week’ report

No name change for Londonderry

Just 1 in 4 think Army Council doesn’t run SF – (Remember this is in the Irish Republic!!!)

Sinn Fein denials on who controls it aren’t washing with voters in the Republic

Gerry Adams: grievances, spies, spooks and the lies

Police officer in hit-and-run murder attempt out of hospital

UUP woman shocked at stance on homosexuality – (What this silly woman needs to ‘understand’ is God’s view of sodomy: Romans 1:26-32!!)

Shame of rough justice served out to RUC widow June McMullin

IRA bomb man among academics in boycott Israel call – (Such is the hypocrisy of Irish Republicanism!!)

Farrell refuses to rule out moving back to the DUP – (Out of the frying pan into the fire, Raymond. They financed sodomy!!)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny lays wreath at the war memorial in Enniskillen

November 6

Shameless DUP ready to Again Embrace IRA in Government – (The spirit of Lundy at work before our eyes!!!)

NI police officer hurt in lorry hit-and-run stable in hospital

Lorry ‘driven at speed directly at police officer’ in attempted murder hit-and-run

Hit-and-run on PSNI officer is attempted murder

Newry: Man arrested after digger is used to rip ATM from wall in robbery

Monaghan arrest and ATM found after Newry raid

Russian plane crash: Black box analysis indicates Metrojet A321 ‘was downed by bomb’
Black box data reveals ‘sound of explosion’, says Russia

British plane ‘dodged missile above Sharm el-Sheikh which passed within 1,000 feet of aircraft’

British Sharm el-Sheikh flight in ‘missile’ incident

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness in David Cameron meeting

Castlereagh break-in: Claim that theft was permitted investigated by Police Ombudsman – (That view was widely held at the time!!)

UUP councillor explains change of heart on proposed papal visit – (What a bunch of ‘toadies’!!!)

Refugee crisis: Germany imposes restrictions on Syrian refugees in surprise U-turn

Forecast leaves SDLP a shadow of former self – (SF is doing to it what it did to the old Nationalist Party!!)


November 5

Complaint against Peter Robinson made to PSNI by Peter Curistan

Call for police to probe McGlinchey paramilitary-style funeral

GAA defends guard of honour at Declan McGlinchey funeral

Questions raised over PSNI’s ‘effectiveness of evidence gathering’ after shots fired in tribute to son of INLA leader McGlinchey

Former IRA member: ‘We all know that Gerry Adams was an extremely senior member of the IRA for years. Everybody knows it’

IRA informer Stakeknife Scappaticci led ‘murderous campaign’ to strengthen his position as British spy, court hears

Scappaticci ‘allowed to engage in murderous campaign’

Controversy over Orange Order ‘KKK’ artwork

Elton John tells DUP to get real about same-sex marriage – if there was a public vote it would ‘sail in’ – (At his age, this sodomite has not to long to wait to find out just who is right!!!)

Belfast plans to mark 75th anniversary of Blitz

RUC widow’s fury at failure to halt killer’s temporary release

Deal or no deal, Peter Robinson’s role key before finally bowing out

Derry’s SF Mayor not attending remembrance day service

Arlene Foster says people are “not really Protestants” if they don’t go to church – (Being a ‘Protestant’ entails more than church attendance!!!)

November 4

‘13% in NI want united Ireland in short to medium term’, survey suggests

Poll finds only 25% of Catholics (in NI) wants united Ireland now – (At least some of them know when they are well off!!)

Just 36pc of people in Republic want to see united Ireland in near future – (Sinn Fein/IRA murdered hundreds in pursuit of this unsupported political objective!!!)

IRA killer turned police informer Sean O’Callaghan claims Provos still want to murder him – in spite of ceasefire

Sinn Fein remains ever the apologist for the Provisionals – (That is because they are the ‘Provos’!!!)

Sinn Fein using Provisional IRA cash to undermine democracy

Unionists Need to Heed Irish Labour’s Sinn Fein = Army Council Warning

Paramilitary trappings at funeral attended by pupils – (But apparently not by the police!!!)

Paramilitary Display at McGlinchey Funeral – Where Were the PSNI? – (The dead man was on their ‘path of peace’ we are told!!!!)

Fury as shots fired in tribute to son of INLA leader McGlinchey

Declan McGlinchey was on path to peace before his sudden death, say family – (There is no peace where he has gone!! – Isaiah 48:22)

My absence over gay vote deliberate: Alban Manginess – (His vote would have stopped a victory for the sodomite supporters!!)

Outrage as school allows Muslim pupils to walk out of assembly during national anthem – (What a harvest will come of such folly!!!)

Another nail in EU’s coffin as member states REFUSE to accept migrants under quota system

Nationalists called heathens over Pope invite and gay marriage support

Unionists remain on the wrong side of history – (Opponents of sodomy are on the ‘right side of the Bible’ which is more important!!)

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill

November 3

Gerry Adams launches attack on British intelligence chiefs

Poll: Pope Francis invite to Belfast causes uproar – was the council right to issue invitation?

Almost two thirds of NI people ‘comfortable with same-sex marriage’, survey suggests

Poll: Should gay marriage be legalised in Northern Ireland – (Register your opposition and do not allow a propaganda victory for the sodomites!!)

TUV Supports Traditional Marriage – Jim Allister’s Assembly speech.

Trimble sceptical over DUP comments

Irish deputy prime minister: Vote for Sinn Féin is a vote for army council

SF mayor ‘to make history with wreath at cenotaph’


November 2

Same-sex marriage: Proposal wins assembly majority but fails over DUP block – (Shame on the MLAs who backed this wickedness or who abstained in the vote!!)

Stormont majority backs same-sex marriage for first time – (Truly a day of shame for Ulster!!)

Majority of MLAs vote in favour of same-sex marriage – (Doubtless, the DUP funding of sodomite organisations has played its part in this event!!)

Northern Ireland MLAs vote ‘yes’ for gay marriage – but motion is torpedoed by DUP veto

Same-sex marriage: DUP accuses Slugger messenger of point scoring – (Further evidence of the departure from the “old paths” within the DUP!!)

Only one nationalist MLA does not support gay marriage – (That really does tell us a lot!!)

Same-sex marriage vote: Churches stand firm on traditional views

UUP’s Farrell quits with a parting dig at Mike Nesbitt

Widow of murdered RUC officer kept in dark over killer’s prison leave

Double Standards on Compensation for Republicans and UDR Man

Tom Elliott anger over plan for Stakeknife payments

Sumte: German village with 100 residents and ‘zero infrastructure’ told to take in 750 refugees

Refugee crisis: two Syrian men beaten with baseball bats by masked gang in Germany

Until the naturally dysfunctional Belfast Agreement is torn up, we are doomed to a perpetual cycle of political conflict and failure

Disappeared families ‘given cold welcome at Stormont’

Poppy Day bomb survivor begins legal action for new probe

Judge Travers agony over daughter Mary’s murder revealed in book

November 1

Adams has to travel in two different directions

Get ready for the Sinn Fein split — will Mary Lou end up leading Labour?

Maddie hunt resources show NI massacre victims are ‘second class’

Robinson has been a key figure in the DUP, and they have no-one else like him

Risk of ‘carnage’ from bomb on Belfast windowsill

IRA’s murder of Paul Quinn ‘most excruciating death possible’ – (“ . . . the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel,” Proverbs 12:10)

Stormont to vote on changing law to allow same-sex marriage

Gay marriage: Assembly set to vote on proposal for fifth time

Majority could back same-sex marriage motion, says SDLP MLA Claire Hanna

Kyle Paisley not in favour of ‘recriminalisation’ of homosexuality – (A completely unscriptural position to adopt!!)

It’s now time to move on, Kyle – Belfast Telegraph editorial

Province paid three times more than Republic into joint project

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October 2015

Index to this edition



or, “Ulster was warned of the dangers of the road it was being urged to take!!”

Some ‘Burning Bush’ Articles from 2006 and 2007 which indicate that the folly of “power-sharing” with terrorist and its consequences was clearly set forth.

Concerns within the DUP (November 2006)

There are worse things than the alleged “worse things” which might follow rejection of the St Andrews Agreement!! (December 2006)

These are the future leaders of Ulster if the St Andrews Agreement is endorsed (December 2006)

Oath of support for police — a solid rock or sinking sands?? (January 2007)

Unwelcome support for St Andrews Agreement camp (January 2007)

Sinn Fein/IRA continues to dictate terms (February 2007)

Power-sharing with murderers — right or wrong? (July 2007)

The choice for Christians within the Democratic Unionist Party (July 2007)

A brief record of some of the victims of the recent times of IRA terrorism (July 2007)

The scandal of government funding for sodomites (July 2007)

Murder and blatant hypocrisy on display in Ulster (September 2007)


Continuing Stedfast

Kilskeery Communion Service, October 25th, 2015.

“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers,” Acts 2:41-42.

As we receive four young people into membership today the question – “What is a Christian” is worthy of consideration.

The answer is given by the greatest of all authorities, the Lord Jesus Christ.

“And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple,” Luke 14:25-27.

Folly. There have been those who have foolishly stated that there is ‘no other qualification for membership of and fellowship in the Church of Christ than being born again.’ I believe that such a notion is wrong and is born of a desire to widen the “strait gate” and broaden the “narrow way” referred to by the Saviour in Matthew 7:13-14.

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Listen to this message using the player below.


Commonly called ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’

(A series of studies based upon messages preached by Rev Ivan Foster, in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church in 1987 and presently being repeated in the Young People’s Fellowship meetings in the church)

The Preface to the Prayer – “Our Father which art in heaven” , Matthew 6:9.

I think it profitable to point out that though this prayer is commonly called ‘The Lord’s Prayer’, it is in truth a disciple’s prayer. Our Saviour could never have prayed a prayer, at the heart of which was a confession of sin and a seeking of forgiveness. The Lord Jesus is our Great High Priest Who is “without sin,” Hebrews 4:15. Read more

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Can we know the time of Christ’s return?

To many Christians the concept that God’s people may understand the timing of Christ’s return seems to be an heretical notion. The words of Christ are often cited in support. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only, Matt 24:36. Yet these words emphatically do not mean that God’s people will be ignorant of when Christ will appear. In fact, the saints living in the time leading up to that return and who study the Scriptural teaching on Christ’s return will have a very clear idea of when Christ will return – just like Noah knew when the flood was coming!

Below is a recording of a prayer meeting message preached by Rev. Andy Foster, as part of an ongoing series of studies in Matthew 24 & 25, which deals with this matter.

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Kilskeery Annual Autumn Conference


Friday 30th October 7.30 pm

The united testimony of Scripture
Preacher : Rev Gordon Dane (Crossgar FPC)

Saturday 31st October 7.30 pm

The truth maintained from the apostles until now
Preacher : Rev Brian McClung (Newtownabbey FPC)

Lord’s Day 1st November

11.30 am: The Testimony of the prophets & apostles
7.00 pm: The Testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ
Preacher : Mr Stephen Toms
(Secretary of the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony)

  • The central purpose of our conference is to set forth the TEACHING of the BIBLE
    on the subject of prophecy.
  • It is what God’s Word says and not what great men in the past may have said on this matter, for they were but men and were fallible.
  • “The word of God, as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments,
    is the only infallible rule of faith and practice.”
  • Therefore our messages are nothing but simple expositions of God’s prophetic Scriptures, rather than a setting forth of the opinions of men.

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Protests at the Papal Antichrist’s Visit to USA

The following is a report with links to videos by a brother, Sean Cummings.

This brother is unknown to me but I present his report for it is encouraging to know that there are those ready and willing to undertake the daunting task of entering into a large multitude of fervent Romanists who would not welcome such a witness. 

May the Lord bless this effort and honour the distribution of His Word amongst the poor sinners gathered to honour a man the Westminster Confession of Faith rightly calls: “There is no other head of the Church, but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself, in the Church. against Christ and all that is called God.” (Chapter XXV, paragraph VI.)

Rev Ivan Foster.


Here is a brief recap of how the evangelism went during the pope’s visit to Washington DC and Philadelphia this past week.  We praise God that He gave us utterance of the gospel, He enabled His word to go out with power and little to no oppression, and that He gave us boldness to share so much of what is wrong with Romanism.  He also kept us safe in the face of adversity.  In Washington DC, we found out that on Wednesday that undercover cops had been assigned to us to ensure our safety, and in Philadelphia on Saturday, six cops walked us back to our hotel.

(One of the videos included in the report is below. There are links to more videos in the full report)

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Part 9: A glorious doxology

roman_soldierAn outline study of Jude – an important little book for today, by Rev Ivan Foster.

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen,” Jude 24-25.

As this call to arms comes to an end, it is most significant that it concludes with one of the most noble, most glorious most relevant doxologies in the Bible. Here is a profoundly wonderful elevating of God and that in terms so marvellously relevant to the subject matter the apostle has been dealing with.

Here is a glorious note to conclude an urgent appeal to beware of the creeping destructiveness of apostasy: “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling.” While Jude sought to arouse believers to the danger of those who would sow the seeds of detestable error which would lead to a turning from God and a falling away, his fiñnal words extol the power of our God to keep His flock.

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Please note: You can download all these studies as a single PDF file here.

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Pictures of Christ series

Rev. Ivan FosterRev. Foster has begun a new series of studies in Kilskeery Independent Christian School morning assemblies in which he deals with the theme, “Pictures of Christ in the Bible”, the descriptions and types of Christ given in the Scriptures.

You can listen to these studies using the player below. Each new study will be added as it becomes available.

Previously published studies can be heard here.




Part 10

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Report of the Free Presbyterian gospel witness at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, County Laois, Republic of Ireland

Rev Larry Power, Interim Moderator of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, reports on the three-day gospel outreach at the ploughing championships in Co. Laois, of which he was an outreach team member.

There were some 281,000 people attended the three day event with 1500 exhibitors. The Free Presbyterian team gave out some 35,000 gospel calendars, had about 1200 people (judging by the cups of tea given out) calling into the gospel marquee for literature and oftentimes to talk about spiritual things. Some 230 New Testaments and 220 Bibles were given out upon request.

Please pray for each item of literature thus distributed to people who came from all parts of Ireland and, it has to be said, by and large received graciously and courteously by the people. Many of those contacted spoke of their previous visits in former years and mentioned that they still had the gospel calendar received then.

The front of the calendar distributed this year.

The front of the calendar distributed this year.

The Free Presbyterian marquee with two of the brethren handing out gospel calendars and literature

The Free Presbyterian marquee with two of the brethren handing out gospel calendars and literature

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Latest news stories

Adams has to travel in two different directions

Get ready for the Sinn Fein split — will Mary Lou end up leading Labour?

Maddie hunt resources show NI massacre victims are ‘second class’

Robinson has been a key figure in the DUP, and they have no-one else like him

Risk of ‘carnage’ from bomb on Belfast windowsill

IRA’s murder of Paul Quinn ‘most excruciating death possible’ – (“ . . . the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel,” Proverbs 12:10)

Stormont to vote on changing law to allow same-sex marriage

Gay marriage: Assembly set to vote on proposal for fifth time

Majority could back same-sex marriage motion, says SDLP MLA Claire Hanna

Kyle Paisley not in favour of ‘recriminalisation’ of homosexuality – (A completely unscriptural position to adopt!!)

It’s now time to move on, Kyle – Belfast Telegraph editorial

Province paid three times more than Republic into joint project

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More news

October 31

Pressure on Peter Robinson to quit, perhaps within weeks

Peter Robinson: Tax credits is latest roadblock to Stormont deal

Comment: Unionists’ response to armed IRA avoids difficult questions

Dudgeon predicts sodomite marriage majority in assembly

Londonderry teenager’s nose broken by ‘Catholic gang’

Real IRA threatens to “paint the streets red with blood” after close associate of Alan Ryan stabbed

Brother of slain RIRA leader Ryan ‘sliced from ear to ear’ in city attack

IRA garda killer is member of Louth crime prevention group

BJU President Pettit makes historic visit to Wheaton’s campus – (Despite the condemnations of the College in the past!!)

Ireland’s same-sex marriage bill passes final hurdle – (WRONG! There is still one to come: The Judgment Bar of God!!)

Mark Durkan MP joins Seamus Mallon in support of Eastwood as SDLP leader

ISIS ‘execute British son of exiled hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed for cursing Prophet Mohammed’ – (It’s called ‘reaping what you sow’!!)

China threatens to LAUNCH WAR on US over ‘provocative acts’ after saying it is INEVITABLE

Ministers knew of Kids Company’s ‘gobsmacking’ spending


October 30

Kyle Paisley:My father was betrayed by the DUP – (Interested readers may wish to peruse the collection of articles previously posted on the ‘Burning Bush’: “A LOOK BACK AT THE PAST”)

UUP councillor quits over Nesbitt’s ‘dangerous’ gay marriage stance

MLAs must hold line against gay marriage lobby (Letter)

Gerry Adams backs Mary Lou for SF leadership

Peter Robinson: ‘Political snipers’ trying to wreck power-sharing deal – (He ought to know a lot about ‘political sniping’!!!)

Ruth Patterson: DUP’s return to executive ‘shocked me to the core’

Un-elected new junior minister begins term of office at Stormont

Assembly statement contradicts DUP salaries claim

Bid to block bail for man accused of RUC base attack fails

The 13-year-old girl sent on a ‘day-trip’ to Australia – (The cruel deceitfulness of Popery!!)

Islamic State planning mass attack on Britain, warns head of MI5

Donaldson defends meeting rebels involved in Colombian terrorism – (And why not? He works happily with their Irish counterpart every day!!!)

Victims’ lawyer slams church after ex-priest Vickery House jailed for attacks

Police to be granted powers to view your internet history

Germany investigates suspected terrorists posing as migrants

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh boasts she ‘blackmailed’ politicians


October 29

Blood spots in priest’s car ‘matched DNA of suspect’ in IRA attack on police

Talks deal in ‘days rather than weeks’: Martin McGuinness

Stormont power-sharing talks intensifying, warns Martin McGuinness

IRA-SF used to Fraternise with FARC on their own, now they take the DUP with them! – TUV statement

No love lost as bitter Unionist rivals face off…and no change at polls either

Leaked email reveals Jim Wells’ fury at DUP for ‘deserting him’

Witnesses ‘bullied’ at Basil McCrea sexual conduct inquiry lodge complaints against investigator

Emma Pengelly fast-tracked as DUP junior Minister

Northern Ireland political scandals are damaging Sinn Fein in the Republic

IRA ‘oversight’ of Sinn Féin has roots in 1977 document

Australia school criticised for letting Muslim students walk out during national anthem

BBC insists presenters not required to wear poppy

Unionists unwelcome at our Easter Rising commemoration, says republican group – (Hardly a surprise!!)

October 28

Jim Wells: BBC sees internal DUP email on resignation threat – (Another element in the impending implosion of the DUP)

Jim Wells threatened to quit DUP unless re-appointment as Health Minister was offered

Can the DUP survive the security report?

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy trial hears cash ‘found in bags in Louth shed’

Garda Síochána: Policing under pressure in the the ‘twilight zone’

Disgraced bishop’s aide Vickery House found guilty of string of gay attacks

Victims can’t back Stormont House Agreement – Frazer

Willie Frazer vows doorstep attack will not drive him out

Rift in SDLP continues as party chair steps down

Londonderry pastor attacks English columnist over Remembrance Sunday phase-out call

Who’s on the IRA Army Council? These are the men thought to currently sit on it

Mary Robinson to celebrate Corrymeela’s 50th birthday – (FP Elder, Mervyn Storey, has already sent his birthday ‘card’!!)

October 27

TUV challenge to unionists over Policing Board

Mike Nesbitt may abstain in Assembly gay marriage vote – (That will put him on the wrong side of God!!!)

UUP entitled to be feeling good, but faces a brutal election fight with DUP

Jamie Bryson: Stormont’s muddy waters, One Direction.. and saving lives

Truth, secrets and lies about Sinn Féin and IRA

October 26

IRA Army Council report no shock, say former Provos

Report ‘indictment’ of NI politics: Victims’ statement

We were taken off the criminal cash trail, says McQuillan – former former assistant chief constable and head of the Assets Recovery Agency – (Why is he only speaking out now!!!???)

David Ford rules out return of 50/50 PSNI recruitment

Sinn Féin ‘must get real about IRA’ – Mike Nesbitt – (So too should Mike Nesbitt and the rest of Unionism!!!)

UUP conference: Nesbitt sets out robust version of liberal unionism – (Clear indications of pro-sodomite stance!!!)

Nesbitt prospers as DUP flounder – (His prosperity will be short-lived if he goes on to support sodomite marriage!!)

Sinn Fein minister Ni Chuilin accused of pouring funds into festival whose four directors are members of her party – (SF sense of fair play at work!!)

Some huge questions remain about how Sinn Fein might act if they got into power – (In Irish Republic)

Blustering Gerry Adams just unites his foes with his denials

How can you tell when republicans are telling you lies? Their lips move

Willie Kealy: ‘Is it unreasonable to say a vote for Sinn Fein is a vote for a Provo godfather?’

SF/IRA must ‘surrender’ all weapons – Former Irish Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell

Report fails to mention many murders – McCord

Bertie Ahern: IRA link to Sinn Fein ‘didn’t come from out of the blue’

‘Gerry Adams told us he was the leader of IRA and Sinn Fein’ – Maudie McGahon – An IRA child sex-abuse victim

DUP’s Patterson: I’ve had internal support for speaking out

Defector from DUP Jenny Palmer eyes seat in Assembly

Blair may be summoned a second time after failing to meet IRA-Libya deadline

Garda chief fails to clear up confusion left by letter

OBITUARY: An early aide to Paisley, Jack McKee remained councillor for 42 years. – (Little is said here of his conversion to Christ and his faithful support of the gospel. His Funeral Service can be heard here.)

Muslim men having ’20 children each’ because of polygamy – Baroness Cox.

Eurosceptic party wins Poland’s election

October 24

Gregory Campbell Remarks Underscore Powerlessness of DUP – and Another Broken Pledge – TUV statement

Little appetite for action on SF Policing Board membership

Nesbitt: SF must reverse IRA denials for UUP to re-enter Executive

Arresting this slide in Catholic officers crucial if faith in police is not to suffer – (Why discriminate yet further in favour of community traditionally opposed to the existence of Northern Ireland and its police force???)

Garda Commissioner to be quizzed by TDs on PIRA report

Armed gardaí visible at Border checkpoints in Co Louth

New permanent paramilitary watchdog proposed in talks

Sinn Féin’s inconvenient truth: why the hard questions will keep coming

No room in republic for even a ‘withered’ IRA

25 years on, anger continues over IRA proxy bomb which killed six

DUP vetoes latest Stormont same sex marriage bid

October 23

DUP councillor: We hounded David Trimble for far less than we’ve done – (Are there no others in the DUP with similar courage??)

Campbell: We can’t get SF out of the Executive – (What a confession from one who helped put them there. If the DUP withdrew that would end SF in government!!)

Rector quits after removing Royal British Legion flags from churches

Outrage as church minister Sutton burns Royal British Legion flags

SF should avail of report on IRA by ‘telling the truth’

Sinn Féin rakes in €4m a year in funding

The time has come for a crackdown on paramilitary crooks

Spads’ Pay Bill Shames Folks On The Hill

Stakeknife: Truth about our dirty war just too shocking to ever be revealed

Ashers ‘gay cake’ ruling: Date set for appeal hearing

Gardai must be given guns to fight criminal gangs, former officer insists 

October 22

Totally ridiculous to have IRA-linked SF in government – DUP veteran – (How much longer can Robinson continue with this shameful deceit??)

DUP pledged that there would have to be ‘complete’ decommissioning

No discussion on IRA Army Council during Stormont talks

TUV accuses DUP of telling the IRA that it can do what it likes

Report shows Peter Robinson nearing end of his usefulness

Paramilitary report’s findings beg for action

DUP Have Abandoned Principles – By Their Own Definition – TUV Statement

DUP ministers return but problems haven’t gone away, you know

Britain ‘has done deal’ with IRA, says expert Moloney – (He means YET ANOTHER DEAL!!!)

It’s time we stopped ignoring the elephant with the Armalite

Sinn Féin says it does not accept findings on paramilitary groups – (Now I wonder why???)

Gerry Adams’ denials of IRA link ‘not tenable’

Civilian lives do not count, says mum of man beaten to death by the IRA

Sinn Féin wounded by IRA crime cash claims

Irish Justice Minister: Sinn Fein has ‘questions to answer’ following reports on paramilitary activity – (And he is likely to get them!!!!)

There should be no role for McGuinness in picking Troubles investigators – Ford

Armed IRA believes it controls Sinn Fein – (DUP was prepared to work with that win the past and still are!!!)

NI paramilitary assessment: The DUP and IRA ‘fingerprints’- (Robinson says that he is not surprised by report. Therefore, before the McGuigan murder he was prepared to work with IRA Army Council controlled Sinn Fein!!)

IRA ‘army council’ never went away – (Words coming back to challenge the DUP leadership)

Peter Robinson Opposes Role for Army Council Member in the Government of Northern Ireland – (In 2001 that is when DUP were not in power-sharing!!!)

Analysis: Report blows a hole in key DUP narrative

Poots’ Comments Highlight Immorality of DUP Position – TUV statement

Stakeknife: Army’s most high ranking agent within the IRA to be quizzed about 24 murders

Stakeknife could have murdered 40 people – probe ‘potentially bigger than UDA Brian Nelson case’

IRA informer Stakeknife to be investigated about 24 murders

Stormont talks session like Fawlty Towers says Nesbitt

Benjamin Netanyahu blames Holocaust on Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini at World Zionist Congress, says Hitler only wanted to expel Jews

October 21

DUP ministers resume Northern Ireland Executive posts – (As most people knew they would, clothed in the fig leaves of hypocrisy and avarice!!)

Peter Robinson resumes First Minister duties after paramilitary review published

DUP Back to Business as Usual with IRA Army Council around Executive Table

IRA’s ‘army council’ still exists and influences Sinn Féin strategy – report

Robinson gambles that Adams and McGuinness can finally make the IRA go away

Report is masterclass in stating the obvious

What today’s report tells us about paramilitary groups

Garda assessment of IRA activity in Republic of Ireland published

Garda Commissioner rejects claims gardaí ignoring PIRA activity

Garda report on IRA barely touches on Kevin McGuigan murder

People on the border know that brutal law of the Provos is a constant

DUP’s Jim Wells to sue media outlets as ‘six-month nightmare’ comes to end

October 20

IRA army council ‘oversees Sinn Fein strategy’, House of Commons told

They Never Went Away You Know – Will the DUP Keep the Army Council in NI Government? : Statement by Jim Allister

IRA ‘army council’ still exists but has ‘wholly political focus’ – (What political purpose would an “Army Council” serve, especially when Sinn Fein denies its existence????)

IRA Army Council still exists, says independent review of Northern Ireland paramilitaries

Paramilitaries ‘exist but committed to peace’ – (What a ludicrous notion : Terrorists dedicated to peace!!????)

Paramilitary structures must be dealt with, Arlene Foster says

Robinson Preparing the Ground for Return to Sinn Fein Love In

DUP silent on Jim Wells return to health ministry

Arrest in Kevin McGuigan murder probe

I’d never have let Ruth Patterson take my seat, says DUP’s Spratt

DUP South Belfast row escalates – (Like the crumbling of a dam about to burst so are things within the DUP – Isaiah 30:13!!)

Sinn Fein defends DLA benefits, attacks News Letter

50-50 policy could be reintroduced as PSNI battles to attract Catholics

You won’t undermine mandate, Sinn Fein warns Robinson – (God’s Law, not the will of the electorate, is the final arbiter in things moral!!)

Parties unite to put the boot into ‘Hokey-Cokey’ DUP ministers

‘Packages’ found in body from plane death

Man who died after biting Aer Lingus passenger ‘had £41,000 worth of cocaine in his stomach’

Dead Aer Lingus passenger was drugs mule whose cocaine package BURST in stomach

Refugee crisis: Angela Merkel’s party unveils secret plan for ‘Berlin Wall’-style defences on Germany’s borders

Germany should build a fence against refugees, says chief of German police union

Murdered Watford teenager had choked on her own vomit after ‘punishment’ by members of her family

Justin Trudeau: who is Canada’s new prime minister? – (He is pro-abortion, pro-legalising marijuana!!)

Bring in the troops: Calais is so lawless only the army can stop madness, says mayor

October 19

Powell might as well have said the Nazi Party should become old boys’ club, says furious Lord Tebbit

Revealed: IRA ‘mole’ discovered in Garda ranks

Blind eye to IRA crime is behind two garda deaths

Sinn Féin is like the mafia and fails to expose criminals: Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin

The IRA still has a ton of Semtex and 200 AK47s stashed in Ireland

Crackdown on Provo border rackets after Garda killing – (Why does it take a murder before such action is taken ????)

Nesbitt: UUP may not sign up to Stormont talks deal

Revealed: IRA booby-trap attack was SIXTH time soldier had been targeted

Hand grenade thrown at police in Belfast

Police attack grenade ‘stolen from Irish Army’

Dissident republicans have vowed to murder anti-drugs activist who continues to expose criminality within the movement

DUP’s Jim Wells eyes comeback after gay slur case is thrown out

October 17

Jim Wells ‘vindicated’ over gay marriage comments

Jim Wells not to be prosecuted over gay marriage remarks

PPS decides not to prosecute Jim Wells over gay video row

DUP politician won’t be prosecuted over same-sex couples comments

DUP’s Jim Wells avoids prosecution over same sex couples comments – (It likely nearly chokes the Editor of the BT to run this story!!)

Stormont to debate gay marriage for a fifth time in five years – Nationalists are bringing the issue of gay marriage back before Stormont

Why the Delay in Publishing Paramilitary Report?

Enniskillen victim slams Martin McGuinness over ‘proud to be in IRA’ comments – (It is now clearer than ever that McGuinness is an unrepentant terrorist)

Victims ask Powell: When will you bring innocents in from the cold?

The man who kept a quilt for 70 years – (For some of us this brings back memories of those hardship years and battling mothers!!!)

West Tyrone selection row rocks SDLP

Man’s death sparks fear of feud among foreign nationals

‘IRA’ claim bomb was to kill British solider visiting Belfast

Object thrown at police patrol in east Belfast – (In republican Short Strand!)

Border killing fields that new wave of criminals see as spiritual home

October 16

Jeremy Corbyn is ‘incompetent’ and has ‘lost control’, shadow minister says

Corbyn and McDonnell did back IRA terror

Proposal to legalise IRA criticised by politicians and victims campaigners

Jonathan Powell’s ‘legalise IRA’ call infuriates victims

Belfast alert: Under-car bomb found at Linden Gardens

Belfast police discover bomb device under car

North Belfast bomb ‘was kicked by child’

Dissident IRA prisoners disowned garda killer Mackin

Unarmed gardaí a utopian luxury we can no longer afford

Dáil Public Accounts Committee to invite McGuinness for questioning on Project Eagle sale

October 15

Garda Anthony Golden: State funeral for murdered Irish police officer

Man reunited with Irish family nuns claimed were dead

Mother of Saudi man sentenced to crucifixion begs Obama to intervene – (This is ISLAM!!!!)

Parents hope Thailand’s ‘frozen’ child will live again (Man’s rejection of God’s truth and defiant hope in human ability to defeat death!!!)

Nama deal: Peter Robinson tells inquiry personal benefit claims ‘outrageous’

First Minister Peter Robinson says nama claims are ‘outrageous and groundless’

Peter Robinson rubbishes Martin McGuinness’ lack of knowledge of Nama deal as ‘frailty of memory’

Claims McGuinness fully briefed over Nama sale are ‘laughable’

No date yet for report into paramilitaries

MLAs at odds with party policy over current definition of victim

Gregory Campbell in new Sinn Fein “stench” row over Stormont comment

IRA should be legalised, says the man who advised Tony Blair on Good Friday deal – (Thus legalising murder, terror, bombing and robbery!!!???)

IRA may ‘return to trenches’ if Sinn Fein fails to secure them a safe future – they want “an air tight killers’ amnesty.”

Theresa Villiers: Jeremy Corbyn’s reported links to IRA of great concern

Jeremy Corbyn backs down in face of rebellion by his shadow ministers

Israel authorises police to seal off Palestinian areas of Jerusalem

Migrants transported in luxury STRETCH LIMO as English village overwhelmed by influx

Drug arrests hours after loyalists ‘eschew crime’

Analysis: Government fears a fragmenting loyalism

October 14

Night Jeremy Corbyn stood in honour of dead IRA terrorists

DUP poised for ministers’ imminent return to Stormont Executive seats

DUP ‘in-out’ minister Jonathan Bell remains in post

DUP and Sinn Fein ‘united in greed’ over Spad salaries

DUP ministers attended ‘secret’ Nama meeting

Details of Robinson’s Nama deal meeting are revealed

Nama NI deal: Details emerge of meeting between Peter Robinson and PIMCO

Nama NI deal: First Minister Peter Robinson due to give evidence

Special advisers’ Bill: TUV plans to reduce numbers and cap on pay defeated in assembly

Shameless DUP – SF Partnership Keeps the SpAd Gravy Train on Track

Stormont finally moves a step closer to real democracy

How would John McCallister’s reform bill change Stormont?

Edwin Poots ‘had right to maintain gay blood ban’

NI minister ‘had right’ to keep ban on gay men giving blood

Loyalist paramilitaries make joint pledge denouncing criminality

Loyalist Communities Council launched with backing of UDA, UVF and Red Hand Commando

Diplomat to be quizzed over deal with Gaddifi on IRA terror victims

Garda killer was linked to gang in Donohoe murder

Ballygawley bus bombing: Former soldier reunited with woman who helped save his life

Thousands of Iranian troops ‘arrive in Syria’ for Aleppo offensive

Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel

October 13

Stormont finally moves closer to real democracy

North awaits report on IRA and other paramilitary groups

Getting Stormont’s ugly show back on the boards

Secretary of State orders change in proposed law to state no Troubles killer will be offered an amnesty

Parties prepare to sell fudge and climbdown

Police find master key which may have allowed killers to flee Kevin McGuigan murder scene

Kevin McGuigan murder: Police find keys which may have allowed killers to flee Short Strand alleyway

Garda-killer was an active member of a group with strong links to jailed Real IRA boss

‘Loose cannon’ dissident knew his victim from earlier arrest

October 12

‘My British terrorist son is burning in hell for his crimes’ – (You will wait a long time for the like to be said by an Irish Republican of an IRA murderer!!)

Dissident shoots garda dead at Republic border town

Garda answering 999 call shot dead by IRA terror suspect

Church of Ireland minister suspended after British Legion flags row

How Lady Thatcher fought the church for her place at Falklands memorial service

Revealed: Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s close IRA links

Jeremy Corbyn, Sinn Fein and the IRA: who pulls the Labour leader’s strings?

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to comment on new reports of ‘close links’ to IRA

Unionists vow to maintain pressure over Corbyn ‘IRA links’

Sister of IRA victim demands Jeremy Corbyn meets with victims of Provo violence

Ten people, including children, die in fire at travellers’ site in County Dublin

Pregnant mother among ten killed in fire at Irish traveller site

Outrageous Payment to Former SpAd

DUP Prepare for Business as Usual – Days After Being Found Out on Ministerial Pay

Eileen Paisley: ‘I can’t wait to see the film about Ian… I’m sure they’ll do an excellent job

Union flag badge tribute to fallen police ‘against regulations’

Union flag badge tribute ‘against regulations’

Francois Hollande ‘abandons’ bid to appoint gay senior official as Vatican ambassador

October 10

Parishioners hit out after minister removes British Legion flags from churches – (Only an ecumenical fool would acts so!!!)

Security alerts in Belfast, Omagh and Derry where PSNI due to host recruitment information sessions

NI man in court over IRA attack on British army barracks

Belfast man is held over 1996 British army bomb attack

IRA victims will treat MEP’s booklet with ‘contempt’: DUP

SF MEP Anderson sending collusion allegations to 750 MEPs

Dutch IRA kidnapping victim hailed 40 years on

Officials influenced Margaret Thatcher on Anglo-Irish Agreement

MPs demand Tony Blair explains Gaddafi terror deal

Bryson says he won’t ‘jump through hoops’ for Irish Republic’s Public Accounts Committee

New DUP MLA Emma Pengelly to get SPAD severance pay

PPS considers file concerning Jim Wells

Stephen Collins: Fianna Fáil must keep its distance from Sinn Féin in coming (Irish) campaign

October 9

First edition of King James Bible from 1611 found in church cupboard

TUV propose two alternatives to current Stormont arrangements

Stormont crisis: DUP ministers could end in-out policy

Kyle Paisley hits out at Edwin Poots over comments that DUP ‘hold their noses’ when working with Sinn Fein

Edwin Poots’ view is widely held in unionism

Rev Ian Paisley’s widow Eileen has a few strong words for Peter Robinson, and some surprising ones for Martin McGuinness

McGuinness: I’m proud of my IRA days and I won’t apologise to anyone – (The real face of McGuinness – a proud member of an organisation devoted to murder, robbery and terror. His expressions of sympathy must count for nothing!!)

Martin McGuinness refuses to say if he killed people while in IRA – (He will give an answer to the Lord!!)

PSNI postpones recruitment event over republican demo plan

Chilling remarks of IRA suspect: Accused was prepared ‘to do 15 years’ if police officer killed, court hears

October 8

Battle of Somme Soldier finally buried with full military honours

Gerry Kelly claims Theresa Villiers has damaged Stormont talks – and says Sinn Fein will not sign up to Troubles legislation

Survival of devolved government in Northern Ireland ‘at stake’

Edwin Poots defends Sinn Féin ‘stench’ comments – (The stench can’t be that strong otherwise he would STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH SINN FEIN!!!!)

Richard Pengelly: Nama summons

Baroness Paisley: ‘Ian wouldn’t have let Stormont get like this’

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy paid no tax returns for eight years, court told – (A loyal citizen of the Republic of Ireland!!!)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, former IRA commander, accused of tax evasion

Omagh bomb: Enda Kenny promises help to families – (Yes, just like he ‘helped’ the families of the Kingsmill massacre!!!)

Shock at Justice Minister’s warning over new Troubles unit – “ . . . at best produce one or two prosecutions.”

Embarrassment for Gregory Campbell over ministers’ pay

Mervyn Storey uses ministerial car when not a minister

DUP in disarray after humiliating climbdown over ministers’ salaries

Lack of leadership is bewildering to Northern Ireland’s friends in America

Gerry Kelly only ordered 2,500 sectarian leaflets

Outrage over ‘IRA tribute’ on show at college where slain teacher was taught

Victims grill politicians at Stormont over bill to deal with past

Retired bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex assaults

Ex-DUP Spad defends Spad pay as Allister attempts to have it capped

The SPAD Dimension of the Taxpayer Rip-off

Priest ‘understands how priests succumb’ to paedophilia but brands being gay ‘a sickness’

October 7

St Mary’s (RC) teacher training college criticised for terrorists’ ‘tributes’

UDA says it ‘will not leave stage’

DUP: We’ll still work with group linked to UDA

DUP ‘revolving’ ministers told to come clean on pay

Is ecumenism and peace only a dream and nothing more? – (Ecumenical peace is a deceit!!)

Peter Robinson to meet Ruth Patterson over MLA ‘snub’

DUP’s outspoken councillor Ruth Patterson never far from controversy

30 dissident gun and bomb attacks in north west

October 6

Equality Commission reports inequality in NI education

EU court ruling favours UK prisoner vote ban

UDA: We haven’t gone away you know

Flag protester Ruth Patterson to quit politics over DUP Assembly seat snub

DUP’s Hamilton ‘playing politics with the health service’, says former minister

Robinson’s absurd and incoherent strategy is damaging the DUP and democracy

Vatican uses Venturini monastery to ‘cure gay priests’, former clergy claim

Bishop sorry over claims priest said gay marriage vote is the ‘devil’s work’ – (Clear example of how sodomites dominate the RC church)

Bishop apologises for priest’s anti-gay marriage homily

Sinn Féin ‘actively considering’ running someone against Mairia Cahill

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy arraigned on tax charges in Dublin

Kingsmills survivor Alan Black ‘leads a solitary life’

Theresa May: Mass immigration gives ‘close to zero’ economic benefits – Conservative conference live

Tory conference 2015: Theresa May to tell Conservative Party mass immigration is bad for Britain – live

Theresa May: High levels of immigration threaten UK cohesion

ISIS thugs crucify Christian boy aged 12 after slicing off fingertips in front of his father

Nama letter exposure `throws a whole new perspective’

‘Dirty money’ developer brands Robinson’s Nama claims ‘risible’

October 5

TUV Pays Tribute to Jack McKee

Unionist anger at McGuinness ‘veto’ on Troubles probe boss

IRA secret agents in civil service keep republicans in business

I am happy to debate IRA crime on TV with Sinn Fein – Irish newspaper reporter

International crime gang operating in North Belfast are dealing drugs, running prostitutes, drugs andbrandishing weapons – PSNI do nothing say residents

SDLP in West Tyrone divided over leadership battle

McGlinchey’s comments have ‘traumatised’ victims: George Robinson MLA

Mairia Cahill: Why I want to be a Labour senator

Mairia Cahill nominated to contest Irish Senate seat for Irish Labour Party

Mairia Cahill: Sinn Fein ‘may worry’ if I’m elected to Irish Senate

The real parallels in yesterday’s SF-Syriza photograph

Pope Francis opens Roman Catholic ‘Family’ synod amid sodomite priest row

Vatican sacks gay priest after highly public coming out

Catholic priest ‘happy to be gay’ – (Eternity will tell a different tale!!!)

More than 50% of teachers in England ‘plan to quit in next two years’

Double catastrophe caused demise of dinosaurs, study suggests – (Every madcap notion under the sun other than the clearly documented Bible account!!)

October 3

David Cameron: Northern Ireland agreement needed by end of October

Vatican plays down Pope’s meeting with US gay marriage objector Kim Davis – meeting “should not be considered a form of support of her position”

Ruth Patterson: If I ever quit the DUP, I wouldn’t join another party

Pressure on Simon Hamilton to resume post and deal with health crisis

Oregon killer’s IRA fascination ‘chilling’, says victim

A mass-murdering cheerleader… just what republican movement doesn’t need at moment – (Many of us can remember when Republicans cheered at the death of IRA victims!!!)

Philip Hammond: Britain will vote no if EU does not back down

Chaos as HUNDREDS of migrants storm Channel Tunnel in ‘massive planned invasion’

If you’re for free speech, speak up for Pastor McConnell

October 2

Theresa Villiers: Parties still far apart on key issues

There is a perception that the past is not approached fairly

Just 14 pupils go to new Irish school in Co Londonderry

Oregon shooting: England-born gunman Chris Harper-Mercer ‘supported the IRA’ – (Sadly, he learned their ways well!!)

Chris Harper-Mercer: everything we know about the Oregon school gunman on Friday morning

Oregon shooting: Gunman asked victims their religion before killing nine and boasted ‘the more you kill, the more you’re in the limelight’

‘Filled with hate’: Witnesses say Oregon gunman targeted Christians in community college shooting

McGuinness pays tribute to US shooting victims

Dissident republican attack ‘highly likely’

Pastor McConnell lawyers brand Stephen Nolan ‘the biggest no-show in the country’

‘Unhappy’ Ruth Patterson not leaving, says DUP

Mary Hanafin: Fianna Fail will ‘absolutely’ not go into government with Sinn Fein

October 1

DUP minister Jonathan Bell in U-turn on wind power subsidies

Kim Davis lawyer claims Pope Francis met controversial clerk during DC visit

Kentucky Clerk jailed over gay marriage says pope encouraged her

Toilet voyeur David McConaghie given four-month jail term

Ex DUP adviser who hid camera in office toilets jailed for four months

Gerry Adams could face civil action over IRA murder of Jean McConville

Seamus Mallon: ‘Mistake’ to allow Sinn Féin into government without decommissioning – (It was a mistake he pushed hard for!!!)

Mallon: Leaders wanted peace for their own glory

Irish government says Martin McGuinness was present at Nama conference call – (Surely wee Marty has not been caught out in another lie!!)

McGuinness present for conference call on Nama North deal

Martin McGuinness attended Nama call

‘Unionists standing by loyalist paramilitaries’ – McGuinness

PSNI chief defends Adams and Storey arrests

DUP new girl is given Nama probe role just two days into job

September 30

IRA-Sinn Fein leaders still a protected species

Jean McConville murder: Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams will not face Disappeared charges – (Not today but ONE day!!)

Jean McConville family angry as Adams and others to face no charges

VIDEO: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams will not be prosecuted over Jean McConville murder

No charges against Gerry Adams but Jean McConville’s family vow to seek justice

Case against veteran republican Ivor Bell over Jean McConville murder

Sinn Féin’s Phil Flanagan is ticked off for having the neck to go without a tie – (Slob culture!!!)

‘Humble’ pope is arrogant, says Evangelical Protestant Society – (Of course he is – he claims to be Christ’s vicar, substitute, on earth!!)

Kevin McGuigan murder: Man arrested tried to escape police with a loaded gun, court hears

Danger of civil war breaking out in divided SDLP

MLAs question role of lobbyists as DUP minister returns to chamber

Gareth Robinson won’t say if he lobbied DUP minister

Mick Wallace alleges threat from Cerberus

TD Mick Wallace ‘told he would be “sorted” for raising issues on sale of NAMA Northern loan book’ – Dáil hears

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Index to this edition

Pictures of Christ series

Rev. Ivan FosterRev. Foster has begun a new series of studies in Kilskeery Independent Christian School morning assemblies in which he deals with the theme, “Pictures of Christ in the Bible”, the descriptions and types of Christ given in the Scriptures. You can listen to these studies using the player below. Each new study will be added as it becomes available.


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Future developments in Iraq

The substance of a message preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, Lord’s Day evening, 10th March, 1991 by Rev Ivan Foster.

There are basically two schools of thought regarding what the Bible has to say about the future of the ancient city of Babylon.

There has been a city of Babylon from the very earliest times. “And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.” Genesis 10:10
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:8-9.

It became a city of great prominence in the time of Nebuchadnezzar. It, rather than Nineveh, became the city of Assyria. The city is now in ruins.

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Ruins of Babylon viewed from Saddam Hussein's summer palace

Ruins of Babylon viewed from Saddam Hussein’s summer palace

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Suicide – a despairing leap into the dark.

Two things have prompted me to mount these notes which are the substance of a sermon I preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on March 16th, 2008.

First of all, there have been those in recent years who were known to me who, in the midst of a depressive darkness, yielded to the taking of their own lives.

I never had and still do not have the slightest grounds for doubting that they were the Lord’s children, truly converted and washed in the blood of the Lamb. I joined with others at their funerals and mourned over the despair they had wrestled with and which, in the end, prompted them to take the action they did.

We may and must deem the act as wrong but never lose a sense of compassion for them in the largely unknown struggle in which they were engaged, in some instances, for many, many years.

Nevertheless, it must never be thought that such compassion and such asserting that we believe them to have been truly saved in anyway exonerates suicide as a sin.

My second reason is a very recent email exchange I had with a brother who took me to task for a statement he read in my introduction to this sermon on SermonAudio. The statement he objected to was : “I say for most because suicide does not result in the damnation of the Christian who yields to that temptation.” You can read the statement and its context below.

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Standing firm in the midst of a sinking world

bible_imageHaving therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come,” Acts 26:22.

(A message preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church by Rev Ivan Foster on 21st August 2004 and in Walsham Le Willows Congregational Church, 30th August 2015.)

This world has ever been sinking down morally since the entrance of sin. It is not a process that is limited to the closing years of this age as some might think. It is true that the moral decline will accelerate in the days of the rise of the Antichrist. This is stated clearly in such places as 2 Timothy 3:1. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”

But moral and spiritual decline has been an ongoing feature of every age. Its rate of decline may have varied throughout the ages but its inexorable continuance is undeniable.

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roman_soldierAn outline study of Jude – an important little book for today, by Rev Ivan Foster.

Part 8: The believer, a vivid contrast in a day of apostasy

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh,” Jude 1:20-23.

The believer is ever to be a contrast to the worldling, but that contrast is never more obvious than in a day of darkness and apostasy. The stars are always shining in the heavens, but it is only when the sun sets that their presence becomes obvious!

So far in this epistle, Jude has stressed the character and nature of the enemy about whom he would warn us, the “certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ,” verse 4. In the four verses we wish to consider in this study, verses 20-23, the emphasis is upon the response of the believer to this wicked invasion.

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Latest news stories

IRA-Sinn Fein leaders still a protected species

Jean McConville murder: Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams will not face Disappeared charges – (Not today but ONE day!!)

Jean McConville family angry as Adams and others to face no charges

VIDEO: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams will not be prosecuted over Jean McConville murder

No charges against Gerry Adams but Jean McConville’s family vow to seek justice

Case against veteran republican Ivor Bell over Jean McConville murder

Sinn Féin’s Phil Flanagan is ticked off for having the neck to go without a tie – (Slob culture!!!)

‘Humble’ pope is arrogant, says Evangelical Protestant Society – (Of course he is – he claims to be Christ’s vicar, substitute, on earth!!)

Kevin McGuigan murder: Man arrested tried to escape police with a loaded gun, court hears

Danger of civil war breaking out in divided SDLP

MLAs question role of lobbyists as DUP minister returns to chamber

Gareth Robinson won’t say if he lobbied DUP minister

Mick Wallace alleges threat from Cerberus

TD Mick Wallace ‘told he would be “sorted” for raising issues on sale of NAMA Northern loan book’ – Dáil hears

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September 29

NIO clarifies victims plans – but parties divided

TUV hits out at proposals to facilitate ‘Provo truth’

McDonnell should step down before what remains of the SDLP is destroyed

Nesbitt calls for Upper Bann by-election after poll ruling

One of Robinson’s Spads accepts big pay cut to become a DUP MLA

DUP’s new face at Assembly: A minister in the making?

Increasing pressures forcing officers to quit force, Police Federation warns

Mixed response to claims Pope Francis could visit Ulster in 2018

West Belfast man in court for alleged threats against Jamie Bryson

Jamie Bryson and Mick Wallace – the odd couple rocking the NAMA boat

Widow of slain RUC man petitions Stormont to end day release for terrorists

‘Thin’ Dublin Kingsmills evidence shocks inquest campaigners

September 28

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn defends Irish republicans Troubles meetings

Memorial plan confirms Corbyn ‘true friend of terrorists’

We victims of the IRA are furious about Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn attempt to rewrite history totally disingenuous: Jim Allister

Jeremy Corbyn defends stance on IRA

Jeremy Corbyn under fire for trying to block extradition of known IRA man

Jeremy Corbyn defends stance on IRA in TV interview

McGuigan suspect republican wing query

Reports on Provo activity under way by garda chiefs

Most DUP members oppose relatives marrying Catholics says survey

Public scourging of Presbyterian minister shames intolerant Church

For the (RC) Church to survive, it has to do one simple thing – end vow of celibacy – (Actually, it is the coming judgment of God that ought to worry it!!!)

September 26

Paisley son to speak out about father’s rejection by church

McDonnell: DUP ‘don’t want a taig about Stormont’

SDLP’s Alasdair McDonnell expected to face leadership challenge

Jeremy Corbyn withdraws from Sinn Fein event at Labour Party conference

Martin McGuinness: Peter Robinson and I can overcome our difficulties

Peter Robinson is finished, says Sinn Fein’s Danny Morrison. Keep your nose out, replies the DUP

Miraflores shooting: Dublin gangster Gary Hutch cornered and shot after dramatic chase at Spanish resort

No One Should Be Surprised by NIO De facto Amnesty Proposals

Watchdog upholds UUP’s complaint a poll commissioned by the DUP on eve of vote was misleading

Bomb survivor slams Sinn Fein councillor over ‘pride’ remarks

Robinson’s accuser invited to outline Nama claim at Dáil

September 25

Corbyn reiterates support for united Ireland

DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson says Jeremy Corbyn united Ireland stance ‘unhelpful’

Alasdair McDonnell: SDLP leader taped accusing DUP of sectarianism

Refugee crisis: European leaders warned that ‘greatest tide of migrants is yet to come’ – (Such an influx of Muslims will most definite bring with it strong anti-semitic belligerence!)

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven – (Funny, Peter said the opposite. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved,” Acts 4:12.)

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not ‘a magician with a magic wand’ – (Real lies that is!!)

7 wicked popes and the terrible, terrible things they did – (In truth they were all wicked, being deniers of God’s Word and preachers of a false gospel!!)

Forget the “See No Evil” policy – of course the IRA still exists

Jamie Bryson in Stormont: The day Geronimo tore the duct tape from his mouth

‘Fixers’ were paid £45m in property scandal, Irish politician claims

The email that confirms Sinn Fein was well aware of Nama deal – (It is not suggested that Martin McGuinness told lies – surely not!!!!)

Two on trial over IRA speech from the plot

Dublin not was not being held properly accountable on Troubles role, victims tell Irish parliamentarians

No more clarity from NIO on Troubles murder confessions

September 24

Troubles killers can confess … but victims will not be told

Nama inquiry: DUP first minister Peter Robinson ‘beneficiary of £1bn deal’

Peter Robinson says he was not ‘earmarked to benefit’ from Nama sale

Jamie Bryson tells inquiry Peter Robinson ‘to benefit from NAMA loan sale deal’

Jamie Bryson upstages folks on the hill

Peter Robinson denies Jamie Bryson’s ‘scurrilous and unfounded’ NAMA payment allegations

Peter Robinson denies ‘scurrilous and unfounded’ payment allegations

Nama inquiry: Peter Robinson rejects Bryson payment claim

Peter Robinson brands Jamie Bryson evidence ‘a pantomime’ after loyalist claims First Minister was to get Nama bung

Peter Robinson says he will appear before Stormont over Nama claims

McGuinness claims DUP and Dublin kept him in the dark

Nama inquiry: Chairman Daithí McKay defends Jamie Bryson hearing

Sinn Fein Councillor stands by ‘proud ex-IRA man’ remarks

It seems the recent IRA controversy has damaged Sinn Féin as its support has fallen back, and is down three points to 19 pc.

An Amnesty is an Amnesty no Matter how you Dress it up

Newly appointed PIRA assessor didn’t refer to PIRA in March report

Security gaffe peer Lord Carlile is head of panel probing paramilitaries

Political convenience must not affect PIRA report – Allister

Three person panel is political window dressing

September 23

Belfast children’s lives put at risk by mortar bomb packed with marbles

TUV Responds to Security Assessment Panel

Profiles: Who are the panel members of the NI paramilitary organisations independent review?

‘Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s pious homilies to the peace process will not wash. They wanted the IRA to win’

Labour is heading for ‘civil war’ and 2020 defeat under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership

Jamie Bryson NAMA evidence could be heard in private

DUP made mistake in confronting Cameron with threats

Morale slumps among PSNI officers amid drastic cuts

Morale in Police Service of Northern Ireland at rock bottom, survey finds

Improvised bomb found by police in west Belfast

Ballymurphy Semtex was from old Libyan Provo arms shipment

Northern Ireland terrorist amnesty axed after outrage paramilitaries could walk free

Victims’ families want minister Stephen Farry sacked over murderer Billy Hutchinson’s new post

PUP hits back in row over Hutchinson education appointment

Gay rights group accuses Church of silencing Presbyterian minister

Lords watchdog won’t say why it rejected DUP nominee for peerage

September 22

Jim Allister heckles Robinson as DUP accepts new Stormont ministry

Martin McGuinness challenges parties to ‘put up or shut up’ over crime ‘link’ – (This is like Judas daring anyone to prove him a traitor!!!)

‘I won’t put up with any more nonsense’ – McGuinness – (What’s he going to do? Knee-cap his critics???)

Double shooting accused ‘in Lithuanian crime gang’

Ministry of Defence condemns serving army general behind Jeremy Corbyn ‘mutiny’ threat

UKIP’s Henry Reilly to challenge suspension over Irish News’ remarks

Man held in England for Semtex haul ‘was under surveillance’

Man charged over Semtex and guns find in west Belfast

Man charged after semtex, handguns and ammunition found in Ballymurphy

Gerry Adams’ cousin in his fourth week of Maghaberry prison hunger strike

Maghaberry prison race gang wars: Loyalists in brutal clashes with Chinese drugs mules behind bars

The focus on Bloody Sunday is part of distortion of past

UUP aims to work with Jeremy Corbyn despite past IRA stance

John McDonnell gave us a sorry excuse for an apology

September 21

Provos murdered McGuigan in ‘bank robbery cover-up’ (Read this and see the iniquitous confederacy that rules Ulster!!)

Remembering the days 
when the IRA did go away

‘Honour Provos like men of 1916’ – (There is a great similarity of course!!)

La Mon atrocity survivors reject John McDonnell apology

Ukip suspends Reilly for three months — but won’t say why

British Army ‘could stage mutiny under Corbyn’, says senior serving general

‘Death to America’ doesn’t actually mean death to America

Republican Presidential candidate Dr Ben Carson says Muslims should not be President

Labour Party divisions revealed as shadow ministers openly disagree with Jeremy Corbyn

Peter Robinson taken to hospital after medication reaction

Peter Robinson in hospital days after quitting as Northern Ireland’s First Minister

DUP leader Peter Robinson admitted to hospital

Robinson admitted to hospital

Abuse going unreported in Britain’s south Asian communities – study

Christians ‘martyred for beliefs every FIVE MINUTES by Islamic State and other terrorists’ – (Doubtless, the term ‘Christian’ is used loosely but it does show the wickedness character of Islam!!)

Ian Paisley Jr missed Syria vote due to £350-an-hour Uganda bank job

Memorial commemorates 72 soldiers from Fivemiletown who died in world wars

Unionists don’t need to trust me to strike deal with me, insists Gerry Adams – (Such is the level of moral thinking in Ulster politics!!)

Victim’s disgust at convicted UVF killer Billy Hutchinson education post appointment – (Another example of the political malaise in Ulster!!)

September 19

Bullet in the post means Sinn Fein is not fit to govern, claims TUV chief Allister

Does Northern Ireland need new body to provide paramilitary assessment? – (Its all part of placating the DUP and saving their political face!!)

Why John McDonnell’s IRA apology didn’t convince me

Semtex find raises questions, says Ulster Unionist Tom Elliott

Peter Robinson ‘content’ with government response to DUP concerns – (It is never too hard to ‘content’ those anxious to be contented!!)

No Amount of Window Dressing Will Hide Reality of IRA Murder

UUP slams state funeral for “terrorist” Thomas Kent – (Rome honours him as she does and will honour today’s IRA terrorists!!)

Analysis: TUV could gain a councillor, but DUP could gain much more

Semtex, detonators and handguns found in Belfast house

TD Mick Wallace ‘not deterred’ by Peter Robinson legal action threat

Israel calls up reservists following holy site violence in Jerusalem

IVF embryos to be genetically manipulated in UK for first time as scientists investigate repeated miscarriages

More than 3,000 ISIS jihadists are in Britain NOW ready to launch attacks, warn security sources

Just ONE IN FIVE migrants claiming asylum are from Syria, EU figures show

September 18

Ahoghill bombs: Paramilitaries just ‘self serving criminals’ says DUP man – (Somewhat like those in Sinn Fein/IRA with whom he is in coalition!!)

Amnesty’ vital to get Troubles deaths truth says expert – (So we swop a confession for a total exoneration for murder – that’s justice!!)

NI ‘left behind’ as Ireland approves gay marriage law – (Being left behind those who are heading for hell is a good place to be!!)

Majority of Anglican Church in Wales backs gay marriage in ballot

Cleric who hailed gay marriage ‘accepts homosexuality sinful’ – (With a doubt!!??)

DUP denies it put forward Dublin donor for peerage

Peter Robinson to sue Mick Wallace over tweet

Gerry Adams: Sinn Fein ‘open to forming coalition with any party’ – (That includes the devil himself!!)

Gerry Adams interview: ‘Lend your vote to Sinn Féin’

When the IRA murder, SF must face specific sanction

Paramilitary shooting victims were foreign nationals

Police ‘set to interview’ Bloody Sunday shooters

Gregory Campbell calls for McGuinness to face Bloody Sunday probe

Labour’s John McDonnell apologises for his ‘honouring IRA’ comments

September 17

Same-sex marriage: First Irish ceremonies expected within months

Gaddafi assets cannot be used to compensate IRA victims

Commons erupts in opposition to McDonnell’s pro-IRA comments

Those who seek to justify IRA terrorism ‘should be ashamed of themselves’ – David Cameron – (But they are not!!)

Victim anger at proposals for ‘airtight’ Troubles amnesties

Jeremy Corbyn will sing national anthem at ceremonial events, Labour says – (Corbyn makes the late Michael Foot appear positively sartorial!!!)

Labour donor tells MPs to quit the party

DUP has just days left to decide whether to take ex-UUP ministry

Robinson says next week will tell whether Assembly falls or is rescued – ( Funny, I thought it was last week or was it the week before!!!)

Analysis: True to form, PM is being very slow to help Robinson

UK government may revive ceasefire monitoring in Northern Ireland – (Exactly what is the function of the police force??)

TUV asks DUP if it had prior knowledge about IRA activity

Two men in their 30s shot in separate incidents in Newry, County Down

Friend of murder victim Kevin McGuigan gets bullet in the post from IRA

Jamie Bryson and Martin McGuinness set to appear at Stormont Nama probe

Sports Minister Challenged on Anti-British Bias – (This the true nature of the Agreement the DUP signed up to!!)

British air strikes ‘have killed 330 Isil terrorists’ in year

Refugee crisis: UN Secretary General urges compassion as Hungary fires tear gas at refugees – (This amounts to an endorsement of migrant rioting!!)

Support soars to quit the EU: Migrant crisis is fuelling surge, say Eurosceptics

September 16

Theresa Villiers: Statement fails to win Unionist support for Stormont talks

Peter Robinson digs in over DUP’s precondition for talks after Villiers rejects his demands

DUP vexed with Theresa Villiers’ statement on Stormont crisis

No legislation in the absence of ministers, Assembly confirms

The Labour party is now led by people who wanted the IRA to win

Years of startling statements from IRA apologist John McDonnell who once called for the UK to ‘honour’ terrorists

McDonnell is unfit for high office in the United Kingdom

Northern Ireland policing powers could be handed back to London

Villiers comes up with escape route for Sinn Fein

Gerry Adams dismisses public’s belief that he was in IRA

September 15

DUP no show at Stormont Assembly meeting as IRA row continues

Smash Provos and we’ll talk: Unionists issue ultimatum to Villiers

Stormont cisis: Theresa Villiers meets parties, unionists wait for Government response

Cameron and Villiers ‘not divided’ over Northern Ireland approach

UUP ties itself up in knots over stance on talks

Analysis: At the heart of this dispute is not just the IRA, but unionist rivalries

We’re in uncharted waters so what happens next is anybody’s guess

Nigel Farage: No place for terror in Northern Ireland politics

Robert McCartney’s sister says Sinn Fein claims about IRA are childish

Bobby Storey’s trying to lead us up garden path

Aylan Kurdi’s father denies claims he was a people smuggler and driving boat that capsized and led to son’s death – (What manipulation of public opinion has taken place on the whole ‘migrant’ issue!!)

New Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, ‘jokes’ that he would have liked to have assassinated Thatcher

A profile of John McDonnell – new shadow chancellor

Corbyn’s new shadow chancellor McDonnell wanted honour for Bobby Sands

September 14

I need concessions to attend talks: Peter Robinson

First Minister Peter Robinson putting his affairs in order before his planned exit

Adams accuses Robinson of ‘making a show of himself’

IRA murdered McGuigan over killing of ‘supremo’

Kevin McGuigan murder: Sinn Féin’s Bobby Storey says IRA is ‘not coming back’ – (LIES. It has not gone away as recent murders indicate!!)

Troubles victims hit out over Sinn Fein man’s ‘butterfly’ Provos remark – (Here is evidence of what liars Sinn Fein/IRA members are!!!)

‘Big Bobby’ – Gerry Adams’ can-do guy

McGuinness fears ‘state agents’ involved in murders to create problems for SF

Will Unionists Listen to Republican Fairy Tales of Deadly Butterflies and Mythical Agents?

Jim Cusack: Commissioner and more IRA questions

Death of an assassin: how the killing of Kevin McGuigan reawakened Belfast’s political strife

Stormont crisis: PSNI gaffes allowed republicans to play the persecuted

SF ‘has not taken Stormont seriously for two years’

Mairia Cahill: Sinn Fein’s hot air as Stormont train goes off the rails

It’s time that Sinn Fein sorted out its own problems

Sinn Fein loses support in Republic (of Ireland)

Corbyn’s victory, the Living Wage, and the IRA

September 12

DUP’s Peter Robinson says Sinn Féin and SDLP will not get ministerial roles

Stormont crisis: DUP ministers will ‘renominate and resign’ to keep roles from Sinn Fein

Stormont Set for new Depths of Pantomime Farce – TUV

Stormont crisis: Martin McGuinness says he will not resign, refers to Ian Paisley

‘I don’t trust Arlene Foster’ – Gerry Kelly – (I’m sure the feeling is mutual!!)

David Cameron warns the IRA should be disbanded ahead of talks – (Eh! Weren’t we told they were gone???!!!)

‘Action Against Drugs’ in fresh shooting

Enniskillen bomb: Victims

DUP members top expenses table at House of Commons

Male-only Marines units outperform mixed groups, study finds – (It’s a ‘no brainer’!!)

Westminster MPs overwhelmingly reject plans to legalise assisted dying for people with terminal illnesses

Tragic Aylan Kurdi’s father was ‘people smuggler who led boat journey which killed his sons’ – survivor claims

September 11

Stormont parties reject DUP adjournment proposal

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson steps down: full statement

NI first minister Peter Robinson steps aside in Stormont crisis

DUP’s Robinson walks away but leaves door ajar for a dramatic comeback

Stormont crisis: Peter Robinson steps aside – Arlene Foster to take over as acting First Minister

Stormont thrown into turmoil after Robinson steps aside as First Minister

DUP U-Turn Keeps McGuinness in Office

Taoiseach gets news of Robinson move before the NI public

The IRA leadership backed McGuigan murder: Moloney

Kevin McGuigan murder investigation: Senior republicans released

Kevin McGuigan murder: Bobby Storey, Eddie Copeland and Brian Gillen released unconditionally

September 10

Peter Robinson ultimatum: If Assembly is not adjourned DUP ministers will resign from the Executive immediately – (Could it really happen??!!!)

DUP could quit Executive after ultimatum

Stormont crisis: DUP puts ultimatum to Villiers

DUP’s shrinking ground – TUV statement

Kevin McGuigan murder: Bobby Storey (northern chairman of Sinn Féin) one of three senior republicans arrested

Enniskillen bomb: ‘HET prevented from questioning Martin McGuinness’ – (How many other murders has NIO covered up??!!)

HET wanted to question Martin McGuinness over Enniskillen bombing – but were halted by NIO, it’s been claimed

Police investigate 27 reports of rape in Northern Ireland schools

September 9

Image of Queen at work marks day she attains longest reign in history

DUP Claim Terrorists not Acceptable in London While Sustaining them in Belfast

‘Time not right’ to suspend NI political institutions, says Theresa Villiers – (Nor ever will be!!)

Theresa Villiers rules out suspension of Northern Ireland Assembly

Northern Ireland crisis talks: Ulster Unionists angry over agenda

Stormont crisis: Ulster Unionist Party pulls out of talks

Refugee crisis: How Europe’s alarming lack of unity over the issue could bring about the break up of the EU

EXCLUSIVE: Refugees are prime candidates to become lone wolf terrorists, says SAS hero

Disappeared: Post-mortem confirms bodies of Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee found in Co Meath

Online poll results: What do NI voters make of political developments in the Stormont crisis?

It’s time we understood this will never be resolved

Ex-bishop admits sex abuse 20 years after victims complained

September 8

DUP says no more NI Executive meetings unless ‘exceptional circumstances’

Executive frozen till IRA crisis over – First Minister

DUP accused of playing ‘Hokey Cokey’ over Executive meetings

Analysis: After days of drift, evidence of a firmer hand on the DUP tiller

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern doesn’t believe Sinn Fein will abandon the IRA – (I think everyone would agree with that!!)

IRA ‘was the most ruthless killing machine in the western world’, Northern Assembly told

McGuigan murder: ‘Senior IRA sanction was unnecessary’

DUP, SDLP and victims unite in claims of PIRA organised crime

Most Britons DISAGREE with Cameron as they say: We don’t want more refugees

September 7

Stormont crisis: DUP to reveal plan as MLAs return to assembly

Magherafelt-born priest fears Stormont crisis will thwart Pope visit to NI – (How sad that would be!!!)

Pope Francis promises to take in two refugee families and urges others to follow his example – (The Vatican is rather small after all!!!)

EU referendum: Majority of British voters want out for first time, claims shock poll

Will More Clerks Be Going to Jail? 2nd Christian Kentucky Clerk Defies Ruling to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

DUP could collapse Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday

Reporter, Vincent Browne on Adams: “He was by far the most important person in the IRA from 1980 onwards.”

Peggy O’Hara INLA funeral: Arrest and appeal over paramilitary displays

Provos panic as drug gang’s €500k is taken

As More Irish Turn Away From Catholicism, Parents Call For Non-Religious Schools


September 5

Sinn Féin must restore trust says Dublin PM Enda Kenny

Kenny slams SF claims on IRA as ‘incredible’

94 guns found in Northern Ireland in last three years

Alderdice against recreating Independent Monitoring Commission

Debate on Davison and McGuigan murders to dominate new Stormont Assembly term

Chief Constable stands by his assessment that IRA members killed McGuigan

Sinn Fein propping up a failed political experiment

DUP defections won’t be the last, claims Mike Nesbitt

For the sake of your sanity, call it a day Mr Robinson

Irish Senator Lorraine Higgins calls on Sinn Fein to persuade IRA to give its fortune to those who suffered at its hands

Bishop of Worcester urges MPs to vote against assisted dying plans after wife’s cancer death

September 4

US gunrunner agrees to testify against Sinn Fein man in Belfast court

US clerk jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage licences

IRA leadership will have sanctioned Kevin McGuigan murder, says former agent

Nama probe committee votes to hear evidence from Jamie Bryson

Graham tapes feature at least one DUP politician

London and Dublin order ‘NI crisis talks’

Assembly will stagger on in some shape or form

Robinson can learn from the mistakes of Trimble

HIA Inquiry: De La Salle order ‘failed to report child abuse claims’ in 1980s

Colin Wallace: Files prove Kincora never properly examined

September 3

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: IRA murder of Bernard Teggart ‘most horrific’ case – (Abducted from St Patrick’s Training RC School in west Belfast in 1973 but police never informed by the School!!)

Pope Francis says all priests can forgive women who’ve had abortions – (“Who can forgive sins but God only?” “Shewing himself that he is God.” Mark 2:7 & 2 Thess 2:4)

One DUP motion defeated, and second not even tabled – (Confusion reigns supreme!!)

DUP ‘will take action’ if no crisis solution is offered by Cameron, says Arlene Foster

DUP brings cheer to IRA – SF

UUP should have quit Executive after 2007 Quinn murder: Allister

Jenny Palmer: Former DUP councillor joins Ulster Unionist Party

Analysis: Incredible indecision in Robinson’s handling of Palmers

Jenny Palmer defects to UUP as pressure on Robinson grows

Tom Elliott, UUP MP, concerned over removal of last police TSG from Fermanagh

Stormont crisis: David Cameron urged to jail ex-IRA pair Kelly and McDowell

‘Stop using me as a political pawn’ Sean Kelly tells First Minister

U-turn over cash funding for ex-prisoner groups in wake of McGuigan killing

Parties using public money to buy iPads, cameras and spin doctors

Johnny Adair: I’m pleased Martin McGuinness is in Government – (The Oracle has spoken!!!)

Having squandered goodwill, few will mourn Stormont’s fall

Hillary Clinton emails reveal US thought Peter Robinson was ‘incapable of acting’ in wake of Iris affair – (Just another chapter in the decline of the DUP!!)

Hillary Clinton emails reveal US reaction to Iris Robinson affair

September 2

Robinson threatens unilateral action if Assembly not suspended

First Minister Peter Robinson urges Assembly suspension, crisis talks and IRA monitoring

DUP blocked from adjourning Stormont

ANALYSIS: Plenty of DUP huffing and puffing but no plans to blow the house down

Martin McGuinness urges Cameron not to suspend Stormont assembly

(Irish) Minister for Foreign Affairs says nobody believes IRA has gone away

Irish PM Kenny and Adams clash over IRA criminality claims

‘How dare she’: Dublin’s deputy PM, Joan Burton hits back at Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou

Jim Wells hits out at Dundrum attacks on ‘Protestant’ businesses

Tullyvallen massacre: ‘Silence is not enough, someone needs to show remorse’

September 1

PM must address the intrinsic problems in Stormont arrangements

Talks in Dublin and London today on Stormont crisis – (This shows how far the sell-out has gone when Dublin is fully involved in our affairs!!)

DUP to call for revival of Northern Ireland ceasefire monitoring system – (Anything other than pull the plug and lose their pay cheques!!)

Staying in Stormont Executive makes life very difficult for DUP – (Difficult it might be but it is vitally important to their pockets!!)

Nesbitt right to quit Executive, says ex-First Minister Trimble – (That’s an endorsement that comforts I’m sure!!)

DUP slam UUP leader’s comments about First Minister as ‘misleading’ ‘dirty and deceitful’ – (Nothing like letting Sinn Fein/IRA off the hook!!)

Contradictions abound as Nesbitt wrong-foots DUP

NIO staying silent on Stormont options

Not Sinn Féin’s job to solve crime, says McDonald – (Usually solving it by engaging in another!!)

Why ex-IRA men killing each other really does matter for all of Ireland

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August 2015

Index to this edition


The unchanging price of God’s blessing

Judges 20:18-48

A message preached at a special season of prayer on the 41st anniversary of the opening of the first gospel hall here in Kilskeery.

The Book of Judges is in many ways a most distressing book for it records the follies of man when he departs from God’s truth and follows his own evil desires. There is a statement which explains the spirit of that day. “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes,” Judges 21:25, (17:6).

The staggering from folly to folly, from wickedness to wickedness recorded in this book is the outcome of that policy.

Chapters 19-20 contain an account which is distressing to read yet it is an narrative of the words and actions of the people of God some 20 years after the renewing of the covenant with the Lord that is recorded in Joshua 24:14-28. What a solemn covenant this was and yet what wickedness existed among the people here in Judges 19-20, just 20 years later, and 40 years after Moses.

The deeds of the Benjamites in the city of Gibeah, as stated in chapter 19:22, are but a repeat of the wickedness of the Sodomites of Genesis 19:4. Sodomy can corrupt even the people of God. It is the SIN of today.

Sadly, this wickedness was defended by the rest of the tribe of Benjamin, 20:12-14.

In response to this sinful defence of the men of Gibeah, the whole tribe of Benjamin made itself guilty of the evil and the rest of the tribes of Israel set themselves to judge that sin.
It is the events that unfolded as they pursued that objective that I wish to consider today for there are lessons for us to learn from these events of some 3500 years ago.

An education acceptable to God

This is an excellent article on the subject of ‘Christian Education’ by Pastor Ralph Ovadal. It is directed primarily at an American audience but it deals with Bible principles which are applicable to all Christian parents, irrespective of where they live.

As Pharaoh sought the destruction of Israel by seeking to destroy the male Hebrew children, so that evil policy of seeking the destruction of the children of believers remains a chief weapon in the hand of the devil.

We prayerfully commend this article to all our readers. Please share it with Christian parents within your family circle.

Ivan Foster (Editor)

Read the article here

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25th Sodomite parade in Belfast

Protesters_gay_prideThousands attended the sodomite celebration of immorality in Belfast on Saturday 1st August. The BBC news site contained the following comments.

One spectator, who moved out of Belfast more than 40 years ago, said the growth of the local Gay Pride movement was a sign of how much the city has changed.

“When I left Belfast in 1974 you would never, ever, ever imagine that this kind of thing could happen in Belfast and it’s brilliant, absolutely fantastic,” the woman said.

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Part 7: Remembering the words of the apostles about the latter-day apostasy

roman_soldier“These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit,” Jude 1:16-19.

Verses 16-17 of the epistle of Jude underscore for us yet again how events in the last days feature large in the Word of God.

In our last study, we considered the words of a man, the prophet Enoch, and what he had to say about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Enoch’s ministry would have had the earliest generations of mankind sit under it, and that most likely included Adam!

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Prayer Requested for New Nepal Constitution

Rev. & Mrs. Wesley Graham

Rev. & Mrs. Wesley Graham

At present the political parties in Nepal are debating a new constitution that includes anti-conversion laws and underscores decades-old religious tension. If ratified, the result could be a likely crackdown and severe persecution for dozens of Christian ministries serving there. It is feared that if this new constitution is adopted in its present draft form there could be great restriction on the freedom the Christians to share their faith with others.

The constitutional language in question states, ” any act which may be contrary to public health, public decency or morality or incitement to breach public peace or act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behaviour to undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other is not allowed and such act shall be punishable by law.”

The Nepalese government continues to seek input from its citizens before the Civic Relations and Constitution Recommendation Committee of the Constituent Assembly receives the final constitution draft on July 23. The government plans to finalize the constitution by mid-August. Violence erupted between police and protesters in southern Nepal when government officials held a public meeting to gain citizen input to the constitution, according to news reports from the region. The protesters threw chairs at the deputy prime minister.

This isolated country between India and China historically has been a Hindu nation, and most protesters are demanding a return to that status. Nepalese monarchs advocated Hinduism, and the people believed their monarchs were the reincarnation of Vishnu, a Hindu god.

Please pray that the government may adopt a constitution which allows Christians freedom to express and declare their faith

To learn more visit the FPCoU Mission Board website

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“The Frightening Prospect Facing the Cause of God in Ulster! ”

Jeremiah 12:7-11.

A sermon preached by Rev Ivan Foster in Newtownabbey FPC on Lord’s Day evening, 19th July, 2015.

Man is the same today as he was back in the times of the OT.

The Lord remains the same because, He is “infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. ”

The sin of men today therefore brings the same response from the Lord as ever it did.
The analysis of man’s condition and the only cure given by the Lord was accurate a thousand years ago and more and remains effective still.

That being so, we can scan the future in the Bible’s records of the past. What happened to Israel following its backsliding and sin will likewise happen to the converted Gentiles today.

It is for this reason that we can look at these verses and see what lies ahead of Ulster’s Christians if there is not a taking heed of the lessons laid down for us. We may say with Paul: “for our sakes, no doubt, this is written, ” 1 Corinthians 9:10.

The consequences of backsliding and defiance of God is most terrible indeed! Hear what God says. “I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage, ” Jeremiah 12:7-8.

The wonderful promise of Hebrews 13:5 must never be abused. That is not a promise without conditions. Disobedience of God is not ignored by Him.

The true believer will never be so wholly forsaken of God as to lose his soul but sin will cost us the presence and blessing of God just as it cost David such. Psalm 51:11-12.

That is the inevitable cost of sin in this life! Ulster’s Christians are facing a future void of these joys and blessings if there is not a heeding of the decline taking place amongst us.

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Latest news stories

PM must address the intrinsic problems in Stormont arrangements

Talks in Dublin and London today on Stormont crisis – (This shows how far the sell-out has gone when Dublin is fully involved in our affairs!!)

DUP to call for revival of Northern Ireland ceasefire monitoring system – (Anything other than pull the plug and lose their pay cheques!!)

Staying in Stormont Executive makes life very difficult for DUP – (Difficult it might be but it is vitally important to their pockets!!)

Nesbitt right to quit Executive, says ex-First Minister Trimble – (That’s an endorsement that comforts I’m sure!!)

DUP slam UUP leader’s comments about First Minister as ‘misleading’ ‘dirty and deceitful’ – (Nothing like letting Sinn Fein/IRA off the hook!!)

Contradictions abound as Nesbitt wrong-foots DUP

NIO staying silent on Stormont options

Not Sinn Féin’s job to solve crime, says McDonald – (Usually solving it by engaging in another!!)

Why ex-IRA men killing each other really does matter for all of Ireland

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August 31

Why I will complain to Assembly over MLA’s tweet about my IRA rape

3 charts that show what Catholics and Protestants really think about the moral issues splitting Christianity in two

IRA linked to 45 violent post-ceasefire deaths

DUP leader Peter Robinson criticises ‘illogical’ UUP move – (Why then has the DUP said that they are contemplating the same move???!!!)

DUP slam UUP leader’s comments about First Minister as ‘misleading’ ‘dirty and deceitful’

UUP facing criticism over Stormont exit

Stormont crisis: This is not the time to flee the battlefield, says Peter Robinson

Parties urged to throw SF off Policing Board

Provos could easily switch back to a military footing

Everyone but the UUP is downplaying Sinn Féin’s problems

Sinn Fein denials have made fools of the Irish people

Still obediently following Fenian instruction booklet

Willie Frazer: After dad’s murder, mum stopped us taking the law into our own hands

UUP to walk out of Northern Ireland Executive after ruling body endorses Mike Nesbitt proposal

Declassified Files: RUC in 1985 a motivated force winning terror battle

August 29

Nesbitt says ‘no trust’ due to SF stance IRA does not exist

DUP and Sinn Fein savage UUP for quitting Executive

Analysis: DUP seem to be making their bed – within the Executive

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt is taking his biggest gamble yet

Vatican ex-envoy Wesolowski dies ahead of abuse trial – (He now knows justice!!)

It is the system of mandatory coalition which has failed -TUV

Top SF figure Sean ‘Spike’ Murray still under investigation over IRA gun-running

William McCrea was not blocked from Lords, says DUP

TUV chief’s anger at Robert McCartney investigation ‘deal’

British and Irish governments should focus on IRA’s €400 million global assets

Robinson has about a week to make decision on whether to stay in Executive

What really happened to (Republic of) Ireland’s Great War soldiers after they returned home?

Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children’s book – (You could expect nothing less from an antichrist!!)

Tullyvallen massacre, 40 years on: ‘The memories never really go away’

Willie Frazer: After dad’s murder, mum stopped us taking the law into our own hands

Declassified files: More than 2,000 of Adams’ votes believed to have been fake

Gerry Adams’ credibility is now beyond repair

IRA’s omerta means Sinn Féin is unfit to govern our Republic

August 28

DUP: Stormont ‘usual business cannot continue until IRA claims resolved’

Provisional IRA claims strong enough to force Sinn Fein out, say DUP

‘It can’t be business as usual’ says Dodds over IRA involvement in Kevin McGuigan murder – (But was business as usual after McCartney and Quinn murders – WHY??)

A brutal IRA murder that’s left Stormont on the brink – try spinning your way out of this one, Gerry

Police seize McGuigan alibi evidence months after murder of ex-IRA commander Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison

Tories hit out at “pathetic role” of UUP in “joke” executive

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin calls for probe on Sinn Féin finance

McCartney family right to feel betrayed in search for justice

‘I was abused by nuns in a Dublin Catholic-run orphanage’

Migrant crisis: More than 70 bodies found in Austria lorry

August 27

DUP will seek SF exclusion from Northern Ireland Executive

The DUP says it is prepared to quit Stormont over IRA claims – (WATCH THIS SPACE!!!)

UUP threat plunges Executive into fresh crisis

TUV Welcome UUP Leaving Executive

Analysis: Nesbitt’s Robinson-esque move discomfits DUP and imperils Stormont

Stormont crisis: Nesbitt has led, and DUP will probably follow

The DUP will be digging escape tunnels already

UUP withdrawal from Executive ‘hypocritical’ – DUP

Sinn Féin: Ulster Unionists ‘trying to create crisis’ – (Of course, IRA on a murder rampage again is not a crisis!!!!!)

UUP’s decision to quit ‘wholly discredited Executive’ welcomed by TUV leader Jim Allister

Stormont crisis: Thank goodness for a party with backbone, says Ann Travers

Provos still getting away with murder and with a barrage of shamfaced lies

PSNI agreed not to pursue Provos who cleaned up McCartney murder scene if IRA helped catch killers, MLA alleges

Garda chief forced into U-turn on IRA stance

Ex-DUP adviser David McConaghie found guilty of filming colleague for sexual gratification

Ex-DUP adviser found guilty of toilet voyeurism

Ex-DUP adviser guilty of voyeurism by hiding camera in constituency office toilets

David McConaghie voyeurism conviction: Simpson welcomes verdict

No reaction, no explanation and no apology as DUP aide David McConaghie who used a secret camera to spy on women in toilet is convicted of voyeurism

Sinn Fein ‘not deterred’ by paint bomb attack on office and graffiti

August 26

Ulster Unionist Party intends to leave NI Executive – says leader

Live updates: UUP ‘to withdraw from Executive’

‘Significant’ UUP announcement due amid revelations IRA still exists

UUP gags officials as rumours of exit grow

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin criticises Theresa Villiers over IRA response

PSNI chief Hamilton criticised for sharing stage with Sinn Fein

Key suspect in Kevin McGuigan murder arrested in city centre

Garda Commissioner ordered to carry out urgent report into the activities of the IRA – just months after denying the Provos’ existence

Garda Commissioner O’Sullivan should have heeded gardaí’s reports before absolving the IRA

Garda chief feels heat over IRA statements

Michael McDowell: Abolition of Provisional IRA was never on the cards

Sinn Féin (Gerry Kelly) man’s role in grotesque political pantomime

PIRA ‘allowed to continue as unarmed husk’ says former Irish justice minister McDowell – (He had his chance to do something but didn’t!!)

Unwritten policy has been to play down the Provos’ crimes

IRA claims a blatant lie, says son of murdered Republic prison officer

Claims IRA has gone away a ‘blatant lie’, says Austin Stack

Secret meeting in 2013 ‘proves that IRA still exists’ – (The truth is out there and will yet emerge!!)

Kevin McGuigan murder fallout: DUP and UUP told to stand firm in Executive – (Its difficult for ‘jelly’ to stand in any fashion!!)

August 25

Theresa Villiers says IRA existence no surprise to government – (All along British Governments have told us that the IRA threat was gone!!!)

UUP to consider leaving NI Executive

If IRA is intact then Sinn Fein must be excluded from power – (That will never happen for London is too frightened of further IRA terrorism!!)

Unionists warn against ‘fudging’ response to IRA allegations – (They accepted a ‘fudge’ when Paul Quinn was murdered!!)

Victim’s father claims IRA’s structures never dismantled

(Dublin) Coalition cowers in face of new IRA threat – (As does Stormont unionists!!)

Dublin orders ‘fresh assessment’ of Provisional IRA activity

Everybody will believe what they want to believe to keep the Assembly alive

How IRA’s return to violence silenced the SDLP

Provos pose an ‘insidious threat’ – Tánaiste

Individuals linked to IRA still involved in crime, says Garda

Only ordinary voters can stop SF’s fantasy peace process

Our political elite rushes to appease Republican propaganda machine

August 24

Ian Paisley: Sinn Fein are no longer fit for Government – (That implies that they were fit for a time which is blatantly false!!)

Kevin McGuigan murder: Provisional IRA still exists, says PSNI chief

Tissue of lies: PSNI’s stunning admission that IRA still exists

IRA’s structure activated at will, says police union

PSNI chief constable ‘believes the IRA still exists’ – Unionist leader

No, they haven’t gone away – IRA leadership still rules crime world

McGuigan murder shows that the IRA is intact, armed and killing

‘IRA killed my boy and Sinn Fein know who did it’, says mother of Paul Quinn – (The truth will yet come out concerning Sinn Fein!!)

Ex-top detective: In IRA’s eyes, McGuigan murder is not breaking ceasefire

‘Ambiguity’ of PSNI statement blasted by TUV

Time for clarity on the IRA’s position

Only a fool believes IRA disappeared into ether – (What does that make the DUP!!!)

IRA may still be active in Northern Ireland, Minister claims – (David Ford was always slow on the uptake!!!)

Finger pointing at the IRA

Provo command’s own probe of ‘Jock’ killing condemned McGuigan to death

Kevin McGuigan murder: PSNI knew for 10 years the IRA had not gone away – (How reprehensible of Unionist politicians to silence the police in order to conceal this wickedness and keep Stormont afloat!!)

Provisional IRA may have left stage, but not theatre – (Armed and just waiting in the wings, in other words!!)

Garda Commissioner scored own goal by dodging questions on PIRA’s existence

SDLP silent on ‘exclusion motion’ against Sinn Fein – (SDLP have always ‘moved forward’ by looking over their shoulder!!)

August 21

Stormont teeters as parties demand terror clarification

Ambiguity gives republicans wriggle room

Provos still getting away with murder, no change there

Kevin McGuigan murder: Police link Provisional IRA to killing in Belfast – (Gerry Adams was right, they haven’t gone away – nor have their guns!!)

PSNI: We suspect PIRA members were involved in McGuigan murder

Kevin McGuigan murder: Top PSNI officer confirms worst kept secret… members of the IRA carried out killing

Kevin McGuigan: Peter Robinson in warning over ex-IRA man’s murder in Belfast

McGuigan murder: DUP threatens move to bar SF from Executive

Kevin McGuigan: Reaction to PSNI’s assessment on murder

Gerry Adams’ silence on Kevin McGuigan murder is deafening

Kevin McGuigan murder: Man appears in court on firearms charge

Kevin McGuigan murder: Gun charge man ‘still murder suspect’

Landmark action as families to sue loyalist church deacon and the state over murder of their loved ones

How Many IRA Murders are the Failed Institutions Worth?

North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging fire with South

Declassified files: Gerry Kelly and other IRA men ‘planned second escape’

Troubles victims’ families want to know who murdered them and why, says MP

Chilcot Inquiry delays ‘a disgrace for families of soldiers killed in Iraq’

NAMA scandal: Jamie Bryson promises ‘explosive, career-ending evidence’

August 20

Shankill bomber released after questioning on McGuigan murder – (Usual high publicity arrest – low publicity release!!!)

Calls to revoke licence of IRA bomber after new arrest

Kevin McGuigan murder: Word on street says it was the IRA… but Chief Constable Hamilton needs proof – (That’s the story of police versus IRA terrorists!!)

Glengormley residents welcome Somme mural in place of UVF gunmen

Jamie Bryson could give evidence to Nama probe

Gay Christian couple in battle to overturn same-sex marriage ban – (God’s view on what a ‘Christian’ is doesn’t count with such!!!)

Britain to pay for migrants to be flown home from Calais

August 19

Newtownabbey graffiti ‘bid to deter Protestants’ from Felden housing area

Roman Catholic Church in Scotland issues apology for child abuse

Catholic Archbishop Tartaglia apologises to child abuse victims

Catholic Church in Scotland must support and apologise to abuse survivors, says review that followed Cardinal Keith O’Brien scandal

Shankill bomber (Sean Kelly) arrested over murder of Kevin McGuigan

Funeral of father-of-nine Kevin McGuigan gunned down in suspected IRA feud takes place

Kevin McGuigan: Funeral held for murdered ex-IRA man

Violence does not solve problems, mourners at Kevin McGuigan funeral told – (A little late to give such advice to an IRA family!!!)

Executive Parties Challenged on Secret Plan to Hide Names of Killers

Who is Ready to Help the IRA? – TUV

TUV: State IRA role in murder of Kevin McGuigan

August 18

McGuigan murder weapon may have been part of an IRA stash

Three arrested in former IRA man Kevin McGuigan murder investigation

Kevin McGuigan murder: Killer threatened to shoot woman when they collided as he fled bloody scene

A zombie Assembly would be final, cruellest insult for Peter Robinson

Pro-IRA graffiti in Newtownabbey warns Protestants will be ‘bombed, burnt-out and shot’

Sinister graffiti threat at new housing scheme condemned as ‘despicable’

New Troubles commission won’t name murderers

August 17

Provos who shot Kevin McGuigan ‘murdered another last year’

Chief Constable faces big call that could ultimately decide Stormont’s future – (Justice or political expediency???)

Palace Barracks breach boosts dissident republicans after a series of setbacks

SDLP’s Pat Catney declines DUP nomination

Paddy Hill claims IRA terrorist took a 10 minute bus ride to a bar before raising alarm about Birmingham pub bombs

‘Do we want the “terrorist” Gerry Adams in (Irish) Cabinet? No, we don’t’

Same-sex marriage bill introduced to Australian parliament – but doomed to fail

August 15

VJ Day: Queen to lead 70th anniversary commemorations

It is right to remember soldiers on VJ Day…soon they will all be gone

Police investigate explosion at MI5 headquarters in Northern Ireland

Palace Barracks: Van explosion a ‘possible fire bomb’

Palace Barracks explosion: Major review of security ordered at MI5 base in wake of bomb blast

Jeremy Corbyn could undermine Northern Ireland peace process if he becomes Labour leader, rival claims

Sally Jones: Isis recruiter spotted ‘back in Britain’ after claims terror organisation is now focusing on ‘lone wolf’ attacks

Calais mayor says she will ‘open border’ to migrants trying to get to UK

Kevin McGuigan murder: Belfast victim under threat from republicans

Police reject criticism of ability to conduct ‘proper’ McGuigan murder probe

Short Strand on knife-edge as relative ‘vows he will kill every Provo in area’

Daughter blames IRA for Short Strand murder – (We shall now see just how real was Peter Robinson’s threat of action if IRA was involved!!)

Kevin McGuigan murdered three months after Jock Davison, this is a chilling warning from the IRA: don’t dare cross us

Kevin McGuigan: An IRA enforcer who lived and died by the gun. But did his old friends pull trigger?

Kevin McGuigan murder: Sinn Fein has to show that it’s prepared to defend the peace

David Cameron’s anger over ‘pensions for IRA terrorists’ scheme

Loyalist paint bomb attacks on Ardoyne homes ‘sectarian intimidation’

Man charged over attacks on memorial to Scots soldiers

August 14

Queen to defy VJ Day terror threat

Two held in Belfast over shooting of prominent republican Kevin McGuigan

Kevin McGuigan murder: Peter Robinson warns of political repercussions if PIRA is involved – (How empty are DUP threats!! Just what are they prepared to do if IRA is involved? Answer: NOTHING!!)

We’ve Heard all the DUP Empty Threats Following Murder Before

Peace process threat as former prisoner shot dead

Kevin McGuigan: Ex-IRA man Belfast murder ‘ruthless’ say police

McGuigan quizzed over Davison killing as witness

Police say bin blast the work of dissidents

Reality is a united Ireland is further away than ever

Thousands of Irish died at Gallipoli 100 years ago. We can’t hide that

Lord Janner ordered to appear in court over abuse claims

August 13

Kevin McGuigan, a former member of the Provisional IRA, shot dead in east Belfast’s Short Strand area – (The Saviour said: “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword,” Matthew 26:52.)

Murder probe launched after man is shot dead in East Belfast

‘This is payback for Jock Davison’ – IRA hitman Kevin McGuigan killed in a hail of bullets at his Belfast home- Provisional IRA members are the chief suspects – (Gerry Adams was correct, ‘they haven’t gone away’!!!)

Ex-IRA gunman shot dead in apparent revenge killing – (By the IRA, it should be noted!!)

TUV Demands No Cover Up Over Short Strand Murder

UDA Paramilitary group threaten drug dealers

Prosecute parents of rioting children, urges DUP peer Lord Morrow

Parents of rioting children ‘should be held accountable’

Tony Blair ‘should be dragged in shackles to war crimes court’, father of dead solider says

MP Gavin Robinson challenges Bombardier over decision to ban Union flag dice

ISIS truck bomb blast in Baghdad kills at least 76 and injures more than 200

August 12

ISIS bombers ‘have been in Britain for 6 weeks’ as their trainer warns ‘attack WILL happen’

Even the TALIBAN are sickened by ISIS’ savage executions in Afghanistan

Wolfe Tones challenged over IRA song at Belfast festivals

Sinn Fein still richest party by far, but both it and DUP live beyond their means

Martin McGuinness blasted for calling hunger striker a ‘hero’ at Bellaghy commemoration

Many Ulster Protestants also died in the Irish potato famine of the 1840s

David Cameron told paramilitary assaults on Northern Ireland children must end

Northern Ireland troops set to train Ukrainian forces

Australia’s conservatives scupper gay marriage law

Australian PM blocks MPs from backing same sex marriage

Tony Abbott’s government ‘will never introduce same-sex marriage’, Australia’s opposition claims

MH17 Team Finds ‘Possible’ Missile Parts

August 11

One of the ‘Hooded Men’ is charged with assisting IRA – (Before Dublin’s Special Criminal Court!!)

Gerry Adams’ cousin Kevin Hannaway in Dublin court on terrorism charge

‘Hooded man’ Kevin Hannaway appears in court charged with assisting the IRA

‘Hooded man’ litigant charged with helping IRA

Apprentice Boys bus attack victim doesn’t blame Dungiven people

Sinn Féin anger at return of British soldiers

Be grateful and ignore Sinn Fein’s victimhood myth

Anti-internment bonfire forced homelessness charity to move

Charges over petrol bombs at Belfast anti-internment march

Republican anti-internment rally ‘a shameful attempt to stoke tensions’ in Belfast

Threat to burn home over Union flag bed sheets

‘Wolfe Tones’ accuse DUP of “nit-picking” over IRA chant

August 10

IRA ‘responsible’ for killings blamed on loyalists

Fianna Fáil TDs say coalition with SF possible – if Adams goes

Police urge calm amid Isis threat to kill Queen

Nine officers injured after Belfast anti-internment parade violence

Two people charged over Belfast republican parade disorder

Anti-internment parade: PSNI hold the line on fraught day of disorder and disruption

Dungiven: Four people injured after bus returning from Apprentice Boy’s parade attacked with stones

Dungiven bus attack: Woman loses teeth in brick attack

Attack on bus in Dungiven from Apprentice Boys Parade ‘evil’

Sinn Fein and SDLP unite to condemn sectarian bus attack on Apprentice Boys supporters

Extremists in; brave servants out: Britain makes me despair – Col Tim Collins

Masked men hammer nails into man’s hands in Belfast

Man nailed to table by UDA ‘was victim of a set-up’

Over 1,350 sign petition demanding an Easyjet apology for Twelfth ban

Sinn Fein hits out at Sammy Wilson over fraud allegations

Sinn Fein’s attempt to seize the myth of 1916

August 7

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks in Kabul ‘due to infighting’

Frankie Boyle insults disabled and laughs at rape, but could he summon up the courage to mock the IRA? (Of course not – He was at a ‘Republican Festival’ after all!!)

Now police say EMAIL if you’ve been burgled

1 juror firmly opposed death penalty for theater shooter James Holmes

Sinn Fein objects to Apprentice Boys parade Union Flags

Graeme McDowell doesn’t seem too keen on representing Ireland in the Olympics

Relief of Derry celebrations

August 6

Lord Janner fit to answer charges of historic sex abuse, magistrate rules

Lord Janner told he must attend court hearing

Janner Ordered To Attend Abuse ‘Trial’ Hearing

Kids Company sex abuse claims were not passed on, says alleged victim

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to condemn IRA for terrorist atrocities

Wilson wants Sinn Féin benefits probe

3,000 sign up to end terrorists’ day release

Online petition set up demanding EasyJet apologise to Orange Order over Twelfth in-flight magazine row

Pastor McConnell: Court hears he ‘did not incite hatred or encourage violence against Muslims’

Pastor James McConnell solicitor argues preacher ‘did not incite hatred or encourage violence against Muslims’

Bombardier Shorts employee hauled in front of HR over Union flag fluffy dice – (Read this see how far ‘anti-unionist’ madness has gone in Ulster!!)

Union Flag Dice – Bombardier Action Preposterous – TUV leader Jim Allister

Thought police have lost run of themselves entirely

Bombardier Shorts worker in Union flag dice row says firm is not inclusive – (Would ‘GB’ on licence plates, or name of British car manufacturer also be offensive??)

Time to end the Catholic monopoly on our children’s schools in Irish Republic

Groom sues bride for not looking pretty without make-up – (Could be the start of a new trend!!!)

Muslim preacher, Anjem Choudary charged with supporting a terror organisation

PUP defends member proud of Miami Showband killers

DUP MP describes Nama claims as “a lot of ado about nothing” – (I wonder why!!!???)

August 5

Republican, AAD, admits it carried out shootings and bombings

AAD threaten to “execute” republican’s killers

Does Amnesty think IRA killings of security force members were legitimate?

Edward Heath claims: Brothel keeper denies accusing former PM

Ted Heath allegations: Jersey victims’ lawyer says linking former PM to child sex abuse like ‘pinning down a jellyfish’

‘Satanic Islam’ sermon Belfast cleric McConnell to make first court appearance

Leicestershire police ‘ignore’ attempted burglaries at odd-numbered houses

Orange Order slams easyJet over ‘Twelfth’ apology

DUP and Orange Order hit out at EasyJet’s Twelfth apology

Candidate for Labour’s leadership, Jeremy Corbyn vows to bring abortion and same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland as victims blast refusal to condemn IRA terror – (What a wonderful man !!!!)

Jeremy Corbyn the artful dodger: A transcript of his Nolan interview

Nama team to quiz TD Mick Wallace over Northern Ireland land deal claims in Dail

August 4

Planned Parenthood official: Abortion procedures, prices altered to meet demand

Sinn Féin Minister alleges M15 link with dissident republicans

Claire Hanna: My colleague wrong over coffin of INLA man

GCHQ may be spying on Northern Ireland Assembly members after policy change, claims Amnesty

IRA victims fear worst as Libyan spy’s execution looms

Aviation open day blocked again by Sinn Fein – (This shows the powerlessness of the First Minister under the terms of power-sharing with Sinn Fein/IRA)

End could be nigh for Ballymena park preachers

Easyjet apologises for promoting the Twelfth on flights after complaint from blogger

Sir Edward Heath: Five police forces investigating abuse claims

Ted Heath child sex abuse claims: Footage shows Tory whip saying government could cover up scandals involving MPs and ‘small boys’

British Link To Smuggling At Migrant Camp

Jeremy Corbyn: Tony Blair could face war crimes trial over ‘illegal Iraq invasion’

August 3

Internment parade organisers to defy commission

Organisers should re-route internment rally

Republicans set to take legal action over plan to fly Union Flag at Council offices

Rows over flags, a UDR memorial and now prayers before meetings: Is this NI’s most divided council?

DUP silent on councillor Ruth Patterson attending UDA parade

PSNI probe south Belfast loyalist parade after ‘paramilitary display’ claims

Strabane graveyard bomb an ‘attempt to kill police officers’

Ted Heath abuse claims: Met police investigating

Man accuses Sir Edward Heath of raping him as a boy

Claim Sir Edward Heath raped 12-year-old boy

Scotland Yard ‘probes child sex abuse claims against Sir Edward Heath’

Alliance Party MLAs will be told to vote for same-sex marriage

Sammy Wilson to stand down as an MLA

As Sammy Wilson steps down from the Assembly, he says he fears for its survival

Gerry Adams knows, but can’t admit, that Irish unity is a long, long way away

Frankie Boyle so vile that he even managed to split Sinn Fein

NI dissent as unions back Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader – (Corbyn has shown himself to be a friend of terrorists in the past!!)

Easter Rising should be seen as start of ongoing civil war

August 2

Belfast Pride calls for marriage equality in the North – (Its not equality but perversity that is sought!!)

IRA abuse victim, Mairia Cahill delivers Feile lecture

Mairia Cahill ‘lays a few ghosts to rest’ and lambasts IRA during festival lecture

Maíria Cahill calls on Dublin to examine abuse claims

Chaos fears as dissidents vow to flout Belfast parade ruling

Anti-internment parade two years ago was scene of violence

Tackling the issue of ‘Special Advisers’

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa commemoration kicks off Easter Rising centenary season

Church of England Bishop criticises Cameron for describing migrants as a ‘swarm’ – (What an idiot! Whatever happened to metaphorical language?)

Politicians warn of ‘anarchy on streets’ as UDA erects recruitment posters across Coleraine – (Political vacuums always give rise to such actions!!)

Strabane: ‘Mortar-type device’ found in security alert near graveyard

Ian Gow: Adviser to Mrs Thatcher, killed for his unionism

40 years ago – Miami Showband massacre: Drummer escaped ambush by going home to parents

There won’t be enough RC priests for Ireland – but regular people will step in?

August 1

Bin Laden family ‘on Blackbushe Airport crash plane’

Osama bin Laden’s family members killed in plane crash at Hampshire’s Blackbushe Airport

Restrictions on Belfast republican parade after ‘offensive’ behaviour

Low turnout for parade to honour UDA killers – (Protestants have never given substantial support to UDA/UVF in contrast to the RC support for Sinn Fein/IRA!!)

Co Louth man guilty of possessing NI bound car bomb

Two atrocities that illustrated the true nature of terrorism

Sinn Féin accused of undermining 1916 Dublin Rising programme

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 … It starts today

Former Anglo Irish Bank officials jailed over tax conspiracy

July 31

Stormont welfare reform: Patient may already be dead by time antidote is found

Tensions high as Army joins PSNI in Londonderry home raids

Sinn Fein concern over Londonderry Army searches ‘illogical’

Unionists hit out over proposal for a neutral flag at Stormont

Jean McConville murder: Republican Ivor Bell will find out in October if he is to stand trial

I won’t be gagged says Mairia Cahill as lawyers fire off a warning to festival over her lecture

Irish Appeal court clears last legal obstacle to same-sex marriage

Greece crisis escalates as IMF witholds support for a new bail-out deal

Barter booms in cash-strapped rural Greece for the first time since Nazi occupation

RC Priest performs exorcism from a helicopter to banish evil from Italian town where several churches have been robbed and defiled. (Should have taken a flight over the Vatican!!!!)

House of Lords: 20 peers claim £1.6m during past five years – and never speak in debates

Ultra-Orthodox man stabs six people at gay pride march in Jerusalem

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The Frightening Prospect Facing the Cause of God in Ulster!

Scripture: Jeremiah 12:7-11.

A sermon preached by Rev Ivan Foster in Newtownabbey FPC on Lord’s Day evening, 19th July, 2015.

Stream or download The Frightening Prospect Facing the Cause of God in Ulster!

Man is the same today as he was back in the times of the OT.

The Lord remains the same because, He is “infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. ”

The sin of men today therefore brings the same response from the Lord as ever it did. The analysis of man’s condition and the only cure given by the Lord was accurate a thousand years ago and more and remains effective still.

That being so, we can scan the future in the Bible’s records of the past. What happened to Israel following its backsliding and sin will likewise happen to the converted Gentiles today.

It is for this reason that we can look at these verses and see what lies ahead of Ulster’s Christians if there is not a taking heed of the lessons laid down for us. We may say with Paul: “for our sakes, no doubt, this is written, ” 1 Corinthians 9:10.

The consequences of backsliding and defiance of God is most terrible indeed! Hear what God says. “I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage, ” Jeremiah 12:7-8.

The wonderful promise of Hebrews 13:5 must never be abused. That is not a promise without conditions. Disobedience of God is not ignored by Him.

The true believer will never be so wholly forsaken of God as to lose his soul but sin will cost us the presence and blessing of God just as it cost David such. Psalm 51:11-12.

That is the inevitable cost of sin in this life! Ulster’s Christians are facing a future void of these joys and blessings if there is not a heeding of the decline taking place amongst us.