About Ivan Foster

Ivan Foster is a recently retired minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Until November 2009 he was minister of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. He continues to preach and write as the Lord gives opportunity.
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Ivan has written 341 articles so far, you can find them below.

December 2011

A report from Romania

by Mr. Florin Motiu, Oradea, Romania. Click here to listen to an interview with Mr. Motiu aired on The heart of the matter

A repeated falsehood

It has been said that if you repeat a falsehood often enough it will be believed, at least by some. In the realm of politics, I think that oftentimes the repetition of a falsehood denotes more the state of delusion of the author of the falsehood as much as a desire to have others join them in that delusion! In the aftermath of the striking of the power-sharing deal between the DUP and Sinn Fein/IRA back in 2007, some of the defenders of the DUP betrayal, who professed faith in Christ, sought to justify the actions of their party from the Scriptures. They cited the case of Joseph and Daniel and foolishly, indeed, most improperly, sought to parallel their deal with the murderers of the Sinn Fein/IRA with these two men of God…Read more

The things which will announce, accompany and follow after the return of Christ

Previously published:

  • Part one: Why we should watch for Christ’s return.
  • Part two: What the Christian waiting for Christ’s return should look out for.
  • Part three: Why the Saviour warned of deception in the last days.
  • Part four: Events in Israel which will herald the return of Christ. 
  • Part five: Signs in the heavens.

Part six: The rising again of the city of Babylon.

We here in the United Kingdom have had many a very clear indication of the economic dictatorship that the Bible tells us will arise in this region of the world, over which the Roman Empire once held sway. I am referring to the diktats that have emanated from the bureaucrats of the European Union. They have poked their nose into every area of life within the UK from what we may put in our sausages to how we gauge weights and measurements! Successive weak and subservient Westminster governments have meekly acquiesced in the EU’s demands time and time again. Read more

 

News stories

Why Irish soldiers who fought Hitler hide their medals

IRA leaders including Martin McGuinness rejected offer to end hunger strikes before final six deaths

IRA leaders outside Maze ‘controlled hunger strike’

KJV’s Greek text ‘doesn’t need updated’ – still the best after 400 years

Hundreds more Church of England members defect to Rome

Priests brawl in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity – “No one was arrested because all those involved were men of God.” REALLY!!

Crime gangs are ‘top threat’ to Irish State

Most Tories want UK to pull out of Europe

£5 phone credit for jail protesters – “a ridiculous culture of pandering to troublemakers” says Lord Morrow (but Maurice, is that not what power-sharing is all about????)

Claims of Provo infiltration of police are supported

Are the victims of Enniskillen (Poppy Day Massacre) any nearer the truth?

Half of all top IRA men ‘worked for security services’

First Ministers’ office ran up £16m staff bill

Dominic McGlinchey son ‘was Massereene getaway driver’

US judge asks college for IRA-linked files

Adams rejected chance of early end to hunger strike

Editor’s Viewpoint: Dr Paisley and his mysterious ways

Judge orders Boston College to hand over IRA secret tapes

Speak up for Christianity, Cameron tells Archbishop: PM calls on the Church to defend ‘values and moral code’ of the Bible (Does that include the Law of God on sodomy, Mr. Camerson????)

Institutional Dutch Catholic abuse ‘affected thousands’

Cameron won’t be left out in the cold for long – (How present isolation will give way to greater integration!!)

Double agent tells tribunal he heard detective got rid of vital information after bomb attack which killed 18 British soldiers

Kevin Fulton ‘knew RUC officers who passed information to IRA’

Just Why do Sinn Fein Want to Protect the “Dissidents?”

Nephew of Martin McGuinness shot in leg in Londonderry

Tribunal told it was ‘known’ that garda aided IRA

Garda collusion ‘hindered RUC investigations’

Families ‘to meet PM on Kingsmills’ Massacre

Sinn Fein Lord Mayor will host reception in recognition of bus drivers during the Troubles – 40 years after his father was convicted of hijacking one of their vehicles at gunpoint

Hunt for drunk on the run who escaped in Irish police car

Unionist outrage at Sinn Fein Queen ‘insult’

British army defuses bomb close to PSNI station in Keady

Cost of Irish translation rises

Union Jack days numbered at City Hall?

Families vow to hunt down IRA killers in the Republic

Provo bosses let hunger-strikers die – they know who they are and so do I

Carson’s Home Rule opposition began in Enniskillen

Jeffrey Donaldson testifying at Smithwick Tribunal

Irish government-funded factory ‘may have made IRA bomb parts’

Republican ‘confessed to 1930s RUC murder’

Smithwick Tribunal told Army officers phone was tapped

Jim Allister attends Smithwick Tribunal

‘SF/IRA and Irish nationalism are engaged in a constant attack on the fabric of the Union, snipping it apart thread by thread’ – William Ross

Fury over ‘glorification of IRA’ at youth event (An example of the strategy highlighted in the item above)

SF ‘will present awards to Army cadets in future’

Martin McGuinness: Lord Mayor’s Army cadet snub was wrong

Senior policeman’s tip-off to SDLP MP resulted in IRA warned to get out of Derry on eve of Operation Motorman, inquest told

New cold case report concludes eight-man IRA gang opened fire first and SAS team that killed them had a right to shoot back

Enniskillen bomb aimed at civilians, report finds

Smithwick Tribunal to examine bomb attack that killed 18 soldiers

Australia’s governing Labor party backs gay marriage

Muslim ‘Honour’ attack numbers revealed by UK police forces

Captain Terence O’Neill made much the same pitch to Catholics as Peter Robinson is doing now – or Robbo is Terence O’Neill without the lisp!!

Police wants to know why Roman Catholic church did not report a number of allegations of child abuse by priests

Lord Mayor Niall O Donnghaile apologise for ‘offence caused’

Lord Mayor faces ‘summons’ over cadet snub

IRA victim’s daughter Manya Dickinson confronts IRA bomber – he just laughed in her face!

When mask slips we can see DUP has not changed

Report says 40 priests in diocese of Down and Connor accused of abuse

85 priests were accused of abuse – Catholic Church reviews

Gay men with HIV in Northern Ireland hits a record high

November 2011

DUP now part of the mainstream ecumenical movement in Ulster

Back in October of this year, a copy of an invitation issued by the Northern Ireland Assembly Christian Fellowship, along with an introductory leaflet about the NIACF, came into my possession. The invitation was to a meeting at which the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland was to speak.

What was especially interesting was the fact that the Roman Catholic MLA, Alban McGuinness, was listed as one of those organising the meeting. A reply to the invitation was to be sent to Mr Jonathan Craig, a Democratic Unionist MLA. Read more

DUP continues its ecumenical integration campaign

OFMDFM Junior Ministers Martina Anderson and Jonathan Bell sponsored a panel discussion marking Inter-Faith Week, organised by the Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum: “Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland”. The panel discussion was chaired by Liam Clarke, and the panellists were: Steven Agnew MLA, Sammy Douglas MLA, Anna Lo MLA, and Conall McDevitt MLA. Read more(external site)

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Jesus Christ superstar protest.

A protest was held outside the Grand Opera House in Belfast on Saturday afternoon 5th November 2011 against the production entitled: Jesus Christ Superstar. This year marks the 40th anniversary of its first production for the stage. Around 400 specially prepared leaflets highlighting the slanderous attack upon the person and work of Jesus Christ contained in this ‘rock opera’, were distributed to people attending the final day’s performance of this ‘rock opera’. Read more

What is wrong with Jesus Christ Superstar? A sermon preached by Rev. Brian McClung, Sunday November 6th, 2011.

Forty years on, musical is still blasphemousBelfast Telegraph report.

Maynooth Community Church: Promoting the Jesuit Cause.

The ongoing apostasy within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland may be clearly seen in this article which was recently mounted on Mr Cecil Andrews’ site, Take Heed Ministries.

I am reminded of what Paul the apostle said to the Thessalonian church in 2 Thessalonians 2:7. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work . . . ” It is most certainly at work today as we near the revelation of the Antichrist, “whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming,” 2 Thessalonians 2:8. We honour brother Andrews and his witness for truth in these evil times.

The things which will announce, accompany and follow after the return of Christ

Part One: Why we should watch for Christ’s return

This is our first study in what I believe will be an interesting and beneficial series of prophetic studies. We will endeavour to look at God’s revelation of the events which He has said will take place just prior to the return of the Saviour to rule this world. We wish to start our series by looking at why we should consider such a subject. Some might believe that it is folly to stare into the future and try and anticipate what will happen amongst the nations at the end of this age. If such a study is folly then the folly began with the Lord Who revealed these things to us and commanded us to give consideration to what He said. Read the article.

Part two: What the Christian waiting for Christ’s return should look out for

I have often used the illustration of the directions given to a traveller becoming more and more detailed as he nears his destination to show that so it is with prophecy. I am convinced that God’s people will be able to tell, with increasing confidence, the time of the Saviour’s return as that wonderful event draws near.

There will come a time when true believers will know to look up for the time of Christ’s return has come. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh,” Luke 21:28.

There are four developments, four areas of activities, which are early harbingers of the approaching nearness of Christ’s return. Read more

Part three: Why the Saviour warned of deception in the last days. NEW!

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you,” Matthew 24:4.

A wonderful conversation took place between the Saviour and His disciples in a most significant location just days before His crucifixion. That place was the Mount of Olives. It was from this mount that the Saviour would ascend some forty days after His resurrection and it will be to this same mount that the Saviour will return one day soon (Acts 1:9-12 and Zechariah 14:3-4). Read more

 

News stories

Sinn Fein mayor slammed over failure to present award to army cadet

Bishop defends Derry toilet peep priest’s promotion

Historical Ulster: The 1922 riots in pictures

Three bishops made significant errors of judgment when allegations of child sexual abuse were made against priests

What about price of not having death sentence?

TUV Leader Challenges McGuinness on IRA Involvement on Assembly Floor

Yet More Evidence of Growing Lawlessness in Prisons

Derry toilet spy priest gets promotion

‘Release papers over arms shipment to republicans’

Fury at rise in hostage stand-offs in Northern Ireland prisons

RC bishop quits days before child sex abuse report due

What is it like to keep top state secrets?

Papers on secret IRA talks to be made public

Claims that Irish state created PIRA to eject British from Ulster

The Smithwick Tribunal into Irish State collusion in IRA murders: the story so far

Confront your bloody past, unionist tells SF

“It still amazes me how those once pledged to smash SF are today their buddies”

Speech by TUV press officer and Jim Allister’s personal Assistant Sammy Morrison

Is removal of Royal Catholic ban prudent?

SMITHWICK TRIBUNAL: Information linking Garda mole to murders

Garda mole’s information ‘led to IRA murder of senior judge’

DUP to push for ecumenical joint-eduction in Northern Ireland

Plan to rob Prison Service of Royal connections

David Ford criticised over possible changes to NI Prison Service emblems

Dr Ian Paisley retires from Free Presbyterian ministry

Tribunal told of IRA man’s boast -“a Garda officer helped them to murder two senior police officers”

Orange Order protest over Catholic monarch ban move

Unionist MLA criticises absence of Sinn Féin mayor at Belfast wreath-laying

IRA bombing relatives join Enniskillen service

Outrage as Tesco backs gay festival… but drops support for cancer charity event

High time we put an end to this Assembly mob rule

MEP in call for action on FAIR funding

IRA ammo used in double murder

A European funding body seeks return of £500,000 grant money paid to victims groups in Markethill, County Armagh

Danny Kennedy demands release of report into FAIR probe

City of Derry Airport backs down over ‘unacceptable’ poppy

Smithwick Tribunal: witness names Sean Hughes as ambush leader

IRA unit ‘responsible for up to 80 murders’

Massereene gunman ‘showed no remorse’

Public behind my bid to bar killers, says Allister

Irish Vatican embassy closure has huge significance

Irish embassy to Vatican closes in cost-cutting drive

Gay couples to be allowed to ‘wed’ in churches by the end of the year

MP calls on McGuinness to tell the ‘truth’

A very good question indeed! (Letter to a newspaper)

Doctors ORDERED to treat elderly with respect… but shouldn’t that go without saying?

October 2011

The Resurgence of Sodom and the Response of God’s people

“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed,” Luke 17:28-30.

Within the last 25 years society has undergone a marked change of attitude toward what heretofore was regarded as a gross iniquity, an abominable practice, a crime worthy of imprisonment. I am referring to sodomy. The word of God describes the practice in the clearest of terms even though many clerics and church leaders are at pains to suggest that God has not spoken on the matter in a manner that leaves its heinousness beyond doubt…There is hardly a denomination within our Province but has manifested a change of attitude, a weakening of its opposition, including our own Free Presbyterian Church. Read more…

 

News stories

‘I’m only loyal to a Protestant’ (The position long espoused by the FPC of Ulster)

E-petition aims to end SF allowances

The Irish soldier who took on IRA in sortie over border 37 years ago

McGuinness ‘under shadow of past’ says Alex Attwood

McGuinness – On the Run From the Republic

The Indian preacher and the fake orphan scandal

Roman Catholic Church orders a review of child protection after church official investigating abuse claims is sentenced over child sex images

McGuinness ‘is suspect in double police killing’ – EXCLUSIVE: Retired officer speaks out on IRA ambush

McGuinness could face war crimes trial, legal expert warns

Martin McGuinness is a convicted terrorist yet he could be elected Ireland’s new president

Paul Quinn parents hopeful for justice

RTE blinded by its peace-process tinted glasses

Martin McGuinness slumps in the polls as IRA past threatens bid for presidency

McGuinness condemns killing but not killers of Jerry McCabe

‘If I’d listened to McGuinness’s words, I’d have ended up with a bullet in my head’

‘This idea that victims shouldn’t speak . . . it’s moral blackmail’

McCabe widow says McGuinness met killer on the run

Irish Republic ‘must reveal role in IRA collusion’

IRA victims welcome ‘justified death’ of Col Gaddafi

Jim Allister Backs McCabe Family’s challenge of McGuinness

McGuinness – If he’s not Presidential material down there, why is he deputy First Minister material up here?

‘Traitor McGuinness’ – IRA families fury at Sinn Fein presidential candidate

‘Poppy Day’ bombers may never be caught

Bishop silent on Church of Ireland gay row

Bishop of Kansas charged with turning a blind eye to child abuse

McGuinness’s IRA showed no mercy as they shot a Dublin civil servant

Soldier’s son highlights inconvenient truth about SF – Sinn Féin is seeking retrospective endorsement from Irish State for campaign of terror waged by Provisional IRA.

DUP man suspended over bomb charges

SF orders its activists to bombard RTE with complaints as McGuinness dodges questions

‘There’s blood on your hands, McGuinness

Valiant … moment a hero’s son took on IRA godfather

Payout to IRA driver “outrageous” 

Rivals too soft on ‘Mandela’ McGuinness

New North Ireland’s human rights chief is advocate for “rights” of sodomites

‘Terrorist’ Martin McGuinness attacked by presidential poll rivals

British spy handler says Hegarty was sacrificed to save ‘agent McGuinness’

Soldiers, labourers, women, children — all murdered in the IRA’s terror campaign

He could still be arrested. So is this the real reason McGuinness denies he was in the IRA after 1974?

September 2011

Five claims that must be answered on McGuinness

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Presbyterian ‘double standards’ on Rev Latimer and his praise for McGuinness

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Gibson to meet Watts over parades body letter

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Catholic pupils dominate NW integrated schools

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Jim Allister banned over McGuinness dig

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Jim Allister Responds to Hay’s Gagging Order

 “In the Stormont Assembly you can be a convicted terrorist, a bomber, a killer, and have unhindered speaking rights, but dare to challenge the cosy political consensus and it seems you will be denied even the right to speak. More…

SF will use presidency to legitimise IRA campaign

OPINION: THE QUESTION for Martin McGuinness is not so much his relationship with the IRA in the past but his relationship with the truth in the present. The bottom line is McGuinness would make for a disingenuous president, writes NOEL WHELAN. More…

If McGuinness told the truth he’d end up in jail

There is a simple reason why Martin McGuinness doesn’t come clean about his past: he’d end up in jail and not the Aras or Stormont if he was entirely open and stood over his comments. The fact is that no general amnesty has been granted for offences committed during the Troubles. More…

Martin McGuinness: past and presidency

 As a former member of Óglaigh na hÉireann makes a bid for Áras an Úachtaráin, ED MOLONEY examines Martin McGuinness’s paramilitary past and how it has informed his political success and role in the peace process. More…

Republic’s minister of justice lambasts McGuinness as unfit to be president

The Irish presidential election has hotted up with a Dail minister launching a personal attack on Martin McGuinness as an “inappropriate” head of state. More…

Two Church of Ireland rectors break ranks to reject Archbishop appeal for an end to discussion of the church’s first same-sex union involving a minister

 TWO Church of Ireland rectors have broken ranks to reject Archbishop Alan Harper’s appeal for an end to discussion of the church’s first same-sex union involving a minister. More…

Jim Allister notes how McGuinness tamed the DUP lion

“I trust the people of the Republic will have more wit than the unionist politicians who ushered him (McGuinness) into the highest office in the land in Northern Ireland.” Read more

Irish TV veteran broadcaster, Gay Byrne fires astonishing broadside at McGuinness

“Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams . . . . . . . are so well disciplined and so well honed that no interviewer gets anywhere with them. You get nowhere with them because they lie. They lie all the time. They don’t mind lying and they’ve rehearsed their lies and they’ve been trained to lie, and that’s what they’re doing.” Read more.

‘Rugby is not what fuels my happiness,’ says Euan Murray

Scotland prop Euan Murray on why he refuses to play on Sundays and will not watch their first match. Read more.

IRA atrocities ‘should stop SF presidential bid’

McGuinness is too tainted by IRA crimes for President’s office but not for Deputy First minister – Irish columnist’s double standards!! Click here for more.

Public cash for Church of Ireland lobbyists

First Minister’s office caught out again in lying about its funding of sodomite organisations!! Read more.

As McGuinness begins his presidential election campaign he is challenged on his membership of the IRA

A RETIRED senior PSNI officer has expressed scepticism about Martin McGuinness’s claims to have left the IRA by 1990 – and intelligence from the Irish and US governments strongly supports his case.

See also: Don’t let McGuinness fool you – he’s a fanatic with hands drenched in blood.

Martin McGuinness warns republicans who collaborate with security forces

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Martin McGuinness’s remarkable transformation – and his brutal past

An article on Martin McGuinness which shows just a little of the terrorism he espoused.

Over £200, 000 in further payments to sodomites

  • Southern Health & Social Care Trust pays out over £20,000 to sodomite groups.
  • Over the last five years, the Western Health & Social Care Trust has paid out over £153, 000 as was stated in a communication from it.
  • Figures released by the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust indicate that over £36,000 was paid out to sodomite organisations since 2008.

August 2011

A further £215,000+ of public money paid to sodomites

More responses to enquiries about public body funding for sodomite organisations

Here are some more extracts from responses to enquiries under the “Freedom of Information” legislation which were put to a number of public bodies in Northern Ireland. Read more…

Strabane District Council pays nearly £14,000 to sodomite organisations since 2007.

Another district Council, Strabane, has disclosed the amount that it has paid to sodomite organisations over the last few years. It totals out at nearly £14000. 

Just how much public money has been paid over to promote this wickedness and why are unionist councillors sanctioning these payments??? Read more…

Northern Ireland Housing Executive (which presently comes under Nelson McCausland’s remit as Social Development minister) pays out £9000 to sodomite organisations.

In response to enquries the NIHE has indicated that it too is involved in the dispensing of public funds to sodomites organisations. It also facilitates these organisations with printing and training resources. Read more…

Police in NI fund sodomites to the tune of £45,9292.70 over 5 years!!

Paying out such an amount of money (£17,000 of which went to Belfast Pride which organises the parades) it is little wonder that anti-sodomite protesters felt that the police were strongly biased against them. Furthermore, it makes very unlikely that the carrying of blasphemous placards by sodomites in their parades will be pursued by the police. Read more…

Belfast City Council’s support for sodomites.

Belfast City Council gives over £29,000 to sodomite support organisations which Stormont Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure then tops up!! Read more…

Judgement is coming!

Forty-five years ago, my attention was providentially directed to the book of Jeremiah in a very special way. I had been taught by Dr S. B. Cooke, lecturer in Homiletics in the old Free Presbyterian Theological Hall, that it was the book for today. Indeed it is, for Jeremiah laboured in the midst of apostasy which ended in the judgment of Judah by the Babylonian captivity. In July 1966, when Dr Paisley, Rev John Wylie and I, a student minister of 18 months standing, were beginning a three-month prison sentence in the old Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast, I began to studiously read the book of Jeremiah. Read more…

Integration with society by sodomite organisations which is leading to an acceptance of this perversion.

Further information arising from the probing questions of a Christian under the “Freedom of Information Act” shows how the pro-sodomite lobby has infiltrated local government bodies since the moral sell-out by the Stormont power-sharing Executive in 2007. Read more…

Lisburn City Council provides funds for sodomites

The following is the response to a “Freedom of Information Act” question supplied by Lisburn City Council. As can be seen £1340.50 was given by the Council for the promoting of the sodomite lifestyle. Read more…