January 2017

Sammy Wilson: The BBC suddenly loses interest in RHI when SF have questions to answer

Very often at football matches when the game turns against a team its supporters go silent and the opponents supporters burst into a song of “Oh its all gone quiet over there”. It is a song which could be directed at the BBC.

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“Some truths Ulster Protestants need to heed”

The following article, published in the Belfast Telegraph is not without fault but it does highlight aspects of the Sinn Fein/IRA – Dissident IRA scene that needs to be noted.

Why republican ‘scissor theory’ cuts no ice, but SF share dissidents’ DNA


Nationalists complain of lack of respect in Northern Ireland

Seamus Mallon

Sinn Fein is making much of the allegation that little respect is paid to them and their culture in Northern Ireland. That, like most of their utterances, is a lie.

They have received support for their propaganda from the former deputy leader of the SDLP, Seamus Mallon. He is quoted in the Irish News of 21st January 2017.

“Martin McGuinness is not the only nationalist deputy first minister to have experienced a lack of respect from their unionist counterpart in office, as Seamus Mallon can testify. Mallon, who went into the first partnership devolved government with former Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble in July 1998 as DFM, says he received almost daily snubs from the then first minister and his office.”

Respect works both ways! The Bible says: “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly,” Proverbs 18:24. A commentator said of these words: “Friendship ought to be mutual and reciprocal, as between David and Jonathan; a man that receives friendship ought to return it, or otherwise he is guilty of great ingratitude.” Read more


The Retirement of Martin McGuinness

A chance to re-write history and white-wash a villain!

It has long been the ambition and the goal of Sinn Fein/IRA to rewrite the history of Northern Ireland as far as the activities of the IRA are concerned.

They have ever tried to exonerate themselves by seeking to justify their terrorist war by alleging that such was the treatment of Roman Catholics in the years between 1921 and the beginning of their terrorism in 1968, that Irish Republicans had no option but to engage in the war of terror that they inflicted on the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Roman Catholic.

Unfortunately for them, the majority of Roman Catholics did not see things their way. It was only after they ceased their overt terrorism that political support for Sinn Fein grew and they nudged out the more democratic Nationalist party that is the Social Democratic and Labour Party, from being the biggest nationalist party. Read more


No answers on Teebane 25 years on

Vandalized Teebane memorial

(An article which appeared in “The Belfast Newsletter”, January 16th, 2017)

In introducing the ‘Newsletter’ article let me state some truths I have often set forth over the last 40-odd years.

The party constantly calling for inquiries into the shooting of IRA men by the army and police is itself most guilty of covering up multiple murders and other acts of terrorism in which its members were involved.

One of those acts is the Teebane massacre of eight Protestant workmen at a crossroads on the main Omagh to Cookstown road. It happened 25 years ago on 17th January 1992.

No one has ever been prosecuted for the crime and yet without a shadow of a doubt Sinn Fein leaders know who was involved and equally without a doubt is that those involved in the murders were Sinn Fein party members!

Yet the party screaming for “justice” for IRA men shot while engaged in terrorism remain resolutely tight-lipped about those involved in this massacre from within their own membership! Read more


Family’s fury that Conor Murphy may replace McGuinness

The anger of the parents of a young Roman Catholic from the IRA stronghold of Cullyhanna in South Armagh is understandable.

But so too should be the anger of the many Unionists who have had loved ones murdered by the IRA, during the many years of that evil organisation’s terrorist campaign at the prospect of ANY MEMBER OF SINN FEIN HOLDING HIGH OFFICE IN OUR PROVINCE!

Sympathy is rightly shown to this one family, but there is less of a hearing given to the many hundreds of families who have to suffer the same shameful exacerbation of their grief by having to listen to the almost daily pontifications of representatives of the organisation which has the blood of their loved one on its garments. The Quinn family complain justifiably about Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy “not doing more to help identify their son’s killers.”  What of those whose complaint is that the Sinn Fein spokesman IS THEIR LOVED ONE’S KILLER!!!

There is TRUE comfort for the Christian in the doctrine of the judgment of God. In a comment on the Third Commandment, the Shorter Catechism states: “However the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape His righteous judgment.” That is true of all breaches of God’s commandments, especially the 6th which says: “Thou shalt not kill.” (Exodus 20).
There really is no hope of the many murders, irrespective of who committed them, ever being addressed here in Ulster.

But those who believe the Bible know with assurance that they will be addressed and that most terribly in that day “of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries,” Hebrews 10:27! Read more


It’s now time to confront the lies told for years about RUC’s intrepid Special Branch

The following article from “The Belfast telegraph” makes interesting reading for anyone seeking an understanding of the evil terrorist war waged by the IRA and the brave men, much maligned, who confronted the terorists and provided our society with security in the midst of the years of murder and mayhem.

– The Editor.

Brilliant propagandists demonised the true heroes of the Troubles, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards

I’ve just finished reading Secret Victory: the Intelligence War that Beat the IRA, a fascinating book that left me very angry. Not that I haven’t frequently been angry about the appalling treatment of the RUC, but Dr William Matchett’s account of the exceptional contribution of Special Branch throughout “an irregular war” to saving lives, defeating the IRA and making a political settlement possible brought so much back to the forefront of my memory. Read more


A WALK DOWN THE PATH OF DUP BETRAYAL

The following article, taken from the “Belfast Newsletter” of 3rd January 2017, headlined: “SF man shut out in 1990 would become key part of the NI establishment”, highlights the reversal of the political standing of Irish Republicans from 1990 to the present date.

The key to this elevating, this ‘bringing in from the cold’ of those deemed enemies of the State within a short period is of course the DUP’s acceptance of Power-sharing with the terrorist-murder-supporting Sinn Fein! Read more


A very happy 2017 to all our readers.

As has already been announced, “The Burning Bush” website is being reformatted
with fewer new articles being added from now on.

Up until now, the site was updated daily with news links, audio sermons and articles but that will cease.

The archive articles will remain for readers to search but new material will be added only occasionally as circumstances demand.

We would like to thank all our readers for their faithful support and trust that all will know God’s richest blessing in the incoming year.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus our Lord,

Ivan Foster.

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