March 2017

Well said sir!

The following was published in the letters to the EDitor section of the the The Daily Telegraph, Thursday March 23rd, 2017.


A damning history of Martin McGuinness’s murderous career!

Ed Moloney: He was savagely cruel, but only McGuinness could end the terror (Belfast Newsletter)

The sudden if not unexpected death of Martin McGuinness is one of those occasions which calls for journalists, and citizens, to don the philosopher’s hat to ask the following question: is it right or proper to overlook the sins of an individual if, thanks to those sins, that person’s life concluded by making others’ lives better? In McGuinness’ case, he was the IRA leader who had conducted an orchestra of death and destruction for most of his republican career but became the man of peace who helped end decades of strife and violent death – or at least that is how much of the media greeted his passing in Derry on Tuesday morning. Not everyone joined in. Norman Tebbit, the British cabinet minister whose wife was permanently disabled in the 1984 IRA bombing of the Tory Party conference in Brighton, said the world was ‘a cleaner and sweeter place’ without him.

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EILEEN PAISLEY LIKENS McGUINNESS TO THE APOSTLE PAUL!!??

The “Belfast Newsletter” carried an article with the headline”:

Baroness Paisley felt urge to text Martin McGuinness day before his death

In the article Baroness Paisley reportedly “compared the former Sinn Fein deputy first minister to the Apostle Paul who was converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus.”

Such a statement beggars belief and must deeply grieve all who hold the gospel dear.

Martin McGuinness died an unrepentant IRA murderer. He could not have been further removed from Paul the Apostle. It is blasphemous to liken McGuinness to Paul and denigrates the grace of God that changed Paul from the evil man that he was to the humble servant of God he became.

PAUL’S TESTIMONY

Paul said this of himself: “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief,” 1 Timothy 1:12-13.

He wrote to the Corinthian church these words. “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me,” 1 Corinthians 15:9-10.

McGUINNESS’S TESTIMONY!?

Just where do we read of any such words from Martin McGuinness? Where is the slightest evidence of that work of grace which was so evident in Paul – repentance and faith in the finished of work of Christ on the cross for the salvation of his soul? Year after year, Martin McGuinness appeared at IRA commemorations extolling and honouring the many murderous activities of the IRA.

In truth, McGuinness was more akin to the devil. The Saviour gives us his pedigree. “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it,” John 8:44. That was the character of the real McGuinness and not the sentimental mishmash being spouted by the unwise and the deceived.

As one young man who lost his father to IRA murderers said: “I will always remember Martin McGuinness as the terrorist he was. If he had been repentant my thoughts might have been slightly different. But he went to his grave proud that he served in the IRA. There was no remorse or repentance from him even up to his death.”

A funeral Mass will be offered for the ‘repose of his soul’. Such an empty, blasphemous ritual is testimony enough to the spiritual condition of Martin McGuinness when he departed this world.

 – Ivan Foster March 22nd, 2017.

Further reading


Martin McGuinness is dead!


As Cushi replied to David’s question regarding the welfare of Absalom, his son, the leader of rebellion against him: “The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is,” 2 Samuel 18:32.

These are the sentiments that fill my heart as I ponder the news of McGuinness’s death.

“No-one knows how many people Martin McGuinness killed, directly or indirectly. As a senior commander within the Provisional IRA for many years, there is no doubt there was blood on his hands.” Vincent Kearney – BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent.

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Catholic population set to dwarf Protestants in years ahead

The following article in the “Belfast Newsletter” of Saturday, March 18th, is very informative but extremely disturbing reading for the Christian.

There is a graph contained in it which illustrates the trends in the religious views within Northern Ireland over the last 150+ years.

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  • The Roman Catholic population has continued to rise since 1926 – just after the creation of Northern Ireland. Such a continual increase would belie the Republican propaganda that Northern Ireland was a hostile place for Roman Catholics.
  • In 1961 there emerged a new section – ‘No Religion Stated’. That was the time when ecumenism came to real power and influence in Northern Ireland. Unbelief is the outcome of the preaching of the falsehoods of Ecumenism and the modernistic theology in the mainline Protestant churches.
  • In 1991 the ‘No Religion Stated’ group has increased and a new group emerges: ‘No religion’. This indicates the deepening apostasy within the ranks of the mainline Protestant denominations. The professing Protestants have shrunk from about 65% in 1861 to just under 40%. This is the harvest of false prophets in the pulpits.
  • In 2011, the ‘No religion’ section has increased and the proportion of professing Protestants has further declined while Romanism shows a further increase.

What a vindication of the protests and warnings of the Free Presbyterian Church, over the last 66 years, about the dire impact of Ecumenism upon the Protestant population. Sadly, whatever comfort may come from vindication is lost amidst the tragedy of our warnings being proved right.

Every Christian must now surely see the TRUTH of God’s Word; the NECESSITY of obeying it and SEPARATING from those Protestant denominations which have sown the ‘tares’ of false Christianity which has led to the increasing poisoning and demise of true religion in our land.

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them,” Matthew 7:15-20.

“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not,” 2 Peter 1:21-2:3.

Click here to read the Belfast Newsletter article


Services with a Reformation Theme
in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

Lord’s Day March 19th.

Preacher at both services
Rev Ivan Foster

11.30 a.m. – “Why were the martyrs willing to die?”

7.00 p.m. – “461st Anniversary of the burning of Thomas Cranmer, first Archbishop of Canterbury, March 21st 1556.”

 

‘Backsliding’ Pope!

The following news story reflects the incorrigible abominations of the organisation honoured, acclaimed, eulogised and applauded by governments, churches, statesmen, monarchs and princes worldwide – The Church of Rome.

Pope Francis may be ‘backsliding’ on paedophile priest crackdown, senior Catholic official warns


“Be sure your sin will find you out”

The following news story from the US illustrates the truth of this Scripture (Numbers 32:23).

Donald Trump’s Labour secretary nominee Acosta to be questioned over plea deal for billionaire sex offender


The Saviour praying in Gethsemane

Was He unwilling to go to the cross?

Today (Wednesday, March 8th) as I followed Robert Murray McCheyne’s Bible Reading Calendar, I read Luke chapter 22 once again. There we have the Saviour’s words regarding His forthcoming death at the cross.

I never read the gospel records of the events leading up to Calvary without feeling grief that there are good men who embrace the notion that the Saviour’s prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane expressed a hesitation on the part of the Saviour with regards His forthcoming sufferings on the cross.

Luke records these words. “And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground,” Luke 22:41-44.

This is seen by some to be the Saviour expressing reluctance at the prospect of Calvary’s sufferings.

Personally, I shudder at such a notion and cannot understand how any Christian can think this of the Saviour.

If He was asking for the Father to allow Him to avoid the cross, He asked again, even after being strengthened by an angel from heaven!

How weak the Saviour must have been if this view of His prayer is correct! Even after being strengthened by an angel He still wants to avoid the cross.

How can any believer think that the Saviour in the Garden wished to avoid the cross, thus abandoning the flock the Father had given Him from all eternity and of which it is said: “Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end,” John 13:1. These are the words of the Holy Ghost. Can it be true that His love faltered in the Garden?

The article which follows is one I wrote nearly 2 years ago. I am remounting it having just read Luke 22 today and experiencing again the grief of heart at such an opinion being advanced from pulpits by good men about the Lord Jesus.

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Compromising with murderers, and their supporters, has brought Unionism to its knees. More of the same is not the answer!

Samson thought he could play with sinful temptation and not suffer any consequences. He learned to his great cost that trifling with what is wrong brings a fearful harvest. Samson ended up blind, shackled, subjugated by the Philistines and grinding corn in their prisonhouse.

Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, joined in affinity both with ungodly Ahab and his son Ahaziah. These were political ventures, which were thought would benefit and enrich their respective kingdoms with peace and prosperity. It wasn’t that Jehoshaphat was joining in joint worship or anything that was overtly religious. It was a purely political, commercial union, designed to advance the peace and prosperity both of the northern and southern kingdoms in Israel….Click here to read the entire article on Rev. McClung’s The Sound of an Alarm blog.


WHY???

Ulster Protestants awoke this morning, Saturday 4th March 2017 to dismal and distressing news indeed, that was summed up in the headlines of “The Belfast Telegraph” and “The Belfast Newsletter”.

“The Belfast Newsletter” expressed the same truth though with some show of concern.
I believe that it is telling that the first consequence of the election result is that “DUP loses power to veto gay marriage.” “The Belfast Telegraph” is a liberal newspaper promoting the philosophy of ecumenism. There can be seen a note of triumphalism in its highlighting the loss of power to veto the agenda of the sodomite lobby.

Equalling distressing to the Protestant is the fact that the party of terrorism and murder has gained support to almost draw level with the DUP. Sinn Fein is just one seat behind DUP’s total. Its first preference vote was up 4%. The DUP romped home to a 10-seat advantage over Sinn Fein just 10 months ago!

As one political commentator put it: “As the leader of unionism, Mrs Foster is under enormous pressure to explain such a result.” Read more


PRAYING ABOUT THE COMING ELECTION IN ULSTER

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

There has been a number of calls for prayer as the latest election in Northern Ireland approaches.

Most of them would appear to suggest that people have but to go through a form of praying and thus obtain an answer for God that will benefit the land.
I have seen the text which is at the head of this article used as a basis for the call to prayer.

Like so many things related to the purpose and cause of Christ, there is great confusion and folly to be found amongst what people believe regarding prayer.

Many believe if you repeat a prayer often enough it will be heard and answered! This is quite contrary to what the Saviour teaches. Read more

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