July 2018

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Open air service July 22nd, 2018.

Surely I come quickly, Pt3. Preacher Rev. Ivan Foster

Sunday service July 15th, 2018.

Sunday services July 8th, 2018.

Sunday services June 24th, 2018.

Other recently added sermons


News review for week ending Friday 20th July 2018.

“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he (the Lord) doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” Daniel 4:35.

Police come under ‘prolonged and sustained attack’ as trouble continues in Bogside

New siege of Derry as the residents of Fahan Street cower and pray for relief

‘Londonderry riots being orchestrated by cowards hiding in the shadows’

Police chief says New IRA to blame for city violence

‘IRA’ blamed for Derry gun and bomb attacks

DUP slams Sinn Fein’s ‘double standards’ over city violence

Explosive device thrown at home of Gerry Adams

‘Explosive devices’ thrown at homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey in west Belfast

Galway to play at Croke Park… Sir James in the line-up for Pope’s visit

The famous flautist first learned his trade in a loyalist band in east Belfast. Ecumenism has brought him a long way from ‘home’!!

Christian doctor loses job for saying ‘we are made male or female’

The Bible will either have to be banned or rewritten in order to please such evil bureaucrats ! “And he (the Lord Jesus Christ) answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,” Matthew 19:4.

British public backs legalisation of cannabis so it can be sold like cigarettes and alcohol, poll reveals

It will happen! Consider these words: “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived,” Revelation 18:23. The word “sorceries” is the Greek word “pharmakeia” which is the word from which we get “Pharmacy”. The word means “the use or the administering of drugs.”

The coming kingdom of Antichrist will be largely deceived and dominated through the use of drugs.

Brexit: DUP seeks legal guarantee over customs border

‘No deal’ better than border in Irish Sea, says DUP’s Donaldson

Brexit tests for Theresa May as premiership hangs in the balance

Brexit: May hit by ANOTHER resignation as Brexiteers rebel ahead of MP vote TODAY

‘Brits voted to LEAVE!’ Priti Patel BLASTS May as soft Brexit plan faces FRESH rebellion

DUP welcomes legal guarantee of no customs border in Irish Sea

No backstop, no Brexit deal: Irish Government stands firm after Commons vote

It is not difficult to see the true face of the Irish Republic’s government in these words!

‘Sinn Fein turning against PSNI after rioting’

Sinn Fein’s hypocrisy laid bare – Jim Allister statement

DUP’s Campbell accuses (Roman) Catholic bishop of giving justification to rioters

DUP MP Gregory Campbell criticises (Roman) Catholic bishop’s remark on rioters

‘Holland’s Orange celebrations so similar to Twelfth’

Teenager to tell of murder of her UDR uncle at US young people’s conference

Editing human embryos ‘morally permissible’

Unconverted man remains unchanged in his defiance of God and his determination to supersede God and topple Him from His throne! This desire to “edit” and “modify” the unborn child and to produce “designer babies” is in the same mould as the foul experimentations of the Nazis!

“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do,” Genesis 11:6.

Violent imagery on murals being emulated by rioters: Jim Allister, TUV

Birmingham pub bombings coroner begins appeal over scope of inquests

Heavy Commons suspension looming for Ian Paisley over lobbying for foreign government which gave him undeclared lavish gifts

Ian Paisley could lose North Antrim seat if 10% of voters sign Petition of Recall

Widespread calls for Ian Paisley to resign over Sri Lankan holidays

Ian Paisley Jnr ‘should resign’ amid possible by-election

DUP’s Arlene Foster dodges question of support for Ian Paisley after getting apology from him

‘Embarrassed’ Paisley expresses ‘profound apology’ over luxury holidays paid for by foreign government

Ian Paisley told foreign government official he could arrange oil deals ‘very quickly’

Handing legacy to IRA is one of the biggest scandals since WW2

PM begins two-day visit to NI in Belleek, Fermanagh

Prime Minister’s first visit to border since Brexit referendum ‘too little, too late’: Sinn Fein

No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes – Home Office

Is this not evidence that our society, with all its facilities for fast communication, rapid deployment of police officers and its forest of CCTV cameras, has become lawless to a degree never witnessed before??

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

I think that parents have long ago lost those rights to a “we know better” nanny state!!!

EXCLUSIVE: How the Chancellor is ‘KILLING the economy on purpose’ just to sabotage Brexit

The Distress of Preaching God’s Word in a Day of Apostasy – A sad lament by a preacher to his mother!

“Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me,” Jeremiah 15:10.

This morning (July 19th) I read Jeremiah chapter 15 along with Judges 2, two of the chapters appointed for reading today for those who follow the Robert Murray McCheyne Bible Reading Calendar. Both these chapters highlight the tendency of God’s people to depart from the ways of the Lord as He sets forth in His Word and to eagerly enter the paths dictated by their own depravity. Read more

Christian Schools And The Future Of Free Presbyterianism

Recently, a visiting preacher said in a sermon in the pulpit of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, that the Free Presbyterian Church had “lost a generation of children”!

I believe that was most sadly true and the reason for it has been the failure to remove our children from under the tutelage of the state system of education. It has become the main instrument of the devil and his agents for the spreading of the rejection of everything God’s Word sets forth. Sodomy, transgenderism and every form of modern, depraved philosophy has found its way into the state’s curriculum and is imposed upon the minds of the young in the classroom.

This was warned of 40 years ago when the plans for first Independent Christian School was initiated but to a very large degree the Free Presbyterian Church chose to ignore the warning and what the visiting preacher stated is the result.

Here is a message, preached 32 years ago and widely circulated repeatedly within the Free Presbyterian congregations and much further abroad. Please read it here.

In the past we mounted daily links to notable news stories in Northern Ireland and the UK with our occasional comments.

Now we are doing it on a weekly basis and also sending it out by email to those who have requested that all material mounted on The Burning Bush website be sent to them by email.

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Christian regards to all,

Ivan Foster.
13th July 2018.

News review for week ending Friday 13th July 2018.

SF still run by unelected individuals, says Martin (Fianna Fáil leader)

Defence Secretary blasted over apparent amnesty suggestion for IRA terrorists

Ruth Dudley Edwards: We can’t allow terrorists to be seen as the moral equals of legitimate state forces

Cautious DUP welcome for Chequers Brexit proposal

In the light of David Davis’ resignation and criticism of the proposal, one wonders just how much the DUP understand about Brexit!!!!

DUP ‘unhappy’ with aspects of May’s Chequers Brexit plan

Oh! They must have read my comment above!!

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

David Davis – the maverick minister

David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary in major blow to May

David Davis warns UK giving away too much in Brexit talks

Brexit LIVE: May faces the BRINK as Brexit FURY rises – new Brexit secretary NAMED at 11am

Theresa May fighting for survival as ANOTHER minister resigns with David Davis over her ‘dangerous’ Brexit plan

Dominic Raab replaces David Davis as Brexit secretary

FE Smith: Ulster Covenant advocate who was born on the Twelfth of July

DUP MP Simpson resigns from Orange Order following affair allegations

Girl ‘jumped to her death after beating by nun at Nazareth House’

Orange Order in Scotland condemns attack on priest who was ‘spat on’ during parade

Belfast bonfire lit hours after court order on size

Thuggish behaviour shames the name of ‘Unionism’!

IRA’s Docklands bomb was our life sentence, says daughter as ‘forgotten’ victim Zaoui dies

“Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; for there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out,” Proverbs 24:19-20.

Anger after woman’s car is torched ‘because she was flying Union flag’

This is the fallacious ‘peace’ the DUP and the other unionists who supported ‘power-sharing’ have delivered to Ulster!!

Hijackings and ‘pipe bomb blast’ amid bonfire-linked violence in NI

Bus and cars set alight as police warn of UVF orchestrated violence

Thugs target Protestant enclave in a second weekend of Derry rioting

Shots fired in Derry in ‘bid to murder police’

‘This was a blatant bid to murder police officers’

Youth sets himself on fire while trying to set alight hijacked van in Derry

Trouble flares for a fifth straight night in Londonderry

Dissident republicans blamed as trouble flares in Derry for fifth night

Derry trouble: Bombs thrown at police in night of violence

Police come under ‘prolonged and sustained attack’ as trouble
continues in Bogside

Dissident republicans guilty of child abuse, says Police Federation

Someone will be killed if Derry rioting continues: Arlene Foster

Police and Protestants once again targeted by Republicans. The old animosities just do not go away! All this is reminiscent of the beginning of the troubles in 1968. It is born of a hatred of Protestantism, all things British and has no justification whatever now or 50 years ago despite Sinn Fein’s lying propaganda!!

Big Bang and evolution are compatible with the idea of God: Pope

Once again it is the Pope versus God! His ‘pronouncement’ does not, cannot destroy the witness of God’s Word, which is repeatedly substantiated by unblinded scientists!
“For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it,” Exodus 20:11.
“. . . the beginning of the creation which God created,” Mark 13:19.
“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: they shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail,” Hebrews 1:10-12.

Presbyterian protest letter ‘doesn’t help,’ says minister

In all the exchanges between the parties within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland warring over the issue of ‘sodomy’ and related topics it is to be noted that little or no reference is made to the Word of God, the ‘only infallible rule of faith and practice’! WHY???

Jimmy Carter says ‘Jesus would approve of gay marriage’ but not abortions

Jimmy Carter is 93 years of age. One therefore can expect the occasional daft utterance from him, especially when he was prone to making such frequently when he was much younger!

However, on this occasion he is half right and half blasphemous!

The Lord Jesus condemned sodomy and could not therefore approve of sodomite marriage. The Saviour endorsed all that was written in the Old Testament (Matthew 5:17) with its references to the wickedness of sodomy but also He particularly indicated that the citizens of Sodom would again face God’s judgment on the ‘day of judgment’. “But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee,” Matthew 11:24.

He reiterated and restated the Genesis account of the destruction of Sodom. “But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all,” Luke 17:29.

So too did Peter and Jude especially refer to God’s judgment on these evil cities. (2 Peter 2:6, Jude verse 7.)

Poor old Jimmy Carter is but one of the many deceived by the devil on this matter.

Notice to Readers from the Editor

As from today, July 7th, 2018, we are planning to circulate any articles and recordings via email as well as mounting them on our site.

We already have a small emailing list of those who like to receive items directly to their email inbox.

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– Rev Ivan Foster.

News review for week ending Friday 6th July 2018.

Malachi O’Doherty: So, Mary Lou, the RUC was disbanded? the Provos have gone away? and Gerry was never in the IRA?

Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

Protestors lose bid to overturn abortion clinic buffer zone

Read the BBC news article.

Ex-Moderator reveals anguish over Presbyterian’s same-sex row

“Asked if he saw a parallel with the way in which Christian Churches eventually had to revise their long-held – but ultimately false – position on the issue of slavery, the distinguished clergyman said: ‘I struggle with precisely that question.’ ”

This learned ‘doctor’ seems to forget that the change in the Christian view referred to was a getting into step with the Bible not, as he would wish, a defying of the Scriptures!!! Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

BT apologise after Michael Conlan shown fighting under British flag for Homecoming

This lad enjoyed British welfare and health benefits, profited from a free education at the expense of the British taxpayer but oh, please don’t link him with the Union Jack.

It was well said long ago that Irish republicans were always happy to grab the ‘half crown’ while cursing the crown!!!! Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

Sinn Fein absent from Somme anniversary event in Belfast

Sinn Fein’s undying hatred of all things British again demonstrated. Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

May must deliver promised Brexit or risk Government’s collapse – Rees-Mogg

Read the ITV news report.

Merkel faces fresh ELECTIONS: Second vote in just nine months as Germany falls APART

Read the Express report.

Shankill Butchers author brands republicans ‘delusional’ over RUC

Read the Newsletter report.

Sammy Wilson: Time for PM to play hard ball with EU over customs deal

Read the Newsletter report.

Minister for women and equalities, Penny Mordaunt: Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland is in my in tray

Read the Belfast Telegraph article

Tory ‘coup’ warning as Brexit tensions mount ahead of Cabinet showdown

Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

Australian archbishop sentenced for concealing child abuse

Deceitful defence claims in an attempt to have the case quashed indicates just what duplicity and trickery pervades at the highest levels within Romanism!!! Read the RTE news report.

Unionist politicians out of touch on LGBT rights, says Beattie

Sadly, Doug Beattie is out of touch with the teaching of the Bible, which is a dangerous position to be in!!! Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

Top Presbyterian members sign letter criticising same-sex ruling

Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

More than 200 top Presbyterians reveal their ‘hurt, dismay and anger’

Whether they are ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ is a matter of opinion!!

No one ever seems to consider the Lord’s ‘sensitivity’ regarding to these wickednesses!
We can well conceive of the Saviour responding these Presbyterians and others like as He did to Peter’s folly. “But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men,” Mark 8:33. Read the report.

Call for transparency over poll showing strong united Ireland support

Read the Newsletter report.

Defence Secretary ‘backs IRA amnesty if it ends Troubles soldiers prosecution’ – report

What price justice????

One must believe that the prosecution of soldiers was but part of a scheme to bring about an amnesty for terrorist murderers as a ‘trade off’ for soldiers not being improperly prosecuted for doing their duty in the most dangerous circumstances!! Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

DUP councillor Poots denies wrongdoing in planning case and reports BBC man to police

Read the Belfast Telegraph report.


“Ex-Moderator reveals anguish over Presbyterian’s (sic) same-sex row.” So ran the headline in the Belfast Telegraph of July 2nd 2018.

Last month, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s General Assembly decided that same-sex partners could not receive communion and their children could not be baptised in the Church. Former Presbyterian Moderator Dr John Dunlop, has spoken of his personal struggle with the issues of same-sex relationships in the Church in the wake of recent controversial decisions by its ruling body.

“There are many people in the Presbyterian Church who are happy with the decisions which have been made – but then there are other people who are LGBT, or their family and friends, who have found this very unsettling,” he said. Read more

The latest evidence of Dr Joel Beeke’s links with the dreadful apostasy of today.

The President of the Martin Bucer Seminary in cosy fellowship with the Pope!

I have recently been sent some web links that serve to show further evidence of how Joel Beeke is closely allied with the “Balaams” and “Elymases” of today.

Joel Beeke, once considered a ‘fundamentalist’, cosied-up to and defended by those within the ranks of Free Presbyterianism both in the UK and USA and by English and American Baptists, is openly in fellowship with rank apostates and Romanisers such as Bishop Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher, PhD, ThD, DD.

…The German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ calls Bishop Schirrmacher one of the three leading experts on religious freedom globally and “Pope Francis’ most loved Protestant”. Read more

News review for week ending Friday 29th Jue 2018.

Irrevocable Anglican split on sexuality fears

You would like to think that there would be at least some who would NOT follow the lead of the apostate Welby!! Read the Newsletter report.

DUP leader Arlene Foster attends GAA final

Read the Newsletter report.

Read the BBC report.

Foster: Attendance at gaelic football final is step toward reconciliation

Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

Sinn Fein hails Arlene Foster’s visit to football final as hand of friendship

Read the Newsletter article.

GAA still a cold house for Protestants: Jim Wells

The headlines surrounding this ‘event’ should read ‘DUP leader Arlene Foster desecrates God’s Sabbath and offends Him in order to placate Irish Republicans’.

Shame on her! Whatever favour she thinks will gain by her action she will reap a sad harvest from the hand of God.

The harvest may be seen in the history of God’s dealing with Israel. “I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries; because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols,” Ezekiel 20:23-24.

Read the Newsletter report.

GAA clubs free to name grounds after IRA and INLA, insists Ulster chief

So much for reciprocity!!

The GAA chief’s statement sets the visit of Arlene Foster in its true context and shows just how forthcoming Irish Republicans are in response to her placatory actions!!!!

Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

DUP councillor berates Arlene Foster for ‘publicly flouting Lord’s Day’

Mrs Foster explained on radio that she had asked her bishop for advice about going to the GAA match on the Lord’s Day and she was told by him that it was not contrary to God’s Law!!

Why did she not just ask the Lord? That is what Protestants do!

In the light of the Bishop’s response I wonder what  Isaiah 58:13-14 means?

“If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”

Read the Newsletter report here.

Nelson McCausland: DUP leader Foster was magnanimous in going to Clones, only for it to be hurled back in unionists’ faces

Nelson McCausland was once the Northern Ireland Secretary of the Lord’s Day Observance Society, though you would hardly know that from his comments on Arlene Foster’s desecration of the Lord’s Day on June 24th!!! Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

NI Secretary: Stormont getting closer to restoration of institutions

Has Mrs Foster compromised enough to satisfy Sinn Fein???? Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

Former priest Daniel John Curran admits child abuse charge

Repeat offender paedophile priest admits sex abuse. Sixth conviction – yes, and how many have gone undetected. He will not escape the ultimate judgment! Read the Newsletter report here.

‘IRA tweet’ Member of Scottish Parliament backs Easter Rising leader

You can expect nothing from a pig but a grunt! Read the Newsletter report here.

BBC Spotlight: Brexit, Dark Money and the DUP

Are the chickens coming home to roost??? Read the BBC news report here.

John Blair to become first openly gay MLA at Stormont

From what Arlene Foster hinted at recently, he is not on his own!!! Read the BBC news article here.

Stormont’s first openly Gay MLA John Blair ‘happy to be breaking down barriers but has a job to do’

The barriers he is happy to break down are God’s laws and there is a very severe penalty for such a sin.

“Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded,” Proverbs 13:13. Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

DUP MLA Sponsor of Pink News Event

This shows how the DUP has been infiltrated by sodomites and their supporters and perhaps indicates just what pressures Mrs Foster is responding to!! Read the TUV statement.

Significant step for DUP as Arlene Foster breaks ice with Northern Ireland gay community

“I wanted to come here to say that I value LGBT people as citizens of Northern Ireland and it was important to do that.” – Mrs Arlene Foster.

Lot was a backsliding believer and no model to follow yet even he was “vexed (wearied, exhausted) with the filthy conversation (lifestyle) of the wicked,” 2 Peter 2:7.

It is not wrong to be disgusted at the attitudes and behaviour of sodomites any more that it is to be repulsed by drunkenness, loutishness and foul language! Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

‘Gay pardons’ come into force as Foster attends LGBT event

I wonder did she ask the Bishop about attending this event?? Read the Newsletter report.

‘To listen to Mrs McDonald you wouldn’t know that the IRA existed’ – Doug Beattie hits back at Sinn Fein’s Drew Harris Comments

Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

I believe Gerry Adams wasn’t in IRA, says Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald

I wonder how she views the story of Goldilocks and three Bears? Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

Churches to be hit by Belfast marathon’s Sabbath move

Arlene Foster will hardly complain about that!!!! Read the Newsletter report.

Nine face terror trial after MI5 bugging operation in Newry

Read the Irish News article.

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