The BBC headlined a report on the Pope’s “Thought for Today” broadcast on its Radio 4 programme on December 24th, by using some of the Pope’s own words: “God is faithful to his promises but often surprises us by how he fulfils them”. The man rightly described by the Westminster Confession of Faith as “ . . that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the Church against Christ, and all that is called God” never spoke a truer word though the full meaning of his words will have escaped his attention.
Click here for a copy of the Belfast Newsletter’s report of Rev. Foster’s comments on the Pope’s thought for the day.
‘Christmas’ – a Roman Catholic term referring to a celebratory Mass in honour of Christ – is that section of the year in which pagan activities are freely and unashamedly indulged in and all in honour of the incarnation of the Son of God.
New minister ordained and installed in Kilskeery
On Friday November 26th Dr. Stephen Pollock was ordained and installed as the new minister of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. He began his ministry there on the following Sunday. Click here to listen to his first message as minister.
You can listen to the ordination and installation service by clicking on the links below:
- Part one, including the message preached by Rev. John Woods, recently installed minister of John Knox Memorial FPC, Belfast.
- Part two, including the message preached by Dr. Lindsay Wilson, minister of Castlederg FPC (Deputy Moderator of Presbytery)
The substance of a sermon preached on Lord’s Day 23rd December 2001, in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church by Rev. Ivan Foster.
The rise and fall of a-millennialism, by James Payne.
This article was published in the October – December, 1983 edition of Watching and Waiting, the magazine of the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony.