June 2019

Audio sermons

Kilskeery Independent Christian School assembly talks. See all the KICS assembly talks listed here.

Sunday services

What is sin? June 2nd, 2019. Preacher: Rev. I. Foster, Tyndale Memorial FPC. 

Converted at the cross. June 2nd, 2019. Preacher: Rev. I. Foster, Tyndale Memorial FPC.

Featured series on the Book of Ruth: Truth for Today

Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24Part 25
(See all the messages in the series here)
All audio sermons can be seen here.


A further reply to a sodomite

Another letter from Colin Nevin appeared in the Belfast Newsletter of June 11th. Rev. Foster submitted the following reply, outlining the view God holds of the practices Mr. Nevin advocates.


Mr Nevin is exceedingly expert in producing obscurity!

If I am not mistaken, he is now telling us that the word translated ‘men’ in Genesis 19:4 is correctly translated in the Authorised Version though he did say in an earlier letter it should be ‘people’!!

It is difficult, if not nigh on impossible to hold a sensible, never mind profitable, exchange with someone who changes horses mid-stream!

The real core of Mr Nevin’s letter-writing objective is to blind everyone to that which he has blinded himself – namely, that sodomy is abominable thing, hated of God. Read more

Protest at annual pilgrimage to shrine of Mary in Walsingham

This video shows something of a protest at the annual idolatrous honouring of “Mary” in Walsingham, Norfolk, England. Rev Daniel Henderson of Moneyslane FPC is heard preaching the gospel to the foolish popish pilgrims. The protest is organised annually by English Protestant friends of the gospel to protest against the awful idolatry of the event. We salute their faithfulness in a day of declining readiness to stand up for the Lord Jesus.’

How was it David knew instinctively what had to be done when he encountered Goliath???

I have just written this little article as a result of a brief email exchange with one of our younger ministers.

I would like to think it will prompt prayer, amongst Free Presbyterians in particular, for the rising generation of ministers who face the task of fighting with the Goliaths of today.
Let me encourage you to share this article with friends. Read more

Statement by the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster and response from Rev. Ivan Foster

Reaffirmation of this Presbytery’s position on marriage in the light of the increasing abandonment of Biblical teaching on the matter

As apostasy from God and His Word deepens in our nation, all kinds of immorality abound throughout society. The consequence of every aspect of this increasing immorality is that God’s institution of marriage is constantly treated with scorn as a sinful people give vent to their corrupt lusts. Sadly, in a relatively short period of time, there has been an alarming abandonment of the teaching of Scripture on marriage as ordained by God. Read more

“Restating my case on Sodom’s sins”.

This was the title of a letter that appeared in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ of May 31st from one, ‘Colin Nevin’, in response to Rev. Foster’s response to his previous letter. Read it here.

Rev. Foster has responded again. 

I wish to reply to the rather garbled response of Mr Colin Nevin which appears in yesterday’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’.

The reference in my last letter to the codicil referring to Mr Nevin’s knowledge of Hebrew, was an innocent assumption that the information came from him. I was unaware that the Editor knew him well enough to give the Newsletter readership such a titbit of information!
Mr Nevin’s point about the meaning of the Hebrew word used in Genesis 19 depends upon HIS translation of the Hebrew. It is not how conservative Protestant Hebrew scholars translate the word!!

The Hebrew of the Authorised Version renders Genesis 19:4 as “The men (‘enowsh en–oshe’) of the city, even the men (‘enowsh en–oshe’) of Sodom. . . .” The word (‘enowsh en–oshe’) carries the meaning of ‘man, mortal man, person, mankind’ and is translated ‘man’ some 520 times in the Old Testament!

Mr Nevin would contend that the word translated as “men” is actually “people.” He is wrong! Read more

The Christian, Ecumenism and the Bible

(An article written by Rev Ivan Foster in the late 1980s while he was minister of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. Its message is valid still despite the passage of time!!)

The word Ecumenism is derived from a Greek word, EIKOUMENE, which means ‘the inhabited earth’.

We find this word in the following verses. “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed,” Luke 2:1. “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken,” Luke 21:26.

The word Ecumenism is used today to designate that movement, the aim and objective of which is a united world-wide religious body, ever enlarging to include many religions and not merely those that profess allegiance to Jesus Christ.

Since 1910, when the modern church unity movement began to take its present form, the goal of the movement has become increasingly clear. For the ecumenist it is ONE UNITED CHURCH. The Bible makes plain, however, that the final destiny of the unity movement is the HARLOT CHURCH of Revelation 17. None of those involved with the efforts toward unity is acquainted with the final destination. Christ’s comments on the religious leaders of His day are applicable to today’s ecumenical leaders. “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch,” Matthew 15:14. The spiritually sightless pilgrims had not planned to end up in the ditch but they did! Paul referred to the religious developments of these last days in II Timothy 3:13. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” The false prophets are blind to the error into which they lead the gullible. No doubt, they are aware that it is incumbent upon them to depart from the doctrines formerly taught in their respective churches in order to be actively involved in the ecumenical movement. But I do not believe they can have any conception of the final error to which they are travelling. Read more


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