Three special messages marking the 52nd anniversary of the first Free Presbyterian meetings in Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh from which the local congregations all sprung, are now available in printed form.
These hard back books are available free of charge.
Shadow of the Antichrist book available to read or download in PDF format.
“The shadow of the Antichrist” was first published 22 years ago and was born out of a systematic series of message preached some years previously in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on the book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.”
God has a lot to say about the nations that were in the old Roman Empire; and in 2012 a series of meetings were held considering many such countries, so that particular thought should be given to what the Bible tells us of the future. This booklet has been added to that series of messages. The reason why the Lord has told us so much is because He would have us to understand His purpose for the earth.
“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known,” Luke 12:22.
I think that politicians would especially need to take this to heart and observe its truth.
I am publishing an article written by Mr Sam McBride, the political analyst of the “Belfast News Letter”. It appeared in the edition of Saturday 13th July this year and is reproduced at the end of this article.
The general information of the article is good but one section in his article is what I wish to highlight, and I have highlighted it in bold red type in the body of the article, but I want to further highlight it by quoting here part of what I wish readers to particularly note!
“On Tuesday morning, one experienced DUP figure did not expect Mr McGinn’s amendment to be called but acknowledged that if it was accepted then it was likely to pass. A liberal DUP member, speaking as the debate was ongoing, said of the same-sex marriage amendment: “I think it will go through. I hope it does. I also believe quietly that 50% of DUP members feel the same.”
But while there has been a growing acceptance within the DUP that same-sex marriage was likely to become law, many party members feel more strongly about abortion and did not expect such radical change to pass.” Read more…
The Matter of Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Same-Sex Marriages etc.
This article, by Mr Bob Burton, was passed to me by a friend in Australia, brother Paul Owens, to whom it had been sent that he might consider it and inform the writer of his opinion.
Having read the article, I most certainly agree with the writer’s views of the dreadful sin of sodomy and much admire the manner in which he has set forth the teaching of God’s Word on the subject.
I do not personally know Mr Burton but on the basis of what he states here in this article, I believe him to be one who holds fast to God’s Law.
For that reason I am having the article mounted on ‘The Burning Bush’ that it might be shared to the spiritual profit of our many readers. Read more…
Philip McGarry: Contrasting words of Pam Morrison and Gerry Adams reflect the better angels of our nature or the worst of our past
Last week saw two very significant and contrasting interpretations of our recent history in Northern Ireland.
The first was the moving testimony of Pam Morrison, speaking publicly for the first time about her three brothers who were separately hunted down and murdered by the IRA in rural Fermanagh in the 1980s.
The second was the funeral of Kevin Mc Kenna (pictured), allegedly a former IRA leader. Read more…
It is the duty of the servant of God to warn of coming judgement.
“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand,” Ezekiel 33:6-8.
A watchman must be in contact and communion with the Lord and ‘hearing’ His Word! The warning he must give is strong and stern! “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die.” Consequently it is not a welcome message and the messenger will suffer reproach.
But better that than finding the blood of the unwarned wicked required by the Lord at your hand! Read more…
Ancient city of Babylon designated Unesco World Heritage Site
There are those who believe that the prophecy of Jeremiah (and other similar prophecies) given in Jeremiah 13:19-22, were fulfilled in the days of Daniel.
Here is what Jeremiah said of the fate of Babylon at the hands of the Lord in judgment. “And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.” Read more…
Israel Folau under attack for his witness against sodomite perversions!
The following information about Mr Israel Folau is taken from the Wikipedia site.
“Israel Folau (Tongan: Isileli Folau; born 3 April 1989) is an Australian professional rugby union player who most recently played for the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby. He has previously played professional rugby league and Australian rules football. In 2019, he became the record holder for most tries scored in Super Rugby history. Folau’s statements regarding marriage, homosexuality and transgender issues brought him into conflict with the administrators of Rugby Australia (RA), and in 2019 they terminated his contract. Folau has appealed the termination to the Fair Work Commission.
Raised a Mormon, Folau converted to the Assemblies of God Pentecostal church as an adult. In 2017, he dissented from Rugby Australia’s announcement of support for the ‘Yes’ case in the national plebiscite on same-sex marriage, and later expressed the Pentecostal view that gay people should repent or face Hell, earning a rebuke from Rugby Australia. Signed soon after by RA to a four-year contract, Folau shared a similar biblical quote before Easter 2019. Rugby Australia alleged that this constituted a “high level” breach of its “inclusiveness” commitment and announced an intention to sack him. The matter was considered in a disciplinary hearing and his contract with Rugby Australia was terminated.” Read more…
The withdrawal of common grace
For some time I have been pondering this subject. I see the undeniable increase in lawlessness and sin amongst the nations as proof that in judgment God is withdrawing His restraint upon wicked men.
So it will continue until the end of this age, which surely draws very near!
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness,” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them,” 2 Timothy 3:13-14.
These two passages tell us clearly the trends we will see developing in the very end of this age. Read more…
Why antisemitism will continue until the end of this age
“But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee,” Deuteronomy 28:15.
On June 22nd and 23rd I read chapters 27 and 28 of Deuteronomy each year as I follow the Robert Murray McCheyne Bible Reading Calendar in my daily readings.
As I read these chapters a few days ago, I took note of the terrible judgments threatened against Israel all those ages ago, some 3500 years ago.
There is a price to pay for disobeying God and trampling underfoot His mercies and kindnesses! There is a lesson in that for every sinner and for every child of God and every assembly of God’s people. But I will return to that a little later.
First of all I want to address the subject of my title: Why antisemitism will continue until the end of this age.
Part of the judgment threatened here upon Israel, should they cast aside God and His Law is that of a spirit of bitter enmity amongst the nations of the earth toward Israel. Read more…
‘The Adventures of a Bible.’
On 12th May, Rev. Jonathan Creane, minister of Convoy Free Presbyterian Church and minister in charge of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, told a wonderful story to illustrate the power of God’s precious Word during his message that Sabbath morning.Amongst the belongings of an elderly Christian aunt of his wife, who had passed away, a tract was found in her old Bible which was entitled: “The Adventures of a Bible.” It was the substance of that tract that Rev Creane repeated that day in Kilskeery.
It was a most moving story! The recording of his telling of the story was heard by a friend in the USA to whom I send articles ands recordings. He was so blessed by it he played the recording in his church.
I related the story to another friend, a minister who called by on a recent Saturday. He immediately recognised the story and said that he had a copy of the tract. He sent me a digital copy of it and I reproduce it here.
I have not been able to discover who Dr J H Townsend is, but I believe that because the lady, in whose Bible the copy of the tract used by Rev Creane was found, was a member of a Brethren Assembly, the meeting in Dublin which is at the heart of this story was a Brethren meeting and the company which published the tract was a well-known Brethren publisher, it is likely that Dr Townsend was a Brethren preacher.
I would value any information on the gentleman’s identity that any of you may know.
Here is the story which touched my heart most deeply as I listened to the wonderful story of the power of God’s Word and the merciful grace which was manifested to those featured in this story.
Read more… or listen to a recording of Rev. Creane telling the story using the player below.
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Christ denying Non-Subscribing Presbyterian takes over Church of Ireland Gazette
An article from the Protestant Revival website. Read more…
Methodist Church report claims God is calling them to hold ‘gay marriages’
An article from the Protestant Revival website. Read more…
The man in white – a whited sepulchre
In recent times in the USA, there was evidenced a trend amongst some Christians who argued that for a professing Christian to have abiding “same sex attractions” was not wrong in itself and did not warrant a rejection of their profession. They equated such indwelling “attractions” with temptations which befall every Christian.
That view is presently being advanced here in Northern Ireland by one who has unashamedly acknowledged his sodomite disposition and is seeking to have himself accepted as a true Christian in the Biblical sense!
This is but another attempt by the enemy of righteousness, the devil, to corrupt the truth of God and deceive God’s people into accepting sin as holiness.
It is that spoken of by Isaiah. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20. There is the ‘woe’ of God attending upon such wicked deceptions. Isaiah’s words may very well be applied to the Scribes and Pharisees in Christ’s time, who preferred the evil traditions of their elders, both to the law of God, that is holy, just, and good, and to the Gospel, the good word of God, preached by John the Baptist, Christ and his apostles.
They may also be applied to the words of the man I denounce in this article. Read more…
40th Anniversary of Kilskeery Independent Christian School
It was a most pleasant time in Kilskeery FPC last night as we recalled 40 years of faithful teachers ministering the gospel to boys and girls and setting before them the glorious natural laws and truths of God’s creation!
We had, in attendance, faithful supporters, parents, teachers, past and present and also pupils, past and present. There were some of each category who had been there on the very first day of the school. Indeed, some of the very first pupils now hold positions in the school and daily see their own children sit where they used to sit.
Some of us rejoice to see grandchildren attending the school, aye, and the first of a third generation, great grandchildren, now attends!
It was indeed a night of rejoicing.
Rev. Jonathan Creane, minister in charge of Kilskeery, led the meeting. The school children sang. Revs. David Priestley and Larry Power respectively opened and closed the meeting in prayer.
We had distinguished visitors such as Rev. John Armstrong, Deputy Moderator of the presbytery who brought greetings to the gathering and also Rev. Brian McClung, who is Chairman of the Presbytery Education Board. He too brought greetings on behalf of all the other Christian schools. Read more and listen to Rev. Foster’s message…
An attempt to ruffle some feathers and hopefully bring about a swan song.
A response to a speech by Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA at the Pink News summer reception, Parliament Buildings, 20 June 2019.
The term ‘Swan Song’ comes from the fabled song that a dying swan sings! It is commonly used of that act that ends a career. I am hoping that this speech by the Ulster Unionist Party leader, Robin Swann, will demonstrate that he is warbling his last political melody!
I was sent a copy of his speech a matter of minutes ago. It is a speech that utterly contradicts everything that traditional and historic Unionism has stood for!
I am going to quote just part of this abominable diatribe from a man who may rightly be termed detestable because of the views he espouses and publicly enunciates!
The full speech may be read here should anyone doubt the accuracy of my quotations. Read more…
Popery in the raw!!!
“And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: for true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever,” Revelation 19:1-3.
There is almost universal agreement amongst lovers of the Word of God, those who seek to walk in its light, that “the great whore” whose damnation is referred to in these verses, is manifested today by the “Church of Rome”. Doubtless, there is yet a development of this evil amalgam into its latter-day fulness but unquestioningly, Romanism is here referred to. Read more…
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.
Sir, 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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Rearing and educating children
“For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knoweth because his sons made themselves vile and he restrained them not,” 1 Samuel 3:13. (The synopsis of a sermon preached in Faith Free Presbyterian Church,Greenville, South Carolina, USA, on 28th October 1993.)
I know the subject that has been given to me is rather general but I want to, as it were, be a little bit more particular and speak on this general subject but applying it to that which faces us as parents in these days.
I was thinking coming to the meeting that really my wife should be here to speak on this subject. She has many years of experience as a teacher and as a principal in our Christian school. She had a number of years of experience in a state school before that. And I suppose even more important she is the mother of six children and that I’m sure, by way of experience, has eclipsed all the years in schools of every description. And I suppose you can even add to that she’s had to look after me and perhaps that has eclipsed it all. Read more…
An old battle, an old enemy, old tactics, and old weapons!!
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred; therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them,” Ezekiel 25:15-17.
The weapons of war that men employ have changed radically over the years. Those ready to be employed by nations today are beyond what men could have imagined a generation ago! However, there is a war that has been ongoing since the beginning of this world and earlier still, which is executed with the same weapons and tactics with which it began! Read more…
“It was general wickedness not gay sex alone which killed off Sodom city”.
This was the title of a letter that appeared in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ of May 23rd from one, ‘Colin Nevin’. Read it here.
I felt compelled to write a reply to what he said for he seemed to be suggesting that perhaps ’sodomy’ is not the awful sin that some make it out to be! Below is my submitted response.
Sir, In today’s edition, your correspondent Colin Nevin, who (I presume it was he who added the addendum) informs your readers that having lived in Israel he had a knowledge of Hebrew. A knowledge of the Bible is the first essential in these matters! Read more…
Pam Cameron Q&A – My children wouldn’t speak to me for 18 months – it was hell
This is the ‘changed’ face and mind of the DUP. This is what FPC members of the DUP are supporting!! “ . . . . and whose glory is in their shame,” Philippians 3:19. Read more…
An answer to Atheist Alex Kane
Alex Kane is an openly avowed atheist. He does not believe in the existence of God – at present. There is a time coming all too soon for him when he will believe that there is a God and that He is indeed the God revealed in the Bible!
However, at present he plays the fool of which David speaks in Psalm 14:1. “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
Classified as such by the Word of God, one cannot expect too much sense out of him.
He wrote an article in the Belfast Newsletter of Monday 13th May, 2019, headlined: DUP seems to be preparing to face down the Free Presbyterians.
Personally, if that headlines means what I think it means, the ‘facing down’ cannot come quickly enough for me! Ever since the DUP entered power-sharing with unrepentant murderers and their political fellow-travellers, I have prayed that every Free Presbyterian would realise that they can have no part with such an ungodly political party as the DUP. Read more…
News review for week ending Friday 10th May 2019
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron, 1 Timothy 4:1-2.
As one of the usual ‘Easter’ unity events, Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland ecumenists in the Castlewellan area had what has become an annual march.
Free Presbyterian ministers in the area wrote to ’The Mourne Observer’ and protested at the anti-Bible nature of the event.
The protest was reported in the ‘Belfast Telegraph’’ – read the report here. The letter of protest led to a number of reactions from ecumenists to which this letter is the final response by Rev Daniel Henderson on behalf of the local Free Presbyterian ministers.
It is refreshing to read of the spirit of protest that is still alive in the Mournes! Read more…
Are Free Presbyterians wrong when they support a party which fields a sodomite candidate?
Is political activity exempt from the rule of God’s Law?
An earnest appeal to all ministers, elders and members of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster.
No sin, of itself, goes away, nor is spiritual wholeness restored by natural volition!
Like a disease, untreated sin will only become worse until spiritual, even physical death ensues. There is evidence of this in the church at Corinth which had departed from uprightness and propriety to indulge in sinful practices. “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep,” 1 Corinthians 11:28-30. Read more…
The day Ulster changed unutterably
Perhaps I should have entitled this articled: The Day Ulster WAS SEEN To have Changed Unutterably!
The change has been developing for quite some time, just like the spirit of Antichristianity. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth (holds back, detains) will let, until he be taken out of the way,” 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
I believe its first manifestations can be traced to the day in 2007 when there was an endorsing by a sizeable section of the Protestant people of Ulster of ‘terrorist murderers in government’!
I read this morning in my daily reading the first chapter of Isaiah, verse 9, where it is stated by the prophet in a day of backsliding and departure from God: “Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.” How applicable is that verse to the cause of God in Ulster this sad and tragic morning!
There is much rejoicing in the camps of the major political parties here in Northern Ireland. Especially it is so in the Democratic Unionist camp. The newspapers and television internet sites are adorned profusely with rejoicing politicians embracing, shaking hands and mouths wide open in exorbitant delirium!
There are also many pictures of Christians congratulating each other on success at the polls. Read more…
Paul Girvan MP endorses sodomite candidate
I was sent the image below from DUP MP, Mr Paul Girvan’s Facebook page.
How sad to see such a ringing endorsement of a sodomite from professing Christians for many in the DUP share in Mr Girvan’s folly.
This must bring Heaven’s response to that which God calls an ‘abomination’! Christians cannot defy God with impunity!
News review for week ending Friday 3rd May 2019
“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming,” Psalm 37:11-13.
This is an exercise in prevarication!!!! It just cannot be denied that it is NOW DUP policy to select and sanction a sodomite candidate, spending members’ money to have her elected, claiming that she is an ‘excellent candidate’ and that their supporters should vote for her!
Such endorsement of sodomy can only advance its evil objectives just as surely as promoting the sale of booze will produce drunkenness!!!
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When being vexed is not enough
“And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; and delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” 2 Peter 2:5-8.
Recent events in Ulster, when the hierarchy of the Democratic Unionists Party took it upon themselves to sanction a sodomite standing as a candidate for that party in the local government elections, has been a grief and a vexation to many Christians, including some within the the DUP.
Sadly, it would appear that we cannot say ‘all’ Christians within the DUP for some seem very capable of hiding that grief and giving no outward appearance of sorrow at the actions of their party leaders.
However, there comes a time when being ‘vexed’ is not enough! Vexation must be manifested. Read more…
DUP sinks still further with lesbian council candidate
This an excellent article which highlights the sad decline of the DUP from its first policies and practice. We commend it to our readers.
There have been recent reports in the press in which some Free Presbyterian DUP members have sought to say that there has been no change in DUP policy.
It just cannot be denied that it is NOW that party’s policy to select and sanction a sodomite candidate, spending members’ money to have her elected, claiming that she is an ‘excellent candidate’ and that their supporters should vote for her!
Those who would deny the truth of these statements are acting as the proverbial ostrich and but showing themselves up as ‘defenders of the indefensible’!!!”
A statement by the Presbytery officers on our Church’s position on marriage
This is a statement formulated by the officers of Presbytery in the light of what is currently taking place in the Province in terms of the increasing promotion of sodomy. It is our intention to release this statement to the press. Please pray that it will be used by the Lord.
The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster unreservedly subscribes to the fundamental principle that God’s infallible Word is the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. Accordingly, the Free Presbyterian Church publicly re-emphasises its purpose to uphold the clear revelation of Scripture that marriage is a covenant and conjugal union between a man and a woman, (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-5). As Christ’s teaching in this Matthew 19 passage reveals, this divine injunction of marriage between male and female is binding upon all of mankind throughout all time. The injunction is designed to provide the only framework within which stable family life can exist. Consequently, the pathway to the improvement of society is found in adherence to the Biblical principle of marriage. “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people,” (Proverbs 14:34).
In keeping with this clear Biblical teaching and authority, the Free Presbyterian Church underlines its opposition to all marital and sexual relationships outside the covenant of Biblical marriage. Scripture clearly reveals that such marital and sexual relationships are sinful and will prohibit entrance into the Kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators…nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
Therefore, as a Church we are saddened by the attempts of political parties to normalise and promote marital and sexual relationships that are in contravention of the clear teaching of Scripture. We would remind political leaders that they are subject to God’s moral law and should endeavour to honour it, keeping in mind that one day all men will give an account of themselves to God (Romans 14:12). We would also put on record the Biblical reminder that only through repentance from such sin and by faith in Christ alone will forgiveness and acceptance with God be obtained (1 Corinthians 6:11).
News review for week ending Friday 26th April 2019
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them,” 2 Timothy 3:12-14.
How unimaginably true are these words in a manner unintended by this woman. She, like her dead companion, is part of that community who utterly reject the Word of God regarding their lifestyle. Consequently, she will discover as has her companion that: ‘The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.,’ Proverbs 10:28.
Australian rugby player sacked for expressing his Christian views publicly
Israel Folau publicly expressed his view on sin and how Christ can save those who repent. His playing career was unceremoniously terminated due to pressure from sponsors. The video below, from Sky News Australia gives an interesting defence of the right to freely express Christian views.
Presbyterian minister new leader of ecumenical den of iniquity, Corrymeela
This article from the “Protestant Revival” website on the subject of the Corrymeela Community needs to be considered alongside an article we wrote back in 2015 when Free Presbyterian Elder, Mervyn Storey wished this iniquitous venture ‘well’ when he met with the sodomite Romanist who led it.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ,” Philippians 1:6.
From this verse I would like to set before you some considerations suggested by what it is Paul wrote.
The word ‘confident’ used by Paul is a very strong word. It speaks of a very strong and firm persuasion. It was an unshakeable assurance. Thus Paul speaks of the Christian grace evident in the lives of the Philippians. What he remembers of them utterly convinces him of their conversion to Christ through faith in the gospel message. Read more…
News review for week ending Friday 19th April 2019
“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful,” Revelation 17:14.
I was sent a link to a video recording of Lyra McKee going on about that which was the chief purpose of her life, defending and advancing that which God calls an ‘abomination’ and utterly repudiates in the inspired writing of the apostle Paul in Romans 1:16-32. I give that link at the end of this article and I would ask readers to listen at least from 9 minutes in until the end.
McKee claims that she met a ‘Free Presbyterian’ mother, a church attender, in a ‘gay bar’ where the mother was accompanying her sodomite son in order to support him.
Now, as one who experienced the blessings of the years of what was revival blessing in the 60s and 70s and who still believes in the standards embraced by that generation of Free Presbyterians, I find it hard, indeed almost impossible to believe that a mother who is in truth a ‘Free Presbyterian Church attender’ could be guilty of such conduct as is here alleged. Read more…
Rev. Foster responds to DUP’s endorsement of a Sodomite candidate for Council election
It is with sadness and many misgivings that I note that the DUP have endorsed a candidate, one Alison Bennington, who defies the laws of God and nature and openly proclaims herself ‘gay’ or to use the Biblical term, a Sodomite!
It is clear that the DUP has now utterly repudiated its founding principles and that in order to win over a small section of voters, whose support no God-fearing person would wish to have.
In order to obtain such support, the DUP is prepared to abandon abandon God and His obedient people in order to get the support of those abandoned by God!!
Church of Ireland prayer event in Papist monastery in ‘Relentless’ march to Rome
Canon Jim Carson
A Church of Ireland prayer event has been hosted in Clonard Monastery in west Belfast.
Just take a moment to think about that.
Clonard Monastery, a hub of Romanist worship, in which prayers are offered for the dead and the blasphemous Mass sees Christ sacrificed again and again, was hosting a Church of Ireland prayer event.
The ‘Relentless’ prayer initiative is an event being run throughout Lent.
According to the Diocese of Connor website: “Each day during Lent, a prayer space will be available for people to drop in and spend time in quietness to reflect and pray”. Read more on the Protestant Revival website
‘Grave sucking’ and dead raising – Journey Community Church hosts ‘supernatural’ Bethel movement
John Ashe, Journey Community Church
The Bethel Ministries megachurch, based in Redding, California, is well known for its outrageous antics and Christ defying behaviour.
From promoting extra-biblical revelation to attempting to raise people from the dead, it really doesn’t take much discernment to know this church is filled to the brim with heresy.
Then there is the falling gold dust and feathers which appear at their meetings, apparently sent by God, as He often did that in the Bible. Oh no wait, He didn’t.
A “glory cloud” also apparently appears at meetings, similar to the pillar of cloud that guided Moses and the children of Israel. One would imagine they would deny a smoke machine is in any way utilised at meetings. Read more on the Protestant Revival website.
News review for week ending Friday 12th April 2019
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion, Psalm 2:1-6.
Will Methodist ministers stand up against transgender uniforms at Methody College?
Rev David Campton, Methodist minister and board member of Methody College
Now the battle over sodomy is more or less won by the Christ deniers in the western world, the next battleground they have turned their attention to is transgenderism.
As was the case with sodomy, nothing but total surrender to the transgender cause will do, and all must fall before this sacred sow of secularism. If you don’t believe that’s how such servants of the devil operate, just look at the abuse received by anti-abortion and anti-sodomy sections of Northern Irish society for holding back the tide of depravity attempting to sweep through our land.
The same spirit as that highlighted in Habakkuk 2:5 is evident here. It says: “Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people”. Read more on the Protestant Revival website.
The sad ignorance that abounds in the ranks of professing Protestants!!
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness,” Ephesians 4:17-19.
Just a few days ago, I received an email from a lady who had taken umbrage at my criticism of an Irish Presbyterian minister in an article I wrote back in February 2016.
The brief exchange (2nd – 3rd April) that followed will, I am sure, prove of interest and also helpful to those of God’s people who have faced similar satanic ‘blasts’!
I have no wish to embarrass the lady in question so I have removed everything that may identify her.
Christian, please pray for her and the many like her, deceived by the lies of ecumenical false prophets in the mainline churches. Read more…
News review for week ending Friday 5th April 2019
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him, Jude 14-15.
In controversies of this nature, no one ever addresses the unbiblical doctrines of Rome! It is merely an urging of change based upon the changing of religious views and notions of the ‘crowd’. God’s Word has no part in such thinking!!!
Friday 5th of April is the 55th anniversary of my conversion. I found this recording of me giving my testimony in Mountain View Bible Bible Church, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA, on 12th April 1992.
I was asked to give my testimony and also to speak of affairs in Northern Ireland.
What I had to say back then reflects the views and hopes we entertained for Ulster before the sad events that surrounded the tragic political events of the DUP entering power-sharing with Sinn Fein/IRA in 2007.
I trust the Lord will bless the witness to all who listen to this message which has been played and downloaded 1000s of times when it was available on SermonAudio.
Sincerely in Christ,
Archeology bears testimony to the accuracy of the Bible!
The Christian does not require the endorsement of archeology in order to believe the Bible! We say with the Psalmist: “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever,” Psalm 119:160.
Of course we welcome the testimony of the past emerging to declare the truth of God’s Word and trust that the unbeliever will take note. What the Saviour says in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus must however, be noted. “If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead,” Luke 16:31. Read more…
Peter Lynas and Evangelical Alliance join forces with Jesuit promoter Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson
Psalm 66:18 tells us that “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”.
And surely such a peril lies before those organisers of the prayer event held at the gates of Stormont, the would-be seat of power in Northern Ireland, were we not held to ransom by murderers and their apologists, on Sunday past, 24 March.
The event was organised by 24-7 Prayer Ireland, which is an ungodly organisation in the first place.
It is headed up by Alain Emerson (pictured on the right of the image at the top of this article), lead pastor of the anti-Christian charismatic Emmanuel Church, based in the Craigavon area.
Alain Emerson’s ecumenical rap sheet is so long it would make your eyes water, hence his richly deserved moniker of Alain ‘Ecumenical’ Emerson. Read more on the Protestant Revival website.
Belfast Church of Ireland hosts ABBA tribute concert
In today’s liberal church, there seems to be little separation between the sacred and the secular.
Lines have been blurred to such an extent in many churches that it is hard to tell the difference.
And St Polycarp’s Church of Ireland, based on the Upper Lisburn Road in Finaghy in the outskirts of Belfast have trampled all over those lines by hosting an ABBA tribute concert.
This church used worldly music to try to lure in the punters, although it is hardly surprising to see unbiblical methods employed when one is aware of some details regarding the church.
Firstly, the ‘minister’ of the church is a woman called ‘Rev’ Louise Stewart (pictured on the left of the image at the top), meaning both the church and its ‘minister’ are automatically setting themselves at variance with the Word of God. Read more on the Protestant Revival website.
“EUTHANASIA” — Is it really a ‘good’ death??”
The issue of ‘assisted suicide’ is ever more in the news. An article appeared in a religious publication recently which read:
“Some doctors in the United Kingdom are pushing back against efforts to gain support for legalizing assisted suicide.
An article in the The Times highlights how some members of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) fear that the organization is being hijacked by assisted suicide activists.
The RCP is asking its members if they think British law should be altered in order to allow assisted suicide. If a majority of 60 percent or more votes one way or another, the college will issue an official stance accordingly. But if there is no clear winner, the RCP will adopt a neutral stance on the issue.
“The poll will be conducted by email,” the RCP website explains, “and the results will be released in March.”
Some physicians are casting doubt on the way the poll is set up, claiming that even a neutral stance on assisted suicide would still be a tacit endorsement. In a letter to The Times, about two dozen medical professionals stated, “We are worried that this move represents a deliberate attempt by a minority … to drop the college’s opposition to assisted suicide even if the majority of the membership vote to maintain it.” is in the news afresh though it seems every day we read of suicides and those planning to end their own lives.”
The reason for the increase of suicides and the altering opinions of doctors is the growing ignorance of the Bible and the lack of any fear of eternal judgment as a consequence!
If people only knew that there is a hell for those who die without Christ, then suicide would not appear such a wonderful way of escape as the devil has deceived millions into believing.
Click here to read an article I wrote on the subject back some 12 years ago.
News review for week ending Friday 22nd March, 2019
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage,” Galatians 5:1.
Presbyterian ‘minister’ preaching at Romanist novena celebrating group of priests
‘Rev’ Ruth Patterson will be preaching at the ‘Novena of Hope 2019’ at The Graan, a Romanist chapel near Enniskillen in County Fermanagh which, for a long time, has been the clerical home of noted Romanist, ‘Father’ Brian d’Arcy.
It is being held to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Romanist grouping of the Passionists.
A novena is a nine day prayer event and this one will run from Saturday, 23 March to Monday, 1 April, with ‘Rev’ Ruth Patterson to sow her ecumenical, heretical seeds of deceit on Thursday, 27 March. Read more on the Protestant Revival website.
News review for week ending Friday 15th March 2019
“And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant,” Jeremiah 51:29.
Report of the Free Presbyterian Protest in Newry, Co. Down, against the evil play,“ Jesus Christ — Superstar.”
By Rev Paul Hanna, Mt Merrion FPC, one of the ministers who organised the protest
Around 6:30pm on the cold, brisk evening of Thursday 14th March 2019, a crowd of concerned Free Presbyterians started to gather outside the front of Newry Town Hall.
The planned production of the blasphemous Rock Opera, ‘Jesus Christ – Superstar’ had been running in the 19th Century picturesque Town Hall (situated in the centre of the Newry – and actually built on top of Newry River) since Tuesday 12th, and was scheduled to run until Friday 15th March.
Around 45 – 50 Free Presbyterians of all ages, including four ministers from local Churches, gathered on the footpath opposite the main entrance where we mounted our hour-long vigil. Read more…
A brief account of the work of God in Ireland over the last 1500 years
by Rev. Ivan Foster.
The Gospel of Christ came to Ireland over 1500 years ago. Despite many attempts by Satan and his agents God has been pleased to maintain His truth in this land. Following its first planting the Gospel was carried by men whose hearts the Lord had touched into many neighbouring countries: Scotland, England, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland and further.
God has been pleased, in some measure, to do again in these latter days what He did in those distant days. May the land, now associated with terror and strife, become known again by the title it was then given, “The land of Saints and Scholars.” Read more…
A little bit of Irish history to clear away the mists of popish myths and deceit about Patrick
A knowledge of the history of Ireland is a very beneficial and precious thing. History displays the merciful dealings of God with our forefathers.
Such a knowledge will do much to expose the lie of Rome that has bred the spirit of Irish nationalism, based upon the myth of a pure Irish race that has ever been fervently Roman Catholic. It will go far toward removing the feeling of insecurity, and of guiltiness at being in Ulster, that many Ulster Protestants suffer from as a result of Rome’s persistent lie. Read more…
News review for week ending Friday 8th March 2019
“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness,” Isaiah 59:1-3.
The Ongoing Challenge Facing the Free Presbyterian Church
“And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you,” Judges 2:1-3.
(The synopsis of a sermon preached in Rasharkin Free Presbyterian Church by Rev Ivan Foster, 9th November 1990)
At a time when peace in the community and how best to achieve it are topics on virtually everyone’s lips, and that for a generation or more, it is all too easy for the child of God to forget the war that Christians are duty-bound to maintain. Everyone is for, must be for, peace in these days. So say the false and apostate religious leaders. Consequently, anyone or anything whose language or teaching seems to show any form of militancy must be opposed as evil.
Espousal of Bible Christianity is utterly impossible without a marked degree of contentiousness. That is why the historic creeds and confessions of the Church of Christ contain such vigorous denunciations of the sins of their age. The difficulties attending a faithful adherence to God’s Word in an unfaithful age are exemplified in the life of Jeremiah. “Woe is me, my mother, 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. The recent appointment of Cahal Daly to the position of cardinal was heralded by a chorus of syrupy and fawning approval from the leaders of ecumenical Protestantism. His appointment met with ‘widespread approval’ according to the Belfast Newsletter. Archbishop Eames of the Church of Ireland is quoted as saying ‘I have been privileged to know Dr Daly for many years and I have the highest regard and respect for his intellectual gifts, his courage and his integrity.’ Read more…