April 2021

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Featured sermon series: Studies in First Corinthians.

Part 19: Christian Liberty;  Part 20: Living of the gospel;  Part 21: Give none offence, Pt1;  Part 22: Give none offence, Pt2;  Part 23: Give none offence, Pt3;  Part 24: Order in worship, Pt1

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Where are we in God's Calendar? Pt 2
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Jan 3, 2021

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Reply to letter in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’

On Monday, April 12th, I sent the following letter to the Editor of the ‘Belfast Newsletter.’

It has now appeared in today’s (April 16th) edition.

Mr Editor,

May I offer one comment on the letter from Mr Tom Ekin – “We still support politicians whose man (sic) achievements are sectarianism and failure to progress.”

He asks – “Why do we not elect politicians who will put the constitutional position on the back burner until we get Northern Ireland to being a better run place, with better education, better welfare, better jobs for more people, and less criminality?”

That will sound so winsome and politically appealing to some! But it is most foolish. It reminds me of the little boy who recently lost his finger as a result of being allowed to stroke a lovely wee monkey in a zoo! If we forget the true nature of Sinn Fein/IRA then we stand to lose more than a finger!

What Mr Ekin suggests is like asking the captain of a ship in the midst of a sea battle to cease responding to the attacks of enemy vessels while he attends to the problems that the enemy attacks have created on his vessel?

Oftentimes ships are so damaged by enemy attacks that they must withdraw from the battle scene but as they do so they CONTINUE to mount what defence they can in response to the continued attacks of the enemy, for those assaults have not ended.

I fear such sentiments indicate a total lack of understanding just what the enemies of Ulster’s constitutional existence are seeking to do.
There is not a contest between two political ideologies taking place in Ulster! No, Sinn Fein/IRA and its nationalist allies are seeking the DESTRUCTION of Northern Ireland, not a change in the social policies which are in force within it.

Hitler was not seeking social change in the United Kingdom by his bombing of it but rather its destruction and absorption in to his ‘Nazi Empire’!

Sinn Fein/IRA have a similar objective regarding Northern Ireland. How foolish and blinded by a desire for political power were our Unionist leaders when they entered into a ‘power-sharing’ coalition with those bent on the destruction of Northern Ireland!

Let us never forget the true nature of what is taking place in our land!

Sincerely,

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)


Men (and women) without the Bible have no answer to life’s perplexities!

A news site reported on April 5th that: “During Monday morning’s Good Morning Britain, host Kate Garraway spoke with Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin about the pandemic and questioned why a God could even allow it to happen in the first place. “How could a God allow this to happen to the world, have you had that?” Kate asked the Bishop when discussing the questions she may have faced over the past year.

Bishop Hudson-Wilkin replied: “That’s a tough one and we hear it all the time when there’s a natural disaster or when someone has done something terrible.

“The feedback has always been ‘If God is really there, why did he allow…?’

“And, when we say that we actually forget that we have the freedom.”

And there you have it! That was the answer of this female masquerading as a bishop in an office that the Word of God states should not be occupied by a woman! Read more


Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Jackie Neville On their 60th Wedding Anniversary this Lord’s Day.

Our brother and sister in Christ are founder members of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. Brother Jackie is a long serving elder and both have been dear friends of the Editor, his wife Ann and the family for almost half a century.

“Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds,” Psalm 36:5.


Owen Polley: It is no surprise that the funeral of the IRA thug Bobby Storey escaped even a caution

On Tuesday, the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) announced that it will not prosecute republicans for breaches of coronavirus rules at the funeral of the IRA thug, Bobby Storey.

By Owen Polley, Belfast Newsletter Thursday, 1st April 2021, 12:57 pm

Is there anybody in Northern Ireland who is surprised by this decision?

In the immediate aftermath of the funeral, I wrote in this newspaper that “there is one rule in Northern Ireland for republicans and one for everybody else”. Read more


An ‘evangellyfish’ indeed

Dr Hamilton is fondly and mistakenly considered by many ‘evangelicals’ to be an ‘evangelical’!

In truth, he is what used to be referred to amongst us as an ‘evangellyfish’!

The ‘evangelicalness’ of him and his ilk can be gauged by the fact that he is happy to stay in an apostate church which embraces, to a very large degree, every spiritual and moral perversion abroad today!

Here we see him rejoicing over a letter from one whose predecessors were known as ‘antichrists’ for hundreds of years by his church, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland! That ended in 1988 when the PCI removed from the ‘Westminster Confession of Faith’ the Biblical definition of the true character of pope and popery. Read more


The Christian, public worship and government health orders

An article by Rev. Andy Foster, Penticton Free Presbyterian Church

The Covid-19 crisis that has shaken the world for many months now has had a profound impact on the life of the Church of Christ. Christians have wrestled particularly with the restrictions that government authorities at various levels in society have placed upon their public assemblies for worship.

The interface between political and spiritual affairs is particularly controversial. However, the child of God must learn to distinguish between a Biblical, spiritual response and a political reaction to these things. The Christian will find that there are legislative issues they can oppose from a political perspective but must submit to for spiritual reasons. It is easy to confuse these two reactions. I fear that many have adopted a political position with regard to the government’s public health orders but have presented it as being a spiritual response. I am concerned that many Christians who defy their government’s health orders do so out of a carnal rebellious spirit that simply indicates they resent being told what to do. Read more


Three stops on the Saviour’s path to his atoning death

“When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. . . . . . And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha . . . . Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand,” John 19:13, 17, 41-42.

When I read this chapter a few days ago, I was carried back to my first year as a Christian. I sat in old Ravenhill Free Presbyterian Church in a meeting at which the late Pastor Willie Mullan was preaching. He took us to this chapter and dealt with its contents in a most innovative and thrilling manner. I have never forgotten the gist of what he said.

It came back to me as I read the chapter and I happily put down these thoughts, which doubtlessly owe a lot to what I heard back then, some 57 years ago! Read more