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 TodayPart 21- A humble response to God's grace; Part 22- The unfolding of God's purpose for Ruth; Part 23- Ruth's respect for Naomi; Part 24- Ruth's realization of God's providence; Part 25- The call to rest; Part 26- Preparing to approach Boaz; Part 27- Ruth's obedience in approaching Boaz
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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!
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.
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…