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Studies in the Epistle to the Ephesians
Part 78: Husband's love pt 3; Part 79: Children & discipline pt 1; Part 80: Children & discipline pt 2; Part 81: Discipline & children pt 3; Part 82: Fathers & discipline pt 1; Part 83: Fathers & discipline pt 2; Part 84: Fathers & Discipline Pt 3; Part 85: Instructions for servants Pt1; Part 86: Instructions for servants Pt 2; Part 87: Instructions for servants Pt 3; Part 88: Instructions for masters
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preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Oct 25, 2020 with audio and video
The harvest that all wicked men must face
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Mon Oct 5, 2020
Pestilences prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ
preached by Rev. Brian McClung on Sun Sep 27, 2020 with audio and video
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preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Mon Feb 3, 2003
Physical protection promised to the Apostles
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Mon Jan 27, 2003
Promise of miraculous signs to the Apostles
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Are liberals waking up to Republican duplicity
The author of this article which we copied from the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ of 25th November, is, I believe, a man of ‘liberal views’. I don’t think that I misrepresent him when I say that. He would not be identified as one from the ‘right’ in the political field here in Northern Ireland. There are indications within the article of Mr Ringland’s preference for the ‘liberal’ understanding of problems that have beset our Province. For example he says: ‘It should also be borne in mind that the British government genuinely wants the people of this Island to live peacefully together.’
I hold no such understanding of the British government’s objective! Whether we live in peace is of no real consequence to London. Rather, I believe that shoving us under a ‘United Ireland’ and out of its hair, is its real intent. Whether that results in peace or the slaughter of the Unionist population is of no concern to Westminster. Read more…
Exodus from the C of E threatened – not likely!!!
Let me state immediately that I do not believe for a moment what the bishop who is quoted, Julian Henderson, the bishop of Blackburn, says about an ‘Exodus’!
He is reported as further saying: “As and when the church gets to the point where it changes its teaching and its liturgy and its practice in these areas, it is going to be a moment for people to have to reconsider their allegiance to the church.”
Why do I not believe the Bishop? Simply because the Church of England has for a very long time, indeed for hundreds of years, been abandoning “its teaching and its liturgy and its practice”. Read more…
Report on God’s Work in Lisbellaw in 1970
This message was delivered on a Sabbath morning service in Martyrs Memorial FPC in 1970.
Rev. Ivan Foster had been asked by Dr. Paisley to give a report on the work in Lisbellaw, and the church also kindly gave an offering that morning in order to help in the building of what became known as Bethel Free Presbyterian Church.
This meeting gives something of the spirit that was at work amongst the Free Presbyterian people fifty years ago. It should stir hearts and awaken a longing for such times to come again amongst us.
For those who are too young to remember those days, may you have your heart stirred by this recording. Here you will hear of the desires for Christian Schools voiced, and a very brief report of some of the conversions and blessings that attended the preaching of the gospel in Lisbellaw in those days.
One of the first converts from Kilskeery went to be with the Lord recently. She was part of a group of folk who were drawn over to Lisbellaw by reports of the gospel blessing there, where she was converted.
That group soon was moved to build a gospel hall in 1974, on a site donated by that lady and her husband, and that hall later became Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church in 1977.
Rev. Ivan Foster moved to Kilskeery as minister in 1978.
Presbytery statement to be read in churches on Sunday November 22nd, 2020.
In a Zoom Meeting of the General Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, held on Saturday 21st of November, the following statement was presented and accepted with reference to the Presbytery’s view on the Stormont Executive’s proposed two-week lockdown. It was also agreed that this statement would be read in our churches on Sunday 22nd November, issued to the public press and sent to the Stormont Executive:
“As a Presbytery we wish to make known publicly our views upon the recently introduced lockdown measures to be in place for a further two weeks. While we agree with the efforts of government to control and minimise the effects of Covid-19, and while we are concerned about the effects of lock-down measures upon society in terms of the material welfare of the citizens of this Province, yet above all else, the closure of places of public worship for a further two weeks is of major concern and regret to us. We would remind Legislators that assembling to worship in public gatherings is an essential right and privilege bestowed on mankind by God as Creator and Redeemer in order to provide for the spiritual and mental well-being of humanity. We would also remind Legislators that, as history clearly reveals, liberty to worship according to Scripture and the Gospel has contributed to the material stability and prosperity of society. Therefore, while we are prepared to be in subjection to government guidelines with respect to Covid-19 in terms of this proposed two-week closure of places of worship, we would urge upon the Stormont Executive that they must make every possible effort to ensure that there are no further such closures. We would also urge the Stormont Executive to issue a call to prayer for the intervention of Almighty God in the face of this pandemic that He might graciously remove it.”
Booze – the legalised killer
I am aghast at the many Christians in the political world who are caught up in the cry to protect the booze industry from the effects of the necessary steps taken to curb the spread of the Coronavirus and the many others who remain silent as those with whom they are linked ignore their defence of the indefensible!
There is a terrible slackening of the lines of separation from the world on the part of those who belong to a denomination which remonstrates against alcohol yet tolerates those within its ranks who are associated with those who lobby in favour of the sellers of booze.
Sadly, this is the case with the Free Presbyterians associated with the DUP. They cannot escape the ’touching’ of that which is ‘unclean’ when fellow-members of the DUP are so vociferous in the defence of the ‘hospitality’ sector, more correctly called the ‘booze sellers’! Read more…
Faithful members, who have, and still do, face the threat of terrorism from Republicans, will doubtless be angry at the senior members of the force who are to blame for this political and cowardly inactivity in the face of blatant breaches of the law. The police were swiftly sent against those deemed less likely to arouse any political ‘backlash’ but have, it would appear, not been allowed to act against the highly published breaches by hundreds of Sinn Fein members, including Michelle O’Neill and other senior members of the IRA-supporting party. Read more…
Press statement agreed by the Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster
“We, the Ministers and Ruling Elders of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster – in recognising that by means of Covid19 the Lord’s hand of chastening for our sins has been placed upon our own nation and other nations also; and in the face of the spiralling ‘second wave’ of the virus; and discerning that man does not have the answer to it; and lamenting that our government has not humbled itself to call on Almighty God for His merciful intervention; and believing that all who profess to be God’s people should now turn to Him in contrition over our own sins and the sins of our nation; and rejoicing that there is pardon for sin through the finished work of Christ the one Mediator between God and men – hereby issue this call to seek Him in repentance from sin that He might forgive us for our transgressions of His Holy Law and remove this virus from our midst to the healing of our land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
The voice of the merchants beginning to dominate
For the child of God the imperative we seek to live by is “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” This is so, because God is the fountain of all good, and pleasing Him ensures us of His blessing which, the wise man said: “maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it,” Proverbs 10:22.
But once God ceases to be a feature of man’s thinking then another exigency takes over, the laying up of “treasures upon earth,” Matthew 6:19.
That is the ‘modus operandi’ of today’s society! Everywhere we see the slaves of money-making toiling away and greedily grasping for ever more of this world’s goods. Nothing is permitted to get in the way of enrichment, not even the physical wellbeing of the young, the old, the vulnerable or the weak. Read more…
The Final Abomination
It is preparing to endorse ‘same-sex’ marriage and declare that sodomy is not a sin!
The Bible makes it clear that ‘sodomy’ is the ultimate sin that leads on to God’s judgment. That truth was displayed in Sodom and Gomorrah. It is reiterated in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, andworshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For thiscause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use intothat which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, andreceiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did notlike to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient,” Romans 1:24-28. Read more…
The DUP are now the defenders of the interests of the pubs of Ulster!!
The cartoon below had this is on mind as it directs mockery at the present stance of the DUP on the extending of lockdown restrictions to the various places where alcoholic drinks are sold. They are most anxious about the commercial wellbeing of the ‘booze’ trade!
Former prominent DUP member and Assembly minister, Simon Hamilton, is now chief Executive of the Belfast Chamber, the voice of ’the hospitality trade’, a euphemism for the booze merchants! Read more…
The Murderous Madness of Modern Morality
The Bible says: “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! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Isaiah 5:20-21.
Such a philosophy has taken control of the national thinking here in the United Kingdom. Laws, contrary to God’s Law, are passed and accepted by the majority almost without question.
IT IS NOW UNLAWFUL TO PROPERLY DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD BUT LAWFUL TO MURDER IT IN THE WOMB! Read more…
Report of the death of Dr Alan Cairns
Dr Cairn’s funeral took place today in Ballygowan Free Presbyterian graveyard. The funeral service and the memorial service, held later in the afternoon in Hebron Church in Ballymoney, may be seen at Hebron Free Presbyterian Church Facebook and Sermonaudio websites.
It is a day of sorrow for very many here in Ulster. We especially request prayer for Mrs Joan Cairns and her family. Read more…
Church of Ireland sit by as their minister leads sodomite ‘Pride’ parade
Two recurring themes within the Church of Ireland is its deafening silence on issues which should appal any true child of God and its utter inactivity when presented with a minister who openly defies God.
Both of these matters came sharply into focus recently with the sad case of Rev Andrew Rawding, one of its ministers in County Tyrone.
His apostate actions in leading a procession in celebration of sodomite ‘Pride’ are frankly outrageous, but the Church of Ireland steadfastly refuses to do anything about it. Read more on the Protestant Revival website…
NHS in NI murder 721 babies since April 2020
This is a sad and appalling report which reveals the two-facedness of some in the NHS here in Ulster. It is reported today in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ that: “There have been eight additional Covid-19 related deaths recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours the Department of Health (DoH) has confirmed . . . . . An additional 493 individuals tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. . . . A total of 4,949 individuals have tested positive in the last seven days – this takes the grand total of infections since the beginning of the pandemic to 39,609.”
There is a very intense struggle by medics to contain the pandemic. How tragically sad that another department of the NHS is engaged in something very different from those battling Coronavirus! They have been responsible for the deliberate death of almost the same number of deaths from the virus here in Ulster, and that only since since April past! The official number of Coronavirus deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, around the beginning of March past, published today (2.11.20) is 724 while the number of abortions since the beginning of April past, according to figures obtained by TUV leader, Mr Jim Allister, are 719. Read more…
This Is The ‘Peaceful’ Religion A Blinded Uk Welcomed To Its Shores
I need not tell you what prompted me to write this article! Sadly, the horrific events in France a few days ago, are not unusual but have become increasingly common over recent years. The wicked cruelty of Islam has been manifested more and more on the streets of Europe.
This religion has been afforded a place of acceptance and esteem within the ranks of our nation. Such an action can but reap a whirlwind of horror.
Let us be aware of the Bible’s warnings and revelations regarding the advance of evil in the last days and the comforts God offers to His people in the midst of this flood.
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him,” Isaiah 59:19. Read more…
‘This Is The Finger Of God!’
Some of the recent media headlines serve to show the ‘unnatural’ character of the Coronavirus outbreak. It is apparently defeating the best that science and money can throw at it, as nations struggle to hinder its spread and increase.
- “Belfast A&E doctor appeals to public: Stick to Covid rules to stop NHS being overwhelmed” – Belfast Newsletter
- “Coronavirus Northern Ireland: First person aged 19 or under dies after contracting Covid as nine further deaths reported” – Belfast Telegraph
- “Coronavirus: ‘We’re facing a war’ – Italy’s frontline doctors fear losing control as hospital cases” – Sky News.
- “Coronavirus rules in England aren’t working, scientists say – with 96,000 a day getting COVID” – Sky News.
The devil accused in the wrong
It is the desire of all true ministers of the gospel to see God’s people walk in the paths of truth.
Nothing is more readily understood by the true under shepherd than that the devil, the ‘master of lies and deception’ is ever seeking to mislead the flock of God.
It does not take much to get us off the right path. Just one word of God’s truth substituted by the devil’s lie is enough!
In this article I seek to address the false notion that the coronavirus is the work of the devil and not the Lord. I need not explain just how misleading that would be if it is embraced by Christians!bHere are some Scriptures which deal with the matter of the Lord smiting nations and men with plagues! Read more…