Another one of many kind and encouraging emails sent to me

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I have been greatly encouraged by the emails sent to me in support of my stand on the issue of ‘dancing’.

I could have mounted many more than I have, all of whom were happy to identify themselves, in contrast to the anonymous abuse others sent.

I am mounting this because it is from a younger person and that in itself is an encouraging thing. I have removed some details which may have identified the writer before posting the email, though I am sure that would not have been required. I do so for I do not want the writer to be targeted by those cowardly ‘trolls’ who seem to delight in hurting and vexing others.

I am sure other Free Presbyterians of the ‘old school’ will likewise find encouragement in the words of this email.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

Dear Mr Foster

I’m disappointed to see you have received emails criticising your stand, especially when at least one of those emails came from inside Presbytery. It unfortunately is a sign of the times we are living in and shows the “falling away” spoken of in Scriptures is happening all around us.

I’m not a Free Presbyterian by birth or upbringing, I was a member of  . . . . . . . . church, who  . . . . .  married a FP and have attended a FP church since. Contrary to what some of the emails you have shown online seem to suggest, we did not need dancing to have a good wedding day. Our reception finished with a hymn and prayer and guests were on their way home by 8pm.

It’s saddening to see a denomination that was founded on Biblical teaching, encouraging moral standards and opposing ungodliness, has now started to descend to the standards and norms of the world. When current members of Presbytery see no wrong in oath breaking and church members/adherents have such contradictory views on biblical teaching how can the FPC expect to see any blessing from the Lord.

I’m thankful that within  . . . . FP circles there are still a small number of men, like yourself, who are still willing to call sin, sin and expose it. I would encourage you to continue to take your stand for the Lord and remember the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:58

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Kind regards,

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