The Slaughter of the Innocent taking place today in Ulster
Rev. Foster writes in response to the news that Mr. Jim Allister MLA has exposed the dreadful and terrible truth that since 2006, over 4000 embryos have been destroyed by the Department of Health.
“I am John Harper’s last convert”
A story from the Titanic’s sinking not commonly reported.
The Antichrist – His Image and Prophet
by Stephen A. Toms
Mr B W Newton used to say that when we study the Scriptures we should pay attention to detail. This is true for every aspect of Biblical teaching, but it is particularly true of prophecy. We find that people very often deal with prophetic statements in a very careless way. It is exceedingly important that, when we read God’s Holy Word, we look carefully to see what is actually said. Let us see what the Scripture teaches about Antichrist’s image and prophet. Read more…
Ignoring sin…no basis for blessing
It has been felt by some, I fear, that the divisive events of recent years are best dealt with by ignoring them and simply acting as if the tragic series of events that began in 2006 and which saw men turn their former views and commitments on their heads, never took place. Such are the foolish notions of those who wish for peace and unity and feel that it may be obtained at the expense of truth. Furthermore, such folly, it is believed, will lead on to revival and blessing. Whatever God in His sovereign mercy may bestow upon His beloved people in Ulster, it will not be because of such actions. Rather it will be despite such stupidity. God does not ignore sin even though we may do so. The events in 2 Samuel 21:1-14 are recorded to teach us this lesson. Read more…
The Christian Sabbath
The following is the text of a letter sent to the “Belfast Telegraph” in reply to a letter which appeared in its columns written by one, Colin Nevin, of Bangor, Co. Down. My reply was sent on March 29th and has not yet appeared in the BT. It may well never appear! Mr Nevin is a denier of the Lord’s Day being the Christian Sabbath and we would like his arguments answered so we are publishing our brief reply here. Read more…
A clear indication to where the Church of Ireland is blindly walking!!
The Church of Ireland congregation of Rossorry Parish Church, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, is again joining with the Roman Catholic congregation which meets in the Graan Monastery, just outside Enniskillen, for an ecumenical event. Read more…
“ . . . . . the earth was filled with violence.”
Our blessed Saviour, in response to questions by the Pharisees about “when the kingdom of God should come”, replied, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:20-27. MoreLess
The Lord Jesus very specifically says: “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” I believe that the Lord Jesus is here clearly telling us that there will be a parallel between the days just before the flood in Noah’s day and the days immediately preceding His return.
One of the features of Noah’s day was “VIOLENCE”! “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth,” Genesis 6:11-13.
The word carries the meaning of “cruelty”, “injustice”, “oppression”.
I think it true to say that Christians, worldwide, have been noticing with alarm and concern the news reports of violence and cruelty committed by individuals from all levels of society in the most unusual and astounding of circumstances. The acts of violence are often perpetrated in an environment that one does not normally associate with lawlessness, cruelty and violence. It is becoming obvious that there is no element of society isolated from this violence.
The cause of the violence is, of course, made plain in God’s Word. In Revelation there is given us a explanation for such behaviour. “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts,” Revelation 9:21. The verse gives us a picture of society just prior to the return of Christ. The word “sorceries” is a translation of the Greek word “pharmakeia”. The word refers to the use or the administering of drugs and is often linked with witchcraft or idolatry. It clearly will be common in the last days.
Today, alcohol and other drugs such as cocaine and a plethora of other “recreational” drugs have swamped society so that even pre-teen school children have been reported as regularly partaking of drugs. Violence is the spawn of such drug taking.
Is that the “violence” the Saviour says will mark the days just before His return? I believe that it is.
I intend mounting some examples of the “violence” that is pervading the world that Christians might consider for themselves the warning of the Saviour and take heed to the evidence of the approach of His return.
The mum who will never see her children again after raging boyfriend gouged her eyes out
Selected news stories
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Teen victim shot ‘by appointment’
Mother brings son to appointed place to be shot in legs!!
Unionists too slow on power-sharing – Robinson
Shroud of silence over priest sex images scandal
Martin McGuinness hints he may meet the Queen on diamond jubilee tour
Sinn Féin still finding it hard to shake hand of British monarch
Sinn Fein want to bin British email addresses
Further delay in Denis Donaldson (IRA man assassinated by IRA) inquest
Martin McGuinness should talk to Smithwick Tribunal: Peter Robinson
Dissident IRA opponents say Derry shooting deliberately timed before rally
McGuinness ‘authorised human bombs’
Martin McGuinness ‘ordered human bombs’
Irish Army/Garda were British intelligence sources, says agent
“Celebratory” priest censured by Vatican
Priests must report child abuse confessions or face jail
Unionists call on SF chief to admit his past
McGuinness denies RUC murders link
Joint First Minister Enjoys Protected Status as Speaker Rules out Debate
McGuinness denies RUC murders link
Smithwick Tribunal hears claim Martin McGuinness involved in murder plan
Quit Executive, Alliance’s grassroots signal to David Ford
Ministers unavailable to answer Assembly question
Allister comments on Attorney General row
Priest denies indecently assaulting woman
NI destroys 4,000 human embryos
Alliance leader says DUP and SF are ‘to be feared’
Unprincipled, self-interested… Mike Nesbitt lays into Alliance Party
Investigation into ‘indecent images’ priest ‘not finished’
Funeral row MLA leaves his justice post at Stormont
Belfast’s Sinn Fein mayor Niall O Donnghaile to quit post early to avoid meeting Queen on Jubilee visit
Gay marriage ‘nothing to fear’, say senior Anglicans
Enda Kenny blasted over Finucane comments
Freddie Scappaticci was our most valuable spy in IRA during the Troubles: British Army chief
Labour plummets six points in poll as Sinn Fein surges to second place in Irish Republic
Why Irish priests are being silenced by the vatican
Paedophile former priest pleads guilty to past offences
Sinn Fein representatives in attendance as IRA Gunman fires shots over INLA man’s coffin
PSNI challenged on ‘Provo’ activity in Londonderry
EU grant to reconcile (read that as ‘buy”) Protestants
Five UUP MLAs may quit like me: McNarry
Iraq-style bomb ‘found for first time in NI
Jim Allister puts it up to Sinn Fein
Anger in my party may make me quit Justice Minister post, warns David Ford
Derry bomb ‘targeted’ family of police officer
Experts: IRA dissidents could crash Olympics party
400 pupils from Republic go to Northern Ireland schoolsSF’s reconciliation call is dismissed as ‘stunt’ – (Pity the DUP don’t see it as such)
ALEX KANE: I won’t be saying sorry to SF
Leaders discuss China’s Christians
Gay blood donor ban ‘brings shame on Northern Ireland’
A scandal… MLA’s verdict on £14m bill for hospitality footed by taxpayer
DUP-Sinn Fein Government squanders £14M on wining and dining
The Labour Party has voted against a motion at its annual conference to reopen the Vatican embassy – (until it cooperates fully with inquiries into the sexual abuse of children)
€16m worth of IRA cigarettes seized by Customs last week
Christian group to sue Mayor of London Boris Johnson over ‘gay cure’ bus ads
Human Rights Abuse in China and Joint First Ministers’ meeting – (Embarrassed silence ??!!)
Reward for information about murder of Joanne Mathers (It happened when Martin McGuinness was top dog in IRA)
Time for McGuinness to answer the Mathers plea
Survey finds Irish Catholics ‘want married priests’
Irish Catholics ‘want married priests’
Former Irish Revenue official blames IRA for alleged scam
Bishops put on alert as Catholics reject key church laws
Australia’s most senior Catholic Archbishop sparks outrage after saying Jews are ‘intellectually and morally inferior’. Click here for video of the Archbishop.
Elderly nun accused of baby snatching as part of Spanish hospitals trafficking ring
DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson: I accept the IRA has stood down
Unionists vow to defeat tricolour proposal
Anger at Sinn Fein plan to glorify IRA murder gang
Walk tribute to IRA gang sparks row
Committee to debate flying Irish tricolour at Stormont
Stormont Tricolour flag to be debated
Northern Ireland police accused of weakness over Real IRA rally
Police release men arrested at Real IRA demonstration in Derry
Orange Order’s go-ahead to commemorate Ulster Covenant at Stormont
Will IRA saying sorry really lead to reconciliation here? (Was IRA wrong? – “Absolutely not” says IRA)
Defused dissident bomb a significant size, police reveal
ASDA denies it removed Union flag products
Strong reaction to Vatican’s silencing of clerics
Roman Catholics and Protestants carry the Cross together in sign of unity
PSNI pfficers suspended over racist texts
Dublin Archbishops unite on first ecumenical walk
Ban on the cane ‘left schools unable to impose discipline and led to deterioration in children’s behaviour’
Allister Welcomes ASDA Store Apology on Union Flag
Explosive Troubles interviews set to surface?
Nesbitt agrees to stay with phone-in caller
Ulster Unionists’ Mr Burns should take a look at Rab C Nesbitt
Will Nesbitt really get insight into estate they’re in?
Rosslea bomb ‘attempt to intimidate Protestants’
Rosslea bomb left by ‘Kerr’s killers’
Bust-up over plan to mark 1912 Home Rule protest
Bomb found in Councillor Harold Andrews’ lane in Rosslea
Smooth-talker (UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt) models himself on Blair
More Anglicans leave Church of England for Rome
Shock at scale of landslide for Nesbitt
Historic DUP address at Fine Gael conference – cross-border ‘love-in’ grows!!
Motion calling for Vatican embassy restoration pass conference
‘Republic’s interest in Commonwealth grows’
Priest in ‘indecent images’ row at primary school in Pomeroy