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Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

Lord’s Day 9th October

Preacher: Rev Ivan Foster

Special subjects: 

11.30 am – “For whom has Christ reserved a crown?”

7.00 pm – “Which path will the Free Presbyterian Church choose? Repudiating Dr. Joel Beeke’s compromises or Displeasing the Lord of Glory.

All are welcome to these meetings.

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints,” Jude 1:3.

Joel Beeke preaches for and publicly seeks closer links with sodomy-endorsing Dutch denomination!

beekeHis departure cannot get much worse and leaves his supporters with a stark choice.
How long are some ministers going to continue attempting to whitewash this man?
God’s warning stands sure: “Behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out,” Numbers 32:23.

Most of our readers should be aware of the controversy surrounding Dr Joel Beeke and his links with those whose standing should not be acceptable to the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. In the past he has shared platforms with pro-sodomite speakers and sold books extolling the sodomite life-style. This can be checked out in Pastor Ralph Ovadal’s article: “The Downward Spiral of Dr. Joel Beeke’s Ministries Continues”.

However, as is the inevitable outcome of compromise, he has gone even further. On a preaching visit to Holland, he preached in pulpits which are occupied by sodomite-supporting ministers. But, not content with such a violation of God’s Word, Dr Beeke used the occasion to express a desire for his church, Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation, to have formal links with the Restored Reformed Church denomination which has endorsed the dreadful doctrine that a sodomite can be a true believer and even a minister of the Lord Jesus Christ. Read more

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Private Interpretation Forbidden

The enigma code machine

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation,” 2 Peter 1:20.

Many would challenge Peter’s assertion, though perhaps they do so without realising the significance of their actions. I say this in order to ameliorate their error because I do feel many are unaware that they are engaged in that which Peter here forbids.

Many believe that we must come to the Bible and “interpret” what it is God says! Now the word “interpretation” means “unloosing”. It is the process of “untying a knot”. That suggests that God has given us a “tangled skein” rather than a clear revelation!

It is what the combatants in the Second World War on both sides were busily engaged in. Most famously, the German military developed, after the First World War, that which was called “The Enigma Code.” It was a complex system of encoding its military communications, thus concealing them from their enemies. However, the Polish Cipher Bureau broke the code in the 1930s. Of course, the Germans were ever improving their code and so there was an ongoing battle of wits which I think we can say the Allies won, for during the latter part of World War II, the British knew much of what it was the Germans were saying and planning.

The USA likewise had broken the Japanese system of codes and were thus in possession of much of the communications coming out of Japan.

That is what interpretation means. Read more….

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A backdrop which tells a sad story

arelene_foster_pubI was sent some pictures which allegedly appeared on the ‘Facebook’ page of the DUP leader, Mrs Arlene Foster.

Apparently, Enniskillen DUP held a breakfast meeting at the Horseshoe Bar and Saddlers Restaurant, one of the oldest public houses in Enniskillen.

For such a venue to be acceptable to the members of the DUP indicates a grave departure from the Party’s founding principles and practices.

There was a time when such a venue would never have been dreamed of and I am inclined to believe that it would still be the case for many local branches. Read more

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The war that God provoked

roman_soldier“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” Genesis 3:15.

What a wonderful gospel text this is.

It is the first gospel sermon and it was preached by the Lord Himself.

The mercy of the Lord is seen in how quickly the Lord utters this word of grace after the sin of Adam and Eve has been committed. Notice the words were directed against the devil. His rejoicing over his conquest of Adam and Eve was short lived. This word from the Lord ended such rejoicing the devil may have been deceived into engaging in. The pleasures of sin are but for a season says Paul when referring to Moses’ decision to reject the throne of Egypt. “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season,” Hebrews 11:25.

For Adam and Eve the words of God were welcome. There is promised to them victory over the one whose evil has plighted and destroyed their world. They would not have to live in subjection to him.

These words indicate that God is going to start a war between the devil and all believers and that for all of time. Read more

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A most abominable archbishop

Justin WelbyIn his response to the admission by the Bishop of Grantham, Nicholas Chamberlain, that he is in a sodomite relationship, the Belfast Newsletter of 5th September 2016, reports that Rev Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said: “I am and have been fully aware of Bishop Nick’s long-term, committed relationship.” He added: “He lives within the bishops’ guidelines and his sexuality is completely irrelevant to his office.”

This is one of the most wicked statements I have ever heard coming from the increasingly corrupt Archbishop of Canterbury’s office.

1. He states that he has been “fully aware of Bishop Nick’s long-term, committed relationship.”

Since nothing has been done to deal with this shameful defiance of G od’s Word, we can only surmise that Welby approves of such wickedness. Read more

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Beeke Backtracking!!!

Dr. Beeke at the launch of Refo500 North America

Not for the first time Dr Joel Beeke has been found wanting when it comes to honesty!
Recently, Pastor Ralph Ovadal published an article on his site, “The Downward Spiral of Dr. Joel Beeke’s Ministries Continues.” Click here to read the article.

That article contains the following statement:

Dr. Joel Beeke and Refo500 Together again, or more accurately, the illicit affair continues…it was recently brought to our attention that Dr. Beeke has not even ceased speaking at Refo500 events, as evidenced by the fact that he is a featured speaker at a Refo500 conference in the Netherlands scheduled for August 31—September 2, 2016. This Refo500 event is being held at the Theological University Apeldoorn where Dr. Herman Selderhuis is Professor of Church History and Church Polity.” Read more

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The Folly of Unbelief

kilskeeryfpc“And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand,” 1 Samuel 27:1.

Based on a message preached at a special Saturday morning season of prayer attended by teachers, pupils, parents, Management Committee members and supporters of Kilskeery Independent Christian School, at the commencement of its 38th year.

The life of David provides us with many lessons for our pilgrimage here on earth. The trials and afflictions he endured present to us a true representation of what it is the Church of Christ may expect to encounter as it journeys to the “land that is fairer than day.”

As our school launches into its 38th year, we may take instruction, warnings and encouragement from this passage. Read more Listen using the player below:

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Job’s Christ

“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me,” Job 19:25-27.

(Based upon a sermon preached by Rev Ivan Foster in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on September 4th, 1994)

Knowing that such is the greatness of this text that no sermon of mine could do it justice, I feel I must return to it this Sabbath morning for one more look at its glorious message. I would like to highlight truths that I did not touch upon in our last study.

Job had little hope of ever seeing a restoration of that lost in his trial and little hope of ever being vindicated before his friends in his lifetime. But he did have a firm assurance of seeing just such a vindication one day. To that day he appeals in this great outburst of faith. I wish to look at these words and see Job’s Christ. Read more

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Editor’s correspondence with ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty

Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly
Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly

Back in 2002, I entered into a correspondence in the pages of “The Burning Bush” with a Roman Catholic priest from Belfast. The correspondence arose after I wrote a letter in reply to an article by the priest in “The Belfast Telegraph” of August 24th, 2002.

I was grieved at such a platform being given to the errors and deceptions of Rome and commented on the priest’s article in a letter to “The Belfast Telegraph.”

It will be noted how our two replies to the priest were edited by the ‘Letters Editor’ of “The Belfast Telegraph” before they quickly closed the exchange after two exchanges.

The Word of God was not liked by that ecumenical newspaper back then and it is still the case. Every effort was made to shield and protect the priest of Rome from the rebuke of God’s Word.

We are republishing the correspondence, which continued for eight exchanges, and appeared in “The Burning Bush” from October 2002 until May 2003, because of the publicity given to the ‘warm relationship’ that was manifested between this priest and Pastor James McConnell during the recent trial occasioned by Pastor McConnell’s pulpit statements about Islam. Pastor McConnell asked ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty to speak on his behalf during the trial.

All this “ecumenical camaraderie” between the pastor and the priest may appear to some to give endorsement of the teachings of Rome and it is for this reason we highlight again the errors this priest, like all Roman Catholic clerics, propagates.

Needless to say, it also highlights the folly of James McConnell!

Read Part 9 of the exchange here.

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Latest news stories

Sinn Fein leader to sue BBC over Donaldson murder claimsSinn Fein’s Gerry Adams to sue BBC over Spotlight Denis Donaldson murder claims

‘No chance’ of Northern Ireland losing £55m fund over Europe vote, insists Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir

Omagh bombing: European court dismisses Real IRA men’s claim

European Court dismisses Omagh bombing pair’s ‘unfair trial’ claim

Republicans ‘stirring up trouble over flags’

Liam Fox: Brexit is a ‘golden opportunity’ for trade

Cyril Smith child abuse case: No further action

John McDonnell ‘not expected to kneel before Queen’ at Privy Council ceremony – (I’m sure she will survive!!)

‘Pragmatic’ shadow Chancellor John McDonnell will kneel for the Queen if asked when he joins Privy Council

Farm subsidies: Payment to Saudi billionaire prince sparks anger – (An example of the cowardly madness at the heart of government!!!)

DUP and Sinn Fein working together to shut out the alternative voices at Stormont

Row erupts after DUP minister changes name of boat from Irish to English

Minister who axed boat’s Irish name ‘bigoted’ and ‘anti-Irish’, says Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly – (What of the original decision to give it an ‘Irish’ name???)

Ex-primary (Roman Catholic) school head on sex attack charge gets bail

System has indulged killer Hazel Stewart enough

Deutsche Bank fears send UK stocks tumbling

100 reasons why Brexit was a good thing


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September 28

Abuse survivors felt ‘belittled’ during meeting with head of Catholic Church in Ireland – (May God open the eyes of many in Ireland as He did in Germany 499 years ago!!)

Real IRA: We killed spy Donaldson – it had nothing to do with Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams

Sub-machine gun: Nine-year sentence over carrying gun in a Belfast taxi

Machine gun courier was involved with terrorism since childhood

Man jailed after being caught in taxi with submachine gun

PSNI handle bomb alert every week as dissidents determined to kill again

Dissidents’ new political party, Saoradh ‘follows well trod path’

McGuinness used Royal powers three times

Survey: Majority say ‘No’ to Ireland border poll and ‘Yes’ to staying in UK

Husband and wife ex-IRA team are key players in €250m illegal cigarettes scam

Ardoyne Orange Order parade given green light by Parades Commission

Sinn Fein says GARC North Belfast protest aimed at “provoking confrontation”

US Secretary of State John Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

MH17 flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014: Missile that downed plane ‘came from Russia’

MH17 shot down by ‘Russian’ missile

‘You don’t know what you’re doing!’ Ken Clarke launches scathing Brexit attack on May

The EU will IMPLODE when Britain leaves and Germany will pick up the tab, blasts Fox

DEUTSCHE DISASTER PLAN? Merkel ‘preparing’ emergency bailout for leading German bank

Fury as judge allows failing Muslim school to remain a secret to “avoid media storm”

Stephen Hawking: Humanity is DOOMED unless we can conquer space travel – (He is what W P Nicholson called an “educated eejit”!!!)

September 27

DUP and Sinn Fein criticised for not releasing report on Brexit impact

Analysis: Brexit document throws up different, but equally tricky, questions for DUP and SF

DUP won’t budge on Taoiseach’s ‘all-Ireland Brexit’ talk – (For now anyway!!!)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny to hold talks on Brexit without DUP

Ex-MP George Galloway urges ‘Ire-exit’ EU referendum

Nicolas Sarkozy pledges new EU Treaty to try to tempt Britain back to Brussels – (Bible teaches that England will be part of Antichrist’s 10-kingdom empire!!)

Stormont’s working better than ever, McGuinness tells Labour conference

Ardoyne dispute: Garc plans separate march in protest at parading deal

GARC plan protests against Ardoyne parade

Co Antrim independent councillor Padraig McShane to face charges over Twelfth

Fury at PSNI chief’s failure to probe IRA attacks on soldiers during the Troubles

Former IRA ‘child soldier’ Shane Paul O’Doherty says 15 years in prison was a “horrific awakening” to his violent crimes

Irish-American lobby body chief blames Belfast Telegraph after being snubbed by Brokenshire in US – (Who would want anything to do with this terrorist-loving popish priest!!)

Why did officials remove plaque unveiled by Queen at Irish railway halt within hours?

Belfast Hydebank prison, home for killers Stewart and Crymble, ‘no longer place you hear gates clanking’

God bless America… it’s going to need it with one of these two at the helm

September 26

Free Presbyterian minister defends protest against Catholic priest being installed at St Anne’s Cathedral

Free Presbyterian explains Catholic priest protest

Parents anger after Belfast primary pupils given ‘sledgehammer’ Christian flyer – (The horrifying thing is that parents are ‘horrified’ that their children should hear the gospel!!)

DUP and SF join forces to soften Nama motion

Does Stormont Want to Hide its Head in the Sand Over NAMA? – Speech by Jim Allister

Sam McBride: Limp Stormont Opposition risks being outshone by political minnows

SF should remember Maze breakout with shame: DUP MP – (As should the DUP their 2007 power-sharing deal with Sinn Fein/IRA!!)

Anger as Sinn Fein MEP and former bomber Anderson says she’s proud of 1983 Maze jailbreak

Guarded welcome on street for Ardoyne/Twaddell parade deal

McGuinness’s SF driver keeps crashing – and taxpayers are having to pay for it

Does Stormont believe in one law for them and another for rest of us?

Ballymoney loyalist parade ‘a platform to build on’

Hardline republicanism shows public face with Saoradh launch at swish hotel

Four men charged as PSNI reveal deadly ‘homemade warhead containing Semtex’

Four dissident terror suspects refuse to stand for judge in court

Jeremy Corbyn ‘needs to explain stance on terrorism’ after Labour victory

Birmingham pub bombings families won’t get same support as Hillsborough disaster victims – Home Secretary

Don’t worry, BBC … Gerry Adams will not be suing Spotlight any time soon

The Deutsche Bank crisis could take Angela Merkel down – and the Euro

WARNING: Deutsche Bank collapse could BURY EU as stocks plunge FURTHER in day two CARNAGE

Who won (and lost) the first presidential TV debate, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

Presidential debate: Hillary Clinton triumphs over Donald Trump in opinion polls after televised clash

Trump, Clinton clash at fiery first debate on trade, tax returns, temperament

Syrian army troops advance on Aleppo as Nato calls air strikes ‘blatant violation of international law’

September 25

Belfast’s St Anne’s Cathedral: Catholic priest installed for first time – (FPC protesters outside this betrayal of the Reformation)

St Anne’s Cathedral appoint Catholic priest as honorary Canon – (This the signal for true believers still in the C of I to obey God and separate!!)

Protests as Catholic priest installed at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast

Teen sorry after filming foul-mouthed ‘play’ in Belfast (RC) church

Irish abortion laws: Protests held across the world

‘Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective’: GARC dismisses Ardoyne parade deal

GARC yet to decide on protest against ‘agreed’ Ardoyne parade

Fault lines within nationalism remain over Ardoyne

Dissident republicans launch new political party – Saoradh

Dissident party Saoradh opens office in Belfast

Easter Rising parade passes off peacefully in Belfast (Photos)

McGuinness’s SF driver keeps crashing – and taxpayers are having to pay for it

Gerry Adams is a politician without a past – (And one with a very dreadful future!!)

Adams: Should he stay or should he go?

Dentist O’Grady who was held captive by ‘Border Fox’ laid to rest

So many suspects in an IRA riddled with spies

Hounding Army veterans over Troubles deaths a travesty, says former soldier

There are big egos as well as smiles behind Jeremy and Gerry’s beards as they rule their parties with iron fists

Sinn Féin and SDLP leaders welcome Jeremy Corbyn victory

David Cameron ‘let down’ by Theresa May, says former PM aide

Boris Johnson assured David Cameron Brexit would be ‘crushed ‘

May’s team hits back at Cameron’s ‘lily-livered’ claim

‘We will NEVER accept EU telling us what to do’ Hungarian minister attacks European elites

Austria imposes night-time curfew for migrants after soaring sex-attacks on women

‘Britain can NOT stop the march’ Furious Martin Schultz hits back at UK over EU army

Labour ‘could be out of power for 20 years’, shadow minister admits, amid calls for MPs to form breakaway party

Jeremy Corbyn tightens his grip on power over shadow cabinet elections as defiant MPs dig in for a fight

Britain accuses Putin of ‘war crimes’ in Syria at bitter UN meeting

Donald Trump tells Israeli Prime Minister he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

September 24

Murdered informant’s family refuse to blame Gerry Adams

Denis Donaldson murder: Family do not blame Provisional IRA

Dissidents to launch New IRA-backed political party

Border police station closed by stealth, say shocked politicians

Twaddell: Agreement reached over long-running parade dispute

Agreement reached over Orange Order Ardoyne parade – Twaddell protest camp set to be dismantled

Deal finally struck over disputed Ardoyne parade

The bailiffs will have to break down my door over 80p mistake, says defiant peer Maginnis

It’s not only overkill to pursue Lord Maginnis over 80p – the case should never even have got this far in the first place

Gunman on the run after five killed in Washington state shooting

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says soldiers have been victims of a ‘witch hunt’ as he vows to end ‘unfounded’ legal claims against troops

Islamic State fighters try to shoot down RAF jets with missiles

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn defeats Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn urges MPs to unite behind him if he wins

Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump months after calling him ‘pathological liar’, ‘utterly amoral’ and ‘serial philanderer’

MoD’s silence on Chinook helicopter claims

September 23

Kyle Paisley to meet Kingsmills accused Reavey

Kingsmills: Kyle Paisley cancels meeting with Eugene Reavey

Kyle Paisley rules out meeting Eugene Reavey on Kingsmills

Paisley son backs out of meeting man accused by father over murders

Lord Maginnis: Goods to be seized and sold to cover unpaid fine, judge rules

Court orders seizure of goods over Lord Maginnis 80p train ticket fine

Irish deputy Prime Minister urges Adams to fully co-operate in Donaldson case

Gerry Adams allegations raised on BBC show will be investigated if reported – Garda chief

Adams ‘must explain death penalty informer remark’

Adams should stop playing the victim card and instead seek closure for the families who lives have been destroyed by the IRA

Fingerprints of Gerry Adams critic found in Donaldson murder cottage

Mairia Cahill: ‘Denis Donaldson took a bite of his chicken pakora and asked me to join the Provos’

Donaldson murder: Police say Provos not to blame – ‘Genuine surprise’ at BBC allegations

Loyalists angry over ‘paramilitary’ republican band event

Simon Hamilton again dodges question on how he voted in EU referendum

September 22

Ex-Trimble adviser calls for blanket Troubles amnesty

Key OTR flaw may scupper future IRA trials, says lawyer

Did state agents nudge the IRA towards peace?

Standard ‘blame the Brits’ denials from Sinn Fein don’t wash with people any longer

Who was really responsible for Troubles-related deaths?

Kingsmills forensic blunders that meant massacre palm print was not matched to prime suspect

Adams statement denies Spotlight allegations

Garda ‘must interview’ Gerry Adams on murder

Gerry Adams ‘must sue’ BBC over Denis Donaldson murder

Furious Gerry Adams threatens to sue BBC and says he will meet with police

Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams totally refutes allegations he sanctioned murder of republican spy Denis Donaldson

Police carry out raids in Lurgan

US and Russia in ‘parallel universe’ on Syria ceasefire

John Kerry demands no fly zone over Syria as well as ceasefire

Brexit not as bad as feared, says OECD as it performs u-turn on 2016 growth prediction

Voters showing no signs of ‘buyer’s remorse’ over Brexit, top pollster says

Nama: Robinson and McGuiness invited to appear before Oireachtas PAC

One shot as protests continue in Charlotte amid state of emergency

Charlotte riot: State of emergency declared after protester shot in second night of clashes over North Carolina police shooting

David Miliband says Jeremy Corbyn has made Labour ‘unelectable’

Theresa May committed to introducing ‘Alan Turing law’ and pardon gay men convicted of ‘gross indecency’ – (It has no authority in God’s court!!)

September 21

BBC NI Spotlight examines the intelligence war against the IRA

Denis Donaldson death: Gerry Adams sanctioned killing claims British agent in IRA – (These are the DUP’s partners!!!)

Ex-Provo claims Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams sanctioned murder of spy Donaldson in Donegal cottage

Gerry Adams denies sanctioning murder of British spy Denis Donaldson

Gerry Adams rejects claim he ordered Denis Donaldson killing

Once again Adams finds himself linked to heinous act

Secret British army unit ‘bugged home of Martin McGuinness’

Undercover police called as witnesses in bid to halt dissident case

Auditors raise concerns over millions of pounds in Stormont accounts

Iraq UK forces: May ‘won’t allow vexatious allegations’

DUP’s Paul Givan defends new licensing law changes

DUP MLA Thomas Buchanan backs event promoting teaching of creationism in schools

US blames Russia for Syrian aid convoy attack

Syria aid convoy ‘travelling with militant weapon’, Russia claims

Russia ‘targeted UN aid convoy on outskirts of Aleppo in revenge for earlier air strike on Syrian troops’

Nicola Sturgeon HUMILIATED as SNP members say Brexit will BENEFIT Scots & rubbish party’s policy

September 20

Martin McGuinness: It feels ‘absolutely grand’ to be using Royal powers

McGuinness denies deceitful dealings as Stormont spin doctor as row continues

Assembly speaker under fire for blocking spin doctor job debate

Why secrecy over spin doctor appointment, says legal expert

20,000 sign petition to legalise gay marriage in Northern Ireland – (Man can never legalise that which God has declared morally unlawful!!)

B&Q owner Kingfisher sees no evidence of Brexit impact on demand as profits rise

Irish unification vote INEVITABLE if Britain leaves single market, says Paddy Ashdown

Pursuit of a border poll is a wild goose chase – (Something dopey Paddy Ashdown is good at!!!)

Just one-in-three in Republic would support united Ireland if taxes rose

Larne Royal Marine on terror charges to stand trial in February 2017

Ballymurphy families walk out of Brokenshire meeting

Europe does not love us (Rep. of Ireland) as much as we think

‘You WILL pay the price!’ German MP says Britain will have to FUND EU in any Brexit deal

EU backtracking on free movement at last?! Juncker buckles on Swiss immigration deal

September 19

Stormont Castle doesn’t deny that it secretly changed the law

Royal Marine from Larne back in court today on terror charges

Theresa May to tell world leaders that Britain has ‘a right’ to protect its borders

New Jersey blast as five questioned over New York bomb

New York bombing which injured 29 was ‘act of terrorism’

Hundreds of extra NY police deployed after Manhattan bombing

New York bomb ‘was act of terrorism’ – live updates

New York explosion: NYPD investigating Tumblr manifesto claiming to be the suspected bomber

Officials probe bombings, stabbings in three U.S. cities in a 12-hour span

IS claim responsibility for Minnesota mall stabbing

Minnesota mall stabbing: Isil ‘claims responsibility’ for vicious attack which injured nine people

First child euthanised in Belgium after change in law

Birmingham pub bombings: Inquest relatives must prepare for “open warfare in court”

Soldiers facing prosecution for Iraq drowning were cleared a decade ago after witnesses were shown to have lied

Angela Merkel damaged as German far-Right surges in Berlin elections

Angela Merkel’s party suffers election drubbing in 25-year low

Merkel’s party set to LOSE power in Berlin as exit polls show WORST result in history

YOU’VE CAUSED CHAOS! EU chief blames Angela Merkel for migrant crisis and ISIS attacks

Burkini-clad Australian woman ‘chased off French beach’

Britain could be fined millions of pounds if it tries to negotiate trade agreements before leaving the EU

September 15

Foster and McGuinness secretly changed law to appoint spin doctor

Sam McBride: Another self-inflicted Stormont Castle controversy

Church of Ireland ‘turning blind eye’ to clergy flouting gay rules – (Hard to do anything else since it has been blind in both eyes a very long time!!!)

PSNI no more to blame over SF than the DUP – (This a powerful letter which hits home on DUP hypocrisy!!!)

The one-sided approach to the past

McGuinness will not be implicated over alleged activities

Barrister claims republican is ‘unfit to plead’ over Jean McConville charges – (He was ever ‘unfit’ to live because of his crimes!!!)

Jean McConville death case adjourned over ‘unfitness to plead issues’

United States of Europe in just 9 MONTHS! The JUNCKER PLAN revealed in 12-month EU roadmap

UK’s ‘withered’ armed forces could not withstand Russia attack, retired general warns defence secretary

Colin Powell leaked emails: Israel has ‘200 nukes all pointed at Iran’, former US secretary of state says

September 14

DUP may have Nama probe veto

Jim Allister warned over ‘crossing line’ as he claims DUP is stalling Nama probe

UDA leader’s widow defends place on Victims and Survivors Forum

Mountbatten boat boy murder no act of war: victims’ group

EU officials ‘believe Britain will give up on Brexit if they make negotiations tough enough’

They think it’s all over – but Brexiting UK could still pull a u-turn on Article 50

Kingsmill massacre print not matched to republican Colm Murphy

Lee Rigby’s killer was not tortured, review finds

Gerry Adams warns Sinn Fein activists not to engage in ‘cyber-bullying’ – (Strange advice from leader of an organisation linked to murder and terror!!!)

Gerry Adams hints at stepping down as Sinn Fein president – ‘not a case of if, but when’

Gerry Adams coy over date of departure as Sinn Féin leader

Cartel’s ‘Double Killer’:Kinahan enforcer is suspect for Hatchet and Hutch murders

Mystery of missing toddler Ben Needham who disappeared in 1991 may finally solved

Ben Needham: Mother told missing toddler may have been killed in digger accident

Hillary Clinton ‘greedy’, Donald Trump ‘a national disgrace’, says Colin Powell

Donald Trump finally accepts Barack Obama was born in the USA

Farage: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘should go’

Jean-Claude Juncker blames Brexit vote on 40 years of ‘lies’

Stormont go-slow on new spin chief

September 13

MP claims Ismay accused bail checks ‘stopped over complaints’ – (Keep republicans happy is chief objective of top policemen!!!)

PSNI ‘told not to check on man accused of murdering Ismay’ – (Checks “offending his sensitivities”!!!!)

Anger as bailed terror suspects join forces at dissident protest

‘Stakeknife’ claims could reveal appalling vista of collusion: DPP

Row erupts over Sinn Féin ‘Craigavon Two’ 
prison visit

Libya: MP wants clarity from Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness over Gaddafi support for the IRA

It is right to remember the dead of 9/11, but fallen from our squalid ‘war’ deserve no less

What have the British ever done for us (Irish)? Quite a lot

House of Lords could block full Brexit, admits David Davis – (Are we really out???)

European court orders UK to pay convicted terrorist £13,000 over ‘human rights violations’ following London plot

‘We WON’T give up our superstate dream’ Juncker vows to press on with federalist expansion – (We move ever nearer the formation of Antichrist’s 10-kingdom empire!)

EU SUPERSTATE: Juncker unveils scheme to teach European youth Brussels values

Austrian cardinal tipped to be the next pope warns of an ‘Islamic conquest of Europe’

‘Muslims want to eradicate Christianity’ and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

Zika virus: Several people from Northern Ireland treated

Scathing report criticises Cameron over Libya bombing campaign

David Cameron ‘ultimately responsible’ for Libya collapse and the rise of Isis, Commons report concludes

September 12

Stormont engaging in ‘ostrich politics’ over Nama allegations

Formation of paramilitaries monitoring panel hailed as decisive step

Gerry Adams’ ‘take the money and run’ call over £11bn Apple tax case shows up his total naivety

Brexit: Irish foreign minister Charlie Flanagan ‘cautious’ over Northern Ireland border reassurances

Constituency shake-up looks set to boost Sinn Fein: expert

Newton Emerson: I do not feel Irish in the slightest

Loyalist gunmen ‘more involved in crime’ than ex-Provisionals

Club MTV Londonderry concert: Dozens in hospital with drug and alcohol-related conditions, some as young as 12!!

Prospect of Irish unity recedes as SF and SDLP can’t convince their own voters

David Cameron stands down as Witney MP

David Cameron resigns as MP with immediate effect

Kingsmill lawyers call for release of top secret papers

Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey vows to fight charges

Actor who praised McGuinness ‘has quite a short memory’ – (I wonder just how sympathy he had with the McGuinness’s campaign of terror??)

‘I remember hunting down Francis Hughes in dead of night – he’d left trail of blood and an IRA beret following a gun battle with us’ – Former RUC man

Processes on the past must not tiptoe round terrorists – (The ‘establishment’ has been ‘tip-toeing round McGuinness and Adams and Co for years!!!!)

September 11

Bloody Sunday: DUP call for Martin McGuinness to be questioned

Complaint to Ombudsman over police ‘failure to quiz McGuinness’

‘Biased’ legal system means no justice for dad, says IRA victim’s girl – (There is more than one way to deny ‘justice’!!!)

Mystery as son of Ulster terror chief Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair is found dead

Son of ‘Mad Dog’ Adair dies from suspected drugs overdose in Scotland

Jonathan Adair death: Like father, like son – ‘Mad Pup’, brought up in shadow of violence and drugs, was surely destined for bad end

Major poll showing strong support for the Union divides nationalism – (Even Nationalists know which side their breaded is buttered on!!)

Sam McBride: Poll findings blunt SF’s hopes – and stabilise Stormont

Clinton ‘Regrets’ Calling Half Of Trump Supporters ‘Deplorables’

Will Clinton’s Fall Be Defining Image Of Campaign?

Clinton cancels West Coast visit to rest after health episode

Hillary Clinton cancels California trip after pneumonia admission in potential turning point in US election

Hillary Clinton may DROP OUT of election: Democrats ‘line up candidates amid health scare’

Banners with Northern Ireland map removed at GAA match – (Just GAA supporters showing their true colours!!!)

Twaddell protest organiser Solinas quits lodge over deal

Nama reports Frank Cushnahan to two police forces over alleged corruption

All eyes on Taoiseach as calls for Nama inquiry now too strong to ignore

Nama prepares for war against watchdog over Project Eagle

Republican diesel boss facing €15m clean-up fine

Olympic ticket scandal: Pat Hickey formally charged by judge in Brazil

Boris Johnson backs Change Britain campaign pushing PM to deliver on Brexit deal

Theresa May should invoke Article 50 within weeks, says John Whittingdale

BREXIT FURY: Tories say NO to single market as they lose patience with May’s delays

South Korea says it would ‘annihilate’ Pyongyang if North starts nuclear war

September 10

Kingsmills palm print ‘belongs to man arrested in Newry’

MP warns changes in Westminster seat boundaries will hit unionist voters

Orangemen resign after ‘dirty deal’ on return Twaddell parade

Irish unity must be considered in Brexit talks, Enda Kenny says

Arlene Foster tries to calm fears Brexit may split UK

Brexit legal challenge to be heard next month in the High Court in Belfast

Gerry Lynch: First Past the Post is now harming unionism because it is concentrated around Belfast

Sinn Fein accused of abuse of public funds by supplying its official drivers

Second person challenges CPS decision not to charge Sir Cliff Richard

Fury at police in burkas: Plans blasted as ‘MAD’ and even criticised by Muslim leaders

September 9

Survivors’ group may pull out of troubled child sexual abuse inquiry

More than half in Northern Ireland ‘oppose border poll’

Support for Irish unity ‘virtually unchanged after Brexit’

Jim Allister: SF is abusing the provision of drivers

Cheating police students in Northern Ireland could be shown door – (Ought that not be “should”!!!)

Taoiseach comes out swinging – but Sinn Féin morphs into the EU’s friend

I owe Jamie Bryson an apology

Paisley/McGuinness peace film panned by critics

Ian Paisley’s widow boycotts film about him and Martin McGuinness

Belfast ‘CS spray’ incident: Gerard McMahon died after arrest

Probe into death of Gerard McMahon who was sprayed with CS gas during Belfast arrest

Olympic tickets scandal: Rio police seek third Irishman

Rio police want to question IOC head over Ireland’s ticket allocation

100-Year-Old Woman Is Mugged Outside Her Home

North Korea accused of ‘maniacal recklessness’ after most powerful nuclear test yet

Isis plot to attack UK foiled as arrests by Scotland Yard thwart ‘significant’ operation

‘Isis supporters’ who left car filled with gas cylinders by Notre Dame were plotting to attack Paris railway station

Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin launches scathing attack on EU as pub chain announces record profits

September 8

Gay bishop row: Archbishop of Canterbury Welby approves of wickedness, says Rev Ivan Foster – (Letter to newspaper)

New Northern Ireland constituencies will favour nationalists, claims Empey

Loughinisland killings: Ritchie ‘knows suspects’ names’ – (Considering how well known are names of leading IRA murderers, it’s not likely that such knowledge will see any results!!!!)

Rio 2016: Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans faces Olympics ticket touting charge

PSNI officer on gun and drugs charges

Police and army may have concealed truth about suspected military killing of west Belfast woman, court hears

Deadly weapons and loyalist hitlist cache allegedly found at Tamnamore home

Police confirm 12 IRA assault rifles recovered since decommissioning

Fresh revelations prompt calls for cross-border Nama probe

Nama invited to appear before Dail committee over £1bn Project Eagle

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir agrees to appear before NAMA inquiry

Palestinians voice concerns about Sinn Féin Likud meetings

Police Make Two More Arrests Over Paris Gas Tanks Terror Probe

Denmark PM says he will defy EU rules and REJECT asylum seekers in times of crisis

Assange proves Clinton ‘LIED’ to Americans and reveals the ‘FBI are playing along with it’

How First World War PoWs betrayed details of the first mass tank attack in history – (Chief suspects are two Irish Roman Catholics POWs)

Knifeman who killed new father had weapon charges dropped just days before – (An all too familiar story!!!)

September 7

Boundary reform will see sweeping changes to political landscape in Northern Ireland

Boundary reform: All change in Northern Ireland but balance of power will still lie with DUP

END FOR MERKEL? German leader facing revolt from own party as she ignores election defeat

Germany faces mounting problem of refugee child marriages

Reaction: Paint thrown at Belfast Islamic Centre

Anjem Choudary sentenced: judge challenges Islamist extremists who live on benefits while claiming to ‘despise’ the West – (Sounds like Ulster!!!)

Australia says there will not be a Brexit trade deal with UK for years

Time for Sinn Fein to come clean on secret deal that may have saved hunger strikers – (Job 14:4!!)

Hickey faces charges over Rio Olympics ticket scandal

Brazil charges Olympics chief Patrick Hickey in tickets probe

BBC Spotlight to expose “corruption around NAMA deal”

Alleged Belfast Nama ‘fixer’ Cushnahan embroiled in fresh corruption scandal

Nama: Frank Cushnahan recorded accepting payment

Nama inquiry scandal: Police investigating Daithi McKay coaching claims

Latest NAMA expose requires action – Jim Allister

Police say ‘no crime’ committed over Derry IRA recruitment poster

Another 24 trainee police officers caught cheating in Northern Ireland

‘Significant amount of terrorist material’ found in Larne

September 6

Keith Vaz steps down from Home Affairs Committee

Keith Vaz stands down from his role as chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee as he faces questioning by MPs in wake of rent boys scandal

Keith Vaz resigns as chairman of Home Affairs Select Committee following male escorts scandal

Theresa May is the strongest and weakest of prime ministers

Radical cleric Anjem Choudary sentenced to five years for supporting Isis

Anjem Choudary sentenced to five years and six months

Liberal Sweden turns on migrants amid unprecedented rise in violence and sex attacks

Russia preparing for ‘full scale invasion’ of Ukraine & ‘weak’ Europe powerless to stop it

‘Londonderry’ name to be lost in Westminster boundary overhaul

Revamp of constituency boundaries may put unionist seats at risk

Election battle predicted if Belfast loses an MP under new boundary changes

Parties react to new Boundary Commission constituency proposals

Stop making excuses for Alan Hawe – he killed three sons and wife with hatchet and knives

Teenagers to face trial for murders of mother and daughter

Loyalist group says all flags should be taken down

Man Held Over Fatal Shooting At Dublin Boxing Weigh-In

Man arrested by PSNI in connection with Regency Hotel shooting

Suspected Regency Hotel gunman ‘Flat Cap’ arrested on foot of European Arrest Warrant

Dissidents behind Dove House and Féile attacks infiltrated: Kearney – (By criminals? They will feel at home!!!)

Londonderry ‘join IRA sign’ is ‘hate crime’

Lord Mayor tells pub bombings families: “I back you 100 per cent.”

Families of Birmingham pub bomb victims ‘frustrated’ at wait for legal aid nod

September 5

Loyalist fears were ignored in the 50s, 60s, and 70s and are ignored now

1916 Rising leader James Connolly was hate preacher: ex-IRA man

What happened to Mother Teresa’s sceptics? – (Nothing demonstrates the deceit of popery more than the cult of “mother Teresa”!!! An exposure worth a read here)

MP, Keith Vaz, Stands Down Over Sex And Drug Allegations – (Fellow MPs support and defend his actions!!!)

Keith Vaz stands down from home affairs select committee after male escort sex allegations

Keith Vaz resigns from home affairs select committee following male escort allegations

HUMILIATION FOR ANGELA: Anti-migrant movement trump Merkel’s party in German election

Angela Merkel’s party suffers defeat by anti-immigrant campaign in state election

Germany’s Anti-Immigration Party Has Momentum

Japan’s Unprecedented Warning To UK Over Brexit

Sinn Fein sacrificed MLA Daithi McKay, claims councillor

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir slammed for ‘stupid’ response

Apple tax: Irish cabinet to appeal against EU ruling

We cannot accept this affront to sovereignty

Royal Marine Ciarán Maxwell pleads not guilty to drugs and fraud charges

Royal Marine Ciaran Maxwell charged with terror offences

Royal Marine Ciaran Maxwell charged over Northern Ireland related terrorism offences

Serving member of British armed forces charged with terrorism offences

Teenage Co Antrim US bomb-threat hoaxer weeps as he escapes jail

London Celtic Punks plan to disrupt this year’s Oliver Cromwell commemorations – (They should have read of Drogheda’s historian, Tom Reilly’s book, “Cromwell Was Framed, Ireland 1649.”)

Hawe family: Cavan deaths ‘a tragedy beyond understanding’

Nicola Sturgeon knows she is playing with fire in independence push

Church of England gay bishop: local Anglicans split over revelation – (Just when will they split away from this wicked apostasy???)

Gay bishop: Appointment of Nicholas Chamberlain ‘major error’ says Gascon – (When such an ungodly man is placed in such a position it illustrates the utter apostasy of the C of E.)

First openly gay Anglican bishop tells ITV News: ‘I am who I am… There’s never been any secret’

‘Unbelieving bishop’ who questioned Virgin Birth and resurrection of Jesus dies aged 91 – (He knows now when it is too late!!!)

Northern Ireland had more than 24,000 births in the past year – with 44% being outside of marriage

September 2

‘We could STILL stay in EU’ Tony Blair tells FRENCH British people could change their mind

Tony Blair says Britain can still avoid Brexit

Britain may yet decide not to leave the EU, says Tony Blair

Parliament can still block Brexit despite Theresa May

Separate (Stormont) Brexit meetings expose the lack of ‘joined-up government’

Lots of questions but only Daithi McKay can provide the answers

Anniversary of Reformation an opportunity to heal divisions – (Ecumenism will seize upon this event and Beeke’s ‘Refo 500’ will lead the way!!!!)

Something is wrong with our justice system when terror crimes are dealt with so leniently

Holy Cross dispute: Payouts for Catholic schoolgirls who faced terrifying loyalist protests in Belfast – (The protests were never as ‘terrifying’ as the IRA’s 30-year campaign of murder!!!)

Omagh Bomb victims still being denied justice – (Had it been a ‘loyalist’ bomb they would have justice long ago!!!)

Man cleared of praising IRA at republican march

Whitehall defends ‘gay blood’ celibacy rules – (What a vile and ludicrous situation!!)

So many children today misbehave because they are over-indulged by parents who just will not say no – (REALLY!! So the the old Bible was right after all!! Proverbs 29:15)

Nicola Sturgeon humiliated AGAIN as poll confirms Scots DO NOT want a second referendum

September 1

SDLP: We will use all legal tools to keep NI in EU

Daithi McKay urged to ‘spill beans’ on Sinn Fein role in Bryson coaching probe

It’s likely McKay is far from happy… he may not be prepared to go quietly

SF veteran: North Antrim party ‘dysfunctional’

Derry man begged for help as he crawled away after being shot in ankles ‘by mistake’

Alarm over Stormont special advisers vetting FOI requests

Next it’ll be that Jason Orange is not safe to walk down the Falls…

Ban on gay men donating blood formally lifted in North

Police question man over south-east London car chase family deaths

Police Investigated By IPCC Watchdog Over Chase Crash Deaths

Troubles tourism a rose-tinted vision horror that stalked Northern Ireland

Community ‘rocked to the core’ after Cavan murder-suicide

Police granted further week to hold marine in terrorism probe

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August 2016

Index to this edition

The True Nonconformist Christian

bible_image“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God,” Romans 12:1-2.
The word “therefore” leads us to the start of the practical section of the epistle, that of applying the truths Paul has set forth in chapters 1-11.

How practical and useful the gospel is! It is that heavenly ointment whereby the wounds and bruises of sin are mollified. (Isaiah 1:6.) Unlike the ointments compounded by men which are very limited in their applications, serving only to address one or maybe two ailments, the gospel ointment is universal. It treats all of man’s ills and that most successfully. So said Isaiah the prophet and Peter the apostle. “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed,” Isaiah 53:5 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed,” 1 Peter 2:24. Healing from our sins comes through Christ the Ointment of Heaven.

The first application of the truths that Paul has set down in the previous eleven chapters is found in the exhortation, “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Read more…listen below…

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Rev Ivan Foster’s letter to the Editor of the “Belfast Newsletter” in answer to the latest from Dublin critic

What follows is the latest in an exchange of letters between Rev. Foster and John McFarland Campbell from Dublin in the columns of the Belfast Newsletter.

Mr Ivan Foster (Aug 11) informs us that he has quoted from a version of the Articles of Religion as on the Church Society website.

It is clearly stated there, that this version “is provided solely for the purpose of making the Articles more easily understood. The standing or authority of the Articles as set out in the Book of Common Prayer is in no way to be interpreted as diminished or undermined.”Read more

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The Downward Spiral of Dr. Joel Beeke’s Ministries Continues

We wish to highlight Dr Beeke’s attitude to sodomy and show that our objections to Dr Beeke’s ministry started long before his production of the “Beeke Bible” and involves other very serious issues indeed by remounting this article!

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Ivan Foster replies to Dublin Critic.

ThebelfastnewsletterIt purports to be a reply to a letter by Rev Foster in response to criticism from a Roman Catholic with regards to his article on IRA man Joe McCann.

Letter from Mr. John McFarland Campbell of Dublin.

The Rev Ivan Foster (August 4) is quick to accuse Mr McEvoy of using weasel words.
But the Reverend gentleman should be careful with his own pronouncements lest he be found to be using weasel words himself. Read more

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FAITHFUL to the end

bible_image“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD,” Joshua 24:15.

Based on two sermons preached by Rev Ivan Foster in Gilford Free Presbyterian Church on Lord’s Day, August 7th, 2016.

The final days of Joshua present a model for us all to note and heed. It is to be noticed that verse 29 tells us that the events recorded in this chapter are followed by the death of the great man of God. “And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.” It is clear that to the end, Joshua was faithful to the Lord and was most anxious to promote faithfulness amongst the people of God by tackling head on the issues that were threatening Israel’s spiritual well-being and future.

What a perfect paragon the man is for us all, especially the servants of God. I have lived with the words of old Pastor J Kyle Paisley, spoken to me just after I started my studies in the Free Church: “It is not how you start that counts but how you finish!” Joshua finished well. Read more

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Local outreach by Kilskeery FPC Youth Fellowship

Kilskeery_YPF_outreach1The young people of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church have commenced a Saturday outreach in the villages around the area during the month of August.

On Saturday 6th, they visited houses in Trillick where two open-airs took place and they held another in their own little village of Kilskeery.

A text number was included in the literature urging people to use it to request further literature or the CD of a gospel sermon.

We would ask friends to pray for the word preached and the literature distributed that the Lord might bless His Word to every heart. Read more

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The spiritual ’Zika Virus’ plaguing our society

R_DavidsonThere is a truth in God’s Word which aptly sums up the underlying agenda of those who belong to the ‘world of perversion’, represented by the various sodomite groups.

It is found in Isaiah 5:20-21. “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!”

Sodomites would have us believe that darkness is light; evil is good, bitter is sweet and vice versa!!

The deadly Zika Virus is spread by the smallest of bites but what havoc and grief comes of it! So it is with the sin of sodomy. It has been labelled as a most innocuous lifestyle which if accepted will bring benefits to society. It has corrupted the word ‘gay’ perverting that which used to mean joyful into a euphemism for all that is vile and offensive!

From tiny beginnings it has spread until the rights and freedoms of the God-fearing are largely eroded and denied in our land. It has become a crime to call sodomy what it is – a devilish perversion that will corrupt the minds and bodies of those who embrace it and damn their souls in everlasting hell! Read more

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The DUP and its changed stance on sodomy

DUP_Lord_MayorIn an article dated Saturday 05 January 2013, the “Belfast Newsletter” disclosed that back in 1982 the DUP was furious at the prospects of gay law reforms.

The article quoted a DUP submission to the British Government in April of that year.
The article stated: “The DUP’s unanimous view that homosexuality should remain a serious criminal offence in Northern Ireland in 1982 is forcefully expressed in a newly-released Cabinet paper document.

In a submission to the Government, dated April 30 of that year, the party articulates fierce and detailed opposition to plans to legalise homosexuality, which the DUP paper links to paedophilia. Read more

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Church of Ireland appoints a Roman Catholic priest as a Canon in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

ST_AnnesThe announcement of the appointment of a Roman Catholic priest as a “canon” at St Anne’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Belfast, is presented in a article in the “Belfast Telegraph”, (29/7/16) as a wonderful story of ‘sweetness and light’.

What is not referred to is the utter repudiation of the Protestant position of the Church of Ireland.

The Church of Ireland is part of that Anglican Communion which was born at the time of the English Reformation of the 16th century. Read more

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Editor’s correspondence with ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty

Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly
Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly

Back in 2002, I entered into a correspondence in the pages of “The Burning Bush” with a Roman Catholic priest from Belfast. The correspondence arose after I wrote a letter in reply to an article by the priest in “The Belfast Telegraph” of August 24th, 2002.

I was grieved at such a platform being given to the errors and deceptions of Rome and commented on the priest’s article in a letter to “The Belfast Telegraph.”

It will be noted how our two replies to the priest were edited by the ‘Letters Editor’ of “The Belfast Telegraph” before they quickly closed the exchange after two exchanges.

The Word of God was not liked by that ecumenical newspaper back then and it is still the case. Every effort was made to shield and protect the priest of Rome from the rebuke of God’s Word.

We are republishing the correspondence, which continued for eight exchanges, and appeared in “The Burning Bush” from October 2002 until May 2003, because of the publicity given to the ‘warm relationship’ that was manifested between this priest and Pastor James McConnell during the recent trial occasioned by Pastor McConnell’s pulpit statements about Islam. Pastor McConnell asked ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty to speak on his behalf during the trial.

All this “ecumenical camaraderie” between the pastor and the priest may appear to some to give endorsement of the teachings of Rome and it is for this reason we highlight again the errors this priest, like all Roman Catholic clerics, propagates.

Needless to say, it also highlights the folly of James McConnell!

Read Part 8 of the exchange here.

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Latest news stories

SDLP: We will use all legal tools to keep NI in EU

Daithi McKay urged to ‘spill beans’ on Sinn Fein role in Bryson coaching probe

It’s likely McKay is far from happy… he may not be prepared to go quietly

SF veteran: North Antrim party ‘dysfunctional’

Derry man begged for help as he crawled away after being shot in ankles ‘by mistake’

Alarm over Stormont special advisers vetting FOI requests

Next it’ll be that Jason Orange is not safe to walk down the Falls…

Ban on gay men donating blood formally lifted in North

Police question man over south-east London car chase family deaths

Police Investigated By IPCC Watchdog Over Chase Crash Deaths

Troubles tourism a rose-tinted vision horror that stalked Northern Ireland

Community ‘rocked to the core’ after Cavan murder-suicide

Police granted further week to hold marine in terrorism probe

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More news

August 31

Bomb disposal team in Larne over new security search connected to the arrest of a 30 year old royal marine

PSNI confirm Daithi McKay affair has been raised with them

Sinn Féin rocked by 18 North Antrim resignations

Are Sinn Fein resignations a blip or a sign of deeper malaise?

Unionist MLA: SF walk-out a rare glimpse of ‘independent thought’

Thousands expected at anti-Parades Commission parade in Co Antrim

If PSNI focused less on handsome cops and more on Orange hall arsonists it would have better image

Parliament ‘will have its say on Brexit process’

Theresa May chairs cabinet Brexit brainstorm at Chequers

UK will never leave EU because Brexit process ‘too complex’, says academic

NOTHING will stop EU exit: Theresa May insists MPs CANNOT overturn referendum vote

Apple tax: Downing Street says tech giant ‘welcome’ to come to UK after EU orders Ireland to claw back £11bn

90pc of bank customers unaware their income details are tracked and shared – and it’s legal

Decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard in abuse probe being challenged

August 30

Still no police complaint over McKay Nama scandal – (Likely never will be one despite loud pronouncements by the DUP when scandal first broke!!!)

McCallister: Nama probe ‘will be quietly mothballed’

Nama scandal: Sinn Féin members resign from party

Sinn Fein councillor and 17 activists quit party in north Antrim

Jewish cemetery attack shames city

Anti-Semitism bred by ignorance… just look at our attitudes to Israel-Palestine

Celtic fans who vent their narrow-minded hatred of Israel should be given the red card – (They are pro-Palestinian because they are pro-IRA!!!)

Why the victims killed in the Bayardo Bar massacre also deserve to be remembered

Gerry Adams has more in common with John Redmond than he might think

Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

August 29

Church of England parishes consider first step to break away over sexuality

Arlene Foster ‘has given O Muilleoir soft landing on Nama’

Now on his third political marriage, Martin McGuinness is going through a rough patch

Sinn Fein’s west Belfast ‘republic’ rots in poverty – (Of their own making!!!)

Theresa May, the Brexit enforcer, orders her Cabinet ministers to come up with blueprint for EU exit

Gus O’Donnell has made a mistake. Even the suspicion that civil servants will try to block Brexit is dangerous

BREXIT BACKLASH: Hammond tries to slam brakes on Prime Minister’s exit strategy

Theresa May tells pro-EU civil servants to get on with the job of delivering Brexit

Nicolas Sarkozy demands border controls for thousands of migrants in Calais be shifted to Britain

German minister calls on refugees to be SENT HOME as it’s ‘impossible’ to integrate them

Brussels attack: Explosion at crime laboratory was likely attempt ‘to destroy evidence’

Declassified Files: RUC in 1985 a motivated force winning terror battle

PSNI revelations over Enniskillen bomb ‘raise more questions’ about probe

In the 1980s, I went to a rally where Labour Party speakers shared the stage with men in balaclavas

Why we must never allow republicans to rewrite past and absolve the IRA of its guilt

Even the dogs in the street know the guilty are laughing at the law

Calculating liars who seek to destroy other people must be jailed

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon to be released on bail

August 27

Favourite to be next Dutch PM vows to BAN the Koran and CLOSE all mosques

UK could remain in ‘looser’ EU – Lord O’Donnell

New move for instant EU exit: Tory MPs pile on pressure to ditch Brussels for good

Dramatic improvement in consumer confidence

Still no promise from McGuinness to reveal past

Martin McGuinness: I would have no difficulty with talking about my IRA past – (There is a day when that will change!!!)

N Ireland’s Martin McGuinness: ‘I Will Deal With’ Questions On Past

Daithí McKay could be forced to appear before committee in first legislation test

Senior police officer says PSNI sickness levels ‘not sustainable’

Gerry Adams urged to apologise over 1981 hunger strike deaths

TUV Councillors Comment on GAA Funding Row

Maynooth trainees to be supervised during meal times after ‘gay culture’ revelations

Pat Hickey and THG co-ordinated response to ticket row, emails show

August 26

Arlene Foster on Nama scandal: Ó Muilleoir ‘should have stepped aside’

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin Finance Minister Martin Ó Muilleoir must resign if he’s involved in North Nama witness coaching

On the trail of the third man in Nama ‘coaching’ furore… but he proves as elusive as a good word from the natives for Northern Ireland’s politicians

14 ‘not arrested’ in Enniskillen bombing enquiry – (See my 1987 analysis of the “Poppy Day Massacre”)

PSNI are told ‘concerted’ bid needed to end Orange attacks

Woman arrested after masked gang remove loyalist flags

Jim Wells accuser handed three-month jail term for wasting police time

Woman jailed for three months for lying to police in Jim Wells homophobia hustings storm

DUP’s Wells urged court to make an example of lies woman sent to jail for three months

Wells pledges further action after woman sentenced for lying about him

Arrested Royal Marine ‘was targeted by loyalists in Larne’ – (Hardly justification for involvement with murdering terrorists!!!)

Shooting victim claims police have threatened to charge him if he doesn’t name gunman – (Convenient blindness!!!)

NI pathologist compares Kingsmill murders to IS atrocities

Irish State papers: British agreed to fund Irish-language daily newspaper

GCSE results: Northern Ireland students outperform rest of UK

Up to three in four babies born last year in parts of the UK had foreign mothers, official figures have disclosed

Be French or GO HOME: Sarkozy launches scathing attack on immigration and EU’s rules – (What British politician would say that???)

BREXIT BRITAIN THRIVES: Retailers report strongest sales in six months

Consumer confidence sees fastest monthly rise in three years – survey

Brexit fails to stop UK shoppers spending as retail sales beat expectations

EU is ‘BIGGER THREAT than Russia’, warns Danish MP as calls for DEXIT grow

The predictions have come to pass: Turkey is now in Syria and this is what it means for the Middle East

Irish Olympic officials free to leave Brazil after questioning

Police told Pat Hickey is ‘big chief of operation’ during meeting with OCI executives

‘My situation is Kafkaesque,’ says Pat Hickey from his prison cell

US swimmer Ryan Lochte charged over fake robbery claim

August 25

Rescuers search for Italy earthquake survivors as death toll rises to 247

‘Brysongate’: what did Martin McGuinness know about the Nama coaching plot and when did he know it?

First picture of Royal Marine arrested on suspicion of Northern Irish-related terrorism offences as part of MI5 probe

NI terrorism: Royal Marine arrested in Somerset – (Such treachery made life difficult for our forefathers only then it was on a larger scale!!!)

Royal Marine in Northern Ireland terror probe named

Sinn Féin TD says that ‘witness-coaching’ row is embarrassing for McKay

Philip McGuigan to replace Daithi McKay as Sinn Fein’s North Antrim MLA

DUP still intend to report SF ex-MLA to police

McKay witness scandal is just the latest blow to the onward march of Sinn Féin (“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time,” Deuteronomy 32:35.)

Mystery over future of Co Antrim GAA club’s ‘IRA gates’ – (No mystery, the gates will remain!!!)

DUP anger as UUP splits over Glenariff GAA IRA gates controversy

Unionists at odds in dispute over PSNI staffing levels

‘We want police chiefs to support us on ground’

How is pampering a human right? It’s no wonder victims feel let down by system

UK officials ‘reluctantly’ agreed to Gerry Kelly royal pardon – (Just another “reluctantly agreed” concession!!!)

Memo shows ‘unease’ among British officials at royal pardon for IRA’s Kelly and McFarlane

IRA bomber McFarlane who killed five in bar blast given royal pardon was as part of extradition deal – (This the moral character of Sinn Fein leaders!!!)

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly ‘extremely dangerous’ according to 1980s government file – (He still is!!)

Masked men remove Union flags in Castlederg

Scotland must live within its means instead of relying on English taxpayers – (Folk are getting annoyed with Nicola’s antics!!!)

Sturgeon’s independence dream SHATTERED as plunging oil revenues leave £15bn black hole

Orangemen with goal to promote the gospel

Catholic Church hierarchy admits concerns over Maynooth seminary

Net migration hits 327,000 in new blow for Government pledge

August 24

SF minister should stand down during Nama enquiry, Nesbitt says

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir under pressure as ‘lone wolf’ theory queried by Finance Committee

SF’s Ó Muilleoir refuses to quit over ‘witness-coaching’ row

McGuinness has ‘full confidence’ in Ó Muilleoir as Finance Minister

Who is the ‘third man’ in Sinn Féin and Jamie Bryson scandal?

Despite ‘Brysongate’ it’s business as usual for Arlene and Martin

Olympic ticket scandal: Rio police ‘find emails between Pat Hickey and THG’

Our Lady’s Grammar School Newry school students disqualified from A-level exam

More alcohol seized from kids on St Patrick’s Day than Twelfth

‘Show us we have your support’, officers tell police chief as Twitter row rumbles on

Councillor charged with obstructing police officer

Holiday bail decision for terror suspect baffling – MLA – (Two laws in operation!!!)

Adrian Ismay murder-accused Christopher Robinson warned about further bail breaches

Man charged with prison officer Adrian Ismay murder warned against further bail breaches after second failure to report to police

Dissident suspect allowed spa break on bail over murder of prison officer David Black

Glenariff project funding approved despite ‘IRA gates’ row

UUP councillors back community centre on IRA name GAA site

The SNP has played Scotland’s Catholic Church for a fool

Virgin accuses Corbyn of telling porkies in train video

Corbyn Defiant As Virgin Casts Doubt On Leader’s Packed Train Claim

Passengers back Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that Virgin Train was ‘ram-packed’

British woman stabbed to death by ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker at Australian hostel

August 23

Northern Ireland’s finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir faces fresh calls to resign in North property scandal

Bryson: SF wanted me to pressure MLA to vote for public Nama probe

Mairtin O Muilleoir accuses McKay and Bryson of ‘subterfuge’

First Minister Arlene Foster urged to break silence on Jamie Bryson backchanneling

GAA club chairman quits over plans to remove IRA men gates

Dissident Dee Fennell’s bail eased for holiday – (This is being ‘tough’ on suspected terrorists!!!)

Terror charge Belfast republican Fennell gets permission to go on Donegal holiday

‘My IRA call was wrong’ says republican on policing body

Europe chief, Jean-Claude Juncker says national borders are ‘worst invention ever’

Death squads and justice: Behind the Philippines president’s brutal battle on drugs

European Leaders Outline Vision For Post-Brexit EU

Theresa May needs to start moving on Brexit talks, says Leave campaigner Duncan Smith

Germany warns citizens to stockpile food and water in case of terror attack – (How did we Ulster survive 30 years of IRA murder and republican-inspired mayhem???)

Gay Anglican ministers defy Church of England ban on same-sex marriage – (A vile and revolting outrage of common decency!!!)

Olympic ticket scandal: Patrick Hickey ‘did not try to escape arrest’ – (A lie springs so easily to the lips of some!!)

Trump a bigger psychopath than Hitler, new study says

August 22

Irish President Michael D Higgins: Ireland must not forget outrages against Protestants

SF’s McKay tweets denial has echoes of Quinn murder case: UUP

SF denials on witness coaching dismissed

Why did Sinn Féin act so quickly to end the career of a rising star?

Still no answers from Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir on Nama coaching

Ó Muilleoir – I had no knowledge of McKay and Bryson messages

Jamie Bryson leaked Sinn Fein secrets as revenge on MLA McKay over parade

George Hamilton: PSNI chief apologises over ‘dry your eyes’ tweet

PSNI Chief Constable ‘sorry’ for offence caused after telling officer to ‘stop wallowing in self pity’ on Twitter

Ben Lowry: Meanwhile, there is no getting tough on NI terror

Fears over dissident access to Semtex trigger explosives

Parades Commission warned to ‘wind its neck in’ after Rasharkin band parade trouble

‘Offensive’ drink slogan is just political correctness gone mad

Michaella McCollum on being ‘top dog’ in Peru prison and how she ‘bribed security’ to send pictures home to Northern Ireland – (Poor little innocent abroad!!!!)

Drug mule Michaella McCollum earned £200 a week in jail and had own phone and cleaner

Priests group: papal nuncio’s policies ‘out of sync’ with Catholic Church

Kosovo sends accused ex-priest Lawrence Soper back to UK

Rio ‘illegal ticket sales’: Three OCI officials have passports seized by police

Irish Olympic officials accused of illegal ticket touting scam

Child Bomber Blamed For 51 Deaths At Turkey Wedding

Start Brexit talks as soon as possible, Iain Duncan Smith demands as Tory splits on the European Union re-emerge

Rees-Mogg blasts civil servants for damaging Britain by ‘REFUSING to accept’ Brexit

August 19

Outrage as Sinn Fein Policing and Community Safety Partnership member calls for return of the IRA – (Further proof of Sinn Fein’s lies when swearing oaths of support for the police and courts!!!)

Daithi McKay resignation over Jamie Bryson coaching claims: Sinn Fein accused of sacrificing one of its own MLAs over claims he coached witness for Nama inquiry

Daithi McKay: I admit inappropriate contact with witness

TUV: ‘Stalinist’ Sinn Fein would not have let McKay act alone

Sinn Fein dirty tricks – what a surprise!

Jamie Bryson: Sinn Fein may have leaked McKay Nama tweets

Nama scandal: Sinn Féin would welcome inquiry into ‘coaching’ of witness claims

Daithi McKay resignation over Jamie Bryson coaching claims: Whatever the truth, losing MLA is body blow Sinn Fein will struggle to recover from

Daithi McKay resignation over Jamie Bryson coaching claims: Sinn Fein may have a scapegoat, but this story is far from over

Daithi McKay resignation over Jamie Bryson coaching claims: The critics may mock him, but Bryson has rocked the foundations of Stormont

Irishman shot dead in Majorca in apparent case of mistaken identity

Ex-Irish Olympics boss Pat Hickey grilled over ticket tout allegations after leaving hospital in a wheelchair

Hickey denied bail by Brazilian judge after being wheeled from Rio hospital for questioning

Ryan Lochte ‘robbed’: US Olympic swimmer ‘faked mugging to cover up petrol station brawl’

Repentant Donald Trump offers surprise apology for saying ‘wrong things’ that may have caused personal pain

German asylum seekers refuse to work insisting ‘We are Merkel’s GUESTS’

Norway performs U-turn over Brexit and hints it will now WELCOME Britain to EU trade club

August 18

Rev Ivan Foster: There is nothing ‘inclusive’ about the gospel

Sinn Féin ‘coached’ Jamie Bryson before Nama hearing

DUP: We are going to the police over Bryson-SF Nama claims – (Revenge is in the air!!!!)

Nama: Sinn Fein MLA Daithi McKay resigns over Jamie Bryson ‘coaching’ allegations

Nama: Background to Jamie Bryson’s Stormont evidence session ‘is political dynamite’

More defectors on way, claims Arlene Foster as Daniel Allen joins DUP ranks

Attacking an Orange hall is a hate crime, pure and simple. So why is there no public outcry?

Prayers at Maze moved ‘due to hurt among Troubles victims’ – (This an ecumenical deception totally unrelated to the Word of God.!!)

DUP ministers can control their grants after all – (This letter hits home very hard and many should hang their heads in shame!!!!)

Olympic official Pat Hickey steps down amid tickets row

Pat Hickey could face up if to seven years in jail if charged and convicted

Europe’s top Olympic official arrested in Rio over tickets sales

Rio Olympics: President of Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey steps aside amid ticket sales probe

VIDEO: Wife told police Pat Hickey had gone back to Ireland – (Honesty obviously runs in the family!!)

President of Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey ‘taken to hospital’ following arrest

Killer of Irishman gunned down in Majorca resort ‘openly bragging’ about crime in bar

Local media suggest Majorca shooting case of mistaken identity

Drinks company Volvic axes advert with slogan ‘orange and proud’ over fears it could offend Catholics

Anjem Choudary’s wife now faces police probe

More than 1million eastern European migrants are now working in Britain, official figures reveal for first time

Greek PM steps up threat to take Germany to COURT over £230bn WW2 payments

Small size of Brexit department sparks fears over Theresa May’s support for quitting EU

August 17

Radical cleric Anjem Choudary guilty of inviting IS support

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary faces jail over pro-Islamic State messages

Donald Trump says shooting of black man by police in Milwaukee was justified

Gerry Adams says dissidents ‘at war’ with nationalist community – (Their tally of nationalist dead falls far short of the Provos!!!)

Dee Fennell responds to Gerry Adams’ debate calls as Sinn Féin leader urges dissidents to end ‘war’ on west Belfast community

Londonderry pipe bomb attack ‘was act of madness’

Pipe bomb at Bogside bonfire condemned

NHS staff ‘should face tougher language tests’

August 16

Nine Iraqi men arrested in Vienna rape probe

Londonderry security alert ‘linked to controversial bonfire’

‘Dissident’ bonfire is ignited

Parades Commission’s ‘secret justice’ in Rasharkin

Demands for sentencing review after ‘high risk’ dissidents are released

The sodomite plague that pervades the Church of England.

Mother jailed for faking children’s illnesses to claim £375,000 in benefits scam

More than 30,000 Muslims from across the world meet in the UK to reject Isis and Islamic extremism – (The Ahmadiyya Islamic movement is but a small Muslim sect!!)

August 15

Lawyers to rule on unionist move to block Londonderry name change bid

Ballyronan: Salterstown Orange Hall damaged in overnight blaze

Community ‘shocked’ as Orange hall gutted by blaze

Those who think they have the right to judge others as sinners are simply putting their own pride before a fall – (Poor Linda! As policemen and magistrates judge people’s actions in the light of the law, so a Christian decides what is wicked in the light of God’s Word!!)

Hunger strikers died for gay rights, claims Sinn Fein senator Fintan Warfield

Associates of slain UDA boss John Boreland vow to kill thug they believe pulled trigger

Swiss train attacker and female victim die of injuries after stabbing and arson assault

Prisoner dies in Maghaberry Prison

Anger as Michaella McCollum celebrates return to Ireland with ‘hero’s homecoming’ party

Anger as Michaella McCollum celebrates return to Northern Ireland after three years in Peru jail with party at Dungannon home

Michaella McCollum homecoming: Her career prospects are miles better now… the message will be crime does indeed pay

McGeough victim’s anger at challenge to conviction

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Tom Watson (his deputy) of ‘nonsense’ Trotskyite claims

Jeremy Corbyn accuses deputy leader Tom Watson of ‘talking nonsense’ over ‘Trotsky entryist’ claims

Jewish Labour donor compares Jeremy Corbyn’s inner circle to Nazi stormtroopers

The climate change brigade are wrong again

August 13

Sinn Fein and SDLP ‘blocking veterans’ welfare’

Rev Ivan Foster letter: There is no difference in the two quotes – an answer to a Dublin critic!!

Derry Mayor was ‘unable’ to attend Bishop Daly’s funeral

Dr Edward Daly: Mayor of Derry ‘should have attended’ funeral

Gregory Campbell defends decision not to attend Daly funeral

Jim Allister: DUP embraced a letter that had a pro-EU tone

UUP: Reality of Brexit only appears to be dawning now on DUP

Remaining UK teenagers in Syria ‘will never be allowed to leave’

Jihadi terrorists could be hiding among BRITAIN-bound refugees in Calais, police warn

Catholic Church damaged by Maynooth allegations

Back off America this is OUR conflict – Putin’s man slaps down Obama over Ukraine

Prison officers reject claims of force against Maghaberry republican inmates

DUP Mid Ulster councillor claims a campaign of hate is being waged against him

Why we are the poorer for losing this true Christian gentleman – (McCreary is an elder in a church the Confession of which rejects Roman Catholicism’s claim to be Christian – what a hypocrite!!!)

Not in my courtroom – judge throws out case after woman refuses to remove headscarf

August 12

Free P minister (Rev John Gray) to ‘Fr’ Sean McManus: ‘I will not disregard the Bible and embrace popery’

Tom Elliott: ‘Father Sean McManus is in no position to lecture me

McGeough’s remarks bring Hibernians into disrepute, but what are they doing about it?

Radio host clarifies McGeough’s ‘collaborator’ threat to judiciary – (When the IRA is against you ‘politically’ it means only one thing – DEATH!!!)

Sunday school was theme of children’s day service

Fourth chairwoman appointed to lead the inquiry into child sexual abuse after first three resigned

What is Malia Obama smoking? President’s daughter suspected of cannabis use at festival

Bethnal Green schoolgirl who joined Isil is killed in Syria

One of three British schoolgirls who joined ISIS in Syria ‘killed while plotting escape’

Senior German ministers call for ban on wearing the burqa

German interior minister will propose ban on burqas as part of a string of new security measures

Isis ‘decimated’ in Iraq and Syria and could have only 15,000 fighters left, US commander says

Election fraud allowed to take place in Muslim communities because of ‘political correctness’, report warns – (All part of ‘peaceful’ Islam!!!)

REVEALED: Police ‘too scared’ to stop vote rigging in Muslim areas, damning report finds – (Who says ‘terrorism’ doesn’t work!!!)

‘It is very much us and them’ Scottish islanders react to Syrian refugees

Donald Trump wasn’t so far off the mark when he called Barack Obama ‘the founder of Isis’

HUMILIATING backtrack for Juncker’s ‘INSANE’ right-hand man who rubbished Britain

August 11

Unitarian, Rev Chris Hudson: ‘Most people are ahead of the churches on gay issues’

Gay couple’s fury at Sainsbury’s hand-hold complaint – (Despite all the propaganda there are still those who know that sodomy is wrong!!)

Ex-priest Philip Temple jailed for child sex abuse

John Boreland murder: Unionist politicians don’t have guts to stand against loyalist paramilitaries, says Raymond McCord

Too many decent folk held captive under shadow of the gunmen when thugs should be the ones deprived of their freedom

New anti-terror task force is long overdue

Ancient Order of Hibernians rapped over the ex-Provo who called Catholic judges ‘traitors’

Prominent republican Gerry McGeough stands by ‘traitor’ remarks

McGeough’s language is ludicrously dated but also vile

‘Words not enough’ when rejecting ex-IRA man’s hardline comments

Carnlough republicans want to reinstate ‘illegal’ Easter Rising memorial

Bobby Sands documentary has a vital piece missing…voice of the loyalist community – (Yet it claims to be ‘balanced’!!!)

Victims gather for film aimed at countering Bobby Sands movie

Businesses and banks are ‘talking DOWN the economy to justify their Brexit warnings’

August 10

(Roman) Catholic priest pleads guilty to 27 counts of historical sexual assault against children in his care

Former Dublin CBS pupil claims he dug up grave of ‘filthy’ tutor who abused him and smashed his skull

North Belfast bombers ‘at war with their own community’

Ex-IRA chief to intervene in SF row

Man who sold counterfeit cash for IRA has jail term cut

UUP calls on PSNI to investigate Gerry McGeough comments on judiciary

Gerry McGeough keeps Hibernians post after branding Catholic judiciary ‘traitors’

Leading QC: McGeough threat to judges is to be deplored

Bloody Sunday priest Edward Daly ‘should be made a saint’ – (If not a ‘saint before you die, you can’t be made one after you die!!)

Trump Accused Of Gun Threat Against Clinton

Parents of two Benghazi victims sue Hillary Clinton, drawing connection with her private email server

Forensic examination reveals identity of Piltdown hoax prime suspect – (Praise God for the coming day when the hoax of evolution will be utterly exposed!!)

August 9

Republican, Gerry McGeough, claims Catholic judiciary ‘will be dealt with’

‘Fr’ Sean McManus: Arlene Foster should repudiate Free P rant – (McManus was born in Kinawley, County Fermanagh. He is a brother of Patrick McManus, a member of the IRA who was killed in an explosion in 1958 during the IRA’s ‘Border Campaign’. He has said that he speaks up for the IRA.

Unionist flags were burnt during a republican bonfire in north Belfast

Widow taunted after south Armagh tribute to IRA victim wrecked

DUP councillor calls on Republicans to remove ‘provocative posters’ in Bellaghy

Sinn Fein in chaos over Brexit claims

Concerns grow that murder of loyalist John Boreland could spark ‘tit for tat’ shootings

Treachery is ingrained in loyalism, so did ‘Bonzer’ pay price for betraying drugs gang in Republic? – It is wrong to equate ‘Loyalism’ with treachery. This not loyalism but criminality!!

Rebels in the Republican Party ponder new push to topple Donald Trump before it is too late

Donald Trump ‘dangerous’ say 50 Republican major US national security figures

Pakistan hospital bomb attack: Taliban faction claims responsibility

British special forces pictured on front line in Syria for first time

Retail sales unaffected by Brexit mainly due to Summer sunshine

August 8

South Armagh IRA rocked as ‘OC’ is outed as a ‘tout’ – (Why the surprise since the IRA is a bunch of egocentric murderous crooks!!!)

IRA chief ‘protected after being exposed as informer’ – (Such ability to infiltrate shows clearly that Westminster never did wish to defeat the IRA!!!)

‘Stop whinging’ about Billy Wright poster Mid Ulster TUV man tells nationalists

We grant Irish passports to British citizens at our peril

Una Mullally: The real scandal at Maynooth is church’s hypocrisy – ‘The dogs on the street of Maynooth and everywhere else know that gay priests exist in large numbers.’

Plea for calm after top UDA man John Boreland murdered

Prominent loyalist John Boreland gunned down in Belfast street

North Belfast: Man shot dead – a well known member of the UDA who was heavily involved in criminality

Further dissident bombs recovered in Lurgan

Kingsmills massacre: Man held in connection with murders is released

Denis Donaldson: Man arrested in Donegal released without charge

Whatever happened to the Sinn Féin Eurosceptics? asks David Ramsey

OFMdFM spending £33,000 a month on travel

Northern Ireland gay men to be offered human papilloma virus jab – (So has decreed pro-sodomite SF Minister of Health!!)

Fury As Ellie’s Killer Given £1.5m In Legal Aid

Ballysillan lodge: Why we’re stopping our Twaddell protest

Orange Order: Twaddell protest ‘will continue’ despite Ballysillan lodge suspending participation

SNP could block UK Brexit deal without ‘special arrangements’ for Scotland

Michael Gove leaked Queen’s private EU remarks to the press, Nick Clegg claims

NO COMPROMISE: Britain will NOT pay money into Brussels coffers, top Tory blasts

August 6

Major dissident republican arms dump found near Lurgan

‘Advanced bomb and weapons’ found in Lurgan

Anti-internment parade to march until ‘physically stopped’

Irish national RC seminary, Maynooth’s gay cloister an ‘open secret in church’

Diarmuid Martin remains a maverick among the clergy

Kingsmills massacre: Man arrested in connection with murders – (At last!)

Legacy unit detectives arrest Kingsmills massacre suspect in Newry

Kingsmills massacre: Man arrested on suspicion of 1976 murders

Boris Johnson lifts ban on UK embassies flying gay pride rainbow flag – (This no longer about votes but rather support for the depravity flaunted!!)

Abuse Inquiry Judge Asked To Appear Before MPs to explain her decision to quit after citing the inquiry’s “legacy of failure”

Shami Chakrabarti handed peerage weeks after suppressing Jeremy Corbyn interview from ‘whitewash’ anti-Semitism report

Russell Square stabbings: Man due in court over London murder

France Rouen: Fire kills 13 at birthday party in bar

Birthday Cake May Have Triggered Fatal Bar Fire

‘Ireland in 1916 was not poor, oppressed or downtrodden’

DNC emails leak: Julian Assange rejects Hillary Clinton’s Russian link claims, says more leaks are coming

Donald Trump savages Japan, saying all they will do is ‘watch Sony TVs’ if US is attacked – and threatens to ‘walk’ away from treaty

August 5

Ivan Foster: I will explain what I mean by Roman Catholic terrorism (Letter published in the Belfast Newsletter)

DUP Mayor of Derry & Strabane Council, Hilary McClintock, an Irish Presbyterian elder(!!) offers a welcome and best wishes to “Foyle Pride” sodomite pagan celebration of debauchery in its Festival brochure. Following a similar welcome given by Belfast’s DUP Mayor, it is another sign of the DUP’s moral downward spiral. What say the Free Presbyterian members of Derry & Strabane Council????

Sinn Fein’s MLA donations not showing up in accounts

Former PM David Cameron facing MPs’ inquiry after resignation honours list is published that would ’embarrass a medieval court’

CAMERON’S HONOURS FARCE: Now former PM faces MPs’ INQUIRY over ‘medieval cronyism’

Denis Donaldson murder: Man arrested by Gardai investigating 2006 Donegal killing of IRA mole

PSNI chief’s regret over Billy Wright poster row

Maynooth row ‘chance for Church to reflect on nature of sexuality’ – (Every opportunity seized to advance sodomite cause!!)

Why the Catholic right wants ‘cleanout’ in Maynooth

PSNI to take action over pub’s Pride street closure plans

Wealthy Republicans ditching Donald to campaign for Hillary

Donald Trump’s days are numbered as the Republican knives come out

Britain’s child sex abuse inquiry thrown into crisis after Dame Lowell Goddard quits

Goddard Resigns As Head Of Child Abuse Inquiry

Child sex abuse victims say inquiry has ‘descended into farce’ as third chairman Dame Lowell Goddard quits

Prison governor seriously beaten by inmate

Brave man who stood up to Munich shooter now facing prosecution for ‘INSULTING killer’

August 4

Willie Frazer: I can get up to 12 death threats on single day

Victims have ‘productive’ Met Police meeting over Libya-IRA collusion arrests

Russell Square attack: American woman stabbed to death in London rampage by ‘mentally ill’ Norwegian-Somalian knifeman as police find no link to terrorism

Russell Square stabbing live: Police say attack that killed American woman was not terror-related – latest updates

Northern Ireland man stumbles across body at scene of London Russell Square mass knife attack

Armed French police start cross-Channel ferry patrols

Kelloe stabbing: Manhunt after fatal street attack

Sinn Fein prepares to ditch wage policy

Sinn Fein is determined to keep control of Bobby Sands narrative and rewrite the past

Republican leaders move to persuade Donald Trump to avert party crisis

Republican Party reaches ‘new level of panic’ over Donald Trump as senior figures ‘plot intervention’

Donald Trump denies asking foreign policy advisor three times ‘why can’t we use nuclear weapons?’

How Donald Trump avoided the draft during the Vietnam War

God doesn’t exist but aliens probably do,’ says Irish Government minister – (Not to mention fairies and banshees!!!)

Martin further isolated as six more bishops give support to Maynooth

Catholic bishops voice their support for Maynooth

August 3

DUP’s Stormont health committee chair would not oppose introduction of HIV drug – (The public purse must pay for the repercussions of the wicked lifestyle of those who defy God!!)

Northern Ireland will soon endorse gay marriage – the leader of the Scottish Conservatives has predicted

Transgender woman wanting to rejoin the Orange Order – (The lunacy that is being embraced and endorsed by society!!)

Staff threatened and shot fired during gang gun attack at Northern Ireland hotel

Shooting at Co Fermanagh hotel

Bobby Sands 66 Days: Where are the films of terrorist atrocities? Asks William Frazer – (How wicked it is elegises terrorists! “LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? . . . . . . . He in whose eyes a vile person is contemned,” Psalm 15:1, 4)

Slain RUC officer’s family hurt by Bobby Sands film

‘Terrorism idolatry’ of Sands film angers IRA victims

Bobby Sands filmmaker defends work as ‘impartial and non-partisan’

Turkey’s president Erdogan blames ‘foreign powers’ for coup attempt, says West is supporting terrorism

France takes on radical Islamism: PM to SHUT DOWN mosques to wipe out ‘poison’ of jihadis

More armed police to patrol streets of London after Europe terror atrocities

Increase In Armed Patrols After Europe Attacks

Prime Minister May on a collision course with Brussels as EU demands WE pay £50BN for Eurocrat pensions

Bethany Home survivor taking abuse case to European court

Archbishop confirms Maynooth seminary boycott amid gay dating app claims

Archbishop unhappy about ‘atmosphere’ growing in Maynooth

Ireland’s Maynooth seminary boycotted amid allegations trainee priests use gay app Grindr

Bishops leave Martin isolated in split over Maynooth ‘gay culture’

Archbishops row over Maynooth after ‘gay subculture’ claims

Maynooth could be ‘extremely damaged’ by Archbishop’s decision

Obama Says Trump ‘Unfit’ To Be President

Barack Obama says Donald Trump is ‘woefully’ unfit to serve as president

Donald Trump highlights Republican Party divisions after refusing to back Paul Ryan and John McCain for re-election

August 2

Archbishop Martin removes priests from Maynooth amid allegations some were using gay dating app Grindr

Ex-trainee priest to meet gardaí over Maynooth sex abuse claims

Seminary finds itself in midst of controversy once again

Serious questions over Maynooth seminary’s future

I want to be Sinn Fein leader after Gerry Adams: Mary Lou McDonald

Mary Lou McDonald keen on succeeding Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein president

Families of 1972 Claudy bomb continue fight for justice

Surging world growth makes a mockery of Brexit panic

VOTE LEAVE VICTORY! Official figures reveal UK billed MORE than £350m each week by EU

Brexit could collapse Stormont, warns UUP MLA Beattie

Gregory Campbell: Sands film dramatic, but million miles from truth

Belfast Pride street artist unveils same sex marriage mural – (“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature,” Romans 1:26)

Cleric slams mural calling for same-sex marriage in NI

Belfast Pride: Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson to give same-sex marriage lecture – (As pressure mounts on DUP, how long until it caves in to sodomite demands!!)

Methodist cleric and UUP stalwart back DUP gay welcome address – (Liberal/Ecumenical theology is the source of the tide of iniquity sweeping our land!!)

Pokemon Go parents abandon screaming toddler (2) in sweltering heat to ‘catch em all’ – (This an indication of the morality of today’s generation!!)

August 1

It’s outrageous ex-soldier may be prosecuted over shooting of IRA man who tried to kill me, declares peer

I did not launch gay event, says DUP Lord Mayor – (No, he just “welcome them and wished them an enjoyable evening”!!)

Cleric, 60, arrested for marrying girl, 6, given as ‘gift’ – (one thing not reported is that he is a Muslim ‘cleric’. WHY?)

Afghan cleric defends ‘marriage’ to six-year-old girl by saying she was ‘religious offering’ to him – (Again, no mention he was a Muslim!!)

Controversial Cardiff imam implies sex slaves OK under Islam

Male refugees settling in Britain need to be formally taught how to treat women, says Labour MP – (Is that all of them or just Muslims??)

‘My government does not believe that there is continuing evidence of a demand for a united Ireland’ – Charlie Flanagan TD is the Irish Republic’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Normandy Priest Killer’s Cousin Is Charged

Belgian priest stabbed in his home after refusing to give cash to ‘asylum seeker’

Boy, 12, Is Murder Suspect After Man Attacked

Explosive that shut down busy shopping area (Lisburn) may have fallen from vehicle

Serving prison officer intended target of bombers in Lisburn

Tyrone man who armed 1916 rebels and went on to collude with Hitler

UK Terror Attack ‘When, Not If’ – Police Chief

Terrorists plotting AT LEAST four attacks on Britain’s shopping centres and stadiums

David Cameron’s resignation honours for his chums will disfigure his legacy

David Cameron offers knighthoods to Remain campaigners and decorates George Osborne in leaked honours list

Priti Patel ready to use £11BN foreign aid to build host of historic trade deals

Leading unionists dismiss Irish unity poll as ‘irrelevant distraction’

July 30

Time not right for a border poll: Charlie Flanagan

Sinn Fein left red-faced after IRA message hidden in Gerry Adams meme promoting united Ireland

Obama’s Scotch-Irish ancestry speech ‘clever bid to boost Hillary’ – (Hardly good news for the ‘Green’ Irish/Americans!!!)

BBC’s Nolan sued by Jim wells over gay ‘child abuse’ story

BBC not commenting after Jim Wells announces plans to sue Stephen Nolan

Belfast: Anti-Internment parade barred from city centre

Paul Frew: DUP MLA being sued by schoolgirl

Anglo Irish Bank: Former executives jailed over fraud

How the top man in Irish banking ended up in jail

The lies of the Europhiles

BREXIT BOOM continues: Now 27 countries around the world want trade deal with UK

US election: Hillary Clinton six points ahead of Donald Trump in latest poll

Trump says gloves are off in White House campaign

The battle begins: Clinton, Trump barnstorm the battlegrounds post-convention

No boost in support for Scottish independence despite Brexit, new poll finds

Sturgeon left HUMILIATED as poll finds Scots WANT to remain part of Britain despite Brexit

Islamism is an attack on our civilisation – this must be recognised, not evaded

Isis training children of foreign fighters to become ‘next generation’ of terrorists – At least 50 British children are believed to be among those living in the group’s territories

Muslims Refuse To Bury Priest Killer Kermiche

July 29

I’m no threat, says first Catholic canon to take up ecumenical role at Belfast CoI cathedral – (He is a clear indication of the apostasy of the C of I and its total departure from the Word of God!!)

Online child sex abuse investigation identifies 523 potential victims – (What shameful failure by parents that allows their children to be approached via the Internet!!!)

Juncker ALLOWS Switzerland to CURB immigrant influx in shock EU move boosting Brexit hopes

Angry mourners confront Muslims who chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Munich shooting memorial

Merkel rejects calls to reverse refugee policy

MERKEL’S MIGRANT MISERY: One of Angela’s own MPs blasts her ‘NIGHTMARISH’ immigrant policy

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro, apologises for the immolation of Greece

Embarrassment for Christine Lagarde and IMF as Fund’s own watchdog slams its eurozone record

Clinton vows to be president for ‘all Americans’

Donald Trump is flirting with electoral disaster – and treason – by inviting Russia to dig up Hillary Clinton emails

Complaint to police after officers put spit hood over man’s head during arrest

Body Cam Footage Released Showing Arizona Cop Shooting and Killing Woman Holding Small Pair of Scissors – (Two headlines for the sake of comparison!!!!!)

‘People in the UK need to WAKE UP’ Soldier fighting ISIS issues urgent warning to Britain

Islamic preacher shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ in police officer’s face during extraordinary street confrontation

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Index to this edition

Another letter challenging Ivan Foster’s article on Joe McCann

ThebelfastnewsletterThis also appeared in the “Belfast Newsletter.” Below is the letter and Rev. Foster’s reply.

I feel compelled to address some of the falsehoods in Rev Ivan Foster’s lengthy letter (July 27).

1. The Rev talks about Roman Catholics – the term Roman used as a derogatory term by some unionists to describe their Catholic neighbours, most of who, including myself, have never been to Rome. Protestants in days gone bye would not darken the door of a chapel. Thankfully that has changed and visa versa.

2. What Rev Foster do you describe as Roman Catholic terrorism? Let me knowRead more

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Newspaper correspondent takes issue with Rev. Foster’s words about IRA man Joe McCann

ThebelfastnewsletterThe following letter appeared in “The Belfast Newsletter” on July 25th.

I felt that I had to answer it because of its reiteration of the lies by which the IRA sought to justify its campaign of murder and terror.

I give first the letter from a “Mr Paul Shore” of Dublin and then my reply which has been submitted to the Editor of “The Belfast Newsletter”.

I just feel moved to write a few lines in response to Ivan Foster’s short piece on his memories of the death of Joe McCann (July 23).

He opines that Mr McCann chose “the gun instead of Christ” and seems to feel elevated enough to pass judgement on the aforementioned’s eternal soul.

As a native of Ulster, I couldn’t help but recall a dim memory of Mr Foster sporting a red beret as a founding member of ‘Ulster Resistance’ which, if my memory serves me well, had no qualms in collaborating with loyalist murder gangs in procuring arms and threatening violence….Read more

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Doing what angels are not allowed to do

bible_imageActs 5:19-20

A message preached in Kilskeery FPC, 1st June 1986 by Rev. Ivan Foster

The sect of the Sadducees correspond with those today who say that everyone has a right to speak and do as they wish!

This apparently liberal attitude took on its true face when they encountered the preacher of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they became very illiberal!

In the passage before us they are filled with indignation and imprison ALL the apostles for doing that which should fill all men with joy and gratitude. The apostles’ crimes are listed in verses 12, 14-16.

“And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. . . . .And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.”

This clearly gives us the pedigree of the Sadducees. They were the devil’s offspring!

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I wept over IRA death, says Paisley associate

Northern Ireland daily newspaper features story of 1966 imprisonment of 3 Free Presbyterian ministers

By Sam McBride

Joe_McCannA former DUP firebrand Assemblyman and Free Presbyterian minister has told how he wept when he heard that an IRA man had been shot dead by a paratrooper.

Writing in today’s News Letter, the Rev Ivan Foster recounts how when he was jailed with Ian Paisley half a century ago he struck up an unlikely relationship with Official IRA man Joe McCann.

The Rev Foster – who was seen as one of the most uncompromising DUP members and who at one point in the 1980s was the Fermanagh commander of the quasi-military Third Force – said that he had explained his faith to the young IRA man and that they had discussed their religious views while working in the Crumlin Road Jail.

The Rev Foster, who represented the area in Stormont during the 1980s, said that the Falls Road-born paramilitary had been a “dedicated IRA man”.

Recalling the moment when he heard of the 24-year-old’s death, the Rev Foster said: “I freely admit my heart was filled with grief and I shed tears over the sad fate of that young man.”

The Rev Foster – who in 2007 used his pulpit to denounce Dr Paisley’s moves towards power-sharing with Sinn Fein – also said that the period around their jailing had been pivotal to the growth of the Free Presbyterian Church.

Read the feature story here (link to Belfast Newsletter website)

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Joe McCann, IRA gunman, and his three months under the gospel

mccann_2by Rev Ivan Foster

The death of IRA man, Joe McCann, is once again in the news. Attempts are being made to put on trial those soldiers who were involved in the firefight when Joe McCann was shot by paratroopers.

McCann (24) was commander of the Official IRA’s third Belfast battalion. In February 1972, McCann was involved in the attempted assassination of Ulster Unionist politician John Taylor. He was regarded by the security forces as a dangerous terrorist. McCann was shot by soldiers in disputed circumstances in Joy Street in the Markets area, close to his home, on April 15, 1972.

One of the men, Soldier C, is a grandfather from Hampshire, England, who served with distinction for 23 years. “How can this be justice?” he asked. “It is a disgrace. I was doing my duty in Northern Ireland, trying to protect the public and keep the peace. Now I am being thrown to the wolves.” Read more

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A New British Prime Minister — “Same Old Same Old”

theresa-mayIn her first speech as Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May gushed in her admiration of her predecessor, David Cameron following his political demise. Cameron wished to be remembered as one who promoted ‘same-sex marriage’. The ‘Telegraph’ reported the matter thus: “In a clear bid to define the legacy that he will leave behind him, he spoke of his pride at . . . . introducing gay marriage,” 13th July 2016.

What a shameful, wicked, God-defying, self-dictated political epitaph! The spirit of Cameron, very prevalent in British politics for a number of decades now, ever since openly sodomite politicians were considered suitable for high public office by the British voting public, is set to continue in Mrs Theresa May’s government.  Read more

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A YOUNG Earth – An OLD Truth

ArkSome Comments on remarks on the Bible’s account of creation by deceived and deceitful Evolutionists

By Rev Ivan Foster

Recently, the opening of a “Noah’s Ark” theme park by Dr Ken Ham, founder of “Answers in Genesis” organisation, aroused the ire of evolutionists who so hate any setting forth of the Bible truth of a 6-day creation and a young earth view.

The following comments were published by The Telegraph of 8th July 2016.

“Nathaniel Jeanson is a Harvard-educated biologist. For the past year, he has been involved in a spectacular $100 million project, designed to educate and astonish the world.

His project, however, has left many scientists in despair. Read more

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Securing the future by remembering the past, Part 2.

Psalm 78

(Preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, Lord’s Day morning, 3rd July 2016.

In the first part of this message, preached three weeks ago, we sought to highlight how sinful it is to forget the mercy that the Lord has displayed toward us in His past dealings with us.
The main point I made then was:


We take up the message again and wish you to observe that:


The word ‘hide’, verse 4, means to ‘conceal, to cut off’, Exodus 9:15. What God did to Pharaoh, this we do to our children when we ‘cut off’ God’s truth from them.

1. Consider just what is the duty of fathers. This refers to natural fathers as well as the ‘fathers’ of the church, the elders. “Shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done,” verse 4. You must be well acquainted with such ‘wonderful works’ before you can teach them to your children.

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A tribute to one of the many – an uncle we never met.

George_Foster_Lily_editedUncle George Forster (the spelling of the surname was changed for some unknown reason in the early part of the 20th century) was the fourth child of Leslie and Mary Jane Forster. He was born at the family farm at Ballymackilroy, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh.
He joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers while underage. He served in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising before going to France.

He was killed in action at Savy Wood, close to the village of Savy which is a few miles from St Quentin, in Picardy, France.

A younger brother, my Uncle William, told me the story of how, when he was in training, having just joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1922, he met a former British Army captain who had also joined. On learning my Uncle’s surname, he related how he had a sergeant served under him in France by that name. It turned out it was Uncle George. The captain was able to relate the circumstances in which Uncle George was killed. The captain was leading one half of a patrol with Uncle George leading the other on 1st April, 1917. Uncle George was going down one side of Savy Wood and the captain going down the other. They had nearly met up when a German shell killed Uncle George. Read more

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Europe in Bible Prophecy

EU_flagThe subject of Europe is very prominent in the news at present and that interest has only increased not diminished since the outcome of the EU referendum has been decided.

We are constantly being told by all political leaders what this result means?, what is going to happen now? and where it will all lead? It seems that everyone has an opinion to give or a statement to make on the subject! All of which has only led to greater confusion, division and uncertainty.

But the question that should concern us as Bible believing Christians is – What saith the Scriptures? What does the Word of God have to say on the subject of the future of Europe? That should be our response to every situation and subject in life and our nation’s membership of the European Union should be no different. Read more

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Editor’s correspondence with ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty

Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly
Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly

Back in 2002, I entered into a correspondence in the pages of “The Burning Bush” with a Roman Catholic priest from Belfast. The correspondence arose after I wrote a letter in reply to an article by the priest in “The Belfast Telegraph” of August 24th, 2002.

I was grieved at such a platform being given to the errors and deceptions of Rome and commented on the priest’s article in a letter to “The Belfast Telegraph.”

It will be noted how our two replies to the priest were edited by the ‘Letters Editor’ of “The Belfast Telegraph” before they quickly closed the exchange after two exchanges.

The Word of God was not liked by that ecumenical newspaper back then and it is still the case. Every effort was made to shield and protect the priest of Rome from the rebuke of God’s Word.

We are republishing the correspondence, which continued for eight exchanges, and appeared in “The Burning Bush” from October 2002 until May 2003, because of the publicity given to the ‘warm relationship’ that was manifested between this priest and Pastor James McConnell during the recent trial occasioned by Pastor McConnell’s pulpit statements about Islam. Pastor McConnell asked ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty to speak on his behalf during the trial.

All this “ecumenical camaraderie” between the pastor and the priest may appear to some to give endorsement of the teachings of Rome and it is for this reason we highlight again the errors this priest, like all Roman Catholic clerics, propagates.

Needless to say, it also highlights the folly of James McConnell!

Read Part 7 of the exchange here.

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Republican youths attempt to burn Union flag during standoff in Belfast – (Anybody apologising??!!!)

DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson: No one did more to end terrorism in Northern Ireland than Tony Blair – (An absolute dupe making payments for his knighthood!!!)

Donaldson defends Tony Blair over his role in NI – (As one of those who helped promote Blair’s “Peace” that is not surprising !!)

Ex-PM’s legacy here is one of instability – LETTER

Suggestion of ‘hypocrisy’ in SF call for south Armagh crime action – (Sinn Fein’s ‘hypocrisy’ was always more than a mere ‘suggestion’!!)

West Belfast – (Republican) : 16 petrol bombs are seized by police after attack of ‘sheer recklessness’

‘Gag’ order: FBI confirms special secrecy agreements for agents in Clinton email probe

July 12

Theresa May will stop migrant crisis: New PM vows she will end free movement from EU

‘Grave concern’ over Theresa May’s accession

May’s past statements on Ireland are worrying

Irish PM Kenny leaves Merkel talks empty-handed after ‘special case’ snub

Merkel REFUSES special deal for Ireland after fears Brexit could cause border tensions

Another Orange hall vandalised in run-up to Twelfth

Twelfth: Newtownstewart marchers hear ‘scheming’ nationalists condemned

A successful Twelfth around the Province gives hope for future

It lost referendum, but Remain will fight by any means to thwart EU exit

Orange Order chief: We need God in our lives, not indyref2

July 11

In pictures: Twelfth of July Orange Order parades begin peacefullyUUP MP Danny Kinahan apologises over bonfire Irish tricolour Twitter picture – (WHY????)

When you cross-reference Theresa May’s speech with her voting record, it’s as if she didn’t mean anything she said

How the skulduggers succeeded in bringing an end to Andrea Leadsom’s campaign to be prime minister

Theresa May plans her top team as David Cameron chairs his final Cabinet as prime minister

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster urges swift Brexit after Theresa May is confirmed as Tory leader and PM-elect

Theresa May will drive Tory members into the arms of Ukip – Norman Tebbitt

Furious Tory members defect to UKIP in protest at Theresa May’s victory

Theresa May forced to defend views on Sharia Law as she prepares to enter No 10

Angela Eagle’s ‘windows put through’ hours after Labour leadership challenge announced

Canada’s Anglicans reject gay marriage by just one vote

Single beat outside Catholic church ‘must be on small drum’ – (Bands will be required to march in carpet slippers next!!!!)

Kinahan gunman on bicycle abandons hit on Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch’s brother

Chilcot inquiry: Black ops in Iraq caused split between US and UK

China has ‘no historic rights’ in South China Sea, rules Hague tribunal

July 10

Theresa May set to be UK PM after Andrea Leadsom quits

Tony Blair was a conman even back in those heady peace process days

John Prescott: Ex-deputy PM says Iraq War was illegal

Prescott Says ‘Illegal’ Iraq War Will Haunt Him

Shamed Tony Blair faces CONTEMPT vote in parliament over Iraq War

Eagle To Challenge Corbyn For Labour Leadership

Jeremy Corbyn threatens to sue his own party if they refuse to automatically put him on the ballot paper as Angela Eagle prepares to oust the Labour leader

Leadsom camp hits back in motherhood row

‘I’ve been under attack, it’s been shattering’: Andrea Leadsom apologises to Theresa May over motherhood comments and admits furore has left her hurt

‘I feel I’m not allowed to grieve because I chose to kill my child’ – How Sarah and Andrew’s journey to Britain was the hardest decision they ever had to make – (How blind is modern society to the realities of abortion!!!)

Paedophile priest had links to other infamous child abusers

Hillary may not have been charged – but the public will not forget the email scandal

IMF says EU on brink of collapse and ‘untenable’ Euro may have to be SCRAPPED

‘We’re out the door’ Ireland could be next to leave EU as IREXIT campaign group launched

Lawyers claim Brexit result is not legally binding

Adams should do a Farage and ‘Gerrexit’

IRA and INLA at war on capital’s (Dublin) streets

Cork Council should replace wreaths – Somme ceremony undermined

Derry: Bomb and components found in Creggan and Galliagh searches

Drumcree: Brethren defy Parades Commission ruling by 11 minutes

July 9

‘Prayer vigil will let terrorists off the hook’ – victim

The Somme: How the News Letter reported the unfolding horror from the front line during this week in 1916

Top DUP figures ‘privately hoped for pro-EU vote’ – (Spineless wimps who are totally unworthy to be the descendants of those mentioned in the report above!!)

Chilcot said brokering of deal by British Army in Iraq with enemy militia was ‘a humiliation’ – in Northern Ireland it was known as peace process – (Such is the deceit and corruption of truth within politics!!!)

Nato’s united front under threat after Greece signs arms deal with Russia

Sammy Wilson condemns failures on the watch of DUP colleagues

Belfast City Hall protest calls for Tony Blair to face criminal charges over Iraq war – (Anti-British hatred clouds the true issue of the Iraq war!!!)

Dallas Sniper ‘Upset’ Over Black Shootings

Dallas shooting suspect stated he wanted to ‘kill white officers’

‘Officer Down’: Who Were The Dallas Victims?

Killings of black men by US police officers lead to ‘revenge’ shootings across America

Gardai quiz ex-IRA thug over Regency attack

Former army officer criticised at Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

Wreaths laid to commemorate Battle of the Somme in Cork dumped in river

Brexit’s ugly sense of superiority

How ugly scourge of ageism after Brexit is a slur on our older people

July 8

Police in standoff with suspected sniper after four Dallas officers killed during protest; three others in custody

Live updates: Five police officers shot dead in Dallas protests

Despite Iraq we must remember Blair’s peace role, says DUP’s Donaldson – (“Blair’s Peace” was as deceiteful and bogus as “Blair’s War” though the DUP will never admit that!!!!)

Tony Blair thought he was the MESSIAH and often wore MAKE-UP, ex-PM’s former friend claims – (Some in the DUP appear to share his view!!!)

Tony Blair was “drunk on his own self-importance” when he ordered the invasion of Iraq

Cleric defends Maze ‘forgiveness’ prayer vigil plan – (This man belongs to a popish ‘Anglican Society of St Francis’ so it is little wonder his views are utterly unbiblical!!!)

Hunger striker Bobby Sands’ diaries movie Sixty Six Days blasted as ‘deplorable’ by unionist McCausland – (Glorifying of terrorist murderers and self-immolators can be nothing else!!!)

Investigation into Hilary Clinton emails reopened

Noah’s Ark replica built for £62million by Christians who believe world is 6,000-years-old opens – complete with DINOSAURS

July 7

IRA man Ivor Bell to face trial in connection with Jean McConville murder

Jean McConville murder: Veteran republican Ivor Bell to stand trial

Fox News Bill O’Reilly: Obama’s ‘Deep Emotional Ties’ Make Him ‘Sympathetic’ to Islam

Asad Shah death: Man admits killing shopkeeper because he ‘disrespected’ Islam

Chilcot report: Tony Blair didn’t tell truth about WMDs, the deal with Bush or the warnings of fallout – how UK went to war in Iraq

Tony Blair’s reputation lies in tatters in the wake of the report into the Iraq War

Gaunt, hoarse and haunted: Tony Blair looked a broken man

Calls Grow For Blair To Face Legal Action

Chilcot: Jeremy Corbyn apologises for Labour leader Tony Blair going to war in Iraq

Gove campaign manager apologises after urging May backers to block Leadsom

Michael Gove’s campaign urges Theresa May supporters to block Andrea Leadsom in Tory leadership race

Ethnic cleansing fears remain

Jamie Bryson: DUP dissenters leaked me Nama claims ‘in coup against Peter Robinson’

Burka ban for Muslims enforced in Switzerland with fines of as much as £8,000

July 6

Conservative leadership election: Theresa May wins more than half of MPs’ votes as Stephen Crabb pulls out and Liam Fox is eliminated

‘Not part of my country’ Katie Hopkins slams Theresa May over her ‘support’ for Sharia law

Kenny’s all-Ireland Brexit forum proposal a ‘shambles’

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness split on proposed all-island Brexit forum – (I would hope they differ on many things!!)

Sam McBride: Ten ways Stormont can immediately start preparing for Brexit

Fury over DUP Wilson’s ‘fascist’ jibe – (Truth hurts!!!)

EU demands Britain pays £12 BILLION into Brussels budget despite Brexit vote

Dublin Gun attack linked to internal INLA dispute and the Kinahan-Hutch feud

I’m a humanitarian activist, says accused in Jim Wells case – (A better name is an ‘Eejit’!!)

The tide is starting to turn on cross-border shopping as Sterling slides

Iraq sees worst bombing since invasion with 250 deaths

Chilcot Inquiry: Judgement day for Tony Blair as Iraq war report is due to be published after seven-year wait

Long-awaited report into Iraq war to be published

Soldier’s Family: Blair ‘In Denial’ Over Iraq War

Chilcot Report: Parents of major killed in Iraq say Blair must now face legal action

Iraq War Glossary: Who’s Who And What’s What

Patient ‘lay dead’ in London A&E for ‘hours’ before being found as hospital’s services branded ‘inadequate’

July 5

Frazer slams planned forgiveness vigil, saying: ‘Killers must repent first’– (‘Ecumenical forgiveness’ far removed from Bible’s teaching on the subject!!)

Child abuse inquiry chairwoman Susan O’Brien QC resigns – complaints of government interference in the probe

DUP leader dismisses idea of all-island Brexit body

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness split on proposed all-island Brexit forum

Taoiseach’s plans for all-island forum on Brexit torpedoed by DUP First Minister

Brexit: Taoiseach forced to scrap plans for North-South ‘All-Ireland forum’

Brexit: DUP MP Sammy Wilson likens those calling second EU vote to ‘fascists’

Chaos may reign, but the reality of a Leave vote should not be ignored

Andrea Leadsom: I can deliver fairness for people who struggle

We Conservatives are all Leavers now. We must unite to build a new and better Britain

EU demands Britain pays £12 BILLION into Brussels budget despite Brexit vote

Fury over legal bid to BLOCK EU exit: Top lawyers in threat to referendum vote & DEMOCRACY

‘Devious’ Nicola Sturgeon plots Brexit bank raid in bid to move financial hub to Scotland

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July 4

Sammy Wilson: Hysterical, arrogant Remainers should accept verdict of people

Disparaging Leave voters reflects badly on Remain supporters

I voted to stick with EU, but the demonisation of those who went the other way is an insult to democracy

Angela Merkel ‘to oust Jean-Claude Juncker’ as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response

Austria warns it will LEAVE EU if Turkey wins controversial Brussels bid

Latest (Dublin gangland) feud victim was long-time member of Provisional IRA – (“Then said Jesus unto him. . . . all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword,” Matthew 26:52. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” Galatians 6:7)

Survey shows 70% support for same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland – (An indication of the growing ignorance amongst the younger generation!!)

FBI Grill Hillary Clinton On Emails For Hours

Michael Gove defends remarks he made in 2000 about Good Friday Agreement negotiations

Michael Gove defended over Good Friday Agreement report

Pro and anti-abortion rallies draw thousands into Belfast

July 1

Battle of the Somme: Bugle sounds Advance at Enniskillen Castle – (The same bugle that was used on this day 100 years ago!)

Somme Centenary: Thousands gather at Ulster Tower in solemn salute to the fallen

Ireland and the Somme: The battle in numbers

UK falls silent, exactly 100 years after Somme offensive began

Battle of the Somme: Northern Ireland ceremonies mark 100th anniversary

Battle of the Somme: How newspapers brought news of casualties home

Kincora: M16 document claims at least one agent was ‘aware of abuse’

Senior MI6 officer quizzed over note claiming agent aware of Kincora sex abuse

SF and SDLP will fight tooth and nail to stay in EU

Ombudsman to probe death of IRA commander – (How wrong such an enquiry is – he who deals in death should die, Genesis 9:6.)

Tories in turmoil as claims of treachery engulf leadership contest

Tory Leadership race: Boris Johnson’s hopes for top job come crashing down as Michael Gove plants the knife

Theresa May’s Tory leadership bid backed by top cabinet ministers

END OF EU? Uprising continues as top Hungary minister says ‘we want OUT of European Union’

June 30

Live updates: Boris Johnson rules out Conservative leadership bid

Shocks In Tory Leadership Contest

Boris Johnson announces he will not run for Prime Minister as Michael Gove declares his bid after claiming his colleague ‘cannot provide the leadership’

Somme carnage touched every village in Northern Ireland

How The Somme Made Northern Ireland

Tory leadership: Johnson and May to enter contest

Tory leadership contest enters Big Beast Day

May Launches Tory Campaign With Swipe At Johnson

Corbyn to face Labour leadership challenge from Angela Eagle – (Eagle is a lesbian, coming out in a newspaper interview in September 1997 – Wikipedia)

Horrified Labour MPs receive death threats over refusal to back Corbyn

PM says legal advice is clear – Scotland and NI bound by Brexit vote

If you’re unhappy with Brexit move across the border – Frazer

Europe FINALLY talks on migration: French say UK could have trade deal AND border control

Taoiseach Enda Kenny intervenes on behalf of Scottish government in their bid to stay in the European Union – (Another pointer to the ethnic links between Irish Republic and the Scottish Nationalists!!!)

Ukip brands Enda Kenny as “trouble-making messenger boy” for Scotland talks

Nicola Sturgeon’s hopes of keeping Scotland in EU hit by Francois Hollande and Spanish PM Rajoy

Arlene Foster: No regrets over backing Brexit, but we all need to move on

DUP’s ‘terrorist benefits’ furore

Complaint after BBC ‘fact check’ describes IRA bomber as ‘political prisoner’

Kingsmills inquest: I may not have long to live, says widow pleading for answers

Carrickfergus: Man shot in legs at Dunluskin Gardens