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March 2016

Index to this edition

Special series of meetings for young people

Theme: The New Testament Christian – Studies in 1 Thessalonians chapter 1

Covering the following topics:

 Preached in Kilskeery FPC youth fellowship meetings by Rev. Ivan Foster

“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.” (2 Peter 1:10)

The increasing animosity to the gospel in the United Kingdom

Mr. Richard Page

A recent news report gave the details of how a Christian magistrate was sacked and then suspended from his position as non-executive director by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

His crime? Mr. Richard Page was struck off after he told the BBC it would be better for a man and a woman to adopt a child!

That is stating a simple truth, long held sacred in this land, in a very mild manner but for this he was removed as a magistrate.

Speaking about his views he said, “My responsibility as a magistrate, as I saw it, was to do what I considered best for the child. My feeling was therefore that it would be better if it was a man and woman who were the adoptive parents.” Read more

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The indifference of men to the agonies of Christ

easter_eggIs it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger, Lamentations 1:12.

(A gospel message preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church by the then minister, Rev Ivan Foster, on Lord’s Day morning, 17th January 1999)

What a mountain of triviality occupies the interest of mankind! This is never more obvious than at ‘Easter’ time! Bunnies and chocolate eggs take precedence over the glorious events of the Saviour’s sufferings, death and resurrection.

There are those in the scientific world who are renowned for their knowledge of bugs and beetles, lice and leeches. Some men ceaselessly gaze at the stars in order to catch a glimpse of some unbeknown lump of matter. Others sift the soil and the slime of the earth’s surface in order to discover something new about the creatures that once roamed the earth. The activities of bats and birds, of the antelope and the ant, of the leopard and the lizard have all been studied at length by men consumed with an interest in such things.

But no man has a desire of himself to examine the sufferings of Christ on the cross. When an invitation is given to consider Calvary, all with one consent begin to make excuse. Read moreor listen using the player below.

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Will the real Joel Beeke please stand up??

beekeBelow is a link to an article by Ralph Ovadal entitled: “The Downward Spiral of Dr. Joel Beeke’s Ministries Continues.”

Pastor Ovadal has once again sounded a faithful, fearless warning to the people of God regarding the false claims made for the ministry of Dr Joel Beeke.

Dr Beeke has surpassed Dr Billy Graham in his heyday of duplicity when the likes of Dr Bob Jones Sn sounded forth a warning against his sinful compromises and cooperation with modernists and liberals. Billy Graham did not show sympathy for, share conferences with or support openly the wicked blasphemies of so-called sodomite ‘Christians’!

Ralph Ovadal shows that Dr Beeke has and continues to do just that.

This is an article every minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ should read and pass amongst their flock.

Ivan Foster (Editor).

Click here to read the article

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A brief account of the work of God in Ireland over the last 1500 years
by Rev. Ivan Foster.

The Gospel of Christ came to Ireland over 1500 years ago. Despite many attempts by Satan and his agents God has been pleased to maintain His truth in this land. Following its first planting the Gospel was carried by men whose hearts the Lord had touched into many neighbouring countries: Scotland, England, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland and further. God has been pleased, in some measure, to do again in these latter days what He did in those distant days. May the land, now associated with terror and strife, become known again by the title it was then given, “The land of Saints and Scholars.”

The history of the Gospel in Ireland begins, to a very real degree, with the story of Patrick. There is much written about Patrick that is entirely fictitious. We can, however, be reasonably sure concerning his faith in Christ and the doctrines that he preached. There exist today two of his writings accepted by all scholars. One is his Confession. From his Confession we learn that his father was a deacon, the son of Potitus, a gospel minister. Where Patrick was actually born is something of a mystery. England, Scotland, Wales and even France all claim to be the place of his birth. In his Confession he tells us that he came from a village called Bonavem Taberniae. Where that village was is difficult now to say. It would appear that the most likely place was somewhere in Roman Britain. Very possibly he came from a place now called Kilpatrick, that is, the ‘Church of Patrick’, near Dumbarten in the Firth of Clyde, in Scotland. Read more…

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Ireland before the 17th century plantation

mistThe text of a lecture given at Bangor Free Presbyterian Young People’s meeting by Rev. Ivan Foster

A knowledge of the history of Ireland is a very beneficial and precious thing and that for a number of reasons.

  1. History displays the merciful dealings of God with our forefathers
  2. Such a knowledge will do much to expose the lie of Rome that has bred the spirit of Irish nationalism based upon the myth of a pure Irish race that has ever been fervently Roman Catholic.
  3. It will go far toward removing the feeling of insecurity and of guiltiness at being in Ulster that many Ulster Protestants suffer from as a result of Rome’s persistent lie.

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In or Out? The European Debate

UJ_EUBoth pro-EU and anti-EU spokesmen have referred to this debate as the most important for a generation! If they but understood, it will prove to be the most important decision the nation has ever taken in its long and colourful history, so filled with highs and lows, advances and retreats, shame and glory.

How well prepared is the nation for such a decision? Sadly, it has never been less prepared to decide upon a course to take which will have eternal as well as temporal consequences.
In the past, or at least in the last 500 years, the nation has had the BIBLE to act as its compass and guide and there have been godly men to proclaim fearlessly its TRUTH about the issue that faced the nation. 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 3 of the exchange here.

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Pictures of Christ series

Rev. Ivan FosterRev. Foster is engaged in an ongoing series of studies in Kilskeery Independent Christian School morning assemblies in which he deals with the theme, “Pictures of Christ in the Bible”, i.e. the descriptions and types of Christ given in the Scriptures.

Each new study will be added as it becomes available and you can listen to new studies using the player below.

Previously published studies in this series can be heard here.

Bible pictures of Christ Pt 38
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 39
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 40
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 41
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 42
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 43
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 44

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Latest news stories

Senior figures in North back negotiations with dissident republicans – (More evidence that terrorism pays!!)

Daughter of Enniskillen victims slams Owen Carron’s cold dismissal of 1987 atrocity – ‘he saw lives as expendable, now he cowardly hides behind the law down south’

Dissidents branded ‘pathetic’ after female police officers kicked in head – (Was CS gas used??)

Arlene Foster: ‘No two-tier NI police service’ – (?????)

Arlene Foster says Northern Ireland ‘doesn’t have two tier policing system but there are concerns out there’

Ormeau parade: DUP councillor shared image of police officer and branded PSNI officers ‘bootboys’ over Junior Orange Order Parade

Jim Shannon: The 1916 Easter Rising rebels were terrorists

Irish President Michael D Higgins pulls out of Easter Rising centenary dinner in Belfast

BBC overboard on Rising coverage

Jim Wells hustings row: Case against woman accused of wasting police time is adjourned

Why march protest veteran Dipper has own questions to answer on parade

Oxford theology students can skip Christianity lessons – (Given the likely content of the lessons, it will be no loss!!)

EU bosses DEMAND European Union flag stars be incorporated into Union Jack


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March 31

Baroness Paisley praises Dublin’s Easter Rising commemorations

1916 Rising leaders were ‘egotists’, Arlene Foster says

James Connolly’s great-great-granddaughter told to ‘go home’ from 1916 event because of English accent

Easter Rising was ‘dastardly’ fruit of ‘poisonous’ ideology stemming from Fenians to Provos – (Its common source – Roman Catholicism!!)

‘Baying for blood’ of Orange parade officer slammed

Police ‘deeply regret’ any child hit with CS spray during Ormeau Orange Order parade violence

CS spray apology welcome but perception of bias must be addressed by PSNI: County chaplain Rev Mervyn Gibson

PSNI chief in two-tier policing storm – Unionist anger after claims that children as young as six were injured in CS spray incident

Ormeau clash at Junior Orange march fuels fears of anti-loyalist conspiracy – (Quite simply, police bullies see ‘Loyalists’ as a soft target!!)

Footage shows trouble at parade amid CS spray row

Junior Orange CS incident ‘disturbing’ says Foster

Peace report suggestion that loyalist bands should march to new tune described as ‘cultural engineering’

Dr Morris Fraser: Paedophile psychiatrist worked with children after abuse conviction, study finds

“Outrageous and provcative display of republican emblems” in Rasharkin – (Equality and reconciliation is a ‘one-way street’ for Irish republicanism)

Group that murdered warder in vow to kill more staff

Trump says punish women for illegal abortions, then back-tracks


March 30

Belfast parade: Arlene Foster speaks to chief constable after CS spray used during junior Orange event – (Police petrol-bombed in Lurgan and Londonderry by Republicans: No CS gas!!!)

Two 15-year-olds charged with riotous behaviour after PSNI attacked in Lurgan – (It’s good they are going for the top criminals!!!)

Police defend using CS Spray during Ormeau Road Junior Orange Order parade

Unionist anger at police over Ormeau Road parade clash

Police Federation reveal extent of PSNI officer’s injuries after Crumlin brick attack – (Why no CS gas???)

TUV’s John Hiddleston Concerned by Reports of PSNI Conduct at Parade

John Finlay: ‘Softly, softly’ approach to republican parades but not for loyalist ones

The criminal justice system must take on dissident thuggery – (Too busy gassing Protestant youngsters!!!)

Fury as would-be Provo bomber Sean Lynch glorifies IRA as the heirs of 1916 – (It is this that the DUP are in coalition with!!!!)

Political process will not deliver a united Ireland – Billy McKee, founding member of Provos – (In other words ‘republicans still need the bomb and the gun’!!)

Continuity IRA pledges to ‘strike at will’

New IRA warns of more attacks on ‘age-old enemies’ in Northern Ireland

Armed struggle the only thing the British take notice of, says founder of Real IRA – (So much for ‘softly, softly’ unionisms tactics!!)

1916 murder of unarmed policeman James O’Brien was recreated for tourists in to mark the Easter Rising

Suspected terrorists enjoy a ‘free pass into Britain’ because bar on stopping them is ‘impossibly high’

How YOU pay for Roma gypsy palaces – UK benefits are funding Romanian mansions

EU admits plot for FEDERAL superstate and describes Brussels attacks as an ‘opportunity’


March 29

Nationalists not ‘co-operating with police’ on dissident threat – (This is not news for it has always been so!!)

Significant sums of Provisional Semtex still in hands of dissidents – (Again, this is not news for it was never believed that the IRA had decommissioned!!)

‘We are the unfinished revolution’ republican rally is told

Police rapped over dissidents’ brazen shows of strength in Northern Ireland

Policeman ‘helps’ republican erect tricolour in Belfast – (Can it get any more ridiculous???)

IRA flags at benefits office an ‘attempt to intimidate’

News delivery firm to quit Co Armagh republican area after hijacking

Sinn Féin’s deluded 1916 narrative now cited by dissidents to justify murders

The tragedy of the 1916 uprising illustrates how easily a radical minority can manipulate and hijack a moderate majority

John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister: His full speech denouncing the Easter Rising

Real IRA boss McKevitt attacks Sinn Féin as he is released from prison

Anti-abortion leaflets woman claims Sinn Fein official assaulted her in village

Jim Allister Comments on Easter Rising Events

Police pelted with petrol bombs in republican area of Lurgan

Officers injured as petrol bombs thrown in Lurgan

DUP’s Arlene Foster wants masked dissident republicans at Easter Rising marches behind bars

Teen asks DUP to explain why they voted against legalising same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland – (Hopefully his local DUP man will answer him. One or two texts from the Bible should be enough!!!)

Police Release Brussels Terror Suspect

Trump: Britain And Europe ‘Not Safe Places’

Fifty of Europe’s most dangerous offenders have slipped into Britain undetected

UK at risk from EU criminals, Vote Leave campaign claims

Falklands Islands: Argentina celebrates UN decision to expand its maritime territory to include disputed ‘Malvinas’

The persecution of Pakistan’s Christians is not confined to jihadists


March 28

Sacked Christian magistrate Richard Page suspended from Kent NHS trust – “It would appear no longer possible to be a Christian, to state what the Bible actually says and what the Church has believed for 2,000 years, and maintain a role in public life in today’s Britain.”

David Cameron: UK must defend Christian values against terror – (Given his position there is no greater enemy of God’s Truth than this man who rejects every tenet of the Moral Law!!!)

David Cameron says Britain must ‘proudly’ defend its Christian values in the face of Islamic extremists

Britain must defend its Christian values against terrorism, David Cameron says

Tory civil war over Europe deepens amid claims Cameron is ignoring Eurosceptic ministers

Leading Irish theologian (RC) condemns Easter Rising as unchristian

Arms race fear in Dublin feud over Provo weapons

PSNI challenged over Lurgan republicans in paramilitary uniform

Lurgan parade involving masked republicans investigated by police

PSNI widow Kate Carroll slams dissident republicans’ Easter Rising show of strength in Lurgan

Lurgan, County Armagh: Petrol bombs thrown and van hijacked and set on fire

Paramilitary uniforms mark Easter Rising parade

Gerry Kelly – Countdown is on to a united Ireland

British Ambassador present as Republic commemorates Rising

Turkey is deliberately ‘unleashing’ Isis terrorists into Europe, says Jordan’s King Abdullah

Suicide bombing kills at least 70 people in Pakistan

Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park – killed at least 69 people and injured dozens more, officials say.

Scores killed in suicide blast aimed at Christians in Lahore park

Suicide Bomber Kills 56 In Packed Pakistan Park

Lahore blast: 60 killed and at least 300 injured outside public park in eastern Pakistan

IS Bomber Kills 41 At Football Tournament

Murdered Muslim shopkeeper’s family fear for their lives from hardline Islamic factions

‘I confronted a Muslim’ tweet suspect says he will sue Metropolitan Police after race-hate charges are dropped

Insurance issues stop cross Border patients using South West Acute Hospital


March 26

Brussels attacks: Nuclear alert after security officer found dead with his pass stolen

Tricolour at Keady church ‘act of intimidation’

Why I politely declined my invitation to the 1916 Easter Rising commemorations

Londonderry crash: Man charged with attempted murder of police officers

EU referendum: 250 business leaders back exit, say campaigners

Brexit peace fears are rubbish: Trimble

EU isn’t working on economic grounds: Trimble

Church (of Rome) accused of deceitfulness as priest who had affair secretly resumes role

Priest resumes duties after affair scandal

Muslim shopkeeper murdered in suspected ‘religiously prejudiced’ attack after posting on Facebook of love for Christians

Man arrested over ‘religiously prejudiced’ killing of Glasgow shopkeeper

Police drop charge over ‘mealy mouthed reply’ tweet

‘I confronted a Muslim’ tweet suspect no longer charge with race-hate offence


March 25

Ex-CIA director: EU ‘gets in way’ of security services

EU just ‘gets in the way’ of security services, blasts former CIA director

Glasgow mosque leader praises extremist killer

Mosque leader who condemned Brussels attacks sent messages calling extremist ‘true Muslim’

PC GONE MAD: Top MP blasts chocolate firms for dropping ‘EASTER’ from seasonal eggs – (!!!???)

Police urged to clamp down on any terror glorification at Rising events – (And pigs might fly!!)

Unionist defends decision to back SF 1916 event – (No wonder the party he help found a short time ago imploded!!!)

Easter Rising commemorations: The 1991 interview that has come back to haunt Gerry Adams– (Surprise, surprise: Gerry’s two-faced!!!!)

Briton David Nixon killed in Brussels terror attacks

Brussels attacks: Missing Briton David Dixon confirmed dead by his ‘devastated’ family

Protest against clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Dublin today

Brussels attacks: Croydon man charged after tweet ‘confronting Muslim woman over Brussels attacks’ – (Muslim care workers refused to serve old folk bacon sandwiches: No crime there!!!)

Ted Cruz calls Donald Trump ‘a sniveling coward’ for dig at his wife – (The antics in this election is beyond belief!!)


March 24

Sinn Fein’s McGuinness calls on republicans to respect events in unionist culture

Unionist icon Edward Carson mural paint bombed on Belfast’s Falls Road (You may call again Marty!!!)

Gerry McGeough elected president of Tyrone AOH – (“Well known for his strong Catholic views” – jailed for attempted murder- a good RC!!!???)

IS-inspired ‘drive-by’ terror plot: Two students guilty

Integrated education: Where do NI parties stand? (The correct name for this system is ‘Ecumenical Education’!!!)

Mass cards, GAA talk, mention of child’s confirmation and ashes spark fear in Orange Order civil service workers, report claims

‘We need a security union’ EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker causes fury with Brussels comments

Migrants spill from lorry after police make shocking discoveries in Kent

Meath (Rep. of Ireland) shooting: Man dies in gun attack


March 23

Prison officer Adrian Ismay’s funeral told of New IRA’s ‘dark deed’

Wife of murdered prison officer Adrian pays loving tribute to ‘my darling Izzy’

Brussels attacks: El Bakraoui brothers named as Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 34 and wounded hundreds

Brussels explosions: Eyewitnesses describe blast ‘chaos’

Brussels terror: Police hunt third bomber as IS attacks leave at least 34 dead and scores more injured

Brussels attacks: Europe is acting as a ‘welcome sign’ to terrorists, warns former Tory leader

Brussels attacks: The EU aspires to be a state but fails to deal with the enemy within

Donald Trump: British Muslims aren’t reporting terror suspects

Proper policing totally lacking in Holylands area in Belfast

Libya’s new stance on IRA terror payouts ‘welcome news’, says UK minister

Death driver Anto Hagans hired by Sinn Fein linked group to repair IRA memorial

John McDonnell attacked in Commons for IRA support

Tory MPs question Labour’s shadow chancellor McDonnell ‘IRA support’ in Osborne row

DUP slams report claiming Northern Ireland would be better off in united Ireland

David Ford has been a total failure

Former Foyle MLA Devenney to stand for Assembly as independent unionist

UUP’s Patterson: Sinn Féin has republicanised St. Patrick

Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald: I was subjected to very invasive searches by US authorities


March 22

BREAKING NEWS: At least 28 dead in two explosions after suicide bomber targets American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels Airport as SECOND attack hits Metro station near EU headquarters

Brussels explosions: Dozens killed and wounded in terrorist attacks on Zaventem airport and Metro system

Brussels attacks: Latest updates

Brussels hit by terror attacks on airport and Metro

Brussels terror attacks: David Cameron to chair emergency Cobra meeting to determine UK response to explosions

Brussels explosions: UK police increase presence after attacks

‘Peace process’ entrenched loyalist and republican paramilitary influence – (This the lawlessness of the last days, 2 Tim 3:1.)

DUP MLA denies trying to edge ahead alphabetically on ballot

Alleged senior dissidents Colin Duffy, Henry Fitzsimons and Alex McCrory to stand trial accused of trying to kill police officers

Gun attack at school gates showed ‘breathtaking recklessness’

Northern Ireland prison visits cancelled ahead of murdered prison officer Adrian Ismay’s funeral

Furore over Orange Order comparison to Ku Klux Klan by Sinn Fein candidate

Apprentice Boys banned from marching around Anglican church

Don’t blame the messenger, Professor Brewer, when nobody is listening to your message

Relatives of Easter Rising dead reject Glasnevin wall

‘Fianna Fail can go into power with Sinn Fein’, says former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan


March 21

Irish terrorist Gerry Adams whines on Twitter about US airport security

Gerry Adams’s US snub ‘linked to IRA report on criminality’

An administrative input error or just a good call?

Daughter of poppy day victim in appeal

IRA dissidents out to hijack 1916 commemorations

Ruth Patterson: Emma Pengelly name change ‘smacks of desperation’

1916 Easter Rising: David Ford declines to attend commemoration of ‘violence’

Alliance councillors seemingly at odds with leader on 1916 events

Once again, the Freedom of Information Act reveals dubious practices at Stormont

Casement Park fiasco big kick in teeth for Sinn Fein

Paedophile register of controversial group ignored by police – allowing several members to commit abuse

Syrian refugees ‘drag paedophile to police’ after he was allegedly found attacking 7-year-old at refugee camp

Australians want to keep the Queen


March 19

Adrian Ismay death: Christopher Alphonsos Robinson charged with murder

Adrian Ismay remembered by community rescue teams across Northern Ireland

Jim Allister: Ismay murder is straight from the Provo terror book

Iain Duncan Smith quits over planned disability benefit changes

Iain Duncan Smith quits Cabinet over ‘indefensible’ benefit cuts

Iain Duncan Smith quits: David Cameron ‘puzzled’ by resignation

Cameron’s ‘Extraordinary’ Exchange With IDS

‘A dark day for Europe’: EU reaches agreement to send refugees back to Turkey despite legal concerns – (Morality, truth and legitimacy mean nothing to EU leaders!!!)

A&E now ‘overwhelmed’ says top doc as he calls for army of medics to be sent in

Officers bailed over Police Federation fraud allegations

Steady decline in number of Protestant civil servants concerns Orange Order

Gregory Campbell: Those who caused our bloody past will not be allowed to erase their part in it – (By being allowed into government by the DUP the erasing has begun!!!)

A ‘Coward’s End’ For Europe’s Most Wanted Man

France seeks swift extradition for Paris attacks suspect, Salah Abdeslam, a French national

Six questions shameless Omagh bomber Seamus Daly must answer

Queen’s and Ulster Universities to take “robust action” following St Patrick’s Day disorder in Belfast’s Holyland area – (‘Robust’ is about to be redefined!!!)

How the British ‘lost’ the Easter Rising


March 18

Attorney General: Easter Rising was profoundly wrong and undemocratic – (He is Northern Ireland’s first Roman Catholic Attorney General!!)

Gerry Adams’s White House party refusal escalates to top Obama aides

Now Sinn Féin claim TD Ferris was ‘held for hours’ at Boston airport

Delusions of grandeur for Adams as SF choose to forget their past US favours

St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Belfast marred by IRA chants – (Really! That is merely the heart of the event sounding forth!)

Belfast St Patrick’s Day trouble: Eleven arrests across city – (The lawless ‘Holyland’ of Belfast is another area from which Protestants were driven out!!!)

Holylands trouble: Police warn of long-term consequences

Belfast council blasted for scrapping Holylands CCTV

Police powerless to act as Belfast’s Holylands residents beseiged by army of rowdy, under age drinkers on St Patrick’s Day

Ismay murder: ‘Don’t believe the propaganda: guards are the ones being mistreated’

Arlene Foster disgusted by dissidents who celebrated killing – (I can recall reports of RC nurses cheering on their ward at news of soldier’s death!!!)

SF stance on jail officer murder ‘nauseating’

How Many Times Did Provo Prisoners Celebrate Murder?

Jim Allister hits out at McGuinness nominations to Independent Review of Paramilitary Activity

Adrian Ismay death: condemnation is cheap if mainstream republicans still justify own misdeeds

Muslim care home staff stopped elderly residents having bacon sandwiches, report finds – (Imagine the reaction if the reverse took place!!)

BACON BAN AT CARE HOME: Muslim staff REFUSED to serve patients bacon sandwiches

Kurdish woman shot dead at wedding for refusing to marry her cousin

Anorexia is a symptom of our sick society – that’s why terrified mothers like me agree with Joan Bakewell

Republic of Ireland – Fears jailed Liam Keane will seek revenge after release next week

‘Murphy should appear at Kingsmills inquest’

Edwin Poots: Verdict helps restore faith in judiciary

Police Federation of England and Wales investigated over fraud allegations


March 17

NI prison officer death ‘murder inquiry’

Murder investigation launched after Adrian Ismay post mortem

Prison officer Adrian Ismay trained alleged bomber in lifesaving techniques, it is claimed – (Such treacherous betrayal of kindness has been common throughout the ‘troubles’!!)

Prison officer Adrian Ismay another name added to list of dead as thugs of republicanism try to prolong Troubles

Lurgan ‘dissident republican’ sent for trial over bomb planted at school

‘Practice what you preach Martin’ – (A waste of time since McGuinness and his like are unconscionable!!)

Gerry Adams refused entry to White House St Patrick’s Day reception – (Would you let him into your house???!!!)

US Secret Service says sorry to Gerry Adams for security ‘error’

Court victory for Poots over gay blood ban – (Now will the DUP back his stance??)

Analysis: Basil McCrea had the chance to build a significant movement, but he blew it

Basil McCrea bows out with no final dig at nemesis John McCallister

Priest abuse claims ‘not passed on to police by Archbishop Carey’, inquiry told

Lord Carey might have delayed investigation into church sex abuse for 20 years, inquiry hears

Islamic State flag found near the body of gunman named after Brussels shootout


March 16

Prison officer Adrian Ismay injured in Belfast bomb attack dies

Prison inmates taunt officers over Adrian Ismay death

Good Friday murder plot to shoot prison officer uncovered by police intelligence

Attack on prison officer the latest in a spate of violent dissident activity

Brussels on high alert after anti-terrorism raid leaves one dead

Manhunt After Brussels Anti-Terror Raid

One gunman killed after shootout during Brussels raid linked to Paris attacks

‘We owe peace in North of Ireland to EU’, says former Irish President Mary McAleese – (Republican lies and more lies!!)

Brexit a ‘world of Danger’- Sinn Fein MEP

Mandelson EU exit claims ‘just plain nonsense’

New IRA plot carnage for 1916 centenary

East Tennessee celebrates iconic Ulster-Scot Sam Houston

Concern over rival republican events in Coalisland on Easter Sunday

Relatives of 1916 rebels criticise plans to remember British soldiers

Decision on Lisnaskea Irish speaking school may have been ‘political’

O’Dowd school buildings cash shows Irish obsession: DUP

Victims’ shock at ‘peace’ cash for McCreesh council


March 15

EU referendum: Brexit campaign has the edge as Telegraph poll – (Its far from over yet!!)

‘Car bomb’ explodes in Berlin, killing driver

Deadly Car Bombing In Central Berlin

Stinging rebuke for Angela Merkel in German elections

How long can Angela Merkel stay the most powerful woman in Europe?

CON AIR: Couple who flew migrants into UK for a DAY to claim £1.6m in benefits facing jail

Have a border poll now to show Sinn Fein just how far away unity really is

Hasty U-turn can’t hide fact the Sinn Fein mask slipped

Sinn Fein charging £10 for tricolours to celebrate Easter Rising – (Still gangsters at heart!!)

DUP split over Mid Ulster Assembly seat

Armed officers guard courtroom as man faces murder bid charge

Gang led by ‘Mr Big’ issues chilling threat to dig up body of murdered IRA boss Alan Ryan

How survivor of IRA Manchester bomb finally got help from NI victims groups

NI 21 leader Basil McCrea tells Belfast Telegraph he is ‘to quit politics’

‘Disillusioned’ NI21 leader Basil McCrea to quit politics

I’m finished with politics, says Basil McCrea – bombshell announcement sounds death knell for NI21

Alliance pamphlet ingites furious row among councillors

‘St Patrick’s Day has about as much to do with being Irish as Christmas has to do with Jesus’

Teenage car thief who killed police officer during chase was only just out of prison, court hears – (He should never be out again!!)


March 14

Boris Johnson urges Obama not to intervene in EU debate

Americans would never accept EU restrictions – so why should we?

Boris Johnson accuses Barack Obama of ‘outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy’ over EU row

Angela Merkel’s party suffers in German state votes as she faces most serious challenge to her power

Germany elections: Disaster for Angela Merkel as exit polls suggest defeat in two out of three regional elections

UUP and SDLP leaders hint at a future together in Opposition

Manchester IRA survivor at Stomont to mark terror victims’ day

The OFMDFM phantom project which never existed – (One of the many bluffs that the DUP pulled since 2007!!)

Auditors flagged up concerns over scheme paying Stormont spin doctors

McCreesh council got EU peace cash to ‘tackle sectarianism’ – (That’s our money the EU is paying out!!)

Translink awarded legal costs over ‘vexatious’ religious discrimination case

It is an extraordinary situation that former IRA chiefs can lecture victims – (‘Extraordinary’ doesn’t come close!!!)

Dublin weigh-in murder: Meath gun find and arrest ‘linked to hotel shooting’

Sinn Fein calls for Ireland reunification poll if UK votes to leave EU – do you agree?

The frank confessions of an unrepentant lackey

UUP warns of forming official opposition after elections

Prison officer bomb accused yawns in court as charges read

‘We want to know how IRA got Garda file on my murdered brother

JP sacked over same-sex adoption views plans legal action – (What a shame when doing right is seen as bringing the law into disrepute!!!)

Magistrate sacked in gay adoption row to sue Michael Gove

Jeremy Corbyn and the mosque leader who blames the UK for Isil

‘Mama Merkel’ faces first test of migrant crisis handling as elections loom


March 12

Oklahoma Senator Introduces Bill to Criminalize Abortion as First-Degree Murder

Belfast bomb: Man charged with attempted murder of prison officer

MEP slams Taoiseach on Garda-IRA collusion

Jim Molyneaux family dismayed at ‘close relationship’ claims made by Christopher Luke

‘We’ll take Merkel to court over migrant chaos’ Furious Sweden hits out at Germany

Blow for David Cameron as Tory MEP who brokered EU deal backs Brexit

True scale of EU migration could be more than double official figures and real number may not emerge until eve of referendum

Government officials ‘hid stats proving there are a MILLION extra EU migrants in Britain’

Bid to ban Muslims from replacing UK law with Sharia courts to be put before MPs TODAY

Fear of upsetting EU stops us sending home foreign criminals, claims Tory MP

Four-fifths of dissident attacks thwarted: top PSNI man

‘Vast majority of attacks’ stopped in campaign against dissident republicans

Former Sinn Fein councillor and Mary Lou McDonald ally denies links to Dublin gangs after Gardai raid his home


March 11

Migration fears not racist – Archbishop of Canterbury

Welby: ‘Anxiety over migration is reasonable’

Education minister opens Irish school with only 15 pupils – (An example of the bias found in Sinn Fein controlled ministries!!)

St Patrick’s Day ‘too Gaelicised’, says Arlene Foster as she unveils new mural of saint in loyalist Belfast

Durkan says sorry… but apology fails to quell row over crass ‘elephant in the womb’ abortion joke – (Inexplicably stupid and coarse!!)

Barra McGrory: Number of Troubles-related prosecutions ‘likely to be very low’

Professor slams ‘conflict journalism at its worst’

MP warns over McGuinness appointing members of body on paramilitary activity

Northern Ireland stinks of people not quite breaking the law – (There’s a right old stink from those who have and who do flagrantly break the law!!!)

Riot fears as loyalists given go-ahead for huge Easter Monday march in Lurgan

Dissident republican activist denies encouraging support for IRA

Event to remember Scots soldier trio lured to death by IRA

Commemorations for three soldiers murdered in infamous honeytrap killings – (An example of ‘women’s lib’ – republican-style!!)

Woman, 35, arrested in Belfast by detectives probing bomb attack on prison officer

Woman freed after police quiz over bomb attack on prison officer

Suspects in killing of Scottish soldiers Dougal McCaughey, Joseph and John McCaig ‘still on run in Republic of Ireland’

Anger at claim that 22 police officers working on Bloody Sunday but none on Enniskillen – (Read the untold story of the ‘Enniskillen Bombing’ here)

President Higgins: ‘Don’t allow violence take root’ – (What an eejit! Violence has been growing and flourishing in Ireland for centuries!!!)

Uncritical take on 1916 Rising by schools very concerning – (It is what Roman Catholic children have always been taught!!)

Country with no leadership as Taoiseach resigns post

Leading economist Jim Power: Brexit could be good for Ireland

Gardai raid home of former Sinn Fein councillor who quit party ‘over bullying’

Gardai raid home of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald’s former political ally

Councillor left over ‘personality clashes’ within the party, says SF

Michael Noonan ‘kept Stormont committee in dark over proposed Nama payments’

Questions still linger over Nama deal in the North

Unanswered questions around Nama and Project Eagle deal


March 10

‘How can McGuinness lecture victims conference on the past?’ – (Why was he, a chief victim-maker, be invited and why did people sit and listen????)

The Sun stands by ‘Queen Backs Brexit’ story as newspaper claims they knew more than they published

Britain warned it wields no power in German-dominated EU

Government’s actions towards terror victims ‘are totally unacceptable’

If terrorists win damages, we must try to recoup it for victims

IRA Semtex victims must get damages as other Libyan victims did

Family of boy shot by Army say ‘shame on PPS’

‘Further review of soldier case is not on’ against backdrop of entire Troubles

Dissident Republican terrorists ‘recruiting messengers of death’ in Larne: Sammy Wilson

Top DUP men support bringing back death penalty

Nelson’s Pillar – Vandals, not nationalists

Election looms amid Fianna Fáil dissent over coalition deal


March 9

Gerry Adams is endorsed for Taoiseach post with IRA’s blessing

Gerry Adams will stand for office of Taoiseach

SF councillor clarifies views on violence after unionist anger – (Lies and more wriggling!!)

Arlene Foster exerts her authority over Jim Wells selection in South Down

Injured prison officer one of 32 on IRA target list stolen from Prisons HQ

Special Criminal Court rules the arrest of a man accused of IRA membership was unlawful

The unending anguish of the Troubles’ forgotten victims

EU referendum: Brexit ‘could make policing slower and more costly’, says PSNI chief – (I wonder is that REALLY possible??!!)

Casement Park emails prove minister Ni Chuilin’s aides knew about safety risks

Gross dereliction of duty – Assembly relied on self-certification by Sinn Fein over £700,000 research bill – (Cheating pupils allowed to mark their homework!!)

Kenneth Clarke ‘failed to act’ over Lord Janner and Cyril Smith child abuse tip-offs

Migrant merry-go-round: Turkey deal ‘could bring hundreds of thousands MORE to Europe’


March 8

Republic of Ireland ‘afraid of UK leaving’ EU – DUP – (I believe that Bible prophecy indicates that Ireland will eventually leave the EU!)

Unionist rival slams UUP’s pro-EU move, SDLP hails it

MLAs back down over bid to compel Nama witnesses

Ex-IRA boss one of 19 members of SF ruling body – (‘Ex-IRA boss’ is presently Stormont’s Deputy First Minister !!!)

Fury as SF’s Tony McCaul says return to violence cannot be ruled out – (Murder will ever be deemed justifiable by Irish Republicans!!)

Irish Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald: No intelligence to suggest increased risk of dissident attacks

New IRA the deadliest of the dissident republican groupings

Backlash over Army pension for IRA bomber Michael Dickson

Daughter of IRA Hyde Park bomb victim denied legal aid

Britain’s Secret Terror Deals: ‘Truly disturbing’ BBC Panorama allegations of collusion must be fully investigated, says Amnesty International

Boris Johnson insists ‘nobody has been gagged’ as he overturns EU vote edict

Turkish refugee deal is just another reminder that the EU means immigration


March 7

‘IRA’ claim responsibility for murder bid on prison officer

Belfast bomb: Dissident republican ‘new IRA’ claim prison officer attack

‘New IRA’ claims east Belfast bomb attack on prison officer

PSNI arrest four suspects over prison officer murder bid

Schoolgirl sex assault man is walking tour guide in Northern Ireland town

Carnfunnock Country Park: ‘Terrorist hide’ including bomb parts and explosives found

Carnfunnock security alert: Explosives and bomb making components found in ‘terrorist hide’ near Larne

‘Dissident republican link’ to Carnfunnock Country Park explosives find

Concern voiced ahead of Easter Rising event in Stewartstown/Coalisland area

West Belfast: Second bomb found during security alert

Labour anti-Semitism row threatens to divide the Party

Labour leader Corbyn ‘tries to cover up past’ by deleting Eurosceptic articles

SF’s rise in the Republic slows

Thomas “Slab” Murphy is being treated like a god by fellow inmates since being jailed – (So much for men’s choice of a ‘god’!!!)

Arlene Foster: EU subsidies waning

Mixed reactions in DUP as Jim Wells gets nod to stand in South Down

Why (Roman) Catholics can’t agree on Brexit – (Interesting acknowledgement that Romanism spawned the EU!!!)

FIVE DECADES OF EU FAILURE: Dossier finds 43 UK U-turns over 43 years of Brussels rule

Tom Elliott MP: I’ve backed party’s pro-EU stance… but am undecided

Derry H-Block memorial is ‘illegal’ say DRD – (Will anything be done with it? Not likely!!)

DUP to press DPP over terror memorial in Lurgan

Arlene Foster: ‘First Minister will be me or Martin McGuinness’

TUV is the Only Party Opposing McGuinness as co-First Minister

Outrage as IRA bomber is set to be handed state-funded armed services pension

Hospital suspends consultant who stopped (Muslim) surgeon operating while wearing headscarf

Apologetic PSNI chief reverses decision over police memorial plaques

Prison officer bombing: ‘This is part of republican campaign inside jails’

Provo Semtex used to maim prison officer – (So much for the much vaunted ‘decommissioning’ by the IRA!!)

Don’t let a meddling Labour MP scrap ‘God Save the Queen’

Basil McCrea cleared by Bain…but committee has concerns

Ben Lowry: Now even that wretch Seamus Daly is blaming the Brits

EU referendum: Boris Johnson condemns BCC boss suspension

BCC boss resigns over ‘Brexit’ support

EU referendum: British Chambers of Commerce head John Longworth quits as he accuses David Cameron of peddling ‘irresponsible scare’ stories in Brexit row

There is no conspiracy. The EU is completely open about its superstate plan

Cameron in NI cut an isolated figure compared to Boris


March 5

Anger at claim that 22 police officers working on Bloody Sunday but none on Enniskillen

Decriminalise prostitution, says Jeremy Corbyn – (Babylon draws nearer!!)

British Chambers of Commerce boss reportedly suspended over Brexit comments

Business chief suspended after coming out in favour of Brexit

PM under pressure over immigration by pro-Brexit ministers

Ulster Unionist Party supports staying in EU

Police warn of upsurge of attacks ‘to commemorate 1916’

Head of prison officers’ union: peace process does not apply to us

Miracle prison officer and wife did not die in booby trap bomb intended to murder

Inquiry on child abuse turns to Catholic-run group of homes

Child abuse inquiry to focus on Good Shepherd Sisters institutions

SF proposes ex-hunger strike campaigner to chair Irish Dail

Paisley Jnr racked up expenses debt of over £27,000 on official credit card


March 4

East Belfast: Prison officer injured after bomb explodes under van

Bomb explodes in east Belfast: Prison officer and another injured by device planted under van

Prison officer injured in car bomb explosion

Attorney General to intervene in gay cake appeal

Ashers case: ‘A £36.50 cake has spawned bills totalling £100k-plus’

GAA approach to 1916 proof it is far from open to us all

EU referendum: Iain Duncan Smith ‘troubled’ by Remain conduct

Remain campaign trying to bully British people – IDS

Iain Duncan Smith: Remain campaign is trying to ‘bully’ Britain into staying in EU

Nama: Frank Cushnahan breaks silence but refuses to address allegations

PSNI commanders warned over removal of police memorials

Moving police memorial a bid to ‘airbrush RUC from history’

Tina McKenzie lifts lid on NI21 blackmail, conspiracies and a toxic leadership feud

Casement ‘farce’ claim after Sinn Fein Sports Minister Ni Chuilin walks out

Ulster Unionist MLA calls on DUP minister to act on ‘illegal’ 1916 monument in Lurgan

Lurgan memorial to terrorism must be pulled down

Military veterans to ‘march for justice’ to Stormont

Cousin of one of three Scottish soldiers murdered and dumped in North Belfast has called for an inquiry into their deaths


March 3

Storm over ‘illegal’ 1916 memorial

Nato chief: Vladimir Putin ‘weaponising’ refugee crisis to ‘break’ Europe

MLAs back plans for a Stormont Opposition, as Sinn Fein warns against creating ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ – (They would !!!)

‘No election grudge match against DUP’ – Ruth Patterson

Basil McCrea misconduct report: Dozen complaints against NI21 leader, but no evidence of any wrongdoing

NI21 row: Claims against Basil McCrea were a ‘political conspiracy’

Bryson ‘astounded’ at sentence over threats

If we can’t get justice for Omagh bombing, then let us get the truth

Dissident republicans release chilling threat to wipe out ‘all known drug dealers’ after Vinnie Ryan murder

Mary McAleese remarks betray her soft nationalist view of history – (I’m not sure her nationalist views were ‘soft’!!)

The beggar with a sports car: death threats for man filmed getting into Audi TT – (This the madness of society today!!)

EU referendum: France issues Calais migrant crisis warning over British EU referendum – (And so the pressure mounts!!!)


March 2

Grassroots Fianna Fáil members prefer Sinn Féin coalition to Fine Gael

Irish PM Kenny performs massive U-turn as he opens door to Fianna Fáil

Reign of Gerry Adams nears end, but the new order won’t tolerate the old ways – (Really! Terror has been married to Irish republicanism for centuries!!)

Gardaí examine possibility of Real IRA retaliation to Vincent Ryan murder

Republicans from across Ireland to attend the funeral of Vinny Ryan

Another vile show of RIRA pageantry on the way

Dissidents are raking it in from pay-offs by crime gangs peddling heroin on our streets, MLA says – (Gangsterism -the true nature of Irish republicanism!!)

Pressure mounts on PSNI over RUC memorial’s new ‘photocopier’ site

Old weapons found in Belfast Orange hall

Home Rule UVF arms cache discovered in Belfast Orange Hall

Omagh bomb case against Seamus Daly collapses

Omagh bomb: Murder case against Seamus Daly collapses

The moment Seamus Daly walked free from Maghaberry Prison

Martin McGuinness: I’ll reveal details of my IRA past as part of any information retrieval process – (With about as much honesty as ‘Slab’ Murphy’s Tax Returns!!!!)


March 1

EU sets October 2016 as date for visa exemption for Turkish citizens – (This invasion will impact upon UK if it votes to STAY IN on June 23rd!)

Visa-free deal with Turkey to trigger ‘new refugee influx’ to EU – Bundestag Vice-President

Adams open to prosecution if he resigns: Moloney

Republic practices democratic options denied in Northern Ireland

RoI ‘will have no government by time of 1916 centenary’ – (One has to see the hand of God!)

(Roman) Catholic priest Fr Stephen Crossan ‘caught snorting cocaine in Nazi room’

Northern Ireland priest ‘caught snorting cocaine in parochial house with Nazi memorabilia on display’

PSNI probing cocaine storm cleric Fr Stephen Crossan

Co. Cork priest who ‘hired Continuity IRA’ to threaten nephew loses appeal

Cardinal: Catholic Church Failed Abuse Victims – (That is putting their iniquitous behaviour very mildly indeed!!)

Nama deal: Frank Cushnahan claims he was due ‘fixer fee’ over £1bn Nama deal

BBC reveals illegal ‘fixer’s fee’ admission from Nama adviser Frank Cushnahan

Former DUP man, Devenney turns down UUP

Dublin shooting: ‘Associate of slain Real IRA boss Alan Ryan critical’ after Finglas attack

Vincent Ryan shooting: Brother of slain Real IRA boss Alan Ryan dies after Finagles attack

Brother of Real IRA man Alan Ryan dies after Dublin shooting

David Cameron: Enniskillen bomb probe is up to unit yet to exist

Hungary election body endorses referendum question on migrants quota – (Worried about Hungary’s sovereignty!!!)

Migrants storm Macedonia border as tensions boil over

Police Use Tear Gas At Greece-Macedonia Border

Fierce clashes as France clears Calais ‘Jungle’ camp


February 29

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy: Sinn Féin stand by alleged former IRA leader after tax sentencing – (That tells you what a ‘good republican’ is like)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy facing civil case as agency aims to recover unpaid tax of up to £4m

Spanish MEP slams terrorists who act as victims and peacemakers – (We know how you feel!!)

Police question ex-paras over Bloody Sunday shootings – (Nothing done about the IRA murderers masquerading as politicians!!)

Will Jim Wells run against the DUP in Assembly election? Controversial MLA is in standoff with his party

The three Irish parties vying for power – each with a very bloody past

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail under pressure to forge alliance after indecisive poll

Irish election: Enda Kenny admits coalition will not return

Irish Election casualties: The big names gone and those on the brink of missing out on 32nd Dail

IRA victims’ views on SF results

Ben Lowry: Like it or not, power at Stormont has helped sanitise Sinn Fein in Republic – (Blame the DUP for that!!)

A child’s right not to be indoctrinated in religion is daily flaunted in schools – (No complaints about ‘indoctrination’ in Evolution!!)

Steven Agnew interview: Stay in the EU to reform it – (Only someone really ‘green’ would push this notion! UK has accomplished no reforms so far!!))

Streets of Belfast packed for murdered Orangemen parade

We won’t let IRA victims be airbrushed from history: ex-UDR man

Gerry Adams to Brian Stack sons: ‘You’re brave men to come here’

Teebane Memorial floral tributes damaged in attack

Don’t be taken in by Project Fear – staying in the EU is the risky choice

EU referendum campaign: David Cameron visits Northern Ireland

EU referendum: Leaving EU a stride into the light – Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith – No10 can sack me but the EU fight is too important to back down

Nine deceptions in our history with the EU – (The greatest deception has yet to come!!)

World economy stands on the cusp of another crash, warns Lord Mervyn King


Back to the top

January 2012

‘Peace and Safety’ – then sudden destruction

Rev Brian McClung, on his blog, “The Sound of an Alarm” has mounted an interesting article as a follow up to the article on “The woman and the ephah” he posted in December and which we have on our site also. Rev McClung highlights yet another exercise in EU propaganda with prophetic overtones. We commend the article to our readers.

In a follow up to the article on the woman and the ephah I have come across reference to a video on a number of blogs this past week. It is also on YouTube. It is another exercise in EU propaganda.


The video is a production by the European Young Socialists, who are extolling the virtues of European integration. I am not really interested in the ins and outs of the video and I haven’t watched it through. That is why there are no links to it in this post. I am however very interested in the lyrics of the song that can be found here. Here are those lyrics:

Verse 1

They say that we’ve got nothing in common

No cultural ties to build on

The project just can’t work

They say that nationalism will break us

Conservatives will fight us

But trust we really do care



And we shout what about Europe United?

Peace and safety for all of the people

Democracy, freedom, subsidiarity

Federalism, the solution we’ve got


Verse 2

They say we’ll never work together

To make our union stronger

Let us say no!

We’ll build a Europe bold and new

A democracy that’s true Europe

United as one!


Verse 3

We say the EU’s a confusion

Lacking a Constitution

But we know what to do

Reform now, we want to see enlargement

Accept our major statement

Europe united as one!

I was particularly taken with the line: ‘Peace and safety for all the people’ in the chorus. These are the very words which the Apostle Paul by divine inspiration states will be the thinking and utterance of those who have followed Antichrist and who will defy the God of heaven and His Christ prior to His second coming.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 Paul writes: But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.


I have underlined the words in this passage of Scripture that are worth noticing in connection with this song. The Scripture states that ‘Peace and safety’ will be the deluded spirit that imbibes these followers of Antichrist and the words that are spoken by those who are shortly heading for sudden destruction.

The coming of the Lord will overcome them as a thief in the night. They will not be expecting it. They will have denied the Lord and the truth of His Word. By this time the false prophet will have set up the image of Antichrist and those spoken of in these verses will be worshipping him as God.

Then Suddenly Christ will appear in His glory and consume Antichrist with the brightness of His coming. There will be no escape. Sudden destruction will come upon them.

Some points worth emphasising:

1. I am not saying that this is the fulfillment of this passage of Scripture. Like the use of the woman in the Greek urn in the earlier post by those involved or supportive of the EU, it simply demonstrates that the spirit of Antichrist is developing further in these days. That spirit was present in New Testatment times, 1 John 4:3: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

2. Let us never doubt what God says in His Word with respect to the future. He knows all things which shall come to pass.

3. Let us not be afraid of employing a literal principle of interpretation of Scripture. The Scriptures don’t need to be ‘spiritualised’ away. We can safely interpret prophecy regarding the future by the same interpretive rules as have been used with regard to fulfilled prophecy. There is indeed symbolic language in the Bible and in the prophecies, but this symbolism does not negate the literal nature of these events. We should reject any interpretation that spiritualises these prophetic passages.

4. The European Union will be part of the kingdom of Antichrist that will be in existence prior to the coming again of Jesus Christ. There are further upheavals that must and will take place. The present troubles in the Euro with respect to Germany and other European mainland countries, and the agitation in Scotland for independence, may well play a part in the developing of the final kingdom of Antichrist.


Comments from Free Presbyterian ministers on decriminalising sodomy in Northern Ireland 30 years ago.

Rev. Ivan Foster’s submission to the Newsletter for the article above:

NL – 1. Thirty years on, what do you think of that change in the law?

IF – The decision was a retrograde step with immeasurable moral harm to the whole nation, especially the rising generations and their moral perceptions. I believe the increase in the abuse of children stems from the changing public attitude toward sexual perversion that the change of the law in 1982 brought about. The dangers that resulted from the changing of the law are greater by far than those that were anticipated.


NL – 2. Do you have any more sympathy for the case Jeffrey Dudgeon took to the European court now than you did then?

IF – Today, in the light of the consequences of legalising sodomy, I would denounce that change more vigorously, if possible, than I did then. Our fears of what would be the consequences of change have been more than realised. There is no profit or benefits emanating from sin.

NL – 3. How important was that judgement?

IF – I view it as an important event which impacted upon the morality of society in a most detrimental fashion. It was one of the major steps away from the moral standards of God’s Word in post-war UK, akin to the abolishing of the death penalty for murder. In Ulster for the last 5 years we have had the public funding of sodomy through the auspices of the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister. Such a tolerating of this wicked misuse of public funding by the unionist political leadership, some of whom campaigned against the changing of the law 30 years ago, is a stark illustration of the changed attitudes in Ulster that stem from the decision to change the law on sodomy. It is no coincidence that alongside the tolerance of sodomy is found a new attitude toward robbery, violence, terrorism and murder as is epitomised in the make-up of the present Stormont Executive.

NL – 4. Did the publicity which the Free Presbyterians got from that help the church in its early growth?

IF – Whatever publicity emerged from the campaign would not have highlighted anything new about the stand and witness of the Free Presbyterian Church for the teaching of the Bible. The Church of Christ does not advance as a result of publicity campaigns but rather under the blessing of God. It is the Lord Who advances His cause as He promised in His Word. “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” Matthew 16:18. Publicity, adverse or otherwise, is not the means of growth for the work of God.

NL – 5. Were you actively involved in the Save Ulster From Sodomy campaign and have you memories of that?

I, like all Free Presbyterian ministers, under the leadership of Dr Ian Paisley, would have preached against the undermining of God’s Law by the Government and those sympathetic to wickedness. It was a simple emphasising of what was ever the witness of Biblical Protestantism.

NL – 6. Was this a fight which you ever believed you could win?

IF – There are matters which the Christian opposes for which he is well aware he will not win the sympathy or support of the world. The Bible makes it very clear that this world is progressively sliding down into gross wickedness. Indeed, the Saviour tells us that “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed,” Luke 17:28-30.

It is the Christian’s duty to oppose and protest against all departures from God’s Truth even as it was Noah’s duty to preach to a world sinking down into wickedness with the full knowledge that his efforts would not stop the decline but rather, when God’s judgment did fall, humanity would be without excuse, having been warned of its wickedness and the judgment that would follow.

Nurses “are losing their sense of compassion”

Click here to read the Daily Telegraph report.

Comment: This report on nursing care in British hospitals serves to highlight one of the consequences of the loss of gospel light in the nation. Nursing care was born of the gospel. God’s grace promotes a care for our neighbour and the history of the gospel illustrates this. The decline in gospel light in mainland Great Britain and the rise of false religions has had its impact everywhere in society, none more so than on the nursing profession. Cases of inhuman cruelty toward patients have been exposed in the press of late. This can only be traced to a decline of common grace within society.

Louis Berkhof has written: Common grace “curbs the destructive power of sin, maintains in a measure the moral order of the universe, thus making an orderly life possible, distributes in varying degrees gifts and talents among men, promotes the development of science and art, and showers untold blessings upon the children of men, ” (Page 434 ‘Systematic Theology’). I believe that hospital care in Northern Ireland still retains much of the old-fashioned Biblical nursing philosophy and many Christian girls still see it as a calling from the Lord to enter nursing. Sadly, the impact of apostasy and the departure from the Bible on the part of the mainline Protestant denominations has had its effect in Ulster.

What a loss a nations suffers when it turns its back on God’s truth!

“And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them, ” Ezekiel 34:1-4.

The things which will announce, accompany and follow after the return of Christ

NEW! The firstfruits of Christ’s reign on earth. “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD,” Isaiah 2:1-5. Read more…

Previously published:

  • Part one: Why we should watch for Christ’s return.
  • Part two: What the Christian waiting for Christ’s return should look out for.
  • Part three: Why the Saviour warned of deception in the last days.
  • Part four: Events in Israel which will herald the return of Christ.
  • Part five: Signs in the heavens.
  • Part six: The rising again of the city of Babylon.
  • Part seven: Jerusalem besieged by Antichrist.

The woman and the ephah!

(First published on Sound of an alarm)

The euro currency celebrates 10 years since its introduction on 1st January 2012. To mark the 10th anniversary of its inception the European Central Bank has released a video. This six minute exercise in propaganda commences with a computer generated image of a woman emerging from a Greek urn before turning into a real life woman. Read more…

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