Index to this edition
- Latest news stories
- Giving their Kingdoms to the Beast – The Present and Future Course of European Nations
- Tribute to the grace of God in the life of Mrs. Jacqueline Johnston.
- Election of the new moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
- UNBELIEF and understanding prophecy
- Rome propagates the devil’s lie ever more brazenly
- Why we should love the Jewish people
- Editor’s correspondence with ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty
- Pictures of Christ series of Bible studies for Kilskeery Independent Christian School
- Correspondence with Patrick McCafferty
Special meetings for young people
(Though all are welcome!)
Theme: The New Testament Christian – Studies in 1 Thessalonians chapter 1
- March 4th: The Entrance of the Gospel
- March 11th: The Effect of the Gospel
- March 18th: The Example of the Converts
- March 25th: The Expectation of the Converts
Each meeting held at 8:00 p.m. (DV) in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church
Preacher: 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)
Giving their Kingdoms to the Beast – The Present and Future Course of European Nations
by Rev. Brian McClung
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled, Revelation 17:17
Leaving aside the particular details of what David Cameron has negotiated, or not, one overriding truth is very evident, namely, that there is a continuing desire among European nations for the centralising of power. Keeping also in mind that the reality of what has been negotiated will be somewhat different to the ‘spin’ that the Prime Minister and his spin doctors will present to the electorate over coming days, this desire to centralise power will not be given up easily or willingly.
Read more… (link to Sound of an alarm blog)
A Tribute to the grace of God in the life of Mrs Jacqueline Johnston
Given at her funeral service in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, by her former minister, Rev Ivan Foster, 16th February 2016.
“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings,” Isaiah 3:10.
Election of the new moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
An insight into the moral state of that denomination
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned,” Matthew 12:34-37.
At this time of the year, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, an ecumenical denomination which long has had cordial links to Rome and the other international bodies that make up modern apostate Christendom, holds its annual election to choose the next Moderator of its General Assembly.
Normally, in order to maintain tranquility within its ranks, the office alternates between one who is clearly an ecumenist/liberal and one who is not quite so clearly an evangelical with the emphasis on the ‘jelly’ as Dr Paisley used to say in his heyday! Read more…
UNBELIEF and understanding prophecy
“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself,” Luke 24:25-27.
I was speaking with a friend the other day about the whole business of prophecy and the opposition mounted against the position held by those of us who simply believe, quite literally, what the Bible teaches about the last days and the return of Christ. In our discussion, I referred to the scene on the “Road to Emmaus” when the two despondent disciples were confronted by the Lord Jesus. As we talked it occurred to me that the Saviour put His finger on the cause of the difficulties the disciples were having with the events surrounding the Saviour’s death and resurrection. He said to them : “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” Read more…
Rome propagates the devil’s lie ever more brazenly
by Rev Ivan Foster
The British press has been filled with the news of the death of well-known television and radio personality, Sir Terry Wogan. He was born a Roman Catholic in Limerick, in the Irish Republic, in 1938 but he moved to England after a time working for RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) as a newsreader and announcer to work for the BBC in the1960’s. He quickly became a household name, branching into television where he hosted many programmes.
As is invariably the case, there was a rush of people to say how well they knew him, how close they were to him etc, etc. One of those who did so was a Roman Catholic priest from Co. Fermanagh. His name is Brian D’Arcy.
A report of what D’Arcy had to say was given in the “Belfast Telegraph” of January 31st, 2016. The report carried the headline: “Terry Wogan was an atheist but spiritual, says Father Brian D’Arcy”
Why we should love the Jewish people
Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.
The substance of two school morning assembly messages given in Kilskeery Independent Christian School, by retired minister and school administrator, Rev Ivan Foster, on 27th and 28th January
“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed,” Genesis 12:1-3.
It is clear from the first words spoken to Abraham, from whom sprang the Jewish people, that he and his descendants would be those about whom there would a division of opinions. There would be those that would “bless” them and there would be those who would “curse” them!
Those that “bless” them would be blessed of God and those that “cursed” them would be cursed of God.
They were, in heaven’s eyes, a very special people….Read more
Editor’s correspondence with ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty
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 2 of the exchange here.
Pictures of Christ series
Rev. 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.
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