January 2022

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Rev Ivan Foster will preach next Lord’s Day morning at 11.30 in

Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

on the subject


“They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, [every one] with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other [hand] held a weapon,” Nehemiah 4:17.

All are welcome to attend the meeting or to tune into our faceBook broadcast via Facebook

“‭And‭ the next‭‭ sabbath day‭ came‭‭ almost‭ the whole‭ city‭ together‭‭ to hear‭‭ the word‭ of God‭.,” Acts 13:44.

Posted on 2022-01-30 a 3:00 pm

The truthfulness of our statements regarding Rome and child abuse

A kind friend has sent the editor a link to an article printed in the ‘Boston Globe’ back in 2002.

That newspaper carried out a most extensive and damning exposure of the wicked behaviour of Roman Catholic priests in that city from its cardinal right down to the lower ranks.

The attached article highlights how that Romanism stands out amongst all religious groups, guilty of similar wickedness, as being the one with the greatest number of offences and the persistent tendency to deny and cover-up the offences. This has been true of Rome here in Ireland, north and south, again and again.

Some of the ‘Boston Globe’ articles are mounted on the Burning Bush and can be seen here.

The attached ‘Boston Globe’ pdf article shows that what I said in my article was absolutely accurate, and that despite the attack upon it by Claire Simpson of ‘The Irish News’, representatives of the abused victims’ organisation and a letter from the ‘Commissioner for survivors of institutional child abuse’, Fiona Ryan. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-29 a 9:11 pm

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Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony

Monthly Video Broadcast

Friday 28th January at 7.00 pm

“How are we to watch for the Lord’s coming?”

Speaker: Rev Ivan Foster

(This message is part of the monthly series on the subject— ‘Where are we in God’s calendar?)

The broadcast may be heard on
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Posted on 2022-01-29 a 12:01 am

A further revelation of the utter DUP sell-out

former ACC Alan McQuillan


“Policing Board don’t see intelligence on IRA‘due to Sinn Fein plea’ says former top PSNI officer”

The following report appeared in yesterday’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’. It serves to show just how horrendous was the surrender to the Sinn Fein/IRA by the DUP in order to gain power back in 2007. It also exposed the readiness of the Ulster Unionist party, the Alliance Party and the Social Democratic and Labour Party, to go along with this shameful accommodation of those who engaged in terrorism and who came to political power by that means, despite the loud pronouncements of their adherence to the principles of democracy and law and order.

But when will the Ulster Protestant face-up to the fact that we were deceived back in 2007 and our hard-won heritage cast aside for a ‘morsel’ (Hebrews 12:16-17) of political ‘meat’ by those greedy for self-advancement.

In truth, as it was with Esau, there can be no recovery of our birthright and a return to the Ulster we once knew.

That is the price peoples and nations have ever paid for their refusal to heed the repeated warnings of treachery and betrayal for they were blinded for a time by the lies which painted the duplicity as a great gain!

Esau was satisfied with his ‘morsel’ for a time but soon became aware of the bad bargain he had made. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-28 a 7:39 pm

Reply to News letter attack

The following was printed in today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’.


I replied, just a few minutes ago, to this very biased nonsense as follows.


I think that I can claim that my observations on the scandal of institutional child abuse, condemned as they are by Commissioner Fiona Ryan in your newspaper today, were perfectly in keeping with what others saw and said! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-28 a 7:32 pm

Doug Beattie will ask party to decide on leadership

Doug Beattie will ask party to decide on leadership

Mr Beattie is quoted as saying that the controversial tweets at the centre of this row were “pretty horrific” and he was “deeply ashamed” of them.

Nothing he says can explain why it was that he thought it acceptable to make such despicable comments about a Christian mother. Nor can he possible explain why his first efforts at ‘apologising’ we so facile and shallow and very obviously insincere.It was only when his ‘barrack-room coarseness and boorishness’ was seen by him to have political repercussions, that he became humble and contrite!

His whole defence begs the question as how he ever thought that such comments could in any way be considered acceptable.He is of Boris Johnston’s ilk.  Failing to see what was so blatantly obvious to everyone else.

He is not fit to be an elected representative and most certain not fitted to be a party leader, even when that party is one given over to such a betrayal of morality and decency as the Ulster Unionist Party!

His present actions of asking his party what he should do is but another example of his moral barrenness!

Ivan Foster

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 7:05 pm

My replies to criticism of my article

There have been two responses to a letter of mine which appeared yesterday in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’. The letter was a synopsis of my article,  “Child abuse: Stormont ministers set March date for apology”.

One response is an article in today’s ‘Irish News’, written by one of its correspondents, Claire Simpson.

The other is a letter which appears in today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’. It is from Margaret McGuckin, Denise Burke, Ron Graham and Alan Philips.

I have reproduced screenshots of both responses, sent by a kind friend, below.

In anticipation of just such a response, I had already penned an article and mounted it upon my ‘Burning Bush’ web page. The article is entitled, “A DEFENCE IN THE FACE OF AN EXPECTED ATTACK!”

I will briefly reply to both articles, beginning first of all with the following “Irish News” article. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 6:58 pm

A nurse goes on the attack!!

Amy Gallagher

“Christian nurse to sue mental health clinic over course that dubbed Bible ‘racist’” so read the headlines in today’s ‘Daily Express’. 

The article states: “A NHS mental health clinic is facing legal action after running a course which branded the Bible and all white people ‘racist’.

Amy Gallagher is planning to sue the Portman Clinic in North London, part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, after she felt some of its courses contained religious and racial discrimination. Ms Gallagher – a Christian nurse – undertook the course during clinical training in psychotherapy.

The Christian nurse is currently trying to crowdfund £50,000 to pay for the legal action against the clinic.

“On what I’ve experienced, what they describe as anti-racism is racism. What they describe as tolerance is intolerance.

She began the Portman Clinic’s Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy course in September 2020 with the aim of finishing clinical training that would qualify her to set up a psychotherapy practice.”

Any Christian who dares to term the presently accepted evil practices linked to the LGBT community, as morally perverted and sin is immediately termed as someone given over to prejudice and hatred of those guilty of this wicked practice. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 6:38 pm

A defence in the face of an expected attack!

I can well believe that my article, on the main page of the current “Burning Bush” — “Child abuse: Stormont ministers set March date for apology” — will arouse bitter opposition, especially since an slightly edited version has appeared as a letter in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ today, January 24th, even though the Editor of that newspaper saw fit to remove the last, very telling, sentence in my letter.

That sentence read: “They (the clerics and nuns of the Church of Rome) and they alone are to be publicly shamed for the vast majority of the wickedness of this deplorable episode that is but a repeat of what is recognised by historians as the ongoing dark practices of Rome!

My letter has been published on the same day as the local BBC news site carried the headline, quoting the words of former Chief Constable, Sir George Hamilton: Martin McGuinness acted ‘with integrity’ says former PSNI chief constable. Martin McGuinness was a self-confessed leader of the murdering terrorist organisation, the IRA. Just how one could classify a notorious terrorist as a person of ‘integrity’ defies logic and common gumption!

Yet this is the mind-set of so many people. They live in a world of sentimentality, engendered by the utterly deceitful modern philosophy emanating from the pulpits of the land. The prevailing notion is that to ignore the truth concerning the dreadful acts perpetrated by prominent public figures and embrace saccharine views of their persona, is a wholesome and ‘Christian’ thing to do! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 6:33 pm

Ignorance has bred folly and shame!!

“Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation.

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.,” Psalm 119:98-102.

“Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,” Psalm 119:105.

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple,” Psalm 119:130.



The article is there to be read by anyone interested but one contribution came closest to the real reason for the malaise! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-22 a 8:51 pm

Child abuse: Stormont ministers set March date for apology

Here is the BBC’s article

If Paul Given does indeed offer an apology to those who suffered shameful treatment as children within homes supposedly established to look after them, he is linking the Unionist and Protestant people with horrific crimes carried out chiefly by Roman Catholic clerics and nuns within Roman Catholic institutions!

That is a step too far in the campaign of ‘mutuality’ pursued by Sinn Fein/IRA and the other pro-republican, anti-British parties that make up the majority in Stormont, and in which evil parade Unionists lamely limp along at the rear!

Let every condemnation be heaped on every wicked and guilty person and establishment, irrespective of their religious profession, but let not any Unionist representative give the impression that the Protestant people share in the guilt and shame of these terrible events.

Bible Protestantism has consistently protested against the evil system of Romanism and the inevitable corruption that the false and evilly pretended ‘celibacy’ of its clerics and nuns will breed.

They and they alone are to be publicly shamed for the vast majority of the wickedness of this deplorable episode that is but a repeat of what is recognised by historians as the ongoing dark practices of Rome!

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
20th January 2022.

Posted on 2022-01-21 a 1:10 am

Shameless and brazen hypocrisy of Michelle O'Neill

Under the commendatory headline:

Powerful moment Michelle O’Neill reads list of names of 23 murdered women

Sinn Feiner, Michelle O’Neill, was praised by the Belfast Telegraph when it posted the above headline in a report of her reading out the names of women murdered in Northern Ireland.

I am absolutely sure she did not read out, during her ‘powerful moment’, the names of the many women her compatriots in the IRA murdered, such as Mrs Bullock, shot alongside her UDR husband in their home in 1972 and the Faith Mission Pilgrim, Miss Sylvia Crowe, murdered by a bomb aimed at a UDR patrol, as she stood at a bus stop near Rosslea in 1979, to name but two of the very many female victims of Michelle O’Neill’s friends in the IRA!!

Sadly, I did not hear of any attention being drawn to her shameless and brazen hypocrisy by the Unionist members listening!

Ivan Foster.

Mrs Bullock

Miss Sylvie Crow in her
Faith Mission uniform.

Posted on 2022-01-18 a 9:48 pm

Burning a candle for the dead - a pagan practice!!

The following report has appeared in ‘The Belfast Telegraph’ today. The scan below was sent to me this morning by a friend.

The headlines tell us that DUP First Minister, Paul Given, has not joined the Presbyterian Church but the picture tells us that he has adopted the Popish practice of lighting a candle for the dead!

Let me state here that we consider the murder of the young school teacher in Co Offaly, in the Republic of Ireland, as a most dreadful crime. We have every sympathy with her mother and father and the whole family circle in their unspeakable grief at the loss of a beautiful daughter just beginning her life, as it were. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-18 a 9:33 pm

30th Anniversary of Teebane Massacre

It is important never to forget the wickedness of those now in power in Stormont who achieve that ‘elevation’ via murder and terror and the sad and sickening betrayal by the DUP of every democratic principle when they entered a power-sharing arrangement with Sinn Fein/IRA back in 2007.

It seems very likely that as a result of that treachery by the DUP, Sinn Fein/IRA may become the largest party at Stormont following the next Assembly election and thus claim the position of ‘First Minister’!

One of the atrocities that brought Sinn Fein/IRA to power was the massacre of eight workmen at Teebane Cross on the Omagh/Cookstown Road, as they journey home in 1992. The reason for their murder? They were carrying out repair work in Lisanelly British Army base in Omagh!

For that they were slaughtered by the murdering fiends of the IRA. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-17 a 4:44 pm

UUP leader, Doug Beattie, attacks Jim Allister for asking a sensible question!!??

Doug Beattie

Doug Beattie, the Ulster Unionist Party leader, is so devoted to the silly notion of adding to his party by ‘slabbering on the green slippers of Irish Nationalism’ that he made the utterly bizarre attack upon Jim Allister, leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice as was reported in today’s “Belfast telegraph”. 

Beattie claimed that the perfectly rational request from Mr Allister of the health Minister: “What precautions are in place to prevent citizens of the Republic of Ireland from availing of free Covid-19 testing kits and facilities in Northern Ireland” was “unfortunately divisive”, adding that he “simply cannot understand this nonsense”.

He tweeted: “I’d happily share with my neighbour, the same neighbour who sent ambulances & crews to help us fight Covid … or put up helicopters to help us fight bushfires.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-11 a 7:55 pm

Poignant service to remember Kingsmills massacre victims

A roadside service to remember the victims of the Kingmills massacre has taken place in south Armagh.

(See full report here –Poignant service to remember Kingsmills massacre victims)

Ten Protestant workmen were gunned down after being forced off their minibus by an IRA gang on January 5, 1976.

The only Catholic in the vehicle was ordered to flee the area before the gunmen shot the workers with an array of automatic weapons.

One man survived the attack despite being shot 18 times.

Rev Graham Middleton, Tullyvallen Free Presbyterian Church, speaking at the commemoration service

in memory of those murdered in the Kingsmills Massacre on the 5th January 1976. Pacemaker Belfast Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-06 a 5:40 pm

Mr feels “unworthy” and a “lesser person” loses his court case. I wonder how he feels now??

Ashers ‘gay cake’ case: European court rules case inadmissible”.

Ashers ‘gay cake’ case: European court rules case inadmissible

By Eimear Flanagan

Gareth Lee sued Christian-run Ashers bakery for refusing to make a cake decorated with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-06 a 5:13 pm

Pardons extended to all abolished same-sex crimes

Read the BBC  article here

Once again the news is focused on the rejection of God’s Law and the instigating of man’s immorality as the standard by which humans should live. Perversion is legalised and every effort made to remove all ignominy and opprobrium from those given over to all related depraved deviancy!

The above heading is taken from the BBC news item. In it is reported that “More people will be eligible for a pardon for historical criminal convictions relating to homosexual activity, the government has said. It means anyone convicted or cautioned for consensual homosexual activity, under now-abolished laws, can apply to have them ‘disregarded’. The convictions would be wiped from record and an automatic pardon given.”

We ask: “Pardoned by whom?” “Wiped out from what record?”

Most certainly not from Heaven’s record of man’s wickedness and again, no pardon is forthcoming from the God of Heaven! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-04 a 11:31 pm

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Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

New Year services – January 2nd (DV)

11.30 am


(Luke 19:41-42)

7.00 pm


(Isaiah 26:20-21)

Preacher: Rev Ivan Foster
(Former Minister)

All are welcome to the services
or to join in via Facebook

“‭Thou crownest‭‭ the year‭ with thy goodness‭; and thy paths‭ drop‭‭ fatness‭,” Psalm 65:11.

Posted on 2022-01-01 a 12:01 am

New Year Greeting!

Please accept this as a token of our loving regard for you all, our gratitude for your support and kind encouragement during the last year and our prayerful best wishes for you and your family and loved ones for the incoming year.

Sincerely in Christ’s peerless name,
Ivan & Ann Foster

Posted on 2022-01-01 a 12:01 am