May 2011

A common but costly mistake

A look at the recent election results and its aftermath, by Rev Ivan Foster

The mistake I wish to highlight is that referred to by the Lord in verse 21 of Psalm 50. “Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself.”

The Democratic Unionist Party is awash with self-congratulations and jubilation in the wake of the recent elections. An example of that jubilation may be seen in the reported victory speech by Mr. Paul Frew, MLA for North Antrim. Mr. Frew said: “I would like to dedicate this victory to the real power, that being God for he (sic) has the glory. Many of our opponents and the media highlighted the fact that we were praying for victory, that is very true.” “The DUP works hard but we pray harder and we have a strong Christian ethos in the party which is needed because when people lean on us we lean on the Lord.” Ballymena Times, 10th May 2011. More…


Reasons why the Great Tribulation and the revelation of the Antichrist must precede the rapture of the Church.

(An address given by the late Pastor James Kyle Paisley at an Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony Conference at Highgate Road Chapel, London, in April, 1947.)

Foreword by Rev Ivan Foster

The recent folly of Dr Harold Camping in predicting that the “secret rapture” of the Redeemed would take place on Saturday 21st May 2011 has highlighted the most important event for which the people of God are required to watch and wait.

The failure of Dr Camping’s prediction has given the unregenerate opportunity to laugh and mock. Doubtless, it has confirmed many in their unbelief.

However, let all recognise that poor Dr Camping, a very elderly man, acted very foolishly and in complete defiance of God‘s Word.

“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is,” Mark 13:32, 33, KJV. The day of the return of Christ cannot be calculated or predicted by man. Dr Camping should have known this for he made a similar foolish prediction back in 1994…More