May 2013

Why We Believe in Total Depravity

A message preached by Rev Ivan Foster at a Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony meeting, London, May 24th, 2013.

“And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man,” Mark 7:20-23.

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Rev Robert Ormerod dies in sad circumstances

“One day we will all see him again because we will all see him in heaven” – his son Timothy

Robert_OrmerodLong-serving Free Presbyterian minister from Northern Ireland has died in an accident on the M6 in the north of England. The Rev Robert Ormerod, minister of Cloughmills Free Presbyterian Church, was driving between visits to family members in Birmingham and Coventry yesterday when he suddenly took ill.

Speaking on behalf of his devastated family, the Rev Ormerod’s son Timothy last night said they were all in complete shock. “He had a heart attack and died at the wheel while driving,” he said. “The biggest thing we can hold to is that he is in heaven, he’s a saved man, we can rest assured that whatever pain and suffering he had, there is none now because he is in heaven with Jesus. “And one day we will all see him again because we will all see him in heaven.”

The Rev Ormerod served as minister of Cloughmills Free Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years. He also served as the Convenor of Government and Morals Committee within the Free Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife Julie, their sons Jonathan and Timothy, and daughters Naomi, Hannah and Danielle. All who knew and appreciated his labours as a minister and as the Convenor of Government and Morals Committee will miss his witness in the Presbytery and the wider church.

Rev. Foster’s radio broadcasts on Q101.2 FM Omagh during May.

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  • Sunday May 5th: What is the gospel?  click here

separation_leafletThe Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster reaffirms its position on Biblical separation

Calls for separation from apostasy and from those “brethren who maintain fellowship with those who deny the faith”.

Read the statement here.

Our glorious hope

by Alan Toms.

Believers are promised special strength for those days (known as the ‘Great Tribulation’ and also as ‘The Time of Jacob’s Trouble’, for Israel will suffer too). In fact, I believe it is when Israel’s suffering is at its height and Jerusalem is at the point of final destruction that the Lord will appear to deliver her and bring peace to the earth. This is not the ‘end of the world’ but the time when the Lord Jesus takes His place as King of the Jews and all nations for one thousand years. This is known as the Millennium. After this age the Judgment of the Great White Throne will take place and then the world as we know it will be destroyed.

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Israel’s Messiah King

A study in Psalm 45. A message preached by Rev Ivan Foster at the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony evening meeting in London, 23rd April, 2010. There is a natural sequence from the close of the previous Psalm 44 (see previous article) to the opening of this Psalm 45. Psalm 44 ends with Israel crying upon the Lord to arise to the aid of His people as they face destruction under Antichrist. “Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies’ sake,” Psalm 44:26. This Psalm 45 carries us even further into the future than did the previous. In this psalm the Saviour has come and it is no longer Antichrist who is reigning. Christ has taken unto Himself His great power and rules and reigns amongst the kingdoms of this world.

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Israel’s time of trouble under Antichrist

A study in Psalm 44. This is a familiar psalm, the contents of which have provided much support and comfort to the people of God in this New Testament era as the Church of Christ has appropriated this psalm to itself. What truth there is in verses 1-8.

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Democracy versus God

  • Democracy may be defined as “popular government by the will of the people.”
  • Given that the will of man is fallen and depraved as a result of Adam’s transgression, it will be easily seen that a clash with the mind and will of Jehovah is inevitable.
  • The final conflict in this world will be between the will of the people and the will of God.

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Willie Frazer slams sentence for rioter: Jailing carer mum ‘wouldn’t have happened if she was a republican’

SDLP leader denies party split over Special Advisers Bill

Sinn Fein: Staff may lose jobs through bill

UK security ‘linked garda to crime’

Security services ‘tried to frame a garda sergeant in bid to cover up British collusion’

Man faces soldier murder charge

Woolwich attack: Michael Adebowale charged with murder of soldier Lee Rigby

Scale of abuse in Magdalene laundries ‘will never be known unless State inquiry is extended’

Opponents of gay marriage like supporters of apartheid, says senior bishop

Floundering SDLP bows to pressure

Loyalist civil rights campaigners plan to protest at G8 summit

Complaint over ‘bias’ in tour of Maze prison

Catholic priest steps aside during investigation

Pope’s proclamation that atheists will go to heaven has led to a rebuke from officials who declared they will go to hell – so much for ‘infallibility’!

SDLP unlikely to support Stormont ex-terrorists ban (Guess who they are running scared of???)

Former SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon warns his party against blocking SPAD bill

Seamus Mallon urges SDLP not to block victim bill

SDLP ‘will not block SPADs bill’

SDLP won’t block special advisors bill

SDLP won’t block bill on advisers

Christians’ cases rejected by court

Terror police called in after prison warden stabbed in attack ‘inspired by Woolwich murder’

Ulster Unionists call for councils to mark funeral of murdered soldier

Ninety-two per cent favour united Ireland in local ‘poll’ (In Crossmaglen !!!!)

Gay marriage part of wider attack on society – Ian Paisley

‘Not a single parking ticket’ issued in Coalisland (Surprise, surprise !!)

In London as in Boston, terrorist-killers were known to security services

Pope Francis: Being an atheist is fine as long as you do good – God has a very different view – John 3:36

Woolwich attack: Somalian terrorists warn Britain: ‘Your chickens are coming home to roost’

Woolwich suspect ‘inspired by cleric banned from UK after urging followers to behead enemies of Islam’ – ‘Under Islam, this can be justified’

‘He is a hero’: Radical Muslim cleric who is banned from Britain applauds terror suspect’s ‘courage’

Woolwich attack: David Cameron wants to know ‘what went wrong’ in MI5

Fears are growing that the killing In Woolwich will lead to a long-term rise in attacks on Muslims in this country

Paint attack at Belfast Islamic centre

New strategy for shared education unveiled by Stormont leaders

John F Kennedy was a fan of Hitler and Nazi Germany, diaries reveal

Brussels gravy train is like ‘last days of Rome’: EU MEPs earn up to 740% more than average citizen and enjoy free haircuts and gallons of petrol

‘Miraculous’ escape of Rev Robert Ormerod’s sisters

Ann Travers: IRA victim’s sister to meet SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell over decision to block bill to prevent former prisoners guilty of serious offences becoming Stormont special advisors

Sinn Féin say John Downey arrest for 1982 Hyde Park bombing is “vindictive, unnecessary and unhelpful”

Jim Allister Blasts Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly’s Interference in Judicial System over 1982 Hyde Park bombing arrest

Nigel Dodds hits out at Sinn Fein call for Hyde Park accused release

Attack on Woolwich soldier is ‘not like IRA’ terror threat

Woolwich attack: Killed man ‘was soldier’

Woolwich attack: latest

Woolwich attack: terrorist proclaimed ‘an eye for an eye’ after attack

Full decommissioning ‘not certain’ – despite all the lying assurances given at the time!!!

Free Presbyterian minister dies in car accident

Rev Robert Ormerod killed in car crash on M6, England

Senior Free Presbyterian clergyman Rev Robert Ormerod dies in motorway collision

IRA victim’s anguish as SDLP shapes to veto advisers’ bill

Ann Travers fury as SDLP blocks terror aide ban

Presbyterian Church in Ireland & Church of Scotland relations strained by gay clerics

UUP fury over ‘hunger strikes’ teaching guide – pupils asked “to put themselves in the shoes” of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands

Ulster Unionist leader calls for ‘Bog Child’ to be removed from schools reading list

Politicians must decide on terror amnesty, insists DPP

Man arrested over 1982 IRA Hyde Park bomb

David Cameron pledge to Tories: No more divisive issues like gay marriage

Prisoner elite getting millions, says Attwood

Sinn Fein accused of hiding abortion talks at conference

I expect terror attacks during G8 summit, admits police chief

Thousands of British police sent to Northern Ireland amid fear of terror attack at G8 summit

Ban on political advisers with jail record set to fail – thanks to SDLP

SPAD bill: SDLP will try to block new special advisers legislation at Stormont

Labour saves David Cameron’s gay marriage bill

Ex-Church of England priest jailed for sex attacks

Westminster Deputy Speaker’s office searched in connection with an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assault

Next coronation to involve other faiths besides Christianity

Boris Johnson aides ‘misled’ court in sodomite bus poster row

Tory activists urge Cameron to drop gay marriage backing

MPs to debate gay marriage plans

David Cameron facing another defeat in the Commons over his plans to legalise gay marriage

More than 500 Muslim imams in landmark gay marriage protest

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, abandons his support for civil partnerships for heterosexual couples

Church of Scotland General Assembly in sodomite ministers debate

G8 summit will put Northern Ireland under security lockdown

Headteachers want four-year-olds to be taught about dangers of porn

Cleric slams Peter Robinson’s ‘wicked misuse’ of prophet’s name

Paisley focuses on Jeremiah after Robinson quip

France gay marriage: President Hollande signs bill into law

Pakistani community must tackle grooming gangs, justice minister insists

Belfast republicans’ staged burglary lures police into armed ambush

Bomb found at Foxes Glen in west Belfast after attack

Further dissident republican violence is feared after bodybuilder shot in Dublin

Northern Ireland’s top policeman gives wake-up call on paramilitaries (Does he not shamefully appear to give justification for terror campaign!!??)

Pervert priest Father John McCullagh takes his abuse secrets to the grave

Archbishop of York to launch inquiry into Church sex abuse claims

Church to set up inquiry into claims of abuse by former dean of Manchester

Willie O’Dea: Jerry McCabe killing still haunts Sinn Fein

Westminster government ministers would back move to leave the European Union

EU referendum: cabinet crisis for David Cameron as ministers break ranks

Tory rebels want a referendum on gay marriage as 150 MPs threaten to wreck new law

Fr Conleth Byrne gets suspended sentence for £145,000 fraud

Details emerge of DUP MPs’ mortgage expenses

Obama to press for fresh impetus on ‘shared future’ during Belfast visit (Tell that to the Muslims engaged in terrorism in USA!)

Loyalist concern over secret parading talks organised by police !!!????

Sinn Fein members know who murdered my father, claims Irish prison officer’s son

Dutch media owner reveals youthful dalliance with IRA – (Soon saw them as gangsters, which undermines their justification of war against the protestant people)

Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s secret Virginia burial upsets locals

Prison block and former Army barracks set aside for G8 protestors

Design row over Daniel Libeskind’s Maze peace-building centre in Northern Ireland – (Paralleling events here to Holocaust is wicked)

Family disappointment as police drop investigation into pensioner who starved to death

Happy 65th anniversary, Israel: From pioneers to the present day, remarkable pictures show the struggle and celebration of the Jewish homeland (Large file with a lot of pictures!)

DUP six repay £144k profits from second homes funded by taxpayer

Former Archbishop of York ‘did not report’ sexual abuse claims

43% of births in Northern Ireland are to unmarried parents. Is it a lifestyle choice or are weddings too costly?

Robinson & McGuinness plan to build “Utopia” !!!!

TUV responds to Joint First Ministers’ announcements

Online Petition to stop a “terrorist shrine” at the Maze Prison site is launched by Unionists

Family of murdered prison officer Brian Stack ‘now know who killed him’

Family claim to know killer’s name

UUP: If Executive won’t guard free speech, we will

Robinson and McGuinness to outline shared future plans

RC priest takes part in installation of woman minister is installed in local Presbyterian church

You’re running scared, Cameron told as controversial gay marriage legislation is dropped from the Queen’s speech.

Integrated teaching ad slammed for requiring Catholic certificate (this is the real nature of the ‘Integrated Schools’ that DUP is promoting – they are at heart Romanist)

DUP flags move ‘a ploy to get care homes off the front page’

IRA man’s bid to overturn attempted murder conviction fails

WWII Irish ‘deserters’ to finally get pardons

PSNI chief ‘is a disgrace’ – DUP councillor Ruth Patterson

Former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson calls for UK to exit EU

‘Taking Belfast’s peace walls down solves nothing. They should be higher’: Protestants and Catholics agree time is not right to dismantle barriers

Analysing the threat from Irish republican dissidents

Adams’ TV non-confession leaves us further from truth

SF and SDLP should pay to remove IRA signs: Ringland

Arnold Hatch dubs DUP ‘hypocrites’ over Dickson Plan

Irish PM Enda Kenny hits back at Catholic Church threat to excommunicate TDs who voted for abortion legislation – (Rome never excommunicated any IRA murderers!!)

Cardinal Sean Brady’s homily on truth was utter hypocrisy

Brian Shivers cleared of murdering two soldiers at Massereene barracks

Murdered soldier’s mother shocked by Massereene verdict

Northern peace process a stalemate between enemies who loathe each other

DUP respond to mounting Maze plan anger

Health minister Edwin Poots does U-turn on care homes

Irish Roman Catholic Bishops: Abortion plan unacceptable

Abortion legislation morally unacceptable – Cardinal Seán Brady

Nigel Evans: Deputy Speaker accused of rape was interviewed four years ago about ‘inappropriate sexual behaviour‘ (Cameron will yet learn that there is a price for defying God’s Law)

Deputy Commons speaker slams ‘false’ claims

Australian Catholic church child sex abuse inquiry begins

Christian-run NHS surgery criticised for refusing to prescribe morning-after pill

Anti-Semitism ‘on the rise’ across Europe

RTE’s O’Callaghan ‘not worried’ as Sinn Fein threatens legal bid

Time Adams gave us straight answer

Irish anti-abortion vigil at Knock draws thousands

Ford compares gay marriage debate to civil rights campaign (which was the forerunner of 30 years of IRA terrorism so watch out!!)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt repeats call for health minister Edwin Poots to resign

Assembly ‘has power to create an Opposition’

Shivers not guilty of Massereene soldiers murders

Six Catholic and Protestant Tyrone schools may form new campus (DUP pushing ecumenical integrated education)

Call made for Poots to resign over care homes

Poots showed ‘abject lack of leadership’ – Northern Ireland’s Commissioner for Older people

Poots apologises to elderly ahead of summit with trust chiefs

Embattled boss of heavily criticised Norther Ireland health trust axed

Irish historical myths pose problem for unionists

Boston brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had planned 4 July attack, says official

‘The civil war in Iraq has already begun’: Politician claims conflict has started and warns it will be ‘worse than Syria’

Pakistan’s rulers accused of turning to underworld in battle to stay in power

The Somalian sex offender the UK can’t deport thanks to Strasbourg judges

Don’t ignore unionist anger on Maze, warns Orange Order

Boston College tapes: IRA recordings on Jean McConville death ‘may bring about Gerry Adams’ downfall’

Eamon Delaney: Adams digs yet another hole for himself on ‘Prime Time’ TV

Report into Omagh bomb claims atrocity could have been prevented

Garda collusion probe poised to enter final stage

RUC memorial move sparks concern

Duke of Kent lays wreath honouring Easter Rising dead (!!??)

British Duke honours Irish rebels – Democratic Unionist MP Jeffrey Donaldson joins him on his visit

DUP abandons proposal for Union flag at Belfast City Hall Cenotaph

Stalled UDR ceremony go-ahead sparks row

No threat to anthem at NI international matches – DUP

Man facing charges linked to death Real IRA boss Alan Ryan disappears

Gerry Adams repeatedly denies knowledge of string of IRA murders

Fuel launderers along the border are “dumping the diesel where once they were dumping the bodies”

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell ‘annoyed’ at cannabis factory in rented house

Controversial abortion bill in Republic of Ireland does not amount to a change in the law – Irish prime minister

239 people arrested over flag protests

SDLP leader’s shock as cannabis factory discovered on his property

“Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills” says: teach about pornography in sex education lessons – (the depths to which the nation has sunk!)

Same-sex marriage rejected at Stormont

Same-sex marriage motion fails at Stormont

Street snapshot shows polarised views on gay marriage

Nationalist parties misjudge Catholic voters on sodomite marriage

Unionists betrayed by DUP U-turn over ‘shrine’

More than 10,000 violent crime cases escaped conviction in England and Wales last year – (Hence government claims of a ‘more peaceful’ society)

Thatcher papers disclose efforts to resolve 1981 hunger strikes (and Gerry Adams’ prominent position within the IRA)