May 2017

Why I have closed my account with SermonAudio

As of 30th May, 2017, I have requested that SermonAudio close my account. I am not sure just when the closure will take place as that is in the hands of SermonAudio. However, I will no longer mount sermons there. Instead, my own website The Burning Bush will now house all my sermons. It has long been the home of my articles and news links. Gradually we will mount the 1376 messages I had on SermonAudio on my own site.

I think that I am correct in saying that our sermons were among the first that were mounted on SermonAudio when Mr. Steven Lee opened his exciting new venture. I recall him heading off home to the United Sates with a large box of old cassette recordings of early sermons preached by me here in Kilskeery, many hundreds of which have been downloaded over the years. I am ever mindful of the introduction SermonAudio gave me to a multitude of believers across the world. Read more

Revealed: Jeremy Corbyn blamed IRA’s Poppy Day massacre on British ‘occupation’ of Northern Ireland

Despite the lies and white-washing by the Labour Party machine, nothing can conceal what Corbyn is. He is what he always has been – a friend and apologist for IRA terrorist murderers!!

Read the Daily Telegraph report here.

Why it is time for an Islamic Reformation

A very disconcerting read for the foolish, the blind and those ignorant of the truth regarding Islam!

“It would be monstrous to lay the blame for the Manchester bombing at the door of all Muslims, but their religion’s intolerance of plurality leaves too many questions unanswered, writes Sean O’Driscoll….” Read the Belfast Telegraph column here.

‘IRA leadership did sanction Kingsmills’

Welcome as this statement is, it is but stating what most adult Unionist people 40 years ago believed!

Read the Belfast Newsletter report here.

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland last night moved a step closer to allowing ministers to perform gay marriages.

This report appeared in the “Belfast Newsletter”, 26th May 2017.

“The Kirk’s governing body backed calls for a study into how same-sex ceremonies in church could be allowed. The proposal was outlined in a report by the Theological Forum of the Church of Scotland.

It also called for the church to apologise for its “history of discrimination” of gay people.
Convener of the forum, the Very Reverend Iain Torrance, said: “I hope, I pray, we are moving to a different stage in this long argument.

“We can begin perhaps by saying gently to those with whom we have disagreed, I am sorry. That notion of an apology is directly linked to taking this into a non-binary stage and trying to think these pieces differently with a different perception.” Read more….

Manchester bomb: ‘IRA taught Isis that terrorism pays’

Others see the link between Sinn Fein/IRA and terror and their route to political office.
How ashamed the DUP should be for providing the aid and assistance whereby these hypocrites entered high office. Read the Newsletter report here.

So, Michelle O’Neill, just when did it become unacceptable to bomb Manchester?

Only Sinn Fein would have the effrontery, the gall, the shamelessness to condemn the recent bombing in Manchester by Muslims when their terrorist cohorts twice left hundreds injured in the same city by similar acts of terrorism in 1992 and 1996, and then try to have us believe that their attacks were different!!!!

Just when will Ulster’s Unionist people say ‘NO’ to power-sharing with such heinous and detestable deceivers and liars??

Read the Belfast Telegraph report here.

Church minister apologises for ‘explosives’ remark at election event

What a gutless coward this ‘mighty’ man is! ‘Canon’ Mark Watson can stand up and sound off in private and makes jokes in the presence of unionists in a church hall but when his comments are made known he immediately folds before the cries of the ‘politically correct’ brigade.
How little there is of the spirit of our forefathers in this ecclesiastical pygmy!!!!

Read the Irish News story here.

Enniskillen deserves investigation like Bloody Sunday: victims’ daughter

We cannot agree more with this lady’s call for a proper investigation in the 1987 “Poppy Day Massacre”. From the very first, this horrific atrocity by the IRA has been surrounded by lies, told by both the IRA and the police and politicians. Read the Belfast Newsletter story here.

Please read the full story in an article we wrote at the time.

You can read the details of the 12th victim of the bombing, Mr Ronnie Hill, here.

Church of Scotland expected to back same-sex marriage

Moderator Designate, Dr Browning said: “Hopefully we’re in a position to move forwards, but that will be for the General Assembly to make its mind up on, on Thursday.”

The poor fool considers adopting the moral standards of the city God damned (Genesis 19:4, 2 Peter 2:6, Jude 7) as moving forward.

He is one of those spoken of by Isaiah the prophet. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20.

Read the BBC news report here.

Lower Falls protest against anti-social behaviour

This Roman Catholic community is only reaping what it sowed. It has supported Sinn Fein/IRA from its heyday of terrorism and doubtless still does.

As a result, the area became a “No Go” area for ordinary policing activities and the IRA was embraced by the residents as its “police force”!

When the ‘lawless’ become responsible for ‘law and order’ only greater lawlessness can result.

In their complaint, the residents of course make no mention of this salient fact!!

Read the BBC News story here.

Another report of the same incident can be seen here.

Chief Kingsmills suspect linked to 46 murders

When the list of the victims given in this article is examined, this person, whom Michelle O’Neill, the leader of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland, would doubtlessly honour as she did the Loughgall murderers, is nothing short of a homicidal maniac. As such he was typical of all IRA activists!

Read the Belfast Newsletter report here.

The Royal Family and the Sins of the Age

Two recent headlines indicate the sad direction of the thinking of Royalty!
LGBT Awards: Prince William honoured for supporting community – this was a BBC headline on 13th May, 2017. The report stated: ‘He told the British LGBT Awards on Friday evening via a video message: “It’s so important to be proud of the person you are.” The Duke of Cambridge was named “straight ally of the year” and was among several celebrities given awards.’

The other headline that drew my attention was on the Belfast Newsletter site. “Prince Charles’ Royal tribute to 1916 combatants”. The article went on to say: ‘The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to those who fought for Irish freedom in the 1916 Rising.” Prince Charles said it was important to honour the memory of “men and women from all sides whose sacrifice shaped our shared history”. The future king had earlier laid a wreath at a memorial in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin in memory of all those who died in the 1916 rebellion.’ He also met with Sinn Fein/IRA leader, Gerry Adams. Read more

Jim Allister: Unionists should reject devolution if it must include SF

This is sound advice which UUP and especially DUP supporters have most stupidly and blindly refused to consider.

Unless it is heeded soon the union is inevitably doomed since Sinn Fein will never do anything to preserve it but rather will do everything to destroy it.


Read Jim Allister’s letter to the Editor of the Newsletter article here.

Republished: The things that shall be hereafter.

This book has proved to be a wonderful means of setting forth the Bible’s teaching on prophecy.

It sets forth in chronological order many passages of God’s Word related to the ‘last times’.
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Only in NI would we face the lunacy in which the state’s right to stop mass murder is disputed

This is a worthwhile read especially by friends in the USA where so much money and support for IRA terrorism has been raised.

Read the Newsletter report here.

Stephen Fry’s blasphemy refuted

The headlines in a national newspaper ran thus: “Stephen Fry investigated by Irish police for alleged blasphemy”. The offensive words were spoken by Fry while he was interviewed on RTE, the Irish state broadcaster. A listener has made a complaint to the Irish police who then began to investigate the matter. Under the Republic of Ireland’s ‘Defamation Act 2009’, a person who publishes or utters blasphemous material “shall be guilty of an offence”. A conviction can lead to a fine of up to €25,000. It has already been reported in the press that a court case is unlikely! Read more

BREAKING NEWS – Irish police drop Stephen Fry blasphemy probe (As we suspected they would!!)

Final message that leaves us in no doubt about the loyalties of former Deputy First Minister

Coming from the pen of a Dublin-born and educated Irish newspaper correspondent, this makes interesting reading! Read the report here.

O’Neill (Sinn Fein leader in Northern Ireland) defends role at Loughgall commemoration

Read the ITV report here.

In response to criticism, Michelle O’Neill said: “The Good Friday Agreement affirmed that everyone has a right to remember their dead and that is what I will do when I go to the commemoration.”

It is true that people have a right to remember their dead, BUT, no one has the right to paint criminals and terrorists, bent on murdering policemen doing their duty, as ‘martyrs’ slain in the pursuit of a holy cause. This what Michelle O’Neill did on Lord’s Day April 30th, in company with many hundreds of Roman Catholic supporters.

In truth, the incident highlights the fragile foundation upon which the whole Irish Republican cause is based. The iniquitous accusations of discrimination, of pogrom and of wholesale victimisation against Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland, publicised throughout the world by the allies of Romanism, is as false and tenuous as is Sinn Fein’s claim that the armed men shot by the army at Loughgall 30 years ago were martyrs. The dictionary defines a martyr to be “someone killed for their religious or other beliefs.”

The IRA men that night received what they were intent on inflicting on others.

It cannot be called anything other than justice.

Revealed: why 40,000 Protestants fled Ireland in four years

Read the Newsletter report here.

This really is a forgotten story. Even most Protestants here in Northern Ireland are ignorant of these facts.

This partly because of the Protestant psyche. The Protestant is inclined to put such matters behind them and move on, making the most out of their new circumstances.

The Roman Catholic on the other hand will immediately begin a campaign of complaint, seeking to engender compensation, support, sympathy and above all, revenge!

The campaign by victims of IRA terrorism would likely never have begun if it were not for the offensive and wickedly deceitful campaign by Republicans to have IRA criminals white-washed and declared courageous campaigners for freedom. It is that which provoked and stirred Protestant victims and their families into action.

The Protestant disposition may also be seen in that when our forefathers emigrated to the United States in the mid-1700s, they became ‘Americans’. On the other hand, the Kennedys ands those of that ilk, retained their Irish links and declared themselves “Irish Americans” and told the world of the hardships from which they fled – the potato famine – which they naturally blamed upon the English!

It is a great relief to Christians to know that one day the Lord right all wrongs and declare the truth about events in human history that have been long distorted and warped in order to advance sin.

These and many other Scriptures speak of the work of Christ when He comes again to uncover the lies and deceit under which so many have taken refuge during their lifetime.

“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil,” Ecclesiastes 12:14.

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment,” Matthew 12:36.

“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known,” Luke 12:2.

“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel,” Romans 2:16.

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God,” Romans 14:11-12.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad,” 2 Corinthians 5:10.

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do,” Hebrews 4:13.

‘Friend of Gerry Adams’ tortured man and threatened to feed him to dogs

Read the Newsletter report here.

The police allegations against this Sinn Fein man detail activities which would cause you to ask: “Where did he learn such tactics?” He must have friends who are familiar with interrogation victims!!!

Sinn Fein flyer for Jonathan Dowdall. Image thought to date from 2014.

Another report on the same incident.