This letter has been published in today’s (16/5/23) edition of the ‘Belfast Newsletter’
I just had to respond to the sacrilegious article by John Coulter published yesterday in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’!
I deem it to be blasphemous because of the stupid and irreverent title given by him to his article.
It is reprehensible of Coulter, a promoter of unwholesome and fraudulent so-called ‘gospel music, to seek to encourage others to embrace this aping of the world.
Well did John the apostle write: “For many deceivers are entered into the world,” 2 John 1:7.
May the article be seen as a work of deception!
Sincerely in Christ’s name,
I have not read the article “Sir Cliff Richard is right, why should the devil have all the good music?” by John Coulter.
The title tells me enough about the nonsense that it will contain.
The title is an endorsement by Mr Coulter of the puerile statement by Cliff Richard and that tells where the article is heading!
One question immediately occurs to me. Just when did the devil ever do anything or endorse anything that was truly ‘good’?
The Lord said of him: “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it,” John 8:44.
It is further stated of the devil in the Bible that, “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil,” 1 John 3:8.
That makes it obvious that the ‘devil’s music’ is not admired by the Lord. I go with the Lord’s opinion of the devil and utterly reject the folly of Cliff Richard and John Coulter.
The devil is obviously not the source of anything good, musical or otherwise and to say that he is, flies in the face of God’s Word!
Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
Kilskeery, Co. Tyrone