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Light, liberty and life - in answer to prayer!
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McGuinness and Dugdale - guilty of blood!

These two articles from the ‘Belfast Telegraph’ highlight the abominable and hypocritical character of the leading figures within the Sinn Fein/IRA movement. They were lauded as ‘peace-makers’ and heralded as leaders to be followed, when in truth they were amongst greatest murderers and criminals in Ireland, north and south.

The Democratic Unionist Party is guilty of helping to spread the lie regarding Martin McGuinness, who was a cold-blooded mastermind of murder, when they entered a power-sharing arrangement with Sinn Fein/IRA which resulted in him being appointed as Deputy First Minister in Stormont back in 2007.

The curse of God has been upon the Unionist cause ever since the endorsement that arrangement received from the Unionist people!

The Bible declares the fate of such as these two:

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death,” Revelation 21:8.

Being the subject of innumerable republican hero-worshipping ballads will not spare them from this terrible fate.

Sincere regards,

Ivan Foster

Martin McGuinness

Former IRA man claims Martin McGuinness supplied car used for Co Fermanagh bombing

Part-time UDR soldier was targeted in 1972, claims new book

‘Belfast Telegraph’,  June 27 2022 09:59 PM

A former IRA member has claimed that Martin McGuinness supplied a car used to bomb a garage along the border in 1972.

The details have been disclosed by Eddie Gallagher, who had been an IRA member from Donegal.

He made the claims in a new book by Sean O’Driscoll — ‘Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber’ — which tells the story of London heiress turned IRA member Rose Dugdale. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-30 a 6:15 pm

Letter: In the past terrorists were hanged, now they are at the heart of government

A letter from Richard Ferguson

“Belfast Newsletter’, Monday, 27th June 2022.

Sir Henry Wilson was, as Jonathan Buckley points out (‘Honouring a war hero,’ June 23, see link below), “murdered by cowardly IRA terrorists”.

In like manner so too were hundreds of members of the Ulster Special Constabulary (USC), RUC, UDR and Northern Ireland Prison Service murdered by cowardly IRA terrorists.

There is however one significant difference between the terrorists who murdered Sir Henry and those who murdered members of the security forces in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Those who murdered Sir Henry received the just reward of their deeds, both gunmen being convicted, sentenced to death and hanged.

Their successors in PIRA however, rather than facing the full rigours of the law, have been elevated to the heart of government in Northern Ireland. Such is the abominable out working of the Belfast/St Andrews agreement.

Regrettably I must remind Mr Buckley that it is he and his party who have been the chief implementers of that sordid system of government that sees terrorists rewarded with the highest offices of the land.

Richard Ferguson,


Honouring war hero who was murdered by the IRA a century ago is least we can do

Posted on 2022-06-28 a 6:40 pm

Good news and bad in today's Belfast Newsletter

Below are two reports from today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’, sent to me by a very good friend of our witness who I can’t say that I have ever met, one report being good and the other abominable.

The men who were arrested last August for preaching against sodomy and like perversion, in Larne, Co. Antrim, have been declared innocent of the charges brought by the police. This court decision follows a like decision regarding a similar charge brought against the same men in a Dundalk court in the Republic of Ireland. There the charge was likewise dismissed some days ago.

The only dissenter was a renegade papist priest, Pat Buckley who represents no one but his own perverted views.

A video of the arrest in Larne may be seen on the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ website.

Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-28 a 5:48 pm

Is this the reason for our declining numbers?

“The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come,” Isaiah 57:1.

Reading this verse today, it occurred to me that little real thought has been given to the meaning of this verse and its clear implications.

Every true believer is concerned with the very obvious decline in the number of those who adhere faithfully to the Word of God and openly stand for righteousness. The word ‘perisheth’ in our text carries the figurative meaning of ‘vanishing away’. Christians are ‘vanishing’ from society. The believer can plainly see this taking place. They are not deceived by the swelling ranks of those who ‘profess’ godliness but recognise it as a religion that can easily set aside any portion of God’s Word which they consider inappropriate and unsuited to them.

That is not the religion of Jesus Christ! “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them,” Isaiah 8:20.

Now while there undoubtedly is an increase in the ranks of such false and empty ‘Christianity’, I believe we must acknowledge that there is a very obvious decline in the numbers of those who seek to believe the whole Bible and witness to others of its message.

The above verse deals with that which we see before us today, Christian.

Please note:


Isaiah says: “The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.” Note the words “no man layeth it to heart” and “none considering”. What is happening is not noticed by mankind generally. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-25 a 6:18 pm

Presbyterian minister attends and participates in Romish prayers to Mary!

Rev. Steve Stockman
Fitzroy Presbyterian Church

Below is an article from the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ of Thursday June 23rd.

I might also give the link to another article in that newspaper which is headlined:

Anti-gay preaching row: Solicitor accuses Garda of ‘bogus prosecution’ after judge dismisses all charges against Northern Ireland trio

It is worth a read.

But to return to the article upon which I wish to make a few comments.

The article in question  highlights the very evident presence of ‘jackasses’ in the pulpits of churches that profess to be Protestant.

There is no greater evidence of the utter folly, upon which the Protestant people attending such churches as those of the ilk of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, are being fed!

The minister of that church advertises his cretinous character in the picture published in the article! He looks like a refugee from some pagan festival, in complete contrast to the exhortation of Holy Scripture. “Let us watch and be sober (circumspect),” 1 Thessalonians 5:6.

He further demonstrates his blindness and empty-headedness with what he has to say on the subject of the Bible’s teaching on Mary, the Saviour’s mother. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-24 a 7:59 pm

Cosy, comfortable churches!

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine,” 2 Timothy 4:1-2.

It was once said to me that ‘you cannot scold people into revival!’ That remark was prompted by my seeking to obey the sentiments of the text above!

‘Rebuking sin’ and those who engage in it, both privately and sometimes publicly if necessary, is an essential and integral part of preaching God’s Word.

Again I refer to the text above.

Many ministers in modern evangelicalism, seeks to provide a ‘feel good factor’ for those attending their services. Without doubt, where such a course and objective is sought, numbers will increase. I believe in these, the last days, consisting of ‘perilous times’, ( 2 Timothy 3:1) faithful preaching may well fail to fill pews where the ‘gospel of feeling good’ may succeed!

Such ‘comfort zones’ are but the product of those evangelical preachers who see their mission as that of filling the church and being popular. I believe a survey of churches where it is seen that numbers are increasing, will invariably show that such an approach has been adopted by the minister.

I am not referring to places of worship where there is outright Bible-denying sermons. No, I am referring to places which fit well within the evangelical and orthodox camp!

Such places avoid controversy like the plague! There is, to a very large degree, an avoidance of any outright, downright and unmistakable denouncing of the evils and failures of today’s professing evangelical Christians. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-21 a 12:01 am

The blind leading the blind

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

This article is in response to the aggravating arrogance of the DUP leader, Jeffrey Donaldson, as he would seek to further delude unionists and exonerate himself and his party from the blame that is rightly theirs for the distressing state of affairs in our province.


A leading article in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ of today (18th June 2022) has the headline: ‘Splintered unionism’ to blame for lost seats, insists DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’.

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

This is a statement of the obvious by a man who would lay the blame on those who wish to maintain ‘traditional’ Unionist values in the face of the departures from the paths of truth and righteousness by his party, the DUP.

It was the DUP which ‘split’ away from those truths which had formerly been the basis of Unionism. That split came when the DUP, for the most self-seeking, self-promoting and egotistical of motives, entered an arrangement with those guilty of support for and involvement in over forty years of ruthless terrorism, which saw hundreds of innocent Protestant and Roman Catholic civilians slaughtered as well as members of the security forces guilty of carrying out only their duties. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-18 a 6:25 pm

A timely reminder

Seeing this letter in today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’ I thought that I might draw your attention to it.

There can be no doubt that Sinn Fein still harbours the spirit that gave rise to the slaughter in Altnaveigh, outside Newry, Co. Down, 100 years ago.

The merciless murders in the last ‘troubles’ are celebrated still by Sinn Fein, led by Michelle O’Neill, who is now vying to become ‘First Minister’ as a result of the ‘power-sharing’ agreement the DUP entered into with Sinn Fein/IRA in 2007!

On 17th June 1922, the IRA, in the early hours, attacked Protestant homes and burned them, with 6 members of that small rural community being brutally murdered.

The man who led the IRA group, Frank Aiken, later became a Dublin government minister and served as the deputy Prime Minister from 1965 to 1969 and Minister for External Affairs from 1951 to 1954 and 1957 to 1969.

Obviously Dublin had no feelings of regret for the actions of this murder!

You may read an account of the massacre here:

Altnaveigh Massacre Remembered

(archived pdf)


Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster.

Centenary of massacre is a reminder of republican hatred, which is undiminished

Belfast Newsletter ‘Letters’

Friday, 17th June 2022, 12:10 pm

The 100th anniversary of the Altnaveigh massacre is a timely reminder of the true nature and face of Irish republicanism. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-17 a 4:37 pm

Joe Biden is Sinn Fein's willing 'poodle'

A few comments on the ‘Protocol’ issue may be in order since new legislation may well be announced by Westminster today.

The roots of the controversy are buried beneath the ‘soil’ of much incomprehensible comment and argument over the last couple of years.

This is no attempt at an analysis of the legal aspects of the ‘Protocol’ but rather a seeking to remind us all of that out of which the whole matter has sprung.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster


SINN Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald

Poor old Joe Biden! It is not enough that he must toe the line laid down by that political ‘Harpy’, fellow Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, but now he has to dance to the tune of Sinn Fein’s ‘terrorist aficionado’, Mary Lou McDonald!

Sinn Fein’s McDonald warns of massive US resistance to Brexit changes in heated newspaper rant

SINN Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has warned the UK Government can expect considerable backlash should their new Northern Ireland Bill impact the Brexit deal aspects safeguarding the Ireland peace agreement.”

So a ‘Daily Express’ article begins.

This is bullying of the same ilk as that practised by the IRA – the threat of ruthless retaliation if their demands were not met!

For years the IRA went about Northern Ireland, mostly at night, and by the threat of slaughter by the bomb and bullet forced from a weak and contemptible Westminster government a surrender deal yielded to by compliant and self-seeking Unionist politicians. It was a surrender which gained a place in the government of Northern Ireland for Sinn Fein/IRA.

This is in truth what the odious ‘Stormont Executive’ is! It is the IRA’s ‘reward’ for decades of terror and murder. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-13 a 6:27 pm

Brandon Lewis - a modern-day Herod!

I had to respond to the article below: we have reproduced the full wording of an article in ‘The Irish News’ of today, Friday 10th June.

It emphasises, if that were needed, what a reprobate Northern Ireland has occupying the office of the Northern Ireland Secretary of State.

This ally of Boris Johnston manifests all the moral deficiency of his boss! We again have presented to us the moral morass into which our nation — the land of the great Protestant Reformation, the Authorised Version of the Bible and the Missionary revival of the 18th century — has sunk under the leadership and shepherding of apostate ecumenical pulpiteers masquerading as God’s servants!

I would have you notice the following statements in the article.

However, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour show yesterday, Mr Lewis said it was “morally bankrupt” not to ensure abortion access was available for all who require it.

“There’s not just a legal duty but a moral duty to make sure that women and girls here in Northern Ireland can access good quality healthcare, the same way that people across the UK can.”

“It’s morally bankrupt not to make sure that people here in Northern Ireland have access to these services.”

Nothing demonstrates the utter destitution of all righteousness there is within the ranks of Government when a senior member of it can utter such wickedness. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-10 a 8:40 pm

Two recent letters to the Newsletter

You may have seen the following letters recently published in the Belfast Newsletter.

The first was from Dr J E Hazlett Lynch rightly protesting at those republicans who jeered his family when they gathered at Carnon Cross, Ardboe at which his brother, Kenneth, and two RUC colleagues were brutally murdered on June 2nd 1977.

I submitted a response in support of his letter but also seeking to highlight the hypocrisy of Mrs Naomi Long, leader of the ‘pious’ Alliance Party, and her readiness to condemn a comparatively lesser sin of the posting of a video mocking a lady murdered some years ago, while in coalition with the terrorist supporting and glorifying Sinn Fein party, guilty of hundreds of murders of innocent Protestants and Roman Catholics!

Here are the two letters,

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

The hypocrisy of republicans who jeer at murder victims

A letter from Rev Dr JE Hazlett Lynch:

6th June 2022, 5:58 am

The scurrilous hypocrisy of the IRA/Sinn Fein community beggars belief. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-10 a 8:34 pm

Some of the things hated by God!

“ . . . . which thing I hate,” Revelation 2:15.

It is all too commonly believed that such is the character of the Lord that there is nothing that He hates!

Such a notion is the offspring of the witness and ministry of those who claim to serve the Lord and preach His Word but who are in fact usurpers and deceivers misrepresenting the Lord in a most reprehensible way.

One day they will learn that they could not have been more wrong!

There cannot be LOVE without HATE. When the heart’s affections are set upon something, they will react most strongly when that which is diametrically opposed to that loved is presented to them. That which stirs up love, when replaced by that which is its antithesis, creates animosity and loathing!

The God of Holiness cannot love sin. Rather, it generates a hatred of it in the very being of God, which in turn produces wrath and judgment. God has reserved a most awful penalty for that which He hates.

Christians, being “partakers of the heavenly calling,” (Hebrews 3:1) and “partakers of the divine nature,” (2 Peter 1:4) will share in this hatred of sin. “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil,” Psalm 97:10. Please note that the child of God is directed by Him to HATE EVIL! Such a hatred is fuelled by the Word of God. “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way,” Psalm 119:104. “I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love,” Psalm 119:163. Such a hatred is entirely intrinsic and integral to the heart that loves the Lord. “Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies,” Psalm 139:21-22.

What now for all those fools who say that we should never HATE anything? Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-09 a 12:02 am

Sodomite-supporting DUP man resigns

There has been a resignation from the DUP by a former mayor of Londonderry.

He claims that he has done so, citing his desire to “move forward with a new political pathway”.

His ‘moving forward’ really means moving backwards to support the the sodomite rebellion against God.

He displayed where he desired to stand and the people amongst which he wished to be associated back in August last year.

The following article which we published in ‘The Burning Bush’ at the time reveals the true character of the man.

DUP mayor launches ‘Gay Pride’ event in Londonderry

I would say that ‘Unionism’ is much better off without him.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

Posted on 2022-06-07 a 10:35 pm

Utter hypocrisy and duplicity which permeates society

Conor Murphy, Alliance MLA Eoin Tennyson, DUP representatives Jonathan Buckley and William Irwin, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Lord Eames


This picture was posted by IRA supporter (at least such) Conor Murphy. He and Sinn Fein vice president, Michelle O’Neill have publicly engaged in the marking of the Queen’s platinum celebrations. O’Neill wrote a letter to the Queen congratulating her for reaching 70 years on the throne!

They were joined in this act of hypocrisy by two DUP politicians, pictured above peeping over Murphy’s shoulder as they creep along at his heels.

The hypocrisy involved is of the highest order since both Murphy and O’Neill are prominent in Sinn Fein, the political wing of the IRA. The IRA did its best to murder the Queen and did actually murder her cousin, Lord Mountbatten, in 1979.

The IRA campaign which began in the lates 1960s and lasted some 40 years, was directed chiefly, if not exclusively, against those loyal to Her Majesty or who showed any sympathy toward the United Kingdom.

For O’Neill and Murphy to now put on a show of pleasure at the Queen’s seventy years on the throne, runs entirely contrary to what it was the whole Republican movement desired and sought after by every foul means.

The two DUP politicians pictured are of that ilk which has yielded entirely to the sham ‘peace and good will’ manufactured by the lies and deceit of the ecumenical churches.

The ‘peace’ philosophy has persuaded the DUP and others under the influence of the ecumenical drug, to accept the IRA/Sinn Fein claim that they have changed. The change they claim for themselves does not preclude them celebrating most passionately the so-called ‘heroic’ exploits of their comrades in murder and terror. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-04 a 6:54 pm

Pro-abortionist honoured by the Queen

Mrs Sarah Jane Ewart has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire)  ‘For services to Abortion Legal Reform in Northern Ireland

(The following information has been taken from the “Abolish Abortion NI” Facebook website)

“ . . . the… mercies of the wicked are cruel,” Proverbs 12:10

In 2018 Sarah Ewart took a case against the laws in Northern Ireland that protected the life of children in the womb. Her case revolved around the fact that she had to travel to England to have her disabled child put to death.

Four years later and Ms Ewart’s case is still being used by pro abortion legislators to push further death on Northern Ireland. However, in yet another example of how sin sick our nation is Ms Ewart has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘ services to Abortion Legal Reform in Northern Ireland ‘.

The murder of a disabled child is sold by the pro abortion lobby as a compassionate necessity.

The reality is that it is often a painful death, with poison injected straight into the child’s heart or brain.

Lord have mercy on this land.

To the comments on the “Abolish Abortion NI” website, we add these comments of our own and some verses from God’s Word.

It is the mark of a nation’s abandonment of God and all His laws when it celebrates the slaughter of innocent infants! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-06-03 a 4:16 pm

Framing Mischief by a Law - a sermon from 1985

Since I again had no duties in Kilskeery Independent Christian School today I am sending out this recording of a message from 1985. I trust that it will be a blessing.

This is a message I preached in Kilskeery back on 30th June, 1985. It is hard to believe that it is 37 years ago!

It was a day or so after I had been arrested along with the late George Graham of Kilkeel, who was the local member of the Stormont Assembly back then. I mention Mrs Ethel Smyth in the message. She was a DUP councillor on the local Down District Council. Ethel passed away in August last year. She was a courageous Christian and unflinching in her stand against the enemies of our Province.

Firebrand DUP Down councillor Ethel Smyth remembered

I was later charged with disorderly conduct and Mr Graham with assault upon a policeman because the constable’s cap was knocked off as the arrest took place. We were later brought to court in Downpatrick and found guilty. The chief witness against me so contradicted himself that the magistrate told him to leave the witness box and I believed that the case against me would be dismissed. However, during a recess, a message came to me saying that if I did not change my plea to guilty the Prosecutor would demand the maximum penalty against Mr Graham which would mean 6 months imprisonment.

Click here to read the sermon notes.

I was deeply troubled by this for I believed myself innocent though my barrister said that to even delay at a police barricade when told to go away is technically a breach of the law. I was also troubled at the thought that if I persisted in my plea, I would be condemning Mr Graham to jail for 6 months.

In the end I changed my plea to guilty and was fined. I refused to pay the fine and was imprisoned for a week in Crumlin Road Jail, my fourth visit to that establishment since my first visit in 1966.

It brought home to me the opportunities Ulster has had, and turned down, of successfully resisting the Roman Catholic/Republican/IRA conspiracy that is presently reaching its end-game here in our land!

Rightly or wrongly, I cannot imagine in today’s atmosphere and outlook, such a message being preached!

I hope you enjoy the recording. It is not of the best quality. I had to remove some pauses, noisy or inaudible sections so it is a little shorter than the original message, though substantially it is what was said.  It is amongst the first of the recordings made in Kilskeery and the tape, a 60 minute tape, ran out just before the end so there is just a little missing.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Rev. Ivan Foster (Ret’d)

Posted on 2022-06-02 a 12:01 am

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Blameless and harmless - Rev. David Linden

On the Sabbath morning past (29.5.22) my wife and I were privileged to be amongst the congregation in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church to hear a message on some verses from Paul’s epistle to the Philippian church.

“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world,” 2:14-15.

The visiting preacher was Rev David Linden, retired now some 11 years from the pastorate of Portglenone FPC. He is a long time friend and companion in the the battle for the gospel of the Lord Jesus. His message was timely, owned of God and brought back memories of the preaching of former years of blessing and power.

I have no duties in Kilskeery Independent Christian School this week so I am sending this great message out instead of my usual Tuesday school assembly message.

I know you will benefit from it.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ivan Foster

Posted on 2022-05-31 a 4:52 pm

Boris Johnston — Unprincipled, Amoral and Utterly Without Scruples!

PM Boris Johnson partying – source: ITV News

“Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed,  neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall:  at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD, ” Jeremiah 6:15.

At the cost of countless tens of thousands of pounds, there has been a police investigation and a Civil Service enquiry into loutish and drunken events in the Prime Minister’s official residence at 10 Downing Street, London.

He has today, stated afresh that he takes FULL RESPONSIBILITY for all the gatherings that have been deemed contrary to the ‘lockdown rules’, instituted by Mr Johnston’s own government during the Covid pandemic.

Boris Johnston pictured at one of the gatherings which broke the law as published in Sue Grays’ report.

In other words, he takes FULL RESPONSIBILITY for those events that broke the law of the land and for which others who acted in a similar fashion, were brought before the civil courts and punished.

A brief ‘Google’ search of the Internet will bring up the fate of many who broke Covid regulations. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-25 a 7:43 pm

Church of Scotland declares friendship with Roman Catholic Church, approves same-sex "marriages"

Church of Scotland declares “friendship with Rome”

Synod Resolution re The Church of Scotland’s Declaration of Friendship with the Roman Catholic Church

Issued by the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland

The Synod of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland met in Inverness on Wednesday 18th May 2022 desires to place on record its protest against the proposed Declaration of Friendship between the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church.

The Synod records its deep sorrow, regret and protest at the recent statement issued by the Church of Scotland on unity with the Roman Catholic Church. This Declaration of Friendship marks a new low point in unfaithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ by a professed branch of the Christian Church in Protestant Scotland. For those who profess love to Christ to enter into friendship with His greatest enemies demonstrates the deepest spiritual ignorance, folly and insincerity. For the national church of a land previously liberated from the tyranny of the Papacy at the cost of the martyrdom of many of Christ’s dear saints now to claim friendship with the system which shed their blood is an outrageous betrayal of the Saviour Himself and His slain saints.

The Synod recalls now, as previously in its Resolution on Reformation Attainments and the Church’s Relation Thereto in 1910, that “Scotland had been for centuries sunk in ignorance, superstition, physical degradation, and spiritual slavery (a state of things which always obtains in nations under the baneful yoke of the Papacy), till set free from that galling bondage by the First Reformation. Efforts were made from time to time by one person or another who had become more enlightened than his neighbours, to spread rays of Gospel light among the people, but the Papists, who had supreme power in civil and religious matters, cut off, by the most cruel death, everyone who had the courage to speak a word against the idolatrous faith and worship of the Church of Rome. This absolute power which she possessed was used with a vengeance to keep the light of God’s truth from the people.”

The Synod also reasserts its position that the system of the Roman Catholic Church is the greatest embodiment of the antichrist, and that the office of papacy is that man of sin and son of perdition, “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). It also reasserts its Biblical opposition to the doctrines and system of antichrist (so grossly injurious to the honour of the Lord Jesus Christ the only Mediator between God and man) including the worship of Mary, the blasphemous sacrifice of the mass, and the claimed headship and infallibility of the Pope.

The Synod calls upon all who profess to love and serve Christ to honour Him by obeying His own command to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness such as the antichristian system of Roman Catholicism, but rather to reprove them (Ephesians 5:11), and to heed the call to “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4,5).

The Synod also urges the Church of Scotland to refuse this Declaration of Friendship due to be presented at the forthcoming meeting of the General Assembly, and to consider that the very proposal of such a declaration is itself a loud call to repentance since it demonstrates how far the Church of Scotland has departed from the Protestant faith, Reformation attainments, and faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ and His truth.

I endorse and agree with the sentiments of this statement and commend it to our readers but with the gentle proviso that I believe that since the emergence of the Papacy, the ‘pope and the popes’ of Rome have long been the greatest ‘antichrists’ in professing ‘Christendom’. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-23 a 5:55 pm

The latest judgment to befall sodomites —MONKEYPOX!!!

“‭For‭ this‭ cause God‭ gave‭‭ them‭ up‭‭ unto‭ vile‭ affections‭: for‭ even‭ their‭ women‭ did change‭‭ the natural‭ use‭ into‭ that which is against‭ nature‭:‭ ‭and‭ likewise‭ also‭ the men‭, leaving‭‭ the natural‭ use‭ of the woman‭, burned‭‭ in‭ their‭ lust‭ one toward another‭‭; men‭ with‭ men‭ working‭‭ that which is unseemly‭, and‭ receiving‭‭ in‭ themselves‭ that recompence‭ of their‭ error‭ which‭ was meet‭‭.‭ ‭And‭ even as‭ they did‭‭ not‭ like‭‭ to retain‭‭ God‭ in‭ ‭their‭ knowledge‭, God‭ gave‭‭ them‭ over‭‭ to‭ a reprobate‭ mind‭, to do‭‭ those things which are‭‭ not‭ convenient‭‭;‭ ‭being filled with‭‭ all‭ unrighteousness‭, fornication‭, wickedness‭, covetousness‭, maliciousness‭; full‭ of envy‭, murder‭, debate‭, deceit‭, malignity‭; whisperers‭,‭ ‭backbiters‭, haters of God‭, despiteful‭, proud‭, boasters‭, inventors‭ of evil things‭, disobedient‭ to parents‭,‭ ‭without understanding‭, covenantbreakers‭, without natural affection‭, implacable‭, unmerciful‭:‭ ‭who‭ knowing‭‭ the judgment‭ of God‭, that‭ they which commit‭‭ such things‭ are‭‭ worthy‭ of death‭, not‭ only‭ do‭‭ the same‭, but‭‭ have pleasure‭‭ in them that do‭‭ them,‭” Romans 1:26-32.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

These headlines highlight the means by which this plague, common in West and Central Africa, has spread in many places.

Pride festival in Gran Canaria – which was attended by 80,000 people – is linked to Spanish monkeypox outbreak as well as two cases in Italy while European total reaches 100

Gay men could be offered monkeypox vaccine in targeted rollout

Its spread is beginning to alarm medical authorities as this headline indicates. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-23 a 2:30 am

Descended from Monkeys — NO!

Now it’s Martians who are our Ancestors!

Professor Brian Cox has reflected on the possibility that humans could be Martians – rather than the suspected life forms on the planet of Mars. The renowned physicist told the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme there were still lots of unknowns and suggested that life on Earth could have originated elsewhere.”

Let me tell you, Professor, IT DID, though not in the place you believe in, since it is stated that you wish to be known as a human being (of Martian origin) with “no personal faith”.

Life on earth actually began in the mind and will of God, who dwells in the heavens beyond the gaze of men. The ‘beginnings’ of life on earth’ was due to the miraculous workings of a Person Whose existence you cannot outrightly deny for you are on record as saying that you “cannot be sure that there is no God.”

Professor, you bring to mind Paul’s words. “‭Professing themselves‭‭ to be‭‭ wise‭, they became fools‭‭,‭” Romans 1:22.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

The ‘Prof”!

The Professor is Oh so right when he said: “Science cannot answer every question.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-23 a 2:12 am

Lewis plans are unjust and a continued assault on the preciousness of life

As a follow up to the ‘Burning Bush’ article, sent our yesterday, on the decision to enforce “a fully-funded abortion service” on Ulster (Northern Ireland Secretary plans murder campaign which will quickly outscore the IRA’s terrorist slain) we share with you this article from the ‘Belfast Telegraph’ which reports on the responses of the three Presbyterian denominations in Northern Ireland, including our own Free Presbyterian Church.

The full FPC statement may be read here:


Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Ivan Foster

NI Secretary of State Brandon Lewis

Lewis plans are unjust and a continued assault on the preciousness of life, say ‘concerned’ Church leaders

Allan Preston

May 19 2022 11:18 PM

Church leaders in Northern Ireland have hit out at “immoral” plans to introduce a fully-funded abortion service within weeks.

The Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said the Department of Health must start setting up the service “within days to weeks”.

While abortion remains a devolved matter, introducing the service has been delayed by the latest impasse at Stormont.

Mr Lewis said that he had a “legal and moral duty” to intervene because of the lack of progress. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-20 a 4:57 pm

Northern Ireland Secretary plans murder campaign which will quickly outscore the IRA's terrorist slain

I was compelled to respond to the sad and tragic news that the Westminster Government is about to enforce unlimited abortion on Ulster.

May we by prayer and protest indicate to all, especially the Lord, that we are innocent of this evil.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster


“And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood,” Psalm 106:38.

“So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD,” Deuteronomy 21:9.

 “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men,”  Matthew 2:16.

The plan by the British Government, through its agents in the Northern Ireland Office, led by Brandon Lewis, is to have a fully funded abortion service for Northern Ireland “within days to weeks”.

That means that the machinery for the slaughter of the unborn, funded by the British taxpayers, will be up and running in Northern Ireland and engaged in the dastardly and cruel procedure.

The verses I have mounted above:

1. Show the environment which promotes the slaughter of innocent children, including the unborn —APOSTASY FROM GOD AND HIS TRUTH.

2. The only means of avoiding the terrible guilt that will be reaped by Ulster by this decision to make abortion freely available A RETURN TO OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S LAW.

3. The evil mind behind this shameful decision is the author of murder, the mover of Herod, the enemy of mankind, the hater of Christ — THE DEVIL

Abortion is the modern day equivalent of the actions of ancient pagans when they sacrificed their sons and daughters unto their idol gods. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-19 a 8:04 pm

Boris, the promoter of child-murder

Ulster is to be visited today by one of the greatest deceivers and prevaricators that has ever filled the office of Prime Minister in London, Boris Johnston!

The deceit and chicanery surrounding the breaching of the Covid regulations by the Prime Minister and his staff is utterly shameful. It is but one of many examples of the unscrupulous behaviour of this man.

He is utterly amoral and unprincipled.

The ‘Belfast ‘Telegraph’ has published a lengthy statement this morning from him. As is to be expected, it is a lot of  mendacious ‘bletherings’, designed to distract and deceive. He lauds Sinn Fein, the armed wing of which, the IRA, murdered hundreds of English, Scots and Welsh soldiers and many mainland civilians.

We know the deaths of innocent Ulster citizens at the hands of the IRA mean little if anything to Westminster, but one would imagine that the murder of mainland citizens might mean something to Boris Johnston.

Such a notion is vain!

He has arrived here under the pretence of aiding Unionism resolve the ‘Protocol’ issue. BUT IN TRUTH, he is here to help destroy Ulster by pushing forward the agenda of Sinn Fein/IRA, the Alliance Party and the other gaggle of politicians who hate the Union with Great Britain. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-16 a 9:09 pm

Michelle O'Neill’s duplicitous and lying words

I have just sent off this letter to the “Belfast Newsletter” in response to tonight’s news reports of Michelle O’Neill’s duplicitous and lying words following her failure to get the Assembly off and running today

.Sincere regards,

Ivan Foster


A report in your newspaper states that: “Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill has accused the DUP of ‘disgracefully holding the public to ransom’, after the DUP said it would block the election of an Assembly speaker.”

In a further statement, reported by various news sites, the same Sinn Fein leader accused the DUP of “denying democracy”.

Whatever inconvenience is caused to the public by a refusing to work the present Stormont Assembly system, it will be seen by all as utterly inconsequential in comparison to Sinn Fein/IRA’s decades of murder and terror in its efforts to obtain its own way. They punished the public with the bomb and the bullet in pursuit of their own self interest! They are where they are by ‘virtue’ of their terrorist campaign and the murder of many hundreds of innocent people!

I am saddened that someone from the DUP did not immediately make this point in an effort to contradict the weasel words of Sinn Fein!

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)

Kilskeery, Co Tyrone

13th May 2022.

Posted on 2022-05-13 a 6:45 pm

Bandon Valley Massacre: Many in Republic of Ireland still loyal to GB but must keep their heads down, says man whose grandfather survived IRA atrocity

This article is taken from today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’ and is a follow-up a recent article the newspaper published and which we mounted on our ‘Burning Bush’ website.

Bandon Valley Massacre: Irish state must recognise sectarian slaughter of 13 boys and men, says NI man whose great grandfather found ‘safe haven’ in Belfast.

I especially commend it to non-residents of Northern Ireland. It will help you understand why Protestants, who have not been brain-washed by ‘Ecumenism’, still resist every move to bring us under a Roman Catholic ‘United Ireland’!!

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

Bandon Valley Massacre: Many in Republic of Ireland still loyal to GB but must keep their heads down, says man whose grandfather survived IRA atrocity

A Co Cork man whose grandfather narrowly escaped a notorious massacre by the IRA says many people in the republic are still quietly loyal to the UK but are unable to speak openly about it.

‘Belfast Newsletter’ 10th May 2022.

Ian Beamish from Co Cork says his grandfather narrowly escaped being shot by the IRA in the Bandon Valley Massacre.

Ian Beamish contacted the News Letter after reading the story of Neale Jagoe, who now lives in Ballycastle.

In last week’s News Letter Mr Jagoe called on the Irish government to give official recognition to the IRA’s sectarian massacre of 13 Protestant boys and men in the Bandon Valley Massacre of 1922 – and the subsequent exodus of hundreds of terrified others.

Neale Jagoe’s great grandfather William and great grandmother Elizabeth Jagoe were among those who fled the area after he was tipped off he was to be shot. They later found safe refuge in Belfast. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-12 a 4:52 pm

Out of sight, out of mind!!

This article on the BBC Northern Ireland website, just could not go by without comment.

I don’t think I have ever seen such appalling, shameful and duplicitous views expressed by a woman!

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster.


Kellie Armstrong: Assembly member left physically sick by abusive images

The following are extracts from the BBC article.

“A Northern Ireland politician said she was left physically sick after receiving images of aborted foetuses moments after being elected.

Police said they were investigating the messages received by Kellie Armstrong.

The Alliance politician, who has spoken about suffering 13 miscarriages, had to leave the count centre to compose herself after receiving the images.

Kellie Armstrong, seen here celebrating with Alliance Party leader Naomi Long, was the first MLA elected in Thursday’s historic election

She said she had been checking her emails and social media messages shortly after her election was announced. ‘I opened what I thought was just another message, making sure I was covering off anything constituents were in contact about,’ she said.

‘There were a lot of congratulatory messages coming through, and then I saw the images.’

‘I don’t need taken back to a time when I was seeing my own children who had died in that sort of state.’” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-10 a 7:10 pm

Now that the dust has settled!!!

Here are a few of my thoughts on the outcome of the recent election.

We cannot consider such events without seeing the sovereign hand of the Lord at work in our land.

That being so, let us give due and reverent consideration to what has happened in the last few days,

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

Now that the dust has settled!!!

Smiles on the faces of those who plan the demise of all that Ulster’s Bible Protestants hold dear!

“Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart,” Jeremiah 37:9.

The words of this text are a rebuke from the Lord to a people, who despite their sins and the warnings of the God of judgment falling on them because of their sins, continue in pride, deceiving themselves that somehow or other the Babylonians, sent of God as His instrument of judgment, would never take Jerusalem, but would break off their siege and return home.

There is every evidence that many Protestants look on the recent election results in a similar self-deceived, misguided manner as did the Jews on events surrounding their city. These words are therefore so applicable to us here in Ulster! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-09 a 5:55 pm

Bandon Valley Massacre: Irish state must recognise sectarian slaughter of 13 boys and men, says NI man whose great grandfather found ‘safe haven’ in Belfast.

Many of you will possibly have seen this article because you purchase the Belfast Newsletter, the paper which published it, but there are many who would not see this report other than by our highlighting of it.

The article highlights a long-buried truth regarding the attitude of the ‘Irish Republic’ toward Protestants and is an attitude which has been encapsulated in the mindset of Sinn Fein/IRA as its murder campaigns have shown.

It contains historic facts long forgotten and deliberately buried by the defenders of Popery.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

The Irish state must give official recognition to the sectarian massacre of 13 Protestant boys and men in the Bandon Valley Massacre and the subsequent exodus of hundreds of terrified others, says the descendant of one of those who narrowly escaped.

By Philip Bradfield

Belfast Newsletter, Thursday, 5th May 2022, 6:08 pm.

Neale Jagoe’s great grandfather William and great grandmother Elizabeth Jagoe were among those who fled the area after the atrocity, which took place 100 years ago last week.

“The key fact was that these civilians were killed nine months into an IRA truce and four months after the treaty was signed with the British by Michael Collins,” Neale said.

The IRA launched the killing spree after IRA Acting Commandant Michael O’Neill was shot – apparently in self defence – while leading an armed raid on a Protestant home. The subsequent IRA murder spree saw 13 boys and men – two aged 16 and the rest up to to 82 – shot across the Bandon Valley over three days between 26 and 28 April 1922.

Neale Jagoe pictured with a photo of his great grandparents William and Elizabeth Jagoe from Co Cork and the wreath he laid in memory of the 13 boys and men murdered in the Bandon Valley Massacre they escaped. (Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press._

“Another 19 Protestants in the Bandon Valley who were also intended targets escaped before they could be killed,” he said. Some 100 Protestant families then fled west Cork as they no longer felt safe. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-06 a 5:54 pm

How more morally wrong can you be?

How dare they tell a woman what she can do with her own body

“US Vice President, Kamala Harris attacks Republicans and calls overturning Roe v. Wade a ‘direct assault on our freedom’ and the rights of all Americans are ‘under attack’.”

This highly publicised comment by the US Vice President, which has appeared on news sites of late, illustrates the blind ignorance that engulfs the hearts and minds of ‘liberals’ everywhere. All pro-abortionists would agree most vehemently with the Vice president’s outburst. Loud and full-throated support by a great number of people and nations for a view does not make it right. The US VP’s declaration but shows the utter falsehood upon which the pro-abortion case rests!

Consider what this woman Harris says. “How dare they tell a woman what she can do with her own body”. In truth, as far as I am concerned, a woman may do whatever she wishes with her body as long as it is not in violation of the law of God. No woman has the right to take her own life or murder her own offspring!

It is clear that world-wide, woman have abused their bodies for a very long time in pursuit of that which they think enhances their physical appearances. I was always amazed at the suffering which some African women put themselves through when they lengthened their necks by systematically adding metal rings around their necks or those who inserted wooden discs in their lower lips so as to extend their lips in a grotesque fashion, or the Chinese women who endured crippling themselves by crushing their feet within shoes that restrained the growth of their feet from an early age! Mothers would fold the toes of their 2-year-old toddlers under their feet and tie them as tightly as possible. The process was extremely painful, and permanently crippled the wearer. Then there was the practice of tooth blackening or ‘Ohaguro’ which was the custom of dyeing your teeth black. It was practiced in Japan as an aristocratic sign of beauty for hundreds of years. The process was long and arduous, took around a week, and required multiple applications of dangerous chemicals to a child’s teeth every day. Those subjected to this process would often suffer very painful allergic reactions to the chemicals, leading to the banning of the practice in 1870 by the Japanese government. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-05 a 5:58 pm

Swaggering, bumptious Russian loud mouths

This article is spurred by the repeated and ridicules threats made by various Russian propagandists which have appeared on our news sites!

What they threaten is so defiant of God and His Word that I just had to respond.

I’m reminded of the wise word of a king of old. “Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off,” 1 Kings 20:11.

The Lord bless you richly,

Ivan Foster


There have been many headlines on our news sites, of late, stating the ridiculous and arrogant claims by Russian political and media characters, whose names rarely mean anything to western readers. Their pronouncements are such that we are induced to use such truthful terminology regarding them!

They have urged the utter destruction of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland by means of the use of nuclear weapons, as the article below highlights.

“Russia’s chief propagandist urges Putin to ‘plunge Britain into the depths of the sea’ with underwater Poseidon nuke that would trigger a 1, 600ft radioactive TIDAL WAVE and wipe the UK off the map”

Such loud-mouthed oft-repeated calls as above draw attention to the insanity, endemic in the court of Communistic Tsarism!

Such stupid genocidal demands seem to forget that what is ‘sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander’! Such an attack (if indeed it is possible) would certainly bring retaliation most terrible upon Russia. As one somewhat wiser Russian commentator said, ‘Whatever else he may be, Putin is NOT suicidal.’ It would be suicide of a monumental scale to carry out such an attack.

However, we can never really depend ON how such men as Putin will respond to the utter contempt he has brought upon himself and his armed forces on the international stage by the drubbing they have received at the hands of the very much smaller Ukrainian armed forces!

In response to the unknown possibilities of what the madman in charge of Russia may do in the face of the daily humiliation he has encountered since his highhanded invasion of his much smaller neighbour, I turn to the Bible for enlightenment and comfort. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-02 a 6:55 pm

Precious and profitable ponderings for the aged!!

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread,” Psalm 37:25.

Yesterday morning, just before we walked down to the morning meeting, my wife and I shared a few words regarding the above text. We were conscious of our advancing years and the toll of a recent bout of Covid, but were comforting ourselves in these words of David.

It is a theme which David often pondered.

“For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off,” Psalm 37:28.

“Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth,” Psalm 71:9.

“Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come,” Psalm 71:18.

“For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance,” Psalm 94:14.

There are many things which desert you as you grow older: strength, mobility, eyesight and hearing fails, as does our memory, all of which betoken the decline of our mortal frame! We find that the aged are often forgotten and forsaken by their families for it is easier to live with an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mindset than it is to take on the burdens of caring for the enfeebled, with all that such care demands regarding time and effort. In these days of ‘state welfare facilities’ such an attitude appears to be very common.

How thankful Ann and I are for the care we receive from those members of our family who live in Ulster, especially those who live ‘round the road’ here in Kilskeery as well as those who live further away and can only assist us by their prayers. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-05-02 a 6:45 pm

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Bookies' Sunday opening marks a complete transformation of social change 

Silent film depiction of a bookie with his odds board and clients

This is a headline which appeared in this morning’s ‘Irish News’.

Bookies’ Sunday opening marks a complete transformation of social change” 

The ’social change’ that this Nationalist newspaper rejoices in is another step in the abandoning of the standards of the Bible and the defying of the commandments of God.

It but highlights the dying of the influence of Bible Christianity in our Province. Such is the fruit of the ecumenical and liberal apostasy that has long gripped the main Protestant denominations and the enfeebled stance of the evangelical witness in Ulster.

We are seeing what Jeremiah and many others in parallel ages saw.

Heed what the Lord said back then and understand its significance in our day!

“‭Behold, ye trust‭‭ in lying‭ words‭, that cannot profit‭‭.‭ ‭Will ye steal‭‭, murder‭‭, and commit adultery‭‭, and swear‭‭ falsely‭, and burn incense‭‭ unto Baal‭, and walk‭‭ after‭ other‭ gods‭ whom ye know‭‭ not;‭ ‭and come‭‭ and stand‭‭ before‭ me in this house‭, which is called‭‭ by my name‭, and say‭‭, We are delivered‭‭ to do‭‭ all these abominations‭?‭ ‭Is this house‭, which is called‭‭ by my name‭, become a den‭ of robbers‭ in your eyes‭? Behold, even I have seen‭‭ ‭it‭, saith‭‭ the LORD‭.‭ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-29 a 4:09 pm

The beguiled and the beguilers!

Vatican: Pope meets Belfast priest and Presbyterian minister

A Presbyterian minister and a Catholic priest from Belfast have met Pope Francis in Rome. Rev Steve Stockman and ‘Fr’ Martin Magill were part of a delegation from Belfast which met the Pope at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.

They were invited in their role as organisers of an annual cross-community festival which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Free Presbyterian Church condemns the visit to the Pope by Presbyterian minister


Presbyterian minister Rev. Steven Stockman is minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, a church that has for many years been in the forefront of promoting a ‘peace process collaboration’ with Clonard Monastery in West Belfast. Stockman and local priest, Martin Magill, have been organisers of an annual cross-community festival for the past ten years. In January this year the Pope sent a video message praising Magill and Stockman for their ecumenical activity. Subsequently, the two men were part of a delegation from Belfast which travelled to Rome to meet the Pope at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.

Concerning the meeting at the Vatican, Stockman wrote, “I have no doubts that many in my denomination and other Protestants will call me a heretic.” He further stated, “From what I have read and heard about Pope Francis, I see him as a fellow follower of Jesus.” This telling statement reveals that Steve Stockman regards the present Pope as a “follower of Jesus”. However, he would do well to ascertain which ‘Jesus’ it is to whom he refers.

Pope Francis is the head of a religious system, which continues to reject the Jesus of the New Testament. In statement 969 of The Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994, Mary is presented as a mediatrix, in direct contradiction of 1 Timothy 2:5 which teaches that there is, “…one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” Furthermore, the Pope claims to be the Vicar of Christ and the head of the church, however Scripture declares, that Christ alone is the Head of His Church (Ephesians 5:23, Colossians 1:18).

Thus, in the light of the dogmas of Rome, Pope Francis is a blasphemer of the Lord Jesus Christ and is the promoter of another gospel. Steve Stockman has abandoned the Scriptures and the confessional teaching of his own denomination, which states, “There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.” (Westminster Confession of Faith 1646, Chapter 25). Therefore, since Steve Stockman openly declares that he and the Pope are fellow followers of Jesus – but not the Jesus of Scripture – he has set up the platform upon which he is to be rightly charged with heresy.

Rev John Armstrong, Moderator of Presbytery, Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster
Rev. Colin Mercer, Deputy Moderator
Rev John Greer, Clerk of Presbytery


Letter to ‘Belfast Newsletter’ regarding visit to pope

Dear Sir,

It is my sincere hope that the Protestant people belonging to the three main Protestant churches here will have carefully considered the recent reports of the visit by the minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church one, Rev Steve Stockman, to see the Pope and what it was he said of the head of the Roman Catholic organisation.

The reported incident illustrates clearly what the outworkings of the doctrines of ecumenism within the main Protestant denominations over the last 70 years have been. The PCI is but representative of the trend within all three Protestant denominations.

Rev Stockman is quoted as saying of the Pope that “he has a Christlikeness”. Nothing sets forth more clearly the utter about-face of Irish Presbyterianism than this statement.

Until comparatively recently, the PCI believed for centuries that to the popes of Rome belonged the title: “That Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.” (Westminster Confession of Faith 1646, Chapter 25).

Now we are told that “he has a Christlikeness”. Both definitions cannot be true!

If Rev Stockman is not speaking on behalf of the majority in his denomination then we can expect that he will be tried on a charge of heresy, of which he himself has said some Presbyterians will consider him guilty.

Another lesson to be learned from this incident is that it tells us why Ulster Unionism is in the fragmented state that it is. There has been, as illustrated by Rev Stockman, an utter forsaking of “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭the old‭ paths‭, where ‭is‭ the good‭ way‭,” (‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭Jeremiah 6:16), with the consequential forsaking of Ulster by the Lord.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬27th April 2022.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


‘Fr’ Martin Magill is a poor ‘beguiled’ Romanist who believes all that the Papacy claims for itself! Therefore we are not surprised at his words. He is the parish priest at St John’s Church on the Falls Road in west Belfast, and he is reported as saying: “Pope Francis did talk about ecumenism, Christians being together, working together, praying together, being friendly together. It was lovely to hear Christians being together in a world that so fractured and at pain at this time,” he added. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-26 a 4:40 pm

The Alliance Party - Venomous Nationalism in Disguise!!

Stephen Farry –  don’t let the smile fool you!!

The ‘Irish News’ has reported that an “Alliance MP has hit out at “nods and winks” to past gunrunning, after a senior Orangeman invoked the 1914 UVF at an anti-protocol rally.”

“Stephen Farry criticised the reference by Grand Secretary of the Orange Order, Rev Mervyn Gibson. Rev Gibson warned at a rally in east Belfast that “apathy” was not an option for unionists in the fight against the protocol – a post-Brexit customs measure which has effectively created a border in the Irish Sea.”

“If left in place the protocol makes you and I subject to the laws and regulations of a foreign power and in time their influence will spread like a cancer,” he told protesters at Bloomfield Roundabout on Friday.

“Apathy was not an option when in 1912 people signed the (Ulster) Covenant. Apathy was not an option when guns were landed at Larne and Donaghadee. Apathy was not an option in 1921 when Northern Ireland was founded. Apathy was not an option during the dark days of the Troubles.”

The report from the ‘Irish News’,  went on: “The Larne gunrunning, organised in April 1914, saw almost 25,000 rifles and between three and five million rounds of ammunition from the German Empire – just months before the beginning of the First World War. The operation aimed to equip the UVF.

Mr Farry, the MP for North Down, criticised Rev Gibson’s gunrunning reference. “There is no place for guns and gunrunning in NI politics and society,” he said. “Nods and winks to past examples are not acceptable. The election candidates and parties sharing platforms should make clear their sole commitment to peaceful and democratic means.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-25 a 5:51 pm

David Attenborough - ‘Champion of the Earth’!!

Sir David Attenborough

“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast,” Psalm 33:6-9.

Sir David Attenborough has recently become the recipient of the ‘Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy for the protection of nature and its restoration.’ So pontificates the the ‘big-wigs’ of the UN!

David Attenborough has spent the most of his 95 years propounding one of the greatest lies that have ever issued forth from the mouth of the devil. He is the modern apostle of the ludicrous theory of ‘Evolution’! His television programmes and documentaries have been viewed worldwide and that for many years. The revelation of wild animals and creatures of all kinds in their native environment that his programmes have presented are ‘par excellence’!

However, the pleasure that such studies bring is more than marred by his constant pushing of his notions on evolution. His explanations of the origins of the unique features and physical endowments of many creatures are most ludicrous for they beg the question of how the creatures survived until they were able to ‘evolve’ the unique physical features without which they cannot live? Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-22 a 7:05 pm

Spirit of change that will end in utter condemnation

We post this article, just completed, with the prayer that you will find it helpful and instructive.

I attach a headline just sent to me this morning by a friend which serves to illustrate the central point of my article – the evil changes that are abroad in the world today, especially within the camp of professing ‘Christianity’!

New Jersey diocese agrees to pay $87.5m settlement to 300 alleged abuse victims

Agreement between diocese of Camden and plaintiffs is one of largest cash settlements involving Catholic church in US

The Lord bless you all,

Ivan Foster.

Adam and Eve cast from the garden


Meddle not with them that are given to change,” Proverbs 24:21.

Something that is much contradicted by the enemies of the Bible is its character. It is a Book of enlightenment and instruction. Far from it being the source of ignorance and superstition and myth, as alleged by its detractors, the Bible was written for our “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭learning‭, that‭ we‭‭ through‭ patience‭ and‭ comfort‭ of the scriptures‭ might have‭‭ hope‭,‭” Romans 15:4. The ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬entrance‭ of God’s words‭ ‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭into the heart and mind “‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬giveth light‭‭; it giveth understanding‭‭ unto the simple‭,‭” Psalm 119:130.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Ignorance amongst His people is no part of God’s purpose. “‭For‭ I would‭‭ not‭, brethren‭, that ye‭ should be ignorant‭‭,‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭” Romans 11:25. “‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Moreover‭, brethren‭, I would‭‭ not‭ that ye‭ should be ignorant‭‭,‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭” Corinthians 10:1. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

That sentiment is expressed throughout the Holy Scriptures. It is a feature of the Saviour’s ministry. “‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬For‭ he taught‭‭‭‭ them‭ as‭ ‭one‭ having‭‭ authority‭, and‭ not‭ as‭ the scribes‭,‭” Matthew 7:29. Ignorance and myth has ever marked the ministry of the unholy usurpers of the office of the preacher! That is so evident today throughout the so-called ‘Christian’ world. Ignorance and blindness mark the ministry of the sham ‘doctors of the law’ who fill the air with their ungodly notions and imaginings, as they falsely claim to speak for the Lord.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ They bear all the accents of their father, “the devil”, “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭for‭ he is‭‭ a liar‭, and‭ the father‭ of it‭,‭” John 8:44.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Amongst the first references to the rebellion led by the devil and into which man was later led by the temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden, is that found in Jude 1:6. “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-20 a 6:35 pm

Yet another attack upon the truth of Christ's death!!

The devil is a creature of habit. He is a habitual liar.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. 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.

Periodically he issues forth an old lie, dressed up in apparently new garb. A member of one of his chief agencies of deceit in this world today, the Roman Catholic Church, has peddled the latest version of a satanic lie, much to the delight of the ignoramuses in the media.

‘The Daily Mail’ had the headline: “Mystery of Christ’s death solved? Jesus died from fatal bleeding after dislocating his shoulder carrying the cross, claims doctor-turned-priest”.  The author of this regurgitated falsehood is ‘retired neurologist turned Roman Catholic priest, Patrick Pullicino’.

There is no mystery regarding how our Saviour died. God has given us numerous personal witness accounts of His death. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-16 a 10:27 pm

Just how much does the sinner learn upon dying and entering Hell?

My wife and I are both laid aside with the Covid virus, though we are hoping that we are coming near to a measure of recovery. It has been an unpleasant few days and likely this will continue for some time yet.

Because of the infection, I cannot minister in Kilskeery Independent Christian School. Instead, I am sending out this little study which I prepared just a day or so ago.

I trust you find instruction for your soul and that which causes you to rejoice in the kindness of God to you for delivering you from rebellion and sin and bringing you in faith to Christ Jesus.

Yours faithfully,

Ivan Foster.


 “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth . . .”  Luke 16:23.

 It is quite commonly believed that the rejector of the gospel of Christ will learn of his folly when death comes and he goes out into a Christless eternity.

However, what the Bible teaches on the matter indicates that such a view might be just overstating the truth a little.

In life we are often aware of how those who refuse to take heed to wise counsel are suddenly overtaken by the consequences of their folly and made to see just how wrong was their heedlessness in the past. So it was with the Prodigal Son. He learned that the guidance offered by his father was much wiser than the headstrong views he had formed and upon which he acted to his ruin and grief.

It is easy from the awakenings to the folly many have pursued and their seeing of the blindness of their minds to the wisdom they rejected, to assume that it would be like that for those who tragically end in hell.

I don’t think that there will be such an awakening in hell to a knowledge of the lunacy of the path the damned choose!

I think a little consideration of the Saviour’s Words in Luke 16:19-31 will answer the question which is the title of this article. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-12 a 8:00 pm

Mr Charles Gill's funeral service

Mr Charlie Gill, an elder in Crossgar FPC, went to be with the Lord suddenly last Friday, April 1st.

I have known him as a friend since the early 1970s. His passing was a severe shock to my wife and me though nothing in comparison to the heartbreak suffered by his wife Freda and his children and grandchildren.

To them all, and the congregation in Crossgar, we offer our sincerest sympathy and pray that they will know the Lord’s mercy and grace at this time of sorrow. I know they will.

Here is a good message preached by Rev Gordon Dane. I know that you will be blessed as you listen to it.

Sincerely in Christ,

Ivan Foster.

Posted on 2022-04-08 a 5:00 pm

The fate of such as Vladimir Putin and his cronies

“The wicked . . . . . hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor. He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it. Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble. Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none,” Psalm 10:1, 6-15.

What satanic madness dominates the mind and heart of Vladimir Putin and what darkness enshrouds the collective consciousness of the Russian people!

Police say hundreds of people could be buried under shelled apartment blocks in the town of Borodyanka


The revelation of the atrocities carried out by the Russian invaders upon the civilians of Ukraine have been made evident to the world but blindly and wickedly denied by the Russian political hierarchy!

But providence has provided what might rightly be called, an independent witness — the eye of the satellite in the sky!

It is a clear likeness of the ever watchful eye of the One Who has said: “The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth,” Psalm 11:4-5.

The satellite images appear to give incontrovertible evidence of the horrific atrocities carried out upon helpless civilians by Russian soldiers in area where they were in control. Both the evidence of the presence of the soldiers and the bodies of the slain are presented in the satellite images so that it is vain for the Russians to mendaciously claim that the whole crime scene has been staged by the Ukrainians. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-06 a 8:36 pm

58 years ago, I called upon the Lord for His mercy

The house in Lowwood Park, Belfast in which I called upon the Lord. The window, top right, if I remember correctly, is that of the room in which I was saved.

On Tuesday, 5th April, it will be fifty-eight years since I called upon the Lord for His mercy and salvation. I cried out of darkness and much spiritual ignorance, hardly knowing what it was I needed or sought but moved to seek the Lord by the returning to my mind of words spoken to me by a young lassie, Hazel, while I was travelling by a train with a companion, Albert, from Belfast to Portrush in Co. Antrim on ‘Good Friday’, March 27th 1964.

What the young lassie had said to me as we emerged from the train in Portrush station, following a very acrimonious (on my part) discussion in which she and her companions sought to witness of our need of Christ to Albert and me, was to quote Genesis 6:3. “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man.”

I was totally unaware of where the quotation came from and I was utterly dismissive of the words of Hazel and truly never gave them another thought until the evening of April 5th in Albert’s home in Lowwood Park, Belfast. But in an instance, the Lord made known to me something of the meaning of those words and I was driven to call upon Him for mercy.

Here is my testimony as it was given five years ago in a gospel mission in Ballinamallard, just two miles away from Kilskeery. The mission was conducted by retired preachers, Rev Larry Power, a Free Presbyterian minister and Pastor Alvin Mullan, a retired Baptist pastor. Unknown to them, the date they asked me to testify on was the 53rd anniversary of my first time in Ravenhill Free Presbyterian Church, just one week after I called upon the Lord. The 5th and 12th April will forever live in my memory.

I trust you are blessed by my telling of the Lord’s great mercy to this sinner.

Sincerely in Christ,

Ivan Foster.

Posted on 2022-04-02 a 4:01 pm

Gay conversion therapy u-turn

This news report serves to highlight the dominance of evil at the heart of our nation.

It has to be conceded that the nation is under the control of what I believe is still a minority and which embraces a lifestyle that is obnoxious to a majority of people yet, because of the threat that this minority poses to  the political parties, they bow in fear before it!

This is illustrated in this article. The Conservative government hastily performs an ‘about face’ because of the outcry the ‘pro-sodomy lobby’ at the announcement that Prime Minister, Boris Johnston,  was going to abandon plans to introduce a ban on ‘conversion therapy’!

I am no fan of ‘conversion therapy’, being convinced that only the grace of God can deliver a person from the practice of any sin, and the wickedness of sodomy and its related perversions in particular.

Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 teach us that.

“ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

The reported comments by some MPs, indicates the darkness that has descended upon the nation that by God’s grace, gave the world the Authorised Version of the Holy Scriptures! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-04-02 a 1:48 pm