March 2022

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Recently Preached Sermons

PATRICK - A true servant of Christ
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Tue Mar 15, 2022

The future for God's people revealed
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Feb 20, 2022

The mystery of God's wise providence
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Feb 20, 2022

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Catching the soul with the Gospel lure
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Jun 27, 2004

Rejoicing that our names are written down in God's register
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Jun 27, 2004

Perils fueling our prayer life
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Wed Jan 8, 2014

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How we need to recognise our unbelief!

“For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Then the disciples went away again unto their own home,” John 20:9-10.

I read those verses this morning as part of my daily Bible reading. As ever, I discovered out of its “treasure things new and old,” Matthew 13:52.

It is always comes as a rebuke to my soul when I see something that I never saw before for I should have seen it were not my eyes so blind!

How when we read our Bibles we need to pray as did David: “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law,” Psalm 119:18. We may have such a text as this framed and hung on our wall but how we need to continually pray these words when we read God’s Word, for our eyes are by nature shut tight and blind to the wonders of God’s Word.

Returning to John 20, verses 9 and 10,


That John and Peter should not understand the significance of the empty tomb is most amazing, considering their times of instruction under the Lord’s tutelage. Yet let us learn the lesson that even the greatest of God’s servants, no matter how well instructed they may be, oftentimes fail to grasp the truth of God. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-30 a 5:35 pm

Recognizing and reacting to the evil of the times

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem — Rembrandt

The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin: to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month,”

Jeremiah 1:1-3.

Yesterday, after the morning service, I felt moved to write this article, based upon a sermon I preached some years ago.

Earlier in the morning, in my Bible reading, I read from Philippians 1:17 the words of Paul:  “I am set for the defence of the gospel.” It is a very long time ago I adopted those words as my own motto text.

I think I may correctly illustrate the word ’set’ by reminding you all that it is a word which was, and likely is still used, of plates and cups being ‘set’ on a table in preparation for a meal.

It is the same word as is used in Luke 2:16. “And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.” There it is translated by the English word ‘lying’. The Lord Jesus was ’set’ by the Father there in manger to begin His work as Redeemer and Deliverer of His elect.

Likewise Paul was appointed of the Lord to take up this defensive role as a preacher. I believe that it is the duty of all preachers to likewise see themselves as being ’set’ by the Lord in preparation for just such a function.

May you find the article beneficial and instructive.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Ivan Foster.

I have heard it taught that the people of God can never know of the approach of Christ or the circumstances that will prevail at the end of this age. That is an unscriptural statement that flies in the face of God’s Word. “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand,” Revelation 1:1-3. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-28 a 4:05 am

Report from Northern Ireland missionaries in Ukraine

NI missionaries Timothy and Rhoda Sloan

This report of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland’s witness in Odessa, Ukraine, was shared with me by a friend of the ‘Burning Bush’ and I thought that I would share it with you all as it may help you get a perspective of the gospel witness in that troubled land and aid you as you remember the saints of God there in prayer.

Odessa is particularly under great pressure from the Russian invaders so keep the believers in that city particularly in your prayers. Remember too, Mr and Mrs Timothy Sloan who are Brethren Missionaries serving the Lord in Lutsk since 2004.

NI missionaries in Ukrainian city report panic as explosions threaten Gospel hall

“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ,” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12.

Sincerely in the Saviour’s name,

Ivan Foster.


Rev D Levytskyi

(Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Odessa witness)

ANOTHER year has come to an end and it is time to give a summary of the mission work done in the past year. The situation in Ukraine for any unprejudiced observer would seem to be better since the previous year.

However, there are things that have not changed for the better, but in the good providence of the Most High the Eastern Europe Mission of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland is still present on Ukrainian soil and works from its Mission here in Odessa. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-24 a 3:57 pm

News Letter marks 50th anniversary of attack on its office building that claimed seven lives

The article below appeared in this morning’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’.

It evoked sad memories for me and moved me to send the following letter to the newspaper.


Your leading article today (21.3.22), recalling the IRA bomb which murdered seven people, including two policemen, outside the offices of your newspaper back in March 1972, brings back many sad memories of those horrific times.

To think that the political ‘heirs’ of the perpetrators of that crime and hundreds like it, now sit as dictators in Stormont as the result of the despicable and treacherous political deal agreed to between the DUP and Sinn Fein/IRA back in 2007, still vexes and grieves me and is very hard to bear when such memories are evoked!

What a betrayal of the many, many innocent victims of IRA terrorism that ‘power-sharing’ deal was. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-21 a 5:20 pm

The final settlement of the middle-east controversy

On Lord’s Day 20th March, 2022, Mr Matthew Eccles, a licentiate minister of the Free Presbyterian Church, was the preacher at the services in Kilskeery church. In the morning service, he took as his text Genesis 15:8. “‭And he said‭‭, Lord‭ GOD‭, whereby‭ shall I know‭‭ that I shall inherit it‭‭?‭” This was the request of Abram of God following the giving of a most wonderful promise to him.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Mr Eccles preached a very encouraging and instructive message from his text on how we need confirmation of God’s covenant and where such confirmations and endorsements are to be found.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

When he turned the congregation to his text in Genesis 15, I noted that I had the numbers 4, 5, 6 written in the margin of chapter 15 and encircled. They were beside the verses 5, 7 and 18.

Following the service, when I returned home I traced the other numbers, one through to four and also number seven, which was in the margin of chapter 17, and saw that all the verses are linked to the clear promise of God to Abram, later called Abraham, and to his descendants.

I am going to list the verses I had so marked for your consideration.

1. “‭Now the LORD‭ had said‭‭ unto Abram‭, Get thee out‭‭ of thy country‭, and from thy kindred‭, and from thy father’s‭ house‭, unto a land‭ that I will shew‭‭ thee,‭” Genesis 12:1.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-21 a 3:03 am

Perversity at its highest

From today’s (18.3.22) ‘Belfast Telegraph’

Would not the world think it utter madness were the people of Ukraine to begin to agitate for union with Russia in the wake of the horrendous campaign of slaughter that Putin’s Russia has carried out for the last three weeks against that country, resulting in the slaughter of innumerable men, women and children in their homes and as they sought to flee the butchery?

Yes it undoubtedly would, asking the question ‘Why are they seeking union with those who are bent on their destruction?’

Well, may it not be asked with equally justifiable incredulity why Ulster Protestantism is seeking union with Rome, as its three main denominations daily are doing with little or no protest from their members, while from our newspapers the voice of Rome’s latest victims cry out in distress and tell of what they suffered at the hands of this vile system of corruption?

That is the enigma created by the ‘Ecumenical Movement’ and its drive to reunite the ‘Churches of the Reformation’ with that religious organisation which was uniformly seen by the Reformers and those who followed in their footsteps as an Antichristian religion!

Here is the latest of hundreds of reports which have appeared in our press of late, all of which testified to the corruption found within Rome and which corruption was denied and concealed by it until forced to offer what can only be seen as false and counterfeit apologies! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-18 a 5:01 pm

Lessons in TRUTH from the mire of LIES that is the Russian/Ukrainian conflict!

Vladimir Putin

The harrowing reports emerging of the conflict in Ukraine prompted this article. I believe it contains a truth that ever so many need to consider and that urgently.

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster.

Lessons in TRUTH from the mire of LIES that is the Russian/Ukrainian conflict!

“‭ . . . ‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭no‭‭ lie‭ is‭‭ of‭ the truth‭,‭” 1 John 2:21.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Daily our newspapers and television news broadcasts set before us abundant and graphic evidence of man’s unchanging depravity. Men have piously and pompously proclaimed the ‘death’ of war and despotism. Invariably, it has followed the end of great conflicts. It happened after WWI and also WWII.

However, evidence of the foolishness of such notions was soon forthcoming with the advent of the Korean and the Vietnam wars, not to mention the many forgotten conflicts that have plagued nations in subsequent years.

The religions of mankind have this one common theme, whatever other superficial differences may be evident. It is this: man is an evolving creature, ever improving and growing better!

The lie to which such a notion is largely due, is found in the writings and theories of Charles Darwin, though many, many others share in the ignominy that one day will be seen as being attached to this rejection of God’s truth. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-18 a 1:59 am

The footsteps of Patrick

A stained glass depiction of Patrick

The Gospel of Christ came to Ireland over 1500 years ago. Despite many attempts by Satan and his agents God has been pleased to maintain His truth in this land. Following its first planting the Gospel was carried by men whose hearts the Lord had touched into many neighbouring countries: Scotland, England, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland and further.

God has been pleased, in some measure, to do again in these latter days what He did in those distant days. May the land, now associated with terror and strife, become known again by the title it was then given, “The land of Saints and Scholars.”

The history of the Gospel in Ireland begins, to a very real degree, with the story of Patrick.

There is much written about Patrick that is entirely fictitious. We can, however, be reasonably sure concerning his faith in Christ and the doctrines that he preached.

There exist today two of his writings accepted by all scholars. One is his Confession. From his Confession we learn that his father was a deacon, the son of Potitus, a gospel minister. Where Patrick was actually born is something of a mystery. England, Scotland, Wales and even France all claim to be the place of his birth. In his Confession he tells us that he came from a village called Bonavem Taberniae. Where that village was is difficult now to say. It would appear that the most likely place was somewhere in Roman Britain. Very possibly he came from a place now called Kilpatrick, that is, the ‘Church of Patrick’, near Dumbarten in the Firth of Clyde, in Scotland.

Read more … The Footsteps of Patrick

See also:

Patrick the Apostle of Ireland

Ireland before the seventeenth century plantation


Posted on 2022-03-16 a 12:01 am

Prosecution of open air preacher

Open air preacher Ryan Williamson being arrested last year

This is an article which we copied from the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ of today. It should concern every lover of truth and freedom of speech!

I fear that the police have acted upon a complaint which has no basis in law, and they are now determined to prosecute this preacher on the grounds of the evidence of police witnesses alone.

I recall a policeman who gave false evidence against me in such a blatant manner that the magistrate trying the case intervened and told him to leave the witness stand in terms which made it evident what he thought of the policeman’s testimony. Close cross-questioning by Mr Jim Allister QC, my defence barrister that day, exposed the duplicity and stupidity of the policeman!

I do not know the preacher that is facing prosecution nor his theology, but I believe that he does have a right in this land to speak in an unabusive manner what it is he believes.

That right has been hard-won by our brave forefathers and mothers.

Undoubtedly, there are those amongst the LGBT lobby, who hate what the Bible has to say about their perverted lifestyle and equally hate any who proclaim that truth. They are all too ready to claim that the ‘truth of God’ is offensive to them and that it abuses them! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-15 a 10:06 pm

PATRICK -- a true servant of Christ

We moved from our planned subject this morning and turned our attention to the upcoming ‘St Patrick’s Day’, as it is termed.

It has always vexed me that a man sent of God to this land to preach the gospel has been wickedly misrepresented in the message he preached and the witness he established. Patrick tell us in his ‘Confession’ that he placed ‘elders’ or ‘bishops’, terms that are interchangeable in the Bible, in every congregation that was formed under his preaching. This practice is utterly contrary to ‘Episcopalianism’ with its ‘diocesan bishops’, one bishop per diocese, made up of a number of congregations.

Rather, his was the simple practice of Biblical Presbyterianism which, in turn, followed the New Testament model.

I trust that you find the message helpful.

Sincerely in the Saviour’s name,
Ivan Foster.

Read sermon notes here

Posted on 2022-03-15 a 9:38 pm

Compensation sought by victims of abuse

I have sought to respond to the spectacle of yesterday’s bogus apologies to the victims of abuse.

Apologies were required but they had to be linked to an outright condemnation of that organisation to blame for the majority of instances of abuse — Romanism!

I found it vexing that no such condemnation was heard but rather the whole exercise was a deception with the clear suggestion that such events were aberrations and not, as history shows, the norm for Popery!

I trust that the following may be a help to those who would know what the Lord has to say about these dreadful events!

Sincerely in our Saviour’s name,

Ivan Foster.


Here are the opening words from an article in yesterday’s ‘Guardian’ newspaper. The article was sent to me by a friend. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-12 a 6:44 pm

Former Russian minister . . . 'Don't be afraid of Putin'

This article appeared on the ‘Fox News’ website.

I thought I would share it with you since it supports the view that I expressed in a recent article – a letter we sent to the ‘Belfast Newsletter’.

Sadly, this Russian former government minister will not be heeded because this is a day in which there is no knowledge of God or the support that He gives to those who, like David of old, respond courageously to the defiance of the bully.

Sincerely in Christ’s worthy name,

Ivan Foster.

Former Russian minister says Putin is ‘rational,’ West shouldn’t ‘limit Ukraine support over nuclear fear’

Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev speaks at a news conference in front of a portrait of the Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah

October 14. Andrei Kozyrev served as Russia’s foreign minister between 1991 and 1996.

A former Russian foreign minister insisted that Vladimir Putin would not use nuclear weapons and the West should not limit its actions or support for Ukraine over fear he would do so. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-09 a 7:59 pm

Ukraine crisis

I am sharing this letter which I submitted yesterday to the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ and the ‘Belfast Telegraph’  with you. It has appeared in this morning’s ’Newsletter’.


Ivan Foster


What amazes me in the ongoing Ukraine crisis is that some ‘strong’ NATO leader has not responded to Putin’s threats of nuclear war against any who break his ‘rules of war’ and aid Ukraine, by telling him that we have ‘nuclear weapons’ also!

Such a reminder would prove more productive than the present patchy, selective sanctions.

I think I did see that the French said something to that effect but it was not repeated.

If it is thought that such a reminder would only provoke Putin to launch a nuclear attack, I believe that there are in Russia those in positions of power that would recognise the vulnerability of their own land to a retaliatory attack and who would act so as to prevent Putin moving in such a self-destructive direction.

Is this not what President John Kennedy did during the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’ of 1962? Did he not threaten to act against Russia’s aggression back then and forced Russia to back down? Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-08 a 6:30 pm

How should we refer to the Saviour?

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” Philippians 2:9-11.

I feel at times that the Saviour is referred to, spoken of, even in some pulpits, in a fashion that is too careless and casual. Indeed, there is even an adopting of the unbecoming style of address that is frequently heard from the ‘tele-evangelists’ and those that would wish to sound like them!

Yes, “Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins,” Matthew 1:21, but we must never forget He is the Lord of glory and not to address Him or refer to Him as make it appear He is a mere man!

I believe that in an attempt to display the Saviour as very ‘approachable and accessible’ and not some person ‘shrouded in mystery’ we are in great danger of robbing Him of His honour and majesty in an attempt at unwise ‘congeniality’!

That must never be! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-07 a 10:35 pm

Anti-abortion Comment

This an ‘Editorial Comment’ in today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’.

It is well worth reading and endorsing.

Sincerely in the cause of TRUTH,  Ivan Foster.

Protests should be allowed outside abortion clinics in Northern Ireland

News Letter editorial of Thursday March 3th 2022.

It is only a small number of years ago that there was a push to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland in cases of what was called ‘fatal foetal abnormalities’.

Supporters of that plan almost invariably presented it as a limited and necessary compassionate reform.

Barely any Stormont politicians admitted to support for abortion on demand.

Yet now, after hysterical claims in London and Belfast about local political resistance to liberalising of the law around terminations in the Province, including bogus legal and moral claims that protecting the right of the foetus was an attack on the rights of women, we do indeed have abortion on demand. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-03 a 6:00 pm

The TRUTH INDEED will out!

The following is taken from the official Stormont Assembly Hansard report of Monday 21st February 2022.

Various Assembly members spoke on the subject of the sudden death of Mr Christopher Stalford. MLA.

Scroll down to almost the end of this report for the comments I refer to.

I was interested in the statement made by Mr Easton, who was a DUP member until last year and now sits as an Independent Unionist. The link to his statement was sent to me by a friend.

Here is what Mr Easton said. I will highlight those parts that I would like Christians to particularly note.

“I wish to pass on my deepest condolences to Laura and the four children and to the Democratic Unionist Party. Christopher was born to be a politician. All of us knew how passionate he was about South Belfast and the people whom he represented. He was a wonderful individual. He had a mischievous side to him as well, which I will touch on in a wee second. He was articulate, intelligent, humorous and loyal to the DUP, his friends, the Orange Order and Ulster. He was a loyal Ulsterman. He also had his faith, which was very important to him.

I knew Christopher for over 20 years. When Peter Weir joined the DUP, I came to know Christopher, because he worked for Peter in the office. One side to Christopher that you maybe did not see was his mischievous side. One day when we were out canvassing for Peter for the 2003 Assembly election, it was pouring with rain, and Christopher and I had been left to cover an area on our own. Christopher turned round to me and said, ‘Stuff this. Let’s go and get a pint of Guinness’, so we went and got a pint of Guinness and put the world to rights. Unfortunately, Peter, that happened a few times, so I apologise to you. [Laughter.] Christopher was a wonderful character and an eccentric. He was somebody who, if you were walking past his room, would have called you in, sat you down and chatted away to you. He was a wonderful man, and we will all really miss him. For me, the most important thing to remember about Christopher is that he had his Christian faith. That is why I know, with some comfort, that one day I will meet him again.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-01 a 4:16 pm

PUTIN - a portrait of the Antichrist!

“And Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God:


Exodus 10:7.

I thought of the above text as I contemplated what, I believe, will be the final outcome of Vladimir Putin’s wicked and cruel attack upon Ukraine. Pride, obstinacy and greed blind men to the inevitable consequences of their folly. So it was with Pharaoh in the days before his destruction under God’s judgment at the Red Sea. His foolish heart still anticipated a destroying of Israel as he pursued God’s people into the miraculously open Red Sea. But the way of escape for the Hebrews was the way of destruction for the Egyptians!

“And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them,” Exodus 14:27-28.

The latest estimates of Putin’s mental processes go so far as to suggest he is paranoid! It is reported that he has put Russian nuclear deterrent forces on high alert as the furious leader hits out at the West. As one headline puts it: “Fears ‘paranoid’ Putin has lost his mind as leader limits contact to inner circle”. Anyone with a knowledge of the history of the close of WW II, will know that is how Hitler ended his days — in his bunker in Berlin! Things are just not going as the tyrant planned. He has even entered ‘peace talks’ with Ukraine. That is not a sign that he is any longer confident of victory! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-03-01 a 12:01 pm

February 2022

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Sir Jeffrey contradicted by the man who ought to know!

Has not the Lord brought confusion upon the ‘camp’ of Unionism because of its duplicity and denial of the ‘old paths’ that were once followed in Ulster!

It appears that the DUP is led by a man who would wish himself just about anywhere else!

His denials of talks with the Ulster Unionist Party leader, Doug Beattie, with a view to him forsaking the DUP and rejoining the party which he left some years ago, have been challenged by the leader of the UUP, the man with whom he held the talks!!

Here is how the matter is stated in the ‘Belfast Telegraph’.

Doug Beattie insists DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson did meet about switching to Ulster Unionists

“Doug Beattie has said he is in no doubt that talks with the DUP leader were about Sir Jeffrey Donaldson joining the party – and he has evidence to prove it. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-28 a 4:25 pm

Jeffrey Donaldson video does not address claims that he discussed rejoining UUP

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

This morning’s there is a more than interesting article in the “Belfast Newsletter”.

It is headlined:

Jeffrey Donaldson video does not address claims that he discussed rejoining UUP

This supports my comments yesterday on the revelation of Donaldson’s talks with the UUP some time ago regarding him departing, maybe ‘deserting’ is a better word, from the DUP and rejoining the UUP!

Sincerely in the Saviour’s wonderful name,

Ivan Foster.

Posted on 2022-02-25 a 3:53 pm

NZ court throws out mandatory vaccine for police

Here is a link to a most welcome high court ruling in New Zealand which upholds the claim of a number of police officers that the requirement for them to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose their jobs, was unlawful.

‘Not demonstrably justified’: High Court upholds challenge to Police and NZDF vaccination mandates, terminations suspended

Basically the ruling stated: “A High Court challenge questioning the legality of Covid-19 vaccination mandates for Police and Defence Force employees has been upheld, with the court determining that the government mandate is an unjustified incursion on the Bill of Rights.”

It also ruled that a person may rightly object to having the vaccination on religious grounds since there was the use of cells from an aborted baby used in the vaccine’s testing process. “Justice Cooke agreed with the claim, saying that ‘an obligation to receive the vaccine which a person objects to because it has been tested on cells derived from a human foetus, potentially an aborted foetus, does involve a limitation on the manifestation of a religious belief.’”

That is double good news for those who have taken just such a stand here. Hopefully the UK will follow this line.

Sincerely in the Saviour’s name,

Ivan Foster.

Posted on 2022-02-25 a 3:47 pm

KICS returns after its mid-term break

Yesterday, KICS returned after its mid-term break.

Sadly, because of a small outbreak of Covid—19 in one school family, they had to isolate and that involved two teachers and a pupil. As a result, Thursday and Friday of this week saw classes conducted via the internet. That included my talk with the pupils. It went out as a recording.

By the mercy of the Lord, the period of isolation ends this weekend and normal school classes will recommence on Monday 28th DV.

Sincerely in the Saviour’s wonderful name,
Ivan Foster.

See sermon notes here

Posted on 2022-02-25 a 3:31 pm

Putin - The Tyrant!

Vladimir Putin

We should heed God’s Word when it tells us: “‭Boast‭‭ not thyself of to morrow‭; for thou knowest‭‭ not what a day‭ may bring forth‭‭,” Proverbs 27:1.

This day has brought untold tragedy and suffering to the people of Ukraine.
Here are a few thoughts on the events that are such that we have little idea of what the final outcome may be!

Sincerely in the Saviour’s name,

Ivan Foster.

Putin – The Tyrant!

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours (reports) of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet, ” Matthew 24:6.

Today, the world has proof that the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, is, above all, a liar. After repeatedly saying that he had no plans to invade Ukraine and that such an idea was a Western invention, he has attacked Ukraine with a rising death rate within minutes of the invasion. The scope of the Russian attack appears to be massive. Ukraine’s interior ministry reported that the country was under attack from cruise and ballistic missiles, with Russia appearing to target infrastructure near major cities such as Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol and Dnipro. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-24 a 8:44 pm

How confident the DUP membership must be in their leader this morning!!

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Here is a headline in today’s ‘Belfast telegraph’.

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson ‘was in discussions’ to quit the party

 It must fill the membership of the DUP with great confidence in their ‘leader’, Sir Jeffrey. It is obvious that through thick and thin he is a committed DUP man and will stand by his members!!!

Note the denial and then the ‘implicit’ admission! As the old Hollywood Indian reportedly said: ‘Him talk with forked tongue’!!

Ulster, on every side, is in the hands of wicked deceivers!

“And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon,” Judges 10:7. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-24 a 8:32 pm

Is this yet more evidence of Rome's guilt!

This morning’s ‘Irish News’ bears witness to yet more allegations against a Roman Catholic institution with regards the abuse of the young.

This time it is summed up in its headline: PSNI has received five reports of alleged historical sex abuse at Derry’s St Columb’s College”.

The article starts: ‘The PSNI has received five separate reports of alleged historical abuse at a prestigious Catholic grammar school in Derry dating back over four decades.’

I have to honour the ‘Irish News’ in this instance for carrying the article for though the press is supposed  to ever bear witness to the truth without fear or favour, we all know that this most certainly is not the case! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-23 a 5:15 pm

‘The truth will out’

Mr Christopher Stalford

There is a statement in God’s Word that we should all EVER bear in mind. It emphasises that the Lord will not allow hypocrisy to be linked to His name or covered by a profession of faith in Him.

“. . . the Lord . . . . will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart,” 1 Corinthians 4:5.

The press has been filled of late with the eulogies paid to Mr Christopher Stalford, who passed away suddenly on the Sabbath Day past, at the age of 39.

Mention was repeatedly made of his profession of faith in Christ.

That did not sit well with all who knew him. Many have said that there was another side to Mr Christopher Stalford. If there was, and there was in truth no real substance to his profession of faith, one thing we can be sure of — the Lord will not permit His name to be linked with hypocrisy. He will bring into the light the truth!

It has been well noted by Shakespeare that, ‘The truth will out’ — (The Merchant of Venice). That such an observation should be a global opinion, indicates that the Lord in His Providence has ever made such a truth abundant evident!

It is sad to read the opinion of Mr Stalford, giving by Suzanne Breen, the well-known columnist in the ‘Belfast Telegraph’, that she includes in an article on him. He was someone she claims to have known very well. Her words may be read in the reproduced report below. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-22 a 5:26 pm

Two notable articles in the news

Two recent news articles are worthy of note and comment.

The first appeared in ‘The Times’ and was sent to me by a friend.

It highlights again the universal guilt of the Roman Catholic Church with regards to the abuse of children. The headline itself is horrific!

A million children abused by Italian priests, and it barely makes the news

It surely must constitute to those here in Ulster, who have sallied forth to the defence of Popery whenever a documented statement criticising Rome for its crimes against children both here at home and in virtually every country in the world is set forth, a most telling rebuke for their sad folly!

Shame, I say, upon those victims of Rome’s perversions, who jump to her defence and demand apologies of society in general when the guilty party is that organisation to which they belong and which betrayed them. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-22 a 5:13 pm

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Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

Sabbath services – February 20th (DV)

11.30 am


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7.00 pm


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Preacher at both services: Rev Ivan Foster
(Former Minister)

(Prayer Meetings, 10.45 am and 6.30 pm)

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Posted on 2022-02-20 a 1:00 am

Public Statement from the General Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster


The General Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster gives thanks to Almighty God for looking upon our nation in mercy, withdrawing the more extreme symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have caused death and serious illness. We are grateful for the removal of all statutory restrictions upon our public worship and are authorising our Sessions and Committees to take the necessary steps, transitioning our people back to normality. We continue to pray for all who have been affected by the pandemic through bereavement and illness that they will know grace and comfort.

Posted on 2022-02-19 a 11:10 pm

Some thoughts on prayer by Ivan Foster


Back in 2014, when I was retired some 6 years, Mr Steven Lee, a member of Faith Free Presbyterian Church and with whom I had been friends since meeting him and his parents and sisters in Toronto quite a few years before and with whom my wife and two of our daughters visited the Waldensian and Huguenot regions as their guests in the mid-90s, came to my home in Kilskeery to visit with my wife Ann, and me while he was on a visit to Northern Ireland.

Just a few days ago he asked permission of me to mount on the internet a series of clips from his video recording of an interview that he conducted with me on the subject of prayer during that visit.

I freely confess that if it was to save my life I could not recall that interview or what I said. However, since the video was his property I felt that I could have no objections to him using it as he wished, despite my differences with SermonAudio and some of those preachers using it.

Here are copies of the video, divided up into short statements I made on the topic of prayer.

I can but pray that it may be a benefit to others even though I would struggle to understand how that could be!

Sincerely in Christ,

Ivan Foster

Posted on 2022-02-17 a 5:59 pm

Another sickening headline

It appears to me that few pulpits draw attention to the exposures of the abominable activities by Rome which appear occasionally in the secular press as once was the case.

For that reason I feel compelled to highlight these news reports and draw the attention of as many as I can to them.



The Guilty – Kelly, on the left, and Farrell, abused boys at St Ninian’s while working there in the 70s and 80s

The Falkirk case is but another proof of the correctness of my objections to a ‘State’ apology to the victims of abuse here in Northern Ireland. None but can grieve that they were ever subjected as children to the evil depravities of men and women that make up Rome’s ‘Holy Orders”! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-15 a 7:43 pm

Unionists must return to powersharing

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis says unionists should commit to powersharing

Nothing indicates more clearly than the headline on this ‘Belfast Newsletter’ report, the ’noose’ into which the DUP stuck its head when they committed themselves, and sadly Unionism also, back in 2007 when they entered a despicable ‘power-sharing’ deal with Sinn Fein/IRA!

Northern Ireland Protocol: Unionists must return to powersharing, says Brandon Lewis

Unionist parties should commit to returning to powersharing if Sinn Fein emerges as the largest Northern Ireland party after the Stormont elections, Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has said.

Unionist parties should commit to returning to powersharing if Sinn Fein emerges as the largest Northern Ireland party after the Stormont elections, Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has said.

Mr Lewis said he wanted to see both unionist and nationalist parties nominate for the roles of first and deputy first minister “whatever the result” in May’s election.

Under Stormont’s powersharing arrangements, the first and deputy first ministers are chosen by each of the largest unionist and nationalist parties. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-14 a 7:36 pm

Transgenderism: Christian doctor in battle

Dr David MacKereth

An English doctor, Dr David MacKereth, is to challenge the ruling of a tribunal which dismissed his claim that he was ‘unlawfully discriminated against in a dispute over his stance on transgenderism.’

Dr MacKereth, who worships online with Ballymena Free Presbyterian Church, during the meeting with his boss, said he would refuse to refer to a bearded six-foot tall man as “Mrs”, on both scientific and faith grounds.

We have every sympathy with Dr MacKereth’s opinion and stance. There are all too many bearded six-foot tall men out there who, rejecting the truth of God and the witness of their own bodies, have been persuaded by the utter idiocy of modern thinking to adopt the perverted notion that they are ‘female’ rather than ‘male’ or vice versa!

‘Transgenderism’ is born of the devil’s deception and embraced by those who desire to utterly reject God’s order in creation. That there is ONLY male and female is testified by nature itself and by common sense.

If ‘a bearded six-foot tall man’ claims to be a female, he is, as we would say here in Ulster, no female but a ‘HEADER’!

Surely we are seeing the fulfilling of God’s Word in such madness. “‭This‭ know‭‭ also‭, that‭ in‭ the last‭ days‭ perilous‭ times‭ shall come‭‭,‭” 2 Timothy 3:1, AV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-14 a 7:12 pm

Cressida Dick says she has no intention of quitting

Dame Cressida Dick

Here is a headline on the BBC-UK news site today which cries out for a comment!

Met Police: Dame Cressida Dick says she has no intention of quitting

The opening words of the article read:

She told BBC Radio London she wanted to root out “disgusting behaviour” within the Met and had told officers “enough is enough”.

If she was to truly “root out disgusting behaviour”, the first thing she would do would be to ‘root out’ herself for she has chosen a lifestyle that, according to God’s Word, is utterly disgusting!

In a ‘Wikipedia’ article on her we may read: “She is both the first female and first openly homosexual officer to lead the Metropolitan Police Service.”

Enough said!!!

Sincerely in the Cause of Christ,

Ivan Foster.

UPDATE Thursday evening: Looks like Dame Cressida Dick has changed her mind and agreed to quit her job. Wonder why?

Posted on 2022-02-10 a 8:32 pm

Under the power of the enemy

Former RUC Special Branch Officer William Matchett

Here are three articles from today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’, (9th February 2022). They come in the wake of the iniquitous report by the Police Ombudsman into the terrorist murder of five people in Sean Graham’s bookmaker’s shop on the Ormeau Road, Belfast in 1992.

I find only one fault with these articles. THEY DO NOT GO FAR ENOUGH IN THEIR CONDEMNATION OF THE REPORT.

I consider the report part of the Irish Republican/Nationalist continual attack upon every institution of the Northern Ireland State! Criticism of this conspiracy skirts round the input of Roman Catholicism and its offspring, Irish Republicanism with its hatred of all things Protestant and British. The ‘imprimatur’ of Popery is on all these attacks!

Unionist stupidity, weakness and political greed back in 2007, opened the door to this ongoing and increasing dominance of public life here. The DUP with the full agreement of the duped Protestants who supported the move, entered into a power-sharing agreement with Sinn Fein/IRA. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-09 a 6:58 pm

Six hard questions about how those in GB see NI unionists

Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Tom Haire, Fr Martin Magill and Archbishop Justin Welby.

‘An honour to call Pope Francis a friend and brother’ Archbishop of Canterbury tells Belfast audience

This morning a letter from Mr Alan Carson appears  in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ which read as follows:

Six hard questions about how those in GB see NI unionists

A letter from Alan Carson:

I have just scanned hundreds of posts by fellow unionists on social media about the Bloody Sunday commemoration walk, questioning why the media is so biased against us.

In which the media was lampooned for not giving equal coverage to Bloody Friday, Enniskillen, La Mon, Darkley, Kingsmill or the Shankill Bomb.

Personally speaking, I would be asking some more challenging questions: 

Why don’t the mainland British people warm to unionist concerns?

Why do they continue to consider unionism, not nationalism, as the cause of the Troubles? Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-07 a 8:19 pm

Moving the goal posts

The news article below indicates that Boris Johnston is the enemy of the Unionist people and that the DUP were utterly wrong to believe his braying, swaggering bluster which was seized upon by them as evidence of his sympathy for the Unionist people.

NI political crisis: Bill to prevent Stormont collapse set to be passed

Westminster will ever simply ‘move the goal posts’ and thwart every effort on the part of the DUP to escape from the mess of which they are the chief architects!

When the issue of a ‘border’ came up, back when the ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’ was first proposed, they sided with those who lobbied from Dublin and also the ‘merchants’ in Northern Ireland who feared that their profits would suffer if the border between the United Kingdom and the EU would be that which is in truth the geographical, international border presently existing between the Irish Republic and the six counties of Northern Ireland.

They are now reaping the harvest of that siding with profiteering greediness and Irish Republican craftiness! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-07 a 8:11 pm

A tribute for Mrs. Florence Dane

Mrs. Florence Dane

“‭I commend‭‭ unto you‭ Phebe‭ our‭ sister‭, which is‭‭ a servant‭ of the church‭ which‭ is at‭ Cenchrea‭:‭ ‭That‭ ye receive‭‭ her‭ in‭ the Lord‭, as becometh‭ saints‭, and‭ that ye assist‭‭ her‭ in‭ whatsoever‭‭ business‭ she hath need‭‭ of you‭: for‭ she‭‭‭ hath been‭‭ a succourer‭ of many‭, and‭ of myself‭‭ also‭,‭” Romans 16:1-2.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

It is customary at funeral services to tell a little of the life of the one who has passed away.

Mrs Dane was aged 84. She was from the Lisnarick area, about 13 miles from us here in Kilskeery. She went to school there and also to the Enniskillen Girls’ Collegiate.

She married Basil when she was 20 years of age. They had met in the ‘Field’ at a 12th of July demonstration in Ballinamallard in which Basil took part as a member of Enniskillen Pipe band, They were married for 64 years.

Mrs Dane worked in Taylor Woods in Enniskillen. When the family came along, she remained at home and cared for the children.

According to Mrs Dane, she was saved following an evening service in Bethel at the beginning of December 1972. When she came home from the sabbath evening service, she told Basil that she had almost stayed behind. That evening Basil slipped off to see me and the next day, I called at her home and spoke to her and led her to the Lord. I always felt that she was saved during the opening mission in Bethel in August, conducted by the late Rev Alan Cairns. How fallible is our memories and what a happy correction for me to have to make. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-07 a 3:13 am

'The Jab' - not quite the miracle that was claimed at first!!

While my refusal of the ‘Covid vaccination’ is based upon the fact that the vaccines available here on the NHS are all manufactured by a procedure which involved the use of foetal material from an aborted baby and because of this, I refused to avail myself of the ‘jab’ because to do so would be tantamount to ‘endorsing’ abortion.

We have never claimed that the vaccine used ‘CONTAINS’ foetal material.

Now, in a court case in France at present, it is being claimed by an Insurance Company, which is refusing to pay out following the death from Covid-19 of one of their clients, that such vaccinations are very much experimental and taking the vaccine is therefore to take part in an experiment at one’s own risk!

You may read the article “Life insurer refuses to cover vaccine death” here. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-04 a 7:58 pm

Bloody Sunday

Here is a statement from Mr Jim Allister, leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice party, which is worthy of close scrutiny.

It is likely you will not read anything of it in the media outlets, most of which are given over to republican propaganda on this subject!

TUV leader Jim Allister

Bloody Sunday

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:

“There have been many days in our history that bear the adjective Bloody, mostly at the hands of bloodthirsty terrorists in respect of which there have been no public enquiries, political apologies or international recognition.

“That which bears the title ‘Bloody Sunday’ was also indeed a monumental tragedy. I recognise the hurt and anguish of the families of innocent victims down through the years. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-02-02 a 6:47 pm

Christian schools (everywhere) have come under fire from activists for standing up for their values

Click here to sign the petition!

“Christian schools (everywhere) have come under fire from activists for standing up for their values”

Parents across Australia choose to send their children to a Christian school – at significant cost – because they want their children to receive an education where Christian values are wired into that education.Christian schools must be able to maintain their biblical values and hire staff who affirm and model those values.Please sign the petition below to show your support for Christian schools!

Posted on 2022-02-01 a 5:47 pm

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Posted on 2022-01-30 a 3:00 pm

The truthfulness of our statements regarding Rome and child abuse

A kind friend has sent the editor a link to an article printed in the ‘Boston Globe’ back in 2002.

That newspaper carried out a most extensive and damning exposure of the wicked behaviour of Roman Catholic priests in that city from its cardinal right down to the lower ranks.

The attached article highlights how that Romanism stands out amongst all religious groups, guilty of similar wickedness, as being the one with the greatest number of offences and the persistent tendency to deny and cover-up the offences. This has been true of Rome here in Ireland, north and south, again and again.

Some of the ‘Boston Globe’ articles are mounted on the Burning Bush and can be seen here.

The attached ‘Boston Globe’ pdf article shows that what I said in my article was absolutely accurate, and that despite the attack upon it by Claire Simpson of ‘The Irish News’, representatives of the abused victims’ organisation and a letter from the ‘Commissioner for survivors of institutional child abuse’, Fiona Ryan. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-29 a 9:11 pm

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Monthly Video Broadcast

Friday 28th January at 7.00 pm

“How are we to watch for the Lord’s coming?”

Speaker: Rev Ivan Foster

(This message is part of the monthly series on the subject— ‘Where are we in God’s calendar?)

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Posted on 2022-01-29 a 12:01 am

A further revelation of the utter DUP sell-out

former ACC Alan McQuillan


“Policing Board don’t see intelligence on IRA‘due to Sinn Fein plea’ says former top PSNI officer”

The following report appeared in yesterday’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’. It serves to show just how horrendous was the surrender to the Sinn Fein/IRA by the DUP in order to gain power back in 2007. It also exposed the readiness of the Ulster Unionist party, the Alliance Party and the Social Democratic and Labour Party, to go along with this shameful accommodation of those who engaged in terrorism and who came to political power by that means, despite the loud pronouncements of their adherence to the principles of democracy and law and order.

But when will the Ulster Protestant face-up to the fact that we were deceived back in 2007 and our hard-won heritage cast aside for a ‘morsel’ (Hebrews 12:16-17) of political ‘meat’ by those greedy for self-advancement.

In truth, as it was with Esau, there can be no recovery of our birthright and a return to the Ulster we once knew.

That is the price peoples and nations have ever paid for their refusal to heed the repeated warnings of treachery and betrayal for they were blinded for a time by the lies which painted the duplicity as a great gain!

Esau was satisfied with his ‘morsel’ for a time but soon became aware of the bad bargain he had made. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-28 a 7:39 pm

Reply to News letter attack

The following was printed in today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’.


I replied, just a few minutes ago, to this very biased nonsense as follows.


I think that I can claim that my observations on the scandal of institutional child abuse, condemned as they are by Commissioner Fiona Ryan in your newspaper today, were perfectly in keeping with what others saw and said! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-28 a 7:32 pm

Doug Beattie will ask party to decide on leadership

Doug Beattie will ask party to decide on leadership

Mr Beattie is quoted as saying that the controversial tweets at the centre of this row were “pretty horrific” and he was “deeply ashamed” of them.

Nothing he says can explain why it was that he thought it acceptable to make such despicable comments about a Christian mother. Nor can he possible explain why his first efforts at ‘apologising’ we so facile and shallow and very obviously insincere.It was only when his ‘barrack-room coarseness and boorishness’ was seen by him to have political repercussions, that he became humble and contrite!

His whole defence begs the question as how he ever thought that such comments could in any way be considered acceptable.He is of Boris Johnston’s ilk.  Failing to see what was so blatantly obvious to everyone else.

He is not fit to be an elected representative and most certain not fitted to be a party leader, even when that party is one given over to such a betrayal of morality and decency as the Ulster Unionist Party!

His present actions of asking his party what he should do is but another example of his moral barrenness!

Ivan Foster

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 7:05 pm

My replies to criticism of my article

There have been two responses to a letter of mine which appeared yesterday in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’. The letter was a synopsis of my article,  “Child abuse: Stormont ministers set March date for apology”.

One response is an article in today’s ‘Irish News’, written by one of its correspondents, Claire Simpson.

The other is a letter which appears in today’s ‘Belfast Newsletter’. It is from Margaret McGuckin, Denise Burke, Ron Graham and Alan Philips.

I have reproduced screenshots of both responses, sent by a kind friend, below.

In anticipation of just such a response, I had already penned an article and mounted it upon my ‘Burning Bush’ web page. The article is entitled, “A DEFENCE IN THE FACE OF AN EXPECTED ATTACK!”

I will briefly reply to both articles, beginning first of all with the following “Irish News” article. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 6:58 pm

A nurse goes on the attack!!

Amy Gallagher

“Christian nurse to sue mental health clinic over course that dubbed Bible ‘racist’” so read the headlines in today’s ‘Daily Express’. 

The article states: “A NHS mental health clinic is facing legal action after running a course which branded the Bible and all white people ‘racist’.

Amy Gallagher is planning to sue the Portman Clinic in North London, part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, after she felt some of its courses contained religious and racial discrimination. Ms Gallagher – a Christian nurse – undertook the course during clinical training in psychotherapy.

The Christian nurse is currently trying to crowdfund £50,000 to pay for the legal action against the clinic.

“On what I’ve experienced, what they describe as anti-racism is racism. What they describe as tolerance is intolerance.

She began the Portman Clinic’s Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy course in September 2020 with the aim of finishing clinical training that would qualify her to set up a psychotherapy practice.”

Any Christian who dares to term the presently accepted evil practices linked to the LGBT community, as morally perverted and sin is immediately termed as someone given over to prejudice and hatred of those guilty of this wicked practice. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 6:38 pm

A defence in the face of an expected attack!

I can well believe that my article, on the main page of the current “Burning Bush” — “Child abuse: Stormont ministers set March date for apology” — will arouse bitter opposition, especially since an slightly edited version has appeared as a letter in the ‘Belfast Newsletter’ today, January 24th, even though the Editor of that newspaper saw fit to remove the last, very telling, sentence in my letter.

That sentence read: “They (the clerics and nuns of the Church of Rome) and they alone are to be publicly shamed for the vast majority of the wickedness of this deplorable episode that is but a repeat of what is recognised by historians as the ongoing dark practices of Rome!

My letter has been published on the same day as the local BBC news site carried the headline, quoting the words of former Chief Constable, Sir George Hamilton: Martin McGuinness acted ‘with integrity’ says former PSNI chief constable. Martin McGuinness was a self-confessed leader of the murdering terrorist organisation, the IRA. Just how one could classify a notorious terrorist as a person of ‘integrity’ defies logic and common gumption!

Yet this is the mind-set of so many people. They live in a world of sentimentality, engendered by the utterly deceitful modern philosophy emanating from the pulpits of the land. The prevailing notion is that to ignore the truth concerning the dreadful acts perpetrated by prominent public figures and embrace saccharine views of their persona, is a wholesome and ‘Christian’ thing to do! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-25 a 6:33 pm

Ignorance has bred folly and shame!!

“Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation.

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.,” Psalm 119:98-102.

“Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,” Psalm 119:105.

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple,” Psalm 119:130.



The article is there to be read by anyone interested but one contribution came closest to the real reason for the malaise! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-22 a 8:51 pm

Child abuse: Stormont ministers set March date for apology

Here is the BBC’s article

If Paul Given does indeed offer an apology to those who suffered shameful treatment as children within homes supposedly established to look after them, he is linking the Unionist and Protestant people with horrific crimes carried out chiefly by Roman Catholic clerics and nuns within Roman Catholic institutions!

That is a step too far in the campaign of ‘mutuality’ pursued by Sinn Fein/IRA and the other pro-republican, anti-British parties that make up the majority in Stormont, and in which evil parade Unionists lamely limp along at the rear!

Let every condemnation be heaped on every wicked and guilty person and establishment, irrespective of their religious profession, but let not any Unionist representative give the impression that the Protestant people share in the guilt and shame of these terrible events.

Bible Protestantism has consistently protested against the evil system of Romanism and the inevitable corruption that the false and evilly pretended ‘celibacy’ of its clerics and nuns will breed.

They and they alone are to be publicly shamed for the vast majority of the wickedness of this deplorable episode that is but a repeat of what is recognised by historians as the ongoing dark practices of Rome!

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
20th January 2022.

Posted on 2022-01-21 a 1:10 am

Shameless and brazen hypocrisy of Michelle O'Neill

Under the commendatory headline:

Powerful moment Michelle O’Neill reads list of names of 23 murdered women

Sinn Feiner, Michelle O’Neill, was praised by the Belfast Telegraph when it posted the above headline in a report of her reading out the names of women murdered in Northern Ireland.

I am absolutely sure she did not read out, during her ‘powerful moment’, the names of the many women her compatriots in the IRA murdered, such as Mrs Bullock, shot alongside her UDR husband in their home in 1972 and the Faith Mission Pilgrim, Miss Sylvia Crowe, murdered by a bomb aimed at a UDR patrol, as she stood at a bus stop near Rosslea in 1979, to name but two of the very many female victims of Michelle O’Neill’s friends in the IRA!!

Sadly, I did not hear of any attention being drawn to her shameless and brazen hypocrisy by the Unionist members listening!

Ivan Foster.

Mrs Bullock

Miss Sylvie Crow in her
Faith Mission uniform.

Posted on 2022-01-18 a 9:48 pm

Burning a candle for the dead - a pagan practice!!

The following report has appeared in ‘The Belfast Telegraph’ today. The scan below was sent to me this morning by a friend.

The headlines tell us that DUP First Minister, Paul Given, has not joined the Presbyterian Church but the picture tells us that he has adopted the Popish practice of lighting a candle for the dead!

Let me state here that we consider the murder of the young school teacher in Co Offaly, in the Republic of Ireland, as a most dreadful crime. We have every sympathy with her mother and father and the whole family circle in their unspeakable grief at the loss of a beautiful daughter just beginning her life, as it were. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-18 a 9:33 pm

30th Anniversary of Teebane Massacre

It is important never to forget the wickedness of those now in power in Stormont who achieve that ‘elevation’ via murder and terror and the sad and sickening betrayal by the DUP of every democratic principle when they entered a power-sharing arrangement with Sinn Fein/IRA back in 2007.

It seems very likely that as a result of that treachery by the DUP, Sinn Fein/IRA may become the largest party at Stormont following the next Assembly election and thus claim the position of ‘First Minister’!

One of the atrocities that brought Sinn Fein/IRA to power was the massacre of eight workmen at Teebane Cross on the Omagh/Cookstown Road, as they journey home in 1992. The reason for their murder? They were carrying out repair work in Lisanelly British Army base in Omagh!

For that they were slaughtered by the murdering fiends of the IRA. Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-17 a 4:44 pm

UUP leader, Doug Beattie, attacks Jim Allister for asking a sensible question!!??

Doug Beattie

Doug Beattie, the Ulster Unionist Party leader, is so devoted to the silly notion of adding to his party by ‘slabbering on the green slippers of Irish Nationalism’ that he made the utterly bizarre attack upon Jim Allister, leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice as was reported in today’s “Belfast telegraph”. 

Beattie claimed that the perfectly rational request from Mr Allister of the health Minister: “What precautions are in place to prevent citizens of the Republic of Ireland from availing of free Covid-19 testing kits and facilities in Northern Ireland” was “unfortunately divisive”, adding that he “simply cannot understand this nonsense”.

He tweeted: “I’d happily share with my neighbour, the same neighbour who sent ambulances & crews to help us fight Covid … or put up helicopters to help us fight bushfires.” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-11 a 7:55 pm

Poignant service to remember Kingsmills massacre victims

A roadside service to remember the victims of the Kingmills massacre has taken place in south Armagh.

(See full report here –Poignant service to remember Kingsmills massacre victims)

Ten Protestant workmen were gunned down after being forced off their minibus by an IRA gang on January 5, 1976.

The only Catholic in the vehicle was ordered to flee the area before the gunmen shot the workers with an array of automatic weapons.

One man survived the attack despite being shot 18 times.

Rev Graham Middleton, Tullyvallen Free Presbyterian Church, speaking at the commemoration service

in memory of those murdered in the Kingsmills Massacre on the 5th January 1976. Pacemaker Belfast Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-06 a 5:40 pm

Mr feels “unworthy” and a “lesser person” loses his court case. I wonder how he feels now??

Ashers ‘gay cake’ case: European court rules case inadmissible”.

Ashers ‘gay cake’ case: European court rules case inadmissible

By Eimear Flanagan

Gareth Lee sued Christian-run Ashers bakery for refusing to make a cake decorated with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-06 a 5:13 pm

Pardons extended to all abolished same-sex crimes

Read the BBC  article here

Once again the news is focused on the rejection of God’s Law and the instigating of man’s immorality as the standard by which humans should live. Perversion is legalised and every effort made to remove all ignominy and opprobrium from those given over to all related depraved deviancy!

The above heading is taken from the BBC news item. In it is reported that “More people will be eligible for a pardon for historical criminal convictions relating to homosexual activity, the government has said. It means anyone convicted or cautioned for consensual homosexual activity, under now-abolished laws, can apply to have them ‘disregarded’. The convictions would be wiped from record and an automatic pardon given.”

We ask: “Pardoned by whom?” “Wiped out from what record?”

Most certainly not from Heaven’s record of man’s wickedness and again, no pardon is forthcoming from the God of Heaven! Click to read more…

Posted on 2022-01-04 a 11:31 pm

You are Invited ...

Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church

New Year services – January 2nd (DV)

11.30 am


(Luke 19:41-42)

7.00 pm


(Isaiah 26:20-21)

Preacher: Rev Ivan Foster
(Former Minister)

All are welcome to the services
or to join in via Facebook

“‭Thou crownest‭‭ the year‭ with thy goodness‭; and thy paths‭ drop‭‭ fatness‭,” Psalm 65:11.

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

New Year Greeting!

Please accept this as a token of our loving regard for you all, our gratitude for your support and kind encouragement during the last year and our prayerful best wishes for you and your family and loved ones for the incoming year.

Sincerely in Christ’s peerless name,
Ivan & Ann Foster

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