Announcement

As loyal Ulster citizens, we offer our sincere sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and to the Royal Household on the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


“70th Anniversary of the founding of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster”



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Anyone wishing to have a free DVD of the service may contact Rev Foster at kilskeery@gmail.com.

 


Two New Publications from Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony

1. Where are we in God’s calendar?’

The summary of two messages preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on January 3rd, 2021, by Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)

Price 20 p

2. ‘Where is Europe heading’

by Rev David McMillan, minister of Armagh Free Presbyterian Church.

Price £1.50 p

Copies of both may be had from Mr Stephen Toms, 1 Donald Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9JB

Copies of ‘Where are we in God’s calendar?’ may also be had from Rev Ivan Foster.


If you have requested that I send you our BB articles by email but have not been receiving any of late, please let me know so that I can restore your email address to my BB contacts list. There is a problem with the ‘contacts app’ which I am presently trying to correct.

Thank you. Ivan Foster.

April 2021

Audio sermons

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KICS assembly talks. Current series: “KICS Lockdown 2021 Talks”


Featured sermon series: Studies in First Corinthians.

Part 19: Christian Liberty;  Part 20: Living of the gospel;  Part 21: Give none offence, Pt1;  Part 22: Give none offence, Pt2

See all messages in this series here.


Recently Preached Sermons

70th Anniversary message at Prayer meeting
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Wed Mar 17, 2021 audio and video available

The Testimony of Abraham
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Fri Jan 22, 2021 at the January 22, 2021 meeting of the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony (audio and video)

Where are we in God's Calendar? Pt 1
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Jan 3, 2021

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Older Sermons Recently Added

Rev. Ivan Foster's Testimony
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Wed Nov 1, 2000

The calamity of rejecting the Bible
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Mon Apr 1, 2002

The power of the living Bible
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Mon Mar 25, 2002

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Watch Kilskeery Free Presbyterian services live online here

 

Men (and women) without the Bible have no answer to life’s perplexities!

A news site reported on April 5th that: “During Monday morning’s Good Morning Britain, host Kate Garraway spoke with Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin about the pandemic and questioned why a God could even allow it to happen in the first place. “How could a God allow this to happen to the world, have you had that?” Kate asked the Bishop when discussing the questions she may have faced over the past year.

Bishop Hudson-Wilkin replied: “That’s a tough one and we hear it all the time when there’s a natural disaster or when someone has done something terrible.

“The feedback has always been ‘If God is really there, why did he allow…?’

“And, when we say that we actually forget that we have the freedom.”

And there you have it! That was the answer of this female masquerading as a bishop in an office that the Word of God states should not be occupied by a woman! Read more


Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Jackie Neville On their 60th Wedding Anniversary this Lord’s Day.

Our brother and sister in Christ are founder members of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. Brother Jackie is a long serving elder and both have been dear friends of the Editor, his wife Ann and the family for almost half a century.

“Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds,” Psalm 36:5.


Owen Polley: It is no surprise that the funeral of the IRA thug Bobby Storey escaped even a caution

On Tuesday, the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) announced that it will not prosecute republicans for breaches of coronavirus rules at the funeral of the IRA thug, Bobby Storey.

By Owen Polley, Belfast Newsletter Thursday, 1st April 2021, 12:57 pm

Is there anybody in Northern Ireland who is surprised by this decision?

In the immediate aftermath of the funeral, I wrote in this newspaper that “there is one rule in Northern Ireland for republicans and one for everybody else”. Read more


An ‘evangellyfish’ indeed

Dr Hamilton is fondly and mistakenly considered by many ‘evangelicals’ to be an ‘evangelical’!

In truth, he is what used to be referred to amongst us as an ‘evangellyfish’!

The ‘evangelicalness’ of him and his ilk can be gauged by the fact that he is happy to stay in an apostate church which embraces, to a very large degree, every spiritual and moral perversion abroad today!

Here we see him rejoicing over a letter from one whose predecessors were known as ‘antichrists’ for hundreds of years by his church, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland! That ended in 1988 when the PCI removed from the ‘Westminster Confession of Faith’ the Biblical definition of the true character of pope and popery. Read more


The Christian, public worship and government health orders

An article by Rev. Andy Foster, Penticton Free Presbyterian Church

The Covid-19 crisis that has shaken the world for many months now has had a profound impact on the life of the Church of Christ. Christians have wrestled particularly with the restrictions that government authorities at various levels in society have placed upon their public assemblies for worship.

The interface between political and spiritual affairs is particularly controversial. However, the child of God must learn to distinguish between a Biblical, spiritual response and a political reaction to these things. The Christian will find that there are legislative issues they can oppose from a political perspective but must submit to for spiritual reasons. It is easy to confuse these two reactions. I fear that many have adopted a political position with regard to the government’s public health orders but have presented it as being a spiritual response. I am concerned that many Christians who defy their government’s health orders do so out of a carnal rebellious spirit that simply indicates they resent being told what to do. Read more


Three stops on the Saviour’s path to his atoning death

“When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. . . . . . And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha . . . . Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand,” John 19:13, 17, 41-42.

When I read this chapter a few days ago, I was carried back to my first year as a Christian. I sat in old Ravenhill Free Presbyterian Church in a meeting at which the late Pastor Willie Mullan was preaching. He took us to this chapter and dealt with its contents in a most innovative and thrilling manner. I have never forgotten the gist of what he said.

It came back to me as I read the chapter and I happily put down these thoughts, which doubtlessly owe a lot to what I heard back then, some 57 years ago! Read more

March 2021

Audio sermons

Click here to listen to all the sermons on this website!


KICS assembly talks. Current series: “KICS Lockdown 2021 Talks”


Featured sermon series: Studies in First Corinthians.

Part 11: Nature of the Christian ministry, Pt2;  Part 12: Duty of disciplining sin;  Part 13: Consequences of ignorance, Pt1;  Part 14: Consequences of ignorance, Pt2;  Part 15: Christian marriage, Pt1;  Part 16: Christian marriage, Pt2;  Part 17: Time takes second place, Pt1;  Part 18: Time takes second place, Pt2

See all messages in this series here.


Recently Preached Sermons

70th Anniversary message at Prayer meeting
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Wed Mar 17, 2021 audio and video available

The Testimony of Abraham
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Fri Jan 22, 2021 at the January 22, 2021 meeting of the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony (audio and video)

Where are we in God's Calendar? Pt 1
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Sun Jan 3, 2021

View all recently preached sermons


Older Sermons Recently Added

Rev. Ivan Foster's Testimony
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Wed Nov 1, 2000

The calamity of rejecting the Bible
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Mon Apr 1, 2002

The power of the living Bible
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Mon Mar 25, 2002

View all recently added sermons


Watch Kilskeery Free Presbyterian services live online here

 

Polishing brass on a sinking ship

Two headlines in local newspapers today brought to my mind a wonderful sermon title used by an old-time preacher. It was Dr J R Rice I believe, though I could be wrong! The title was ‘Polishing brass on a sinking ship.’

I believe that is just what the DUP is engaged in at present for Stormont and more regretfully, Northern Ireland, is sinking! Read more


Biden Blames The Brits!!

Joe Biden, that superannuated buffoon of Irish lineage, whose election as President of the United States loudly declares the moral waning of that land, has opened his stupid mouth again to give proof of his bigoted ignorance!

Some of his comments, made at his first press conference since his inauguration back in January (it does take him awhile to get ready to speak), have been reported in the press under the headline: “US President Joe Biden has blamed ‘the Brits’ for leaving his great grandfather with no other option but to leave Ireland.”

Just who he means by ‘Brits’ it would be hard to say. Did he mean the British government or was he referring to the Protestant people of Ireland for that is the term long used of them by Sinn Fein/IRA and their fellows? But if he was referring to that which was the cause of his great grandfather’s emigration to the USA, then really he is speaking of the ‘potato blight’!

The repeated failure of the potato crop brought famine to Ireland and many, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, left for America because of that. Read more


The thinking and logic of the Christian who justifies taking a covid vaccine developed using cells from an aborted baby!

“Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not,” John 11:47-50.

I read these verses today as part of my daily reading – (I follow the Robert Murray McCheyne Bible reading calendar). As I read them I heard echoes of the logic I have observed in the arguments put forth by Christians who wrongly justify the receiving of Covid vaccines which were developed through the use of cells from an aborted baby back in the 1970s.

I know that many have decided that the cells used, originating from an abortion some 50 years ago, have because of the passage of time, ceased to really have any relationship with that murdered unborn baby.

Just a few days ago I discovered the truth about this in a response to a question that I had posed to one qualified to answer my question. My question was: Is the DNA of the aborted baby and the DNA of the cells used in the production of the most common Covid vaccines presently on offer by our NHS, one and the same? Read more


Westminster decides to have the NI Secretary of State direct the N.I. Minister of Health to commission unlimited abortion services

A crisis is looming which will test the mettle of every professing Christian in Stormont.

The Westminster government is taking on the role of a dictator and emulating China in its imposing of immoral laws upon us here in what to many is an unlawful action.

Abortion: DUP criticises Westminster intervention

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister

“The intended and baleful intervention by the Secretary of State in the supposed devolved matter of abortion is significant in at least three regards.

1. It, as with the original legislative intervention in 2019, shows contemptuous disregard for what is deemed a devolved issue, which is all the more acute coming as it does within days of the Assembly voting to diminish one of the imposed grounds for abortion.

2. It stands in sharp contrast with the willingness of HMG to surrender key control over Northern Ireland to a foreign power when it came to ceding NI to the EU under the iniquitous Protocol.

3. It will raise for many the fundamental question of what value is there now in devolution if Westminster can denude it of control in the one area that justified for some paying the price of Sinn Fein rule in a flawed system of supposed local power.

“If we can be subject to Direct Rule when it suits on the moral issues which matter to many, then, this highly retrograde step does indeed throw up searching questions as to what devolution is contributing, especially when it comes at the price of Sinn Fein rule on everything else?”

Rev. Foster’s letter to NI Secretary of State regarding Westminster’s plan to impose unlimited abortion on Northern Ireland

Dear Sir,

Doubtless others will take up the issue of the lawfulness or otherwise of you acting as Westminster would have you act on this matter.

I wish to state that which is much more clearly defined than man’s laws on this subject. I refer to what the Lord says about abortion. Aborting of the unborn is murder in God’s eyes. Read more

Contact the Secretary of State here.


Should Christians accept vaccines which used fetal cell lines?

The video is very informative in many ways and we commend it to our readers. I know nothing of the individuals taking part other than the information given and I therefore do not offer a wholesale endorsement of them.

One participant, Dave Brennan opposes the use of vaccines manufactured/tested by the use of cell-lines and I believe that his arguments are very sound.

The other participant, Professor John Wyatt, who is a professing Christian but who believes that it is morally acceptable to take the vaccine, irrespective of the fact that it was developed from the cells of an aborted baby.

I find his arguments morally flawed.

Basically he says that for the greater good it is acceptable to do wrong! Old Dr Bob Jones, founder of Bob Jones University, once said: “It is never right to do wrong to do right!!”

If his view is acceptable, it was wrong of the martyrs to have chosen death rather than compromise with evil. Furthermore, Peter was correct when he chided with the Lord for going up to Jerusalem where the Saviour had said “he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day,” Matthew 16:21.

Better it would have been, Peter was saying, if Christ should avoid death and continue to do good!

However, death was the Father’s will for Christ.

Professor Wyatt used as support for his position the fact that Christ went to the home of Zacchaeus, a man who was a collaborator with the oppressive Roman Empire, an extortioner and thief, and partook of his food!

This is a very sad show of ignorance of God’s Word. The gospel record shows us that Zacchaeus was a ‘saved’ man when Christ went into his home and also, he had repented of his corrupt ways and promised to repay monies unlawfully obtained. “And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost,” Luke 19:5-10.

I feel the video, despite its ‘wordiness’, something inevitable in debate, sets forth the issues clearly.


Again no refutal of our claim about the Covid vaccine

I return to a topic that I have written about many times of late. It is my response to a prominent article in one of the main daily newspapers in the UK. The whole response of those in authority has been less than honest! They have resorted to evasiveness and prevarication. That is indication enough of the validity of our objections if the evidence we have already presented was deemed insufficient! In his article, this ‘doctor’ deals with what he terms the ‘vaccine myths’. Below is an extract in which he gives the list of myths he deals with.

Why I went a bit wild after my Covid jab: Dr. Michael Mosley says he forgot the rules in his excitement… but whatever you do, don’t be put off by the vaccine myths – they’re not true

By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail

❝For the 20 per cent in the UK who aren’t sure, here are some of the common myths I’ve come across — and why I think you shouldn’t be worried . . .

Myth 1: The vaccine will give you Covid.

Myth 2: The vaccine will alter your DNA.

Myth 3: The vaccine will make you sterile.

Myth 4: Covid-19 is no big deal for the young.

Myth 5: The jabs were developed too quickly.❞

This ‘expert’ makes no mention of the objection that many, like myself, have raised against the most common vaccines, presently proffered by the NHS — that they were developed from or tested by, or both, with the use of foetal material! That view has been blithely ‘classified’ as a myth but I have yet to see any denial that what is said about the use of foetal material is true! This ‘speaking out of the side of the mouth’ is to be utterly denounced and makes one deeply suspicious of the whole government immunisation programme! As already stated, the response is riddled with prevarication and evasiveness!


The voice of the devil heard in Westminster

“Act now on LGBT+ conversion therapy, ministers urged”Thus reads a BBC News headline and so another chapter in the degradation of the United Kingdom and its rejection of God’s Word advances!

In the light of Mark 3:14-15, which reads: “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils,” I believe that the Lord Jesus would still have His servants oppose the devil as much as in them lies. For that reason we pen this article.

What is being campaigned for by the enemies of the gospel in the LGBT camp, has rightly been opposed by Rev Gordon Dane. In a statement he issued as Convenor of the Government and Morals Committee of the Free Presbyterian Presbytery, he said: “There are many questionable things that have gone under the banner of “conversion therapy” but what should concern us is that this debate is probably going to be used as a vehicle to attempt to ban the legitimate preaching of the gospel and the call that men repent and be converted. There could be a move to count praying with someone who has asked for prayer on these matters as “conversion therapy”. It is certainly the agenda of many in the LGBT lobby to confuse Christian conversion with “conversion therapy””. Read more


Someone is telling lies!!

Leo Varadkar left red faced after wrongly claiming Sinn Fein has no Protestant TDs

The colour of Leo Varadkar’s face is of no concern of mine but in actual fact he was correct in what he said, even though he was contradicted by a professedly ‘Protestant’ Sinn Feiner, Violet-Anne Wynne.

The Belfast Newsletter article states that Varadkar said of Sinn Fein: “They are sectarian, still very anti-British and they have no Protestant TDs, MLAs and Senators,” he added.

Sinn Fein TD and Protestant, Violet-Anne Wynne, responded immediately. Read more


Loudly saying it . . . and later meekly being snivelingly sorry!!

There have been a number of news items featuring what are termed ‘prominent’ people, who have stated something they profess to believe to be true and then when challenged on social media, apologise most profusely, giving the impression that they never really believed what it was they said and are most sorry for ever saying it!

I think of the Ballymena councillor whose comments were thus headlined in a newspaper last year. “Coronavirus is God’s judgement for legalising abortion and same-sex marriage, DUP councillor claims.” Almost in the next breath he seems to have changed his mind for the matter was very soon given a new headline! “DUP councillor sorry after saying coronavirus pandemic on (sic) ‘God’s judgment’ for legalising abortion.” Read more


The First Word After A Long Silence

I am sending out this article on this the first day back for Free Presbyterians from a Covid lockdown which started back on 10th January. See Newsletter report.

In Kilskeery, we had a very good morning meeting with Mr Samuel Fitton, a second-year Theological student, preaching on the text, Judges 21:25, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

This article is the result of my wife and I considering and talking yesterday morning about the restart of the services.

I trust that it is a benefit and blessing to you all. Read more


How Long Until They Ban The Bible??

The following is an extract from an article which appeared in yesterday’s ‘Daily Mail’. I felt that I had to comment on it because the publicity given to this Jewish mother’s complaint is an indication of the gross ignorance of the Bible that there is in this so-called ‘Christian land’!

A generation ago there would not have been given such prominence to such a foolish allegation as that made by this lady and her friends and supporters, nor would the stupid statements, made by the author of the articles the lady is railing against, have been given space in a newspaper.

Of course the Jewish nation is guilty of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ!

That is not an anti-Semitic statement but a doctrine of the Bible, the inspirited Word of God.

The guilt of the Jewish people is a fact declared by Heaven and the consequences of it divinely manifested throughout the intervening years! Read more


Feotal material is used in vaccine production!!

Below is a statement, issued in the USA by Roman Catholic clerics in St. Louis and New Orleans which is of great interest to all concerned about the nature of the vaccines commonly offered by the NHS.

It deals with the latest vaccine that has become available from the company, ‘Johnson & Johnson’.

The statement contains a quote from that company, and it reads: ”While not disputing the church officials’ contention that an abortion-derived cell line is used in the production, Johnson & Johnson issued a statement Tuesday stressing that there is no fetal tissue in its vaccine.”

That final phrase, ”there is no fetal tissue in its vaccine”, is often stated by those who seek to refute our position on this matter. At NO TIME have I stated that foetal material is CONTAINED in the final product.

This is mere deviousness on their part as an attempt to mislead the public and appear to contradict what I and others are alleging! Read more


Coronavirus: False vaccine claims debunked

I sent a link to the above BBC news article to a local newspaper Editor who has apparently avoided printing any of my comments which allege that the abortion of babies is endorsed and sanctioned by the manufacturers of the most common of the Coronavirus vaccines presently offered by the NHS.

The BBC article is supposed to ‘debunk’ the reasons why some, especially Bible Christians, reject the vaccine BUT it in fact confirms what we have been saying for quite some time.

The BBC says that foetal material was used in the manufacture/testing of vaccines but nothing of that material is contained in the final product, though it does surround the admission with somewhat mystifying ‘gobbledygook’!!

However, the central acknowledgement of the use of foetal material  is exactly what we have repeatedly said on The Burning Bush website!!

The removing all elements of foetal material from the final product does not absolve or remit the pharmaceutical companies from the awful crime of being involved in that morally dreadful process whereby the abortion of the unborn is sanitised and legitimised and made to appear as an acceptable means of benefitting mankind.

I will stress again that we are not against the use of vaccines which are ethically produced nor do we agree with the foolish notions of some who allege that micro-chips etc are in the vaccines. Those who do are mere ‘loonies’ belonging to that growing ‘conspiracy theory’ fatuous bunch led by the likes of Piers Corbyn and David Icke.

We protest against the slaughter of the ‘unborn’ which is carried out now by governments world-wide and that for the feeblest of reasons put forth by a society which considers the merest excuse sufficient grounds for the murder of an unborn child.

We cannot procure our own physical wellbeing by murder. Such will endanger our spiritual wellbeing and ensure our condemnation!


The Dup — Slow Learners!

I send out this BBC report as evidence of how slow the DUP is to learn the lesson that when Dr Ian Paisley and Peter Robinson led them into power-sharing with Sinn Fein/IRA back in 2007, they entered self-imposed submission and subjection to the political purposes of violent Irish Republicanism!

Time and again we all have witnessed the humiliation and thwarting of the DUP’s feeble attempts to wriggle out from this bondage. All have ended in failure.

Mr Lyons was not in the 2007 Assembly but he is learning the limits of the ‘freedom’ he has under power-sharing with the traditional enemies of Ulster. “Slow learners” is perhaps too polite a title to place upon the DUPers!!

The latest debacle over the Larne port (report below) and the pathetic attempt by the DUP to appear to be doing something about the situation whereby Northern Ireland is effectively excluded from the rest of the UK as a result of their half-witted co-operation with Boris Johnson in the erecting of the ‘NI Protocol’.

Such follies will achieve nothing. Rather it only gives Sinn Fein/IRA yet another opportunity to humiliate, chastise and expose them as incompetent clowns!! Read more


How I Found Peace in Israel

by Antony Simon

I was born in Manchester (England) of Jewish parents and so attended Jewish schools where I learned about God from an early age. I was taught that He was omnipresent (everywhere). Jonah thought he could escape from God but found that it was impossible. The Psalmist says, ‘If I ascend into heaven, Thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there’ (Psalm 139:8). God is also holy and He hates sin, but I did not know this.

We celebrated all the festivals, such as Passover, the Day of Atonement, etc. We were going along with everything but the question I repeatedly asked myself was ‘Where is God?’ God says ‘Forasmuch as this people draw near with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men’ (Isaiah 29: 13).  Read more


The Penultimate Judgment

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt,“ Exodus 10:21

I read this verse in my reading on Saturday morning past. I follow ‘Robert Murray M‘Cheyne’s Bible Reading Calendar’.

As I read it, certain matters were immediately suggested to me. As with all Holy Scripture, there is prophetic teaching to be observed. The verse is set in the midst of that time when the terrible period of Israel’s trial under the cruelty of Pharaoh is coming to an end. God is intervening in answer to the cries of His people as Exodus 2:23-25 tells us. “And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.” Read more

February 2021

Audio sermons

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KICS assembly talks. Current series: “Bright and shining lights in the Bible”

  • New KICS talks will be posted when our students return and school resumes.
  • See all the talks in this series here.
  • Download a zip file of all the recent studies in the Parables here.
  • See all the KICS assembly talks listed here.

Featured sermon series: Studies in First Corinthians.

Part 1: Introduction to the Epistle, Pt1;  Part 2: Introduction to the Epistle, Pt2;  Part 3: Plague of disunity;  Part 4: Main duty of the minister;  Part 5: The mind of the minister;  Part 6: God's wisdom revealed, Pt1;  Part 7: God's wisdom revealed, Pt2;  Part 8: Carnality in the believer, Pt1;  Part 9: Carnality in the believer, Pt2;  Part 10: Nature of the Christian ministry, Pt1

See all messages in this series here.


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Short beds and skimpy sheets, Pt 2
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Short beds and skimpy sheets, Pt 1
preached by Rev. Ivan Foster on Thu Feb 4, 2021

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The calamity of rejecting the Bible
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The Bible's teachings apply to all mankind
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Sorry Your Majesty, but you are very wrong!

I could not ignore this headline!! The Queen says Covid vaccine hesitant people ‘ought to think about others rather than themselves’

I know that HM The Queen, does not initiate such ‘interventions’, but rather they are engineered by he ‘entourage of government advisors’.

Nevertheless, it is rather disappointing that she should have been so foolish as to issue this statement. There are those, BECAUSE they are thinking of others, refuse the vaccines presently offered by her government. They are thinking of the aborted unborn child whose cells were used in the manufacturing/testing of the vaccine.

As far as I am concerned, to take the vaccine constitutes an acceptance of abortion and the use of foetal material by pharmaceutical companies. That I can never do.

All mankind is required to look beyond today and tomorrow when considering such issues. All are required to bear in mind that day that Satan and his minions would have all to forget – the day mentioned many times in God’s Word: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned,” Matthew 12:36-37.

How much better our lives would be if we ALL were to live in the light and knowledge of that ‘day of judgment’!

Letter to the Queen


A prophetically interesting event

A supporter of The Burning Bush witness sent me the following link to a ‘Reuters’ report. Pope’s visit to Iraqi Ziggurat to bring together several faiths – and hopefully lure more visitors.

For those who know that the Bible teaches the rise of the ancient city of Babylon and the role that region will play in the closing years of this age when the final Antichrist will centre his empire there, this link to a report of a planned visit by the pope to that area will be of great interest.

A ‘Ziggurat’ is basically what the ancient ’Tower of Babel’ was (Genesis 11:1-9). The spirit of rebellion recorded in Genesis 11 is what is emerging all around today and will finally ‘blossom’ into the full-blown ‘Antichristianity’ prophesied in the book of the Revelation and throughout the Bible.

Do have a look at the Sovereign Grace Advent Tesimony book shop for literature on the subject. Click on any author’s name for a list of articles/book written by that author.


Not telling the truth!

Since sending out my article – “Why is the FPC silent . . . .”, it has become evident that some FPs believe that I am not speaking the truth on this matter and that I am wrong when I say that the most common vaccines presently being offered by the NHS are derived from the cells of an aborted baby.

Sadly, even the pope acknowledges the truth of the origin of the vaccines which some Free Presbyterians seem happy to deny.
The pope, in his own ‘infallible’ way,  dismisses all guilt in availing oneself of that which came about as the result of the murder of an unborn baby. See – Covid: Vatican says coronavirus vaccines ‘morally acceptable’ 

It appears some Christians have adopted a different way of absolving themselves from all guilt, though one equally as morally reprehensible – they simply deny the truth of this matter and ‘shoot the messenger’ (1 Kings 22:24-28)!

Another indication of how the truth of God is dismissed today and the ’normalising’ of utter error is given in a report in today’s ‘Belfast Telegraph’. A headline reads: “Police probe after man delivers ‘hate speech’ on City Hall’s steps”. The story continues: “Belfast City Council is investigating how a man was able to deliver a hate speech at City Hall, it has emerged. The preacher provoked fury by branding abortion “murder” and homosexuality “sin” in God’s eyes, using the steps in front of the iconic building in the city centre as a podium. The PSNI is also probing the matter.”

I would say that the police will show greater ‘efficiency’ in this investigation than they did when looking into Sinn Fein/IRA’s defiance of ‘Covid regulations’ at the funeral of the late IRA man, Bobby Storey. That, it would appear,  took some 5-6 months before it even got underway and more time before any decision was arrived at! The last news report on the matter that I can find was back in mid-December last year. I do not know where the matter stands at present. But I am sure that we can safely leave it in the hands of the ‘powers that be’ to see that Stormont ‘boat is not rocked in the least by any honest or properly lawful conclusions!!!!

It is to be noted that to repeat the Bible’s condemnation of sodomy and abortion is now deemed a ‘hate speech’ and therefore a ‘hate crime’!

Was there ever a more clear demonstration of Ulster’s rejection of the Bible than the language employed by this newspaper in its report of what would have been the normal content of a sermon on this subject in the vast majority of pulpits but a short time ago?


Why is the Free Presbyterian Church silent on the matter of the use of cells from an aborted baby in the preparation of the vaccines currently being urged upon our members??

“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me,” Ezekiel 33:7.

I will start by apologising to the editors of any of our church magazines who may have carried a warning about the vaccines offered in their publications and any minister who has likewise publicly spoken out against them.

I have not read or heard any such warnings but I could be mistaken as are those whom I have asked if they are acquainted with any such warnings issued in print or in sermon.

If, as I believe, there has been no denomination-wide warning issued to our people, that is a most distressing matter for anyone nurtured up in the message God gave the Free Presbyterian Church to proclaim back at its beginning and which was faithfully maintained for many years. It was raised to ’sound an alarm’ against the errors and the compromises of the day. The FPC was to be a 20th century Ezekiel! Read more


Signs of the approaching harvest

“And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe,” Revelation 14:15.

My mind turned to this verse when I recently saw the increasing number of statements from government sources regarding ‘vaccination passports’. One such headline said: “Covid: Vaccine passport talks ongoing with foreign nations as hopes rise for domestic holidays”.

These headlines give us some idea just where society is heading. Business men are already trying to introduce it for new employees. “UK companies look to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory”. Read more


A worthwhile petition to support

I received notice of the following petition which I would urge you all who live in the UK to consider signing as soon as possible and praying that there might be a sympathetic response from the government to it.

PETITION: The UK Government must offer ethical Covid-19 vaccines.

Click here to sign. I trust you will support this call.


A ‘damp squib’ financed by greed!

So another week begins and that with the ‘blaring trumpets’ of another example of the blind stupidity of a people misled and deceived as this Belfast Newsletter article demonstrates.

It is a case of what the Saviour said, all over again: “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch,” Matthew 15:14.

It was the businessmen of Ulster largely who campaigned for ’no border’ between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, despite the existence of an international border there already. They did not want any difficulties for them trading their goods with the Irish Republic, which was in the EU, and themselves once Brexit happened and the UK left the EU!

Now it appears that some, at least, of these same businessmen, still acting behind the scenes, ‘cloak-and-dagger like’, are alarmed at the ’new border’ that they by their earlier complaining helped to erect between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. The ’new border’ means that goods going to and from one part of the UK must be treated as goods going to and from a foreign country! Read more


DUP proposes to change NI abortion law

The news of the attempt by the DUP to roll back the abortion law that was imposed upon us here in Northern Ireland by Westminster MPs in 2019 is to be welcomed.

I would, however, that it was an attempt to ban abortion altogether. As it is, ‘fatal fetal abnormalities’ are to be exempt from this proposed new law.

Of course, it is a fallible human being who declares that a woman is carrying a child with ‘fatal fetal abnormalities’! Doctors may and have got the matter wrong and babies that did not suffer ‘fatal fetal abnormalities’ have been aborted.

Better it would be surely if the child was carried to termination and born naturally, as long as the life of the mother was not threatened, and then the duration of the little one’s life be decided by the Lord, ’the Giver of life’.

Job rightly said: “The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD,” Job 1:21. Read more


A bumbling but dangerous fool!

At the risk of wearying you I send out this news report from the Belfast Live news website (February 12th, 2021) which I must say rejoiced my heart.

Like many I have squirmed in vexation to near ‘bursting point’ as I have heard the various reports on the incident referred to in this item.

Here in Ulster, we have had some ‘dodos’ hold the office of Chief Constable Like everything else in our sinking society, things sank really low when this man was appointed.

He came here after a far from illustrious time in England and upon his arrival he has maintained his aforesaid record.

Simon Byrne is an English man with little or no understanding of the situation here in Ulster and it is clear that he cares little about anything other than ‘keeping in’ with those, Sinn Fein/IRA, most likely to challenge his authority! Read more


Blindness that blights society

I have copied in full an article from the Belfast Telegraph (February 11th, 2021) regarding the murder by ‘dissident republicans’ of a man widely known as a gangster in Belfast.

A case is being taken against the police by his family, alleging that the police are to blame for not warning him of their suspicions that he was in danger from ‘dissident IRA gunmen’!

As the headline states, the family are accusing the police of failing to prevent his murder. Upon reading the headline I immediately thought that there was one person more guilty than any of failure in preventing this murder. Jim Donegan himself!!!!

Had he not been involved in the murky world of crime it is more than likely he would not have been a target.

The court case highlights the perverted thinking of society today. No one takes any responsibility for the dire consequences that their own folly brings upon them. Read more


IRA murders 5 BBC workers near Kilskeery

Many horrific murders have taken place over the last 50 years but for some of us of the older generation who live in the neighbourhood of Kilskeery, one of the earliest atrocities lives on in our memories.

It took place 50 years ago yesterday, just 5 miles from Kilskeery on the top of Brougher Mountain, clearly seen by all living in and around Kilskeery.

On 9 February 1971, five men working for the BBC were killed by an IRA landmine as they drove up a mountain to repair a transmitter.It happened on Brougher Mountain on the border between Fermanagh and Tyrone.

It is believed the booby-trap device at the road was meant

 

for an Army patrol and was triggered by a tripwire.

The Impartial Reporter newspaper called it “the most savage and callous outrage ever committed by terrorists in either County Fermanagh or Tyrone”.

Local journalist Mervyn Dane described “a saddening, grim scene on which the afternoon sun shone down and there was the acrid pungent smell of burning and explosives hanging over all”.


 

Time has exposed the falsehood of the ecumenical ‘gospel’

Below is my response to an article in Saturday’s (February 6th) edition of the Belfast Newsletter.

It more or less was an honouring of the ‘words’ of a leading Ecumenist from some 40 years ago. I felt that the ‘proof of the puddings’ cooked up by ecumenical chefs was all around us and that the newspaper had missed that fact by an Irish mile!

How can intelligent people fail to see the utter worthlessness, the eternal costliness, of the preaching of the false prophets of today’s liberal and apostate age?

In the Belfast Newsletter of Saturday 6th February 2021, as part of a series of articles from its archives entitled Stepping Back In Time, there was a report of a Church of Ireland Bishop’s address at his ordination as Bishop of Connor in Lisburn Cathedral. Read more


Liars and their lies exposed!

There are two very informative articles available on the internet this morning, Saturday Feb 6th.

One is a BBC NI report on the ‘Irish Sea border’ which has been denied by our Secretary of State and which rather belatedly, the DUP leadership have woken up to!

The other is in the Belfast Newsletter and highlights the utter deceitfulness of our Secretary of State, Brandon Lewis! Sadly, it also shows the utter incompetence of our Unionist leaders. Despite the evidence of what was happening they went along with the fraud until they finally tripped over it and fell on their faces into the pit Westminster had dug!

That tends to waken up the most obtuse sleepwalker!! Read more


The evil harvest of power sharing

The following news story in the Belfast Newsletter of Feb 5th highlights how that Unionists entering a power-sharing deal with Sinn Fein/IRA has sanitised those guilty of the most brutal acts of terrorism and made them acceptable as honoured and respected citizens in today’s Ulster.

Every warning that was issued to Dr Ian Paisley and the DUP back in 2006/7, regarding the step they were contemplating, has been justified and more in the years that have followed their utter folly, spurred by greed for political power.

It is to the shame of the DUP that such a rascal as Paul Kavanagh should now be ‘legitimately’ appointed to a role of authority in the educating of today’s youth. Such is the society that ‘power-sharing’ with terrorism has created!

Ulster has an old saying: “If you lie down with the dogs you will rise with the fleas!” Today, there is a plague of ‘fleas’ in our land thanks to the DUP lying down with the dogs of Irish Republican terrorism! Read more


UK signs deal for 50million doses of CureVac Covid vaccine

The following is taken from a Daily Mail news article published on Feb 5th.

“The UK today rubber-stamped a deal for 50million doses of tweaked coronavirus vaccines, as it steps up efforts to fight off jab-resistant variants. Newly-emerged strains have sparked concerns across the world, after tests revealed some may be able to dodge immunity triggered by the current crop of vaccines. But the deal signed between No10 and German biotech firm CureVac today seeks to bolster the UK’s arsenal against these emerging threats, and keep the nation one step ahead of the virus.”

‘CureVac’ is one the few companies which I understand did not use foetal tissue in any stage of its developing the vaccine.

If this true, then this is good news for Christians concerned about using the vaccines presently offer by the NHS.


“Sold To Be Destroyed“

I have just put together these thoughts regarding the ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’ controversy.

For those of you who live outside of Northern Ireland, (and maybe some living within it) let me briefly explain that the issue is all about the arrangements which the UK Government made with the EU whereby Northern Ireland would be treated as no longer an economic part of the UK but would be dealt with as being still part of the EU!
All this was done under the banner: “All of the uk out of the EU’!

It was a deception as great as is to be found anywhere in the annals of the history of the United Kingdom! Read more


I turned down the present covid vaccine

I thought that I would share with you this little bit of information. I trust that it proves helpful in the midst of the welter of confusion and the lack of any real guidance regarding the Covid-19 vaccines and the use of foetal tissue in the manufacture and/or testing of some of them. See my earlier article for details.

I had a phone call from my local doctors’ clinic offering me the Covid jab. I explained to the nurse my reasons for rejecting the three vaccines presently being used but indicated that I thought that soon non-foetal tissue jabs would be available and if that happens I may seek vaccination.

I explained that I could not seek to safeguard my health by a means that involved the abortion of an unborn child! She was very polite and sympathetic and said that she would enter my comments on my records and that should I wish a vaccination later I had but to ask.

I am thankful that I live in a part of the United Kingdom where such views as mine are treated with sympathy and respect. I am sure in other parts of the UK, such views would provoke abuse and ridicule, even from medical staff!

I noticed an interesting article in today’s “Daily Mirror” which indicates that two vaccine manufacturers which did not make use of foetal tissue when producing their product –  GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi Pasteur and Valneva – are likely to be available to the British public soon.

When that happens, I (classified as ‘vulnerable’) will likely seek vaccination.


Ready and waiting

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing,” 2 Timothy 4:6-8.

‘Readiness’ to depart this life is something that, in a general sense, true Christians would gladly acknowledge.

However, few live with any real and daily awareness of that event drawing near.

That ought not to be! Read more