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Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:

for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand, Joel 2:1.

All quotations from the Scriptures will be from the Authorised Version - the best and most accurate English translation of the Scriptures.

Please see sermons down the left hand column of the Blog about why the Authorised Version is the best and most accurate English translation of the Scriptures

and why we reject the many perversions of the Scriptures, including those so beloved of many neo-evangelicals at present such as ESV & NKJV.

Beware of the Errors in The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible! 
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Monday, 21 May 2018

Open Air / Protest at Sunday Rugby Match

On the Lord's day afternoon 20th May an Open Air / Protest was held at the Ulster Rugby match held at the Kingspan Stadium. The stadium entry is only a matter of a few hundred metres from Mount Merrion Free Presbyterian Church. 

The Open Air / Protest was led by Rev Paul Hanna, minister of the Mount Merrion congregation. Other Free Presbyterian ministers taking part were Rev David McLaughlin [Carryduff], Rev Paul Foster [Tyndale] & Rev Brian McClung [Newtownabbey].

The Open Air / Protest took place on a area just opposite the main gates of the Kingspan Stadium.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Rome's Counter-Reformation Tactics #5 Insurgence Part 3

Over the centuries, since 1517, Rome has employed many different tactics and strategies. Sometimes  has been like a ravenous wild beast devouring all before her. At other times she has been as subtle as the devil himself in administering the wine of her fornication to deceive gullible Protestants. All with the aim of destroying and reversing the Protestant Reformation.

Strategy Five - Insurgence - cont'd

Part Three - The Catholic Conspiracies Against Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I was possibly England’s greatest monarch. She came to the throne of a country deeply divided, economically bankrupt and devastated by the persecutions and oppression of her half sister, Bloody Mary Tudor.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Nature Confounding Evolution - World War II planes buried under layers of ice which are supposed to be ten of thousands of years old.

Nature often has a way of confounding those who set themselves against God and His truth. We are reminded in the Book of Psalms that God in heaven will laugh at the foolishness of those who reject Him, Psalm 2:1-4: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

One example of nature confounding those who set themselves against God and His truth is observed in the account of the World War II planes that were buried under layers of ice which were supposed to be ten of thousands of years old.

The incident is detailed by Creation Ministries International (CMI) in one of their Creation magazine articles. The article in question is entitled The Lost Squadron and is to be found in Creation 19(3) June 1997.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

C H Spurgeon - The First Resurrection

C. H. Spurgeon preached on the First Resurrection on the Lord's day morning 5th May 1861 at the famous Metropolitan Tabernacle, London.

This is what he said towards the commencement of his sermon on how the reference to the first resurrection in Revelation 20:4-6 should be understood:

Before I proceed to enter into these privileges, I must remark that two  modes of understanding this verse have been proposed, both of which I think are untenable. 

I have been reading carefully through Albert Barnes. He gives it, as his opinion, that the first resurrection here spoken of is a resurrection of principles, — a resurrection of the patience, the undaunted courage, the holy boldness and constancy of the ancient martyrs. He says  these great principles have been forgotten, and, as it were, buried and that during the spiritual reign of Christ which is to come, these great principles  will have a resurrection. 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Abortion Referendum in the Republic of Ireland

The government of the Republic of Ireland has confirmed that the national referendum on changing abortion law will be held on Friday, 25th May 2018.

The referendum will centre around the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution. Voters will decide if they want to make changes to Republic's strict abortion laws.

Below is a link to a sermon preached in 2007 to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act being introduced in mainland United Kingdom. Thankfully that iniquitous Abortion Act has never been extended to Northern Ireland. 

Also included is a link to an earlier post on this Blog which contains some Scriptural Observations on the issue of Abortion. These form the basis of the sermon.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Mary Magdalene

A film entitled Mary Magdalene has recently been released in the United Kingdom. This film claims to be a biblical drama about the woman of the same name who is referenced a number of times in the Word of God in connection with the life, ministry and death of Jesus Christ.

This film portrays Mary as a fiercely intelligent, resourceful woman who rejected the norms of being married and having children and instead insisted on following Jesus of Nazareth. This was what caused her to be, at least initially, condemned as being possessed with seven devils.

Which is more important - a film depiction of Mary Magdalene or a Scriptural portrait of this woman?

This sermon considers what the Word of God has to say about Mary Magdalene. 

Friday, 23 March 2018

Sinn Fein/IRA don't like being questioned about their terrorist past

A RTE* presenter Miriam O'Callaghan is under attack from Sinn Fein/IRA for putting tough questions to the late Martin McGuinness about his links to IRA killings.

The Prime Time broadcaster's work has been described as "utterly repulsive" by the new party leader of Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald.

The attack on the "southern media" comes amid allegations in Northern Ireland that Sinn Fein is trying to censor the media. The party denies orchestrating a campaign to boycott the Stephen Nolan Show on BBC NI, and criticised U105 presenter Frank Mitchell after he indicated his support for the Northern Ireland football team.

Read more here: Belfast Telegraph - RTE star's questions to Martin McGuinness were repulsive, says Sinn Fein's McDonald

* RTE is the national broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Eulogising of an Unrepentant Terrorist Continues

A portrait of the unrepentant terrorist Martin McGuinness has been unveiled at Stormont, one day after the anniversary of the former deputy first minister's death. It will hang in the same corridors as a painting of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.

McGuinness's family attended the unveiling along with unionist leaders such as Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster. 

Read here: BBC News - Martin McGuinness portrait unveiled at Stormont

It is utterly sickening to see the continued eulogising of an unrepentant terrorist. As someone commented about McGuinness "The gravestones are monument enough". 

It is even more grieving when unionist leaders join in with this eulogising of an unrepentant terrorist and defend their attendance. It is little wonder unionism is in such a sorry state when it is led by those so lacking in principle.
Stephen Gault, who was injured himself in the Enniskillen bombing which also killed his father has said he is “sickened by the glorification” of former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.

Another example of Rome's sordid past

Click on the graphic above to read the Belfast Telegraph article

Rev McIlveen says the Pope is not welcome in Northern Ireland

Rev David McIlveen, retired Free Presbyterian minister, has spoken out against any proposed papal visit to Northern Ireland. Rev McIlveen said that Pope Francis is “not welcome” in Northern Ireland until he condemns clerical child abuse in the Province. 

Rev McIlveen felt a visit by the Pope to Northern Ireland would not be appropriate in light of the recent revelations regarding paedophile priest Malachy Finnegan, who was accused of abusing 12 boys at St Colman’s College in Newry.

Rev McIlveen told BBC’s The Nolan Show this morning: “It is important at this particular juncture in the Roman Catholic Church, with so much clerical abuse, that the church gets its own house in order.

Read the whole article here:

Free Presbyterian Church statement in light of the Pope's Visit to the Republic of Ireland

“At a meeting of its General Presbytery in March 2018 the Free Presbytery Church of Ulster unanimously approved the following statement should the Pope’s itinerary in Ireland incorporate a visit to Northern Ireland:

‘As reformed evangelical Protestants we totally reject the arrogant and, more importantly, unscriptural titles, claims and teachings of the pope. While, in obedience to Scripture and out of love for the souls of men, we cannot welcome this proposed visit, it will present us with a challenge to highlight the contrast between the teaching of scripture and the false doctrines of the papacy. Our supreme aim and overriding concern is to exalt the only King and Head of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ. To this end we continue to call all people, of all denominations and none, to a personal faith in Christ the Saviour as the only mediator between God and men’.”

Rev. Ian Brown
Clerk, Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster

Good News - No Pope Here!!

It has been reported yesterday that the Pope will not be visiting Northern Ireland this summer as part of his visit to the Republic of Ireland. A Vatican spokesman confirmed to ITV that the papal antichrist  will not be travelling north of the border during his visit. The Pope is scheduled to visit Dublin on 25th & 26th August to coincide with the city's hosting of the World Meeting of Families, an international Catholic event staged every three years.

For further details see here:
Belfast Telegraph - Pope Francis confirms trip to Ireland in August 2018 - first papal visit in 40 years

Belfast Telegraph - Pope Francis will not be visiting Northern Ireland this summer

See here for reasons why a Papal visit should be opposed:
#1 His Blasphemous Claims
#2 The Act of Settlement
#3 The Memory of the Martyrs
#4 The cost to Taxpayers

Saturday, 17 March 2018

What did Patrick really Believe?

Today is St Patrick's Day. St Patrick has been a very misunderstood and misrepresented individual. Here is a Sermon preached in Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church entitled: The Gospel of St Patrick

There are also a number of other articles already posted on this Blog about St Patrick.
To view these altogether click on this link

Sunday, 11 March 2018

What Kind of Atheist are You?

There are at least three types of atheist mentioned in the Word of God. This sermon preached in Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church explores the question: what type of atheist are you?

It is based upon the words of Psalm 14:1: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Interesting Corroboration for the Existence of Jesus Christ in the Annals of Imperial Rome

The 'spade of archaeology' often digs up corroborating evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ and reality of Christianity. The Daily Express is currently reporting details that have been unearthed in the annals of the Roman historian Tacitus.

Tacitus who was born around AD54 is regarded as one of the best historians of the Roman era. He mentions Jesus Christ in his Annals which cover the years 14 - 66 AD. These annals record the efforts of Nero to lay the blame for the Great Fire of Rome, which took place in 64 AD, on those called ‘Christians’.

Tacitus then proceeds to give some background history on Jesus Christ, who is called Christus, the Christians and even Pontius Pilate, who had sentenced Jesus Christ to death.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Compromise of Billy Graham

More than 2,000 mourners, including President Donald Trump,  attended the funeral of Dr Billy Graham in North Carolina on Saturday past.

Following his death just over a week ago, at the age of 99, Billy Graham became only the fourth private American citizen, and the first religious leader, in the history of the United States, to lie in repose in the Capitol building in Washington DC.

Below is a link to a sermon preached in Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church on Lord's day evening 4th March on the Compromise of Billy Graham, highlighting the truths he no longer wanted to emphasis in his ministry.

Barnardos Ireland rebuked for teaming up with Gerry Adams on ‘lost childhood campaign’

Barnardos Ireland are facing criticism, and rightly so, after teaming up with Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams to promote its “Lost Childhood Campaign”.

Critics are accusing the charity of gross insensitivity due to the number of children murdered and traumatised by the party’s military wing, the IRA.

See here for further details - 

Monday, 5 March 2018

World Book Day - Books which push a sinful lifestyle.

During World Book Day, was the 1st March this year, children and young people have the opportunity to obtain and use book tokens to develop their literacy skills.

Sadly this year the organisers have used two authors who are homosexual. One of these authors, Clare Balding, uses the opportunity to condition children to accepting this sinful agenda by including reference to a homosexual couple in the storyline in one of these books available to young children. The book in question is The Girl Who Thought She Was A Dog.

Books that Encouraged Children to Question their Gender

World Book Day was Thursday 1st March. No opportunity is ever to be missed by those who desire to push a sinful lifestyle to influence the young and the vulnerable. 

Books made available for young people in nurseries and primary schools across the United Kingdom in recent weeks and months have encouraged children to question their gender.

Nursery school children as young as three are being exposed to characters who are unsure about their gender by a Government-funded Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender charity.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Billy Graham and his Bible

This is a scan of an article published by the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster some years ago entitled Billy Graham and his Bible

Sunday, 25 February 2018

FPC Position on Those Who Compromise with Apostasy - The Compromise of Billy Graham

This is the link to the sermon, preached by Dr Mark Allision, referenced in Rev David DiCanio's article on Billy Graham. Click on the icon to go to the sermon to either listen or download.

Rev David DiCanio, FPC missionary in Liberia, highlights the Compromises of Billy Graham

Rev. David DiCanio, a missionary under the Free Presbyterian Church of North America, produced and aired, on Liberia’s largest Christian radio station, a special program shortly after the death of Evangelist Billy Graham on Wednesday, hoping to inform people about concerns many have had with Graham’s ministry.

When I heard that Dr. Graham died, and saw online all the positive comments about his ministry, I felt that I had to put something together to show people in Liberia the truth about his compromise,” Mr. DiCanio said. “On numerous occasions, Billy Graham clearly stated that people could be saved without the Bible or Christ.

See article on FPC Missionary News - Missionary in Liberia Stands Up for Truth in Context of Billy Graham Passing

The broadcast can be listened to here

Friday, 23 February 2018

Rome's Counter-Reformation Tactics #5 Insurgence Part 2

Over the centuries, since 1517, Rome has employed many different tactics and strategies. Sometimes she has been like a ravenous wild beast devouring all before her. At other times she has been as subtle as the devil himself in administering the wine of her fornication to deceive gullible Protestants. All with the aim of destroying and reversing the Protestant Reformation.

Strategy Five - Insurgence -

Part Two - The Netherlands and England up to the days of Bloody Mary.

The Netherlands - Reformation truth had come down the Rhine from Germany in those heady days of Luther and was received with great fervour by the people. Later it was Calvinistic doctrine that was believed and practiced more than Lutheranism.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

What is an Evangelical?

Sidlow Baxter is especially known for his epic work entitled "Explore the Book", which is a comprehensive overview of the Bible.

In another of his published writings he makes mention of what an Evangelical is. He indicated that he was happy to be identified as an Evangelical in distinction to all too many leaders in the organised church who doubt or deny precious tenets of our historic Christian Faith.

By using the term "Evangelical" Sidlow Baxter indicated that those who do so believe the five following persuasions:

Monday, 8 January 2018

Rome's Counter-Reformation Tactics #5 Insurgence Part 1

Over the centuries, since 1517, Rome has employed many different tactics and strategies. Sometimes she has been like a ravenous wild beast devouring all before her. At other times she has been as subtle as the devil himself in administering the wine of her fornication to deceive gullible Protestants. All with the aim of destroying and reversing the Protestant Reformation.

The tactics and strategies which Rome has employed over the centuries are:

#5. Insurgence - To counter the Protestant Reformation Rome turned to the use of political and military force. Where natives in new lands in South America or people in European nations needed "convincing" to become Catholic or to return to Catholicism, Catholic rulers such as Phillip II of Spain and later the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand II, used political and even military coercion, either to enforce Catholicism on all in a given area or to force those who wanted to remain Protestant to leave altogether. 

There were the religious wars in Europe, including what was known as The Thirty Years war. There were numerous Catholic Conspiracies against Protestant nations including England and particularly Queen Elizabeth I, 1558–1580. 

Across Europe from 1560-1715 there was the Age of Religious Wars. It is reckoned that between 1560 and 1715, Europe witnessed only thirty years of any semblance of peace. Romanism was being threatened on every hand, not only by the doctrines of Lutheranism but also by those of Calvinism. Biblical truth was spreading even into Catholic nations and Rome was not happy. Her answer was to wage war to the death upon Protestants, in Germany, Bohemia, France, Netherlands, England and Scotland.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

65th anniversary of Whiteabbey/Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church

Today, 3rd January 2018, marks the 65th anniversary of the commencement of Whiteabbey/Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church.

The work commenced in the old courthouse and police station in Whiteabbey village. The services were held in the old courthouse. Prayer meetings were held in the holding cells. of the police station. The police station later became the manse and later still was turned into a Sunday School complex.

A few photographs have survived from 65 years ago.

The following, taken from the introduction of the history of the congregation which was compiled and published in 2003 to mark the 50th anniversary, will outline some of the details.

Whiteabbey Free Presbyterian Church was the sixth congregation of the new denomination to commence. Crossgar, Ravenhill, Cabra [later Ballymoney], Rasharkin, and Mount Merrion preceded Whiteabbey as congregations of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Quotable Quote - J C Ryle

Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy — but not just; a God who is all love — but not holy; a God who has a Heaven for everybody — but a Hell for none; a God who can allow good and evil to be side by side in time — but will make no distinction between good and evil in eternity. Such a God is an idol of your own imagination! It is as true an idol as any snake or crocodile in an Egyptian temple — as true an idol as was ever molded out of brass or clay! The hands of your own imagination and sentimentality have made him. He is not the God of the Bible — and beside the God of the Bible — there is no God at all.

J C Ryle

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Quotable Quote - C. H. Spurgeon

We anticipate the happy day when the whole world shall be converted to Christ; when the gods of the heathen shall be cast to the moles and the bats; when Romanism shall be exploded, and the crescent of Mohammed shall wane, never again to cast its baleful rays upon the nations; when kings shall bow down before the Prince of Peace, and all nations shall call their Redeemer blessed. 

Some despair of this… but we cannot read our Bibles without the conviction that:
“Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 
Does his successive journeys run.” 

We are not discouraged by the length of his delays; we are not disheartened by the long period which he allots to the church in which to struggle with little success and much defeat. We believe that God will never suffer this world, which has once seen Christ’s blood shed upon it, to be always the devil’s stronghold.