A very happy and prosperous 2020 to all our “Burning Bush” readers and faithful supporters and their families as we approach our 50th anniversary

(The first edition of ‘The Burning Bush’ was published, March 1970)

From Rev Ivan and Mrs Ann Foster

The sun can shine on a winter’s day but we never know what a day may bring forth.
The old hymn sums up our hope and confidence.

When the storms of life are raging,
Tempests wild on sea and land,
I will seek a place of refuge
In the shadow of God’s hand. 

He will hide me, He will hide me,
Where no harm can e’er betide me;
He will hide me, safely hide me,
In the shadow of His hand. 

“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee,” Isaiah 43:1-3.

Rearing and educating children

The content of this booklet, printed by the same kind Christians who published the booklet, “Sacred Memories of God’s Goodness” is a synopsis of a sermon Rev. Ivan Foster preached in Faith Free Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, on 28th October 1993.

“For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not,” 1 Samuel 3:13.

Copies of this booklet are free. Please contact: Rev. Ivan Foster, 17 Old Junction Road, Kilskeery, Co. Tyrone, BT78 3RN.

Should anyone wish to make a donation to help cover the cost of printing they may forward it to the above address and it will be acknowledged and passed on to those responsible for the printing of the booklet.

Runaways, Rebels, Redemption and Revival blessing

A new book by Mrs. Ann Foster

From the introduction:

Why is it that men are so prone to run away from God?

One has only to read the Bible to see the great and continual hostility of man to God and His Word. We see it over and over again in the history of the children of Israel.

They had witnessed the mighty works of God in Egypt, the ten dreadful plagues, only three of which affected the land of Goshen where Israel dwelt, and His ultimate deliverance of them from Egyptian bondage.

They had watched the miraculous dividing of the Red Sea, the walls of water providing protection from the pursuing armies of Pharaoh as they crossed over dry-shod. These same walls of water brought destruction to the chariots and death to the horsemen, foot soldiers and the proud king of Egypt as they were totally engulfed.

They were there when God came down on Mount Sinai with the glorious manifestations of His presence. They heard the thunder, saw the lightning and heard God’s voice speaking out of the fire. However, despite such a demonstration of God’s glory and power, they set up and worshipped the golden calf, while Moses was still in the mount receiving the tables of the law. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, accused the rebellious Israelites, under Moses’ leadership, of idolatry in these words: ‘Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them’ (Acts 7:43). They ate daily of the manna and drank water from the rock, yet they constantly murmured against God’s gracious and faithful provision.

Neither miracles of mercy nor terrible judgments prevailed to turn them from disobedience to God.

Price £6 plus postage.

Sacred memories of God’s goodness book released

Three special messages marking the 52nd anniversary of the first Free Presbyterian meetings in Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh from which the local congregations all sprung, are now available in printed form.

These hard back books are available free of charge.

Read more and order your copy!

Click on the image to read or download

Shadow of the Antichrist book available to read or download in PDF format.

“The shadow of the Antichrist” was first published 22 years ago and was born out of a systematic series of message preached some years previously in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on the book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Printed copies of the book can still be had from The Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony book room.

It may also be ordered by email from its Secretary (click here).

This online pdf edition (4 mb) is for the convenience of those who wish to study prophecy and it may be freely downloaded.


A new booklet in the series:


God’s Purpose for the BRITISH ISLES
By Rev. David McMillan

Price £1 (40p+postage)

Email Rev. Foster with your name and street address to order a copy.

God has a lot to say about the nations that were in the old Roman Empire; and in 2012 a series of meetings were held considering many such countries, so that particular thought should be given to what the Bible tells us of the future. This booklet has been added to that series of messages. The reason why the Lord has told us so much is because He would have us to understand His purpose for the earth.

January 2020

Audio sermons

KICS assembly talks. Current series of KICS studies: “They were Bright and Shining Lights.”

  • Bright and shining lights in the Bible: Part 15, Part 16. 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: The unsearchable riches of Christ. Studies in the Epistle to the Ephesians

Part 10: The purpose of God, Pt3; Part 11: The inheritance of saints; Part 13: The inheritance of saints, Pt3

Other sermons

The great folly of a good man, Pt1. Message by Rev. Foster in Newtownabbey FPC, December 29th, 2019.

The great folly of a good man, Pt2. Message by Rev. Foster in Newtownabbey FPC, December 29th, 2019.

God’s answer for despondency. Message by Rev. Foster in Kilskeery FPC, September 1st, 2005 at the quarterly communion service

The first Communion feast. Message by Rev. Foster at the quartlertly Communion sdrvice and time of prayer in Kilskeery FPC, Jan 5th, 2020.

Praying against our enemies. Message by Rev. Foster at Kilskeery FPC prayer meeting


Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey suggests slight increase in support for Irish unity and cross-community support for abortion reform

Here is a link to data, send to me by a Christian friend, that clearly suggests that the DUP are moving more and more to a secular position on moral matters and rejecting what the Bible teaches on abortion – which is in truth, the ‘murder of unborn children’!

May the Lord in mercy awaken Free Presbyterian supporters of this increasingly anti-Bible political party and cause them to obey God and no longer deny the stand of the FPC and the teaching of the Word of God.

The DUP and Ulster Unionists have missed numerous opportunities to point out that republican conduct made power sharing indefensible

This letter, which appeared in the “Belfast Newsletter” of January 3rd, touches upon the matter which is assiduously avoided by the two ‘unionist’ parties.

Both have ceased to treat Sinn Fein/IRA for what they are – enemies of Northern Ireland who will use any means to destroy it and bring about a united Ireland.

The DUP representative, ’Sir’ Jeffrey Donaldson, was recently interviewed on television in the presence of sinn Feiner and convicted IRA terrorist, Gerry Kelly. Despite Kelly’s blatantly deceitful republican propaganda, spouted automaton-like when he was interviewed, Donaldson made no attempt to confront his lies. To do so, of course, ‘might cause a split’ so ‘doormat’ Donaldson remained silent!!

May the Lord save us from enemies and traitors!

The fires in Australia and its laws on same-sex marriage and abortion – Is there a link?

The Bible throughout its divinely inspired pages states most clearly that there is an indissoluble link between sin and God’s judgment!
An Australian footballer, Israel Folau, was the subject of much abuse for stating that there was a link between the bush fires which have devastated large areas of Australia and caused the deaths of an increasing number of people, and the nation’s adoption of same-sex marriage laws and the legalising of abortion.

He was absolutely correct in this matter! The Bible states and history shows that sin is ALWAYS followed by God’s judgment! Read more

Is ‘sodomy’ just another sin????

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly,” 2 Peter 2:6.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire,” Jude 7.

It has been said by members of the Democratic Unionist Party, in an effort to defend and excuse the Party’s decision to support and endorse a sodomite as one of their candidates in the Local Government elections in May 2019, that ‘sodomy is just another sin and if we are to throw out all who sin in the DUP we would be left with no one!’

This sounds very plausible, especially when stated by a lawyer! However, like the ‘lawyers’ whom Christ encountered, this one also comes under the condemnation He issued against them. “But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God . . . ,” Luke 7:30. Read more