Things that announce, accompany and follow Christ’s return

Studies in the prophetic Scriptures by Rev. Ivan Foster I believe with all my heart that there is a need for the people of God to return to that spiritual state in which the early church was – a waiting expectantly for the return of Christ. So it was in Thessalonica. “For they themselves shew

Political unity in Europe

Biblical prophecy makes it clear that Antichrist’s kingdom will be a ten kingdom confederacy. Much of the territory envisaged in Scripture belonging to this kingdom is already within the European union. Political developments within that entity should be of particular interest to those watching for Christ’s return, since the rise of the man of sin and his empire

Inter-church musical event in Penticton

Yesterday (Aug 1) I received a call from a Mr. D. S*****, representing a local Pentecostal Church, and inviting me to an inter-church musical event in a local park. He informed me that he had 21 or 22 local churches already signed up to participate in this event. My response was to refuse because I

Balkan ‘Benelux’ would speed up EU entry

Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro should join forces to build a new and permanent co-operation structure aimed at boosting their political and economic relations, with a final common goal of accelerating EU membership. Read more…

Independent Scotland would not join euro

An independent Scotland would be one of the wealthiest parts of Europe, but it would stay out of the euro, deputy first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon tells EUobserver during a visit to Brussels this week. Click here for video.

EU plans fiscal and political union

EU officials have drawn up a far-reaching plan that would eventually turn the eurozone into an outright fiscal union, but acceptance by EU leaders – whose powers it reduces – will require a major leap of political faith. The seven-page document suggest that ultimately the 17-nation single currency area will need a treasury office and a

Of ducks and new Calvinists

A Warning from Pastor Ralph Ovadal and Rev. Ivan Foster June 25, 2012.  There is an old saying, “If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s a duck.” Now, when it comes to at least some New Calvinists, that saying may need to be modified a

The euro crisis continues

The financial crisis that has gripped Europe for many months now seems to be coming to a climax. Billionaire investor, George Soros, has indicated that he believes that there is just a window of three months to save the euro and the whole monetary union project. This is putting massive pressure on Germany as the de facto

Mongrel religion

Delivered on Lord’s-Day Morning, October 2nd, 1881, by C. H. Spurgeon, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle,. “So these nations feared the Lord and served their graven images, both their children, and their children’s children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.”—2 Kings 17:41. SO DO THEY unto this day,” said the writer of

The story of Babylon

In many ways the Bible is ‘a tale of two cities’. Two great cities dominate the theatre of Biblical revelation—Jerusalem and Babylon. Both these cities feature prominently in the events at the end of the age. Their history is wonderfully intertwined in Scripture. The rise of one inevitably meant the decline and fall of the

Homosexuality and the Bible

It seems that everywhere one looks these days there is some aspect of the homosexual agenda being touted. ‘Pride’ marches, lobbying for same-sex marriage, same-sex family benefits in law, same-sex adoption rights, mayoral proclamations, etc. The modern entertainment industry seems increasingly to be dominated by this issue. Increasingly, the homosexual constituency is influencing decisions at

Things which must shortly come to pass

What follows is a compilation of notes I prepared for our adult Sunday School class based on an old work by Rev. Septimus Sears called, Things which must shortly come to pass. It is a simple outline of God’s prophetic timeline for the last days as revealed in Scripture. There are few things more useful

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt13

The Ark of the covenant Scripture: Exodus 25:10-22 In the tabernacle the ark of the covenant resided in the holy of holies. This piece of Tabernacle furniture is associated with the immediate presence of God. The ark is a wonderful picture of Christ as the mediator between God and men. It is in Him that

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt12

The Vail Scripture: Exodus 26:31-33 The vail brings before us a subject that is one of the great underlying themes of the Tabernacle — access to the presence of God. There were three doors or entrances in various parts of the Tabernacle structure. The first was the gate in the linen fence that suurounded the