The personal blog of Rev Brian McClung, Minister of Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church and Administrator of Newtownabbey Independent Christian School.
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.
During the ministry of Rev Ivan Foster in Whiteabbey Free Presbyterian Church in the mid 1960s a church magazine was commenced entitled 'The Sound of an Alarm'. The words of the title were taken from the Book of Joel 2:1. Its purpose was to be a witness in the area among those who would not come in under the sound of the gospel; and also to challenge the apostasy as some of the local papers refused to carry articles critical of the departure from God's word prevalent in the mainline Churches. Copies of some originals still remain.
It is the desire to recommence that witness in the form of a personal blog [Jan 2009]. Its purpose is to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints without being contentious. May the Lord be honoured in all that is written in the days to come in His will.
All quotations from the Scriptures will be from the Authorised Version - the best and most accurate English translation of the Scriptures.