The Evangelical Protestant Society (EPS) was founded in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1946 as an umbrella organisation to unite Protestants at a time when liberalism and false ecumenism were making significant inroads into Protestant churches.
In such a climate of confusion and compromise the EPS sought to reach out to all, irrespective of class or creed, with the Gospel of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, to promote and defend the tenets of historic Biblical Protestantism, and to fulfil the role of an umbrella organisation uniting Protestants of different churches and backgrounds. In the seventy years since its formation, the EPS has remained true to its principles. We praise God that, in His strength and wisdom, we have been enabled to stand in the evil day, and still remain standing.
Since 1946, the theological climate has deteriorated further, with false ecumenism now rampant throughout our Province and beyond. In such a climate, Rome’s confidence has grown and flourished. Secularism and humanism have also made very significant advances, and the moral fabric of modern Ulster is falling apart at the seams. In such circumstances, it would be easy to give up. But we have a duty to press on. Sadly, some evangelical churches have almost given up the battle for Protestantism, and the need for a society such as EPS is greater than ever.
Will you join with us and help us to raise the evangelical Protestant banner in the 21st century?
Ways of getting involved
Subscribe to the Magazine
Our magazine, The Ulster Bulwark, has recently been revamped and redesigned and we are very keen to increase its readership and circulation levels. The magazine is free on request, but we do welcome gifts towards the cost of production. We would encourage you to subscribe if you do not already do so, and, if possible, to take several copies to circulate to your friends and neighbours. We would also encourage churches and the loyal orders to take copies. Your name can easily be added to our mailing list.
If you would like a representative of the Evangelical Protestant Society to speak at a meeting in a church, mission hall, orange hall or other suitable venue, please let us know. We would be more than happy to facilitate any such requests.
Pray for the EPS
John Bunyan once said, “You can do more than pray, after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed”. The work of the Lord is sustained by the faithful prayers of the Lord’s people. Please pray for us as we seek to take a stand for the cause of evangelical Protestantism. Pray for the members of the EPS Council, and in particular remember our secretary as runs the affairs of the Society, edits the magazine and deals with the media.