About Dr Irene

Dr. Irene Bonney Faulkes is a woman with a strong history of involvement in the Pentecostal movement. She grew up during the early days of the Pentecostal movement in Australia and was later involved in pastoring work in Queensland as well as evangelistic and teaching ministry in Indonesia and throughout Asia and India. Due to her involvement Irene has strong views on her assessments of the movement. She sees the early days of Pentecostalism as being strongly influenced by the evangelist, F.B. Van Eyk. During those early days Irene states that people were hungry for God and for the baptism in the Holy Spirit. She believes the Pentecostal movement has moved away from this focus and become more about entertainment, music and financial reward, rather than seeking after God.


There is more than one period called ‘The End Times’ in the New Testament. It is important to distinguish which is which. Ir can affect our understanding as to the meaning of the writer’s statements. Here we have what Peter writes. Is this the end of both Christianity and civilisation? Continue reading


Glory, Glory, Glory. That is what is ahead of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Trip to Mars? No. Go to the moon? No again. We will be with the glories of heaven itself, robed in glory and with the Lord of Glory, and God with the Holy Spirit, dwelling in our midst on this glorious new earth as prophesied by Peter and those fresh skies – whatever their appearance. Continue reading


It would seem that many miss the implications of Joel 2. To understand it we need to see what John the Baptist said regarding Jesus Christ to those he called, vipers. There it was the Pharisees and in Luke 3:7 he said it of the ‘crowds who came to be baptized’, “Vipers”. First of all he spoke of the coming judgment. Continue reading