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The Rock of Scripture

In 1890, British Prime Minister, William Gladstone, wrote a book about the Bible entitled “The Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture”. Battering this rock in recent centuries has been Higher Criticism, one of the off-shoots of the Enlightenment. In an Enlightenment world, where the universe is a self-propelled machine, man is the measure of all things,…

The Existence of Truth

Pilate’s question is still the most fundamental of all: “What is truth?”. In this 38 minute audio presentation, follow the trail of truth from the pre-modern era, through the modern era to the post-modern era of today. Learn how truth was fractured during the Enlightenment through the radical ideas of Descartes, Locke, Hume and Kant.…

The Gospel – Man-Made or Divine?

Isn’t Christianity just another human construct? Isn’t a person’s religion just a matter of geography? Michael Penfold gives evidence in this presentation for the divine origin of Christianity. Tracing the message of the gospel back through Saul of Tarsus – who wrote much of the New Testament – to the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ,…

Darwin’s Deadly Legacy

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has cast a dark shadow over theology, history and morality. Michael Penfold examines the direct and staggeringly negative influence that Darwin’s erroneous ideas have had on the likes of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Neitzsche and Hitler, and on the tragic course of human history as a result. By way of contrast,…

They Never Told Us There Was a God

Harry Chen was born the year the cultural revolution started in China. He grew up chanting “Long live the Communist Party” and “Long live Chairman Mao”. He had zero knowledge of the Bible or God. Here is the incredible story of how he heard about eternal life and how he found it in the Lord…

Who Made God?

There are 4 options for the origin of the universe: 1. The universe is not really here – it’s an illusion. 2. The universe has always been here. 3. The universe created itself from nothing. 4. The universe was created by God. Referencing Romans Ch 1, Michael Penfold makes the case that the existence of…

Does Truth Exist?

At the foundation of everything is Pilate’s question: “What is truth?” That and other truth issues are discussed in this video by Michael Penfold: Is truth knowable? Is truth absolute or relative, subjective or objective? How does the Bible counter the approaches of rationalism, empiricism, pragmatism and relativism? Is the Bible true and is there…

God Sent His Son

John Dennison explains the reason why God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world. It’s because humanity is dead, in debt and lost, and can do nothing to save itself. So, the question for you is, “Are you saved?” Readings: 1 John 4:9-10, 14.

I Thought I Had It All

Born in 1933, Bill Lavery turned his back on God as a teenager. He thought he “had it all”, as drinking, gambling and ballroom dancing filled his spare time. After marriage, he emigrated to the USA (in 1961), settling in Michigan. He secured a good job in Detroit and enjoyed a “cocktail party” lifestyle into…

What Road Are You On?

Eugene Higgins (New Jersey, USA) speaks about the subject of “the 2 roads and the 2 destinies”. The Lord Jesus Christ revealed the fact that all of us are either on the broad road to hell or the narrow road to heaven. Which road are you on? When did you start on it?

My Life Was a Broken Mess

Dave Chisolm grew up going to church, but as a young man he got into drink, drugs and fighting. By the age of 33 his life was a broken mess, living daily on the edge of suicide. He kept crying out to God for help, and God answered his prayer through the life-changing gospel of…

How Would YOU Answer This Question?

John Tolsma was born into a religious home in the Netherlands in 1947. Emigrating as a young lad to British Columbia, Canada, John continued his respectable ‘Christian’ lifestyle. Then one day a preacher asked him if he had ever been born again. John said “Yes”, and related a story from his life where God had…

From Prison to Peace in Christ

Born in Iraq, Bachar Mouchi’s persecuted family fled to Lebanon and finally ended up in Canada. There young Bachar became involved in drugs and crime, hitting rock bottom in prison. Out on parole and working in a metal factory, Bachar’s boss invited him to the Gospel Hall in Richmond, British Columbia, where he heard a…

The Uniqueness of Christianity

Michael Penfold sets out the uniqueness of Christianity in this 34 minute presentation. Christianity gives 1. A unique analysis of the human condition, 2. It presents a unique mediator between God and mankind, and 3. It provides a unique remedy for human need through the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Evidence is given…

The Lie of Evolution

The foundation upon which the secular and naturalistic worldview of the mainstream media, the mainstream political parties and the academic establishment rests, is Darwinism. While the Enlightenment got rid of Scripture and turned theists into deists, it was Darwin who got rid of God and turned deists into atheists. Richard Dawkins has famously remarked that…

The Folly of Atheism

The Bible doesn’t beat about the bush. Twice over it says “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’.” In this 41 minute presentation, Michael Penfold expounds this biblical conclusion, as he examines the folly of a system of thought that posits “everything came from nothing by chance”. Rather than acknowledge the…

Why Charles Darwin Was Wrong

Taking its title from Darwin’s famous book “On the Origin of Species”, this session examines the question of how thousands of different species of animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and algae came to be? What process developed the eye, ear, hand, knee, liver, kidney, heart and brain (with its 100 billion neurons connected by 100 trillion…

Where Did Life Come From?

One of the vital and fundamental issues that all serious worldviews have to answer is, “Where did life come from?”. Michael Penfold explains that between a living cell and the most highly ordered non-biological system, such as a crystal or snowflake, there is a chasm as vast and absolute as it is possible to conceive…

How to Obtain Righteousness from God

The key issue between God and you is righteousness. In your natural human condition, you are unrighteous. Says the Bible, “There is none righteous, no not one.” Religion cannot change this basic fact. Righteousness is not obtainable by law, works or human effort. However, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God can declare…

Is the Bible the Word of God?

Is the Bible the Word of God? it reliable? Is it true? Is the Bible we have today the same as the one originally written? Can the Bible be trusted? Are there any proofs that can be offered? Can Christians claim with any credibility that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God?…

From Drugs to Christ

Raised in a strict home and taught traditional values as a child, Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) got in with a rough crowd in his youth and ended up a drug addict and dealer, eventually finding himself behind bars. His was the party lifestyle, constantly flirting with danger, always knowing his next fix could be his last. But, in 1976, though a remarkable and providential series of events, light came into Peter’s darkness. Through the gospel of Christ he was completely and miraculously delivered from all the chains that bound him. Here is his story in his own words, told on 20th Nov 1998 in Stark Road Gospel Hall, in Livonia, Michigan, USA.

Drink and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

Paul Thomas grew up in a traditional Christian family with wholesome old-fashioned values. He went to church meetings every week. But Paul wasn’t the type to just blindly follow his parents. You know how it goes. First cigarettes, then drink, then drugs…eventually the whole lifestyle associated with the rave scene and events like the Glastonbury…

Where will you spend eternity?

Eugene Higgins explains the Bible’s teaching that there are two destinies after death. Heaven for people who repented from sin and have trusted alone in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation: hell for those who have not. What is your eternal destiny? Bible references: Luke 15:1-7, 9-10, 22-24, 32

A Wild Night on Mount Rushmore

Mr Ward, an alcoholic purple heart WW2 veteran, used to beat his wife and get his 8 year old son Art drunk, much to the amusement of the men at the pub. Small wonder that Art’s tragic childhood turned into a wild adulthood filled with drink, drugs, violence and fast motorbikes. Art heard the gospel…