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Sermons by Michael Penfold

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,…

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…

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…

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?…