Individual Apologetic Messages

Individual Apologetic Messages

The Idolatry of Secular Culture (35 min)

In a message based on the words of Paul in 1 Thess 1:9 “You turned to God from idols”, Mervyn Hall explains the tragic irony of the fact that advanced secular societies are just as idolatrous as the ancient “pagan” ones they so disdain. Turning to God from idols is still both relevant and required in today’s secular world. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 18th Dec 2022)

What is Wrong with the World? (41 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the frequently asked question “What is wrong with the world?” The current economic, familial and racial crises have been around since the dawn of time, but they are not THE problem. They are symptoms the actual “root problem”, which is diagnosed by Paul in the Bible book of Romans. Readings: Rom 3:10-19, 1 Tim 1:15. (Message preached 4th Sept 2022 in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall)

Why I am Not an Atheist (41 min)

As the inevitable fruit of the Enlightenment and Darwin’s theory of evolution, the UK has eventually become a decidedly secular and atheistic society. Against this backdrop Michael Penfold explains “Why I am not an atheist”, and gives the biblical explanation for humanity’s widespread desire to suppress the knowledge of God. Reading: Rom 1:18-25. (Message given in Chalfont St Peter, 7th Aug 2022)

Is There Life After Death? (43 min)

Michael Penfold speaks on the question “Is there life after death?” He divides his remarks into three sections: the case for life after death, the characteristics of life after death, and the choice of life after death. Know what to say next time someone says “No one has ever come back to tell us”. Reading: Job 14:14. (Message preached in Winchmore Hill, nr Chalfont St Peter, 19th June 2022)

What is the Meaning of Life? (31 min)

Mervyn Hall addresses the big question of “the meaning of life”. He sums up his answer in two purpose statements from the Bible: “that we should seek the Lord” and “that we might know him”. Readings: John 17:1-3, Acts 17:16-27, Rev 4:10-11. (Message preached in Winchmore Hill, nr Chalfont St Peter, 12th June 2022)

Was “Genocide” Committed in Egypt and Canaan? (38 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the judgment that God meted out to Egypt (and its gods) and later to the Canaanites. In each case, Mervyn outlines the context of the judgment, the charge made against Christianity because of the judgment, the cause of the judgment and the conclusions to be drawn from the judgment. He explains that atheists are “borrowing from God” when they complain about Joshua’s destruction of the Amorites (Message preached 11th Nov 2018)

Was it Right for Israel to Destroy the Canaanites? (26 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on the issue of the “moral dilemma” posed by Israel’s destruction of the Canaanites in the time of Joshua. How could a “God of love” have commanded such a thing? Dan highlights the holy character and long-suffering nature of God, and the sovereign way in which He visited judgment on the sins of the Canaanites, but also later visited the same judgment on Israel when they sinned in like manner (Message preached 19th Apr 2015)