Robert Carrillo and Dr. John Oakes taught a six week class on the writings of John.  The class was on Saturdays 10/6,13,27, 11/4,11 and 1/26/2013 at the Mission Center of Hope 6162 Mission Gorge Rd., San Diego, CA 92120.  For more information, contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com or 858-505-8841.  Schedule and recommended reading below.  Recordings are now in the […]

Read More

This power point is for a class given by Dr. John Oakes at the 2012 ICEC at UCLA October 20, 2012.  The focus is on the radical claims of Jesus and why, based on the evidence from filfilled prophecy and the miracles of Jesus, a reasonable person will conclude that Jesus’ claims about himself are believable.  […]

Read More

Dr. John Oakes, Robert Carrillo Pedro Figueroa and Mark Wilkinson taught an 8-week 16-hour introduction to the Old Testament on consecutive Saturdays Feb 25-April 14 at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego, CA.  To view the notes, the power point:    Old Testament Survey Notes   Introduction OT PPT   Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel    Recordings are available in the EFC […]

Read More

Dr. John Oakes and Mark Wilkinson taught a class on how to understand and interpret the Bible.  This was a 7 hour class.   The suggester book for this class is "How to Study the Bible For All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stewart.            Notes Hermeneutics     Hermeneutics PPoint 1.04 Mb     AUDIO is no longer available […]

Read More

Apologetics Class:  Biblical Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy  The class has now been taught by Dr. John Oakes, Dan Conder and Brian Colon.  Notes and Power Point are attached.   Notes: Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy   PPoint Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy 6.69 Mb Apologetics Class:  Biblical Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy Instructors:  John Oakes, PhD  and Dan Conder Required reading:  […]

Read More

Class taught by Dr. John Oakes 11/14/10.    The lesson focuses in on the definition and evidence for biblical inspiration, the meaning of biblical inerrancy, errors of copyists and translators, followed by an introduction to the English translations.  The final section discusses claims that the King James Version is the only acceptable translation and that others are of […]

Read More

The notes and power point are from a class taught by Dr. John Oakes 11/30/2010 as part of our ARS Certificate in Christian Apologetics.  The examples used are ones which are particularly useful in using archaeological finds to illustrate important biblical teachings.    Notes: OT Archaeology, Teaching and Preaching   PPoint OT Archaeology Teach/Preach 3.85 Mb

Read More

Power Point Presentations for a class by Glenn Giles of Denver, Colorado on Apologetics, Biblical Criticism and Inspiration.  Class was taught in San Diego Dec 11-12 2009.     Class 1 History of Biblical Criticism 170.00 Kb   Class 2 The Issue of History 146.50 Kb    Class 3 OT Textual Criticism 15.06 Mb    Class 4 NT Textual Criticism […]

Read More

Notes for class by Glenn Giles 12/10-11/2009.   Class 1 History of Biblical Criticism   Class 2 Objectivity of History    Class 3 OT Textual Criticism    Class 4 NT Textual Criticism    Class 5 The Documentary Hypothesis    Class 6 NT Source Criticism    Class 7 Form Criticism    Class 8 Redaction Criticism    Class 9 Tradition Criticism    Class 10 Erosion of Inerrancy […]

Read More

In view of the season, I though I would post this recent question about the Jewish Messiah as an article for your encouragement.   J. O. Question: I’m very confused regarding a Jewish objection to Jesus as the Messiah which goes like this: "The Bible says that the Messiah would be of the tribe of Judah […]

Read More

Reasons For Belief:  A class taught by John Oakes, PhD at Harvard University 10/16/2009.  The subject is reasons to believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. See EFC store for the recording   Reasons For Belief Harvard 2.76 Mb   The Bible: From God or Man? Delos B. McKown:             "Christianity is scientifically unsupported and […]

Read More

An article by John Oakes about recent archaeological discoveries in Edom and Israel.   Two Recent Archaeological Discoveries Support Biblical History Add two to the "we’re not surprised" category of archaeological finds in Palestine.  For reasons that are at times hard to understand, archaeologists have moved increasingly in the direction of skepticism toward biblical history, […]

Read More

Scholars at the British Museum announced in 2007 the discovery on a cuneiform tablet which dramatically supports the historical accuracy of the Bible.  The tablet mentions a gift of gold from an official Nebo-Sarsekim.  This is almost certainly the same Nebo-Sarsekim mentioned in Jeremiah 39:3, dramatically confirming the biblical account of the defeat of Jerusalem in 595 BC  Old […]

Read More