Dr. John Oakes is now leading a new church planting in Merced, California. Please join us 11:00 Sundays at 500 Buena Vista Ave., Merced or on zoom at 342-225-5971 pw 857096. Also, join us for midweek devotional Wed. 7:30 at UC Merced Rm GLCR 120 or the same zoom. Also, visit our website at www.mercedchurch.com. […]
Dr. John Oakes is giving a class on 2 Corinthians in Merced beginning 1/24/2024. We will be posting notes, power points and audio. You can attend if you are in the area. The classes are 7:30 PM at UC Merced Rm GLCR 120. They are also offered through zoom 342 225 5971 pw 857095 (no […]
Thanks so much to Illumination Publishers, Toney Mulhollen and Amy Morgan, I now have two brand new books translated into Spanish. They are de la sombra a la realidad (From Shadow to Reality) and hebreos: vivir por fe (Hebrews: Living by Faith). Both are now available at www.ipibooks.com. de la sombra a la realidad […]
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[Editor’s note: This is a list of several questions, with the answers interspersed between them] Is the idea of crucifixion and resurrection originally a Judeo-Christian view? The idea of a crucified saviour is unique to Christianity (not Judeo-Christianity), of course. In fact, execution by nailing to a cross was a fairly recent invention of the […]
Question: I’ve been hesitant to ask this question because I suspect this would be slightly annoying to do on your part, but here it goes… I read one of your past Q & As addressing unfulfilled prophecies on rationalWiki: https://evidenceforchristianity.org/can-you-explain-all-the-unfulfilled-old-testament-prophecies-listed-at-rationalwiki/ You may or may not know this, but some authors on rationalwiki have actually posted your […]
Question: What would you say to someone who is skeptical about “dual prophecy” where the prophecy was already fulfilled in a sense but could also refer to Jesus? For example, some Jews would assert that Isaiah 53 is about Israel and not about Jesus. I suspect this is not the only prophecy where this objection […]
Dr. John Oakes and Kene Izuchukwu will be be team-teaching a class on Hermeneutics: How to Study the Bible on six consecutive Saturdays beginning Sat. February 17th 9:00-11:00 PDT on zoom. 342 225 5971 pw 857096 Hermeneutics Course Description The course is free. We will be posting notes, power point and audio. We hope to […]
Dr. John Oakes is teaching a twelve-week, 24 hour class on the history of Christianity for a ministry training program in Port au Prince, Haiti. The class began on 1/27/2024. The power points, notes and audio will be made available here. L’Histoire de l’Eglise PPT Church History Notes The first two classes were not successfully […]
We do not normally repost the work of others at this web site, but in this case we are making an exception. In a recent youtube post, Islamic scholar and apologist Jay Smith gives a presentation in which he challenges nearly every assumption on which the entire religion of Islam is founded. He questions virtually […]
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- Class on 2 Corinthians by Dr. John Oakes
- Sermons in Merced by Dr. John Oakes Job: Is God Good?
- Are the practices of Christian mystics, such as theosis and lectio divina biblical and are they OK to do?
- Why does the Bible include references to lewd things such as nakedness, whoredom and prostitution when the Quran does not?
- Did Alice Whealy prove that the Arabic fragment of Josephus by Agapius was not a translation of the Syriac, and that it does not support the authenticity of Josephus’ testamonium flavianum?
- Jewish Christianity is the actual Christianity, as Jesus and all the early Christians were Torah-observant. Your response?
- What do you say to people who are skeptical about “dual prophecy,” for example Isaiah 53 which is about Israel, but Christians believe it is also about Jesus?
- The website rationalwiki quotes you on prophecy fulfillment and criticizes your arguments. What is your response?
- Do you know of any proponents of the Swoon Theory I can read from? What do they say to defend the theory?
- Is the idea of crucifixion and resurrection of a religious leader original to Judeo-Christianity?