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Dr. John Oakes is giving a lesson on the Christian and other worldviews for a campus conference this coming weekend Oct 24/25.  The audio (but not the video) as well as the power point are available here.  Christian Worldview PPT    World View Audio                         […]

John Oakes is now preaching regularly for the Bakersfield Church of Christ. We will be posting all of his sermons here.  Services are now live streamed Sundays at 10:30 at  www.bakersfieldchurchofchrist.com   See you there. 10/18  Luke VIII Jesus and Samaritans    Luke VIII PPT    Luke VIII Samaritans 10/11  Luke VII The Lost Son   Luke […]

Dr. John Oakes gave a podcast on the Book of Hebrews, sponsored by Illumination Publishers (www.ipibooks.com), on four successive Mondays.  Here are the power point and notes for the class:  Hebrews PPT  Hebrews Notes   The audio for class #2,3 are here:  Hebrews Webinar II Audio  Hebrews Webinar III Audio  Hebrewd IV Audio  Here are the […]

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Question: Recently I got a question asked by a Muslim about the Bible and Jesus. It is this: The Bible says that anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse (Deuteronomy 21:23). Using this verse they ask that if Jesus is the true Messiah by being crucified is he not cursed and […]

Question: Hi all at EFC, I was wondering, how do I help someone who asks “If God truly wants a relationship with me, why doesn’t he give evidence that he knows that I would have to believe in him.” Thanks. Answer: God provides us great mountains of evidence for his existence, and also that the […]

Question: Help me!    Mythicists insist that Josephus’ account of Jesus of Nazareth in BK XVIII of his *antiquities* is a wholesale forgery.   They also insist that the passage about “James the brother of Jesus who was called Messiah” is not, in fact, about Jesus of Nazareth but “Jesus, son of Damneus”   They also insist […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a four-part class on the Book of Galatians for the Bakersfield Church of Christ.  The class is focusing on Paul’s teaching that salvation is based on what Christ did on the cross, that salvation is by faith and that life in Christ is based on the work of the Holy […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a 12-hour class on Church History for campus interns in Bakersfield, California 7/24-25/2020.  Notes, power point and audio are available here:  Church History PPT  church history notes Part I  Church History Notes II  Ch Hist Audio 1  Ch Hist Audio 2  Ch Hist Audio 3 Ch Hist Audio 4    […]

Dr. John Oakes taught a class on Christian theology. The class covered topics such as Trinity, the qualities of God, the problems of evil and suffering, theodicy, predestination, heaven and more.  The class is now completed.  Here are the notes, PPT, audio and link to the video.     God: Christian Theology PPT      God–Christian […]

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