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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 1:00 at Combined Acts Sermons I – VI    Acts Combined Sermons I – VI Notes    Acts Combined Sermons PPT 5/22  Acts VI Paul Speaks […]

Dr. John Oakes gave a sermon for the San Diego Church of Christ, Mission Region 4/24/22 from 2 Corinthians, which is a follow-up to his book In Christ.  He did another version of the lesson in Culver City 5/15/22  In Christ the Veil is Removed NotesIn Christ the Veil Is Removed Audio    In Christ […]

Dr. John Oakes gave a sermon for the Lifeway region of the Los Angeles International Church of Christ 4/10/22.  The lesson is a discussion of what it meant to be set apart for God in Christ, to be made holy/sanctified in Christ and to have the veil lifted in Christ, which leads to transformation, with […]

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Question: What diseases known to modern science would be considered demonic?  Thank you Answer: This is an interesting question.  Actually, we had a conference on “Christianity and the Paranormal” a few years ago at which we had a presenter take a stab at this question. (The audio is available at Please allow me to […]

Question: Dr Oakes, how do you respond to Muslims’ argument such as this:  “Even if your Bible is 99,5% accurate, the Quran is more.  It is 100% accurate. Unlike your Bible that have forgery verses added and changed many times, the Quran didn’t have anything like this and perfectly preserved from the start. All our […]

Question: I read that: Book of Daniel is forgery because his author was very ill-informed about history. He said: Belshazzar succeed Nebuchadnezzar as his son (Daniel 5; cf. Daniel 7:1 and 8:1). But Belshazzar was neither his successor nor his son; and abundant contemporary records show he was never King of Babylon, but only served […]

Dr. John Oakes is doing a series of two classes on evidence for the reliability of the Bible for “The Temple Project,” an on-line program of the Boston Church of Christ March 19 and 26.  The first class is on the reliability of the New and Old Testament texts and on the historical accuracy of […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a 14-hour New Testament Survey class for the Southwest Ministry Training Program.  The first class will be Fri/Sat 2/18-19 at the Orange County building of the Los Angeles International Church of Christ. 10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA.  I will be posting notes, PPT and audio.    NT Survey Syllabus    New […]

Dr. John Oakes is giving a three week, six-hour class on the History of Christianity, both in-person and on-line on three consecutive Saturdays, beginning Jan. 29 at 9:00 Pacific Standard Time. He recently completed the fourth and final volume of his series on Church History, which is a good time to be teaching this mini-class.  […]

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