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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 […]

Dr. John Oakes taught a seven-week  class on 2 Corinthians in Merced beginning 1/24/2024. Notes, power point and audio are posted here.  2 Corinthians Notes     2 Corinthians PPT     2 Cor Audio I    2 Cor Audio II    2 Cor III Audio    2 Cor Audio IV    2 Cor Audio V  […]

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 de la sombra a la realidad    […]

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Question: The teachings of the Koran are not a new or strange thing. All former prophets and messengers have also taught the same, that real life is the life of the hereafter and no soul bears the burdens of another soul, and the same has been said in the former books, the books of Abraham […]

Question: God promised paradise to those in the Torah and the Gospel who are killed in a holy war, or who kill others in a holy war as stated by the Koran (9:111), but paradise is missing from the OT (including the Torah) and holy wars are missing from the NT (including the Gospels). Have […]

[Editor’s note:  I am doing the reverse of what I normally do here.  The question is so long, that I despair anyone would read to the end of it to find my response. So, I am doing something that might be a bit confusing here, which is to publish my response before the question] Response: […]

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 has completed 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 […]

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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