Dr. John Oakes gave a series of lessons for the Spokane Christian Church 8/23/2020. The lessons were intended to increase the faith, both of members and visitors. One lesson is From Shadow to Reality–a lesson about finding Jesus in the Old Testament. Shadow to Reality Notes Shadow to Reality PPT Next was a lesson on […]
Dr. John Oakes is teaching a twelve hour class on Christian evidence specifically for a group of campus ministry interns in Fresno, California July 11-12. Power Point presentations and audio will be uploaded from the class.
I do not post a lot of book reviews or recommendations, but for this one I am going to make an exception. I just finished reading a brand new book–published only in the last few weeks–by Peter J. Williams. It is available from Crossway Books. The title is Can We Trust the Gospels? In this book […]
Dr. John Oakes is taught a five week series on The Reliability and Inspiration of the Bible on Saturdays in October, 2016. Class Outline is below. Notes, PPT and audio are attached. Reliability and Inspiration Notes Reliability and Inspiration PPT Reliability and Insp Audio I Reliability and Insp Audio II Reliability and Insp Audio III […]
One of the most significant Greek New Testament manuscript finds of all time was revealed in a recent article in CNN http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/21/living/gospel-mummy-mask/ . If confirmed, then this will be a game-changer in the way it supports by physical evidence the early date of the writing of the gospels. As will all such claims, it is wise […]
It is quite unusual for me to get three questions on the same topic within a week. This means to me that there is a lot of interest in the question. When I got three questions on the Gospel of Barnabas within a week, I decided to compile them into an article.
ARS is proud to announce that the ninth of ten classes in our Apologetics Certificate Program is now available. The class is on the reliability, inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible. The instructor of the class is Dr. John Oakes. The class includes a study of biblical manuscripts and the canon of the Old and […]
Brian Colon and Dr. John Oakes taught a six hour class on the reliability of the Bible on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 at the Orange County Church of Christ, Irvine, CA. The class covered the manuscript and other evidence for the reliability of both the Old and the New Testaments. The power point on the Reliability […]
Kedron Jones taught a class on the reliability at the ICMC in San Diego, CA July 4-5, 2013. The Power Point is attached. The Case for the Bible – Scriptural Inspiration (1)
A Harvard professor recently announced what she called evidence that the early church, or at least sectors of it, believed that Jesus was married. Not surprisingly, a question about this came to the web site within hours. The question and answer are below.
A fun video of a typical atheist trying to claim Jesus was not a real person: stumped by the evidence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WUQMJR2BP1w
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: […]
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 […]
Inspiration and Inerrancy: A Power Point on How We Got the Bible, on supposed Bible contradictions and errors and on the Apocrypha. By John Oakes, first given in Manila 1/16/2010. Inspiration and Inerrancy 4.14 Mb
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 […]
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 […]