John Oakes

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 14:54

Q: Is there a specific prophecy in the Old Testament that says the Messiah will be resurrected?


I know we have many prophecies of Christ in the OT, but I did not find one that says 'He will rise from the dead'.  Is there any verse that explicitly states this? Or is it as He said to the doubting people the only evidence He will give them is the sign of Prophet Jonah who was in the belly of the fish for 3 days.  Is this sufficient to imply the resurrection?whaleshark Jonah
Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:48

Q: Why do some commentators break the 70 "weeks" of Daniel 9 into the first 69 "weeks" with the seventieth week still in the future?

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On what basis do some commentators say the 70th week of Daniel 9:27 is still in the future? Why would the 70 week prophecy be broken down as 69 continuous weeks with the 70th week potentially some 2000 years detached from 69th week?
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 02:25

Q: Is it credible that Jesus' resurrection story was borrowed from the myths about Horus or Osiris?


People say that the story of Jesus' resurrection is copied from the Egyptian myth about the gods Horus and Isis. Is this claim credible?horusisis

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:37

Q: Can you prove that Daniel 9:24-26 is a prophecy about Jesus?


Jews always criticize the Christian explanation of Daniel 9...
Can you prove that Daniel really spoke about Jesus in Daniel 9?
Monday, 12 December 2016 19:53

Q: Is the "second death" a complete disappearance or is it eternal torment in a lake of fire?


Please tell me whether the concept of the "second death" means a complete disappearance or eternal torment in a lake of fire?
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:19

Q: Is Secular Humanism a Better Source of Morality than Christianity?


Are Richard Dawkins' points valid in his response against faith as the only way to morality?      
[Editor's Note: View Dawkins' video that claims that secular humanists have created a better kind of morality than religion.]
Sunday, 11 September 2016 22:35

Q: Why are there thousands of religions and how do I know Christianity is true?


Before Jesus' birth in about 5 BCE, there were thousands of different religions around the world from the those of the Native Americans to thoses of the Africans and of course, those of the Far East. 1. Why do they exist?   2. Why did God choose the Jewish people?   3. What could make Christianity true despite thousands of other religions existing?
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 11:59

Q: Does Neuroscience Prove Determinism?


It is becoming a more and more accepted theory that humans have no ability to truly make “willful decisions.” Under this assumption, how can one come to salvation? Wouldn’t this render John 3:16 useless, because we cannot choose tobiblemind believe in God?  I understand the argument that this just points to predestination, but as someone who has never been a believer, that certainly turns me off from it.  If I cannot make willful decisions, however, it certainly seems like Christianity and salvation cannot be true.  I have spent lot of time trying to figure out what I believe about this, but this has been a huge roadblock for me with believing in God, or in believing that Jesus can save me.   Thank You.
Monday, 22 August 2016 14:23

Q: Is Solomon the "son of God"?


white question markIn 2 Samuel 7, God didn’t allow David to build a house for Him to dwell in. In verses 12-16, God says He will raise up David’s offspring and build a house for His Name. So, is it referring to a single person, since the Scripture used the singular form: he? If so, who is it referring to? Is it Solomon, since he built the temple for God later on after David died? But did God ever call Solomon his son?
Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:07

Q: Why does Hell Exist?


I've been a Christian for almost four years and I'm 19. Recently I have been having some doubts that I don't want to have any more and I really want to solve them.... I know that God is not forcing us to know him and have a relationship with him, and obey him...He has given us freedom to choose, but lately (and I'm actually very embarrassed to ask) I've been wondering if by creating hell and heaven in some way he actually is forcing us. I've been praying about it because I don't want to think this way. I don't really get why does hell even exists. Please help!!  Thank you!

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