Analysis of Jewish claims that Jesus did not fulfill all the prophecies of the Messiah

Editor’s note: This has already been posted as a Q & A, but I hear this question often enough that I though I would post it as an article as well.

John Oakes


Hello, I have recently been wondering why Judaism seems to reject Jesus as the Messiah.  I have found that they have a list of prophecies that they show as evidence of his failure to fulfill the position of Messiah. Do you think you could help explain each of the following prophecies? If they are prophecies to begin with that is. Thanks.

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Classes in English/Portugese

Dr. John Oakes has been teaching a series of lessons in Brazil.  Included are audio in English and Portugese and, where they have been made, translated power points.    Historia da Igreja PPT     Ações e História da Igreja Audio      Historia da Igresa I Audio     Historia da Igresa II Audio     Vivendo pela Fé Audio     O Problema da Dor e do Sofrimento Audio     Liberdade em Cristo Audio    Liberdade em Cristo PPT     Hebrews Portugese I Audio     Hebrews Portugese II Audio    Hebreus PPT    God and Science Portugese Audio     Science and the Bible Portugese PPT     Presbutros y Pastoreando Portugese Audio    Daniel, Profeta às naçõesPPT     Daniel Profeta às nações Audio         Bíblia de Deus ou de Homens PPT          Bíblia de Deus ou de Homens Audio

Missionary Teaching Trip to Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil

John and Jan Oakes traveled July 10-Aug 5 to teach for churches in Buenos Aires, Asuncion, La Paz, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.  Below is a report on the 24 day teaching trip.

Iguassu Falls, Brazil/Argentina


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New Audios in Spanish and English from Asucion and La Paz: De la Sombra a la Realidad, Viviendo por la Fe, Dios y la Ciencia

Dr. John Oakes taught three classes in Asuncion, Paraguay and La Paz, Bolivia which were translated into Spanish.  The three are From Shadow to Reality (De la Sombra a la Realidad), Living by Faith (Viviendo por la Fe), and God and Science (Dios y la Ciencia).   Also included are power points for two of the lessons.     De la Sombra a la Realidad ppt     De la Sombra a la Realidad audio   Viviendo por la Fe audio     Dios y la Ciencia ppt      Dios y la Ciencia audio

La Historia de la Iglesia: Power Point nuevo y audio

Dr. John Oakes taught a two part series on Church History in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with translation into Spanish 7/12 and 13/2014.      Historia de la Iglesia PPT      La Historia de la Iglesia Audio I     La Historia de la Iglesia II

New Book by Dr. John Oakes now available: Golden Rule Membership

John Oakes has a new book available as of 7.15.14.  The title is Golden Rule Membership.  It is about the proper use of Christian Freedom and on the role of  Christian membership and how to apply the Golden Rule to being part of God’s Church.  The book includes practical ideas on Christian membership from Ron and Linda Brumley.  It is available at

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Defending Life: Pro-Life Apologetics 101 Course PowerPoint Slides

This course was taught by Kedron Jones, a board member for the Apologetics Research Society. The aim of this course was to train and equip individuals to winsomely and articulately communicate the content of the pro-life position in an attractive manner. Successful pro-life apologists pursue four essential tasks. First, they clarify the debate by focusing public attention on one key question: What is the unborn? Second, they establish a foundation for the debate, demonstrating to critics that moral neutrality is impossible. Third, they answer objections persuasively. Fourth, they teach and equip. These tasks are necessary because while the street level debate over abortion rages on, a serious intellectual discussion about the foundation for human rights continues almost unnoticed.The audio to this course will be up as soon as possible so please stay tune! Defending Life Class 1  Defending Life Class 2  Defending Life Class 3  Defending Life Class 4  Defending Life Class 5  Introductory Notes on Pro Life Apologetics

The Book of Jonah

Dr. John Oakes taught a class on the Book of  Jonah in San Diego 7/3/14.   Jonah Notes    Jonah PPT    Jonah Audio MP3

Hosea: The Savior of Israel

This is a class on the Book of Hosea given by Dr. John Oakes 6/27/14 in San Diego.  Hosea Notes     Hosea PPT    Hosea MP3

What Is Truth? The Christian vs. Other World Views. Video

Dr. John Oakes gave a class which was a comparison of the Christian to other World Views in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Eric Liddle Center  6/13/14.  The title was What Is Truth?  The audio of the lesson can be found here   What Is Truth Audio

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