Acts

Acts 1:1-3 A Historical Record.

Luke wrote of his gospel that it was an account “of all that Jesus began both to do and teach” (v. 1 Cf. Lk. 1:3). Jesus backed up His words with His deeds-with Him there was no dissonance between the two (Cf. Mk. 16:19-20). Luke also wrote his gospel to cover “all” that Jesus began both to do and teach, not just some of the important things. The other gospel writers had their own perspectives, but Luke wanted to write as an historian and include all things relevant to this history. However, it was also important to understand that the gospel is a record of what Jesus “began” both to do and teach. In other words, Acts is volume two covering what Jesus continued to teach and do through the Holy spirit and His apostles, because the gospel covered everything “until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen” (v. 2 Cf. Mt. 28:19-20). This same Jesus “presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs.” This was the historical record which Luke wanted to highlight. These proofs were witnessed to by many, “of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (v. 3 Cf. Mk. 16:12-14; I Cor. 15:5-7).

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