The Reliability of The Book of Acts

We’ve looked at different aspects of The Resurrection of Jesus and its affects on fellow apostles Peter and Paul. Continuing with this theme, and in light of the new T.V. show “A.D.”, let’s take a closer look at the Book of Acts.

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One book in the New Testament that plays as indispensable role in evaluating the resurrection of Jesus is the book of Acts. It is within Acts that we see the resurrection was part of the early apostolic preaching and the evidence given that Christianity is true (Acts 2:25-32; 3: 15; 10:39-41; 17:2-3, 18, 31). It is also within Acts that records Paul’s testimony to the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 9:1-9; 22: 1-11; 26: 9-19).

Eduard Meyer, the distinguished historian of classical antiquity, commented that Luke’s work in spite of a more limited content, “bears the same character as those of great historians, of a Polybius, a Livy and many others.”(See Meyer, E.M. and Strange, J., Archaeology, the Rabbis and Early Christianity. London:SCM, 1981).

In his monumental work called The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History, classics scholar Colin Hemer has shown that Luke has also done…

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Why the Resurrection of Jesus is the Best Explanation For What Happened To Paul

Since Resurrection Sunday was just a few days ago, it's hard to just leave it at that, not to mention there's the new A.D. series starting on TV, which chronicles The Book of Acts. Here's a link to a post that I think you'll find interesting.   Why the Resurrection of Jesus is the Best …

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The work of the Trinity in the life of Christ Part 3: The Temptation

The Temptation was a significant event in the life of Jesus, and could be considered his “initiation” into his ministry after he committed to do the work of his Father through the Baptism.  Jesus did not go through this alone. He relied on God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, as well as the …

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