Summary Of The Lost Letters Of Pergamum

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The Lost letters of Pergamum This book is a series of letters from the apostle Luke converting a roman nobleman named Antipas. Calpurnius is a very smart man who is also a nobleman and also a very good friend to Antipas. Luke who we do not see until collection three, this is the Luke we know that wrote the book of Luke and acts who was one of the twelve apostles. Everything that we have already learned about Luke him being a doctor and everything else is what we know about Luke. Antipas is a roman noble lives in Pergamum and full of wealth and fame. At first Antipas appeared to be like the typical roman nobleman, but he is very dynamic. He goes from a typical nobleman to dying at the end for a close friend. Antipas will be mentioned in one …show more content…
This where we find the fact that Calpurnius is not and will not be a heavy supporter of the gladiator games. Although, Antipas is very pleased to hear that Luke will attend the games. The reason Calpurnius cannot attend the games is because he had a recent passing of a family member. This is only the first two collections of letters between the noblemen the rest of the collection are between the apostle Luke and Antipas and Luke will slowly convert Antipas into a Christian. Antipas being a smart man and is also a curios one who would want to grow on his knowledge about Christ. At the time that Antipas and Luke are writing each other is the time of the early church when Christian faced much persecution. As Antipas grew closer to Luke he learned more about Jesus Christ and the gospel. He also slowing became more e humble and filled himself with humility (157). In this story Antipas is the only dynamic character all the other characters are static. The change in Antipas’ character is him being stuck up and prideful to him being a humble Christian who loves …show more content…
This is when Luke in the next letter he wrote referred Antipas to the house of Antonious. At these “church” things were very different from the way things were run to the discussions they had when reading the monograph. The biggest difference they saw was that the discussions they talked deep about what they just read and all the conversations came from the heart they didn’t talk about only miracles. The other main alteration he noticed was that all the social classes intermingled they were not split up the peasants talked and ate with nobles he thought it was extraordinary how the people did this carelessly. He noticed something else in the house he says the take advantage of the service they have they love to take part of service (89). They had diverse people in the church such as social structures, ethnic backgrounds, and civic positions (90). By letter collection eight of the book Antipas is already humbled by God and the works of Luke. In the collection Luke calls Antipas servant of the people not a nobleman like he had been (95). In Antipas’’ digest number three he talks about observing the Lords Supper, and he prays through God the Father through Jesus Christ. I think it is interesting how Antipas calls Christ a benefactor it

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