Book Of Acts Research Paper

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The book of Acts has always been a favourite to read. It gives a detailed picture of the origin of the early church, the spread of the gospel into the world which in turn was the beginning of the Christian faith.
The authorship of the book of Acts has always been debated and tested, but it is generally agreed that the author of Acts is the same person who wrote the third gospel. It is commonly known that Acts is a sequel to the third gospel, referred to as the ‘first book’. The author is thought by most to be Luke, a gentile physician and a travelling companion of the apostle Paul. The book was addressed to Theophilus, a Roman aristocrat and a believer in Jesus Christ. He is also thought to have been a patron who had financially aided having the
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Acts is referred to as transitional book, it helps us to connect from the gospels to the epistles. It is the link that connects the life of Jesus Christ to the Christian church. Luke does not reveal to us everything we would like to know, but he does include very important details from the early days of the early church, it gives us, the readers the hope that our faith is deeply rooted in history. Acts also tells us how the early church responded whilst living in a pagan culture. Bold witnessing and visible love is the seal of the church during times of persecution. It still holds true to this very day. Acts teaches us the Christian church and the mission worldwide. We find the theme verse of the book in its opening chapter, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). What began in Jerusalem will spread to the “ends of the earth.” This was Jesus’ intention from the beginning and his plan was for those who followed him would take his message out in every direction to the farthest corners of the

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