NS 501 Week 5 Assignment Paper

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NTS 501 New Testament Studies Week Five Assignment Paper
The New Testament Studies by Irving L. Jensen gives insight to “The Birth of the Christian Church.” (Chapter 9) I attend to give confirmation just how the “church” birthing is for all mankind and not exclusively indicated for the Jews. The book of Act was authored by Luke. Luke’s, trade or occupation was that of a physician. The book of Acts is a sequel to the three gospel’s, Matthew, Mark, and John. Acts within its text captures the “action” of the gospel’s ministry. I am fond of the book of “Acts” or “Acts of the Apostles” because it gives comprehensive accounts of their activities, and accomplishments. I agree with Jensen when he stated that “Acts was designed by God to complete
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I was encouraged by the technique Luke illustrated. The sequence of events that defined the purpose of Acts. I believe that such comprehensive accounts of these works would help those who have doubts about the miracles, signs, and wonders of the bible, could now research them with simplicity. Luke, seems to have a unique tenacity for writing the book of Acts. The three unique purposes for Acts, according to Luke seems would be: registration, vindication and edification. I concluded in my reading that the necessity for registration, would be to show documented proof of the events that had taken place. I would compare this to a documentary, (i.e. a person’s biography) which is intended to be recorded and later published. God inspired Luke to record the narrative of the early church in the Holy Scriptures in order to show the relationship of the past and the future. (Jensen 209)
I consider the connection of the past and the future was the bridge that alleviated the questions, “Was the movement of God just for those of the Old & New Testament? Would it expand to those believers of the 21 century too?” I will address those question

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