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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Acts 1:1; Colossians 4:14; Acts 3:13; Acts 17:24; Acts 14:15; Genesis 1:1; Acts 14:18; Acts 17:28; Acts 5:39; Acts 5:42; Acts 13:30; Acts 17:24; Acts 5:1ff; Acts 27:23; Acts 17:30; Acts 14:18; Acts 10:35; Acts 17:31; Acts 12:23; Isaiah 42:8; Matthew 4:10; Acts 2:38; Acts 1:7; Acts 13:23; Acts 2:30; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; Acts 1:22; Acts 3:14-15; Luke 2:49; Acts 3:18; Acts 18:15; Psalm 139:1-4;


The first point which strikes the reader of this book is that it purports to have been written by the author of a "former treatise” (Acts 1:1) addressed to the same person, Theophilus; a treatise which gave an account of all the Acts and words of the Lord from the beginning to the conclusion of His earthly ministry, terminated by His ascension. There is only one Gospel which this description will fit, the Gospel of Luke, which is dedicated to the same man, Theophilus. The progress of thought from Luke to Acts is quite logical. Luke ends with the ascension of Christ; Acts reviews the circumstances of the ascension and then goes on with the history. The former is a history of Christ, the latter, a history of the early Christian Church,.

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