The Book of Luke: Is the Bible a Reliable Compass?

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The guy who wrote the book of Luke came onto the scene after Jesus died. According to the writer of the book, he put together what we have in the Bible by investigating what eyewitnesses and followers of Jesus shared about Him. Luke says that he took the time to consider what people said and as a result of digging through rumors and hearsay, he wrote what he found out for someone named Theophilus (we’ll call him Theo). Luke shares everything with Theo so that he would, “know the exact truth about the things [he] have been taught” (1:4). I guess Theo had heard rumors or had received pieces of information about Jesus, but Luke wanted to fill in the gaps. Consequently, we have received Luke’s account of the coming of the most crucial element in God’s salvation plan for humanity. Jesus Christ comes to Earth to give us a chance to spend eternity with God, but I am getting ahead of Luke.

In the next few months we journey through the Book of Luke as the author lays before us all that he discovered in his investigation of Jesus who claimed to be the Christ of God and the Savior of humanity. Luke claims that what he shares is the exact truth. Should we believe him? The letter that Luke wrote to Theo belongs to the larger collection of writings about Jesus called the New Testament, which is a part of the Bible. There are more than 5,000 complete copies of the New Testament. Other old books don’t even have that many. The copies of the New Testament agree with each other proving that we have the same letter Luke wrote to Theo. The question then is whether what Luke says about Jesus being God and all is true. It may be best to wait to answer that question until we finish our journey through Luke’s letter to Theo.

Please join us on a countercultural journey to Truth!

Question: Do you think the Bible is God speaking to us?

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