Luke, a doctor and a historian, wrote the third Gospel. As a doctor, a man of science, he carefully considered all the facts before rendering an opinion. As a historian, Luke’s research was meticulous; he interviewed reliable witnesses and primary sources. Addressing Theophilus, Luke wrote, “Having carefully investigated all of these accounts from the beginning, I have decided to write a careful summary for you, to reassure you of the truth of all you were taught” (Luke 1:3-4 NLT). To “reassure” his friend and other believers who never had the opportunity to see Jesus themselves, Luke sought and found the truth. Luke’s investigation included reading “accounts about the events” (1:1) and analyzing “reports . . . from the early disciples and other eyewitnesses” (1:2). Then he recorded it to affirm this truth in writing and to point his readers to the Truth, Jesus Christ. As you read Luke’s Gospel, carefully investigate for yourself. Analyze the evidence presented, follow the clues, and render your judgment. No doubt you, too, will discover that Jesus is Christ, the Savior, God’s son.
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