Christ's Messengers: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles

Christ's Messengers: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles

Christ's Messengers: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles

Christ's Messengers: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles

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Suppose Columbus had never discovered America. . .. Suppose Prometheus had never stolen fire from heaven, as the old Greek legend said, and taught men how to use it. . .. It is often amusing, and sometimes quite instructive, to play the game of Suppose we had never had such-and-such a thing. . .. If a certain doctor named Luke, for instance, had never taken pen in hand to write a sequel to his Gospel, what should we have lost? The answer is clear enough. We should now be without any considered account of how the Christian Church came into being. True, a certain amount can be gathered from the apostle Paul's letters and from other Christian writings in the New Testament and outside it. Certain guesses could, no doubt, have been added to this. Indeed we should have been bound to make some sort of guess, to account for . . .

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