As Christians, we have a nasty tendency to read everything from Matthew to Revelation and try to apply it all to the Church.This will not work, because all the New Testament is not written to the Christian Church. Much of the New Testament is written to the Jews of that time, and to the Jews that will be living during the time of Jacob’s Trouble, otherwise known as the Great Tribulation.Certain sections in Acts use the pronoun "we" (Ac -17; 20:5-15; 21:1-18; 27:1 -- ), indicating that the author was with Paul when the events described in these passages took place.By process of elimination, Paul's "dear friend Luke, the doctor" (Col ) and "fellow worker" (Phm 24), becomes the most likely candidate. Luke was probably a Gentile by birth, well educated in Greek culture, a physician by profession, a companion of Paul at various times from his second missionary journey to his final imprisonment in Rome, and a loyal friend who remained with the apostle after others had deserted him (2Ti ).This summary of the Gospel of Luke provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Gospel of Luke.
A Christian should not marry a non-Christian no matter how kind and good they are. Deuteronomy 7:1-6 tells the Israelites to destroy all the inhabitants of the Canaan land and not to intermarry with them because they would "turn your sons away from following Me, that they may serve other gods." The same key concern of 2 Corinthians is again expressed here.So we see many Christian churches today, who do not rightly divide their Bibles, are teaching their people that there is no difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming. But we will show you conclusively in this article that, because of the manifold differences between the Rapture of the Church and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, that it is impossible for them to be the same event.2 Timothy (KJV)There is an old adage that says “things that are different are not the same”.The use of "most excellent" with the name further indicates an individual, and supports the idea that he was a Roman official or at least of high position and wealth.He was possibly Luke's patron, responsible for seeing that the writings were copied and distributed.