Luke’s introduction to his gospel: why should we trust him?

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Is the Bible a reliable historical document? Can we trust it?

How can we know the truth of the Bible?

A careful examination of the introduction to Luke’s gospel gives us a lot to think about.

After all, he wrote it to someone asking exactly the same questions.

Many have undertaken to compile a narrative about the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us. It also seemed good to me, since I have carefully investigated everything from the very first, to write to you in orderly sequence, most honorable Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed.

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