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Understanding the Book of Acts
The book of Acts is an important book for understanding the actions of the apostles, mostly Paul and Peter, after Jesus's ascension into Heaven. It is an important book in understanding how we can be directed by the Holy Spirit and the role of Jesus' lessons in our lives. This is the story of Christianity's beginnings and how evangelism played a role in the spread of faith around the world. It is widely believed that the book of Acts is the second volume in Luke's gospel. While the first volume was what happened while Jesus was here on earth.
The Acts of the Apostles , abbreviation Acts , fifth book of the New Testament, a valuable history of the early Christian church. Acts was apparently written in Rome , perhaps between ad 70 and 90, though some think a slightly earlier date is also possible. After an introductory account of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles at Pentecost interpreted as the birth of the church , Luke pursues as a central theme the spread of Christianity to the Gentile world under the guiding inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The missionary journeys of St. Paul are given a prominent place, because this close associate of Luke was the preeminent Apostle to the Gentiles.
Acts and the Gospel of Luke make up a two-part work, Luke—Acts , by the same anonymous author, usually dated to around 80—90 AD. Acts continues the story of Christianity in the 1st century , beginning with Jesus's ascension to Heaven. The early chapters, set in Jerusalem , describe the Day of Pentecost the coming of the Holy Spirit and the growth of the church in Jerusalem.
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