Sunday, January 02, 2005

Luke 1:1-4

Inspiration: Why I Write

"Your Excellency Theophilus, since a number of others, following eyewitnesses who dedicated themselves to serving this word conveyed to us, have sketched narratives of what God has brought about among us, it seemed appropriate for me, too, using very careful, thorough research from the start, to lay out a methodical account for you so that you can be certain as to the truth of what has been passed on to you."
Luke 1:1-4 DSV*
*DSV = My own paraphrase of the English text of Luke-Acts based on a comparison of various English translations and reference works. Italicized words are emphatic in the Greek text.