* Cir. A.M. 4069. A.D. 65. Preaching.
23 8:12 20:25 Mt 4:23 Mr 1:14 Lu 8:1
* and teaching.
4:29,31 Eph 6:19,20 Php 1:14 Col 4:3,4 2Ti 4:17
CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.
The Acts of the Apostles is a most valuable portion of Divine
revelation; and, independently of its universal reception in the
Christian church, as an authentic and inspired production, it
bears the most satisfactory internal evidence of its
authenticity and truth. St. Luke's long attendance upon St.
Paul, and his having been an eyewitness of many of the facts
which he has recorded, independently of his Divine inspiration,
render him a most suitable and credible historian; and his
medical knowledge, for he is allowed to have been a physician,
enabled him both to form a proper judgment of the miraculous
cures which were performed by St. Paul, and to give an authentic
and circumstantial detail of them. The plainness and simplicity
of the narrative are also strong circumstances in its favour.
The history of the Acts is one of the most important parts of
the Sacred History, for without it neither the Gospels nor
Epistles could have been so clearly understood; but by the aid
of it the whole scheme of the Christian revelation is set before
us in a clear and easy view.