Why is Luke considered an inspired book

When the author so assertively says in the introduction

Inasmuch as a number of writers have essayed to draw up a narrative of the established facts in our religion 2 exactly as these have been handed down to us by the original eyewitnesses who were in the service of the Gospel Message, 3 and inasmuch as I have gone carefully over them all myself from the very beginning, I have decided, O Theophilus, to write them out in order for your excellency, 4 to let you know the solid truth of what you have been taught.

He is relaying what he has read or others have said. And nowhere does he claim inspiration from anywhere, not even from a joint.

Whose work is he referring to? Who had written these earlier gospels and why doesn’t he mention their names?

And if he has gone carefully through them, let’s for the sake of argument say it was Mathew he read, why does his genealogy of Jesus H. Christ differ from it?

There are 7 miracles only Luke knows where he got. Did he make them up? If he is a historian, does he treat of history when he writes of miracles? Should we take him seriously as a historian?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

12 thoughts on “Why is Luke considered an inspired book

  1. “Should we take him seriously as a historian?” No. 🙂

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  2. Is this about the Skywalker family? 😀

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  3. jim- says:

    In the Christian mind, the fact that the book survived and made it into the Bible is proof enough. There are plenty of others that survived too, but after damage control and inspired scrutiny they were left out, while this self admitted book of hear-says get a pass because it’s in a sort of agreement with three other books that can’t be confirmed either. Make sense Mak?


  4. Ron says:

    Hey! My cousin’s best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy whose mother knows a guy who’s friends with a girl who spoke with a man who claimed he was Jesus in front of the local McDonald’s.

    What more proof do you need?


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