Lance Ralston

  ROOTED IN HISTORY - Luke 2:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Psalm 90:2 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. Luke was in all likelihood a servant of a new believer name Theophilus, who’d dispatched him to investigate and document the origins of the Gospel and the Church. The Gospel of Luke and Book of Acts are the result of Luke’s investigation. He’s careful to locate Jesus’ story in an historical setting and timeline. So he puts Jesus’ birth next to what he knows are events his readers were familiar with. While today, there are a few scoffers who deny that Jesus was a real, historical person, NO ONE back in the 1st or 2nd centuries argued that. On the contrary; they all KNEW He was real. They may have...