Luke 1:3 KJV
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
One of the four eternally inspired Gospels is given to us, not by an eyewitness of the Lord, nor even by a man to whom we know the Lord showed himself alive. This Gospel is
- Inspired of God
- Recorded in the Bible and
- Written by a man
whose relationship with Christ is exactly the same as any of ours. He came to know the truth of Christ through the testimony of others.
We find in Luke credence to the doctrine that faith is passed from one man to another. While every Christian has the same witness of the Holy Spirit with our own spirit that we are the children of God, none of us have seen the Lord in the flesh. That was reserved for a select number who paid for the blessing with their lives. We, like Luke, can say we have perfect understanding of all the Jesus did and taught because it has been passed down to us through the pages of Scripture.
We come behind the first believers in nothing except that they were counted worthy not only to bear His name but to suffer for it.