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Is The Gospel of Luke a Revelation and Inspiration from God?
By Sami Zaatari
Christians often make the claim that the entire Bible, OT and NT are all inspired books of God, and revelations from God and so on.
However so, when one reads the Gospel of Luke, we see that this book is not revealed by God unto Luke, nor inspired by God neither. The very first chapter and verses of the Gospel of Luke show us that this book is not inspired, nor revealed by God, as Luke himself said:
|1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3 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, 4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.|
This is from Luke chapter 1, verses 1 to 4. As we can see, Luke is not inspired by God nor receives any revelations from God, Luke simply says that it will be good for him to also write an account of things that happened, the things which are believed among the people. Also note Luke writes this Gospel simply for a man named Theophilus so that he believes in these things. So basically the Gospel of Luke was written addressed to one man, and simply a work of collecting quotes, and information from eye-witness accounts.
There is nothing inspired in Luke, nor is anything revealed from God unto Luke, Luke is simply making an account of how things happened. In fact the work Luke does here is very similar to the works of Bukhari and Muslim in how they collected and made volumes of hadiths. They collected sayings of the prophet Muhammad from his companions and eye-witnesses, and also showed stories as told by eye-witnesses and so on. This is exactly as the Gospel of Luke, the only difference is that we do not call the hadiths the word of God, like Christians do with the Gospel of Luke.
So one must ask how in the world is the Gospel of Luke an inspiration and revelation from God?
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