Tuesday, August 18, 2015

All Fall to Saint Luke.....

Luke, the writer of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, has been identified with St. Paul's "Luke, the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14). We know few other facts about Luke's life from Scripture and from early Church historians.

Hmmmm so while oh why would I look at an AME Church name Saint Luke's....If I didn't do my homework....oh I am not such a novice fellow people and please don't add me into any religion group...I float around on the winds of mankind...

In our day, it would be easy to assume that someone who was a doctor was rich, but scholars have argued that Luke might have been born a slave

Well turns out Mr Luke was a very good friend of our current god....odd huh? Well check this he was also a doctor and had "visions".....Turns out he was also a slave and was imprisoned with a man named Christ. Boy I wish people would turn to more then just one odd book found in every place with a cross.

During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, 'Come over to Macedonia and help us.' " Then suddenly in 16:10 "they" becomes "we": "When he had seen the vision,

 If we as an advanced civilization cannot see that these men loved each other and that these men were not on a mission to preach their "religion" but rather to help and save those who they could. St Luke was a doctor!!!! A DOCTOR!!! Can that not tell a person that these men were not just some holy entity from a church in some state but rather they were normal people who went on to meet another amazing person who was just a person....that we opted to turn into something crazy....

Luke is the loyal comrade who stays with Paul when he is imprisoned in Rome about the year 61: "Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus

Why is it that we had these people back then but now in this century we have no one with these abilities to help, heal and love their fellow men...This article also stated that Jewish men were the only ones circumcised as St Luke states that himself! So why do we take on this tradition??

He first mentions all those "of the circumcision" -- in other words, Jews -- and he does not include Luke in this group

Even this scholar states what he writes....

"Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus" (Luke 1:1-3). 

Oh Mr Luke are we just one of the same??

Luke's is the gospel of the poor and of social justice. He is the one who tells the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man who ignored him. Luke is the one who uses "Blessed are the poor" instead of "Blessed are the poor in spirit" in the beatitudes.

Stay tuned as I am very good at uncovering secrets and research comes natural for me. I've literally found these words carved in stone and how can one argue that?

Everything in blue are links, and I encourage those in doubt to sit down and do their homework!

Luke painting the Virgin Mary

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