The book of Acts does not tell us the full story of early Church history. It provides only partial information.
This is obvious from the fact that it just covers the period between A.D. 33 and 60, when it suddenly stops (providing us an important clue to when it was written).
Even within that time frame, though, it is only a partial record . . .
The How Many Apostles?
For example, the book of Acts tracks the activities of three individuals:
- Peter (ch.s 1-6, 9-12)
- Philip (ch. 8)
- Paul (ch.s 9, 11, 13-28)
That gives us a big clue about who Luke’s main sources were in composing the book for those parts that he didn’t personally witness (the so-called “we” passages later in the...READ MORE