Was it compulsory for the earliest Christians in the book of Acts to share their possessions? This article considers this question in the light of passages like Acts 2:44-45 and Acts 4:32-35, which speak of sharing of possessions among the earliest believers. This article is a response to the view that Luke presents this practice as mistaken.
What is the main focus of the book of Acts? In this article, Walton argues that the focus of Acts is God and his redemptive purposes being carried out. As evidence, Walton analyzes the subjects of clauses, sentences, and terms assuming divine action. He further considers the focus of the speeches and the development and growth of the mission in Acts.
This is an extended review of N T Wright’s important book The Resurrection of the Son of God. The book has two main aims. First to reassert that the authors of the New Testament believed that Jesus was raised bodily from the dead. Second to clarify the authors’ understanding of resurrection for those who believe in Jesus.