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The dispensational boundary which occured in Acts 28:28-31 is when the Apostle Paul declares to the Jewish leadership that the final opportunity for their acceptance of Jesus as Christ is over. From that point on the message for the plan of salvation is now authorized to be sent from the Gentiles, apart from Israel. Prior to this point in scripture, salvation was always either through or with the Jew.
The lesson on January 17, 2021 was part 1 of the "Acts When and Why?" study and Wayne focused on proving who wrote the book, We learned in the introduction that Luke was the author. In this lesson we follow the scriptures to show the evidence. The parallels between Luke and Acts show that the comments in the first chapter of Acts matches Luke 24:36-53 to Acts 1:1-14. Between these two sections, you learn of many infallible proofs, Christ’s words to His apostles, the commission, the enduement, the ascension and the return of the apostles. Often when you study the parallels, you have little information in one book, and the other provides more detail and vice versa. Some examples of how Acts confirms the epistles and adds details are seen in the resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor. 9:1; 15:3-8 syncs with Acts 9:1-20; 22:1-21; 26:1-23) The Seed of David (Romans 1:3; 2 Tim. 2:8 syncs with Acts 1:14; 2:30; 13:22,23) The twelve (1 Cor. 15:8 syncs with Acts 1:13, 17). More evidence of Lukan authorship comes from the "we" sections of Acts. Those are (1) Acts 16:10-40 regarding Troas and Philippi. (2) Acts 21:1-8. Tyre and Jerusalem. and (3) Acts 27:1 to 28:16. Caesarea to Rome. If the sections are read and compared to other parts, it will be seen that they are characterized by exact data, lengths of halts, small details, and the usual features of the narrative of an eye-witness. Further, there are words in Acts related to medicine. Luke was the beloved physician. Wayne finished the lesson with an example of why it is important to establish what was taught in other epistle like Romans when compared to what we being taught in Acts. The scripture reading was from Luke 1:1-4 KJV
This study started on January 10, 2021 and looks at the book of Acts from a perspective of the Apostle Paul's epistles. It will establish when the Pauline book was written during the Acts timeline and answer why it was written in relation to the context of the Acts. This study will provide a roadmap to properly understanding the doctrine of the Acts period and how the transition to the Gentiles is observed but always in the relation to Israel and the Kingdom of God.
The writings of the author CH Welch have been and continue to be a tremendous influence on those who look for dispensational truth. One of his great and influential contributions is the doctrine concerning the "dispensational boundary of Acts 28". Over the years I have also relished the consequences of this doctrine because it brings light and explanative power to the teaching of God's word rightly divided. Let me be clear -- this doctrine basically says that Acts 28:23-31 is a dispensational landmark containing a boundary. On one side is the hope of Israel and on the other, the revelation of the mystery and the commencement of a new age with Israel divorced and lo-ammi.
As I have discussed in other blogs, articles, and studies -- it has become clear to me that the context of Acts 28 demands a slightly different conclusion. To see this it is useful to reframe the timeline in terms of the wedding invitations sent in Matt.22:1-13. The major divisions then become clear -- the date AD 70 fits the beginning of the invitation to guests because this is when the city was burned Matt. 22:7, those who were bidden (those who were called) were not worthy Matt. 22:8. If we fit Acts 28 into this framework the following result below is the consequence. Please see the exposition on John's gospel for additional information, the series on Acts (soon to be created) and the Acts 29 topic here on rightdivision.com.