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 lesson on February 21, 2021 was part 5 of the "Acts - When and Why?" study. This week Wayne worked on dating refinements, using the reference of “The sikarion” where Paul was mistakenly identified as “That Egyptian” in Acts 21:38 KJV where Josephus recorded the "sikarion" peaked during the time of Nero. As we learn how the secular dates of the recorded history allows us to put dates when parts of Acts were written, this will provide the context for when other Acts period epistles were written. The importance of this exercise is to find out what doctrine was written to whom and more importantly compare that scripture that we revealed to us after Acts 28. Wayne has almost authenticated the dating of when in Acts 1,2 (A.D 29-31) the date of the Crucifixion and of Pentecost. Acts 3 to 11, 12, and 13-20 (A.D. 56 or A.D. 58) the date of Herod's death. Acts 21 to 27 (A.D. 56 or A.D. 58) the date of Paul's arrest at Jerusalem. Acts 28 (A.D. 59 or A.D. 61) the date of Paul's arrival in Rome. Finally, Acts 28 (A.D. 61 or A.D. 63) the date of the conclusion of the "two years". We saw a drawing of the Castel Antonia where Paul stood and addressed the people before he was taken to Ceaseria. The scripture reading was from Acts 25:9-12 KJV