Monday, November 20, 2017

Roger wrote:

I’m interested in knowing more about why there were divisions in Acts and not later. Is it true that many of the later books were written while Acts was still being lived out and recorded?


Dear Roger,
God bless your beautiful heart and thank you for writing.   Maybe this will help:

Chronological Order of Paul’s Epistles

Seven Epistles before Acts 28
GALATIANS. ‘The just shall live by FAITH’ (Gal. 3:11).

1 THESSALONIANS. ‘Faith, Hope and Love’.
2 THESSALONIANS. Written to correct erroneous views arising out of first epistle and emphasizing Satanic counterfeit (2 Thess. 2).

HEBREWS. ‘The just shall LIVE by faith’ (Heb. 10:38).

1 CORINTHIANS. ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’ - these ‘abide’.
2 CORINTHIANS. Written to correct erroneous views arising out of the first epistle, and emphasizing Satanic counterfeit (2 Cor. 11).

ROMANS. ‘The JUST shall live by faith’ (Rom. 1:17).
The hope of Israel is in view from Acts 1:6 to Acts 28:20. It appears in Acts 26:6,7, Romans 15:12,13 and 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18. All reference to ‘The twelve tribes’, ‘The reign over the Gentiles’ and the ‘Archangel’ cease at Acts 28:28. With the setting aside of Israel a new dispensation comes into operation, and a new set of epistles.

Seven Epistles after Acts 28
EPHESIANS. The revelation of the Mystery.

PHILIPPIANS. Bishops and Deacons. The Prize.
PHILEMON. Truth in practice.

COLOSSIANS. The revelation of the Mystery.

1 TIMOTHY. Bishops and Deacons.
2 TIMOTHY. The Crown.
The evidences for the exact dating of these Prison and Pastoral Epistles are not sufficient to enable anyone to dogmatize. All that we feel can be said with some measure of confidence is, that 1 Timothy and Titus were written in the interval of freedom that intervened between the two years at Rome (Acts 28:30), when Paul was treated as a military prisoner and allowed some measure of liberty, and the subsequent imprisonment when he was treated as an ‘evil doer’, and from which there was no hope entertained of release, except by death.

All God's Blessings,
The Believers

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