The Acts

Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων (Acts of the Apostles)




Chapter 1









  • Christianity & Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen), “Doctrine” p52
    • “The character of Christianity as founded upon a message is summed up in the words of the eighth verse of the first chapter of Acts…In any case the verse must be recognized as an adequate summary of what is known about primitive Christianity. From the beginning Christianity was a campaign of witnessing. And the witnessing did not concern merely what Jesus was doing within the recesses of the individual life. To take the words of Acts in that way is to do violence to the context and to all the evidence.”

Chapter 17



  • Christianity & Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen), “God and Man” p62
    • “One of the clearest instances of the broader use of the figure of fatherhood is found in the speech of Paul at Athens, Acts 17:28: “For we are also His offspring.” Here it is plainly the relation in which God stands to all men, whether Christians or not, which is in mind.”