|Luke 1:1-4 |
1 Since many have undertaken to set in order a narration of the facts that have been fulfilled in us, [Notice, Luke does not name this writing a gospel; instead he calls it a narration. In the original Greek of this verse the Greek word is dihghsin, which means a narration. From the Word of the Lord within: "The gospel is not a book to be read; it is to be revealed in your heart."]
2 Even as they were delivered to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word;
3 It seemed good that I also, having followed and traced its course, write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
4 That you might know the certainty of those things in which you have been instructed.