Does Luke Want All Christians to Be Poor? (Part 3)


How Does Acts Intersect with Faith, Work, and Economics (FWE)?

Luke-Acts is a two-volume work showcasing the life, ministry, and resurrection of Christ (Luke), and spread of the gospel (Acts). In my last article, we looked at how FWE intersects with Luke’s Gospel. Today, let us look at how FWE intersects with the Acts of the Apostles.

Acts can be outlined by the geographic gospel progression given in Acts 1:8—that is, to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. Acts contrasts Christ’s benevolent, salvific work with the malevolent, enslaving work of Satan, who tries to squash Christ’s global gospel mission. The cosmic battle prophesied in Genesis 3:15 anticipates the satanic opposition to Christ’s work in Acts. …Read More.