Monday, May 20, 2013 4:14 AM

College Courses in Heaven

Monday, May 20, 2013 4:14 AM
Monday, May 20, 2013 4:14 AM

My family and I just finished reading and studying the Book of Acts. There is more to Acts than many suppose and much must be discerned from insights from other books of the Bible. The book moves quickly through the beginning of the Christian faith. Without Acts we would not know much of the history of our faith. With all of the information that Acts gives us, it really leaves out much and it will be a joy someday in Heaven to go to The History of Christianity 101 course. Here are some of the things that we still do not know but have some hint of as written by a great man of God from the 19th century Albert Barnes.

Many important transactions have been omitted. It gives no account of the church at Jerusalem after the conversion of Paul; it omits his journey into Arabia (Ga. 1:17); it gives no account of the propagation of the gospel in Egypt or in Babylon (1 Pe. 5:13), or of the foundation of the church at Rome, or of many of Paul’s voyages and shipwrecks (2 Co. 11:25); and it omits to record the labors of most of the apostles, and confines the narrative chiefly to the transactions of Peter and Paul.[1]

Yet it is sufficient for our faith and only gives a hint at the glory of knowledge that awaits all Christians in Heaven.



[1] Barnes, A. (1884-1885). Notes on the New Testament: Acts (R. Frew, Ed.) (iv). London: Blackie & Son.

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