In the late 1800s Sir William Ramsay, a scholar who was skeptical of the authenticity of the Books of Acts, went on an archaeological expedition in Asia Minor with the purpose of showing that Luke was not accurate in his historical account. After years of research and literally digging up the evidence, Ramsay had to admit that Acts was completely and totally accurate.

Luke mentions 32 countries, 54 cities, 9 Mediterranean islands, and 95 people groups (62 of which are not named anywhere else in the New Testament). Every single reference which could be verified was found to be totally accurate. This is truly remarkable, in view of the fact that the political and territorial situation of Luke's day was in a state of almost constant flux. Even modern historians with computer-aided research make some errors. How does one account for Luke's precision? He could only have been guided by God.

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, April 28.

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