The opening makes it clear that this book is a continuation from the Gospel of Luke. There is so much emphasis in this book on the influence of the Holy Spirit on the early church that the book has been nick-named Acts of the Holy Spirit by some.[1 p.393]
It has been suggested that Acts seeks to make Christianity look harmless to the Roman authorities. It emphasizes occasions when Christians obey the law, use the legal process appropriately, and are protected from lawless rioters by law enforcement agencies.
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