History: (Acts of the Holy Spirit) - the beginning of the church
The designations Old Testament and New Testament focus on two great covenants God made with His people: the Mosaic covenant
(Sharia of Musa) (Tawrat, Ex 24:8/History, 2 Kings 23:2) and the New Covenant (Grace & Truth of Isa) (Injiil, Matt. 26:28)
The name given to the second half of the Bible with its 27 books is New Testament, (Injiil) which literally means the new covenant of Grace & Truth, or also called the "INJIIL" starting with the Gospel accounts about Jesus/Isa, the Messiah, savior of the world as the central theme.
The Gospels/Injiil: (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)
History: (Acts of the Holy Spirit) - the beginning of the church and the spread of Christianity throughout the Greco-Roman world.
Letters: The 21 letters (Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2 John, Jude)
Prophecy: (Revelation) This last book describes the ultimate triumph of Jesus Christ/Kalimatullah and his people in the future.
As a second volume to Luke’s Gospel (Injiil) the book of Acts joins what Jesus (Isa Al Masih) “began to do and to teach” as told in the Gospels (Injiil) with what he continued to “do and teach through the Apostles” preaching the Gospel (Injiil) by the power of the Holy Spirit and the establishment of the church.
Author: Luke, a Gentile physician
companion of Paul
Audience: Theophilus, but
for all believers
Date: about 63AD or later
Theme: The story of how the
Gospel (Injiil) spread
rapidly from Jerusalem
to the whole Roman
Empire, and from its
Jewish roots to the
Acts continues the story begun in Luke’s Gospel. (Injiil) Luke is the writer and it is clear that he was actually involved in the story more than once, so there is plenty of eyewitness detail. The book begins with the ascension of Jesus and then tells how the Christian faith spread first in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria and then to the parts of the Roman Empire. The four Gospels center on the life and death of Jesus Christ (Isa Al Masih) and the Spirit of God (Ruhallah)at work in him. Acts focuses at the work the Holy Spirit in and through the followers of Jesus Christ, especially Peter and Paul. It is a remarkable story in many ways, full of powerful sermons, exciting adventures, problems, prayers and miracles. It provides the background for the letters that follow it in the New Testament, (Injiil) and the link between the Jewish religion and the worldwide church of Jesus followers.