Mind if We Call You Theophilus?
Wed., Jun. 11. 2014 1:12pm EDT
If you've read the New Testament books of Luke and Acts, you've noticed that both are addressed to someone named Theophilus (Luke 1:3, Acts 1:1).
According to The Reformation Study Bible, Theophilus "may have been Luke's patron, or benefactor." The commentary goes on to explain:
"As Luke's patron, Theophilus would have provided a living for Luke to enable him to do research and write his two books. By way of comparison, the historian Josephus had the Roman generals Vespasian and Titus as patrons, as well as another benefactor, a certain Epaphroditus, to whom he dedicated his book, Against Apion."
If you know anything about Josephus, you're aware on how important his literary contributions are. As Wikipedia notes, his "works provide valuable insight into first century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity."
We certainly don't put our work on par with Luke or even Josephus, but our goal is the same as Luke's: reach the lost and teach the rest.
When you donate to ApologetiX, you're acting in a similar fashion to those patrons or benefactors. Just as many more people than Theophilus benefited from the books that Luke wrote, so many more people than you will benefit from the songs your contributions help us to produce.
And just as Theophilus shared the books that Luke wrote for him, we encourage you to share our parodies with others. If you make a donation and get our downloads, you are welcome to share them with your friends, family, and others you feel they will benefit.