With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Luke 1:3-4
Luke starts out his book as to why he is writing it. He was not one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus. Luke looked into everything about Jesus on his own and came up with his own conclusions. He chose to write it all down in order so that Theophilus could know everything about Jesus for certain.
Children grow up learning a lot of their information from their parents and the schools that they attend. Most will continue into adulthood believing what they were taught without questioning it in any way.
Not everything that is taught by parents or schools is entirely accurate. Currently many things are being taught to children that are inaccurate and can cause confusion as to what is the truth. Children, and many adults, do not take the time to determine what they really believe for themselves because it takes time and work.
This can also occur in Christian homes and the church. Many people grow up believing what their parents taught them. They only go to church because that is what their parents did. They only believe in Jesus because that is what their parents did. They also believe only because that is what the pastor of a church said. They have not found out what they believe for themselves.
Each person must take the time to personally know what the Bible says. He must take the time to find out who Jesus is and what He did. This takes reading the bible and studying it on a regular basis with lots of prayer.
You may have grown up in the church, or just started believing in Jesus. What do you believe and why do you believe it? Is it because someone else told you? Or is it because that is what the pastor says?
Or is it because that is what God’s word says?
Take time to read what the Bible says to find out what you believe and why you believe it. Look at what others teach and find out if it lines up with the Bible or not.
Luke wrote so Theophilus could know for certain, you can know also.
I pray today that you will know what the Bible teaches; that you will have a personal relationship with Jesus; that you will be able to answer why you believe what you believe; and that you will be a witness of Jesus to this world.