Luke 1(MSG) 1So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, 2using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. 3Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus, 4so you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what you were taught.
Luke the Physician in his quest for knowing the certainty of the reports written by many, of things that happened during the life and time of our Lord Jesus, went ahead to privately investigate these reports.
Like the physician, we as Christians should not be satisfied with the knowledge of the word of God that we get from sermons and exhortations; we ought to go about on private investigations, searching the scriptures to know the certainty of the things we are taught and instructed on. We would also gain further insights by these investigations and avoid being tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.
Ephesians 4.14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting.