This name Theophilos is used twice by Luke, the presumed author of the Gospel of Luke (1:1-4) and the Acts of the Apostles (1:1-2).  In simplest terms the first part, Theo means “God” from the Greek word Theos (Θεóς).  The second part, philos (φίλος) means “friend”.

Hence, “Friend of God” would be a way of translating this combination of two words into a distinct name.  This may be the distinct name or title of the person to whom Luke is writing or it may be a code name for a group who under suspicion or persecution as followers of Jesus Christ.

I have chosen this title to indicate my more theological and philosophical musings as a follower of Jesus Christ.

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