The Precanon Period
From the day of Pentecost (about 33 A. D.) The New Testament
was in the process of being written, but was not complete. The
Book of Acts does not present the doctrines of the Church, but
gives the historical development of the precanon period of the
Church Age. It declares, historically, how this segment differed
from the postcanon period. For example, precanon activity was
characterized by such temporary spiritual gifts as apostleship,
healing, tongues, miracles, etc. These gifts no longer exist, and
today we have no bona fide apostles, healers, or people speaking
"I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."