Luke 1:3, Who Was Theophilus?

 Question: Luke 1:3, Who was this "Most Excellent Theophilus"? Why was he Excellent? And howcome only Luke mentions him?

Answer:  Theophilus means "lover of God" so some people think that Luke is writing to all believers. It is more likely that he was a man of position. The title "most excellent" indicates that he was an important Roman official. It is possible that Luke was his servant and Theophilus paid for his education. -PJ