Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but ° twelve days ° since ° I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up ° the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
 

24:13 Neither can they prove. Paul’s factual answer, and the contrasting emotional diatribes of his opponents, seems typical of modern controversies between creationists and evolutionists, as well as between Christians and anti-Christians in general. The facts of the case completely supported Paul, and Felix would have released him, except Felix hoped to receive a bribe from Paul (Acts 24:26) and he desired to appease the Jewish leaders (Acts 24:27). Similarly today, the facts always support the Biblical creationist Christian worldview, but financial and political considerations generally favor its opponents. Paul was not guilty of any of their charges or of anything else except believing and teaching the truth of God’s Word.

24:15 resurrection of the dead. Paul frequently wrote and preached on the coming resurrection of the “just,” but rarely mentioned the resurrection of the “unjust,” or “unjustified.” His reference to it here (confirming the Old Testament prophecy of Daniel 12:2), particularly since he immediately asserted his own clear conscience (Acts 24:16), may well have pricked the consciences of both Felix and Paul’s Sadducean accusers, none of whom could have looked forward to any such event if it were true.


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