King Agrippa allows Paul to defend himself, so Paul starts speaking boldly. After Paul finishes speaking, King Agrippa, governor Festus, and Bernice withdrew and remarked that Paul doesn't deserve imprisonment nor death. Agrippa further commented that Paul would have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.
Paul's Testimony Before King Agrippa
Paul makes his defense before King Agrippa with the context that King Agrippa is familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews (Acts 26:3).
Paul states that he's a Pharisee, which is the strictest party of Judaism. Being one of the most serious Jews, he earnestly worships night and day, hoping for God to fulfill the promise of sending a savior. He argues that it shouldn't be incredible that God raises the dead.
He himself participated in the persecution of Christians, until heavenly light blinded him at Damascus, where Jesus spoke to him. Jesus commanded him to be a servant and witness to Jews and Gentiles about the truth.
Paul argues that Christ doesn't contradict what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass. Christ had to suffer and rise in order to proclaim light to both Jews and Gentiles.
The World is Blinded to the Truth
Festus loudly said that Paul is out of his mind for saying these things.
And to be fair, perhaps Paul does sound like a lunatic to the unbelieving world. But we as believers know the truth and must hold steadfast to it.
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