We as a people can be quite selfish. We don’t even see it as selfish. We have come to think that my way or my belief or my preference is better than someone else’s way, belief or preference. Usually this is handled in a way that is presented in dogma. Thoughts and perceptions are stated as facts, accusations are generally subjective and vague, and the charges are unfounded.
Every leader has experienced this. Paul was no exception. He states, I don’t think I have done anything wrong to God, to the people or to my community. Several trials to different courts and nothing sticks.
Finally one of the Judges who hears Paul’s case says, it is unreasonable to keep passing him on to other judges without some specific evidence.
It’s obvious that people were offended by Paul and that the people had some issues with Paul’s style and beliefs but the were not objective violations with Scripture. People have preferences. We have differences. Differences are not always matters of ‘right versus wrong.’ Let’s learn to love one another in spite of our differences.
Acts 25:27 For I think it is unreasonable to send a prisoner on to Rome without specifying the charges against him.”
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