Paul was always involved in some kind of conflict. Some people believe it was all for good, others see in the personality of this former Pharisee, a kind of troublemaker. Nevertheless, Paul, who knew the world of the Pharisees and Jewish religious leaders well, was confronted by them. The Sanhedrin, the highest religious order of the Jewish people, became troubled by Paul’s constant teaching. They felt it was against the Jewish faith and wanted it to stop. Jesus Christ faced a similar situation when He was brought before the high priest. Paul was not as graceful in his response as our LORD Jesus, but was very quick on his feet. He managed to cleverly break them up and cause them to infight. Paul spoke about the resurrection of the dead, which some of them, the Sadducees, did not believe in. The Pharisees and Sadducees were at odds on this point; this clever move of Paul stirred up the nature of the meeting so much that the Roman soldiers had to move in.
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