Acts24: The Roman honoured their Citizen who were
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Acts24: The Roman honoured their Citizen who were born Roman and no injustice. Roman could not maltreat a born Roman Citizen who had the right to appeal to Emperor. Here, they tried to cool down the Jews by keeping Paul locked in prison.
If Felix was expecting bribe from Paul, then how easily the Roman Soldiers who beat Jesus accept bribe and gave him a hearty beating that Peter had to deny knowing Jesus. Peter being the only Labourer who was once-born he didn't know God so well as the other twice-born knew and were sealed to serve God not frightened of corporal punishment.
Paulâ€™s Trial Before Felix
1 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. 2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: â€œWe have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation. 3 Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude. 4 But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.
5 â€œWe have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect 6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.  [a] 8 By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.â€ .................
24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, â€œThatâ€™s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.â€ 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.
27 When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews, he left Paul in prison.