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Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I also would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” he said, “you shall hear him.” (Acts 25:22)
The apostle Paul was a man of means and influence. Born in Tarsus as a Roman citizen, he was considered of the privileged class. Educated under Gamalial, a doctor of the law and a member of the Sanhedrin, Paul became a leading Pharisee. He would use his citizenship and education to reach the highest levels of government. His goal was nothing less than to present Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
He never attempted to change legislation or influence votes. He was a true ambassador of Christ. He used the laws of the land to his advantage, but did not attempt to change them. Again, his goal was to present the truth of the gospel. He did not protest the Roman occupation of Jerusalem, or taxes, or any governmental agency. Without a doubt, the apostle Paul knew that if he could get the leaders to Christ, the authorities of an ungodly government would change---not from legislative mandate, but from a change of heart.