Paul Appeals to Caesar
All who in that evil day would fearlessly serve God according to the dictates of conscience, will need *courage, *and a knowledge of God and His word;
for those who are true to God will be persecuted, their motives will be impugned, their best efforts misinterpreted, .... Satan will work with all his deceptive power to influence the heart and becloud the understanding, to make evil appear good, and good evil.
Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go. Acts 25:12
Thus it was that once more, because of hatred born of bigotry and self-righteousness, a servant of God was driven to turn for protection to the heathen. It was this same hatred that forced the prophet Elijah to flee for succor to the widow of Sarepta; ... And this hatred the people of God living in this age have yet to meet.