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Acts 24:14-15 But this I admit to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our ancestors, believing everything laid down according to the law or written in the prophets. I have a hope in God—a hope that they themselves also accept—that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
The idea that old and new beliefs can coexist is challenging for Paul and his community, as it still is for us today. However, the Roman governor showed that he could be flexible and allowed Paul some liberty. It is better to bend than to be absolutely rigid.
MOVING FORWARD: How do you reconcile your own conflicts, spiritual or otherwise, within the context of flexibility or rigidity?