Acts 24:10-16 :
When the governor had beckoned to him to speak, Paul answered, “Because I know that you have been a judge of this nation for many years, I cheerfully make my defense, seeing that you can recognize that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem. In the temple they didn’t find me disputing with anyone or stirring up a crowd, either in the synagogues, or in the city. Nor can they prove to you the things of which they now accuse me. But this I confess to you, that after the Way, which they call a sect, so I serve the God of our fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets; having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. Herein I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.
Paul very simply and plainly, by the power of the Holy Spirit, divides the lies made against him from the truth about Christianity. Here, again, we see that Christianity was called: “The Way.”
It is important to notice that Christianity is not a separate religion from Judaism. Christians believe that Christianity is the only way to God and is exactly what God intended for the Jews, even today. Paul makes this argument very plain here. Paul claims to be believing “all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets.” Notice that Paul didn’t have the “New Testament” yet. He was still writing that. Paul is telling us that the Old Testament is a Christian book! This is important for both Jews and Gentiles to realize.
Once again, Paul brings up the central issue of Christianity: the resurrection of the dead. It is important for those who don’t know about Christianity to realize that Christians fully believe God when He says that “there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.” Both Good and bad people will all come back to life after death. That should concern people. We shouldn’t live like this is all there is to life, because, it isn’t. There will come a time when all of us, whether good or bad, will come back to life and face God. That is what we need to be ready for. Paul’s conscience was clear. He was doing what he knew was right to do.