Religious zealots hatch a plan to kill Paul; But Paul’s young nephew learns of the threat and is able to warn the Roman authorities. A Roman commander gets Paul out of Jerusalem under heavy guard.
Paul is set before the High Council in Jerusalem and is met with great hostility. Paul sets the council against itself by ensuing an argument between the Sadducees and the Pharisees.
Paul starts a riot in Jerusalem and has to be rescued by a Roman commander. Paul reveals his Roman citizenship and is saved from a scourging.
Paul speaks to a large crowd in Jerusalem and testifies about his Damascus encounter with the resurrected Jesus Christ
In an attempt to lessen tensions in the Jerusalem Church, Paul followed the appeasement plan of James, the half-brother of the Lord. This plan failed. While Paul was on the temple grounds he was recognized and grabbed. The crowd was stirred to wrath against Paul on charges that he spoke against Judaism and the temple. These charges were not entirely true, but what was true was that Paul was guilty of Christianity: preaching that a soul is saved by the finished work of Christ on the Cross and not by any work of man, including circumcision, diet, or Sabbath keeping.