When we are accused falsely, let us always appeal to the hope of the gospel. May all who love you in ______ live with a clear conscience before God and all people. Let hope shape our behavior.
Acts 24 Paul's Defense
14 But I can make this confession: I believe everything established by the Law and written in the Prophets, and I worship the God of our ancestors according to the Way, which they call a hereticalsect.
15 Here is my crime: I have a hope in God that there will be a resurrection of both the just and unjust, which my opponents also share. 16 Because of this hope, I always do my best to live with a clear conscience toward God and all people.