The undercurrent of the Acts of the Apostles is an uneasy one, to say the least. After the murder of their revolutionary leader, it was thought that Jesus’s disciples would disperse and his teachings dissipate. But, in fact, the exact opposite occurred. Jesus’s message of forgiveness spread like wildfire throughout the known world. The world was subsequently “turned upside down” by the apostles’ doctrine and demonstrative affirmation that the Man who was “murdered by hanging . . . on a tree” was, in fact, alive. (Acts 5:30; 17:6) The One who was put to death at the hands of Jewish-religious and Roman-political leadership was unable “to be held by death.” (Acts 2:24) It is this seemingly preposterous notion of a living Jesus, whom countless saw crucified, which led to the burgeoning annoyance and aggravation of the sacerdotal and governmental bodies.