Are there any forces powerful enough to stop the advance of the gospel and Christ’s kingdom? Undoubtedly, there were powerful external forces aligning against the early Christians in the first century. Namely, the might of the Roman government and its ego-driven Caesars. But could it be that the greatest threat to the growth of the church was not the government, but the heart condition of its own members? Acts 10 and 11 represent a massive turning point in our story. A dream, a vision, a reluctant apostle, and a spiritually eager Roman make up the operating room for God’s open heart surgery.