Paul talked to Marcus Antonius Felix, the governor of Judea and Samaria, and his Jewish wife about his faith in Christ. When Paul talked about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix got afraid and stopped him. Felix was a cruel and corrupt man. He was appointed by Emperor Claudius and frequently sought bribes, causing an increase in crime in the Judean province. What's interesting about this passage is the priorities of each party. Paul's motivation for preaching the gospel message was to prepare people for the Kingdom of God and the afterlife. Felix's priorities were momentary, in that he cared mainly about money, power, and his own selfish pursuits. In light of eternity, Felix was in serious trouble, and Paul made him aware of it. It's interesting how so many people today have the same priorities as Felix, are in serious trouble in light of eternity, and proceed engaging in "business as usual" as they ignore the seriousness of what lies in store for them after they die.