mission to Damascus where he experienced a vision from God. In this vision, God reveled to him his son, being Jesus Christ. Following this revelation, Paul went to Jerusalem and met with other apostles to join them on their journey of following Christ. The verse, Galantians 1:11-24, describes the revelation to be a beautiful and eye-opening experience. This verse completely omits the murders and persecution that Paul played a part of while being a Pharisee. In verses 15-17 it states “ But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being .” (Bible Gateway), further adding that Paul knew he was destined to be a follower of Jesus since birth. In Luke’s version in Acts 9:1-30, he takes the more direct and factual approach to Paul’s journey of being a follower of Christ. He begins by stating “ Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples ” (Bible Gateway). Luke directly points out the
extremist and murderous ways of Paul prior to being a follower of Christ. He then goes on to tell the story of how Paul was blinded by God for persecuting those who followed Jesus. Following this, Jesus came to a man named Ananias, who was filled with the holy spirit and restored the vision of Paul that was placed on him as a punishment.
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