What happens to Paul on the road to Damascus?

What happens to Paul on the road to Damascus?

According to Acts, Paul just hears Jesus' voice and does not see his face. On the other hand, Paul believes that seeing the heavenly Jesus gives him the same authority as the twelve Apostles who saw the earthly Jesus. So, in order for him to be accepted by the church, he must show that he has seen Jesus too.

Also according to Acts, after being saved by hearing the gospel, Paul went out and preached it everywhere he went. He also was persecuted for his beliefs but never gave up.

In conclusion, we can say that Paul grew closer to Jesus during his time on the road to Damascus and now preaches about his experience of salvation.

How many years did Paul spend in Arabia and Damascus?

The fourth version of Paul's tale about meeting Jesus is seen in Galatians 1:15-18, where Paul says Jesus appointed him as an apostle to the Gentiles. Following the experience, Paul "did not rush to consult with flesh and blood" (vs. 16), retiring for three years to Arabia and Damascus before returning to Jerusalem. During this time he preached the gospel to Jews as well as Gentiles.

In Acts 9:19, we are told that Paul stayed in Damascus "three months," which would have been around the end of April or early May of 49 CE. This would have been right after he received his vision from God at Jerusalem's temple (9:10). It was during this time that he met with some Christians who were traveling from Jerusalem to Antioch (11:25). After this visit, they proceeded to Syria and Cilicia without him. He then went back to Jerusalem where he persuaded the apostles there to help him fund a mission to Gentiles.

So, Paul spent about five years traveling throughout Asia Minor (present-day Turkey) and then Europe, spreading the good news about Jesus.

He started out by going to Jerusalem to try to convince the leaders there that he was not wrong when he claimed to be an apostle of Jesus Christ. But they didn't listen to him so he went to Rome instead. When he got to Rome, he wrote a letter to the Christians in Jerusalem asking them to help him fund a mission to Gentiles.

Who gave Saul permission to go to Damascus?

Summary of Paul's Conversion Story on the Road to Damascus Saul had been blinded. His comrades took him to a guy named Judas on Straight Street in Damascus. Saul was blind for three days and didn't eat or drink. Meanwhile, Jesus appeared in a vision to Ananias, a disciple in Damascus, and urged him to go to Saul.

In Christian tradition, he is known as Paul of Tarsus because he was born there, according to Luke (Acts 9:11). Paul claimed to have seen a vision of the resurrected Jesus, who appointed him as the Apostle to the Gentiles.

Who went blind on the road to Damascus?

A light from heaven blinded St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus) in the Bible. His vision was restored three days later by the "laying on of hands." The circumstances underlying his blindness are significant in the history of religion. They show that salvation does not depend on human effort but comes through faith in Jesus Christ.

St. Paul became a key figure in the early development of Christianity. A Jewish Christian from Tarsus in Cilicia, he was brought up as a Pharisee and is said to have been very zealous of his religion. He may have participated in the persecution of Christians under Emperor Nero, although this is not certain.

Whatever his reasons for becoming a Christian, they did not involve rejection of the culture around him. Indeed, he probably shared many of its values. Rather, he must have believed that Jesus was the Messiah who had come into the world to save humanity. When this belief led to his being persecuted, he is reported to have said: "The Lord will rescue me from every evil man. Where can I go? The Lord sends me away today, and tomorrow I know I shall return."

At first, it appears that God has abandoned him. But then, after three days, his sight is restored and he is given directions for where to go next.

Why did Jesus go to Damascus?

According to the Book of Acts, Paul was on his journey from Jerusalem to Syrian Damascus with a mandate from the High Priest to find and arrest disciples of Jesus with the purpose of sending them to Jerusalem as prisoners for examination and perhaps execution. "I am Jesus, whom you persecute," he responded. Paul then went into prison at Damascus.

The Bible does not tell us what compelled Jesus to travel through this region, but it is likely that he went there to support and encourage his followers.

Jesus had a strong message of love and hope that would inspire people suffering under the tyranny of Rome. He called upon these people to have faith in him even though they saw no sign of his presence or power. This would comfort those who were being crucified, flogged, and imprisoned by Roman soldiers.

We can be sure that Jesus wanted to save lost souls. His mission was not to condemn men to hell but to bring them life and everlasting joy. Therefore, we can assume that when he arrived in Damascus he went there to preach the gospel to all nations.

Paul also traveled throughout Syria and Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) to spread the word about Jesus. From these regions he wrote letters to churches in Greece and Rome telling them about Jesus and urging them to follow him.

So, Christianity began in Syria around 30 AD.

Where did Paul travel to and why?

In the book of Acts, Paul was on his way from Jerusalem to Damascus on a mission to "capture them and bring them back to Jerusalem" when the risen Jesus came to him in a dazzling light. After seeing the Lord, he fell to his knees with his arms outstretched. Then, he said, "Lord, what do you want me to do?" The Lord replied, "I want you to tell people about me." And so began Paul's life-long mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations.

Paul traveled to Damascus to arrest Christians before turning around and starting anew in Jerusalem. He understood that it was his duty as an apostle to preach the gospel where Jesus had not yet been proclaimed. In addition, he wanted to go to Rome because it was the capital of the Roman Empire and many churches there might be able to help him finance his missionary work.

After arriving in Damascus, Paul passed through Jewish towns where he preached the gospel but didn't stop at the house of God because he knew that this would put him at odds with the Jews. When someone tried to kill him, he left for Arabia where he spent three years teaching the believers there how to live as followers of Jesus. When he returned to Syria, he started preaching again but this time among the Christians who had already heard about Jesus through others.

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