As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “I am Jesus , whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
Jesus’s resurrection featured prominently in Paul’s preaching in Thessalonica (Acts 17:3), Athens (17:31), and evidently in Corinth.
In his writings, Paul used the persecutions he endured to avow proximity and union with Jesus and as a validation of his teaching. Paul’s narrative in Galatians states that 14 years after his conversion he went again to Jerusalem.
Historians agree Paul was in Jerusalem during Jesus ‘ ministry. That means Paul would have been in Jerusalem when Jesus was crucified .
Biblical accounts The biblical narrative in Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles takes place 40 days after the Resurrection . Acts 1 describes a meal at which Jesus commands the disciples to await the coming of the Holy Spirit.
In Romans 1:1–6, however, Paul writes that God declared Jesus to be “Son of God” by raising him from the dead.
He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” He said, “Who are You, Lord?” The Lord said, “I am Jesus , whom you are persecuting.”
Matthew has two post- Resurrection appearances, the first to Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” at the tomb, and the second, based on Mark 16:7, to all the disciples on a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus claims authority over heaven and Earth and commissions the disciples to preach the gospel to the whole world.
Acts is entirely silent about any confrontation between Peter and Paul , at that or any other time. There is some debate that the confrontation was actually not between Paul and Peter , the Apostle, but another one of the identified 70 disciples of the time with the same name as Peter .
An Introduction to the Gospels. Written over the course of almost a century after Jesus’ death, the four gospels of the New Testament, though they tell the same story, reflect very different ideas and concerns. A period of forty years separates the death of Jesus from the writing of the first gospel.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.
His claim before Agrippa II is vin- dicated by this view of ” Arabia ” and of Paul’s three years there: “Where- upon, O King Agrippa, I was not dis- obedient unto the heavenly vision.” For three years of reflection in the Arabian desert would have been rank disobedience to the commission received from the risen Lord on
Simply put, because Paul was not saved on the road to Damascus . One is saved only after he has put on Christ through baptism (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-28). Charles Isenberg is minister of the Orangeburg Church of Christ.
From this it may be inferred that he was born about the same time as Jesus (c. 4 bce) or a little later. He was converted to faith in Jesus Christ about 33 ce, and he died, probably in Rome, circa 62–64 ce. In his childhood and youth, Paul learned how to “work with [his] own hands” (1 Corinthians 4:12).
Paul the Apostle declared himself to be a Pharisee before his belief in Jesus Christ.