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Saul's Conversion Part 1 (Acts 9:1-6)

October 30, 2016 Speaker: Bob DeWaay Series: Acts of the Apostles

Scripture: Acts 9:1-6

Unlike the Ethiopian in the previous section, Paul was not seeking the meaning of a messianic text, he was a violent enemy of the gospel. In a theophany, he meets the Jesus whom he persecutes. In this pericope, Christians are called “the way.” In this theophany, there is intense light. Light is associated with Messianic salvation in Isaiah 49:6. In this theophany, Jesus reveals who He is to Paul. Though the others witnessed the event, they did not participate in the revelatory part of it. We end with a discussion of divine necessity and free will.

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