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The Apostle Paul Revisited: Paul and the Liars’ Club

"The Conversion of St. Paul" Michelangelo Buanorroti

The Conversion of St. Paul
Michelangelo Buanorroti

The Strange Career of Saul of Tarsus

Would it be a great surprise to learn that people started lying about the Apostle Paul almost as soon as he became a believer in Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus)?  The story of his dramatic change on the road to Damascus is in Acts 9.  It is a tale that should be familiar to all Christians.  This man, Saul of Tarsus, star pupil of the sage Gamaliel, had made a name for himself by persecuting believers in Yeshua even to the point of death.  His mission in Damascus was to continue the work of hunting down these people and eliminating the threat they posed to the established religious and political order.

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