The Apostle Paul was a Jew from Tarsus in Celicia who was thoroughly trained in rabbinic law under the tutelage of Doctor Gamaliel who, among Jewish doctors, was so eminent and his character so revered that he is one of only seven who have been honored with the title “Rabbban.”
Paul was a Pharisee, they whose strict observance of the law procured them spiritual supremacy and control over the populace.
Paul was also a member of the Sanhedrin and while in Jerusalem, on the authority of the chief priests, “put many of the saints in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.” Indeed, Paul was a participant at the stoning of Stephen.
Perhaps Paul, in modern vernacular, was actually the “hit man” because Paul was the archenemy of the church, sent by and commissioned by the Sanhedrin.
Then, on the road to Damascus, Paul met his miracle in the presence of the risen Son of God, Jesus Christ.
For the rest of his life Paul’s miraculous Damascus Road conversion served him as a missionary for the burgeoning church.
A miracle is a wonderful supernatural and lasting event that will play upon the mind for the balance of one’s life and outweigh all theoretical objections. Indeed miracles are evidence of God’s grace and of His authority.
Are miracles a part of our life or are we just waiting for the end?
The author is a retired businessman whose Christian service included director of the singles ministry in a 5,500 member church, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and director of youth ministry.
The author has also been a consultant to various Christian organizations including Christians For Urban Justice, Urban Home Ownership Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity.
Civic activity included Director of the Edison Inventor’s Association.
The author, now retired, was a principal and CEO of SAVE-ON-A/C, a wholesale distribution company, MARKETING CONCEPTS, a multi-faceted marketing company, and PINE ISLAND LUMBER, a full scale building material dealership.
Professional licenses include Land Title Law, Business Insurance Law, Real Estate and Mortgage Law, and Security Law Enforcement.