The miracle of Christian conversion: What can we learn from the Apostle Paul’s Damascus Road experience

Sometimes as believers we think there is no way a certain person will be saved, let’s never underestimate the power of Christian conversion.

And I answered, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And he said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.’ Acts 22:8 ESV

Paul’s Christian Conversion

It sounds like Saul of Tarsus, the Osama Bin Laden of his day, knew deep down who Jesus is. He knew that Jesus is Lord. He just hadn’t wanted to acknowledge it until he was confronted by Him.

On the Damascus Road, the public enemy number one of the church was confronted by Christ. He who was persecuting Christians to death was accosted by the Lord Himself. There was no wriggling out of this one!

Interestingly, Jesus didn’t just say that Saul was persecuting His church. He said he was persecuting Himself. The church is the spiritual body of Christ on earth. If anyone harms the church, they harm Christ Himself.

After his miraculous Christian conversion, on the road to Damascus, Paul was completely transformed. From the church’s worst enemy, he became her greatest hero. He did more than anyone to spread the gospel across the great divide between Jew and Gentile, throughout the ancient world.

‘Heavenly Lord, help us to trust You that nothing is impossible for You, not even the conversion of Your worst enemy. Please continue Your saving work in our day, for Your glory, amen’

For more devotional material from Robert Chamberlain see my blog, Watching Daily at Wisdom’s Gates.

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Robert Chamberlain is a husband, father and educator from the North East of England who loves writing about the Bible in his free time. His blog is entitled, Watching Daily At Wisdom's Gates.

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