We have 3 different accounts of “Paul’s” conversion in Acts. I will set forth why it’s a false conversion. First, let’s look at the changing stories that prove “Paul” to be a liar. Moreover, when we find outright lies in what is called “scripture”: we know it is falsely claimed to be scripture. We are reading gnostic forgeries that have been wrongfully added to the canon of scripture by willful forgers. These persons are doing what Jesus warned us about: seeking to deceive the very elect.
Acts 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
Acts 22: 6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. 7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. 9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me. 10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. 11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
Acts 26:12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, 13 at midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 17 delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 18 to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
Acts 9:3-9 ~ Light shines around “Paul”. “Paul” falls to the earth. The men with “Paul” stand speechless, hear a voice, but see “no man”. “Paul” is told to go into the city; and there it will be told what he shall do.
Acts 22:6-11 ~ Light shines around “Paul”. “Paul” falls to the ground. The men with “Paul” see the light but don’t hear a voice. “Paul” is told to go to Damascus; and there he will be told him of all things he is appointed to do.
Acts 26:12-19 ~ Light shines around “Paul” and the men. “Paul” and all the men fall to the ground. “Paul” is told “on the spot” of all things he is appointed to do.
The story changes about the men with “Paul”; they hear a voice then they don’t hear a voice; hey see no man then they see the light; they stand speechless then they fall to the ground.
- The light shines around “Paul” in Acts 9 & 22; vs around “Paul” and the men in Acts 26.
- Then men with “Paul” stand speechless, hear a voice, but see no man in Acts 9
- Then men don’t hear a voice but see the light in Acts 22
- Then the men with “Paul” don’t stand speechless but fall to the ground in Acts 26.
The story changes about what “Paul” is told to do on the Road To Assyria [Damascus is the chief city of Assyria as capital; even as Jerusalem is the chief city of Israel]; he will be told in the city then in Damascus [capitol city of Assyria; thereby the city of Lucifer and the antichrist by spiritual allegory] what he will be told to do and what he is appointed to do; then he is told “on the spot” all he is appointed to do ~ and it is an open ended appointment to rewrite all scripture as this “new ‘Jesus'” appears to him giving him unilateral authority to rule over the entire New Testament Church of all time as a “2nd messiah”:
- “Paul” is told to go into the city [capitol city of Assyria; as Jerusalem is to Israel] and there he will be told what to do in Acts 9.
- “Paul” is told to go into Damascus [capitol city of Assyria; as Jerusalem is to Israel] and there it will be told him all things he is appointed to do in Acts 22.
- “Paul” is told “on the spot” all things he is appointed to do without going into the city; going into Damascus [capitol city of Assyria; as Jerusalem is to Israel]; and what “Paul” is appointed to do is open ended. “Paul’s” “Jesus” will appear to him: and thus “Paul” is going to take over the whole New Testament church! By “special power” of “Jesus” appearing to him! No necessity to hold to the Old Testament scripture; nor the Red Letter teaching of Jesus in the gospels. “Paul” will have “special power” to write new scripture! New doctrine! New revelations! New instructions! And new commandments! To take over the whole New Testament church! And build an entirely “new church”! in Acts 26.
1 Corinthians 15:4 and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
The story changes “about” what “Paul” saw on the Road To Assyria [Damascus]; he sees a light shining from Heaven all around him; and then it is intimated that he saw a man and he then includes himself in the list of those who have seen Jesus in the body bodily alive on earth following His resurrection and before His bodily ascension ~ yet, “Paul” is including himself in this claim after the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ.
- He sees a light shining from Heaven and hears a voice; but it is intimated that the light is “a man” in Acts 9 ~ as it says saw the light and opened his eyes and he saw “no man”.
- It says in Acts 9 also that the men heard the voice but saw “no man” ~ so that the “seeing no man” is not equated to being blinded but rather to seeing a man on the Road To Assyria [Damascus is capitol city of Assyria even as Jerusalem is capitol city of Israel].
- In Acts 22 the language “him that spake with me” is used of the light.
- In Acts 26 the language is used “I have appeared unto thee” of the voice.
- In 1 Corinthians 15, “Paul” includes himself in the list of those who have seen Jesus bodily resurrected on earth [while, of course, listing only men and leaving out of “the list” those women who first saw Jesus bodily resurrected].
The problem with “Paul’s” testimony is that he is claiming to have seen Jesus on earth as a man in a bodily resurrected state ~ at least by inference in all of his prior statements. “Paul” in including himself in the list of those who have seen Jesus bodily resurrected on earth prior to His ascension; is including himself in the list of those who have seen Jesus bodily resurrected on earth. Yet, “Paul” claims by inferences to have seen Jesus bodily on earth following the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ.
So, his whole claim to “special apostleship” is bogus.
In the first place, he lied about the experience.
In the second place, seeing a light from Heaven does not make one “equal in experience” to those who saw Jesus Christ bodily resurrected on earth prior to His ascension. Seeing a light and hearing the Lord speak is not the equal of seeing the Lord in the body on earth prior to His bodily ascension. It’s not an “apples to apples” comparison. However, if “Paul” actually claims to have seen Jesus Christ bodily on earth after the bodily ascension of the Lord: “Paul” is a complete liar in that as well as a blasphemer.
Jesus returns bodily on the Last Day. For “Paul” to claim to have seen Jesus in the body on earth on the Road To Damascus [Assyria] is biblically impossible. It would be equal to the 2nd coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in His glorified body ~ which we see in Zechariah 14 splits the earth in two and brings full Judgement Day. Jesus will land His foot on the Mount of Olives on the Last Day; not even possibly on the Road To Assyria.
Zechariah 14: 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: 7 but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
In the third place, we are warned that the antichrist comes out of Assyria. The true Jesus comes out of Israel [not Assyria]. Jerusalem, the capitol city of Israel, is the place of Jesus appearing bodily resurrected [not Damascus capitol city of Assyria]. Now, this “Paul” claims a “new ‘Jesus'” [antichrist by inference] is appearing to him giving him unilateral unlimited power over the church ~ to generate new commandments, new scripture, new instructions, new ordinances, new definition of apostleship, a new church structure, new offices, and an entirely new top down papal hierarchy church ~ appearing to “Paul” out of Assyria and its capitol city of Damascus. In fact, “Paul” makes Damascus the “chief city” of this “new ‘Jesus'” as “Paul” is told to go into Damascus to receive the fullness of his appointment as a “new apostle” of the “new ‘Jesus'”. This is troubling. This is just exactly how and where Lucifer would appear to the Assyrian Antichrist to initiate new apostleship of the false church of the antichrist.
“Paul” makes the bogus claim that this “Jesus” is going to “keep appearing to him” to give him “special new commandments” to the church. [Acts 26:16b to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;] So, it’s an “open ended commission” in which this “new Jesus” that appears to “Paul” can give him “special new commandments” to restructure and change everything the real Jesus said in His earthly ministry.
The Great Commission was given equally to all believers. All believers are equally sent in the Great Commission; all are equally saved and indwelt by the Holy Spirit; all are equally sent as “sent ones” [meaning apostles]. The limitation of the Great Commission is: that we are all limited to teaching new believers to observe [as commandments] what Jesus already [past tense] taught and commanded during His earthly ministry.
Matthew 28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: [past tense; closing the canon to the limitation of what Jesus already taught and commanded in His earthly ministry] and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
“Paul” is claiming that he has a “special open ended apostleship” [Acts 26:16b to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;] whereby he has authority to “rewrite” the Red Letters of all Jesus already said during His earthly ministry.
“Paul” claims in Acts 26:16b that he can give believers entirely new commandments because his “Jesus” will “appear to him” and give him this “special authority” to rewrite the Red Letters of Jesus Christ in the gospels: into something completely different!
1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord [Fully replacing the REAL JESUS speaking the Matthew 28 Great Commission & ALL of the RED LETTER SPEAKING, TEACHING, AND COMMANDMENTS of the REAL JESUS of THE GOSPELS! Rewriting the entire Bible!]
So, “Paul”, of course, decides that his “Jesus” appeared to him: to make him the first pope!!
pope1“Paul” establishes bishops in every town, then seats himself as the head of this PAPAL HIERARCHY system he has established for himself as POPE from the place in Italy ~ Rome ~ of his seat of power and rule over this church he has founded at the conclusion of “his ministry”.
the Bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
“Paul” has created an entirely bogus claim for himself. He claims that he is given “special office” of a top down hierarchy in which he will establish bishop overseers in authority and ruling over believers; with himself ruling over those bishops and all believers through the bishops. He’s created a “special apostleship” that is the office of pope.
“Paul” is going to “decide for everyone” what “should be taught!” He’s going to have his bishops set up in every town! Those bishops will oversee everyone! And, when “Paul” decides that someone is teaching anything different than “Paul” says! Then “Paul” through his bishops is going to stop them from teaching what “Paul” does not approve!
Who is a “vain talker”? Why! Anyone who does not tow the line! To speak and teach whatever Pope “Paul” says! He’s the pope! He decides!
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: 6 if any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8 but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9 holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
Changing Story: The Luke/Acts author of these gnostic books declared that no one should be stopped from preaching Jesus.
Luke 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
“Paul” just wants everyone to remember! That Pope “Paul” has set Roman bishops and overseers over them! Who are going to tell them what to believe! And make sure no one teaches anything differently! And Pope “Paul” wants everyone to submit! To the Roman papal top down bishop hierarchy of overseers he has established over them! To rule over them! By Pope “Paul’s” special papal authority! Because Pope “Paul” said he saw a Roman Catholic “Jesus” on the Road To Assyria! Who gave Pope “Paul” special authority! To rewrite the whole Red Letter teaching of Jesus Christ! To replace! Everything Jesus Christ taught and commanded! With the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH!
Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Hebrews 13:17a Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves:
Hebrews 13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy [‘the seat of the Pope!] salute you.
Meanwhile, Jesus Christ commanded that we establish no government of the Gentiles or offices ruling over or exercising dominion over or ruling over other believers. Jesus Christ declared us all equal as brethren. In other words, there can be no “special apostleship” of the office of a pope ruling over bishops that rule over all the believers.
Matthew 20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles [as like unto bishops; overseers; popes] exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them [“rule over you”]. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Matthew 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat [as “Paul” declared himself “special apostleship” by which to build the Pharisee system of him ruling over bishops & overseers who have “the rule over you” as saints]: 3 all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do [not in the New Covenant however; for the Great Commission was then declared by Jesus after His resurrection with His Kingdom instituted of the equal royal priesthood of believers; all sent as equal apostles as equal priests]; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues [“Paul’s” chief seat as pope ruling over bishops who rule over and oversee the whole church of top down papal hierarchy in “special offices” that “Paul” created himself by power of THE UNKNOWN GOD of the Aeropagus of Acts 17 and Daniel 11:38], 7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ [“Paul” claims to be in the person of Christ in “special office as pope” by his inference]; and all ye are brethren [Jesus declares all of us equal; commanding again that no “special offices” be established by which popes, bishops, and overseers “rule over you” as “Paul” instituted]. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven [“Paul” claims to be the first and greatest father who has begotten his own children of his own church as a “wise masterbuilder” who lays a new first foundation of a new church; an entirely new and different foundation of his own church that Jesus Christ Himself did not lay in His own earthly ministry and Person in the gospels”]. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ [“Paul” claims to be the “wise master” and fairest of 10,000 as instructor/master]. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
In other words, the “commission” that “Paul” claims to have received from Jesus “appearing to him” in some form of equality with persons seeing Jesus bodily on earth in His resurrected body ~ that makes “Paul” so special he establishes himself as a pope ruling over bishops that rule over everyone else: is disqualified by Jesus Christ.
“Paul” is a liar from beginning to end and in entirety.
“Paul” lied about his conversion experience. “Paul” lied about being given a “special apostleship”. “Paul” lied about receiving “special instructions” to set himself up as a pope with bishops under him he rules over that then rule over everyone else. Jesus Christ strictly forbade “Paul’s” formation of the papal hierarchal system of the Roman Catholic Church.
“Paul” built the Roman Catholic Church and instituted himself as the first pope bishop of Rome as the ultimate “vision” of the ministry “Paul” received from the “new ‘Jesus'” “Paul” saw on The Road To Damascus/Assyria: doing so as “a Roman citizen”. Declaring of himself that he was “born free” as a Roman. [Intimating thereby in blasphemous inference: he had no need as a Roman to be born again of the REAL Jesus to be made free as Jesus taught.]
“Paul” preached the “Jesus” of the Roman Catholic Church as clearly evidenced by “Paul” building the Roman Catholic Church of his ministry: making himself the first pope of Rome. A man who declared that he had no need to be born again to be made free: for he was born free as a Roman.
Acts 22:24 the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him. 25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? [Showing himself to be the complete opposite of Jesus Christ whose Kingdom was not of this world and who was scourged by the Romans; “Paul” declares himself a Roman citizen who cannot be scourged by Rome ~ ultimately “appealing to Caesar” to avoid being crucified. The “perfect picture” of the full spiritual opposite of Jesus Christ in character, spirit, deed, and citizenship: The Assyrian Antichrist first pope of Rome who comes to build the opposite church of Rome;the Roman Catholic Church.]‘26 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman. 27 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. 28 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.
“Paul” saw the “Roman Catholic ‘Jesus'” on the Road To Assyria.