HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Paul (or Saul, as he is first called) is arguably the person most responsible for spreading Christianity throughout the Mediterranean region, on its way to becoming the religion of the Roman Empire. Paul’s efforts to convert people to Christianity are all the more remarkable since, when we first meet Paul, he is vigorously attempting to stamp out this movement because he believes that its message contradicts the teachings of the Hebrew Bible.
Then, one day, while Paul is travelling to Damascus to arrest Christians, Jesus appears to him in a blinding flash of light and tells Paul his efforts against Christianity are what contradict the teachings of the Hebrew Bible because Jesus is God’s promised Messiah.
Paul spends the rest of his life spreading the “good news” about Jesus’s life and teachings throughout the Roman world, suffering intensely for a movement he was once bent on destroying.