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Damascus road experience (Acts 9:18)



Picture description:
Paul on the road to Damascus
Picture copyright:V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers
Bible Verse:
“Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized.”
Meaning:
In modern day usage, a Damascus road experience or conversion refers to a sudden change on a serious issue such as changing political views, a major career change or converting to another religion.
Origin and Application:
Paul the apostle was born of a Roman background. Paul was a Pharisee who persecuted Jesus’ disciples until one day, God revealed to him in a bright light on his way to Damascus, capital of present-day Syria. He was blinded by a strong light for three days until he met a disciple named Ananias who was sent by God to place his hands on Paul. He was converted to follow Christ afterwards.
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Keywords :
Paul   Damascus   blind   eyes   conversion   change  


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