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Rod's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 12/22/2020, 7:56pm...

In Acts 9:3 it says he came near Damascus when the light from heaven shone round about him, so how far was he from Damascus, a short distance or a longer distance, or how he got to Ananias in Damascus, we don't know, I don't believe any of that matters, as the real message of Acts 9 is the conversion of Saul the persecutor of the church to Paul the apostle of the church, Paul states this in 1 Corinthians 15:9 "For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God."

Also, when the Lord spoke to Ananias in a vision, Ananias answered about all the evil that Saul had done in Jerusalem, but the Lord's reply was in Acts 9:15 "But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:"

I know that this doesn't clarify your question but I pray that this helps.

 


Chris's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 12/21/2020, 3:08pm...

Jerry, Google shows me that the distance from Jerusalem to Damascus is about 150 miles, give or take. For a person to travel that distance by foot would take him about two weeks. Now considering the urgency of the matter on Saul's mind to speedily go to Damascus with his arrest warrants & haul back the Christians to Jerusalem for trial & death, I would think (& this is not in Scripture), that he would have had to travel by donkey or may even be by a chariot, carriage or cart to get there speedily. But if his only means of travel was on the back of a donkey, then that beast would have needed to be a sprightly animal so as to not delay Saul's important mission. Just my thoughts.

 


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