|Overview - Acts 22|
|1||Paul declares at large how he was converted to the faith,|
|17||and called to his apostleship.|
|22||At the very mentioning of the Gentiles the people exclaim on him.|
|24||He would have been scourged;|
|25||but claiming the privilege of a Roman, he escapes.|
Acts 22:6 (King James Version)
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.
- It is evident that the apostle considered his extraordinary conversion as a most complete demonstration of the truth of Christianity; and when all the particulars of his education, his previous religious principles, his zeal, his enmity against Christians, and his prospects of secular honours and preferments by persecuting them, are compared with the subsequent part of his life, and the sudden transition from a furious persecutor to a zealous preacher of the gospel, in which he laboured and suffered to the end of his life, and for which he died a martyr, it must convince every candid and impartial person that no rational account can be given of this change, except what he himself assigns; and consequently, if that be true, that Christianity is Divine.
- 9:3-5 26:12
- Genesis 14:15 ; 15:2 2 Samuel 8:6
- 26:13 Isaiah 24:23 ; Matthew 17:2 ; Revelation 1:16