Acts 9:22 (KJV)
But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
Amazing, isn’t it, that one whose sole purpose was to destroy the Christians became such a proponent of the faith?
- He already knew the Bible
- He was a well-educated Pharisee
- He already had heard the Christian message
- He was there when Stephen preached and died
What brought about the change?
It was Jesus.
- The Bible alone cannot change a man
- The preaching of Christ alone cannot convince a man
Jesus is the one who converts a man.
The saved Saul increased in strength and proved Jesus is very Christ.But this only confounded the Jews and made them anxious to kill him. His power was not one to save but to convict. Jesus must be the one who saves.
The word, proved, has to do with comparing one thing with another. Converted, Saul was able to compare what he knew in the Scriptures with what he knew to be true of Jesus.
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