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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.

Keywords

blind    change    conversion    Damascus    eyes    Paul   

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