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   The intellectual Saul was a religious fundamentalist who believed in taking drastic action¹.

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   He did not sit on the sidelines. He gave “watching approval” to the bloody murder of a dramatic Christian preacher (Stephan).

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   He strongly believed in God-the-Father.

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   But his belief was short-sighted, incomplete,

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   Wrong.

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   It took a dramatic, unexpected event to turn him around. God-the-Son (Jesus) appeared to Saul in the sky–though his companions didn’t see Him–and Jesus spoke to him; however, Saul’s companions heard what Jesus said. Saul was struck blind for 3 days², and only received his sight again when a Christian believer (Ananias) came to him.

   At this time, Saul received God-the-Holy Spirit and was immediately baptized. He was given peace.

   Although not underlined in the text, Saul³ receives in his body a dramatic understanding of the Triune God, or Trinity, that is foundational to Christian belief, and will permeate the New Testament of which he wrote nearly half the books.

   The intellectual–dramatically–receives a more complete understanding, apart from his scrolls.

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   ¹ Acts chapters 7 and 9.

   ² Parallel in an oblique way to Christ’s 3 days in the grave.

   ³ Saul (named for the first king of Israel),,soon to be known as the Apostle Paul.