Acts 9:1 - 43
ESV - 1 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 And asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
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I think that that question is answered in three ways: in passages from Paul's own writings (such as 1 Corinthians 15:3-11 and 2 Corinthians 11:22-12:10) that describe his conversion, his sense of humility and shame over having previously persecuted the church, and the subsequent hardships that he endured for the sake of the gospel in his missionary travels; accounts of his conversion and of his later public proclamation of it, as recorded by others (in passages such as in Acts 22:3-21 and Acts 26:9-23); and (although it is not recorded in the Bible) his ultimate willingness to be martyred for his faith.
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