SAUL OF TARSUS’ "CONVERSION" CONTRADICTIONS

Saul’s 4 Contradictory Versions of his Conversion






VERSION 1

Acts 9:3-29

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shinedround about him a light from heaven:

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul,Saul, why persecutest (sic) thou me?

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whomthou persecutest (sic): [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have meto do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and itshall be told thee what thou must do.

7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice,but seeing no man.

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he sawno man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

10 ¶ And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias;and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [amhere], Lord.

11 And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street whichis called Straight, and enquire (sic) in the house of Judas for [one] calledSaul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting[his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, howmuch evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all thatcall on thy name.

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vesselunto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the childrenof Israel:

16 For I will shew (sic) him how great things he must suffer for myname's sake.

17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and puttinghis hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appearedunto thee in the way as thou camest (sic), hath sent me, that thou mightestreceive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: andhe received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saulcertain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he isthe Son of God.

21 But all that heard [him] were amazed, and said; Is not this he thatdestroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hitherfor that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jewswhich dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

23 ¶ And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counselto kill him:

24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gatesday and night to kill him.

25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let [him] down by the wallin a basket.

26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself tothe disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that hewas a disciple.

27 But Barnabas took him, and brought [him] to the apostles, and declaredunto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken tohim, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.

29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed againstthe Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
 

VERSION #2

Acts 22:6-16

6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nighunto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great lightround about me.

7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul,Saul, why persecutest (sic) thou me?

8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesusof Nazareth, whom thou persecutest (sic).

9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid;but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise,and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things whichare appointed for thee to do.

11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led bythe hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.

12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a goodreport of all the Jews which dwelt [there],

13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receivethy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.

14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest(sic) know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest (sic) hear thevoice of his mouth.

15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seenand heard.

16 And now why tarriest (sic) thou? arise, and be baptized, and washaway thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
 

VERSION #3

Acts 26:12-18

12 ¶ Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commissionfrom the chief priests,

13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above thebrightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyedwith me.

14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speakingunto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest (sic)thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thoupersecutest (sic).

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto theefor this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these thingswhich thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear untothee;

17 Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whomnow I send thee,

18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light,and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgivenessof sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith thatis in me.
 

VERSION #4

Galatians 1:17-22

 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostlesbefore me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

  18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,and abode with him fifteen days.

  19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord'sbrother.

  20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God,I lie not.

  21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia (sic);

  22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea (sic) which were in Christ:
 

QUESTIONS & CONTRADICTIONS, A CLASSIC CASE OF DECEPTION:(Only Satan and his minions try to or have any reason to deceive mankind)

Not remembering what you told someone else or embellishing for sensationalvalue is lying!
 

QUESTIONS:

QUESTION #1

Act 9:7

7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice,but seeing no man.

Question #1: Who traveled with an aristocratic Pharisee persecutingChristians? A Christian or a Pharisaic entourage and body guard(s)?

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QUESTION #2

Acts 9:8-9

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he sawno man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

Question #2: Were his eyes open after "seeing the vision?" Then whydid he claim to be without sight for three days. More evidence of a fraud!
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Acts 26:11

11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led bythe hand of them that were with me, I came into
Damascus.

Question #2: Were his eyes opened or couldn’t he see for theglory of the light? Can’t keep his story straight, “...his eyes were opened...”or “...he was three days without sight...”

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QUESTION #3

Acts 9:10-18

10 ¶ And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias;and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [amhere], Lord.

11 And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street whichis called Straight, and enquire (sic) in the house of Judas for [one] calledSaul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting[his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, howmuch evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all thatcall on thy name.

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vesselunto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the childrenof Israel:

16 For I will shew (sic) him how great things he must suffer for myname's sake.

17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and puttinghis hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appearedunto thee in the way as thou camest (sic), hath sent me, that thou mightestreceive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: andhe received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

Question #3:  Was this the Ananias who in Acts 5:5 and Acts5:10, together with his wife, lied to the Apostles and the Holy Ghost sohe “gave up the ghost.” Ananias was miraculously risen from the dead andabsolved of his sin just to perform this baptism! Further proof Saul ofTarsus was not who he claimed to be. What authority did the late Ananiashave to baptize anyone?

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QUESTION #4

Acts 9:23-24

23¶ And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counselto kill him:

24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gatesday and night to kill him.

Question #4:  Might this not have been part of the plotto deflect doubt and criticism and give Saul of Tarsus credibility? A verycommon practice in undercover work!

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QUESTION #5

Acts 9:27

27 But Barnabas took him, and brought [him] to the apostles, and declaredunto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken tohim, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Who was Barnabas? What was his credentials?

Question #5:  Was he part of the conspiracy?

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QUESTION #6

Acts 22:13

13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receivethy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.

Question #6: Does it take God an hour to heal someone?

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QUESTION #7

Acts 9:12

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting[his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

Question #7: What authority did Ananias have to heal let alonebaptize anyone?

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CONTRADICTIONS:

CONTRADICTION # 1

Acts 5:3-5

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lieto the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, wasit not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thineheart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost:and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

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Acts 22:12

12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a goodreport of all the Jews which dwelt [there],

Contradiction #1: How many members of Christ's Church were there?Was Ananias a common name like John or was it uncommon? What was the probabilityout of a few hundred members, you would have two people with the
name Ananias?

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CONTRADICTION # 2

Acts 9:8-9

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he sawno man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

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Acts 22:11

11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led bythe hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.

Contradiction #2: Were Saul's eyes open after the "vision" orwas "without sight for 3 days?

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CONTRADICTION # 3

Acts 9:7

7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice,but seeing no man.

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Acts 22:9

9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid;but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

Contradiction #3a: In one version Saul's Pharisaic entouragehears a voice and in the other version, they don't hear a voice! Whichis it?

Contradiction #3b: In one version, they say they saw a "light"but in the other version, Saul doesn't even mention it.

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CONTRADICTION # 4

Acts 9:3-29

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shinedround about him a light from heaven:

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul,Saul, why    and

Acts 22:6-16

6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nighunto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great lightround about me.

7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul,Saul, why

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Acts 26:14

14 And when we were all fallen to the earth,....

Contradiction #4: In one version, Saul falls to the ground yetin other version, everybody falls to the ground. Saul can't keep from embellishingan already lie!

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CONTRADICTION # 5

Acts 9:15

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vesselunto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the childrenof Israel:

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Acts 22:10

10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise,and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things whichare appointed for thee to do.

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CONTRADICTION # 6

Acts 22:10

10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise,and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things whichare appointed for thee to do.

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Acts 26:16

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto theefor this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these thingswhich thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear untothee;

Contradiction #6: In one version, Saul says he is told to goto Damascus and he will be "told thee of all things which are appointedfor thee to do." However, in another version, Saul says Christ tells himwhat he's to do!

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CONTRADICTION # 7

Acts 22:10

10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise,
and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all thingswhich are appointed for thee to do.

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Galatians 1:17-22

 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostlesbefore me; but I went into Arabia, and returned
again unto Damascus.

Contradiction #7: In on version, Saul is told to go to Damascusand in another version, he goes to Arabia then
Damascus.

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CONTRADICTION # 8

Acts 9:19-20

19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saulcertain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he isthe Son of God.

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Galatians 1:17-18

 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostlesbefore me; but I went into Arabia, and returned
again unto Damascus.

  18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,and abode with him fifteen days.

Contradiction #8: One story is Saul ate then met with disciplesin the synagogue and preached Christ, then the next one he told, he wentto Jerusalem to see the Apostle -- by the way that is a lie because noneof the bonafide Apostles knew of Saul's "conversion" --  and preachedChrist in the synagogues (that's a lie also because the synagogues weredominated and controlled by the Sanhedrin and like a Muslim Cleric teachingIslam in St. Peter's Basilica, it just wouldn't be allowed!

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CONTRADICTION #9

Acts 9:7

"...hearing a voice, but seeing no man."

In this version Saul heard a voice but saw no man

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Acts 22:9

saw  light but heard no voice

In this version Saul saw a light but he contradicted hearing a voice

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then Saul lies and says

Acts 22:10

10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise,and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things whichare appointed for thee to do.

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Acts 26:16

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto theefor this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these thingswhich thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear untothee;

Contradiction #9: Which is it? He heard a voice and talked withGod or he didn't?

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CONTRADICTION # 10

Acts 9:8

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he sawno man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus.

Saul's eyes were opened and "he saw no man" then in verse 9 he was blindedfor 3 days

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Acts 9:9

9  Without sight for three days

Contradiction #10: Which was it, Saul's eyes were opened andhe saw no man or Saul was blinded for 3 days?

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CONTRADICTION # 11

Acts 9:4

4 And he fell to the earth,...

Only Saul fell...

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Acts 22:7

7 And I fell unto the ground,...

Only Saul fell...

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Acts 26:14

14 And when we were all fallen to the earth,...."

And, "when we were all fallen..."

Contradiction # 11: Who and how many fell? Why would any bodyelse fall!

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CONTRADICTION # 12

Acts 9:8

They led him by the hand into Damascus

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Galatians 1:17

 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem...but I went into Arabia, andreturned again unto Damascus.

Contradiction # 12: Did Saul go to Damascus or Arabia first?In one version, his Pharisaic body guard and entourage led Saul to Damascusand in another version he goes to Arabia first!

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CONTRADICTION # 13

Acts 22:10

10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise,and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things whichare appointed for thee to do.

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Acts 26:16

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto theefor this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these thingswhich thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear untothee;

Contradiction #13: Was Saul to receive instructions to do something?He doesn't wait for instructions but go ahead and does something withoutinstructions! Was Saul to go to Damascus and wait for instructions evenbefore he claims that Ananias had baptized him or does Saul begin his ministryof deception?

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CONTRADICTION #14

Who was it that wrote the Acts of the Apostles?

Luke under the direction and at the request of Saul of Tarsus!

As he an Apostle?

No!

Did he have the gift of revelation?

No!

How did he know of all the events surrounding Saul's "conversion?"

Was he there?

No! Saul told him what to write!

Luke was an unbaptized, pagan, gentile who never even met Christ andcertainly didn't claim to be a Christian until after Christ's crucifixion.He met Saul of Tarsus and became his berdache and constant companion inviolation to the Apostles ordination and instructions that he and Barnabastravel together and be missionary companions!
 

                AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST NOR INSIGNIFICANT
 

CONTRADICTION # 14: Saulists, e.g. "20th Century Born-Again Christians"say God is a LIAR

Acts 9:3-5

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shinedround about him a light from heaven:

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul,Saul, why persecutest (sic) thou me?

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whomthou persecutest (sic): [it is] hard for thee
to
kick against the pricks.

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Saul was not an Apostle nor a prophet as God promised,

Amos 3:7 “I will do nothing except I reveal my secrets to my servantsthe prophets.”

THE HEIGHTH OF ALL CONTRADICTIONS: But the Saulists want trueChristians to believe Christ's bonafide ordained Apostles knew nothingof the supposed "vision/conversion" of Saul and even after the "vision"Christ didn't
bother to advise His duly ordained Servants making God out to be aliar. Did God lie or was Saul of Tarsus defrauding people to underminethe "cult" Christianity as man does today?

Christians need to rely only on the teachings of Jesus Christ and Hisbonafide, ordained Apostles. Christ said, By their fruits shall ye knowthem! I will publish the many areas in which Saul of Tarsus contradictedthe teachings of Jesus Christ. Who do the Catholics and 20th Century Born-AgainChristians quote almost exclusively. Saul of Tarsus. They are not Christiansbut pagan Saulists!
 
 

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