God moved through Paul's heart and inspired him when he fell off his donkey on the road to Damascus. I have no doubt that he may have heard the Lord's voice. Nevertheless, actual APPARITIONS do no jibe with the scripture, nor the writings of the early Church fathers.
posted on 02/22/2006 6:56:20 PM PST
(I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
Take the first part of your first sentence, and plug it into the scenarios we're talking about here. It's the same thing. Also, recall that Saul was blinded by intense light during his encounter with Christ on the Damascus Road. That light was Christ Himself, blinding in His glory, which Saul, at the time, was most unworthy to be able to pierce through. His temporary blindness was the result. As St. Paul now, though, he no longer has this problem! ;-)
while I am in no way or will ever be apart of the apostate Catholic church Paul did see Jesus as stated in acts and Corinthians
1Co 9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?
as to these other who claim to see all kinds of things.
perhaps this passage will help put things in there proper perspective
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
posted on 02/23/2006 6:31:40 AM PST
(if any man speak let him speak as the oracles of God)
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