Paul was converted to true Christianity on the Damascus Road
Have YOU had your Damascus Road Experience???
of Tarsus–a Hebrew of the Hebrews–had a world changing encounter
with the Messiah on the Damascus Road....The only surviving, authentic,
and infallible account of his conversion is found in the New
Covenant book called The Acts of the Apostles. Unfortunately, even the Book of Acts was tampered with by Jerome because it is missing the final chapters in the life of the great Saint Paul.
2 greatest encounters between men and the Almighty was Moses meeting
The Eternal at the Burning Bush, and Saul of Tarsus meeting the Risen
Messiah on the Damascus Road.
first great event happened around 1537 B.C., and the second divine encounter
happened around 33 A.D.
men were towering intellects, highly educated, prolific writers . .
. and humble....Moses established the Old Covenant Israel and
he wrote the first 5 books of the Bible–which contain the only
authentic, infallible account of the creation of the universe
Paul established the New Covenant Israel and wrote over 30% of the books
of the New Testament, or as it should be called, the New Covenant:
the days come, saith JEHOVAH, that I will make a new covenant with
the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah. Not according to
the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took
them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my
covenant they broke, although I was an husband unto them, saith JEHOVAH.
covenants began with the Name of the Person making the covenant clearly
The Almighty spoke to Moses
in Hebrew at the Burning Bush.
encounter of Moses with JEHOVAH at the Burning Bush and
the conversion of Saul of Tarsus were world changing events.
men wanted to know the Name of the Person who spoke with
Saul fell to the ground and the
Messiah spoke to him in Hebrew.
was very anxious to know the Name of the Person who appeared to him
at the Burning Bush. The Almighty spoke Hebrew to Moses at that epic
Moses said unto Elohim, Behold, when I come unto the children of
Israel, and shall say unto them, The Elohim of your fathers hath
sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What
is his name? what shall I say unto them? And Elohim said
unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM and he said,
Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
I AM hath sent me unto you. (Exodus 3:13-14).
I AM THAT I AM is JE-HO-VAH
in the Hebrew language:
Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children
of Israel, the JEHOVAH Elohim of your
fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim
of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my
name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
the English Bible, the singular word GOD is substituted
for the plural Hebrew word Elohim.
with Jerome's Latin Vulgate, the divine Name JE-HO-VAH began to be
eliminated from all Bible translations. The Vatican began a ruthless
purge lasting over 1000 years of any translation that contained the
Risen Messiah spoke to Saul in Hebrew
on the Damascus Road!!
Saul of Tarsus was traveling to Damascus to arrest and kill believers
in the Messiah, he also had a divine encounter:
Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples
of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters
to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether
they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined
round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth, and
heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
And he said, Who art thou, Adonai
and all his company fell to the ground as if struck by lightning:
when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto
me, and saying in the Hebrew language,
Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? it is hard for thee to kick
against the goads (Acts 26:14).
Moses of old, the first question Saul asked was the identity of the
Person who spoke with him. Saul received an answer to his question in
I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me,
I am JEH-HO-SHUA of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.
is transliterated into Greek and then into English as JOSHUA.
St. Luke—writing in Greek—felt no need to give the Greek
translation because it was a very common Jewish name and the Greek equivalent
was known for centuries from the marvelous translation called the Septuagint.
is the Name that Saul heard from the Hebrew Messiah, transliterated
I answered, Who art thou,Adonai? And he said unto me,
I am JOSHUA of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.
is the answer to the most important question in the universe from the
Latin Vulgate Version:
I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me,
I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.
22:8, Latin Vulgate Version).
500 years later, the newly invented French and Spanish languages used
JESUS. The name Esus or Jesus was very
familiar to the Gauls and Britons because Esus, along with Belanus
and Teutates, comprised the unholy Druid trinity.
most of the translations within the last 500 years follow the corrupt
readings of Jerome's Latin Vulgate.
Joshua in Revised Greek.
name JESUS is spelled as JOSHUA in the Revised Greek Septuagint.
Translated as JESUS.
New Covenant was written in Koine Greek....The Name that is translated
JESUS by Jerome is the name JOSHUA as it appears in the Greek Septuagint.
Saint Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews, he mentions the Old Covenant Joshua:
if Joshua had given them rest, then He
would not afterward have spoken of another day. (Hebrews
Greek word for Joshua is the very same word that is translated JESUS
by Jerome's Latin Vulgate:
if Jesus had given them rest he would
never have afterwards spoken of another day. (Hebrews
4:8, Latin Vulgate Version).
in Hebrew means JEHOVAH is Salvation.....It
is virtually the same name as Elohim gave Moses at the Burning Bush.
Moses received his commission from JEHOVAH at the Burning Bush,
so Saul received his divine commission from the Risen Messiah:
rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this
purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things
which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear
unto thee; Delivering thee from your own people, and from the nations,
unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from
darkness to light, and from the power of Satan
unto Elohim, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and
inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in me.
of this conversation took place in the Hebrew language which was the
mother tongue of Saul of Tarsus....As Moses was sent to liberate ONE
nation from Satanic bondage, Saul of Tarsus was sent to ALL nations.
was appointed Apostle to the nations by Joshua of Nazareth!!
was blinded by the light from Heaven and his fellow persecutors took
him by the hand and led him to a street called Straight in
St. Paul's Gate in Damascus, Syria.
lodged at a house in Damascus, Syria, for 3 days until his
sight was restored and he was baptized.
his baptism, he immediately began to preach that Joshua
of Nazareth is the Son of Elohim.
The street called Straight.
3 days in Damascus, a disciple of Christ named Ananias was sent to restore
sight to Saul. At first, Ananias was very reluctant to meet this zealous
persecutor of Christians:
Adonai said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me,
to bear my name before the nations,
and kings, and the children of Israel. (Acts 9:15).
Moses of old, who was sent to Pharaoh (a type of Satan) to demand the
release of the children of Israel, so the newly converted Paul was sent
to the entire world to proclaim liberty from the bondage of Satan:
O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But
shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout
all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the nations,
that they should repent and turn to Elohim,
and do works meet for repentance. (Acts 26:20).
is that same verse from the Latin Vulgate:
to them first that are at Damascus and at Jerusalem, and unto all
the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles
did I preach, that they should do penance
and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance.
(Acts 26:20, Latin Vulgate Version).
is a gross DISTORTION of the Heavenly Gospel that Paul preached....Penance
(Lat. paenitentiam) has to do with saving your own soul by good works
or deeds of charity.
Paul reiterated over and over in his writings that salvation was by
faith in the Risen Messiah . . . and not by good works:
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his
mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of
the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:5).
wrote over 30% of the New Covenant and his constant theme was salvation
by FAITH in the Resurrected Messiah.
Paul established true Christianity at Rome
the divinely ordained Apostle to the nations, Saint Paul established
true Christianity at Rome. He arrived there as a prisoner of Caesar
around 63 A.D., and spent 2 years evangelizing that city.
great Apostle's motto was not to build upon another man's foundation:
so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was
named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation.
Paul was a pioneer and trailblazer and this one verse totally
demolishes the myth that Saint Peter was ever at Rome.
Emperor Nero (37–68
Emperor from 54 to 68 AD.
Paul established true Christianity at Rome.
was beheaded there by order of Emperor Nero around 68 A.D.
Peter never set foot inside the Imperial City.
Rome circa 68 AD.
he went, Saint Paul appointed bishops or presbyters over the Congregations
. . . except at Rome....This precluded the Papacy later claiming Apostolic
Succession back to Saint Paul.
his aquittal by Nero, Paul preached the Gospel in Spain and Britannia
before his second arrest and trial before Nero. Because he was a Roman
citizen, the cruel tyrant Nero showed Paul mercy by having
him beheaded . . . instead of being crucified or thrown to the lions.
Paul was like a burning bush on fire for his Messiah as he
established Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. Besides Rome,
here are just 3 of the places that he established Christian Congregations:
Statue of St. Paul on
St. Paul's Island, Malta.
Statue of St. Paul atop St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
Statue of St. Paul at Seville Cathedral, Spain.
Book of Acts ends abruptly with Saint Paul at Rome and it is very
probable that the last chapters were deliberately destroyed....In
his Epistle to the Romans, written about 55 A.D., he declared his
desire to preach the Gospel in Spain and that he would stop in Rome
on his way to that country:
when I have performed this and have sealed to them this fruit, I shall
come to see you on my way to Spain.
Así que, cuando haya
concluido esto, y les haya entregado este fruto, pasaré entre vosotros
rumbo a España. (Romanos
55 AD, Paul never imagined that he would be brought to Rome courtesy
of the Roman government. Tradition says that Paul also preached the
Gospel in Britannia before his second arrest and trial before Nero.
Paul predicted the Great Roman Apostasy!!
predicted that Israel would forsake JEHOVAH and serve other gods, likewise,
Saint Paul predicted a Great Apostasy from the heavenly Gospel that
heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which
the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops,
to feed the congregation of God, which he hath purchased with his
own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous
wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your
own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch,
and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn
every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:28-31).
Paul appointed bishops and presbyters (elders) to be over the various
when they had ordained them presbyters
in every Congregation, and had prayed with fasting, they commended
them to the Lord, on whom they believed. (Acts
English language Douay-Rheims translation changed presbyters to priests....The
New Covenant uses bishop, presbyter and elder interchangeably, but it
never uses the word PRIEST to refer to any office in the Christian
when they had ordained to them priests
in every church and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to
the Lord, in whom they believed. (Acts 14:22, Douay-Rheims
pagans were already very familiar with priests (Lat. sacerdotes)....A
priest of Zeus mistook Barnabas and Paul for Zeus and Hermes and tried
to offer a sacrifice to them:
when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices,
saying in the Lycaonian language, The gods have come down to us in
the likeness of men! And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes,
because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest
of Zeus (sacerdos quoque Iovis), whose
temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the
gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.
to Saint Paul, this Great Apostasy was to culminate in a Man of Sin
sitting in the Temple of God and calling himself God:
no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except
the apostasy should come first, and that man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all
that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth
in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (II
used discessio which just means departing in Latin
and the English language Douay-Rheims Version uses REVOLT:
no man deceive you by any means: for unless
there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition. (Latin Vulgate Version).
300 years after Saint Paul received the crown of martyrdom and went
to reign with Christ in Heaven, his prophecies began to be fulfilled.
Pope Damasus I (305–384).
Pope from 366 to 384.
Great Apostasy began with Druid Emperor Constantine and
was completed by Pope Damasus and the Latin Vulgate Version.
Vulgate changed the divine name of Joshua of Nazareth and
also Saint Paul's heavenly Gospel of salvation by faith
in the Risen Messiah.
Latin Vulgate Jerome
most of the early history of Christianity was destroyed, the last we
see of Paul in the Book of Acts is as a prisoner of Caesar at Rome:
this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak
with you: because that for the hope of Israel
I am bound with this chain. (Acts 28:20).
HOPE of ISRAEL that Paul preached was not some political kingdom in
Palestine run by Jews but the hope of the Resurrection on the Last Day.
Saint Paul said:
therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing
both to small and great, saying none other things than those which
the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer,
and that he should be the first that
should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people,
and to the nations. (Acts 26:22-23).
of Nazareth appeared to Saint Paul many times and he was fully aware
that the judgment day was coming for those who refused to repent
and believe in Christ:
the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all
men every where to repent: Because he
hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness
by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance
unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Jerome changed the command of REPENT to DO PENANCE:
God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth
unto men that all should every where do penance.
he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity,
by the man whom he hath appointed: giving faith to all, by raising
him up from the dead. (Acts 17:30-31, Latin Vulgate
PENANCE instead of REPENT is just one of the gross distortions of the
Gospel by the Vatican wolves in sheep's clothing.
the Magician preceded St. Paul to Rome!!
JEHOVAH sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh to demand the release of the
children of Israel, he gave them power to work supernatural signs:
Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as JEHOVAH had
commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before
his servants, and it became a serpent. (Exodus 7:10).
magicians were his spiritual advisers and they were able to
duplicate some of the signs:
Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians
of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For
they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's
rod swallowed up their rods. (Exodus 7:11-12).
Paul actually tells us the names of 2 of Pharaoh's magicians:
as Jannes and Jambres
withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt
minds, reprobate concerning the faith. (II Timothy
the Magician is first mentioned in Acts Chapter 8 when he tried to buy
an Apostleship from the Apostles Peter and John:
there was a certain man called Simon,
which beforetime in the same city used magic, and bewitched the people
of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they
all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is
the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that for
a long time he had bewitched them with
magic. (Acts 8:9-11).
Simon felt that his magic powers entitled him to be an Apostle of Christ....Simon
Peter rebuked him sharply and told him literally to "go to Hades:"
Peter said unto him, Your money perish with
you, because you thought that the gift of God may be purchased
with money. You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your
heart is not right in the sight of God. (Acts 8:18-21).
his rebuke by Simon Peter, Simon did not repent . . . but went
to Rome . . . and his demonic powers enabled him to become spiritual
adviser to the Emperors Caligula, Claudius, and Nero....As corrupt
as these Emperors were . . . at least they looked like men
. . . with short hair!
Emperor Caligula (12– 41 AD).
Emperor from 37 to 41 AD.
his confrontation with Simon Peter, Simon
the Magician went to Rome around 37 A.D.
in Rome, he became spiritual adviser to Caligula,
Claudius, and Nero.
was the same Simon who was later called Simon
The Vatican obelisk was brought from Egypt to Rome by Caligula.
had a female companion named Helen who formerly had been a
temple prostitute in Tyre....She represented the goddess or female principle
which Simon introduced into his baptized paganism. This goddess was
later called Marie or Mary by Jerome's Latin Vulgate.
Emperor Claudius (10 BC–
54 AD). Emperor from 41 to 54 AD.
erected a statue to Simon
on this island in the Tiber.
inscription on the statue said:
Deo Sancto, "To Simon the holy god:"
Tiber Island in Rome.
Claudius erected a statue to Simon on the island between the 2 bridges
with the inscription Simoni Deo Sancto, "To Simon the
then, not putting faith in God a whit the more, set himself eagerly
to contend against the apostles, in order that he himself might seem
to be a wonderful being, and applied himself with still greater zeal
to the study of the whole magic art, that he might the better bewilder
and overpower multitudes of men. Such was his
procedure in the reign of Claudius Cæsar, by whom also he is said
to have been honoured with a statue, on account of his magical power.
This man, then, was glorified by many as if he were a god; and he
taught that it was himself who appeared among the Jews as the Son,
but descended in Samaria as the Father while he came to other nations
in the character of the Holy Spirit. He represented himself, in a
word, as being the loftiest of all powers, that is, the Being who
is the Father over all, and he allowed himself to be called by whatsoever
title men were pleased to address him. (Justin Martyr,
Simon was the origin of the legend of the Apostle Simon Peter
at Rome....The age long dynasty of Popes were certainly magicians
to be able to fool the entire world for such a long
the Magician was buried on Vatican Hill which is the present site of
St. Peter's Basilica!!
well as the similarity of the first names of Simon the Magician
and Simon the Apostle, another similarity was the name Peter
Rome–founded by Romulus and Remus–was always associated
with WOLVES....Jupiter was the Roman name
for Zeus–the chief god of the Greek pantheon.
myth of Saint Peter at Rome was codified into law by an edict of Emperor
On February 28, 380,
Theodosius issued an edict saying that anyone who did not follow the
dogma of Pope Damasus of Rome and Peter of Alexandria was a heretic:
is our desire that all the various nations which are subject to our
Clemency and Moderation, should continue in
the profession of that religion which was delivered to the Romans
by the divine Apostle Peter, as it hath been preserved by faithful
tradition; and which is now professed by the Pontiff Damasus and by
Peter, Bishop of Alexandria, a man of apostolic holiness. According
to the apostolic teaching and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe
the one deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, in equal
majesty and in a holy Trinity.
We authorize the followers of this law to assume the title of Catholic
Christians; but as for the others, since, in our judgement, they are
foolish madmen, we decree that they shall be branded with the ignominious
name of heretics, and shall not presume to give to their conventicles
the name of churches.
They will suffer in the first place the chastisement of the divine
condemnation, and in the second the punishment which our authority,
in accordance with the will of Heaven, shall decide to inflict.
Code, Book XVI, The Catholic Faith).
Simon Peter at Rome myth is actually the foundation of the
Great Apostasy as predicted by the Apostle Paul before his martyrdom
you had your Damascus Road experience??
Paul was one of the most intelligent men that ever lived....In his masterly
exposition of the doctrine of the Resurrection, he wrote that if the
Resurrection was a myth or fable, there would be no resurrection of
the dead on the Last Day; nobody would be held accountable
for breaking the 10 Commandments, and everybody should eat,
drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we all die, and what we believe will
make little difference:
in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage
is it to me? If the dead do not rise, Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow
we die! (I Corinthians 15:32).
© 2013 by Patrick Scrivener