Christ Did Not Give Paul A Choice

It’s often said that Paul by freewill obeyed Christ, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching, the truth is, Paul was forced by Christ to obey Christ. “arise go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” (Acts 9:6)

Acts 9:1-6 – Now Saul [Paul], still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

9:2 – and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

9:3 – As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;

9:4 – and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”

9:5 – And he said, “Who are You, Lord? And he {said,} “I am Yeshua whom you are persecuting,”

9:6 – but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.”

It’s often said that Paul by freewill obeyed Christ, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching, the truth is, Paul was forced by Christ to obey Christ.

No one by freewill obeys Christ, it is God by the Holy Spirit, that makes those who are born from above (born of the Spirit), do what God had Christ command people to do.

Philippians 2:13 – God indeed is the [One] working in you both to will and to work according to the good pleasure – English translation of the Greek text.

“the good pleasure” in Philippians 2:13 is referring to, not practicing sin.

1 John 3:9 – No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born from above].

1 John 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born from above] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

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