Why did God cause the Good Samaritan, who stopped to help Jesus on the Road to Damascus, to go blind for three days?

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  • 5 years ago
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    “Digital”, for mature Christian believers, the answers to your question (and others like it) are determined by the character, nature, and substance of divinity, and the fact that sacred operations must establish conditions, demands, and fixed patterns that reveal and show agreement among such features as sovereign authority, sacred events, divine law, promise, prophecy, eternal purpose, divine prerogative, sacred knowledge, the stipulations of covenant relationships, and the content of open vision.

    The account of the Good Samaritan appears in Scripture as a “parable” (i.e., a brief narrative used for illustration, and object lessons), and is different from the “testimony” (i.e., words that are spoken in witness to divine operations, and provided as evidence in judgment) shared by the Apostle Paul on being called by Jesus to serve the ministry of Christ.

    As a Pharisee, Paul was in a condition of spiritual blindness from the time he offered himself as a champion of the covenant of Moses, a defender of the culture and tradition of the Jews, and a promoter of the peculiar politics of assimilation and compromise with Rome that were dominant throughout the Temple community. The High Priest was among the Sadducees who had condemned the Lord to crucifixion; and they appointed and officially commissioned Paul to serve as a destroyer of Christian belief. In effect, Paul became chief of the secret police, the Lord High executioner, and a “killing judge,” who was on his way to Damascus to eliminate what he mistakenly took to be a great threat.

    There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually understood. (For example, the holy writings make it clear, that Paul had been chosen, was gradually built up and edified through the Spirit of Prophecy, and endowed with a broad range of special experiences that together would have the same weight as multiple physical appearances of Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit. Included were the conduct, devotion to Jesus, faithful examples, and powerful testimonies from the many believers he arrested, harassed, interrogated, imprisoned, and executed; experience of death, burial (3 days like that of Jesus) for Paul’s inborn spirit with resurrection and rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak; and realization of a new testament and a “new creation” by GOD through Christ.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.


    Washington, DC

    Source(s): Years of prayer, study of the holy writings, and life experience. For more, use the links, here, to some of my other answers.
  • 5 years ago

    You have got your facts mixed up. Paul was on the road to Damascus when he was blinded by a light that only he saw and the voice of Jesus that only he heard (no one else with him heard or saw anything). He was blinded for 3 days to learn a lesson and to understand that Jesus is the Messiah. The blindness was symbolic of people's "blindness" of not understanding God. The Good Samaritan was a parable Jesus told the disciples. He helped the poor man that was robbed and beaten when three other people of noble standing just walked by. The Samaritans were considered the lowest class of citizens so for one to help a Jew was considered noble.

  • 5 years ago

    But the Travels of BarTimaeus say "The Good Samaritan won God's favor in the Heavens and unending glory below the fimament"

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Saul of Tarsus did not stop "to help Jesus." Saul was on the way to Damascus with letters of authority to kill the Christians. That's why Jesus stopped Saul in his tracks and caused him to lose his vision for three days.

    Saul of Tarsus was no "good Samaritan"! However, his encounter with the risen Lord transformed his life. Read all about it in the article below.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    If this is a question, its stupid

    If this is a troll (which I suspect) its stupid

    either way its stupid

    Paul went blind on the road to damascus

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Yep, that's a perfect example of how the typical atheist/skeptic understands the Bible.

  • 5 years ago

    You should try reading the bible instead of parroting the wrong information.

    Your question it self failed. since its not even in the bible

  • 5 years ago

    You have your stories mixed up.

  • anon
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    you obviously get your bible from atheist websites and not from the bible

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