The Calling of the Apostle Paul
The zealousness of Paul–Saul at that time–was driving him to get the letters from Synagogue to go and arrest those who were the followers of “the way”. “The way” was the title given to the followers of Jesus Christ and Saul and his companions were out to arrest and eliminate this practice.
Saul, was headed to Damascus to arrest Christian and bring them back to Jerusalem for a trial, when suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” (Acts 9:3-4). “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” (Acts 9:5).
After his conversion, the apostle Paul spent three years in Damascus with Ananias and other disciples (Galatians 1:18). There his ministry began. Paul then returned to Jerusalem, joined by Barnabas, who encouraged him and presented him to the apostles. Please note, that the apostle Paul was not one of the apostle who walked with Lord Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry.