Saul was a Jew who hated the Christians. He was on his way to the city of Damascus to arrest them when a light from heaven suddenly shone around him. He fell to the ground as he heard a voice saying, " Saul, why do you persecute Me?"
He asked, " Who are You, Lord?" And the voice answered, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting." Saul asked, " Lord, what do you want me to do?" The voice said, " Go into the city; you will be told what to do."
Saul had to be led by his companions into the city, as he had been struck blind. After three days, a man named Ananias came to him and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord has sent me-Jesus who appeared to you on your journey-that you may get your sight back and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
At once Saul could see. He was baptized and was called Paul. He began to preach the world. He wrote many letters (epistles) to the Christians.
After years of travel and suffering, Paul was taken to Rome as a prisoner and beheaded.