One flaw of human nature is that we think we are right about almost everything. The Bible says, “Every man is right in his own eyes” (Proverbs 21:2). This insistence that we are right is rooted in pride, and it results in friction in marriage, in politics, between friends, family, and in the workplace. It was in our coming to Christ that we were humbled, and found out that our godless worldview was wrong.
I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that most of us probably look at the conversion of Saul of Tarsus with a tinge of envy. We would like to have a radical conversion testimony.
Nevertheless, every new birth is radical. When we were born again the result should have been a completely new person: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
When the Apostle Paul looked back on Saul of Tarsus, he saw another man. He saw an insolent man, a stubborn persecutor and a blasphemer, who hated Jesus of Nazareth, and as a result created havoc within the Church.