The background to this article is the view sometimes still promoted that Paul was not converted, and that the Damascus Road experience was only a call to ministry. However, the way Luke portrays Paul in Acts 8-Acts 10 shows Saul to lack a right relationship with God. Luke accomplish this picture in part by contrasting the pre-conversion Saul with Stephen, the Ethiopian eunuch, and Cornelius.
This article is a Bible study on Acts 8:26-40.
This article is a Bible study on Acts 8:9-25.
This article is a Bible study on Acts 8:1-8.
Looking at Acts 2, Acts 8, Acts 10-11, and Acts 19 on the subject of tongues, this article shows that both charismatics and cessationists fail in applying these texts because they fail to read them through the redemptive-historical grid. The author of this article encourages the reading of Acts through a redempive-historical grid.