Born again, a new creation in Christ. Is that possible? Yes, forever yes and Amen! Look at the conversion of Saul, from violent aggressor to Apostle Paul, victorious messenger. It is nothing short of miraculous. God transformed him on a Damascus road. He was no longer a zealot persecuting Christians; he became a zealous witness and missionary serving as a demonstration of God’s mercy and grace.
“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord because he trusted me and gave me this work of serving him. He gives me strength. In the past I insulted Christ. As a proud and violent man, I persecuted his people. But God gave me mercy because I did not know what I was doing. I did that before I became a believer. But our Lord gave me a full measure of his grace (1 Timothy 1:12-14a ERV).”