I find that it is interesting that much of the Christianity that we have today is based on a Paul’s vision of Jesus, yet Paul never met Jesus, and only met 1 of the original disciples (Peter) along with James, the brother of Jesus.
Really? Yes. Read the letters of Paul carefully. After his vision on the way to Damascus, he didn’t rush to Jerusalem to join the brothers and become a follower, but rather disappeared into Arabia for a time (years?). It was only years later that he went to Jerusalem; but because the Followers of the Way (they weren’t called Christians for decades more) didn’t trust him, they never let him meet the whole group, just Peter and James.
As a young architect in 1982, Ronald Way encountered a blinding flash in front of hundreds of other people on a very public beach. In this light, Ronald met Jesus, who asked him to give up everything to awaken a memory long buried within. The vision sent him half way around the world to Israel and Egypt. Now he tells his story in his new book called The Disciple. The Disciple, an old man who called Jesus his friend, just might have been the first Gospel ever written. www.thediciplesite.com