Alan Clark (9 Apr 2011)
"Did Paul Go To Mount Sinai in Arabia?"
Mount Sinai in Arabia
After Saul's conversion he was taught the gospel by revelation from
Jesus. The new man Paul did not go to a man to learn it. Jesus revealed
to him the amassing plan of God. We are not told exactly how that
encounter went. He states he went to Arabia and it was three years
before he went to Jerusalem. I've heard it it taught that he spent this
time of transition and learning in Arabia. In the same letter he goes
out of his way to state that Mount Sinai is in Arabia! I shouldn't read
into this more than is said buy is it possible that he went to receive
this revelation upon the holy mountain that Moses climbed to receive
the commandments of God. There are a few possible reasons I can think
of why the Holy Spirit would not have him declare this if it happened
that way. One being it would have been hard for a Hebrew to hear anyone
compare himself in any way to Moses, especially with what happened on
Galathians 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was
preached of me is not after man.12 For I neither received it of man,
neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen;
immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:17 Neither went I up
to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into
Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
Galathians 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two
covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage,
which is Agar. 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth
to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.