I still see no contradiction...Ananias obviously had to inform Paul on the steps to be a Christian...Paul would have needed instruction on the significance of baptism, and how the Holy Spirit ministers through Gods chosen vessels...<quoted text>
Well, you are free to read and interpret the account as you please.
Yes, I agree that Jesus did not give any commandment to Ananias on the road to Demascus, but rather He allegedly gave to contradictory commandments to Paul, according to Luke’s two different accounts. You see, at Acts 22:10, Luke claimed that Jesus commandment Paul,“... Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.” And it was in the Damascus where Paul received his instructions from Ananias at Acts 22:12-16, i.e.,“And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard. And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”
Yes, Ananais healed Paul, but he also (according to Luke’s account) informed Paul that the God of their fathers had chosen him to witness unto all men, right? But please do not take my word for it, but rather read the above passage for yourself, provided that you do have confidence in your reading abilities, with all due respect.
Now, the reason that I claim that there is a contradiction is simply because in the above passage, Paul received His instructions from Ananias. However, according to Luke’s account at Acts 26:16-18, Paul allegedly received his instructions from Jesus Himself, i.e.,“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Nonetheless, if you believe that Paul only received his instructions from Jesus, then you are free to ignore what Acts 22:10 explicitly says, right?
Jesus instructed Paul that he intended to use him...and Ananias
instructed him in what was essential for his ministry