Beloved, I write from Paul’s letter to Timothy. I judge this writings of Paul by the one true gospe (as I judge all his writings in the New Testament) and I find them true:
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that “the Mashiach, Yeshua came into the world to save sinner.” Of whom I am chief. For I was before a blasphemer (speaking against), and a persecutor, and causing injury, but I did it ignorantly in unbelief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Yeshua ha Mashiach might show forth all longsuffering, FOR A PATTERN TO THEM WHICH SHOULD HEREAFTER BELIEVE ON HIM TO LIFE EVERLASTING. Paul writes and I agree by the grace of God that his conversion is a pattern to all who would be here after. How many false doctrines come forth from patterns that are contrary to the grace that came upon Paul.
Please read Acts chapter 9 of the conversion of Paul. It was not gradual. It was in a moment. It was not of his will, but the will of God and His grace. Paul in that moment before grace was given knew of Yeshua, and His death, and His burial and His resurrection. He knew the rumor of Him being Meshiach, the fulfillment of the Tanach. But the knowing in the flesh does not produce life, contrary death. But grace in a moment was given to Paul as Yeshua was revealed by the Spirit of the Father to be the very Mashiach. One moment desiring the death of the followers to Yeshua, a moment of conversion and then a moment speaking to the Lord and saying, “Lord, what will you have me to do?” Marvellous, marvellous grace. I do not care beloved how you might think you were converted, this does not matter to me, but you must be converted by the manner of Paul: one moment of unbelief, a moment of grace, and a moment of being aware of what grace has done: accepting the one true gospel. And the one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua of Nazareth, died for our sins acccording to the Tanach (Old Testament), He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the Tanach.
And once conversion is understood rightly, it does not end there, for “he that endureth to the end shall be saved”. We seek by grace to be of the enduring faith of Yeshua, the one faith, and endure to the end by grace, and not of works lest anyone should make there boast in other, other than Yeshua ha Mashiach.