that day on the road to damascus, what would God have done if paul hadnt believed? changed?
Conjecture is folly.
Yet in anwer .God was not put on the back foot when Adam sinned.
The salvation of God was predetermined.
Sin must come but woe to him b ywhom it comes.
The fact is that God is more than able to LEAD a man step by step to Christ.
Moreover hwo to convince a man of the truth.
saul was steeped in the scriptures what he saw on that day in that place convinced him this was the LORD who was of old and who Abaraham saw moses and the rest.
You would seem also to sugest a man and clay at that can resist God.
Woe to the man who in his strength resists God for God may make him stronger to do so to his own destruction.
You are forgettting the context.
Saul had just watched the death of Stephen.
he was party to it and agreed with it and thougth it was Gods will.
yet What sayeth the scripture?
They overcame the devil by the blood of the lamb and the word of thier testomomany"
The testomonay of Stephen and the manner of his death stormed the citadels of Sauls mind and over came all obsiticals and brpoke downevery vaim imagination and stronghold in that high place.
he was alone on that road in his thoughts which led him to a point .