Saul was slick, he knew he couldn't destroy Christianity, so get their trust and he could destroy it from the onward outward. There is a whole lot more people who follow the doctrine of Paul in sin than ever did Jesus in righteousness and without sin. He even admitted that he used witchcraft, trickery, to get people to follow him in his ways for sin that he always struggled with."23When many days had passed, the Jewsa plotted to kill him, 24but their plot became known to Saul."
Paul had cairvoyant abilities too. Do not know if natural, trained or combination. Part of Gnosis training.
I never heard Jesus comment at all that he had a struggle with sin have you? I dont follow Paul in his ways, I follow Jesus in his ways for righteousness. Jesus didnt need any man teach him only the Father -- nor do I.
The problem in this is that people dont know how to communicate with God in holiness but they can relate to Paul as the sinner he said he was chief of.