Answer: False --
In order for Paul to be forgiven,
he had to first be baptized in water,
as we see in Acts 22:16. Therefore, Paul wasn't saved by merely "faith
only" after having seen the Lord on the road to Damascus. Nor was he
saved by his faith and repentance only, which is manifest in the way he
conducted himself after having met the Lord: for three days, Paul
fasted and prayed, while he waited in Damascus in obedience to the
Lord's command -- for there, Paul would be told what he needed to do.
The only thing that Ananias
revealed to Paul that he had not already
heard from the Lord was the need to "arise, and be baptized, and wash
away your sins...." (Acts 22:16).
During his three days of fasting
and praying, I imagine that Paul must
have asked God numerous times to forgive him for the wrongs he had
committed in his ignorance; but he wasn't forgiven by prayer. Rather,
it required his faith, repentance, and baptism before his sins could be
For if his sins had been washed
away by prayer, then there would have
been no need for Ananias to command Paul to be baptized to "wash away
your sins" (Acts 22:16).