Conversion

Conversion and Your Church’s Architecture

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Despite our building woes, the Holy Spirit had been at work converting people through that gospel ministry. We hadn’t built it, yet they had come.

Book Review: Revival and Revivalism, by Iain Murray

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

I commend it to all present and aspiring church leaders, and to any Christian who likes to ask, “How did we get here?”

The Corporate Component of Conversion

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The corporate element of conversion must not come first, lest we lose the whole thing. But it must come.

Conversion, God, and the Whole Self

By Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

It is not enough to tip our hat to Jesus; we must experience God’s sovereign and gracious work in our lives . . . to repent and believe the gospel.

Conversion in the New Testament

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Conversion is foundational and fundamental to the story, since only those who are converted will enjoy the new creation.

Conversion and the Story of Israel

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The history of Israel reveals that the new creation and the new exodus would not be enjoyed apart from the forgiveness of sins and a circumcised heart.

His Arm Is Strong to Save: A Trajectory of Conversion in America

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

How have Christians in different periods understood conversion and, more specifically, the means of conversion?

The Beauty of Conversion

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The most important thing about doctrine is not whether it’s ugly or beautiful, but false or true. That said, the true doctrine of Christian conversion is just plain beautiful.

Book Review: Almost Christian, by Kenda Dean

Review by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.18.2011

This book is worth your time as a penetrating indictment of quasi-Christianity and a source of some helpful advice about how to fight back.

Book Review: The Tangible Kingdom, by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.02.2011

I celebrate the willingness to throw anything overboard that gets in the way of reaching others with the gospel, but I fear some of what’s getting tossed is actually precious cargo.

Baptism - water bubble

Book review: Baptism—Three Views

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 10.23.2010

I was convinced of the believers’ baptism picking up the book, and I remain convinced of it setting it down, maybe even more so.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

An Amazing Testimony of God’s Grace

By M. Dever, M. McConnell | 09.30.2010

Mez McConnell tells the riveting story of how God rescued him from a life of drugs and violence and sent him to preach the gospel in inner-city Edinburgh, Scotland.

Can someone be genuinely converted and contentedly live in sin?

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Generally speaking, no.

How should a biblical understanding of conversion impact our evangelism?

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How should a biblical understanding of conversion impact our evangelism? A biblical understanding of conversion should lead us to:

How should a biblical understanding of conversion impact us personally as Christians?

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A biblical understanding of conversion should…