Conversion

What is conversion?

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Conversion is a U-turn in a person’s life. It is turning with one’s whole person away from sin and to Christ for salvation. From idol worship to God worship. From self-justification to Christ’s justification. From self-rule to God’s rule.

 Conversion is what happens when God awakens those who are spiritually dead and enables them to repent of their sins and have faith in Christ.

Book Review: Evangelicalism Divided, by Iain Murray

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

Murray’s charge is that Christian leaders in the latter half of the 1900’sforgot that the most important question the church must ask is “What is a Christian?”

Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy Church, by Peter Scazzero

Review by Chris Ambridge | 03.02.2010

It appears that for Scazzero, the evidences of being a true believer are different from those of Scripture.

Does regeneration necessarily precede conversion?

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 03.01.2010

God regenerates us and then we believe, and hence regeneration precedes our conversion.

One of the Dirtiest Words Today: C——–n

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”

What role does sanctification play in salvation?

By Donald S. Whitney | 03.01.2010

To phrase the question another way, can a person go to Heaven who doesn’t live like a dedicated Christian?

What are the Essentials of the Gospel?

By Phil Newton | 02.26.2010

Unless Genesis 1:1 is true, then we will have problems convincing anyone that there is a problem with sin and a need for redemption.

What about the confessing Christian who lives like the world?

By Michael Lawrence | 02.26.2010

The free grace that forgives is also a grace that transforms, turning bad trees which produce bad fruit into good trees which produce good fruit.

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves?

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 02.25.2010

Salvation is of grace, from beginning to end.

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