Conversion begins with the gracious gift of new life gives rise to a genuine faith and repentance that continue throughout the Christian life.
This essay surveys the history of the doctrine of conversion from the early church to the present time, the Old and New Testament data surrounding the term and its usage, theological statements such as the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Confession, and practical differences of this broader perspective of conversion with the revivalist usage of the term.
Once an abused, addicted, homeless, Christian-despising criminal, Mez now serves as senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh, Scotland.
William T. Branch—Christian hip-hop artist and preaching professor at Southeastern Seminary—remembers times in his life when the gospel comforted him in periods of confusion and brokenness.
I was the most notorious Klansman in my entire state. God had other plans.
I’m an unlikely church planter. My résumé better positions me for prison than for the pastorate.
Bennett’s story is one of costly discipleship.
The gospel is for everyone. And the task of evangelism includes every Christian—even those you’d least expect.
I gave my life to Jesus about a thousand times.
‘Am I really saved?’ Well, are you trusting Jesus as Savior and following him as Lord?