Conversion begins with the gracious gift of new life and 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.
From Prison to the Pulpit: A Stunning Story of God’s Grace
Once an abused, addicted, homeless, Christian-despising criminal, Mez now serves as senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh, Scotland.
How the Gospel Has Affected Ambassador
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 a White Supremacist
I was the most notorious Klansman in my entire state. God had other plans.
From Drug Dealer to Church Planter
I’m an unlikely church planter. My résumé better positions me for prison than for the pastorate.
When a Gay Activist Comes to Jesus
Bennett’s story is one of costly discipleship.
What Unlikely Converts Can Teach Us About Evangelism (and Ourselves)
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 (Spoken Word)
I gave my life to Jesus about a thousand times.
Prayer Doesn’t Create Salvation. It Accompanies It.
‘Am I really saved?’ Well, are you trusting Jesus as Savior and following him as Lord?