God Glorified in Conversion

Monday, 27 Aug 2007

Conversion is an act of God that causes a repenting sinner, brought to life in regeneration, to turn away from sin and toward God and living faith in Jesus Christ.
You may be surprised to find that the word "conversion" does not appear in the Westminster Confession or Catechisms. But the verb "convert" does appear in the chapter on free will (9.4) in the phrase; "When God converts a sinner…" The words "convert" and "conversion" are equally rare in the bible. In the King James Version "conversion" is found only in Acts 15:3. The verb "convert" appears 14 times, and the noun "convert" is used three times. In other versions the figures are lower yet. <...

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