Conversion verses

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions and the Persecuted Church' started by beej6, May 6, 2006.

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  1. beej6

    beej6 Puritan Board Sophomore

    I don't have my own "conversion verse," though I have my favorite verse (out of so many which contain the Gospel):

    "œ. . .because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved." (Rom. 10.9-10, ESV)

    In the last few weeks, I've come across two accounts of verses that led these men to Christ:

    RC Sproul joked that he's the probably the only man in the history of Christ's church converted by this verse:

    "œIf the clouds are full of rain,
    they empty themselves on the earth,
    and if a tree falls to the south or to the north,
    in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie." (Eccl. 11.3, ESV)

    D James Kennedy was led to the Gospel first by hearing a radio program by Donald Grey Barnhouse, then later by the following verse:

    "œNow we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin."
    (Rom. 3.19-20, ESV)

    [Sources: RC Sproul's program on "Ecclesiastes," Dust to Glory TV series; D James Kennedy on The Coral Ridge Hour, "What Abraham Discovered."]

    [Edited on 5-6-2006 by beej6]

    [Edited on 5-6-2006 by beej6]
     
  2. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    For Martin Luther it was Romans 1.17: "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."
     
  3. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    For me personally, it was John 14.6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
     
  4. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    John Newton:

     
  5. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    For Augustine it was Romans 13.13-14: "Not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy, but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences."
     
  6. Herald

    Herald Moderator Staff Member

    None of the "good news" passages were instrumental in my conversion. I was convicted in my soul of sin. Passages such as Romans 3:23 and 6:23a convinced me that I was lost in sin and facing certain judgment. Once faced with my sin the "good news" was eagerly received.


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  7. gwine

    gwine Puritan Board Sophomore

    While the apostle Paul speaks volumes to my heart now, it was a quote from Spurgeon here in an article by Rev. William Shishko on the riches of Spurgeon that the Spirit used to turn the lights on upstairs.
    Makes me weep even to read it out loud.
     
  8. DanW

    DanW Inactive User

    I love the Spurgeon quote!
    What got me was an old Wayne Watson song, "New Lives for Old."
     
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