What is Peters conversion? LUKE 22:32

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  1. clinpep05

    clinpep05 Puritan Board Freshman

    "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."

    What is the conversion of Peter the Lord said would occur? Peter was already converted to Christianity.

    Can anyone clear this up for me?:doh:
  2. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    In other words,, when he had repented.
  3. Dennis1963

    Dennis1963 Puritan Board Freshman

    I think it means after he is sifted by the devil, and returns. And during the passover. Because Jesus said, "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not."
    And after Pentecost he did just that, boldly.

    My two cents.
  4. clinpep05

    clinpep05 Puritan Board Freshman

    but I made supplication for thee, that thy faith fail not; and do thou, when once thou hast turned again, establish thy brethren. asv

    I think your right... "Turned again" is used here in the asv Repent (change of mind) or returned to me meaning repentence from the sin of denial. Oooops... I think i was overthinking...lol

    Anyone else?
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  5. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    As I understand it, the Greek "epistrepho" that's used here means to turn or return. The original question is a fair one, since the word is used in some of Luke's writings to clearly mean conversion: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19); "We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein" (Acts 14:15); "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins" (Acts 26:18).

    But it doesn't always mean conversion in the way we have assigned to that word a technical theological meaning denoting a person's initial turning to God. It is often used simply for a person literally turning around or going back to somewhere he'd been before: "The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen" (Luke 2:20). The shepherds weren't converted. They simply went back to their fields.

    In the case of Peter, I would agree with others here that it makes most sense that Jesus was speaking of Peter returning to the behavior and status of a faithful Christ follower, not an initial conversion.
  6. InSlaveryToChrist

    InSlaveryToChrist Puritan Board Junior

  7. surnamelevi

    surnamelevi Puritan Board Freshman

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