The following articles are related to the topic of CONVERSION

The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus

The conversion of the persecutor, Saul of Tarsus, is one of the most significant events in the book of Acts. Tragically, the theme is frequently misunderstood. Study this case history with us.

False Ideas about the Holy Spirit

False teachers do exist (2 Peter 2:1), and the ideas they advocate are dangerous. In this study, we will direct attention to some false teachings relative to the Holy Spirit.

What Must I Know To Be Saved?

Unlike some other religions, the validity of Christian faith rests upon what we believe about the gospel of Christ. But what exactly must one know to become a child of God? Let’s explore these thoughts in this brief article.

Acts 15:9 — Hearts Cleansed by Faith

Some religious folks assume that this passage teaches that salvation is given upon the basis of faith alone — without additional acts of obedience. This is a tragic mistake.

Conversions in Acts

There is much confusion in the community of “Christendom” as to what constitutes “conversion.” There need not be. A collective consideration of those cases in the book of Acts wonderfully clarifies the matter. Study this theme with us.

Paul’s Experience on the Damascus Road

Recently we argued that God does not speak directly to people today; rather, he communicates his saving will through the Scriptures. A kind reader thinks that Paul’s experience on the Damascus road negates our conclusion. Jason Jackson responds.

God and the Nation of Israel

What role does the nation of Israel play — past and present — in the plan of God? Does their illustrious past have any relevance today or in the future?

Stephen’s Final Prayer

Stephen was the first Christian martyr. His final recorded words were a prayer directed to his Savior. This narrative contains some rich truths.

Are We Resurrected from the Dead When We Obey the Gospel?

A question was submitted about the resurrection. The inquirer concluded that “made alive” (in passages like Romans 6:3-8 and Colossians 2:11-12) is parallel in thought to Paul’s discussion of the resurrection of the body in 1 Corinthians 15. In response, we consider a number of points concerning the New Testament doctrine on the resurrection.

God’s Providential Use of Nations

Every serious Bible student knows that God has moved in international affairs across the centuries. But does he do so still today? This brief article probes this question.

Jonah: A “Fish Story” or History?

Is the Old Testament account of Jonah a myth or a credible recording of actual events? Some point to alleged inaccuracies to claim the account is a fable.

Concerning Dogs and Hogs

Christ once warned against giving that which is holy to dogs, and casting pearls before swine. But how many heed his admonition?

The Separation of Paul and Barnabas

The seemingly tragic separation of Paul and Barnabas is well known to serious Bible students. What was the cause of this breach of work-association? Who was to blame? What might the Christian learn from this episode? Study this case with us.