Conversion

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What is conversion? It is a genuine turning of the heart to God from one's own previous course.
Other things can be mistaken for it. There may be a change of ways, a profession made, a religious course adopted, and the heart still remain a stranger to grace and to God. But in true and full conversion to God there is the sense of deep need, of guilt and of unworthiness.
When the soul is brought into the light of the divine presence and the conscience comes in contact with the glory, then God is heard to speak. The sinner sees the crucified Lord, confesses his sins, and abhors himself. It is then also, through the word of the gospel, Christ is seen as the Savior and trusted in.
The gospel brings knowledge of salvation and forgiveness of sins. In full, genuine conversion the Lord Jesus Christ becomes personally known. The guilty conscience is set at rest and the heart is satisfied. Every truly converted soul is a miracle of God's grace.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." Eph. 2:8, 98For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8‑9).