Friday, October 26, 2012 4:42 AM

Conversion and Transformation

Friday, October 26, 2012 4:42 AM
Friday, October 26, 2012 4:42 AM

Have you ever witnessed the miraculous transformation of someone that has accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior? Drug addicts, thieves, liars, and any other title you could give to the activities of sin, are suddenly changed and their life is never the same.

You never see anyone converting to a Gnosticism, atheism, humanism, Buddhism, Islam, or any other religion go through these types of life changing conversions. Those converting to Christianity leave their past behind and become productive, law abiding, and loving individuals. It has happened for over two thousand years and no other alternative religion or philosophy masquerading as religion has achieved this record. In fact the alternatives have no record at all but destruction. Atheism under the guise of communism killed more people in the last 80 years than in all previous years of world history. The Koran of Islam continually calls for the death of everyone in the world except Muslims.

The world today still rejects life, but Jesus said: John5.40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life, and the majority of the world today still chooses death.

“Dr. D. James Kennedy, in his book What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?, wrote about a man named Charles Bradlaugh, a nineteenth-century atheist who challenged Hugh Price Hughes, an active Christian evangelist working among the poor in the slums of London, to a debate on the validity of Christianity. Hughes told Bradlaugh he would agree to the debate on one condition: He said, “I propose to you that we each bring some concrete evidences of the validity of our beliefs in the form of men and women who have been redeemed from the lives of sin and shame by the influence of our teaching. I will bring one hundred such men and women, and I challenge you to do the same.”

“Hughes then said that if Bradlaugh couldn’t bring one hundred, then he could bring fifty; if he couldn’t bring fifty, then he could bring twenty. He finally whittled the number down to one. All Bradlaugh had to do was to find one person whose life was improved by atheism and Hughes—who would bring one hundred people improved by Christ—would agree to debate him. Bradlaugh eventually withdrew.”[1]

[1] LaHaye, T. (2009). Jesus. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook.

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