Conversion is a Whole New Way of Seeing the World

Updated: May 11, 2020

Conversion is not about joining a particular church or a denomination even if these institutions may have played a major part in our coming to faith. Rather it is about a new way of seeing and perceiving the world in which we live. It is about coming to understand the world from God’s point of view instead of our own. It is about becoming fully human as a follower of Jesus Christ in God’s world. Thus, it is about turning towards the God who knows us in Jesus Christ and who desires that we enter into an intimate relationship with him and participate in his new community of faith that is in and for the world. This reorientation involves being located by God-in-Christ. It is characterised by faith, and it locates us in the world that has been and is being reconciled to God. So it means that we as members of this new community are called to inhabit the world as agents of transformation calling our fellow citizens to be reconciled to God in and through Jesus Christ by the power and work of the Holy Spirit.

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