The conversion that counts

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This is a reason for much
of the powerlessness of the church today;
we have converted men to the church,
to our doctrines, to our projects
and organizations—to almost anything
but Christ Himself.

–Rick Joyner

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Coming to faith

In the end, coming to faith
remains for all
a sense of homecoming,
of picking up the threads
of a lost life,
of responding to a bell
that had long been ringing,
of taking a place at a table
that had long been vacant.

–Malcolm Muggeridge
(1903 – 1990)

 

Attached to a Person

In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action — you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things… You are not called to get to heaven, to do good, or to be good — you are called to belong to Jesus Christ. The doing good, the being good, and the getting to heaven, are the by-products of that belonging. The center of conversion is the belonging of a person to a Person.

–E. Stanley Jones

Following a Person

In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action–you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things… You are not called to get to heaven, to do good, or to be good–you are called to belong to Jesus Christ. The doing good, the being good, and the getting to heaven, are the by-products of that belonging. The center of conversion is the belonging of a person to a Person.

–E. Stanley Jones (1884–1973)

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