Binney's Theological Compend

By Amos Binney and Daniel Steele



          This term, in its strict sense, describes the human part of that change called regeneration, by which the sinner is brought into the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 18:3. In a broader (109. What are meant by the direct and the indirect witness? Does this insure final salvation? What is conversion? Its human part?) sense, conversion is that change in the thoughts, desires, dispositions, and life of the sinner which is brought about when he is renewed by the Holy Ghost, as a result of his turning from sin to God, through faith in Jesus Christ. Ezek. 18:21-23, 30-32; Acts 9:35; 11:21; 15:3, 19; 26:20; I Thess. 1:9. This work is also described as being brought about by the agency of others. Ps 51:10-13; Luke 1:16; James 5:20.