555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

415. How Is Conversion Accomplished?

By prayer, by repentance of our sins, by sincerely accepting Christ as Saviour, by surrendering ourselves to him in all things as our guide, and by proclaiming our new allegiance and striving, with his help and in his strength, to regulate our lives according to his teachings. Conversion is a turning from sin to righteousness, producing thus a change in our thoughts, desires, dispositions and daily lives, which is the work of the Holy Spirit upon the heart as the result of saving faith. Conversion, however, in the sense of turning from sin and accepting Christ as Saviour, is distinct from regeneration, which is the work of the Spirit only.