Until recently the phrase "conversion experience" could be heard everywhere in the Christian world. Though this term may have fallen into disuse of late, the concept of some type of emotional, psychological or religious "experience" marking the initiation of the believer into a relationship with Jesus Christ, remains an important part of modern Evangelical theology.
How can Christians handle their past experiences? This article looks at the life of the apostle Paul to answer this question. It argues that Christians cannot judge each other based on their past experiences, and that no sinner, no matter how sinful his past, needs to despair of Christ's mercy.
Repentance is part of the joyful duty of putting sin to death and coming alive to righteousness. This article discusses four principles for repenting of sin.
Conversion is the fruit of regeneration, and leads to obedience and trust in God, as well as forsaking ungodly actions.