What converts can teach us

October 12th, 2020

As a convert of Jesus and as someone who seeks to make converts, I have begun reading the four gospels and the book of Acts as a marvelous collection of conversion stories. Think about it. Eleven of the apostles were converts, like the Magi before them.

So were Nicodemus, the woman at the well, the man born blind, the lame man of Bethesda, the Gadarene demoniac, the adulterous woman, Zaccheus, Mary Magdalen, Lazarus and his sisters.

So were Luke, the temple beggar, Barnabas, Silas, Ananias and Paul, the eunuch, Stephen, the jailer, Cornelius, Lydia, Priscilla and Aquila, John Mark, Timothy and his mother and grandmother.

All were converted from following something lesser to following the one thing needful, the God-man. All have something to teach us about winning people from Christian Science to Christ. And about living deeper into our own conversion experience, walking the road of sanctification.

It’s in this context that I’m elated with Leaving Christian Science, the newly published “book of witnesses” in which Lauren Hunter was kind enough to include me.

May the book be a blessing to many. May the ten of us profiled there as converts be multiplied a thousandfold as the Good Shepherd rescues more and more of his lost sheep from the CS wilderness.

Ananias baptizes Saul of Tarsus, Acts 9:17



The author can be reached at andrewsjk@aol.com

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