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Conversion, Convert

Changing one’s beliefs, heart, and life to accept and conform to the will of God (Acts 3:19).

Conversion includes a conscious decision to give up one’s former ways and change to become a disciple of Christ. Repentance, baptism for the remission of sins, the reception of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, and continued faith in the Lord Jesus Christ make conversion complete. A natural man will be changed into a new person who is sanctified and pure, born again in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:17; Mosiah 3:19).

  • People must be converted and become as little children:Matt. 18:3; ( Mosiah 3:19; )
  • When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren:Luke 22:32;
  • They that gladly received his word were baptized:Acts 2:37–41;
  • Convert the sinner from the error of his way:James 5:20;
  • Enos was converted:Enos 1:2–5;
  • King Benjamin’s words wrought a mighty change in the people:Mosiah 5:2; ( Alma 5:12–14; )
  • All mankind must be born again, yea, born of God:Mosiah 27:25;
  • Alma and the sons of Mosiah were converted:Mosiah 27:33–35;
  • Lamoni’s father was converted:Alma 22:15–18;
  • By the power and word of God, they had been converted unto the Lord:Alma 53:10;
  • Repentance brings a change of heart:Hel. 15:7;
  • As many as were converted did truly show that they had been visited by the power and Spirit of God:3 Ne. 7:21;
  • Because of their faith in Christ at the time of their conversion, they were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost:3 Ne. 9:20;
  • They shall go forth and preach repentance, and many shall be converted:D&C 44:3–4;