Talk:Essay:Passages Most Likely to Convert
As someone who was brought up Christian and so never converted, I'd be keen to hear from any Conservapedia editors who are converts. Which passages did you find most important in your conversion?
Also, are there any extra-biblical texts that can have a similar effect? Perhaps biographies of famous people who have converted?--CPalmer 07:17, 8 January 2009 (EST)
- I don't know how many others find it inspiring, but I would certainly cite Confessions by Saint Augustine as a powerful example. Tzoran 00:04, 13 February 2010 (EST)
- Your suggestion is an interesting one, and all are certainly welcome to the work that you cite. But I find liberals seem to promote that work at the expense of others that I would consider to be more effective. The Prodigal Son, for example, seems to get the message across far more efficiently and effectively than Confessions does. Yet I never hear a liberal praising that parable.--Andy Schlafly 00:13, 13 February 2010 (EST)
- There's no doubt that it's one of the greatest parables, but the Prodigal Son isn't so much about the conversion of the non-Christian as the return of the lost sheep. Do you think it's really effective at converting those who were never part of the flock to begin with? DanielPulido 00:42, 13 February 2010 (EST)
I put Psalm 23 at the top of the list because I believe that it is literally the most beautiful and most perfect piece of writing, ever:
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
When I have had my faith shaken Psalm 23 has always saved me. If other people disagree, of course feel free to revert; I'd love to hear which passages matter the most to other Christians as well.--WillS 02:56, 24 September 2010 (EDT)
- It's a powerful passage, that's for sure.--Andy Schlafly 07:05, 24 September 2010 (EDT)