For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
Jesus told his disciples, “…unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven…” (Matthew 18:3). Sometimes even believers need to “be turned” from the way they are thinking and acting. Their willingness to turn (to humility rather than pride) is an indication of the presence of eternal life, which comes as a gift of grace to those who have faith in Jesus. An unwillingness to “be turned” is an indication of the lack of eternal life. Are you converted?