The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.
The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed.
An appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the conversion of a horse.
The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.
A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.
A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank.
A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles.
A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life.
A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today! Billy Sunday
Testimony is the beginning of and a prerequisite to continuing conversion. Testimony is a point of departure; it is not an ultimate destination. Strong testimony is the foundation upon which conversion is established. Testimony alone is not and will not be enough to protect us in the latter-day storm of darkness and evil in which we are living. David A. Bednar
The true Christian is called to be a soldier and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence and security. He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and doze along the way to heaven, like one traveling in an easy carriage. J. C. Ryle