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Convertion And Salvation Different

Was Peter saved when he answered , "Thou art the Christ, the son of the living GOD"? IF not; then why does Jesus tell Peter flesh and blood did not revealed it to you but my Father which is in heaven. What is the difference between being converted and being saved? If any.

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Peter was saved when he was Baptized. The Gospels just do not stated when the baptism for all the 12 Disciples occured. But, if Jesus is telling them to Baptized the Nations, I am sure He made sure His Disciples were baptized.

Jesus is asking a questioned. Matthew 16, of who people are saying who He is to them.
Because Peter knew the answer, Jesus states that His Father revealed this knowledge to him. So, Jesus who is obedient, knew that His Father was telling Him to put Peter in charge of His Church.

The Passages are clear. No need to add to it's meaning. You have to read the whole chapter complete, even the whole Gospel as one.
---Nicole on 7/13/08

I believe Peter was saved when he was called. Now, Judas was not saved when he was called. The inward experience of conversion is sometimes referred to as the new birth [John 3:3-8]. Conversion [the new birth] is a new spiritual beginning in a person's relationship to God. The experience of conversion may differ with various individuals. Paul's conversion was sudden and radical, while the conversion of Lydia [Acts 16:14-15] was gradual and gentle. But the results of conversion are always a clear change of attitude and a new direction for life. So, yes, they are the same.
---catherine on 7/13/08

Mima::These words by Peter were uttered because Jesus knew this could have only been revealed to Peter by the Father No one else was aware that Jesus was the son of God.#2:Conversion is A prelude to being saved,one is change the other is acceptance.
---Emcee on 7/12/08

It means the same. When a person comes to Christ, they convert over to Christ. Leaving their past behind them and start a new life in Jesus. If one has not been converted over to Christ, they weren't saved to start with.
---Rebecca_D on 7/7/07

I was once Alan8867, but that was about 18 months ago. I wrote that in November 2005, and the blog has been dormant since then.
No-one thought it worthwhile responding then ... I wonder if they will this time, now that the Mods have redated my reply and resurrwected the blog.
---alan_of_UK on 7/7/07

When God first spoke to Moses, Moses was not saved. One does not have to be saved for God to decide to reveal something to you.

Matt 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 4:12 ..lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out

Yes, converted = saved.
---a_servant on 7/7/07

When a baby is born, it is not complete. When a person is born again, it is just the beginning of the journey to salvation. It is a change in the direction of the life, but not yet the end goal. Salvation is the gift of God that He brings with Him at His coming, and although we have the promise of that gift at conversion, we still have a lot of growing up to do before He gets here.
---jerry6593 on 7/7/07

Conversion, "regeneration" is the coming alive of the spirit of the lost, which was dead spiritually to God. The new birth, or been "born again." means that you were born once in bondage to sin and separated from God. Regeneration is the coming alive of that lost person's spirit, and opening his eyes, and ears, and able to understand the things of God. The process of regeneration is done by God as in the case of Peter, Jesus made it clear that it was God who revealed it to him.
---mark on 7/7/07

#2. If God had not revealed it to Peter, Peter would have never understood or believed anything that Christ was doing. All lost souls need the revelation of God in order to believe. Salvation is a promise that is given to each person who has come alive to Christ, and is salvation from the wrath of God in the time of Judment. All believer will have the Righteousness of Christ.
---mark on 7/7/07

When I was converted, no-one used the word "saved"
These words really come in phases.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/7/07

Question 2: Biblically conversion and salvation are all wrapped up together. A form of the word is used 5 x's in the OT and 10 x's in the NT. It means a turning. It's akin to repentence in a sence. It is a matter of the heart. Check out these verses hope they help (Mt. 13.15; 18.3; Jn 12.40; Acts 3.19; 28.27; and Jas 5.19, 20).
---Ronnie on 11/19/05

Question 1: Salvation is by confession with the mouth and belief in the heart (Rom. 10.9-10). It takes both. Confession nor belief alone are enough. Confession can be made with head knowledge, but faith or belief comes from the heart. Until the heart and the head agree true salvation can not exist. The belief in Romans 10.9 is that Jesus was raised. Could Peter really do that prior to Jesus' death. OT believers looked forward to a promise they didn't fully understanding. Maybe Peter did the same.
---Ronnie on 11/19/05

Salavation: accepting Christ in your life and Lord and saviour
COnvertion: when your are baptised with the holy spirit and fire
ask me formore
---stephen on 11/16/05

As far as I am aware 'saved', 'born-again' and 'converted' are all interchangeable. When I was 'converted' in the 60s the word 'saved' was rarely used but I now think it is preferrable as it shows we needed to be saved from something (our sin). 'Converted' is a word used by people who marry someone of another faith and convert to their partner's faith (often used when 'converting' to Islam, Judaism or Catholicism) but, of course, it still can mean converting from whatever you were to Christianity.
---M.P. on 11/15/05

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