The apostle Paul tells King Agrippa (Acts 26) of his conversion and of his ministry to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the king declares himself ‘almost persuaded’ to become a Christian. However sound our arguments and powerful our testimony it is only God who can save. This is a matter of God’s election for sure but also of our choice and of the prayers of the saints, who are commanded to pray for all men – for God desires all men to be saved.
Reason has its place in the process of conversion and I thank God for apologists old and new who have defended the gospel with precious arguments and evidence. But ultimately it is the work of the Holy Spirit to bring conviction and faith. God help us to pray for the outpouring of the Spirit on this dry and thirsty and barren land. Amen.