For those in or familiar with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement tradition, there is perhaps no figure who is more important yet less known than Walter Scott. Scott is considered to be one of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement's four founding fathers. He is most famous for systematizing what he claimed was the restoration of the ancient gospel: faith, repentance, baptism, remission of sins, the Holy Spirit, and eternal life. For his evangelistic purposes, he condensed his doctrine into the methodology that became known as the five-finger exercise.
A popular statistic says nearly 85 percent of people who make a decision for Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14. But how young is too young? And is there an age that is right for a child to become a Christian? When does a child reach the age of accountability where, in God's eyes, he needs a savior?
Popular dictionaries list many different definitions for conversion. In all the definitions, the word "change" is continually used to convey the meaning, regardless of the context (monetary, scientific, medical, religious, etc.) Conversion to Christianity can be understood on three levels—the broad sense, the strict sense, and the discipleship sense. Understanding these has implications for living the Christian life.