What possesses someone, raised in a faith alien to Christianity to publicly change his/her faith and risk the scorn and persecution from their former co-religionists? Money? Social standing? Certainly there've been cases like that. Benjamin Disraeli would never have become prime minister of Britain if his father Isaac had remained a Jew. In old Europe, Jews would sometimes convert and join the state church to take advantage of financial and social benefits in wider society, even though it meant offending and scandalizing family and friends and cutting the ties that bind a man to his culture and heritage. In recent months, certain Muslim conversions to the Christian faith have been well-publicized and done at great personal risk. This Thursday we discuss a higher motive for conversion: the motive of personal conviction without consideration of any worldly gain. Your host, Rev. Rick Anderson on "Jewish Roots": an Internet radio talk show on www.scripturesdramatized.com . To call in with question or comment: 347-324-5759.