the Lord’s teaching converts souls
That the Lord’s teaching converts souls means that it has the power to transform life itself,
for the soul is the principal of life within us.
Thus it was by his words alone Christ gave sight to the blind, raised paralytics up from their beds (Matthew 9:5 & John 5:8),
and commanded a dead man to rise from his tomb (Jn 11:39-44).
In this way, the power of conversion ascribed to the law of God includes the power of raising fallen man from the dead,
restoring him to life, physically and spiritually, for it is the power of God Himself
Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra
Psalms and the Life of Faith