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How Does The Holy Spirit Convict The World?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Minister Monardo, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo Well-Known Member

    United States
    The Work of the Holy Spirit: The Spirit Of Truth=The Helper;
    The Counselor; The Comforter; The Advocate
    John 16:
    But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me,
    Where are You going?

    6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
    7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away;
    for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart,
    I will send Him to you.

    8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of
    righteousness, and of judgment:

    9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;
    10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
    11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
    12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
    13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
    He will guide you into
    all truth; for He will not speak on His own,
    but whatever He hears He will speak;

    and He will tell you things to come.
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  2. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic Supporter

    United States
    As you have pointed out, first he convicts the World with the truth, that is shine into them, and which every person will recognize as the truth.
    Certainly this has been done before both by Christ and by God.
    But when the Holy Spirit comes into our lives, all He has to do is to hold up the mirror of truth, and we see ourselves as we are.
    There is no more pretense, no more justification, no more lies, no more excuses, and no more blaming others for our own failures.
    He is Holy, He is Just, and He is Right.
    He is a spotlight that shines into dark corners, and one that no one can run away from, for when He comes, there are no places that He cannot see.

    But the good part is that when your heart is filled with Him, He shines that same light on things that you didn't know or understand, and He also can show you other hearts where He is resident.
    And when your hand touches theirs, an electrical current of Spiritual Power will connect the two of you, and you will know that you have found a friend; because each of you have the Holy Spirit resident within you.
  3. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo Well-Known Member

    United States
    Empowering every Word from the mouth of God, and His Son.
    Matthew 7:
    And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank
    in your own eye?

    4 Or how can you say to your brother, Let me remove the speck from your eye;
    and look, a plank is in your own eye?

    5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly
    to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

    Walk in the light of truth, to become children of light
    1 Corinthians 11:
    31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.
    32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord,
    that we may not be condemned with the world.
    John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.
    The Holy Spirit in us gives us the spirit of meekness, by which we can comfort others.
    Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore
    such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

    To experience that light is to experience His Love, and all His work is done in truth.
    John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen,
    that they have been done in God.

    For our mutual edification and improvement.
    Romans 2:
    Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge,
    for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who
    judge practice the same things.
    2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those
    who practice such things.
    3 And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things,
    and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?
    John 13:35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

    If after reading through your post twice, and then going line by line a third time to share what
    comes to mind, especially from the scriptures, does that make your words inspirational? :)
    If brethren would do this more often in a forum, is that not fellowship in the Holy Spirit?
    How controversial we are!

    Luke 17:10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded,
    say, We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.
  4. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo Well-Known Member

    United States
    By the tongue of the righteous
    Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
    And his tongue talks of judgment.

    1 Corinthians 14:
    But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in,
    he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all.
    And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face,
    he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.