Convict the World of Sin

by Terry Wane Benton

The Holy Spirit used the revelation He gave to Peter to "convict the world of sin" (John 16:8; Acts 2:22-37). When they heard the convicting truth, they felt a need to be saved. Without telling the world of sin, no one feels a need to be saved. Everyone thinks they are fine until you point out what sin is.

Society affirmed the Corinthians until someone pointed out the sins of adultery, homosexuality, sodomy, thievery, drunkenness, covetousness, etc. Then, they wanted to be justified, sanctified, and washed from these sins (I Corinthians 6:8-10). Someone could easily have told the church that they ought not to speak about these political issues, but these were moral issues of sin, not political issues to avoid discussing. If no one knows they have cancer, they will never seek to be saved from it.

Cooperate with the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin so they can desire the remedy God offers in Christ.

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