150: What’s the Difference Between Conviction and Condemnation?

 In Conviction, Holy Spirit, Podcast, Sanctification, Sin

Sometimes we feel remorse or guilt for our sinful actions. Is this good or bad?

Well, it depends on the source of those feelings and impressions. Sometimes those feelings are coming from the conviction of the Holy Spirit and other times its emotions of condemnation. How can we tell the difference?

Conviction is from God, and it causes us to feel sorry for our sin and ought to inspire us to repent. Condemnation is from the enemy of our soul, and it causes us to feel shame and run from from God.

In this episode, Kenny discusses the difference in these two impressions, their sources, and their eventual outcomes. Kenny then gives us pastoral advice on how we ought to respond to conviction versus how we ought to respond to condemnation.

Highlighted Passages

John 3:17

2 Corinthians 5:21

Romans 8:1-2