Discussion on Guilt (Blog 24 Feb ’12)

Wale states: “The Holy Spirit plants conviction, but the Devil sows guilt.”

Q: What does this mean? What is the difference between the two? Do you agree?

Definition of guilt:

a: the state of one who has committed an offense especially consciously

b: feelings of culpability especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy

Definition of conviction:

the state of being convinced of error or compelled to admit the truth

2 Cor 7:10 says, “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”

Q: Can you think of examples of godly grief producing repentance, and worldly grief producing death?

Romans 8:1-2 says, There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”

Q: What do you think it means for there to be “no condemnation for those who are in Christ?”

Q: What is the law of sin and death? Do you feel free from it?


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