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What Does Conviction Mean

What does conviction really mean? What are some scriptures about conviction in the Word of God?

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Conviction in real simple terms means: to feel guilty about something.You feel an uneasiness or restlessness in your heart.You are not really convinced that something you said or did was the right and godly thing to do or say. It is your conscience,speaking to you, in the unsaved. It is the Holy Spirit speaking to you, in the saved.
A few scriptures for you:Hebrews 3:6,St John 6:68,69 and Colossians 2:2 for starters. God bless.
---Robyn on 10/29/08


There are various types of Conviction and the list and example verses are quite long well exceeding 85 words multiple times.

Look up Conviction in Naves Topical Bible there are print version, It is bundled in some Bible software and there are Internet sources so you can find the type you are looking for and example verses relation to it's use.

Also consult a high quality Bible dictionary of theological terms as opposed to a names dictionary.
---notlaw99 on 9/9/08


Greetings Cynthia,

Conviction is the feeling of shame, and remorse for sin.

Here are some scriptures for you:
John 8:9, Luke 18:13 (borrowed from Eloy's list:-) Eph. 5:13, Mt. 26:75, and to some extent Jude 15.

Lord bless you Cynthia,
---trey on 10/25/07


Acknowledging ones own guilt, wrong, sin or responsibility, for actions or misactions. It is fessing up. Please Read- Luke 18:13+ Acts 2:36-41+ Romans 10:9-13+ Hebrews 3:7-19.
---Eloy on 10/25/07


Conviction means: God will tug at one's heart for remorse for the sins they've committed. If a person goes out and does something, and afterword they feel bad about it, and get to thinking about what they've done. That is God letting that person know what they've done was wrong. When Peter rejected to know Christ, when he heard the cock crow, he feel down to his knees. God pricked his heart and convicted him of not knowing Christ.
---Rebecca_D on 10/24/07




Pharisees had only one motive for dragging her to Jesus.
They cared nothing for her, for God, or for truth.
It was sanctimonious hypocrisy.
Once again, it brought Jesus Christ to the center. The center of the universe.

Jesus restores. Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin.
We are never to celebrate a brother's demise, not even privately.

He that is without sin cast the first stone.
Repent, ask forgiveness.
Forgive and restore. Jesus is the Master, His example is best.
---Rachel on 10/23/07


Wild horses couldn't drag me away from the love of Jesus Christ.

When they dragged her to Jesus she felt utter terror and despair. She had no thought about a future, only that she was about to die a gruesome death.
The men gathered around her and already had rocks in their hands.
---Rachel on 10/23/07


Well remember when the crowd all gathered around Mary, being caught in the act of adultery. written about in John chapter 8, they were convicted of their failure to include the man who was guilty with the woman, what Christ wrote on the ground, The challenge to start throwing if they were sinless themselves, their hypocrisy which was flagrant to Christ and others present, Their guilt committing the same sin.
---Whisper on 10/23/07


First, conviction for sin is the result of the Person of the Holy Spirit awakening humanity to a sense of guilt and condemnation because of sin and unbelief. Second, more than mental conviction is intended. The total person is involved. This can lead to action based on a sense of conviction. Third, the conviction results in hope, not despair. The conviction not only implies the exposure of sin [despair] but also calls to repentance. [hope]. John 16:8-11. and Ezek. 3:26 also Job 22:4.
---catherine on 10/23/07


cynthia there are many.remember though conviction can be a steadfast belief when delivering a message,as he speaks with conviction,which is related in 2cor 4-14 heb 2-1 john7,44-46 MATT 21-33-46 coming to an awarness of a fact would be my definition,usually associated with a mistake,or ongoing mistake one has made.
---tom2 on 10/23/07




Conviction means-making one conscious of his guilt. John 16:7-11, Acts 2:37, John 8:9, Rom. 2:15, James 2:9 those are just some of the scriptures that have the word conviction in it.
---ANN on 10/23/07


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