____________________________________Conviction is when we sin and God gently try's to lead us away thru that quiet voice. We feel guilty about our sin and rightfully so. Condemnation is when the devil makes us feel guilty over sin that we have already repented of or about our past.
Idk that's my experience.
I've been told that they felt they were being condemned when they first heard the Gospel. (Maybe they just didn't know the difference) Anyone here felt a little condemnation?
_________________________________Before I got saved I figured once dead-that was it; nothing else.
Or I figured I was going to hell anyway 'if there was a god '.
Praise Jesus that someone shared the Gospel with me! (Thank you Dave....)
_____________________________________________________Interesting that no where in the New Testament does it present that the Holy Spirit "convicts" a believer of sin. There is a spirit that brings sins to remembrance and wants believers to doubt the righteousness we have in Christ? That spirit is (satan) the accuser. The Holy Spirit is not showing us (believers) our sins...that is a error of doctrine conceived in the pit of hades.
Heb 10:10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,
13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.
14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
17 then He adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."