ANSWER: He (the Holy Spirit) CONVICTS of sin, righteousness and judgment. John 16:8.
Derek Prince: “These are the three eternal realities in which all religion is based: sin, righteousness and judgment. There will be sin, there will be righteousness, and at the end there will be judgment. 1 John 5:17: All unrighteousness is sin. GOD’S JUDGMENT IS A MAIN THEME OF THE GOSPEL. YOU CANNOT REALLY UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL UNTIL YOU HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF JUDGMENT. AND I WANT TO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT THE APOSTLES, WHEN THEY CAME WITH THE GOSPEL—ESPECIALLY TO UNREACHED PEOPLE—THE FIRST THING THEY SPOKE ABOUT WAS JUDGMENT, NOT FORGIVENESS. EXAMPLES: Acts 10:42-43; Acts 17:30-31; Luke 24:46-47 (JESUS PREACHED ONE WORD IN Matthew 4:17: REPENT). Without this preaching [ABOUT JUDGMENT], it is a FALSE GOSPEL.”
See: Derek Prince – Sin, Righteousness & Judgement
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