Jesus came to this world not to condemn us, but to save us, condemnation is not from God, conviction of our sin is God’s way of drawing us to Him, condemnation is the devil's way of driving us away from God.
Jesus came so we would see God's way is the only way to God the Father, He wants us to see our sin so we would repent and turn to Him and be saved.
Conviction should bring repentance and show us our need for God and His help, condemnation brings nothing but guilt and shame which turns to fear, hiding, silence and resistance to repenting to God.
Christ took our condemnation on the cross, He sent the Holy Spirit to us to lead us in His righteousness to convict of us our sins against God, to teach us daily how to walk with God, and how to be holy for God is holy.
Our world feels condemned right now, and anger and frustration rule peoples hearts partly because people condemn each other instead of being Christ-like and showing one another the way, the truth and the life, but mostly because they know they are not living right with God and each other, they feel embarrassed, hopeless, fearful, angry and are resisting God, even though He is not condemning them, they fight back so they can justify in their hearts and minds the way they live. It is natural for mankind when we feel condemned to defend our actions even when we know it is wrong. Adam and Eve did this in the garden when they sinned against God.
What would happen if we asked God to convict of us our sin so we would repent, and then ask God to help us walk humbly with Him?
We would impact our world!
Then we could ask God to convict others of their sin, so their hearts and minds would be open to their own repentance and turning to God for their salvation?
Our world will not change with a finger pointed in its face telling them they are wrong, let's not condemn others but rather speak the truth out of love to them, they like us must realize their sin, their need for a Savior.
None of us on our own can stand before God, or even enter into His presence, it is only through Christ Jesus that we are righteous, holy and able to enter into the presence of God. Lets not think to highly of ourselves, let’s humble ourselves and ask the Holy Spirit to lead is in the everlasting way.
God does not call us to condemn others, but to love them, God drew us to Him, God convicted us of our sin, God revealed to us our need for repentance, and our need for a savior. He will do the same for others as He did us.
What makes us think that we can replace the work of God the Holy Spirit with our condemnation of others?
God's Word says this:
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.” John 3:16-18 CSB
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets: And they will all be taught by God. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to me — not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God. He has seen the Father.”John 6:44-46 CSB
“Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center. “Teacher,” they said to him, “this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. In the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” They asked this to trap him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse him. Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with his finger. When they persisted in questioning him, he stood up and said to them, “The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.” Then he stooped down again and continued writing on the ground. When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only he was left, with the woman in the center. When Jesus stood up, he said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, Lord,” she answered. “Neither do I condemn you,” said Jesus. “Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”John 8:3-11 CSB
“Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also. You know the way to where I am going.” “Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where you’re going. How can we know the way?” Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”John 14:1-7 CSB
“As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. “I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. “This is my command: Love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me, but I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you. “This is what I command you: Love one another.
“When the Counselor comes, the one I will send to you from the Father — the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father — he will testify about me. You also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.” John 15:9-17, 26-27 CSB
““I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling. They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service to God. They will do these things because they haven’t known the Father or me. But I have told you these things so that when their time comes you will remember I told them to you. I didn’t tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going away to him who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ Yet, because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment: About sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; and about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.” John 16:1-11 CSB
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