Personal Conviction Analysis

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The word conviction expresses a strong belief about an opinion of a matter. We all have opinions but when our desire to impress upon others our belief and nothing less, we are being convicted. The things that convict me and my belief may not be the same for others; especially, opinions concerning church denominational belief. Someone of a different denomination may receive Communion differently than I do, but the bottom line is, we still participate in the holy ceremony. Baptism or sprinkling is another area in which spiritual conviction prevails and depending on denomination, may have biblical references. Personal convictions involve situational issues such as; is my dress too sort, should I stay home and watch church on TV, or how am…show more content…
Of course, they don’t do the good deeds to get accolades but nonetheless, continue to make sure everyone knows. It seems they forget the people that have worked alongside them to help them accomplish the mission. Often we see people who are convicted by their refusal to accept change. There will always be one or two people who refuse to accept change even when it is better for the whole group. Even when they know change if is for the better, they still persist in trying to keep things the way it used to be and the way it has always been. When they realize change is inevitable, they dig their heels in and act as if everything is someone else’s fault. When they are left behind in the progress, they want to become offended and make excuses why they weren’t included. Generally, these people will get left behind or they will leave. If they continue to stay and are exclusively negative, their attitude infects other people. It becomes easier for them to ignore their convictions and they begin to justify their…show more content…
James 4:17 tells us, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin.” (KJV) God teaches what is right or wrong while we make our own decisions, but God had enlightened and it is up to us how we respond. Convictions that are contrary to the Holy Spirit can cause division in the church. Paul told the people of Cen΄chre-a΄ in Romans 16:17, “ Now I beseech thee brethren, mark those which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” (KJV) Dr. Dale A. Robbins (victorious.org) explains in his book that ‘we may not be able to stop offensive things from happening, but by applying God’s principles, you can stop them from hurting you.’ Knowing and applying the word of God brings peace to those who want peace. Proverbs 6:16-19 tell us there are six things the Lord hates but seven are an abomination to Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devised wicked plans, feet that are swift in running in evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren. This scripture speaks loudly to the different types of convictions discussed above. Jesus came that we might have life not death that these convictions will
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