The Holy Spirit does not convict believers and non-believers of specific sins.
Consequences of this error:
- Believers do not walk in relationship with the Holy Spirit.
- The preaching of another spirit, but not the Holy Spirit
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 – Notice the word ‘deeds’ is plural.
“When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.” Eze 3:18-19
“For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debaters, envying, wrath, strife, backbiting, whispering, swellings, tumults: And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.” 2 Cor 12:20-21
Now, it is important to note that conviction and condemnation are two different things.
The Holy Spirit convicts the unbeliever of sin to reveal to him that he is already condemned so that he would repent and be saved. However, the Holy Spirit convicts the believer of sin so that he would repent, to walk in oneness with God. There is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus.