→Convicts and Convinces
=== Convicts and Convinces ===
The Spirit convicts us of sin and convinces us of mercy.
"True contrition for sin" is a work of the Spirit within us, not something that we can produce by pure willpower. It is a grace that lays a firm foundation for grace.
This, I think, is why blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the "unforgivable sin" [http://usccb.org/bible/matthew/12:31 (Mt 12:31-32).] We cannot accept forgiveness if we
do not admit that we have sinned.
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