The World’s Prosecutor

20:00 minute mark elegcho is a legal word, means to indict by evidence. The word can be translated to prosecute and to prove guilty. The word envelopes both the role of judge and prosecutor and for one to be measured against the law and proven guilty in a final verdict.

Some of the usages of Word include verses in Luke 3:19 when John the Baptist rebuked or reprimanded (in some biblical translations) Herod the tetrarch but According to John MacArthur the word is better translated as convicted, in other words, John the Baptist didn’t merely rebuke Herod, he convicted him.

Used again in 1Timothy 5:20, James 2:8 Revelation 3:19, John 16:8

It’s about the Holy Spirit convicting people of their sin. He does this through preaching the scripture, testifying from the scripture.

1 Corinthians 14:23-24 …“But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all”. The word prophecy comes from the Greek verb, προφημι (prophemi), which means “to say beforehand, foretell”; it is a combination of the Greek words, προ and φημι. – Source

When they are convicted its doesn’t mean they feel bad, it means that they have been measured against the law of God and found guilty and a final verdict is rendered.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

reprove ἔλεγξον elenxon 1651 to expose, convict, reprove

Titus 1:9 He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

30:20 minute mark: John illustrates that those who preach the word of God are the world’s prosecutors.

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