John 16:8-9 (NKJV) And when He [the spirit] has come, He will convict the world of sin… because they do not believe in Me…
This is the ONLY kind of conviction (exposing of fault) the Holy Spirit is doing today. He convicts THE WORLD (not believers) of their sin. And even for the world, He is only convicting them of the sin of not believing in Jesus! That’s it!
A feeling of remorse or a churning in your stomach is NOT the conviction of Holy Spirit. The church has completely made that up! That’s called your conscience — it’s your own mind beating you up over sin that Jesus was already beat up over.
1 John 3:20 (NKJV) For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.