I am convicted!

“And I am convicted.”

Why do I never hear this word other than in “church speak” … ?

And why does church-speak seem to make that statement its very own evidence?

“I am convicted so I am right/it is right/we are right.  And you should be convicted too.   If you search your heart I know that you too will be convicted.   I have the proof – my proof is that I am convicted.  So just why isn’t that proof enough for you?”

Dictionary:
“conviction”
an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

“And I am conviction-ed.”

an unshakable belief
without need for proof or evidence

Is it just me – this use of “church speak” to make “an unshakable belief without need for proof or evidence” into a good thing simply because it is “church-speak” which means it is “all the proof we need” in holding an unshakeable belief (that requires no proof) –

Or does anyone else find that just a little scary?

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