John 16:8 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
2) "He will reprove the world," (elegksei ton kosmon peri hamartais) "He will reprove, convict, or reprimand the world," the world as opposed to Christ.
a) "Of sin," (peri hamartais) "Concerning sin," or lawlessness, as when Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, Act 2:36-37; Act 7:51-54; Act 9:5; that all are sinners, condemned, and sin has wages that must be paid by someone, Rom 3:19; Rom 3:23; Rom 6:23; Joh 3:18.
b) "And of righteousness," (kai peri dikaiosunes) "And concerning righteousness," Rom 1:17; Rom 10:1-4; What is and what is not righteous, morally, ethically, or doctrinally; and of righteousness that is found in Jesus alone, in and through Jesus only, Isa 42:21; 2Co 5:21.
c) "And of judgment:" (kai peri kriseos) "And concerning judgment," that is certain, no man can escape, whether saved or unsaved, Heb 9:27-28; 2Co 5:10-11; Rev 20:13. Sin, righteousness, and the judgment to come are the three facts that the Holy Spirit continually witnesses, even as when Paul preached to Felix, Act 24:25.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.