The older I get the more I am beginning to realize that some of the convictions and standards that were presented to me growing up among the ranks of the IFB were what I would call "personal" standards or convictions rather than "biblical" standards or convictions. Here is how I would define these terms: Biblical conviction - A conviction that is clearly taught in the Word of God. (Modesty, honesty, gentleness, etc.) These would lead to biblical standards of dress and conduct, all the while being supported by Scripture or scriptural principles. Personal conviction - A conviction that the Holy Spirit impresses upon the heart of an individual but does not necessarily violate a biblical principle. (Not eating out on Sunday, not dining in restaurants which serve alcohol, not owning a TV, etc.) Now, allow me to pose two questions: 1. Is it ever right to impose one's personal convictions upon another (non-family)? 2. Is it a sin for a person to violate his/her own personal convictions?