B.F. Westcott on Conviction

B.F. Westcott:  “The idea of ‘conviction’ is complex.  It involves the conceptions of authoritative examination, of unquestionable proof, of decisive judgment, of punitive power.  Whatever the final issue may be, he who ‘convicts’ another places the truth of the case in dispute in a clear light before him, so that it must be seen and acknowledged as truth.  He who then rejects the conclusion which the exposition involves, rejects it with his eyes open and at his peril.  Truth seen as truth carries with it condemnation to all who refuse to welcome it.”

Ryrie, A Survey of Bible Doctrine, p. 75.

Source: A Survey of Bible Doctrine

Charles Ryrie (1925-2016) was long-time professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and Dean of Doctoral Studies.  He was an ardent dispensationalist, pretribulationalist, and premillennialist.  His book, Dispensationalism Today (no …