Monday, July 24, 2006

CQOD: 07/27/06 -- Westcott: the danger of understanding

Christian Quotation of the Day

July 27, 2006
Commemoration of Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher, 1901
    And you shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.'
    -- Jeremiah 7:28 (ESV)

    The idea of “conviction” is complex. It involves the concepts 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.
    ... Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901), The Gospel According to St. John [1882]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant that ____ and ____ shall receive Your truth and embrace it, to eternal life.

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