A conviction is something from God and cannot be altered. God never changes. Those things that come from Him could therefore never change.
- Academic proofs won’t change that.
- More popular versions won’t change that.
- Pressure from others won’t change that.
I am also, for instance, convicted that the church Jesus built is a Baptist church.
I could therefore never go to any other sort. It’s not about convenience, programs, proximity, popularity. It’s not about the personality of the pastor or the friendliness of the congregation. It is about doctrine and authority. I am so convicted of this that I could only attend a Baptist church that is equally convicted.
My convictions come not from what a man has taught me. That would be mere convincing. My convictions come from personal study of the Word of God, an understanding of church history and the work of the Holy Spirit upon my conscience.