Monthly Archives: February 2011


Once again an unforeseen delay has hit. I had surgery on my right ankle yesterday. Reading is difficult and typing is a problem. I have five or six drafts started, but it’s going to be a while till I get … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table — Sanctification

Four more effects of the blood of Christ remain: sanctification (Heb 13.12); eternal life (John 6.53-56); resurrection (John 6.53-56); and final victory (Rev 12.11). Here we take up the first, sanctification. Sanctification is a concept that plays a large part … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Guilt and Cleansing — Conclusion

So what is the conclusion of all that we have been saying? Cleansing of the conscience is the solution to the problem of guilt. The cross delivers us from the penalty of sin (from objective guilt). But the problem of … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Forgiveness — Red Heifers — Part 10

I grew up in the largest cow town in America, but I’m still essentially a city boy. So I had to ask what a red heifer would be. The word has two elements, in the Bible. First, a heifer is … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 9 — Forgiveness

Now we turn to the other of the two issues that we must understand in facing our guilt. How can I bear the idea of being everlastingly a demonstration of God’s grace (Eph 2.7)? If that means that anyone who … Continue reading


Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 9

How can I face my blameworthiness? It depends on whose honor I am seeking. If I am intent on seeking my own honor (as in John 5.44; 7.18!), then I am not seeking the honor of God. If I am … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 8

Now, of course, one may grant what we have said, without therefore granting that we have answered our basic question. We are immediately dealing with glory (two posts ago, we made this step). What has glory to do with facing … Continue reading

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More information on John

For those who would like to check the data I referred to in the previous post, go to where you can download a pdf. Don’t be afraid since it’s in Greek. The references in John are the important issues … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 7

To honor God, I have argued, requires that my blameworthiness be on display (Eph 2.7). How, then, does this honor God? We have turned to the gospel of John (15. 8; 14.15)  to address these questions. How, then, can we … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 6

But how can I face the fact that my blameworthiness remains? This question dogs many who confront these ideas. First, it is a necessity that my blameworthiness remain. It is the presupposition of being a recipient of grace. Ephesians 2.7 … Continue reading

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