Category Archives: cleansing

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 3

Sorry for the long hiatus. In the interim, I have broken my ankle in the ice that Dallas enjoyed in the last two weeks. Beyond that, just the normal business of a semester has kept me busy. But I’m back … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 2

Guilt is a concept we are intimately familiar with. It’s the member of the family that belongs at any family gathering, but everyone tries to avoid. But we do not often carefully consider what guilt is. Our purpose now is … Continue reading

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Old Testament Sacrifice—2

Surely only the work of Jesus brings full forgiveness, and “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sin” (Heb 10.4). If this is true, how can we claim that by Old Testament sacrifice, people … Continue reading

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Old Testament Sacrifice

It is impossible to talk about cleansing the conscience without also addressing what cleansing rituals mean in the Old Testament. We tend to relate the concepts of “clean” and “unclean” to moral categories, for after all, cleanliness is next to … Continue reading

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