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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

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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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 5

If there is no way to be worthy (cp. 2 Cor 2.16), then how can I approach the Supper? By faith, I trust the work of Christ who has made us great enough, competent to be ministers of the new … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 4

But what about subjective guilt? How can I deal with my awareness of my unworthiness? The problem really lies with the question. How can I be anything other than unworthy and be at the same time a recipient of grace. … 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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