Purification of the Conscience

“It is impossible to serve God comfortably or acceptably, without a good conscience, [Heb. 10:1-3]. And the conscience of no man is good unless it is purified by atoning blood. A strong persuasion of God’s holiness and justice, united with a just sense of the number and guilt of our own sins, will fill us with servile fears and torments, until we by faith lay hold of Christ as a sacrifice, and are clad in his spotless righteousness.  Saving faith in the Redeemer maketh not ashamed. If we see our sins, and do not see Christ’s way of removing guilt, we cannot but quake and tremble. Therefore ‘the purification of the conscience is an inestimable good.’ He who has it can never, like the unpardoned sinner, be justly bowed down with an enormous load of guilt. Any man, who serves God happily and worthily, must have paid a visit to the cross and sepulchre of Messiah.” –William S. Plumer “Hebrews” p. 399

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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