In Acts 24:16 Paul the apostle said, “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man. ”  Later in 1 Timothy 1:19 he told Timothy, “holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith.”  We can see from these verses and others that the conscience is no small thing. Whether it’s keeping a clear conscience in our walk with Christ.  Or having a properly informed conscience from the Word of God.  Above all, having a cleansed conscience by the blood of Christ.

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Reasons to Accept the Differing Christian

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Reasons to Accept the Differing Christian

So Romans 14 provides some very helpful guidance in dealing with differences among Christians in the church.

A Conscience Led by the Word of God Alone

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A Conscience Led by the Word of God Alone

Believing in the sufficiency of Scripture not only means that you say all the scripture says, but that you don't say what the scripture doesn't say. Because if God shuts his mouth...

A Weak Conscience Seared by Legalism

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A Weak Conscience Seared by Legalism

People were forbidding marriage and eating of certain foods, and in doing so were searing their consciences. When you get a zeal for the Lord it is very easy for Satan to high...

The Blessing of a Clear Conscience

The Blessing of a Clear Conscience

The conscience is given to us to protect us, and to keep us.

Every Relationship Right

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Every Relationship Right

Do you have to avoid brethren in meetings because things are not really right with you and them?

Do You Have a Good Conscience?

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Do You Have a Good Conscience?

John talks about 1 Timothy 1:19 - "holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith,"

Non-Essentials & Strong Convictions

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Non-Essentials & Strong Convictions

Romans 14:3 - Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

Is It Ok to Have a Beer With My Friends So I Can Evangelize to Them?

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Is It Ok to Have a Beer With My Friends So I Can Evangelize to Them?

Bob Jennings and Tim Conway answer a question on dealing with becoming all things to all people that we might win some for Christ.

How Do I Deal With Hurtful Sins From My Past?

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How Do I Deal With Hurtful Sins From My Past?

An Ask Pastor Tim where someone asks a sensitive question on how to deal with sexual sin from his past.

Why Do You Do What You Do?

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

What motivates you to do what you do? Is it motivated by a love for Christ and the glory of God? Or are you pursuing your own selfish desires and going against the Will of God?

Filled With the Spirit #4: Are Your Hands Clean?

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Filled With the Spirit #4: Are Your Hands Clean?

Are your hands clean? - Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Tim reads from an account on The Hebrides Revival - Duncan Cambell

Is it Ok to Break the Copyright Laws?

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Is it Ok to Break the Copyright Laws?

Is there anything installed on your computer that was illegally downloaded and you do not have the rights to the software? Is it ok to download music that you do not have the rights to? Is it ok to use music that you do not have the rights to in videos? We must all ask ourselves this question, do we have a clear conscience? Or is there sin in our live that deals with the copyright that we just have not seen because we have been blinded by our cultures downward spiral in morality.

Do You Have Integrity or Are You a Liar?

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Do You Have Integrity or Are You a Liar?

Do you practice integrity in your life, even when it seems no one is looking, and no one will ever know, do you do the right thing? We must live lives of integrity as Christians, for the glory of God, as a testimony to the world around us.

Submission to the Government

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Submission to the Government

As a professing Christian are you submitting to the government?

Your Life, Witness, and Testimony

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Your Life, Witness, and Testimony

What do people see when they watch you go through life? Are you conducting yourself in a way that will honor and glorifying Christ as the treasure He is?

  • Act 24:16 So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.
  • 1Ti 1:19 holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith,
  • Titus 1:15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
  • 1 Timothy 4:2  2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared…
  • 1 Samuel 24:5 And afterward David’s heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.

A weak and constantly accusing conscience is a spiritual liability, not a strength. Many people with especially tender consciences tend to display their overscrupulousness as if it were proof of deep spirituality. It is precisely the opposite.

John MacArthur, The Vanishing Conscience, pg. 46

Ironically, a weak conscience is more likely to accuse than a strong conscience. Scripture calls this a weak conscience because it is too easily wounded.

John MacArthur, The Vanishing Conscience, pg. 43



Bob Jennings

A cleansed conscience is not a conscience that managed to forget guilt, it’s a conscience that has experienced guilt dealt with by the price being fully paid at the Cross.

Ryan Fullerton, A Weak Conscience Seared by Legalism