My Conscience

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 4:1-5   I.         Defining your conscience             A.        A part of every human is an awareness of what he should do in various situations             B.        Your conscience does not determine what is right or wrong                         1.         That is what judgment is for.                         2.         Righteous judgment is done by God’s wisdom – Proverb 8:12-17                         3.         What…

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Weak in Faith vs. Weak in the Faith

by Fanning Yeater Tant Gospel Guardian, 24 September 1970 To be weak in faith is not the same as to be weak in the faith. There are two kinds of “weakness” involved, and they are to receive different treatment from those who are stable in Christ. The first kind of weakness is that which afflicted…

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What is the difference between feeling guilty and feeling convicted?

Question: Is it true that if you don’t know if something is a sin that you should not do it if it makes you feel convicted? So what is the difference between feeling guilty or feeling convicted? Sometimes I put a lot of thought into something that I bought. I bought the entire collection of…

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Should the church building be used for weddings or funerals?

Question: A good friend of mine told me about your web site and that your material has been a wonderful resource for him. You have a wonderful article answering the question: “Is it scriptural to have recorded music (not vocal) in a wedding ceremony that is held in the church building?“ In that article you…

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Can you discuss “gut feelings?”

Question: We have been having some great discussions at Bible study about gut feelings; for example, when some say I have a gut feeling about that person, but we have never met that person. I got a gut feeling about the boy my daughter is dating, or I got a gut feeling about the preacher,…

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Where is the line drawn between false teachings and matters of conscience?

Question: I’ve read your articles on false teaching and head coverings. My question is: How do we know if someone is engaging in false teaching? More specifically, where do we draw the line between false teaching and matters of conscience (Romans 14)? For example head coverings. There are a lot of different points of view…

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