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The vanishing conscience

Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Dallas : Word, Inc., 1994.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John MacArthur
ISBN: 0849908426 9780849908422
OCLC Number: 29564102
Description: 280 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: A sinful society --
1. Whatever happened to sin? --
Guilt bashing --
No guilt, no sin --
The sin-as-disease model --
The wrong prescription --
The victimization of society --
Disease-model therapy invades the church --
The futility of denying our guilt --
2. The soul's automatic warning system --
What is the conscience? --
The conscience holds court --
How the conscience is cleansed --
Overcoming a weak conscience --
Keeping a pure conscience --
Recovering the doctrine of conscience --
3. How sin silences the conscience --
Hardened by the deceitfulness of sin --
First the bad news --
The conscience evident within --
The downward spiral --
The death of conscience Part II: The nature of sin --
4. What do you mean, "totally depraved"? --
The blind faith of self-esteem --
The church and the self-esteem cult --
The sanctification of human pride? --
What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? --
Understanding the doctrine of total depravity --
All have sinned and fall short --
5. Sin and its cure --
The scandal of sin --
Nature of human depravity --
The theological problem posed by evil --
Sin and the cross of Christ --
God so loved the world --
You must be born again --
6. The conquered enemy within --
The danger of perfectionism --
Perfectionism's key error --
How does sanctification work? --
Shall we continue in sin? --
Freed from sin --
or are we? --
It is no longer I who sin Part III: Handling sin --
7. Hacking Agag to pieces --
God's anger against Amalek --
The folly of partial obedience --
Life in the Spirit --
Death in the physical body --
What is mortification? --
How do we mortify sin? --
Strike sin at its head --
8. Handling temptation --
Can we really overcome temptation? --
The means of temptation --
The nature of temptation --
The extent of temptation --
The escape from temptation --
9. Keeping a pure mind --
The danger of a sinful thought life --
Watch over your heart --
How the mind sins --
Discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart --
Taking every thought captive to obedience --
10. Holding to the mystery of faith with a clear conscience --
Sin and shame --
Sin and psychology --
Sin and the church --
Sin and the Christian --
Sin and God --
Appendix 1: Gaining victory over sin --
a closer look at Romans 6 --
We being raised yet stink --
Know --
Reckon --
Yield --
Obey --
Serve --
Appendix 2: An appeal for a good conscience --
Outward ritual is not enough --
Appealing to God for a good conscience --
The advantage of a pure conscience --
Appendix 3: Searching your conscience --
Why people life in sin without knowing it --
How to discover unknown sin within --
How to examine yourself --
Search your conscience for secret sins --
The danger of unforsaken sin.
Responsibility: John F. MacArthur, Jr.

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