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On conscience, sensuality and shame
It is possible for a person who rejects the existence of a God to devise for himself a system of outlooks and values which allow him to sink to the most morally depraved of states and do the most wicked things without a qualm of conscience. Consider the following:
Conscience is merely our own judgment of the right or wrong of our actions, and so can never be a safe guide unless enlightened by the word of God. Tryon Edwards
We never do evil so thoroughly and heartily as when led to it by an honest but perverted, because mistaken, conscience. Tryon Edwards
Conscience tells us that we ought to do right, but it does not tell us what right is -- that we are taught by God's word. H. C. Trumbull
The worst man is least troubled by his conscience.
It is astonishing how soon the whole conscience begins to unravel if a single stitch drops. One single sin indulged in makes a hole you could put your head through. C. Buxton
He that loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping.
Sensuality is the grave of the soul. Channing
Sordid and infamous sensuality, the most dreaded evil that issued from the box of Pandora, corrupts the entire heart and eradicates every virtue. Fenelon
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul. Bovee
Those wretches who never have experienced the sweets of wisdom and virtue, but spend all their time in revels and debauches, sink downward day after day, and make their whole life one continued series of errors. They taste no real or substantial pleasure; but, resembling so many brutes, with eyes always fixed on the earth, and intent upon their laden tables, they pamper themselves in luxury and excess. Plato
I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame. Plautus
Shame is a great restraint upon sinners at first; but that soon falls off: and when men have once lost their innocence, their modesty is not like to be long troublesome to them. For impudence comes on with vice, and grows up with it. Lesser vices do not banish all shame and modesty; but great and abominable crimes harden men's foreheads, and make them shameless. When men have the heart to do a very bad thing, they seldom want the face to bear it out. Tillotson
When lust, by unchaste looks, loose gestures, and foul talk, but most by lewd and lavish acts of sin, lets in defilement to the inward parts, the soul grows clotted by contagion, embodies and imbrutes till she quite lose the divine property of her first being. Milton
The man is dead who for the body lives.
Uncleanness is the parent of blindness of mind.
Void of purity in morals, faith is but a hypocrite of words. M. Tupper
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Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
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The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
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America has lost her way
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Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
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These things go together
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Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
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Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
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The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
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We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
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Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?