The Power of a Pure Heart
So, what is a pure heart?
A PURE HEART IS PURGED
Confess: ὁμολογῶμεν, (homologomen)
A PURE HEART IS UNDIVIDED
A PURE HEART IS SURE
That is, the Christian who engages in practices with a doubtful mind is condemning himself and those practices by his very attitude. Whatever we do that is not of faith is sin, for the Christian lives by faith. “Faith comes by … the Word of God,” says Rom. 10:17 (NKJV); so anything I do that I cannot back up by the Word of God is sin, because I cannot do it by faith.
“If it’s doubtful, it’s dirty!” is a good policy to follow. No one would drink milk or water that possibly was contaminated; nor would we accept food that might possibly be poisoned. Yet many Christians carelessly engage in practices that even the world questions. They never face the fact that whatever is doubtful is not of faith, and therefore is sin.