The importance of a clean conscience Posted in: Lifestyle “Cleanliness next to godliness” is an old expression aimed at teaching children that, next to being godly Christians, being neat and tidy is a top priority.While keeping a clean house is a great goal, Christians know that the most important cleansing we need every day happens not on physical surfaces but in the conscience.God’s holy law, summarized in the Ten Commandments, shows us our sins and guilt before God, and it reminds us of God’s threat: “The wages of sin is death,” Romans 6:23. And as Jesus said, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him (God) who ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!