A Good Conscience - Lehi
FEELINGS are not FACTS.
1 Timothy 4:2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
Our conscience reflects OUR moral standard; it doesn’t define THE moral standard.
Romans 2:14-15 …when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15 since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.
Our conscience can sound the alarm but it won’t SET the alarm.
1 Corinthians 4:3-4 Well, it matters very little what you or anyone else thinks. I don't even trust my own judgment on this point. 4 My conscience is clear, but that isn't what matters. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decides.
Culture says, “Let your conscience be your guide.”
Biblical Christianity says, “Let your conscience be GUIDED.”
Acts 24:16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
A conscience calibrated by biblical TRUTH produces biblical FRUIT.
Galatians 5:22-25 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit…..22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.