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Follow the Word of God, not your “conscience”

By Pastor Billy-Reuben, VP of Evangelical Outreach

Mah Hero Friends, as a Bible-Believing True Christian™, my sense of right and wrong comes straight from the Word of God. The Bible is the very foundation of my moral values, Amen.

When I was out street-preaching last weekend, I met an honest-to-goodness Hellbound Atheist who wanted to "debate". I asked him what was his basis for morality if he doesn't believe in God or the Bible. He told me that he empathizes with others -- he knows that an action towards another is wrong if he would not like for someone else to do it to him. He gave as an example that he knows that it is wrong to kill others for pleasure because he doesn't want to be killed, and because he doesn't want anyone to kill someone he cares about.

I swiftly rebuked this Hellbound sinner with God's admonishment against following your own conscience rather than God's written laws in Deuteronomy 29:19-20 (or if you prefer, here is the Brick Testament version.

Later however, I started thinking about what that evil Athian had said. At first, I couldn't quite point out what was specifically wrong with his argument. It almost seems reasonable that one could behave morally simply by empathizing with others and following one's God given conscience. I knew that there had to be a reason for the LORD's prohibition against letting my conscience be my guide, so I did what I always do when questions pop up in my head -- I cracked open my King James 1611 Bible, and I immediately found the answer, Amen. More...


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drewwhiteddc (24-12-2017 01:23 AM): Alright, I had to comment on this. It is beyond unbelievably absolutely ridiculous. This must be a joke. Seriously?! The initial post made by Pastor Billy-Reuben is beyond ridiculous and offensive, and ...
Basilissa (24-12-2017 02:02 AM): Alright, I had to comment on this. Hi, Drew, and :welcome-flowers: to our forum! 🙂 It is beyond unbelievably absolutely ridiculous. This must be a joke. Seriously?! The initial post made by Pastor ...
MitzaLizalor (24-12-2017 02:42 AM): I just have a couple of points.The Holy Spirit is alive and we can talk to Him as an extra guide that doesn't contradict scripture but rather affirms it (as far as I know there is no exception to this).The ...
Basilissa (24-01-2018 03:36 AM): Here are some examples of things that conscience and empathy tell me are wrong, but the Bible states that as being ok: If I relied on my own empathy and conscience, I would probably conclude that genocide ...
Mary Etheldreda (25-01-2018 09:09 PM): I am giving this thread another gentle bump because it is as relevant as when it was written over a decade ago. Indeed, Biblical morality often stands at odds with modern so-called "ethics" or even the ...
handmaiden (26-01-2018 07:46 PM): Whenever I think that killing little children and babies is unconscionable, I remind myself how many times God did it, ordered it, or waxed poetic about it and that pesky little voice in the back of my ...
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