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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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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 ...
Diesel Stanford (05-04-2018 10:49 PM): I felt like divorce for several years. But luckily I obeyed Exodus 20:14: Thou shalt not commit adultery. About the food laws however, that's another thing. And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding ...
Basilissa (05-04-2018 11:35 PM): I felt like divorce for several years. But luckily I obeyed Exodus 20:14: Thou shalt not commit adultery. You should read the Bible a bit more carefully, dear. Divorce is not adultery. In fact, adultery ...
Didymus Much (05-04-2018 11:40 PM): I felt like divorce for several years. But luckily I obeyed Exodus 20:14: Thou shalt not commit adultery... Read the whole Bible before you go telling others what it says, thanks. Divorce =/= adultery ...
Diesel Stanford (06-04-2018 12:09 AM): Read the whole Bible before you go telling others what it says, thanks. Divorce =/= adultery (unless you're a woman). Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, ...
Didymus Much (06-04-2018 12:24 AM): But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matthew 5:28)... That involves adultery, yes, but not divorce, which is ...
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