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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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Didymus Much (25-01-2015 11:42 PM): And these are the old ways that will destroy you. I'm sorry to say but if you don't evolve to modern times you will die. Hello? Baptist Church website here. No Scripture, no proof. :thumbdown: ...
Dolores de Barriga (26-01-2015 04:43 PM): And these are the old ways that will destroy you. I'm sorry to say but if you don't evolve to modern times you will die. You sound exactly like the early anthropologists - cultural evolutionists of ...
jfcoopjr (07-06-2015 05:52 PM): Praise, Jesus! Greetings, Pastor Billy-Reuben! Thank you for the Light of Christ that shines forth in your powerful ministry! How God can take the guiles of the Devil (Legos®) and create something ...
Basilissa (10-06-2015 12:27 AM): Praise, Jesus! Greetings, Pastor Billy-Reuben! Thank you for the Light of Christ that shines forth in your powerful ministry! How God can take the guiles of the Devil (Legos®) and create something like ...
Buddhist1 (11-06-2015 12:00 AM): The atheist empathy argument is easy to refute. I will give an example: Suppose an atheist kid gets bullied at school, he gets depressed and ends up with suicidal thoughts. At that moment his empathy ...
Pastor Ezekiel (11-06-2015 04:11 AM): I once was suicidal, but i didn't see human life as pointless even when mine was. Of course you're suicidal. You worship an obese slant-eyed chink! Life is pointless to japs. I should know! :rtfm: Christians ...
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