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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 (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 ...
JakubDovac (27-04-2019 09:08 PM): However, the Bible clearly states that I should hate my family if I want to follow Jesus. (Luke 14:26; Matthew 10:21, 35-37) And what about me? I have no family. My mother died in December 2018, my father ...
Basilissa (28-04-2019 02:24 AM): And what about me? I have no family. My mother died in December 2018, my father already two months before that. So I cannot hate themWho told you that you cannot have feelings towards people who are already ...
MitzaLizalor (28-04-2019 10:52 AM): Do you mean like the feelings we have for Stalin or bin-Laden? ...
Collinslaw (28-04-2019 09:36 PM): Amen! I am Blessed to teach elementary school children in a committed Christian school. These are the very lessons our entire educational curriculum is inspired by. It does no child any favor to ...
JakubDovac (07-08-2019 05:56 PM): Who said that free speech should be forbidden? Jesus disagrees. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Matthew 15:14 Everyone ...
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