Why Our Conscience Is Not A Safe Guide

Why Our Conscience Is Not A Safe Guide

  1. The conscience must be educated – Proverbs 22:6
  2. The conscience can honestly misguide us if improperly educated or uneducated – Acts 23:1
  3. The conscience acts on what it believes to be right and wrong – Romans 14:1ff.
  4. The conscience is a prodder and not the body of truth itself – Romans 2:15
  5. Our conscience cannot be our guide because we are to obey God and not men – Acts 5:29
  6. Our conscience cannot be our guide because we are saved by faith and faith comes by hearing God’s word – Romans 10:17
  7. We are set free by truth and not our conscience – John 8:32
  8. We are sanctified by truth and not our conscience – John 17:17
  9. If our conscience is our guide, then truth is subjective and everyone who is honest is right no matter what he believes. – Rom.10:17; Matt. 4:4
  10. Our conscience cannot be our guide because we are to bring     every thought in captivity unto the obedience of Christ -2 Cor.10:5
  11. Our conscience cannot be our guide because sin is a violation of God’s law whether it violates our conscience or not – 1 John 3:4
  12. Our conscience cannot be our guide because every man would become a law unto himself – Jeremiah 10:23
  13. Our conscience cannot be our guide because a thing would be both true and false at the same time – 1 Corinthians 1:10
  14. Our conscience cannot be our guide because that would make it possible for a man to be saved without being taught the word of God – James 1:21
  15. Our conscience cannot be our guide because there would be no standard for a final judgment – John 12:48
  16. Our conscience cannot be our guide for this would do away with church discipline. A church could not withdraw from anyone who claimed to be living in harmony with their conscience – 1 Cor. 5:1.
  17. Our conscience cannot be our guide because knowing God is predicated upon obeying God’s commandments – 1 John 2:3-4

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