TOPIC: The Importance of Keeping a Good Conscience

2018-07-30T20:24:22+00:00 Jul 27, 2018|

Fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.  1 Timothy 1:18-19

The dictionary defines the conscience as: “the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives.”

God gives each person a conscience, an inner guide to right and wrong.  It acts as a warning system to avoid what is sinful and an encouragement to do what is good.

In fact, the conscience is one of the ways we know God exists, as everyone everywhere knows sins like murder, rape, and stealing are wrong.  Who informed us of these objective truths?  The answer is God, who wrote these things on our hearts (Romans 2:14-16).

But our conscience is not infallible.  The Bible says it can be “seared” or “weak”.  Or it can be misinformed.  Hearing an inner voice and claiming “God told me…” is not the way He designed the conscience to function.

So how does God want us to interact with our conscience and why is it so important to keep a good conscience?  Pastor Mike Riccardi joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to answer these questions and more.