CONSCIENCE

Let’s break down the word … Con = ‘With’… Science in Latin = ‘Knowledge’…”Thinking with knowledge”…

God gave the gift of self-awareness and rational thinking …

What knowledge? … We have a value system that is learned through our parents, our teachers, our peers, media, politicians, video games, etc.

OUR CONSCIENCE REACTS SUBCONSCIOUSLY … Subconsciously means ‘UNDER‘ your knowledge … ex: We are not aware of it until we do something related to what ‘WE’VE BEEN TAUGHT’… Do you get it? … It’s almost an ‘auto response’… Perhaps it is purely an ‘auto response’… it’s almost like pre-programming resulting & based on what we’ve learned … [ Do you ever wonder why someone can be on the exact ‘opposite side of an issue …That you believe is clear as to what the correct solution is?] … Of course, we all have … if you have not … Perhaps you don’t get out enough … but anyway … Perhaps it is because they have a different background, or education, or most likely ‘belief system’ than yours … and here is what is crucial to learn about human nature, we cannot be condemning of differing opinions, but only willing to listen & learn … This is what is lacking in our culture today … & in our schools and Universities …. ( The reason that this thinking has infiltrated our education system is a whole nother subject for another day)

We feel good when we do right and bad when we do wrong …

I would suggest that it is simply not true that a bad person ‘has no conscience’… This is better explained by saying …” Everyone’s conscience does not reflect the same values … & ‘there in’ arises the division … One might say another’s conscience is defective,

because they don’t believe ‘as you do’ or as most do … This is kind of a curse on humanity … We need to have ‘true tolerance’ and understanding if we are gonna get along … If we don’t try harder, I guess we will keep bashing each other in the head with baseball bats … literally and figuratively speaking …

So where do we go with this?… Romans 2:14- 15 … Paul teaches that God has put the knowledge of Himself & of basic right & wrong within each person …

Therefore, everyone is without excuse … also … Romans 1:27… Should people go against their God-given understanding that abusing a fellow human is wrong, Paul says in 1 Timothy 4:2 … SIN HAS SEARED THEIR CONSCIENCE … ( basically meaning, they are continually offending the Holy Spirit) …

Here is one of my favorite scriptures: Isaiah 30:21 … And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it” when you turn to the right or turn to the left …This is THE STILL SMALL VOICE THAT I SEEK … BE STILL TO FIND IT … IT’S NOT IN THE WIND … NOT IN THE EARTHQUAKE … BUT IN THE STILL SMALL VOICE … It takes a real effort on modern-day humanities part … To put everything down, be still & listen for God’s voice … it is the most beautiful of things … For further understanding read … 1 Peter 3: 16 … Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 … Titus 1: 15 … littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton … Disclaimer: I don’t often mention myself in these posts but on this occasion, I will … I am just a common everyday man … What sets me apart is the gift that God has given me … God loves me, and you ‘warts n all’… Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me … I look at my life and wonder how God can use me, and I have learned that sometimes He uses people like me and you to glorify His name if nothing else … Jesus is my only hope of glory … as I have fallen extremely short … Frank or Coy …

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