The Argument for Our Conscience and An Ultimate Authority
Welcome Back! I know it has been a while, but as I explained, the deficits from the strokes can prevent (or at least slow down) my ability to post quickly. Enough of that, let us begin.
“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.” (Psalm 14:1, ESV) If that is true, we can do whatever we want without the risk of consequences, as Paul (rhetorically) describes in1 Corinthians 15:32b, “What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”” (1 Corinthians 15:32, ESV).
At some level, the statements from Psalms and Paul strike a chord in all of us, whether from today or rather from our younger self. As you know, each time we sin gets easier and easier. At first, we believed the sin we committed was beyond us; it was totally out of our character, we believed we were better than that – we would NEVER do that! Then the sin ‘happens.’ We come up with excuses, “I didn’t mean to do that,” or “it was a mistake, it will NEVER happen again.” But it does.
“yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.” (1 Corinthians 8:6, ESV)
But, we know deep inside that there is a God.