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3-15-2017 A Guided Conscience

Why study the Bible? It should be to correctly educate our “conscience.” Paul wrote: “for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them)” (Romans 2:14-15 NKJV). “Conscience” is our awareness of right and wrong, but it is our guide only when we learn from God’s Word what is right or wrong! People who are not a Christian may do many things right because they have their consciences educated by God’s Word. It would be good if their consciences guided them to what Jesus said must be done to be saved: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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This is Just A Minute Jerry Sandusky was…

This is Just-A-Minute. Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of sexually abusing young boys but a few days later he was quoted as saying that he couldn’t understand how the jury could fault him. He didn’t feel that he had done anything wrong. He has no sense of guilt. But why should he? Psychologists tell us guilt is a hang-up from an overactive conscience. Tom Harris wrote the book, “I’m OK, You’re OK”, and proclaims “guilt is bad for you”. So we end up with a society where no one is guilty because nothing is wrong. One by one the underpinnings of civilization and decency are assailed. We are outraged at Penn. State officials who covered for Sandusky, but why? We should have seen this coming. Do away with right and wrong, guilt and punishment, God and morality and what do you have left?

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