Defining The Conscience
 It has a literal meaning of common-
 The Greek word for ‘conscience’ appears in
the NT thirty one times.
 Secular View: The part of the superego that
includes information about things that are
viewed as bad by parents & society and
these behaviors deemed bad lead to bad
consequences, punishments and feelings of
guilt and remorse.
God Given Conscience
The conscience is God given and it
is given to all of humanity.
Two Key Parts to the Conscience
1) The conscience is the selfawareness of morality.
2) The moral self-awareness of our
conscience impacts our emotions
and will.
Two Main Actions
of the Conscience
1) It Accuses Us
2) It Excuses Us
Characteristics of the Conscience
1) The conscience speaks with a
voice that is independent of
Characteristics of the Conscience
2) The conscience has eyes into
the past, present and future.
Characteristics of the Conscience
3) Other people can appeal to our
Characteristics of the Conscience
4) God himself can appeal to our
conscience – and he does!
Characteristics of the Conscience
5) The conscience acts as a
witness against us and for us.
Two Points to Think About
1) We need to realize that our conscience
is affected by everything we expose
ourselves to.
2) We need to saturate our conscience in
godliness and truth.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
whatever is honorable, whatever is
just, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is commendable,
if there is any excellence, if there is
anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Philippians 4:8

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