St Paul on the conscience

St Paul

·         Conscience judges us

·         Even those who do not believe in God or who are non-religious have a conscience as it is written on our hearts

·         Fallible – can be wrong

·         Because of this, the conscience is a general inclination that does not guarantee correct knowledge of what is right and wrong

·         Some people are mistakenly informed by their conscience

·         A mistaken conscience is associated with lack of knowledge – we must inform it with the truth

·         As conscience can be mistaken, we can still be judged for our actions even if we believe them to be right

·         The conscience cannot be God’s voice within us

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Christian Views on the Conscience
St Paul
Conscience judges us
Even those who do not believe in God or who are nonreligious have a conscience as it is
written on our hearts
Fallible ­ can be wrong
Because of this, the conscience is a general inclination that does not guarantee correct
knowledge of what is right and wrong
Some people are mistakenly informed by their conscience
A mistaken conscience is associated with lack of knowledge ­ we must inform it with the truth
As conscience can be mistaken, we can still be judged for our actions even if we believe them
to be right
The conscience cannot be God's voice within us

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