Sins Against Your Conscience

God wants you to obey your conscience. If your conscience tells you not to steal, but you say, “I don’t care what my conscience says, I’m going to steal anyway,” this has disastrous effects. This is known as a “sin against conscience.” Acting against your conscience is a sin, a crime against God. “Whatever does not proceed from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). Here, “faith” means the certainty of what is true and right.

Acting against conscience has a destructive effect on your spiritual life. This is why it is so important to give a good example to other people. If we, by our example, cause another Christian to sin against his conscience, we are “destroying” him and are sinning against Christ (1 Corinthians 8:11-12).

Therefore, if someone is telling another the wrong thing, your task is to teach him the truth, not to encourage him to act against his conscience. Because of this, the Lutheran Church is a teaching church.

We teach God's Word to the conscience of all people so that people can have clean consciences and the certainty of faith.

Next time you get out of bed in the morning, think about how you can be a teacher and a disciple for Christ by setting good moral examples and helping to lead and guide people down the path of our Lord and Savior.

God’s blessings to you as you disciple others.

From your Deacon @ Immanuel

Dave DuBois