The Vanishing Conscience


by Mike Ratliff

Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. (Romans 13:5 ESV)

In our last several posts we have looked at the lack of holiness in the Church along with God’s Holiness and His commands that His children be holy as He is Holy. Much of the hand wringing we do these days is the result of observing the symptoms of something that runs very deep in our society.

This blog is public enough that I do receive quite a few comments and emails from those who contend that “religion” is a scourge and a plague in the world. While I agree that that does describe man-made religion, we contend that genuine Christianity is not man-made, or man-controlled, or in any way a scourge or a plague. The blunt instrument that these “fellows” use in their “contentions” is entirely based in relativism. They claim to be using “reason” while accusing all who live by faith as being blind fools for being so certain. Continue reading