Saturday Sermon: The conscience of a nation
God created in mankind conscience: the sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action (Random House College Dictionary).
For God's people, the Bible and the believers' anointed conscience is our daily guide. Seems like today, too many churches refuse to address truly important issues and this has a profound affect on our nation's conscience.
Read Psalm 112 and see the blessings of God, to the God-fearing man. This word from God gives the way for families, communities and nations to have a Godly conscience. Too many do not listen to the voice of conscience anymore but to the lies of the demonical secular humanist view of naturalistic evolution.
Secular humanists believe there is no god worth having, no life after death, no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life and no human free will.
These secular humanists have moved into key, powerful positions in our nation. Are we being set up for the mark of the beast, 666? Are we being set up for the one-world government? Is the Christian way of life in this nation under attack? What can we do?
God's people cannot be silent in the midst of evil. Acts 4:17-20; Peter was told by the secular humanists of his day to be silent with the gospel message. Peter said we cannot be silent. The Godly conscience cannot be silent; God's people must proclaim the truth from the housetops.
Can we use the excuse that we are in the end times and that we cannot do anything about what is going on in our society? Jesus said to proclaim His word and make disciples of His people until He comes back to earth to end it all.
Be faithful to Him. Don't believe the lie of secular humanism to make man his own highest authority, that man's pleasure or happiness is the highest good, moral standards are relative in humanism and give way to situational ethics.
Romans 1:25 says, "They changed the truth of God into the lie and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator."
Obey God's word, 1 Timothy 3:9, holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
John Fisher is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Point Comfort.