“What about a seared conscience seared?”

Ray Comfort's Daily Evidence

A “seared” conscience is not a “dead” conscience. In Scripture, the conscience is referred to as “weak” (1 Cor. 8:7–12), “good” (1 Tim. 1:5), “pure” (1 Tim. 3:9), “defiled” (Titus 1:15), and “evil” (Heb. 10:22), but it is never called “dead.” In John 8:9 one might think that the accusing, self-righteous Pharisees would have had dead consciences, but when Jesus spoke of their sin, “Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last.” Not one of them escaped the accusatory voice of the conscience. It was Rom. 2:15 in action: “who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them.”

Some may wonder about casting our “pearls before swine” by witnessing to those whose consciences seem seared. When do we…

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