TheTruth ot thematterDon't Follow Your Conscience!In the comic strip "Frank and Ernestone says to the other, "l try to always let myconscience be my guide, but it has such a poorsense of direction." In one poignant sentencethe author captures the fundamental problem ofAmerican society today; were trying to followsomething that was never meant to be a leader.The human conscience is that aspect of ourbeing which causes us pain when we violate therules we have adopted for life. It does not makeOlew Redliugeethe rules but simply tells us when we've violated them, like the refereein a football game. This past year several key games were determinedby the application of new rules the NFL adopted earlier. Fans howled atthe stupidity of the outcomes, but the referees simply applied the rulesas they received them. THEY did not make the rules, they just called thegame according to the rules, and that's what your conscience does.Itapplies pain when we violate the rules we've accepted for life.The problem in America is that for fifty plus years we've been denyingthat rules for life exist, ridiculing those who assert that they do andabandoning the foundational bedrock that has held our society togetherfor so long fundamental acceptance of Biblical Morality. These were therules we all accepted for life, even unbelievers for the large part lived bythem. We gave our conscience that rule book and it called the gameaccordingly. Not EVERYBODY of course, it's a free society, but by andargeSo what happens to conscience when it is not given a rule book tocall the Game of Life? What happens to anything you no longer use? ItThe El Dorado Church of Christ637 South High Street El Dorado, KS(316) 321-3371

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TheTruth ot thematter Don't Follow Your Conscience! In the comic strip "Frank and Ernest one says to the other, "l try to always let my conscience be my guide, but it has such a poor sense of direction." In one poignant sentence the author captures the fundamental problem of American society today; were trying to follow something that was never meant to be a leader. The human conscience is that aspect of our being which causes us pain when we violate the rules we have adopted for life. It does not make Olew Redliugee the rules but simply tells us when we've violated them, like the referee in a football game. This past year several key games were determined by the application of new rules the NFL adopted earlier. Fans howled at the stupidity of the outcomes, but the referees simply applied the rules as they received them. THEY did not make the rules, they just called the game according to the rules, and that's what your conscience does.It applies pain when we violate the rules we've accepted for life. The problem in America is that for fifty plus years we've been denying that rules for life exist, ridiculing those who assert that they do and abandoning the foundational bedrock that has held our society together for so long fundamental acceptance of Biblical Morality. These were the rules we all accepted for life, even unbelievers for the large part lived by them. We gave our conscience that rule book and it called the game accordingly. Not EVERYBODY of course, it's a free society, but by and arge So what happens to conscience when it is not given a rule book to call the Game of Life? What happens to anything you no longer use? It The El Dorado Church of Christ 637 South High Street El Dorado, KS (316) 321-3371

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