5009 conscience, nature of
The faculty, given to every individual, that is capable of producing guilt, or reassurance in the case of innocence. Though never wholly reliable, the conscience is cleansed when the individual turns to God for forgiveness. It is possible for the conscience to become deadened through lack of use.
The natural conscience
Ro 2:14-15 Human beings have a built-in ability to know what is right and wrong.
Before others 2Co 1:12 See also Ge 20:5-6; 2Co 4:2; 1Th 2:10; 1Ti 1:5; 1Ti 3:9; Heb 13:18; 1Pe 3:16; 1Co 4:4 Conscience is not an infallible guide and a clear conscience does not necessarily imply innocence before God.
Consciences cleansed by the death of Jesus Christ
Bad or corrupted consciences
|2530||Christ, death of|
|5031||knowledge of sin|
|6178||hardness of heart|