By Craig Manners
23rd April 2016
Human moral conscience is written on our hearts. The moral law is universal. Yet we keep trying to deny this, change this, and to appease our conscience.
Throughout human history people have been doing the wrong thing and then suffering the burdensome pressure applied by this amazing thing we all have called a "conscience." This conscience is inside each and every human being, whether they are taught specific rules or no rules. It is something which if we could turn it off, or remove it by surgery, most people probably would. But if we did somehow find a way to remove it the world we live in would be chaos, and not just the sorts of chaos we have seen during periods of human history, but chaos unlike anything we have seen or could even imagine.
The fact that we cannot remove our consciences (surgeons cannot even pinpoint where it is inside us) has not stopped humans from at least trying to dull it or appease it. This has been attempted through various means and methods, from making laws which legalize bad behavior (such as laws which say it is okay to murder humans at certain ages of their lives e.g. abortion and euthanasia), taking drugs or drinking alcohol which has a dulling effect on our conscience, or by trying to normalize bad behavior and pretend that it is now no longer bad behavior.
The latter one is all about trying to convince the masses that something which is wrong is now right, bad but is now good, abnormal but is now normal, unnatural but is now natural, unhealthy but is now healthy. The methods are specific and have been studied and implemented in times past by people trying to spread totalitarian ideologies such as Marxism, socialism, communism, or by people trying to appease their consciences by having as many people as possible either join in their (conscience awakening) bad behavior or publicly affirm that bad behavior as now being good behavior and acceptable in society.
No matter what method of appeasement is attempted or how much of it, or how widespread or how forcefully the normalization of such behaviour is imposed on a society, the reality persists, like unrelenting rain persists in a monsoon, the human conscience cannot be completely silenced. You wake up after the attempt and your burden is just heavier. The law may try to convince you that what you have done is ok. All your friends may be doing it. The media may have normalized it. But still, your conscience is telling you something very different!
A fog spreads out over a city in the morning and clouds ones vision, but it will at some stage move on and the sky will be clear. Likewise, times of universal deceit, where truth is denied, wrong is called right, immorality called morality, bad called good and tried to be changed by human legal decree, inevitably move through the fog of history and are seen by generations to come as periods of darkness where rational sanity was clouded over by a fog of (hopefully temporary) insanity.
Sadly, during such times, the pain and suffering from such widespread bad behavior does not only affect the one doing the bad deed, the consequences are spread much wider, impacting whole societies, and most tragically it is always the children who suffer the most.
One of the legitimate roles of human government is to restrain bad behavior in a society. Hence we have and need laws, police, courts, judges, prisons. When government starts changing laws to try to normalize things which are destructive, immoral, harmful to the weak and the young, they are doing the opposite of what they should be doing. Instead of restraining bad behavior they are suddenly promoting it, teaching it to the youth of that society, and then sinking deeper into an abyss of immorality as the structures and resources of that government mobilize to support the wrong laws they made/changed.
Conscience will remain however, even during these times of attempted universal suppression, and when we awake from our induced moral drowsiness, when the fog has lifted and we can see clearly again as a society, we will feel worse not better, the burden will be heavier not lighter, and history will record the names of the leaders who imposed such evil upon us such as abortion, euthanasia, rainbow ideology, gender confusion and immoral school indoctrination programs. It will also record the names of those who remained silent during such times and allowed such leaders a free reign to spread their deceit.
Romans 2:14-15 – “For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them.”