Anders Behring Breivik, a 32 year old unknown man planned and carried out an attack on scores of young people at a political youth camp in Norway, leaving nearly 100 dead. It is reported that his attack took him 1.5 hours to carry out.
How does a mind justify that kind of killing…of youths…and hold on to the justification long enough to continue?
A clear case of a conscience gone wrong.
Most of us don’t struggle with these kinds of problems…but we do often suppress the screams of a conscience that we should listen to: we say the thing we know we shouldn’t; we exaggerate the truth for our own purposes; we even lie and steal. Then we justify it.
How does the believer guard his conscience? How does God work through our conscience? What is the difference between the conscience of a believer and an unbeliever?
The New Testament mentions the conscience 30 times. Paul told Timothy that a “good conscience” is necessary for effective Christian ministry (1 Tim. 1:18-19). How is your conscience? What do you do if you struggle with your conscience? How does it all work?
This new series begins Sunday, July 31 at our McCoy campus.