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About The Conscience
« on: May 26, 2023, 08:38:52 PM »
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Adam went about totally nude in the early days of his existence, and wasn't
hesitant about it. (Gen 2:25)

After tasting the forbidden fruit; his feelings about decency underwent a
remarkable revision that compelled him to immediately set about fabricating a
rudimentary loin cloth to cover his pelvic area. (Gen 3:7)

And then the Lord God said:

"The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil" (Gen 3:22}

Now; the Bible allows for only one actual God (Jer 10:10, John 17:3) so Adam
became a tin God; which is problematic because tin-God Adam's standards of good
and evil cannot be safely assumed the same as the true God's. In other words:
Adam's moral compass, his conscience, was broken. It began pointing to a north
that seemed right to himself, but in reality could not be guaranteed right with God;
for example:

"Who told you that you were naked?" (Gen 3:11)

In other words: Who said you were indecent? Well; certainly not God, no, He was
okay with them disrobed. In other words: Adam's opinions about decency weren't
God-given, instead; they were humanistic, i.e. societal.

Now if Adam and his posterity were all of one mind, that would be workable; but
they're not. No, each individual is a tin God and each has their own personal
opinions about good and evil; for example:

"In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right
in his own eyes". (Judg 17:6)

When there's no central authority-- i.e. a gold standard --people naturally tend to
become their own legislature, and their own judge and jury (Rom 2:14-15). But like
I said; it's problematic because Man's broken moral compass is a barrier between
himself and God, viz: the situation is important and it has to be addressed if the
twain are ever to have a meaningful rapport.

"Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?" (Amos 3:3)
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