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Spiritual Window Washing

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Van, Nov 9, 2014.

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    Van Well-Known Member
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    Have you wondered what God's intended message was when He talked about "conscience." We know that salvation restores our conscience, and that by the practice of sin we can defile our conscience. If we have splashed mud upon the window of our soul that lets God's light in, how do we scrub it clean? Has God provided something like Windex?

    If we consider an action, say to misrepresent others, why would the light of God shining through our conscience not dissuade us?

    G4893, syneidēsis translated as conscience has this meaning: the soul as distinguishing between what is morally good and bad, prompting to do the former and shun the latter, commending one, condemning the other.

    So how do we keep it clean in order to let the maximum light of God shine in our hearts?

    You are not going to like my answer: Bible Study!!
     
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    Here is a bit of knowledge from God's word - food will not commend us to God, we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we eat. But we are to take care lest this liberty becomes a stumbling block to the weak.

    If we forgo something to make us look better in the eyes of God, we are foolish, but if we forgo something out of compassion and service to our brothers and sisters in Christ, we are enlightened through a well scrubbed conscience.
     
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    One of the characteristics of scripture is that it is dynamic, it changes lives. Thus by not spending time studying God's word, our window goes from bad to worse. Titus 1:15 says our minds and consciences are defiled in our fallen state if we remain unbelieving. Hebrews 13:18 says we cloud our window whenever we want to act dishonorably. 1 Timothy 4:2 tells us hypocrisy and dishonesty disfigure (sear) our conscience. Finally the absence of repentance and living faith results in not living by every word from God and that leads us toward an "evil conscience" which proclaims bad as good and good as bad, Hebrews 10:22.
     
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