Enticements or Ethics / Cravings or Conscience / Passions or Principles

We live in a society that is big on enticements to follow and obey our desires, but little on ethical living — big on obeying cravings but little on following our conscience — big on surrendering to self-destructive passions, but little on living by historic moral principles.

We are constantly being taught to define ourselves by our desires, rather than to control our desires and keep them within moral standards.  However, without self-imposed limits on our desires, we will self-destruct.

Conscience is a great tool.  Deep inside we each know what’s right and what’s wrong.  The question is:  Will we obey our conscience rather than our cravings?  Unfortunately, America and the Western world is saying “No” to that question.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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