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. 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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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