Some shades ain’t cool! (Cause they conceal conscience.)

My Shades Of Gray Paraphrase!
–Take the shades of gray off of your heart and your conscience and let the light of God shine in and direct your life, before you miss the boat!
(My paraphrase of Jesus’ words: “The time has come. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”)

You don’t have to eat arsenic or watch Fifty Shades of Grey to know that they are poison. Some things are harmful when consumed by human beings.

“The eye which sees God we call conscience.  The conscience is a lens.”  –Toyohiko Kagawa

The chaotic conditions in our careening culture cry out that the time has come to cultivate our conscience.  We have turned everyone to her/his own dominating desires and pulled down shades of gray on common sense and conscience.

There is a greater authority within us than mere selfish urges.  We’ve buried that authority under shades of gray.  It is time to dig out our conscience.

When people widely exercise freedom from conscience, they casually crumble and their culture begins to gradually collapse.  When people practice the freedom of conscience they begin to see the universal.

“‘Kill not, steal not; commit no adultery; lie not; covet not’ — this morality is universally observed, even among such people as the aborigines of Formosa.  However, today, civilized nations appear to have completely altered their attitude towards these fundamentals of morality.”

A culture cannot be maintained by cops, laws, rules, fines, guns, judges, and jails.  These are all external.  People without conscience will obey laws when being observed by law enforcement, but at the first unobserved opportunity they will do whatever they want to do — whatever they think they can get by with — and then cowardly hide it under the cover of gray.  Some shades ain’t cool!

However, people who remove their shades of grey and daily learn to obey their conscience rather than external rules, begin to overflow with God’s love, joy, peace, and mercy.  They live by the inner kingdom of God and radiate a transforming influence everywhere they go.

Toyohiko

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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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