A Walk with Mr O

In all good conscience

In all good conscience
Stuart Olyott
Stuart Olyott Stuart Olyott is an actively retired minister and conference speaker. He preaches most Sunday mornings at Caergwrle Evangelical Church.
22 February, 2023 3 min read

Mr O, I very much need to talk to you about my conscience.

Well, that’s a pretty big subject. What do you know so far? And what is driving this sense of urgency?

I know that there is something inside me that tells me what is right and wrong and urges me to do right. I know that when I disobey it I feel guilty, and when I obey it I get a sense of relief. I get what we call ‘a clear conscience’.

All that sounds healthy. So where’s your problem?  

I know from the Bible that my conscience can’t be a perfect judge. Sin has affected it, just as it has affected every other part of human nature. Seeing that it is obviously imperfect, how do I know when I should obey it and when I shouldn’t?

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