This was an interesting perspective on the role of the conscience, Mike. I recently read an engaging counterpoint on this subject wherein the author ascribed the true motivation of the wicked to “silence” the faithful (true Christians) through censorship, legislation, and old fashioned bullying to their abject hatred and inescapable awareness of the knowledge of good and evil (i.e. their own conscience). Quite simply the heathen’s rage against Christ is a spiritual projection of their own self-loathing.
The relatively recent phenomenon of rampant political correctness in this country, nay worldwide, is not mere serendipity but is in fact the fruit of an intentional, methodical, and deliberate campaign by the forces of spiritual darkness to silence those who hold fast to Christian morality and dare to speak out against these pompous purveyors who are pimping perversion. In this light we see the faithful Christian is nothing less than an external representative, a living reminder, of these disobedient children’s own jaded consciences.
Since these rebellious children have long since cauterized their own consciences with their lifestyles of debased debauchery and unrighteous suppression of God’s word, they now seek to silence the dissenting voices of the opposition, by force of law if necessary.
These children of darkness loathe the light and therefore utterly hate God’s authority, and by extension utterly hate those who are faithfully submitted to Him. They hate God’s Word and His ambassadors because they serve as an unwelcome reminder of the conscience they so desperately attempt to silence within themselves. It’s unwelcome. It’s intolerable. It’s THREATENING.
This is why we see something as absurd as a faculty professor suing a colleague for “emotional distress” and “harassment” when all the “perp” was doing was sharing the Gospel of Christ! Also, recently in Australia two Christian pastors were charged under newly passed “religious tolerance” laws for vilifying Islam. Their crime? They lectured their congregations against the false religion of Islam in the light of blessed scripture! This sin sick and dying world calls good evil, and calls evil good. They’ve rejected the truth for a lie. They’ve altogether gone astray. God Almighty has promised to turn these over to the lusts of their hearts and to send them a strong delusion that they would believe a lie. Friend, I for one am convinced that time is now.
Can there be any doubt that “His coming is nigh, even at the door”?