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You know that it’s wrong. You just do. You can try to “justify” and explain away your actions but in your heart you know it’s not right.
Welcome to the Land of Conscience.
Call it your inner-voice, call it your moral compass, call it what you want- just don’t call for it to be quiet.
Here is 1 Timothy 1:19 “Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.”
If you tell someone enough times to “Be quiet” they eventually will. If you ignore someone long enough they will ultimately go away.
And that’s what so dangerous about this type of mental conversation:
I know I shouldn’t watch this but…
I know I shouldn’t say this but…
I probably shouldn’t do this but…
Listen, don’t be a “but” head. Quit thinking like that. Quit justifying your actions with your smart sounding spiritual explanations and reasoning. Quit trying to convince yourself that what you know is wrong is actually not that bad. Listen to your conscience while you still have one. Because the more you tell it to be quiet, the more likely it is to do just that.