Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Law of God: His Judgment and Human Conscience

 For God shows no partiality. 12 For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.  Romans 2:11-16

1. What is the law?

Romans 2:21-22, Romans 13:8-10

2. What does the law do?

a. It judges every human being – Gentile and Jew alike: Romans 2:12

b. It brings us to Christ and the Gospel: Galatians 3:32

c. It enables the conscience to convict or affirm conduct: Rom. 2:15

3. The Conscience

a. The conscience defined

b. The conscience described

– Good conscience: Acts 23:1, 1 Tim. 1:5

– Clear conscience: Acts 24:16

– Weak conscience: 1 Cor. 8:7

– Seared conscience: 1 Tim. 4:2

– Defiled conscience: Titus 1:5

– Evil conscience: Heb. 10:22

– Clean conscience: Heb. 10:22