“Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life of faith in God. The purpose of my instructions is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” 1 Timothy 4-5
In 1 Timothy 1:4-5 Paul tells Timothy to not give attention to teachings that cause disputes rather godly edification which is of The Faith. The goal of this commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith. We need the assurance of our faith and how it operates to check our fears.
Wrong teaching will bring fears to the thinking and emotions, paralyzing our ability to contend for the faith.
We are not left helpless because we have the Holy Spirit living within guiding us. His love will flow through us as we choose to keep a good conscience from a pure heart.
If we refuse to listen to the counsel given, our minds become the battleground for the conscience becoming dull and not able to discern. The Word of God keeps the conscience sharp.
Join in our conversation as we look into some of the traits of the defiled, evil, and seared conscience.