CONSCIENCE IN MAN
THE VERY SMALL VOICE
WITHIN ALL MEN
WITHIN ALL MEN
There are many people who deny the conscience which is in every man, perhaps the main reason is that it would witness that there is a God, and that He is close to each of us. Nor do they choose or accept the fact that the conscience has a profound effect on a person’s character, and there are many amazing responses to the small voice within man. This small voice is the voice of Almighty God, who persuades men to avoid evil and seek what is good. He is the only Lover of man, who desires that all men be saved and come to knowledge of truth. He does not will that a single soul should perish in their sins. If we fail to listen to Him through our own conscience, He will not be able to lead us to salvation by His Son, Jesus Christ. Nor will He compel us for he will not do anything to violate the wondrous freedom which He graciously bestowed upon mankind. God does not desire to create slavish robots, but free man, able to obey or disobey Him, or to love or hate Him, but man in the glory of His image. His plan is that we all freely struggle to become His perfect likeness. What great honor has been given to all of us by our Creator!
The human brain is a material organ and is not the source of our conscience, for conscience is not a material but a spiritual entity. We see the evidence of conscience in a man who commits a crime in his youth, and then confesses it when older. Why? A child may lie to its parent then suddenly blurt out the truth. Why? A person has a guilty expression on his face when he speaks a lie? Why ? The only answer possible is that it is that small voice of God in man, which supports or opposes his thoughts and deeds.
There is no doubt that there is a conscience in all people, many of whom do everything possible to silence its rebuke. Another example is when a man decides to cheat another of money or goods, and not want any opposition he decides to keep his plans secret. Suddenly a voice within him strongly opposes his plans, rebuking him for his decision. Listening to this voice of his conscience, he decides against cheating his fellow man. He heeded the small voice within.