Blinded by Deception

Unrepentance Leads to a Hardened Conscience

When a person is unrepentant, their conscience has no choice but to harden itself. It does this so the transgressor can live with himself. Here’s an example.

If I repeatedly cut my hand, eventually, it will toughen to the point where I will not be able to feel the pain. A healthy body is supposed to react this way as a form of self-preservation. Our God-given consciences will do a similar thing if the transgressor refuses to repent. 

The conscience is trying to coexist with a person who refuses to stop harming it. The side-effect? The unrepentant will lose the possibility of having a biblically informed conscience because he desensitized himself to the truth of God’s Word (1 Timothy 4:2). 

One of sin’s greatest deceptions is how it blinds the mind from perceiving its dangers. It does this by muting the inner voice, a gift God gave to all people—saved or lost—so they could distinguish truth from error with the help of Scripture (Romans 2:14-15).

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