How Do You Define Conscience?

Bible Summary. A simple definition of conscience is that it is a conviction or being conscious of a custom. From a Christian perspective a conscience is all about having God's standard in our heart to guide us in how we conduct ourselves. The Bible tells us that everyone has a conscience. God's standards are written on everyone's hearts. It is just that everyone does not follow the conscience that God gave to all of mankind. Jesus provids us the ultimate standard that our conscience should follow. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning the definition of conscience. Key Bible Verses: Acts 24:16, Romans 2:14, Romans 2:15, and Isaiah 11:10.

The Law Written in their Hearts (Altar Painting)

The Law Written in Their Hearts

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The Illustration on Discovering Your Conscience.

The illustration of the little boy discovering his own conscience highlights the feelings many of us feel when we first become aware of our own conscience. Just when we are thinking of doing something wrong, a little voice says, "No". Enjoy the illustration of the little boy discovering his own conscience ...

Our Conscience is a Standard To Live By.

A simple definition of conscience is that it is a conviction or being conscious of a custom. From a Christian perspective a conscience is all about having God's standard in our heart to guide us in how we conduct ourselves.

See Scripture Commentary: Acts 24:16 provides us a definition of conscience.

Does everyone have a conscience?

The short answer is yes, everyone has a conscience. This includes Christians, Jews, and the unsaved - everyone. The question is what standard is followed by a person's conscience.

See Scripture Commentary: Romans 2:14 advises us on how everyone has a conscience.

A Law Written In Your Heart.

Conscience is a group of laws in your heart. Mankind has demonstrated that they know God's principles. No matter if we know the Bible or not, we know we should not murder, steal, be jealous of other people, and generally not do the things that displease our Creator.

See Scripture Commentary: Romans 2:15 provides us another definition of conscience.

Jesus, the Highest Standard That You Seek.

Jesus came on this earth as a standard for all of mankind to follow. He showed us how to love God and to love our neighbor. He is a standard for everyone.

See Scripture Commentary: Isaiah 11:10 advises us that Jesus offers us the standard our conscience should follow.