Articles and Sermons
We invite you to consider these articles and sermons in light of God's word, that you be considered "noble-minded" by Him.
A popular catchphrase is "follow your heart", this can be seen and heard as advice given not only in physical matters, but also in spiritual matters. In some circumstances, following one's heart is a perfectly acceptable practice. If a person was having trouble deciding between buying apples or bananas, the advice to follow one's heart is unlikely to have dire consequences. If, however, someone was to ask whether or not they should continue to take their life-preserving medicine, the consequences of 'following your heart' could be disastrous. By 'heart' people do not mean the blood pump in the middle of their chests, they refer to the mind or conscience.
The problem is that the conscience is something which can lead a person into error. It is possible to do something wrong but have a good conscience at the same time. The Apostle Paul is proof.
God's Plan of Salvation
In the New Testament we are told "all sin and fall short of God's Glory" (Romans 3:23). We are told that the "wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). This death is a spiritual death and means that we are separated from God (Isaiah 59:2) the giver of life (Acts 17:27, John 17:3).
To avoid eternal separation from God we need to come to him through his Son Jesus (John 5:39-40) to fix this separation. The New Testament describes a plan which saves us from our sins.