“If a person sins and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though he does not know it, he is guilty and will be held responsible.” Leviticus 5:17
“My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.” 1 Corinthians 4:4
Not knowing about a sin does not keep a person from being guilty, and having a clean conscience does not make the person innocent.
There is a reason for this. My knowledge and my conscience does not necessarily reflect the absolute (perfect) value system of God. To bring my conscience and absolute “right and wrong” together, there are a few basic truths to follow:
1) I must be a Christian.
At the time of my conversion to Christ, my conscience is made clean and sensitive to God’s moral law.
2) I must know the Scriptures well.
There is no excuse not to know God’s requirements. God has give…