The conscience of the guilty man who journeys through life to Eternity.

18th May 2018

A man in a house of glass is less exposed than a man transparent before God. This is the factor of Conscience.

Conscience performs this way: after every action is performed by the man, Conscience judiciously reports upon it with a full view, penned sympathetically by the man himself. These deeds, however, until held to the light of Eternity are never fully clear. Eternity performs the audit of Conscience.

Each person arrives in Eternity bringing with him the most accurate account of the tiniest fault. Therefore, anyone could pass judgment in Eternity; they would only need to listen to the very words of the Exposed.

The case of the guilty man who journeys through life to Eternity is like that of the murderer who as fast as a train fled from the place where he committed his crime. Alas! Under his very seat ran the telegraph with the order for his apprehension at the next station. The second he arrived he was arrested, for he had brought his own condemnation with him.

Based on a passage of Kierkegaard's 'Sickness unto Death.'