I say without hestitation that 1 Corinthians 2:14 is the one of the most neglected scriptures when it comes to ministry of any kind. What God is saying here, and which was lived out by Paul and the church of Acts is that the Gospel must come first. It must come before talking to someone about abortion, homosexuality, sexual purity, drug use, good or bad government, human rights, abuse of any type … . That is because without the spirit a man can ONLY think carnally and any arguements about God, the Bible or His morality falls not just on deaf ears but on dead ears. 1 Corinthians 2:14 “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit” Man does have a moral conscience prior to being born again but when that conscience has been seared through neglect or total immersion in the world then the only way to wake them up is through the Gospel of grace.