Some Things Are Natural

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager

(http://www.wordsoftruth.net)

 

I. Introduction:

A. We all realize that life is about learning and growing in knowledge (I Peter 2:1-2 and II Peter 3:18).

1. We need to keep learning (John 5:39 and Acts 17:10-11).

2. Learning is a continual process (Colossians 1:10).

3. We do not, without God’s word (Psalms 119:133), have an understanding of our way as we should have (Proverbs 20:24).

B. That being said, the Bible speaks of a natural knowledge (Jude 10).

1. That does not mean that by nature we know everything we need to know (I Corinthians 2:9-16).

2. However, He has done His part in leaving us evidence to see (Acts 14:16-17) and a promise we’ll find Him if we seek Him (Matthew 7:7).

 

II. Body: Some Godly Knowledge Is Natural (Romans 1:18-23).

A. To understand there is a god is natural and to seek Him out is natural (Acts 17:24-29).

1. There are some things you know, by nature, are right and wrong (Romans 2:13-15).

2. Some have turned this natural knowledge toward an unnatural serving of idols (Galatians 4:8).

B. “Doth not even nature itself teach you…” (I Corinthians 11:3-15).

1. Woman is of the man and for the man (Genesis 2:18-25), which creates that natural headship (Ephesians 5:22).

2. There is a way a woman is to appear and a way a man is to appear (Deuteronomy 22:5).

C. Homosexuality is not natural (Romans 1:24-28).

1. Sexual desires are to be met in a marriage between a man and a woman (I Corinthians 7:1-5; cf. Hebrews 13:4).

2. Homosexuality is plainly wrong (Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, I Corinthians 6:9-10, and Jude 7; cf. Genesis 18:16-19:25).

D. There is a natural affection (Romans 1:29-32).

1. Paul spoke of a natural, unselfish care amongst brethren (Philippians 2:19-23).

2. That does not mean all people have natural affection (II Timothy 3:1-5).

 

III. Conclusion:  Everything created has some form of a natural understanding of the Creator (Psalms 148:1-14).

 

 

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