A. There are some things that we just know naturally (Romans 2:12-16).
- Think about the language of, “the answer of a good conscience toward God” (I Peter 3:21; cf. Acts 8:26-39).
- The “good conscience” in the sense of living honestly (Hebrews 13:18).
- Think about how a conscience can be “defiled” and “wounded” because something doesn’t seem right (I Corinthians 8:4-12).
- Isn’t it sad that some mothers have to be taught to love their children (Titus 2:4)?
- How does this > Matthew 10:21-22 happen?
- Think about the natural affection of a mother to her child (I Kings 3:16-28).
II. Body: Doth Not Even Nature Itself Teach You (I Corinthians 11:14-15)?
A. Romans 1:16-28
- The natural as designed by our Creator (Genesis 2:18-25 and I Corinthians 7:2).
- The unnatural (Genesis 19:1-7 [cf. II Peter 2:6-7 and Jude 1:7], Leviticus 18:22-23, Leviticus 20:13, and Judges 19:22-23).
- The natural (Acts 17:16-29 and I Corinthians 8:4).
- The unnatural (Psalms 135:15-18, Isaiah 44:9-20, Habakkuk 2:18-20, and Acts 14:8-18).
- People know there is only male and female (Genesis 1:27 and Mark 10:6), but they desire to change the sexes and create other sexes. God didn’t want anything near such confusion (i.e. Deuteronomy 22:5; 23:1).
- People know they created their gods, but they still want them (Acts 19:26-28).
- People know right from wrong regarding morality, yet they often choose wrong. That has consequences (James 4:17 and Romans 6:23).
III. Conclusion: Ultimately, remember what is most natural - the purpose of our existence (Revelation 4:11).
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