NO EXCUSE FOR KNOWING WHAT IS RIGHT AND DOING WRONG
THE FUTILITY AND FOOLISHNESS OF DENYING GOD
Bible Summary. There is really no debate in the Nature vs Nurture debate when it comes to justifying a person's behavior. Both sides are wrong in justifying human behavior solely based on our heritage or our environment. From a Christian perspective, we do have a choice.
Romans 1:22. We can be great debaters and think ourselves wise, but without God we are fools. God is the source of all knowledge and truth. He is the one that reveals knowledge to us. We can only accumulate and store knowledge. People deceive themselves and others when they think they are the source of wisdom.
Romans 1:31. From a Christian perspective, good values are valuing the things of God. A lack of good values is a sign of having unbelief in God. Godly values are spiritual things such as love, truth, righteousness, and goodness to name a few. When we love material things over the things of God, we are lacking in good values. We have unbelief in God.
Romans 1:32. The nature vs nurture debate is usually all about justifying someone’s bad behavior (sin). This type of argument operates on a bad premise that we are not accountable to God for our bad behavior. The nature position declares that a person was just born bad. This is not true because God did not make us to be bad - to sin and be disobedient to Him.
Romans 1:25. It is usually the wise that get caught up in the nature vs nurture debate. But in reality we are fools if we take a strong position on either side of this debate (Romans 1:22, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”).
Romans 1:21. From a Christian perspective, the nature vs nurture debate is wrong no matter which side is advocated. This debates is an example of futility and useless imagination because both sides of the debate omit any knowledge of God. On one side of the debate, people will argue that people are born a certain way and they cannot change.
Romans 1:20. Most people have at one time or another gotten caught up in the nature vs nurture debate. In this debate both sides take a position of why a person acts in a certain manner. Is it their environment that causes their actions or were they born that way?