All rational people care about the laws of nature and science. They try to insulate themselves from the harm that violating those laws brings. However, when it comes to the moral and the spiritual part of reality, sinners will split that reality and believe in absolute truth in the physical world, but reject it in the moral or spiritual world. They feel secure in that insanity because the consequences for breaking spiritual and moral law are not immediate like those for natural laws. For instance, a perverted homosexual might live healthy for forty years, but someone cannot survive a fall from a twenty-story building. The punishment for natural laws are so immediate, visible, and obvious that people won’t argue with those. Without seeming to receive the ultimate consequences for breaking spiritual laws, many say or think, “I can do anything or live any way I want.” What is it? The wages of sin are death, but because God is a God of mercy and God allows sinners to survive and even enjoy common grace, they become convinced that they are not just fine, but that they can keep going this way, it’s better for them, and they can get away with it. They are lulled into a false sense of security. Romans 2 says there will be consequences. Everyone understands and everyone lives under the all-encompassing, all-sovereign authority of natural law that is without mercy and brings mostly immediate consequences to its violators. These spiritual laws are true, so their thinking they’ll get away with sin, evil behavior, and immorality is a lie. They are deceived.
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