For journal, see Nature (journal).
Nature is a term typically referring to Earth's non-human or non-man-made environment. The term literally means "beget", "begotten" (born), or, more generically, "contingent".
Genesis reflects on its beauty, to which anything man-made is incomparable.
Many believe in God after observing how beautiful nature is, or how different humans are from everything else in nature.
Nature as created order
Nature represents also God's created order. In this respect, the human behavior can be categorized as:
- a.) natural (in Greek "kata physin"), that is, in line with Nature alias created order; or
- b.) unnatural (in Greek "para physin"), that is, against Nature alias created order.
- ↑ nature; ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY
John Stott (1998). Same-Sex Partnerships? A Christian Perspective. Baker Book House, 46.