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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Natural

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That which is according to nature.

1. γένεσις, 'origin, birth.' Man beholds his natural face in a glass. James 1:23 .

2. κατὰ φύσιν, 'according to nature.' The Israelites are called the natural branches of the olive tree which God planted on earth. Romans 11:21,24 .φυσικός, 'that which belongs to nature.' Romans 1:26,27; 2 Peter 2:12; Jude 10 .

3. ψυχικός, from 'life, soul.' "The natural man [that is, a man characterised by the natural life of the soul, without the teaching and power of the Holy Spirit] receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God." 1 Corinthians 2:14 . The body of the Christian is sown 'a natural body' (having had natural life through the living soul); it will be raised 'a spiritual body.' 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Natural'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/n/natural.html. 1897.

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