This word is of supreme Theological importance in the Old Testament and is central to identifying the remission of sin! The word means to cover but it does not mean to conceal. It means to impose something to change our appearance or nature! Sinners are reconciled to God by imposing something that would appease the offended party which is God!
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God! George Washington Carver (1861-1943) Founded Tuskegee University
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature! Saint Augustine
He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature! Socrates 470-399 B.C. Comment: Jesus said, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you!” Matthew 6:33
Nature never breaks her own laws! Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Comment: Yes, but the God who created nature can! Whether Moses at the Red Sea or Joshua getting his clock turned back or Jesus raising the dead! Whether Jesus healing the sick or the miracles present today in the Name of Jesus Christ! Jesus can and does change nature because
In this passage, John examines the question of whether the person “Born Again” can commit sin? In verse six the apostle writes, “Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not”, and in verse eight, “He that commits sin is of the devil.” Furthermore in verse nine there is an emphatic declaration: “Whosoever is of God doth not commit sin…and he cannot sin.”
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.