Steven J. Lawson: Natural Man, Spiritual Man

Without the Holy Spirit being at work, no unsaved person can ever hear or ever understand the truth of the Gospel; no matter how high their IQ may be; no matter how vast their educational background; no matter how gifted they are in understanding literature – without the Holy Spirit of God, they cannot grasp the significance of what these words have to say regarding their lives…I want us to see just how lost a lost person is. – Steve Lawson


[14] The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. [15] The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. [16]  “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. – I Corinthians 2:14-16 (ESV)