Originally Posted by g_n_o_s_i_s
Then it wouldn't be by nature would it?
Often times people use Paul's letter/book to the Romans to say that God has revealed Himself through creation and conscience.
In Romans 1 He talks about creation and things that are not by nature, but against nature as people rebell against their creator.
In the verse we are talking about, Gentiles do by nature the things contained in the law. These would be things like love, justice, mercy, faithfulness, not murdering or commiting adultery.
Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
A Gentile could be seen as moral or immoral, without even knowing about God's Law for the nation of Israel.
Romans 2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
Romans 2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
Deuteronomy 10:12 (KJV) And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Deuteronomy 10:13 (KJV) To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?