Did Adam Receive God's Law Expressly in the Garden?

Discussion in 'The Law of God' started by Alex Suarez, Aug 12, 2016.

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  1. Alex Suarez

    Alex Suarez Puritan Board Freshman

    Did Adam receive God's law expressly in the garden (other than just knowing it by being in His image)?




    Nicholas Bownd in TRUE DOCTRINE OF THE SABBATH seems to think so and argues thus in supporting his argument that the Sabbath was observed prior to Moses from the beginning of the world:






    (p46)







    ... and ...






    (p50)
     
  2. MW

    MW Puritan Board Doctor

    He seems to be saying that the Sabbath was specially revealed, not all ten commandments. The fourth command is partly moral and partly positive. The specific day on which the Sabbath was to be kept required a positive institution, and Genesis 2 reveals that institution.
     
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