Establishment Principle

Discussion in 'The Law of God' started by Andrew P.C., Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. Andrew P.C.

    Andrew P.C. Puritan Board Junior

    I started this thread so that we would not further derail the other thread.

    So, a few things need to be distinguished and clarified.

    1) You continue to say the “eternal law”. Are you referring to the moral law? The WCF gives the classic reformed distinction of the three fold division: Moral (WCF 19.1-2), Cermonial (WCF 19.3), and Judicial (WCF 19.4).

    2) Natural Law is the moral law. Anthony Burgess is one of the better treatise on this subject in his work “Vindicatiin of the Moral Law”. So, when you refer to Romans 13 as God commanding us to obey secular government, are you suggesting they are right to make any law contrary to the moral law?

    3) The WCF rightly states “The moral law doth forever bind all” (19.5). This would include the magistrate.

    4) I need you to define Theonomy (it’s a loaded term with many definitions).

    5) what is a non-theonomic theocrat? Have you read Calvin’s Institutes on the civil magistrate?
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