Puritan Board Sophomore
I just started reading Rutherford's Covenant of Life Opened. So far the content has been great, although a little rough following the flow of thought at times. For those who are familiar with the book I have a question. In chapter 7 Rutherford seems to argue that God's nature does not require Him to punish sin. Am I totally confused? Because it seems to me that although wrath, justice, etc are not necessary attributes of God they are ones that are necessarily contingent due to His attributes such as Holiness, perfection, love, goodness etc.