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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Notable Quote: Michael Horton

Dr. Michael Horton on natural law . . .

God secretly governs the nations just as he does his church, although he governs the former through natural law and common grace and the latter through His Word written and preached. Calvin considers it erroneous to believe, for example, that a government must be framed according to “the political system of Moses;” rather, it is to be “ruled by the common laws of nations.” Natural law — the law of God written upon the conscience of every person — allows for marvelous “diversity” in constitutions, forms of government, and laws. The Mosaic theocracy was limited to the old covenant and is no longer the blueprint for nation-states.



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