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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Notable Quotes: Francis Turretin

Francis Turretin (1623 – 1687) on natural law . . .

Orthodox Reformed theologians affirm that there is a natural law, not arising from a voluntary contract of law of society, but from a divine obligation being impressed by God upon the conscience of man in his very creation, on which the difference between right and wrong founded and which contains the practical principles of immovable truth (such as: “God should be worshipped,” “parents honored,” “we should live virtuously,” “injure no one,” “do to others what we would wish them to do to us” and the like). Also that so many remains and evidences of this law are still left in our nature (although it has been in different ways corrupted and obscured by sine) that there is no mortal who cannot feel its force either more or less.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology

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