The Relationship of the Civil Government to the Church

Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 2, pp. 168-180 The Relationship of the Civil Government to the Church This generates another question: Does the civil government have any authority at all with regard to the church? If yes, what does or does this not consist of? We wish to preface our answer to… Read More The Relationship of the Civil Government to the Church

Answering John Piper on the Civil Use of God’s Law

A recent article (Doesn’t the Bible Tell Christians to Put Homosexuals to Death?) by popular Baptist John Piper’s organization Desiring God gave me the impetus to attempt to address the numerous problems with how many Evangelicals understand the nature and character of God’s law and its relevance for Christians today. This particular article addresses the… Read More Answering John Piper on the Civil Use of God’s Law

The Judicial Law: General Equity vs. Particular Equity

Reformed Theology has always held that God’s Law is best understood as having a threefold division, some being moral, some ceremonial, and some judicial. Chapter 19 of the Westminster Confession explains this threefold division. The moral law, summarily comprehended in the 10 commandments (WLC 98), is rooted in God’s character as well as the created… Read More The Judicial Law: General Equity vs. Particular Equity

The Civil Magistrate’s Duty to Punish Sins Against the Moral Law | George Gillespie

Wholesome Severity Reconciled with Christian Liberty It will be asked, “But how does it appear that these or any other judicial laws of Moses do at all appertain to us, as rules to guide us in like cases?” I shall wish him who scruples this, to read Piscator’s appendix to his observations upon the 21-23… Read More The Civil Magistrate’s Duty to Punish Sins Against the Moral Law | George Gillespie