Lex Propria – Proper Law

The judicial law of Israel, the laws whose subject matter concerned Israel as a civil body, is expired with the state of that people and is no longer binding except for its general equity (WCF 19:4). “Proper law” (lex propria) recognizes¬†the authority¬†of magistrates to make positive human laws based upon the moral law of God… Read More Lex Propria – Proper 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