A Biblical and Reasonable Defense of Self-Defense

Samuel Rutherford, Lex Rex, The Law and the Prince (1644), Question XXXI. Whether or no self-defence against any unjust violence offered to the life, be warranted by God’s Law, and the law of nature and nations. Self-preservation in all creatures in which is nature, is in the creatures suitable to their nature. The bull defendeth… Read More A Biblical and Reasonable Defense of Self-Defense

The Law of Nature and the Civil Enforcement of the First Table

Natural law is the reflection of God’s moral character and the moral order of creation (sometimes referred to as the secondary law of nature) as designed by God, which is written on the human heart (Rom. 2:14-15). It is no different in substance than the ten commandments (which are a summary of the entire moral… Read More The Law of Nature and the Civil Enforcement of the First Table

The Importance of Customs Being Conformed to Nature | John Calvin

Although this excerpt is in relation to 1 Corinthians 11:14 and men having long hair being disgraceful, the argument Calvin makes is more widely applicable to all cultural norms and the importance of them being conformed “to the word of God, the law of nature, and human decency.“ Sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:11-16  Men, Women,… Read More The Importance of Customs Being Conformed to Nature | John Calvin