Chapter 15 tells us that Repentance unto Life includes “endeavoring to walk with Him in all the ways of His commandments” (WCF 15:2), and this is “of such necessity to all sinners, that none may expect pardon without it” (WCF 15:3).
This, of course, grants theonomy as essential to Christian faith. But it also once again raises the question of how Alienists can be said to conform to the confession while spurning the ethnonational codes of Scripture. Of course, they will accuse me of setting up a straw man on this point because they insist the “land laws” passed away at Christ’s advent. This however, defies the agreed principle of Reformed hermeneutics, that unless otherwise overtly abrogated in the NT, all things legislated in the OT stand; else, as Bahnsen argued, we have no recourse even against things like bestiality.
Whether we consider the ethnic insularity codes, or the slave codes of the OT, none are rescinded or even perceptibly amended in administration in the NT. That is, besides their extension and application to all nations covenanted to Christ.
On these matters few to none can plead ignorance. Laying aside Scripture …
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