Turretin on the Immutability of the Moral Law

June 10, 2009

F_Turretin…the moral law (which is the pattern of God’s image in man) ought to correspond with the eternal and archetypal law in God, since it is its copy and shadow, in which he has manifested his justice and holiness. Hence we cannot conform ourselves to the image of God (to the imitation of which Scripture so often exhorts us) expect by regulating our lives in accordance with the precepts of this law. So when its observation is enjoined, the voice is frequently heard, “Be holy, for I am holy.” Now this law is immutable and perpetual. Therefore the moral law (its ectype) must necessarily also immutable.

Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 11.2.16


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