A Few Thoughts for Consideration in the Modern Republication Debate
straight to the point
These thoughts are directed primarily at members in the OPC and PCA.
For those contra republication:
- The view that the Mosaic covenant was a covenant of works is a view found among Reformed divines in the 17th and 16th centuries.
- The Westminster Confession of Faith is not the exclusive expression or boundary of Reformed orthodoxy.
For those pro republication:
- The fact that a given divine at the Westminster Assembly held to a given view does not mean that the Confession itself either reflects, includes, or accounts for their view. They debated many things. The conclusion of the debates was a majority vote in one direction, not a unanimous vote.
- A covenant of works and a covenant of grace are as different as wood and stone. They are different “substances.” If the Mosaic covenant is a formal covenant of works (not just containing a remembrance of Adam’s covenant) it cannot be…
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