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Q&A#26 Does New Creation Undermine Natural Law?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#26 Does New Creation Undermine Natural Law?

August 4, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "What implications does the promise of new creation have for Christian ethics? Specifically does new creation undermine natural law ethics since we are now to orientate our lives, not towards what is revealed in nature, but towards the new creation established by God in Christ. What implications does this have for issues in which Christians often appeal to natural law arguments - marriage, sexuality, gender issues etc...?"

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