Are the WCF & AV Products of...

Discussion in 'The Law of God' started by Pilgrim Standard, Aug 24, 2012.

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  1. Pilgrim Standard

    Pilgrim Standard Puritan Board Sophomore

    The Westminster Confession of Faith, and the Authorized Version of the Bible;
    Are either of these products of the Establishment Principle?
     
  2. newcreature

    newcreature Puritan Board Freshman

    For those of us who don't know, could you please define the Establishment Principle? Thanks.
     
  3. Pilgrim Standard

    Pilgrim Standard Puritan Board Sophomore

  4. newcreature

    newcreature Puritan Board Freshman

  5. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    I think the answer in both cases is yes. Magistrates exercised an authority circa sacra to countenance, support, and establish by legal right an official translation and confession of faith. It seems like it would be hard to have something more establishmentarian than that.
     
  6. Pilgrim Standard

    Pilgrim Standard Puritan Board Sophomore

    Thanks Ruben...
    The WCF certainly seems to be the product of The Establishment principle. I wonder if one could argue the AV as more a product of Erastianism?
     
  7. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    I suppose one could - but however Erastian the king might have been, the petitioners didn't seem to feel that it was overstepping his authority.
     
  8. Pilgrim Standard

    Pilgrim Standard Puritan Board Sophomore

    mud is cleared up now. Thanks again Ruben!
     
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