Divine aseity and the regulative principle of worship

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Have you ever come across an argument in Reformed literature that the regulative principle is a necessary consequence of the doctrine of divine aseity? I have thought about this question a bit over the last couple of days and can see why the RPW seems to follow from aseity, but, not placing a lot of confidence in my own judgment, I want to see who else has made this argument before. I have read a fair bit on theology proper and the RPW and do not recall reading anything to this effect.
 

83r17h

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I've thought about this as well before and it makes sense.

I think the closest I've come to seeing it discussed was in Bavinck's prolegomena though, since he brings up the RPW relatively frequently. I don't think he fully explained the argument anywhere that I remember. It might have been a necessary consequence from incomprehensibility more precisely in his discussion. I remember the basic flow being something like this:
  • God is transcendent above creation
  • God is not the passive object of human actions
  • Therefore knowledge of God must come from God, not from man
  • Therefore God prescribes how he is to worshipped
 
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