Francis Turretin on the ectypal moral law, the divine image in man, and the archetypal law in God

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XVI. Fourth, 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 (aposkimation), 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) except by regulating our lives in accordance with the precepts of this law.

So when its observation in enjoined, the voice is frequently heard, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Now this law is immutable and perpetual. Therefore the moral law (its ectype) must necessarily also be immutable.

For the reference, see Francis Turretin on the ectypal moral law, the divine image in man, and the archetypal law in God.
 
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