Must it be all-or-nothing natural law or divine co

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BayouHuguenot

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I have been reading Peter Kreeft and J Budziszewski on natural law. They make some good points, and even granting everything they say, unfortunately, the system isn't complete. There seems to be a "common-sense" (bad term, I know--come back to that later) appeal to natural law.

However, as good bible-thumping Christians, we know that God's word and God's revelation is binding on us. Micah 6:8.

Even Greg Bahnsen, in his lecture on natural law, didn't really object to it at its base level. I am wondering how to appropriate both natural law and divine command theories of ethics.

One of the proposed advantages of natural law is that it gives you a neutral, value-free ground for debating ethics in the public arena. 200 years ago this would have been a good argument. But in today's nihilistic environment, that argument just want work.

I need to make a distinction here: I am not arguing that natural law as a system is false on those grounds, but that said apologetic is now a moot point.
 
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