if part of this law is natural, is not the whole law, on the same subject, natural?
7. "The third criterion, to wit, the repetition and renewal of the law," says our brother, (p. 4, at the beginning of the last paragraph,) "in the New Testament, equally fails. It is not pretended that the New Testament is any thing more than silent on the subject." Indeed! The New Testament silent on such breaches of the law of nature designed to protect domestic purity and public morals! What indignant language does Paul use, in 1 Cor. 5:1–5, in relation to the abominable fornication of the Corinthian, who had taken his father's wife to live with her in incestuous intercourse! What was the decree of the Assembly at Jerusalem for the direction of Gentile churches in regard to fornication? See Acts 15:28, 29. What says Paul, in 1 Cor. 6:9, 10? what denunciation does he utter against fornicators and adulterers?
But it may be objected, these texts do not treat of marriage. Admitted; but they condemn the very sins prohibited by the Levitical code; they condemn all acts of uncleanness, the very