Moses commanded, “And he that curses his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death” (Exo. 21:17). This command the Scribes and Pharisees had set aside, probably under the pretense of it being a cruel law; but, for so doing, the Redeemer calls them hypocrites, and blind leaders of the blind. Matt. 15:1-9, 14; Mark 7:6-13. Do you pretend to be more compassionate than the Son of God? Do you understand, better than he, what crime deserves, and the manner in which it should be punished?
- Covenanter (Philadelphia, Jan. 1847), 164-5, at http://reformedcovenanter.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/the-philadelphia-covenanter-and-the-law-of-retaliation-and-incorrigible-delinquents/?mid=52.
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