Poythress wants to defend the faith by noting how natural law or scientific law functions. He notes the character of natural law and its universal applicability. He further elaborates on aspects of law, that is, its personal character, power, divine attributes, incomprehensibility, beauty, and goodness. Poythress wants to acknowledge natural laws a created by God and reflecting something of the glory of God.
Romans 2:12-16 raises important questions. What is the relationship of the Law to the Gentiles? Does Romans 2 teach that there is a “natural law” that is a Gentile equivalent to the Law of Moses? Has this text anything to say about conscience? Is it possible for Gentiles to receive salvation through obedience to this natural law? Is Paul’s argument in Romans 2:12-16 a contradiction to what he wrote in Romans 3:9 and 20?
What was the relationship between the apostle Paul and the Stoic thought of his day? DaSilva interacts with the views of B. Metzger. The study is done by examining simple verbal parallels between Paul and Stoic authors, and continued by examining more extended verbal parallels, conceptual parallels, shared use of topoi and images, shared use of formal elements such as lists of virtues and vices, and natural law.
What does the Reformed tradition teach on the nature and limitations of civil legislation? What are the limits of government? How did the Reformers apply the civil laws of Moses? The essay notes the function of natural law and how the Puritans and Continental Reformers like Zwingli viewed the role of government.
Does the New Testament have a specific view of the state and government? What is the relationship between the church and state? How should we relate our present situation with that found in biblical times? The author considers the creation of the state and the natural law concept, Christian attitudes toward the state, and the function of the state.
Have recent DNA findings proven scientists to be correct about the origin of human being as a result of the evolutionary process? This article looks at the theory of evolution and its reliance on natural law. The author makes it clear that there is no reason to believe that humans are the result of evolution. There is an alternative explanation to these scientific findings: creation.
Can Christians use the Bible for public policy and politics? This article shows that both natural law and the Bible have a place in public policy and politics. This author shows how to argue from both the Bible and natural law, and appeals to Christians to have the courage to use the Bible when discussing public affairs.