Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Incestuous Relationships
- Hello Ginny,
I am entirely against anyone marrying the wife of a *living*
brother. I believe the (many, many) passages in Leviticus and
Deuteronomy are speaking to this situation, which clearly is
adulterous. If it is morally wrong to marry the wife of a deceased
brother, then God required something of Israel in Deuteronomy 25
that was against His own moral law.
The case can be made that the insertion of this article into the WCF
is itself the result of the political climate at the time, though
somebody with a better understanding of the history of the times
could better substantiate that.
I will look up the works you noted regarding this, at least the ones
I have immediate access to.