Consequences of the Puritan's principles.—Church destitute of a law of Incest.—Improbable.
The design of the Puritan is to establish, and he thinks he has established, two points:—
I. That the law of Levit. xviii. is repealed, and not binding on the Christian Church.
II. That it has no reference to marriage.
To the establishment of the first point, the author's first chapter is devoted. Towards the close of the fifth page is this paragraph: "Besides, should we admit that there is, in the law of nature, a prohibition of the marriage of a wife's sister, that prohibition is, as we have shown, not in these texts themselves, but in them as authenticated by the law of nature. The prohibition comes in this form: 'Thus saith the Lord, speaking through the voice of