May 18, 2021
"The attempt to make nature the basis of morals was also taken into the area of civil law, where it was called the Natural Law School of jurisprudence. Its influence is still strongly felt in jurisprudence. It was an attempt in this eighteenth-century period to have principles of law, “even if there is no God.” These jurists thought that a complete and perfect system of law could be constructed upon principles of natural law. But there was a serious problem in trying to construct a system of law upon nature. Nature is cruel as well as noncruel."
~Dr. Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?