“Therefore the judicial law was positive, and therefore Christians are not compelled to govern their commonwealths in the same manner, in which the Israelites’ commonwealth was governed, but it is lawful for them to vie [i.e. match one thing with another] the political laws of their nations, which agree with the laws of nature, and the Ten Commandments, according to the commandment, Rom. 13.1. Let every soul be subject to the higher power.
What opinions do oppose this doctrine of the law?
7. Of those brain-sick heads, who will have Christian commonwealths to be governed only by the political laws of the Jews.”
From William Bucanus’ A Body of Divinity.