if you desire to be justified before God, you must either bring to him a perfect righteousness of your own, and wholly renounce Christ; or else you must bring the perfect righteousness of Christ, and wholly renounce your own.
Fisher, Edward. The Marrow of Modern Divinity (Kindle Locations 1819-1820). Fig. Kindle Edition.
Law is in every culture religious in origin. Because law governs man and society, because it establishes and declares the meaning of justice and righteousness, law is inescapably religious, in that it establishes in practical fashion the ultimate concerns of a culture.
Rushdoony, R. J.. The Institutes of Biblical Law, Vol. 1 (Kindle Locations 199-201). Chalcedon Foundation. Kindle Edition.