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Interview With Dr. Nigel Lee Part 2

Q. In your study, what was the impact of faithful church teaching in maintaining Common law in a nation? Did you find that as churches moved away from faithful preaching. as American churches have done, that there is less interest in Common Law within a nation?

A. Yes, very definitely. Particularly in what are now England, Wales and Scotland. Ireland, however, is an unusual and a very interesting case. When Patrick, who was a Bible-believing Briton, preached the Gospel in Ireland in A.D. 430 - he got the people committed to what was an ancient presbyterian system of church government. They had a high respect for the Moral Law, the Ten Commandments.