instead as an adiaphorous
act (irrelevant to religious doctrine); once this argument is secured or ceded, then the act can be subject to civic regulation.
Milton's theology is "for the most part unexceptionable" although he does adopt "minority positions" on a few central (e.g., Christology) and "some clearly adiaphorous
(e.g., mortalism)" doctrines (429).
The political question is adiaphorous
as Hodge explains, "But when the thing is in its own nature indifferent, so far as the church is concerned, he [the Christian] may act according to his conscience." Ibid., 560-61.