Ron Paul, U.S. Constitution, and the Westminster Standards

Since the U.S. Constitution stands opposed to the true religion, (Not acknowledging Christ’s Kingship, the Christian sabbath, God’s law for the standard of cvil law, Christianity as the true religion, etc. etc) it is sinful for any to swear to uphold it, as this would be to take an oath obliging one to sin, which is clearly forbidden in the Word and by reason (cf. WCF 23.4); for the Scriptures teach, in the words of the Larger Catechism (Q. 108; cf. 109): “The duties required in the second commandment are, the receiving, observing, andkeeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath instituted in his word. ..as also the disapproving, detesting, opposing, all false worship; and, according to each one’s place and calling, removing it, and all monuments of idolatry.” Since the Christian is covenantally bound to fulfill these duties, he cannot at the same time swear to that which opposes them; cf. WLC, Q. 113: “The sins forbidden in the third commandment are. . . fulfilling [oaths and vows], if of things unlawful.”

Reformed Christians who vote and support Congressman Ron Paul can not consistently hold to the Westminster Standards.

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