A Reformed Presbyterian Testimony Against the U.S. Constitution, and the Moral Evils thereof.
Prepared in Overture for and Published by Order of the General Synod of the RPCNA.
Published by The Covenanted Reformed Presbyterian Church, 2018.
Saddle-Stitch Paper Booklet, 42pp.
This publication serves to show why Reformed Presbyterians, (also known as Covenanters,) have denied the lawfulness of the United States Constitution from the time it was adopted, affirming that the system of government organized thereby is neither the moral ordinance of God, nor such a "power" as is described by Paul in Romans 13.
After a short introduction, the testimony discusses the conclusive evidence and scriptural significance of several points, such as the failure of the U.S. Constitution to recognize the authority of the Holy Scriptures, the failure of the American people therein to acknowledge the Lordship of Christ, their unaccountable atheism in refusing to acknowledge God at all, and the wicked provision by which the government defined forbid itself to show any particular favor to the religion of Jesus Christ. In the course of the discussion, the provisions in the United States Constitution supporting negro slavery are also weighed, and several objections to Christian principles, advanced to justify the atheism of the U.S. Constitution, are answered.
This discussion does not enter into the outworking or application of the principle of political dissent. Instead it first lays the foundation for that discussion, serving to convince every loyal servant of Jesus Christ of his obligation to look upon those whose character is to frame and establish iniquity "by a law" (Psalm 94.20,) as having no authority worthy to be regarded as an ordinance of God.
So in this discussion, a matter is handled with great carefulness, which others usually neglect to consider, from fear that they will be regarded as the enemies of something which is good. As fearful as that is, and dangerous as it may seem, the principles were essential to the first American Revolution, and as a matter of standard Christian doctrine will serve to keep God's people ready to do His will with good conscience in every era of national order and disorder.