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2012 Elections: What to do “when the wicked beareth rule…”

By Angela Wittman

(Revised and updated 9.16.2012)

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2 KJV

There has been much discussion in Christian circles about how one should vote in the upcoming 2012 Presidential elections.  And while I won’t presume to tell the reader who to cast their vote for, I will share some Christian history on how earlier followers of Jesus Christ believed and taught on this important aspect of our life: Biblical Christianity and the civil government.

Much of the information I am presenting was found in “Reformed Confessions Harmonized” edited by Joel Beeke and Sinclair Ferguson, the “Historic Church Documents” page at (CRTA – Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics) and the website “A Puritan’s Mind” created by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon.

The Belgic Confession (1561) is known as one of the oldest reformed doctrinal standards and originated in the Netherlands. Its chief auth…