In the United States, the family is all but dissolved. Marriage is no longer marriage, and legally, the state could take away your children any time they wanted to. Pastor and Author Jared Longshore argues that the church’s neglect of covenantal living has led us to this pass in American society.
While invisible, saving faith in Jesus is the only way to eternal life, modern Americans have neglected the grace that God gives by binding families and churches to Him and to one another.
This means that families, the church, and nations should take responsibility for their people, and not treat them as so many marbles in a box. God has intimately connected us to one another in these bonds, the central bond being covenant.
We must retrieve this doctrine and live faithfully by it if we want to see reform in America.
From the Book
"What happens when we do recover the covenant household? Just how big is this restoration project? The answer is, cosmic. While this book is truly about the family, it ends up being about far more. When God fulfills his promise to Abraham that “all the families of the earth shall be blessed,” then you end up with a reformed earth, a baptized world, nations that have been taught to observe all of Christ’s commands. You end up with covenant dominion." ~Jared Longshore
Jared Longshore has served in pastoral ministry since 2007. He has earned MDiv and PhD degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is an associate pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho and is the author of Wisdom for Kings and Queens.
FOREWORD: Douglas Wilson
PAGE COUNT: 138 pages
ISBN 10: 1957905255
RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2022
The structure of the book seems pretty disjointed and less structured than a book that was A Case for anything could be. Which is too bad considering the good topics covered.
I am not convinced fully of reformed/covenant theology but that did not deter me from enjoying this book and applying many principles to my life.
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