RULING OVER THE EARTH: A BIBLICAL VIEW OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT, by Stephen McDowell. A book review by guest reviewer, Clemence Noakes.
In Genesis, God created man and commissioned man to rule over the earth. This commission has never been rescinded. God reveals in Scripture everything man needs to know to fulfill the mission of ruling over the earth.
God created four institutions to be a blessing to man: the self-governing individual, the family, the church, and civil government. Scripture defines the mission of these four institutions as well as the boundaries of each. When one of these institutions fails to fulfill its Biblical mission, one of the other institutions fills the vacuum, usually with poor results. When one of the institutions encroaches on the boundary of one of the other institutions, tyranny results.
RULING OVER THE EARTH is a non-political Bible study using scripture to define government, its premise, the relationship between God and government, the seven foundational governmental principles, the framework of Biblical government, and Biblical civil duties of all citizens.
I highly recommend this book. RULING OVER THE EARTH can be purchased at https://providencefoundation.com/product/ruling-over-the-earth-a-biblical-view-of-civil-government/.
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