God's Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate
"God's Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate" explores the biblical concept of blood covenant against the backdrop of blood covenant in African indigenous religion/traditional societies and its pervading influence on African Christian thoughts. In seeking to separate the traditional concept and practice from its variant in the Bible, the author highlights the context in which God established covenant relationship with individuals and the nation of Israel, locating the relationship within God's initiatives at restoring His preeminent position in creation before the fall of Lucifer and a third of the angels.
The restoration of God's Kingship and Kingdom on earth becomes the overarching goal of Covenants established between God and humankind. While God has been consistent in demonstrating His love and compassion for humanity through His providence, especially in giving His only Son as substitutionary sacrifice for human sin, humankind has been unfaithful and has lost every opportunity for redemption until the advent of Jesus Christ who not only fulfilled every aspect of the Old Covenant that man could never fulfill, but also established the New Covenant of grace and peace.
The book highlights events and portents in human history showing God's faithfulness against man's unfaithfulness. From the Old Testament period to the New Testament, human beings have turned their back on God. And the Church of the New Covenant has not done better. "God's Covenant People..." is a wake-up call to Christians and the Church to get their acts together and enforce the Kingdom mandate as commanded by Christ in his Great commission.