There is a lot of debate about whether or not Christians should be involved in politics or culture for the purpose of reforming them. Should we concentrate on evangelism and reaching the unregenerate souls? Or should we try to reform every institution to conform to God’s standard? What John Barber’s book does is show us that it is not an “either/or” situation. The two elements work together. Reforming culture helps us to evangelize. And evangelizing helps us to reform culture. Interwoven in both endeavors is God’s sovereignty and the fact that God is working all things to His glory. Earth Restored is not another book on why America is great because the godly Founding Fathers wanted it that way, so we should strive to bring the country back to its former state. This book is about what the Bible says we as Christians should do in, for, and through the culture around us. It also gives a detailed look at the components of a biblical worldview, very important in having a godly perspective.
About John Barber
Dr. John Barber is the pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He holds theological degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary, Yale University, Whitefield Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing advanced studies at the Free University of Amsterdam. John Barber has served as an itinerant evangelist, church planter, host of a nationally syndicated radio program, and writer for Dr. Bill Bright.