The Kingdom and the Covenant

The Covenant Kingdom

Christian - Living
127 Pages
Reviewed on 01/04/2023
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Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite

The Kingdom and the Covenant: The Covenant Kingdom by Ricardo C. Taylor contains a new and intriguing theory. It challenges Christians to read the Bible in two very different ways. The first is the chronological order in as far as the four gospels and the following books permit. Matthew is the basis of the three synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke: John is accepted as being independent. All of them agree that Jesus Christ is the son of God who gave His life so that we might be saved. The second method of reading takes the view that the accepted meaning of eschatology – that it describes a future event – has devalued it. The Kingdom and the Covenant, meticulously referenced, seeks to show the truth of eschatology.

As a practicing, confirmed, Christian, I read The Kingdom and the Covenant with enormous interest! Ricardo C. Taylor has expressed a view that explained what, to me, has always been a mystery nibbling rapaciously at my faith. That is Jesus Christ’s cry from the cross – “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” A problem directly caused by my own passion for chronological order. That is far from the only point that will fascinate and comfort Christians worldwide. The author boldly tackles subjects as diverse as Old Testament prophecies and the Covid19 pandemic. The Kingdom and the Covenant, with its clever “two sides of the same coin” cover, is a must-have book to be read and reread.

Philip Van Heusen

One of the biggest failures of the modern church is its lack of teaching the Bible. As a result, we have become a generation of ignorant brethren. Ricardo C. Taylor authored The Kingdom and the Covenant: The Covenant Kingdom to rectify this problem. This book is filled with Scripture. Ricardo explains that God desires His will to be done on earth because the Kingdom of God is not about heaven but the planet. Along with this information, we must remember that Jesus is the center of everything. He does not want to be first in our lives, but He wants to be the very core of our being. The ultimate event of history is the crucifixion of Christ and His resurrection. One item of significant value is Ricardo’s description of thirty-two differences between the Old and New Covenants. After showing the superiority of the New Covenant, Ricardo shows nine things the New Covenant does that the Old was powerless to do.

Ricardo C. Taylor steps outside his financial training and takes on the challenge to explain the Kingdom of God in The Kingdom and the Covenant: The Covenant Kingdom. Ricardo explains that the Kingdom of God was permanently established on the earth by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This book is full of Scriptures. Ricardo makes sure that he defends his position with Scriptures that support his understanding. While the reader may not agree with all of Ricardo’s conclusions, he will agree that Ricardo did a fine job presenting his case. Since the New Covenant was made between the Father and His Son, we have benefited from it. This viewpoint differs from the more commonly held belief that the New Covenant was made between God and His people or the church. No matter your Christian worldview, you will enjoy reading and learning from this book.

Alex Ndirangu

How does Jesus’ justice deliver the people that society ignores? How does Christians' unity with Christ's death and resurrection set them apart from all other faiths and ideologies? Is Jesus still bringing judgment on the unfaithful in his second coming? The Kingdom and the Covenant: The Covenant Kingdom by Ricardo C. Taylor is a masterful piece of engaging discussion that answers these profound religious concerns interestingly and insightfully. This book will also take you into the depths of God's love and how He will leave nothing but the fullness of Christ pervading the universe.

Ricardo C. Taylor's careful research, evident in how well he articulated his arguments, comprised what I found to be the most appealing aspect of The Kingdom and the Covenant. The book sheds new light on God's covenant with humanity and how God's kingdom operates on Earth. The author also goes further, showing how the church has largely misinterpreted the Book of Revelation. I liked the way this book highlights fascinating ideas about the nature of our relationship with God. I especially liked the part where God is presented as a loving father who wants his creations to obey him out of love and faith rather than fear. For a book founded on religious conversation, the author's choice of words and the simplicity of language improved my concentration. Ricardo C. Taylor did an outstanding job and I look forward to reading more from him. This book will be an excellent resource for Christians looking to rekindle their faith in God and for anybody seeking to comprehend the Bible's unresolved questions and the contrasts between the New and Old Covenants.