Oneness is hard achieve. Let the kingdom unity of Scripture point the way. Today's world is torn apart. Tension is everywhere. Brother is pitted against brother, sister against sister, citizen against citizen, even Christian against Christian. It's so hard to find agreement--much less real harmony--in our polarized society. Can there be a way forward? Tony Evans knows how elusive unity can be. As a black man who's also a leader in white evangelicalism, he understands how hard it can be to bring these worlds together. Yet he's convinced that the gospel provides a way for Christians to find oneness despite the things that divide us. In the Word of God, we find a kingdom-based approach to matters of history, culture, the church, and social justice. In this book, you'll get: A Biblical Look at Oneness A Historical View of the Black Church A Kingdom Vision for Societal Impact Although oneness is hard to achieve, the Christian must never stop striving. It's a kingdom imperative. As Tony reminds us, Glorifying God is our ultimate goal. Oneness exists to enable us to reach our goal.
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We must learn to live together as brothers, or we will perish together as fools. -Martin Luther King Jr. With the Bible as a guide and heaven as the goal, Oneness Embraced calls God's people to kingdom-focused unity. It tells us why we don't have it, what we need to get it, and what it will look like when we do. Weaving his own story into this word to the church, Tony Evans tells of a life spent between two worlds. As a young theologian, he straddled black, urban culture and white, mainstream evangelicalism. Now, three decades later, he offers seasoned reflections on matters of history, culture, the church, and social justice. This call for unity is as timely as ever. If the church practices oneness, America will have a guide for becoming the one nation under God it declares itself to be. In Oneness Embraced Tony Evans reminds us that the church cannot¿remain silent about the racial injustices in our country. - Richard Stearns, president World Vision, US, and author of The Hole in Our Gospel Tony paints a compelling picture of the kingdom and a kingdom agenda that reflects the supernatural unity of the body of Christ. Oneness Embraced is a must-read! - Dr. Crawford W. Loritts Jr., author, speaker, radio host, senior pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia