Book Notice: BY WHAT STANDARD? GOD’S WORLD…GOD’S RULES, edited by Jared Longshore

Published on October 30, 2020 by Benjamin J. Montoya

Founders Ministries, 2020 | 267 pages

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance


It would be difficult to find a more contemporary subject on the minds of thinking Christians today, and Founders Ministries has stepped up to the plate.  By What Standard? God’s World…God’s Rules takes on current hot topics such as race, race relations, social justice, cultural Marxism, and questions of gender and sexuality.

Jared Longshore brings together a team of dependable guides: Tom Ascol, Voddie Baucham, Timon Cline, Mark Coppenger, Jared Longshore, Tom Nettles, and Chad Vegas, all take up topics enormously relevant to Christians today and offer helpful biblical insight. Clear biblical teaching for a culture in blind confusion.


Table of Contents

  1. Hollow and Deceptive Philosophies (Tom Ascol)
  2. Cultural Marxism (Voddie Baucham)
  3. The Religious Root of our Sexual Perversion (Jared Longshore)
  4. White Privilege (Tom Ascol)
  5. Biblical Justice and Social Justice (Tom Nettles)
  6. God’s Created Order—Living Justly as Male and Female (Jared Longshore)
  7. Ethnic Gnosticism (Voddie Baucham)
  8. Mature Manhood (Mark Coppenger)
  9. Racial Reconciliation (Voddie Baucham)
  10. Gospel Privilege and Global Missions (Chad Vegas)

Appendix (Timon Cline)

We are happy to recommend this timely book and encourage you to get a copy. Your copy may be ordered directly from Founders’ Ministries.



Jim Scott Orrick

Author, Former Professor of Literature and Culture, Boyce College

Why do denominations and seminaries tend to become theologically liberal? I believe that there is one major reason: the people of God long to have the approval of the world. So we start flirting with their ideas, and we adopt their vocabulary. We want them to think that our academic papers, sermons, and books have amazingly transcended the narrow-minded confines of our Bible-thumping seminary or denomination….The simple teaching of the Bible begins to look old fashioned and unrefined, so more and more we talk about political issues, occasionally throwing in a dash of scripture just to prove that we are, at least for now, holding to the inerrancy and sufficiency of scripture. When we are confronted with the plain, unfashionable, sin-condemning statements of scripture, we put on our tolerant, educated faces and say, “Well, we know that this teaching is limited to the culture of the first century, and so it is irrelevant to us today.”…You will find none of this in this book. Instead what you will find is solid biblical reasoning from godly men who are not afraid to say, “Jesus is my Lord. The Bible is my standard of what I believe and teach. The despised people of God are my people.


Phil Johnson

Executive Director of Grace To You

Diversity, tolerance, inclusivity, and social justice are the chief values of postmodernity and political correctness. In a culture where these are deemed some of the last remaining virtues and biblical principles are routinely scorned, what should the church’s posture be? Should Christians adjust the gospel, remodel our message, and bring our statements of faith more in line with the world’s thinking? To ask that question is to answer it. But in case the answer isn’t clear, these superbly-written essays spell it out in brilliant detail. I’m grateful for the courage of these men and the clarity of their voices. This is a vitally important volume, sounding all the right notes of passion, warning, instruction, and hope.


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BY WHAT STANDARD? GOD'S WORLD...GOD'S RULES, edited by Jared Longshore

Founders Ministries, 2020 | 267 pages

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