Hosea provides an allegory of Israel going into an adulterous relationship, then later returning to God. His son's name, Jezreel, means "God sows". God will initially sow destruction, then later will sow restoration.
United Church of God Pastor and Chairman of the Council of Elders
Dr. Donald Ward serves as chairman of the Council of Elders. He pastors churches in Texas and Louisiana, and teaches at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.