Volume 1 Issue 4
"Marriage is the foundation of the domestic constitution...
It is an institution of God, it was established in Eden, was honored by personal attendance of Christ, and
John Angell James
The God-Honoring Family
The Family is the basic unit of Christianity. Through the sanctified marriage relationship, God establishes the institution known as The Family.
(Matthew 19:5-6 AV) It was first to the Family that God gave His Law and His precepts.
“ And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” (Genesis 2:22 AV)
“Male and female created he them; and blessed [i.e. sanctified] them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” (Genesis 5:2 AV)
“And [Jesus] said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
“For I know him, [Abraham] that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, [the Law] to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” (Genesis 18:19 AV) cf Deut 6
When we carefully examine the Word of God, we find that the Family is of utmost importance. Since the Family is the basic building block of the Church, it is through the Christian Family that the Truth of God is established and upheld. God is precise in establishing His Covenant with both individuals and Families.
“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” (Genesis 17:7 AV)
Since the Family, through the marriage relationship, is a God ordained Institution, it is God alone who can define it.. It also should be no surprise that it was the Family that was first assaulted in the Garden of Eden by anti Christ.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1 AV)
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15 AV)
“And he [the king of Egypt] said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see [them] upon the stools; if it [be] a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it [be] a daughter, then she shall live.”
(Exodus 1:16 AV)
“Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.” (Matthew 2:16 AV)
Today the Family again is being assaulted. The strategy of anti Christ is consistent with history; kill the children, and destroy the family.
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3 AV)
The State, that modern day anti-Christian Leviathan, has done all in its power
to brainwash the American people from the Truth of Scripture, into redefining
“The Family“. What is being erased from the memory of Americans is not only
the true definition of family, but its true purpose. It is so dreadfully evident
that this redefinition has been embraced by main stream Christendom.
The State has sought to convince parents that it has the greatest investment and interest in the Family, rather than the parent. It also has claimed to have attained to some greater wisdom and revelation concerning the raising of the children.
In essence, the Sate is actually declaring to be the only legitimate parental guardian to all Children. This horrific declaration flies in the face of the most basic of all Christian doctrine. What the State has ultimately set forth is the self-proclamation that they are both God and father of the Children. The State has overstepped the very limits of both the Scriptures, and the Constitution.
“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.” (Proverbs 4:1-2 AV)
In the realm of public education, these assaults unobtrusively infiltrate the
entire student curriculum, seeking to justify what God has vehemently condemned.
It is the State that now determines what is taught, and how it is taught.
Standardized testing and profiling of all the children must be performed to “insure”
optimal well being of every child within the “stewardship” of the State.
With the the Anti-Christian, “Jezelbelian” language, “it takes a
village to raise a child” the Family is sure to be under severe attack.
Seeking to pervert the marriage relationship through redefinition, the State also condones homosexual “marriages” by labeling them “alternative lifestyles.” In this perverted attempt at equality and toleration, government has reversed God’s holy order, and legitimized the most wicked sort of behavior, reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Even the economic system of America is pitched against the Family. The taxation rate has risen to oppressive and tyrannical standards, so as to force mothers into the work place, in order to survive. The entire structure of the modern doctrine of America has waged war against all that is Christian and all that is Righteous.
With all that is posed against the Christian Family, what are we to do?
Stabilize Your Family
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7 AV)
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him:
Parents must establish the fundamental precepts of the Holy Scriptures in their Children at an early age. They must emphasize basic theological truths, both in a Theological and applicable fashion. The Scriptures cannot merely be taught conceptually. They must be brought into the realm of “real life”, so as to engage all areas of the culture. Coupled with teaching, there must also be communication. The healthy Family spends time together, and cultivates a Godly relationship. Through these initial steps, the Family can be on its way to restoration and safety.
The Reformed Witness is an Update and Strategy Newsletter for the edification of the Saints. Its companion issues, The Reformed Witness on Apostasy and The Reformed Analysis are available in print format or via internet access at www.hisglory.us The Reformed Witness and The Reformed Analysis are ministries of the Reformed Bible Church. PO Box 2397 Appomattox VA 24522 email:www.hisglory.us
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