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The Reformed Witness

Update                      Volume 1,  Issue 6                    Strategies

“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

furnished an occasion for the first of that splendid series of miracles, by which He proved Himself to be the Son of God, and the Savior of the World.”

John Angell James



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Since the Family is the basic unit of Christianity, and the husband and wife are the managing instruments for the wellbeing of the Family, then it follows that if there is a dysfunctional marital relationship, there will be a dysfunctional Family.

From before the foundations of the earth, God purposed that the husband and wife would serve as the initial building blocks of the Family. Man and women were placed together in the marriage relationship as an intimate functioning team.

“ 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)

“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.”

(Matthew 19:5-6 AV)

His commission to the parents was to teach and groom the Children so as to worship and serve Him. The parental task was to establish and maintain a well ordered Family unit according to the Holy Law of God. The Scriptures were to be the absolute standard of their training. What is essential for us to grasp is that these commands and commissions to the Christian parents have never been disannulled. IN other words, as they were binding for Adam and Eve, so too are they binding for us today.


“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8 AV)

By the instilling of Holy precepts and order into the Family, by way of the Word of God, the parents are to groom their Children for the Glory of God. Yet, today’s Christian parents are not exactly clear as to what the goal of the Christian home is, or how to bring Glory to God in a pragmatic fashion.





It is to the Christian Family that God gives His Law and His precepts. The Holy Law is the means by which they would fulfil their God ordained commission in bringing Him Glory.

Consider the commandment in Genesis 1:28:


“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

(Genesis 1:28 AV)

God establishes five basic rules of purpose for the Christian Family. These are intrinsically fundamental to the task of the Christian home. God not only commissions these to be fulfilled, but He fortifies each believer with the Spirit by which these Commandments may be established. In this way God brings Glory to Himself by way of His people, working in them both to will and do of His good pleasure.











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