God created family.
Today, according to Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll, just 29% of Americans say it is “very important” for a couple who have children together to be legally married. That’s down from 49% in 2006. That’s a sharp decline in a relatively short period of time.
So, how does God feel about family?
Think of God Himself…three persons, one being: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are a family unit. Father and Son being the first two clearly revealed in Scripture, which depicts the parental structure.
Then Christ Himself the groom and the church His bride. Again, the importance of the family structure and these two critical roles of male and female, husband and wife, as clear model depictions of God’s plan for creation.
As part of our responsibilities to govern creation as outlined in Genesis 1:26-28, we are called to increase and multiply.
The family unit is what enables that increase. Not only for procreation, but also the family unit produces image bearers (representatives) of Christ because for those who are parents, their first ministry is to raise up their children as disciples. Disciples in Hebrew means to be a scholar or learner of God’s Word.
The family is God’s original design and plan for ensuring His name is glorified on earth.
If that foundation is removed or destroyed then the likelihood of the faith being passed down reduces greatly.
This impacts GENERATIONS.
Conservatively speaking, one husband and wife with two kids who each have two kids who each have two kids will produce 14 individuals in three generations.
No wonder so many are eager to destroy the foundation of what God has created.
Take out the family, take out the faith.
The family structure not only ensures a healthy, growing, productive society, but also a healthy, growing, productive church.
Jesus said, “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:6-9