Friday, February 27, 2015

Family

Genesis, Chapter 1:
27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

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.”

 Chapter 2
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.

22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.

Chapter 3
 16 Unto the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”

From the very beginning of the Bible the plan for mankind is made plain.  That man and woman are made in the image of God.  Man and woman are intended to be with one another.  Man and woman are one flesh and should always be together.  

There is no doubt.  There is no confusion.  This same theme runs all through the Bible that one man and one woman are intended by God to be the basis for society and civilization.  The family of a man and a woman brings forth children.  The family takes care of them and makes the children into good citizens, productive, law abiding and holy.

If the man or woman die, then they are to find another mate or to be taken care of by the other family members.  By extension, the church is also a part of the extended family and can also help to care for the sick, the fatherless, and the widow.  Failure to abide by God's plan leads to disaster for the individual, the family, and society; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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