The family has been described as the oldest and most fundamental form of government on earth. The family is also God’s ideal and model for everything else that makes his ecosystem work, as the saying goes, “like a well-oiled machine.”
God’s Model for the Family
In a real and abstract sense, not to understand the importance of the family is to come into life and then go through it crippled. When the family crumbles, or when it’s totally redefined by humankind, entire societies crumble.
Yet even when societies do crumble, those people committed to God’s definition and plan for the family can still stand strong. The family also acts as an organic support system. It’s is one that serves in the same way that a strong and durable cable serves. Both are made up of many smaller, weaker fibers or members. But together they form something that is strong. In other words, when put together correctly the family really is greater than the sum of its parts.
History and scientific data back this up. The Bible does too.
Discussing Strengthening the Family with Scott Brown
Scott Brown is the Director of Church and Family Life and the Pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wakeforest, North Carolina. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with w degree in History and he received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.
Scott devotes much of his time to local pastoral ministry, conferences on fatherhood, church reformation, and strengthening the family.
Scott is also the author of several books including, “A Weed in the Church,” “Family Reformation,” “Preparing Boys for Battle,” “Preparing for Marriage,” “Helping them to Choose,” and a book that we very much want to discuss today: “The Theology of the Family.”
The Truth About the Family
- What is The Theology of the Family?
- Does Scripture speak specifically about the family? Where?
- What is the difference between the biblical and scientific/secular definition of the family?
- How can parent assure their kids that the Bible is the model of the family?
- How do we talk to our kids about the imperfect/dysfunctional families in scripture?
- What does scripture say is the optimum model for family?
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