Family

Family is one of the best and important things in life.

The Bible makes this plain in the creation account, where God makes a man and a woman, unites them as “one flesh” and blesses them with the exhortation to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:27, 28; 2:23, 24).

In Deuteronomy 11:19 and Proverbs 22:6, the Lord instructs parents to train up their children in the way of holiness and truth.  Letting every opportunity be a time to teach and instruct them.

Children are a gift.  It underscores the message in the Psalmist’s declaration that “children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3).

You are to provide for your own. It emphasizes it in the apostle’s solemn warning that “if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Timothy 5:8).

For all these reasons listed, we affirm that there is a strong and inescapable biblical basis for family.