Fathers: God’s Idea

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Fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, and families exist because of God’s exquisite plan. Divine institution has brought stability to the planet Earth through out recorded history. These roles and institutions did not evolve or become reality because of a legislative or community process. God ordained fathers and all the rest of the family structure.

Now the politically correct elite of today envision something different. The biblical construct of the family is deemed to be outdated. But look at what has happened under the rule of the politically correct. There is no longer one definition of what constitutes a family. One man and one woman are seen as archaic, even destructive as building blocks for a family. Sexual freedom has led to the tyranny of uncertainty. Just as the family no longer has a uniform definition, individuals can no longer be certain if they are a man or woman or both! Sex is to be pursued with anyone, without restriction.

This new politically correct world will at some point collapse under its own sinful weight. This degree of social uncertainty produces self-doubt and insecurity. In the end, the will of God and the institutions of God will remain. Do not doubt this. In the meantime, chaos will result. The coming fall of the modern family experiment will not be pretty. People must interact as God has commanded or they will self-destruct. Even in the current chaos, have confidence in the faithfulness of God and in what he as ordained.

Celebrate the family that God has ordained. It is true that sometimes we don’t do a good job in following God’s directions. But, as Christians, we know that God has given us timeless instruction in his word about how we are to live together as families. Live out the gospel and live as shinning lights before a modern world that literally has lost its way and its identity.

Be comforted by the great reality that fathers and families were created from the beginning by the command of the Lord of the Universe!

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.