There is a lot of talk these days about patriotism and the concern over liberty in the face of the rise of American Tyranny. While this discussion can be very profitable, and even to a large degree critical for the survival of our Republic and Christianity itself, it provides no lasting benefit if the family unit is compromised by marital infidelity and/or the laxness of Biblical education of the next generation.
The Family: Civilization’s Foundation
When God created Adam and Eve in Eden’s Garden, He did not simply create civilization to be built upon the individual. Through Adam and Eve God created the family as the building block of human civilization. The plan for Adam and Eve was to multiply through procreation under the Covenantal security and bond of the family. ‘Male and Female Created He them and called their name Adam’. God created the human family institution to be patterned after the Heavenly organism, the Family of God.
The Apostle identifies the people of God as the Family of God pointing the reader back to Eden where the first family was created.