Summary: With the assault continuing on the nuclear, god ordained and created family, what is the cost to all of us as Americans? Almost all of the problems we have as a society can be traced back to the vanishing family especially the absentee fathers and mothers
The Missing Family: The True Cost
I know that I have preached a sermon or two about the family and what it means to God and to our society and I used to think that I couldn’t preach on a subject more than a couple of times because it seem that I would be repeating sermons but I have discovered that this isn’t the case. Some topics are so vitally important to all of us lost people or Christian that there needs to be more sermons on them and not less. The family and its importance to God, our country, and to us as individuals needs to be highlighted more today and not less.
There have been some very disturbing news stories lately and I for one am growing very tired and frustrated of hearing about them. It seems that the very fabric of our country and our society, such as it has become over the past 50 years, is being torn apart thread by thread. We are hemorrhaging our young people at an alarming rate, violence has escalated to completely unacceptable levels, drug abuse and out of wedlock pregnancies have skyrocketed and like the Emperor Nero who fiddled while Rome was burning to the ground we find ourselves doing basically the same thing.
God ordained and created the nuclear family to be the basic building block for societies worldwide. Every culture in the world places a high level of importance on the family, granted some cultures more than others. I am beginning to wonder about where America stands when it comes to the importance of the family in our culture. While we say with our mouths that family is important our actions betray of speech.
If you ask most Americans what is the most important thing in their lives most of them will say “family is the most important thing”. But is this really the truth? I believe that America has sold its “family soul” out for a so called progressive family. We are in the process of turning our backs on the kind of family that God ordained and created for one that fits what makes people feel good rather than what will keep our societal frame work in one piece.
We have to go back to Genesis chapter 2 verses 18-24 to see how and why God created marriage in the first place: 18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” 19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man 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 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.