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The Family

aymon de albatrus 


14 ¶ For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height, 19 and to know the love of Christ, which surpasseth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19)

What is a Family?

The Family is a unit composed by a man and a woman with natural and adoptive children. The foundation of the family is the union, the fusion of the two (husband and wife) in only one flesh. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24) The family has been constituted by God as the foundational stones of the nations.

The family is founded on marriage, which is the gift of God to reveal the union between Christ and His Church. The husband loves (agape) his wife as Christ loves (agape) the church. The husband has the responsibility, given by God, to provide, protect and govern his family. The wife, graciously submit to the leadership of her husband as the church voluntarily submits to the direction of Christ. The wife has the responsibility, given by God, to respect (phoebe) her husband and to serve, as his helper, in managing the family and to nurture the next generation.

The family, being a unity, is distinguished by a unique and only one name. The components of every family have their own specific name to be distinguishable within that family and a family name to be discernable from the other families. Anyone who has a different Family name than the one he is in, does not belong to that family. The modern women that do not take the name of their husbands do not belong to his family, nor are they part of him, for Scripture says: and the two shall be one flesh.’ So then they are no more two, but one flesh. (Mark 10:8). If the two are no more two, but now one, they cannot have different family name, for they would not be one. To be noted that it was Adam that gave the name to his wife. Moreover, the name Adam was given to the man by God and to the woman when the Adam and Eve were ‘one’.

In the Biblical economy, if a wife does not take the husband’s name, she is: ignorant on the matter (a thing to discard) or she is a rebel against God and against her husband. The woman that does not want to take her husband’s name wants to disassociate herself from him, demonstrating that she is not one with him, nor she is willing to submit to him in everything, as the Lord commands, nor she submits to God. And as the church is under Christ’s authority, so let wives be under the rule of their husbands in all things. (Ephesians 5:24)

The family’s offspring take the name of the father for they derive from him as man and head of the family, For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, inasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man. (1 Corinthians 11:7) and as we already have seen before in Ephesians 3:14, every family takes the name from the Father. If husband and wife adopt children, these will take the name of the husband and will be treated as true and full members of that family.

In the family home grandparents may also live, but they are not strictly members of that family, the same applies to other people such as uncles and relatives. Several families may live together under the headship of a patriarch, a Biblical thing, but every family is unique and as far as governorship is concerned, each individual family is under the headship of the husband. It is similar to a ship armada, where even though the Admiral is in the overall control, each ship is directly governed by its Captain.

"De-facto" relationships between men and women are not family, even though they may have children of their own, (these the Bible calls bastards, not "love children") for they are not legally married. At most these unions can be considered as a group of people that live together, but not family.

How is the family organized?

The father is the head of the family, just as God is the head of His family from whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named. We see in Scripture that both God and His angels regularly relate to the fathers of families. The father is responsible of the family decisions. The father is the Head, the Priest and the Teacher of the family. Obviously these evil days this is not "politically correct" for the feminists nor for the "democracy" we life in. Biblically, though, the fathers are the responsible, and amongst the many things under their control, it is their duty to take the family to church. But in our decadent and pagan society the churches are ever so empty and of those present mostly are women.

In the Christian family it is the father that teaches the admonition of the Lord, in line with what the Lord commands to the fathers: 6 And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart; 7 and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

In the Christian family it was the father responsible to teach his sons a trade, as we see Jesus learned carpentry from His earthly father. Now we abandon them to the secular schools. Moreover, in the Hebrews there is no dichotomy between the religious and the secular, as it is in our society, in fact the Hebrews word "avad" is used equally for our words "work" and "worship".

In the Hebrews the word "bachelor" does not exist for it is normally expected that young men marry and produce a family. This is in line with Gen 2:18 and Pro 18:22:

And the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet for him."

Whosoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth the favor of the LORD.

The Biblical marriage is considered a sacred solemn covenant, similar to the one God made with the nations in Ezekiel 16:8 and in Malachi 2:13-15:

"‘Now when I passed by thee and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread My skirt over thee and covered thy nakedness. Yea, I swore unto thee and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest Mine.

13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out insomuch that He regardeth not the offering anymore, nor receiveth it with good will from thy hand. 14 Yet ye say, "Why?" Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously; yet she is thy companion and the wife of thy covenant. 15 And did not He make one? Yet had He the residue of the spirit. And why one? That He might seek a godly seed! Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

The Biblical marriage is based on a solemn covenant and not on "carnal love" as this present society would have us believe spurred on by films from Hollywood. Obviously as we "fall" in love, we can just as easily "fall" out of love and abandon this marriage easily, not so for a Biblical covenant of marriage.

In a covenant marriage the children are of great importance and a woman willingly without children (as we have today) is despised.

The Biblical family home is a little sanctuary, the table becomes an altar of devotion where worship and prayers are presented to the Lord and the wives and children are blessed by the father. But in our western society the children and the wives cannot wait to flee the home.

The Biblical family home has great respect for the parents; this cannot be said for modern democratic families.

Who is ever set to destroy the Family?

Satan. Since the beginning the evil one has tried to destroy the family of God. Scripture warns: "Smite the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered", it is so true. This is what Satan has done over history, not always being able to hit the head of the family directly he would attempt to make him fall by attacking the weaker vessels of the family, as he did in the garden of Eden in making Adam fall by going through Eve. In these last days he has had a fantastic success using feminism and democracy, his baby inventions. The two go hand in hand for feminism would have never existed without democracy.

Let us now consider a world medley on the theme:

In Australia

Scholastic gurus cannot explain to themselves as to why boys do not have a desire to study and frequently get lower grades than the girls. Strange? Perhaps the male is ostracized?

A student at the Uni for his engineering degree was forced to take humanistic courses. The woman teaching one of these, on the first day, told the class that if she would find a male pronoun in their writings or exams, she would not correct the papers but give a zero mark. Is this the future teaching of schools?

In England

The major part of Uni students are females, and so are the teachers.

The percentile of the female population that enters Uni is about 50%, whilst that of the males is only about 41% and decreasing. (In Iceland the proportion is 80% for the females and only 42% for the males, and falling)

Question: Who will be the directors of the future?

In Japan

It is an epidemic. Thousands of boys lock themselves in their room and hardly come out. In some cases the mother passes their food under the door. Terrorized to go to school? Taking refuge in video games?

In Italy

Even in Italy it is now common for the woman not to take the husband’s surname at marriage.

My daughter when renewing her Identity Card was issued with her birth surname. When she asked as to why, for now she was married, she was answered that it is best that way for when she divorces she would have no need to change surname.

Personal experience when distributing New Testaments with the Gideons at a Teacher’s College. After a while it became obvious to me that they were all females, so I stopped one and asked: "how many students here" she responded: "I think between 250 to 300" "and how many males" she said:" I am not sure, but I guess between 15 to 20". What do you think the future of school will be?

There is a proposition of law to ensure that every baby at birth will take the surname of the mother with the option to change to the surname of the father at 18. Have we gone out of mind? Who will, after having used a surname for his first 18 years, actually entertain the impossible idea to face the notorious Italian bureaucracy to change surname. Methinks no one. I then ask: "why change after 6000 years?" Is there a hidden agenda?? Huuummm

In Sweden

A woman, preoccupied by the pitiful state of the men in that nation, has actually set up a school to teach men how to be men.

And so, all over the western world, the same. It seem God is pushed out of the picture.

Where all this is taking us? One does not need to be a genius to work it out (and no prices) that in the future women will occupy the major places of the scholastic and managing positions, and not only blue collar jobs. Let us hear Isaiah’s lament: As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them! O My people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. (Isaiah 3:12)

Interesting, if we look at the statistical pie of all jobs in society we note that its size is generally proportional to the number of people in that society. In other words, the pie is what it is, for each country. In the past, only a small proportion of jobs were occupied by women, but now women occupy almost half of them, and in some country even 60% and growing. Let us make a quick analysis: If the number of jobs is proportional to that population, we note that in the past (different population) women were for the major part at home looking after the husband, children and home, as commanded by the Lord, whilst men were at work occupying the vast majority of jobs. Today, instead, (a different population) the pies of jobs is till proportional to the population but women now occupy around 50% of the jobs, this means that proportionally there are less men occupying jobs than previously, thus a large proportion of men are at home for their jobs are occupied by women that in the past were at home.

Et voilà, le jeu est fait. The family, as instituted by God, is seriously damaged and on it’s way to extinction.

How can the man be the Head, Priest and Teacher of the family if the state, society and even the very "family" belittle him and relegate him to a role of nullity?

How can the man be the Head (governor), Priest and Teacher of his family if it is the wife that provides for the family? It is clear that our democratic society (under Satan’ control) has effectively turned upside down the divine order of the family.

The man, as the image and glory of God, has been reduced to a babbling blockhead as we see prominently displayed in the Simpsons cartoons on TV. The head, priest and teacher of the family has been effectively mentally emasculated and the family is adrift and consequently the society also.

The feminists’ satanic attack, helped by democracy, has been and is, directly against marriage, against the family and against man, as God’s image bearer. But feminism has not began in our era, but from the start in the Garden when Eve, the original feminist, came out from the authority of Adam seeking independence and in so doing plunged the human race into sin. The first act of Satan’s feministic agenda was a full success.

With the advent of democracy, 6000 years later, all the signposts have been removed and the feministic satanic agenda has become rampant and frightening. Let us hear the voice of some of them:

Gloria Stimenn (sp.) says, "By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God."

Radical feminist leader Sheila Cronam (sp.), who is oft quoted by the way, says this, "Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women's movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage."

The "Declaration of Feminism" goes back to November of 1971 when they laid out their agenda and this is what it says, "The end of the institution of marriage is necessary for the liberation of women; therefore, it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not live individually with men. All of history must be rewritten in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft!" Mark that, "We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft!"

Anne Lori Gaylor (sp.) writing an article called "Feminist Salvation" in the "Humanist" in 1988 says, "Let's forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace, and inspiration from real women. 2,000 years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn women towards the feminist salvation of the world."

Dr. Mary Jo Bane, feminist, Assistant Professor of Education at Welsley College, and the Associate Director of the school's Centre for Research on Women, writes, "In order to raise children with equality we must take them away from families and communally raise them."

And that well known name, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, writing an article called "Women in the New Race," says this, "The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it."

Phillis Schlafly: Feminists are not for equality; they want to kill everything masculine.

At this point someone might think that I have something against women, you would be in gross error. My beef is with the men. Brothers we have not realized that thick slices of meat have grown over our eyes; this thick. We have abandoned the charge that God gave us and have run for cover up the hills. Wake up, everything is going to pieces and us, bamboozled, are looking on, just as Adam did, whilst Satan destroys our families.

In the western society the concept of Biblical family if just about destroyed and it is pretty clear that hope of recovery is fading away, excepting a direct intervention from God. If we take the examples from the Old Testament we see that the modus-operandi of God is to give warnings ever the more heavy till a point of breakage in His longsuffering is reached and then He orders the final punishment, as He did so many times with Israel. This final punishment is also usually through the hands of the sons of Ishmael.

We have seen the recent warning God sent to America (a nation founded on Christianity but now wayward), indeed through the Ishmaelite.

Has America recognized the hand of God in this? NO

Has America ceased its abominations, such as: Abortions, Divorce, Feminism, Family breakdown, Homosexuality, Paganism and a host of other detestable ignominies? NO.

Has America repented and returned to the Lord? NO

We can be pretty sure that the Lord, in His longsuffering will send other warnings to America, ever the more severe, to bring this people to repentance, but, judging from the past experiences, it is improbable there will be a heeding to the divine warnings, given the advanced state of iniquity.

Do not think "this is impossible" for all it would take is a few suitcase atomics to be exploded in suitable cities, some poisoned rivers and a well engineered collapse of the financial market and it is done, the die is cast. We have seen the vulnerability of mighty America in the collapse of just a couple building, and super technology will not help, au contraire, it would limit in giving false hopes. America has done so much for the world, and this must be recognized and personally I am a supporter of America, but in the last few years it has walked away from the God that has given its greatness. If America does not repent, make amendments to the abominations it performs and exports, and returns to the Lord, the writing is on the wall.  Alas, the foreseeable future is only terrible.

When the Islamic hordes (their family are in better order than ours) will come with drawn swords for the final punishment, we shall send our women to protect us, for we shall be too weak to stand.

Notwithstanding all that, here are seven point to affirm the Biblical Family:

  1. The Biblical Family is composed by an heterosexual couple, married with children, both natural and adoptive. Descendant of common ancestors may live with them, but they are not the basic family,

  2. All the other combination of aggregate people is not family. The so called "homosexual marriages" are not marriages nor family, at all, but abominations,

  3. The head of the family is the man with authority delegated to him by God. He is the head of the wife and the children to the extent spelled out by God, and no more,

  4. The able man has to do all reasonable efforts to provide for his family, continually. The wife may augment the family income by performing home business, with the consent of her husband. In case of severe crisis the wife may seek temporary external employment, with the consent of her husband. However this situation must be considered as slavery and the family must endeavour to do all to come out of it, with strong petitions to the Lord,

  5. God commands all children to honour and respect their parents and to obey them in the Lord. Scripture gives right to discipline their children, even corporally in the more difficult cases, to train them in the admonition of the Lord and in becoming free citizens respectful of the Law,

  6. The State has no extra-Biblical rights to impose how the children shall be educated or disciplined nor has rights in imposing how the members of the family should relate to each other,

  7. In these evil days men have abandoned God’s charge to be responsible of their family. God reckons then accountable and guilty, if they do not repent and make amendments they are in danger of the divine wrath.

Men! What are we going to do when Satan, through democracy, will finally take away our God given rights of head, priest and teacher of our family? (mostly already gone)

Men! Where were we when the evil one was corrupting our wives and taking our children into captivity?  Under the false coverage of "love" and "democracy"!

Men! What will we be saying when in front of the Lord and Him asking: "What have you done with the govern ship of the family I gave you?"

And the church is saying NOTHING, but it is SILENT.

 

But what saith Scripture: being confident of this very thing, that He who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the Day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)