The messianic state has always sought to undermine the authority of the family. Now a negligent undermining is taking place as conservative church leaders neuter the religious role of Christian fathers. This quasi-liberalism in conservative Christian churches is more than a mere contradiction — it is a “house divided against itself.”
To write about “The Benefits of Having Children” is like writing about the benefits of acquiring King Solomon’s mines or inheriting the Comstock load.
God has graciously given the human race three institutions for its protection and development — church, family, and state.
My grandparents had a great impact on my life. I grew up on a multi-generational family farm, and because of my mother’s illness my grandparents cared for me.
The Scriptures repeatedly extol the blessing of children and their importance to the family and to the Kingdom of God.
As usual, my family rose as I entered my pristine kitchen. With excited anticipation they watched as I strolled over to my beloved crock-pot. As I lifted the lid, they erupted in a chorus of praise and adulation.