The Word of God Concerning Family
God’s view on the family was established during the Creation. It was then that He created man in His own image and placed him in the Garden of Eden. It was then that He brought Eve to Adam to be his help meet because “It is not good that the man should be alone.” It was then that they were instructed to “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.” Adam and Eve did not enter mortality until after Satan beguiled Eve and the Fall. It is apparent from this that God intended the family to be eternal — A man and his wife with their posterity. It was there in Eden that it was first taught “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
God’s purpose for creating the earth was twofold: First, it was to provide a place for His spirit children to dwell. Second, it was to prove them or to see if they would keep His commandments.
To fulfill these purposes, God created the traditional family as the basic unit of society. Without this basic unit, there would never be any bodies created for His spirit children. Without this basic unit, the most helpless of all offspring, the human baby, could not be protected and nurtured to maturity and taught the commandments of God.
It is also apparent that without this basic unit, there would never be any families to come together to form communities, states and nation. It is therefore a primary responsibility of government to protect traditional marriage and the traditional family.
Teachings from the Scriptures on traditional marriage and the traditional family will be covered as follows:
- On marriage and the family in general.
- A husband’s responsibility to his wife.
- A wife’s responsibility to her husband.
- Parent’s responsibility to their children.
- Children’s responsibility to their parents.
May God Bless and Save the United States of America —
Our Constitutional Republic !
With all this in mind, the following links will take you to the various Scriptures on Family:
For Our Jewish Friends:
1. The Tanach (Stone Edition)
For Our Christian Friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
4. The Book of Mormon
5. The Doctrine & Covenants and Pearl of Great Price
6. From Conference Reports
7. Proclamation on the Family