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February 23, 2021 7:00 am
What is the enemy wage war of the family listen to Adrian Rogers. The family is the basic unit of society have been also bad. Satan from the garden of Eden to this day has waged an all-out war. All the family and there are some who are asking a question seriously asking does the family have a real family as an institution continued to exist or would it be like the dinosaur would become extinct would become just a relic of another in the welcome to Leavenworth finding featuring profound truth. Simply stated by Adrian Rogers as we just heard the family was the first institution formed by God created to meet the deepest physical, social, and spiritual's of all mankind in the midst of this moral freefall. It's time we ask ourselves what is the future of the family. Adrian Rogers said if there is no future for our families. There is no future for this nation we must train their children to abide by God's law so we can preserve the family's future.
If you have your Bible turn to Deuteronomy chapter 5 and will begin in verse 29. Once again, here's Adrian Rogers, take your Bible center in chapter 5, and in a moment, we can look at verse 29. Let me tell you about a funeral that took place some years ago. It was a very usual funeral. The coffin was great with the foals of old glory and the president of the United States of America was bad that you president's cabinet with all their there were dignitaries from the Congress and from the Senate. There were representatives from all over the world that had come to this funeral and if you had been a stranger walked up and and not seen the president. You would've thought that perhaps it was the president himself, whose funeral was being held and up death. Ask yourself, whose body was in a casket because he never really sculpted a great piece of art he'd never written a great book. He certainly wasn't a war hero. He was a man who was in the foreign service, and he had died in Tripoli and they buried his body in Tripoli, but by common command and consent.
They disinherit his body and brought it back to the United States for a very special funeral.
They sent a United States man-of-war to go pick up that body and bring it back on that vessel and when the man-of-war came back to the United States. There was a man playing to greet the arrival of that body in great guns boomed in the air and there was a parade and all the flags in the United States hung at half mass. This person a very important person was a man whose name you may know, are you may not know it was John Howard Payne, John Howard Payne gone and why were people so excited about this man and why did they want to pay the John Howard Payne such honor for one line that he had written you will know what it is mid pleasures and palaces though all I may roll, be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
That's what he wrote back so tight starts of people around the world. From that day to this day that we wanted to honor the man who wrote those words, no place like home and I want to talk to about home. I will talk to you about the family. The family is a little part of the garden of Eden that we still have left because God established the family in the garden of Eden, and it is the family that we look forward to in the father's house. Through all eternity. Now, anthropologist and sociologist would like to tell us that the family just somehow came out of the ooze and slime of evolution and out of the onward gradual process of sociology and biology, but it is not so. The family had its origin in the heart and mind of Almighty God. It was the first institution, the God formed and was put there to meet the deepest physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs of mankind, and it is so important that we understand the importance of the family because children should be born into the family and the child in a family. First of all, gets his own self-concept from the home a little child born in the home he is no self-concept. He does know who he is or what he is. He has no real self-consciousness. It is in the home that a child should learn who he is what he can do and what is expected of him and so I child's psyche is formed by the family, the child needs to learn in the family.
The sense of security, a sense of confidence he pleased to learn that he is solely that the he is worth something. A child looks into its mother's face and the child sees and that mother that will last that will and what they child sees when a child looks in its mother spaces. I am special because my mother loves me so my father loves me so often heard about the jobs that he was an unwanted child but by the time he was 19 he was wanted in seven states. A child gets a concept of himself in in the home as a child gets a concept of life in the home in the home. If there are limitations in discipline and rules, then the child learns that he is not a law unto himself. He learns that he has to live with an individual's he has to learn to respect authority in the Bible says a child left himself bring with his mother.
The shaman the Bible says if we will discipline a child you not die but will deliver his soul from hell. The child doesn't learn to respect authority and no is not going respect authority in the skill and the government did not get respect God's authority and he may end up going to hell and then the child gets his concept of God in the home. God is spoken of as a father and if the home does not get to that child, love and mercy and grace and concern. The child's concept of God himself may be more the family as the basic unit of society and because of that Satan from the garden of Eden to this day has waged an all-out war. All the family and there's some who are asking a question seriously asking does the family have a future.
I mean, will the family as an institution continued to exist or would it be like the mastodon would be like the sabertooth tiger would it be like the dinosaur will it become extinct would become just a relict of another age.
Well, there is a war against the family and before I get into the main body of the message. I just want to remind you that there is a a philosophical war against the family, people with their minds are working as the family Dr. James Dobson reported on the United Nations fourth world conference on women held in the late summer of 1995 in Beijing, China, and there was a conference and in that conference. They discuss this deconstruction of gender now, what on earth is the deconstruction of gender will let me tell you, as they gave quote. The goal is to give members of the human family five genders from which to choose.
Instead of two. No longer was a male and female may have five opportunities when freed from traditional bias knows what they call it traditional bias a person can decide whether to be male, female, homosexual, lesbian are transgender. Some may want to try all five. In time homosexuality is considered the moral equivalent of heterosexuality for women. However, the preferred love relationship is lesbian in nature and that way male open press of this can be negated.
Artificial insemination is the ideal method of producing a pregnancy and a lesbian partner could have the same parroting rights accorded historically to the biological form mouth friend that is a philosophical approach in an international conference with people from nations all of all the world came to learn this kind of thing I tell you there is a war on the family and then on top of that we have in the United States.
Another nation the world.
Many who are living together without the benefit of a marriage ceremony young people they are not even bothering to get married. They are living together sort of try before you buy. If we ever do I get married young people. I went to the Bible clearly forbids that the Bible clearly forbids that is against the law of God and therefore it is against your best welfare. Then on top of that I just found out the warm family. Not only is it is philosophical war not only their those who decide they don't have to get married but there is an increase disregard for life families are made to protect life, but precious babies today in the mother's womb are being treated as non-persons and so many times are being disregarded and massacred for the comfort of the ease of the mother. January 22, 1973 in my estimation is the blackest day in American history when nine black robed justices of the Supreme Court, the self-appointed high priest of humanism said that little babies in the mother's womb all unborn babies are non-person's mouth bleeding and that is Planned Parenthood.
I have absolutely totally no respect for Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood said and I quote the most merciful thing. The large family does the one of its infant members is to kill it best. The founder Planned Parenthood and much of what is done to put to death the unborn in the womb is done with your tax money is a war against him and more distant family is compounded by the easy divorce laws in America today.
We have throwaway marriages and there is accumulating body of evidence that shows that the family breakup devastates children in great numbers. There are psychological wounds that are given to children with a home breaks up that may never heal and may prohibit those children themselves unless those wounds are healed from having a stable marriage themselves broken homes produce broken children, which produce broken homes, which produce broken children.
Thank God that cycle can be broken. I'm not here to say that there is no hope.
I'm just saying that this kind of thing has a devastating effect on children and then on top of that we have now the most high, the most violent kinds of pornography that is being displayed across America via the Internet. Dr. Richard Landy said there is a subterranean electronic river of pornographic slime running on the every city, town, village and hamlet in America, grotesque and degenerate. A material is now available not in the back alley of of of some so-called adult theater, but right in the living rooms the classrooms. The public libraries of America then on top of all that we have our children who are being educated in an educational system that says that we cannot speak of God in a positive way in educational system because that somehow negates the idea of the separation of church and state. The founding fathers believed in the separation of church and state if it meant that there was to be no national denomination but not the one breath today ever believe the separation of God in government but it all. They say well we going to be neutral. So when I get to before God when I can be against God because they not neutral because they teach godless evolution when you talk to children until it is a fairytale about a a frog that became a prince, we say that's a fairytale when were talking in the nursery school, but in the classroom that science. When frogs become princes.
So I would just be neutral about it is something you can be neutral about supposedly don't be neutral about food so nobody is going to eat this either some things that you are not neutral about you can't be neutral about God but our children are being raised by large and humanistic institutions where man, not God is the sum of the substance. The center and the circumference of everything.
I'm just talking about the war. All the family and then that is compounded by the ignorance of so many of us who call ourselves Bible believing Christians and Satan has tried to keep us in darkness and give us the idea that we have to go along to get along and what I have already said that he is very politically incorrect. I realize that there are certain things that are nonnegotiable for certain things. We need to learn if there's going to be a future for family and if there is no future for our families. If there is no future. Five families you can put it down. Big claimant straight. There is no future of this nation. Now in Deuteronomy chapter 5 God gave the 10 Commandments actually Deuteronomy chapter 5 is a restatement of reinforcement of the 10 Commandments and then after God gave these commandments God says in chapter 5 in verse 29, concerning his people and I listen to me, is what God says all that there were such an heart in them that they would fear me and keep all my commandments always now listen to this, that it might be well with them and their children for ever. God is saying if they will keep my commandments will be future for them.
That's what God is saying. Now he has given the commandments, and you know the commandments. They are there in Deuteronomy chapter 5, annexes 20, if you will go to chapter 6 and begin in verse six. Now these are the commandments, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God commanded to teach you that you might do them in the land whether you go to possess it, that thou might is fear the Lord thy God, and keep all his statutes and his commandments. Now watch this, which I commanded the bow and ice on and I sons son all the days of my life. What is talk about is a future for the family and that thy days may be prolonged here therefore always surreal and observe to do it, that it may be well with the energy may increase mightily is the Lord God of my fathers have promised the in the land that fought with milk and honey and then he begins in verse four, the great Shema. This is perhaps the most important verse. The Orthodox Jews are most important passage in all of the Bible.
It begins the word Shema means here to begins with the word here here oh Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, with all thy soul and with all thy might.
And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in mine heart, and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when I citizen my house and when I walk us. By the way, and when thou lies down and when thou rises up, and thou shalt bind them for sign up online hand and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. Thou shalt write them up on the post of my house and own by gates that hears what God says we to do for the future of the family. I want you to think now of how therefore we are to train our children so that we as a nation can have a future so we as a family can have a future number one first lounge of the state's home is the University of life. Home is the University of life. God says that these commandments are to be taught in the home. God did not give the 10 Commandments, the government, the government should abide by the God did not give the 10 Commandments to industry. Though industry should learn from them. God did not give the 10 Commandments to education. Though education should take note of them. God gave the 10 Commandments to the family read all this context it is the family. This is God's priority plan that they is to go from parent to child our children Odyssey our faith in God in all that we do all that we say and the atmosphere in which a child is raised is to be supercharged with godliness based on the 10 Commandments I want to tell you again that it is the family that is the center and the core and therefore the all-out war is against the family, so that's the first thing I want to learn is that poem is to be the University of life. Home is to be the University. What is the second thing. Parents are the professors in that university. Parents are the professors look again if you will, in verse seven and he says he and thou shalt teach them diligently to buy children. You want a juvenile delinquent is so many times he the child trying to act like his parents, and with all that dropout kids today. I say that the problem is not primarily drop at get this dropout parents. It is sharper dads and slacker mom's not done what they ought to do and it brought their responsibilities now. What are the qualifications that you would be a professor in this University well look, if you will, and see in verse five.
The qualifications, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart with all thy soul and with all by my home is a something there's control center, and every child, and you cannot control the control center. That child controls God will not override God is not going to force you or anybody else to behave in a Certain Way, God will enable you to do so. God leads you to do so. God will lead you to do so, but ultimately you must decide therefore one of the wisest things that you can never learn is that you cannot make decisions for your children or you can win a little, you can guide them, but a child has to come the place where he or she must make his or her own decisions, but you can make a decision for yourself. I've said this before and I will say again, listen carefully, never set goals for somebody else never set goals for anybody else because you can control somebody else.
Don't set goals for your children don't set goals for children. I don't set goals for my children. I have desires for much of you have a goal for Adrian. I have desires, my children have a goal for me you want. My goal for me is my desire is, I'll have godly children.
My goal is I will be a godly dad, godly dad, I made up my mind that's what I wanted to because you see I can choose for me I choose Jesus. I choose God. I choose by the grace of God to be a godly dad and to love God with all my heart. Here's the qualification look at it. Here's what you can choose to do.
In verse five and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart with all my soul and with all thy might to love God with all your heart is a sincere love.
Not a halfhearted love our children need to see in us a heartfelt burning, passionate, emotional and sincere love for the Lord Jesus Christ to take something back kids they can spot a phony, a mile away your kids know that you're not perfect, but they want to know that your sincere and you love God with all your heart and you love God not only with the sincere love, but with a selfless love with all of your soul. The soul is the self the whole cell 100% is to be given over to God, not part-time, and by the way you want to know what you love God with all of your soul to book you might consult your checkbook in your calendar you date. Just look at those things. See where you investing your time and your money. What really matters to you, your kids need to see there is no place in your life that is marked off private God stay out. That includes what you watch on television what you read, and so forth. Your love God not only with a a sincere love and not only with a selfless love, but your loving with a strong love with all of your might know what is that included includes everything all your might. Your physical strength your emotional strength your financial strength your intellectual strength, your love God with all your might.
And kids need to see if you are a professor in the University of life. They need to see a sincere, selfless and strong love. Why, because you cannot teach what you do not know and do not practice Jesus when somebody asking what is the first and great commandment. Jesus quoted this verse five. That's what Jesus quoted Matt, here's the third thing I want to say number one remember that the home is the oversupplied number two parents of the professors and number three, the 10 Commandments are the curriculum that 10 Commandments are the curriculum back in chapter 5 God gave the 10 Commandments and then in chapter 6 he says parents you are to teach the base Commandments ironclad there rock ribbon but then on cold rigid restriction. They are the liberating laws of life there. The tracks upon which a family is to run in the convicting reminder as we conclude today men and women come and go with the 10 Commandments remain forever getting her part two of this message coming up tomorrow. I hope you can join us. Then we learned all about the importance of raising a family with a solid biblical faith today. Maybe you have questions regarding your faith.
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