Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The foundations of American society part 1
It has been several months since I have posted. This post will deal with one foundation in American society that is missing today. That foundation is the family. Now might be asking, "Why is the family important." Well... The family government is the cornerstone of thriving societies and churches. Christian reconstructionist R.J. Rushdoony wrote, "The family is man's first state, church, and school. It is the institution which provides the basic structure of his existence and most governs his activities. Man is reared in a family and then establishes a family, passing from the governed to the governing in a framework which extensively and profoundly shapes his concept of himself and of life in general." If parents don't take their responsibility as covenantal heads seriously, then our government and our churches will be filled with those hungry for power, wealth, and wanting to take advantage of others under them. As presbyterian pastor and theologian Brian Schwertely puts it, " Pulpits by and large will be filled with false prophets and the offices of civil magistrates will be filled with liars and whore-mongers." How we govern our families will determine the future of this country. Will parents invest in their children who will be the next generation to run our country?