Listen in as Gary is interviewed about the relationship between individual households and the State.
The family is a government ordained by God where husband and wife are in covenant with God and serve as family governors. They have jurisdictional authority to lead, nurture, and direct the family as a training ground for cultural change in terms of kingdom principles. The authority and power given to parents are delegated and limited to the immediate family by God. At the point of marriage, family government is established, and the original family governments of the newly married husband and wife have no jurisdictional authority over the new family government (Gen. 2:22–25; Eph. 5:31).
The State—civil government—has no legitimate right to define what constitutes a family. This means that giving legitimacy to same-sex marriage and transgenderism is a repudiation of the God-ordained order of creation that in the end will destroy a society.
If our world came into being from nothing (a scientific impossibility), and humans somehow evolved from the amalgamation of a swirling soup of chemicals (also a scientific impossibility), then there is no such thing as a family with parents as governors. Everything is up for grabs. Survival of the fittest reigns supreme. We are nothing but meat machines. Marvin Minsky of MIT described the human brain as nothing but “a three-pound computer made of meat.” There is no mind or morality in such beings. Humans, like the animals they are said to be, are nothing more than biological survival machines.
The starting point in accounting for the legitimacy of families, parents, and children is all important. Atheism can’t account for any of them. They can be redefined like gender is being redefined.
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Listen in as Gary is interviewed on the Plow and Potato show. The topic is the relationship between individual households and the State. Who’s in charge, and what’s their jurisdiction? These questions and many more are discussed in this short but insightful exchange.