Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Box 4343, Grand Junction, CO, 81502, or visit www.DiscoverCreation.org. Being a part of the family of God is the greatest blessing bestowed upon believers and one that should drive us to our knees in humble adoration. That's what God tells Paul. Some families are big. God, prior to creating man, reflecting on the purpose of man’s creation, made the statement: “….let them [the man and the woman together] have dominion ” (Genesis 1:26). In like manner, we need to prepare them to face the challenges of the day by teaching the truth and exposing the lies of a society that has turned its back on God. And with that glorious knowledge, you can help secure your own family in the peace of the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus! Marriage and parenthood reveal God’s character. Perhaps a better question is how could anyone who possessed unflawed selfless love and unlimited power not want to share it with countless others. The apostle Paul describes it well in laying out the order of people being raised into glory: "But each in his own order: the Messiah is the firstfruits; then those who belong to the Messiah, at the time of his coming; then the culmination, when he hands over the Kingdom to God the Father . Throughout the ages, God’s plan and desire has always been for parents to raise up their children to know and love Him and walk in His ways. The suffering I am experiencing from the death of my mother has made me remember the story of Paul praying for God to remove the thorn in his side and let him be healed. If so, let me help get you started by giving you a few questions: by Leanne Guenther. The Father is actually a father, and He is the reality of what human fatherhood pictures. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 2- Made from God's own image The woman was a helper initially but after being the first to sin and then luring Adam into sin, she was relegated to the position of subordinate. He loves all human beings greatly, including Americans. God made the first family of Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel. I must tell you that this event changed my life, my perspective, and my focus. To know why she is needed in the family, re-read GENESIS 2:20-22. A Moabitess who grew up amid false religion, Ruth was led to learn of the true God. God created the family in paradise as the first institution He made.To begin our treatment of good family life properly, we must understand the beginnings of family life in creation, especially the first marriage and family. Later, after the Flood, He reiterated His plan to Noah and his sons, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” (Genesis 9:1). So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Clearly the earthly family, intended by God as an institution for spiritual instruction, is very important in His eyes. For more information contact: Alpha Omega Institute, P.O. Visit the Cain and Abel Section for further ideas to supplement this. The Spiritual purpose for which God made marriage The first and spiritual purpose for which God designed marriage is found… Typically speaking, a person's family is his or her support in life in ways no one else can or desires to be. Philip was the second deacon mentioned in the New Testament, after Stephen, who suffered martyrdom (Acts 7). While we of course remain here on this earth physically, through the work of Christ we are presented as raised up with Him: "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Man's potential is to become literal sons and daughters of the Eternal and a member of his spiritual Family (Genesis 1:26). God made the earth, not just for Adam and Eve, but for all their children as well. God made us a family. Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow | Learn more... With a UCG.org account you will be able to save items to read and study later! American King James Version×; Matthew 3:17 Matthew 3:17And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.American King James Version×). But what if your kids are grown or you don’t have children of your own? To find out why God made you we have to look in the Bible. 2. Adam and Eve set up a home in the world outside after they left the garden. (And that’s exactly why it should be sought in the right places in the right ways.) 7 Reasons Why Family is Important in Life 1. The first reason was to create a relationship between human beings that modeled the relationship between himself and mankind.  Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. We forgive one another. According to the bible, EVERYTHING God created, He created for a reason > there is nothing God created in vain. II. We need one another. Boaz earned the respect of his community by conducting his business affairs in a reputable way, fair and solicitous of others' needs. To better understand the idea of "rule", as used here, please read GENESIS 4:7 where the same root is used. Coming into our world and leaving it are two of the most mysterious, holy and vulnerable times in life. Loyalty and faithfulness characterized the life of Ruth. You can fulfill His plan “to be fruitful and multiply” as you give yourself to His Kingdom work by being a spiritual mother, father, sister, or brother in the Lord. God said to him, "My grace is sufficient for you." (Psalms 127:3-5 Psalms 127:3-5  See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Therefore, the ultimate purpose for the family on earth is to provide a great spiritual, divine family for God forever. American King James Version×), God the Father will bring the New Jerusalem down to a renewed earth, and Christ will present all the many billions of saved children of God to God the Father. This is why the physical family is so vitally important to God and to us. Our children need to know that God has a special purpose for placing them within a family. A list of how questions. So we see from Scripture that God has a family here on earth consisting of His begotten sons and daughters. God Made Families, and Families Help Each Other • Lesson 2. (1 Corinthians 15:23-24 1 Corinthians 15:23-24  But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. The most devastating event that I ever had to deal with was the murder of my one and only son in 2007.