“What defines a family?”

Just read this AP story on the (inevitable) plans to push the homosexual “marriage” issue again in California next year when six words from this selection jumped out at me:

In Los Angeles, about 100 people sat down in an intersection near the University of California, Los Angeles during rush hour and several hundred protesters gathered at a rally in West Hollywood where actress Drew Barrymore addressed the crowd.

“Children need families, people need to love and we need to move forward, not backward,” Barrymore said. “What defines a family? We do!”

What defines a family? We do!

That has sadly been man’s battle cry ever since he ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Who defines right and wrong? We do!

God defines the family, and He defines right and wrong.  As the nation continues to lose sight of Him, it continues to lose its ability to distinguish between the holy and the unholy, the clean and the unclean (cf. Ezekiel 22:26).

3 thoughts on ““What defines a family?”

  1. Yet the Bible offers a couple of different definitions of “family.”

    Nothing along the same-sex kind, to be sure — but Eph. 3:15 in KJV speaks of “the whole family and heaven and earth….” Now that’s truly a “big tent.”

  2. No argument there, Richard, assuming I understand you properly. But your comment only underscores the point I am trying to make. Ephesians 3:15, itself, calls attention to the fact that the family is God’s design and property, created for a particular purpose — His purpose. It is not man’s prerogative to redefine the family however he sees fit.

    It may be a “big tent,” but not in the political sense that phrase is normally used.

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