Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thesis 8: Patriarchy and "the Extended Family"

In the Bible the Godly “Family” answers to our “extended” Family.[1] While it is the basic legal unit of society,[2] the “nuclear family” is culturally sub-Biblical.

[1] Genesis 6:18; 14:14; Joshua 7:18
[2] Genesis 2:24

We'll see more on this subject when we get to Thesis #39 on Education, where grandparents are commanded to have a role. Extended families are usually broken up over "financial opportunities" (e.g., a "better" job away from family).

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