Why Fatherhood Is All-important
How family reveals our illustrious potential

Did Christ believe in the Genesis creation? (Perhaps it is good to remind you once again that a Christian is one who follows Christ.)

“The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female” (Matthew 19:3-4). Verse 4 is a quote from Genesis 1:27. This is where God first records the creation of the male and female—not after the animal kind, but after the God kind! We are now in the “likeness” of God, that is, in shape or form. But we are to be made in the “image,” or character, of God.

God’s purpose is to expand His Family. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). We are to become perfect, not like angels or animals, but like our Father.

Family is a God-plane relationship—not an animal- or even an angel-plane relationship.

Are men too self-willed and ignorant to even want to see their illustrious potential?

“And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” (Matthew 19:4-5).

God created us male and female. We didn’t evolve from an ape or any other animal kind. We are of the God kind! It is “for this cause” that God instructs the young man and woman to leave their parents and build their own family.

They are to become “one flesh”—physically and spiritually. That is a deep closeness and unity. That means marriage, with God’s government, produces that oneness. God commands the man to be the leader (Ephesians 5:23). The father is the head of the family.

The whole feminist movement has rebelled against any man ruling the family—God’s way. These feminists want to build the family their way. They refuse to be Christians—Christ’s way. If they ever expect to get beyond this life, they must repent.

Verse 5 of Matthew 19 is a quote from Genesis 2:24. Does Christ believe in the Genesis creation? He certainly should, since the Father created all things through Him! (Ephesians 3:9). How can anyone who claims to be a Christian reject the Genesis account of creation?

Most educators and scientists don’t know when marriage began. That is because they reject God as the Creator of man as stated in Genesis. That is the record of when marriage and family began. Many of these scholars only see “human evolutionary history.” They contemptuously and arrogantly include the word “evolutionary.” They assume they know more than the great God! They close their minds to God’s view. They have never known God, and probably never will until God plunges them into the worst suffering ever. Then most of them will be humble enough to heed God’s Word and repent.

A Fatherless Society

The May/June 1970 issue of Tomorrow’s World magazine stated: “It has been the devil’s plan to pervert even the meaning of the word ‘father.’ Today people use that term about God—yet become very offended when told the plain truth of God’s divine purpose. They cannot believe that humans are destined to literally become born sons of God—just like God—as our children are like us. So in Jesus’s day the Jews refused to hear Jesus’s words about the Father.

“If the devil could get a society and make it the way he wanted it, what would it be like?

“Do you know there was once a society completely ruled by the devil? He had instituted his thoughts and his morality. This society was completely destroyed from the face of the Earth—and the lesson of it should be a perpetual witness to all generations. The society was Sodom and Gomorrah!

“The final end of any society run by the devil is the complete destruction of fatherhood! The devil himself cannot reproduce. Angels cannot reproduce nor marry (Matthew 22:30). But God can reproduce Himself. God is in the process of reproducing Himself in us—His begotten children (1 John 3:1-2). Thus the devil wants to destroy fatherhood—for in so doing he hopes to destroy God’s true religion.

“How does the devil go about the destruction of fatherhood?

“God Almighty reveals Himself as a Father, even in the writings of the Old Testament. Read Psalms 89:26, Isaiah 63:16, 64:8 and Hosea 1:10. These are a few of the scriptures revealing God’s fatherhood.

“When Jesus came to the Earth He plainly revealed the fatherhood of God. Those who heard Him speak should have received His message with joy and understanding, since they had been prepared by the writings of the Old Testament. However, they refused to believe Jesus’s words and accused Him of blasphemy.

“It was at the feast of dedication in Jerusalem one winter when Jesus told the Jews, ‘My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one’ (John 10:29-30).”

Christ said, “[M]y Father is greater than I” (John 14:28). He came to declare the Father (John 1:18). That is why He came to this Earth—not to declare Himself, as most religions teach!

The human father pictures God the Father. The husband’s job is to declare our spiritual Father as Christ did. We must look up to God and stop looking down at the dumb animals as our origin.

How dumb can we be?

Many Sons to Glory

“Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands” (Hebrews 2:7). In the first part of this verse, the Hebrew reads not “a little lower than the angels,” but “a little while inferior to the angels.” Inferior to angels today, but only for a little while. Our potential is far greater! That is what your Bible says. Can we grasp it?

The angels were never called sons (Hebrews 1:4-5).

“Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him” (Hebrews 2:8). The Moffatt translation reads “the whole universe.” God is going to give us the whole universe if we build His character so we won’t destroy it as Satan did. (For more information, write for a free copy of our book The Incredible Human Potential.)

What kind of character must we have to finish and beautify the universe? “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (verses 9-10).

God is bringing many sons to glory. We must become born sons of God. We will then have God’s own character to rule over the Earth and the universe.

The family of man pictures the God Family! God created the human family to get us into His Family! The teaching about evolution is a vile insult to our awesome origin and potential!

Why does man refuse to see his magnificent future? The simple answer is, he doesn’t want to be corrected and changed.