From a biblical King James Version perspective the primary word used to indicate family in scripture is house. The family or house is the most pivotal and central institution on earth, second only to the church. However, the design of God is that evangelism first be promoted through the family. In line with scripture, every biological mother and father should also be the gospel parents of every son and daughter in the church. Mothers and fathers are to be the key figures regarding family evangelism and baptism.
When the examples within the house/family miss the supreme mark and expectations of Christ, the windows and doors are left unchecked and the evil element is able to run its course. “But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 18If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub” (Luke 11:17-18). Division within the house/family creates extreme vulnerability, leaving the self and the offspring highly susceptible to the seductive and covert wiles of the devil.
The family attack of the devil is so strong Jesus Christ simply exclaimed its fate and ill potential at the expense of evil, sin, and disobedience. He said, “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law” (Luke 12:51-53).
The reason for the division is disobedience, pride, and lust. It is critically important for Christians to maintain a sold spiritual influence over their children because the devil has a destructive goal of dismantling families. If Satan can weaken the family he can weaken church members, and weakened church members make the goal of heaven more difficult to ascertain for all Christians. Protect your family and remember, You are the clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!