I have said that several times. Sadly, I have been wrong far more often than I have been right. Now I may never say it again. I picked up the paper a few weeks ago and found these quotes:
"The wish to be biologically related to one's children, like the wish to associate only within one's racial group, can have harmful effects," Rebecca Roache, senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of London. Notice carefully what that says—it equates family love with racism.
"A preference toward children one is biologically related to is morally illegitimate" and "a moral vice." Dr Ezio Di Nucci, University of Copenhagen. Which says that loving your children is wrong, in fact, what we would call a sin.
"A mother who undergoes a nine month pregnancy is likely to feel that the product of all that pain and discomfort belongs to her…But we want to destroy this possessiveness," Shulamith Firestone, a Canadian-American feminist, author, and activist. Here we see that infants are not just fetuses before they are born, they are products afterward, products that should have no relationship to their mother.
"The stewardship of fathers over their children cause[s] ongoing hurt in children…The state should endorse child custody agreements wherein a child can have more than two parents [and] they do not necessarily have to be his biological parents," Merav Michaeli, Israeli feminist, politician and television anchor. In other words, the government should take all children at birth and choose "parents" for them.
"We must explode notions of hereditary parentage" and work for the widespread "defeat of kinship," and "infants don't belong to anyone," Sophie Lewis, visiting scholar at the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women at the University of Pennsylvania, author of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism against Family.*
These people are just a few people in the movement to destroy the nuclear family. "We are supposed to love everyone," they say, "not just family." Of course we are, but tell me—where does a person learn love but in his family? Where does he see examples of sacrificial love every day? In his family, when a mother stays up all night to tend a sick child, when a father works two jobs to provide for his family, when parents work harder to give their children the things they need than they ever did for themselves.
Far from thinking it "a moral vice," God ordained family when he ordained marriage in Genesis 1 and 2. "Be fruitful and multiply." He uses the natural love we feel in that relationship to teach us things.
First, He shows us how He loves us by treating us like His children.
Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you (Isa 49:15).
As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you…(Isa 66:13).
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son…it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms…I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love… (Hos 11:1,3-4).
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him (Ps 103:13).
Who can miss the care and warmth in those passages? Only someone who thinks the idea of family is bad and should be destroyed.
God also uses family love to show us how to treat one another. We may miss some of this because the word is often translated "house" or "household," but it is obvious that these passages are talking about family. What did Joshua say? "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord," and he certainly didn't meant the domicile he lived in when he said it.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God (Eph 2:19).
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith (Gal 6:10).
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him (1John 5:1).
Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers (1Tim 5:1).
Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers…Teach and urge these things (1Tim 6:2).
I could go on and on with passages in which the epistle writers call Christians "brothers." I think I counted 56 and I am sure I missed a few. God clearly wanted us to treat one another like "family." That means He meant for those natural feelings to exist—He created them--and they are not a "moral vice." In fact, "without natural affection" is included in that list of heinous sins in Romans 1:28-32. Someone has things terribly turned around.
These things are out there, folks, regardless my naïve assumption or perhaps yours, that it can't happen. If you have children or grandchildren in the public schools, please, please check things out, not just once, but often. I went to the schools once a month to do exactly that, even though we were certain we had found a God-fearing county to live in. That was over 20 years ago. Look how quickly things are changing now. Your children are being indoctrinated with it. Don't let it happen on your watch!
For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers (Heb 2:11).
* I found all of these quotes in an article by Kimberly Ells in The Epoch Times, September 22-29, 2021 issue.