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‘The family is the most important aspect of the life of a believer’

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'The family is the most important aspect of the life of a believer' Obviously family is an important part of any person's life. Your family have brought you into the world and have taught you your living skills and help you develop personality. Families teach us what is expected of us in society, our language, attitudes and acceptable behaviour. Our family gives us a sense of identity, belonging and influences the sort of person we will become. The bible has a lot to say about the family. One of the Ten Commandments is about respecting your parents, "Honour your father and your mother, so you may enjoy long life in the land which the lord your god is giving you" (exodus 20:12) Jesus grew up in a family and he was obedient and respectful towards his mother even though he was aware god was his father. ...read more.


"When a man is newly married, he is not to be drafted into military service or any other public duty; he is to be excused from duty for one year, so that he can stay at home and make his wife happy." (Deut. 24; 5) The 'levirate law' of the Old Testament protected the family, which also shows a family's importance. In the bible there are obligations for both parents and children if family life is to function well. "Children, obey your parents in the lord, for this is right" "Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the lord." (Ephesians 6; 24) The bible also states that family members have a responsibility to care for one another. This quote states this very clearly. "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever"(1 Timothy 5;8) ...read more.


When you reach adulthood you can become less dependent on your family and your career can become a big part of your life. When people are dedicated to their jobs, they might say that is an important part of their life. Money is needed to stay alive, to put a roof over our heads, to feed ourselves. Without food we would die, without money we cant buy food so a job can be very important to life. I think that the extent of being able to agree or disagree with this statement depends on what kind of family you come from. For instance it is hard to agree if you have no family or your family are not supportive to you. However if you come from a very close family full of love compassion and support, then you may agree with the statement. By Lianna Bullingham. ...read more.

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