“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” –George Herbert
The attack on the Patriarchal Family that we are witness does not however diminish the tremendous value and important role that fathers are to play in the life of their wives and children. Truly the absence of men in the lives of the children has resulted in great devastation on personal and societal lives.
"199 Men" is Leading in the Preservation of the Family.
Because the family is so central to building up a godly society, it has always been under attack by unbelievers and is in particularly great danger today.
At the root of outright hatred of family bonds lies sinful cravings to be independent of God and his fellow men so he may do as he pleases and not be burdened or restrained by any responsibilities or obligations.
Such individual anarchy and selfishness among ever growing numbers of people eventually leads to the breakdown of society at large. But this is not the end: the most ruthless and selfish people will usurp the government and enslave the rest of the people to serve their own ends. He who will not serve God his Creator invites human tyranny and anarchy as history shows.
As C. S. Lewis wrote, "Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top and [civilization) slides back into misery and ruin. Because the family is so central to building up a godly society, it has always been under attack by unbelievers and is in particularly great danger today.