Lecture 2, The Function of the Family:
In this lesson, Dr. Sproul addresses the function of the family through the background and text of Genesis 2:18. Here, God declared that it was “not good” for Adam to be alone. As a result, he made Eve as Adam’s helper in their common dominion mandate. God called them to expand their garden paradise with the family growing and spreading with it throughout the earth. The fall made this task painful, toilsome, and impossible to completely carry out. Yet, we see that the call remains and is ultimately fulfilled in Christ as His glorious reign expands throughout the world.