I asked a friend, Jonathan Binder, to help with some research on the three institutions that God has ordained according to scripture, and to find an article I could distribute when needed. Not happy with what he could find, he wrote his own! And here it is.
THE THREE GOD-ORDAINED INSTITUTIONS ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
According to 2 Timothy, all scripture is God-breathed, and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). Everything in this writing is based on scripture—both the Old and the New Testaments. What is written in the Bible is God’s word, and is to be taken as such. Test this with the Word.
By studying the Bible, it is evident that God ordained and established three institutions—the home (family), the church, and government—for mankind to abide in. Read more