The very first command in all of Scripture is "be fruitful and multiply." Our negelect of this command is beginning to bear some bitter fruit. To a large degree the Church has been infected with the world's view of children, and thus infected, is losing her vitality and influence. According to the Bible, bearing and raising children is a martial exercise, and a tactical necessity for victory. Please join me in praying that we will once again consider our children to be divine "blessings" rather than "burdens to be borne."