Quoting Quiverfull: Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving!

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and aks our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

Nancy Campbell from Womens Daily Devotionals

Thanksgiving is Family Time. That doesn’t mean to say that everything is always perfect. There are often relationships within families that need to be healed. This can be a time for forgiveness, healing, and restoration. And this is what our God is all about.

Because God is God, He is a God of justice and judgment. We don’t receive God’s forgiveness until we come to Him in repentance and humility. But when we take the first step of repentance God comes running as He reveals in the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32).

Isaiah 55:7 says, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON.” God not only forgives, but ABUNDANTLY forgives and pardons. In the Hebrew it actually means that He will MULTIPLY THE PARDON!

We should have the same spirit. Let’s not hold back forgiveness when someone shows even the slightest turning toward us. Let’s be like God and ABUNDANTLY forgive. When they take the first step, let’s take 99 steps towards them!

There is nothing so beautiful as humility, forgiveness, healing, and restoration. It is the lifestyle of the kingdom of God.

Love from Nancy

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  • Andrew

    The quote from Nancy, while accurately stating that we should forgive, omits that God is a God of Grace which is demonstrated in the parable of the prodigal son.

  • lucrezaborgia

    Forgiveness for all…unless you step out of your clearly assigned gender roles. Then it’s rebellion that must be destroyed at all costs.

  • mary

    Forgiveness is good, but it should be balanced with proper personal boundaries and consequences for behavior. Exhibiting the love and grace of God is important, as is a healthy respect for both others and ourselves. Forgiveness releases us from being hateful and bitter, out wasting emotional energy on those who do not deserve it, but it should not give others permission to disrespect our boundaries repeatedly with impunity.

  • Sometimes I wonder what is actually meant by these references to healing, justice, forgiveness, and judgement and although I don’t know what Nancy Campbell thinks, I imagine her definitions are not what the typical American thinks of when reading them. I remember most of those words being said to me in the tone of curse words and I associate them with having medical needs neglected or being hit by a belt and punished more than anything. Thanksgiving day was special because it was the only holiday my family celebrated, but it was only different from any other day in that we had a better meal on the table. Today I am truly thankful to be out of an environment constrained by such a toxic worldview and to have since been shown what true healing and forgiveness can feel like.