QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask 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 of Above Rubies – January 21, 2013
“Have you noticed that before God gave His first commission to Adam and Eve “to be fruitful and multiply” that He first BLESSED them? The fruit of the womb is the blessing of God. Having children is all to do with God’s blessing. After the flood, God again BLESSED Noah and his sons and reminded them also “to be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28; 9:1-7). That’s not all. There are over 25 more passages of Scripture that speak of God BLESSING a couple before giving them children.
We cannot conceive without the blessing of God. However, we know that Satan hates every purpose of God, and therefore deceives mankind to think that having children is a nuisance (or even a curse) rather than a blessing. He seems to be more intent in deceiving God’s people to think like this than even the heathen. The reason is that he hates the godly seed and wants to eliminate them any way he can.”
NLQ Recommended Reading …
‘Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich
‘Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland
‘Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce