Quoting Quiverfull: No Anger At God?

by John Piper from his book “The Momentary Marriage – A Parable of Permanence” pages 150 – 151

Anger devours almost all other good emotions. It deadens the soul. It numbs the heart to joy and gratitude and hope and tenderness and compassion and kindness.

God has never done anything that should legitimately cause anger in any of His children. We are never warranted in getting angry at God. Ever.

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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.

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  • revsharkie

    We are never warranted in telling anyone else how they should feel. Ever.

    Does Piper believe God needs to be protected from our anger? Will God collapse in a heap if one of God’s people gets angry? If so, well, God ain’t worth much.

  • http://concerningpurity.blogspot.com Lynn

    I hate when Christians teach that negative emotions are not okay to have. They are natural, we were created with them, and God himself exhibits them all throughout the bible. Allowing yourself to feel pain, sadness, anger, bitterness and jealousy are okay. I believe that allowing them to take over for a little while allows you to get past them and recover. When you pretend they don’t exist, you don’t get to deal with them and they stick around longer.

    Also, even if you believe God could never do anything to warrant anger from us, feeling anger can be a good place to start asking questions, talking to God more, and working through what you don’t understand.

  • Nea

    God has never done anything that should legitimately cause anger in any of His children

    I can think of oh so many raped women, slaves, and victims of genocide in the Bible who might be a tad testy at how God decided to treat them.

  • teasugarsalt

    This is why Job ended his life in misery, with none of his losses restored. Oh wait…

  • saraquill

    I’m guessing this man never read the Good Book.

  • Chakolate

    Um, everybody? This is true! No god has ever done anything to cause anger. No god has ever done anything.

  • Tori

    okay I’m altering this a little, but making this clear, as follows, RELIGION AND SELFISH ACTIONS “devours almost all other good emotions. It deadens the soul. It numbs the heart to joy and gratitude and hope and tenderness and compassion and kindness.”


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