Quoting Quiverfull: Loving the Truth?

Quoting Quiverfull: Loving the Truth? February 8, 2013

by Colin Campbell at Meat From Men – February 8, 2013

The extent to which this nation knows, loves, and obeys the truth, will be the extent of the freedom we will enjoy.

John 8:32 says, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

Freedom! Oh what a blessed word. Men, we must never take it for granted. We are so blessed to enjoy freedom which others have sacrificed and paid for with their own blood on the battlefields, both here and abroad. Therefore our freedom should not be abused, lightly esteemed, or lightly given over without a big fight.

When we do not honor God for the freedom and grace He has so lavishly bestowed upon us we become cold in heart towards truth and like Israel of old, we will forget God and God Himself will raise up enemies against us, both from within and without. I believe we are beginning to see this happen before our eyes.

Within, we have a government hell-bent on taking our liberties away from us. Despite all our freedoms, there is ever increasing violence in our public schools as well as the work place. It seems to me that to the degree that we as a nation forget God, to the same degree we will see insanity, violence, and chaos arise from within our own society.

Without, we have many enemies that hate us and are ever ready to strike us severely. The answer is for us as a nation to repent and to come back to loving the truth.

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  • Nightshade

    So let’s respond to ‘a government hell-bent on taking our liberties away from us’ by…taking away our own liberties and forcing ourselves into a pre-programmed mold, more restrictive and damaging for us women but also limiting and harmful for our men. Yep, makes perfect sense.

  • chervil

    I don’t think these people would feel like they even exist unless they can proclaim victimized. Perceived, imaginary persecution is their entire raison d’etre.

  • chervil

    *victimization. Ugh. Multi tasking doesn’t work.

  • RodeoBob

    Despite all our freedoms, there is ever increasing violence in our public schools as well as the work place.

    What’s that? Violence in public schools is ever-increasing?
    There’s a trend of increasing workplace violence? You don’t say!

    It’s a good thing the author has such a love for the truth. It would be terrible if he fell prey to comforting lies that trapped him in a narrow view of the world.

  • thalwen

    For people who talk so much about freedom and fear the imaginary government taking it away, they really aren’t fans of freedom. If they had their way – the only freedom we would have is to live, worship and speak in a manner they approve of.

  • Nea

    Freedom. They keep using that word. I don’t think it means what they think it means.

  • SAO

    I agree absolutely. We need, as a nation, to come back the truth about the damage guns do and pass some laws that will limit the proliferation of guns. Violence will definitely decrease. Right on!

  • “… our freedom should not be … lightly given over without a big fight.” Does that count for wives and adult children too, who should not give up freedoms to husbands/ fathers without a fight? I’d hope he is strongly against women giving up their freedom to vote, then? Or adult children giving up their freedom to look for partners themselves, also called courtship?

    To quote Lewis Wells:
    “The most disturbing thing about the hyper-fundamentalist, patriocentric crowd, though, is the hypocrisy of every political position they take. They want the government out of their lives as much as possible, with intrusion at an absolute minimum, no Big Brother forcing them to do things they don’t want, telling them how to do the things they are allowed to do. No controlling or meddling in their lives in areas the government has no right to be snooping and directing. … Freedom, freedom, and more freedom, so they say. I’m with them so far.
    They want corndogs, apple-pie, Pepsi and Coke, and freedom galore for everyone, so they say – except for their own families (who are treated like their own personal state property), ruling their own homes in the oppressive style of Stalin, and except for those with opposing political views. Freedom…for them to be unabated religious tyrants and control the lives of others.
    Democracy for themselves. Communism for their families and enemies.
    Maybe it’s just me, but I just can’t get the math to work out right.”

  • Persephone

    +1 to you!