Quoting Quiverfull: Smiting Over Fatherhood & Divorce?

Quoting Quiverfull: Smiting Over Fatherhood & Divorce? April 16, 2013

Colin Campbell of Meet For Men He Has a Fathers Heart  April 16, 2013

All this divorce by Christians is having a debilitating affect upon our nation, as well as future generations. We certainly need this Elijah anointing to turn our hearts back to the value of children. The “one to two children”  mindset of our present Christianity is certainly not biblical. Both the Old and the New Testaments encourage a fruitful mindset.

On top of all this, what are we doing to stop these “unwanted, inconvenient nuisances” from being born? Contraception, sterilization, and abortion is Margaret Sanger’s way to get rid of these so called “human weeds.” Much of the present day church has fallen for this deplorable attitude towards having children.

We must ask the question. Has God moved His hand away from protecting marriages? For the sake of our nation and its future, we are in desperate need for major heart sugary. Men, we must pray for this Elijah anointing before it’s too late and the nation receives the fruit of Malachi 4:6, “Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Does that extend to his Liberian children too?

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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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  • texcee

    “…we are in desperate need for major heart sugary” ??? Isn’t that how you get diabetes? LOL!!

  • My reading is that no, the New Testament does not encourage a “fruitful mindset.” Paul — a single, childless man — is extremely clear that marriage is second-best. Jesus — a single, childless man — said he would set family members against one another. His followers appear to have been mostly unencumbered with family. Many of Paul’s letters seem to address Jerry Springer-type drama and do not paint a particularly favourable picture of the person who is committed to earthly relationships. “If you’re going to be sexual, pick a spouse, commit to that person and PIPE DOWN. I don’t want to hear another peep from either of you.”

    I don’t understand how anyone who has ever actually read the New Testament could come to the conclusion that it’s pro-family or pro-procreation.

  • saraquill

    There’s also women in both testaments who are known for having only one child, such as Sarah, Hagar and Mary. Mary even got pregnant by someone she wasn’t married to!

  • Rae

    The idea that Mary only had one child varies by denomination – I believe that Roman Catholics, and perhaps a few Protestant denominations, believe that Mary remained a virgin her entire life. Most other Protestant denominations believe that once Jesus was born and Mary and Joseph were married, they had sex and had children like any other couple in their time! Although Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) is famous for apparently only having one child.

  • Rae

    “We certainly need this Elijah anointing to turn our hearts back to the value of children”

    Wasn’t Elijah the one who sicced some bears on a bunch of children? Or did he mentor the person who sicced the bears on a bunch of children?

  • Kimberly

    I’d like to add Priscilla and Aquilla the tentmakers in the New Testament. Not only does the scripture not mention any children, it mentions them both as being tentmakers. They traveled around together as ministers. Sounds pretty darned like equality in marriage to me. The judge, Deborah, isn’t mentioned as being married or having children. Naomi in the OT only had two sons–who died. The Shunamite woman whose only child died was brought back to life by Elisha. Didn’t Moses have only two children whom his wife took and kept as Moses went with the Israelites. I just don’t see huge families in scripture.

  • BabyRaptor

    I don’t understand how anyone who reads the bible could be pro-forced birth. God himself orders abortions.

    I don’t understand how anyone who reads the bible could justify breaking laws and forcing their religion on people. God specifically ordered them to obey the government he put over them.

    You can go on and on like that. They don’t read the bible to see what it says. They read the bible to find things that they can twist into fitting their pre-held beliefs.

  • madame

    I’m sure there are large families in the Bible, the most famous one being Jacob’s, with his 12 children (with two wives and some concubines).
    Whatever. I don’t see what Colin’s problem is. Maybe he should pull his nose out of his Bible and go take care of his brood instead!

  • Anna

    James, who has one of one of the books in the New Testament attributed to him was the brother of Jesus according to Paul in Galatians 1:19. But I do agree that women with few or no children figure prominently in the Bible. Other great women who no children mentioned with them are Esther, the prophetess Anna, the deaconess Phoebe, Mary Magdalene, Martha and Mary. and Dorcas . Jesus emphasized making disciples of all men and preaching the gospel to every creature (taken literally by the beloved St. Frances) this does not leave a lot of time for procreating and raising large families. Colin’s ramblings are nothing more than an attempt to turn Christianity into a fertility cult.

  • saraquill

    I know that there are disagreements about how many children Mary had. It seemed best in my other post to mention her eldest only.

  • We must ask the question. Has God moved His hand away from protecting marriages? – Colin Campbell

    I asked myself that question, and came to this conclusion:
    There is not more divorce nowadays than 60 years ago because God protects marriages less. Long ago, and still today in some situations, women do not have the education or opportunities to be able to survive without a husband. As such, they will stay in very bad marriages because they have nowhere to go. God did not bless those very bad marriages by keeping the two participants together – an unhappy marriage was just more likely to continue unhappy.
    As for God “protecting marriages” – how often does God promise in the Bible to protect institutions, or proclaim His love for institutions? He loves people – the husbands and wives and their children, but what gives us the idea that He loves or protects marriages?
    I know, when a husband loves his wife right with the love He gives, and that wife loves her husband right with the love He gives, a marriage is quite likely to work. But God never promise that if you treat your spouse right, your spouse will do likewise.

  • Actually, “children” is a mistranslation there. They were young men of the age at which men were expected to become warriors.

  • Agreed. The command “be fruitful and multiply” in the Old Testament is replaced with “Go forth and make disciples” in the New.

  • Tori

    Errrr, the only really big families in the bible I can think of involved the male partner having multiple wives and/or concubines/slaves. SO, anyone up for a poly marriage? I am, I find the idea of sharing housework and childcare quite attractive. *rolls eyes*