Quoting Quiverfull: Another “Mother” Responsibility

Quoting Quiverfull: Another “Mother” Responsibility June 24, 2013

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies

We are living in a time when “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).


What do we do in the midst of deception and lies, especially when it comes right down from the White House? The Bible never leaves us in the dark. It tells us in the very next Scripture what we must do, “But CONTINUE thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” Read the whole passage from v.13 – 17.

We must continue more than ever in reading and imparting God’s Word to our children, right from when they are little! The word “child” is “brephos” and means infancy. It is also used of a babe in the womb and a newborn babe. Our children must be steeped in the Scriptures from infancy so they can detect deception. Many people have no clue they are deceived because they don’t know God’s Word which is the plumbline for truth.

I notice that even many homeschooling children know more about movie and music stars than they do of the Word of God! Unless they know the Word, they won’t stand strong for God in a deceived world. Instead, they will be sucked into the deception.

However, it comes back to us, mothers. It’s our responsibility! How did Timothy KNOW the Scriptures? Because of a faithful mother and grandmother! And we are still reading about them over 2,000 years later!

It wasn’t mothers who were trying to make a name for themselves who were recorded. It was two women who were faithful to impart God’s Word! Will you be recorded in history like them?

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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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  • Madame

    Last week, Jay Younts said that was the fathers’ responsibility. It’s getting confusing…

  • “Many people have no clue they are deceived because they don’t know God’s Word which is the plumbline for truth.” – Nancy C

    Now this is ironic. I’d say people like her are deceived because they don’t keep in heart the central truths of faith, building doctrines from obscure cherry-picked verses that is used out of context instead (missing the forest for the trees). Holding to big truths like loving others as yourself (this is one of what the Jesus we claim to follow called the biggest commandments) will lead to a different take.

    But that is just my opinion.

  • gimpi1

    Well said, Retha. I don’t exactly share your faith, but I can get behind the whole “love others as you love yourself” meme. And I would be a whole lot more likely to listen to you than to the author of this article, who appears to cherry-pick not only her scriptures, but current events, history science, and most of life.

    Good comment. Good philosophy.

  • ILoveJellybeans

    “Our children must be steeped in the Scriptures from infancy so they can detect deception”

    Or the other way around. Brainwash them early as its the only way they will ever accept nonsense such as creationism and anti equality as the truth as kids are easy to fool-you can tell them anything and they will believe you without question.