Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Complain Ever Because God?

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Complain Ever Because God? December 5, 2014

struggleby Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – You Are Destined For This

If you’re even thinking about complaining about anything Nancy Campbell, Evangelical Cultural Enforcer, is poised above your head to hit you with a Biblical fly swatter and a reminder to shut up because it could be worse. Or maybe God had planned all this torment for you to ‘refine’ you or as a test. What type of all loving all knowing deity tortures people for no good reason? Because Bible!

Are you going through a trial? Are you wondering why you have to endure this affliction? Why me? Sometimes we think that we should enjoy picture-perfect lives. But life is not perfect, is it?

As Paul was writing to the Thessalonians and encouraging them in the afflictions they were facing he says, “For you yourselves know that WE ARE DESTINED for this” (1 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV). This is most probably not the Scripture you were hoping for today, but we may as well face the facts. When Paul was encouraging the new believers in Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch he exhorted them “to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). It is our appointed lot.

But, it is through our trials that our faith is refined and comes forth like gold (Job 23:10 and 1 Peter 1:7). .

It’s not something strange that is happening to us, but something God is working out in our lives for His glory (Romans 8:17; 2 Timothy 2:12; 1 Peter 4:12-14; and 5:10).

Although we cannot understand it as we go through it, God is working it out for our good (Genesis 45:7, 8; 50:20; and Romans 8:28).

And it’s not forever. Trials are only for a season (2 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Peter 1:6; and 5:10).

Be encouraged today, dear friend. Instead of complaining about your difficulties, praise God that He is carrying you through (Isaiah 43:2). Instead of wondering why you have to go through this trial, put your trust in God. He is in control of your life and is working it out for His glory.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, influential bloggers and cultural enforcers 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 and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Nea

    I do not even want to know what glory is achieved when daughters are kidnapped en masse and forcibly married and converted (Nigeria), women are routinely drugged and raped (Bolivian ghost rapes); churches are burned to the ground/blown up because of the skin color of their congregants (America).

    Nancy forgets that there is a whole world out there where Christian problems are a lot worse than her comfortable white cis het disdain for the feminism that lets her publicly blog in the first place. For someone so find of women staying in the home PERIOD she’s surprisingly literate, with access to technology and with the free time to lecture.

  • Mel

    Lecturing people about how bad things happening to them is because God makes you a self-absorbed ass.

    Being the problem that happens to people (how are your adopted kids and grandkids doing, Nancy?) makes you evil.

  • KarenH

    Job’s friends said essentially the same thing to Job and God basically told them they were full of shit.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Nancy Campbell is like a CPM border collie, anxiously trying to keep members of the “flock” from escaping by shoring up the brainwashing as fast as she can, trying to shame any woman who mentally is beginning to question Quiverfull tenets in the hope she’ll remain silent and keep submissively reproducing at maximum capacity.

  • Evelyn

    Being told that the abuse I suffered was God’s will made me decide I didn’t want anything to do with that god. Didn’t JESUS say something about millstones and drowning that applies here?

  • katiehippie

    “It’s not something strange that is happening to us, but something God is working out in our lives for His glory”

    This hit me. God is doing bad things to us for himself. To make him look good. Newsflash. It doesn’t make Nancy OR her god look good. Makes them look like monsters.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Nah, what Jesus meant with that verse was that it’s a horrible, horrible sin to do anything that might prevent your child from going to church and becoming a fundie. It only applies to Atheists and Liberals. Further, it totally supports brainwashing your kids by homeschooling them and hiding them from the world.

  • Baby_Raptor

    See, for example, Job.

  • Baby_Raptor

    A god who would make people suffer just so his ego can feel a little bigger is an abusive jerk.

  • Sharla Hulsey

    The Psalms are full of complaints and even downright petulance. (See KJV translation of Psalm 13:1: How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?) She doesn’t get to “because Bible” us out of complaining, because the Bible records plenty of people complaining, arguing, struggling, and otherwise shaking their fists at God. If she’d’ve actually read it, she’d know that.

  • I’ve spent 3 years arguing with God, via prayer and my writing. I think it is okay for us to do this, to question our faith, and to lose it. Bad things happen to good people, and that’s that. I strongly believe it is what you do after those bad things happen, how you use it that counts. I don’t know if it is character, fate, faith, or something else. I don’t get people like these godly dim-wits.