Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Finis – Day 8

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Finis – Day 8 December 27, 2014
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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Full Time Hanukkah Parenting

Nancy wraps up her hijacking of the minor Jewish holiday of Hanukkah by including every one of her fear tactics/phrases on how you must be ever on guard lest Satan seduce your child.

Apart from the official Hanukkah which we are currently celebrating, we read about a number of Hanukkah celebrations in God’s Word.

1) Dedicating the tabernacle for 12 days. Each prince of Israel dedicated the altar for a day each (Number 7:10-11, 84, 88). This was the first dedication we read about.
2) Dedicating a new house (Deuteronomy 20:5). It is biblical to dedicate a new house.
3) Dedicating Solomon’s temple which he built for the Lord (1 Kings 8:62 and 2 Chronicles 7:5, 9).
4) Dedicating the rebuilt temple when they came back from Babylon–Zerubbabel’s temple (Ezra 6:16).
5) Dedicating the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem(Nehemiah 12:27).

And there is one more! You’ll never guess!

It is found in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” The word “train” is “hanuk,” the verb of hanukkah, meaning “to initiate, dedicate, consecrate.” It is not enough to celebrate Hanukkah for eight days. As parents, we are in a FULL TIME HANUKKAH CELEBRATION!

When we understand that to train our children means to dedicate them to the Lord, it gives us a much larger and loftier vision. Everything we do is now in the light of dedicating our children to the Lord and setting them apart for His service. It’s not a one-time dedication. It is a verb which requires daily action.

When our children are disobedient or don’t complete what we have asked them to, we can sometimes be lazy and let it go. But not if we understand we are daily dedicating them to the Lord. How can we let things go when we consecrating them to God’s holy service. We have the responsibility to train and prepare them for Him.

As children get older, they can become more worldly and want to do what other more worldly teens are doing. We could think, “Oh that’s the stage they are going through.” But not if we understand that we are daily consecrating them to the Lord. We will pray up a storm. We will fight the devil. We will work with our children to keep them on the narrow road that leads to life. We will do everything to save them from the broad road that leads to destruction. WE ARE PROVERBS 22:6 HANUKKAH PARENTS!

When we “hanuk” our children, it determines how we educate our children. It would be ludicrous to send our children into a an ungodly education system each day when we are daily consecrating them for God’s purposes.

As we consecrate our children to the Lord, we recognize that they totally belong to the Lord for whatever time God has for them on this earth. Above everything else, we know that we are ultimately preparing them for eternity.

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  • Mel

    I’m not an ancient Hebrew scholar, but I’m willing to hazard a guess that attaching Proverbs 22:6 to examples 1-5 is complete bullshit.

    My reasoning: Every other Bible Quote Bingo we’ve watched Nancy play so far has been horrifyingly inaccurate.

  • B.A.

    I’m sick and tired of this b**** exploiting one of my faith’s holidays to spread her ridiculous and sick agenda. Go crawl under a rock,Nancy,and stay there!

  • Trollface McGee

    ‘ The word “train” is “hanuk,” the verb of hanukkah, meaning “to initiate, dedicate, consecrate.”
    Um, no
    “The name “Hanukkah” derives from the Hebrew verb “חנך”, meaning “to dedicate”

    It’s a specific re-dedication, of a specific temple. Not every re-dedication of every temple. It has nothing to do with parenting or beating your kids into submission. It is the celebration of an event.
    It would be the same if someone declared every birth to be like Christmas, because Christmas includes a birth and therefore anything related to birth – the birth of a child, the birth of an idea, the birth of a headache is a celebration of Christmas. Nancy saying this about Hanukkah sounds just as stupid.

  • lodrelhai

    Given the fertility cult Nancy promotes, do you think she wouldn’t compare every birth – particularly the birth of a child – to the birth of Christ, and therefore a celebration of Christmas?

  • Trollface McGee

    True.. damn, I hope she doesn’t get ahold of the 12 days of Christmas song or an advent calendar – 8 days of Hanukkah butchery is agony enough.

  • I consider myself a Christian and I’m sick & tired of her exploiting what she believes to promote her agenda. You aren’t the only one.