Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – We Were Created to Judge Others?

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – We Were Created to Judge Others? March 24, 2015

quotingquiverfullby Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Bible In The Home | Do We Have Permission to Judge?

Editor’s note: Stumbled upon this reading through the comment section on one of John Piper’s postings online. It’s breathtakingly awful that there are Christians out there that think that judging others is Godly considering the words of Jesus warn not to judge. How do you go from being warned that to judge others invites the judge of God on yourself to ‘Judge Others All The Time’? That’s some seriously wacked out spiritual limbo Nancy Campbell is engaging in using the name of ‘God’. Can you just feel the love?

WE ARE CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE TO JUDGE

Because we are created in the likeness and image of God we also have divinely within us a sense of justice and judgment. If we refuse to embrace this, we are not walking in the image of God. It is innately within us to judge. In fact we judge constantly throughout the day. We decide whether we will do one thing or the other and we use discernment to choose which is the best thing to do. We constantly decide to choose the right way or the wrong way. We live in dreamland if we say that we never judge. In fact, even those who quote the mantra, “Judge not,” are judging those who judge sin.

Although we have been given the capacity to judge, we only understand true justice and judgment as we understand and know God (Proverbs 1:1-3 and Proverbs 29:26). It is God who gives us true understanding of judgment. We read an example of this when God gave Solomon wisdom regarding the two women fighting over who the live baby belonged to (1 Kings 3:16-28). Verse 28 says, “And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God in him, to do judgment.”

Psalm 94:16: “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” This does not sound like tolerance. This sounds like judging and dealing with sin.

The psalmist in Psalm 119:121 confessed: “I have done justice and righteousness.”

Proverbs 4:5, 6 (NLT): “Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them. . . . Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can d o! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.

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  • Melody

    I was taught to judge quite severly too, yet at the same time, of course, also learnt the mantra of not to judge… Mixed messages indeed.

    Our church was the only ‘right way,’ making all other ones suspect, and as a child it made me wonder if all these other Christians were so bad/wrong. As there were lots more of them, could they all be wrong? It seemed a bit arrogant to me at times, and as a teenager I figured that probably every church had good and bad sides and had gotten some things wrong (Biblically spoken) and other ones right.

    However, sometimes I did embrace this we are the only right ones idea…

    When? When I wasn’t allowed to join in fun things (again) and it was the only thought I could hold on to to justify it all. When I didn’t make friends maybe because they went to different churches and being right was the only consoling thought.

    Whenever I see this idea, it reminds me of that. They are all so righteous and absolutely sure of their opinions, and I wonder if underneath it all that isn’t the only thing to hold on to? Because they are allowed so little to enjoy, because of all the rules and regulations, it is basically the only positive thing in one’s beliefs: to be absolutely right (which helps carry the burden of a very restrictive life and worldview.)

    Just my take on it…

  • Nea

    I particularly love how “judge not” is twisted into “Quoting that is judging me!”

    Mind you, Campbell’s going to say whatever she needs to in order to say on the top of the pecking order she created. This is a woman who intends to body-block God himself off his throne on judgement day — after all, he might not get it right.

  • yulaffin

    I wish I could upvote your last sentence a million times.

  • Baby_Raptor

    We read an example of this when God gave Solomon wisdom regarding the two women fighting over who the live baby belonged to (1 Kings 3:16-28). Verse 28 says, “And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God in him, to do judgment.”

    Yes, let’s celebrate the man who thought cutting a live infant in half was the way to solve a maternity issue. Whimsical murder and emotional torture are signs of intelligence!

  • Baby_Raptor

    That is an amazing mental image.

  • There are several meanings of the word “judge.” Nancy says that because we naturally do one (exercise our judgment) we therefore have carte blanche to do the other (condemn others for real or perceived sins). Jesus disagreed.

  • Allison the Great

    The continuous need to judge others shows a serious lack of intelligence. Nancy does not have the ability to comprehend that every person on this earth was born into different circumstances, they will live under different circumstances, and they will die under different circumstances. Nancy only understands her road, which is to her whiney and vindictive version of God. Any other road that a person might take because life has put them on that road is an abomination.

    Nancy also lacks empathy. Not only does she not understand that everyone is different, she doesn’t care. She will never try to understand the individual hells that people have been through if these people are not like her. Everyone goes through hell on earth. It’s not a fiery place below our feet. It’s something that everyone to deal with at certain points in our lives. We will have to go through it, and we are stronger when we come out of it, because, instead of judging each other, we help each other.

    I don’t know why Nancy is considered a voice of inspiration for so many people. Why are her spiteful ways something that we need to emulate when she say shit like this? If anything, Nancy is an example of what human beings should not be.

  • SAO

    Sure would be nice if she could just follow her own advice and “develop good judgement.” It’s sorely lacking in this and everything else she writes.

  • katiehippie

    “We constantly decide to choose the right way or the wrong way.” Most of my decisions during the day are not like this. Deciding what to eat or wear does not usually involve a right or wrong way. Black and white thinking can really get you into trouble.

  • Nea

    Yeah, seriously. My last judgement was which fruit to pick up at the grocery.

  • katiehippie

    I’m sure it was the wrong fruit. 😉

  • Nea

    Of course it was! But I did judge its state of ripeness correctly.

  • Aimee Shulman

    gee Nancy, maybe you should remove the beam from your own eye before complaining about the speck in someone else’s. Oh wait, I was judgmental and that’s terrible if it’s of YOU.

  • In Solomon’s defense, he DID happen upon the best way to determine which of the two women was *best suited* to being the child’s mother, regardless of any biological or genetic relationship. The one who would do anything to save that child’s life was obviously the better mother.

  • I’ll help you.

  • She lacks sympathy? I’m beginning to think she’s a low-level psychopath.

  • Matthew 7:1-3 ‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?

  • Nea

    If you quote the Bible, you’re totally judging her… according to her.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I think it’s more than low level. She seems like she’s a textbook example sociopath right out of the book ‘The Sociopath Next Door’ I hate internet diagnosing people but to use my late dad’s terminology ‘She ain’t wrapped too tightly’

  • Quadratic Wizard

    Low-level?

  • Quadratic Wizard

    Judgement……..