Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – We Were Created to Judge Others?

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – 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: Is this really judging or just good parenting with some wisdom of the dangers lurking about? There is a lot in the original article that seems to confuse using wisdom or common sense with judging or judgmentalism right along side judging others for a long laundry list of vague stuff.

WE CAN’T PARENT WITHOUT JUDGING

What about parenting? It is impossible to adequately parent without judging. One of the primary purposes of parents is to teach their children the difference between right and wrong and to teach them how to judge correctly.

Do you let your children do whatever they want to do? No. When your children run near a high cliff, you urgently call them to come away from that dangerous place. You warn your little ones to not touch the hot stove, to not play with sharp knives, to not walk near the high cliff, and so on. We constantly teach and warn to protect our children and show them the right way to live.

Genesis 18:17-19 tells us how God felt about Abraham: “And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do: . . . For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” God’s purpose is for us to teach our children to understand and also execute justice and judgment. Without these two God-like attributes they cannot live purposeful and successful lives.

The Bible gives us an opposite example from Abraham in the parenting of Eli. God said: “For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not (1 Samuel 3:13).

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men 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

    That why she threw her adopted kids out? For fear of being on the wrong end of God’s will? Or because they called her bullshit on the life-and-mortal-death struggle over their every minor decision?

  • Baby_Raptor

    We all know that this claim is a huge reach to attempt to justify forcing their bigotry on everyone else but let’s take these words at face value for a moment.

    You notice the recurring theme of “his household”? Seems to me what god’s supposedly saying here is that Abraham taught his kids to suck up to god whereas Eli didn’t so Eli gets the hell judged out of him.

    So why is this person using a lesson on judging your own household to attempt to justify judging and forcing their religion on everyone NOT of their household?

  • Nancy doesn’t seem to understand that there’s a difference between judging things and judging people. You can say, “I’ve looked at that thing or activity and don’t like it, so I’m going to leave it alone.” That’s different from saying, “I’ve looked at that human being and decided he’s no good, so I want nothing more to do with him.”

  • $15190794

    Wait, what? Another fundy who threw out her adopted kids?

  • Nea

    Campbell and her daughter are the textbook examples of preaching the gospel of adoption, then throwing away kids when they had actual personalities and needs.

  • $15190794

    Here’s the thing, people should not adopt because they want to rescue a kid. The kid will never be grateful for being “rescued” – at least, not until they are much, much older, and only if you have not made them feel like your holy project.
    My son, the sunshine in my life, recently told me he was going to run away and live with his first mom. My response, of course, was to try to rehome him – NOT!

  • Nea

    What people should do and what Nancy Campbell tells them they must do are two very separate concepts.

  • $15190794

    Okay, I read up on them. I knew the story, but not the names.
    Why is it so hard to simply travel to whatever country in Africa you want to help, talk to parents and orphanage directors, and ask them what their children need in order to thrive in their own culture? Sure, you might not get all the kudos you would by adopting, but you’d do more good!

  • Nea

    It’s not about actually *doing* good. It’s about being praised for being seen to be doing good. Totally different thing.