Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Sodom & Gomorrah Are In Your Family?

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Sodom & Gomorrah Are In Your Family? May 19, 2015

quotingquiverfullby Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – This Is The Last Righteous Generation

Editor’s note: Protect those children and hate on the internet!

Don’t You Trust Your Children?

It is heartbreaking to have parents come with their defeated stories of discovering their children engaged in sodomy or incest. Even as I regularly warned them to be vigilant, I have had parents say to me, “But I trust my children.” The devil’s greatest weapon is parents’ confidence in the incorruptibility of their children.

Many times over the last thirty-five years as I have discussed this subject, I have been challenged—sometimes publicly—with a question from the audience: “But don’t you trust your children?” I have answered with an incredulous laugh, “Of course I do not trust my children; they are flesh—sinful flesh, lustful flesh, sons of fallen Adam.” I trust that my children are like I was when I was a young teenager. I would have seized every opportunity to view any titillating images available to me. And I was raised in church, saved at an early age, and was the most dedicated Christian I knew. But I was sixteen years old before I would have even felt a compelling need to exercise self-denial. Thank God, little was available to me as I was growing up.

A New Age

If you think my estimation of the severity of the moral shift is rooted in ignorance of the past, you are mistaken. I am in my seventieth year on this earth, and I have not lived a protected life. Since I was a teenager, I have preached in bars, hippie coffeehouses, homeless shelters, street and military ministries, and boys’ homes, and spent over 2,000 hours in prisons ministering to the worst of the worst. I have been in a drug house where everyone was naked, and I have sat on the curb talking to prostitutes. I have seen sodomites and lesbians come to faith in Christ and be completely delivered from years of perversion. I have seen a number of devil-possessed people be freed from the spirits and then overcome the Wicked One.

Yes, there has always been some form of erotic depiction available to the very few who could travel to where it was displayed and who wanted to risk their reputations viewing it, but children were spared by the very geography of it. The glaring difference that has come upon us is that the debauchery that once was only found in the big city is now in the hands of nearly every child. Psychologists tell us that what we have today in the form of moving pictures in high resolution with lifelike sound has exceeded the sensual stimulation of the real thing. There has never been a time in history when an adult or a child could view all forms of pornography on a daily basis, much less images that are more real than life. I have heard men say they would rather watch the Super Bowl on television than sit in the stands, because with the various camera angles and close-up shots of the action, they are more intimately involved in the game. We live in a new age, and it “is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death” (Proverbs 7:27).

So it is from a perspective of being well informed that I tell you we have entered a new dispensation, the likes of which has never existed in any place on earth at any time in history. It is perilous to the family and will be the final ruin that causes God to come down as he did in the days of Sodom when he said, “I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me . . .” (Genesis 18:21). When God viewed the earth in the days of Noah, he said, “the end of all flesh is come before me . . .” (Genesis 6:13). I do think the end of sinful flesh is once again come up before the Righteous Judge.

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

    I was going to rail about his horrible philosophy some more, but I’m too busy rocking in shrieks of laughter over his description of audio/visual these days. Doesn’t he sound like someone shaking his cane and howling about the dangers of “them there motiony pitktoores” in the 1920s? They have sound! And color! Being close up is more real than multi-yards-distant real life! We’ve got trouble right here in isolation city! Trouble that starts with T that rhymes with P that stands for Picture Palace! How can you keep the kids down on the farm when they’ve seen a 6-second vine of Gay Paree!

    I will stop laughing long enough to point out that I thought the whole point of whipping the snot out of infants was so that you could train them up to be trusted. Mike can’t have his abuse cake and eat it too — either his method works OR his ideas are totally bankrupt because even his own text-book beaten kids did not turn into trustworthy adolescents.

    (But hey! He gets the booby prize of insulting more people. Which is WAY more important than being able to point to the actual efficacy of his own methods. AND get in bonus humble-brag iced with literal holier-than-thou. So! Much! Better! than proving that his methods actually, y’know, *work at all*.)

  • Did he enjoy hanging out in drug houses where everyone was naked?

  • My gosh the man is godly. Just call Pope Francis and have him made a saint in his own life. I am so glad he is impressed with himself. Someone needs to be.

  • Antoinette Herrera

    I was hoping that Michael Pearl would end his tirade about the Interwebs being a gateway to all manner of depravity, sent from Lucifer to turn vile children into vile, porn-crazy sex fiends.

    No luck. His projection rages on. But really: hippie coffeehouses? Boys’ homes? Sodomites and lesbians delivered from perversion? Even the Westboro Death Cult, loathsome as they are, don’t refer to LGBT people as sodomites!

    I’m beginning to think that all this sanctimonious drivel is Mr Pearl’s way of convincing himself that he’s the Last Righteous Man On Earth. Not that I think he’s righteous. Quite the opposite, actually. And overcompensating.

  • Sari

    Thank you for articulating this! “Beat your children to train them up, but in the end, it doesn’t really matter. Because they will grow up not to be trusted with the interwebz.”

  • SAO

    Yes because he was “raised in church, saved at an early age, and was the most dedicated Christian (he) knew.”

  • SAO

    At some point, parents who don’t trust their kids push the kids away from them. Better to trust and have good communication.

  • jennabobenna

    Good for you, Mike. I was wondering when you’d finally admit that you would have been watching Internet porn throughout your youth if you’d had the chance. This also confirms my belief that you’re projecting your own issues onto everyone else. Then again, what else is new?

  • Sari

    When I read Michael Pearl, I am reminded of a story…of a man praying to God and saying, “Look at me, God! I am so much better than those other people, those tax collectors, those adulterers, etc. I fast, I tithe, I am THE MAN!”

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    Meh. He’s probably just upset because he can’t get high speed internet. And his constant preaching on the moral assault upon the people and families (whose sanity I sincerely question) reading his nonsense in regards to porn might be about distracting Debi while he looks at dirty pictures in slow-loading dial up. 😛

  • ShaLaLa

    Funny how with all of his churchgoing and early salvation, young Pearl was less trustworthy than this godless bisexual heathen right here (and all hir godless GSRM friends).

    Seriously, if you can’t trust your kids, something is wrong in the relationship. Not exactly a selling point for your godly childrearing methods that they don’t even produce kids who can be trusted to use the Internet responsibly.