Editor’s note: Sad to see someone close to the Duggar family use the same awful shaming technique many of us here have experienced, the ‘you were never a real Christian’ stance. Was Josh Duggar ever a real Christian? We don’t know, nor does Michael. He’s doing more harm that good here by judging if someone else has ‘real’ faith. Most of us got this same treatment the minute we deviated from the established ‘norm’ at our former churches or faith communities. We’ve seen Christians minimize others using the “No True Scotsman” fallacy for years.
To the person reading this, I want to caution you. Josh was a pretender. True Christians fail often, but their lives are truly being conformed to the image of Christ. Do not look at Josh and justify your own sins by dismissing the reality of genuine faith and a holy God. When you stand before God, you will not be compared to hypocritical Christians. You will be judged by God’s holy law. When you are found guilty, you will not get to say, “But what about Josh? I’m better than he is”. God’s wrath will burn against you because of your own sins.
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.