by Pastor Davey Blackburn as quoted by Christian Post – Pastor Davey Blackburn Says God Allowed Wife’s Murder So The Church Could Live
Editor’s note: So Pastor Blackburn didn’t shoot his wife like I thought he did. But he’s now saying the exact type of things that makes quiverfull and evangelicalism sound so mentally off and just plain old crazy. So God took his wife so that the church could ‘come alive’? That doesn’t even make any sort of sense. Sounds more like the grieving widower is doing what many in that culture do when bad things happen – immediately come up with some far-fetched reason God would allow it to happen. Sometimes there are no logical reasons why tragedy happens.
“I had a thought this morning in the shower. And felt like the Lord spoke to my heart and said: ‘Davey, I want my church, I want my bride to come alive. And if I had asked you, Davey, before this if you were willing to give up your bride so that my bride can come alive, what would you have said?'” he noted with an uneasy chuckle.
“Of course, like anybody else I said ‘absolutely not. There is no way.’ I’m good with being married and having two little kids, pastoring a church of 120 for the rest of my life. I am good with comfort. And the Lord said, ‘That’s why I didn’t ask you the question beforehand.’ Because sometimes when you say, I surrender all, you mean I surrender some. So you are put in a situation where you have to surrender all,” he continued.
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