Quoting Quiverfull: All Worldly Entertainment Seeks to Seduce You Away From God?

Quoting Quiverfull: All Worldly Entertainment Seeks to Seduce You Away From God? November 23, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Kristen Clark from Girl Defined – Resisting the Seduction of Beautifully Packaged Lies

Editor’s note: Interesting that she only mentions music coming out of Nashville. But this idea that culture is corrupt is an old one, and applies even if you are not religious at all. There are always going to be songs, movies, styles of dress that you don’t agree with. The difference is that most of us who aren’t stuck in fundytown just skip over and do not indulge in things that offend us. Evangelicals turn it into a witchhunt/crusade. Mature people do not do that.

As she read through the first verse, the chorus, the second verse, and the bridge, she was amazed at how sexually promiscuous the song was.

“How in the world did I think this was okay?” She wondered.

Shocked by her own ability to mindlessly sing such sexualized lyrics, she realized how easily she had been seduced by a beautifully packaged lie. The song itself sounded beautiful –  but the message of the song was against everything she knew God’s Word stood for.

Falling prey to beautifully packaged lies has happened to me in my life more times than I’d like to count. We live in a seductive culture that is enticing us with beautiful lies everywhere we go.

Hollywood is constantly pumping out feel-good-chick-flicks that promote a version of true love that is completely contrary to God’s design. Nashville is regularly feeding us new music that is bursting with fresh talent and catchy tunes, but often promotes a worldview that flies in the face of God’s truth.

New York City and LA are constantly creating alluring fashion trends that captivate us on the runway, but their clothing ideas don’t always line up with God’s heart for purity and modesty.

So much of what we watch, hear, and look at in our modern culture appears to be beautiful, is nothing more than a thin veneer of beauty covering a lie.

If we want to be Christian girls with strong backbones in this modern age, we’re going to have to be intentional about looking out for lies like these.

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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  • guest

    The church also sells lies. Especially the QFP branch or the Prosperity Gospel branch. Just read the stuff Debi and Michael Pearl sell, neatly packaged lies couched in some truth, with pretty pictures of wholesome families on the front. If you want to be a follower of Jesus with a strong backbone in this Evangelical culture, you are going to have to be intentional looking out for lies like these.

    ETA: CBMW and similar organizations sell even more dangerous material. It all sounds oh so Godly, oh so well founded, but it’s twisted truth.

  • Anonyme

    It gets worse. Kristen also has a post where she judges and condemns a mom and her parenting skills for listening to a “sexually explicit” song while at the car wash with her (the mom’s) three-year-old daughter–who, being that young, will have no clue what the lyrics mean, even if she’s actually listening. I wonder if Kristen has gone to the Debi Pearl School for Condemning Complete Strangers.

  • Astrin Ymris

    All the upvotes!! ;-D

    I suspect the REAL problem is that the CPM doesn’t like competition.

  • texassa

    ALL worldly entertainment? Like playing games, dining out, playing an instrument, going for a walk, taking up a hobby, having sex with your spouse… all those things are worldly. These people are beyond dumb.

  • Melody

    Everything everywhere is sinful, therefore, Christians should make it their number one priority to go live on Mars.

    That would be my advice anyway. To remove themselves from any earthly seduction. Therefore, this would in fact be quite prudent.


  • AuntKaylea

    According to some, this is exactly what the Pilgrims did (a revisionist view of American history) where the “New World” was meant to do this.

  • gimpi1

    Or, perhaps you can take a second look.

    You might see that what you heard as “sexually promiscuous” is just a recognition of a normal, healthy human sex drive. Perhaps what you saw as “immodest” is just reasonable, comfortable clothing with no overt sexual dynamics at all. Perhaps that “vision of ‘true love’ that is contrary to God’s design” is actually just a portrayal of a healthy, normal, slightly complicated relationship. Perhaps, just perhaps, the world really isn’t all about you. Perhaps, the rest of us are just living our lives, not covertly plotting how to undermine yours.

    You think?

  • persephone

    Well, no, they don’t think outside their personal echo chamber. Their martyrbation drives them to see everything that isn’t in line with their beliefs as attacks by Satan. (I always hear Dana Carvey’s Church Lady saying Satan when I type it.) They are persecuted and attacked from all sides by the filthy heathen Satanic world, and they must post about these terrible attacks as witnesses to their faith.

    Sledge Hammer by Peter Gabriel is one of the dirtiest songs ever and there’s not a single curse word or overt sexual phrase in it. I know it’s dirty as heck, but I still love singing along. Also, love to sing along to INXS’ Need You Tonight. I’ve somehow managed to not attack anyone in a sexual frenzy.

  • persephone

    They’d refuse, on the basis that God made the Earth for them. Fine with me. They can keep this world that they’re killing with increasing rapidity. I’ll hop the first flight to Mars.

  • Nea

    To be fair, when I was a kid I *adored* the song “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves” which is sexually explicit. And which went right over my head.

  • guest

    I sang along to “Bed of Roses” in my teens. I still think it’s a beautiful song, but I now laugh at some of the lyrics.
    Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up” is one of my favorite songs ever. “Sledgehammer”. No. 🙂

  • persephone

    My dad always had the car radio tuned to the country station when we were kids. This was before they became JWs, so my mom was still mostly sane. Something was done or said that set my dad off about how bad rock music was. My mom then suggested that he really listen to the lyrics of the songs he was humming along to. He dropped the subject, and we kids mostly got to listen to our radios in our rooms in peace.

  • guest

    My parents didn’t like my choice of music all that much, but they let me be and I that was very wise of them. I did ok at school, I didn’t get into trouble, I earned my own money and didn’t mix with the “wrong” crowd.

    I actually don’t even like the topic of Bed Of Roses. What woman would want to know that her husband or boyfriend is lying in bed, with a huge hangover, having spent the night with some blonde after flirting with the bartender? The whole song is pretty ridiculous.
    But the music… and Richie Sambora on that guitar…. Amazing.

    So I guess the writer is right, but that doesn’t mean we should judge people who are enjoying music with lyrics we find questionable.

  • ChrisFromNewEngland

    Lifelong metalhead and horror film buff. And born-again Christian since 1998. My criminal record is spotless.

    Oftentimes the sin or vice that certain Evangelicals preach against the most is the one they’d try to get away with if they had the chance.