The comment posted a quote of mine referring to Christians being labeled victims of the "quiver full movement" from my last post, along with these words:
"quiver full" is actually the phrase that proponents of large families have given to themselves.
I agree that there are Christians who are seeking (as I am) to put off the worldly perspective that children are an inconvenience or that we should control how many we have of them; and are seeking to honor the scripture that says:
"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate." Psalm 127:3-5But that is not what this movement (if you will) is about! This is about families loving God enough to obey Him in everything, not just the easy stuff! This is about bringing God glory, and advancing the kingdom of Christ!
Now granted, there are some people who idolize the principles in and of themselves and forget why they are important, but they are not who is being attacked. The biblical concept is what's being attacked!
How dare you?!?! Can you not see what you are doing?
I think one of the major reasons this is happening is because the "anti-patriarch" people perhaps feel a slight conviction towards the biblical precepts regarding Church and family; hence, they attack it. They themselves are not ever personally attacked in the same manner that they slander and gossip about the people in this movement. It is genuinely sad. They make up *sins* and label them with terms such as, "militant-fecundity", "patriocentricity" and "quivering daughters". Again, I agree, that a worship of these things is wrong; but exercising the principles behind patriarchy and a love for children, because that is what God loves, is not wrong, but rather biblical!
My point in all of this, is that I am not a "quiver full" slave...I am a slave to Jesus Christ, and so I believe that loving a "quiver full" of arrows that will further His kingdom, is one thing that brings Him glory! God has given me an abundance of grace, so that my heart is passionate about the body of Christ, not my own selfish ambitions, even though I have moments where I give into my flesh and my eyes veer off of Christ.
However, I will pray that God will bestow mercy upon those whose eyes are so blind and whose lips seek to attack, slander and gossip those who love God and are seeking His purpose in life.