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Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by PostCode, Oct 12, 2005.
Talk about a huge family.
Hey, I saw them on a TV show. That's a lot of young'uns!
Talk about needing a wider tent...
What a wonderful blessing.
Praise God! That is awesome.
They have no debt, either. They do it right, like it should. God bless 'em.
Is there a stereotype in that the father's name is Jim Bob?
Bro Curtis rightly noted that they have no debt. Job Bob sells real estate, which in that region, is financially rewarding. But more importantly, they live within their means, an important lesson for anyone whether they have 1 kids, 10 kids, or no kids.
As for needing a bigger tent, the story says that "The Learning Channel is doing another show about the family's construction project, a 7,000-square foot house that should be finished before Christmas. The home, which the family from the northwest Arkansas town of Rogers has been building for two years, will have nine bathrooms, dormitory-style bedrooms for the girls and boys, a commercial kitchen, four washing machines and four dryers." Here in the OC, we call that a Howard Johnson's.
I think that guy is up to something.He has plans to do one of several thing:
Field his own professional sports franchise (maybe his own league)
Pastor his own church with his captive audience.
Wait until his children are voting age and run for political office when he is sure he has enough votes.
Personally, I think it is ridiculous to have that many natural children. If about half of those were adopted/fostered then it might be alright.
What I really want to know is, with 15 kids, where did they find the time to procreate one more time?
1Timothy 3;15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Seems to me she meets all the above.....I say God Bless all of them. I couldn't be happier for them.
With six billion people on this earth, including lots of children who lack the basic necessities of life, I see no reason for a family to have 16 natural born children. There are lots of children in our own country needing to be adopted or fostered. If they want to have 16 children it would have been more socially responsible to have gone that route for half of them, IMO.
And I disagree. I think they set a great example of a family that puts God first.
They were fruitful and they multiplied. If more people followed their example, there wouldn't be so many foster kids.
But I still respect your viewpoint, even if I disagree.
Is there any possibility that having 16 children starts the slope to abusing God's invitation of being fruitful and multiplying? I suppose that's a topic for another thread. In thei case, at least, they lived within their means, and made sure they were able to support their children. Many with fewer do not.
And, Bro Curtis, I'm sure you'll agree that the existence of foster kids is not due to people not following the rule of "be fruitful", but are instead being inadequate parents after they multiplied.
I think the coolest thing is....
Is that they serve the Lord God Almighty!
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
(Joshua 24:15 KJV)
Praise The LORD!
Perhaps from not putting God first ?
I could not agree more Bro. Curtis.
Psa 127:5 Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Sorry brother Ken, but you sound like an ad for the Humane Society.
I think this whole story is inspiring and wonderful. I am very happy for them and thank the Lord for such a shining example of His love.
True, there are millions of children all around the world to adopt that need loving homes. And if I could I would gladly adopt some. But how does that mean that a man and wife cannot have as many children as they want? And how is it any of our business how many they have? I'm sorry Ken and I mean no disrespect towards you, but you make her sound like a breeding animal...hence, the Humane Society comment. She is not. God gave her the ability to have that many children and He blessed her with them. He entrusted them to her care.
I am happy for them. She even said she wouldn't care if she had another one! And if that is what they want, they I hope they do.
I have three children, and two others in heaven that I miscarried. I would LOVE to have more children but unfortunately for me, I can't. I nearly died after my last one. But I am thankful for the children I have. Children are a blessing from God.