Jill Duggar Asked Her Instagram Followers, ‘If You Died Today, Where Would You Go?’
Before the Kardashians took the spotlight as one of the most well-known reality TV families, there were the Duggars. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are well-known for having 19 kids, and they’ve had multiple programs follow them through their years as their children have grown. And it’s hard to believe that many of their adult kids are now the centers of attention via TLC’s Counting On.
There are a few Duggars who have more fans than others, however — and one who’s continuously in the spotlight is Jill. Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, are no longer allowed on Counting On due to Derick’s transphobic tweets of the past, but they still have a hefty following on social media. And recently, Jill posted an odd message to her fans on her Instagram Story regarding religion and death.
The Duggars are known for their strict religious upbringing
Aside from their 19 children, Jim Bob and Michelle are also known for having strict rules due to being devoted Christians. The family claims to be independent Baptist, and they attend a specific church where they’re well-respected in the community. While many have suspected the Duggars are also associated with the Quiverfull movement because of how many children Jim Bob and Michelle have had, they deny any involvement there. Instead, they simply believe that they were put on this earth to serve God, and they also let God decide how many kids they should have.
Being in a strict religious household comes with rules, of course. Fans of 19 Kids and Counting may recall how rigid courtships are in the family. In addition to a modest dress code, the Duggar kids are not allowed to kiss, touch, or go on solo dates with anyone they’re courting until they’re married.
Jill Duggar’s surprised her followers by breaking her family rules in the past
So far, we have yet to see any one of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids go all-out and break the rules completely. But there have been a few family members who’ve become a bit more modern — and one of them is Jill. The Duggar girls were required to wear long skirts and shirts with high necklines their whole lives, but Jill and her other adult sisters now wear pants and shirts of their choosing. Not only that, but Jill has a nose ring, too.
Jill’s also been called out for seemingly using birth control, possibly allowing her children to attend public college, and talking openly about sex with her Instagram followers. But when it comes down to it, Jill’s really still following right in her parent’s footsteps. She’s homeschooling her kids and already teaching them all about the church. And she frequently posts about her relationship with her faith to Instagram as well.
She just provided an ominous religious message via her Instagram Story
Jill recently posted multiple clips of the Christian song “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman to her Instagram Story. And she captioned one of her posts, “Can I get an Amen?!! Thankful this morning for God’s goodness!” This sentiment isn’t too surprising or controversial, of course — but the following caption is quite aggressive. Jill captioned her next clip, “If you DIED today, where would you go?”
She then linked out from her Story to a page titled “How to Become a Christian” created by the Southern Baptist Convention. The page reads, “You’re not here by accident. God loves you. He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus, His Son. There is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin.” And it goes on to explain how you can rid yourself of sin and develop a relationship with God. “We want to rejoice in what God has done in your life and help you to grow spiritually,” the page continues.
There’s no doubt Jill’s followers are going to have a lot to say about this post, as it’s quite controversial (though not too unexpected). While Jill and her husband may have some modern practices compared to her parents, there’s no doubt they’ll still be promoting religion when they can!
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