Spank Your Children

By David J. Stewart

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than AN INFIDEL." —1st Timothy 5:8

       The Bible teaches that a parent who loves their child will spank them. God put that padded area in the back for a reason. A child should only be spanked on the buttocks, which is why God made that area well upholstered. Child abuse is a sin. No parent should ever knee-jerk their child in anger.

Oftentimes parents punish their children for the wrong reasons, because they are angry about something (or at their children); but proper Christian discipline is for the benefit of the child. Hebrews 12:10, “For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.” We learn in Deuteronomy 8:1-5 that the reason God allowed the Israelites to struggle, hunger and thirst, and wander in the wilderness for 40 years was to humble, teach, test and chastise them. The same God today hasn't changed in 3,500 years (Malachi 3:6).

This is an important lesson for parents. God often doesn't answer our prayers right away to test us, humble us, chastise us, and teach us. God didn't just give food and water to the Jews. God waited until they were thirsty to the point of dehydration. God withheld food until they felt that they were starving. God tested them, to see how they'd react when the going got tough. Instead of trusting and thanking God, they complained and rebelled. They failed the tests God gave them. So God had to chastise them repeatedly. This is exactly the way God operates still today. People get angry and rebel against God because God makes them wait, forces them to trust Him, and doesn't spoil them. There is much to be learned from all this as parents.

Please notice that God did provide food and water for the Israelites, but it was in His time. Kids today open the refrigerator and eat them themselves obese. Kids today lack character, as do their parents. We are living in a characterless society—people spend recklessly, eat like pigs, have sex irresponsibly, repeat all the gossip they hear, and are shady in business. If we are to be good parents, then we are to chastise our children.

Please note that there is a difference between punishment and chastisement. Punishment is to recompense evil for evil; but chastisement is to discipline in order to refine, teach and build a child's character. God chastises His children (Hebrews 12:6-8) to conform us to Christ's image (Romans 8:29); but He will punish the wicked in Hell for all eternity (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9).

We are living in wicked times, where it is considered child abuse to spank a child...

Texas Mother Punished for Spanking Daughter
June 17, 2011

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Sentenced for spanking — a mother from Corpus Christi, Texas, gets 5 years probation and a fine. In December, police arrested Rosalina Gonzales for spanking her daughter. The child was almost two years old. Her daughter's grandmother noticed red marks on the child's rear end and took her to the hospital to be checked out.

Gonzales was in court Wednesday to plead guilty to the charge after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. She'll be on probation for five years and will have to take parenting classes, follow all CPS guidelines, and make a one-time $50 payment to the Children's Advocacy Center.

"You don't spank children today. In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children. You understand?" the judge told Gonzales. Gonzales does not have custody of the child or her other two children. She is working with CPS to get them back, but until the state feels that she is ready, the kids will remain with their paternal grandmother.

SOURCE: Texas Mother Punished for Spanking Daughter

This judge is an idiot! The Texas judge told the poor mother, “You don't spank children. You understand?” That judge belongs at McDonalds cleaning tables where he can't hurt anyone. That arrogant judge is usurping his authority over God's Commandments. The Bible teaches for parents to spank their children in Proverb 23:13, “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.” In other words, if you discipline your child now then someone else won't have to do it when they get older. It must be done in love, for that is God's way.

If parents aren't allowed to spank their children, then those kids are going to grow up to become spoiled out-of-control brats. Children need to be spanked!!! God says to do it. Who are you going to listen to, God or some liberal heathen judge? America is going to Hell. Please learn about the evil 4th Branch of government (MP3 download) that requires judges to steal your children away. It's an evil racket!

Gene Wilder who starred in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory is an American icon. Some foolish parents and liberal feminists were angry when the Willy Wonka movie came out in the 1970's, because the film taught the need for disciplining bratty children. The movie was actually made for parents and not children, although it is a children's favorite today. The movie focuses on dumb parents who allow their children to become spoiled and then the child gets hurt (and oftentimes the parents). I love what Gene Wilder said in an interview about the movie. Wilder said that children need to know that there are limits and they want those limits enforced. I couldn't have said it any better. Children won't feel loved unless they know that someone cares enough about them to set limits.

We are living in wicked times, where it is considered child abuse not to spoil your children. Kids are brats these days, sassy, and have no respect for their elders. In the old days if you misbehaved, you were sent to bed without eating dinner. They came closer to being right than these idiot parents today who won't discipline their children. I'm not endorsing making children eat soap for cursing, that is stupid. Don't do that.

However, NEVER chastise your child by keeping them from a Christian youth activity or church. That is stupid to do. Please understand that all discipline MUST be done in love, explaining to the child exact what is going on, or else discipline may be counter-productive.

I once knew a teacher who spanked her teenage daughter in front of the whole class with a belt. The girl cried in front of all her peers. That mother is an idiot. Use wisdom and above all, put yourself into the shoes of your child. Try to understand what they are feeling. Spank your children, but do it in love. You should never spank a child without sitting them down and explaining what they did wrong. What rule was broken?

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