I LOVE the Bible. It’s so practical and NOT Politically Correct. (While we’re talking about that, may I just say that political correctness is a DEMON!) The Word of God simply tells it like it is. No more, no less. The REALITY of the situation is that foolishness (folly, perversion) is held captive in the heart of little children. No one has to teach a child to be foolish. They are that way on their own. Anyone who believes in the inherent good of mankind has never had children. Pretty much before they can talk or barely even walk, they are capable of deception, lying and trickery. It’s absolutely amazing! With each of my kids I have watched in amazement as they naturally do foolish and unwise things that no one has taught them.
So kids are born that way; all of them. Deal with it. Move on. The antidote that the Word of God gives is simple, straightforward and to the point. Foolishness is in there and you have to beat them to make it come out! Not striking them in anger, but disciplining them in love. Not striking to hurt, but spanking to teach. Not randomly hitting them willy-nilly all over their bodies, but spanking them on the perfect little area God created for spankings, their butts! It’s like magic. Before the spanking they are angry, belligerent little devils, after the spanking they are humble little angels.
But these days it’s not very popular to spank or discipline your kids. Christian “leaders” call spanking “violence” and would encourage you to
If you don’t, you end up with what we have today; pretty people that are pretending to be Christians on the outside, but full of the devil on the inside.
Discipline is deliverance, not punishment.