Do You Punish Your Children?

The numbers of unbeliever's who have tried to shove the doctrine of zero punishment from God down my throat, would fill a stadium. The unbeliever's tell me how God is "love" and won't punish anyone for anything. I immediately tell them that they must not love their children because if they "loved" them, they would NEVER punish them. They would sit back and allow their child to be run over by a car, allow them to do as they please and allow them to disobey wantonly with no punishment whatsoever. They find that perposterous. Why, they would never stand back and allow their child to sass them, disobey them nor get hit by a car! Yet that's the lie they tell themselves regarding God even though His word tells them quite differently.

In the book of Romans we find a great passage that tells us that eventually God turns them over and no longer pursuits them. In the Romans passage we learn that God finally gives up on their hardened heart and allows them to sink into the pit of sin if that is what they choose:

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known about God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man - and birds and four footed animals and creeping things." - Romans 1:18 - 23

First off, we see that God does have wrath. The lie that says that God is only love is not of God, not of scripture and not sound doctrine. God's wrath is righteous but, it nonetheless is real. The scripture tells us that that "wrath" is revealed from "heaven" against ALL men who are ungodly or unrighteous. Certain people talk about "equality", God pours out His wrath equally and fairly to ALL. 

Secondly, God has standards. This nonsense about God accepting anyone is absurd and contrary to what scripture says. Yes, God CAN accept anyone but, He will not accept those who openly and consistently flaunt and ignore his law. Other human beings may lift you up as "great" but God's law and standard is really all that matters. 

Thirdly, there are those who claim that they won't believe nor see until there is "proof" that they can examine. In this passage as in many places in scripture, we see that there is "proof" yet, many ignore it or lie and claim that it doesn't exist. For these nay-sayers there is one last sentence which seals their fate: "so that they are without excuse". They can make all sorts of claims that the "proof" didn't exist or that they somehow missed it yet God says that they are without excuse. 

Last but not least, we see that not only is there "proof" of God's existence but that "proof" is "clearly seen". You don't have to have a degree, you don't have to be a "scientist" and you don't have to be famous or wealthy to "clearly see" the proof that is literally everywhere. Guess what? You cannot claim that you weren't "educated" enough either!

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Comments (4)

  1. PTF

    Years ago my parents were punished but not physically.
    Physical punishment doesn’t do anything but adds disparity.
    Certain school systems in the past used to land based students by paddling with two by fours…don’t think this should be something memorable down the road.
    I have six nephews and they are my older brother’s kids. He doesn’t physically punish. he sits down and have a long long talk. usually it works until they do something again.
    Making a long story short using God as a weapon of choice isn’t the way to go. There are too many obstacles as a result. This makes God someone bad instead of love.
    As you may know today will any type of punishment is reportable by the children. I think we must find ways in dealing with our children without verbal/physical punishment. This is why we need God’s help in making the right choice(s).

    March 27, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Using a two by four sounds VERY excessive and completely unnecessary. For the most part I stopped hand spanking either one of my kids as soon as they were old enough to understand. Both of my kids grew up to be great people, great spouses and great parents. I love both of my kids and would never abuse them in any way. There are many things to do in place of spanking once they are old enough. God is neither bad nor good but He us just and has wrath. It is inaccurate to give a child the impression that God is ONLY love when His word clearly tells us that He is love AND righteous AND just.

      March 27, 2017
      1. PTF

        My girlfriend’s family grew up in a strict Catholic upbringing. They all went to a Catholic school.
        The nuns and priest use paddles to discipline. I never thought this was a way to deal with problems. He parents told me they got it in school afterwards they got it at home as the teachers and such sent notes home.
        This I believe is not what God has in mind…to beat someone if they do not understand God’s ways.
        Many have fallen away from religion due to this cruel punishment. The students takes with them the understanding that God approves of the punishments in order to love him. This has or will lead to folks fallen away from church or Christianity.
        I don’t believe this will lead to one becoming atheist …but red flags along with question marks appear.
        Today as you know across the board allegations of abuse rises.
        You can’t hit anyone underage…discipline is out the door. Today’s kids are running a muck.

        March 29, 2017
        1. willsblog

          Punishment and “beating” are NOT the same thing. The terms are VERY different, the outcome is VERY different and the motives are VERY different. Beating children is done out of ignorance and hate while punishment is done out of knowledge and love. People use “religion” to excuse and condone all sorts of things that are NOT biblical, scriptural nor correct. God’s word tells us exactly what He wants and what He expects yet people would rather stay ignorant so that they can do as they please. Many cling to “religion” to excuse their behavior. Many use “religion”. The Bible tells us NOT to rely on our own understanding and instead to trust Him yet, people continue to rely on themselves and their “knowledge”. The Liberals hope to create a godless Society because they are serving the devil.

          March 29, 2017