Prov 13:24: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (diligently).”
We live in complex times. Technology, media and entertainment are changing the very moral fabric of our country. How do we, as parents walk through these complex waters? How do we raise children who grow up as sturdy Christians that serve God and country? It begins with the parent. Parents have the largest role in teaching their children to be adults and helping them grow into healthy, mature individuals. This begins, by teaching them what is right and wrong, providing a beacon through the turbulent waters of modern life.
If our children are to grow up and become Christians, it begins with us. And where do we, as adults find guidance? In the good book. I read:
Prov 19:18: “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”
The liberal media today chastens us for corporal punishment in our schools, and it is stretching into our homes, for those of us that use the will of God to teach our children to grow up correctly. The above verse to me speaks to the heart of the matter- we must not fail soft to our children’s tears, if our fierce love of the Christ dictates we must punish them for evil.
My name is Baron Stacey Quinn and I am a certified public accountant in the great state of Kentucky. My family stretches back into the Civil War and have deep roots in our community. I have 2 boys, one 14, the other 16. Both of them are troublemakers in their own ways- one of my boys, Jonathan who is the 14 year old (some of you may remember me posting this) had a Danica Patrick poster on his walls and I found it when I came home from work. I immediately, pulled him over my leg, pulled his pants down and spanked him vigorously and completely. While he did shed tears, afterwards he dutifully tore the poster from the walls and knelt down and prayed with me in his bedroom for his immortal soul. The next day, he was quiet and contemplative at breakfast- the lord’s punishment did its job.
And again, I read the mighty proverbs: Prov 23:14: “Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell”
Truly, we must use the rod, which in our times is the hand, to teach the child about morality. My other son of 16, Nathan I found watching the show Glee with his friends, and thankfully after the faithful article here on Christwire, I ordered him out of the room, shut off the television, and pulled his pants down and spanked him over the kitchen table. This not only served as a lesson to him, but also his friends- they no longer watch this show in my house and the surely learnt a lesson on the will of God through this. Nathan immediately went to his room, and I forbid my wife from comforting him- I am teaching him to be a man!
So how best to discipline your child? The following is a model that I have found works:
- Have the child bend over your leg, or a table, or a chair
- Pull down their pants
- Use your entire hand vigorously bringing it down on his buttocks, with your entire hand striking the surface of the skin
- Each time you strike, cry out “The will of Christ!” loudly
Truly, this is only one way we can help our children learn morality. My children will NOT fall into the trap of watching suggestive television, worshipping temptress women, or eating foods from the communist countries in Asia. And through this, they learn to be men! Praise! I leave you with these words:
“Father’s, do not exasperate your children, instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the lord” Ephesians 6:4 NIV