There were some pretty heated comments in my post entitled Spanking Children. I lost some followers and I gained some followers. Some thought I abused my children and others thought I raised them correctly.
When I was in elementary school in the '60's, almost all of the principals spanked children for misbehavior. There was hardly any bad behavior when I was in elementary school. Children respected authority and obeyed their teachers. It was a pleasure being a teacher back then. You could actually teach, instead of always having to think of ways to keep the class under control like you do now.
Pain is a great motivator. You don't touch a hot stove, because you don't want to get burned. You are careful with knives, because you don't want to cut yourself. Children who are disciplined properly respect authority and obey their parents, because they don't want to get spanked.
Parents who scream at their children, call them bad names, let them watch television all day, feed them a lot of junk food, feed them too much food...I think they are abusing their children. Not parents who spank their children on their bottom for disobedience. Children who are disciplined, grow up to be disciplined adults.
Everyone enjoys children who are obedient. Society was a much better place when children respected authority. Young parents today who spank their children aren't even allowed to tell others for fear of having their children removed. Something is really messed up in our society. Right is wrong and wrong is right.
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
II Timothy 3:1-5