While this is an issue that I continue to debate in my own mind, I believe this entry has significant merit and is worth some study. I respect Dobson and Tripp and their insights on spanking. I consider pain to be a great teacher. However, I have a nagging question: Do shepherds beat/strike/spank their own sheep with their rod or staff? If they do, what does that look like? I can’t imagine them taking them over their knee. I picture it more as a prodding or guiding or poking to gain attention more than inflicting tear-inducing pain (not that sheep cry). But I could be wrong as I know that God has used tear-inducing methods many times for His children. Anyways, I do think this article is worth considering.
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