Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy
This book captures what the Bible really says about corporal punishment. If you are pro-spanking, you will have a very difficult time refuting Samuel Martin’s valid arguments using the correct translations of the Bible. If you are wondering- “Is spanking really okay?” then this book will put your mind to rest. It’s a quick read, written clearly and simply. There are many sources quoted and recommended, if one desires further research on the subject. A truly life-changing book….
Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting
With L.R.Knost’s compassionate tone, relational style, and intelligent, well-researched writing, Jesus, the Gentle Parent is like a walk through the scriptures with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide as L.R. takes on Dr. James Dobson, Tedd Tripp, Gary Ezzo, and Michael Pearl, among others, breaking down their doctrine and reexamining such issues as spanking, instant obedience, and more in light of the original Hebrew and Greek texts of the scriptures. L.R. also offers practical, gentle alternatives in this one-of-a-kind, must-read gentle Christian parenting guide. The Parenting Review
Jesus, the Gentle Parent is a book to read, reread, and internalize. In these pages, you will find keen insights and powerful Scriptural truths…Before agreeing to write the foreword for Jesus, The Gentle Parent, I carefully read and examined how L.R. had engaged the subject, and I can say without hesitation that I am a better person, a better father, a better human being, and a better Christian for doing so. -Samuel S. Martin, Biblical scholar based in Jerusalem, Israel and author of Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy
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I write as a Christian from Jerusalem, Israel about Biblical subjects.
I am particularly interested in the subjects of children, families, women’s issues, corporal punishment, science and nature as these subjects relate to the Holy Scriptures.
The first book mentioned above is available for free download at: http://www.biblechild.com/assets/thy-rod-and-thy-staff-they-comfort-me-mar-2013.pdf
Without getting too much into the religious aspect, the following question is raised, given the huge divergence between authentic biblical translation and conventional church teaching on such an important topic:
Awake and aware christians need to ask a very uncomfortable question: when did satanic influences begin to infiltrate the christian church? Seriously. We have self-described christians offering up their newborn son’s sex organ in sacrificial satanic abuse rituals nation wide. It’s practically a requirement of polite christian society.
This should give devout christians a great deal of food for thought.
For those so inclined, here is the science behind the wisdom of the original gospel: http://violence.de/