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On the importance of proper wife spanking.

My fellow Christians,

Before I start off with the Biblical analysis of familial discipline within Christian household, several disclaimers seem in order. Too often when I preach on the subject, especially at paganistic false churches, minions of satan come up to twist the words presented within the sermon. Thus it is utmost important to clarify a few things. First off, the issues of lust and lustfulness. We know that Jesus is against any kind of lust or beastly activities of carnal nature. Therefore, it should follow that my use of word “spanking” does not refer to such filth, but is used to describe a necessary punitive measure. Second is the issue of familial abuse. While impossible in a Christian household due to presence of Christian Love and Grace, it does happen among satanists/pagans, including those of false Christian variety. So for the sake of satanists, including false Christians, that may be reading this, let me clarify unequivocally, that the word “spanking” does not refer to anything abusive or to any kind of wife beating. With these guiding principles being disclaimed, let’s look at some of the things the Christian Bible has to say on the subject.

The Bible teaches us that the Lord punishes even those from among the Elect, when we deserve it! Much like a parent will lovingly discipline a transgressing child, so does Jesus punish our transgressions. The scripture tells us of the different types of punishments for satanists (anyone who is not a true Christian; see Matthew 12:30), and true Christians. The servants of the perdition are punished with a multitude of utter horrors—the plagues of Egypt, wild animals tearing disrespectful children to pieces (2 Kings 2:23-24), etc. Jesus even destroyed whole nations with hemorrhoids (1 Samuel 5:6-9) for not obeying Him!

As Saints, we are fortunate that, in our transgressions, we are corrected and not punished mortally. A good example of such is the demon that was torturing Paul as a reminder of all the sins he has committed: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. (2 Corinthians 12:7) This may seem harsh, but it hardly compares to being drowned by the Diluvian waters or being struck dead for greed and lies (Acts 5:1-11). Praise and Glory!

So what does all this have to do with maintaining discipline in a Christian household? Well folks, here’s what the Bible tells us in Hebrews 12:6-7: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? As Christians, we know that there are ways in which we are to strive to be like Jesus, and then there are those in which we are not. The above is a clear exemplary endorsement of our duties to our children (initially given to us in Proverbs). And if we seriously study the Bible, we can see that this is also a clear endorsement for wife spanking in context of maintaining discipline within the household.

Scriptures instruct men to treat their wifes as Jesus treats us, as His children:

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
1 Corinthians 11:3-9

This is what the Bible has to say. As men we are to take patriarchal leadership role over the women. This is what we are to follow. Thus it only follows that this is how we are to deal with certain transgressions by the weaker gender:

Hebrews 12:6-7: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

As Jesus chastens us, men, we are to chasten those we are “heads” of, the women of our households.

Glory!

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