3/11/06 From YahuShua HaMashiach, He Who Is Called Jesus The Christ, Our Lord and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Believing Parents, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Fear not, beloved, I am with you...
From the Letter:
As You Have Received, So Shall You Give
3/22/08 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Thus says The Lord: When a child comes of age by sin and continues therein, despite the word of their parents or the Word of The Lord written in the Scriptures of Truth, they must be punished. Failing to respond with swift correction and discipline will only encourage further disobedience and sin.
You have heard it said, to spare the rod is to hate your child. This Scripture is true. Yet the rod I speak of is the rod of discipline, not that of physical punishment... O vain and ignorant peoples of this world, stop perverting My Word! Humble yourselves in the sight of God, that you may gain wisdom! A child’s disobedience is brought forth from a troubled heart and an unsettled spirit, wrought in ignorance. How then shall a beating correct the heart, and how shall striking them with a rod bring about a new spirit?!
Beloved, do not exasperate your children, by bringing them into subjection by abuse. Rather take them by the hand, and lead them in the ways of The Lord. For the love of a father is displayed in tenderness and kindness, and is also revealed through the correction and discipline of those he loves. Therefore, as it is written: Let the children first learn and show piety at home, and requite their parents, for this is good and acceptable before God.
From the Letter:
The Rod of Discipline
12/11/04 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
"For I tell you the truth, it is the evil and slothful parent who does not correct and discipline their children. And by neglect does a parent do more harm than good, more so than the parent who has put forth the effort, yet erred while doing so. For though they have misled their children, here a little and there a little, they have shown them love by their effort. And from this foundation will those children, in time, lead their own children rightly. Yet those who make no effort at all are slothful; behold, wickedness waits for them, and sin crouches at the door. For though they believe within themselves they have done no wrong, by their neglect have they heaped up mounds of dissension, malice, unruliness and hate within the hearts of their offspring."