Taking The Rod Verses Literally

The Hippie Housewife looks at The Rod Verses in a 3 part series which I highly recommend:

  1. The Rod Verses: Taking the rod verses literally
  2. The Rod Verses: Taking other Proverbs literally
  3. The Rod Verses: What are they really saying?


Also, Theology Today explains the Rod Verses in Spanking Hurts Everybody By Robert R. Gillogly


  1. Another Abusive Church | Why Not Train A Child? on December 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

    […] of disciplining teenaged boys with a metal rod. This is the first time I have heard of a church  Taking The Rod Verses Literally.  Well, maybe not exactly literally, as the rod was too small and made of the wrong substance, but […]

  2. Aaron deOliveira on November 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I’m new to this blog, but I love it already.

    In thinking about the Pearls’ or anyone else’s use of this scripture for me it calls to mind the following scriptures:

    Matthew 18:6 (1-6)
    Mark 9:42
    Luke 17:2

    All of these talking about “offending these little ones”.

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