Sparing The Rod And Parental Discipleship

This article,“Sparing the Rod: Biblical Discipline and Parental Discipleship,” by Anne Eggebroten was published in the newsletter,  The Other Side in 1987.  In this long article, she not only explains why she gave up spanking and examines the link between discipline and discipleship, but she looks at the history of attitudes towards children.


  1. eliécer guillén on October 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I failed in writing this phrase:
    BTW I want to share you these link .
    Because the link is unrelated to my explanation on hebrew and greek words for rod.
    Hermana Linda:
    I have sent you by e-mail some links to videos explaining the bible truth on passages on submission.
    I will sent you a text material by another ministry, on bible passages wrongly used for justify abuse to children and women.

  2. eliécer guillén on October 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    God bless you!.
    I have sent you some videos to your e-mail adress.
    On spanking and sparing the rod:
    The exactly identical hebrew term and their greek equivalent, is used when the Bible talk on Pastor’s authority, so according to literalistic hyperfundie. (mis)interpretation: A Pastor may use physical punishment (sic), as a disciplinary tool with rebellious fully grown members from his church, by example men absentees during any service. (!!!).
    If somebody find exaggerated or ridiculuos this last and final consequence, from totally faulty and irrational use from term “rod”; think that there are 2 cults, or “christian” groups, that teaches exactly this:
    A branch from primitive hypercalvinistic baptists, and a pentecostal sect.
    A link from a secular recourse, some people can object to a woman reverend there, but it had some helpful info. on christianity :

    • Hermana Linda on October 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Interesting, thank you for sharing that.

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