Tuesday, January 23, 2007


We have arrived! It has happened, a bill has been proposed by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, a San Jose Democrat who has no children, to criminalize the spanking of children. Under the guise of not wanting children to be beaten, something everyone agrees with, and something the law already takes care of, Lieber is proposing something that could land good parents in jail! This is just another step down the slippery slope of government intervention into our lives. People like Lieber actually believe they know better than you how to raise your children. From the curriculum they pick, to the indoctrination of perverted lifestyle, they believe they know best for your child. Welcome to Nazi Germany!

Bills like this one will appeal to the pacifists among us who believe there is never a place for pain. That what you need to do is talk and reason with people. You will have as much success talking and reasoning with a two year old as you will a radical Islamist. Neither one are willing to listen or be reasonable. There is a time when the best thing to be done is to spank a child. There are times when that is all they will understand. It is what God calls for, therefore it is the most loving thing a parent can do when needed. Today that is seen as abuse in many liberal circles.

I know this, I have been in ministry for close to 17 years now, and have had the opportunity to watch those parents who believe in true biblical discipline, which at times calls for spanking, and I have seen those parents who are more permissive and do not believe in biblical discipline. And what you see time and time again, is that the parents who discipline biblically have children who love and respect them,while those who parent permissively often have children who rebel, do not respect their parents and are out of control.

So the choice is coming soon for you moms and dad. How will you raise your children? The way the government tells you or the way God instructs you in His Word? The choice should be obvious!

blog you later,
pastor tom