Ungodly discipline

Dear Editor:I normally do not respond to letters from people, but I feel compelled to respond to column "Why Shouldn't I Spank My Child?" (The Downey Patriot, 10/6/11) The reason is because so many people will latch on to the one case scenario and apply it to all cases. I am opposed to abuse of all kinds, not only because it is illegal, but morally reprehensible. In the case cited above, the author has chosen to take the ungodly approach promoted by ungodly people, because of their limited knowledge. I am referring to the wisdom of revelation by God, who is the designer and creator of the very person cited in the letter and, in fact, the entire human race. I will quote only one of the revealed portions of God's word to prove my take on child discipline. Proverbs 22:15 says, "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." Many other portions of God's Word include the following, some paraphrased: the undisciplined child will bring shame to his mother, the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, in professing themselves to be wise, they become fools. "There is a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 14:12) I choose to take God at His Word and apply it effectively to every day life situations, rather than listen to self-styled television "experts" who fly in the face of thousands of years of tried and true methods, not only proven to be effective by time, but are sanctioned by God Himself. My heart goes out to the person mentioned in the above column. I can only say that her solution is not effective, but her dilemma can be resolved by turning to her Creator. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13) Only He can save her soul and bring healing to her bitterness. I have placed her on my permanent prayer list! -- Everett Buckler, Downey

********** Published: October 13, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 26