Does the Bible Teach child Abuse, ‘Beat him with a rod?’
In this article we are going to examine Bible passages which encourage child abuse and other things that are related to the topic. The Biblical Book of Proverbs contains many passages which approve of beating a child with a rod. The book of Proverbs is not the only place in the Bible where it encourages such atrocious acts. There is a lot of evidence that beating a child physically has long-term physical and psychological damage.
1. Bible: To become a follower of Jesus you must hate your children.
Luke 14:26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
2. Bible: Disobedient children must be put to death
Exodus 21:15Whoever strikes his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death.
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