Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Is spanking in 1 Corinthians 13?

Love. It's what God is. It's what makes us happy and healthy. It's what bonds people in marriage. It's what makes anything hard worth doing. Love. People live for it. People die for it. 

The Bible says God is love, and tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 what love looks like...

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is not jealous
Love does not brag
Love does not act unbecomingly
Love does not seek its own
Love is not provoked
Love does not keep a list of your wrongdoings
Love does not get excited about wrongdoing
Love rejoices with the truth
Love bears all things
Love believes all things
Love hopes all things
Love endures all things
Love always wins

We're told...

"Let all that you do be done in love."

"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus..."

"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

So...if you are a proponent of spanking...which aspect of Love does spanking reflect?

Is spanking patient?
Is spanking kind?
Is spanking acting becomingly? Is it pleasant to behold? Is it something you can do out in the open without shame?

If you can't fit spanking into the love chapter...maybe that's because it's not there. Maybe that's because spanking isn't an act of love...Maybe...there is no such thing as spanking in love...

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