An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

An Example of Brainwashing

(Pro 23:13 KJV)  Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

You are not supposed to “beat” (5221) a child in our modern thinking.  You need to accept something.  “Modern” thinking is the exact opposite of the Word.  This is just another example of the problem.  In modern school the problem is self-esteem.  The level is too low and must be raised.  In the Bible the problem is sin.  The level is too high and it must be lowered.  In the modern school this is done by skilled counselors and by freeing the beautiful inner being from the shackles of the social pressures.  In the Bible it is done by the blood of the Perfect Lamb of God to destroy the wicked inner being of a rebellious, self centered sinner.  In the world it is being freed to be yourself.  In the Bible it is being set free from yourself.

I could go on.

So?  There are times when the Bible will make you uncomfortable because you have been trained by people who have adopted the ways of the world and the devil.  It takes a conscious deliberate effort to turn you mind into the paths of God.  That and the help of the Holy Spirit. 


Gorges Smythe said...

If you've proposed this to the school board, maybe they'll offer you early retirement! ;-)

Pumice said...

Is that why I get asked about that so often I thought it was because I was getting old.

Grace and peace.

buddeshepherd said...

Good post. Have personal opinions on this subject.

Pumice said...

And most of your opinions are solid. Who needs mainstream when you can be right?

Grace and peace.