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From: Billie Walsh <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] off subject
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:58:26 -0600
Gen Unrein wrote:
> Sorry, I'm just getting around to reading the list.
> When it comes to "spare the rod", I've learned other ways of
> keeping control of all my little ones. They stand with their nose
> touching the wall, and if they fidget too much, they have to hold
> their hands behind their back. They can't play with anything,
> kick their feet, or look around like they can sitting in a time out
> chair. Because of their ages, they only have to stand there until
> they have quit causing a fuss, or if they're older, they have to
> count out loud to 50 or say their ABC's. And I do listen to them.
> Saying numbers or their letters gives their minds something to
> grasp on to, and takes them away from what they were angry
> about. It doesn't take them long to settle down.
> It works so well, I go in the hallway and have seen the stuffed
> animals facing the wall, because they were "being naughty".
> My daughter says I have very little problem with the kids, because
> my rules never change, and the rules are for everybody, including
> my grown up kids.
> Too bad that rules got thrown out with the scriptures.
> Anyone ever think that when they started just printing the New
> Testament Bibles, the Ten Commandments weren't in them?
> If my memory serves me, they're found in the Old Testament.
> (Course I could be wrong about this.)
> What a loss that was, don't you think?
When my kids were VERY young I had to swat their little rear ends a
couple time, but never had to as they grew older. They learned what was
allowed and what was not. I taught them respect for others, and
conversely respect for themselves. I taught them to believe in
themselves. I taught them to make decisions, hopefully good ones, and to
live by their choices. I won't say my kids were angels, but they all
turned out to be good people. All three are either teachers or working
on becoming teachers.
Jesus came to fulfill the covenant God made with the people of Israel
and "make" a new covenant. In the New Testament Jesus says there are
only two commandments, "Love God with all your heart and love your
neighbor as yourself." Because Jesus brought a new covenant Christians
are no longer bound to the Old Testament laws. Read Galatians 3.