There are a couple of verses in the Bible where God commands people to kill children who rebel (Deuteronomy 21:18) or curse their parents (Leviticus 20:9). Please imagine for a moment that you lived in BC times. Can you imagine, even for a moment, following God's command to take your child, or the child of anyone else, out to be killed for cursing or being stubborn and rebellious? Personally, I'd risk an eternity in hell first.
Please answer the question and do not talk about God being a pottery maker and therefore gets to break his own pots. I want to know if you as a parent could imagine yourself following these verses.
This question is only for parents. If you're not a parent, please do not answer as you do not possess the life experience to comprehend the true conflict.
Leviticus 20:9 New King James Version (NKJV) God speaking... 9 ‘For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 New King James Version (NKJV) God Commands... 18 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, 19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. 20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ 21 Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.