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Honor your parents? Yes absolutely. Sin? No never. What is trump? Don't sin! However it should be noted that the trump card will never need to be used because on closer inspection these two things are never actually in conflict. If your parents ask you to murder your neighbor (clearly sin) it would be no honor to them if you obeyed. The same principle can ...


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It should be noted that "honor" is not the same as obey. Children are instructed to obey their parents, and all of us are commanded to honor them. Now, I don't believe children should obey their parents by sinning either, but that's a separate question. One would wonder how it's possible for the honoring of one's parents to ever necessitate sin? We can ...


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I have never heard of a husband disciplining their wife, I certainly don't do that. However parents have an obligation to discipline their children for it is written He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. (Proverbs 13:24) May I add that I don't use a physical rod :) “Impatience in the parents excites ...


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Typically, the most prominent example of how "men should have authority over women" stems from Ephesians 5:22, in which Paul admonishes wives to submit to their husbands. That said, a contextual reading will bear much fruit: 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the ...


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Disclaimer I have been studying the book of Revelation, and haven't looked at OT for a long time. Thus, if I mis-remembered the story of Eli, please correct me. Thanks! Answer Jeremiah 31:30 But everyone shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. This does not say "die for parents of ...


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Very good question. The way to live your life as a Christian, is to find out what the scripture says and conform to that. I live in America and I spank my child. I have no fear of losing them to Social Services. I play by the rules, using an open hand on the butt. I normally only have to smack them once or twice to get my point across. I was raised by a ...


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Your question about the practical feasibility about disciplining one's children "as the Bible instructs" assumes that the correct interpretation of Prov 13:24 is that we ought to physically discipline our children. However, I am not sure that this is the only good reading of this proverb. The text is not an unequivocal injunction for physical disciplinary ...


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You only do a disservice to yourself and others when you sin to "appease" them. God wants us to stand for Him, not for others. Sinning to you can "honour"/help/fix/appease others it telling them they're more important to you than Jesus - and that's not good. To honour your father and mother means to yes respect them, listen to them, help them, but if you ...


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There are a couple of important points about the story of Eli: Eli is not just a father to Hophi and Phinehas - has is also a fellow-priest, possibly their superior, and responsible for their actions more than a father would be. There is no direct punishment on Eli - the punishment that is declared is that his descendants will not live to an old age. Is ...


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You are asking about corporal punishment which I am taking to mean physical punishment not designed to cause injury. Is corporal punishment/discipline ever OK? Yes, in one specific instance, see below. Is corporal punishment/discipline from a parent to a child OK? Yes, this is the only instance I can find in the Bible where physical punishment is ...


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Finding God's approval for men's actions is uncommon. More often than not, the actions of people are recorded in all their embarrassing detail without an explicit endorsement of condemnation by God. I concur with the problematic comparison of humans to God, for God knows exactly who he is and what he should do, he is sovereign and sinless, and doesn't ...


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Perhaps they would quote a passage like Ephesians 6:1-3, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”" Most Christians interpret that verse to apply to children in the sense of, people who are not ...


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I did a word study on "chaste" and "chasten" several months ago, because I had heard of such topics discussed in the great portions of Christendom than I had previously been acquainted (I give some references to those websites both via a Google link, and directly in the footnotes to that article). If you read the (few, but fairly detailed) sites that ...


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The Bible indicates that a father has responsibility for his household (in the sense that he will be held responsible for the good or ill that comes from how the household is run.) The Bible also contends that women should submit to their husbands, since the husband will be held responsible. The thing is that it doesn't stop there and give husbands blanket ...



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