Great Sermon! At 17;52 pastor Shelton says "Spare the rod, spoil the child, despite popular opinion, the famous saying, "Spare the rod, spoil the child," cannot be found anywhere in the Bible. The saying, however, should not be considered invalid as there are verses that promote a similar concept.
He who withholds his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
Do not hold back discipline from the child,
Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
You shall strike him with the rod
And rescue his soul from Sheol.
The rod and reproof give wisdom,
But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Taken from www.BLB.org
Great message though. He seemes like he was a man of God with an obvious heart for children.
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Pastor Shelton took the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Algiers in 1927 and began to devote all his time and energy to evangelizing southeast Louisiana. After the Lord saved him in 1942, he...