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Author Topic:   What is the Meaning of John 3:16?
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Message 85 of 156 (381499)
01-31-2007 11:03 AM
Reply to: Message 83 by johnfolton
01-30-2007 4:12 PM

Re: Punishment
Charley writes:

No, Prov 13:24: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (diligently)."

I contend that you are not understanding the meaning of the word "rod" in this quote. I suggest that it takes on the same meaning as in the 23rd Psalm. "Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me", thy being the good shepherd. The rod is a stick used by a shepherd to guide the sheep in the way he wants them to go, not something that he beats them with.

Everybody is entitled to my opinion. :)

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