Discipline and the Modern Mind
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:1-4
Children and Parents
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (ESV)
The Victorian idea of discipline; the false idea that human nature is essentially good; the modern ideas of punishment; the psychological approach; the Biblical and Christian teaching on teaching; a misunderstanding of law and grace; the Biblical doctrine of man is misunderstood; a failure to realise what sin has done to man; man needs restraint.