Wednesday, October 19, 2011

40 Lashes Ok, 100 Are Not

The Apostle speaks on how and when to whip grievous sinners:

A maximum of forty lashes is proscribed for evil doing, and a fair and honest judgment must be rendered.  Consider the Saudi and Iranian and Pakistani courts which even today hand out lashes up to and more than 100.
1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number. 3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.


Black Ops Mikey said...

The beatings will continue until morale improves!

Byker Bob said...

My parents always stopped at 40. Too bad they doublespeaked every single offense into either rebellion, or lying, and both of those carried a 40 lash penalty. Of course, I just mention this for everyone's further edification. I don't hold them personally accountable for it because they were under the influence of a false teacher.


NO2HWA said...

When Carn Catherwood came to the Cincinnati church he told the members that children were to get 20 swats on bare skin. He also wanted to hear the children crying while he was preaching. His method of torture was to have the spokesman club make paddles with Bible scriptures on them. The paddles had holes drilled through them to cut down on wind resistance. He would be arrested for child abuse today for declaring such a thing!