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21:18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them,19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,20 and they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.21 Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

Question. Do you think the percentage of “rebellious” kids was lower then, compared to now, due to this event? I wonder how many mothers would neglect to tell the elders and just deal with her little boy?

As I think about how serious STUBBORNESS, REBELLIOUSNESS, GLUTTONY, and DRUNKENNESS must have been to merit death, I understand why the people in our era are so screwed up. “Cause these are petty sins.” “Everyone goes through this stage.” “It will pass.” Heck, if someone now hasn’t dealt with any of these sins they would be labeled abnormal.