[Hebrews 12:3-6] Does God send terrible things like cancer, tragic accidents and the death of loved ones to make us more like Jesus? Does God punish His children, even with severe scourging? In this episode, we deal head-on and scripturally with common — and harmful — misconceptions about the discipline of God. We elaborate on the reasons why the claim that God does such things to punish His children is wrong:
- Reason #1: it completely disregards all of Hebrews, plucking these verses from this vital context.
- Reason #2: it completely ignores what these verses are talking about
- Reason #3: a mistranslation of the word “scourge” in verse 6.