Child beating for the Lord
Pearl’s book, “To Train Up a Child” provides a blueprint for parents to administer the switch to “train” children in God’s way. Pearl compares wooden spoons, spatulas and plumbing tube to a magic wand. One whack with one of these instantly changes your child’s behavior.
“That’s another rod it is flexible and it won’t tear the skin and it won’t bruise and it is very light so that would work,” Pearl said.
The plumbing tube Pearl held in his hand can be found at any home improvement store. Pearl said it is convenient for parents because they can roll it up and slip it into their pocket. He said this makes “child training” on the go very easy.
Pearl continued that one of his followers took several pieces of plumbing tube and attached them together in the forum of a necklace. Pearl said this mother wore the tubing around her neck as a constant reminder to her children to not misbehave.
These so called “magic wands” are causing conservatory especially the tubing. Plumbing tube was found in the home of 3 children across the United States who were violently abused and tortured to death and in all 3 cases the parents face murder charges. All 3 children were adopted and all 3 were spanked on the day they died. All 3 died from different disciplinary procedures outlined in Pearl’s book.
Pearl defends his book saying these parents took his book out of context and simply misread the message.
“Neither one of these cases springs from our book,” Pearl exclaimed. “How could a book that teaches love and grace and kindness cause that….It couldn’t! That would be like blaming Bayer aspirin when an angry mother gives her child an entire bottle of aspirin and drain-o and kills the child. Someone would say she misread the label, she didn’t read the label,” Pearl said.
No Greater Joy’s teachings are followed by 3 and a half million people. Pearl said one out of every 17 homes owns a copy of “To Train Up a Child.” This book is invading Evangelist Churches and his teachings can be found here in the Mountain State.
The author is nicknamed Big Papa by his 5 children and 19 grandchildren all have all been trained-up in the way of the rod.