Pastor John Piper says he believes Jesus would have spanked a child if he was married and had children. John Piper goes to the Old Testament and the New Testament for his proof. Piper uses Matthew 5 to argue Jesus would have used verses like Proverbs 13:24, (“He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.”) as proof texts for spanking children.
Westernised Christians may find it difficult to listen to. Westernised Christians may also find the saying in Matthew 5:18 troubling at it suggests Jesus followed the OT law:
For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
Pastor Steven Anderson demonstrates how to use a belt to physically discipline a child in latter part of this video. I wonder if some early Bible-believing Christians were doing something similar to their wives and slaves?