There is a church in the CREC, where the men are issued a little leather strap. This strap is used to spank the sin nature out of the children. This little strap is created to provide as much pain as possible without leaving any marks that might be difficult to explain to the secular authorities.
Is this really who you believe God is? Is that how He deals with us? Is your life a series of ‘Jesus spankings’ that you never grow out of? Did Jesus die for your sins in order to give you a life full of painful, humiliating discipline? If you don’t believe that, then why would you try to inflict as much pain as possible without leaving marks? Are you afraid of God because He hurts you?