The Scottish Government is backing a Bill to make it a criminal offence for a parent to smack their own child. Those who support this change misrepresent a controlled smack by a loving parent as equivalent to child abuse.
There is much confusion amongst Christians over the role of the moral law. Some raise objections of ‘legalism’, others say ‘love’ has replaced ‘law’. In this excellent booklet, Professor John L. Mackay shows that the moral law still applies and is bound up with God’s glory, his nature, his salvation purposes and with the preservation of ordered life following the Fall.