The most persuasive argument is Paintal’s article. The reason as to why this article is more persuasive is because, according to him we get to understand why many people in most countries just to mention a few; Sweden, Austria and Germany consider spanking to be corporal punishment hence, passing a “no corporal punishment “ law. Time has changed since the writing of the Bible where people used to strongly believe that when you spare the rod you spoil the child. However, what the Bible failed to disclose is the difference between spanking and physical abuse. It does not draw a clear boundary how far spanking should go.