What many individuals do not understand is that God was
practicing the art of progressive discipline in management thousands of years
before text books ever described the process. The act of progressive discipline
as outlined by Heathfield (2014) is as follows: counseling or oral warning,
verbal warning in employee’s file, suspension, and termination. Fallon and
McConnell (2014) further add that documentation is key throughout the whole
process to ensure a successful and legal process of discipline.
I like to call the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel,
the books of warning because they are filled with warnings against the kings
and the people of Judah and Israel of what was about to befall them and even
through all of this, God supplied a way to escape the fate he was foretelling
through His prophets.
Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his
people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten
them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of
the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is
stretched out still. –Isaiah 5:25
Richard Dawkins once wrote in his The God Delusion (2006), “The God of the Old Testament is arguably
the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it…” I
apologize for alluding to this man however unpleasant his views are, but he
seems to be the self-appointed poster boy for all arguments against
Christianity in this modern era. In 100 hundreds, if Christ has not returned yet,
another man will be appointed by the adversary to do exactly the same as
Dawkins does today and one constant will still remain, the Word of God.