Here's a great quote:
"The will of the parent is to a little child in the place of the will of God." - John Wesley
Aaand, Pentecostal and Holiness traditions stem from Wesley's Methodism. It's strange, how familiar that quote can still feel. V is reading for school, and she keeps reading me quotes from Puritans (along the lines of "beat your children now so they'll behave later" and "at the first signs of a will, start hitting them" - my paraphrase, of course). She pointed out that mid-17th-century Europe sounds like evangelical parenting today.
Evolve already, people.