Nor, as it was, did she fully understand why he chose to use it—unless that he meant it in self-punishment.
No more weary vigils in a room dedicated to remorse and self-punishment.
These men are supposed to have raised themselves to a high spiritual state by asceticism and self-punishment.
In the same way losing may serve the purposes of obstinacy or self-punishment.
To this self-punishment, indeed, was attributed the disease of the lungs which ultimately caused his death.
That action must be her self-punishment for the other time she had done it.
But was it from habit, or was it in self-punishment and remorse, that he never took off the cord?
He was also liable to attacks of caprice and self-punishment.
How could he appease the wrath of Him who died on the cross, save by years of bitter supplication and self-punishment?
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.
The New Testament lays down the general principles of good government, but contains no code of laws for the punishment of offenders. Punishment proceeds on the principle that there is an eternal distinction between right and wrong, and that this distinction must be maintained for its own sake. It is not primarily intended for the reformation of criminals, nor for the purpose of deterring others from sin. These results may be gained, but crime in itself demands punishment. (See MURDER ØT0002621; THEFT.) Endless, of the impenitent and unbelieving. The rejection of this doctrine "cuts the ground from under the gospel...blots out the attribute of retributive justice; transmutes sin into misfortune instead of guilt; turns all suffering into chastisement; converts the piacular work of Christ into moral influence...The attempt to retain the evangelical theology in connection with it is futile" (Shedd).