Theological question here. Taking your slant on the proverbs verse, is it possible to train someone never to sin?
The Message bible puts it this way...
'point your kids in the right direction-when they're old, they won't be lost.'
As an adult, have you ever lied? My modest guess is yes. It was probably a tight situation, a little lie and it didn't hurt anyone. Did your conscience prick you saying ''wazza, you lied'', and did you wish things had turned out in such a way that telling the absolute truth would have been easier? If yes, it means that you were taught that it is wrong to tell lies and you should always be truthful no matter what. However, as we journey through life, every good virtue we hold to be true is constantly being challenged by situations & circumstances. If those virtues are not deeply rooted in an individual through repentance and God's word, they're easily blown away when they're challenged by the 'world's system.
IMO prov 22:6 is saying after training a child in the way he should go, when he gets old, no matter the challenges he faces, or what is the popular belief, he knows right from wrong...he is not lost/confused. Now its up to him to DO what he knows to be right or do what he knows to be wrong (because it is easier or everyone's doing it or it 'feels' right or its legalised).
In the context of this thread, if a CHILD is taught that ONLY male-female unions were instituted and made perfect by God, and that homosexuality is deemed as detestable/abhorrent by God, when s/he grows up, even if s/he feels/indulges such strange passions, s/he KNOWS it is wrong. Posted via Mobile Device