What we do is a reflection of who we are. It reflects our character. Character actually may be defined (from Koine Greek [New Testament language]) as 'exact impression'. And in the Koine Greek, the word is actually pronounced by the ancient Greek as "character".
This really sheds light on the incredible responsiblility we have in raising our children. We must give them the best part of ourselves. In days ahead, they may wander away and express themselves in a way to emphasize their desire for inviduality. It may be for the worse; in some cases for the better. We can't do much about the choices they make to be individuals. If they refuse to honor their parants and omit the quality teaching that their parants have given them, it is folly and we can only pray that they will not remain there.
Colossians 3:3-4, translated in its true meaning says that "...we will be laid up with Christ with God. When Christ comes in his true character then we will also be in our true character".
How could we teach our children to be evil? The things that we teach them are the foundational principals that they hold on to. They revert back to them at all times of their lives from day-to-day. Teach them virtuously and they will always have it because it is their true representation. They may stray. But it is only a matter of will that determines for how long.
Apparently, I look like a Mafioso
10 hours ago