Will good training guarantee that children will not rebel?

Proverbs 22:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

ESV - 6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 27 2018 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Aurel Gheorghe
The Bible contains many stories of children who despite their good training they rebelled. 

God was the father of the first couple and they rebelled anyway (Luke 3:38; Gen 3). 

Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu were disobedient and God destroyed them by fire (Lev 10:1, 2). 

Eli and Samuel’s sons despite their good upbringing did not walked in the way of their fathers (1 Samuel 2:12; 8:3). 

Although good training in fear and respect of God would greatly increase a child’s chances to succeed in life and stay close to the Lord – there is no guarantee that child will not rebel. Even if in his early years a child might rebel, having a sound Christian education, later in life that training might prove beneficial and play an important role in that person's walk with God.

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