Teachers and Pupils
"A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone,
after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher."
The Apostle Paul (formerly Saul) had been a pupil of Gamaliel, a Pharisee.
Paul thought and acted like a Pharisee until the Lord appeared to him and opened His eyes. Once he became a disciple of Jesus, he thought and acted like one trained by the Lord.
How one comes to think and act depends greatly on who does the teaching.
It is no wonder that some have an aversion to one who has been trained
by the Lord to be a teacher of the young. They understand the principle:
"will be like his teacher." They fear that pupils will be influenced by the
godliness of the teacher.
(It's not surprising that worldly-minded people want to be the instructors
of youth and have control over the curriculum.)
Be certain that your children are "pupils of the Lord."
Impart the teachings of Jesus to them.
"...bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."