Never should parents scold their children. Never should they administer punishment while in a fit of passion. Children cannot be trained aright in this manner.
If we escape the contaminating influences of this degenerate age, we have earnest work before us, and we must have a living connection with Christ. We must have a knowledge of his life and character, and a desire to be like him. Then we must seek earnestly to overcome the temptations that are around us, and have faith to believe that his promises will be verified unto us.