James 3:1-2 ESV Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. Proverbs 22:6 ESV Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Titus 2:7-8 ESV Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Luke 6:40 ESV A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 1 Peter 4:10 ESV As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: Psalm 32:8 ESV I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Matthew 5:19 ESV Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ... 1 Timothy 1:7-8 ESV Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, Romans 12:7 ESV If service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Ecclesiastes 12:12-13 ESV My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. Matthew 20:26-28 ESV It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, Nehemiah 8:8 ESV They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. John 3:2 ESV This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” John 3:1-36 ESV Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ... Matthew 7:23 ESV And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Song of Solomon 1:1-17 ESV The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. ... When we search the scriptures we find that there is, what can, easily be, misconstrued as a conflicting message. In James we find that we are admonished not to teach and then we go to Proverbs 22 and find that we are demanded to bring up (teach) our children. Another aspect of our requirement to teach ismore found in the Great Commission (Matthew 20:18a-20) that we might baptise and make new Christians. Today, it is popular to shirk our re4sponsibilities and to demand that our pastors do this work. Because our pastors are Christians, it is their duty to do this but no place in scripture can I find, in the context of the entire Work of God, that we can shirk or pass off this duty and still follow the Christ. Now, the internet! Recently I have gotten into trouble because another member of one forum was upset with my published views on Christianity and Racism and I posited a sentence along the line of, “What I am trying to teach here...¨ The Internet is very much like a book full of quotes and is both the most wonderful tool in the world and the most dangerous tool ever created, it must be used with great caution. Every day there are children that read what is “published¨ on the web and, in this case, if we spin hatred as being Christian, there is the danger of producing more Grand Dragons and Baby Hitlers than we can ever deal with except Jesus comes soon. Personally, I find it admirable that some might not want others to teach but to successfully accomplish this, the Internet and every Publishing Establishment in the world and, of course, then we must go to a totally vocal rendering of the Truth.