Eli, the Non-restrainer

In the first few chapters of I Samuel we learn about Eli and his ungodly sons, Hopni and Phineas.  Eli is rebuked and cut off from the priesthood because he failed to restrain his two boys from sinning in several different ways.  Here's my question: Was Eli wrong in not restraining them with fatherly authority or priestly/judgely authority?

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Rob Fall's picture

on both counts

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

Goodellsboy's picture

If that's true, Rob, then why are we not accountable now to restrain our adult children?

Rob Fall's picture

Eli's lack of restraint started before his sons became adults.  Further, we may have a cultural difference to consider.
 

Hoping to shed more light than heat..