The Lord holds us accountable for our own lives

Ezekiel Bible Background

11.18.2015 Old Testament: Eze 18.19–20

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 17–19 on November 18, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

For some reason, many people believe that the son suffers the guilt of the father, but the Bible denies such teaching,

“Yet you say, ‘Why should the son not bear the guilt of the father?’ Because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes and observed them, he shall surely live. The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself” (Ezekiel 18.19–20). 

That should settle the matter, yet, the teaching persists that one generation inherits the sin of the previous generation.

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