Ezekiel 18:19-20 says that a son shall not bear the guilt of the father because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all God's statutes and observed them. The inverse of this statement is therefore also true that: if the son of a sinful father (or mother indeed) is also living in sin then it is possible for the son to bear the guilt of the father in addition to punishment for the son's own sins.
Category: Law & Commandments
The mirage of answered prayers and why God tests our faith. 💔😢
Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been praying to God for something, it looks as if it’s all coming together but then you end up with nothing? Sometimes it takes the form of there being a lot of activity which looks as if God is finally moving but in the end you still end up disappointed?
Time cycles in how/when God provides for His children. 💡🙏🏾
Exodus 16:4-5, 22-30; Leviticus 25:3-7. 20-22; 26:14-15, 34-35; 2 Chronicles 36:20-21; Isaiah 37:30-31 In studying the old testament, one time cycle that keeps jumping out at me relates to how and when God provided for His children. First thing to note is that God had daily and yearly cycles, and the time marks in these … Continue reading Time cycles in how/when God provides for His children. 💡🙏🏾
The ten commandments existed before God wrote them for Moses
Genesis 26:5 Amazing! God’s laws/commandments existed even before they were finger-written and handed down to Moses. Those holy, perfect, eternal and unchanging laws of His kingdom 🙌🏾🙏🏾😇 One has to wonder why God subsequently saw it fit to write them down, on tablets of stone. It’s probably because the Israelites had forgotten them after living … Continue reading The ten commandments existed before God wrote them for Moses
The ‘how’ is just as important to God as the doing of His instructions
The ‘how’ is just as important to God as the doing of His instructions. Continuing willfully in sin after receiving the truth is abusing God’s grace and there are significant consequences. 🙅🏾♂️
Generational curses – what the Bible says
Exodus 20:5-6 are the oft quoted verses where God talks about curses on the father flowing through to the children to the third and fourth generation. Indeed there are multiple examples through the Bible where generations after the one that sinned paid the price for historical sins. But limiting our understanding of these verses to this explanation would be inconsistent with the rest of the Bible. Ezekiel 18:20 and Deut 24:16 specifically say that the son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father or vice versa. As the Bible doesn’t contradict itself, there’s more to study.
Can a son bear the sins of the father or vice versa? Does faith void the law?
Can a son bear the sins of the father or vice versa? No, every man for himself. What of a wicked person, how is he saved? If he turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all God’s commandments and does what is lawful and right, none of his sins will be remembered against him. 🙌🏾 What of the righteous person who later sins? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered because of his unfaithfulness. But aren’t we now under the new covenant, no longer under the “law”? Aren’t we now saved by grace through faith in God alone?! All these works...🙄 So can’t we expect to make it to heaven by just believing in Jesus even if we aren’t 100% in obedience to His commandments? 🤷🏾♂️😒
Study notes: How to keep the Sabbath Day holy 😁😇 and a related testimony
When is the Sabbath day? How do I keep the Sabbath day holy? How did Jesus, the apostles, and old testament characters keep the Sabbath? I try to answer these questions herein, share a related testimony, while answering other questions pertaining to salvation for Israel vs gentiles, and keeping of the law.
Should we keep the ‘law’? What is the handwriting of ordinances and are they same as the Ten Commandments?
To fully understand the Bible, we need to compare scripture with scripture to reach a holistic understanding - Is 28:10; 2 Tim 2:15. When the New Testament uses the word “law”, what is it referring to? I’ll start explaining this using Col 2:14-17. The main question is - What is the handwriting of ordinances and are they same as the Ten Commandments?
The everlasting nature of the Ten Commandments
Inside the Ark of Covenant were three things: the Golden pot that contained the manna, Aaron’s rod that budded and most importantly, the Ten Commandments! (Heb 9:4). The ark was the most holy item in the sanctuary, placed inside the most holy place. I mean it contained three pieces of physical evidence of God’s miraculous work, including the tablets of stone carved out from the very sapphire stone from which God’s throne in heaven is made (Ex 24:10; Ezek 1:26) and written with the very finger of God (Ex 31:18). 🙌🏾 Think about that for a second...