Lord, help us to be creative, to think of all the ways where we might introduce our family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, people in our city to you. Give us creative faith and give us confident faith that believes you have power to forgive sins. And believes you have power to meet our deepest needs. God, we pray for this kind of faith, such that it would be said that in response to our faith, you pronounce over people around us, sins forgiven. God, we pray for that. We pray for forgiveness of sins, spiritual healing, spiritual restoration, salvation for people.
The phrase, \"sins of the fathers\" appears in the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy and Exodus. The phrase also appears in the book of Numbers and in Jeremiah. So, the phrase is linked to the keeping of the commandments and the consequences of sin passing through the generations. But the phrase is also a concept that is observed; sin does have consequences. The children of those who sin do in fact inherit the seed of sin and the sin nature. Moreover, certain sins carry intergenerational consequences. One thinks of abuse, alcoholism, and other sins of personal assault, violations of the image of God in the human being. Let's examine the quotes from Scripture:
Those sad consequences are transmitted through the generations. However, the glorious good news of the gospel is that this is a chain that can be broken. The blood of Jesus Christ demonstrates the sacrifice of God for the sins of the world. The righteousness of Jesus Christ fulfills the life that we cannot live. Whenever we trust in Jesus Christ the chain of sin's consequences, the sad and sordid \"sins of the fathers\" is, through the power of God in Jesus Christ, snapped as easily as one snaps a twig.
The sins of the fathers being visited upon the children is a biblical principle. We see, for example, that Isaac seems to learn deception from his father, Abraham. Isaac passes off his wife as his sister, just as Abraham did with Sarah (see Genesis 12:10ff.; 20:1ff.; 26:7). On the other hand, when one looks at the kings of Judah, one can see that some godly kings had wicked sons, just as some wicked kings had godly sons. There is a tendency and a trend, but not an irreversible certainty.
In the documentary, Marroquin is filmed writing a letter that went to the three sons of the presidential candidate, Galan, and to the oldest son of Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, who was murdered in 1984.
After a decade of silence, Marroquín and his mother publicly speak about the life of their family member for the first time. In an attempt to end the cycle of violence and to ask for forgiveness Marroquín travels to Colombia to meet the sons of two of his father's most prominent murder victims: presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán and Minister of Justice Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, as well as the son of the former Colombian president César Gaviria.
In 2005, after declining multiple filmmakers, Marroquín met Entel, who suggested making a documentary focused on the sons of the two famous men Escobar ordered killed in addition to Marroquín's inside perspective. Questioned about the usefulness of Marroquín's apologizing to the sons of his father's victims for crimes he himself did not commit, Entel said the point was to promote reconciliation, \"[the film] has the value of saying, 'It stops here. We are not going to inherit our parents' hatred.'\"
What does Scripture say about Sins of the Father There are various Bible verses that reference the topic of \"sins of the father.\" The theme of this phrase and topic mainly relates to whether we are guilty or responsible for the sins of our family, parents, or children. While the Bible does say in Deuteronomy 24:16 that \"Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers,\" there are generational consequences of our sin that affect those close to us. Although we are not responsible for the sins of our fathers (parents) or children we must ensure we are not influenced by them to sin likewise and learn from their mistakes.To learn more about \"sins of the father\", read our Bible study article on this topic: What are Sins of the Father Understanding Generational Consequences
The totality of Scripture condemns the idea that children are punished for the sins of the parents. The passage from Exodus on the surface appears to be contradicting that, and this misunderstanding was so prevalent that the prophet Ezekiel was forced to address it:
The message of the passage from Exodus is that the sins of the parents set a bad example for the children to follow. The parents will certainly experience negative consequences for their sins. The children seeing this bad example may follow it. If they follow this bad example, they too will experience these same consequences. And this bad example may be so ingrained in a family that it will last generations, and they will suffer these bad consequences as well. This passage from Exodus can be seen as a warning to parents that they not only possibly condemn themselves through their sins but that their bad example might condemn future generations.
When we understand how our lives are influenced by our forefathers, we can respond appropriately to that influence. We should appreciate and celebrate the good that has been passed down through our families. Also, we should acknowledge the iniquities of our forefathers, repent of our own sins, and endeavor to overcome the tendencies toward specific sins that we have inherited. While we are not held responsible for the sins of our ancestors, we are susceptible to their areas of weakness and should be alert to these inclinations.
Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, and others understood that God wanted them to agree with Him about the iniquities of their parents and purpose to not continue them. These men of God acknowledged the iniquities of their fathers when they confessed their sins:
Thanks for the article. It should also be added that we should acknowledge that through the sins of our fathers death, pain and illness came into the world. It may be that our illness and is a result of our fathers' sins. The Bible is quite clear about that!
To God be the Glory: This message is very powerful. I wanted answers in the issue of our forefathers sins....I have realized that I keep on repeating the same sins as my father deed or like am walking on the same path as my mother. Now I know that it is important to acknowledge the sins of our forefather and our own sins, and repent. I thank God for this revelation I will be able to run my race to the end with Jesus Christ without any obstacles in my life. The author may God enrich you with more knowledge and wisdom in Jesus Christ Name.
What a blessing this information has been to me dealing with the sins of our Grandfather and father that is effecting our family today. Praise The Lord for what Jesus did on the cross for all who believe in Him. And thank you Holy Spirt for this article!!!
Beth: I'm gonna read to you.Rip: OK.Beth: My great-grandfather had a dream. All of his sons on the same road, the same ranch working toward the same goal. That dream survived a hundred year, until me. With me, it died. I didn't have enough sons. They just kept dying or quitting. And one day, not too long ago, I realized that I have enough sons after all.Rip: I don't understand, Beth.Beth: He's sayin' it's yours.Rip: MineBeth: Yours.
There are sins for which there is no forgiveness, neither in this world nor in the world to come. There are sins which utterly and completely preclude the sinner from gaining eternal life. Hence there are sins for which repentance does not operate, sins that the atoning blood of Christ will not wash away, sins for which the sinner must suffer and pay the full penalty personally (New Witness 231).
Say to the brothers Hulet and to all others, that the Lord never authorized them to say that the devil, his angels, or the sons of perdition, should ever be restored; for their state of destiny was not revealed to man, is not revealed, nor ever shall be revealed, save to those who are made partakers thereof: consequently those who teach this doctrine have not received it of the Spirit of the Lord We, therefore, command that this doctrine be taught no more in Zion. (TPJS 24)
If we accept Christ into our lives, our sins are forgiven (past, present and future). Therefore, why are we told to pray for forgiveness for our sins If a believer asks God to forgive his sins, isn't that a lack of faith in God's promises, since you are asking Him for something He has already given you
In one sense, your statement is correct. The Bible teaches that a person need not ask for forgiveness of sins more than once to be saved. Once we have appealed to God for His mercy, having trusted in His Son to save us from the penalty of sin, we are saved eternally and will never bear the punishment for our sins. As Paul summarizes 59ce067264