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  • Marke on Ezekiel 18 - 2 years ago
    Ezekiel 18:2

    Ezekiel 18:2

    What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

    Some people think they are unfairly suffering evil or going to hell because of Adam's sin, but that is not true. God rebuked that idea in Ezekiel 18. Nobody goes to hell for Adam's sin but sinners who go to hell go there for their own sin of rejecting Jesus in favor of sin.

    18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
  • Giannis - In Reply on Ezekiel 18 - 2 years ago
    It means that God attributes the sins of the fathers to their sons. That was a saying in Jews at the time but God rejects that and declares ( Ezekiel 18:4) that no sin is tranfered from parents to their children, everybody has to pay for his/her own sin.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Ezekiel 18 - 2 years ago
    Yes, Gianna, also see John Chapter 9 where Jesus heals a man born blind and is asked if he was born blind because of the sin of his parents. Jesus replied that neither of his parents had sinned, but that the works of God may be revealed in the man's healing.

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