The Three Fathers

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Ezekiel 18
Father’s Day
By Mr Ung

Introduction
Is God just? Yes!

A
God’s law governing individual responsibility (Eze 18:1-4)
1. Misunderstanding of the proverb (cf Exo 20:5)
“Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭24:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

2. God’s response to the proverb

The last 5 kings of Judah
1. Josiah
2. Jehoahaz
3. Jehoiakim
4. Jehoiachin
5. Zedekiah

B
God’s law governing the individual’s righteousness

Relevant Qs for today in the light of the laws of yesterday
• Can this Law (principle) be applied to a present day sinner who seeks salvation?
• Is salvation by works of righteousness?
No (cf Rom 3:9, 10)
• How can a person be saved?
Cf Eph 2:8,9
• Does a sinner inherit his son from his father/ancestors
Yes (from Adam) but covered by Jesus’ death in the cross (cf Rom 5:12-14)
• How is the Sinner responsible for his personal sun?
Cf Rom 3:23; 6:23
• Should a righteous parents feel guilty for a prodigal son?
A righteous person should surrender to the will of God

3 Fathers
1. Righteous son of righteous father
2. Unrighteous son of righteous father
3. Righteous son of unrighteous father

Summary & Review
All people or are individually responsible for their own behaviour. We are not saved by good works but are saved to do good works.

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