The Three Fathers


Ezekiel 18
Father’s Day
By Mr Ung

Is God just? Yes!

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

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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