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Are Children Responsible for the Sins of Parents? Some passages plainly state that children are not held accountable by God for the sins of their parents Deuteronomy But other passages indicate God visits the sins of the fathers on the children, even to the third and fourth generation Exodus How can these passages be harmonized?
Note the statement of Exodus Does this teach Calvinistic original sin: We are guilty or not according to our own conduct: These articles show numerous passages that plainly teach that children do not inherit guilt and will not be punished eternally for the sins of their parents.
No passage of Scripture should be viewed as teaching any such doctrine. It does not say we inherit sin from Adam. We are much further from Adam than that. These verses could refer to physical consequences of sin in this life, rather than guilt and eternal consequences.
The specific examples cited are all examples of consequences in this life. We often see children in this life who suffer because they have sinful parents. But note specifically that the verse says: If repentance occurred in a future generation, he would spare the nation.
But if three or four generations in a row hated God, He would send the nation into captivity.
This explanation again means that the punishment referred to is punishment in this life; and it refers to punishment upon future generations, not as individuals but as a nation. And even then the punishment occurs only if the future generations continue to hate God by practicing idolatry.
This is exactly what we see happening in the succeeding generations of the nation of Israel. On the other hand v6 shows that God will show mercy on those who love and obey Him.
Note that love and obedience always go hand in hand in our service to God see John So, if future generations would love and obey God, He would show them mercy, not punishment.
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