Originally posted by Greatest I am
Should children be punished for their parents sins and crimes?
God seems to think so.
Yet if you ask almost any parent or person, they would reject such a notion and thus break God’s first commandment by placing their philosophy in
this issue above God’s. Most people would not follow what they would see as God’s immoral example. Can good people then not be good Christians if
they will not follow God‘s ways in this issue?
Rather a catch 22.
You will know that as you read this O P, 16,000 people starve to death daily. Most of these are children. Do the math and you will see that as many
starve yearly as the number of Jews that Hitler massacred.
Every year my friend, this carnage continues.
God nor Man seems to venerate human life to any great extent.
It can be said that man cannot do more about this situation than what he is already doing.
God does not have that excuse.
Some foolish thinkers will point to free will as his excuse but then would have to explain all the other times in scripture where God ignores our free
will to live as he kills us.
If he can do so to kill us then surly he can do so to save us.
Just to hurt your mind as you ponder this question.
God seems to overcome evil with evil even as.
Romans 12:21. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
God also punishes children for the deeds of their parents even as,
Ezekiel 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.
Is God a just God?
Is God a good God?
God's first commandment is
1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
So your first paragraph makes no sense about the commandment.
We as parents are to raise up our children in the ways of the Lord. You assume that what you did will give a lashing to your child, well in a sense it
does. As you should be the greatest icon in their earthly life, if you are a drunkard it is likely that your child will befall the same life. This
example could be endless.
As also a parent that is of the Belief of Jesus raises up their children it is likely that these children will not partake of the sins of this
In either example there are those that do not follow after the parents raising.
But on the first example the child that finds Jesus breaks the curse upon acceptance of him.
As to your example of people starving, well those in the countries far from here are not starving because of lack of people will or food to feed them,
it is greed. One the so called charities that take money to feed these people use up 80 percent for administrative costs, the rest is then eaten by
the military of what ever country the food is sent to.
On this example I am guilty to when was the last time YOU took money or food to some one you new needed it?????
God is not heartless we are to love one another and do this work for him, but greed, self preservation, want for one's self have taken over the daily
life of us all.
If you are so into reading the Old Testament, why did you not post the parts about leaving the corners of the field for the poor or not gleaning the
 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy
 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I
am the LORD your God.
Also many that starve in these other countries can not plant and harvest do to Government or military control.
 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Is God a just God? Yes.
If you live your whole life as a sinner not seeking God in any way and one day before you physically die you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and
repent of your sins you will be saved.
Just as you live your whole life following God's commandment living Holy and one day before you die you do everything that God abhors you will be
Is God Good? Yes. God did not create evil man with the help of Satan has devised all the evil that exists.