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Tom and Jared talk about sin with The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel, Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp, and the sixth commandment.
Brothers, thank you for the podcast. I have been enjoying it. On the subject of being held responsible for the sins of others, you guys HAVE to address IMO the following: Doesn’t the fact that God visits the sins of the fathers on those that hate Him to the third and fourth generation establish a principle of Federalism in families generally (which seems to be assumed elsewhere in a Scripture). I understand that Ezekiel 18 mitigates and clarifies that principle, but does it really eliminate it? How about 70,000 Israelites dying because of David’s sin of numbering the people? Didn’t the king federally represent the nation? How about a Canaanite infant slain at God’s command during the Conquest? Wasn’t that child being slain for the sins of his culture (or at least his father), which had “been fulfilled” in those days? I understand and appreciate why the Statement must address this question in the context of “Social Justice” guilt-tripping, but I don’t see how it adequately deals with the full scope of biblical Federalism, at least as it was stated and explained.
Pastor del Toro, Trinity Baptist Church
PO Box 150931
Cape Coral, FL 33915