This is what God gave me today in his word:
“And when you tell this people all these words, and they say to you, ‘Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? What is our iniquity? What is the sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?’ then you shall say to them: ‘Because your fathers have forsaken me, declares the LORD, and have gone after other gods and have served and worshiped them, and have forsaken me and have not kept my law, (Jeremiah 16:10-11)
Because my dad was at one point “bad” as we all were, that automatically means I’m going to do everything bad my dad ever did in life plus whatever else I’ve already done or will do? Well if that’s the case, I’m also going to copy the sins of my grandparents, great grandparents etc… And if that’s the case, it means, all in all, I’m a hopeless wretch, you’re a hopeless wretch, and we’re all going to hell because at one point our great, great, great-grandfather did something he shouldn’t have.
23 Before the coming of this faith,[j] we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, (Galatians 3:23-26)
Ah, so now we’re children of God and not men, but how does that figure? How did we get there, what is this “faith that has come”? And while I’m at it, don’t I still have my own sins to contend with?
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
Conclusion? The sins of the father are passed down to the son! But because our father is perfect, the opposite is true: The glory and forgiveness of the father are passed down to the son.
You are loved!