In Galatians 6:5 it states that each person is responsible for their own burdens. What this boils down to is you are responsible for your own sins. Not your father’s sins, not your mother’s not your wife’s sins, only your own sins.
Yet there are those that in many communities and cultures that have ignored this verse or do not realize its true meaning. It is even mentioned in the Quran and the Torah. Yet there are those that say to blame all whites for the slavery that their ancestors did over a hundred years ago.
Those that teach this are teaching hate. Those that teach this are teaching prejudice. Those that teach this are not following the teaching of Christ, which is to forgive and love your neighbor. But who is your neighbor? Per Jesus….. everyone.
When you teach hate, you teach the total opposite of the teachings of Christ. When you teach only to seek self-glorification, you teach the opposite of the teachings of the Messiah.
It is this incorrect teaching that has resulted in the divisions and strife that is now tearing this nation apart. It not only tears apart those that live within this nation on a national level, but also those at the family level.
If you know that, someone is committing sin and do nothing when you have the ability to stop them, it does become a burden you must carry before the presents of God. For if you could have stopped it and did nothing you are saying that it is ok to sin, which is opposite the teachings of Jesus.
So to clarify; you are responsibly for your actions. If you hate someone because of what their ancestor did to your ancestors. You are committing the sin not them, if you do not honor your father because he did not raise you right. That is your sin not his.
I have accepted my sins and turned them over to Christ. As a result He has taught me humility and self-sacrifice, which results in love for all and a caring for them which causes me to write these blogs in an effort to enlighten them to God’s glory and love
Luke 10: 29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Mark 12: 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.