By Bishop J.J. Hairston, Original posting Wed. 28th April 2010 [re-post]
Should we pay for the sins of our fathers? According to Ezekiel 18:20 the sons does not bare the sins of the father. “The soul that sins, 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 on him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him.”
However, when you read the above article, Paying for Sins of the Fathers, and of Others, Too – By the New York Times, you will see how the sins of the old will punish the people of the now. In the city of New York Assemblywoman Margaret Markey wants to pass a bill that, “ would temporarily suspend the statute of limitations, and allow people who say they were abused as children to file lawsuits up to age 58 — that is, 40 years after they turned 18.”
In the article you will find that in the Catholic Church of the old has covered up child abuse and has Assemblywoman Margaret Markey has labeled the Priest sex offenders according to the article.
I believe that we have a large number of believers that has been abused sexually as a child and they need healing! We as Pastors have a lot of work to do to start the healing process. What do I mean by that we have to be seeking out those who are doing a lot of covering up? There are believers that are covering up their pain and are not seeking help. This type of pain causes anger, bitterness and un-forgiveness that causes depressions, and all types of sin that rises up to the surface of their minds.
Jesus said he came to heal the broken hearted, to set the captives free and set at liberty those who are bruised. Therefore, more importantly than trying to dig up old files of child abuse so people can sue an organization that has nothing to do with the time of the abuse. Hence, the offended need to be set free in their mind and spirit through the Word God and the Mighty Spirit of Christ, (Holy Spirit). Then they will be free indeed.