Does the bible allow generational curses for Christians?
Many churches say generational curses are still applicable to Christians. What does the bible say? NO opinions, scriptural answers with applicable scripture references only.
Good question celafoe
Quoting verses would be to short. However the entire book of Hebrew explains in detail OT was for the children of Israel and NT covenant are for ANYONE who accepts God's grace through faith (christians). What seperates christians from the generational curses described in the Old Covenant is God's grace as it is explained in the whole book of Romans which we are not under the curse because we have NT grace. I believe Hebrew and Romans explains it best. Sorry I couldn't keep it down to just verses.
ok it was an excellent answer and you gave scripture as requested
God did not curse Adam directly, but cursed the ground increasing the work he would have to do to make it produce. That curse is still in effect today and will not be removed until the 2nd Coming. (Romans 8:22)
The reason "churches" say that generational curses are applicable is because they are cursed themselves.They have failed in becoming a new creation and are in religious bondage.
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. - 2 Corinthians 3:17
They fail, because they falsely believe a building is the temple of God.
Where the spirit of the Lord is, which is in people, there is freedom.
What? know ye not that YOUR BODY is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Curses were never intended for all the people who truly loved God, even in the OT.
You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who HATE me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who LOVE me and keep my commandments. - Exodus 20:5-6
Since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, those who qualify as cursed are those who reject and hate God, and those who put themselves under the Law.
Generational curses do not apply to true believers.We are free from them.
One of Satan's deceptions is to get as many Christians as possible to fall under religious oppression believing generational curses apply to them.
For sin will have NO DOMINION over you, since you are not under law but under grace. - Romans 6:14
...having been SET FREE from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.- Romans - 6:18
Christ REDEEMED us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— Galatians 3:13
The "churches" of men promote fear for their gain. A true believer can walk in confidence that generational curses have no application to who they are in Jesus Christ.
1. The church is people not a building that's obvious. 2. A cursed life was never intended for God's people, true! But many "Christians" live a life of destruction instead of victory. The topic is the definition of generational curses.
The topic is whether generational curses apply to Christians. They don't. True believers live a life of victory with spiritual blessing. In the book of Job, Satan desired to prove that Job only served God because of His physical blessings.
trg- this is off subject, I will answer. Are you sure they are Christians or are they church folk? If they are Christian then they missing out on what Jesus gave us because of unbelief or false belief
First of all, the Bible (Torah) was written by Kabbalists in code. So, pretty much every non-Kabbalistic interpretation is useless.
I discovered the Kabbalists' "Tree of Life" matrix embedded in Genesis 4-5, nearly 15 years ago. And now, I've discovered that it's all their writing. This isn't my opinion. This is their claim. With all I've discovered, I tend to believe them.
What are we after? Happiness? Physical things seem to lose their ability to make us happy. We start to feel empty. We hunger for something else. Ego seems to be a major barrier. So many Christians claim to be right, but they seem to show no love of others. This is a contradiction.
Generational curses? Where did we get this idea? Some point to this:
"The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation" (Numbers 14:18).
But then we have:
"As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
"Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
"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" (Ezekiel 18:18–20).
These seem to contradict one another, but they don't.
Genesis 1:26 tells us that we were created in God's image and likeness, but He is NOT Homo sapiens! Think about that. God is immortal spirit with the power of creation. That would make us immortal spirit with the power of creation. So, why does this seem false? Because we have taken on the mantle of darkness (Ego). We have distanced ourselves from Love.
The sins of Adam and Eve are ours, because we are Adam and Eve.
The only "generational curses" are the ones we created for ourselves. This is why Numbers 14:18 talks about the 3rd and 4th generation -- the time it takes for the perpetrator to die, be born again of the flesh and to grow up to appreciate the boomerang he himself threw. He won't physically remember, because physical memory is temporary, but he remembers spiritually.
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