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Generational Curses For Real

Are specific sins and their punishments passed on down in families through the generations like Gen. 20:5-6 seems to indicate?

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 ---Peter on 8/4/05
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Exodous 20:5,and Exodous 34:5-9. Some say that when you make Jesus the Lord of your life all generational sins are broken. I believe that they can be in the name of Jesus. But, It would not hurt any, to order any curses to be broken in Jesus Name!
The Bible says that we are not under the curse of the law. The curse is broke off me in Jesus Name!
---Linda3939 on 3/25/08

Peter, it is actually Exodus not Genesis but the verses you meant give you your answer. These are part of the Ten Commandments. God says in verse 5 that the sins will affect generations of THOSE WHO HATE HIM but verse 6 says that He will show mercy unto thousands of generations of THOSE WHO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. When we are saved we are those who love Him. The curse is gone.
---Xanthi on 4/25/07

I did worry if generational curses get passed down, i learned to leave it in God's hands.with prayer ,guidiance of how to give it to the lord.surrender it to god daily. its a burden we should give to god and leave it with god. don't claim it willbe passed down
---inez on 8/30/05

My priviledge, Ann. [I Cor.12:1-3, *(4-7}].

God Bless.
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 8/14/05

Great scriptures, Bob. Thank you for your input.
Come, Lord Jesus.
---Ann5758 on 8/12/05

Ann, from the blogs, I see you are a very "scripturely correct" believer in word(s) and deed!

I would like to respectfully add Deut.7:9; Gal.3:13 to those scriptures, as this could/has happen(ed) on occassions. Calary being the anti-dote.

God Bless, &
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 8/10/05

You're welcome, Pierre. I knew there were references to people being responsible for their own sins. God bless.
---Ann5758 on 8/5/05

Thank you Ann for giving us these two excellent references!
---Pierr7958 on 8/5/05

Ezekiel 18:20 "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."
Deuteronomy 24:16 "The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin."
---Ann5758 on 8/4/05

The last time this question came up I was struggling with this same thought. Through our discussion I came to realize that a generational curse IS a CURSE & we are therefore redeemed from it. Jesus blood was the price for our redemption from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13) and His blood was sufficient to pay for it all.

I recently found a website about generational curses. Email me at dory7973, if you'd like it, and I'll send it to you.
---DoryLory on 8/4/05

Man was created in His image and God said we we very good in Gen. 1:31. What happened to us people being good? Satan's kingdom entered A&E after they disobeyed. Paul said nothing good dwells in my flesh,what dwells in our flesh? Jesus went about healing ALL that were oppressed of the devil casting out demons? Think about it, you let demons in through a curse passed on the the 3-4 generation of those who hate God. If you love Me, keep my commandments..IT IS LOVE! Disobed. breeds demonice activity in you
---Ray on 8/4/05

When a father/parent is an alcoholic, gambles away the family income or abuses them physically and mentally, do you not agree the children suffer? That lifestyle is passed on for generations. But, if there is true repentance...and turning to God, the cycle is broken and the family is blessed and lead in the ways of the LORD. Note Israel's history. When the nation repented of their sins, God forgave and restored AND blessed their nation.
Maybe America need to repent???
---Eloia_N_KS on 8/4/05

I don't think that God is threatening to put a curse on our children or grand children. Rather He is explaining a life-principle-parents can reproduce their negative behaviour in their children BUT I remember reading a passage in the Bible that said the children are not accountable for their parents sins and vice versa, but I can't find the ref. right now.
---Pierr7958 on 8/4/05

God did away with family curse.Ezekiel ,18:2,3,4,19.20 proverb fathers eat sour grapes childrens teeth set on edge.As I live saith the Lord God,ye shall not have any occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.Paraphraised;Souls all belong to God,soul that sinneth it shall die.19&20 Son&father don't bear each others iniquity.Son who who kept law and statutes shall live. The righteousness on one who does righteousness,sin on one who sins.Soulthat sinneth shall die.
---Darlene_1 on 8/4/05

I believe that if your sins aren't under the blood then it could come back and curse (haunt) your kids when they get older. For you and them will reap what you sowed.
---Rebecca_D on 8/4/05

This question has come up several times before. If you look back over the list you will see a number of answers.

Jer. 31:29 ff, you see God laying aside the principle that (as expressed there, "...The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge." It goes on to talk about a new covenant. We live under the new covenant. JESUS bore all curses. Gal 3:13 also see Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation..."
---Bruce5656 on 8/4/05

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Ezekiel reads that curse "the fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge" is not for the redeemed. For everyone will be accountable for their own sins, and not those of their forefathers. When a person becomes a new creation in Christ, old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new. i have prayed to God to forgive Eve, Adam, and Satan, and all my ancestors, and all the damage that they have done.
---Eloy on 8/4/05

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