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Submitted: 4/8/2012
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Question: I seen where you had commet about generational curses and was explaining what they were. You had metioned the verse in 'Exodus 34:6-7 God said, 'The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation.' My question is what about in Jeremiah 31:29 that states 'In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. 30But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.' It says every one shall die for his own sin. Also to that verse in Exodus was before Jesus Christ died for our sins. I don't think that it makes much sense for us to stand at judgment and take account for our mothers and fathers sins. I read that in Ezekiel 18:20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. When you speak on generational curses have you not read that 'We are no longer under the curse of the law or any other curse, because Christ became a curse for us: 'Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree' (Gal. 3:13).:'

Answer: In our previous answer, we were not suggesting that children must stand in judgment for the sins of their parents. We were only talking about the way parents pass along poor behaviors and bad consequences to their children by the influence they have on them. We agree that the effects of any curse can be broken by the power of the cross. In Jesus Christ we can find peace and victory, regardless of our parents sinful influences.