I’m guessing that you were expecting this to be the third installment on my series about generational curses, but the Lord has derailed that train for an indeterminate period of time. I recently lost my job (due to no moral or ethical failure of my own), and that means that all luxury activities (which basically means “blogging”) are on hiatus for the indefinite future. I have the third post 3/4 done, but it’s a few hours away from being ready to go and I have several more posts that are in the “rough notes” stage. Those will all have to wait.
In the meantime, I do have 2 requests:
In the last post, I took an introductory look at the subject of generational curses and explained the two streams of generational curse teaching: hard and soft generational curse theology. Soft generational curse teaching involves inherited habitual sins (you tend to copy the sins of your parents) but hard generational curse teaching involves discussion of inherited demons/demonic ties/spiritual curses. I gave a slight look at some of the people who teach both soft and hard generational curse theology, and I aimed a majority of my focus at hard generational curse theology. For those who are wondering, I did that because soft generational curse theology is just using wrong terms to describe typical Christian experience; it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that children of alcoholics/thieves/whatever are more likely to follow in the pattern of the negative example that they’re given. That’s not really the fight I’m interested in pursuing.
I’m interested in the fight against hard generational curse theology; the stuff where people have problems or commit sins due to some sort of spiritual baggage or demonic influence in their lives that is a result of a relative rather than their own sinful or foolish choices.
Want a fresh example of just what we’re talking about? Continue reading
Due to a preemptive manifestation of artificial sentience in my wife’s personal computer, the second post in my generational curses series posted a day early. If you got it in your e-mail, RSS feed, or any other service, it was a draft that still needs to be edited and changed before it posts on Wednesday, May 4th. My wife’s computer fled our house in a stolen car but holed up in an office for the last several hours, having taken several small appliances as hostages. As I write this it is being eliminated by a military strike force in an effort to prevent further catastrophe.
I apologize for any confusion as to why any readers might have some here looking for a post that is no longer on the page. I also want to encourage anyone who thinks that they’ve already read it to come back tomorrow and read the updated version.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “what day is it again?” Unger
From the very beginning of time, the wicked have been been attempting to deceive those to whom God has revealed his truth. Those deceptions have sometimes been blatant, but more often than not they’ve been subtle; somewhat-credible sounding ideas that generally fly under the radar of most folks. In the last few decades, one of the most widespread errors I’ve encountered is the error of generational curses.
There is no single version of the error of generational curses, but it’s an error that has found acceptance with a lot of people. For introductory purposes, let’s answer two questions:
1. Who teaches this? Continue reading
If you’ve heard of the New Apostolic Reformation, you’ve heard of many strange ideas. One of those may be the “Seven Mountains Mandate.” What is that exactly? Well, the Seven Mountains Mandate is an idea that originates in a vision that Loren Cunningham (founder of YWAM) and Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, or Cru, and author of The Four Spiritual Laws) both had in 1975 (read about it here and here and here and here). The idea was that there are seven spheres (circles of cultural influence) that were the key to world evangelism; if a person could “reclaim” each sphere, they would establish Christianity across the globe and finish the great commission (and as a side benefit, usher in the second coming). Cunningham was told (by God, no less), that he had to infiltrate each sphere to successfully evangelize the world.
What were those seven spheres? Continue reading