Welcome back, ye brave souls!
In the last post, I scared many people by laying out a large swath of biblical texts used to (supposedly) support the idea of generational curses. I arranged those texts in six distinct categories, with each category being texts marshaled around a specific point of generational curse theology. Today, I’m only going to deal with the texts in Category 1. Seeing that these are the most widely used texts to establish generational curse theology, I’m going to spend the most amount of time here.
This will be a bit of an undertaking, but I’m confident you can stomach it!
In the first post in this series, I gave a general overview of the idea of generational curses and took a quick look at some of the proponents of the teaching. In the second post, I gave a quick look at one specific example of the teaching and gave a large list of texts used to attempt to make a biblical case for the existence of generational curses. In this post, I’ll start what will become a multi-post response and refutation of the whole idea of generational curses.
Why do I feel like I need to make a multi-post response?
Haven’t others done that already?
Well, surprisingly few have taken the subject on with any sort of serious response.
Interestingly, the Assemblies of God actually have a shockingly good, albeit short, response to the problem of generational curses…but that only breeds some serious questions. One has to wonder why is appears that many AOG pastors don’t care much about what the AOG theologians have to say. In fact, I’d dare say that the AOG could go as far as requiring official & honest theological *fine print* disclaimers for every “revival” and people would still flock by the thousands to every new revival, outpouring, or other assorted “move of the Spirit.” Continue reading
My wife and I have an ongoing joke.
When we were first dating, we enjoyed talking about the subtle differences between our two cultures. She’s American and I’m Canadian, and though people think that Canada is the politer, colder version of the United States, there are a few more differences than manners and climate. We would always be talking and then one of us would suddenly drop a word that the other didn’t recognize. One time, it took a trip to to an Office supply store to explain to her exactly what a Duo Tang was.
There was a second, related joke. Since we were living in the US at the time we were dating and I was the foreigner, I would sometimes pretend to not know what she was talking about and I’d “plead Canadian.” In other words, I’d feign ignorance and enjoy my girlfriend’s (now wife) shock and awe that I’d never heard of sour cream and onion chips (or whatever it was that we were discussing). What can I say? I’m a bit of a stinker. So why do I bring this up? Continue reading
The following is a submission I wrote (a while ago) for the Babylon Bee that didn’t get published for obvious reasons. Still, enjoy:
Houston, TX – Jason Johns, chief strategist for the presidential campaign of senator Theodore Cruz, announced some highly controversial new appointments to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in a news conference this week. Speaking on Thursday, Johns commented on the previous appointment of notorious left-wing personalities to the PACFBNP:
“This week some of us at the Cruz camp were discussing how we’re tired of having the government appoint hippy life coaches, ‘white witches’ and feminist bloggers as our council advocates. We’d like some properly balanced representation; guys who have a degree in something not related to feminism or gender studies. If Cruz becomes the president, we can finally do something about this. That got us thinking. We know that the liberal crowd hates everything conservative, from churches to chicken sandwiches. They want to silence conservatives…permanently. Conservatives are getting really ticked off about getting pushed around too, and would love a chance to push back. Why not give them all what they want? Why not use that to generate government revenue?” Continue reading
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: