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Inter-generation Curses Or Blessings. Let's See What The Bible Says, Shall We?

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.

Hey, but "Are you forgetting Exodus 20: 5?", I hear you cry;

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Now, you decide.

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In other words god "works in mysterious ways" "we can't understand god" except when it's convenient.

Then we know EXACTLY what god meant, and we'll also go ahead and quote it, and we'll use it as evidence to convince people that god exists!

except when it's inconvenient.

Then "works in mysterious ways" "we can't understand god". The whole merry go round is absurd.

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It's been said to you before that it takes more than the brain's 'wisdom' to understand the things of God. God is a Spirit. You'll understand him better if you seek Him in spirit and in truth. Nonetheless, your question is simply coming out of your prejudice as the verses you've quoted are plain to sincere learners.

Proverbs18v2 says

A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

I'm hoping that you're not, or that you do not remain in the above category.

The Word of God is one, and various passages throw more light on and complement other passages. It's only people who're looking for seeming contradictions that find such. If you take an individual as your friend, you begin to see the great qualities such an individual possesses. But if you take him as your enemy, then everything he does appears to be against you. If he's laughing and chatting with his friends, your thought is that he must be mocking you and saying evil concerning you. That's your position against the Bible. That's the reason why it's usually jumbled to you.

Exodus20v5 has simply revealed a plain truth to us. Children inherit what their parents sow. Poor parents produce poor children and probably generations. Rich parents produce rich children. Sickle parents produce sickle children. Parents who enjoy the love and blessings of God have children who enjoy the blessing and love of God. Parents who are under punishment usually have children who suffer because of their parents. That's the way life is. But every individual can still change things to suit himself/herself. e.g that you're born to a poor family does not automatically mean that you should remain poor and vice versa.

It is this that Ezekiel18 sheds more light on. It's saying you can repent and come out of punishment. You can backslide and come out of God's favour. It happened often to the Israelites in the Bible. We all decide if we want to enjoy God's goodness or face His judgement.

Ezekiel 18v5. But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right.

9. Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgements, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God

10. If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any of these things,

13. Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: SHALL HE THEN LIVE? He shall not live:

14. Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like

17b. He shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live

19. Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son has done that which is lawful and right, and has kept all my statutes, and has done them, he shall surely live.

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

And so on and so on. You could read the whole chapter. Pretty clear and self explanatory. May God help you.

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How comes the romans have NO record of the historical Jesus? How come that episode only appears in the gospels which happens to be the only books that talk about his life? Jesus meeting with Cesar will definatley be in the roman records but we have nothing like that in the roman records except in the embellished gospels.

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Tudor the christian Hater but Jesus still love u -

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The new testament and the entire Jesus story flat out showed me that it's all just a bunch of make believe fairy tale stuff built upon some existing ideas that the writers of the NT wanted to change.

Noah,Jacob, Issac, Jerimiah, Ezekiel, Elijah and Moses did not need Jesus at all to get to the OT God, but everyone who wants to get to God(NT) now must go through Christ. It's ALL a bunch of B.S. that can't be proven and never will be so therefore,the entire tale is just a happy lucky make believe tale.

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When christians talk about generational curses it shows they do not have the word of God. The word of God tells us that Jesus died for our sins, so why would a christian believe in generational curse? Just baptize, put on christ by practicing his teachings and see if you will not be imbdued with the Holy spirit. With the holy spirit, you are indestructible as od is always with you and there is no more curse!

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The point is that Noetic and Huxley are cousins. Their great ancestor was a man named 2. Hence we have huxley 2 and Noetic 2.

This original Mr 2 committed a great and grievous sin which is what Noetic and Huxley are paying for today in their Nairaland confrontations.

That's the point.

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Do you think there is a point to be made?

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