Does God punish us for the sins of our ancestors? Should we repent of sins our parents or grandparents committed even if we had nothing to do with those wrongdoings? Those questions are coming up lately as many people grapple with the idea that people of a lighter skin tone must repent of racism against people with a darker skin tone. The headlines from the visible church — the ones that follow the social gospel anyway — tell us that racism is a generational sin we must repent of.
Amy and Michelle discuss what the Bible has to say about generational sin with special guest Beth Seifert. Beth is a wife, mom, home school teacher and women’s ministry teacher, as well as the author of many Bible studies at Naomi’s Table.
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From Got Questions.org:
- What does the Bible say about breaking generational curses?
- Can God break the cycle of generational sin?
- Are children punished for the sins of their parents?
- Does a son bear any responsibility for the sins of the father?
Should We Repent of Our Grandparents’ Racism? Scripture on Intergenerational Sin (Refuted)
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