Can a Christian be cursed with generational sin? Part 3

God’s Word speaks clearly to those promoting a curse of generational sin on the Christian. When a sinner turns in faith to Christ, dependent upon His appeasement of God’s wrath against their sin, justification takes place. Justification acquits the sinner’s guilt and declares them righteous before God. Faith recognises the sacrifice of Jesus’ life on the Cross as the only way of satisfying the justice of God (Romans 3:26).

Can A Christian Be Cursed With Generational Sin? Part 3In recognition of faith, God responds by transferring Christ’s righteousness to the repentant sinner. God’s wrath is appeased (Calmed to peace), the sinner is declared righteous, and the Holy Spirit seals the validity of the spiritual transaction. “In him [Christ] you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 1:13).

Every Old Testament requirement of the Law was fully satisfied in Christ at the cross. The righteousness of Christ is gifted to the repentant sinner without any assistance from obedience to God’s Law. “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law… the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith” (Romans 3:21-25).

Salvation is complete because it is totally worked out by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Mankind has no part to play in the regeneration of a sinful soul. The sinners only involvement, which is enabled by God (Eph 2:8-9), is to believe.

The implication is this; if the sins of your forefathers are passed down to you as a believer in Christ, then Christ has failed. If this is true, God’s wrath still requires appeasement, and the Holy Spirit has failed to bring about rebirth and sealing. Paul speaks to this forcefully; “…you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11). God will never undo the work of Christ and the Holy Spirit; not for anything or anyone.

Peter adds to this; “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God…” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ brought you to the Father without the baggage of any other person’s sins. The writer of Hebrews details this; “Therefore he (Christ) is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant” (Hebrews 9:15).

Christ’s death fully satisfies all God’s requirements for all offenses made to those people living under the controls of the Old Testament covenant. Therefore, when a sinner comes to faith in Christ, they are redeemed by the mediation of Christ which enters them into the new covenant. This new covenant was purchased and sealed as a full and complete transaction by the death of Christ (Luke 22:20). Nothing can be taken away from this new covenant, nor can anything be added to it. The transaction is done! Sin cannot get added to your account. It can never be opened for renegotiation, nor can the terms of agreement between the Father and Son be altered or even considered for an amendment. Your sins are forgiven!

I encourage you to praise God for your complete and secure salvation.

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