There is no Nigerian GO, pastor, priest, prophet, reverend, bishop, MOG that has not hammered on this.
Telling you your poverty or your condition is because your great, great, great, great grandfather killed a virgin, and then backing it up with biblical quotations like Exodus 34:7 and Numbers 14:18 where God says he visits the sins of the father to the children up to the fourth generation.
However, I have some questions.
1. Why do they conveniently forget these passages which nullify the idea of generational curses?
i. Deuteronomy 24:16
Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.
ii. Ezekiel 18:20
The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.
2. Why do they also forget that Christ and the whole of the New Testament expressly render intergenerational punishments null and void? The whole idea of Christ coming was to take away all our sins. Why then are we still held back by the sins of some ancestors we know nothing about?
i. Galatians 3:13
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
iii. 1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
3. If foundational/generational curses are indeed a thing, how many foundational curses did Christ break during His time on earth? Where are the records of the generational curses He had to do in the village to free the Jews? Or did they not have evil ancestors too?
4. If we still go by the passage they use which says “…visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation”, then it must mean that even God’s idea of a generational punishment is not permanent or eternal, right?
I mean, He was specific. It stops AFTER THE 3RD OR 4TH GENERATION. Why do these religious heads make it seem eternal? The punishment on the generations of those whom their ancestors did whatever they did surely must have exhausted its time limit.
5. Why are all the prayers and deliverance session for these foundational curses done by our MOGs require money?
I’m not talking about transport fare. I’m talking about hefty sums of cash, donating crates of drinks, plastic seats, bags of cement and more before these generational curses are broken.
6. Why do the westerners who brought us this religion not hold sessions for foundational curses? Did their ancestors not commit evil?
The children of slave owners and those who had slave plantations, the generations of those who murdered thousands of black people and hung them up on trees, the offspring of those who lynched and enforced Jim Crow are steady progressing and making giant strides in all facets of their lives despite the heinous deeds of their ancestors.
Why is no generational curse impeding them? Does it impede only Africans?
Or are you telling me that just like karma is sexist, generational curse is racist?
Even the missionaries that brought us Christianity did not talk about generational curses nor ask the new converts to bring 50 bags of cowries for deliverance from ancestral curses EVEN THOUGH they met our ancestors worshipping strange gods and sacrificing humans to it. All they did was make them disavow their gods and renounce it, then send them to schools.
Why did the missionaries not do ancestral cleansing for our ancestors? Yet your Daddy-in-the-Lord is asking you to pay 300 grand to break curses emanating from those same ancestors?!
If you have ever wondered why after 20 sessions of breaking ancestral yokes and generational curses and foundational chains, nothing seems to happen, read this again and again then read your Bible.
Christ did not make generational curses a thing. Man did.
Written by Ijeoma Chinonyerem