By Greg Laurie
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”
Sometimes Christians raise the subject of a “generational curse,” something that’s on a family and can only be broken through prayer.
I don’t think the Bible teaches that, however. Instead, sometimes a family has a cycle of sin that is passed on from generation to generation. Certain people have brought, in effect, a curse upon their lives. And I don’t mean that in any mystical way.
For instance, if a parent is an alcoholic, chances are far greater that his or her child will become an alcoholic. And the possibility of divorce is higher if your parents are divorced.