Galatians 3:13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When He was hung on the cross, He took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

In religious circles, when people see a person abuse alcohol, cheat on their spouse, or have any other bad habits as the generations before them, they are quick to say they are under a generational curse.

That may be true for an unbeliever, but for a believer (those who have made Jesus Lord and Savior) that’s unscriptural. The generational curse thing came from a group of old covenant scriptures, under the law, where God punished children for their parent’s sins (Exodus 20:5; 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9). Even those scriptures never mention children destined to commit a sin because their parents committed a sin.

For believers, Christ has rescued us from the curse of the law. We have been rescued from any curse associated with sin. The fact that a person is committing similar sins of their parents is based on their exposure and desire. Believers are not bound by a sin of their choice or their parent’s choice (Romans 6:14). There is no guilt, shame, or condemnation in Christ (Romans 8:1) and God is not holding our sins against us (2 Corinthians 5:19).

So, let’s stop empowering sin in ourselves or in other people by saying we or they are under a generational curse. Christ took every curse associated with sin.