Christine Darg: Generational Sins

If you desire a method of disrupting the faith of young Christians then introducing the idea of generational sins will fit the bill admirably. The idea of generational sins comes from scripture where it says: No-one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation. No Ammonite or Moabite or any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation. Deuteronomy 23 vv2-3. The reason for this is given in the next verses of Deuteronomy 23. What must be said is that these verses are very specific. They are specific to Israel because the LORD had chosen Israel and not one of the other nations in the near East. Moreover these nations were worshipping other gods and had already drawn Israel into sexual sin (see Numbers 25). There is no reason to allegorise this passage and apply it to the church of today. Christine Darg has swallowed this idea and now preaches it, according to her words, found on this video beginning at 13.30 minutes in. So what is wrong with dealing with sins of past generations in your family?

Everything. Why? because it is simply a denial of the fact that all your sins were dealt with at the cross of Jesus when you became a born-again Christian. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2Corinthians 5 v17. If the old has gone as scripture says, then why does Christine Darg say that it has not? Repentance from sin when we are born again, as used by the Apostle Peter in Acts 2 v38, does not mean that we must confess every sin we have ever committed, it means that we repent of sin itself. There is no halfway house in getting born again; either we have been born again or we have not. To say to young Christians you now need deliverance from generational sins, is a lie from the pit of hell and a surefire way of ruining anybody's faith. To put it another way it is a doctrine of demons.

Secondly, the supposed repenting of generational sins requires the ministrations of someone else. Christine would argue that it is the Holy Spirit. It is not the Holy Spirit, it is simply someone else who believes that it is the Holy Spirit. To amplify this the person ministering will supposedly receive from the Holy Spirit the nature of the sin. What might be said is totally of the imagination and in all probability is untrue. It's a great con trick because it cannot be tested in accordance with scripture which says: Test everything.1Thessalonians 5 v21. The one ministering will appear to be super spiritual. It all means that in order to obtain salvation we must: firstly, get born again as per scripture and then secondly, submit to someone else's ministry to deal with the generational stuff. So the cross no longer becomes efficacious (meaning: able to produce the desired effect) but instead is perhaps say, 75% efficacious or should it be 50% or ... The good news of scripture is that it is 100% efficacious in every case and to say otherwise is simply to make the cross of Jesus null and void.

So why does Christine Darg peddle this doctrine of demons? She is a member of the new apostolic reformation which believes that we must undertake spiritual warfare as invented by the late C. Peter Wagner. One wonders if, when he meets the Lord Jesus, he would have a suitable explanation for all his off-roading from scripture. Jesus's answer on this point can be found in Matthew 7 v23.

To persons who have been subjected to such a ministry it must be said that it was totally unnecessary and had no effect upon your faith. Faith must always be grounded solely in scripture and not in someone else's words, however good they may sound.

1st November 2016.

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