Sep 14, 2020
Does God Curse Generations? – Character of God E5 Q+R
54 min

Thank you to our audience for your incredible questions. In this week’s episode, we tackle questions like, “Is God the same in the Old and New Testaments?” “Does the Bible support the idea of generational curses?” “Does Moses convince God to change his mind?” Listen in to hear the team answer your questions.

View full show notes from this episode →


  • Is God’s character the same in the Old and New Testaments? (00:49)
  • Does the Bible teach about generational curses? (16:05)
  • Consequences versus punishment (27:20)
  • Why did God change his mind? (42:18)

Show Music 

  • “Defender (Instrumental)” by Tents

Show produced by Dan Gummel and Camden McAfee. 

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