Are children who were conceived during fasting cursed?
The first thing you need to know is that abstinence in the intimate relationship between husband and wife during fasting is optional, not mandatory. If the spouses want to abstain from sexual intercourse during fasting, they abstain, but if they do not want to, they do not abstain and this will not influence the quality of the fast. In 1 Corinthians, the apostle Paul answers questions about sexuality and marriage, and in the first part he talks about sexual behavior:
Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of sexual immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise the wife also to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise the husband also does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But this I say by way of concession, not of command. (1 Corinthians 7:6 NASB)
If sexual intercourse during fasting is optional, then it has nothing to do with the spiritual state of the unborn child. Nowhere in the Bible are we told that the period in which sexual intercourse was performed would somehow affect the spiritual condition or future of the unborn child.
It is not wrong, it is even recommended to fast before conceiving a child. When you have decided to conceive a child, I advise you to fast and pray that God will bless the conception of this child. Pray that this child will be healthy, have a good, faithful heart and a beautiful character.
The actions of the parents curse the child
Yes, it is true that your actions can bring a curse on the child, and we can see this in the book of Exodus:
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them nor serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, inflicting the punishment of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing favor to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. (Exodus 20:2-6 NASB)
So, if the parents are idolaters and no longer worship God, but a creature, then by this they draw the curse on the children until the fourth generation. You should decide very firmly about idolatry, because there are many people who practice certain things, such as worshiping icons or relics or other things that they do not consider idol worship.
God can stop the curse
For those of you who think that your parents were idolaters who worshiped creatures instead of the Creator, and think you are cursed, I want to tell you that you are really under a curse. The only solution for you and for all people who are in a situation like yours is to return to God wholeheartedly. If you return wholeheartedly to God, He will stop this circle of the curse you have received from your parents. He will bless you with all kinds of blessings in heavenly places.
If you are a parent, then I urge you to be wise and to think about what spiritual legacy you leave to your children. Most parents are only concerned with the material heritage they give their children. If you totally disregard the spiritual heritage and leave the children only a material inheritance, nothing will be chosen from that inheritance. Seek to leave your child a spiritual legacy. Live a beautiful life, a blessed life before God, and this blessing will pass on to your children.
Teach children God’s Word. Study the Bible with them daily so that children can have a blessed life. As for material things, do not worry, God will bless them and meet their needs.
Translated by Nicoleta Vicliuc