Skip to comments.Thy Brother’s Wife: John the Baptist Wouldn’t Approve of Hunter Biden
Posted on 03/12/2017 8:03:43 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
The Gospel According to Mark recounts the circumstances that led to the beheading of John the Baptist by order of Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee.
Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Phillips wife; for he had married her. Because John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brothers wife.
Beau Biden, the eldest son of former vice president Joe Biden died of brain cancer in May 2015. Not even two years later, Beaus younger brother Hunter has left his wife Kathleen and their three daughters for an unGodly romantic relationship with his dead brothers widow, Hallie.
Hallie and I are incredibly lucky, said Hunter, to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and thats been obvious to the people who love us most. Weve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.
That includes Joe Biden, the cafeteria Catholic, who said that he and wife Jill have given Hunter and Hallie their blessing. We are all lucky, said Joe and Jill, that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were trying to put their lives together again after such sadness.
Well, Hunters wife Kathleen, to whom he remains legally married, is hardly lucky. Not when her husband left her for his dead brothers widow (whom Kathleen reportedly loved like a sister).
And the three daughters of Hunter and Kathleen Natalie, Finnegan and Maisy and two children of Beau and Hallie son Hunter (named after his uncle) and daughter Naomi certainly arent lucky.
Not with the role strain they will suffer with Hunter continuing to be the uncle of Hallies son and daughter while also assuming the role of their stepfather, and Hallie continuing to be the aunt of Hunters three daughters while also assuming the role of their stepmother.
Years of therapy almost certainly await those poor children.
Of course, the family and friends of Hunter and Hallie who have supported their unGodly coupling every step of the way will dismiss as judgmental those who suggest the unseemly romantic relationship between still-married Hunter and his dead brothers widow an affront to God.
Just as Herod Antipas took umbrage to the suggestion by John the Baptist that it was unlawful for the king to have a romantic relationship with Herodias, his brothers wife.
But Hunter and Hallie are as guilty before the Lord as were Herod and Herodias. Because their coupling was conceived in adultery. And their anticipated matrimony will be anything but holy.
Yet, Hunter and Hallie delude themselves that they have not sinned before the Lord.
After all, Beau succumbed to brain cancer before Hallie fell into the arms of her dead husbands brother. And Hunter separated from his wife Kathleen five months after Beaus burial, which, to Hunters mind, made it okay for him to romance his sister-in-law Hallie.
Well, Hunter and Hallie may eventually wed. But their marriage will never enjoy the favor of the Lord until they confess their sin. For as the Scripture promises: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
The Biden’s have been and still are the creepiest family in America...
I would love to ask Pope Francis... ‘What about pastoral care for Kathleen Biden?’
How is it loving for the Church to confuse the faithful and not so faithful alike, and imply that what is at work here OK?
DemoRat Family Values. Imagine if old Joe was President now? The lamestreams would be touting the new progressive ‘morality’ on display. Barf.
I think the Biden situation, in some respects, is worse than Herod’s. Although many Christians think the Biblical translation of “brother” means his full brother, we know from history Herod married his half-brother’s wife. And not even being a full brother still caused John the Baptist to object to the point of losing his life. Frankly, the Biden’s situation is much worse with the damage it is causing to the family. By the way, the same Greek word for brother was used for “Jesus’ brothers” in the Gospel, so the idea the Bible says Jesus had full blood brothers is obviously incorrect. Be careful with translations not tied to tradition.
Genesis|38:6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name
Genesis|38:7 And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the
LORD; and the LORD slew him.
Genesis|38:8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife,
and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
I think Hunter’s betrayal of his own wife Kathleen to have his brothers widow Hallie is on an (im)moral par with Woody Allen taking his stepdaughter Soon-Yi as his bride, Bill Clinton having an adulterous sexual relationship with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinski and the former Bruce Jenners conversion from the father to the mother of six children.
Under the old Biblical rules you took in your dead brother’s wife and gave her children. Maybe that’s his excuse!
Agree. The damage to the children is incalculable. We have to pray for them, the surviving members didn’t deserve that.
Also, I suppose John also had problems with the old law in that Herod was “divorced” when he married again. Josephus also claims that was one of the problems he had with Herod. From a moral perspective it is outrageous.
“Woman, is not your cup of abombminations full?’’
In old Biblical rules they had polygamy. Hunter Biden is not taking in a 2nd wife but is discarding the first one. Oh well choices, choices.
You are correct. The author is wrong. It was unlawful for a divorced wife to marry her ex's brother. But the widow would marry the brother.
Completely disagreed with his politics, but Beau Biden served his state and country with dignity and honor as a JAG officer. On the other hand, Hunter Biden is a complete POS, and that’s being polite. Handed a direct commission in the Naval Reserve, he was forced to resign after failing a drug test during his first drill weekend.
Given his “character” (or lack thereof), it’s no surprise he would hook-up with his widowed sister-in-law. Equally unsurprising that Joe would endorse the relationship. Hope Hunter’s soon-to-be ex-wife takes him to the cleaners in the divorce, though it sounds like he’s blowing through whatever he has. According to a recent court filing, Hunter spent over $200,000 in just two months, and left his wife and children without enough money to pay their bills. Typical Democrat.
Actually not. Beau and Hallie Biden already have a son. The “levirate marriage” clause only applied if the brother died childless.
Democrats brain is located in the crotch area the skull is just a puss container.
Beau Biden viciously persecuted pro-lifers as AG of Delaware.
I know we’re several decades deep into “the heart wants what it wants” phase of our culture, but there are still some times when we need to tell our hearts - and our private parts - to shut up and live without getting what they want.
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