Skip to comments.Does the Case of David and Bathsheba Justify Adultery Today?
Posted on 01/18/2020 12:37:23 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
David was one of the remarkable men of the Old Testament. He was a capable musician and beloved poet. He excelled as a military leader and king. And as a man after Gods own heart he was an exceptional religious leader. Yet, in spite of his illustrious achievements, Israels greatest king was not without some grievous faults not the least of which was his shameful conduct with Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11:1-27).
As the Pharisees of Jesus day possessed a diabolical skill at twisting the Scriptures to justify their own evil desires, even so, some today are equally adept at textual manipulation. In an attempt to justify the notion that adulterers are not required to repent of their adultery (and hence to sever such relationships), the case of David and Bathsheba frequently is cited as precedent. It is argued that though David committed both adultery and murder, when he repented, Jehovah accepted him as he was without requiring the king to abandon Bathsheha.
So today, it is contended, one may enter an adulterous union, repent, and not be required to dissolve the arrangement....
It is imperative at this point that a vital principle concerning Biblical inspiration be recognized. The fact that an event is recorded in Scripture does not necessarily suggest that the Lord approved of it. It is a fundamental feature of inspired Scripture that it documents the sins and follies of both its heroes and villains alike.
(Excerpt) Read more at christiancourier.com ...
The whole story was one of sin and punishment. David and Bathsheba paid a terrible price.
A must read for those who want an inner look at this seemingly terrible act:
David’s life fell to pieces after he committed adultery with Bathsheba. The rest of his life was screwed up, and he was succeeded by a son who was screwed up also, although he was supposedly the wisest man who ever lived.
Certainly not a serious title.
Is Bill Clinton looking for a new excuse?
and for those who want to watch the 2 hour 1951 film
If so then does it okay the government murdering people inconvenient to the powerful too?
What a silly headline.
Of course it doesn’t.
I had no idea the Talmud was so corriupt. David knew he had sinned because he tried to cover up the adultery through two different methods, the second resulting in murder. God used David’s perfidy and sincere repentance to show that even the most devout can fall and that God’s mercy can cover the worst of sins. Not that David and Bathsheba didn’t pay a horrendous price eventually.
I guess no one cares to ask Uriah’s opinion.
He and his men fell in a heap.
Now that it doesnt matter, they make it legal? Always a day late and a dollar short. Ha ha.
No, it doesn’t. I’m not standing in judgement of people making mistakes, but that’s not the point with regards Bathsheba and David.
David abused his power as King, having Bathsheba brought to his castle though she was married, fathered a child with her, and then sent her husband Uriah (one of David’s best warriors) into battle - with instructions to put him on the front lines, and then fall back, leaving Uriah to fight on his own. Uriah was killed, thus David essentially had Uriah killed. That’s a lot more than adultery.
And as with the Clintons, innocent people had to die (Uriah) to cover-up Davids infidelities.
Who on earth would even think that, much less think it and ask the question?
Wha a stupid waste of time and energy.
You must have come over from the San Jose Ho thread...
David arranged the death of Uriah the Hittite Bathsheba s husband. The Lords price was Absalom.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.