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King David – Human Greatness and Role Model – And a Murderer

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David, the former king of Israel, is often highlighted as a hero and role model through his change. The focus is usually on his human greatness, but hardly on his deep black shadow side and certainly not on the remorse and conversion associated with it. This doesn’t fit the narrative of the cuddle gospel.

David – The shining figure among the kings

Israel’s King David is apparently a popular figure in the Bible to emphasize charity and caring for one another. He is a model example. Not only a “great war hero” who, as a teenager, felled the supposedly invincible Goliath with a simple slingshot, not only a great king, but David was also generous. He would have had the opportunity to kill his worst persecutor, his predecessor King Saul. But David spared the life of the persecutor and that is true greatness.

David was the greatest king Israel ever had. That may be true. But if you look at it carefully, there weren’t many kings who ruled Israel as a whole at the time. The first king was Saul, the second was David, followed by his son Solomon. And then it was over again. All three kings each ruled for 40 years and after Solomon there was a division of Israel into a northern state of Israel with its capital Samaria and a southern state of Judah with its capital Jerusalem.

After Solomon came two kings, one was Jeroboam, king of Israel, and the other was Rehoboam, king of Judah. Basically, there can only be a “top 3” king of Israel. Saul would definitely take third place in the charts.

David’s great gesture

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David’s godliness in the background

In fact, it was a very noble gesture on David’s part not to kill King Saul when he had the easy opportunity to do so. The story can be found in 1 Samuel 24:1-20. Saul came literally within reach of the sword of David, who was hiding in a cave. Saul went into this cave and didn’t notice David at all. It could have been a “classic assassination.”

But David refrained from using the deadly sword stroke and secretly cut off a piece of Saul’s coat tail. After Saul left the cave, David followed and presented the “prey” to his pursuer. David showed that he would have been able to end Saul’s life.

The “human” David

This heroic act of David is presented as his true greatness. The demonstrative humanity. David and his great deeds because of his desire to work together instead of against each other. A role model for all of us. The background, the actual primary motive for sparing his opponent, is often kept secret. David gave an explanation to his men following him as to why he chose not to kill Saul, 1. Samuel 24:6:
And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD’S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.“.

The Lord’s anointed at this point was Saul, king of Israel. For it is God who establishes and removes governments. Daniel confirmed that God appoints kings and authorities and then removes them again
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise” (Daniel 2:21)
and Paul
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Romans 13:1).

It was primarily David’s fear of God that, as he himself said, prevented him from killing Saul. David’s greatness lies less in his “heroic character” than in his deep-seated faith. However, this fact does not fit into the “post-modern theology” of humanism and is therefore often ignored.

Raven-black side of David

David not only had heroic sides, but also raven-black qualities. Serious offenses that did not fit at all into the popular image of the great role model for humanity. The then king of (all) Israel was also an adulterer and an orderer of the wanton killing of a man. Both acts are connected, and so perfidious that today’s media would happily pounce on them to exploit this topic completely in the next few weeks.

Israel had military conflicts with the Ammonites. These were defeated and the Israeli forces besieged the Ammonite city of Rabbah. King David stayed in Jerusalem. During an evening stroll on the roof of his royal house, David saw a beautiful woman in the neighborhood. She was taking a bath. David sent for this woman, even though he knew that this woman was Bathsheba. She was the wife of Uriah, a Hittite, one of the most loyal followers in David’s army. But the king didn’t care. Bathsheba became pregnant.

Consciously delivered to death

The cheated husband should die

Instead of clearing the air, David summoned Uriah, his betrayed husband, and questioned him about the state of the armed forces and what things were like “at the front.” Afterwards, David released his follower so that he could go to his wife. But Uriah preferred to go to his comrades because the danger of attacks was too great.

David instructed Joab, his nephew and army commander, to put Uriah directly at the front of the next battle and to withdraw from him. Uriah was supposed to perish and that is what happened. The betrayed husband, sent to the front and left alone there, fell in battle.

Adultery and sent the cheated husband to death. Today we would say dastardly murder for base motives. This is strong tobacco. But that was David too, alongside his heroism. The raven-black side of David can be found in 2. Samuel 11.

Concealed true background

So much for David’s overall picture. A youthful hero and shown greatness as a young guy. Adultery and contract murder do not fit at all into the narrative of the “gospel of humanism” taught today, especially by the former Protestant churches. But since David was in the line of Judah and was ultimately the progenitor of Jesus Christ (from the House of David), people prefer not to discuss these crimes of the former “greatest king” of Israel. Because then one would be at a loss to explain David’s continued role model function. This may also be the crux of the matter.

The “great mystery” why God still held on to David and even allowed His word to come into this world from his offspring through the “offspring” and man Jesus Christ lies in David’s conversion and repentance. The adulterer and contract killer recognized his crime and gave in completely to his remorse. David humbled himself, pleaded, asked for forgiveness.

This background also explains some of the special character of the numerous songs and poems left behind by David that can be found in the Psalms. At the absolute center are recognition of sin, repentance and the seemingly endless grace of God towards the repentant sinner.

Against the narrative of the cuddle gospel

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The recognition of sin, conversion, repentance and remorse were also the central concerns of Jesus Christ in His work as a human being. This is the fundamental prerequisite for being able to fall into grace at all. It is precisely this context that churches today avoid like the “devil avoids holy water.” It is not discussed, not addressed, even suppressed.

Instead, the churches convey to people a self-righteousness, a grace from God despite failure to repent and repent, a salvation from sins. Fatal, because no person is saved through their own good works and not even with remaining sins. It is important to take this off (Info).

All those who follow the “fair-weather cuddly gospel” widely conveyed by the former Protestant churches and who believe in an all-hugging and cuddling Jesus according to the strange stories of the series “The Chosen” must now be very brave. In His ancestral line, Jesus Christ not only had an adulterer and murderer, David, but also, Boaz’s wife, Ruth, a Moabite. So a real heathen. And it gets even better. Boaz’s father, Salmon, married Rahab. She was the mother of Boaz. Rahab was also a pagan and a well-known prostitute in the city of Jericho.

By the way: This Jesus series “The Chosen” only takes into account around 5 percent of the gospel. The “big rest” is not just an “emotional-romantic fantasy” but even contains elements of the philosophy of the Luciferan Mormons (Info).

Only the spiritual component counts

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A whore, a heathen, an adulterer and a killer. A whole palette. Does this diminish the “quality” of the man Jesus Christ, since He was, after all, a sprout from this “tainted” line? No. This is certainly a drawback for the advocate of carnal origins, but in the spiritual sense, and that is the sole point, the opposite is the case. This impressively shows that God, His law and His grace, are valid not only for the “biological” descent from Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, but for all of humanity.

Rahab, the whore of Jericho, believed the spies from the people of Israel who told her about the coming destruction of Jericho. Ruth, the Moabite, who met her future husband Boaz at the barley harvest (“early harvest”), professed loyalty to the people of Israel and to God. David, the adulterer and assassin, repented and humbly repented of his actions.

They all found grace because of their faith, repentance, and walking in God’s prescribed path. Her sins were forgiven (Info). These are all circumstances that are ironically and persistently ignored today by the churches and their “all-reconciliation narratives”.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:4

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King David – Human Greatness and Role Model – And a Murderer
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