Evil Deeds Can be Justified Through Scripture

If Newt Gingrich's immoral actions can be defended through scriptural references to King David, then it follows that the genocide of women and children is defensible because Moses did it.

Folksonomies: religion scripture rationalization

Newt Gingrich is Like King David

A number of years ago, I gave a series of messages on the life of King David of old. I entitled the series, \"A Portrait of a Champion.\" One of the messages in that series was called, \"Champions Know How to Repent.\" Even a great champion for God such as King David messed up \"royally\" and had to repent ... This brings me to Newt Gingrich. While many people have, and will continue to throw stones at the former Speaker\'s past marriage failures, I am glad that Newt is a man who knows how to repent. After all, isn\'t that all that each of us can do?


Back in 2007, I heard an interview between Newt Gingrich and James Dobson that I will never forget. In it, Newt Gingrich explained how, with hot tears, he cried to the Lord for forgiveness and mercy over his indiscretions. Isn\'t that what God\'s word requires? ... It is my view that Newt\'s personal struggles and successes will aid him in being not only a seasoned candidate but possibly one of the finest presidents since Ronald Reagan. I did not say a perfect president, but a strong and fair-minded president.

Ask yourself this question: \"If I lived during the time of King David, would I have voted for him as president?\"


Twisted Logic of Scripture: His past indiscretions should be forgiven because King David was a great ruler despite sleeping with his servant\'s wife and having the servant murdered so he could marry her.

Folksonomies: politics religion scripture


Numbers 31: 13-18

7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man. 8 Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba%u2014the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals, 12 and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho. [a]

13 Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army%u2014the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds%u2014who returned from the battle.

15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them. 16 "They were the ones who followed Balaam's advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the LORD in what happened at Peor, so that a plague struck the LORD's people. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.


Moses is outraged that the Israelites spared the women and children of the newly conquered Midianites.

Folksonomies: religion