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Missing the point on David

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Submitted by Vishu Menon (Hong Kong), Jan 11, 2016 at 05:32

I don't recall writing that David was the first beheader. Beheading has always been a part of tribal warfare in North Africa and the Middle East where Bible originated. In Bible, David happens to be the first one recorded to have beheaded a slain body. If saying that is blasphemy, it would be Samuel who will face the revenge and probably be bitten by scorpions in hell till eternity. I will stand at a distance in the line, waiting for my turn.

Genesis 4 tells us God readily forgives murderers. It is not clear whether Cain beheaded his brother Abel, but it is stated that a lot of blood flowed. God agrees with Cain that any curse on the man would be too much, so blesses that anyone who kills Cain will suffer seven times the revenge!

Abraham readily gives away his wife to anyone, saying that she is only his sister, but God punishes the customer, the Pharaoh. not the husband who does the pimping of his wife (who is also his step-sister) to save his own life.

With such a sense of justice in this God Sovereign, I shan't be surprised if I am made to stand ( way behind Samuel) for that eternal scorpion bite and boiling water after I am dead.


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