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A Biblically Doomed President?

A Relationship Between the Bush Administration and Kings of the Past
As a student of biblical history, I often compare the biblical word with current world events.

I find parallels with the Bush administration.and several Kings of the Old Testament...

The Kings were admonished by God for conducting secret operations of sin.

While King David's men were fighting a battle away from Jerusalem, the King had a secret affair with Uriah's wife, Bathsheba. And Bathsheba became pregnant.

If that wasn't enough, when Uriah came in from battle, David tried to brush off his sin by sending Uriah home to rest, but Uriah would not go--knowing his companions were fighting a war elsewhere.

So the King made Uriah drunk--and sent him into battle—placed on the front line—where Uriah died (2 Samuel 11).

Hmm... ...

And God sent a message to David by Nathan the Prophet, "Thou didst it secretly, but I will do this thing (raising up evil against David) before all Israel and the sun.

Another King, Ahab, went a step further than David. Not only did King Ahab and wife conspire to kill a man named Naboth, for a vineyard, but took possession of it (1 Kings 21).

And God sent Elijah to confront Ahab's sin, "Hast thou killed and taken possession also?"

Ahab was interrogated by God--and eventually defeated in a battle and died.

And then we have King Nebuchadnezzar, who tried to get everyone to worship a golden calf—a false image of God. (Nothing, I don't believe, could make God madder.)

(But Daniel and friends held onto their faith of the living God, and refused.)

King Nebuchadnezzar was full of pride—thinking he had the answers for everything and that he had built his great kingdom. He could issue any decree he wanted--without resistance.

However, he failed to acknowledge God and His righteousness, and the words from heaven came,"The kingdom is departed from thee."

Such may be the case today in America for conducting secret operations of sin, oppressing the people, and failing to acknowledge a righteous God.

The Kingdom may be removed from thee.

God removeth kings and setteth up kings.

I can only think God will soon remove this president who fails to openly disclose his , the people are ooppressed, and many have died.
Not guilty (of that) 01.Jun.2005 16:03

Mike stepbystpefarm <a> mtdata.com

It's one thing to force Bible stories on us, that's bad enough. But can't you at least read them and get them right!

"Another King, Ahab, went a step further than David. Not only did King Ahab and wife conspire to kill a man named Naboth, for a vineyard, but took possession of it (1 Kings 21). "

Ahav did NOT conspire with Jezebaal to have Naboth killed. He was just depressed because Naboth wouldn't sell him the vinyard so his wife arranged matters to cheer him up. Yes we know that Ahav was considered a wicked king but we never get told precisely why. Which makes good material for speculative sermons.

For example in this case --- was his sin that he did not question the amazing coincidence that the owner of the vineyard he coveted just happened to get convicted and exectuted so his wife could buy it as a present for him << that even knowing his wife, he accepted the story at face value --- or even that a king (any powerful person others desire to please) sins additionally by making his covetous desires known because there are those who will do wrong for his favor --- think about Henry II and whether he really was ordering Becket killed "will nobody rid me of this troublesome priest" -- but guilty nevertheless for making the desire known >>

Or was it other things entirely. Certainly NOT in his role as warrior << and my friend, his death in battle was most honorable --- as a warrior he was respected by his foes. I suspect you never really read your Bible, how three Syrian captains charged who they thought was Ahav (it was the King of Judah instead) but when their intended victim turned and fled from the three against one attack broke off the pursuit havign concluded "that can't be Ahav".

What WAS Ahav's sin?

no offense, but ... 01.Jun.2005 17:33

this thing here

the problem with christianity is the bible, the church, and other christians. other than that, it's a pretty decent religion...

"Give us a king" 01.Jun.2005 17:50

free christian

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
--- I Samuel 8:6-7 (KJV)

Why? 02.Jun.2005 04:36


Why are we even going over this issue? The bible is an interesting (if one-sided) account from people (prophets, or however you interpret it) written by OTHER PEOPLE who may or may have been there at the actual time the story was written. Much of the Old Testament(most fundamentalists would go cuckoo if you said this to their face) is a study in ancient middle eastern culture (if you read the original hebrew version and not King James' horribly translated version). If you're able to read between the lines that is and not take the stories to the extreme of literal.