About This Project
The science is never settled, Canada is arresting more pastors, and we look at the theology surrounding why the child conceived between David and Bathsheba had to die, where exactly babies go when they die, and the “Age of Accountability”.
The reason science is never settled is due to theological reasons. It is not a tool for intimidation or indoctrination yet it has become an idol that we look to lead us, guide us, and either make us who we are or make others into who we want them to be. That’s why we must put our hope and trust in the writings of the Almighty God: The Bible.
We see the idea of science as an idol in action with the police force in Canada which has moved from the tenants of keeping the peace to arresting peaceful people: pastors. The trajectory of Christian persecution is already set in motion and will only increase. Believers need to wake up and seek God for strength to stand strong regardless of what this world tries to do.
We also study a tough passage of Scripture, why did the child conceived through David’s sin with Bathsheba have to die? The answer can be found in the Bible and in part of the Doctrine of Justification. When examining the question, we must not consider it from a human perspective but rather one rooted in the reality of eternity. In fact, we see David worship the Lord upon the death of the child.
The answer to the question is that the child did not suffer. They immediately entered into the glories of heaven and, as much as David wanted the child to be on Earth with him, he knew it was far better for the child to be spared of the trials and troubles of the present age and enter heaven with the Father for all eternity where they would one day be reunited.
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:17
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison
The pain of today will be totally eclipsed by the pleasure and joy of eternity in God’s presence
Scriptures Studied: 2 Samuel 12; Romans 4:25; Galatians 3:13; Titus 2:10; Ezekiel 18:20; John 9; Psalm 23:6; Psalm 17:15; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Romans 8:18
Points to Note:
Reminder, the story of Saul & David is Our Story:
- Saul: [Kingdoms of this world] Self-Centered, Demanding, Disobedient to God, Seeks His Own Glory
- David: [Kingdom of God] Other-Centered, Giving/Self-Sacrificing, Obedient to God, Seeks the Glory of God
Kingdom of Saul | Self-Absorbed and Insecure | Passing Away
- Every moment is about himself
- Everyone is suspect
- Everyone is a threat
- Willing to kill for his kingdom
- Estranged from everyone he loved
- On the road to self-destruction
Kingdom of David | Self-Less & Dependent on God | Arriving
- Wounded by the Lord
- Made useful to those wounded in the world
- Contrite, Compassionate, and Hungry for God
- Made ready to serve others
- During David’s time of suffering, Bathsheba is referred to in the Scriptures as “Uriah’s wife” to further highlight David’s sin. It is not until after the punishment has taken place is she referred to as “Bathsheba”.
Why Is the Science is Never Settled? It’s a theological answer!
- Humans are flawed.
- Humans are biased.
- God is God. He can and will operate in and outside of the boundaries of nature as He sees fit and as discussed in Hebrews 2, the Holy Spirit gives gifts as He deems.
- The Universe is mysterious.
Why does the child have to die for David’s sins?
- David is not going to be punished but because he has made light of the Lord or made Him look less in the sight of the enemies of the Lord (the Nations around Israel who the Lord delivered from) he will suffer the consequences of his sin.
- We must recognize that the question is asked on a human horizontal level. It is being asked from a limited point of view detached from the reality of eternity and the importance of belief in eternity (life beyond this life) in consideration of the tragedies of this life. We see this as the child suffering but the Scripture does not see it like that.
- God does not punish children for the sins of the father: Ezekiel 18:20
- This child does not suffer for David’s sin but because of David’s sin.
Recognize the Following:
- Science is not a tool for intimidation and indoctrination. Science becomes an idol that we look to, to lead and us and guide us and make us who we are and use it to make other people into who we want them to be. That’s why we put our hope in trust in the writings of the Almighty God: The Bible.
- “Our pain for sins we commit is not pay back it’s surgery.” ~Tim Keller
- David first prays and fasts and then He worships upon the death of his child with Bathsheba.
- David fully believes there is an afterlife coming and that upon his death, he will be reunited with his lost child in Heaven.
- David weeps bitterly over the death of his other son, Absalom, because he knows that Absalom is wicked and under the judgment of God, therefore he will never be reunited with him in Heaven.
- Through repented sin, there is first a time of punishment, a time of pruning, a time of preparing and perfecting, and then a bringing of redemption. In the case of David, the redemption was in the form of his second son with Bathsheba, Jedidiah. Jedidiah would go on to be the greatest king the world has ever seen; the one whose wisdom spans the ages, bringing riches and glory to Israel, and establishes it in a way which has never been seen again.
- Christians cannot hedge or compromise the matter of abortion. We must pray that the Supreme Court justices understand that there is a real child in the womb who is created by God and feels pain.
- In regards to the matter of rape, the perspective we must have as Christians should be different from the world. The most redemptive thing that can happen as a result of rape is to bear the child so that it has a chance to bring joy and goodness to the Earth. By aborting the child, you remove any chance for a redemptive purpose to result from that horrible event. The child is a beautiful human being that God can use for good.
Questions to Consider:
- What are your thoughts about COVID?
- Why has our Country shifted so radically?
- How is your perspective as a Christian different from those who are not saved? Have people noticed that you react differently than the “world” normally would?
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