A nonbeliever's SECOND reading of the Bible

A nonbeliever's SECOND reading of the Bible
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Did God Lie to David? (2 Samuel Chapter 7)

2 Samuel 7:5 - Thus saith the Lord, shalt thou build me a house to live in?

2 Samuel Chapter 7 - The gist of Chapter 7 is this - David, if you build me a temple and your kingdom will last forever.  Thousands of years of later, we know this is not true.  I know that metaphorically people can say that it is still in existence, but that explanation doesn't fly well.  In fact, that's not the only promise that was broken here.

Here's a list of some of the promises spoken by Yahweh (the God of the Bible), via a prophet named Nathan, to David.

1.  "Build me a temple, and your kingdom will last forever."  (7:13) However, David's kingdom died 400 years after the death of King Solomon.

2.  "I will establish a permanent place for the people of Israel, and the "children of wickedness" (presumably other nations) will no longer bother them." (7:10)  We know this isn't true at all.

3.  "When your days are fulfilled, and you sleep with your fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom." (7:12)  Okay.  That was just weird.