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Did King David Commit Adultery or Assault?

host Adriel Sanchez aired December 17, 2021

Episode 861 Show Notes 

From the Show

In 2 Samuel 11:4, it says that David “took” Bathsheba. That word can mean “to seize” and it’s used in other parts of the Bible to refer to instances where someone was sexually assaulted, like in Genesis 34:2 with Dinah.

Adriel Sanchez

Did King David Commit Adultery or Assault?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Is Advent the same as Christmas? I thought Advent was in preparation for Christmas. What is the difference?
  2. My question is regarding David and his sin toward Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11. Was it adultery or was it sexual assault?
  3. Does Psalm 51 imply that David only sinned against God and not Bathsheba?
  4. Will believers still be married in heaven?
  5. Is playing some sports professionally the same as gambling, and is that a sin?
  6. Which types of abuse are grounds for divorce?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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