King David sinner but holy
A) The text of the speech by J.M.Bergoglio:
“In recent weeks, the Church, in the liturgy, has made us reflect on the holy King David. ….. And «today – he continued – she tells us about his death». In the passage from the first book of Kings (2,1-4.10-12) we can read: «The days of David had come close to death». …… And «David’s life was lived with intensity by that boy that led his flock to graze, with many difficulties; consecrated by the Lord, then he lived well, as a man who loved the Lord; then, when he felt safe, he began to sin and nearly, nearly, nearly ended up in corruption». But David … « later, regretted and wept, he sinned again. It is so. But he has learned to ask forgiveness for his sins. And the Church says: the holy King David. Sinner, but holy». Therefore, «this life ends in this way: it begins at sixteen, seventeen and ends». Moreover, «the duration of his power, of his kingdom, was of forty years». But «even forty years pass» … ” (Homily, Casa Santa Marta, February 4, 2016)
B) References to Scriptures:
“As David’s life drew to its close he laid this charge on his son Solomon, ‘I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong and show yourself a man. Observe the injunctions of Yahweh your God, following his ways and keeping his laws, his commandments, his ordinances and his decrees, as stands written in the Law of Moses, so that you may be successful in everything you do and undertake, and that Yahweh may fulfil the promise which he made me, “If your sons are careful how they behave, and walk loyally before me with all their heart and soul, you will never want for a man on the throne of Israel”.
So David fell asleep with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. David was king of Israel for a period of forty years: he reigned at Hebron for seven years, and in Jerusalem for thirty-three. Solomon then sat on the throne of David, and his sovereignty was securely established” (1Ki 2:1-4; 10-12)
“While the Pharisees were gathered round, Jesus put to them the question, what is your opinion about the Christ? Whose son is he? They told him, David’s. He said to them, ‘Then how is that David, moved by the Spirit, calls him Lord, where he says: The Lord declared to my Lord, take your seat at my right hand, till I have made your enemies your footstool? If David calls him Lord, how then can he be his son?’” (Mat 22:41-45)
“The crowds who went in front of him and those who followed were all shouting: Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heavens!” (Mat 21:9)
The section that includes the references to the Holy Scriptures, reports, in its entirety, the passage from the first Book of Kings commented by Bergoglio.
Well, it is not understood how Bergoglio can continue to rage against King David, defined “holy” but immediately after also “sinner”.
In a context such as that evidenced by the biblical passage reported, which speaks of King David in the last days of his life, of His advices and exhortations that he makes to his son Solomon, what is the need to speak again of David’s sin? Why resume what has been? This is not mercy. This is the doggedness of who shows no mercy.
King David is one of the greatest saints of the Old Testament, the one who, in the history of God, has donated infinite love to the Father. The biblical passage reports the teachings of King David to his son Solomon, called to observe the Law of God, to which Bergoglio refers. So what was the need to resume and repeat the concept of “saint but sinner“?
Bergoglio had already said this a few days before, as reported in the comment “the corrupted King David prophesies the humiliation of Jesus“. Why give new emphasis to sin in a context that is talking about else?
Why does Bergoglio rage so much against King David? Why instead of highlighting his sanctity, his infinite Love and his virtues, does he call him “sinner”?
How can a man be both “sinner” and “holy” at the same time? After a life of holiness, we can no longer speak of the “saint” as a “sinner”. Either he is “sinner” or he is “saint”. Bergoglio confuses the listener, wanting to make them understand that, at the end, all are sinners, even the saints.
Bergoglio loves repeating this theme. Bergoglio tries to prove that all the greatest saints, in the history of God, were wrong. He did so with John the Baptist (when he shamelessly said that John the Baptist “has experienced the darkness of mistake; the darkness of a life burned in the error“, and when he said: “Jesus is also different from John the Baptist“); he did it with Our Lady (when he said that “Our Lady was human and perhaps wanted to say to the Lord «Lies! I was deceived! » “).
Against Jesus Bergoglio did worse, blaspheming, with cowardice and disdain. “Christ became sin … and sins … are in his body“, he said; “Jesus, when he complains, does he blaspheme? The mystery is this!“, he added; “The privileged place of the encounter with Christ is sin“, he continued; “The cross of Jesus expresses all the negative force of evil“, he said; “to rebuke the Lord” is a prayer”, he exclaimed; then again: “Jesus … made himself as a snake, ugly that makes you sick“; then he said: “The Via Crucis is the story of God’s failure“; then: the escapade of Jesus; so that Jesus crucified on the hammer and sickle is “art of protest“.
Can those who truly love Jesus, ever affirm, even “just to speak”, that Jesus “made himself like a snake”, becoming ” ugly to make you sick”?
To err is human, to persevere in error is diabolical.
Why does Bergoglio repeatedly highlight David’s sin? To discredit Jesus, that is a descended from David, being Jesus called the “Son of David”?
Bergoglio, taking advantage of the ignorance of the people, tries to persuade them that all the great saints of the history of God, Jesus and Mary included, have sinned or, at least, doubted. In doing so, the people, instead of achieving strength from the Saints, will resign to sin and consider it as inevitable: they will surrender in front of sin, without fighting it anymore.
This is the deceitful action of Bergoglio that tries to numb the consciences to make the unwary believe that what is not. It is not by chance that Bergoglio said that “sin is part of Christian identity“.
Bergoglio has a close relationship with sin. Sin belongs to him. Indeed, he said of himself: “the good Christian? I cannot make it“; then added: “I am a sinner, I feels a sinner, I’m sure to be so“.
Here, Bergoglio should say it about himself, that he is a sinner. And should leave the true saints in peace.
The true children of God want to live to be saints, not sinners. The true children of God do not presume to be better than others but live to imitate and embody the example of the saints. And on the example of Christ, Man God, the Redeemer; and of Mary, Mother of God, Co-Redeemer, they will advance to unmask the iniquity, and to crush the serpent’s head and of his children.