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My own opinion : When Saul was anointed as King, there has no promise yet about his crown will be forever. It seems God has a "rule" : If King Saul.... Then I will establish his kingdom forever. 1 Sam 13:13 You have done a foolish thing, Samuel said. You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had he would have established ...


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Why did Saul's sins lead to his rejection as King of Israel, but David's sins did not cost him his crown? The question seems not so much to be that both men sinned, but in the nature of the offence committed. David committed adultery and even murder. Saul committed something far worse in the eyes of God. He committed sorcery by taking council of a medium (...


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The difference between Saul and David was that one offered insincere repentance while the other expressed true repentance. In David's case, we have Psalm 51 as a window into his heart. It is instructive to look at other Biblical leaders who sinned, and what happened afterwards. Moses struck the rock in anger, and his punishment was that he would not live ...


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Why did Saul's sins lead to his rejection as King of Israel, but David's sins did not cost him his crown? ANSWER The simplest answer is King Saul had offered a sacrifice or a burnt offering out of disobedience and therefore lose the trust of God and main trust of his people that they are following a Man of God While King David did not lose the trust of ...


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What's interesting to me is that we may be comparing apples to oranges. Saul (1 Samuel 10) was anointed to be a commander with a vial of oil. David (1 Samuel 16) was anointed to be "king" with a horn of oil. The first was permission for the people to have a leader other than a prophet. The second was God's anointed choice for king, anointed with a holy oil ...


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Lutherans have their sins forgiven after confession to a pastor who can absolve the penitent. Here is an extract from an article that discusses the subject at some length: The Lutheran Church practices "Confession and Absolution" [referred to as the Office of the Keys] with the emphasis on the absolution, which is God's word of forgiveness. Indeed, ...


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