I think God threw that stone.
II Samuel 11:27: “After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.”
David knew what he did was wrong, condemning another person for sins comparable to his own, not realizing he was condemning himself with his own words:
II Samuel 12:5-6: “David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.’”
Even after David repented of his sin, God brought dire consequences upon him in punishment:
II Samuel 12:9-12: “Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’ This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’”
When we don't discipline ourselves, God will discipline us — and his discipline is usually far more severe.
I’m guessing that Mr. D’Souza, in his university and academic circles, had Christians around him who knew about and approved of his affair with the woman he was not married to.
They looked at the marriage as being over, even though it was not officially over in the secular legal department of life.
They did not see sex outside of marriage as a big deal. And, some probably did not want to “cast stones” to correct or challenge him. And some did not want to lose their jobs.
Mr. D’Souza deceived himself with rationalizations and the Christians around him abetted his fall.
This is the story of modern Christian American life.
You are absolutely right......but I was referring to D’Sousa. David repented, but still paid. We don’t know if D’Sousa has, or will. A possible indicator might be if something happens in his life which would indicate a “stone thrown by the Lord.”
But D’Sousa has already lost his gig at King’s College....and I have a hunch his book futures may be somewhat diminished. However, this sort of thing never hurt Slick Willie, at least not financially. All accounts will be settled in eternity. THAT is a lead pipe cinch!